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COVID-19 cases in Kenya rise by 1091 – Health Ministry confirms

The Ministry of Health has verified an additional 1,091 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, the latest...

Over 700 million COVID vaccines administered – but its nothing to celebrate

The number of COVID-19 vaccines supplied globally has crossed 700 million, WHO has confirmed. In a press briefing this afternoon, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General,...

ECMO: what it is, how it works and possible complications

ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, is a machine that provides support for the respiratory and / or cardiac system, generally used for babies, but...

COVID-19 cases in Africa cross 4.3 million, recovery rate hits 90 %

The number of verified COVID-19 cases in Africa has hit 4.3 million as vaccination kicks into gear. According to The Elephant's data, the continent posted...

A travesty – WHO Head, Dr. Tedros faults unequal COVID vaccine distribution

WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called the COVID vaccines' current unequal distribution a travesty. Speaking as the world marked World Health Day, Dr....

Oxford pauses AstraZeneca trials in children – but its not due to safety

Oxford University has stopped the AstraZeneca vaccine trials on children as it waited for further information on the blood-clot reports. The Nation reported that Oxford...

COVID-19: Brazil sees worst death toll as over 4000 die in a day

The dire COVID-19 situation in Brazil keeps getting direr after the country reported over 4000 COVID deaths in 24 hours. According to Reuters, the country...

COVID-19: World cases exceed 131 million as cases surge all over

The number of COVID-19 cases has remained in an upwards surge as infections worldwide crossed 131 million. According to collaborative data from Wikipedia, New York...

Kenya in list of countries banned from traveling to UK

The British High Commission in Kenya announced that Kenya would be introduced in its red-list banning Kenyan citizens from entering the United Kingdom. The decision...

Halting of vaccine export by India catastrophic – Africa CDC says

The halting of India's exportation of the AstraZeneca vaccine could have catastrophic results in Africa, the continent's disease control body has warned. Speaking on Thursday...

How is the treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19)

The treatment of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) varies according to the intensity of the symptoms. In the mildest cases, in which there is only a...

Kenya confirms 1,412 new COVID cases as deaths drop

Kenya on Wednesday confirmed a further 1,412 new COVID-19 cases as deaths dropped to six. Health CAS, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, confirmed the day's cases, reporting...

130,000 Kenyans vaccinated against COVID – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that just 130 575 Kenyans have received their COVID-19 vaccination. In a tweet sent out yesterday, the Ministry of...

Johnson & Johnson set to boost Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination by 400 million

Africa is set for a huge boost in its COVID-19 vaccination drive after Johnson & Johnson pledged 400 million vaccine doses. According to reports, J...

COVID-19 vaccine: how it works, effectiveness and side effects

Who has had COVID-19 can get the vaccine?The guideline is that all people can be vaccinated safely, whether or not they have had a...

No adverse side effects of COVID vaccine in Kenya – Health Ministry

The Kenya Health Ministry has confirmed that there have been no reported adverse side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine so far. Experiences from prominent persons...

South Africa plans on rolling out 200,000 COVID vaccines a day

South Africa’s Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has declared ambitious plans for rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination in the country. According to the Sunday Times newspaper,...

Brazil passes 100,000 daily COVID-19 infections as surge worries experts

Brazil has continued to be among the worst places with COVID-19 worldwide after it surpassed 100,000 daily COVID cases on Thursday. According to the AFP...

COVID-19 vaccination picks up pace, passing 450 million globally

The pace of COVID-19 vaccination worldwide has started to pick pace, with over 450 million doses issued worldwide. Currently, the world has varied options of...

Clofazimine: what it is, what it is for and how to use

Clofazimine is an antibacterial remedy capable of promoting the elimination of the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae, being mainly indicated for the treatment of leprosy, also...

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