Health

Nigeria: 100 Women Undergo OBLBF Free Surgery to Remove Uterine Fibroid

One hundred indigent women have, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, commenced free surgery to relieve them of uterine...

Should We Really Wait 2-3 Days Before Training The Same Muscle Again? Training Frequency Vs Volume

Calvin Huynh recently answered the question, “Should we really wait 2-3 days before training the same muscle again?” on...

Namibia: Health Council to Investigate Clinic Death

The Health Professions Council of Namibia will investigate the case of a patient who died in a queue...

Malawi: Community Sputum Collection Groups Thwart 15 000 TB Cases

Community sputum collection points across Malawi managed to identify at least 1000 Tuberculosis (TB) patients in 2018 alone...

Namibia: Government to Probe Undernourishment

The study promises to generate data and information that will guide policy makers in finding alternative interventions to...

Malawi Cancer Centre to Be Operational October 1

The government says the National Cancer Centre will become partially operation by October 1 2019 giving hope to...

Ghana: No Hospital Projects Abandoned – Health Minister Asserts

The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu has debunked the assertion that government has deliberately abandoned all...

Ghana: increase Awareness About Reproductive Health Among Hearing Impaired

The Executive Director of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), Mr Juventus Duorinaah has called for...

Congo-Kinshasa: Thousands Congolese Dead in Ignored Measles Crisis

Kinshasa — AT LEAST 3 559 people have died from a worsening outbreak of measles in the disease-plagued...

South Africa: Obesity Crisis Threatens South Africa’s Health System

More than half of all South Africans are now classified as medically overweight or obese, and this has...

Senegal to Offer Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment

Johannesburg — The government of Senegal will begin to offer free breast or cervical cancer chemotherapy in public...

Nigeria Records 23 Deaths Linked to Yellow Fever in Bauchi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 23 persons...

Botswana: STIs, HIV Remain Twin Challenge in Botswana

Francistown — Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) remain a public health problem in Botswana given its role in the...

Gambia: ‘We Failed Our Patients,’ Chief Doctor RVH Told TRRC

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the then Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) has told the TRRC that they...

Africa: Hope for HIV Vaccine Being Tested in South Africa

An HIV vaccine candidate -- initially tested in Thailand, where it had modest effects -- has shown potential...

Zimbabwe: Breaking – Abducted Doctor Found

The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) President Dr Peter Magombeyi who went missing on Saturday evening has been...

Congo-Kinshasa: Opinion – DR Congo – Too Many Crises for One Country?

Ebola is the one topic that makes headlines from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it is...

Uganda Hunting Contacts After Suspected Ebola Patient Dies

Uganda has started tracing contacts associated with a Tanzanian doctor who died of suspected Ebola disease. President Museveni...

Ghana: NiPDA Donates to Old Ningo Health Centre… Disburses Funds to PWDs

Tema — The Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA) has donated medical equipment worth GH¢100,000.00 to the Old Ningo Health...

Africa: Rwanda’s Lessons on Universal Health Coverage

Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, is clean, orderly and blessed with great weather. It also has...

South Africa: NHI, As It Stands, Will Leave Many Without Cover

The National Health Insurance train is speeding towards implementation, but it is leaving some people behind, making the...

Rwanda: Govt to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis C By 2024

In December 2018, Rwanda announced the country's firm decision to eliminate viral Hepatitis C (HCV) by 2024.By doing...

South Africa: NPA to Establish Formal Inquest Into Life Esidimeni Deaths

Three years after the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (ADPP) in Pretoria, Adv George...

Malawi Study Highlights the Importance of Men in Childcare and Nutrition

In Malawi, as in many other patriarchal societies, women have historically been responsible for housework, food and childcare....

Zimbabwe: Teachers Threaten to Join Protesting Doctors Over Abduction

MEMBERS of the Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) and the Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ)...

Namibia: New Vaccine May Help Stamp Out Remaining Polio Cases

PUBLIC health organisations around the world have been fighting for global eradication of polio since 1988. Through massive...

Zimbabwe: Follow Up Press Statement On the Abduction of ZHDA President Dr Peter Magombeyi

ZiGRA operates within the auspices of the Health Apex Council. Following deliberations by the council on the abduction...

Africa: Midlevel Workers – Africa’s Unsung Health Heroes Need More Support

Midlevel health workers can play an important role in addressing shortages of health professionals and improving access to...

South Africa: Life Esidimeni Docket Referred for Formal Inquest

The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate George Baloyi, has decided that a formal and joint inquest into...

Botswana: Moshupa Hospital Project Takes Off

Moshupa — Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Mr Vincent Seretse and Assistant Minister of Investment, Trade and...

Ghana: GCB Bank Refurbishes Ussher Clinic

GCB Bank Limited has completed 80 per cent of an on-going remodelling and renovation of the Ussher Clinic...

Sudan: Eight Die As 1K+ Malaria Cases Recorded in North Darfur

El Fasher / Nyala / Blue Nile — At least eight people have died of malaria in North...

Africa: Dams Increase the Risk of Malaria. Here’s Why

Many people in Africa are food insecure, vulnerable to shifts in climate and do not have access to...

Nigeria: Patient Safety – Govt Tasked to Curb Healthcare Errors, Preventable Deaths

As the World marks Patient Safety Day, some Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on...

7 Overlooked Simple Weight Loss Tips For Women

Being overweight or having excess body fat is not simply the issue; the problematic part is the complications...

Zimbabwe: We Are Too Scared to Work – Doctors

Dozens of doctors this morning staged a protest at Harare Hospital over the disappearance of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors...

Malawi: Mutharika Donates Stethoscopes to Malawi College of Medicine Students

President Peter Mutharika has donated 100 stethoscopes to third year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students...

Kenya: A Recovering Addict’s Tale of How He Battled Drug Addiction and Won

Mention any drug, Murad Swaleh will tell you how it tastes. He has tasted them all. By the...

Namibia: Health Extension Workers Raising Funds to Sue Ministry

Six hundred and forty-seven health extension workers have decided to open a trust fund account to raise money...

Liberia: Joy After a Frightening Preterm Delivery in Liberia

Kakata — Out of nine pregnancies, Anna Bondo had suffered seven stillbirths, each one a crushing heartbreak. Every...