Health - Diseases
  • UN: UN chief urges more partnerships for healthier world
    17 september 2016 21:17:02
    New York, US (PANA) - Praising the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a model of partnership that brings together people and development partners, governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by diseases, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said such broad cooperation is also the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Full text...

  • UN: WHO names Michael Bloomberg Global Ambassador on Non-Communicable Diseases
    18 august 2016 15:10:24
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has named former New York Mayor and philanthropist, Michael Bloomberg, as its Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). Full text...

  • UN: WHO urges speeding up efforts on non-communicable diseases
    19 july 2016 06:54:57
    New York, US (PANA) - Governments must make greater efforts to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes and lung disease, the leading causes of death among the elderly, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Campaign launched to prevent Non-Communicable Diseases among farmers
    17 september 2015 10:24:58
    Rose Belle, Mauritius (PANA) - A three-month national health campaign targeting some 10,000 small farmers was launched Thursday in Mauritius, with the aim of preventing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) among the target group. Full text...

  • Senegal: Ecobank Foundation intensifies partnership against HIV, TB, Malaria in Africa
    09 september 2015 15:06:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Ecobank Foundation and two of its partners have launched the second year of a strategic partnership to reduce the impact of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in West Africa. Full text...

  • UN: WHO unveils sanitation, hygiene plan to eradicate tropical diseases by 2020
    27 august 2015 18:55:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday announced it is strengthening water, sanitation and hygiene services to accelerate progress in eliminating neglected tropical diseases by 2020 that affect more than 1 billion of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. Full text...

  • UN: WHO urges greater government action against non-communicable diseases
    19 january 2015 20:12:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The international community has an opportunity to reverse the global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and prevent the grim annual toll of 16 million people who die of heart and lung diseases, strokes, cancer and diabetes before the age of 70, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Noncommunicable diseases cause 49,000 deaths per year in Tunisia'
    09 september 2014 00:05:00
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) cause more than 49,000 deaths per year in Tunisia, the Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Middle East, Alaa Alwan, said at a recent seminar in Tunis. Full text...

  • UN: WHO chief urges more financial, technical help to cope with diseases
    10 july 2014 22:29:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Ms. Margaret Full text...

  • Africa to meet on fight against non-communicable diseases
    20 march 2011 15:49:24
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - In an effort to address the growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), technical experts and Ministers of Health in the African region will meet 4-6 April in Brazzaville, Congo, for the first African regional consultation on NCDs under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss the region’s response to the crisis. Full text...

  • WHO endorses new rapid TB test
    08 december 2010 14:22:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday endorsed a new and novel rapid test for tuberculosis (TB), especially relevant in countries most affected by the disease. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Foundation to build Centre for infectious diseases
    03 march 2002 20:27:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Kadhafi International Charity Foundation plans to build a Centre for infectious diseases in Tripoli, to strengthen the fight against communicable diseases in Africa, the Foundation's President, Saif Alislam Moammar Kadhafi has said. Full text...



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