SANTE | HEALTH

31-Jan-2019 to 16:16

Sierra Leone First Lady mounts anti-cancer campaign

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone is planning a year-long campaign to raise awareness on cancer and its devastating impact in the country, APA learnt in Freetown on Thursday.

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28-Jan-2019 to 15:21

South Sudan, WHO in anti-Ebola exercise

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — The Ministry of Health of South Sudan, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners, Monday started vaccinating health workers and other front-line responders against Ebola.

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28-Jan-2019 to 15:11

Mozambique: Over one million HIV sufferers seek ARV treatment

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least one million people living with HIV and AIDS in Mozambique are seeking Antiretroviral treatment in the last two years.

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28-Jan-2019 to 12:20

Mozambique: Leprosy cases on the rise - Official

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's national director of the Leprosy Control Programme at MISAU, Francisco Guilengue, has said the country is reporting an increase in the number of leprosy cases.

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28-Jan-2019 to 09:17

South Sudan: DFCA bans skin lightening creams

APA (Juba) South Sudan — South Sudan authorities have officially banned dangerous skin lightening and bleaching creams because of health concerns.

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26-Jan-2019 to 14:44

Mozambique: National polio vaccination targets 700K

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — More than 700,000 children will be vaccinated against poliomyelitis in the provinces of Zambézia, Nampula, Niassa, central and northern regions of Mozambique during a two-week vaccination campaign that kicks off Saturday countrywide.

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25-Jan-2019 to 23:49

Ebola virus found in bats - Liberian health institute

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) Tolbert Nyenswah has disclosed that discovery from research conducted by the NPHIL and the Ministryof Health (MOH) to establish whether bats carry Ebola, has proved positive.

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