Health

Africa: Aurum Welcomes New Managing Director: Health Systems Division

press release Johannesburg — It is our pleasure to welcome and introduce Dr Nokwethemba Mtshali to the Aurum...

Mauritius: Government Is Committed Towards Ensuring Social and Emotional Well-Being of Students, Reiterates PM

press release Government's commitment towards ensuring social and emotional well-being of the student community was highlighted today by...

Africa: Second Patient Reportedly Cured of HIV After Stem-Cell Therapy

opinion By This Is AfricaA second patient has reportedly been cured of HIV, after stem-cell therapy, which could...

South Africa: SIU, Eastern Cape Health Interdict R39 Million in Alleged Fraudulent Payments to Advocate

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Eastern Cape health department have successfully interdicted and stopped two payments...

Africa: Universal Health Coverage – Rwanda Urges African Govts to Fund Healthcare

Rwanda's Minister of Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, has called on Africa's heads of governments to collaborate towards healthcare...

Nigeria: Argument Over Methyl Bromide

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control recently banned the use of Methyl Bromide as a...

Cameroon: SOPECAM – Women Schooled On Family Plaining

A two-day educative talk on different health problems has been organized in line with activities to commemorate Women's...

Four Things Even The Healthiest People Can Benefit From Using

People are living longer today than at any point in history, with the number of people aged 65...

Zimbabwe: Harare Central Hospital Receives $89 000 RTGs Worth of Drugs

By Fadzai NdanganaA local financial institution, Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe has donated RTGS$89 000 worth of Anesthesia drugs to...

South Africa: R300 Million Set Aside for Life Esidimeni Claimants in Gauteng Budget

A massive R300m has been set aside for families affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy who pass a...

Africa: Q&A – Important to Treat Anyone Suffering From Leprosy As an Equal Individual

interview By Stella PaulManila — Discrimination against women who are affected by leprosy or Hansen's Disease is a...

Namibia: Rare Disease Patients Need Support

By Ngaevarue KatjanguaThere is a need to create awareness and on the extent of psychological and financial support...

South Africa: The Right to Food in South Africa – We Need a Manifesto for Food Justice

analysis By Busiso MoyoIf the main purpose of government is to provide for the common security of its...

Namibia: WHO Calls for Special Attention On Diabetes and Cancer

By Alvine KapitakoWindhoek — The World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses says the prevention and...

Zimbabwe: Patients Starve As Food Stocks Dry Up At Government Hospital

Patients admitted at Kwekwe General Hospital are starving as the health facility is reportedly failing to provide food...

Botswana: Butsa Easter Derby Tackles Alcohol Abuse

By Kehumile MoekejoMabutsane — The annual Butsa Easter Derby, a brainchild of One Another Charitable Society, is aimed...

Tanzania: Kcmc Clinic Now HIV Testing Model

By Daily News Reporter in MoshiTHE child-centered family care clinic at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) has...

Botswana: Stakeholders Must Unite, Double Aids Fight Efforts

By Kehumile MoekejoMoshupa — Acting minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele has called...

Nigeria: Court Terminates Charges Against Alex Badeh

By Halimah YahayaAn Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday terminated the charges filed by the...

Africa: HPTN 071 Demonstrates Community-Wide HIV Prevention Strategy Can Reduce New Infections

press release Durham, NC — Researchers today presented results from the HPTN 071 (PopART) study at the annual...

Angola: Cuanza Norte – Govt Wants to Improve Conditions in Health Facilities

Ndalatando — The deputy president of the ruling MPLA party Luísa Damião spoke of the government projects to...

Congo-Kinshasa: Medical Activities Suspended After Ebola Treatment Centre Attack

press release Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put on stand-by its medical activities in the epicentre of the...

Congo-Kinshasa: Even During a Widespread Measles Epidemic, We Can Save Kids Lives

press release Dr Natalie Roberts, emergency operations manager for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), describes the challenges of responding...

Africa: Unsafe Abortion – Neglected Emergency

opinion The world has made significant progress on four of the five main causes of maternal mortality. But...

Congo-Kinshasa: 2018 Ebola Outbreak Crisis Update

press release Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1...

South Africa: Gauteng Health in Search of 16 Life Esidimeni Patients

The Gauteng Health Department has traced five more Life Esidimeni patients, bringing down the number of unaccounted patients...

Southern Africa’s Missing Drug Users – We Can’t Treat What We Don’t Count

opinion By Catherine SoziNo one really knows how many people inject drugs in east and southern Africa and...

One On One With USN Face Of Fitness Winner And IFBB Elite Pro, Shelby Jessica Neves

Name: Shelby Jessica NevesAge: 23Height: 1.65 mCurrent weight: 59/60kgCurrent city: Pretoria, South AfricaOccupation: CoachedByTZ Assistant Online Coach &...

Congo-Kinshasa: Attacks On MSF Ebola Treatment Centers Fuel Fears

MSF doctors suspended their work in the DRC after militia attacked two Ebola treatment centers. The incidents show...

Smartphones to diagnose Infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

A new Imperial-led review has outlined how health workers could use existing phones to predict and curb the...

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Likely to Spread in Eastern DRC as Security Worsens

By Lisa SchleinThe World Health Organization (WHO) says the deadly Ebola virus is likely to spread in the...

Malawi: Maneb Suspends Proposed Medical Test Policy

By Esnath Kalawe & Joseph ChikalipoThe Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) has temporarily suspended the medical test policy...

Kenya: NHIF Foots Sh1.5 Billion Bill as C-Section Births Hit Record High

By Angela OketchThe National Hospital Insurance Fund payouts for Caesarean section operations have crossed the Sh1 billion mark...

Congo-Kinshasa: MSF suspends medical activities after Ebola Treatment Centre attack

28 February 2019 – Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has put on stand-by its medical activities in...

Malawi: T’lipo Laments Maneb’s Decision Over Proposed Medical Test Policy

By Esnath Kalawe and Joseph ChikalipoLilongwe — Teachers Living Positive (T'LIPO) has expressed concern over Malawi Examinations Board's...

Cameroon: Universal Health Coverage – Christian Health Associations Renew Commitments

This is within the 9th biennial Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) conference currently taking place in Yaounde....

Nigeria: Drug Abuse – 41 People Lose Sanity in Zamfara in 2018 – NDLEA

At least 41 people went mad due to drug abuse in Zamfara state in 2018, the Principal Staff...

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Claims 15 Lives in Ondo

By James SowoleAkure — No fewer than 15 person have died of Lassa Fever in Ondo State between...

South Africa: 500 Families Wait for Drains to Be Emptied

By Nompendulo NgubaneResidents of Imbali in Pietermaritzburg say their drains have not been pumped out by the municipality...

Tanzania: Zanzibar Anti-Malaria Drive Cuts New Cases By 94pc

By Mohamed IssaZanzibar's anti-malaria campaign is paying off, with research showing a drop in transmission of about 94...