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  • 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...

  • WFP commends US for donating US$ 56m to boost HIV nutrition in Ethiopia
    11 october 2011 15:27:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday welcomed a US$ 56 million donation from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that will increase resources for programmes in Ethiopia providing vital nutrition assistance to people living with HIV (PLHIV). Full text...

  • UNICEF warns on lack of nutritional products for children
    05 october 2011 19:11:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday that stronger partnerships and industry support were needed to meet the demand for life-saving nutrition products for children, which had reached an all time-high. Full text...

  • WHO launches initiatives on life-saving nutrition interventions
    10 august 2011 11:36:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In a bid to stop millions of people dying and suffering every year from malnutrition, the World Health Organisation Wednesday launched a new web-powered initiative that clarifies guidance on life-saving nutrition interventions, and assists governments and healthcare providers to better scale up action against all forms of malnutrition.Full text...

  • Congo launches vaccination campaign against childhood killer diseases
    21 july 2011 20:27:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government on Thursday launched a campaign in Brazzaville to vaccinate children aged 0-11 months against several childhood killer dieases. Full text...

  • UNICEF solicits international support for Nigerien children
    21 july 2011 15:29:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said that Government of Niger needed international support to curb alarming levels of child malnutrition, as well as deal with its underlying causes. Full text...

  • France grants Mauritania Euros 720,000 to fight malnutrition
    20 july 2011 11:34:31
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The French government has allocated 720,000 euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) to help fight malnutrition and provide food assistance to vulnerable people in Mauritania, the French Embassy here said in a statement. Full text...

  • 4th stage of DRC polio vaccination campaign begins on 25 June
    15 june 2011 22:22:38
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will from 25 to 29 June hold the fourth stage of the poliomyelitis vaccintion campaign, the Minister of Health, Victor Makwenge Kaput, said in a press briefing on Wednesday in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • UNICEF commends US$4.3 billion immunization pledges
    14 june 2011 14:54:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has congratulated the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) on its London conference, in which public and private donors pledged US$ 4.3 billion, which it said will save millions of lives.Full text...

  • US, Ireland praise Tanzania’s national nutrition strategy
    12 june 2011 16:28:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Hailing Tanzania’s efforts to improve the nutrition of infants and mothers, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has challenged countries around the world to come up with national programmes that will end the global crisis of chronic under-nutrition. Full text...

  • 75m inoculated against polio in Africa’s first region-wide vaccination week
    04 may 2011 09:58:59
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - More than 75 million children, women and men from 22 countries in the WHO African Region were vaccinated in April against polio and many other vaccine-preventable diseases, in the first-ever, region-wide vaccination campaign Full text...

  • 1.6 million children covered in Togolese National polio vaccination campaign
    01 may 2011 12:26:49
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - About 1,694,209 children, under five years, have been vaccinated during the second round of the Togolese national immunization programme against polio which was due to end Sunday, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • About 600,000 children in DR Congo not vaccinated
    26 april 2011 22:23:39
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Some 600,000 children were not covered in DR Congo's countrywide routine vaccination programme last week, the minister of Public Health, Victor Mankwenge Kaput, said on Tuesday.Full text...

  • WHO says 180 nations on immunization drive against diseases
    26 april 2011 14:33:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said about 180 countries and territories were for the first time carrying out simultaneous UN-backed immunization campaigns this week, targeting diseases such as influenza, measles, polio and tetanus.Full text...

  • First African Vaccination Week to be observed in April
    07 march 2011 09:27:19
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The African Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) will observe the first African Vaccination Week (AVW) in the last week of April 2011, the Region said in a statement made available to PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • UNICEF commends role of Angolan parliament in children’s rights
    27 january 2011 17:29:21
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Wednesday in Luanda, commended the role of the Angolan Parliament in respecting children’s rights. Full text...

  • NEPAD, GAIN sign deal to curb malnutrition in Africa
    25 january 2011 13:59:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding they say will significantly contribute to reducing malnutrition in Africa. Full text...

  • Mali acquires research, training unit in maternal and child health
    18 january 2011 13:09:05
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has established a research and training unit in maternal and child health (URFOSAME), Ministry of Health sources told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN finances school nutrition programme in Cape Verde
    13 january 2011 17:28:28
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The UN System in Cape Verde will grant US$ 5,611,000 by 2014 to Praia in support of school feeding programme in the archipelago, PANA learnt in Praia from the UN agency. Full text...

  • Niger undertakes massive immunization meningitis
    15 december 2010 22:05:18
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – A national immunization campaign against meningitis A is under way in Niger, where a new vaccine called MenAfrivac approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is being administered to people aged from 1 to 29 years, official sources said. Full text...

  • WHO Director supports Angola's polio vaccination
    04 december 2010 11:06:58
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, has visited the northern Angolan province of Cabinda and held discussions with the director of health services, Dr. Carlos Zeca, to support and encourage the local authorities who are organizing a second round of polio vaccination from 4-6 December, targeting 600,000 children and adults. Full text...

  • Cameroon launches vaccination campaign against H1N1 flu
    26 october 2010 22:57:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday launched a nationwide vaccination campaign in Yaounde against the H1N1 flu virus . Full text...

  • EU grants 650,000 euros to Mauritania to tackle malnutrition
    11 october 2010 23:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) has been given 65 0,000 euros by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Service (ECHOS) for Maur i tania to feed thousands children under-five as well as pregnant and breast-feedi n g women, according to a statement from WFP on Monday. Full text...

  • Japan donates 800m CFAF to Mali's vaccination programme
    20 september 2010 18:25:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Japan has donated to Mali, equipment worth 834 million CFA F, to support the routine Enlarged Vaccination Programme (PEV), PANA learnt from the Malian Health Ministry. Full text...

  • About 50,000 Angolan children vaccinated in polio campaign
    12 june 2010 15:50:00
    Huambo- Angola (PANA) -- About 50,000 children under-five were vaccinated on Frid ay against poliomyelitis in the central Huambo province on the first day of the e xercise. Full text...

  • UN agencies invest US$4 million to combat malnutrition in Angola
    12 june 2010 15:12:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least US$4 million has been earmarked by several UN a gencies for the implementation of a programme to combat malnutrition in Angola. Full text...

  • Foundation finances immunization in Benin, Nigeria, Senegal
    28 april 2010 16:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has granted PROMETRA (International organization for the promotion of traditional medicine) US$ 1. Full text...

  • Mali launches polio immunization
    01 march 2010 21:48:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali on Sunday launched a national immunization campaign a gainst poliomyelitis aimed at eradicating the disease from the country. Full text...

  • Health official bemoans vitamin A deficiency in black Africa
    19 january 2010 22:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The National Director of Micronutrient Initiative Senega l, Mr. Full text...

  • Rwanda launches immunisation campaign against measles
    06 october 2009 21:49:00
    Bugesera- Rwanda (PANA) -- A large-scale immunisation campaign against measles fo r some three million Rwandan children was officially launched on Tuesday in Buge s era, a district in south-eastern Rwanda. Full text...

  • UNICEF seeks US$1.5 million to tackle malnutrition in CAR
    11 august 2009 23:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for US$1. Full text...

  • Italian NGO starts immunisation drive in Congo
    02 february 2009 12:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Italian Non-Governmental Organisation Ali Per Volare will on Tuesday launch a 20-day immunisation campaign against various diseases in northern Congo. Full text...

  • Congo boosts Extended Programme on Immunization
    15 january 2009 12:05:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo is boosting its national disease prevention policy with the introduction of Pentavalent in the Extended Programme on Immunzation (EPI) and the official launch of the new vaccine Wednesday in Ignie, 45 km north of Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Mauritania launches vaccination campaign against tetanus
    15 december 2008 23:57:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian Ministry of Health and Social Af fairs on Sunday began a vaccination campaign against tetanus for new-born babies and mothers, an official statement said in Nouakchott on Monday. Full text...

  • UNICEF, others vaccinate 3.5 million Mozambican kids against measles
    07 october 2008 19:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican health authorities Monday, with the s upport of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other partners, launch e d the second phase of "National Child Health Week", with the goal of vaccinating 3. Full text...

  • Kenya facing acute shortage of nutritionists
    15 august 2008 17:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a bid to curb the acute shortage of nutrition personn el in Kenya, the ministry of medical services will recruit more nutritionists to meet demand, Medical Services Minister Anyang' Nyong'o has said. Full text...

  • ECOWAS nutritionists conclude plan for nutrition forum
    26 may 2008 11:13:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A team of ECOWAS nutritionists has concluded a week-long plan for the 11th ECOWAS Nutrition Forum, scheduled to take place in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in September. Full text...

  • Malnutrition threatening 126,000 children in Ethiopia
    20 may 2008 15:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An estimated 126,000 children are in need of urgent therapeutic care for severe malnutrition, according to the UN Children's Agency (UNICEF). Full text...

  • Ethiopia launches national nutrition strategy
    07 february 2008 11:16:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Faced with a heavy disease burden caused by prevalent maternal and child undernourishment, Ethiopia Thursday launched its first-ever National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) to ensure its people live a healthy and productive life. Full text...

  • Guinea launches immunisation campaign for 2 million children
    28 december 2007 10:24:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The Guinean government Thursday in Conakry launched the 2007 second round of immunisation of 2 million children against several killer diseases. Full text...

  • Over 5 million persons to be vaccinated in Burundi
    19 december 2007 19:01:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi health authorities say they will vaccinate 5 . Full text...

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