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Peter Clement noted: “We are gathered today to handover 21 pieces of Oxygen concentrators to the government of Liberia. It is envisaged that the support will contribute towards strengthening the health care delivery system and provide an added impetus to our joint efforts in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic” External link

who-afro Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:28:00 PM CEST

Wilhelmina Jallah stated: “Whenever we knock on the doors of the WHO, the response is immediate” External link

who-afro Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:28:00 PM CEST

William Ampofo says: “PCR gives us a good indication of who is infected. We can get in contact with people they’ve been in touch with so they can be quarantined too, just in case. So it helps to give a clearer picture of what’s happening,” External link

who-afro Friday, July 31, 2020 10:43:00 PM CEST

Evans Liyosi says: “We realized that limited testing is a constraining factor, with a significantly low lab capacity in the response in Sierra Leone. We are therefore very thankful to the German government through GIZ for the support to rapidly scale up the testing capacity of COVID-19 by procurement of the much need laboratory diagnostic supplies. This support has both short and long term benefits as it will inevitably help to improve the skill sets of laboratory staff and in the long term, the diagnostic sector in general” External link

who-afro Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:01:00 PM CEST

Evans Liyosi says: “Reopening the country is a welcome development. However, ensuring that all the appropriate public health measures are in place and fully implemented will help to safeguard lives and prevent further spread of this epidemic” External link

who-afro Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM CEST

Charles Njuguna says: “We were quite impressed by the planning and arrangement in place so far, despite few challenges. What remains is continuous improvement and enforcement of everything that has been instituted. Enforcement and civil adherence to preventive measures are the key drivers of progress in the fight against this pandemic and that is what we are seeing in countries that are now putting the outbreak under control” External link

who-afro Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:07:00 PM CEST

Mathew Tut says: “I felt that the closest people who should have supported and encouraged me during such a difficult time had abandoned me and had left me at the mercy of the disease,” “The whole experience gave me very strange ideas… I wondered why people were avoiding me as if I have suddenly become a bad person. It was one of the most stressful moments of my life” External link

who-afro Monday, July 13, 2020 12:06:00 PM CEST

Mathew Tut says: “Building trust is critical when delivering hard messages about risk and disease transmission. Community engagement must be strengthened, and clear, regular, factual messages - using non-discriminatory language - must be disseminated within the community by our leaders, religious and others, in whom the community have confidence,” External link

who-afro Monday, July 13, 2020 12:06:00 PM CEST

Evans Liyosi says: “Making sure that the antigens remain potent is very important because we do not just want to vaccinate children, we want them to be fully immunized against preventable diseases” External link

who-afro Monday, July 13, 2020 11:36:00 AM CEST

Geoffrey Onyeama says: “In this critical moment of a global fight against the COVID-19, Nigeria is behind the World Health Organization and urges you to remain focused in addressing not just the pandemic but other health challenges” External link

who-afro Friday, July 10, 2020 2:37:00 PM CEST

Helen Rees said: “As the world focuses on finding a vaccine for COVID-19, we must ensure people do not forget that dozens of lifesaving vaccines already exist. These vaccines should reach children everywhere in Africa – no one can be left behind,” External link

who-afro Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:37:00 PM CEST

Dr Thomas said (about Dr Thomas): “When I tested positive to COVID-19 on April 23 2020, I was evacuated to an isolation facility with minimum contact with other infected persons and none with people from outside. Being in isolation was really one of my lowest points as I began feeling depressed and worried about my situation. Fortunately, the psychosocial support provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) Stress Counsellor; Dr David Igbokwe went a long way in helping me cope with the situation. He reached out to me on a daily basis, prompted me to have a structured daily routine and begin journaling of my experience” External link

who-afro Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:38:00 PM CEST

Chris Trott said: “We are very pleased that DFID’s multilateral contributions to WHO are making a difference in South Sudan” External link

who-afro Friday, July 3, 2020 1:39:00 PM CEST

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