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  • Cote d’Ivoire: Cote d'Ivoire introduces polio vaccine into national vaccination programme
    27 june 2015 12:07:51
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Cote d’Ivoire government on Friday introduced a poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV) in its national vaccination programme to vaccinate a total of 650,000 children every year under a strategic plan (2013/2018) to eradicate the debilitating disease in the country.Full text...

  • DR Congo: 3,700 children successfully treated of malnutrition effects in DRC
    25 june 2015 12:26:47
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Some 3,700 children, aged between 6 months and 5 years, have returned to their homes in healthy conditions from the malnutrition centres in the Kailo and Kabambare, in eastern DR Congo, after being treated during an intensive programme of the international NGO Coopi, the Office for the Coordination of humanitarian affairs (OCHA) indicated here in a communique received by PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: Child under-nutrition costs Burkina Faso US$800 million a year
    23 june 2015 20:12:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Burkina Faso loses more than US$800 million annually due to child under-nutrition, according to a new report, which says increased healthcare costs, additional burdens on the educational system and lower workforce productivity are behind this loss. Full text...

  • Italy: Queen Letizia of Spain named FAO's Special Ambassador on Nutrition
    12 june 2015 20:27:20
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The Queen Letizia of Spain was on Friday named FAO's Special Ambassador for Nutrition at a ceremony at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Headquarters in Rome. Full text...

  • Italy: IFAD provides loan-cum-grant to boost nutrition security in Guinea-Bissau
    10 june 2015 14:49:12
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – Guinea-Bissau and the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) Wednesday signed in Rome, Italy, a US$4.7 million loan and $4.7 million grant agreement to finance the West African country’s Economic Development Project for the Southern Regions (PADES).Full text...

  • UN: 600,000 Liberian children to get measles, polio vaccination
    08 may 2015 17:08:59
    New York, US (PANA) - Hundreds of thousands of Liberian children who missed out on Full text...

  • UN: 'Thousands of women, children in Cameroon, Chad, Niger face malnutrition'
    08 may 2015 08:42:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that thousands Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF to vaccinate 3 million children Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
    25 april 2015 04:55:17
    New York, US (PANA) - For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns aimed at protecting three million children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases such as measles and polio. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritians vaccinated against flu as winter season starts
    23 april 2015 09:26:13
    Rose-Hill, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius on Thursday launched the 2015 anti-influenza vaccination programme for persons aged 60 and above, children with disabilities as well as inmates of private licensed homes, PANA reported. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says global vaccination targets 'far off track'
    23 april 2015 06:51:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that progress towards Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: WFP to combat malnutrition in Madagascar
    16 april 2015 22:00:47
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) is to send high nutrition food to Madagascar to combat severe malnutrition affecting 15,000 children aged between 6 and 24 months in the districts of Betioky, Beloha and Bekily in the south of the country.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 official says malnutrition rates high in Somalia
    30 january 2015 06:51:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, says malnutrition rates are stubbornly high in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition.Full text...

  • Sudan: ECHO extends €1.3 million to address emergency levels of malnutrition in Sudan
    12 january 2015 17:54:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has donated an additional Euros 1,335,000 to UNICEF, as part of the scale-up efforts at addressing the emergency levels of malnutrition in the most affected regions of Sudan.Full text...

  • Mozambique: US official encourages African countries to attain some key targets of MDGs
    11 december 2014 16:50:01
    Chimoio, Mozambique (PANA) - African countries lagging behind on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) still can work hard to achieve some key targets by the 2015 deadline, according to US Ambassador David Lane who is in charge of his government's interventions for UN agencies responsible for food and agriculture. Full text...

  • Mozambique: Expert bemoans food security challenges in Africa
    09 december 2014 21:05:32
    Chimoio, Mozambique (PANA) - A UN official has bemoaned food security challenges in Africa saying that countries on the continent are still struggling to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable people.Full text...

  • UN: FAO/WHO conference moves to eradicate malnutrition, hunger
    22 november 2014 07:27:16
    New York, US (PANA) - In a move hailed as a renewed global momentum to end hunger, leaders from over 170 countries who attended a UN nutrition conference, which concluded on Friday, pledged to establish national policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition in all its forms, from hunger to obesity, and transform food systems to make nutritious diets available to all.Full text...

  • Italy: Pope Francis urges solidarity, concrete action in global nutrition challenge
    20 november 2014 13:37:40
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Pope Francis has told politicians from around the world to view food, nutrition and the environment as global public issues at a time when nations are more tightly linked with each other than ever before.Full text...

  • Italy: Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies, actions
    19 november 2014 13:11:06
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - In a major step towards eradicating malnutrition worldwide, more than 170 countries Wednesday made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets.Full text...

  • UN: FAO launches 'pocketbook' on nutrition
    17 november 2014 18:16:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday released Full text...

  • Rwanda: Malnutrition exposes African population to serious health risks - IFPRI
    13 november 2014 18:08:20
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - In spite of increased spending on social protection in many African countries, half of them still experience a level of malnutrition that constitutes serious public health risk, according to a new report published Thursday by the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).Full text...

  • Rwanda: Prominent musicians to spread the word on healthier diets
    10 november 2014 13:27:07
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A group of prominent Rwandan artists, who are specialised in playing Afro-Pop, Rap and RFull text...

  • Rwanda: Food expert urges appropriate strategies to address 'hidden hunger' in Sub-Sahara Africa
    21 october 2014 17:08:22
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Sub-Sahara Africa needs to address the challenge of stopping food losses that occur mostly at the processing and storage stage, in order to cut down alarming rates of hunger and under-nutrition, the Director General of the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Shenggen Fan, told PANA in an exclusive interview here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Govt’s funding for nutrition continues to be undesirably low, Civil Society charges
    16 october 2014 07:18:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Zambia Civil Society Organisation Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance has bemoaned the meager budget allocation to the coordinating National Food and Nutrition Commission, saying this demonstrates inadequate appreciation on the part of government of the potential dangers exerted by under-nutrition to national and economic development. Full text...

  • Rwanda: New Global Hunger Index report shows progress in Sub-Saharan Africa
    13 october 2014 17:18:28
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Over the last two decades at least six African countries have registered tremendous improvements in addressing child underweight, described as the main indicator of hunger and under-nutrition, despite persistent food insecurity in several parts across the continent, according to a new Global Hunger Index (GHI) report for 2014. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Report highlights need for GMO technologies in increasing Africa's food security
    08 october 2014 13:15:51
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - One way to sustain crop productivity in Africa is through the increased use of bio-technology, including genetically modified organism (GMO) which can lead to an improvement in farmers' livelihoods on the continent, according to a new joint report released Wednesday by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB). Full text...

  • Cameroon: Five million children to be vaccinated against polio
    02 august 2014 10:44:41
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon's Secretary for Health, Alim Hayatou, on Friday launched the 7th phase of free vaccination of children aged up to five years against wild poliomyelitis. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian govt. creates national council for nutrition
    16 july 2014 15:15:27
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian Government on Wednesday established a national council for nutrition (NCN), with a view to resolving the chronic malnutrition which has a prevalence rate of 30% and increases infant mortality in the country.Full text...

  • Benin: Rome to host international nutrition conference in November
    14 june 2014 21:33:29
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The second international nutrition conference will be held 19-21 Nov. in Rome, Italy, according to a joint statement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • Italy: FAO, WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition
    12 june 2014 15:40:44
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, governments should make stronger commitments at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to ensure healthier diets for all, the heads of FAO and WHO said Thursday.Full text...

  • Benin: UNICEF alerts on severe child malnutrition in north-east Benin
    01 june 2014 11:32:30
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The UNICEF resident representative in Benin, Dr. Anne Vincent, has alerted on severe child malnutrition in Alibori, north-eastern Benin, according to a statement issued here Saturday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: PM launches wild polio virus vaccination campaign
    30 may 2014 17:29:33
    Yaoundé, Cameroun (PANA) – The Cameroonian prime minister, Philémon Yang, on Friday launched the fifth round of the nationwide vaccination campaign against the wild polio virus. Full text...

  • Italy: FAO urges global commitment to tackle world’s nutrition challenges
    22 may 2014 14:16:18
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, on Wednesday called on countries to put nutrition high on their national and international agendas, and to take a lead role in the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). Full text...

  • Belgium: EU to give 25m euro yearly for vaccination campaign in poor countries
    20 may 2014 12:50:49
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union is to give 25 million euros yearly between 2014 and 2020 to finance vaccination campaigns in poor countries. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali begins 4th edition of African vaccination week
    02 may 2014 20:13:30
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government on Friday launched the 4th edition of the African vaccination week along with activities for the national vaccination day.Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF warns of malnutrition crisis in South Sudan
    23 april 2014 13:54:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the surging violence in South Sudan is exacerbating an already "very dangerous" malnutrition crisis in the country. Full text...

  • Congo: African Vaccination Week proves its worth (WHO/AFRO FEATURES)
    18 april 2014 10:26:36
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - If any doubts ever existed about the wisdom or benefits of instituting the African Vaccination Week (AVW), the celebration of the 3rd edition in the Region in 2013 very eloquently cleared such doubts. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Maternal healthcare improves with more foreign aid
    16 april 2014 14:07:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia has met one of the global anti-poverty targets by radically improving child survival and reducing the death of women during pregnancy and child-birth. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Old people get vaccinated against flu
    06 april 2014 14:24:15
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Health Ministry will start a vaccination campaign against seasonal flu for people aged 60 and above as from Monday, PANA learnt from sanitary sources here Sunday. Full text...

  • Mali: National vaccination campaign for animals launched
    03 march 2014 15:38:52
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali on Sunday launched a national campaign to vaccinate its animals, including 9.7 million cattle, 13 million sheep, 18 million goats, 35 million poultry and 800,000 camels , PANA learnt from official sources.Full text...

  • Switzerland:140,000 to be vaccinated against cholera in South Sudan
    23 february 2014 11:24:44
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Some 140,000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan, which has been wracked by internecine fighting since last December, are to be vaccinated against cholera by the World Health Organisation (WHO), working with the South Sudan Government and partners, the global health agency said in a statement issued here this weekend. Full text...

  • Tanzania: US govt supports campaign against childhood malnutrition
    19 february 2014 11:34:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - As part of its global hunger and food security initiative, the US government Wednesday launched a three-week micro-nutrient powder campaign in three regions of Tanzania to help combat childhood malnutrition. Full text...

  • Senegal gets US$ 42 million to improve health and nutrition
    20 december 2013 16:44:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The World Bank has offered Senegal US$42 million to enable the West African country fund its health and nutrition services, needed mostly by thousands of women and children, PANA learnt here from official sources. Full text...

  • Child malnutrition worsening in Cameroon
    19 december 2013 10:02:26
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - The rate of child malnutrition in Cameroon rose from 24 to 33 per cent between 1991 and 2011. Full text...

  • Congo to launch national vaccination campaign against measles
    10 december 2013 11:04:21
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congolese health authorities will launch a national Vaccination Programme (PEV) under which children aged five and under will be vaccinated against measles. Full text...

  • Polio vaccination starts Friday in Cameroon
    04 december 2013 12:15:58
    Yaoundé, Cameroun (PANA) - Cameroonian health authorities will Friday launch a three-day vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis in eight regions of the country, PANA reported from Yaoundé Wednesday, quoting the Public Health Ministry. Full text...

  • Gambia signs MOU to fight malnutrition
    03 december 2013 20:57:20
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Banjul Office of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Gambian National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and Ministry of Health have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at combating malnutrition in The Gambia, the Voice newspaper reported on Tuesday.Full text...

  • WHO issues new guidance for treating children with severe acute malnutrition
    27 november 2013 10:03:38
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million under-five children worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition. Full text...

  • Typhoon Haiyan: WHO, Philippines Govt launch mass vaccination campaign
    22 november 2013 09:37:11
    Manila, Philippines (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Philippines Department of Health have launched a vaccination campaign to prevent outbreaks of measles and polio among survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Full text...

  • FAO, WHO seek to improve nutrition globally
    13 november 2013 23:01:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says food systems will need to change significantly to tackle severe nutrition problems that currently afflict more than half of the world’s population. Full text...

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