Health

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Launches Anti-Malaria Unit, Vows to Eradicate the Disease

AL-Shabab has pulled a first one once again by launching an anti-malaria unit. On Wednesday, the Militant group...

Ghana: National Research Strategy for Health Sector Advocated

By Abigail Annoh And Dorothy BrockeA former Director of Health Systems at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional...

Zimbabwe: Traditional Sex Locking Myth Seen As Good Fight Against New HIV Infections in Gokwe

By Robert TapfumaneyiGokwe — Some superstitious locals in this area known for some of the country's most mysterious...

Sierra Leone: ‘Mental Health Is Everybody’s Business’

By Yusufu S. BanguraPrograms Manager of Mental Health Coalition Sierra Leone (MHCSL), Joshusa Abioseh Duncan, has last Friday...

Sierra Leone: 3.2 Million Children Targeted for Free Measles – Rubella Vaccine

By Ibrahim TarawallieThe Ministry of Health and Sanitation yesterday (Monday June 10, 2019) commenced a nationwide free Measles...

Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Calls for Support As Recently Declared Measles Epidemic Quickly Spreads

Photo: MSF/Pablo Garrigos An MSF nurse vaccinates a young boy against measles during the vaccination campaign in Kweba...

Botswana: First Lady Embarks On an HIV/Aids Education Roadshow

By Kabo KeaketsweShakawe — The First Lady, Ms Neo Masisi has implored Shakawe Senior School students to make...

South Africa: How Do We Reduce New HIV Infections By 60 Percent in a Mere Three and a Half Years?

By Yogan PillayToday, SA boasts the world's largest HIV treatment programme, but 3.2-million people who need ARVs still...

East Africa: EAC Disease Preparedness for Testing Today

By Daily News Reporter in ArushaEAST African Community's (EAC) disease preparedness will be put to test today during...

South Africa: Message from the Chair of the 9th SA Aids Conference 2019

press release By Prof Refilwe Nancy Phaswana-MafuyaProf Refilwe Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation North-West University and...

Nigeria: Imoke Lauds Cross River Govt Over Nigeria’s First Vitamised Rice Mill

The immediate past governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, has lauded the industrialisation strides of his...

Somalia: More Cholera Cases Reported As Government Battle Disease

The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 133 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for...

South Africa: Minister Barbara Creecy Notes Application Lodged By NGOs On Air Quality Challenges in Mpumalanga Highveld Area

press release Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy notes the application lodged by NGOs on...

Africa: Abortion Map Shows U.S. Bans in ‘Stark Contrast’ to Global Trend

By Emma BathaVancouver — Reproductive rights experts say bans do not stop abortions but drive them underground, causing...

South Africa: Department Manages ARV Treatment Amid Supply Constraints

A global shortage of lamivudine, a second line regimen of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment has affected the availability of...

Nigeria: What Nigeria Must Do to Combat HIV/Aids – U.S. Diplomat

By Azeezat AdedigbaIn order to curb HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, a diplomat from the United States has appealed for...

South Africa: Adherence Is Delaying HIV Elimination Targets. What’s Needed to Break the Cycle

analysis By Michelle Moorhouse and Willem Daniel Francois VenterAs 2020 draws closer, the deadline to end AIDS by...

Nigeria: 18 States to Benefit From World Bank Projects in 2020

Eighteen states in Nigeria will benefit from the Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP), a Word Bank Programme...

Libya’s Migrants and Refugees With Tuberculosis ‘Left to Die’ in Detention Centres

Photo: Romenzi/UNICEF A migrant from Niger rests his hand on a gate inside a detention centre, in Libya,...

Congo-Kinshasa: Rep. Bass Introduces Bill To Combat Recent Ebola Outbreak

press release Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on...

Somalia: Govt Intensifies Fight to Eradicate Polio This Month

Somalia will kick off a countrywide polio campaign of two rounds of immunisation to deliver monovalent oral vaccine...

Congo-Kinshasa: Local Leaders Help Turn the Tide On Ebola

Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Joseph Kakule, the community leader of the Vighole area, has become...

Zimbabwe: Health Workers to Proceed With Industrial Action

By Fadzai NdanganaHealth workers inclusive of medical doctors, therapists and nurses have announced that they are sticking to...

Ghana: NTC Staff Get Free Health Screening

By Benedicta Gyimaah FolleyStaff of New Times Corporation (NTC) on Friday benefitted from a free health screening exercise...

Zimbabwe: Pathologists Shortage Stalls Murder Cases

By Daniel NemukuyuZimbabwe has been hard hit by an acute shortage of forensic pathologists, a development that has...

Tech Blog: Upgrading An Old Laptop From A HDD To A SSD For Speed – Worth It?

I have been on the fence about upgrading my laptop with a new SSD (solid state drive) for...

Somalia: Govt Steps up Fight to Eradicate Polio Beginning This Month

By Angela OketchSomalia will kick off a countrywide polio campaign of two rounds of immunisation to deliver monovalent...

Africa Battles High Rates of Suicide and Depression

Many African countries are struggling with high suicide rates for which there is no simple explanation. However, one...

Tiger Bend Handstand Pushup Tutorial And Progressions By Austin Dunham

Tiger bend push ups are a great skill to master in the calisthenics world, but they can usually...

Africa: Waste Management Company Veolia Steps Up to Air Pollution Threat

press release To fight air pollution, a global menace that claims 7 million lives each year, everybody has...

Nigeria: Tackling the Menace of Substandard Sanitary Pads in Nigeria

By Omolabake FasogbonWith the theme of this year's Menstrual Hygiene Day as 'It is Time for Action', Omolabake...

Congo-Kinshasa: Need to Reboot As Ebola Rages Out of Control

By Jean KassongoKinshasa — AID organisations have been urged to re-strategise and focus on addressing persistent community fears,...

Sierra Leone: Employing Salt Approach to Prevent Disease Outbreak in Border Communities

By Ahmed Sahid NasrallaDe Monk — at the GIZ office to prepare and equip field staff Sierra Leone...

South Africa: Police Find Newborn Baby Abducted From Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

By Canny MaphangaGauteng police have found the newborn baby girl who was abducted by a woman at Chris...

Angola: Health Ministry Announces New Public Tender

Luanda — Health Ministry will launch a new public tender this year for hiring new professionals in the...

Africa: First-Ever World Food Safety Day Elevates Attention to Dangerous Foodborne Diseases in Africa

An estimated 91 million people in Africa in a year consume contaminated food that renders them ill, and...

Sierra Leone Leads the Way in Africa With Electronic Disease Surveillance

Sierra Leone has become the first country in Africa to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from...

Kenya: Why Kenyans Are Faulting Laboso for Seeking Medical Treatment Abroad

By Evelyne MusambiKenyans are questioning why Bomet governor Joyce Laboso had to seek treatment abroad despite health being...

Nigeria: Over 1 Million Sexually Transmitted Infections Reported Daily – WHO

By Ayodamola OwoseyeThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has said over one million new cases of curable sexually transmitted...

Swaziland: His Majesty King Mswati III Launches End Malaria Fund

Photo: The Citizen A child under mosquito net to prevent malaria (file photo). His Majesty King Mswati III,...