Advice for the public
Leaving no one behind as the overarching principle, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims at achieving universal health coverage, including access to quality essential healthcare services and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all. No one is safe until everybody is safe. As the virus does not discriminate, responses cannot leave any one behind, including refugees and migrants. Access to vaccination is part of the human right to health. Equity and the availability of and access to vaccines, medicines, health technologies and therapies are an essential dimension of the right to health. More . . .
The World Health Organization (WHO) designated EG.5, a descendant lineage of XBB.1.9.2, and its sub-lineages as a variant of interest (VOI), following the recent increase in the number of E.G.5 casesAfrica CDC | Read More
As Covid-19 continues to spread, giving rise to new variants, South Africans are still disseminating misinformation and expressing doubts about the Covid-19 vaccine.MSN | Read More
The World Health Organization records 1.4 million new infections during July and August – up 80 percent from the previous month.Aljazeera | Read More