SANTE | HEALTH

05-Aug-2019 to 14:01

Rwanda discourages travelling from Ebola-hit areas in DR Congo

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwandan minister of Health Diane Gashumba, on Monday warned religious leaders from all evangalical churches in the country against inviting people from Ebola-hit areas in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and said unessential cross-border trade should be highly avoided.

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05-Aug-2019 to 13:56

Rwanda backs DRC’s Ebola response efforts

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — A high-level delegation of Rwandan Government on Monday visited two border posts with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to support ongoing Ebola preparedness and response efforts following the recent detection of a second Ebola case in Goma, a city near Gisenyi on the Rwandan side.

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05-Aug-2019 to 10:26

Diarrhoea claims 6 children in eSwatini

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — Six children have died in four days in Eswatini while about 1,000 others have been treated for diarrhoea caused by the rota virus, a senior official said on Monday.

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01-Aug-2019 to 22:18

Kenya to step up cancer management - Kenyatta

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Thursday assured citizens that the government will step up interventions aimed at tackling growing cancer related deaths in the country.

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01-Aug-2019 to 21:59

Ethiopia: Human Papillomavirus vaccine given to 96 percent of girls

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia's Ministry of Health disclosed Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was offered to 96 percent of girls aged 14 across the country during the past Ethiopian year which ended on July 7,2019.

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01-Aug-2019 to 12:59

Sierra Leone solicits male support to bridge breastfeeding gap

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone's health ministry has made a nationwide appeal for men to get involved in the decision of breastfeeding their babies as part of efforts to enhance their nutritional status.

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01-Aug-2019 to 12:53

Cancer implosion: Ravaging lives in Kenya

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The death of high profile Kenyans who have succumbed to various forms of the killer disease, cancer, has triggered a public hue and cry, calling on the government to declare the situation a national health disaster.

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