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    29-May-2019 to 14:57

    Botswana activists slam gov’t’s proposal for home deliveries of ARVs

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government has come under attack from human rights activists following reports that it intends to embark on a project to deliver anti-retroviral (ARV) medication refills at doorsteps of stable patients, APA can reveal here Wednesday.

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    29-May-2019 to 11:45

    Two polio outbreaks detected in CAR

    APA - Bangui (Central African Republic) By Pierre Koutoukpe — The Central African Republic's Health Minister Dr. Pierre Somse has announced the existence of two polio outbreaks in the country, specifically in the districts of Bambari (center) and Bimbo (south).

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    27-May-2019 to 18:11

    Cholera vaccination campaign begins in DRC's North Kivu

    APA-Kinshasa (DRC) — More than 800,000 people will be immunised against cholera in North Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following the launch of a major vaccination campaign on Monday.

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    26-May-2019 to 13:44

    Rwanda prepares as Ebola outbreak rocks DRC

    APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — In the context of the on-going Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda security forces held an Ebola simulation exercise to ensure preparedness of any emergency outbreak from neighboring country.

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    23-May-2019 to 18:10

    UN strengthens Ebola response in DRC

    APA-Kinshasa (DR Congo) — With the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo now in its tenth month and the number of new cases increasing in recent weeks, the United Nations announced Thursday measures to strengthen its response and end the outbreak.

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    23-May-2019 to 18:06

    WHO declares Algeria, Argentina malaria-free

    APA-Algiers (Algeria) — Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free countries, a statement from the UN agency on Thursday revealed.

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    23-May-2019 to 17:20

    World Health Assembly approves Ethiopia's primary healthcare resolution

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The World Health Assembly (WHA) has approved Ethiopia's proposed resolution entitled ‘Community Health Workers delivering Primary Health Care.’

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