AU applauds int’l collaborative effort in Ebola fight

AU applauds int’l collaborative effort in Ebola fight

The head of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), Major General Julius Oketta has praised the high level of commitment and cooperation among the ...

Kenya: World climate change scientific body to convene in Nairobi

Kenya: World climate change scientific body to convene in Nairobi

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be holding the 41st Session of the Panel in Nairobi between 24-27 February, organizers disclosed on Tuesday.Among other ...

Nigeria gets expert group to research Ebola treatment

Nigeria gets expert group to research Ebola treatment

Nigeria has inaugurated a six-man Working Group to carry out research on the treatment of Ebola virus, the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, inaugurated the committee on ...

Final report on Mozambique Airlines plane crash due this year

Final report on Mozambique Airlines plane crash due this year

A final report on investigations into the ill-fated Mozambique Airlines flight TM470 that crashed in Namibian last year is expected to be concluded this year, Mozambique's National ...

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new ...

“My Healthline”: Orange’s first healthcare hotline in Cameroon

“My Healthline”: Orange’s first healthcare hotline in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- - Orange Cameroon is launching a preventive medical service in collaboration with the country's Ministry for ...

Over 95 percent TB deaths in developing countries – WHO

Over 95 percent TB deaths in developing countries – WHO

As the world marks TB Day, on Monday, the World Health Organization has pointed out that over 95 percent of TB deaths occur in developing countries, with the disease ranking among ...

Ebola survivors decry stigmatisation

As West Africa moves towards winning the battle against Ebola, the region faces a new and perhaps more daunting challenge in the form of stigmatisation of survivors – with possible long-term effects on social cohesion and economic development.With Liberia recently declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation and both Guinea and Sierra Leone making significant strides in the fight against the disease ...

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AU envoy lauds African emergency response in Liberia

The Special Representative of the African Union chairperson to Liberia, Harrison Oluwatoyin Solaja said the AU intervention to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was testament that Africans have the capacity to respond to emergencies.Addressing journalists in Monrovia on Tuesday, Solaja said the establishment of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) was the first manifestation of ...

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Liberian health officials applaud AU Ebola assistance

Liberian health experts have expressed gratitude to the African Union for the assistance rendered in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease since last year.Mohammed Sankoh, medical director of Redemption Hospital in Monrovia's New Kru Town high-density suburb – one of the most affected areas – praised the African Union “for coming to help us at a time when the country was needful of assistance.” “We will ...

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Ebola – AU foot soldiers tackle disease from the battle front

In any war or difficult situation, there are those people who risk their lives to go to the battle front despite the seemingly insurmountable odds staked against them.These foot soldiers often risk it all to march to the battlefield to tackle the enemy, sometimes unsure about the artillery or potency of their opponents. The risks are too high that any slip-up could have deadly or disastrous consequences – ...

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AU applauds int’l collaborative effort in Ebola fight

The head of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), Major General Julius Oketta has praised the high level of commitment and cooperation among the various organisations that made it possible to eradicate Ebola cases in Liberia.Dr Oketta said on Sunday that the collaboration among various agencies that were deployed to respond to Africa's worst-ever Ebola outbreak was ...

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Liberia’s Ebola victory – Testimony of power of African solidarity in solving problems

Arriving at Monrovia International Airport, everyone was a bit apprehensive – rightly so after many harrowing stories about the devastation caused by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the West African country and some of its neighbours since last year.As the team of journalists assembled by the African Union Commission to visit Ebola-hit West African countries touched down at the airport, one of the ...

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Ebola-free Liberia urges fast-tracking of proposed African Centre for Disease Control

The Liberian government has called for the fast-tracking of the establishment of an African Cent;re for Disease Control (ACDC) to deal with future outbreaks of epidemics on the continent.Addressing journalists in the Liberian capital Monrovia on Saturday night, Liberian Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah applauded the solidarity shown by the African Union to support his country's response to the ...

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Malaria remains a menace in Mozambique – Official

Health authorities in Mozambique say the number of known deaths from the mosquito-transmitted disease, malaria rose to 3,245 last year from 2,941 in 2013, representing a 10.3 percent increase, APA learns on Thursday.State-controlled broadcaster, Radio Mozambique quoted Baltazar Coutinho from the Health Ministry as saying Mozambique continues to experience serious problems with malaria, which worsened last ...

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Lesotho remains ready for Ebola

The Institute of Extra Mutual Studies (IEMS) through Liberia, Sierra Leon, Guinea and Lesotho (LISIEGULE) initiative against the Ebola virus, held a symposium meant to provide an update on the state of the virus in the African continent today in Maseru.Lesotho ‘s Principal Secretary to the Ministry of Health Lefu Manyokole paid tribute to the victims and health experts that gave up their lives in pursuit of ...

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HIV/Aids remains a key challenge for Africa – Mogae

Former Botswana president Festus Mogae said Monday that HIV and AIDS remains a major challenge on the African continent.Addressing a group of former African heads of state in Pretoria, South Africa, at a meeting of the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation Mogae said sub-Saharan Africa continued to be under threat from new HIV and AIDS infections. He urged former head of states to advocate and remind current ...

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