Health -
  • Ghana: Doctors vote to continue strike
    14 august 2015 20:31:07
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Striking doctors of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) on Friday voted to continue their two-week-old industrial action for another fortnight as they harden their position in a standoff with the government, which has asked them to return to the hospitals and then come to the negotiation table. Full text...

  • Kenya: Health ministry opens US-funded HIV, TB and lab facilities in Nairobi
    14 august 2015 17:55:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenya’s demonstrated leadership in public health in Africa has prompted the United States to make significant long-term investments to expand the East African country's capacity of national-level health and laboratory systems, US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec said Friday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Death toll from Sunstroke fatalities hits 15
    14 august 2015 11:36:10
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The death toll from the sunstroke that hit Half town, Sudan's Northern State, has risen from 13 to 15 after two persons died on their way to hospital on Thursday, the pro-government Ashorooq TV website and the independent daily, al Jareeda, reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Six kidney transplant patients survive surgery in India
    14 august 2015 07:00:53
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Six kidney transplant patients have returned to Botswana after successful transplants, officials from the country’s oldest referral hospital, Princess Marina, have announced. Full text...

  • UN: UN health agency ramps up efforts to tackle cholera outbreak in South Sudan
    13 august 2015 20:52:24
    New York, US (PANA) - As the battle against cholera outbreak continues in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are boosting assistance to help children and the most vulnerable to prevent and reduce the spread of further cases. Full text...

  • UN: UN health officials highlight role of emergency preparedness in Ebola fight
    13 august 2015 20:05:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The deadly Ebola outbreak which ravaged West Africa for more than a year has demonstrated the increasing importance of emergency preparedness both in Africa and across the world. Full text...

  • UN: Hygiene protocols keep classrooms in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone free of Ebola
    12 august 2015 17:19:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN-supported measures put in place to protect them from the Ebola virus have helped keep classrooms free from any infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Sudan: WHO, partners successfully battling cholera outbreak in South Sudan
    12 august 2015 15:17:42
    Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are battling South Sudan’s on-going cholera outbreak, providing thousands of people with life-saving treatment which has reportedly brought down the number of cases. Full text...

  • Ghana: Mahama says doctors' strike illegal; asks them to resume work
    12 august 2015 13:13:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has again declared that the strike by public sector doctors is illegal as the deadline for their mass resignation on Friday draws close. Full text...

  • Ghana: Striking doctors, government dig in as public hospitals remain empty
    11 august 2015 20:37:04
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Striking doctors and the government are hardening their positions as public hospitals in Ghana remain empty and patients cry for medical care. Full text...

  • Ghana: Govt. appeals to retired doctors to return to hospitals
    11 august 2015 08:56:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - As a strike by doctors in public hospitals in Ghana bites harder without any resolution in sight, the government is appealing to retired doctors to return to work to save lives. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges greater efforts to improve health, well-being of indigenous peoples
    09 august 2015 16:16:29
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on the international community to commit to do more to improve the health and well-being of indigenous peoples, who face a wide range of challenges from inadequate sanitation and housing to high rates of diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda's first IVF couple gets twins in Kigali
    07 august 2015 18:29:41
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's first twin babies born via in vitro fertilization (IVF) were recorded Friday at King Faisal Referral Hospital in KIgali, state-run Radio Rwanda reported quoting hospital sources. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says Ebola challenges remain despite drop in cases
    06 august 2015 15:42:54
    New York, US (PANA) - Latest indications of a drop in new cases of Ebola in West Africa should not be taken as proof that the killer disease has been defeated, the World Health Organization Full text...

  • Mauritius: Minister worried by significant rise in injection drug-users in Mauritius
    04 august 2015 14:27:05
    Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health Minister, Anil Gayan, Tuesday observed that there has been a significant increase in the number of syringes taken by NGOs for distribution to the injection drug-users. Full text...

  • Mauritius: High Caesarean Section rate to be investigated in Mauritius
    04 august 2015 13:09:01
    Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will conduct a study to identify the reasons behind the high Caesarean sections (CS) rate in the island which stands at 47% of all deliveries, so said the Mauritian Health Minister, Anil Gayan, Tuesday at a workshop organised in the context of the World Breastfeeding Week 2015 being held from 1-7 August 2015. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials call for stronger workplace policies for nursing mothers
    03 august 2015 19:25:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN is marking the annual World Breastfeeding Week by Full text...

  • Mauritius: Survey on Non Communicable Diseases launched in Mauritius
    03 august 2015 14:40:11
    Mahebourg, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius on Monday launched a survey on non-communicable disease (NCD) at the Willoughby Government School, Mahebourg, in southern Mauritius, with the aim of gaining new insight into the burden of diseases through the collection of relevant, sensitive and scientific data for health policy makers and professionals to take the right decision, PANA learnt from the Health Ministry. Full text...

  • UN: UN Ebola mission concludes duty in West Africa, as Ebola vaccine makes waves
    31 july 2015 20:20:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)on Friday officially concluded its duty in the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Conference on on maternal, child health in West Africa opens
    30 july 2015 20:15:09
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – About 300 experts from across the globe are attending a two-day forum in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, to define strategic orientations in the domain of maternal and child health in West Africa. Full text...

  • Congo: Congo to start 2nd round of polio vaccination
    29 july 2015 22:39:49
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government will hold, 30 July to 2 Aug., the second round of the national vaccination campaign against polio, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the other partners, according to the Congolese Health Minister. Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS tasks countries to uphold commitments on public health, access to medicines
    28 july 2015 21:20:08
    New York, US (PANA) - As the world celebrates the achievement of reaching 15 million people with HIV treatment and commits to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Tuesday reminded countries of the urgent need to ensure that new trade agreements under negotiation do not impede access to medicines. Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies, partners warn on 'acute shortage' of meningitis vaccines in West Africa
    28 july 2015 21:08:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and leading public health organizations have warned that West Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak unless drug manufacturers increase vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January. Full text...

  • UN: WHO marks Hepatitis Day, urges prevention
    28 july 2015 20:33:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking World Hepatitis Day 2015, which falls on 28 July in honour of the birthday of the scientist who discovered the hepatitis B virus and its first vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are urging policy-makers, health workers and the public to act now to prevent infection and death from the infectious disease. Full text...

  • Niger: World Bank lends Niger US$37m to fight malaria
    28 july 2015 17:30:06
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The World Bank has on Tuesday extended a US$ 37 million loan to Niger for financing a project on fighting malaria and neglected tropical diseases in the Sahel, an official source here said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Liberia: 'Lack of public trust in govt. contributed to Ebola outbreak in Liberia'
    28 july 2015 09:19:42
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Amid reports of a possible Ebola resurgence in Liberia, a new research paper by peacebuilding charity International Alert has highlighted the need to improve trust between the Liberian public and its government. Full text...

  • Sudan: USAID provides cold chain equipment to Sudan's Health ministry
    27 july 2015 19:33:22
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated cold chain equipment worth US$800,000 to Sudan through the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), it was officially disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Conference on innovative medical research in Africa opens in Mauritius
    27 july 2015 17:50:48
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Education and Scientific Research Minister Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun on Monday said the presence of many world-class scientists in Africa is an indication that the continent "can make an invaluable contribution towards understanding and finding cures for many of the debilitating diseases that continue to afflict the continent.” Full text...

  • UN: WHO welcomes European regulators’ initial green light on malaria vaccine
    24 july 2015 20:47:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday welcomed a major regulatory hurdle cleared by a malaria vaccine, saying it expects to make a policy recommendation later this year on its use in the context of an overall panoply of public health tools for combating the disease which kills one African child a minute. Full text...

  • Ghana: European Medicines Agency adopts 'positive scientific opinion' on malaria vaccine
    24 july 2015 20:38:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), a British multinational pharmaceutical company, announced on Friday that the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the medicines regulator, has adopted a "positive scientific opinion" for its malaria vaccine candidate vaccine MosquirixTM, also known RTS,S - in children aged 6 weeks to 17 months. Full text...

  • UN: WHO to mark World Hepatitis Day with pilot initiative to curb unsafe injections
    24 july 2015 08:36:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global injection safety initiative campaign in three pilot countries. Full text...

  • Kenya: US giants GE to build healthcare skills, capacity in East Africa
    23 july 2015 12:42:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, General Electric (GE), an American multinational conglomerate corporation, Thursday announced a series of new commitments aimed at addressing some of the most critical health challenges in East Africa through a sustained focus on skills development and capacity building. Full text...

  • UK: 'Testing for malaria reduces over prescription by over 70%'
    23 july 2015 12:00:03
    London, United Kingdom (PANA) - Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in registered drug shops in a highly endemic region in Uganda substantially reduced over diagnosis of malaria, improving the use of valuable malaria drugs, according to a new study. Full text...

  • UN: 'No new Ebola cases in Liberia'
    23 july 2015 07:42:06
    New York, US (PANA) - No new cases of Ebola were reported in Liberia or in recent hotspots in West Africa with half of the 26 cases in this week’s update from the World Health Organization (WHO) coming from the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria donates US$1b to fight Ebola in Africa
    22 july 2015 09:40:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Federal Government has donated US$1 billion to fight the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Africa, according to the country's Ministry of Health. Full text...

  • UN: Partnership sharply lowers price of HIV early infant diagnosis – UNAIDS
    20 july 2015 15:47:54
    New York, US (PANA) - A dramatic 35 per cent reduction in the price for HIV early infant Full text...

  • Mali: Doctors, health technicians trained on Ebola outbreak
    16 july 2015 20:45:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian national support centre for diseases (CNAM) in Bamako has held a training session for doctors, senior health technicians and community development agents following recent fresh cases of the Ebola virus disease in Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to a communiqué issued on Thursday by the Malian ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF, WHO report increase in immunization figures for world’s children
    16 july 2015 19:01:23
    New York, US (PANA) - An increasing number of children are receiving life-saving Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian firm invests in healthcare in Uganda
    16 july 2015 09:42:02
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian company CIEL Healthcare Limited (CHL), a branch of the CIEL Group, has acquired a major share in the International Medical Group (IMG) in Uganda, as part of an ambitious plan to seek new opportunities in the healthcare sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Govt. launches NCD Survey 2015 in Mauritius
    14 july 2015 20:11:08
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Health and Quality of Life Minister Anil Gayan on Tuesday launched the Mauritius Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) survey 2015 that will include cognitive decline in a bid to identify the link between ageing population and dementia. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO, Merck, Cambridge, Rome universities partner on medical research in Africa
    14 july 2015 20:02:00
    New York, US (PANA) - The world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company, Merck, in partnership with UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Cambridge University and University of Rome plan to conduct UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit - MARS, which will be held on the 19 to 20 October in Geneva, Switzerland. Full text...

  • UN: WHO report finds inequalities in global mental health services, calls for more investment
    14 july 2015 18:50:43
    New York, US (PANA) - People suffering from mental health disorders are facing unequal access to specialized care, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday as it urged governments to boost financing for mental health services around the world. Full text...

  • UN: UN report says world has delivered on halting, reversing AIDS epidemic
    14 july 2015 18:44:32
    New York US (PANA) - The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released on Tuesday in Addis Ababa by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Full text...

  • UN: Greater investments needed as fight against malaria enters critical phase – UN
    13 july 2015 22:19:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite the tremendous progress made over the past 15 years, greater investments are needed to achieve the goal of a world free of malaria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where world leaders have gathered to discuss financing for development. Full text...

  • UN: UN, partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality
    13 july 2015 21:56:28
    New York,US (PANA) - The United Nations and its partners on Monday launched a new initiative to help end maternal and child mortality by 2030, as they gathered in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. Full text...

  • South Africa: Health security measures under spotlight at WHO meeting
    13 july 2015 18:13:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – UN special envoy for Ebola David Nabarro on Monday warned that despite breakthroughs in tackling the virus disease, an estimated 30 new cases are reported each week. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta in Addis for global conference on women, children health
    13 july 2015 11:35:15
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday for an international conference geared towards establishing a global fund to support health programmes for women and children. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Cholera hits South Sudan capital as cost of clean water skyrockets
    13 july 2015 07:52:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Cholera cases are rapidly increasing in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, as the cost of clean water skyrockets amid a worsening economic crisis, global humanitarian agency Oxfam said Monday. Full text...

  • UN: Ebola conference generates US$5 billion in pledges for affected countries
    11 july 2015 19:11:09
    New York, US (PANA) - A high-level conference at the UN headquarters in New York has ended with more than US$5 billion in pledges to support the three West African countries battling Ebola. Full text...

  • UN: WHO says universal coverage key to meeting global health goals
    10 july 2015 21:11:40
    New York US (PANA) - Some 400 million people worldwide do not have access to essential health services, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a brief statement on Friday. Full text...

parcours parcours [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS