SANTE | HEALTH

01-Feb-2023 to 16:46

African leaders in joint pledge to end AIDS in children

APA-Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — Ministers and representatives from twelve African countries have committed themselves, and laid out their plans, to end AIDS in children by 2030.

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31-Jan-2023 to 18:01

Cholera outbreak spreads further in Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Cholera outbreak has further spread out to 66 localities of eight districts across Bale, Guji and West Arsi zones of Oromia and two districts of Liben zone of Somali region of Ethiopia, United Nations Office for the Coordination Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

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30-Jan-2023 to 12:48

South Korea donates towards Malawi’s cholera fight

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — South Korea has provided US$200,000 to Malawi to assist in humanitarian efforts to address a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the southern African country over the past 10 months.

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28-Jan-2023 to 10:59

One in five children malnourished in cyclone-hit Madagascar – MSF

APA-Antananarivo (Madagascar) — At least one in five children in southeastern Madagascar are severely malnourished and in urgent need of food assistance after harvests in the area were destroyed in last year’s cyclones, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Saturday.

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27-Jan-2023 to 10:59

One dead as Zambia reports cholera outbreak

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambia has recorded four confirmed cases of cholera and one fatality amid fears of an outbreak of the disease in Eastern Province, Health Minister Sylvia Masebo announced on Friday.

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26-Jan-2023 to 11:18

S/Africa gets WHO gong for malaria fight

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s fight against malaria has been recognised after the country was bestowed with an award by the World Health Organisation for its efforts to eliminate the deadly disease.

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26-Jan-2023 to 07:44

IFRC launches emergency appeal for Malawi’s cholera response

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a 5.2 million Swiss francs (about US$5.65 million) emergency appeal to assist Malawi contain a deadly cholera outbreak whose death toll is inching towards 1,000 since March 2022.

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