Tag: Health in Africa

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Miss Gabon 2015 Reine Ngotala puts her money where her mouth is. Appointed the most beautiful girl of Gabon in April 2015, Reine Ngotala made her first official visit on 28th May to the Melen mental health center. The choice of this locality is not for granted. The new ambassadress of the Gabonese beauty made a commitment during the evening ...
The international AIMES-AFRIQUE NGO, faithful to its objective to bring hospital towards the populations, starts a new mission of surgical operations in the South of Togo from 1st to 6th June 2015. All in all, 525 patients (416 in general surgery and 109 in ophthalmology) will undergo surgical operations free of charge. "We crossed about thirty ...
Eleven (11) thousand, that is the number of deaths caused by the Ebola virus within one year. In a report, the UNO experts accused the World Health Organization (WHO) by denouncing failures and dysfunctions of the international organization in its management of the epidemic. According to a group of 8 experts investigators appointed by the UN ...
Good news for the Liberians. The World Health Organization (WHO) will officially announce the eradication of the Ebola virus disease in Liberia on 9th May 2015. According to BBC that released the news, this declaration will be only possible if no new case of the virus is detected so far. Liberia finally has von the war against the Ebola viru ...
For more than 15 years, 5th May is dedicated to one of the world greatest jobs: the International Day of the midwife. An opportunity to discover this job by "giver of life", pay tribute to women who exercise it and show their importance within the society. On this occasion, the Executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ...
Colette Braeckman and Thierry Michel, journalists and directors of Belgian nationality have immortalized the works by the Congolese doctor, Denis Mukwege, through the documentary "L’homme qui répare les femmes – la colère d’Hippocrate" (The man who repairs women - the anger of Hippocrates). The movie traces back the career path of the doctor ...
The former international Ivorian, Didier Drogba, achieves one of his old dreams; build a hospital for children of his country. The Foundation of the former striker of Chelsea announced the end of the building of a new medical infrastructure in the Ivorian capital. "Good news! The works of the hospital by the Didier DROGBA Foundation is almos ...
The "Sense Ebola Follow up" application could be the solution to reduce the spreading of the Ebola virus disease in Africa. Having proved itself in Nigeria, the application, invented by the Ehealth Africa NGO, is deployed today in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, countries still affected by the virus. One of the advantages of the small soft ...
Water remains a precious and vital resource for the survival of the human, animal and vegetable race. Initiatives are multiplied on the continent for its supply in sufficient quantity and quality for the greater well-being of the populations, rural particularly. In Burkina Faso, the project for drinking water supply in the city of Ouagadougo ...
According to the daily paper, Camer24, the first 100 cardiopads will be soon available. This news would have come from Arthur Zang, designer of the tablet during the conference "Youth as solution" in Douala. Cameroon counts about thirty cardiologists for 20 Million inhabitants. The situation in rural zones is rather more worrying because the ...
The Nigerian subscribers of the mobile telephony can henceforth subscribe to a health insurance directly from their telephone. The National Mobile Health Insurance Program (NMHIP) was officially launched in the country on 19th March 2015. According to Femi Thomas (photo), the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIS ...
Suffering from eye diseases can become a real obstacle course in far distant zones of Africa when it is proved that the major part of ophthalmologists are found in the big cities. "Vula" that means 'open' in Siswati, Xhosa and Zulu, is an application that could be a mini revolution in the poor countries regarding eye care. Set up by Dr. W ...
Started on Monday, 16th March 2015, the scientific days of the French Ivorian CAP - CI Site ANRS Ivory Coast program are coming to an end on Tuesday, 17th March with a press conference planned in the Ivorian capital. The scientific days of this year coincide with the 20 years celebration of the program. The creation of a research center on the ...
Successfully tried by China for the first time in 2006, South Africa has just marked a big step by doing its first successful transplant of penis of the continent. The transplant of the organ was done on 11th December at the Tygerberg hospital of Cape Town. The operation took nine hours. The penis used for the operation was taken from a dead do ...
"Zero new contamination-zero discrimination-zero AIDS-related death", that is the common vision around which actors for the fight against the HIV / AIDS mobilize themselves all over the world for its implementation. In Togo, government and its partners join this dynamics by intensifying actions, local in particular, to make of this vision a ...
Good news for the Ivorian households. 30.000 of them will subscribe to drinking water at 10.000 FCFA against instead of 180.000 FCFA. Such was the decision from the President of Republic, Alassane Ouattara on Monday during the inaugural ceremony of the project for the strengthening of drinking water supply in the South of Abidjan from the groun ...
The fight against the Ebola virus disease in Guinea is strengthened with two community radios creation project. The first one in Forécariah and the other one in Yomou, two localities where the reluctances of the populations remain another blocking in the anti-Ebola fight. This project is an initiative from the Rural Radio of Guinea that aims ...
Developed by American and Rwandan researchers, an application on Smartphone should allow detecting the HIV and the syphilis in only 15 minutes, thanks to a sting in the finger. According to the Science Translational Medicine magazine, it is the first device capable of reproducing a blood test made in a laboratory. The application works by ...
The Congolese (Congo Brazza), Christian MOUALA, the UNAIDS new representative in Togo, officially started his activities with contacting of the Togolese authorities. The expert of the national institute of health and medical research (Inserm Paris) met on Tuesday, 11th February 2015, the chairman of the National Assembly of Togo, Dama Dramani. ...
Officially launched on 5th September 2011, the National Institute of Health Insurance (INAM) that takes into account only the public service workers of Togo is henceforth opened to other sectors of the society. The Togolese craftsmen and farmers have just joined the group of the beneficiaries of the services by INAM. A team of the institute ...
For the first time since the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a medicine administered to sick persons showed "encouraging" results with a reduction of the mortality. This Japanese antiviral treatment, the favipiravir, worked out by a subsidiary of Fujifilm, was tested on 80 sick of Ebola in Guinea and the preliminary results ar ...
The 24th summit of the Heads of States and Governments of the African Union (AU) opens on Friday, 30th January in the Ethiopian capital town, Addis Ababa. About fifteen Heads of States takes part in this meeting among whom the South African, Jacob Zuma, the Cameroonian, Paul Biya, the Chadian, Idriss Deby, the inhabitant of Niger, Mahamadou ...
Researchers and medical experts have been in conclave since Monday in Dakar, Senegal around a forum on the African voice and leadership to accelerate the evaluation of the potential of treatments and vaccines of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The news was reported on Tuesday by the site, Rewmi. With 8429 deaths and 21.296 sick persons withi ...
The number of new cases in the most three affected West-African countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) got "a real decrease". It is what showed the World Health Organization (WHO) in its new report concerning the Ebola virus. Over more than 21.329 cases registered, at least 8.459 people died from the Ebola fever epidemic in the worl ...
Dr. Kodom Michel, CEO and founder of the Aimes-Afrique NGO, has just called for solidarity in favor of the little Natalma Kolani (photo), a baby born last July in Dapaong (North of Togo) currently taken care by the NGO. According to the doctor, Natalma Kolani is suffering from a serious deformation (meningo-encephalic) in the head, but curab ...
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Center in the Sierra Leone (NERC), Paolo Conte, qualified as full success the "Surge" operation (Elan) launched last month to clear the western region of the country from Ebola virus. Regarding this result, it was decided to extend the operation for two additional weeks. The operatio ...
Life is coming back to the normal in Liberia. In spite of the Ebola virus that continues making victims in the country, the authorities want to grasp the nettle. Closed since August 2014 on the order of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for fear of contamination by the hemorrhagic fever, schools will reopen their doors from next February. It i ...
The "Africa United against Ebola" project consists at the same time in making sensitive the populations to take precautions and on the other hand, to appeal to the managers and the political leaders to coordinate the fight allocating more resources that can effectively fight against the spreading of the Ebola virus epidemic. Since January 20 ...
The Ebola virus used more than 7 500 deaths, essentially in West Africa. The African continent, such as the African Union (AU), is looking for solutions to eradicate this virus. The International Center for the strategic affairs is trying to bring its help to the continent with two innovations. In order to end up with the Ebola virus, the In ...
The Guinean president, Alpha Condé, participated on 21st November of this year in a debate dedicated to the impact of the Ebola epidemic on the economy of Guinea. This debate organized outside the 5th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), was an appropriate moment to tell the truth on the epidemic. "They treat the rich and lea ...
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