Health

Tanzania: Unicef Assures Govt on HIV Programmes’ Support

By Abela MsikulaTHE United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has assured Tanzanian government of its continuous support towards provision...

Africa: Zimbabwe in Global Blood Showcase

By Paidamoyo ChipunzaNational Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has been selected among six other countries in the world to...

Namibia: U.S. CDC Commits N$24.4m to Health Ministry for HIV

By Kuzeeko TjitemisaWindhoek — The U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced funding of...

South Africa: Common Contraceptive Could Raise TB Risk

By Nadia KrigeA breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of...

Africa: Celebrity Doctor Urges Private Sector to ‘Step Up’ in Affordable Healthcare

By Wambui WaweruNairobi — Dr Micheal Obeng dreams came true beyond his wildest dreams and he believes the...

Nigeria: Researchers Move to Unveil Complete Protection Against Malaria

By Chukwuma MuanyaAhead of the World Malaria Day (WMD) holding next Thursday, researchers are to begin the first...

Nigeria: Three in Four Nigerian Women Use Skin-Lighteners? No Data Supports Claim

Claim 77% of Nigerian women use skin lighteners Source: International media reports Verdict Explainer: No data supports claim...

Nigeria: Phytonutrients for Disease Prevention

By Paul Joseph NannaThe heart is one organ that has benefitted tremendously from the phytochemicals. I intend to...

South Africa: DA ‘Horrified’ About Dead Babies, Amputated Limbs At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Laundry

The DA said on Thursday that it was "horrified" by a report that amputated limbs and dead babies...

Gambia: URR Farmers Worried About Disease Outbreak On Their Farm Animals

By Lamin FattyFarmers in URR are worried about a disease outbreak on their farm animals in particular equines...

Gambia: Government Signs Health Agreement With Development Partners

By Ndey SoweThe Government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Health, has signed an agreement with development...

Kenya: Health Crisis Looms as 2,275 Medics Delisted

By Aggrey OmbokiThe medical regulator has deregistered 2,063 doctors and 212 dentists for failure to apply for retention...

Rwanda Receives Hepatitis Drugs Donation From India

By Hudson KuteesaRwanda has received $1.6 million from India worth of drugs for hepatitis B and C from...

Tanzania: Nacopha Nods to HIV Impact Survey in National Aids Control

By Ludovick Kazoka in DodomaNATIONAL Council of People living with HIV and AIDS (NACOPHA) has described a recently...

Africa: Disease Outbreak – Unicef to Inaugurate Global Campaign On Vaccines Safety April 24

In view of growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases,the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says it will inaugurate a...

Liberia: LiHCON Wants 40 Percent of Health Budget Directed to RMNCAH+N

By Hannah N. GeterminahLiHCON wants 40 percent of national health budget directed to the Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child...

Central African Republic: Rebels Worsen Spread of HIV in CAR

By Oman MbikoBangui — FIGHTING between rival armed groups, continued insecurity and large-scale displacement of people are blamed...

Mali: Donkeys Deliver Vaccines in Mali As Diseases Spike With Violence

By Nellie PeytonDakar — Motorcycles, which health workers used to reach remote villages, have been banned to reduce...

Malawi Piloting the World’s First Malaria Vaccine

By Alfred ChauwaMalawi government says a vaccine against malaria could be a vital new tool in the fight...

Nigeria: Buhari Phones Bill Gate, Lauds Him for for Supporting Eradication of Polio, HIV

President Muhammadu Buhari, has phoned Bill Gates to commend him for his consistent and generous support to public...

Malawi: Chief Admits Discriminating People Based On HIV Status

By Watson MaingoFile photo Salima, April 17, 2019. Group Village Headman (GVH) Jiamusi, from Traditional Authority (TA) Pemba...

Gambia: The Bakers, Flour Producers, Middlepersons and Consumers

Bread is a core driver of the informal sector in The Gambia. Food is an indispensable commodity. Each...

Nigeria: ‘Addictive’ Use of Smartphones, Internet Worries Health Officials

By Ebuka OnyejiExperts have raised alarm over the adverse health impacts of the growing addictive use of smartphones...

Congo-Kinshasa: Around 260,000 Children in Kasai Region Suffering Severe Acute Malnutrition

More than a quarter of a million children in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the...

Southern Africa: ‘Race Against Time’ to Help Women Who Bore Brunt of Cyclone Idai – UN Reproductive Health Agency

As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the...

Congo-Kinshasa: Following Second Brutal Assault On Ebola Clinic, UN Health Chief Vows to Continue Serving ‘Most Vulnerable’

Amidst a deadly Ebola outbreak, on Saturday morning armed militia members brutally attacked an Ebola clinic in the...

Libya: ‘Repeated Attacks’ Could Close Down Key Hospital in Eastern Libya, Says Who

The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack in Al Jala Hospital in Libya's second-largest...

Mauritius: Anti-Influenza Vaccination Exercise for Winter 2019 Kicks Off

press release The annual anti-influenza vaccination exercise for the winter season 2019 kicked off today at the Bambous...

Getting Back To Training And Playing Sports After An Injury

An estimated 8.6 million Americans get injured every year while engaging in physical activity. It can be extremely frustrating not...

Zimbabwe: Cyclone-Affected Communities in Zimbabwe Being Vaccinated Against Cholera – Campaign Targets Nearly 500,000 People in Chimanimani and Chipinge

An oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign targeting some 487 825 people began Tuesday in Zimbabwe in the two...

Gambia: Senfour Modern Bakeries Association Faults Middlepersons

By Muhammed S Bah,Nelson Manneh And Awa TourayThe Senfour Modern Bakeries Association has indicated that trading by middlepersons...

Botswana: Illicit Drugs Contribute to Mental Illnesses

By Moshe GaleragweMahalapye — The use of habit forming drugs has been identified as one of the factors...

Self-Care Strategies To Increase Productivity At Home

One of the most important lessons in life is to take good care of the body, mind and...

Ethiopia: Netherlands Grants Nation First Pediatric Hospital

By Noel Minwagaw(s )Bengt Van Loosdrecht, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ethiopia, Admasu Nebebe state...

Ethiopia: Fish On the Slide

Abiy Tsome, the major Ethiopian Orthodox fasting season that lasts for nearly two months, is usually a boon...

Nigeria: Only 30% of Under-5 Children’s Births Registered – Unicef

The births of nearly 230 million children under the age of five worldwide have never been officially recorded,...

Liberia: Medical and Dental Council Launches Code of Conduct for Health Professionals

By Jackson F. KannehMonrovia — The Liberia Medical & Dental Council (LMDC) and partners have launched the country's...

Zimbabwe: Health Minister Calls for Innovation in Hospitals

By Fadzai NdanganaMinister of Health and Child Care, Obadiah Moyo has called on hospitals to embrace innovation in...

Liberia: LMDC Launches Code of Conduct for Health Professionals

By Simeon S. WiakantyDr. Linda Birch displays a copy of the newly launched LMDC code of conduct for...

Mozambique: Children Traumatised After Devastating Mozambique Cyclone

By Arimando DomingosMaputo — MOZAMBICAN children are showing signs of severe psychological stress, including bedwetting, nightmares and anxiety...