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NGOs lament loss of funding due to COVID-19 fight

6 May 2020, 6:55 AM

Thousands of NGOs face the risk of closure if the lack of government funding persists, since billions of rands are being dedicated to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part V: A neurosurgeon shares his story

5 May 2020, 2:00 PM

Tens of thousands of healthcare workers are on the frontline of the global war against COVID-19.

297 new coronavirus cases, no new fatalities

30 April 2020, 10:37 PM

The Department of Health says the number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has increased by 297 to 5 647.

Africa has a lot to learn about the coronavirus: Mkhize

30 April 2020, 4:23 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says Africa still has a lot to learn about the coronavirus and in order to avoid an overload on the continent’s health systems, countries need to step up screening and testing programmes.

TB should not be neglected: WHO

28 April 2020, 6:03 AM

WHO has warned that TB should not be neglected since the disease claims 1.5 million lives each year.

HIV positive people not on treatment risk getting severely ill if they contract COVID-19: Data

27 April 2020, 9:54 PM

Scientific data released by Wits University shows that HIV positive people who are not on treatment have a high risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19

World leaders launch plan to speed COVID-19 drugs, vaccine; US stays away

25 April 2020, 3:05 AM

World leaders pledged on Friday to accelerate work on tests, drugs and vaccines against COVID-19 and to share them around the globe, but the United States did not take part in the launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) initiative.

World leaders launch plan to expedite COVID-19 drugs, vaccine; US stays away

24 April 2020, 7:01 PM

World leaders pledged on Friday to accelerate work on tests, drugs and vaccines against COVID-19 and to share them around the globe, but the United States did not take part in the launch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative.

US funds that would have gone to WHO could be given to aid groups -Trump officials

16 April 2020, 12:48 AM

The United States could redirect to other aid groups some $400 million it would have paid the World Health Organization this year, senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday after President Donald Trump halted funding for the UN agency over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Human Rights Watch calls for urgent action to protect children from COVID-19

11 April 2020, 1:20 PM

The COVID-19 crisis has a potentially far-reaching, long-term negative impact on children around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Friday.

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