Health

Kenya: Schools Ill-Equipped to Take Care of Sick Students, Survey Reveals

By Eric Matara, Magati Obebo, Joyce Mwihaki, Victor Raballa, Angela Oketch, Shaban Makokha and Elizabeth OjinaThe sudden death...

Kenya: Man Who Swallowed Toothbrush in Kilifi Has It Endoscopically Removed

Mombasa — David Charo made history on Friday by becoming the first man to have a toothbrush endoscopically...

Nigeria: Women in Abuja Communities Abandon Clinics, Rely On Traditional Birth Attendants for Delivery

By Nike AdebowaleAsabe Joshua resides in Igu, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory. Located about 15...

One On One With Authentic Movement Cofounder, Martial Artist And Yogi, Zahra Said Part 1

Name: Zahra SaidAge: 30Height: 1.64Current city: Johannesburg, South AfricaOccupation: Private trainer, Cofounder of Authentic Movement, Wellness Company Have...

One On One With Authentic Movement Cofounder, Martial Artist And Yogi, Zahra Said Part 2

Name: Zahra SaidAge: 30Height: 1.64Current city: Johannesburg, South AfricaOccupation: Private trainer, Cofounder of Authentic Movement, Wellness Company   What are your most important...

Zimbabwe: Unicef Assesses Doctors’ Strike

By Paidamoyo ChipunzaMore than half of patients who visited the five referral health institutions during the month-long junior...

Rwanda: Family Plays Central Role in Fight Against Drugs – Minister Mbabazi

The national campaign against drug abuse continued yesterday in the Southern Province as senior government officials including ministers,...

Zimbabwe: Doctors, Nurses Cry Foul As Bill Proposes Jail for On Duty Negligence

Mutare — Medical personnel in the country will be jailed for 2 years or pay a fine of...

Zimbabwe: UN Donates Arts Sites and 52 Pharmacy Structures to Government

Government has received 40 anti-retroviral treatment (ART) sites and 52 pharmacy structures built by United Nations Development Partners...

Ghana: Bawku Observes International World Health Organisation Day

By Samuel AkapuleBawku — The General Manager for the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital, Mr Effa Yeboah, has pledged the...

Mauritius: World Home Economics Day 2018 Advocates for Healthier and Sustainable Lifestyle

press release A national culinary competition and a food exhibition were organised yesterday by the Home Economics Unit...

Ethiopia: Institute Sets Up Health Data Management Center

By Desta GebrehiwotEthiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) has established a National Data Management Center for Health dedicated to...

Zimbabwe: Child Workers Exposed to Poisons At Tobacco Farms

By Marcus MushongaHarare — CHILD labour and other human rights violations are putting the lives of workers at...

Nigeria: Malaria – GBC Health, John Hopkins University Give Access Bank Innovation Award

By Gabriel OlawaleThe GBC Health's Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa, CAMA alongside the Private Sector Malaria Prevention...

Nigeria: Measles Outbreak in IDP Camp Kills Seven Children

By Joseph Wantu and Charles AkpejiThe outbreak of measles at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Abagena...

Ghana: VALD Commends Govt Effort but Asks for More

press release The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) has commended government, Civil Society Organisations and the media for...

Kenya: Parents of Paralysed Children Yet to Get Sh40 Million Payout

By Gaitano PessaParents of the 28 children who were injected with a toxic jab at Akichelesit dispensary in...

Nigeria Sacks 23 of Country’s 57 Health Management Organisations

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Governing Council, on Thursday said only one of 57 Health Management Organisation's...

Nigeria: NHIs Chief Denies Investing Scheme’s N25 Billion Fund On Securities

By Ebuka OnyejiThe Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Yusuf Usman, has described as false a...

South Africa: Premier Supra Mahumapelo On Forensic Investigations in North West Health Department

press release Forensic investigations in the Department of Health Premier Supra Mahumapelo instituted forensic investigations in the Department...

Ethiopia: Promising Results in Reducing Maternal Mortality

By Girmachew GashawIn our world, the annual number of maternal deaths has sustainably declined since 1990. In 2015,...

Green Climate Fund (GCF), Pan African Climate Justice Alliance spearhead meet in Mali

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Structured Dialogue with Africa is taking place in Bamako  Mali from the 3rd to the...

Nairobi meet to explore Africa climate change technologies 

By Herman Opondo Representatives from government, private sector, and finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya,...

Nigeria Spends 5 Times Less Per Person On Healthcare Than SA – Not 7

Photo: Vanguard The entrance of the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kano. The Nigerian government has a “poor attitude”...

Tanzania: 40 Investors Eye 1tri/ – Med Trade

By Katare MbashiruDodoma — SOME 38 investors have expressed interest in the local pharmaceutical industry to help the...

Tanzania: Z’bar Launches Programme for Supply of Nets

Zanzibar — The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar yesterday launched a programme that will see all families in the...

Nigeria Loses N300b Annually to Prevention, Treatment of Malaria

By Kuni TyessiAbuja — ‎Nigeria loses an estimated N300 billion annually to treatment and prevention, including loss of...

Africa: New Malaria Drug Makes Human Blood Toxic to Mosquitoes

By Ebuka OnyejiThere is a new ray of hope in the fight against Africa's most endemic killer, Malaria,...

Namibia: Congo Fever Patient Dies

The Ministry of Health and Social Services today confirmed that the 37-year-old Keetmanshoop man who last week tested...

Mauritius: Due Attention Given to Health Sector to Improve Citizen’s Quality of Life, Says Prime Minister

press release Government is giving particular attention to the health sector in Mauritius so as to enhance the...

Namibia: Man Dies of Congo Fever

By Sakeus IikelaA MAN died yesterday after being diagnosed with Congo fever at the Windhoek Central Hospital. Health...

Uganda: Parents of Nodding Syndrome Rape Victims Want Special Court

Photo: Daily Monitor Children affected by nodding disease wait at a treatment centre in Kitgum, Uganda (file photo)....

South Africa: School Children Recycle Waste for Food

By Joseph Chirume"This is helping my family very much because my parents do not work," says seven-grader In...

Nigeria: Why U.S. Is Funding World’s Largest HIV Survey in Nigeria – NACA Boss

interview By Ayodamola Owoseye and Nike AdebowaleSani Aliyu is the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS...

Tanzania: Cancer of the Skin. the Basics You Need to Know

Don't you just love the Dar es salaam weather currently? We have been experiencing an interrupted sunshine for...

Zambia: HPCZ Slaps More Charges On Fairview Hospital

By Steven ZandeThe Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) has slapped more charges on Fairview Hospital of Lusaka...

Tanzania: Insurance Companies Pay Over Sh7.3 Billion to Road Accident Victims

By Syriacus BuguziDodoma — Various insurance companies have paid over Sh7.3 billion as compensation to 1,583 road accident...

Nigeria: Scientists Discover Drug That Can Make Blood Poisonous to Mosquitoes

By Zakariyya AdaramolaWith Agency Reports — An "exciting" pill can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and kill...

Nigeria: SSGs Laud ABP, Want School Feeding Programme Reviewed

By Olawale AjimotokanAbuja — The Secretaries to State Governments (SSGs) have commended the federal government for introducing both...

Nigeria: Access to Immunisation Has Increased By 1,000 Percent in Sokoto, Says Tambuwal

By Mohammed AminuSokoto — The Sokoto State Government on Tuesday said it had increased access to immunisation by...