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More than a million people are said to be affected by the diabetes disease in the Ivory Coast.
Ivorian health authorities say more than 1,500 new cases of the disease are detected every year.
Senegal’s Health Minister has said there is no Meningitis epidemic in the country.
Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck added that at least one hundred and 70 cases of Meningitis would have to be registered in a week, for there to be an epidemic.
--WB official says it’s unacceptable
A World Bank official has said despite the increase in budgets for water and sanitation in much of Africa since access to portable water was recognized as a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in 2000, “bigger budgets and more spending have not appreciably expanded access to services in most countries.”
--As fake drugs kill 5-month-old baby
For months now, Sierra Leone’s health authorities have been carrying out an all-out operation to track down fake medical drugs and stop their proliferation in the country, with the latest move being introduction of technology.
Senior United Nations officials have warned that global inaction could lead to a humanitarian disaster in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa, amid the serious food and humanitarian crisis.
The death toll has increased to 20 in the cholera epidemic which hit the Ghanaian capital, Accra more than one week ago.
Countries around the world are on Saturday April 7 celebrating World Health Day around the theme, ageing and health.
It has been confirmed that 11 people have died so far from a cholera outbreak in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
The deaths have been recorded in a number cholera cases reported since the outbreak started in the past two weeks.
In Sierra Leone, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has launched an operation to weed out all female students found pregnant in examination hall.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says for the first time, there will be more people in the world aged over 60 than children aged less than five in the next few years, calling for urgent action to provide adequate health for older people.