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South Africa’s Aspen to halt COVID-19 vaccine production

South African pharma giant Aspen will stop making COVID-19 vaccines at the end of August due to a lack of orders, according to a...

COVID cases drop 9% globally last week, deaths stable

New coronavirus cases fell 9 percent globally last week while deaths remained stable, according to the latest weekly assessment of the pandemic released Wednesday...

Ethiopia launches new COVID-19 vaccination drive as infection rates spike

The Ethiopian government has launched a new COVID-19 vaccination campaign to boost the country's vaccination rate and limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. State...

President Kenyatta urges Kenyans to remain cautious of COVID-19

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday rallied Kenyans to continue being cautious of COVID-19 after the country recorded a slight increase in daily new...

Nigeria receives 4.4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines from...

Nigeria on Tuesday received 4.4 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from Spain, a government official said. Head of the National Primary...

Pfizer offers to sell medicines at cost to world’s poorest countries

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Wednesday said it would sell its patented drugs at a not-for-profit basis to the world's poorest countries, as part...

Kenya urges global medicine buyers to purchase vaccines from developing countries

Organizations that purchase vaccines and other essential medicinal products have been urged to buy products locally made in developing countries to boost the sustainability...

Vaccine disparity remains wide despite efforts against virus, WHO says

With more than 3.8 billion COVID-19 doses administered to-date, the world continues to see a stark disparity in vaccination, as lower-income countries struggle to...

Africa CDC warns of possible new COVID-19 variant amid spike in...

There is a possibility that a new COVID-19 variant would emerge in Africa in a foreseeable future, Ahmed Ogwell, the acting director of the...

South Africa in new surge of COVID from versions of omicron

South Africa is experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases driven by two omicron sub-variants, according to health experts. For about three weeks the country...