Health

South Africa: New School, Clinic Boost Polokwane Infrastructure

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on government and its social partners to strengthen their working relationship to address...

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Avails $14m

By Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior HealthEight neighbouring countries, known as Elimination 8, from Southern Africa yesterday signed a US$14,2...

Liberia: PREVAIL Releases Update On EVD Survivors Health Conditions

By R. Joyclyn WeaThe Partnership for Research on Vaccines And Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL) on Thursday, march...

Kenya: Sicily Kariuki Decries Quality of Healthcare

By Aggrey OmbokiHealth Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has sounded an alarm over the quality of healthcare services in...

Kenya: Give Patients Quality Service, CS Sicily Kariuki Tells Medics

By Aggrey OmbokiHealth Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has urged medics to offer quality health care services to patients....

Kenya: No Bed of Roses – Flower Farm Workers’ Tough Choice of Motherhood or Work

opinion By Joyce ChimbiChildbirth ordinarily brings joy to new mothers but for women working in flower farms, it...

Kenya: Kisumu Officials Meet Doctors in Last Minute Bid to Avert Strike

By Victor OtienoDoctors in Kisumu County have announced they will withdraw their services starting midnight Friday if the...

New regulation could impact SA’s medical device market

As South Africa moves towards universal healthcare with a National Health Insurance System (NHIS), this, combined with the...

Africa: Depression Is More Than a Stigma

Canberra, Philadelphia and Manchester — Depression is often distinguished from other non-communicable diseases or NCDs (e.g., cancer, diabetes,...

Africa: What African Countries Can Do About Ensuring Safer Surgery

analysis The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer...

Somalia: Queensland Jailed for Genital Mutilation Forced On Daughters

An extremely sick Queensland mum who took her two daughters to Somalia for painful genital mutilation will go...

Niger Has the World’s Highest Birth Rate – and That May Be a Problem

analysis By John F. MayWhile fertility levels have declined rapidly in most parts of the world, many countries...

Somalia: Addressing Health Needs of Women and Children in Baidoa, Somalia

press release In Somalia, maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the worldUNICEF Somalia. One in 12...

South Africa: Pasha 11 – Sexually Transmitted Infections in South Africa

analysis South Africa has had to focus heavily on the fight against HIV and AIDS given the country's...

Ethiopia Sets to Strengthen Its Capacity to Detect, Prevent and Respond to Public Health Emergencies

The first National Action Plan for Health Security launched Addis Ababa, 15 March 2019 | The Federal Ministry...

Zimbabwe: Govt to Decriminalise HIV Transmission

By Zvamaida MurwiraGovernment is set to repeal a legal provision that criminalises transmission of HIV/AIDS to a partner...

Fitness Tips For When You Get Older

As we get older, we are less likely to work out. The CDC reports that 31 percent of...

Zimbabwe: Ziyambi – Government to Decriminalise Wilful Transmission of HIV

By Audience MutemaJUSTICE Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has revealed plans by government to repeal clauses in the Sexual Offences...

Africa: Study Taps Genes in Sewage to Track Drug Resistance

By Syriacus BuguziDar es Salaam — Studying genetic materials recovered from untreated sewerage can help identify and curb...

Libya – MSF Calls Out French President Macron Over Hypocritical Migration Policies

press release In the wake of French President Emmanuel Macron outlining his vision for Europe, MSF Head of...

Mozambique: First Impressions of the Devastation After Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

Photo: Josh Estey/CARE Beira in Sofala Province, central Mozambique where Cyclone Idai made landfall. press release In the...

Botswana: Another Bizarre Sickness Hits Werda Primary School

By Calviniah KgautlheWerda — A team of six medical doctors has been dispatched to Werda Primary School in...

Nigeria: Avon HMO Partners Lagos On Healthcare

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Avon Healthcare Limited, a Health Maintenance Company (HMO), Adesimbo Ukiri, has commended...

Africa-Asia Partner to Improve Healthcare

If Africa and Asia are to reap the benefits of having a youthful population and improve their economies,...

Kenya: No Pay Increase for Nurses as Talks End

By Angela OketchThe month-long conciliation talks between nurses and their employers have not borne any fruit, the Nation...

Nigeria: Why Nigerian Govt Cannot Fund Citizens Health Needs – Official

By Ayodamola OwoseyeNigeria must explore other sources outside the budget to effectively finance its health sector, the Director-General,...

Michael Jai White With A Few Martial Arts Tips On Kicking

Michael Jai White has the body, the flexibility, and the speed all in one, so who better to...

Africa: Mosquito-Killing Drug Offers New Tool for Fighting Malaria

By Nellie PeytonDakar — A mosquito-killing drug tested in Burkina Faso reduced malaria cases by a fifth among...

Liberia: Senate Pledges ‘To Pay More Attention to Health’ Thru Nat’l Budget, Oversight

President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Albert T. Chie (far right) along with other senators, pays tribute to...

Liberia: 20 Journalism Students Trained in Mental Health Reporting

By Webmaster AdminThe Mental Health Reporters' Network, with support from The Carter Center (TCC) Mental Health Program in...

South Africa: Dr Motsepe to Address Health Conference

Dr Tshepo Motsepe, spouse of President Cyril Ramaphosa, will today address the Africa-Asia Partnerships in Health and Healthcare...

Zambia: ‘Teen Mothers Dominate Gwembe Health Centres’

By Nchimunya NalumpaAbout 37 out of every group of 100 pregnant women accessing health facilities in Gwembe of...

Uganda: Doctors Opposed to Lubowa Hospital Project

By Justus Lyatuu & Aaron Gad OrenaUgandan doctors have expressed dismay at government's move to offer support to...

Namibia: Impounded Pills Are Antibiotics for HIV Patients

By Adam Hartman and Ndanki KahiurikaHealth executive director Ben Nangombe last week said the drugs that were impounded...

Uganda: TB Infections Hit 90,000 a Year, Overtake HIV Rates

By Franklin DrakuKampala — A new national survey shows that 89,000 Ugandans get infected with tuberculosis (TB) every...

Kenya: Alarm Over Number of Murang’a Youth With Mental Illnesses

By Ndung'u GachaneThe number of young people being admitted to the Murang'a County Referral Hospital has been steadily...

Nigeria: 6,000 Children Risk Contracting HIV in Kaduna State in 2019 – UNICEF

Photo: VOA Kaduna State. The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says that 6,000 newborns in Kaduna...

South Africa: Amakhosi to Help Fight TB Infections

Government's efforts to halt the spread of Tuberculosis will receive a major shot in the arm in the...

Namibia: Customs Still Hold Onto ARVs

By ADAM HARTMAN and NDANKI KAHIURIKATHE fate of the antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) confiscated by customs in September last...