SANTE | HEALTH

22-Jul-2019 to 20:14

dolutegravir preferred HIV treatment option - WHO

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Based on new evidence assessing benefits and risks, the use of the HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) is recommended as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment, the World Health Organization said in a statement on Monday.

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22-Jul-2019 to 13:01

AU to deploy fresh team to Ebola-hit Eastern DRC

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The African Union (AU) is to deploy more of the African Voluntary Health Corps (AVoHC) to support the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a statement seen by APA in Kigali on Monday.

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19-Jul-2019 to 11:40

DRC Ebola death toll climbs to 1,700

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has lingered for 11 months with 2532 confirmed cases and 1705 deaths, Director of the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC) has said.

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18-Jul-2019 to 15:28

Uganda, WHO trailing contacts of Ebola victim

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Uganda’s Ministry of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) are identifying contacts of a person from the Democratic Republic of Congo who visited the country to trade in fish last week before leaving and died of Ebola later.

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16-Jul-2019 to 21:20

1605 measles cases reported in Cameroon

APA-Douala (Cameroon) By Mbog Achille — More than 1605 cases of measles have been detected in Cameroon with five deaths already recorded, according to the Ministry of Health, which announced it was reactivating its so-called Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).

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16-Jul-2019 to 12:38

eSwatini reports one swine flu case

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — One person has been diagnosed with swine influenza in eSwatini, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday.

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11-Jul-2019 to 17:37

Mozambique: Living dangerously on fake medicines

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — When Amanda Aleluia came down with stomach pains one Wednesday, she did the sensible thing and went to see a doctor in her densely populated suburb of Xipamanine in the Mozambican capital Maputo.

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