Health

South Africa: HIV Prevention – Employed or Unemployed – Who Is More Likely to Be HIV-Positive?

You're far more likely to be offered an HIV test at a government health facility than at your...

Tanzania: Malaria, HIV, Maternal Deaths Contained in Zanzibar

MANY developing countries have been struggling to control malaria, HIV, and maternal mortality, but for Zanzibar the progress...

Get Moving With CrossFit, An Ideal Workout To Stave Off Ageing

Crossfit has taken some heat over the years for some of their training methods, but the principles behind...

South Africa: Blood Tests, Interviews to Be Conducted As Five Are Still Critically Ill After Suspected Poisoning in Cape Town

Five of the six people thought to have ingested a substance which made them collapse in Wetton, Cape...

Africa: Forever Living Products Packages 5 Million Meals to Fight World Hunger

Scottsdale, Arizona — Forever Living Products is excited to announce reaching its goal of providing 5 million meals...

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Needs U.S.$15 Million to Fight Mosquito

The city of Bulawayo has been hit by an unprecedented outbreak of mosquito which has become a menace...

Agroforestry improves lives of poor farmers in Kenya 

Scientists from World Agroforestry (ICRAF) have found modest, yet statistically significant, improvements in the livelihoods of farmers involved...

Getting Holistically Healthy Takes Much More Than Just A Gym Membership

You can have six-pack abs and be able to run a four-minute mile, but it doesn’t mean that...

Angola: Health Sector’s Job Applications Extended for One Day

Luanda — The period for submission of applications in the Health sector, which started last December 09 and...

Nigeria: LSACA Sensitises Religious Leaders On HIV/Aids Response

The Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, has commenced the sensitisation of religious leaders across the five divisions...

Zimbabwe: Medical Aid Fees Increases Challenged

As private hospitals, doctors and laboratories continue pushing up their fees faster than inflation, medical aid societies are...

South Africa Steps Up Its Game to End Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

South Africa's prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the...

DR Congo: Measles outbreak deaths toll rises  

With the death toll from the world’s worst measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...

Kenya: Cancer – Reflections and Hopes for New Year

A gentleman in his fifth year of using hormonal tablets for a specific type of breast cancer recently...

South Africa: Sorry Banting Fans, but Your Ancestors Did Eat Carbs

The charred remains of starchy plants excavated in the Border Cave high in the Lebombo Mountains in South...

Nigeria: World Bank, IDB, AfDB Offer $364m for Malaria Drug Production in Nigeria

The coordinator of the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Audu Mohammed, says the Federal Government will empower local...

The Fit Five! 5 Best Ways To Treat Your Nagging Workout Injury

Exercising is one of the best ways for a person to stay healthy, both mentally and physically. When...

Zimbabwe: MDC Hits Out At Mnangagwa’s ‘Command Nutrition’

MDC has hit out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's statements in Kuwadzana, Harare Friday, when he told hundreds of...

Nigeria: Road2MalariaEradication – Nigerian Military Partners Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation

A high-level delegation from the Nigerian Armed Forces led by Rear Admiral OH Ngalabak- Chief of Defence Civil...

Tanzania: Zanzibar On Alert As Malaria Scare Rises

MALARIA is on the rise in some areas of Zanzibar including the outskirts of Stone Town, authorities revealed...

Fancy Fragrances And Perfumes, Are They Really Safe For Our Skin And Bodies?

In researching and writing the previous article about parabens, I came across an article titled ‘Fragrance compounds: The...

Malawi: Skimpy Funds Compromise Diet Quality At Mzuzu Central Hospital

Meagre trickle-in funds from government have forced Mzuzu Central Hospital to offer poor and not "on time" meals...

Nigeria: NACA Cautions Against Indiscriminate Sex in 2020

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has cautioned Nigerians against HIV/AIDS infection through indiscriminate sex...

Kenya: Matatu Firm to Conduct Driver Mental Health Checks

Nakuru-based transport company Prestige Shuttle says it will conduct mental health training for its crews in order to...

Swaziland: Natural Weapons Put Malaria On Notice – Eco-Friendly Insecticides in Eswatini

Living atop a hill in Malindza, a tiny county in eSwatini's lush east, 56-year-old Ntombi Ndzimandze is the...

Gambia: TRRC to Focus On Jammeh’s HIV/Aids Treatment, Others

Baba Galleh Jallow, the executive secretary of the TRRC on Friday disclosed at a press briefing, that the...

Tanzania: SMEs Urges Investment in Nutrition Business

SMALL businesses have been encouraged to do more business in matters that focus on nutrition that besides making...

Nigeria: Policymakers commend IITA for efforts on digital agriculture

Policymakers in Nigeria have lauded efforts by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on digital agriculture. At...

Seeds of hope transforming lives in northern Uganda

By Joshua Masinde   For two decades, most of the population in northern Uganda lived in internally displaced...

Nigeria: Unicef Provides Free Drugs to HIV Positive Pregnant Women in Bauchi

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said it has initiated screening of every pregnant woman in all...

Does Exposure Therapy Work For Treating Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder (BED), although not as well-understood as other disorders like anorexia nervosa, is one of the...

Tanzania: There’s No Famine in Serengeti, Says DC

SERENGETI District Commissioner (DC), Nurdin Babu has refuted claims that his district is facing a shortage of food....

Nigeria: Ned Nwoko, Malaria Challenge and Nigerians

Malaria fever is one medical challenge that confronts millions of Nigerians and when it strikes, it hangs precariously...

Nigeria: 20,000 HIV/Aids Victims At Large in Nasarawa – NACA

Lafia — National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) yesteray raised the alarm that about 20,000 people...

New global plan to end TB

The Stop TB Partnership launched the Global Plan to End TB 2018-2022 that calls for 2.6 billion USD...

Crosscall’s tougher mobile phones now available in South Africa

French phone maker Crosscall has supplied MTN South Africa for equipment of the Nelson Mandela University employees with...

Paratus is first to bridge Africa from East to West

Paratus, a leading telecoms operator with operational offices in six African countries, is the first telecoms operator to...

Uganda: 15 Admitted Over Suspected Outbreak in Budaka

Kampala, Uganda — Fifteen people are admitted at Budaka health center IV in critical condition following a suspected...

The Fit Five! 5 Simple Ways To Keep Fit During Your College Classes

Being fit can be quite a challenge for a student since you have to juggle exams, assignments, attend...

Malawi: World Aids Day Commemorated in Salima

Salima — As government and its partners commit resources to support people infected with HIV and AIDS, communities...