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    Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix them

    Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

    By Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

    Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxes

    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

    By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

    'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemic

    Dr Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as Covid-19 spread to Africa in April 2020...

    By Rebecca Richards-Kortum & Theresa Mkandawire 31 Mar 2021

    Interested in vaccine rollouts across Africa? Here's a map to guide you

    Most developed countries are in the advanced stages of Covid-19 vaccination rollouts. But a large number of developing countries, including most across Africa, are still at the early stages, mainly due to a shortage of shots...

    By Benjamin Kagina 18 Mar 2021

    The ins and outs of Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan

    With the arrival of vaccines in the country, Kenya is set to begin its Covid-19 vaccination roll-out...

    By Catherine Kyobutungi 8 Mar 2021

    Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity

    The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

    26 Feb 2021

    Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the why

    Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

    By James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

    The role of bias in how women are treated during childbirth: a Kenyan case study

    Global maternal mortality is unacceptably high. Around 810 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth...

    By Patience Afulani 28 Jan 2021

    Zuri Health launched to help provide affordable, accessible healthcare solutions

    Launched in February 2020, Play Zuri Health Limited is a mobile health service that delivers first level medical services to its users through their mobile devices via apps, WAP, and SMS...

    By Papama Nyati 19 Jan 2021

    The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children

    Our recent study shows that global commercial milk formula sales are booming. Between 2005 and 2019, world milk formula sales more than doubled from 3.5kg to 7.4kg per child...

    By David McCoy, Julie P. Smith and Phillip Baker 5 Jan 2021

    Researchers analyse initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa

    Professor Ralph Hamann from UCT's Graduate School of Business is among a group of researchers analysing the initial impacts of Covid-19 in Africa...

    24 Dec 2020

    Here's where efforts to end HIV in eastern and southern Africa must focus

    The World Aids Day commemoration of 2020 took place in the midst of a global pandemic. It served as another reminder that people are not only susceptible to pathogens...

    By Kaymarlin Govender, Janet Seeley, Mitzy Gafos, Roselyn Kanyemba 24 Dec 2020

    Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

    Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

    Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means

    Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus...

    By Rebecca Aicheler 17 Dec 2020

    #BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

    14 Dec 2020

    First phase complete on Entebbe research clinic

    The first phase of construction of a $1m research clinic in Entebbe has been completed...

    10 Dec 2020

    Social norms and poor services drive petty corruption in East Africa's health sector

    In East Africa, there are concerns over widespread petty corruption in some of the countries' health and medical services...

    By Saba Kassa, Claudia Baez Camargo & Jacopo Costa 7 Dec 2020

    Covid-19 vaccine trials in Africa: what's promising, and what's problematic

    Scientists are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19...

    By Benjamin Kagina 2 Dec 2020

    East African countries should prioritise their essential medicines for drug registration

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced an essential medicine list in 1977. The aim was to help countries prioritise which medicines to make available for public use...

    By Allyson M Pollock, Moses Ocan & Petra Sevcikova 19 Nov 2020

    Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness research

    African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

    By Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

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