An investigation into a COVID-29 outbreak at one South Africa hospital “reads like a detective novel” tracking down how the virus whipped through wards—offering a cautionary tale in just how quickly the virus can spread, Science reports.  

The WHO paused hydroxychloroquine’s inclusion yesterday in a global trial of COVID-19 treatments, following Friday’s release of a study linking the drug to harmful outcomes, Politico reports.

Senegal has so far been able to deliver on an ambitious promise to offer hospital beds to all COVID-19 patients—and their contacts.

WHO modeling predicted that COVID-19 would move more slowly through Africa than elsewhere—but countries’ responses vary widely, and new hotspots are emerging.   Despite relatively low official case counts, Kano, Nigeria is one of them. For weeks, authorities in the city of…

Early results from human testing of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus suggest—but don’t prove—that it offers some immunity, The Washington Post reports.  

A historic 73rd World Health Assembly is underway, amid a global high-stakes battle against the “worst pandemic in modern history, NPR Goats and Soda reports. The unprecedented gathering, for the first time ever taking place not in Geneva but via teleconference, gives…

Amid the pandemic, the number of patients collecting antiretroviral medications from Kenyan health facilities has steeply declined.   Many patients register at facilities far from home to avoid stigma—making access even riskier in the time of COVID-19.   As WHO predicts…

47 African countries can expect a quarter billion COVID-19 cases, according to a new WHO model, though they will likely suffer fewer deaths over a longer time than the US and Europe, The Guardian reports.

For African scientists, the coronavirus pandemic may offer a rare opportunity to fill the research funding gap that has long hindered scientific pursuits on the continent.

COVID-19’s collateral damage could drive up the global child mortality rate for the first time in 6 decades, The Washington Post reports, citing a