Mozambique: Cholera outbreak spreads to flood-hit Zambezia

Mozambique: Cholera outbreak spreads to flood-hit Zambezia

Governor of Mozambique's worst flood-hit central Zambezia province Abdul Razak, says a cholera outbreak has struck his region, with eight cases being diagnosed since ...

Botswana makes strides in combating HIV and AIDS – Official

Botswana makes strides in combating HIV and AIDS – Official

Botswana has made significant strides in addressing the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS, National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) coordinator Grace Muzila said Monday.Officially ...

Cuba to assist Botswana with anti-malaria plants

Cuba to assist Botswana with anti-malaria plants

Cuban ambassador to Botswana, Juan Carlos Corrales, on Monday said Botswana could benefit immensely from his government's two health initiatives aimed at malaria control and ...

Mozambique cholera deal toll reaches 31

Mozambique cholera deal toll reaches 31

Mozambique's Health Minister Nazira Abdula said Friday that a cholera outbreak in the country's flood-stricken northern region has risen to 31 from 28 earlier this week.Abdula said ...

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 ...

S/Africa sends more health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa

S/Africa sends more health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa

South Africa is sending additional 23 health workers to Ebola-hit West African states in collaboration with the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) as ...

Botswana rolls out cervical cancer vaccination campaign

Botswana rolls out cervical cancer vaccination campaign

Deputy permanent secretary in Botswana's Ministry of Health, Shenaaz al-Halabi on Friday said the national roll out of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination campaign was a ...

Mozambique: Cholera outbreak spreads to flood-hit Zambezia

Governor of Mozambique's worst flood-hit central Zambezia province Abdul Razak, says a cholera outbreak has struck his region, with eight cases being diagnosed since Monday.Noormahomed said none of them have died of the disease so far but there had been 23 cases of serious diarrhoea among 16 children and seven adults, and eight of these had been diagnosed as cholera. The governor is quoted by private ...

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Botswana makes strides in combating HIV and AIDS – Official

Botswana has made significant strides in addressing the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS, National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) coordinator Grace Muzila said Monday.Officially opening the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Networking Meeting in Gaborone, Muzila said the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) and anti-retroviral treatment programmes have been major successes in that ...

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Cuba to assist Botswana with anti-malaria plants

Cuban ambassador to Botswana, Juan Carlos Corrales, on Monday said Botswana could benefit immensely from his government's two health initiatives aimed at malaria control and fighting diabetes.Speaking during a courtesy call on North West District Council officials, Corrales said Cuba has developed anti-malarial plants used to control mosquitoes at larvae stage. He revealed that research had shown that ...

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Mozambique cholera deal toll reaches 31

Mozambique's Health Minister Nazira Abdula said Friday that a cholera outbreak in the country's flood-stricken northern region has risen to 31 from 28 earlier this week.Abdula said the number of reported cholera cases had grown to 2,903, with Tete province being the worst affected area where there have been 1,328 confirmed cases and 19 deaths. “In Nampula there have been 1,017 cases and four deaths, and in ...

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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 things, the session will discuss the Panel's future work ahead of the election of a new chair and other bureau members later this year, a statement from UNEP in Nairobi disclosed. In advance of the IPCC session, senior IPCC ...

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S/Africa sends more health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa

South Africa is sending additional 23 health workers to Ebola-hit West African states in collaboration with the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) as part of the AU's efforts to contain the disease in the region, a local NGO said on Tuesday.South Africa's Right to Care organisation, which partnered with the Ministry of Health to send the first batch of health workers almost a ...

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Botswana rolls out cervical cancer vaccination campaign

Deputy permanent secretary in Botswana's Ministry of Health, Shenaaz al-Halabi on Friday said the national roll out of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination campaign was a result of a robust strategic plan undertaken by the ministry to combat the spread of cervical cancer.Speaking during the launch of the national rollout for the vaccine in Selibe Phikwe, Al-Halabi pointed out that the campaign comes ...

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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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