Jul 042014
Burkina Faso : Clitoraid and Raëlian Church win their case

Clitoraid and Raëlian Church win their case: obstetrician-gynaecologist Professor Charlemagne Marie Ouédraogo, who opposed the opening of AVFE/CLITORAID’s Kamkaso Hospital, is convicted of defamation OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In its verdict, which was made public on 30 June 2014, the Ouagadougou Regional Court found Professor Charlemagne Marie Ouédraogo guilty of […]

Jun 122014
FAO and WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition

  FAO and WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition at upcoming high-level international conference / Countries called to action at Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome in November ROME, Italy, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger […]

May 302014
IOM Screens over 347,000 for TB in Western Ghana

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A landmark health screening project will close today (30/5) in Western Ghana. IOM’s TB REACH project, implemented by the Ghana Health Service and the IOM Migration Health Unit, was launched a year ago to intensify tuberculosis (TB) detection among refugees and host communities, miners and mining […]

May 272014
Africa clean water :New interactive map

New interactive map shows that the goal of all Africans accessing clean water by 2030 “realistic and achievable” DAKAR, Sénégal, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A new interactive map(1), published by the international development charity WaterAid (http://www.wateraid.org), has been launched online showing that 14 African governments are on course or within touching distance […]

May 262014
Cholera South Sudan / UN Technical Brief

South Sudan / UN Technical Brief on Cholera Response JUBA, South Sudan, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Country Team cordially invites members of the media in South Sudan to a technical press briefing on the cholera response in South Sudan. The briefing will be moderated by the UN Mission in […]

May 252014
Mozambique : Maternity Centres of Excellence project

  Canada Making a Real Difference in the Lives of Women and Children in Africa / OTTAWA, Canada, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, announced today $3.3 […]

May 232014

  South Sudan: MSF rapidly scales up response to contain cholera outbreak GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — More than 315 cholera cases have been recorded in South Sudan since the Ministry of Health (MoH) officially declared an outbreak in the capital, Juba, on 15 May 2014. In other locations around the […]

May 222014
Zambian Government and IBM to Provide Improved Access to Life Saving Drugs

LUSAKA, Zambia, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IBM (NYSE:IBM) (http://www.ibm.com) today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s Medical Stores Limited (MSL) will deploy a […]