Health

Uganda: Who Briefs Diplomats On Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities in Uganda

Kampala, 26th April 2019: - The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Dr Yonas Tegegn Wodermariam and staff recently...

Nigeria: World Malaria Day – Total Offers Free Medicare, Mosquito Nets

As the world marks Malaria Day, Total has offered free medical treatment to children and distributed free mosquito...

Nigeria: Labour Minister Clarifies Position On Doctors’ Migration

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has clarified his position on the issue of migration by...

Angola: Government Reassures Society On HIV Testing

Luanda — The Ministry of Health (MINSA) clarified in a statement that no person tested with the Aria...

Angola: U.S. Reiterates Commitment to Eradicate Malaria in Angola

Luanda, — The United States ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, reiterated her country's commitment to ending malaria...

Zimbabwe Hosts a Second Regional Meeting On the Quest to Develop Non-Chemical-Based Vector Control Interventions for Malaria

press release Zimbabwe successfully hosted the 2nd Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee from 10-12...

Africa: MSF – Johnson & Johnson Should Make TB Drug Available for All At $1/Day

press release New Brunswick, New Jersey — MSF protests at J&J's annual shareholders meeting to demand a say...

Malawi: Chief Mpherembe Commits to Reduce Stunting

By Cosmas ChimaliroMzuzu — Traditional Authority (TA) Mpherembe of Mzimba district has said it is saddening to note...

Africa: New Guidelines to Enhance Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Analysis Including in Areas With No Humanitarian Access

press release Rome — 'Famine Likely': a new classification to boost warning New global guidelines published today by...

Malawi: Buoyed By Technology, Malawi On Cusp of Ending HIV/Aids

By Mavhuto Banda in Lilongwe, MalawiLilongwe — The country is on course to end the epidemic by 2030....

South Africa: Vaccinate Your Child Today

As the country commemorates African Vaccination Week, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) has urged South Africans to...

Nigeria: Behavioural Change, Panacea for Malaria Prevention – Expert

Dr Asuquo Ekwe, The Programme Manager, Roll Back Malaria in Cross River has described behavioural change as a...

West Africa: CILISS Ends Forum On Food and Nutrition Revitalisation

By Momodou JawoInter-States Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), last Friday completed a two-day forum on...

Nigeria: Succour for Stroke Patients in Niger Delta

By Emmanuel AddehEmmanuel Addeh writes that help may have come the way of Niger Delta residents who have...

Nigeria: U.S. Spends $495 Million to Combat Malaria in Nigeria

By Kingsley NwezehAbuja — As the world marked World Malaria Day Wednesday, the United States Government said it...

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched in Malawi

By Ugo AliogoThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the Government of Malawi's launch of the world's first...

Nigeria: WHO Tasks Nigeria, Others to Scale Up Efforts Against Malaria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has enjoined Nigeria and other member countries to scale up efforts against malaria....

East Africa: Can Disruptive Technologies End Perennial Famine in East Africa?

By Brian NgugiTechnological investments in agriculture can help East Africa deal with a looming food shortage and raise...

Zimbabwe Records 60 Percent Decline in Malaria Deaths

Photo: G. Tapper/WHO In Timanguene, Mozambique, workers with a non-profit health research centre go door to door carrying...

Nigeria: Researchers Cure Deadly Newborn Disease Using Incurable HIV

By Martins IfijehHuman Immuno Virus (HIV), no doubt is the most intelligent virus known to man, hence whoever...

Zambia: Your Macepa Malaria Minute – End Malaria Council Launched in Zambia

Photo: PATH Chelsea Montes de Oca press release By Chelsea Montes de OcaThe first ever country-level End Malaria...

Malawi: Ministry of Health, Unicef in Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign

By Memory KutenguleBlantyre — At least 109, 000 under-five children in the country's nine flood-affected districts are expected...

São Tomé and Príncipe: African Vaccination Week launched in São Tomé and Príncipe

The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all...

Africa: Heading to a Region With Malaria? Some Simple Steps to Keep You Safe

analysis Every death from malaria is a tragedy. But many infections can be prevented. This is particularly true...

Africa: As a Malian, the Slogan ‘Zero Malaria Starts With Me’ Has Special Meaning

analysis For the millions worldwide living with the daily reality of malaria, bringing an end to this awful...

Kenya: The Rise of Luxury Cannabis Skin Care

Not too long ago the idea of indulging in the recreational use of cannabis was seen as a...

Ghana launches world’s largest vaccine drone delivery network

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has announced support for the expansion of a medical drone network into Ghana. Zipline,...

Resurgent measles outbreaks: Partners call for renewed efforts to vaccinate all children

The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all...

Libya: Thousands of People At Risk As Fighting Escalates in Tripoli

press release Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is extremely concerned for the safety of civilians in Tripoli...

Ugandans Need Sensitisation, Not Anxiety, About Medical Marijuana

By Ben MisaggaA little over a year ago, my sister Lydia Namazzi Sekatawa succumbed to cancer in spite...

Niger: From Neglect to Inspiration – Ayuba Gufwan’s Story

analysis Ayuba Gufwan, 46, spent his childhood crawling on his hands and knees in a remote village in...

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched

Country first of three in Africa to roll out landmark vaccine WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi's launch...

East Africa: EALA Calls for the Formation of a Food Security and Nutrition Body

By Patty MagubiraEast African Legislative Assembly member Mathias Kasamba is working on a motion to compel EAC partner...

Nigeria: NAFDAC Alerts Public of Fake Anti-Hypertension Drug

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public of the circulation of...

After Malawi, Kenya and Ghana set to launch Malaria Vaccine pilot

Malawi became the first country to launch the first Malaria vaccine pilots and thus providing a potentially valuable...

Ethiopia: Nepal’s High Level Delegation From Ministry of Health and Parliament Paid a Visit to Ethiopia

The Nepal high level delegation which was led by H.E. Mr Upendra Yadav, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister...

Africa: Partnership Welcomes Launch of First Malaria Vaccine Pilot

Photo: The Citizen A child under mosquito net to prevent malaria (file photo). Funding agencies hail important step...

Africa: Unicef Launches #vaccineswork Campaign to Inspire Support for Vaccines

New York — Amid growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, UNICEF's campaign will use social media to show that...

South Africa: Springs Hospital Lays Criminal Charge Against Nurse Who Performed Illegal Abortion

By Canny MaphangaThe Far East Rand Hospital in Springs, Gauteng, has laid criminal charges against a nurse who...

Africa: Leave No One Behind: Extending the Protection of Vaccines to All Children in Africa

guest column By Matshidiso MoetiI witnessed first-hand the devastation of Cyclone Idai in a visit to Mozambique earlier...