SANTE | HEALTH

08-Sep-2022 to 14:38

Gambia child deaths prompt paracetamol probe

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — A series of deaths involving children in The Gambia has prompted an investigation by health officials about their possible link to the intake of a paracetamol syrup, APA learnt on Thursday.

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30-Aug-2022 to 13:28

South Sudan partners bolster disease surveillance, response

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — Over 200 healthcare workers in South Sudan's fledgling health sector have been trained with the aim of improving real-time detection and prompt response to disease outbreaks and other health emergencies, APA can report from Juba on Tuesday.

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30-Aug-2022 to 13:11

Cote d’Ivoire launches life-saving medical bracelet

APA - Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — To deal with emergency situations, Ivorian-born Corine Ouattara has created a health pass in the form of a connected bracelet or medallion, which can be consulted via an online platform and contains personal and medical data.

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26-Aug-2022 to 16:49

Africa's flagship health confab wraps up

APA-Lome (Togo) — The Seventy-second session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa wound up on Friday after five days of deliberations and adoption of strategies to better respond to the region’s health challenges and improve people’s health and well-being.

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25-Aug-2022 to 18:12

Morocco confirms new monkeypox case

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — Morocco has recorded a new confirmed case of Monkeypox, detected in a foreign national, the Health and Social Protection Ministry said Thursday.

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25-Aug-2022 to 17:42

WHO approves African-made malaria drug

APA - Nairobi (Kenya) — The antimalarial drug, manufactured in Kenya and approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), is intended primarily for pregnant women and infants.

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25-Aug-2022 to 09:51

UN appeals for additional funding to contain Malawi cholera outbreak

APA-Blantyre (Malawi) — The United Nations on Thursday appealed for additional funding to contain a cholera outbreak that is spreading to most parts of Malawi and has claimed at least 58 lives over the past five months.

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