Health -
  • UN: WHO says two leading Ebola vaccines show 'acceptable safety'
    09 january 2015 20:21:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that two promising Ebola vaccines appear safe and could soon be tested in West Africa, as the agency wrapped up an expert meeting in Geneva on Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal: AU, Kenya to send 170 health workers to Ebola-hit countries
    08 january 2015 18:48:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Union (AU) and the Kenyan government will send 170 health workers to Ebola hit countries, the AU said in a statement on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Ebola mission chief commends progress, warns against complacency
    07 january 2015 22:59:49
    New York, US (PANA) - On his first tour of Ebola-stricken Liberia, the newly Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Wednesday outlined his vision to tackle the scourge in what he called a "3C approach", which he described as recognizing the vital roles of "countries, communities and coordination". Full text...

  • Mali: US ends enhanced airport entry screening for travellers from Mali
    07 january 2015 17:28:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have removed Mali from the list of Ebola-affected nations subject to enhanced visa and port-of-entry screening. Full text...

  • UN: New UN Ebola mission chief vows scaled-up efforts to end pandemic
    07 january 2015 06:28:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The new Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has said he will scale-up efforts toward ending the Ebola epidemic in the affected West African countries. Full text...

  • Guinea: Mauritanian President Abdelaziz urges international solidarity to contain Ebola disease
    05 january 2015 16:57:14
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz on Monday called for international solidarity in efforts being made to contain the deadly Ebola virus diseases in West Africa, noting that virus does not recognise national borders. Full text...

  • Switzerland: '382 health-care workers die from Ebola pandemic'
    04 january 2015 14:14:46
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The ongoing Ebola pandemic in West Africa has claimed the lives of 382 health-care workers (HCWs), out of a total of 678 HCWs who were infected as at the end of December 2014, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Full text...

  • UN: New UN Ebola mission chief assumes duties
    03 january 2015 22:37:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The newly-appointed UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Full text...

  • Gambia: British holiday makers join authorities to salvage tourism season
    02 january 2015 21:02:18
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Scores of British tourists currently on holidays in The Gambia have joined the authorities to salvage the tourism season, assuring potential tourists that “The Gambia is Ebola free.” Full text...

  • UN: Outgoing head of UN Ebola mission sums up progress
    02 january 2015 20:12:29
    New York, US (PANA) - Outgoing head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, on Friday pointed to significant progress in tackling the outbreak, since he was appointed in September last year, while stressing that zero case is the only acceptable outcome in the "big battle" with the disease. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Schools to reopen in Ebola hit S/Leone after 7 months' closure
    01 january 2015 12:04:00
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Schools that were shut in Sierra Leone seven months ago over the Ebola Virus Disease are to reopen, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in his New Year message to the nation on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says Ebola transmission still persists in western Sierra Leone
    31 december 2014 22:06:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The number of Ebola cases is fluctuating in Guinea, decreasing in Liberia, but still showing signs of transmission in some parts of Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: 'Fight against Ebola requires district-by-district approach' - UN envoy
    30 december 2014 20:17:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The outgoing head of the UN Emergency Ebola Response Mission (UNMEER), Mr. Anthony Banbury, said on Tuesday that communities are going to play a big role in defeating the "nasty disease" in West Africa by stopping outbreaks while they are small and not allowing them to become bigger. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: How Kailahun district kicked Ebola out (WHO FEATURES)
    30 december 2014 11:25:56
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Kailahun district borders the area of Guinea where the first cases of Ebola were confirmed at the end of March 2014. Full text...

  • Libya: Health officials on alert after reported cases of severe pneumonia
    29 december 2014 20:42:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The technical and monitoring committee at the Libyan disease centre has met to discuss the diagnosis of 10 cases of severe pneumonia that has killed five patients, medical sources said on Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Ebola Mission opens treatment facility in Liberia
    29 december 2014 20:04:42
    New York US (PANA) - Mr. Anthony Banbury, the Head the UN Mission for the Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), on Monday said the mission is opening a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border. Full text...

  • Libya: Avian influenza kills 4 in Libya
    27 december 2014 15:52:57
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) - Four persons have died from Avian Influenza in Libya, even though the country has not recorded any case of Ebola, according to Libyan Health Minister Ridha al-Oukli. Full text...

  • UN: UN Ebola response warehouse in Guinea back in operation after fire incident
    25 december 2014 08:11:56
    New York US (PANA) - The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) says a main UN logistics hub managed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Guinea is now fully operational, despite the fire that swept through the facility last week threatening medicines Full text...

  • UN: Another UN staff in Liberia tests positive for Ebola
    25 december 2014 07:54:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) said another of its staff has tested Full text...

  • Tanzania: ITU launches 'Ebola-Info-Sharing' mobile app
    24 december 2014 09:26:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU has launched a free mobile Application to be used in the campaign against the Ebola disease outbreak. Full text...

  • UN: UN Ebola Mission reports 50 new Ebola cases in Guinea
    23 december 2014 22:51:53
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) on Tuesday reported an outbreak of 50 confirmed cases in a number of villages of Kissidougou prefecture in Guinea. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief commends courage, commitment of Ebola health workers
    22 december 2014 21:39:58
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the memorable and moving example of a Sierra Leonean nurse who had contracted Ebola, but became a caregiver as soon as she had recovered was, commendable and that kind of commitment should move everybody to do more to end the outbreak in West Africa. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali launches youth programme to sensitize communities on Ebola
    22 december 2014 20:29:18
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali on Monday launched a programme under which 300 youth will be deployed to several communities to fight the Ebola disease, as it works to be declared Ebola-free. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Good news from Ebola-gripped Sierra Leone
    22 december 2014 10:23:12
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The discharge of the last Ebola patient from Sierra Leone's Kailahun district, where the first case of the disease was recorded 25 May 2014, has further heightened hopes that the increase in incidence of the disease in the country is slowing down. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethio tel joins AU Ebola fundraising campaign
    20 december 2014 14:31:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia's state run mobile telephone firm, Ethio Telecom, joined the campaign on Saturday to raise funds to finance an African-led effort against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN commends AfDB fight against Ebola in Mali
    20 december 2014 13:41:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Head of the United Nations Mission for Emergency Action against Ebola in Mali, Ibrahima Fall Socé, has commended the intervention of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in thwarting the spread of the disease in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Ban recommits UN's support to fight Ebola in Liberia
    19 december 2014 16:43:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said Liberia has the full support of the UN in the fight against the Ebola virus disease and to build a stronger society. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ban lauds Mahama for 'wise, bold' decision on Ebola war
    19 december 2014 09:20:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has praised President John Mahama of Ghana for his wise, bold and timely decision as well as leadership to have Accra serve as the logistics hub for the fight against Ebola and for the establishment of the United Nations Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Mission in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Fire guts UN warehouse in Guinea with Ebola Response supplies
    19 december 2014 04:53:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Fire on Thursday engulfed a UN warehouse in Guinea that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but "a regrettable loss" in supplies, a UN statement said. Full text...

  • Congo: How to save the lives of newborns in Africa (WHOAFRO Features)
    18 december 2014 12:57:11
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - According to a new WHO report, one third of all neonatal deaths occur in the African Region. Approximately three quarters of these deaths occur during the first week of life and almost half within the first 24 hours. Full text...

  • Mali: Mali winning fight against Ebola disease
    17 december 2014 18:10:55
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Health authorities in Mali confirmed Wednesday that the Ebola disease outbreak in the country has died down, but the West African nation must wait for three weeks without a new case before it can be declared free of the deadly disease in accordance with regulations of the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • Guinea: NGO demands re-opening of schools in Guinea
    17 december 2014 13:07:10
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Saying that the closure of schools for more than 19 months following the deadly Ebola virus disease had led to children indulging in crimes, the chairman of the Guinean civil forum (FCG), Mr. Ibrahima Balaya Diallo, on Tuesday called for the re-opening of schools. Full text...

  • UN: Health workers in Sierra Leone to receive Ebola hazard pay
    16 december 2014 22:25:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Response workers battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will receive "hazard pay" for the first time in Sierra Leone using mobile money because unless there is a certain element of incentives, or danger pay, it is very difficult to attract and retain people, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burundi: Maternal and child health week begins in Burundi
    16 december 2014 21:48:59
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A week dedicated to maternal and child health began on Tuesday in Burundi during which a vaccination and deworming exercise will be carried out, the office of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Bujumbura has said. Full text...

  • Mali: Surveillance on Mali's last Ebola contacts ends
    16 december 2014 17:22:03
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali could soon be declared free of the Ebola virus disease after the 21-day surveillance of the last 13 contacts was lifted Monday, according to a communique issued at the end of an inter-ministerial conference on the management of the epidemic under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Moussa Mara. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS leaders differ on Ebola death toll
    15 december 2014 14:38:15
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS leaders, meeting here, Monday gave different death tolls from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that is ravaging several of the ECOWAS member states, highlighting what critics call gaps in the regional bloc's response to the scourge. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Blood shortage hits Mauritius
    15 december 2014 14:32:14
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius is facing a serious shortage of blood as donors have become rare and the stock of blood diminishing day by day, according to the Blood Donors Association (BDA), that is organizing a mega-blood donation activity Thursday in the capital Port-Louis, in a bid to help hospitals face the situation during the coming festive period. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UNECA appeals for US$2.6 billion debt relief to boost Ebola response
    15 december 2014 13:45:31
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) called for US$2.6 billion debt cancellation to countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak and warned that foreign aid pledges could spark a debt crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Govt. hails appointment of Mauritanian as head of UN emergency mission on Ebola
    14 december 2014 11:48:11
    Nouakchot, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian government has welcomed the appointment of its citizen, Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to head the United Nations Mission for emergency action against Ebola (UNMEER), the Mauritanian ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation indicated here Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ebola fears ring loud at ECOWAS meetings (By Segun Adeyemi, PANA Correspondent, Nigeria)
    13 december 2014 16:15:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The frontlines of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that is ravaging parts of West Africa may be far from here, but the fear of the deadly disease is palpable at the headquarters of the regional bloc ECOWAS, which is hosting the preparatory meetings to the ECOWAS Summit scheduled for Monday in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • UN: UN meeting urges critical improvements to health systems of Ebola-affected countries
    13 december 2014 10:02:05
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN high-level meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, said the international community must help Ebola-affected countries reboot their health systems so that they emerge from the current crisis more resilient and more focused on prevention efforts than ever before. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Global coalition to accelerate universal health coverage
    12 december 2014 15:01:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A new global coalition of over 500 leading health and development organizations have been inaugurated in New York, US, with a call on governments to accelerate reforms that will ensure that everyone, everywhere, can access quality health services without being forced into poverty, PANA reported, quoting a statement from the coalition Friday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: New ILO study reveals large health coverage gaps
    12 december 2014 13:47:41
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – A new study, released Friday by the International Labour Organization (ILO), shows that 80 percent of the population across 44 countries are without any health protection and are therefore deprived of the right to health. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS to get Centre for Disease Control
    12 december 2014 12:37:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The establishment of a Regional Centre for Disease Control in the West African sub-region will soon become a reality if the leaders of the region endorse the recommendation of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers who recently met in Abuja, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says Ebola response must include efforts to bolster health systems
    12 december 2014 07:43:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Martin Sajdik, has said that, while the priority is to stop the Ebola outbreak, measures must also ensure that the emergency response is linked to longer-term efforts to strengthen health systems in those countries hit the hardest. Full text...

  • Belgium: Saudi King Abdullah releases US$35 million for Ebola war in West Africa
    11 december 2014 20:55:54
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has donated US$35 million to help in the war against the deadly Ebola virus disease in West Africa, says a communiqué from the King’s Palace in Jeddah issued to PANA on Thursday in Brussels. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Safe motherhood SMS service reduces maternal, infant mortality in Tanzania
    11 december 2014 11:12:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania's safe motherhood text messaging service is successfully helping the public to improve maternal health and reduce infant mortality since its launch two years ago, the programme management said here Thursday, which marks the start of its third year. Full text...

  • UN: UN congratulates frontline workers battling Ebola in West Africa
    10 december 2014 21:04:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Wednesday congratulated the front line workers in the field Full text...

  • UN: 'Intense response needed for western Sierra Leone, Guinea-Mali border'
    09 december 2014 22:12:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, said on Tuesday that the UN is currently focusing attention on bringing down the high levels of transmission in western Sierra Leone and ensuring that cases do not cross the border from Guinea into neighbouring Mali. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium ferries mobile laboratory to help fight Ebola in Guinea
    09 december 2014 19:25:03
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Belgium will send a mobile laboratory to Guinea to help the country fight the deadly Ebola virus disease, which has already killed 6,500 people in West Africa since the epidemic broke out, official sources here said. Full text...

parcours parcours [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS