SANTE | HEALTH

07-Oct-2022 to 04:56

Mozambique records first monkeypox case

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique has recorded its first case of monkeypox after a Maputo man was diagnosed to be carrying the disease, Health Minister Armindo Tiago announced on Thursday.

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06-Oct-2022 to 13:38

Gambia: 66 child deaths prompt WHO syrup alert, probe

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The death of 66 infants in The Gambia has prompted an investigation by the World Health Organisation of four kinds of India-originated syrups blamed for the fatalities, APA can report on Thursday.

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05-Oct-2022 to 13:56

Zimbabwe steps up polio surveillance, vaccination campaign

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe has stepped up a wild poliovirus type 1 surveillance and vaccination campaign in the wake of recent outbreaks of the disease in Malawi and Mozambique, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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05-Oct-2022 to 08:52

Death toll from Malawi’s cholera outbreak rises to 110 – Minister

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The number of deaths from Malawi’s cholera outbreak has risen to 110, with Health Minister Khumbize Chiponda announcing on Tuesday that the disease has so far affected 3,891 people since March.

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29-Sep-2022 to 21:24

EAC partner states urged to enhance preparedness as Ebola is reported in Uganda

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The East African Community Secretariat on Thursday urged EAC Partner States to enhance emergency preparedness and response activities following an outbreak of Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in Uganda.

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28-Sep-2022 to 11:56

Rwanda dismisses rumors of Ebola outbreak from Uganda

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda on Wednesday announced some emergency measures for stopping the virus Ebola from spreading across Uganda’s border.

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27-Sep-2022 to 09:24

S/Africa: Minister wants health facilities exempted from power cuts

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Health Minister Joe Phaahla is discussing with troubled power utility Eskom and other government departments to find ways of exempting health facilities from the current loadshedding, the ministry said on Tuesday.

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