Health

Kenya: Stringent Laws Limit Access to Safe Abortions

By Rael OmbuorKenyan health officials say unsafe abortions are common in the east African nation with nearly half...

Uganda: Hospital Forced to Refund Money After Patient Dies

By Ismail Bategeka & Felix BasiimeMasindi — The authorities at Masindi Hospital were on Tuesday forced to refund...

Zimbabwe: Nac Appeals for Foreign Currency

By Paidamoyo Chipunza and Kudzai ChinyanduraThe National Aids Council (NAC) has appealed to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe...

Malawi: Govt. Buys 12 Ambulances for Lilongwe-Blantyre Road Accidents

By Owen KhamulaGovernment has bought 12 fully equipped ambulances for road accident victims along the Lilongwe-Blantyrre road. Ministry...

Nigeria: Gombe Stakeholders Raise Alarm Over Alleged Acute Malnutrition in the State

By Auwal UmarHealth sector stakeholders in Gombe State have raised alarm over the rising cases of severe and...

Namibia: New Dumpsite for Katima a ‘Health Hazard’

By Aron MushaukwaKatima Mulilo — The new temporary dumpsite being used by the Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC)...

Angola: Italy to Aid Hospital’s Rehabilitation

Luanda — The Italian government is to assist the rehabilitation and expansion works of Luanda's hospital "Divina Providência",...

Africa: Harmonising Medicines’ Regulation in West Africa

By Eniola DanielThe West African Health Organisation (WAHO), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the National...

Zimbabwe: First Lady’s Cancer Awareness Campaigns Benefit Over 100k

Photo: The Herald First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa (file photo). By Tendai RupapaFirst Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa's cancer awareness campaigns...

Africa: Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to Deliver Remarks at the African Union Summit 2019 and First Annual Africa Leadership Meeting: Investing in Health

Photo: Doctors Without Borders Adagom refugee settlement, run by UNHCR, was established in August 2018 to host some...

Bill Gates to deliver remarks at the AU Summit 2019

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver remarks at the African Union Summit...

Nigeria: Oyo Health Insurance Health Scheme Captures 100,000 Enrollees

By James SowoleAkure — Not less than 100,000 persons have been enrolled into the Oyo State Health Insurance...

Sierra Leone: SUN Secretariat Visits Four Districts in January

By Emmanuel Aiah SenessieA Team from the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat in the Office of the Vice President...

Africa: European Union Statement On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on 6 February 2019, High Representative...

Nigeria: LASUTH Recruits Over 300 New Resident Doctors to Address Shortage Due to Strike

To bridge the gap created by the ongoing resident doctors strike, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)...

Nigeria: High Cost of Few Cancer Screening, Treatment Centres Reduces Patients’ Survival Chances

By Chukwuma MuanyaMrs Nwabufo Chika, (fondly nicknamed 'Ika') has been a breast cancer survivor for six years. Unfortunately,...

Kenya: NHIF Cancer Bill Up 11% to Sh1.3 Billion in 2018

By NairobiKenya — The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) spent Sh1.36 billion in the financial year 2017/ 2018...

Africa: Helping the Victims of FGM in Africa

Many girls and women in Africa suffer from the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), although it is...

Africa: A Look At How Africa Is Tackling Foodborne Illness

Contaminated food poses a major health and economic threat to sub-Saharan Africa. While efforts are taken to provide...

Africa: For a Healthier Planet and People, We Must Fix Our Broken Food System

opinion By Paul Polman & Gunhild StordalenWe now have a roadmap for action on nutrition and sustainability, based...

Rwanda: University Sets Out to Teach Doctors Medicine and Management

interview By Agnes Binagwaho, University of Global Health EquityA new university of health sciences is being launched in...

Namibia: SA in Talks to Re-Open Markets After Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak … As Namibia Firmly Maintains Import Ban

Bekezela Phakathi JOHANNESBURG - The South African government says good progress has been made in negotiations to re-open...

Liberia: A Plea for the Liberian Government to Permanently Ban FGM

Photo: UNFPA Ethiopia/Meron Negash In Ethiopia, "uncut girls’ clubs" have been formed, in which girls help to educate...

Zimbabwe: Government Cushions Health Workers

By Paidamoyo ChipunzaGovernment has allowed all health workers to work three days a week to cushion them from...

Tanzania: Cancer Institute Intensifies Fight Against Deadly Disease

By Lydia ShekighendaOCEAN Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) has intensified efforts in the fight against cancer by introducing cancer...

Africa: There Is ‘Wind of Hope’ in Africa – UN Chief

By Margaret BesheerU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that there has been a "quantum leap" in relations between...

Kenya: Patients Suffer in Kisumu, Kisii as Nurses’ Strike Enters Day Two

By Caroline Mundu and Benson AyiendaPatients in various public hospitals in Kisumu and Kisii counties continued to suffer...

Malawi: AU to Host African Leadership Summit On Health

By Yamikani YapuwaBlantyre, January, 31, 2019. African Union (AU) will next week host African leaders to a summit...

Namibia: Cancer Care Centre Needs Donations

By Ruth KamwiOb of eight doctors at the Dr A Bernard May Cancer Care Centre, Annelle Zietsman, yesterday...

Namibia: U.S. Ambassador Inspires Young Women

Windhoek — The Ambassador of the United States of America to Namibia, Lisa Johnson recently inspired young women...

Namibia: Unam Vet School Undergoes Accreditation Audit

By Albertina NakaleWindhoek — The Veterinary Council of Namibia is expected to conduct an audit towards the end...

Gambia: Meningitis Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway

By Fatoumatta K JallowThe2019 campaign against Meningitis A with Vitamin A supplementation and deworming, has commenced nationwide on...

Nigeria Living With Dying Practice of Female Circumcision

By Sola OgundipeThe challenge of Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting, FGM/C in Nigeria and several countries persists despite...

Nigeria: 450,000 to Benefit From Oyo Health Insurance Scheme

By Adeola BadruIN its efforts to make healthcare affordable, the Oyo State Health Insurance Agency, OYSHIA, yesterday, disclosed...

Uganda: Naro Scientists Invent Vaccines to Eliminate Ticks

By Paul TajubaKampala — A team of researchers at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) have developed three...

Rwanda: Experts Weigh in on Malnutrition

By Emmy NtamangaMalnutrition in all its manifestations - stunting, underweight, wasting and anemia - is on the decline....

Tanzania: Leverage the Media and Political Forces in Fight Against Cancer

By Syriacus BuguziToday, February 4, is 'World Cancer Day,' founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to...

Gambia: First Lady Launches Child Protection & Nutrition Project

Her Excellency, First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow on Wednesday 30th January, 2019, presided over the launching of Nsaa Keno:...

Namibia: Call for Action On Early Cancer Detection … Proactivity to Improve Patient Survival

By Alvine KapitakoWindhoek — As Namibia and the rest of the world observe World Cancer Day today, there...

South Africa: Over 10 000 Animals Vaccinated Against FMD

Over 10 000 cattle affected by the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been vaccinated to eliminate the...