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New Ebola case detected in DRC’s North Kivu Province

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The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday, October 8, 2021 announced that a new case of Ebola has been detected in the health zone of Butsili in North Kivu Province, where a previous outbreak was declared over May 3, 2021. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The Goma branch of the ...

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146,000 Africans die yearly from tobacco-related diseases, says WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that no fewer than 146,000 Africans die annually from tobacco-related diseases. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said this on Thursday, June 17, 2021 during a virtual news conference. Moeti said tobacco was  the leading cause of preventable deaths in the world and emphasised that ...

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1.2m non-smokers die from exposure to tobacco smoke yearly – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, says no fewer than 1.2 million people die annually due to exposure to tobacco smoke. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti said this in her message to mark 2021 World No Tobacco Day with the theme, “Commit to quit.” May 31 of every year is ...

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COVID-19 cases in Africa to top 4m this week, says WHO Regional Office

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa is poised to surpass four million COVID-19 infections this week, since the first confirmed case on the continent was announced in February 2020. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa WHO Regional Office for Africa disclosed this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Brazzaville, Congo, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. ...

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New COVID-19 variants fuelling Africa’s second wave

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COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Africa as new, more contagious variants of the virus spread to additional countries. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Over 175,000 new COVID-19 cases and more than 6,200 deaths were reported in Africa in the last week while infections rose by 50% on the continent between December 29, 2020 and January ...

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One out of every six people in Africa suffers mental disorder – WHO

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Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa,on Friday said one out of every six people in the African continent suffers mental disorder. This was contained in a press statement issued in Abuja by Charity Ahrey, the Communications Officer of WHO, to commemorate the World Mental Health Day. The statement said the theme of this year’s commemoration: ...

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