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WHO vows to support Eritrea’s efforts to eliminate meningitis

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The Eritrean Ministry of Health has launched the national meningitis-A vaccination and Vitamin A supplementation campaign as the UN World Health Organization (WHO) vowed...
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WAHO leveraging on technology to curb infectious disease outbreaks.

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The 15 member states of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), Nigeria among them, are leveraging on technology that will help them prevent...
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Burundi Rolls Out Meningitis Immunization Exercise

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Burundi is set to immunize over seven million citizens, equivalent to 77 percent of its total population, against meningitis in December, the Burundian health...
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OccupyGhana’s Recommendations On Meningitis And H1N1 Influenza

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A pressure group OccupyGhana, has outlined their recommendations on how the current outbreak of meningitis and H1N1 influenza in parts of the country could...
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NUGS/NASHAG To Deploy 480 Health Volunteers To Fight H1N1 And Meningitis

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Following the widespread of swine flu and meningitis in some SHS in the country, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) through its health...
Cerebro Spinal Meningitis

Meningitis Kills a Student of Tempene SHS

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One student of the Tempane Senior High School in the Upper East Region has died from a suspected case of meningitis. This follows the death...
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Rejoinder: Koforidua Sectech Student Dies Of Meningitis

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The Koforidua Sectech Old Students' Association wishes to express their heartfelt condolence to the family of late Dennis Acheampong, whose demise was announced...
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Challenges of launching mass vaccination campaigns for

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"In a massive vaccination campaign like in Nigeria, you even have to think about what pens you will use" - Daniela Muñoz, MSF logistics...

Meningitis Outbreak: Niger records 3,037 and 179 deaths

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed several emergency teams to Niger to contain a meningitis outbreak that has killed 179 people since...

Meningitis: What will it cost Nigeria to produce vaccines?

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Successive governments at all levels had raised the issue of opening local production of vaccines many times that never saw light of the day....

Health Personnel Show Love To Prison Inmates

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A group of health personnel and a philanthropist in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region have donated assorted items to inmates...
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Gov’t Asked To Increase Domestic Funding For Immunisation

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The Concern Health Education Project-Ghana has called on government to increase immunisation services in order to prevent children dying needlessly from vaccine preventable diseases...
Pneumococcal-Meningitis

If meningitis were God’s punishment

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As an advocate of humanity, I have pleaded with God to ignore the proclamations of the inpatient, inhuman and un-Godly of His created mankind....

Ashanti Region Steps Up Surveillance On Meningitis

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Simon Osei-Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has announced a massive health education and surveillance to help save lives and curtail the upsurge of Meningitis...

Kumasi Academy Students Died from Meningitis – Osei-Mensah

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The Ashanti regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has revealed that the four students who died at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti region died from...

GHS Cautions Ghanaians Over Meningitis Season

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The Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Nsiah Asare has warned Ghanaians to be cautious and vigilant because the country is in...

UW/R: Five Meningitis Related Deaths Reported

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file image Out of 43 cases, meningitis is reported to have killed 5 persons in the Upper West Region this year. The region is embarking on...

CDC Supports Ghana in the Prevention of Meningitis

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Ghana, on Thursday, received $60,000 worth of laboratory supplies for the testing of meningitis, from the United States-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

CDC Aids Ghana Health Services

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Lead, Ghana Second Year (2YL) of life Project under the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US, on Thursday donated laboratory drugs worth...
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University student dies of meningitis in Italy

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Flavia Roncalli, a student majoring in chemistry at the University of Milan, died at the Niguarda hospital. Another young student who frequented...
Cerebro Spinal Meningitis

93 Meningitis Deaths Recorded So Far In Ghana

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Ghana is known for seasonal outbreaks of Cerebrospinal Meningitis from October to March, but different strains identified as Pneumococcus Meningitis and Meningococcal Meningitis have...
Cerebro Spinal Meningitis

Meningitis breaks out in northern Zambia

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Meningitis has broken out in northern Zambia's Kasama town killing one person while 10 others are receiving treatment, state media reported on Tuesday. ...
Pneumococcal-Meningitis

Four People Died Of Meningitis In Lawra

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In all, the District recorded twenty-four suspected cases of meningitis; however, the Lawra District Directorate of Health say the situation has not reached an...
Pneumococcal Meningitis

Feb.19 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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LOME -- Togo on Thursday launched a massive immunization campaign against meningitis epidemic as the death toll increased from 16 to 29...
Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia

PPP Demands Resignation Of Health Minister

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"We are completely devastated at the report from the Ghana Health Service that 93 innocent Ghanaians have died over the past few weeks." PPP commend...
Pneumococcal-Meningitis

Meningitis kills 16 in N. Togo

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Meningitis epidemic in Dankpen, northern Togo has caused 16 deaths and affected 197 people by Monday, authorities said. The country's Council...
Pneumococcal-Meningitis

Ghana intensifies efforts at combating meningitis outbreak

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Briefing parliament on the situation, Segbefia assured the legislators that his outfit was working hard to contain the outbreak which has claimed 85 lives...
Pneumococcal-Meningitis

Minister briefs MP’s on Meningitis situation in Ghana

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Mr. Speaker, the Ministry of Health (Ghana) has observed with great concern, the increasing number of meningitis cases in some parts of the country....
Cerebro Spinal Meningitis

NGOs in Health Collect Strategies to arrest Meningitis

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So far no case of the disease has been recorded in the Region and the sensitization is meant to create awareness about the signs...
Pneumococcal-Meningitis

MoH Pumps Additional GH¢200k To Fight Meningitis

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This he indicated was in line with government's resolve to prevent the spread of the disease. Government through the ministry of health is also distributing...