The pandemic won’t last forever, but the virus that causes COVID-19 might. Here we look at what we can expect over the next couple of years in a Q&A with Dr Lee Hampton, pediatrician and medical epidemiologist at Gavi. by Linda Geddes COULD COVID-19 EVER BE ERADICATED? We’ve had several new diseases that showed up […]
Maintaining antibodies in the blood requires creating certain long-lasting immune cells – but this doesn’t always happen. by Steven Smith The goal of the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out worldwide is to stimulate our immune systems into creating a protective response against the coronavirus, particularly by generating antibodies. These antibodies then circulate in our blood until needed […]
Concerns have been raised that African countries may struggle to effectively deploy Covid-19 vaccines at the unprecedented scale needed to counter the coronavirus pandemic. Yet Africa is one of the most experienced regions in the world in dealing with disease outbreaks. It has successfully carried out several, sudden large-scale vaccine introductions and vaccinations in crowded […]
What is the ACT-Accelerator? The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator is the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end solution to ending the acute phase of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. It brings together governments, health organizations, scientists, businesses, civil society, and philanthropists to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. The ACT Accelerator […]
Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative. The World Health Organization (WHO) programme aims to ensure that vaccines are shared fairly among all nations. Covax is aiming to deliver about two billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines globally by the end of the year. Many rich nations, who […]
What is a vaccine? Vaccines are medical products that are given to people (both children and adults) to protect them against serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. What is a COVID-19 vaccine? It is a […]
There is not enough information on Covid-19 for sign language users even in the national media When they want to convey sign language they usually use facial expressions hence they are forced to remove their masks such that the next person understands their communication thereby exposing themselves to the virus Deaf Zimbabwe Trust is currently […]
Our programme officer Nompilo Simanje talks about how access to information in the public interest is very important, particularly during a pandemic or natural disasters, as this assists citizens and the nation at large, to make informed decisions about their right to life and the right to health.
Journalists, together with other essential priority groups, are frontline workers that need to be prioritised as well given the critical role they play in keeping the nation informed on developments and measures the government is taking to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Nyaradzo Nyere OLD flats, mud puddles and dozens of traders going about their business are a daily sight in this old suburb of Mbare in Harare. The suburb is also home to the popular farmers’ markets known as Mbare Musika, which houses hundreds of farmers from across the country who travel to sell their […]