UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima.
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Greater urgency is needed in the response to pandemics, to end AIDS and to end COVID-19.
Doctors in Nigerian hospitals work under difficult conditions.
Increased funding for healthcare system would help the government quell incessant doctors’ strikes .
Almost half of the countries in Africa have vaccination rates below 2%.
Une photo, prise en août 2015, de gants et de bottes désinfectés dans un centre de traitement d'Ébola à Conakry, en Guinée ; des leçons sont tirées pour gérer le virus de Marburg.
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De nombreux pays africains ont acquis beaucoup d'xpériences en matière de gestion de épidémies de fièvres hémorragiques virales qu'ils peuvent appliquer à celle du virus à Marburg.
Governments must provide adequate sanitation and hygiene infrastructure.
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Access to water and other sanitation infrastructure depended on income level.
A vaccination done at a pop-up site in Johannesburg. Not enough South Africans are coming forward to get their shots.
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Epidemics do not require the total eradication of the disease to end.
Cows’ milk yields rise when they eat
This grass may hold the key to improving milk yields from cows kept by small-scale farmers across the African continent.
Vaccinating domestic dogs is a successful and cost-effective way to prevent rabies in dogs.
Domestic dogs have been shown to be the only species necessary to maintain rabies across most of Africa. This means that dog vaccination should control the disease in all species.
Farmers harvesting rice
Smallholder rice farmers in Ghana should be supported by the government to access finance needed to adopt modern technologies for greater productivity.
Aerial view of the UK’s national synchrotron, Diamond Light Source Ltd (Diamond) on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire,
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Making vaccines in South Africa by building on the foundation that’s been laid is possible. But only if substantial and sustained investment in human resources and infrastructure becomes a reality.
A herd of elephants in Mali.
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Elephants avoided areas where others were poached.
Over 40% of the countries on the UK’s COVID-19 ‘red list’ are in sub-Sahara Africa.
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When the UK’s red list is considered at a more granular level, the difficulties become immediately apparent.
Civilians protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Cape Town, South Africa.
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The core of the objections, whether they are about vaccinations, lockdowns, social distancing, or mask wearing, seems to concern an apparent erosion of personal liberty.
As the pandemic progresses, many more children will experience devastating losses.
Estimates suggest that every 12 seconds, a child somewhere in the world loses a caregiver to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coal processing in South Africa.
Environmental management accounting can be used to identify, analyse, manage and reduce environmental costs.
Wind turbines at the Mehrum coal-fired power station in the Peine district in Lower Saxony, Mehrum. The phase-out of coal is planned by 2038.
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Good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation as policymakers pursue sustainable solutions for the environmental crisis.
People who fled the war in Tigray gather around in a temporarily built internally displaced people.
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The biggest challenge to the health system is the war in Tigray and other insecurity all over the country. Conflict has made COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts impossible in many areas.
A nurse at Amudat Hospital in Northern Uganda, checks on a child being treated for kala-azar. The disease mostly affects children and young adults.
Kala-azar, already one of the most neglected diseases on the planet, is in danger of becoming even more neglected.
Key cashew producing countries in Africa are rolling out strategies to increase production and processing of raw cashew nuts.
Ghana is losing out the booming global cashew industry in terms
of job and revenue generations.
Zimbabwe’s 2021 bumper harvest is a welcome development but, it’s important to know what’s behind this success and what challenges remain.