Health - Epidemics & Scourges
  • UN: UN urges collective action to end AIDS epidemic
    06 june 2016 21:55:41
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that, while much Full text...

  • UN: WHO to shake up global response to epidemics after Ebola
    21 august 2015 17:17:39
    New York, US (PANA) - Health experts are preparing to meet in coming days to hammer out Full text...

  • UN: WHO draws lessons from Ebola to prepare roadmap for future epidemics
    13 may 2015 09:42:44
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded a meeting on Ebola research and development (R Full text...

  • Mauritius: IOC trains field epidemiologists in Indian Ocean
    16 january 2015 11:34:50
    Ebène, Mauritius (PANA) - The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), based in Mauritius, has started a two-year training of a dozen epidemiologists from Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros and Mauritius on practical and tutorial exercises under a project of sanitary surveillance. Full text...

  • WHO Africa Region gets own strategic health operations centre
    16 december 2010 11:13:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Strategic Health Operations Centre, known simply as the AFRO SHOC Room, has been established at the Brazzaville headquarters of the WHO Regional Office for Africa, according to a WHO press release, received here Thursday. Full text...

  • Tanzania faces fresh cholera, measles outbreaks
    16 october 2006 10:14:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Health authorities announced here Monday that they had evacuated maternity wards at one of the Tanzania commercial capital’s state-run hospitals to accommodate the rising number of cholera and measles patients. Full text...

  • Haemorrhagic epidemic, yellow fever in DR Congo Bandundu
    16 june 2004 19:21:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A haemorrhagic epidemic and yellow fever have broken out recently in Kwango district's Popokabaka area and in the Bagata and Kikingi health zones near the suburbs of Bandundu town, respectively, the Congolese News Agency (ACP) reported. Full text...

  • Douala hosts meeting on epidemics in Africa
    18 may 2004 12:33:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- About 100 delegates from several African countries are attending a conference here on ways to contain epidemics in the continent. Full text...

  • Epidemics loom in flooded areas in Sudan
    18 august 2003 09:32:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Residents of Kassala city in eastern Sudan are facing health hazards after floods from Al-Gash river killed at least 14 people, destroyed hundreds of homes and schools, swept away electricity poles and forced the closure of the city's only hospital. Full text...

  • Epidemics still rife in DR Congo
    25 june 2003 18:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Dr Pierre Kandolo, director of the Extended Immunisation Programme (EIP) conceded Tuesday that tuberculosis, whooping cough, lockjaw, polio, measles and yellow fever epidemics remained a big health problem in DR Congo. Full text...

  • WHO reports outbreaks of 6 diseases in 31 African countries
    03 april 2003 16:21:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Outbreaks of six communicable diseases were reported in 31 of the 46 countries in the African Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the first quarter of this year, according to statistics released in Brazzaville by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO). Full text...

  • Meningitis, measles kill 153 in Niger
    06 march 2003 19:04:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Some 130 people have died of meningitis and another 23 from measles in Niger this year, a government statement said. Full text...



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