Health

South Africa: Consider Giving the Gift of Life

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has urged all South Africans to consider listing themselves as organ donors....

South Africa: Does 1 in 5 South African Kids Skip Breakfast, As an Ad Said?

Emphasising the importance of a healthy breakfast, a South African margarine brand claimed that one in five South...

Zambia: Compulsory HIV Testing Will Attract More Stigma, Discrimination

Photo: The Citizen Patient being tested for HIV (file photo). opinion By George MwenyaI am yet to read...

Africa: Next-Generation Mosquito Nets On the Way

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provisionally recommended the use of a new generation of insecticide-treated mosquito nets...

South Africa: 14 000 Children Treated for Preventable Severe Malnutrition Each Year

press release By Karen Jooste MPThe DA can reveal that the Department of Health spends close to R500...

Botswana: Keatlholetswe Scoops Health Minister Special Award

By Lorato GaofiseGaborone — Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato, has awarded Minister's Special Award to...

Angola: Bie – Health Authorities Record Increase in HIV/Aids Cases

Cuito — Health authorities in the central Bie Province recorded a considerable increase in HIV/Aids, in the first...

Angola: Luanda to Have New Central Morgue Capable of Medical Examinations

Luanda — The cornerstone for the construction of the central Morgue of Luanda, equipped with means for medical...

Somalia: Thousands Dead in Somali Disease Outbreaks

MORE than 200 people have died after raging outbreaks of cholera and measles in drought-stricken Somalia. At least...

South Africa: Despair and Depression At Law School Are Real, and Need Attention

analysis By Penelope AndrewsCape Town — Pursuing a professional degree can be extremely stressful for students, who often...

Somalia: President – We Are Committed to Eradicate Preventable Diseases

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo praised efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, UNICEF and WHO to eradicate...

Somalia: UN Declares Somalia Free of Polio

The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia...

Ethiopia: Flavoured Hookah Tobacco Is Still Tobacco, Only Flavoured

opinion By Wondu Bekele WoldemariamIn February 2014, the House of Peoples' Representatives, through Proclamation 822, ratified the World...

Nigeria: Lack of Funds Thwarts HIV/Aids Control in Jigawa

By Aliyu DangidaDutse — Lack of funds has been identified as a major hindrance affecting the conduct of...

South Africa: Western Cape Agriculture Confirms Presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Two Ostrich Farms in Heidelberg Area

press release The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza (HPAI),...

Nigeria, USAID Launch Medical Warehouse Facility

By Ayodamola OwoseyeThe United State Agency for International Development, USAID, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health on Monday...

Kenya Red Cross Says It Assisted 108 Injured Protesters Across the Country

Photo: Capital FM Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Abbas Gullet. By Jemimah MueniNairobi — Kenya Red Cross have...

South Africa: Is There a Formula for Academic Success?

Studies show the odds are stacked against learners from poorer backgrounds, so why do some succeed where others...

South Africa: Black Experts in the Health Sector – Where Are They?

opinion By Pontsho PilaneIt's not right that only black voices in health stories are those patients. Black medical...

Zimbabwe: Malaria Cases On the Rise

By Paidamoyo ChipunzaHarare City Health Department is concerned with the increased number of malaria cases being recorded in...

Uganda: Stepping up Male Circumcision to Fight HIV

By Frank YigaMale circumcision is said to reduce a man's risk of contracting HIV by 60% Uganda is...

Angola – Barra Do Cuanza Reference Hospital Unveiled

Luanda — A municipal hospital of reference was unveiled on Sunday in Barra do Cuanza ward, Belas municipality...

Zimbabwe: Vet Dept Struggles to Contain Foot and Mouth

By Elita ChikwatiThe Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services is experiencing challenges in vaccinating cattle for Foot and...

Nigeria: Hospital Adopts New Ear Surgical Approach

By Ojoma AkorThe Saudi German Hospital, Dubai (SGHD) has begun new surgical approach in ear surgery called Minimal...

Namibia: Prefabricated Clinics Making a Difference in Communities

By Alvine KapitakoTsumeb — Before the establishment of the Tuberculosis (TB) Directly-Observed Treatment (DOT) center service delivery initiative,...

Botswana: Walking Lead to Healthy Heart

By Mooketsi MojalemothoKanye — Principal health education technician from Kanye District Health Management Team, Mr Celous Julius says...

Malawi: St Luke’s Nursing Launches Website, Strategic Plan

By Grace KapatukaZomba — St Luke's college of Nursing and Midwifery of Zomba on Friday launched a website...

Sudan: Sesame, Food and Medicine Combined

analysis Sesame is an oil seed and is one of Sudan's important foreign exchange earners. The sesame crop...

Nigeria: Lassa Fever – High Alert As Ogun Confirms 1 Case

By Daud OlatunjiSurveillance officers and health workers in Lagos and Ogun States have been placed on high alert,...

Angola: Elections/2017 – Ruling Party Committed to Health Staff Training

Benguela — The ruling MPLA party will continue to focus on training more technicians to better provide health...

Sudan: Darfur Displaced Call On Sudan Govt. to Declare Cholera Epidemic

Nyala / El Mahas — Cholera continues to spread in South Darfur and Northern State. The leadership of...

Sudan: 20 Percent Increase in Medicine Prices – Communist Party

Khartoum — Medicine prices have risen by at least 20 to 30 per cent in the capital city...

South Africa: Western Cape Department of Agriculture On Possible Incidence of Bird Flu in Western Cape

press release The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is investigating possible incidences of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza (HPAI),...

Nigeria: Govt Spends N6.2 Billion to Feed Pupils in 14 States

By Omololu OgunmadeAbuja — The federal government yesterday said it had spent over N6.2 billion to feed about...

Gabo Saturno Calisthenics Motivation! | Clips & Pictures

Gabo Saturno is truly an incredible athlete, the VP of @THENX and training in all things calisthenics, yoga and movement. Check out...

Nigeria: Unicef Tasks Nigeria On Birth Registration

By Ankeli EmmanuelSokoto — The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged Nigeria to step up efforts at...

Africa: Why It’s So Difficult to Tackle Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa

interview By Justine Davies, King's College LondonIn the 1990s diabetes was seen as a condition that mainly affected...

South African Aids Council Stands By National Sex Worker Plan

opinion Human rights and access to healthcare remain paramount in the country's response. The historic launch of the...

Nigeria: Kwara Denies Mystery Deaths From Alleged Disease Outbreak

By Romoke W. Ahmad and Judd-Leonard OkaforThe Kwara State government has denied reports of an alleged outbreak of...

Gambia: Cabinet Discuss Health, International Cooperation, Others

By Kebba JeffangGambian President Adama Barrow and members of his cabinet, converged at their fifth sitting on 9th...