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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 ...
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) ...
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 ...
It is at the same time a sign of gratitude and a great honor for Mrs. Dominique Ouattara for her commitment for the elimination of the HIV / AIDS through her foundation "Children Of Africa". In fact, the Ivorian First Lady was raise, on Thursday evening, to the rank of the Special Ambassadress of the United Nations Program on AIDS (UNAIDS) f ...
The picture is enough expressive and it is the one of an ambulance, another prototype of motorcycle-ambulance, in the Mosango health area, in the province of Bandundu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is this vehicle (a trailer with an adapted mattress hanging behind a motorcycle) that is used as evacuation means by the health center o ...
The Gabonese Head of State intends to boost public health policy in his country. At the end of a presidential Council on health last Wednesday in Libreville, Ali Bongo called up for a "reform" in the sector. He concretely wants to create in his country a "really successful health system". The first Gabonese citizen has evoked "a system ...
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) launched on Wednesday, the recruitment process for experts to deploy in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three countries West African affected by Ebola virus epidemic, reported on Thursday RDC national Press Agency. According to ACP that quoted the Congolese ministry of health, Dr Fél ...
Grand Mopao still draws attention. The Congolese artist, accustomed to police stations, was arrested on Tuesday to have chosen a nickname that Congolese police does appreciate. Koffi Olomidé made him called "Vieux Ebola" (Old Ebola) on a banner announcing his next concert. Ebola killed 50 people in DR of Congo and this new naming of the Congolese a ...
He was the very first to have declared that rape is used as weapon of war during conflicts in Democratic Republic of Congo. The works of Doctor Denis Mukwege are just rewarded by the European parliament. The Congolese gynecologist was declared on Tuesday, 21st October 2014, prize-winner of Sakharov Awards. He never won the Nobel Prize for wh ...
After a break in 2014, the short films for health prevention festival (C’NOVI Festival) will be back in 2015. The event, opened to all, will take place at two main stages: the short film for prevention competition and the short film for prevention festival. According to the organizers who are very committed to health and well-being for al ...
Claimed since a few weeks by the Nigerian authorities, the official end of Ebola epidemic was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Nigeria, Rui Gama Vaz (photo with the microphone), after an incubation time of 21 days from the confirmation of the last case. "The Ebola disease epidemic was stopped in Nigeria. It w ...
Interrupted since last 11th August because of Ebola fever that has been raging in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since last March, flights from Conakry by company Air Côte d’Ivoire resumed on Monday, 20th October, and also towards the two other countries. This news is from sources close to agencies of the aforesaid company accredited in Conak ...
On the initiative of Mory Kanté, four stars of African music composed two singles within the framework of the fight against Ebola, an epidemic that killed more than 4 000 people in West Africa. According to Mory Kanté, the Ivorian, Tiken Jah Fakoly and the Malian, Salif Keita and Oumou Sangaré particularly participated in the composition of ...
Ebola epidemic tendency increases according to the last figures published by WHO. In front of urgency, all means are good and all the tracks are to be explored to end up with Ebola virus that continues killing people. All over the country in Guinea, logistic equipment among which mobile phones is going to be put at the disposal of the pop ...
The edition 2014 of Kora Awards will no more take place on 14th December as announced. The steering committee of the prestigious evening that rewards the best artists of the continent expresses its solidarity towards the countries affected by the Ebola virus disease (Sierra-Léone, Cape Verde, Guinea). In a communiqué published on its officia ...
As reported by Africa Top Success, the spreading of Ebola virus disease in West African countries is worrying many people. Several international meetings planned in this part of Africa were postponed, relocated or simply cancelled. Burkina Faso is not affected by the disease but is taking precaution measures. The country has just announced t ...
Moroccan professionals will take part in products and pharmaceutical solutions fair "CPHI Worldwide on 2014" taking place from 7th to 9th October 2014. "The Moroccan participation in this 25th edition of the CPHI fair will allow to put forward the strengths and the skills of our pharmaceutical companies in a high-tech sector where Morocco re ...
The pictures Yahya El Jabaly, been born faceless further to a prenatal complication preventing his bones from forming normally, made the tour of social networks. And condolence and SOS messages come from all sides throughout the world to help this Moroccan 3 year-old little boy to have a normal face and to bloom like other children of his ag ...
"Diseases are in the South, medicines and treatments in the North". Ivory Coast is committed to contradict this saying. The first Black African country having successfully done the first transplants of kidneys, proceeded on Wednesday to reward the doctors who have been working on this ambitious project that bore its first fruits in 2012. In ...
In June 2014, the first Moroccac lady, Lalla Salma launched with her counterpart from Gabon, "Fight against cancer", a prevention and treatment campaign against identified cancers. Three months later, both ladies announced the building of a reception center for people victims of cancer. The building works of "La Maison d’Alice" (Alice's House) ...
The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta found better than taking part in emergency meetings here and there on the Ebola crisis. He recently promised that Kenya would not abandon the West African States affected by the Ebola virus. Well, he seems to keep his promise through a very praiseworthy gesture towards his brothers and sisters of the c ...
The great Pan-African competition for the young African film-makers, Clap Ivoire started on Tuesday in Ivory Coast under the sign of "forgiveness and tolerance for the unity of the peoples". 23 movies by the young directors coming from 12 countries of Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Gambia, Cape Verde, Seneg ...
It is a praiseworthy decision the Nigerian government has just made. More than 16.000 doctors dismissed further to a strike action, were called back on Friday. Dan Nwomeh, Spokesman of the Ministry of Health, confirmed the reintegration into the medical work forces. Doctors were dismissed on 13th August 2014 "having gone on strike launch ...
It is an enormous risk the Royal Air Mroc air company is taking in continuing its operations into the West African countries affected by Ebola. This action of solidarity is to be appreciated as far as the remaining airline companies still available in the three West African countries affected by Ebola suspended their flights on Wednesday, 27 ...
Five million dollars is the additional financial envelope the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is going to grant in the coming days to support the fight against the Ebola epidemic that is destroying the sub-Saharan Africa. During a meeting with the press on Wednesday in Monrovia, Liberia, the Director of the Bureau ...
Donald Kabéruka (photo), the boss of the African Development Bank (ADB) group, announced on Tuesday in Abidjan that his institution is going to pay out in the next days 150 million dollars or about 75 billion FCFA for the fight against the Ebola virus hemorrhagic epidemic that has already killed more than 1350 people in West Africa. "Our ser ...
A treatment against the Marburg virus the symptoms of which are so similar to those of the famous hemorrhagic fever was just tested successfully. Besides, both Americans who were contaminated in Liberia are cured. The first signs of a likely victory of the medicine against the Marburg virus detected for the first time in Africa in 1967 ar ...
The Gabonese researcher, Donatien Mavoungou, is about to discover the first vaccine against the AIDS virus. The professor in chemistry worked out IMMUNOREX TM which test results are rather promising for the moment. During his passage on 16th June 2014 in Libreville (Gabon), Pr Donatien Mavoungou and his colleagues presented to the Gabonese p ...
The African Development Bank (ADB) intends to strengthen public health systems of West Africa facing particularly the Ebola crisis. The institution just granted 60 million dollar subsidy included in a global amount of 120 million dollars "to be operated immediately". This help joins an emergency plan set up by the ADB for countermeasures ...
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