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Angola: Bi é - Seventh Day Church Holds Health Fair
[ANGOP] Cuito -A health fair is held this Sunday in the city of Cuito, in the province of Bi é, under the initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and aims to help people identify the possible diseases and especially receive medical advice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Over 90 Physicians Reinforce Health System in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least ninety-seven new physicians will strengthen the health system in the general, municipal and district hospitals of Luanda province aiming to recruit new technicians to improve the quality of medical services in Luanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Luanda's Governor Advises New Physicians to Use Best Practices
[ANGOP] Luanda -Luanda 's governor, Francisco Higino Lopes Carneiro, Tuesday in Luanda, advised doctors recently trained in the health system, to use best practices with emphasis on health education, to reduce pressures in the hospital where they are going to work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: World Suicide Prevention Day Marked With Reflection Meeting
[ANGOP] Luanda -A reflection meeting attended by mental health professionals, students and the public in general marked last Monday's commemorations of the World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10), a gathering that was held in the Health Technicians Training School, in Luanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Cuanza Norte - Over 500 People Get Medical Assistance At Massangano Pilgrimage
[ANGOP] Massangano -At least 585 pilgrims were assisted by the Medical Emergency Services during the 13th pilgrimage to "Nossa Senhora das Vict órias"sanctuary, held on 8-10 September in Massangano locality, Cambambe municipality in the northern Cuanza Norte province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: New Physicians Reinforce Health Sector in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least fifteen new physicians from various specialties are strengthening the public health sector in the city of Luanda since last week, an official source told Angop on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Bi é - Over 8,000 People Sensitized On HIV/Aids
[ANGOP] Cuito -At least 8,598 people, adults, youth and teenagers have been sensitized about the danger of HIV / AIDS during the first half of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Health Sector Gains 93 New Physicians
[ANGOP] Lubango -The health sector in the southern Huila Province gained 93 new physicians who were officially presented last Friday, in Lubango City, to the local government officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Zaire - Ophthalmologic Centre Holds Surgical Interventions Session
[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -A cataracts surgical interventions session will take place on 09-13 October in the Ophthalmologic Centre of the Baptist Evangelic Church of Angola (IEBA) in Mbanza Kongo City, northern Zaire Province, the physician Miguel Vinda informed on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Government Invests Over Seven Million U.S. Dollars in Hospitals
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 7.9 US dollars is the global value that the Angolan Government will invest in the coming days in the equipping of the Physical Rehabilitation Center of Huambo province and the municipal hospital of Cuanhama (Cunene), Angop h ás learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Namibe - TB Kills More Than 90 People in First Half of 2017
[ANGOP] Mo çâmedes -Ninety-one people died in the first half of 2017 in south-west Namibe province, victim of tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Hu íla Bets On Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
[ANGOP] Lubango -Health sector in southern Huila province has pledged to preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV with the increase of awareness campaigns among the local population and prenatal consultation until the end of 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe ’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment
Members of Zimbabwe’s Khoisan tribe perform a traditional dance during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign conducted by Tsoro-O-Tso San, a development trust that aids the tribe. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoTSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 2017 (IPS)Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.The first Bantu people to dwell in present-day Zimbabwe, the Khoisan, also known as the Bushmen or Basagwa, populate remote areas of southern Africa, particularly Angola, Botswana, Namib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs ARV treatment HIV/AIDS Khoisan tribe Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Angola: Police Thanks for Clinica Anjo DA Guarda Support to Accidents Victims
[ANGOP] Luanda -Luanda's command of the National Police is grateful for the free medical support that Clinica Anjo da Guarda has given to citizens who are victims of traffic accidents on Avenida Fidel de Castro in Luanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Huila - Fight Against Aids Programme Expands Services
[ANGOP] Lubango -The Fight Against Aids Programme in the southern Huila Province since last May has been expanding its services of voluntary HIV tests and the holding of counselling campaigns in the interior of the province, said Tuesday in Lubango City the local head of the institution, Levy Gomes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Bie - Over 1000 New Tuberculosis Cases Recorded
[ANGOP] Cuito -At least 120,000 new tuberculosis cases were recorded in the central Bie Province by the local health authorities, in the first semester of the present year, a figure that represents 112 cases more in comparison to the previous semester. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Cuando Cubango - Governor Advocates Funding for Hospital
[ANGOP] Menongue -The governor of the south-eastern Cuando Cubango Province, Pedro Mutindi, last weekend defended the urgent need to channel funding to the General Provincial Hospital and also the allocation of human resources capable of handling the high-tech equipment installed in the institution, which has been unveiled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Cuando Cubango General Hospital Unveiled
[ANGOP] Menongue -The new General Hospital of the southern Cuando Cubango province, fully equipped with high technological equipment to serve various services, especially hemodialysis, was inaugurated on Saturday by the Health Minister, Lu ís Gomes Sambo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Angola: Bie - Health Authorities Record Increase in HIV/Aids Cases
[ANGOP] Cuito -Health authorities in the central Bie Province recorded a considerable increase in HIV/Aids, in the first semester of the present year, with 660 new cases against 233 notified in the first semester of the year 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Luanda to Have New Central Morgue Capable of Medical Examinations
[ANGOP] Luanda -The cornerstone for the construction of the central Morgue of Luanda, equipped with means for medical examinations of corpses, was launched on Monday in Luanda by the Vice President of the Republic, Manuel Domingos Vicente. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Angola - Barra Do Cuanza Reference Hospital Unveiled
[ANGOP] Luanda -A municipal hospital of reference was unveiled on Sunday in Barra do Cuanza ward, Belas municipality here by the provincial governor of Luanda, Francisco Higino Lopes Carneiro. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Ruling Party Committed to Health Staff Training
[ANGOP] Benguela -The ruling MPLA party will continue to focus on training more technicians to better provide health services to the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congolese Fleeing Violence in Kasai Seek Refuge in Angola
More than 32,000 refugees with a range of medical needs are now living in camps in northern Angola.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Congolese Fleeing Violence in Kasai Seek Refuge in Angola
SlideshowCongolese Fleeing Violence in Kasai Seek Refuge in AngolaAugust 09, 2017More than 32,000 people who fled the Kasa ï region in the Democratic Republic of Congo have settled in a series of camps in northern Angola. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

UN Appoints Experts to DRC ’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses
By Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 2017 (IPS)The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Security Council observes a moment of silence in memory of two UN experts who were killed recently while monitoring the sanctions regime in the Kasaï Central region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Credit: UN PhotoCentral Kasai has been mired in a conflict between g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Angola: More Than 2000 Cows Vaccinated in Ganda
[ANGOP] Ganda -Over 2.000 heads of bovine cattle have been vaccinated since April in Ganda municipality, central Benguela province, against contagious bovine pneumonia, carbuncle hepatic and nodular hematite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: More Than 2000 Heads of Cattle Vaccinated in Ganda
[ANGOP] Ganda -Over 2.000 heads of cattle have been vaccinated since April in Ganda municipality, central Benguela province, against contagious bovine pneumonia, carbuncle hepatic and nodular hematite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Egyptian Physicians Help DR Congo Refugees
[ANGOP] Luanda -Five Egyptian doctors arrived Sunday in Luanda, en route to Lunda Norte province, where they will provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Angolan territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2 Billion People Don ’t Have Access To Clean Water, Opens up Fissures of Inequality
On 9 February 2016 in central Ethiopia, children and women from a semi-pastoralist community wait their turn to fill jerrycans with clean water at a water point in Haro Huba Kebele in Fantale Woreda, in East Shoa Zone, Oromia Region. Credit: © UNICEF/UN011590/AyeneBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 2017 (IPS)More than two billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Although significant progress to ensure access to drinking water has been achieved, there is still a long way to go to ensure its quality—deemed free fro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Natural Resources Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Angola: Official Pledges Improvement for Health Sector in Benguela
[ANGOP] Benguela -The governor of the coastal Benguela province Rui Falc ão Pinto de Andrade has promised substantial improvements for health sector in the coming times in region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Nation Has 2% of HIV Prevalence - Inquiry
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least two percent of the Angolan population is a HIV positive with high prevalence on women affecting (2.69 percent) against men ( 1.2 percent), indicates the report of multiple inquiries and health (IIMS) 2015-2016 released on Friday in Luanda by the National Statistic Institute (INE). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: 'Govt Must Participate in Fight and Prevention of Disease'
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan communities must participate in fighting, controlling and preventing diseases, and everything goes to improve the education of every citizen, defended Wednesday, the director of the Center for Global Health Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases (CDC), Rebecca Martins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Network of Aids Service Societies Runs Workshop On Health
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Network of AIDS Service Societies (ANASO) has announced it will hold a regional workshop on health on Thursday in Luanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: 14% of Women Use Contraceptives
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 14 percent of Angolan women in reproductive age (15 to 49 years) use contraceptive methods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Urgent aid needed for over 9,000 children fleeing violence in DR Congo to Angola – UNICEF
More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in a northern Angolan city from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need urgent support, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angola: WHO Reaffirms Commitment to Malaria Eradication
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Angola reaffirmed Tuesday its commitment to work with the Angolan government in eradication of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Angola, Namibia Discuss Cooperation On Malaria Control
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Namibia will discuss bilateral mechanisms for cooperation on combat malaria at a meeting set for Tuesday in the border town of Namacunde, southern Cunene province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Has Become A Looming Threat For Brazilian City-Dwellers
Brazil could be on the precipice of a serious yellow fever outbreak ― even though a vaccine for the disease has existed since the 1930s and is 99 percent effective. Health authorities in the country reported at least 600 laboratory-confirmed yellow fever infections and more than 200 deaths, primarily in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and São Paulo, between December and April 6. Hundreds of additional cases are still being investigated.  Yellow fever can be extremely serious, according to the Mayo Clinic. Acute symptoms can include fever, headache and dizziness, while more severe s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fairy circles of Namibia: New research helps scientists gain insight
New insights have been gained into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching from southern Angola to northern South Africa. They range in size from about 12 feet to about 114 feet, consisting of bare patches of soil surrounded by rings of grass. The origins of the circles have long been debated by researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Angola: More Than 100 Children Vaccinated in Talatona
[ANGOP] Luanda -One hundred and eighty children were vaccinated in the municipality of Talatona against measles, hepatitis B and yellow fever, the municipal health director of Talatona, Luciana Guimar ães, announced Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Investigation of Patients Testing Positive for Yellow Fever Viral RNA After Vaccination During a Mass Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign — Angola, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC Updates Zika Travel Advice for Pregnant Women CDC Updates Zika Travel Advice for Pregnant Women
The CDC says pregnant women should not travel to any area where there is a risk for Zika, and it adds Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, and Solomon Islands to travel advisory list.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The hidden story of innovation: Charity Hospital, Angola Prison, and the challenging of surgical dogma - Greiffenstein P, Hastings PR.
The late 1960s was a period of significant upheaval of social, cultural, and scientific norms. The generally accepted notion of mandatory laparotomy for all penetrating abdominal injuries was among those norms being called into question across the country ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Angola: Minister Plays Down Controversy Over Abortion
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Rui Mangueira, said on Thursday in Luanda that the issue of abortion in the bill that approves the Penal Code should not be fracturing because the text guarantees, in fact, the right to life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 24, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Angola: Opposition Calls for Referendum On Abortion
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan opposition parliamentary groups on Thursday underscored the relevance of the draft law approved by the General Penal Code, but UNITA considered it essential to hold a referendum on a better integration of issues related abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 24, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Private Firm to Manage Rwanda's Referral Hospital
[East African] The management of Rwanda's biggest national referral -- King Faisal Hospital -- has been handed to an Angola-based company. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Yellow Fever Ends After Thousands of Deaths
[CAJ News] Luanda -THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the end of the yellow fever that has killed over 400 people in the neighbouring Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the outbreak in December 2015, Angola reported a total of 4 306 suspected cases and 376 deaths. DRC reported 2 987 suspected cases and confirmed 16 deaths. The first cases in this outbreak were identified in Viana, Luanda Province, Angola. The outbreak spread to the entire country and to neighbouring country Democratic Republic o (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news