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  • Ethiopia: Nurses improve rural healthcare amid intensified doctor training
    16 april 2014 16:12:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Trained nurses are offering highly-skilled surgical services to women in rural Ethiopia as the government races to train more doctors to address the shortage, health minister Kesetebirhan Admassu, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mali: No case of Ebola reported so far in Mali, says Health minister
    16 april 2014 16:07:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Neither a confirmed case of Ebola fever nor a suspected case have been reported so far in Mali, according to results from lobaratory tests, cited here Wednesday by PANA. 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...

  • Guinea: Govt lauds decline in Ebola cases
    16 april 2014 07:58:03
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Guinean Government has expressed satisfaction with the declining cases of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever that has infected more than 150 people and killed over 100 since February, PANA reported from the Guinean capital. Full text...

  • Mauritius: New cases of HIV/AIDS going down in Mauritius
    14 april 2014 20:10:57
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The number of new cases of HIV/AIDS is going down in Mauritius with 27 cases detected monthly in 2012 compared to 31 cases monthly in 2011, according to a communiqué published in Port-Louis on Monday by the Mauritian Health Ministry. Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNAIDS director Sidibe expected in Mauritius next week
    12 april 2014 13:33:46
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – UNAIDS director Michel Sidibé will visit Mauritius from 17-21 April, official sources said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'No new case of dengue as surveillance continues'
    11 april 2014 16:02:17
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Health Ministry said Friday that no new cases of dengue was detected from the 1,766 samples tested since last week, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroon strengthens vigilance against Ebola
    11 april 2014 11:32:10
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroonian health authorities have announced the strengthening of preventive and surveillance measures following the outbreak of the Ebola haemorrhagic disease in some West African countries. Full text...

  • Mali: No case of Ebola virus fever reported in Mali
    10 april 2014 18:12:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – As at Thursday, no confirmed case of the Ebola fever has been reported in Mali, following results of the samples tested in the US and received by the Malian department of Health and public hygiene three days ago, says an official communiqué made available to PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senate enacts HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination bill
    10 april 2014 17:09:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate Thursday moved to end discrimination against persons living with the HIV in the country by passing the HIV and Aids Anti-Discrimination Bill. Full text...

  • Guinea/WHO: WHO steps up efforts to battle Ebola
    10 april 2014 09:10:10
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - As the Ebola haemorrhagic disease continues to ravage Guinea, where it has claimed 101 lives in 157 cases so far, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is working with partners to intensify efforts to control the outbreak of the disease, which has a fatality rate of up to 90%. Full text...

  • Congo/WHO: Guinea-worm set to bow out as public health threat in Africa (WHO AFRO FEATURE)
    10 april 2014 08:56:23
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The above headline would have been unimaginable 30 years ago when Guinea-worm disease (GWD) was robust, alive and well in much of Africa. Full text...

  • Mali: Govt. distributes treated mosquito nets
    09 april 2014 18:03:15
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian Minister of Health and Public hygiene, Ousmane Koné, has kicked off the distribution of long-term, treated mosquito nets in the region of Kayes, the Malian news agency (AMAP) reported here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Nigeria in danger of Ebola disease'
    09 april 2014 17:39:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Wednesday admitted that Nigeria faces a serious threat from the Ebola fever disease, even though there are no real signs now. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia has highest renal failure cases in Africa
    08 april 2014 22:44:56
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The chief of urology service at the University hospital of Sahloul in Sousse, Dr Abdellatif Achour, has said that Tunisia has the highest renal failure cases in Africa. Full text...

  • Guinea: At least 20 'cured' of Ebola fever in Guinea
    08 april 2014 22:36:17
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – At least 21 people, who suffered from Ebola fever in Guinea, have been cured in Conakry and several cities, the international medical NGO, Médecins sans frontières (MSF), said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Togo: No case of Ebola reported in Togo, says Health ministry
    08 april 2014 22:01:58
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo's health ministry said on Tuesday that the country has not recorded any case of the deadly Ebola fever. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroon to host poliomyelitis vaccination campaign
    08 april 2014 20:23:46
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroon will organise a three-day nationwide polio vaccination from Friday, the Cameroonian minister of Public Health, André Mama Fouda, has announced. Full text...

  • Gambia: January 17 is National Natural Medicine Day
    07 april 2014 21:39:34
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Members of the Gambian National Assembly in Banjul on Monday officially adopted 17 January as National Natural Medicine Day. Full text...

  • Ghana: No Ebola in Ghana
    07 april 2014 14:15:52
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The test result of blood samples collected from a 12-year-old who was suspected to have died from the deadly Ebola disease at Ghana's Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has proved negative, the country's Health Minister has said. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Focus on Vector-Borne Diseases on World Health Day
    07 april 2014 13:01:42
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian Health and Quality of Life Minister, Lormus Bundhoo, said here Monday that mosquitoes remained one of the best known disease vectors across the world, and that in Mauritius, it is a major public health concern. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Novartis provides 2m paediatric anti-malarials to Zambia
    07 april 2014 09:17:14
    Basel, Switzerland (PANA) - Swiss healthcare solutions firm Novartis has announced that two million treatments of its paediatric anti-malarials are arriving in Zambia thanks to the ongoing efforts of the company in collaboration with Malaria No More’s Power of One campaign. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana reports first suspected Ebola case
    07 april 2014 07:47:58
    Kumasi, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's health authorities have announced the first suspected case of the deadly Ebola disease at the country's second biggest hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), in Kumasi. 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...

  • Congo: Congo enhances border vigilance to prevent Ebola
    04 april 2014 22:00:30
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government said in Brazzaville on Friday that it would strengthen vigilance at its borders following the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, spreading to other parts of West Africa. Full text...

  • Guinea: Japan grants Guinea US$523,000 to fight Ebola
    04 april 2014 21:51:13
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Japanese government will make available an emergency grant of US523,602 to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support the Guinea government to fight the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed dozens of lives in the West African country, according to a statement issued by the Japanese embassy in Conakry. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Health professionals sensitized on vector-borne diseases
    04 april 2014 17:15:23
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health Ministry will assemble Monday, on the occasion the World Health Day, health professionals in the island to sensitize them on vector-borne diseases, a PANA correspondent learnt here Friday from ministry sources. Full text...

  • Togo: Govt. moves to prevent cancer of the uterus in Togo
    04 april 2014 17:09:14
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese authorities will soon make available the vaccine, called “Cervarix”, in a bid to prevent cancer of the uterus among women, PANA learnt Friday from official sources here. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: 'Massive sensitisation necessary ahead of malaria elimination campaign'
    04 april 2014 08:48:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A meeting preparatory to the application of biolarvicides under the ECOWAS Malaria Elimination Campaign has ended in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, with a call for the organisation of national conferences to harmonise and deepen public knowledge before the commencement of the application by the next ECOWAS Day on 28 May 2014. Full text...

  • Guinea: Guinea negotiates with Saudi Arabia over Hajj
    03 april 2014 21:10:25
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Guinea says the suspension by the Saudi authorities of Guineans performing the Hajj this year because of the Ebola virus wrecking havoc in the West African state is temporary. Full text...

  • Mauritius: NGO launches Mosquito Watch
    03 april 2014 20:16:25
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Former Mauritian health field officers from the Health Ministry and some entomologists on Thursday launched an NGO called “Mosquito Watch” that will sensitise the population regarding mosquitoes and their environment. Full text...

  • Kenya: USAID supports Kenya HIV-free generation programme
    03 april 2014 12:27:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined hands with Kenyan authorities in rolling out a programme that will equip teachers, parents, educators and students with the tools they need to ensure young people stay free of the AIDS virus. Full text...

  • Niger: No Ebola cases in Niger
    03 april 2014 11:49:43
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger has said there is no case of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country, despite fears that the disease which recently broke out in Guinea may be spreading across the West African sub-region. Full text...

  • Switzerland/WHO: 'Over half the world's population at risk from vector-born diseases'
    03 april 2014 08:59:02
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a renewed focus on vector control and better provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene, which are key strategies outlined in WHO’s 2011 Road map for the control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Government says no Ebola fever in the country
    02 april 2014 22:09:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday said after its weekly meeting that there is no trace of Ebola fever in the country. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Cape Verde in red alert against Ebola virus
    02 april 2014 20:58:15
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdian health services are maintaining the maximum alert to prevent a possible spread of the Ebola virus, although no case has been reported in the island, official sources said in the Cape Verdian capital, Praia, on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. denies existence of Ebola fever in Nigeria
    02 april 2014 18:41:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday said that “after reviewing the outcome of on-the-spot checks by the Federal Ministry of Health”, there is no existence of the Ebola fever in the country. Full text...

  • Guinea: Ebola fever grips Guineans
    02 april 2014 13:00:50
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guineans have been gripped by the fever of Ebola Virus Disease which has hit some parts of the country since February, despite efforts by President Alpha Conde to calm down his compatriots. Full text...

  • France: Africa at centre of talks between Hollande and Gates
    01 april 2014 20:34:32
    Paris, France (PANA) – Africa was at the centre of talks between French president François Hollande and Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday at Elysee in the French capital. Full text...

  • Sudan: EU, Italy fund training of Sudan health workers
    01 april 2014 19:35:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The European Union and the Embassy of Italy in Sudan have jointly launched a major health project in eastern Sudan that would train thousands of health staff and front line providers in collaboration with the Academies of Health Science. Full text...

  • Mali: WHO donates 5,000 protection kits against diseases in Mali
    01 april 2014 17:56:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The WHO representative in Mali, Ibrahima Socé Fall, Tuesday donated 5,000 personal protection kits against diseases to the Malian sanitary authorities, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: ECOWAS boosts malaria elimination campaign
    01 april 2014 15:54:33
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has launched a regional sensitisation efforts on the planned region-wide application of biolarvicides for malaria elimination in the region, using the vector control strategy. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Stakeholders meet on pharmaceutical products
    29 march 2014 20:24:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Several stakeholders are meeting in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, as part of efforts to minimise importation of pharmaceutical products into the continent. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt issues Ebola health alert
    28 march 2014 20:56:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health on Friday issued a health alert asking members of the public to take steps to avoid being infected by the deadly Ebola virus currently ravaging neighbouring Guinea, Liberia and Sierra leone. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire/ECOWAS: Ebola outbreak in Guinea, threat to regional security - ECOWAS
    28 march 2014 17:17:18
    Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for a regional response to the Ebola hemorrhagic fever which broke out in one of its member states, Guinea, and is threatening others, calling the outbreak ''a serious threat to regional security.” Full text...

  • Senegal: Health ministry mobilizes against Ebola virus
    28 march 2014 15:23:27
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Health authorities in Senegal are taking preventive measures against the Ebola virus which, for several days, has ravaged neighboring Guinea, according to a statement from the ministry, obtained by PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Govt. takes preventive measures against ebola virus
    28 march 2014 13:39:18
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government Friday announced preventive measures against the Ebola fever, which has for several weeks ravaged Guinea, causing dozens of deaths, Full text...

  • Togo: Health ministry takes measures against Ebola fever
    27 march 2014 22:21:13
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – Although the Ebola fever is not yet been detected in Togo, the country’s health ministry has taken specific measures to prevent the fever from entering the country, according to an official communiqué. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Make health sector priority in post-2015 agenda'
    27 march 2014 19:28:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Partners in the health sector in Africa on Thursday urged decision-makers to make health development a priority in the continent's common position on the post-2015 agenda. Full text...

  • Guinea: Muslims fast to curb Ebola fever
    27 march 2014 16:23:49
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Guinean Muslims, mainly those living in the capital, Conakry, on Thursday observed a one-day fast following a call from imams to implore God to keep the Ebola fever out of the country. Full text...

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