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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.
The Former President of Cape Verde, António Manuel Gomes Monteiro has committed to serve as special envoy for the West African Work Group, an umbrella organization of groups fighting against malnutrition in the sub-region.
More than sixty experts from six West African countries are meeting in Dakar, Senegal within the framework of the Pandemic Readiness and Response Exercise.
Health workers in Togo have resumed work across the country after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of President Faure Gnasingbe. Workers’ representatives all agreed to end the strike on Thursday.
Benin’s health officials say there has been no drop in the number of deaths from malaria every year in this West African nation.
By Mohamed Konneh, WADR’s Correspondent
A female nurse in Sierra Leone has been charged to court for allegedly stealing free healthcare drugs. Martha Kamara, a community health officer of the Matotoka health center in Magburuka, northern Sierra Leone, on Monday appeared before Magistrate Steven Moody of the Magburuka court to answer to charges of theft of drugs.
BY William Selmah, WADR's Correspondent
Reports from border towns in northeastern Liberia say many Ivorian refugee children are malnourished in several Liberian border towns and villages.
The 12th International Pharmaceutical Forum is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
The theme of the four-day forum is “The African Pharmacist in the third Millennium.”