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Outbreak Brief 123: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 22 May 2022, a total of 522,086,589 COVID-19 cases and 6,274,256 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.2%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern …

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Report of the High-Level Ministerial Meeting | Partnerships to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa

Background At the February 2022 Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government (HoSG) Summit, the HoSG committed to exercise leadership to advance the vaccination agenda and urge the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to ensure greater coordination and collaboration to support Member States in achieving the goal of vaccinating at …

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Outbreak Brief 113: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 14 March 2022, a total of 456,648,579 COVID-19 cases and 6,042,600 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.3%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: …

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Outbreak Brief 112: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 7 March 2022, a global total of 444,958,015 COVID-19 cases and 5,997,663 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.4%) have been reported by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: …

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Outbreak Brief 109: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 14 February 2022, a global total of 410,522,545 COVID-19 cases and 5,811,307 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.4%) have been reported by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as …

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Outbreak Brief 108: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 7 February 2022, a global total of 394,334,858 COVID-19 cases and 5,735,684 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.4%) have been reported by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as …

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Outbreak Brief 107: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 31 January 2022, a global total of 373,180,340 COVID-19 cases and 5,659,292 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.5%) have been reported by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as …

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Quarterly Newsletter of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2020

Ramping up SARS-CoV-2 testing in Africa More than 140 disease outbreaks are detected annually in Africa, in addition to the threats of antimicrobial resistance and the high burden of endemic diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria. In January 2020 when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern, surveillance …

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Policy Paper: Research and Development Priorities for COVID-19 in Africa

1. Introduction On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new type of Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19 respiratory disease, a global pandemic. The outbreak has devastated parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States of America with the world reporting more that one million deaths by 26 September …

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