Health

Malawi: MACRO to Fundraise for HIV Testing Clinic

By Lily KampaniLilongwe — Malawi Aids Counseling and Resource Organization (MACRO) has organized a valentine dinner and dance...

Ghana: FAO Calls for Stronger Partnerships in Tackling Food, Nutrition Security Challenges

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Abebe Haile-Gabriel, has called for...

South Africa: KZN Stormwater Drain Baby a ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Family Planning – MEC

Photo: Open News The baby who was rescued from a drain in Durban on Monday is doing well....

Malawi: Kaporo Rural Hospital Reopens

Medical Council of Malawi has finally opened Kaporo Health centre, the seconds biggest public health infrastructure in Karonga...

Congo-Kinshasa: 500 Killed in Ebola Epidemic

The Health Ministry says a vaccination campaign saved more than 76,000 lives Authorities in the Democratic Republic of...

Nigeria: Rats Fever Kills Over 40 in Nigeria

By Emeka OkonkwoAbuja — At least 42 people have died in the worst outbreak of Lassa fever to...

South Africa: Why Fewer Women Die When Giving Birth

opinion By Yogan PillayPregnancy in South Africa is getting safer, but still not safe enough. Here's what the...

African Union honours FAO’s Director-General

The African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday awarded FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with...

Namibia: UNFPA Donates Hygiene Kits for Hepatitis E Fight

By Alvine KapitakoWindhoek — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) donated 1 600 hygiene kits worth over N$500...

Namibia: Boost for Namibia Prison Health … As Unodc Donates N$550 000 Medical Equipment

WINDHOEK - New medical equipment worth N$550 000 donated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...

Ghana: GAMA Offers Medical Screening to the Aged

The Ghana Association for Medical Aid (GAMA), based in the US has voluntarily offered free medical care for...

Africa: Kagame Calls for Joint Efforts to Fund Healthcare in Africa

Photo: New Times President Kagame joins fellow Heads of State and Government for a group photo at a...

South Africa: President to Present Report On Health Summit Outcomes

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday launch the report on the outcomes of the Presidential Health Summit held...

Nigeria: Lawma Threatens to Shut Ladipo Market Over Indiscriminate Refuse Dumping

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has threatened to shut Ladipo market, Mushin, over indiscriminate dumping of waste and...

Nigeria: Health Care Spending Lags Behind Abuja Declaration

By Timothy ObiezuIn 2001, the government of Nigeria, along with all African Union countries, pledged to spend 15...

Congo-Kinshasa: Why Ebola Vaccine On Trial in the DRC Is Raising Hopes

Photo: World Health Organisation Health workers practice proper donning of protective gear during training on vaccination against Ebola....

Nigeria: Buhari Inaugurates World-Class Cancer Treatment Centre in Lagos

By Omololu OgunmadeAbuja — President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Lagos unveiled the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and...

South Africa: Gauteng Intern Doctors to Be Paid By Monday

The Gauteng Department of Health says it will pay medical interns on Monday - the last batch to...

Ghana: 1st Lady Rallies Support for Cancer Care

By Abigail AnnohFirst Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has rallied key stakeholders in the healthcare industry to do more...

Gambia: Japanese Embassy, HOC Sign Contract for Construction of Medical Clinic

By AWA TourayThe Japanese Embassy in collaboration with the 'Hands on Care' (HoC) Medical Clinic, on Wednesday February...

Gambia: Manka in U.S. for Film On Psychological Impact of Deported Migrant Returnee

By Momodou JarjuA Gambian photo journalist and videographer Alhagie Manka, has his co-produced film 'Gift from Babylon', selected...

African launch of the EAT-Lancet report – Nourishing Africa through improved nutrition and sustainable food systems

press release Addis Ababa, February 7 2019 – Sustainable and healthy food systems are fundamental to reach a...

Kenya: Nurses Dare Governors and Ministry Over Strike

By Angela Oketch and Siago CeceNurses have dared the Health ministry and Council of Governors to file for...

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...