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WHO elections

Tedros Adhanom receives massive support from African ambassadors to UN

African ambassadors from Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda issued a statement urging support for Dr Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy to become director general of the World Health Organization

May 19, 2017
News Ghana

Preparedness, surveillance and response

Mozambique declares end to cholera epidemic that infected over 2,000

Mozambique has declared an end to a cholera epidemic that was triggered by heavy rains and infected more than 2,000 people, a senior government official said on Friday. The outbreak was another setback for Mozambique, which is grappling with a financial and debt crisis as it strives to woo investors to develop huge offshore gas reserves. "The epidemic is under control: in the last 28 to 29 days we have not registered new cases of cholera and so we are declaring the epidemic terminated," Francisco Mbofana, national director of public health, told a news conference. Five cholera treatment centers installed in the most affected provinces have already been dismantled, Mbofana said.

May 19, 2017

Reduzem casos de malária em Nampula Diarreias matam trinta e uma pessoas em 3 meses na Zambézi...

Diarrhoea has killed 31 people in the last three months in Zambezia Province in Mozambique, though the number of malaria cases is down on last year’s figures

April 14, 2017
Televisao de Mocambique

New cholera outbreak flares up in Malawi

Malawi health officials reported a new cholera outbreak in Nsanje district in the southern part of Malawi. As of March 24th there were 14 cases recorded and no deaths so far. Nsanje district shares a common border with Mozambique  

March 27, 2017
Outbreak News Today

Mozambique records 1,462 cases of cholera infection

Mozambique recorded 1,462 cases of cholera infection. The Somali Drought Response Committee puts cholera victim death totals at 1,600 since the start of the drought. Mbandaka, in the DRC, has registered 79 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year. There has been 229 suspected cases of cholera in Muanda in the DRC, with 5 dead and 64 cases recoded in Kongo Central. Elsewhere, more than 700 families moved to higher ground due to a cholera outbreak in Yirol East County, South Sudan

March 18, 2017
Africa Review
March 17, 2017
March 16, 2017
Africa News Hub, Radio Okapi, Agence Congolaise de Presse
March 19, 2017
Radio Tamazuj

Mozambique cholera outbreak spreading, more than 1,200 infected

‘A cholera outbreak in parts of Mozambique has infected more than 1,200 people, killing two this month, since the recent heavy rains, and the disease will spread further if no action is taken,’ health ministry officials said

March 14, 2017
Reuters, Le Figaro
March 13, 2017
Club of Mozambique
March 14, 2017
Agence Press Africaine, Eye Witness News

Communicable diseases

Prevalência de VIH/Sida subiu para 13,2% em Moçambique

The prevalence of HIV Aids in Mozambique rose from 11.5% to 13.2% between 2009 and 2015, according to a survey released by the ministry of health. The infection rate is highest in urban areas, with 16.8% affected whilst in rural areas it reaches 11%. Women are the group most heavily affected with a prevalence of 20.5%, 15.5% among women in urban areas and 12.6% in rural areas. Among men, prevalence is 12.3%, with 10.1% in the cities and 8.6% in rural areas

May 9, 2017
Observador, Verdade