COVID-19: WHO will support Algeria’s health authorities

WHO is preparing to deploy a team of experts to Algeria to support local health authorities. The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19 this Wednesday (26). Health authorities report that tests indicate that an Italian adult, who arrived in the country on 17 February 2020 has tested positive for coronavirus disease. Italy is the European country with the most cases of the disease: there are 374 cases of infected people and 12 deaths.

Egypt keeps its economic goals in spite of COVID-19

While the world bets in a continued slowdown of the economic growth in 2020 because of COVID-19 - also called novel Coronavirus - the Egyptian economy should be maintaining stable growth rates of 5.6 percent during the second quarter and first half of this fiscal year(2019-2020).

South African Airways says goodbye to Brazil

The direct flight between São Paulo and Johannesburg will be discontinued by South African Airlines (SAA). In the midst of an administrative restructuring, the company announced that it will end its activities in Brazil as of February 29.

Brazil approves a law to facilitate the fight against the New Coronavirus

O presidente do Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro sancionou nesta sexta-feira (7) a Lei 13.979 que trata das medidas de enfrentamento emergencial do novo coronavírus.

New partnership ensures the fight against the Multiple Burden of Malnutrition

O WFP Brasil – Centro de Excelência contra a Fome, a Agência Brasileira de Cooperação (ABC) e o Ministério da Saúde, iniciaram oficialmente uma etapa do Projeto de Cooperação Sul-Sul para o Enfrentamento da Múltipla Carga de Má Nutrição em Escolares.

WHO strengthens fight against new coronavirus in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) is strengthening its support to African countries in the detection and management of suspected cases of the new coronavirus. Although there are no confirmed cases of new coronaviruses on the continent, the organization wants to guarantee a robust response, should a first case be detected. WHO assesses a high risk for the African region since the continent has close ties with China, which is at the epicenter of the outbreak.

Cape Town Art Fair 2020 brings together leading African galleries

The Cape Town Art Fair - the main art fair in Africa - reaches its eighth edition, bringing together the main galleries in South Africa, the African continent and abroad.

Project aims to transform girls’ education in Ivory Coast

“Para cada menina, o direito à educação” é o nome de um projeto que beneficia mais de 32.000 meninas de 10 a 18 anos, do distrito de Abidjan e da região de Tonkpi, na Costa do Marfim.