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  • Sierra Leone: Parliament opens hearing on Ebola fund audit report
    27 february 2015 08:40:31
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Public Account Committee (PAC) of Sierra Leone's Parliament has commenced hearing on the Ebola Audit report which alleges the misappropriation of billions of Leones in the management of Ebola fund. Full text...

  • UN: Concerns over new Ebola cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone
    27 february 2015 07:22:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) have raised concerns about challenges in engaging communities to win the fight against the Ebola disease. Full text...

  • UN: WHO-backed treaty marks 10 years of dramatic change in tobacco use
    26 february 2015 22:48:03
    New York, US (PANA) - A World Health Organization-led treaty that aims to achieve a tobacco-free world has dramatically curbed tobacco use worldwide since its entry into force 10 years ago on Friday. Full text...

  • Congo: NEPAD experts review act on drug approval process in Africa
    25 february 2015 14:54:02
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Experts of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) are meeting in Brazzaville, Congo, to review the Act of the African Union (AU) on the harmonization of registration for medicinal products, PANA learnt Wednesday from the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: WHO Regional Director for Africa ends Sierra Leone visit
    25 february 2015 12:55:29
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The World Health Organization's Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti has ended her visit to Sierra Leone, her first to an Ebola affected country. Full text...

  • Ghana: UNAIDS welcomes efficacy of antiretroviral medicines in preventing new HIV infections
    24 february 2015 21:16:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - UNAIDS has "strongly" welcomed results from scientific trials presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), held in Seattle, United States of America. Full text...

  • UN: WHO appeals for US$1 billion to help 21 million people in four countries
    24 february 2015 19:32:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for US$1 billion Full text...

  • UN: WHO urges global switch to 'smart' syringes by 2020
    24 february 2015 09:33:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on all countries to switch by 2020 to new "smart syringes'' that cannot be used more than once, in order to protect millions of people from deadly infections acquired through unsafe injections. Full text...

  • Guinea: EU donates 485,296 euro to Guinean media for Ebola war
    21 february 2015 09:36:29
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – The European Union has granted an amount of 485,296 euro to the Guinean media to help it mobilize and reorient its additional activities towards the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Full text...

  • UN: WHO says new Ebola test kit unveiled
    20 february 2015 20:14:44
    New York, US (PANA) - A new test kit to identify the deadly Ebola infection in just 15 minutes has raised hope that new advances can be made fighting the disease, a World Health Organization statement said on Friday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO report urges boosting national-level investment to tackle neglected tropical diseases
    19 february 2015 22:06:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday launched a new report stressing that countries must scale up investment to tackle leprosy, dengue fever, sleeping sickness and other neglected tropical diseases, in order to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials call for more efforts to end Ebola cases
    18 february 2015 22:45:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, on Wednesday in New York said that the final phase of getting to zero the number of Ebola cases may well be the hardest, saying that "the hunt to track down the Ebola virus is like looking for needles in haystacks". Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Leaders of parliament, anti-corruption commission spat over missing Ebola funds
    18 february 2015 19:27:20
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Leader of Sierra Leone's Parliament Ibrahim Bundu and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chief Josepth Kamara have clashed openly over the apparently missing Ebola funds as contained in the Auditor General's report. Full text...

  • Botswana: HPV vaccination on young girls to begin
    18 february 2015 12:00:53
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s ministry of health intends to administer Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination to girls aged between 9 and 13 years, next week. Full text...

  • UN: UN launches 'All In' initiative to end adolescent AIDS
    17 february 2015 19:32:29
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday launched a new global Full text...

  • Tanzania: AfDB Board mulls sustained holistic approaches to defeat Ebola
    17 february 2015 17:49:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group have discussed the imperative to eradicate the Ebola Virus Disease, which has affected nearly 23,000 and killed over 9,000 people in West Africa, the Bank said Tuesday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • Kenya: World Bank to launch security initiatives in Ebola-hit rural Guinea
    17 february 2015 13:38:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea, worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic, will receive training from the World Bank on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food, the FAO said in a news dispatch Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO turns to foreign medical teams to combat Ebola virus
    14 february 2015 17:20:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) says it will put together medical Full text...

  • South Sudan: MSF fighting against measles in Yida refugee camp
    13 february 2015 14:00:56
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The charity organization, Doctors without Border (MSF), has said its teams have admitted 93 patients with measles in South Sudan and launched a mass vaccination campaign in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Full text...

  • UN: UN-hosted forum seeks to advance women's health for post-2015 agenda
    12 february 2015 17:19:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN is hosting the inaugural World Women’s Health and Development Forum, bringing together world leaders, representatives of UN system entities, scientists, healthcare professionals, and members of civil society, the media and the private sector to discuss how best to advance the health, wealth and empowerment of women worldwide. Full text...

  • UN: UNDP chief begins West Africa visit focused on Ebola recovery
    12 february 2015 05:50:02
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark has commenced a one-week visit to West Africa, with stops in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where there have been almost 23,000 reported Ebola cases with over 9,000 reported deaths. Full text...

  • Zambia: Travellers from Zambia no longer need Yellow Fever jabs to enter South Africa
    11 february 2015 17:33:35
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Pretoria has officially announced that travellers from Zambia no longer require to produce proof of Yellow Fever vaccination when entering South Africa following the World Health Organisation’s listing of Zambia among low-risk countries. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan denies bombing MSF-run hosptial in South Kordufan
    11 february 2015 14:23:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has denied an allegation by Doctors without Borders (MSF) that its planes bombarded an MSF-run hospital in South Kordufan, disrupting medical operations there. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: PACF moves to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa
    09 february 2015 14:48:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) on Monday launched an appeal for 5 million Pounds sterling, with which to finance the community partnerships whose goal is to eradicate the mother-to-child HIV transmission in West and Central Africa in 2016. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea: CAF President honoured for achievement on HIV/AIDS through football
    09 february 2015 07:42:17
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou has been honoured with the prestigious 2015 Certificate of Achievement by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on the occasion of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says West African communities receiving Ebola’s orphans with open arms
    06 february 2015 20:27:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the grief among the more than 16,000 children orphaned by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa runs deep, but most of them have been taken in by families, thanks to the bonds of kinship that have proved stronger than stigma and fear associated with the disease. Full text...

  • Senegal: GGA says Africa outpaces America in combating measles
    05 february 2015 15:17:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Good Governance Africa (GGA), a research and advocacy body working towards improved governance on the continent, Thursday said that for once, Africa is outpacing America in combating measles. Full text...

  • UN: On World Cancer Day, UN nuclear agency calls for equitable access for all patients
    05 february 2015 08:13:23
    New York US (PANA) - As the international community marks the World Cancer Day to remember the millions of preventable deaths caused by the disease, the Director-General of the UN Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr. Yukiya Amano, has said a huge percentage of the world’s cancer deaths occurring in developing countries can be prevented. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says large-scale Ebola vaccine trials underway in Liberia
    04 february 2015 08:21:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Ebola vaccine trials now underway in Liberia will soon start in Guinea and Sierra Leone, the two other Full text...

  • Burundi: EU donates 64 vehicles to Burundi's health sector
    03 february 2015 18:15:53
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundi's health ministry on Tuesday received a donation of 64 vehicles as part of the 26.5 million euros European Union (EU) support to the country's special health project, dubbed 'Amagara Meza' (meaning 'good health' in Kirundi national language). Full text...

  • Tanzania: UN chief says affordable, quality healthcare must be part of Africa's agenda
    30 january 2015 17:58:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to make affordable, quality healthcare a central feature of Africa's development agenda. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says number of new Ebola cases reaching record low
    30 january 2015 07:03:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the number of new Ebola cases recorded in West Africa fell below 100 for the first time in seven months, noting that the battle against the deadly virus has shifted from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU says gains against Ebola encouraging
    28 january 2015 17:05:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - As civil society organizations express concern over fulfillment of pledges, the African Umiom (AU) Wednesday said situations in the three Ebola affected countries were improving. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: WHO approves designation of Africa regional director
    27 january 2015 19:30:45
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The 136th session of the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO), held in Geneva, has approved the designation of Botswana's Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti as WHO Regional Director for Africa, said a communiqué sent Tuesday to PANA in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Kikwete joins global leaders at immunisation fund raising
    27 january 2015 11:29:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has arrived in Berlin, Germany, to attend a high-level meeting of the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) being hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday to mobilise funds for global immunisation programmes through 2020. Full text...

  • Kenya: WHO calls for better preparedness for Ebola outbreaks
    26 january 2015 14:09:20
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Ebola outbreak is “clearly” retreating throughout the affected countries of West Africa but the continuing emergency response shows the need for urgent changes so that, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said Full text...

  • Tanzania: NEPAD joins AU in fight against Ebola
    26 january 2015 12:08:45
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The NEPAD Agency of the African Union (AU) has said it is placing emphasis on mobilising African countries to put in place conducive and enabling environment for conducting clinical trials to test the candidate vaccines and other therapies against the Ebola virus. Full text...

  • UN: WHO to hold special meeting on Ebola on Sunday
    24 january 2015 06:41:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold a special meeting Full text...

  • UN: UN lauds Mali for stemming Ebola epidemic
    23 january 2015 20:23:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday commended Mali for stemming the Ebola outbreak and urged the West African nation to remain vigilant as neighbouring countries continue to report new cases as part of the epidemic that has recorded nearly 22,000 cases and more than 8,600 deaths to date. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Over 2.5m reached in emergency anti-malaria campaign - WHO
    22 january 2015 13:01:25
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Two successive emergency response campaigns in Sierra Leone to distribute anti-malarial drugs to people living in areas affected by Ebola have successfully reached more than 2.5 million people, and significantly reduced the number of people with fever that might be mistaken for Ebola, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • UN: UN launches US$1 billion appeal for global Ebola response
    21 january 2015 21:28:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, appealed for US$1 billion for the first six months of 2015 to sustain the momentum to stamp out Ebola in West Africa. Full text...

  • US: UNDP-led mission on recovery programme for Ebola-affected West African States
    21 january 2015 13:42:08
    New York, US (PANA) - A UNDP-led mission which will identify critical areas of support needed to help the nations most affected by Ebola start their recoveries, concluded their work Tuesday in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius offers US$100,000 to fight Ebola
    21 january 2015 11:52:25
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius is to contribute US$100,000 to the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which is ravaging parts of West Africa, PANA reported Wednesday from Port-Louis, the capital city. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials urge more vigilance in Ebola fight as West Africa marks progress
    20 january 2015 23:00:23
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said it is almost one year since Ebola began spreading in West Africa, ravaging villages and local economies. Full text...

  • Ghana: Rotary gives Nigeria US$8.1 for polio eradication (Refiling to add clarify amount in the lead)
    20 january 2015 21:41:30
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - As Nigeria marks six months without a new case of polio, Rotary has announced US$8.1 million in grants to help the country in its final push to eradicate the disease within its borders. Full text...

  • Ghana: Rotary gives Nigeria US$8.1m for polio eradication
    20 january 2015 21:36:22
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - As Nigeria marks six months without a new case of polio, Rotary has announced US$8.1 in grants to help the country in its final push to eradicate the disease within its borders. Full text...

  • Ghana: Carter congratulates Ghana for eliminating Guinea worm
    20 january 2015 08:38:40
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Centre have congratulated Ghana on being certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) this week as having eliminated Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis), a water-borne parasitic disease poised to be the second human disease in history, after small pox, to be eradicated. 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: Centre for Alzheimer Disease control opened in Tunis
    17 january 2015 13:52:59
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The first health centre for the treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD) in Africa and the Middle East was opened on Friday in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU releases 215 million euros for Ebola vaccines
    17 january 2015 12:37:21
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has raised 215 million euros to finance projects aiming at combating the Ebola epidemic, particularly for vaccines and quick tests essential to overcome the disease, official sources said. Full text...

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