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  • UK’s $18.86M investment  will support healthcare workers recruitment and retention efforts in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana.
  • Financing is seen as a boost to achieving universal health coverage while bolstering global pandemic preparedness.
  • The three countries were selected for the financing due to their evident need for workforce support.

In a significant move to address pressing healthcare workers’ challenges in Africa, the UK government has allocated $18.86 million in funding to boost healthcare staffing levels in Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana.

This investment is geared towards supporting healthcare staff recruitment and retention efforts. Overall, the investment seeks to fortify these nations against global health crises.

UK Health Minister Will Quince, speaking on the importance of this funding, emphasized that it aims to enhance the performance of health systems in these countries. Quince added that the initiative will have a cascading effect on improving global pandemic preparedness and reducing health disparities.

Boosting global


February 14, 2020 was the day that the first case of Covid-19 was reported in the Africa Continent, and this was in Egypt, today almost every country in the continent has registered Covid-19 cases with the WHO. With Africans nations embracing the new normal and reportage indicating declining trend in new cases across much of the region, seven countries, including Benin, Eritrea, Eswatini, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa are showing
an increase of more than 20% in cases.

A slight increase in deaths was also reported. South Africa has seen an increase in weekly cases for the second consecutive week. Even with a declining trend across the African region, the high number of cases reported globally still pose a risk for the region. Additionally, three countries have very high rates of community transmission and are of serious concern.

Testing in most of the African countries has seen Multidimensional …