African researchers lead scientific coalition for detecting pandemics in real-time

The first genomics research lab in Nigeria, ACEGID have begun a partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and other research and public health partners, to implement the Sentinel project, that aims to develop an early warning system in Africa.

Unicef needs for US$1.6 billion to help children impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Cerca de 77% das crianças com menos de 18 anos em todo o mundo, ou 1,8 bilhão, vivem em um dos 132 países com alguma forma de restrição de movimento devido ao COVID-19, de acordo com uma análise da UNICEF. Para mitigar essa situação, a organização está pedindo US $ 1,6 bilhão para apoiar sua resposta humanitária a crianças afetadas pela pandemia.

African Union proposes suspension for up to two years for payment of debts

The acting president of the African Union and head of state of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, defended the suspension of debt payments for up to two years, and not just until December, as proposed by the World Bank and the International World Fund. The announcement came in a virtual meeting with leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

DRC uses the Ebola response experience to mobilize against COVID-19

While the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is confronting the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, the country still faces the last phase of its Ebola virus epidemic.

The need for solidarity between nations was the main issue in a dialogue promoted by IBRAF

“No country can face this pandemic alone. It takes a joint effort and solidarity at all levels ”. This is what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said. He participated in the webinar "International Cooperation amid the Pandemic: Joint Solutions for Public Health", promoted by the Instituto Brasil África, which took place today, May 7.

Somalia and Kenya discusses an investigation about the humanitarian plane crash

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta spoke by phone on Tuesday. The two argued about the plane crash that killed six people in Bardale last Monday. The plane, owned by Kenyan airline Africa Express, was carrying material to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Literary contest celebrates the World Portuguese Language Day

Celebrated for the first time on the 5th and May 2020, World Portuguese Language Day will be marked by the launch of a literary contest that aims to reward the best short stories written in the language.

WHO director-general will attend IBRAF webinar on international cooperation

Brazil Africa Institute will hold, on May 7th, the webinar “International Cooperation Amid the Pandemic: Joint Solutions for Public Health”.