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Montevideo, June 22nd 2018 - 05:05 UTC

Tag: malaria

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free

     “Success stories like Paraguay’s show what is possible. If malaria can be eliminated in one country, it can be eliminated in all countries” said Dr Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me great pleasure today to certify that Paraguay is officially free of malaria,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, in a recorded statement.

  • Friday, March 7th 2014 - 03:08 UTC

    UK health authorities warn travelers to Brazil World Cup about tropical diseases

    Preventive vaccination and anti malarial tablets are recommended

    UK's Public Health England (PHE) and National Travel Health Network and Center (NaTHNaC9 have produced a factsheet for football fans going to Brazil for the FIFA Football World Cup from 12 June to 13 July 2014 with information on how to stay healthy and keep safe.

  • Monday, March 18th 2013 - 20:10 UTC

    WHO warns of spread of TB strains multiple-drugs resistance; calls for funds

    “We have gained a lot of ground in TB control, but it can easily be lost if we do not act now” said Dr. Chan

    The World Health Organization and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria said on Monday that strains of tuberculosis with resistance to multiple drugs could spread widely and highlight an annual need of at least 1.6 billion dollars in international funding for treatment and prevention of the disease.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2012 - 06:27 UTC

    Dengue alert in Paraguay; SMS awareness campaign to fight mosquitoes

    Health minister Arbo pledged to bombard Paraguayans with SMS messages

    Paraguay’s Health Ministry announced it will appeal to SMS messages as part of the awareness campaign to help prevent the mosquito transmitted dengue disease which this year has already caused 70 deaths and thousands of infections.