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  • 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...

  • GAVI Alliance says 250 million children to be vaccinated by 2015
    15 october 2013 16:36:29
    New York, US (PANA) - A partnership between public and private sector, the GAVI Alliance, is was on track to meet its targets of supporting developing countries to immunize nearly 250 million children by 2015. Full text...

  • UN agencies stress dog vaccinations, public awareness to eliminate rabies
    28 september 2013 19:25:54
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have called for the elimination of rabies, stressing that mass dog vaccinations and public awareness were the key to breaking the cycle of transmission. Full text...

  • US assists Burundi to fight acute malnutrition
    30 august 2013 15:53:10
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The U.S. government has delivered 240 tons of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) worth US$2 million to Burundi in response to the high level of severe acute malnutrition affecting 6% of children under 5 years in the African nation, according to the Burundi Office of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • More than 22,000 children affected by malnutrition in southern DRC
    31 july 2013 20:25:58
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – More than 22,700 children are suffering from malnutrition in the province of Katanga, in south-west of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the spokesperson for the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Yvon Edoumou, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania launches marketplace to tackle malnutrition in communities
    30 july 2013 14:02:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – In a fresh initiative to eliminate malnutrition, Tanzania on Tuesday launched an interactive platform bringing together local and medium enterprises, development partners and social investment firms to make nutritious foods available on the market for the entire population. Full text...

  • UNICEF, partners raise alarm on nutrition crisis in northern Mali
    24 july 2013 17:53:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The humanitarian community is sounding the alarm on a nutrition Full text...

  • Chronic malnutrition affects 58% of children in Burundi - UNICEF
    19 july 2013 18:32:35
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Chronic malnutrition is affecting more than 58% of the children under the age of five years in Burundi and it impacts negatively on the physical growth and the intellectual capacity of the latter while undermining the country’s effort to achieve development, a press statement from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.Full text...

  • Leaders sign new commitment to eliminate malnutrition
    08 june 2013 18:56:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement on Saturday hailed world leaders for signing the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact in London as an indication of unprecedented determination to end the injustice of malnutrition. Full text...

  • UN chief urges private sector to boost maternal health
    08 may 2013 12:40:54
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the need for the private sector to contribute more to improving maternal health services across the world through the UN's 'Every Woman, Every Child' initiative. Full text...

  • Third African Vaccination Week to be celebrated 22-28 April
    20 april 2013 14:08:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The third African Vaccination Week (AVW), organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Region, will be celebrated from 22 to 28 April, 2013, under the theme “Save lives. Prevent disabilities. Vaccinate”, PANA reported here, quoting a statement from the organization's regional office in Brazzaville, Congo.Full text...

  • 3 of 10 African children not yet vaccinated to date, says WHO
    18 april 2013 11:35:53
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Three out of 10 African children have not received vaccination for the first time in their life, Dr. Richard Mihigo, coordinator of the routine immunization and new vaccines programme at the World Health Organization (WHO), said.Full text...

  • Third African Vaccination Week holds 22-28 April
    12 april 2013 08:10:12
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The third African Vaccination Week (AVW), an initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and implemented by countries in the region, will hold 22-28 April, the WHO African Regional Office said here Friday. Full text...

  • Tanzania to host NEPAD confab on nutrition
    20 february 2013 17:57:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), through its flagship programme - the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) - is set to hold a special workshop on nutrition from 25 February to 1 March in Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital. Full text...

  • 20% of Congolese children affected by malnutrition – UNICEF Official
    18 february 2013 15:34:15
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Twenty per cent of Congolese children (or one in every five children) are affected by malnutrition, according to Mrs. Marianne Flach, the country representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Congo, announced here Monday.Full text...

  • UNICEF steps up fight against 'avoidable diseases' in Burundi
    15 january 2013 20:32:36
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is assisting the Burundian government step up itsa fight against "avoidable diseases" by introducing the second vaccine dose against measles into the routine national immunization programme with immediate effect, a communiqué said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • MSF deplores malnutrition, mortality among Malian refugees in Mauritania
    10 january 2013 22:39:59
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The medical NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has expressed alarm at the rate of malnutrition and mortality among Malian children in the M'Bera refugee camp in Eastern Mauritania, a report published Thursday in Nouakchott announced.Full text...

  • ECOWAS mobilises member states on child protection
    30 november 2012 13:35:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has called on member states to support the implementation of regional Policy and Plan of Action for Child Protection and Child Trafficking, as entry points for addressing the challenges related to the protection of the rights of women and children in the region. Full text...

  • Yellow fever vaccination campaign 'going smoothly' in Darfur despite deaths
    25 november 2012 12:13:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The World Health Organization on Sunday said a 12-day vaccination against the deadly yellow fever outbreak in Darfur has been going on smoothly though the death toll among victims has risen to 127 cases.Full text...

  • Routine vaccination reaching four in five children - WHO
    02 november 2012 12:18:48
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Four in five children (83%) worldwide received the recommended three doses of diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis (DTP) vaccine during infancy in 2011, according to new data being released in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) Friday. Full text...

  • NGO alerts on food insecurity in Sudan's South Kordofan
    18 october 2012 12:19:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Food security conditions in South Kordofan, Sudan, are dramatically declining, and malnutrition among children in the rebel-held areas of the conflict-torn state is on the rise, a new report issued Thursday by international NGO Enough Project said. Full text...

  • UN scribe hails progress in scaling up nutrition
    27 september 2012 19:32:29
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday commended the recent achievements in push for maternal and child nutrition while renewing the call to Full text...

  • Somalia signs UN pact against maiming of children
    08 august 2012 17:24:47
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somalia’s interim government has signed a pact with the UN, pledging to protect children from falling victim of shoot-to-kill orders and a pledge by the country’s defence minister to issue commands against the killing of children. Full text...

  • WHO: Togo's national strategic plan for food and nutrition validated
    26 july 2012 20:18:03
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo's national strategic plan for food and nutrition which seeks to fight malnutrition and promote optimal nutrition in the country, has been validated sources close to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Lome said on Thursday. Full text...

  • WFP launches nutritional assistance campaign in Mauritania
    07 june 2012 21:35:35
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday launched an additional food programme for 30,000 children from 6 to 24 months in Mauritania to prevent malnutrition, according to a statement from the UN agency made available to PANA. Full text...

  • WB, Gambia partner on nutrition
    07 may 2012 13:54:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - World Bank’s senior official in charge of nutrition matters Menno Mulder Sibanba has met Gambian Vice-President Isatou Njie-Saidy in the nation's capital, Banjul, in a bid to strengthen partnership on nutrition between the bank and the country. Full text...

  • UNICEF says 1m children at risk from malnutrition in Africa's Sahel
    03 may 2012 07:10:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that at least one million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition in parts of Africa’s Sahel region due to a drought crisis, and called for more resources to assist those in need. Full text...

  • Ghana introduces 2 new vaccines, as African Vaccination Week is launched
    26 april 2012 21:08:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana on Thursday made history as the first African country to simultaneously introduce pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines in its national immunization programme, in a bid to fight pneumonia and diarrheoal diseases, each of which accounts Full text...

  • First-ever World Immunization Week rolls out in 180 countries
    24 april 2012 08:38:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The first-ever World Health Organization’s World Immunization Week (WIW) has kicked off with activities in more than 180 countries, the global health body has announced. Full text...

  • Senegal records 20,000 cases of severe and acute malnutrition
    23 april 2012 21:46:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The resident representative of the UN Children's fund (UNICEF) in Senegal, Mrs Geovanna Barberis, on Monday said that some 20,000 children affected by severe and acute malnutrition had been recorded in several regions of the West African country. Full text...

  • African Vaccination Week holds 23-28 April
    17 april 2012 13:33:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 2012 African Vaccination Week (AVW) is to be held across the continent 23-28 April under the theme “An unimmunized child is one too many. Give polio the final push,” the WHO Regional Office for Africa said in a statement made available to PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN chief appoints 27 global leaders to address child malnutrition
    10 april 2012 15:21:28
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday appointed 27 global leaders from countries, organizations and the private sector to advance ''the strength and security of nations'' in improving maternal and child nutrition. Full text...

  • UNICEF warns of child nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region
    10 december 2011 14:42:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Saturday warned that more than a million children in the Sahel region of West Africa were at risk of severe and life-threatening malnutrition over the coming year as a result of ongoing food shortages. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: WFP highlights importance of nutrition
    01 december 2011 18:31:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday marked the World AIDS Day by stressing on the importance of providing food and nutrition support to people living with HIV and their families. Full text...

  • Global Alliance for Immunization to end financial support to Congo in 2016
    17 november 2011 19:26:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Global Alliance for Immunization and Vaccine is to end its financial support to Congo in 2016 in view of the country’s economic growth over the past few years making it a middle income country. Full text...

  • ICRC says 1 million animals vaccinated in Darfur
    03 november 2011 15:48:08
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said over a million animals were vaccinated in the war-hit region of Darfur in the last 10 months, as well as 100,000 in the equally beleaguered region of south Kordufan. Full text...

  • Congo holds week-long maternal, child health immunization campaign
    19 october 2011 17:13:47
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government will hold a national maternal and child health immunization campaign, from 26 October to 1 November, aimed at reducing mortality and maternal and child morbidity, an official source disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

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