SANTE | HEALTH

20-Oct-2022 to 17:54

Covid vaccination roll-out stagnates in Africa - WHO

APA-Brazzaville (Rep of Congo) — COVID-19 vaccination coverage has stagnated in half of African countries, while the number of doses administered monthly declined by over 50% between July and September, a World Health Organization (WHO) analysis finds.

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20-Oct-2022 to 06:59

Spotlight on AI as Africa health experts meet

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Hundreds of healthcare professionals, policy makers and business leaders will gather in South Africa next week to discuss the critical role played by digitisation and technology in forging a sustainable path for Africa’s often highly constrained health systems.

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19-Oct-2022 to 11:11

Lesotho rolls out measles, rubella, Covid vaccinations

APA-Maseru (Lesotho) — Lesotho will over the next two weeks embark on a vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

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17-Oct-2022 to 09:02

Gambia healthcare system reels from syrup scandal

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Ever since 70 Gambian infants perished after taking four brands of Indian cough syrups contaminated with toxic substances, there has been a decidely grim public fascination with the country's beleaguered healthcare system.

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14-Oct-2022 to 08:15

UK announces £2.2m for Uganda Ebola response

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The UK will provide £2.2m to WHO, UNICEF and WFP to support Uganda’s response to its current Ebola outbreak, a statement by the British High Commission in Kampala said on Friday.

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12-Oct-2022 to 17:32

Ebola: African health ministers agree joint response

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Health ministers from nine African countries on wednesday agreed on joint measures to stop the potential spread of the ongoing Ebola disease outbreak in Uganda and beyond its borders, APA can report.

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12-Oct-2022 to 09:30

Gambia police impound over 41,000 baby syrup bottles

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Police in The Gambia say they've seized 41, 462 bottles of apparently toxic cough syrups blamed for the death of 69 infants which has caused public consternation.

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