12-Apr-2022 to 07:35

Zambia health officials on alert amid Lusaka cholera scare

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambian health officials are on high alert after a three-year-old girl was reported to have contracted cholera in the capital Lusaka, APA learnt here on Tuesday.

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06-Apr-2022 to 10:40

AU: Morocco ratifies treaty establishing African Medicines Agency

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — Morocco has ratified the treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency (AMA) under the African Union during a ceremony on Tuesday at the headquarters of the pan-African organization in Addis Ababa.

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31-Mar-2022 to 12:24

Renewed optimism in Kenya as nutrition forum opens

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Stakeholders in the nutrition agenda in Kenya have called for more investment to address the triple burden of malnutrition in the country.

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29-Mar-2022 to 07:53

ECOWAS signs $2bn deal to develop pharmaceutical industry

APA - Abuja (Nigeria) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have signed a memorandum of understanding worth 3.56 million dollars, or more than two billion CFA francs, to develop the pharmaceutical industry in West Africa.

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21-Mar-2022 to 14:58

Rwanda: 134 hectares for medicinal cannabis farming

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda has established 134 hectares of land for medicinal cannabis cultivation, according to a ministerial order gazetted last June.

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21-Mar-2022 to 05:55

UN launches polio campaign in Malawi, three other countries

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The United Nations on Sunday launched a campaign to vaccinate more than nine million children in Malawi and three neighbouring countries against polio following a recent outbreak of the disease in the region.

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18-Mar-2022 to 07:53

Drug shortage hits Zambia’s public hospitals

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambia’s public hospitals have been hit by a critical shortage of essential drugs and other medical supplies which the government has blamed on an “overhaul of the drug procurement system”.

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