SANTE | HEALTH

28-Mar-2019 to 18:05

Sierra Leone unveils ultramodern TB lab

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone's drive to accelerate its response to Tuberculosis (TB) has received a big boost following the inauguration of an ultramodern laboratory which officials say will revolutionize diagnostics and treatment capacity of the bacterial disease in the country.

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28-Mar-2019 to 15:24

Cyclone aftermath: Cholera outbreak kills five in Mozambique's Beira

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's National Director of Medical Care, Hussen Issa, has said five people have died from severe diarrhoea over the last two days in Munhava, a densely populated neighbourhood of the cyclone-ravaged central city of Beira, APA can report on Thurasday.

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27-Mar-2019 to 18:26

Sierra Leone absolved of Ebola graft allegation

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s anti-graft agency has cleared the country of any involvement in alleged pilfering of funds sent by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) in response to the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic.

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26-Mar-2019 to 19:25

Sierra Leone: 3000 died of TB in 2018 – Ministry

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Shortage of skilled staff and adequate medical instrument is hindering Sierra Leone’s effort to win the fight against Tuberculosis or TB, an official at the Ministry of Health has said, calling for more investment in the sector.

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25-Mar-2019 to 10:55

DR Congo Ebola outbreak hits 1000 cases

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reaffirmed its commitment both to ending an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where cases of the disease have reached 1 000 amid increased violence

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20-Mar-2019 to 18:42

Sierra Leone develops first-ever strategic plan for nursing

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone is developing its first ever Nurses and Midwifery Strategic Plan, the country’s president, Julius Maada Bio, has disclosed.

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19-Mar-2019 to 08:38

Social protection is a global health challenge says Kenya’s First Lady

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has said social protection is a fundamental human right and a challenge with a bearing on not only human health but also on the overall human development.

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