Mozambique unveils cervical cancer vaccine for school girls

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 ...

Zimbabwe power utility warns of high risk of electrocution

Zimbabwe power utility warns of high risk of electrocution

Zimbabwe's state-run power utility on Wednesday warned the public to avoid coming into contact with electricity cables in the wake of damage to power lines during the ongoing rainy ...

Malawi dispels Ebola outbreak rumour

Malawi dispels Ebola outbreak rumour

The Malawian government has dispelled fears about a suspected Ebola case at its one of the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the commercial capital Blantyre.Ministry of Health ...

Zimbabwe to contribute 20 experts to AU Ebola response contingent

Zimbabwe to contribute 20 experts to AU Ebola response contingent

Zimbabwe plans to send 20 health professionals to assist in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, APA learnt here Saturday.According to Deputy ...

Botswana’s Moeti elected WHO Africa chief

Botswana’s Moeti elected WHO Africa chief

Botswana medical practitioner Matshidiso Moeti was Wednesday elected the World Health Organization's new Africa director, the UN agency announced.A long-time veteran of the UN ...

Namibia launches HIV testing national strategy

Namibia launches HIV testing national strategy

Deputy Namibian Health Minister Petrina Haingura has expressed concern that the southern African country's previous HIV and AIDS responses have failed to embrace the needs of young ...

Botswana sets up isolation centres as Ebola scare rages on

Botswana sets up isolation centres as Ebola scare rages on

Botswana has set up some Ebola isolation centres in the wake of unconfirmed reports that a patient died in Pahalapye village this week, APA learnt here on Friday.Palapye district ...

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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Zimbabwe power utility warns of high risk of electrocution

Zimbabwe's state-run power utility on Wednesday warned the public to avoid coming into contact with electricity cables in the wake of damage to power lines during the ongoing rainy season.A Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company spokesperson said there was a high risk of electrocution during the rainy season due to cases of “trees falling on power lines, water seeping into cable joints ...

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Malawi dispels Ebola outbreak rumour

The Malawian government has dispelled fears about a suspected Ebola case at its one of the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the commercial capital Blantyre.Ministry of Health spokesperson Henry Chimbali said Monday that Malawians should not panic about a possible outbreak of the disease because there was no case yet reported in the country. "Should we have an Ebola case in the country, we will let the ...

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Zimbabwe to contribute 20 experts to AU Ebola response contingent

Zimbabwe plans to send 20 health professionals to assist in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, APA learnt here Saturday.According to Deputy Health Minister Paul Chimedza, the Zimbabwean experts will be part of a 2,000-strong African Union team that will be deployed to the West African countries to help fight the disease that has devastated the region since the beginning ...

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Botswana’s Moeti elected WHO Africa chief

Botswana medical practitioner Matshidiso Moeti was Wednesday elected the World Health Organization's new Africa director, the UN agency announced.A long-time veteran of the UN agency, Moeti was elected during the ongoing WHO Africa's regional conference in Benin. “I'm very happy and proud of the way this process was conducted,” Moeti said after being declared the winner. She noted that as regional director ...

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Namibia launches HIV testing national strategy

Deputy Namibian Health Minister Petrina Haingura has expressed concern that the southern African country's previous HIV and AIDS responses have failed to embrace the needs of young people in dealing with the pandemic.While launching the country's three-year National Strategy for HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) in the capital on Tuesday, Haingura said it was imperative for Namibia and other African ...

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Botswana sets up isolation centres as Ebola scare rages on

Botswana has set up some Ebola isolation centres in the wake of unconfirmed reports that a patient died in Pahalapye village this week, APA learnt here on Friday.Palapye district health management team has identified two isolation centres for potential Ebola cases at Khurumela clinic and Martins Drift border post. This follows allegations in Palapye suggesting that the Ebola virus had claimed the life of a ...

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Botswana rubbishes Ebola death claims

The health ministry has confirmed that Botswana remains free of the Ebola virus, APA learnt here on Thursday.This followed allegations that a person died in Palapye village in what is suspected to be an Ebola related death. In a report by the state media, the deputy permanent secretary in the ministry Shenaaz El-Halabi said the government, along with others in the southern African region as well as local ...

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Angolan defence forces on alert for Ebola outbreak

Angolan soldiers are on high alert to respond to an outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, chief of staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda revealed on Wednesday.Speaking in Dundo in the eastern Lunda Norte province, Nunda said the FAA's health brigades around the country were working with officials from the Ministry of Health to devise Ebola prevention measures. He told journalists ...

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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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