Africa CDC ready to tackle DRC Ebola outbreak

By Staff Reporter AFRICA Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDCP) director Dr. John Nkengasong says his organisation has activated the Emergency Operational Centre (EOC) to monitor the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). DRC has reported 11 suspected Ebola cases in the Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north, bordering the Central Africa Republic since April 22, 2017. The National Institute of Biomedical Research in Kinshasa on 11 May 2017 confirmed one positive case among the five samples collected. The first suspected case is…

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Katswe launches anti AIDS campaign

By Daniel Chigundu PRO-Women rights group Katswe Sistahood says it is launching the “Staying negative campaign” which is aimed at helping girls in marginalised areas protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and related diseases. The 30-day campaign which comes just a month before the commemoration of the Day of the African Child is also seeking to interrogate why HIV prevalence rate is higher for girls compared to the boy child. In a statement Katswe said there have been so many speeches about protecting girls adding that it was now it’s time for…

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Donald Trump ‘to allocate $9bn for global health services that refuse to provide abortions’

Donald Trump is dramatically expanding the federal government’s support for healthcare organisations that agree to not provide abortion services. The State Department has announced a programme, called Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, which will get $8.8bn (£6.8bn) to fund non-governmental organisations around the world that comply with the “global gag” rule. It that states that no organisation receiving US money can promote or discuss abortion services, even if they are using foreign funds to do so. READ MORE Donald Trump tells Congress he wants to ‘invest in women’s health’…

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