S/Africa scales up Ebola prevention measures

S/Africa scales up Ebola prevention measures

Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Jeff Radebe said Friday that the South African government has placed the necessary measures to prevent Ebola from entering and ...

Botswana to donate funds, supplies to Ebola-hit countries

Botswana to donate funds, supplies to Ebola-hit countries

A senior Health Ministry official has revealed that Botswana will be unable to adequately respond to an SOS issued by the World Health Organisation for assistance to Ebola-hit ...

Mozambican province registers drop in AIDS-related deaths

Mozambican province registers drop in AIDS-related deaths

At least 78 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in the central Mozambican province of Manica during the first nine months of the year, APA learnt here Wednesday.According to the ...

No confirmed Ebola cases in southern Africa – Official

No confirmed Ebola cases in southern Africa – Official

South African health authorities reported Monday that there were still no suspected or confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring ...

Zambian government allays Ebola fears

Zambian government allays Ebola fears

Vice President Guy Scott has called for calm among Zambians amid fear that the dreaded Ebola virus could find its way into the country.Speaking in Parliament on Friday, Scott said ...

WHO underplaying impact of Ebola crisis – S/African doctor

WHO underplaying impact of Ebola crisis – S/African doctor

A South African medical doctor said Wednesday that the deadly Ebola virus is spreading faster than is being made public and accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of ...

Zimbabwe hospital temporarily closed after false Ebola alarm

Zimbabwe hospital temporarily closed after false Ebola alarm

A hospital in the Zimbabwean capital was closed on Wednesday night following a false alarm triggered by the admission of a patient suspected to be suffering from Ebola, according to ...

S/Africa scales up Ebola prevention measures

Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Jeff Radebe said Friday that the South African government has placed the necessary measures to prevent Ebola from entering and spreading around the country.Addressing media on the outcome of a Cabinet meeting, Radebe said surveillance at all ports of entry had been strengthened to identify viral haemorrhagic fevers, and Ebola in particular. The government had ...

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Botswana to donate funds, supplies to Ebola-hit countries

A senior Health Ministry official has revealed that Botswana will be unable to adequately respond to an SOS issued by the World Health Organisation for assistance to Ebola-hit countries, saying the southern African nation is already over-stretched in terms of medical and human resources.Ministry of Health permanent secretary Shenaaz el Halabi noted that while it would have wanted to support the WHO call for ...

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Mozambican province registers drop in AIDS-related deaths

At least 78 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in the central Mozambican province of Manica during the first nine months of the year, APA learnt here Wednesday.According to the state-run Radio Mozambique, this represents a reduction of 36 deaths when compared to the same period in 2013 when 114 people died from the disease. A source told the radio station that the province had 58 health units providing ...

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No confirmed Ebola cases in southern Africa – Official

South African health authorities reported Monday that there were still no suspected or confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.“The outbreak continues to accelerate. According to the World Health Organisation, half of the nearly 5,000 cases occurred in the last three weeks, and it is not unthinkable that 20,000 could become infected before the outbreak ...

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Zambian government allays Ebola fears

Vice President Guy Scott has called for calm among Zambians amid fear that the dreaded Ebola virus could find its way into the country.Speaking in Parliament on Friday, Scott said there was no need for panic among members of the public that the country was in danger of an Ebola outbreak because to date no one in the country had tested positive to the disease. His comments came a day after panic gripped the ...

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WHO underplaying impact of Ebola crisis – S/African doctor

A South African medical doctor said Wednesday that the deadly Ebola virus is spreading faster than is being made public and accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of under-playing the actual numbers of those who have died since the outbreak started in March.Juli Switala, a South African paediatrician based in Bo in Sierra Leone, said WHO claims that the death toll from the Ebola outbreak has so far ...

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Zimbabwe hospital temporarily closed after false Ebola alarm

A hospital in the Zimbabwean capital was closed on Wednesday night following a false alarm triggered by the admission of a patient suspected to be suffering from Ebola, according to state radio reports.The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said all the patients who were admitted at Wilkins Hospital were transferred to the nearby Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital after a Congolese student suspected ...

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Ebola: Zimbabwe installs infrared cameras at airports

The Zimbabwean government has installed infrared thermo cameras at the country's three main airports as part of measures to boost its capacity to detect Ebola cases, APA learns here Monday.The cameras, donated by platinum producer Mimosa Mining Company, have been installed at Harare International Airport, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in the second city Bulawayo and Victoria Falls International ...

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A third of Malawians suffer high blood pressure – Official

About 30 percent of Malawians suffer from high blood pressure, a medical doctor revealed Thursday.Peter Banda of the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital revealed the development to a local radio station on Thursday during a science caf� organized by the Malawi Liverpool Welcome Trust in the commercial city of Blantyre. "Taking excessive salt is a major contributing factor to the disease," he said. He advised ...

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Zimbabwe, Cuba strike deal on generic cancer drugs

Zimbabwe has struck a deal with Cuba under which the central American country will provide cheap generic cancer drugs to Harare, state radio reported Tuesday, quoting Health Minister David Parirenyatwa.Parirenyatwa, who is in Cuba, told the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation that Cuba had also agreed to second oncologists to treat cancer patients at Zimbabwe's public hospitals. He noted that the supply of the ...

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