SANTE | HEALTH

22-May-2019 to 10:12

Zimbabwe VP in India for medical treatment – Report

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is in India where he is receiving medical treatment, according to media reports monitored here.

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20-May-2019 to 13:59

Kenya's UHC roll out commended as World Health Assembly kicks off

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The ongoing roll out of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), now in the pilot phase, has received global recognition at the World Health Organization's (WHO) 72nd World Health Assembly meeting which kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday.

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16-May-2019 to 09:52

Sierra Leone gets new WHO country representative

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the appointment of a new Country Representative for Sierra Leone. Mr Evans Majani Liyosi, a Kenyan, on Wednesday presented his credentials to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nimatulai Bah Chang in Freetown.

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15-May-2019 to 22:04

HIV/AIDS still leading killer in Africa-study

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2000, HIV/AIDS is still the most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, according to data from the Global Burden of Disease(GBD), released on Wednesday.

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14-May-2019 to 17:43

Sierra Leone to introduce Rubbela vaccine

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leone government has unveiled plans to introduce the Rubella vaccine into its routine inoculation program in response to what health officials say is an increase in reported cases of Rubella-like infections in the country.

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14-May-2019 to 14:10

Kenya: First Lady calls on governments to invest more in nursing services

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Tuesday challenged governments across the globe to invest more resources in public health nursing so as to achieve aspirations of high quality healthcare provision for all.

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14-May-2019 to 10:09

Rwanda bans Albendazole, Mebendazole drugs

APA- Kigali (Rwanda) — Due to the low efficacy of single-dose Albendazole and Mebendazole, Rwandan health officials have decided to ban these two drugs for the treatment of hookworm and effect on concomitant helminth infection, APA reliably learnt Tuesday in Kigali.

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