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    23-May-2019 to 16:02

    Botswana’s Moeti to contest for second term as WHO Africa head

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation on Thursday said Matshidiso Moeti will be the country’s candidate for the position of director of the Africa Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for a second term.

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    22-May-2019 to 12:54

    Kenya to host the Africa healthcare extension summit

    APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Government officials drawn from the ministries of health across Africa will converge in Nairobi for a two-day conference to discuss trends that will shape and revolutionize the healthcare sector in the continent, organizers disclosed on Wednesday.

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    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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