SANTE | HEALTH

06-Apr-2019 to 10:16

Cuba to build malaria insecticide plant in Ghana

APA-Accra (Ghana) — Ghana and Cuba have agreed to a joint venture to build a malaria insecticide plant in the West African country that will target the larval life stage of mosquitoes.

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03-Apr-2019 to 12:04

Botswana launches HIV, TB survey

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s National AIDS and Health Promotion Agency (NACA) on Wednesday launched a study to determine the HIV and TB prevalence in the country.

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02-Apr-2019 to 19:23

Massive cholera vaccine planned for cyclone-ravaged Mozambique

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Around 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine arrived in Mozambique on Tuesday to help stave off a possible epidemic, after the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, amid reports that the disease has already infected more than 1,000 people in affected areas.

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01-Apr-2019 to 12:41

Liberia: UAE to construct 100-beds hospital

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has promised to construct a 100 bedroom hospital in Gbarpolu County as one of its contributions to the Liberian government.

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31-Mar-2019 to 09:05

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai, WHO provides 128 0000 litres of Soro

APA: Maputo (Mozambique) — The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) says it will provide a batch of 28,000 liters of ringer serum by Monday to increase measures to contain the laboratory confirmed cholera in the city of Beira, in Mozambique's Sofala province.

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29-Mar-2019 to 19:08

Disease burden costing Africa $2.4tr yearly – WHO

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Africa region is losing over $2.4 trillion annually due to its high disease burden, new estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals.

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29-Mar-2019 to 15:37

Rwanda meeting HIV control targets - Minister

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda has achieved great success in controlling its HIV epidemic through prevention and treatment programs to reach its 90:90:90 targets, the country's Health minister Diane Gashumba claimed on Friday.

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