SANTE | HEALTH

02-May-2019 to 20:56

Kenya: Nairobi HIV prevalence drops to 5.9 percent

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — HIV prevalence in Nairobi has reduced from 6.1 percent to 5.9 percent within the last three years, a senior County official disclosed on Thursday.

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27-Apr-2019 to 12:15

Rwanda to create first ever DNA database for all citizens

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) is working with relevant Government institutions to create the first ever inventor of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fingerprinting for every citizen’s genetic information on the national register, a police source confirmed Saturday to APA in Kigali.

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26-Apr-2019 to 14:35

Cameroon: Malaria kills 3000 people in 2018

APA - Douala (Cameroon) — Malaria is the leading cause of death in Cameroon with more than three thousand deaths recorded in 2018, according to data from the Ministry of Public Health copied to APA on Friday.

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23-Apr-2019 to 21:54

First Varian Halcyon treatments in Kenya begin

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The Nairobi west Hospital becomes the first clinic in the country and in West, Central, and East Africa to begin treating cancer patients using the Halcyon radiotherapy system.

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23-Apr-2019 to 14:14

Botswana battles new HIV infections among adolescents

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Adolescents are the largest segment of Botswana's population affected by HIV despite the gains made by the country in the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic, an official said on Tuesday.

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19-Apr-2019 to 15:00

Sierra Leone cracks whip on illegally packaged water

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s Health Ministry has warned producers of packaged water to abide by the laid down procedures or be forced to shutdown.

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13-Apr-2019 to 08:34

eSwatini : NERCHA says 160 females contract HIV per month

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — About 40 females get infected with HIV per week in eSwatini, which translates to 160 new infections per month.

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