Health

Liberia: 37 Percent Liberians Go Without Food Due to Unemployment

By Leroy M. Sonpon, III-34 Countries' Afrobarometer Shows As many as 37% of Liberians go without food because...

Liberia: ‘Phebe Hospital Is in Financial Crisis,’ Owes U.S.$ 300,000 to Vendors

By Marcus MalayeaFront view of Phebe Hospital -Says Dr. Jefferson Sibley The Phebe referral hospital in Suakoko, Bong...

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Spreads to 7 States, 1,640 Cases Recorded

By Patience Ivie IheijirikaNigeria has recoded over 1,640 suspected cases of Yellow fever with 41 confirmed cases according...

Uganda: Major Nutrition Programme Launched in Karamoja Region of Uganda

The Karamoja Nutrition Programme, funded by UK aid and implemented by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and...

South Africa: ‘My Shack Is a Breeding Ground for Rats’ Says Duncan Village Resident

Photo: Chris Gilili/GroundUp Resident, Ndoyisile Jubati, points out the heap of rubbish near his shack. He says it...

South Africa: Kwathema Residents Protest for Cleaner Air

By Kimberly MutandiroA group of about 40 protestors from Kwathema, a township in Ekurhuleni, marched to a fertiliser...

Nigeria: The Second Phase of Nigeria’s Biggest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway

press release The Government of Nigeria - with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine...

Africa: ‘In Our Hands’ – Community-Led Film Raises Awareness of HIV Self-Testing Worldwide

HIV self-testing presents an opportunity to reach the 30% of people with HIV who do not yet know...

Malawi: ‘Rabies Campaigns Limited to Hotspots’

By Thokozire MtongaMangochi — Mangochi District Agriculture Office has limited anti-rabies vaccine for campaigns in three hotspots namely,...

Africa: Fight Against Malaria Needs Combination of Innovative Science and Communities

Photo: G. Tapper/WHO In Timanguene, Mozambique, workers with a non-profit health research centre go door to door carrying...

Sudan: Council of Ministers Approves Report of Pharmaceutical Industry

Khartoum — The Council of Ministers, chaired by the National Prime Minister, Muttaz Musa, Sunday approved a report...

Ghana: Govt Urged to Intensify Campaign Against Malaria

By Daniel DzirasahSunyani — Government has been urged to intensify its efforts at controlling malaria, particularly in the...

Malawi: PSI Malawi Rebrands Packaging for Chishango Condoms

By Alfred ChauwaPopulation Services International (PSI) has rebranded the packaging of Chishango condoms to make them more attractive...

Rwanda: Civil Society Petitions Govt to Double Spending on Nutrition Initiatives

By Régis UmurengeziA coalition of civil society organisations known as Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Alliance has appealed to...

Kenya: Siaya, Homa Bay Top Counties With Highest HIV/Aids Prevalence

By Angela OketchSiaya County is leading with the highest number of adults infected with HIV in the country,...

Kenya: More Babies Infected With HIV, Says Report

By Angela OketchDespite efforts by national and county governments to ensure mothers give birth to HIV-free babies, new...

Nigeria: New Outbreak of Haemorrhagic Fever Claims Lives in Edo

There is a an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever presently claiming lives in Edo State, LEADERSHIP Sunday has learnt....

South Africa: North West Head of Health On Precautionary Suspension Three Days After Returning to Office

Less than a week after the North West head of health returned to office after arbitration nullified his...

Nigeria: NCDC Confirms Yellow Fever Outbreak in Edo

By Ayodamola OwoseyeThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed the outbreak of Yellow Fever in Edo State....

Malawi: Govt Puts Measures to Minimize Chances of Ebola Outbreak in the Country

By Andrew Ndhlovu and Jackson SokoLilongwe — Government says it has put in place appropriate measures to reduce...

Nigeria: Experts Worried Nigeria May Overtake India As Number One in Open Defecation

Photo: Chester Holmes Open defecation, for example, is dangerous for several reasons. One is that woods and fields...

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Virus Spreads to Babies in DR Congo Outbreak

The WHO has warned of a dangerous development: babies and infants are contracting the deadly Ebola virus. A...

Angola: Over 50,000 TB Cases Diagnosed During First Quarter

Luanda — Of this figure, 21,871 positive pulmonary tuberculosis, 20,050 negative, extra pulmonary standing at 2,742, and 4,929...

Tanzania: Aga Khan Launches Key Training Programme

By Alfred ZachariaDar es Salaam — The Aga Khan School of Nursing and Midwifery has initiated a training...

Kenya: Public Hospitals Reel Under Biting Drugs Shortage

By Winnie AtienoAn acute shortage of essential drugs has hit public hospitals in Mombasa as it emerged that...

Burkina Faso: Independent Evaluation Shows That IFAD Support to Burkina Faso Has Increased Agricultural Productivity and Incomes of Households

press release Ouagadougou — Development projects financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to...

Rwanda: Premier to Appear Before Senate Over Family Planning Interventions

By Nasra BishumbaPrime Minister Edouard Ngirente will this Thursday appear before Senate where he will give a briefing...

Uganda: How Districts Rank in HIV/Aids Prevention

By Damali MukhayeKampala — More HIV patients in eastern and northern districts are not following the routine of...

Rwanda: Govt to Lift Restrictions on Access to Contraceptives for Teenagers

By Nasra BishumbaAfter years of back and forth debate between activists, parents, and teenagers, the Government is reviewing...

Rwanda: Experts – Universal Health Cover Will Reduce Burden on Economy

By Emmanuel NtirenganyaExperts have called for proactive measures to achieve universal healthcare coverage in order to reverse the...

Nigeria: 9.4 Million People Living With HIV Unaware – UNAIDS Report

A new report, 'Knowledge is Power', has revealed that an estimated 9.4 million people who are infected with...

Mozambique: No Shortage of Medicines, Guarantees Health Minister

Maputo — Mozambican Health Minister Nazira Abdula on Thursday guaranteed that the country possesses stocks of all the...

Nigeria: “We Are Not the Future, We Are the Present” – Key Takeaways From #ICFP2018

Blog By Nigeria Health WatchThe International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) that took place in Kigali between the...

Namibia: 208 Babies Die At Oshakati

Photo: The Namibian When practised correctly and consistently, kangaroo mother care can help save premature babies. This photo...

Uganda: Malaria Cases Increase – Report

By Lilian NamagembeKampala — Uganda registered an estimated increase of more than 100,000 malaria cases between 2016 and...

Malawi: UK Universities Engages Malawi On Social Workers’ Quality Service Delivery

By Peter MakossahTwo UK top-notch universities have joined forces to support Malawi raise her profile on social work...

Kenya: State Seeks End to Fake-Doctor Menace With Short Message Service Code

By Collins OmuloYou will soon be able to confirm whether the doctor attending to you is licensed or...

Kenya: Nurses and Clinical Officers Threaten to Go on Strike

By Abiud Oçhieng', Elizabeth Merab and Aggrey OmbokiPublic hospitals could be thrown into turmoil next month after nurses...

Nigeria: Company to Reduce Child Malnutrition With #Saving10K Project

One of Nigeria's growing child nutrition companies, August Secrets, has announced the fifth edition of its annual outreach,...

Congo-Kinshasa: 13 New Ebola Cases Noted in DRC, Including Family in Katwa

By Stephanie SoucherayThe Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded 13 more new...