Health Advice 

Pandemic is not over yet by a long shot: Deaths rose every week in 2022

SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT – CNS Global health thought leader Dr Tim France rightly tweeted, “Here is the WHO stating explicitly what most people I know are saying to one another privately: Is not it really risky to lift all COVID-19 related measures now, with the virus still circulating in high levels? Clearly, in these global experts’ minds, the answer… Read More
Africa World 

Africa on track to control COVID-19 pandemic in 2022

– – Almost two years after Africa identified its first case of COVID-19 (14 February 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that, if current trends continue, the continent can control the pandemic in 2022. However, WHO warned that continued vigilance is key. Over the last two years, the continent has witnessed four waves of COVID-19, each with higher peaks… Read More
Health Advice Lifestyle 

No excuse not to end the acute stage of pandemic globally

Is it not shocking that after more than two years into the pandemic (when we know how to protect ourselves from getting infected, and have had vaccines for more than a year now), by far the highest-ever number of corona virus infections in a single week were reported in the second week of January 2022? This is an unacceptable failure… Read More
Africa Ghana World 

Beenie Man arrested in Ghana for evading Covid quarantine

– – Ghanaian officials are reported to have confirmed that popular Jamaican dancehall artiste, Beenie Man, was arrested for flouting COVID-19 quarantine protocols. The musician traveled to Ghana to perform at a number of concerts but tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport. He was placed in quarantine by health officials, as was required by the… Read More
Africa Southern Africa US World 

United States lifts travel restrictions on Southern African countries

– – The United States government has announced the lifting of travel restrictions on southern Africa countries effective 31st of December, 2021. The travel restrictions were imposed a month ago when all flights from the region were suspended amid the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19. South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi are amongst the eight countries that will… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana fines airlines flying unvaccinated passengers into the country

– – Ghana has started fining airlines that fly into the country, unvaccinated passengers, as part of measures to enforce its earlier revised protocols for travelers. Last week Ghana said it will demand full vaccination from all international travellers effective December 12, 2021. The country’s Health Service said that it had recorded about 40 percent increase in covid-19 cases at… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

SA President being treated for Covid after West Africa tour

– – President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa is being treated for Covid-19 after testing positive over the weekend. According to the President’s office, Mr. Ramaphosa has mild symptoms and is isolating in Cape Town. The 69-year old South African had just completed his tour of some West African nations-namely Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal. President Ramaphosa adds to the… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana rolls out compulsory Covid vaccination for unvaccinated travellers

– – Ghana is to demand full vaccination from all international travellers effective December 12, 2021 after reviewing its travelling protocols as cases of covid-19 surge in the country. Last month, Ghana’s Health Service (GHS) announced that it had recorded about 40 percent increase in covid-19 cases at its main airport, the Kotoka International Airport compared with same period last… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa protests travel restrictions amid new covid-19 variant

– – The South African government has complained that it is being punished instead of being  applauded for discovering new covid-19 variant Omicron. The  country’s foreign ministry made the statement as countries around the world restrict travel from southern African countries as the variant spread. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the  new variant was being considered as “of concern”… Read More
Africa Ghana World 

The largest oral history project of global black doctors and nurses

– – The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice has announced that its flagship project, THE BLACK FRONTLINE has started gathering stories of 100 doctors and nurses in Ghana as part of the largest oral history project. In a statement the institute said “in total, 300 stories will be gathered of global Black doctors and nurses in 3 countries on 3… Read More