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A sub-regional meeting on Lassa fever and other emerging infectious disease in the Mano River Union (MRU) and other concerned countries is underway in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown.
The Guinean government has launched a national blood donation campaign to avoid a repeat of the shortage experienced in June in the country’s hospitals, health centers and national blood bank.
A new initiative to store health records of people right from when they are conceived in their mother’s womb has been launched in Benin’s capital Cotonou.
The number of cholera cases in central and northern Mali is increasing.
Health authorities in Ghana have confirmed that an outbreak of meningitis has claimed the lives of several persons in the country’s northern Ashanti region.
By Kofi Agyepong/WADR Correspondent
Residents of Obuasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana are said to be in shock, following the deaths of six people in what is suspected to be an outbreak of meningitis.
Obuasi is a densely populated gold mining city located 176 km from the Ghanaian capital, Accra.
Cameroonians continue to struggle in containing a cholera epidemic, which has claimed many lives and infected thousands since May this year.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
The United Nations has launched an anti stigma campaign on people living with the AIDS disease in Liberia.
Ghana has become the latest country in the world to stop the transmission of Guinea worm, a water borne parasitic disease, whie is said to be “poised to be the second human disease in history to be eradicated.”
An international conference aimed at putting the hepatitis disease in the spotlight is underway.
The objective of the three day meeting, which started on Tuesday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar is to encourage African countries to consider hepatitis as a health priority, so as to ensure access to treatment for all.