Lesotho celebrates World Health Day

Lesotho celebrates World Health Day

Lesotho on Friday held belated celebrations of World Health Day in the southern district of Mafeteng near the capital Maseru.The senior health inspector under food safety programme ...

S/African researchers sail off on scientific voyage in Antarctic Ocean

S/African researchers sail off on scientific voyage in Antarctic Ocean

South African scientists, aboard a ship christened Agulhas II, are on a logistical and scientific voyage to Marion Island in the Antarctic Ocean region, a senior official said ...

S/Africa commemorates World Autism Day

S/Africa commemorates World Autism Day

The South African government has urged all South Africans to observe World Autism Day on Thursday by wearing blue clothes as a symbol of solidarity with persons with autism.Autism ...

S/Africa observes World TB Day

S/Africa observes World TB Day

South Africans, led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, will join the rest of the international community in commemorating the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day whose main ceremony will ...

Malawi repaying US$6.4m to Global Fund

Malawi repaying US$6.4m to Global Fund

The Malawi government is currently refunding MK3 billion (about US$6.4 million) to the Global Fund for misusing the funds in the year 2010.The Global Fund used its independent ...

Malawi introduces user fees at public referral hospitals

Malawi introduces user fees at public referral hospitals

The Malawian government has introduced user-fees called “by-pass” at major public referral hospitals for walk-in patients who seek treatment without being referred by their health ...

Mozambique confirms dengue outbreak

Mozambique confirms dengue outbreak

Mozambique's Health Ministry has confirmed an outbreak of dengue fever in the northern province of Nampula, APA learns here on Monday.The deputy national director of public health ...

Lesotho celebrates World Health Day

Lesotho on Friday held belated celebrations of World Health Day in the southern district of Mafeteng near the capital Maseru.The senior health inspector under food safety programme at the Ministry of Health Motsamai Mahahabisa said the day is celebrated in remembrance of the date on which World Health Day was established, which was the 7 April 1948. “We planned to celebrate this day today and not on the 7th ...

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S/African researchers sail off on scientific voyage in Antarctic Ocean

South African scientists, aboard a ship christened Agulhas II, are on a logistical and scientific voyage to Marion Island in the Antarctic Ocean region, a senior official said Friday.“Aboard the ship is a host of researchers and participants from the Ministries of Environmental Affairs and Public Works, the South African Weather Service, and various tertiary institutions,” Environmental Affairs Ministry ...

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S/Africa commemorates World Autism Day

The South African government has urged all South Africans to observe World Autism Day on Thursday by wearing blue clothes as a symbol of solidarity with persons with autism.Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological disability. ASD sufferers may communicate, interact, behave and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The UN General Assembly in 2007 declared 2 April as World Autism ...

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S/Africa observes World TB Day

South Africans, led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, will join the rest of the international community in commemorating the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day whose main ceremony will be in North West Province on Tuesday, a health official has said.The occasion is an opportunity for affected persons and the communities in which they live, governments, civil society organisations, health care providers and ...

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Malawi repaying US$6.4m to Global Fund

The Malawi government is currently refunding MK3 billion (about US$6.4 million) to the Global Fund for misusing the funds in the year 2010.The Global Fund used its independent auditors to reveal the unplanned expenditures by the Malawi government through its National Aids Commission (NAC) which included buying unbudgeted vehicles. The documents from the Auditors show that government has already started ...

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Malawi introduces user fees at public referral hospitals

The Malawian government has introduced user-fees called “by-pass” at major public referral hospitals for walk-in patients who seek treatment without being referred by their health facilities.Ministry of Health spokesperson Henry Chimbali said Wednesday that the fees would be levied on patients bypassing government health centres within their vicinity opting to access medical services at major referral ...

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Mozambique confirms dengue outbreak

Mozambique's Health Ministry has confirmed an outbreak of dengue fever in the northern province of Nampula, APA learns here on Monday.The deputy national director of public health Benigna Matsinhe said so far 110 cases of dengue have been recorded in the province but there have been no deaths. "As soon as the Ministry received reports of a possible dengue outbreak blood samples were taken from the patients ...

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Botswana to add cervical cancer immunisation to regular programme

The just-ended nationwide Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination roll out could end up in the regular national immunization schedule, a health official said Monday.Ministry of Health spokesperson Doreen Motshegwa said judging by the success of the just-ended HPV vaccinations, the ministry might be forced to add it to the regular immunization schedule. "After the second round of vaccination we will see where ...

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Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa set Guinness record for HIV testing

Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa were Friday collectively confirmed by Guinness World Record as having recently set a new record of Most People Tested for HIV in Multi-Venues in 8 hours.The Guinness citation read: “The most people being tested for HIV at multiple locations in eight hours is 4,367 people and was achieved by UNAIDS and the Governments of Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa in locations ...

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WHO intensifies support for Mozambique following cholera outbreak

The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) has intensified support for Mozambique in the wake of an outbreak of cholera which has so far killed 41 people in the country's flood-stricken central and northern provinces, APA observes here on Thursday."The WHO office in Mozambique is facilitating inter-sectoral meetings to agree on a common approach to prevent the outbreak from spreading further," WHO ...

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