SANTE | HEALTH

11-Oct-2022 to 17:01

Türkiye builds medical oxygen plant in Gambia

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The plant, which is the first one of its kind for hospitals in The Gambia, will meet the daily oxygen needs of the hospital with its daily oxygen generation capacity of 100 cylinders.

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10-Oct-2022 to 16:41

Benin holds first palliative care congress

APA-Cotonou (Benin) — The West African country aims to become a pioneer of palliative care in the sub-region by putting in place a series of mechanisms.

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10-Oct-2022 to 11:12

Uganda reels from rise in Ebola deaths

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The rising death toll from Ebola virus in Western Uganda is fueling fears in the East Africa region, as authorities and aid agencies rally efforts to contain the deadly virus.

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09-Oct-2022 to 17:22

Gambia cough syrup fatalities reach 69

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The death toll linked to some unsafe cough syrups has climbed from 66 to 69, a senior Gambian health official said over the weekend.

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08-Oct-2022 to 20:23

Gambia suspends syrup suppliers' medical licenses

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — President Adama Barrow has ordered that all medical licenses of suppliers of the dangerous cough syrup blamed for the death of 66 infants be suspended.

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07-Oct-2022 to 09:11

Sierra Leone, Mercy Ships affirm partnership to strengthen surgical care

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leonean government and Mercy Ships have extended existing protocol agreements for their newest hospital ship, the Global Mercy to visit the country next year, APA learnt on Friday.

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07-Oct-2022 to 09:04

How Rwanda is using AI to improve healthcare

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — Drug stock-outs and shortage of medical equipment in health facilities in Rwanda are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to an innovation that is addressing procurement constraints.

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