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Official twitter account for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa - WHO/AFRO
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WHO African Region 16h
WHO & are training 1,180 health workers across 54 districts in Infection Prevention & Control to curb the spread of . After being trained, they will go on to mentor & train other health workers within their networks.
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WHO African Region 18h
Replying to @WHOAFRO
As a frontline health worker who visits several hospitals daily, Bola says her work is interesting but admits it is risky. “I’m most scared when I get to a hospital ward & it is really crowded because I know there is a likelihood of infection in that kind of setting.”
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WHO African Region 18h
Replying to @WHOAFRO
Surveillance assistant, Bola Adelakun, 26, visits a maternal health facility in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. On arrival, hospital record officers present their registers so she can go through them.
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WHO African Region 18h
Replying to @WHO
Dr Wesley Salifu, 27, a surveillance assistant in Lagos, takes a canoe to a riverine community in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos. He is one of the 16 consultants helping to find cases in health facilities in the state.
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WHO African Region 18h
Nigeria 🇳🇬 is strengthening disease surveillance to help stop the spread of . In Lagos, is supporting the health authorities by mobilizing surveillance teams to help investigate & trace patients with symptoms in health facilities.
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WHO African Region Aug 7
Today is the final day of !🤱🏿 📢We are calling out to govts, communities & individuals to support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has many benefits! They include reducing neonatal, infant & child mortality, as well as improving lifelong health & development.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 7
Today, crossed an important threshold - 1 million cases on the continent. As more cases are detected beyond major cities, is supporting countries to decentralize testing, tracing, isolation & treatment.
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WHO African Region Aug 7
Over 1,000,000 confirmed cases on the African continent - with more than 690,000 recoveries & more than 22,000 deaths cumulatively. ➡️View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard:
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WHO African Region Aug 7
Replying to @WHOAFRO
10 countries account for 89% (735,482) of all reported cases in the African Region: South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar & Senegal. South Africa accounts for more than half. Full report:
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WHO African Region Aug 7
There has been a 13% increase in the number of cases in the African Region in the past week, compared to a 18% increase recorded during the previous reporting period. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report:
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 7
We all have a key part to play in controlling the spread of through wearing a mask properly, frequent hand-washing & keeping our distance. Govts & int partners also have an important role in empowering communities to follow health advice, esp in low-income settings.
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WHO Kenya Aug 6
"I wear a mask to protect myself and fellow carpenters at work from . It's not always comfortable but I have to do it," John Nyaga, Makadara, Nairobi.
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WHO African Region Aug 7
Outbreak Update. The latest Situation Report from the 11th Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in , Équateur Province (reported 6 August 2020). ➡️77 cases ( 73 confirmed, 4 probable) 33 deceased, 29 recovered.
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WHO Nigeria Aug 7
Join 's new challenge! 😷😷 By wearing a mask, you are sending a message of solidarity & protecting other people, especially those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Take a photo/video of yourself wearing a mask, share it and nominate friends to do the same.
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WHO African Region Aug 6
The multiple benefits of breastfeeding🤱🏿 outweigh the potential risks of . In fact, the COVID-19 virus has not been found in samples of breastmilk.
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WHO African Region Aug 6
WHO experts will be closely working with in the provinces most affected by . Experts in epidemiology, surveillance & data analysis will help understand conditions on the ground more quickly.
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WHO African Region Aug 6
As Africa nears 1 million cases, is increasing support to 11 countries that have requested additional assistance. The first members of a surge team of WHO health experts have already arrived in 🇿🇦South Africa to bolster 's response.
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WHO African Region Aug 6
Over 992,000 confirmed cases on the African continent - with more than 671,000 recoveries & more than 21,000 deaths cumulatively. ➡️View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard:
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WHO African Region Aug 6
A team of experts arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa🇿🇦 to strengthen the country's response. WHO is deploying more than 40 experts to support in various fields such as surveillance, case management & at national & provincial levels.
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WHO African Region Aug 6
Replying to @MoetiTshidi
Dr : "I recognize that African households need support beyond the health sector to be able to play their part, especially low-income households. I appeal to govts & international partners to provide this support."
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