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Angola records first cases of Zika virus

Angola records first cases of Zika virus

By Asma’u Ahmad Angola said it had recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic that killed at least 400 people was brought under control. Zika, a viral disease carried by ...

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Sexual assault referral centre to open in Lagos

Sexual assault referral centre to open in Lagos

By Asma’u Ahmad A new care centre where victims of sexual violence could get immediate medical and psychosocial attention will open in Lagos this week. It was reported that the Yaba, Lagos-based Sexual Assault Referral Centre is an initiative of ...

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UN to feed 600,000 school children in Kenya

UN to feed 600,000 school children in Kenya

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Kenya Country Director, Annalisa Conte, said it planned to feed 600,000 school children in Kenya in 2016. Ms. Conte told newsmen in Nairobi that her organisation had been conducting the school feeding programme ...

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‘Paucity of funds hinder paediatric surgery in Africa’

‘Paucity of funds hinder paediatric surgery in Africa’

By Asma’u Ahmad The President of Pan African Paediatric Surgeon Association (PAPSA), Professor Essam Elhalaby, said dearth of manpower and funds were major challenges facing paediatric surgery in the continent. Professor Elhalaby spoke at the 2016 Pan African Paediatric Surgeon ...

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BACATMA donates insecticide nets, drugs to Bauchi

BACATMA donates insecticide nets, drugs to Bauchi

By Adi Angyu The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) has donated HIV/AIDS and malaria consumables to the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), in support of newborn and child health programmes ...

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African First Ladies pledge $13b support to combat HIV/AIDS

African First Ladies pledge $13b support to combat HIV/AIDS

By Asmau Ahmad The Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) has pledged to advocate support for the Global Fund’s campaign to mobilise $13 billion for the fifth replenishment for HIV/AIDS by September 2016. According to a communiqué issued ...

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