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Ghana begins digital verification of COVID-19 test results

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Ghana has become the first country in West Africa to deploy a system for the digital verification of COVID-19 PCR test results based on the African Union Trusted Travel and ECOWAS BIOMARS standard. This was...

Ghanaian healthtech Redbird secures $1.5 million funding

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Ghanaian healthtech startup Redbird has secured $1.5 million seed funding from two investors to drive its expansion and to break into new markets. The investors are the Johnson & Johnson Foundation and Newtown Partners...

Vodacom, AU to build digital infrastructure to manage Covid-19 vaccination

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Vodacom Group (Vodafone) has announced that it will work with the African Union Development Agency to build digital infrastructure to manage COVID-19 vaccinations across 55 African countries. This comes after successful deployments of digital platforms...

Covid-19 raises risk of depression and dementia, study suggests

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People diagnosed with Covid-19 in the previous six months were more likely to develop depression, dementia, psychosis and stroke, researchers have found. A third of those with a previous Covid-19 infection went on to develop...

MTN donates PPEs to three hospital in Ashanti

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MTN Ghana has donated assorted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to three hospitals in the Ashanti Region as part of its corporate social responsibilities. The beneficiary hospitals are Ejisu Government Hospital, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science...

MTN, AU bring Ghana 165,000 AstraZenca vaccines

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As part of MTN’s US$25 million donation to support the African Union’s (AU’s) COVID-19 vaccination programme, the telecoms giant has supplied Ghana with at least 165,000 AstraZeneca vaccines for health workers. The vaccines arrived...

GSMA details health and safety measures for MWC21

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Stephanie Lynch-Habib, CMO at the GSMA, has expressed a desire to demonstrate to the world that the mobile ecosystem can make a comeback and convene at MWC 2021 Barcelona in June, as the organization...

Fake COVID-19 vaccine network busted after INTERPOL alert

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South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by INTERPOL warning vaccines would be a prime target for criminal networks. Some 400 ampoules - equivalent to around 2,400...

Bill Gates warns post-Covid normalization could take whole of 2022

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Billionaire philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has said the rapid development of vaccines is "a miracle" that should help the world return to an "almost-normal" way of life soon, but warned that...

MTN supports Covid-19 vaccines acquisition for Ghana

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MTN Ghana’s contribution to the fight against the pandemic continues unabated in 2021 following huge investments it made in 2020 to support the country to deal with the effects of COVID -19.   As at...
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