Health

South Africa: Growing South Africa Begins With Investing in Our Children’s Nutrition

Children are our future, yet over a quarter of those under five years of age suffer from stunting....

Mozambique: 3,000 Facing Hunger in Dombe

Maputo — About 3,000 people in the Dombe administrative post, in the central Mozambican province of Manica, are...

Sudan: MSF Tackles Severe Malaria Outbreak in Western Sudan

Annie Kashung is MSF's medical activity manager responding to the malaria outbreak in El Fasher, the capital of...

Body unveils digital tools for agricultural transformation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled a suite digital tools that are helping in...

Getting Straight On Your Results: Why Tracking Progress Is Important

Tracking the progress of your workouts is essential for achieving fitness success, no matter what sports or activities...

Key content confirmed for Innovation Africa 2019

Innovation Africa 2019 (https://innovation-africa.com/2019/) is rapidly shaping up to be a next-generation-driven gathering of the highest accord, bringing...

Important gene variants found in certain African populations

In the nearly 20 years since the Human Genome Project was completed, experts in genetic variants increasingly have...

South Africa: How Business Misrepresented Evidence – the South African Sugar Tax Story

In a recently published study on the political activities of the soft drinks industry in the lead up...

Nigeria: U.S. to Provide Drugs to 60,000 Persons Living With HIV in Lagos

The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), administered by the Centres for Disease Control, Department...

South Africa: Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital’s Acute Mental Unit Finally Opened – – Without a Full-Time Psychiatrist

After missing five deadlines to open an acute psychiatric unit at Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital, the Eastern Cape...

Tanzania: State Introduces Shielding Pills for HIV High Risk Groups

PEOPLE at high risk of contracting HIV will be protected against the infections under the government plans to...

Sudan: Malaria Epidemic Kills 10 in North Darfur

El Fasher — The Sudan Doctors' Central Committee of North Darfur reported the outbreak of a renewed malaria...

Zimbabwe to Carry Out National Household Based HIV Survey

Zimbabwe will carry out a national household based survey to assess the disease burden of HIV and evaluate...

Nigeria: Group Tasks Nigerians On Regular Testing to Combat HIV/Aids Scourge

A non-governmental and advocacy organisation, Brothers Across Nigeria (BAN), has harped on the need for regular testing as...

Nigeria: About 100 Patients Patronise Luth’s Cancer Centre Daily, Says CMD

The Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode, has disclosed that no fewer...

Ghana: Potato As Effective As Carbohydrate Gels for Boosting Athletic Performance – Study

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood...

Kenya: Relief as Nairobi, Kemsa Restock Hospitals With Drugs

Nairobi residents can now breathe a sigh of relief as the county has kicked off restocking of health...

Zambia: Alarm as Zambia Reports First Polio Case Since in 24 Years

Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995 after a two-year-old boy was paralysed by...

Congo-Kinshasa: AU to Host an Ebola Co-Ordination Centre

A meeting held in Goma by the Democratic Republic of Congo and officials from nine neighbouring countries has...

Kenya: NHIF Reforms – State to Pay Premiums for Poor Kenyans

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will from next year stop collecting the voluntary Sh500 from people in...

Nigeria: Thousands Walk Against Cancer in Abuja

Thousands of people from across the country yesterday gathered in Abuja for a walk to raise awareness about...

8 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Menstrual Cups By Gittemary Johansen

In case you are thinking of starting to reduce your waste or even reducing your waste a bit more and...

Nigeria: 387 Pharmaceutical Shops Shut

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 387 pharmacies and patent medicine stores in Benue State over...

Health Foundation lauds approval of Ebola Vaccine  

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has lauded the decision by the WHO to finally recommend the highly effective...

SDG: Global Health Progress launched to drive cross-sectoral collaborations  

 The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) has launched Global Health Progress, a knowledge hub aimed at...

South Africa Still Has a Long Way to Go On the Right to Food

Fifty-four percent of South Africans are hungry or at risk of hunger. Hunger affects people's health, as well...

Sudan: Chikungunya, Dengue Fever Cases Recorded in West Darfur

El Geneina — The Doctors' Committee in West Darfur has reported nine cases of chikungunya fever and two...

Ghana: Vodafone ‘Healthline’ Programme Back Next Month

Beginning next month, the newly packaged and improved Vodafone's Healthline programme on television is back to take health...

Somalia: Ministry of Health Reports 25 New Cholera Cases

The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 25 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for...

Rwanda: Inside Rwanda’s Army of Community Health Workers

Mathias Nkiranya, 43, is one of the 58,445 Community Health Workers deployed at the community level across the...

Nigeria: Another Polio Strain Eradicated

It is good news from the health sector as experts have announced that another strain of wild poliovirus...

Nigeria: 609 Public Schools in Kaduna Have No Toilet, Water Facilities – Group

An NGO, Connected Development (CODE), said on Thursday that a total of 609 public schools in Kaduna State...

Nigeria: WHO Celebrates Eradication of Polio Virus Type Three Worldwide

Abuja — World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the global eradication of wild poliovirus type 3. However, it...

Rwanda: Govt Targets to Reduce Stunting By 50%

Special measures have been taken to reduce stunted growth among children by 50 per cent in 13 districts...

Seychelles: Study – No Reason to Be Alarmed At Mobile Phone Frequency Radiation in Seychelles

Exposure from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields radiation in Seychelles is well below recommended international guidelines for public exposure, a...

Africa: The Mother and Child Health Week Integrated in the Campaign On the Role of Families in the Human Capital Development

Rwanda organized its biannual Integrated Mother and Child Health Week from 14th to 18th October 2019. The Mother...

Gambia: ‘Hunger, Obesity Often Co-Exist in Gambia’ FAO Country Rep.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) country representative in the Gambia Shibu Rampedi, said it has been found that...

Ethiopia: Living Dirt Poor in the Midst of Glamour. Why School Feeding in Addis Matters Most

Editor's Note: Addis Abeba City Administration has announced yesterday that it has started school feeding programs covering some...

Nigeria: Ban On Potassium Bromate – NAFDAC to Publish Report On Compliance By Bakers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) has said that it will soon make public the...

Ghana: GCB Sponsors Health Screening in Accra

GCB Bank Ltd over the weekend sponsored massive health screening exercises in some parts of Accra. More than...