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  • MSF treats 65 Ebola patients in first month in North Kivu
    10 september 2018 05:56:55
    Beni, DRC (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says it has treated 65 patients confirmed to be diagnosed with Ebola in the first month of intervention in the latest Ebola outbreak, in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • 800,000 people commit suicide every year - WHO
    10 september 2018 05:22:13
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Every year, close to 800,000 people commit suicide, the second leading cause of death among people aged 15-29 in 2016. Full text...

  • Morocco signs Global Compact for Universal Health Coverage
    06 september 2018 06:53:49
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Morocco has signed the Global Compact for Universal Health Coverage 2030, thus consolidating the commitment of the country in favour of medical coverage by 2030, according to said a statement released by the Ministry of Health. Full text...

  • WHO congratulates South Africa on the end of the world’s largest listeriosis outbreak
    06 september 2018 05:45:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has congratulated South Africa and all those involved in ending the outbreak of listeriosis in the country for their efforts. It has also called for continued work on strengthening the country’s food safety system. Full text...

  • Tedros outlines steps to transform WHO
    05 september 2018 17:09:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Seeking to transform the World Health Organization (WHO), Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the UN agency needs to make several major organizational shifts to truly fulfil its mission and mandate. Full text...

  • Inactivity puts physical, mental health of more than 1.4 billion adults at risk, says WHO
    05 september 2018 06:56:10
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life, according to a newly released United Nations health agency study. Full text...

  • Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends - WHO report
    31 august 2018 06:41:31
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report, released on Thursday, but national health systems must be improved to ensure that services get to the people who need them most. Full text...

  • UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak
    30 august 2018 18:13:24
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - Emergency food aid is being delivered to people affected by the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Food (WFP) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • As children in Ebola-affected areas of DR Congo head back to school, UNICEF ramps up support
    29 august 2018 06:41:28
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year – with some 250 schools in Ebola-affected health zones – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up education, health and water, sanitation, and hygiene programmes to assist children and their teachers. Full text...

  • Lack of access to clean water, toilets puts children’s education at risk, says UN
    28 august 2018 06:30:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Millions of children are going to school without basic hygiene facilities, and the goal of universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene remains “a huge challenge,” the United Nations warned on Monday Full text...

  • 68th session of WHO Regional Committee for Africa opens in Senegal on Monday
    25 august 2018 06:52:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Ministers of Health and senior officials from 47 African countries will meet in Dakar, Senegal, for the 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa, scheduled to take place from 27 – 31 August 2018 with the launch of a new report on the State of Health in Africa high on the agenda. Full text...

  • Ebola outbreak spreads to eastern DRC 'no-go' zone surrounded by rebels
    25 august 2018 06:18:35
    Geneva, Switzerland(PANA) - Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday. Full text...

  • Health expert says Sierra Leone regions see progress in water and sanitation
    23 august 2018 06:32:57
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - A water and sanitation (WATSAN) expert of the medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says the West African state of Sierra Leone has seen progress in those areas in two northern regions - Mongo and Kabala - in the last three years since a devastating outbreak of the dreaded Ebola disease in 2014-15 killed thousands of people. Full text...

  • UN must stand together to fight devastating effects of tobacco – UN health official
    23 august 2018 05:57:52
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - United Nations agencies must join forces at the policy level and refuse interference from tobacco companies in their programmes so the destructive impact of tobacco can be effectively addressed and lives can be saved, the head of the UN tobacco control treaty watchdog (WHO FCTC Secretariat) told UN News on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’ - UNICEF
    18 august 2018 06:05:21
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said on Friday. Full text...

  • MSF applauds WHO's recommendation of improved TB treatment options
    18 august 2018 05:49:29
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical charity, has welcomed the new World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for improved treatment for people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), prioritising the use of several oral drugs, including the newer drug bedaquiline, and minimising the use of drugs that must be injected. Full text...

  • Medical charity opens Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo's North Kivu region
    17 august 2018 07:44:13
    Mangina, DR Congo (PANA) - Taking a new step in its response to the current Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a treatment centre on 14 August in Mangina, a small town considered to be the epicentre of the outbreak. Full text...

  • Conflict zones could constitute ‘hiding places’ for Ebola virus – WHO chief
    14 august 2018 19:57:14
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Following a two-day mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday repeated his call for warring parties in conflict-riven North Kivu to stop fighting, and allow health teams access to areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in the region. Full text...

  • UNICEF mobilises communication specialists to support Ebola vaccination campaign in DRC
    13 august 2018 06:44:37
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Following the launch of the vaccination campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 8 August, UNICEF has mobilized communication specialists to inform and engage communities affected by the disease as the vaccination campaign is being rolled-out. Full text...

  • Free, secure access needed in DR Congo conflict zone to tackle Ebola – WHO
    13 august 2018 06:30:37
    Beni, DR Congo (PANA) - After seeing first-hand the complexities of the Ebola response in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for “free and secure” access to the disease-affected people. Full text...

  • Medical charity launches emergency response to treat severely malnourished children in Chadian capital
    12 august 2018 07:25:39
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Endemic in the region, acute malnutrition affects not only the rural provinces of the Sahel strip. It is chronic among children under five in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, and has reached alarming proportions in this city of about 1.5 million inhabitants, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has said. Full text...

  • Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu
    10 august 2018 09:49:07
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a statement from the medical charity. Full text...

  • Ebola vaccination begins in North Kivu - WHO
    09 august 2018 16:36:48
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday announced the launch of Ebola vaccinations for high risk populations in North Kivu province. Full text...

  • AU, AfDB, Afreximbank discuss establishment of African Pharmaceutical Development Fund
    08 august 2018 14:20:32
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Officials from the African Union (AU), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Import and Export Bank (Afreximbank) are holding a three-day meeting in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss practical steps towards the creation of a fund to support pharmaceutical manufacturing in Africa. Full text...

  • 'Mauritius committed to promote breastfeeding'
    08 august 2018 07:42:35
    Port-Louis, Mauritius, (PANA) - Mauritian Health and Quality of Life Minister Dr Anwar Husnoo has said that the government is committed to promote breastfeeding as an important public health intervention so as to make sure that every child born in Mauritius is given a good chance to survive, grow and develop into a healthy and strong young citizen. Full text...

  • Specialist Red Cross team arrives in North Kivu to combat Ebola
    07 august 2018 16:13:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern DR Congo,,the humanitarian organization said in a press releaseTuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases
    06 august 2018 09:19:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A 10-day campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) was launched over the weekend by the Mauritian Health and Quality of Life Ministry. Full text...

  • UNICEF mobilises staff, supplies to help with response to new DRC Ebola outbreak
    06 august 2018 06:27:31
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Following last Wednesday's announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says it has mobilised its teams to help contain the spread of the disease and protect children. Full text...

  • 'Conflict in new Ebola zone of DR Congo exacerbates complexity of response'
    05 august 2018 03:26:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Protecting vulnerable people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the latest Ebola Virus outbreak is going to be “very, very complex”, given the huge logistical challenges and ongoing conflict there, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Full text...

  • DR Congo ebola outbreak compounds dire humanitarian crisis - NRC
    03 august 2018 14:06:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo's conflict zone, North Kivu, whose residents have been massively displaced, is a toxic cocktail that will exacerbate the virus and have fatal consequences, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) warned on Friday. Full text...

  • Eswatini deworms at least 85% of school-aged children - WHO
    03 august 2018 06:21:32
    Mbabane, Eswatini (PANA) - The Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) has surpassed the target set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for deworming coverage and obtained 85% during the third round of the Mass Medicine Administration (MMA) campaign. Full text...

  • 'Developing Africa’s pharmaceutical sector is crucial' - ECA
    02 august 2018 14:29:05
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says there is an urgent need to develop Africa's pharmaceutical sector to reduce the continent’s dependence on imported pharmaceutical and medical products. Full text...

  • New cluster of Ebola cases announced in DR Congo, says WHO
    02 august 2018 04:26:40
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on Wednesday that preliminary laboratory results indicate a new cluster of cases of the deadly Ebola virus in North Kivu province, the UN health agency said. Full text...

  • UNICEF reiterates importance of breastfeeding to save newborn lives
    31 july 2018 05:42:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Three-in-five babies, mostly born in low- and middle-income countries, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, placing them at higher risk of death and disease, according to a new United Nations report launched on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Medical charity opens emergency nutrition programme in Chadian capital
    28 july 2018 07:56:17
    N’Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has opened a therapeutic feeding centre in partnership with the Chadian Ministry of Health, to respond to the plight of thousands of under-five-year-olds in N’Djamena, the capital. Full text...

  • Action needed to find, test, treat millions unknowingly infected with viral hepatitis – WHO
    28 july 2018 07:39:56
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Millions of people globally who have viral hepatitis are unaware or unable to receive treatment, the United Nations health agency said Friday, on the eve of World Hepatitis Day, raising the alarm to “find, test and treat the missing millions.” Full text...

  • 'Stigma and discrimination still persists’ against people living with HIV – ILO
    27 july 2018 06:12:01
    Amsterdam, Netherlands (PANA) - Although progress in treating people living with HIV has enabled them to work, they continue to face career discrimination, says a new study launched on Thursday by the United Nations labour agency. Full text...

  • UNICEF raises US$10 million for 9th Ebola epidemic
    26 july 2018 20:41:09
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The UN Childrens' Fund (UNICEF) said it raised more than US$10 million, including funds from several donors, to respond to the 9th Ebola epidemic, which broke out two months ago in North-West Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a communiqué obtained Thursday by PANA. Full text...

  • 'Rwanda will not apply restriction on birth limits' - PM
    26 july 2018 14:52:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, on Thursday said the government has never planned to impose limits on the number of children a family can have in the East African country. Full text...

  • Researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws
    25 july 2018 15:36:24
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -– Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission, according to a statement obtained on Wednesday. Full text...

  • More ‘political commitment’ needed urgently for HIV prevention: UNAIDS chief
    25 july 2018 06:46:15
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands (PANA) - As HIV infections continue to rise, UNAIDS — the UN agency leading the global effort to end the public health threat posed by the virus — called on Tuesday for countries to boost prevention measures and continue facilitating access to treatment. Full text...

  • WHO declares DR Congo Ebola outbreak over
    24 july 2018 19:30:06
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Ebola virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has been declared over, thanks to a concerted national and international effort to contain the threat, the UN’s top health official said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan lawyer honoured for AIDS pro-bono work
    24 july 2018 15:04:37
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan lawyer, Allan Achesa Maleche, has been named winner of the Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award. Full text...

  • Medical charity raises raises red flag on children missing vaccinations in CAR
    22 july 2018 05:40:47
    Bangui, CAR (PANA) - A medical charity is warning that children in the Central African Republic (CAR) are missing out on routine vaccinations. Full text...

  • AstraZeneca, Kenya pharmacists body team up to enhance healthcare in Kenya
    19 july 2018 14:19:15
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - AstraZeneca, a global biopharmaceutical company, has teamed up with the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK), to strengthen healthcare capabilities by building capacity of Kenyan pharmacists through the AstraZeneca Pharmacy Academy. Full text...

  • ‘Prevention crisis’ is hampering global HIV response, warns head of UNAIDS
    19 july 2018 07:03:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Complacency over HIV and AIDS has created a “prevention crisis” that risks destabilizing efforts to reach the key 2020 target of fewer than 500,000 new HIV infections per year, the head of the UN agency in charge of fighting the pandemic warned on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September
    18 july 2018 16:33:10
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against the criminal organizations profiting from such deals. Full text...

  • Sand, dust storms, a 'human well-being' issue, says high level panel
    17 july 2018 07:07:37
    New York, US (PANA) - From higher morbidity and mortality rates to reduced economic growth, the impact of sand and dust storms can be major, especially for lower-income nations and vulnerable communities. Full text...

  • UNICEF says record number of children vaccinated in 2017
    16 july 2018 19:52:19
    New York, US (PANA) - A record 123 million children were immunized globally in 2017, according to data released on Monday by the World Health Organization and UN children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • Mauritius celebrates World Population Day 2018
    11 july 2018 18:18:48
    Bagatelle, Mauritius (PANA) – To improve the quality of life of its people, the Mauritian government plans to reposition its family planning strategy and promote increased contraceptive use. Full text...

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