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Southern African countries establish diseases control centre

Southern African countries establish diseases control centre

By Haruna Gimba Southern African countries met on Thursday and Friday to operationalize the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (Africa CDC) Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC) in Lusaka, Zambia to improve surveillance, emergency response and prevention of infectious and non-communicable diseases. The Africa ...

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WHO admits slow response to Ebola outbreak

WHO admits slow response to Ebola outbreak

By Haruna Gimba The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday admitted it responded ‘too slow’ in its handling of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, at the 70th World Health Assembly in ...

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U.S. suspends fund to Kenya’s health activities

U.S. suspends fund to Kenya’s health activities

By Asma’u Ahmad The United States of America has suspended funding to activities carried out by Kenya’s ministry of health for failure to meet unspecified conditions, which it said were yet to be met by some of the implementing partners. ...

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Malaria Day: 92% cases occurs in Africa

Malaria Day: 92% cases occurs in Africa

By Haruna Gimba The African Union says the continent continues to bear the biggest burden of malaria with 90 per cent of cases in 2015 estimated at 212 million worldwide occurring in Africa. This was disclosed in a statement signed ...

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