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Guidance on Community Physical Distancing During COVID-19 Pandemic

In Africa, the number of COVID-19 cases and affected countries has been increasing steadily. As of 24 April 2020, over 27,000 cases and 1,300 deaths have been reported in 52 countries. Community transmission is now widespread. The epidemic has the potential to result in substantial death and suffering in Africa due to four major factors:

Responding to COVID-19 in Africa: Finding the Balance (Part IV) and Calls to action

As of November 2021, less than 7% of the African continent has been vaccinated. This gap between acceptance and coverage demonstrates a substantial unmet need and underscores the importance of consistent and predictable vaccine supply as well as increased support for vaccination programs in Africa. The latest PERC report considers why global vaccination efforts have been

Africa CDC and MTN accelerate fight against COVID-19 with “One More Push” campaign

Complementing the ‘Adapted Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 Pandemic’ of the African Union Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8 July 2021: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and pan-African operator MTN Group today launched a joint campaign – “One More Push” – to encourage people across the continent to not give up

World Mask Week aims to inspire global movement to wear face coverings in public

World Mask Week (August 7-14) launched to encourage more people to do their part by wearing a mask in public AUGUST 6, 2020, SEATTLE, WA —The Pandemic Action Network, WHO, Africa CDC, US CDC and US CDC Foundation, Facebook, Google, Global Citizen and 40+ partner organizations announced today the launch of World Mask Weekfrom August

Africa CDC Policy Recommendation for African Union Meetings and Travel During COVID-19 Outbreak

Social distancing is an accepted strategy to delay and diminish outbreaks of respiratory infections, such as influenza. Similar to influenza, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be readily transmitted human-to-human through respiratory droplets and contact with a contaminated surface. For pandemic influenza, the global consensus has been to defer mass gatherings, which have been defined

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