World Bank to give Malawi US$7m for Ebola preparedness

World Bank to give Malawi US$7m for Ebola preparedness

The World Bank is expected to give Malawi US$7 million to enable the southern African country to scale-up its efforts to prevent Ebola viral disease.Secretary for Health Chris ...

Zimbabwe media reports on birth deformities, demutualisation

Zimbabwe media reports on birth deformities, demutualisation

Top stories in Zimbabwe on Sunday included reports that the country's main hospitals are experiencing an increasing number of cases of children born with deformities and the ...

S/Africa making progress in nuclear programme – Presidency

S/Africa making progress in nuclear programme – Presidency

The South African government is making steady progress in its engagement with prospective nuclear-vendor countries as part of its nuclear energy-building programme, according to the ...

Civil society blasts Botswana HIV testing law

Civil society blasts Botswana HIV testing law

The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) said Tuesday that the Public Health Act of 2013 defeats the efforts of advocacy for the public to test for ...

Mozambique registers 68 percent drop in infant mortality since 2011

Mozambique registers 68 percent drop in infant mortality since 2011

Mozambique has registered an impressive 68 percent in infant mortality over the past three years, Health Minister Alexandre Manguele revealed Sunday.Manguele told state-run Radio ...

Zimbabwean scientists on verge of HIV breakthrough

Zimbabwean scientists on verge of HIV breakthrough

Zimbabwean scientists are on the verge of developing a microbicide that will prevent women from contracting HIV even if they do not use protection measures during sexual ...

Namibia: Remains of New Zealand pilots to undergo DNA tests

Namibia: Remains of New Zealand pilots to undergo DNA tests

The remains of the two New Zealand nationals who died in Namibia on Monday in a gliding accident are expected to undergo DNA tests for identification, a government official ...

World Bank to give Malawi US$7m for Ebola preparedness

The World Bank is expected to give Malawi US$7 million to enable the southern African country to scale-up its efforts to prevent Ebola viral disease.Secretary for Health Chris Kang'ombe said Friday in the capital Lilongwe that the money would be used, among others, to buy protective clothing for health workers and setting up holding clinics at the country's entry points. “Although the country has not yet ...

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Zimbabwe media reports on birth deformities, demutualisation

Top stories in Zimbabwe on Sunday included reports that the country's main hospitals are experiencing an increasing number of cases of children born with deformities and the proposed reduction of the government's stake in the stock exchange.According to the state-run Sunday Mail, the country's hospitals are experiencing bizarre cases of children born with split abdomens, a rare condition known as ...

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S/Africa making progress in nuclear programme – Presidency

The South African government is making steady progress in its engagement with prospective nuclear-vendor countries as part of its nuclear energy-building programme, according to the Presidency on Thursday.“South Africa continues to make significant progress with various prospective nuclear-vendor countries towards the expansion in the nuclear energy development programme based on a sustainable energy mix,” ...

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Civil society blasts Botswana HIV testing law

The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) said Tuesday that the Public Health Act of 2013 defeats the efforts of advocacy for the public to test for HIV/AIDS.Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a media workshop in Gaborone, BONELA programmes manager Felistus Motimedi said that the Act criminalized HIV and disregarded the right to privacy. She added that the law would reverse the ...

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Mozambique registers 68 percent drop in infant mortality since 2011

Mozambique has registered an impressive 68 percent in infant mortality over the past three years, Health Minister Alexandre Manguele revealed Sunday.Manguele told state-run Radio Mozambique that the country managed to reduce infant mortality from 200 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2011 to 64 deaths at present. He said the positive results were due to the success of the government's vaccination ...

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Zimbabwean scientists on verge of HIV breakthrough

Zimbabwean scientists are on the verge of developing a microbicide that will prevent women from contracting HIV even if they do not use protection measures during sexual intercourse.The microbicide, whose research is expected to end in mid-2015, uses a ring made of semi-porous material containing the anti-retroviral (ARV) drug dapirivine. The ring will be inserted into a woman's private parts and slowly ...

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Namibia: Remains of New Zealand pilots to undergo DNA tests

The remains of the two New Zealand nationals who died in Namibia on Monday in a gliding accident are expected to undergo DNA tests for identification, a government official said.Morris William Bill Walker and David Speight, both from Queenstown, were on a local reconnaissance flight when the accident happened about 50km from the gliding base in Hardap Region. The experienced pilots with 40 years of flying ...

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UN agency unhappy with government use of HIV/AIDS funds

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAIDS) has expressed concern over the Malawian government's use of HIV and AIDS resources.UNAIDS country director Amakobe Sande told the media that the use of HIV and AIDS resources was a matter of grave concern in Malawi which needed to be addressed urgently. "Government should put in place measures to safeguard the many successes the country has achieved ...

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S/Africa commemorates World AIDS Day in Welkom

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa handed out pamphlets on HIV and AIDS and engaged with residents of Welkom, a town in the Free State Province, during the country's national commemoration of World AIDS Day on Monday.Ramaphosa was accompanied by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Pravin Gordhan, as he engaged with the residents of ...

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Mozambique unveils cervical cancer vaccine for school girls

Mozambique's health ministry has launched a cervical cancer vaccine that will be administered primarily through schools in combination with community-based mobile brigades to target those not in schools, APA learns here on Friday.According to state-controlled daily paper Noticias, it was launched at Manhiça Health Research Centre, some 75km north of the capital Maputo. According to the Centre for Disease ...

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