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COVID-19 – Africa: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) response to the coronavirus in Africa

The African region has not been so severely affected so far, but if action is not taken immediately to contain the virus, it could have devastating effect GENEVA, Switzerland, March 30, 2020/ — The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as coronavirus, has overwhelmed advance health care systems all over the world. The African region has not been […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: 43 Countries and 2,412 Positive Cases

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 25, 2020/ — Countries (43) and with positive cases (2,412): Algeria (264), Angola (2), Benin (5), Burkina Faso (114), Cameroon (70), Cape Verde (3), Central African Republic (5), Chad (3), Congo (4), Côte d’Ivoire (73), Djibouti (3), DRC (48), Egypt (402), Equatorial Guinea (9), Eritrea (1), Eswatini (5), Ethiopia (12), Gabon […]

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Brushing your teeth three times a day could lower the risk of heart failure, new study finds

Researchers linked it to a lower risk of heart failure and atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular heart rate.Researchers linked it to a lower risk of heart failure and atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular heart rate. It is thought that frequent brushing reduces bacteria living between the teeth and gums, […]

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Despite significant increase in birth registration, a quarter of the world’s children remain ‘invisible’ – UNICEF

UNICEF works on Birth Registration in Liberia in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the generous funding of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency MONROVIA, Liberia, December 11, 2019/ — The number of children whose births are officially registered has increased significantly worldwide, yet 166 million children under-five, or 1 in 4, remain unregistered, […]

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Soyinka, business leaders and top musical artists rally for children’s rights

BankyW, Niniola, Cobhams and business leaders debate how to advance Nigerian children’s rights LAGOS, Nigeria, December 5, 2019/ — Leaders from Nigeria’s private sector and entertainment industry today joined Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka for a reading of his poem A Child Before a Mirror of Strangers, dedicated to children around the world in commemoration of the […]

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Iron Deficiency Undermines the Lives of Millions in Africa – Isn’t it time we do more to end it? (By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd.)

Iron, a key nutrient to develop children’s brains and help adults live productive lives, is acutely lacking in people’s diets ACCRA, Ghana, October 15, 2019/ — By Rémy Ejel, Market Head for Nestlé CWAR Ltd. Document link: There is an African proverb that says: “Your food is supposed to be your medicine and your medicine […]

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Toronto Public Health launches public awareness campaign around vaccines

Toronto Public Health has launched a new public awareness campaign encouraging parents and guardians to make sure their children get vaccinated. The new campaign features short clips of children describing what vaccines do and why they’re important. “TPH is focusing this campaign on children’s perspectives on vaccines, their safety and how getting vaccinated helps to […]

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Malaria vaccine launched in Kenya: Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to roll out landmark vaccine in pilot introduction

The vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from 6 months of age in selected areas of the country in a phased pilot introduction HOMA BAY, Kenya, September 13, 2019/ — The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, […]