Malawi to host SADC Internet Governance forum

Malawi to host SADC Internet Governance forum

Malawi will host a three-day Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF).The forum scheduled for 17 to 19th September in the capital Lilongwe will increase awareness of ...

UK to support science, innovation in S/Africa

UK to support science, innovation in S/Africa

South Africa and Britain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committed to support science, technology and innovation in the two countries, with a joint annual funding of US$14 ...

SADC health ministers adopt common Ebola position

SADC health ministers adopt common Ebola position

Health ministers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have adopted a common regional position on the travel of persons and trucks or commercial vehicles from ...

Zambia: Quarantined man tests negative to Ebola

Zambia: Quarantined man tests negative to Ebola

The Zambian government has assured the public that the country has not recorded any cases of the dreaded Ebola fever in the country after a man suspected of having the disease ...

Zimbabwe to introduce HIV self-testing

Zimbabwe to introduce HIV self-testing

The Zimbabwean government will soon introduce HIV self-testing kits as a way to encourage people to know their HIV status, a senior Ministry of Health official said Sunday.The ...

SADC health ministers hold emergency Ebola meeting in Zimbabwe

SADC health ministers hold emergency Ebola meeting in Zimbabwe

Health ministers from southern African are meeting in the Zimbabwean resort town of Victoria Falls to strategise on a regional response to the Ebola outbreak that has ravaged parts ...

No Ebola fears for Zimbabwe peacekeepers in Liberia – Official

No Ebola fears for Zimbabwe peacekeepers in Liberia – Official

A senior Zimbabwean police officer on Tuesday allayed fears that local law enforcement agents on United Nations peacekeeping duties in West Africa are at risk of contracting the ...

Malawi to host SADC Internet Governance forum

Malawi will host a three-day Southern Africa Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF).The forum scheduled for 17 to 19th September in the capital Lilongwe will increase awareness of internet governance issues in SADC member states. Secretary for Information Chimwemwe Banda said in the capital Lilongwe on Thursday that it will facilitate informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters among stakeholders. ...

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UK to support science, innovation in S/Africa

South Africa and Britain have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committed to support science, technology and innovation in the two countries, with a joint annual funding of US$14 million set aside under the Newton Fund, the two sides confirmed on Wednesday.“The SA-UK Newton Fund will bring together contributions from both sides to support science, technology and innovation creating a catalyst to stimulate ...

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SADC health ministers adopt common Ebola position

Health ministers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have adopted a common regional position on the travel of persons and trucks or commercial vehicles from Ebola-affected countries.According to the statement posted on SADC official website, the ministers agreed on restrictions on the movement of people in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s International Health Regulations to ...

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Zambia: Quarantined man tests negative to Ebola

The Zambian government has assured the public that the country has not recorded any cases of the dreaded Ebola fever in the country after a man suspected of having the disease tested negative to the virus.Ministry of Health spokesperson Kennedy Mulenga told journalists on Sunday that samples drawn from the man from Mumbwa west of the capital last week had tested negative to the deadly fever and the man had ...

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Zimbabwe to introduce HIV self-testing

The Zimbabwean government will soon introduce HIV self-testing kits as a way to encourage people to know their HIV status, a senior Ministry of Health official said Sunday.The director of the ministry's AIDS and TB Unit, Owen Mugurungi said the government was undertaking an assessment before the introduction of the HIV self-testing kits. “By the end of the year we should be releasing preliminary results on ...

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SADC health ministers hold emergency Ebola meeting in Zimbabwe

Health ministers from southern African are meeting in the Zimbabwean resort town of Victoria Falls to strategise on a regional response to the Ebola outbreak that has ravaged parts of West Africa, APA learnt here Friday.Ministers responsible for health in the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) began a two-day emergency meeting on Friday to review measures adopted by countries in response ...

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No Ebola fears for Zimbabwe peacekeepers in Liberia – Official

A senior Zimbabwean police officer on Tuesday allayed fears that local law enforcement agents on United Nations peacekeeping duties in West Africa are at risk of contracting the Ebola virusZimbabwe Republic Police deputy commissioner-general Levy Sibanda told the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation that all Zimbabwean officers on duty in Liberia are safe. He revealed that the UN had put in place measures to ...

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Namibia: Official calls for strict Ebola preventative measures

A senior official in Namibia's Zambezi Region has called on the government to ensure strict enforcement of measures restricting movement of trucks and people from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where Ebola outbreak was recently reported.Chairperson of Zambezi Regional Council, Raphael Mbala told journalists on Monday that the north-eastern region is a transfrontier region bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe ...

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Zimbabwe to quarantine West African travellers for 21 days

Zimbabwe has intensified its surveillance measures for the deadly Ebola virus by introducing a requirement that all visitors from West Africa be quarantined for 21 days to monitor their health, Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa announced Thursday.Parirenyatwa is quoted by the state-run Herald as saying all travellers from West Africa, including Zimbabweans, are now being subjected to a mandatory ...

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S/African students to study medicine in Cuba

The Department of Health in South Africa's Gauteng province has awarded 145 bursaries to young people to study medicine in Cuba in an effort to boost the number of medical doctors in the region, officials said Thursday.The youngsters, who are expected to leave the country this month, were selected based on their final year (Grade 12) of high school performances and financial status, among other requirements, ...

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