Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO turns to public for monkeypox name change

The World Health Organization, which is looking to rename monkeypox, called Tuesday for help from the public in coming up with a less stigmatising designation for the fast-spreading disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Africa CDC says renaming of monkeypox variants curbs stigma

The head of Africa's public health agency says he's "really pleased" that the World Health Organization is renaming the strains of the monkeypox disease to remove references to African regions amid concerns about stigmatization.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Africa's alone in monkeypox deaths but has no vaccine doses

Africa still does not have a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine even though it's the only continent to have documented deaths from the disease that's newly declared a global emergency, its public health agency announced ...

Vaccination

Rwanda breaks ground on first mRNA vaccine plant

Rwanda and German pharma company BioNTech broke ground Thursday on Africa's first mRNA vaccine factory where cutting-edge treatments for diseases like COVID-19 will be made for millions across the continent.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Up to 65% of Africans have had COVID, far more than thought

The World Health Organization said that up to 65% of people in Africa have been infected with the coronavirus and estimates the number of actual cases may have been nearly 100 times more than those reported.

Vaccination

Africa CDC: Continent on course to vaccinate 70% this year

The African continent is on course to reach its target of vaccinating at least 70% of its population against COVID-19 by the end of 2022, the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters on ...

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Continent

A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents—they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

Plate tectonics is the geological process and study of the movement, collision and division of continents, earlier known as continental drift.

For people in Britain and Ireland, in spite of being a part of Europe themselves, the expression "the Continent" may also refer to Continental Europe, that is, the mainland of Europe, excluding the British Isles, Iceland and some other islands.

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