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Southern Africa records lowest new TB cases

Southern Africa records lowest new TB cases

By Henry Opondo Southern Africa is a region that has witnessed the highest annual declines in new cases...

Kenya: How My Battle With Cancer Led Me to My Calling

Kenya: How My Battle With Cancer Led Me to My Calling

By Karen Mbuya MuriukiSidney Chahonyo was only 19 when he was diagnosed with cancer of the post-nasal space...

Botswana: Tackle Ncds Head-On, Vigorously - Mogae

Botswana: Tackle Ncds Head-On, Vigorously - Mogae

By Goweditswe KomeGaborone — Nations have been urged to act quickly and tackle Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) head-on with...

Nigeria: International Confederation of Midwives Global Goodwill Ambassador Toyin Saraki Condemns Killing of Midwife in Nigeria

Nigeria: International Confederation of Midwives Global Goodwill Ambassador Toyin Saraki Condemns Killing of Midwife in Nigeria

press release Abuja — Toyin Saraki calls for second midwife and further health-care worker to be released Her...

South Africa: The Progressive Case for Delaying NHI

South Africa: The Progressive Case for Delaying NHI

analysis By Marcus LowWith a wave of populism and an election around the corner, there is a risk...

One On One With PR Manager Turned Trainer And Wbff Pro, Irina Nesterova

One On One With PR Manager Turned Trainer And Wbff Pro, Irina Nesterova

Name: Irina NesterovaAge: 32Height: 1,68 mWeight: 57 KgCurrent city: Centurion, South AfricaOccupation: Personal Trainer, Fitness Model What made...

Southern Africa records lowest new TB cases

Sub-Saharan Africa:  Child deaths on the rise amidst slowing preventive progress –UN report

A baby born in sub-Saharan Africa or in Southern Asia was nine times more likely to die in...

Nigeria: More Nigerians Have Access to Cell Phones Than Toilets - Unicef Official

Nigeria: More Nigerians Have Access to Cell Phones Than Toilets - Unicef Official

By Nike AdebowaleThe United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says more people have access to cell phones in Nigeria...

Botswana Leads the Way on Fighting Health Threat Endangering Millions of Lives in Africa

Botswana Leads the Way on Fighting Health Threat Endangering Millions of Lives in Africa

By WHO Africa RegionGaborone — Botswana's leaders made a call for urgent action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in...

Mozambique: Nyusi Inaugurates Northern Medical Stores

Mozambique: Nyusi Inaugurates Northern Medical Stores

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Sunday inaugurated the northern regional medical stores, in the city of...

Africa: Worldwide Effects of Asbestos Use

Africa: Worldwide Effects of Asbestos Use

By Emily WalshWallingford, Ct, Us — Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States (EPA)...

Namibia: Over 29 500 Malaria Cases in Last Four Years

Namibia: Over 29 500 Malaria Cases in Last Four Years

For the past four years, Namibia was hit hard by seasonal upsurges in malaria cases and by June...

Namibia: Malaria Spraying Starts At Oshakati

Namibia: Malaria Spraying Starts At Oshakati

The Oshakati Town Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services will kick-start its malaria...

Namibia: Million Structures Targeted in Malaria Fight

Namibia: Million Structures Targeted in Malaria Fight

By Brandon Van WykThe health ministry, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, will launch the 2018 indoor...

Namibia: WHO Impressed With Namibia's Malaria Battle

Namibia: WHO Impressed With Namibia's Malaria Battle

The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Namibia for having made tremendous progress over the last two decades...

Zimbabwe: More Suspected Cholera Cases in Byo

Zimbabwe: More Suspected Cholera Cases in Byo

By Thandeka MoyoThe number of people who have been quarantined for cholera in Bulawayo has risen to 10...

Zimbabwe: 300 Shangaan Males Undergo Circumcision

Zimbabwe: 300 Shangaan Males Undergo Circumcision

By Tawanda MangomaAn additional 300 Shangaan males have undergone voluntary male circumcision in southern Chiredzi bringing to over...

Zimbabwe: STI-Infected Vendors Shun Clinics, Resort to Mbare Herbs

Zimbabwe: STI-Infected Vendors Shun Clinics, Resort to Mbare Herbs

Some vendors sick with sexually transmission infections (STIs) are reportedly shunning public health care centres due to fear...

Nigeria: Special Report - Why Preventable Neonatal Tetanus Continues to Kill Newborns in Nigeria

Nigeria: Special Report - Why Preventable Neonatal Tetanus Continues to Kill Newborns in Nigeria

By Ayodamola Owoseye, Nike Adebowale and Azeezat AdedigbaWhen Mama Adekunle, as she is fondly called, heard the news...

Tanzania: Ministry Clears Confusion Over Family Planning

Tanzania: Ministry Clears Confusion Over Family Planning

Dar es Salaam — The government says it has not stopped its family planning programme, clarifying that remarks...

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo On Cholera Alert

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo On Cholera Alert

By Thandeka Moyo Bulawayo BureauTHREE people, two of whom recently visited Harare, have been quarantined in Bulawayo after...

Africa: Wide Inequalities in People's Well-Being Cast a Shadow On Sustained Human Development Progress

Africa: Wide Inequalities in People's Well-Being Cast a Shadow On Sustained Human Development Progress

Photo: Mahyar Sheykhi/WikiMedia Schoolchildren in Botswana, which has jumped eight places up on the UN's Human Development Index...

South Africa: 'Fake Food' in South Africa - Myths, Misinformation and Not Enough Data

South Africa: 'Fake Food' in South Africa - Myths, Misinformation and Not Enough Data

interview By Gareth Haysom, University of Cape Town and Jane BattersbyOwners of small shops in South Africa -...

Africa: People Across Africa Have to Travel Far to Get to a Hospital. We Worked Out How Far

Africa: People Across Africa Have to Travel Far to Get to a Hospital. We Worked Out How Far

analysis By Emelda Okiro, Kenya Medical Research Institute and Paul OumaNearly half of all deaths and about a...

Malawi: Medical Council of Malawi Closes Kaporo Rural Hospital

Malawi: Medical Council of Malawi Closes Kaporo Rural Hospital

By Nyasa Times ReporterMedical Council of Malawi has closed down Kaporo Rural Hospital in Karonga because it is...

Swaziland: Six Children Die in Swaziland in Diarrhoea Outbreak. Vaccines Short Since Government Has Not Paid Suppliers

Swaziland: Six Children Die in Swaziland in Diarrhoea Outbreak. Vaccines Short Since Government Has Not Paid Suppliers

At least six children in Swaziland died this week from diarrhoea and many more are sick because the...

Zimbabwe Scales Up HIV, TB Fights As Aids Levy Pays Off

Zimbabwe Scales Up HIV, TB Fights As Aids Levy Pays Off

Health Share Zimbabwe has successfully scaled up interventions to respond to HIV/AIDS tuberculosis and malaria. The country recorded...

Southern Africa records lowest new TB cases

It is 21st century but 8 in 10 Africans still grope in darkness

By Adlyne Wangusi   Only 2 Africans who live on the African continent have access to some form...

Southern Africa records lowest new TB cases

It is 21st century but 8 in 2 Africans still grope in darkness

By Adlyne Wangusi   Only 2 Africans who live on the African continent have access to some form...

Liberia: VP Taylor Raps On Challenges ... In Health Sector

Liberia: VP Taylor Raps On Challenges ... In Health Sector

Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has described the USAID-sponsored Maternal &Child Survival Program (MCSP) as essential to tackling some...

African Countries Urged to Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation

African Countries Urged to Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation

Photo: This Day Instruments used to perform Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) By Emma BathaLondon — Millions of girls...

Southern Africa records lowest new TB cases

Innovation dynamics in the agricultural sector

Michael Carus, one of the leading European bioeconomy experts and managing director of the nova-Institut (Hürth), initiator of...

South Africa: Operations Continue At Germiston Mortuary After Staff Go On Strike - Health Dept

South Africa: Operations Continue At Germiston Mortuary After Staff Go On Strike - Health Dept

The Gauteng Department of Health says it is prioritising cases at the Germiston mortuary after forensic staff embarked...

Nigeria: Addressing Concerns Over Rise in Fake Drugs

Nigeria: Addressing Concerns Over Rise in Fake Drugs

By Chukwuma Muanya and Adaku OnyenucheyaThe global health challenges caused by poor quality medicines and approaches to achieving...

Nigeria: The New National Health Plan

Nigeria: The New National Health Plan

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) last week approved a new five-year National Health Strategic Plan 2, which is...

Namibia: TB Cases Sharply Decreasing

Namibia: TB Cases Sharply Decreasing

Photo: WHO Tuberculosis medication (file photo). The Ministry of Health and Social Services recorded only a nominal decrease...

Uganda: 15 Percent HIV-Positive Ugandans Resistant to Drugs - Report

Uganda: 15 Percent HIV-Positive Ugandans Resistant to Drugs - Report

By Lilian NamagembeKampala — Nearly two in every 10 people living with HIV in Uganda are resistant to...

South Africa: UNAIDS Director and HIV Activist in Legal Battle

South Africa: UNAIDS Director and HIV Activist in Legal Battle

By Tara OsborneSA academic Vuyiseka Dubula threatened with defamation suit Academic and HIV activist Vuyiseka Dubula is being...

Southern Africa records lowest new TB cases

New 2018 cancer figures shed spotlight on Tobacco-Cancer burden link

By Henry Opondo The latest rising figures of new cancer cases by the the International Agency for Research...

Sierra Leone: Food Security and Nutrition Report 2018821 Million People Now Hungry, Over 150 Million Children Stunted

Sierra Leone: Food Security and Nutrition Report 2018821 Million People Now Hungry, Over 150 Million Children Stunted

By Alusine Sesay The State of Food Security and Nutrition report 2018, released yesterday, has revealed that new...