Posts Tagged Africa

WHO approves first malaria vaccine, recommends use for children

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 7, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the first malaria vaccine and has recommended its use among children. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the use of this vaccine...

10 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths among Filipinos in Middle East, Africa

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases among Filipinos abroad rose to 10 cases with 5 deaths recorded, based on the report received by the Department of Foreign Affairs...

DFA monitors abduction of Pinoy sailors off Benin, Africa

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 6, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is currently monitoring the status of the nine Filipino sailors who were abducted by suspected pirates off Benin in West Africa. “The Department of...

‘Black Panther’ takes top SAG awards prize, boosting Oscars chances

admin   •   January 28, 2019

Superhero movie “Black Panther,” a film heralded for its predominantly black cast and vibrant celebration of African culture, won the top award from Hollywood’s Screen Actors Guild on Sunday (January...

French hostage’s son searches for mother in West African desert

admin   •   July 4, 2018

  Sebastian Petronin sat slumped over a laptop watching a video of his mother, in a headscarf and looking frail and tearful, the latest proof the 72-year-old is alive nearly...

Brazil-type Zika confirmed in Africa for first time: WHO

admin   •   May 23, 2016

“The findings are of concern because it is further proof that the outbreak is spreading beyond South America and is on the doorstep of Africa,” said WHO’s Africa director Matshidiso...

UNTV launches daily feeding program in Ghana Africa

admin   •   September 16, 2015

GHANA, Africa —  The public service of UNTV has reached Africa in celebration of its 11th anniversary as the premier public service channel of the Philippines. UNTV volunteers in Ghana conducted...

Slow Ebola response cost thousands of lives: MSF

admin   •   March 23, 2015

DAKAR, Mar 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The slow international response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak created an avoidable tragedy that cost thousands of lives, a leading medical charity...

Ebola map shows people in more African regions risk infection from animals

admin   •   September 9, 2014

(Reuters) – Scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harbouring the virus are more...

Naapektuhan ng cholera outbreak sa Ghana Africa, umabot na sa mahigit 3,000

admin   •   August 20, 2014

GHANA, Africa – Bukod sa pangamba sa kumakalat na Ebola virus, nababahala na rin ang mga residente sa Ghana, Africa dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng kaso ng cholera. Sa...

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