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    Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the past

    News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing...

    By Mosoka Fallah 19 Feb 2021

    #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

    How changing vaccine schedules can save costs and lives: findings from South Africa

    In 2005, before most low- and middle-income countries started vaccinating children routinely for pneumococcal disease, it caused approximately 1.5 million deaths worldwide annually...

    By Jeffrey Dorfman 29 Sep 2020

    #Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual

    Bizcommunity has always been the place where virtual business gets done and is fully set up to seamlessly enable your business communications through the 21-day national lockdown, starting at midnight on 26 March 2020...

    Issued by 25 Mar 2020

    Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences

    Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people...

    By Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020

    More than 600 cases of #Covid-19 in Africa

    More than 600 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago...

    20 Mar 2020

    Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa

    As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced they will be donating medical supplies to Africa...

    18 Mar 2020

    Covid-19 in Africa: fewer cases so far, and more preparation needed

    The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise...

    By Akebe Luther King Abia 18 Mar 2020

    #Coronavirus: WHO switches to response mode in fighting Covid-19 in Africa

    With confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Algeria, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is changing from a readiness to a response mode in the African region...

    6 Mar 2020

    VIDEO: Some basic tips on staying safe from the coronavirus

    Nigeria has confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus disease after an Italian business traveller arrived in Lagos on 27 February...

    By Ozayr Patel 2 Mar 2020

    Lassa fever: why there's a call to declare a health emergency in Nigeria

    The Nigerian Academy of Science has called for the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Africa's most populous nation to be declared a national health emergency because of its severity...

    13 Feb 2020

    Nigeria and disease outbreaks. Better prepared, but still weak spots

    Early this year, China confirmed the first case of a new strain of coronavirus (2019nCoV) isolated from a cluster of people with a respiratory syndrome in Wuhan...

    By Folasade Ogunsola 4 Feb 2020

    Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

    One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

    By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

    Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

    The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

    By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

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