Health

Congo-Kinshasa: Mystery Militia Sows Fear – and Confusion – in Congo’s Long-Suffering Ituri

Bunia and Tchomia — The general hospital in Tchomia is not designed for medical emergencies. The shabby, single-storey...

Namibia: Serious Food and Water Shortage in Khomas – Mcleod-Katjirua

Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua. There is a severe shortage of food and water in Windhoek rural constituencies, Khomas...

Africa: Nothing About Us Without Us – Rwanda and Malawi Part of New Initiative to Focus On Engaging Youth Around Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Vancouver, Canada - Women Deliver 2019 Women Deliver, Girl Effect, and the Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada),...

18th CITES conference: Africa governments spar over elephants’ future

The fate of African wildlife hangs in balance as the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention...

Zambia: ‘Zambia About to Attain HIV/Aids Control’

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has declared that Zambia is on the verge of attaining HIV/AIDS epidemic control with...

South Africa: State Attorney to Brief Health Committee On NHI Bill’s Constitutionality

The portfolio committee on health will be briefed by the state attorney on the constitutionality of the National...

South Africa: NHI Bill Is Not What the ICU Doctor Ordered

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize appears surprisingly calm for a politician at the centre of a tsunami....

Nigeria: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infertility (I)

World Health Organization(W.H.O) estimated that 448 Million new cases of individuals around the world suffers from Sexually Transmitted...

Africa: Women Who Give Birth Before 18 Are Economically Impacted for Life – New Study

Vancouver, Canada. Women Deliver 2019. A new study, conducted by the Population Council and with Women Deliver, found...

African Woman to Lead UNAIDS

She is an African, feminist and human rights activist who has just been appointed to arguably one of...

Nigeria: NAFDAC Warns Yobe Residents Against Use of Unregistered Drugs

Damaturu — The Coordinator of National Agency For Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Yobe state, Lawan...

Rwanda: Relief for Cancer Patients as Butaro Hospital Gets Oncology Support Centre

Cancer patients from across the country and beyond who travel to Butaro Hospital for their daily chemotherapy can...

Uganda: From the Streets to HIV Youth Ambassador

Peter Ngambenawe, 22, was born on December 10, 1997 in Kirwa Village, Kijuguta Ward, Kabale municipality. His parents...

Nigeria: Experts Decry High Rate of Foot Ulcer, Amputation Among Diabetics in Nigeria

Experts in endocrinology and diabetes care have decried the high rate of foot ulcer and amputation among people...

Ghana: Saudi Arabia to Build Medical University, 42 Senior High Schools for Ghana

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Sunday announced that the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al...

South Africa: Mkhize ‘Absolutely Not Concerned’ About DA’s Threat to Take NHI Bill to Concourt

The DA is welcome to take the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to the Constitutional Court, says Health...

Africa: Promising New Tuberculosis Drug Approved, but Will It Be Affordable?

Geneva/New York - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

South Africa: ANC Takes On DA Over Criticism of NHI Bill

The ANC study group on health has accused the DA of grandstanding and fearmongering in its opposition to...

Nigeria: Borno State Launches First Malaria Operational Plan, Reawakens Fight Against Malaria

Maiduguri, 13 August 2019 - Following recommendations from malaria interventions in Borno State Nigeria, the Malaria Annual Operational...

Nigeria: WHO, Global Funds, Stop TB Want Immediate Action On World Leaders’ Commitment to Fight Tuberculosis

Nearly one year after the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, world leaders have been called upon...

Kenya: STI Rate in Women on Birth Control High – Study

Kenyan women on long-acting contraceptives recorded higher rates of sexually transmitted infections, compared to the general population, a...

Burundi: Govt Launches Ebola Vaccination Campaign for Health and Front-Line Workers

On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line...

Africa: Winnie Byanyima ‘Honoured to be Joining UNAIDS’ as Next Executive Director

Winne Byanyima at a UN event on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The UN programme dedicated to the elimination of...

Nigeria: Global Artists, Athletes Sign Pledge to End Aids, TB, Malaria By 2030

British-Nigerian-American actor, David Oyelowo, has joined other global artistes and athletes to sign an open letter to seven-year-...

Malawi: No Ebola in Malawi, Says Minister of Health

Minister of Health and Population, Jappie Mhango has assured Malawian citizens that there are no reported cases of...

Africa: Turning Communities Into Partners in the Fight Against Ebola

Bundibugyo, 14 August 2019:- Kambayaya Tembo lives in the Bundibugyo District, Uganda. He rushed to his family when...

Kenya: Obbo – Breastfeeding Makes You Queasy? Ah, Go Get a Life

There was drama in the Kenyan parliament on Wednesday, when an MP entered the chambers with her five-month-old...

Congo-Kinshasa: Cure for Ebola Is On the Horizon

Kinshasa — THE first-ever multi-drug randomised control trial is offering Ebola patients hope of surviving the deadly virus....

Namibia: 19 Hepatitis E Cases Reported in Otjozondjupa

The Otjozondjupa region has reported 19 new hepatitis E virus cases, with nine cases from the Okahandja district,...

Namibia: Foreign Medical Graduates to Be Re-Evaluated

Foreign-trained medical graduates who were found to have been subjected to difficult evaluations last year in November can...

Nigeria: New Drug to Address Deadly Meningitis in Nigeria

Abuja — Nigeria has introduced a new vaccine into its immunisation scheduled to curb the spread of meningitis...

Zimbabwe: New Drug Offers Better Prospects in HIV Fight

Zimbabwe has just started a national roll-out of the new antiretroviral drug, Dolutegravir (DTG), which is set to...

6 Of The Most Common Ab Training Mistakes By Hanna Öberg

Hanna Öberg shares a great video showing (and correcting) some of the most common training mistakes people seem...

Rwanda: Two Pensioners On a Mission to Tackle Malaria

A mosquito bite is one of the unpleasant incidents that people want to avoid as it can result...

Burundian YouTube Child Star’s Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic

Nairobi — Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with...

Kenya: In Kenya, a Stagnating Fight Against Malaria Calls for New Strategies

Nairobi — Kenya seemed to be on track to win the fight against malaria. It distributed millions of...

Kenya: Government commits to support research 

By Jacton Akoyo Kenya’s Deputy President Dr William Ruto said Tuesday that the Government is committed to supporting...

Uganda: Students Ask for Contraceptives

A section of female students have called upon the Education ministry to allow them access contraceptives. Gladys Namawejje,...

Namibia: SA Pro-Cannabis Activists to Visit Namibia

SOUTH Africa's prominent pro-cannabis legalisation activists, also known as the 'Dagga couple', will be in Namibia during September...

Ghana: Woman Dies After Collapsing in Ghana Card Registration Queue

A 54-year-old mother of four, Fimey Dzatugbi, is said to have died after she fell unconscious in a...