Health in Guinea

  • Red Cross 'outraged' over pilfering of Ebola aid millions by its own staff

    GUINEA, 2017/11/04 The Red Cross has admitted that millions of dollars meant for fighting the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa were siphoned off by its own staff. The organisation’s own investigations uncovered evidence of fraud, with additional than $2.1m (£1.6m) lost in Sierra Leone, probably stolen by staff in collusion with local bank officials, according to a statement. In Guinea, a mixture of fake and inflated customs bills cost it $1m. Organisation confirms misappropriation of almost $6m donated to fight deadly 2014 outbreak that claimed additional than 11,000 lives in west Africa.
  • 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.
  • New Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea as WHO warns of more possible flare ups

    GUINEA, 2016/03/21 WHO has dispatched a team of specialists to the southern prefecture of Nzérékoré next 2 new cases of Ebola were detected and confirmed in a rural village. Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March to 3 unexplained deaths in recent weeks in the village of Koropara and said other members of the same family are currently showing symptoms characteristic of Ebola.
  • Lessons learnt from Ebola

    GUINEA, 2016/01/15 It's been 42 days since Liberia's last Ebola patient tested negative. That means an end to the current Ebola crisis, at least for presently. The epidemic started in December 2013 and over 28,500 cases were recorded, with the epicenters in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. This was the biggest Ebola outbreak to date. This is what Ebola experts inclunding residents of three nations identified as the lessons learnt. The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally declared all of West Africa Ebola free. The two-year-long outbreak left 11,300 people dead and many children orphaned. So, did we learn something from it?
  • Guinea Declared Free Of Ebola Transmissions

    GUINEA, 2016/01/11 Guinea declared free of ebola transmission, Dakar, senegal—guinea has been declared free from transmission of ebola, the world health organization said tuesday, marking a milestone for the west african country where the original ebola chain of transmission began two years ago. the u.n.
  • China to help Ebola-hit Guinea hone health care capacity

    CHINA, 2015/12/08 Chinese President Xi Jinping met here Thursday with Guinean President Alpha Conde and pledged to help the West African country once beset with an Ebola outbreak strengthen public health systems. Beijing is pleased to see that Guinea has beaten the Ebola virus, Xi said, recalling that at the same time as the crisis broke out last year, his country, out of its brotherly bond with Guinea, took the lead in providing assistance. China, he added, will continue to send medical teams to Guinea and support Conakry developing public health and epidemic prevention networks and promoting its capacity-building in this vital public-welfare area.
  • 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.”
  • UN Health Agency Warns Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Has 'A Very Nasty Sting in Its Tail'

    BENIN, 2015/09/13 The United Nations health agency's appropriate envoy on Ebola response today said the outbreak in West Africa has a "very nasty sting in its tail," but projected that the goal of zero transmission in the human people remains "very possible within 2015." Dr. Bruce Aylward, Appropriate Representative on Ebola Response for the World Health Organization (WHO), made those remarks at a press conference in Geneva, following his return from the "hot spots" of the epidemic in Guinea and Sierra Leone. He said that despite the "ferocious rainy season" in West Africa, the number of Ebola cases has remained in the single digits for six consecutive weeks in Guinea and Sierra Leone. In addition, there are only three active chains of transmission in those nations, a development he described as a "major milestone in all three nations [Liberia being the third] in the march towards zero" cases.