Health

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Social media fake news is fuelling COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

A substantial proportion of people may refuse or delay taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The negative effects of COVID-19 control measures across Africa

Researchers have assessed the impact of COVID-19 measures on rural and slum dwellers. Their conclusion has been that policymakers need to address COVID-19’s impacts on economic opportunities and social wellbeing as control measures have had a negative effect.

Medical training school to be opened in Sudan's rebel-held territory in 2021

Dr. Tom Catena, the only surgeon for approximately 1,3 million people in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan announced the opening of a medical training school in the rebel-held territory during 2021.

Wearing masks saves lives according to this data-driven model

Dr. Biplav Srivastava, professor of computer science at the University of South Carolina, and his team have developed a data-driven tool that helps demonstrate the effect of wearing masks on COVID-19 cases and deaths. His model utilizes a variety of data sources.

The legal and ethical aspects of South Africa’s COVID-19 app explained

Many countries around the world have launched digital contact tracing apps. Research models have found that the more people use these apps, the more transmission of the disease can be reduced and the more scope there is to ease quarantine measures.

How women use health apps

An initiative in Uganda provides sexuality information to more than 200 people daily. They have discovered that women tend to use apps to seek information for improving relationships rather than for health.

Africa’s low COVID-19 rates explained

Evidence increasingly shows that COVID-19 cases involve mostly people aged over 60 years. In Africa, the median age of the population is 19.4 years, with 60% of the population under the age of 25.