SANTE | HEALTH

07-Apr-2019 to 08:59

Mozambique: Malaria claims 655 lives in 2019 Q1

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's Ministry of Health says the number of deaths from malaria in the country reached 655 in the first three months of 2019, up by 344 cases compared to the same period last year.

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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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