Mother and Child (UNICEF) -
  • Child malnutrition levels to drop by 30% in 2050
    28 october 2003 11:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Numbers of malnourished children could drop dramatically world-wide from the current 31% to 11 percent by 2050, says a report to be released by the Washington D. Full text...

  • Scientists launch nutrition enrichment project in Africa
    15 october 2003 07:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has launched HarvestPlus, a $100- million 10-year project aimed at increasing nutrition intake in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • NGO reports high rate of malnutrition in Sudan's West Darfur
    13 october 2003 19:13:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A rapid assessment conducted around the town of Mukjar in Sudan's West Darfur region by the NGO Medair, has found a high rate of malnutrition among children below the age of five. Full text...

  • Gates kicks off nutritional programme for poor countries
    11 october 2003 13:32:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Bill Full text...

  • UNICEF says malnutrition worsens in southern Sudan
    03 september 2003 12:40:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Average rates of malnutrition in war- torn southern Sudan have been steadily worsening since 2001 causing "a major humanitarian crisis," UNICEF says in a report. Full text...

  • Malnutrition, a serious public health problem in DR Congo
    06 august 2003 21:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Malnutrition is a serious public health problem in DR Congo, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in a poverty reduction strategy assessment document. Full text...

  • Below 50 percent vaccination coverage troubles Congolese minister
    23 july 2003 17:58:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese Health and Population Minister Alain Moka has said the current vaccination coverage of less than 50 percent represented a failure for the health sector of the country, Radio Congo reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Polio, measles immunisation campaign afoot in Pool
    01 july 2003 15:12:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese Health minister Alain Moka has launched a special campaign to vaccinate 0-14 year old children against measles and poliomyelitis. Full text...

  • Ethiopia braces to tackle widespread malnutrition
    23 june 2003 10:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia is making a bold move to improve the health of children by wiping out what have been the characteristic indicators of their retarded growth. Full text...

  • Kenya vaccinates small ruminants in northern district
    18 june 2003 11:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Department of Veterinary services in Kenya's northern district of Wajir has launched a vaccination campaign to combat sheep and goat pox, a disease that has so far claimed 20 goats in the area. Full text...

  • Cameroon cancels 2003 measles, polio vaccine campaign
    02 may 2003 18:27:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon will not hold national vaccination campaigns in 2003 against measles and poliomyelitis, owing to a high rate of coverage during 2002, a health official said Friday. Full text...

  • Libyan association organises immunisation campaign in Chad
    26 march 2003 15:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A caravan of medical aid from a Libyan charity, Aïcha (named after Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi's daughter) is in N'djamena for an immunisation campaign in the Chadian capital and its environs, press accounts indicated back here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNICEF worried by malnutrition among Mauritanian children
    24 february 2003 17:03:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern at the level of malnutrition among Mauritanian children, especially in the Brakna, Gorgol and Assaba regions. Full text...

  • Lobby pushes for exclusive breastfeeding among Gabonese women
    16 february 2003 17:24:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Only 8 percent of babies between 0 and 4 months get exclusive breastfeeding in Gabon, says the president of the Gabonese association for the promotion of breastfeeding (AGPAI), Marcelle Epoulou, who nonetheless insists this is a great improvement from what obtained in the past. Full text...

  • SADC nations need improved nutrition to combat AIDS
    21 january 2003 12:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A UN official and a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat have urged SADC countries to substantially invest in agriculture in order to cope with the growing nutritional needs of the region's starving masses, especially people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). Full text...

  • Cameroon to conduct Polio vaccination campaign next week
    17 january 2003 17:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The second phase of a vaccination campaign against Poliomyelitis in Cameroon has been slated for 21-25 January in 50 districts, mostly located in border areas, informed sources indicated Friday. Full text...

  • UNICEF to vaccinate 3.5 million against measles in DR Congo
    17 december 2002 22:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNICEF Tuesday kicked off a major campaign to vaccinate 3. Full text...

  • Malnutrition hits hard in war-torn Burundi
    16 december 2002 19:58:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Health authorities in Burundi are embarking on a nutrition programme that emphasises public knowledge of balanced diet for adults as well as children. Full text...

  • Experts want nutrition Institute in Nigeria
    09 december 2002 17:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nutritionists in Nigeria have called for the establishment of an institute to address nutrition problems in the country. Full text...

  • Expert warns malnutrition may kill 700 Nigerian children daily
    29 november 2002 19:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria could lose 700 children and 18 mothers a day from anaemia and lack of protein-energy in the next eight years unless drastic measures are taken to stem malnutrition in the country, nutrition expert, Isaac Akinyele, has warned. Full text...

  • Experts discuss nutrition and development
    28 november 2002 18:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nutritionists met in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos Wednesday to discuss nutrition and development, amid problems of large-scale malnutrition, poverty and hunger. Full text...

  • 9m dollars needed to stock up yellow fever vaccine
    22 november 2002 21:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At least nine million dollars is needed in the next three years to raise a global stock of yellow fever vaccine for averting outbreaks of the disease. Full text...

  • Angola mobilises army to fight polio
    22 november 2002 21:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Angola has mobilised its army and medical staff who formerly worked for UNITA rebels to carry out a nationwide vaccination of children against polio. Full text...

  • Wade pleads for mass mobilisation against infant diseases
    20 november 2002 22:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade on Wednesday in Dakar urged African countries to involve the population in the fight against infant diseases in the continent. Full text...

  • War hampers vaccination cover in Burundi
    20 november 2002 22:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Burundi's general inspector for health, Louis Mboneko, on Wednesday lamented the regression of vaccination rate in his country due its ten-year-old civil war. Full text...

  • Senegalese president opens vaccination meeting in Dakar
    20 november 2002 21:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade on Wednesday opened a workshop of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) here, attended by several hundreds of delegates, including 30 ministers of health and finance. Full text...

  • Nigeria launches food, nutrition policy
    07 november 2002 13:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has launched a policy on food and nutrition, which is expected to be implemented with 9. Full text...

  • UNICEF sees malnutrition increasing in Zimbabwe
    26 september 2002 22:33:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Malnutrition levels are rising among Zimbabwean children and women due to drought, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya starts livestock vaccination campaign
    21 may 2002 21:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's veterinary department has embarked on an ambitious programme to screen and treat all the country's livestock against contagious trans-border diseases like Bovine Pleuro-Pneumonia. Full text...

  • New maize meal makes its mark in Southern Africa
    21 may 2002 16:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African children as a whole consume just 67-percent of the recommended dietary intake of nutrients and nearly half of all long-distance truck drivers are night blind because of deficiency in vitamin A. Full text...

  • West African Health body tackling malnutrition
    12 april 2002 13:06:00
    Saly- Senegal (PANA) -- The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) is tackling malnutrition under priority programme for the 2003-2007 period, an official has said. Full text...

  • Kenyan coastal women shun tetanus vaccination
    16 march 2002 10:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rumours and misconception that vaccines were laced with family planning drugs are believed to have caused the low turn-out of women for immunisation against tetanus in Kenya's eastern Coastal Province. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to Vaccinate Children against Measles
    14 march 2002 19:59:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- About two million children under five years in Zimbabwe will be vaccinated against measles in June when the country carries out its second campaign in four years to combat the disease. Full text...

  • WHO reports rising malnutrition among pre-school children
    27 february 2002 10:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) says about half of the 10. Full text...

  • Child malnutrition reaches alarming rates in Somalia
    26 december 2001 19:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The latest UN Food Security Assessment Unit (FSAU) nutritional survey on Gedo region in southern Somalia has produced 'alarming' results. Full text...

  • Anger in Algeria after vaccination kills seven babies
    25 december 2001 16:26:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Residents of Oued El-Abtal in the Mascara prefecture of Mascara, 360-km west of Algiers, angrily reacted Monday to the death of seven babies after being vaccinated against measles. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso launches anti-measles vaccination campaign
    18 december 2001 23:40:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso on Tuesday officially launched the national vaccination campaign against measles in Ouargaye, 225 km east of Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • 50 percent of children in Anjouan malnourished
    19 november 2001 20:55:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Fifty percent of children in Anjouan Island (part of the Comoro Islands) suffer from malnutrition while the health conditions of children under five years of age and women have seriously deteriorated in the past few years, the island's director of health, Dr Mahamoud Said revealed Monday. Full text...

  • 76 000 children to be vaccinated in central Senegal
    08 november 2001 16:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Health officials say some 76 000 children below five years would be vaccinated in Senegal's third largest town, Kaolack, some 189 km from Dakar, during a national vaccination campaign starting next Monday. Full text...

  • Heart disorders a looming killer in Africa
    11 october 2001 21:12:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- Cardiovascular disorders are likely to be leading causes of deaths in Africa in the next 20 years, nutritional health experts attending the global forum for health research here have warned. Full text...

  • Burundi begins last polio vaccination round
    24 september 2001 19:38:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi on Monday embarked on a vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis aimed at reaching 95 percent of all the children below the age of five. Full text...

  • Vice President warns of serious nutrition problems
    24 september 2001 19:13:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Vice President Aliu Mahama on Monday predicted that high mortality rates would occur among children below the age of five if their nutrition is not improved within the next five years. Full text...

  • Breas feeing popular among Cape Verde mothers
    06 august 2001 22:41:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- About 80 per cent of women in Cape Verde breast-feed their babies until right through the 12th month, although not exclusively, health sources noted in a campaign sensitising mothers on the advantages of breast-feeding. Full text...

  • Namibia authorities confront malnutrition
    05 august 2001 10:58:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- Oshana regional governor Clemens Kashuupulwa has conceded that under-nutrition was now a big threat to the lives of many Namibian children below the age of five. Full text...

  • Rwanda polio immunisation campaign begins Tuesday
    04 august 2001 17:33:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's national immunisation campaign is to be launched next Tuesday, the country's health ministry announced in Kigali Saturday. Full text...

  • Anti-measles campaign targets 4.5 million children
    31 july 2001 13:47:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- More than 4. Full text...

  • Mauritian senior citizens get anti-flu vaccination
    11 july 2001 20:56:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Social Security and National Solidarity Minister Sam Lauthan Wednesday launched an anti-influenza vaccination campaign for the elderly. Full text...

  • UNICEF's Salah visits Kinshasa
    04 july 2001 22:18:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UNICEF regional director for Western and Central Africa, Rima Salah arrived Wednesday in Kinshasa to participate in the official launching of the National Immunisation Days (NID 2001) in Central Africa. Full text...

  • Senegal hosts workshop on post-vaccinal reactions
    25 june 2001 12:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A workshop intended to train health agents to effectively care for undesirable post-vaccinal reactions opened Monday in Dakar involving national pharmaceutical regulations, national vaccination programme staff and other health agents from Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal. Full text...

  • Mozambique to include Hepatitis B in vaccination campaign
    16 june 2001 16:31:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Health ministry has indicated it plans to include, beginning July, Hepatitis B vaccination in the ongoing national immunisation programme. Full text...

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