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  • Zambia: Zambia places sixth in exclusive breast feeding rating
    14 june 2016 15:56:21
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia has made great progress in promoting exclusive breast feeding, becoming the sixth highest in the world at over 72 percent, according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius marks World Immunization Week
    25 april 2016 17:13:08
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Health authorities on Monday marked the World Immunisation Week which is dedicated to promoting vaccination and providing an opportunity to strengthen immunisation services and systems, PANA learnt from official sources in the Mauritian capital.Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF says un-immunized children live in conflict-affected countries
    22 april 2016 18:15:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Almost two thirds of children who have not been immunized Full text...

  • UN: WHO stresses need for immunization for healthy societies
    21 april 2016 21:17:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday announcedFull text...

  • Rwanda: Chronic malnutrition rates drop in Rwanda but remain ‘stubbornly high’ - Study
    06 april 2016 05:42:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Chronic malnutrition rates in Rwanda have fallen significantly in the last three years, but still remain stubbornly high, especially in rural areas, finds a new study conducted over three years by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture with support from the World Food Programme (WFP). Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritians above 60 get anti-influenza vaccine
    04 april 2016 11:54:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritians above 60, children with disabilities attending specialised schools and inmates of charitable institutions and private licensed homes, will get free anti-influenza vaccine as the island enters into the winter season, PANA learnt on Monday from the Social Security and National Solidarity Ministry in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • US: UN General Assembly proclaims Decade of Action on Nutrition
    01 april 2016 19:43:20
    New York, Ghana (PANA) - The United Nations General Assembly on Friday agreed a resolution proclaiming the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition from 2016 to 2025. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius introduces Pneumococcal Vaccine
    24 march 2016 12:28:09
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius on Thursday introduced the Pneumococcal Vaccine to its Expanded Programme on Immunisation as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), PANA learnt from the Health and Quality of Life Ministry in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Zimbabwe facing worst malnutrition rates in 15 years – UNICEF
    16 march 2016 06:02:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Zimbabwe is facing its worst malnutrition rates in 15 years, as nearly 33,000 children are in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • Mauritius: Fighting childhood malnutrition in Madagascar
    08 march 2016 13:16:51
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Over 30 Malagasy and international scientists and clinicians are gathered at the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar, Monday for the launching of the AFRIBIOTA project, an ambitious programme of multidisciplinary research meant to better understand chronic childhood malnutrition, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU convenes first ministerial meeting on immunization in Africa
    23 february 2016 18:04:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other key immunization development partners has organized the first ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa to be held Wednesday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Rwanda: African football, political leaders partner Gavi on immunization
    07 february 2016 21:00:16
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Africa United partners on Sunday launched a new initiative on universal access to immunization called "Every Shot Counts" at the final of the Orange African Nations Championship in Rwanda. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Dangote and Bill & Melinda Gates to fight under-nutrition in Nigeria
    21 january 2016 18:35:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Dangote Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a combined commitment of US$100 million over the next five years (2016-2020) towards ending under-nutrition in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali contributes US$10 million to initiative UNITLIFE for fighting malnutrition
    29 december 2015 17:00:26
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali will contribute US$ 10 million to UNITLIFE, a new financing mechanism to fund nutrition programmes in sub-Saharan Africa that was launched at the United Nations on 28 September 2015, the Council of Ministers decided here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF embarks on mass screening for malnutrition in Malawi
    16 december 2015 16:03:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Following reports of increasing food shortage and hunger problem in Malawi coming from its communities and villages, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is carrying out a mass screening for malnutrition in children under five across 25 districts in Malawi, which accounts for 90 per cent of the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says 700,000 children can die from malnutrition in Sahel
    17 november 2015 17:26:57
    New York, US (PANA) - Malnutrition could kill up to 700,000 children each year in Africa's Full text...

  • UN: FAO, WTO partner on food safety, trade to improve nutrition
    02 november 2015 19:33:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Full text...

  • UN: UN launches mass children nutrition screening in South Sudan
    30 october 2015 14:58:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have stepped up their activities in South Sudan after the recently released Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) revealed that nearly 237,000 children in the country are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF calls for a joint vaccination of children in Sudan's troubled areas
    07 october 2015 16:18:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Calling for a joint vaccination operational plan in Sudan, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday outlined the dire situation for thousands of children living in the Nuba Mountains, which remain inaccessible after four years, while conflict in the country continues.Full text...

  • Sudan: OCHA report says malnutrition claims lives of children in South Sudan
    21 september 2015 18:01:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - UN Secretary-General's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Monday that dozens of children under five years of age have died of malnutrition in one state of South Sudan early this month. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Global report says malnutrition exists in every country
    15 september 2015 20:45:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Nutrition can be a driver of change or a barrier to progress, and, according to the Global Nutrition Report being released on 22 September in New York City, there are actions leaders of every country should be taking to end malnutrition in all its forms. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Tanzania hosts first-ever global summit on food fortification
    09 september 2015 09:15:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Global health leaders and policy makers Wednesday convened in Arusha, northern Tanzania, to address hidden hunger, or a lack of access to micronutrients, and forge a vision and strategy for food fortification as a key pillar in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN and beyond. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF, WHO report increase in immunization figures for world’s children
    16 july 2015 19:01:23
    New York, US (PANA) - An increasing number of children are receiving life-saving Full text...

  • 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...

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