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Two Libya Dawn fighters identify positions of their rivals near Bir al-Ghanam, Libya, on March 21, 2015. Clashes continued between Libya Dawn fighters and pro-government forces on Saturday near Bir al-Ghanam, some 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Loss of life in Libya’s Tripoli conflict rises to 147

A total of 147 people have been killed and 614 others wounded in the fighting between the UN-backed Libyan government and the east-based army...
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WHO Hails Government for Ghana’s Strong Primary Healthcare System

Dr Owen Laws Kaluwa, the Country Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has commended government for strengthening Primary Health Care (PHC) through the...
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President of Cabo Verde declares support towards WHO’s initiatives to transform health in Africa.

The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde,Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, has demonstrated his support for the World Health Organization's (WHO) initiatives to...
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WHO Seeks International Assistance as DR Congo’s Ebola Cases Hits 1000

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday called for urgent global support to deal with the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...
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WHO demands strong international power on human genome editing?

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for a strong international governance framework on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human...
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STREAM Clinical Trial Results

Final results - released today in the New England Journal of Medicine and just ahead of World TB Day on 24 March - from...
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Tanzanian minister orders police to arrest opposition leaders who insult president

Tanzanian Minister for Home Affairs Kangi Lugola on Sunday ordered regional police commanders in the east African nation to arrest leaders of opposition parties...
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WHO’s HearWHO App for Mobile Devices Launched

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched "hearWHO", a free application for mobile devices, which allows people to check their hearing regularly and intervene...
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According to WHO huge health bills has rendered 100 million people extremely poor

About 100 million people worldwide are pushed into extreme poverty each year by health spending, despite government coverage of an average of 51 percent,...
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Ebola virus disease: new cases reported in DR Congo

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is continuing with moderate intensity. Katwa and Butembo remain the major health zones of concern, while simultaneously, small...
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WHO and ITU Introduce New Globally Accepted Hearing-audio Safe Devices

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) issued on Tuesday a new international standard for the manufacture and use of...
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Almost 200 Burkinabe’s Find Refuge in Ghana

About 200 Burkinabes from Zoaga-Zabre in the Northern Province of Burkina Faso fleeing chieftaincy conflict at the weekend arrived in Ghana to seek refuge. They...

Ebola virus: A high number of cases still reported in DRC

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in one of the most...
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WHO: Pakistan to kick out Polio by the close of 2019

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says polio is likely to be eliminated from Pakistan by the end of...
African Women’s Cup

Between Nigeria and South Africa Who Stands Tall in African Female Football

The stage is set for the mouthwatering finals of the ongoing African Women’s Cup in Ghana, as the defending champions Nigeria take on South...
African Women’s Cup

Which African Football Giant Grabs The World Cup Ticket?

The curtain is will be drawn on the 11th biennial African Women’s Cup (AWCON) 2018, with Nigeria deservedly picking one of the three slots...
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Ghana media declare war on Open Defecation

A group of leading media houses seeking to push for an end to open defecation in Ghana launched their campaign here on Wednesday. The Media...
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UN scales up cholera prevention in South Sudan

South Sudan and UN health partners have scaled up cholera prevention campaigns as the number of deaths from the water-borne diseases has risen in...
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French Ambassador Presents Findings on Placental Malaria Research

Mr Francois Pujolas, France Ambassador to Ghana has unveiled research findings on placental malaria, dubbed: “Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: Evaluating the...
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Ghanaian Herbal Medicine experts draw experience from Vietnam’s success

The German Development Corporation has supported some members of the Ghana Federation of Herbal Medicine Practitioners Associations (GHAFTRAM) to understudy Vietnam’s World Health Organisation...
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Resource mobilisation for Non-Communicable Disease Control Yields Results

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), has revealed that investing in non-communicable disease control generates major financial and health gains. According to...
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DR Congo takes delivery of first experimental Ebola Vaccine

The first batch of experimental vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) against Ebola hemorrhagic fever arrived Wednesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic...
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WHO Sounds Alarm Over DR Congo Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that stopping the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) will be...
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WHO: Cholera vaccine boost to save Africa’s 2 million people

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that the largest cholera vaccine campaign in history has been launched in Africa to help more than...
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WHO says almost the whole world breaths in dirty air

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised alarm at increasing air pollution and the high number of people breathing air that is of poor...
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Vehicle emissions major air pollutant in urban areas of Rwanda

Vehicle emissions are the leading cause of air pollution in Rwanda's capital city Kigali and other urban areas, said a study commissioned by Rwanda...
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Dr. Moeti calls for strong health base to achieve UHC

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the Regional Director for the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Africa, has said that Africans needed to strengthen their health systems...
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UN seeks to enhance health promotion strategies for South Sudan

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday it is supporting South Sudan's health ministry to strengthen comprehensive health promotion implementation to improve the health...
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WHO draws Africa’s attention to Universal Health Coverage

Dr. Matsidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Regional Director has asked African countries to see Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as good economic...
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WHO says Universal Health Coverage is at Africa’s doorsteps

Dr. Matsidiso Rebecca Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Regional Director has observed that accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was within reach in Africa. She...