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  • Togo: "False alert" raised on suspected Ebola carrier from Benin
    29 july 2014 15:43:53
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese health authorities have described as "false alert", the case of a passenger from Benin suspected by drivers at a motor park as suffering from the Ebola disease, reliable sources told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Togo: ASKY airline suspends flights to Sierra Leone, Liberia over Ebola
    29 july 2014 13:29:28
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The West African airline, ASKY, Tuesday suspends its flights to Freetown (Sierra-Leone) and Monrovia (Liberia) where the Ebola fever broke out, sources from the Lomé-based airline told PANA. Full text...

  • UN: WHO appeals for global momentum to tackle hepatitis
    28 july 2014 17:51:00
    New York, US (PANA) - With 1.4 million deaths every year attributed to acute and chronic liver disease, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday marked World Hepatitis Day by calling on countries to intensify efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat one of the world’s most serious diseases. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria takes measures to stem Ebola disease
    28 july 2014 09:30:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With at least one case of Ebola Virus Disease so far recorded in Nigeria, the federal government has taken measures to prevent infected travellers from bringing the disease into the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola kills Liberian national in Nigeria
    25 july 2014 18:53:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Liberian national, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, had died of Ebola in Nigeria, marking the first case in the country of the disease that has ravaged parts of West Africa. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Cape Verde needs 182,000 euros to eradicate malaria
    25 july 2014 16:21:54
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – Cape Verde has appealed to the Global Fund for funds, to the tune of 182,000 euros, to support its project to eradicate malaria, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Kenya: WHO opens regional Ebola response centre
    25 july 2014 10:41:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - In response to continuing reports of new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has opened a sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Centre in Conakry, the Guinean capital. Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Saving lives at Birth' project launched
    25 july 2014 05:36:35
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese NGO “Africare” Thursday launched a project called 'Saving Lives at Birth' in the capital city of Dakar, in a bid to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths in Senegal, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola fears in Lagos
    24 july 2014 21:56:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Fears that the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has landed in Nigeria heightened on Thursday after a Liberian man, who exhibited the symptoms of the disease, was hospitalised in the commercial city of Lagos. Full text...

  • Zambia: Scotland announces plan to aid Zambia’s health sector
    24 july 2014 12:44:40
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Scotland has said it will send a team of medical experts to Zambia to assess the critical areas of need where the European country would render technical and financial aid to improve Zambia’s primary healthcare delivery. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. approves US$82 million concessionary loan for polio eradication, others
    23 july 2014 18:20:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal ‎Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a concessionary loan of $82 million from the Japan International Development Agency (JICA) to assist Nigeria in the efforts to end the scourge of polio in the country. Full text...

  • Zambia: Govt to bond health professionals to stem brain drain
    22 july 2014 11:57:12
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Zambian government, worried at the rate the public health sector is losing professionals to the private sector after spending huge sums of money training them, has directed all medical superintendents to ensure all staff trained at government expense are bonded. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Effort by lawmakers to end doctors' strike fails
    21 july 2014 20:00:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A renewed attempt by the Nigerian House of Representatives to end the three-week old nationwide strike by doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has failed. Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS chief calls for end to HIV/AIDS
    21 july 2014 16:17:35
    New York, US(PANA) - The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Full text...

  • Kenya: FAO warns of Ebola danger through consumption of wildlife species
    21 july 2014 12:39:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Monday. Full text...

  • Congo: Govt. launches second phase of vaccination campaign against polio
    17 july 2014 12:24:17
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government will launch the second phase of the vaccination campaign against polio on Saturday, with a view to targeting children under five years across the country, according to a statement issued by the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) here. Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS report says 19 million people globally don't know their HIV-positive status
    16 july 2014 15:47:14
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV globally do not know their HIV-positive status. Full text...

  • Congo: WHO concerned with women's health in Congo
    16 july 2014 12:01:25
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned with the health of the Congolese women, according to its representative in the country, Mrs. Fatoumata Binta Tidiane Diallo. Full text...

  • US: UN provides US$1.4 million to vaccinate Somali children
    15 july 2014 19:51:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Tuesday announced the allocation of US$1.4 million from an Full text...

  • Netherlands: Gemalto joins GSMA pan-African mHealth Initiative
    15 july 2014 13:34:12
    Amsterdam, Netherlands (PANA) - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is providing support to the GSMA(1) pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI), a mobile ecosystem that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Zambia: Opposition casts doubts on President Sata’s latest pictures released to media
    15 july 2014 12:56:34
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia's opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has questioned the authenticity of the still pictures of President Michael Sata released by State House in Lusaka showing the Head of State chairing a Cabinet meeting. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: Alassane Ouattara opens new hospital in Abidjan
    14 july 2014 17:12:39
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) – Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Monday opened a new general hospital in the vicinity of Adjamé, in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan. Full text...

  • Zambia: Sata’s health mystery continues as President stays out of public (Feature by Mildred Mulenga, PANA Correspondent, Lusaka)
    14 july 2014 08:40:40
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Attempts by an activist here to request the court to constitute a medical board to examine the health of Zambian President Michael Sata, who is believed to be unwell, may have failed. Full text...

  • Switzerland: People most at risk of HIV not getting required health services - WHO
    11 july 2014 11:08:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups - men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people - threatens global progress on the HIV response, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Full text...

  • Mauritius:Teenage pregnancy, major concern in Mauritius
    11 july 2014 10:50:01
    Goodlands, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo Friday launched a youth sensitisation campaign on sexual and reproductive health, family life education, adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, as part of activities to mark World Population Day in the island, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • UN: WHO chief urges more financial, technical help to cope with diseases
    10 july 2014 22:29:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Ms. Margaret Full text...

  • Senegal: Meeting to reduce vulnerability of women opens
    09 july 2014 21:23:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A regional meeting on a project that will contribute to reduce the vulnerability of women and improve economic opportunities and voluntary reduction of fertility in the five Sahelian countries opened in Dakar on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Medical doctors reject MOU with govt, vote to continue strike
    09 july 2014 12:41:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian medical doctors have voted to continue their nationwide strike which started on 1 July 2014 to demand for better conditions of service. Full text...

  • Ghana: 'No Ebola in Ghana yet'
    09 july 2014 08:46:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The final result of a series of tests conducted by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Accra on blood samples of a US citizen suspected to have died of Ebola fever in Ghana has proved negative. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senate appeals to striking doctors to resume work
    08 july 2014 18:38:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate Tuesday appealed to the nation’s striking doctors, under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), to call off their one-week industrial action in the interest of humanity. Full text...

  • Ghana: US citizen with suspected Ebola symptoms dies, but ......
    08 july 2014 16:23:53
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - An American citizen who was admitted to a clinic in Accra, the Ghana capital, with suspected symptoms of the Ebola virus, has died but health officials say tests on the deceased's blood samples were tentatively negative. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. asks striking doctors to resume work, claims it has met their demands
    04 july 2014 18:18:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Government Friday asked members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), who embarked on an indefinite strike Tuesday, to resume work as it has met all their demands. Full text...

  • Ghana: Emergency Ebola meeting calls for research into the disease
    03 july 2014 20:46:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The two-day emergency Ministerial meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ended in Accra on Thursday with Health Ministers agreeing on a range of priority actions, including need for research into the disease, the state-owned Radio Ghana reported. Full text...

  • UN: WHO presents new plan to eliminate tuberculosis in low-burden countries
    03 july 2014 18:06:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday presented a new Full text...

  • Mauritius: Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign launched
    03 july 2014 12:30:30
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Health and Quality of Life Minister Lormus Bundhoo Wednesday night launched a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign to sensitise the population on the need to conduct breast cancer screening. Full text...

  • Togo: WHO provides Togo with personal protection kits against Ebola
    02 july 2014 15:47:29
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided Togo with 500 personal protection kits against Ebola as part of its efforts to eradicate the virus ravaging West Africa, PANA learnt here Wednesday from official sources. Full text...

  • Ghana: WHO convenes meeting to tackle Ebola menace
    02 july 2014 13:29:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A two-day meeting called by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tackle the growing Ebola virus menace that has claimed hundreds of lives in West Africa began in Accra, Ghana's capital, Wednesday with a call on health authorities of affected countries to implement preventive and containment measures. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Zambia First Lady to address planned parenthood conference
    01 july 2014 21:31:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – The first lady of Zambia, Dr. Christine Mwelwa Kaseba-Sata, will deliver the keynote address at the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional (IPPFAR) discourse on 4 July in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Activities at Nigerian hospitals paralysed over doctors' strike
    01 july 2014 18:45:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Activities at Nigerian public hospitals were Tuesday paralyzed following the commencement of the strike action by members of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). Full text...

  • UK: GSK, Save the Children offer US$1m award for healthcare innovations
    01 july 2014 10:12:17
    London, United Kingdom (PANA) - Global research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare firm Full text...

  • Nigeria: Doctors begin nationwide, indefinite strike Tuesday
    30 june 2014 17:07:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Monday announced that it would commence an indefinite strike from Tuesday, 1 July, 2014, following the federal and State governments' failure to meet its demand. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges focus on adolescent girls to reduce maternal mortality
    29 june 2014 08:01:35
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said initiatives must focus on adolescent girls by allowing them to go to school, marry whom they choose, shield them from harmful traditional practices and provide them with appropriate family planning services, in order to stem maternal mortality. Full text...

  • UN: WHO moves against Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
    27 june 2014 20:40:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners are working with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to control an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, an official said on Friday. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: 'More funds freed from lower HIV treatment costs'
    27 june 2014 13:47:31
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Michel Sidibe has dismissed fears over possible drying up of HIV/AIDS funds, saying steps have been taken to reduce the global cost of treatment to free more resources for investments. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian villages committed to ending FGM
    26 june 2014 17:30:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Twenty of the thirty targeted villages in Malia's Koulikoro region, 60 km east of the capital city of Bamako, have vowed to abandon Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) during the field visit of the Deputy Coordinator of UNFPA-UNICEF programme, Dr. Nafissatou Diop, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • UN: Global drug use stable, but nearly 200,000 drug-related deaths still recorded
    26 june 2014 16:26:48
    New York, US (PANA) - A World Drug Report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says global drug use has stabilized, but some 200,000 people are still victims of drug-related deaths. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Polio vaccine now compulsory for travellers
    26 june 2014 08:07:55
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon's Public Health Minister André Mama Fouda has said passengers travelling to and from Cameroon should henceforth be vaccinated against the wild polio virus. Full text...

  • Tanzania: 13th annual malaria expert panel convenes in Tanzania
    25 june 2014 21:51:36
    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Malaria experts from countries across Africa began a meeting in Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday at the 13th annual National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing workshop. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: Candidates lobby for WHO post
    25 june 2014 19:20:00
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Three candidates seeking to fill the post of the regional director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa continued lobbying on Wednesday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where African leaders are meeting to discuss pressing matters affecting the continent. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Clinton Foundation, MTN to combat HIV infection in Cameroonian newborns
    24 june 2014 18:01:17
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - The Clinton Foundation and MTN Cameroon have signed a partnership agreement to "save 10,000 newborns infected by HIV/AIDS in Cameroon over the three years during which the partnership will be implemented," PANA learnt Tuesday from reliable sources. Full text...

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