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  • Time to end leprosy stigma, says UN human rights expert
    25 january 2018 18:11:50
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - People affected by leprosy continue to suffer discrimination and lack of access to medical care, a newly appointed UN human rights expert specialising in the disease has warned, citing latest statistics that show over 200,000 new cases a year. Full text...

  • World Fund gives Mali 34 billion CFAF for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis treatment
    25 january 2018 15:45:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government and the World Fund for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis signed an agreement for 34 billion CFAF to strengthen the fight against HIV/AIDS in Mali, sources close to the Malian ministry of Health told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan breastfeeding mothers face rape threats at state-run hospital
    19 january 2018 11:39:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Mothers of new-borns at a state-owned Kenyan hospital have narrated rape ordeals usually perpetrated by healthcare workers at the facility and sometimes by patients. Full text...

  • Authorities in Botswana issue cholera alert
    18 january 2018 11:19:35
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana is on high alert following the outbreak of cholera in East and Central African countries including Malawi, Kenya, South Sudan, Mozambique, Tanzania and Angola. Full text...

  • Nanotechnology's new cost-effective approach to address waterborne diseases in Rwanda (A feature by Aimable Twahirwa, PANA Correspondent in Kigali)
    17 january 2018 14:08:56
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - With the use of nanotechnology application, including the distribution of equipment and powder products that come in small affordable easy-to-use packets with a high specificity of water purification, rural communities in Rwanda are now using these new purification products to replace the traditional water treatment. Full text...

  • Short period of postoperative bladder catheterization effective for repair of simple urinary fistula (A WHO Feature)
    14 january 2018 06:31:02
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN World Health Oraganisation (WHO) has issued a new recommendation on the length of bladder catheterization following surgical repair of a simple obstetric urinary fistula. Full text...

  • WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid (A WHO Feature)
    14 january 2018 06:25:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - At the end of December 2017, WHO prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV. Full text...

  • At least 60 dead in largest-ever Listeria outbreak in South Africa– WHO
    12 january 2018 19:43:30
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis – or Listeria – has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nation’s health agency said on Friday. Full text...

  • WHO supports the immunization of 1 million people against cholera in Zambia
    10 january 2018 15:39:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Government of Zambia has launched a campaign to vaccinate residents of Lusaka against cholera with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, according to an official statement issued Wednesday by the UN agency. Full text...

  • WHO chief urges Madagascar to invest in health to end plague epidemics
    09 january 2018 07:47:18
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that started on 7 January 2018. Full text...

  • Over five million children vaccinated against measles in Somalia
    08 january 2018 18:36:25
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - One million children aged six months to 10 years in Puntland and 4.2 million across Somalia were vaccinated during a five-day measles campaign that wrapped up on Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported. Full text...

  • Gambia’s main hospital sacks corrupt officials
    08 january 2018 14:56:49
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The new management of Gambia's biggest hospital, the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), revealed that it has suspended some members of staff over corruption and other irregularities. Full text...

  • WHO raises red flag of meningitis outbreak in West Africa (A WHO feature)
    26 december 2017 10:12:08
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As bacterial meningitis season begins in West Africa this year, a convergence of factors is threatening the region with large outbreaks affecting millions, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) warns. Full text...

  • Ethiopia working with UN to strengthen national NCD response (A WHO feature)
    25 december 2017 08:51:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - All of government action is needed to prevent and control the health and development impacts of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in Ethiopia, the Minister of Health has told the United Nations Interagency Task Force on NCDs during its recent mission to the country. Full text...

  • Cholera outbreak in Nigeria's Borno state successfully contained - WHO
    25 december 2017 05:39:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – A five-month long cholera outbreak in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state has been successfully contained, the United Nations health agency has announced. Full text...

  • Sudanese minister announces donation of his body parts
    22 december 2017 18:02:05
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese Health minister Bahar Idriss Abu Gardah has announced donation of all parts of his body to needy patients upon his death. Full text...

  • World Bank injects US$105m to improve primary health care in Mozambique
    21 december 2017 18:19:01
    Washington, US (PANA) - Mozambique’s Primary Health Care Strengthening Programme‐for‐Results is set to benefit from the World Bank’s non-reimbursable US$105 million grant approved on Thursday for improvement of primary health care in under-served areas of the southern African country. Full text...

  • Rwanda bans 'shisha' smoking
    15 december 2017 18:03:30
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has banned 'shisha' tobacco smoking, including sale, distribution and purchase of the product that has been popular among the country's youth. Full text...

  • UN chief spotlights power of universal health coverage to unlock economic growth
    14 december 2017 21:14:18
    Tokyo, Japan (PANA) – Health is everyone's right and a driver of economic development, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed on Thursday, expressing the UN's readiness to help countries move towards health coverage for all. Full text...

  • Up to 650,000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year - Health partners
    14 december 2017 10:22:25
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Up to 650,000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and global health partners. Full text...

  • Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UN-backed report
    13 december 2017 16:42:19
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay, according to a United Nations-backed study. Full text...

  • UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage
    12 december 2017 20:04:07
    New York, USA (PANA) – The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day. Full text...

  • WHO chief urges respect, protection of human rights in health
    10 december 2017 06:05:41
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Sunday urged all countries to respect and protect human rights in health – in their laws, their health policies and programmes. Full text...

  • WHO commends South Africa's parliament for passing tax bill on sugary drinks (A WHO feature)
    10 december 2017 04:41:34
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Parliament has taken a brave and powerful step towards promoting the health of the country’s citizens and reducing diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, by passing a bill last Tuesday to implement a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, according to Dr Rufaro Chatora, WHO’s Representative to South Africa. Full text...

  • Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
    08 december 2017 11:47:03
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and prevented its spread only weeks after it was first detected, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Full text...

  • Number of people affected by dementia to triple in next 30 years - WHO
    07 december 2017 11:26:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • West, Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response
    05 december 2017 15:32:35
    Abidjan, Cote d;Ivoire (PANA) - More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Experts take stock of progress, challenges in tackling HIV among children, young adults
    04 december 2017 10:14:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As thousands of international delegates converge in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire for the bi-annual Conference on International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) from 4-9 December , the scene has been set, with some of the key issues that will be deliberated and discussed. Full text...

  • Tobacco industry admissions should strengthen global resolve on tobacco control (A WHO feature)
    03 december 2017 04:58:21
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - In major victories for tobacco control efforts, four U.S. tobacco companies are publishing court-ordered “corrective statements” to set the record straight on the dangers of their products, while a major French bank has announced it will divest its interests in the tobacco industry. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘a thing of the past’
    02 december 2017 10:04:18
    New York, U.S. (PANA) - The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said on Friday, as the world marked the World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. Full text...

  • Historic heart transplant commemorated in Cape Town
    01 december 2017 13:45:20
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Leading surgeons from around the world have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, to mark the 50th anniversary of the world’s first human heart transplant. Full text...

  • WHO boss reminds world 'everyone counts' in war against HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2017 11:32:16
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General General of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO), on Friday reminded the world that everyone counts in the fight to eliminate the dreaded AIDS disease. Full text...

  • Sweden, 4 UN agencies to boost health of women in East, Southern Africa
    01 december 2017 11:13:19
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - As the World marks World AIDS Day on Friday, the Government of Sweden, together with the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO, has announced a progremme to boost the healh of women in East and Southern Africa. Full text...

  • Botswana targets to end HIV/AIDS transmission by 2030
    01 december 2017 10:47:26
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has said the country needs to step up efforts to address rampant social ills to realise ending HIV/AIDS by 2030. Full text...

  • Liberian health worker receives Florence Nightingale Award
    30 november 2017 19:16:14
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - A professional nurse and former staff of the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), Mrs. Roselyn Nugba Ballah, Thursday received the Florence Nightingale Medal in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Full text...

  • '1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified' - WHO
    29 november 2017 08:00:45
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Full text...

  • Global response to malaria at crossroads, warns WHO
    29 november 2017 07:52:25
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - After unprecedented global success in malaria control, progress has stalled, according to the World Malaria Report 2017. Full text...

  • 7th World Healthcare Students Symposium kicks off in Kigali
    23 november 2017 13:48:38
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - More than 1,000 pharmacists and health experts from 30 countries around the world gathered here on Thursday for a five-day symposium aimed at discussing and developing skills concerning health professions in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda 2030. Full text...

  • Nearly 21 million people now have access to HIV treatment – UN agency
    22 november 2017 04:56:48
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – About 20.9 million people now have access to the antiretroviral therapy, according to a new report by the UN agency leading the global push to end AIDS, spotlighting that this remarkable progress has been made possible by people living with HIV demanding their rights, strong leadership and financial commitment. Full text...

  • US spends $4 billion on HIV/AIDS programme in Nigeria
    17 november 2017 21:03:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) said on Friday that it has spent over $4 billion on HIV/AIDS response programme in Nigeria since 2004. Full text...

  • Governments given deadline to increase testing and treatment for TB
    16 november 2017 07:57:56
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Ahead of the first-ever Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB’ in Moscow, international medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership have called for countries with high burdens of tuberculosis (TB) to implement the latest international treatment and testing standards by World TB Day, 24 March 2018. Full text...

  • Promote affordable, equitable access to diabetes medicines, information for women, UN urges
    15 november 2017 07:27:20
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – On World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, the United Nations health agency noted that women – especially those in low-income countries – are particularly vulnerable to diabetes, a condition that can be prevented or delayed with medication, regular screening and healthier lives. Full text...

  • Women more affected by diabetes in Mauritius - Ministry of Health
    14 november 2017 13:12:43
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Diabetes affects women slightly more than men in Mauritius, according to the latest non-communicable disease study. Full text...

  • Antibiotic resistance is ‘crisis we cannot ignore,’ UN warns
    14 november 2017 06:55:46
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Full text...

  • Kenya losing 31,000 children to pneumonia annually - minister
    13 november 2017 19:24:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - An estimated 31,000 children die in Kenya annually as a result of pneumonia and diarrhoea, which are preventable and treatable conditions, Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said on Monday. Full text...

  • US announces new efforts to tame HIV/AIDS epidemic in Rwanda
    13 november 2017 17:35:29
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - United States Ambassador to Rwanda Erica Barks-Ruggles on Monday announced new efforts through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that aim at supporting Rwanda in its HIV/AIDS response to controlling the scourge in the country. Full text...

  • WHO warns of dangers of air pollution to health, climate (A WHO feature)
    12 november 2017 05:41:28
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - From smog hanging over cities to smoke inside the home, air pollution poses a major threat to health and climate, the UN health agency has warned. Full text...

  • WHO enhances efforts to reduce burden of chronic diseases in Libya
    10 november 2017 20:04:27
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Libya’s burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) is estimated to account for more than 76% all deaths and more than 41% mainly due to heart diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • Harvard Cancer Centre to train 20 Rwandan medical workers
    09 november 2017 15:31:59
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Centre (CTSC) is to train some 20 Rwandan doctors by equipping them with skills in cancer treatment, under a new treaty signed between the American university and Rwandan government, an official source confirmed on Thursday to PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • IOM expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites
    09 november 2017 05:50:02
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) – Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have gained benefit from these health facilities in South Sudan. Full text...

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