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 ...

Botswana introduces new vaccines to curb child mortality

The Ministry of Health has introduced some new vaccines that will help curb child deaths in Botswana, APA learnt here on Monday.Speaking in an interview, Child Health Officer in the ministry Ndibo Monyatsi said they are continuously looking at programmes they could employ to reduce child deaths. "We are looking at new programmes to adopt to help curb the possibility of child deaths in the country,” she said. ...

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Botswana gov’t loses ARV case against foreign inmates

The Botswana government on Thursday lost with costs a case in which a foreign inmate Gift Ngwale successfully challenged the state's failure to provide him with anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy.Delivering judgement on Thursday, Gaborone High Court judge Key Dingake said the government was not a special litigant that can disobey court orders and should obey them as issued by the court. Dingake ruled that denying ...

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Nigerian scientists in groundbreaking research into cancer therapy with local herbs

A team of seven Nigerian scientists from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Maiduguri, has made progress in a groundbreaking research into the use of local herbs for cancer therapy. The team, led by Professor of Pharmacology at the university, Isa Marte Hussaini, is currently exploring different Nigerian plants for the cancer therapy research. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and ...

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Lesotho holds belated World Blood Donor Day commemorations

Lesotho's Health Minister Molotsi Monyamane led throngs of blood donors on Monday to donate blood as Lesotho held belated World Blood Donor Day celebrations, APA can report.World Blood Donor Day is celebrated globally on 14 June. Monyamane said he started donating blood as early as 1986, it was important to donate blood as this saved live. He explained that there was a serious shortage of blood globally and ...

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Botswana to consider policy on distribution of condoms in prisons

Botswana plans to introduce a policy that will allow the distribution of condoms in prisons, National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) spokesperson Joseph Kefas revealed Thursday.Speaking to Yarona FM radio station, Kefas said the government and relevant stakeholders had not yet agreed on such a policy. He said they are waiting for results of a study conducted by government and NACA to advise the stakeholders ...

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Botswana NGO reaches out to foreign HIV positive prisoners

Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) on Monday called on HIV-positive foreign prisoners in need of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to make contact with the organization.In an interview, BONELA executive director Cindy Kelemi said that following last year's High Court ruling that ordered government to provide ARVs for Foreign Inmates, they are collecting data to find out how many more ...

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Mozambique launches bilharzia treatment campaign

About eight million Mozambicans will be immunised against bilharzia during a national campaign to eradicate the disease that affects more than 50 percent of the population in 63 districts, Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide announced on Friday.Saide said during the launch of the national campaign on Friday that this was an annual exercise that began 10 years ago in order to eradicate the disease. ...

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Botswana: Report calls for further studies on cerebral palsy

Doctors say while cerebral palsy in Botswana is associated with poorer outcomes and higher prevalence of comorbidities than what has been reported in high-resource settings, further studies are necessary to determine optimal preventative and treatment strategies in this population, APA learnt here on Wednesday.A recent study carried out by paediatric neurologist David Bearden and his team has found that ...

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Malawi announces ban on administering lymphatic drug

Government announced Monday that it has stopped mass drug administration for Lymphatic Filariasis following a recent survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the country has managed to eliminate the disease.Minister of Health Jean Kalirani told Journalists in the capital Lilongwe that after so many years of administering the drug, the country has now achieved its goal of eliminating the disease. ...

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Lesotho minister urges HIV/AIDS patients to adhere to ARVs

Lesotho Health Minister Molotsi Monyamane has appealed to patients currently taking anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs to adhere to their medication since there is no cure for the disease as yet.Monyamane on Wednesday cautioned patients against taking seriously the unfounded claims by some traditional healers that HIV/AIDS could be cured. He said this was a great worry to the ministry, particularly because Lesotho ...

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