Health in Algeria

  • WHO lauds Africa’s progress in malaria, HIV control

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/29 The World Health Organisation (WHO), has commended the African region for making significant evolution in malaria control in the last five years. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said malaria incidence and mortality rates had declined by 42 % and 66 % respectively between 2000 and 2015. Moeti made the commendation in Kigali, Rwanda, while speaking at the Initial Africa Health Forum, launched by WHO, Africa and the Government of Rwanda.
  • WHO Africa Health Forum App Leads the Way

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/16 You can meet the majority interesting people at conferences. If you can make your way through the sea of people to get to them. The initial Africa Health Forum organised by the World Health Organisation African region was no different - hundreds and hundreds of enthusiastic participants filling the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda, determined to find their way to universal healthcare (UHC) on the continent. The forum promised to examine WHO AFRO's vision for health and development across the continent, explore concrete ways for partners to contribute to the work of the organization, meet the challenges that young people face, and provide a platform to talk about innovative strategies for the public health challenges that Africa just can't seem to shake.
  • AIDS still number one cause of death in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/20 The United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that despite successes chalked in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a lot additional needed to be done particularly in Africa. UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake, revealed that adolescents were generally dying of AIDS at an alarming rate and that the disease remained the leading cause of death in Africa.
  • Global Malaria Target Met Amid Sharp Drop in Cases

    BOTSWANA, 2015/09/22 Malaria death rates have plunged by 60 % since 2000, but the ancient killer remains an acute public health problem with 15 nations mainly in sub-Saharan Africa accounting for some 80 % of cases and deaths globally, according to a new United Nations statement released today. “World malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of the completed 15 years,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO). “It’s a sign that our strategies are on target, and that we can beat this ancient killer, which still claims hundreds of thousands of lives, mostly children, each year.”
  • Unicef, UN Health Agency Report Increase in Immunization Figures for World's Children

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/18 An increasing number of children are receiving life-saving vaccinations around the world, according to the new data released by two United Nations agencies. In a press release issued before today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed that the number of nations reaching and sustaining 90 % vaccination coverage for their children with the required three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccines (DTP3) had doubled since 2000. In 2000, 21 million children did not receive even a initial dose of DTP, a figure that has presently dropped to 12 million, the WHO and UNICEF said.
  • Algiers Minister of Health, People and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf.

    ALGERIA, 2015/01/30 A joint committee bringing together the representatives of Health Ministry and those of the Business Leaders Forum (FCE) will be created to examine ways to facilitate investment in the pharmaceutical industry, said Wednesday in Algiers Minister of Health, People and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf. This committee will hold a conference each month to identify the problems and constraints faced by investors so that to encourage the national production, said the minister at the end of a conference with FCE's President Ali Haddad.
  • Algeria: 'Pink October' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Kicks Off

    ALGERIA, 2014/10/09 The official kick-off of the campaign against breast cancer, entitled "Pink October", was given Tuesday night in Algiers by minister of Health, People and Hospital Reform, Abdelmalek Boudiaf, minister of Post and Data and Communication Technologies Zohra Derdouri and the Dean of breast specialists and department chief at Pierre and Marie Curie Centre (CPMC), Ahmed Bendib. The official launch of "Pink October" campaign was attended by representatives of several ministries, the medical profession, associations and the media to support patients with breast cancer and encourage other women to have early screening. Boudiaf announced that a census operation of cancer cases was underway in all health care facilities nationwide to develop a national cancer registry.
  • aiming for regional bio-pharmacy supremacy

    ALGERIA, 2012/12/08 Biopharmaceutical experts from Algeria and the United states alongside government officials met to discuss over modeling Algeria to become the best in the region before 2020 in terms of bio-pharmacy and healthcare. The discussions were held at the Algeria 2020 Partnership Conference which sets its goal towards promoting business partnership, innovations, expanded research and development in the country inclunding means of launching programs for increased academic and training exchanges, and the potential to incentivize in-country production.