Health

Ghana: Project to Tackle Malnutrition in Ashanti, Northern Regions Launched

Asokore Mampong — A project to tackle malnutrition in the Ashanti and Northern Regions has been launched at...

Ghana: Donate Blood Regularly-Chass Urges Schools

Takoradi — Maame Kwaaba Stephens, a brand ambassador for the National Blood Service, has called on the Conference...

Malawi Muslim Youth Spread of Eid Al-Adha Festive Cheer to Queens Hospital

Muslim Youth United, a philanthropy arm of Muslims in Malawi, on Monday donated 273kgs of meat to Queen...

Botswana: Youth Should Spearhead HIV/Aids Fight – Masisi

Francistown — It is high time learners are at the forefront of the fight against HIV/AIDS because they...

Nigeria: Corruption Kills More Nigerians Than HIV/Aids, Malaria – ActionAids Boss

Abuja — Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Mrs. Ene Obi, has said corruption kills more people in Nigeria than...

Zimbabwe: Call to Invest in Fortified Food

Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Vangelis Haritatos has implored food processors and key stakeholders...

Malawi Food Crisis Looms As NFRA Maize Stocks Go Low

A food crisis is looming in the country as the state run grain reserves has on 40, 000...

Rwanda: Fresh Bid to Reduce Malaria Cases in Gisagara

Officials from Southern Province and the Ministry of Health have launched campaign to raise awareness about malaria prevention...

Rwanda: Use of Drones in Malaria Fight to Begin With Gasabo

Rwanda will by the end of this month start using drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it...

Zimbabwe: Malaria Kills 66 – allAfrica.com

GOVERNMENT has raised concerns over the increase in malaria-related illnesses in Manicaland this year, with 66 people reported...

Kenya: Govt Defers Mega Pilot Test for Malaria Vaccine

Blood samples being prepared for analysis as part of the malaria trial (file photo). Kenya has postponed a...

Nigeria: Eid-El-Kabir – NACA Urges Love for People Infected With HIV/Aids

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has enjoined Nigerians to reflect on the significance of...

South Africa: Outa Says It’s Found E. Coli Bacteria in Hammanskraal Water

Advocacy group, Organisation undoing tax abuse (OUTA) says it's found samples of the E. coli bacteria in the...

Ghana: Presidents Applauds UENR for Establishing Medical School

Sunyani — The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, has applauded the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR)...

South Africa: Risk of Ebola Outbreak in SA Is Low – Cabinet

South Africa is at a low risk for an Ebola outbreak, the Cabinet has said as the deadly...

Namibia: Enviro Initiative to Eradicate Hygiene-Related Diseases

STAKEHOLDERS at the launch of the Namibia Cleanliness Awareness Systems Awards (Namcasa) hailed environmental education as important in...

South Africa: Access to Affordable Medicines Watered Down in Presidential Health Compact

In 2018, the Department of Trade and Industry unveiled a new policy aimed at reining in the pharmaceutical...

Southern Africa: SADC Summit 2019 – Do More to Address Food Crisis, States Told

Dar es Salaam — The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) secretariat yesterday urged member states to devise better...

South Africa: Food At Mpumalanga School Deemed Safe to Eat After Two Pupils Die From Suspected Poison

The Mpumalanga Department of Education says investigations following the death of two pupils at Nelson Ngubeni Primary School...

Botswana: New HIV Infections Remain a Challenge for Youth

Mmadinare — The First Lady, Ms Neo Masisi, has urged Mmadinare Senior Secondary School pupils to stay away...

Kenya: 22 People Diagnosed With Cancer Following Week-Long Screening

Nairobi — At least 22 people have been diagnosed with cancer following free screening at Mama Lucy and...

East Africa: Doctors Pound the Pavement As the Health Sector Ails

In any talk about East Africa's economic prospects, bureaucrats and politicians tend to take pride in the region's...

Nigeria: ‘How We Helped 10-Year-Old Mum Deliver Baby’

Makurdi — Danger period not over - Obstetrician The case of 10-year-old Masenengen, who was delivered of a...

Somalia: 39 New Cholera Cases Reported As Government Battles to Contain Outbreak

The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 39 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for...

Congo-Kinshasa: Drone Fleet Transports Vaccines to Immunize Children in Remote Health Facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ministry of Health, VillageReach, Swoop Aero and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance introduce innovative mode of delivery to ensure...

Nigeria: Buhari, Obasanjo, Abdulsalami, Jonathan Promise Action Against Cancer

Yenagoa — President Muhammadu Buhari; former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, and ex-Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar...

South Africa: Ekurhuleni Marks World Breastfeeding Week

The City of Ekurhuleni marked the World Breastfeeding Week by hosting a workshop at Barcelona in Etwatwa to...

East Africa: Rwanda, Congolese Health Ministers Meet Over Ebola Crisis

Congolese interim health minister Pierre Kangudia on Tuesday arrived in Rwanda for discussions on strategies to prevent Ebola....

Sierra Leone: Seeking to Save Money, Sierra Leone Village Gives Up FGM

Thawuya — A two-week festival of initiations happens several times a year and costs the entire village dear,...

Africa: Let’s Talk! Commits to Ending Early and Unintended Pregnancy in East and Southern Africa

Johannesburg — Caroline had just completed her high school education when she found out that she was six...

Nigeria: HIV/Aids Spread On Decrease – Naca DG

The director-general of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Aliyu Gambo said the situation of...

Liberia: Child Battles Spell for Decades

At the age of four months, Paul Neah had seizure one day when he was left at home...

New UN report spotlights trends in Climate Action

By Henry Opondo While countries are stepping up institutional arrangements for planning, funding, implementing, monitoring and evaluating climate...

Kenya: Ministry concerned with rising drowning cases

By Gitonga Njeru in Thika, Kenya   The Ministry of Health in Kenya has announced that it will...

Botswana’s Minister of Health and Wellness Welcomes the New WHO Representative

Gaborone, Botswana - 07 August 2019: This morning, the Minister of Health and Wellness Honourable Dr Alfred Madigele...

Rwanda: Ebola Fears Slow Crossings at Rwanda-DRC Border

Witnesses say fears of the Ebola virus have brought border traffic between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of...

Getting Personal: The Top Benefits Of Hiring A Personal Trainer

Are you looking to get in shape? If so, a personal trainer is the perfect solution. Let’s face it,...

South Africa: You, National Health Insurance and the Changing Face of Your Medical Aid

South Africa's National Health Insurance Bill was due to be released on Thursday morning. Here's how it will...

Liberia: LMHRA Faces Leadership Struggle

-employees want Managing Director out What seems a complete power struggle and an imminent disintegration is unfolding at...

6 Surprising Ways To Lose Weight Without Exercise

When it comes to losing weight, exercise is not the only viable option. Learning to lose weight without...