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  • Mali: US$80 million to be released for malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS
    02 june 2014 15:16:28
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Ousmane Koné, has agreed with officials of the World Fund for Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS to commence the procedure for the release of US$80 million allocated to Mali in its fight against malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Using Water, Sanitation Hygiene to tackle Malnutrition (Feature by Buki Ponle, PANA Special Writer, Lagos)
    02 june 2014 13:25:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nothing better illustrates the dangers of unwholesome sanitation and hygiene habit of a local community in Nigeria's northern Sokoto state than the melancholic story of 45-year-old Yussuf Magaji. Full text...

  • Benin: UNICEF alerts on severe child malnutrition in north-east Benin
    01 june 2014 11:32:30
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) – The UNICEF resident representative in Benin, Dr. Anne Vincent, has alerted on severe child malnutrition in Alibori, north-eastern Benin, according to a statement issued here Saturday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa to benefit from nuclear science research on mosquito
    01 june 2014 07:46:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African countries stand to benefit from the ongoing research to sterilize the mosquito using nuclear science technology, experts say. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Authorities target youth in anti-tobacco campaign
    31 may 2014 17:08:34
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo announced Saturday a new anti-tobacco strategy focusing on the youth as a study shows that 28.5 per cent of young Mauritians aged between 19 and 24 years are addicted to tobacco. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military shows leadership in ECOWAS anti-Malaria war
    31 may 2014 14:34:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Military personnel from Ghana and Togo recently carried out an environmental sanitation exercise at the border town of Aflao marking the official launch by ECOWAS of the preparatory phase of the application of the anti-mosquito biolarvicide product to intensify the regional war against malaria. Full text...

  • UN: Ban says ensuring health of women, children ís 'best investment'
    30 may 2014 21:56:37
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged participants at a summit in Toronto, Canada, to show leadership, build key partnerships, generate financing, as well as devise creative solutions needed to deliver a world of health, safety and possibility for every woman and every child. Full text...

  • UN: WHO advocates higher tobacco taxes to save millions of lives
    30 may 2014 19:46:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of World No Tobacco Day, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. Full text...

  • Rwanda: WHO warns of cholera outbreak in South Sudan
    30 may 2014 17:38:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that South Sudan faces the risk of a new cholera outbreak, after four cases have been confirmed following tests conducted by the African Medical Research Foundation laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Cameroon: PM launches wild polio virus vaccination campaign
    30 may 2014 17:29:33
    Yaoundé, Cameroun (PANA) – The Cameroonian prime minister, Philémon Yang, on Friday launched the fifth round of the nationwide vaccination campaign against the wild polio virus. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Sata dispels rumours that he is unwell
    29 may 2014 15:26:35
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Michael Sata has dismissed rumours that he is unwell and has been evacuated to South Africa for treatment. Full text...

  • US: UN launches new campaign to check open defecation
    28 may 2014 22:26:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Wednesday launch a new campaign to improve access to toilets and latrines for the 2.5 billion people worldwide without basic sanitation. Full text...

  • UN: Paucity of funds threatens UNICEF services in Somalia
    28 may 2014 15:19:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that it will have to suspend essential health services in Somalia unless it receives additional funding within one month, delivering a major blow to millions of women and children who depend on the agency and its partners for help. Full text...

  • Switzerland/WHO: WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes to save more lives
    27 may 2014 13:31:57
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Ahead of this year's World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Japan gives Nigeria US$85m for eradication of polio
    26 may 2014 22:02:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Japan on Monday gave a loan of US$85 million to boost Nigeria's quest to interrupt wild polio virus transmission in the country and thereafter eradicate it. Full text...

  • Guinea: Ten die after outbreak of anthrax
    26 may 2014 19:32:14
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Ten people, mostly children, have died in a village in Guinea's northern prefecture of Koubia following the outbreak of anthrax caused by the consumption of meat from an infected animal, Dr Ibrahima Kourouma, Director of the health centre at the locality, said. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Nouakchott to host regional meeting on AIDS
    26 may 2014 18:14:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania will host a regional meeting of the Advisory Committee of Experts on the AIDS observatory in Africa (Awa), PANA learnt Monday from official sources. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Detection of new Malaria case worries Malaria-free Mauritius (News analysis by Nasseem Ackbarally, PANA Correspondent)
    25 may 2014 09:56:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritaius (PANA) - The detection of a new case of Malaria two weeks ago in Mauritius has become a big cause for concern for the island nation, which was certified Malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1973. Full text...

  • Guinea: 4 die from Ebola fever in Guinea
    25 may 2014 08:33:05
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Four persons died recently in Macenta (south of Guinea), some 900 km from the capital, following infections from the viral fever Ebola, Dr. Sakhoba Kéita, Head of Division of Prevention and Struggle against Diseases at the Guinean Health Ministry, revealed Saturday to PANA. Full text...

  • US: UN urges more global efforts end to obstetric fistula
    23 may 2014 16:20:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials on Friday called for concerted efforts to eradicate the Full text...

  • Zambia: Govt, IBM to provide improved access to life saving drugs
    23 may 2014 11:52:38
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - American multinational technology company IBM has announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Full text...

  • Nigeria: When villagers say ‘No More Open Defecation’ (Feature by Buki Ponle, PANA Special Correspondent)
    23 may 2014 07:43:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The children of Abule Oke Akeju farming community in Odeda Local Government Area of Nigeria's South-west Ogun State have cause to rejoice, especially when visitors call. So does their community head, 52-year-old Chief Akanmu Karimu. Full text...

  • Zambia: Govt., IBM, others provide improved access to life-saving drugs
    22 may 2014 15:09:44
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - IBM on Thursday announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 life-saving drugs., according to a press statement issued here by donors. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Biolarvicide application launch to boost ECOWAS war against malaria
    22 may 2014 09:21:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - With the planned launch of the application of anti-mosquito biolarvicide product at Aflao on the Ghana-Togo border 28 May, the ECOWAS Day, the war by the regional bloc against malaria is set to achieve a major milestone. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa disease-burden rises amid health workers shortage
    21 may 2014 15:17:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Africa is facing a shortage of one million health professionals amid rising disease burden, the head of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: Report warns on synthetic drugs flooding markets
    20 may 2014 22:41:55
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report on Tuesday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said that an unprecedented flooding of synthetic drugs is taking an ever-greater share of the illicit drugs market. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU to give 25m euro yearly for vaccination campaign in poor countries
    20 may 2014 12:50:49
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union is to give 25 million euros yearly between 2014 and 2020 to finance vaccination campaigns in poor countries. Full text...

  • Guinea: 'Malaria, socio-economic scourge in Guinea'
    20 may 2014 09:06:05
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Malaria remains the main cause of hospitalisation (34 per cent) and deaths (14.3 per cent) in Guinea, making the disease a socio-economic scourge, Dr Souleymane Diakité of the National Programme for the Struggle against Malaria (PNLP) told PANA. Full text...

  • South Sudan: Juba on cholera alert as donors pledge funds
    19 may 2014 15:58:32
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International humanitarian organziation (OXFAM) has warned that as rains cut off humanitarian access and increase risk of the spread of disease, increased donor funding is critical to saving lives in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Switzerland: World Health Assembly opens
    19 may 2014 09:52:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The 67th World Health Organization’s annual assembly, called the World Health Assembly, opens in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, with more than 3,000 delegates expected to attend. Full text...

  • Guinea: Health officials say no new case of Ebola registered in Guinea
    18 may 2014 06:42:12
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Guinea's Health Ministry said on Saturday that no new case of the Ebola disease was registered in the country as at the weekend, underlining the huge efforts made by the government to fight the disease. Full text...

  • Mali: France grants 2 million Euros for Mali maternal health research
    16 may 2014 22:08:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The French Development Agency (AFD) and the University of Science and Technology in Bamako on Friday in Bamako signed an agreement for 2 million Euros (1.3 billion CFAF) for research into improving maternal and neonatal health through the fight against malaria and the training of researchers. Full text...

  • Sudan: Oxfam says dozens of cases of cholera confirmed in South Sudan
    16 may 2014 19:44:13
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An international NGO, Oxfam, says at least 18 cases of cholera have been confirmed in South Sudan. Full text...

  • Libya: Tripoli hospital gets nuclear medicine department
    16 may 2014 09:41:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A nuclear medicine department equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment, has opened at the Tripoli Hospital, in a major move to reduce the overseas' evacuation of Libyan patients. Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: Cote d'Ivoire features in UNAIDS campaign against HIV/AIDS at FIFA World Cup
    16 may 2014 09:35:49
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has indicated his country's willingness to be involved in UNAIDS sensitisation campaign, ''Protect the Goal'', that will be launched at next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Libya: 'No Corona-virus in Libya'
    16 may 2014 09:22:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - No cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome Corona-virus (MERS-Cov), which is ravaging many countries, has been recorded in Libya, according to the director of the Libyan Centre for the Control of Diseases Bedreddine Najjar. Full text...

  • Senegal: No midwife was sent to Qatar - Minister
    15 may 2014 18:03:27
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegalese Health and Social Action Minister, Mrs Awa Marie Colle Seck, Thursday denied that the government planned to send Senegalese midwives to Qatar under a medical cooperation agreement between the two countries. Full text...

  • Senegal: Senegalese govt. to recruit 1,000 health workers annually
    15 may 2014 17:19:43
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - As part of its efforts to deal with maternal and child mortality, the Senegalese government has announced plans to recruit 1,000 health workers, including 500 midwives, this year, according to the Senegalese Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Mrs. Awa Marie Colle Seck. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Three African nations register large gains in life expectancy
    15 may 2014 11:45:20
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Three sub-Sahara African countries - Liberia, Ethiopia and Rwanda - are among the world’s top six where life expectancy has increased the most, according to World Health Statistics 2014 published Thursday by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Full text...

  • Sudan: President Bashir undergoes surgery
    12 may 2014 13:26:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir late on Sunday underwent a successful knee surgery in a Khartoum private hospital. Full text...

  • Guinea: UNDP offers US$200,000 to Guinea to fight Ebola
    08 may 2014 20:32:49
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released US$200,000 to Guinea to fight the dreaded Ebola disease, which broke out in January in the country and has claimed the lives for over 90 victims. Full text...

  • US: Global improvement recorded in access to drinking water
    08 may 2014 18:05:16
    New York, US (PANA) - Most of the 748 million people who still use unimproved drinking water sources live in Africa, despite the improvement recorded since 1990 in the number of people who have gained access to drinking water from improved sources, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Full text...

  • UN: WHO highlights dangers of air pollution
    07 may 2014 19:35:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday warned that urban dwellers are being exposed to excessive air pollution and are at a risk of respiratory diseases and other long-term health problems. Full text...

  • WEFA: USAID, Nigeria announce US$20m assistance to prevent child, maternal mortality
    07 may 2014 15:28:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), taking advantage of the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) here, Wednesday announced a US$20 million scheme to provide affordable financing options and increase capacity in Nigeria’s primary healthcare system. Full text...

  • Switzerland/WHO: Air quality deteriorating in many of the world’s cities
    07 may 2014 13:15:38
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor (ambient) air pollution fails to meet World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems, WHO has said. Full text...

  • Mali: National family planning campaign launched in Mali
    06 may 2014 19:48:27
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Ousmane Koné, on Tuesday launched the 10th edition of the national family planning campaign which would focus on the youth. Full text...

  • UN: 'Africa carries most burden of maternal deaths'
    06 may 2014 14:18:31
    New York, PANA (PANA) - Six of the 10 countries that carry most of the burden of maternal deaths in the world are from Africa, according to highlights from the newly-published report, ''Trends in maternal mortality estimates 1990 to 2013''. Full text...

  • UN: '45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990'
    06 may 2014 13:53:18
    New York, US (PANA) - New United Nations data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO) and obtained by PANA here. Full text...

  • UN: WHO warns on polio resurgence
    05 may 2014 17:24:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the spread of polio in countries where it was once eradicated is an "extraordinary event and unless an international coordinated response is urgently put in place, the preventable disease will resurge. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO tasks health workers on hygiene
    04 may 2014 08:14:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Ahead of Hand Hygiene Day which is observed globally on 5 May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged health workers to practice good hand hygiene when caring for patients, to protect them from contracting infections in health facilities. Full text...

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