For about 60 years, Cuba has been sending healthcare professionals around the world. This is done in solidarity with those in need, but also as part of a concerted campaign of medical diplomacy and to make money to help the country survive an ongoing US embargo.
Health authorities in Ghana have confirmed two more COVID-19 cases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, bringing the total confirmed cases to nine. Ghana Health Services says both cases are imported – the first a 56-year-old man who returned from the UK a week ago and the second, a 33 year-old Ghanaian who returned from a conference in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dr Frank Serebour, Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association joins CNBC Africa to discuss the resilience of Ghana's healthcare system to contain the pandemic.
Governments and businesses around the world are scrambling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The World Economic Forum has launched a new platform to help coordinate the needs and ideas of the private sector. Arnaud Bernaert, WEF's Head of Global Health and Healthcare, explains how the measure could limit economic damage and protect jobs. Also in the show - global markets continue to drop as the outbreak spreads, and the US considers pushing back its tax deadline to ease the burden on American consu
Lassa fever is a major health challenge in many West African countries and it is currently fast spreading in some Nigerian state. Here is a video to tell you all you need to know about this hemorrhagic fever and preventive measures you can take to avoid getting infected. Please, reach out to NCDC via the numbers provided in the video to report suspected cases around you.