SANTE | HEALTH

18-Feb-2019 to 18:08

Africa shoulders highest global NCDs burden

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Globally Communicable diseases are decreasing while Non-communicable diseases are increasing, a leading global health expert has said, calling for a rethink in the way the world approaches global health issues.

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15-Feb-2019 to 17:09

CSOs want more funding for African health sector

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Economic Commission for Africa and the World Health Organization on Friday hosted a meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss women’s health issues in Ethiopia.

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13-Feb-2019 to 13:53

Kenyan leader threatens mass sacking of striking nurses

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday directed all striking nurses in the country’s ten counties to resume duty with effect from Friday or face the sack.

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13-Feb-2019 to 06:02

S/African leader sets up "war room" to prepare for free health services

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office has set up a National Health Insurance (NHI) "war room" to address challenges in the public healthcare system, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

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12-Feb-2019 to 17:06

Mozambique gets ₤7.5 million UK funding for nutrition

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a donation of ₤ 7.5 million by the United Kingdom to support some of Mozambique’s 120,000 most malnourished and acutely food insecure people, APA can report on Tuesday.

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12-Feb-2019 to 16:29

eSwatini tops Africa in fighting NTDs

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini is leading African countries that are at low risk of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD’s), followed by Malawi and Mali respectively.

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12-Feb-2019 to 15:15

Liberia’s health sector receives support from World Bank

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The World Bank Group (WBG) has committed to supporting the Government of Liberia in improving the health sector through strengthening the capacity of the country’s healthcare delivery system and the sustainable management of available resources.

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