Health

Nigeria: Measles Cases Rose By 300% Globally Between January and March – WHO

By Chioma ObinnaUnited Nations, UN, yesterday said measles cases across the world rose by 300 per cent through...

Kenya: 2 Cuban Doctors Posted to Lamu Leave but Authorities Downplay Concerns

Lamu — Two Cuban doctors who had been posted to Lamu in July last year, have left citing...

Tanzania: Majority People With HIV Infection Unaware of Status

By Ludovick Kazoka in DodomaONLY 60 per cent of people with HIV/AIDS are aware of their status, according...

Tanzania: Lifestyle Diseases Can Affect Children Too

By Your Health ReporterWhen she was two, Maxine Kateregga, now 15 fell ill and started vomiting, feeling constantly...

South Africa: Man Shot in Hijacking, Left Critically Injured

De Deur — A 47-year-old man was left critically injured this afternoon when he was shot multiple times...

Africa: The Climate Strikes Are What We’ve All Been Waiting for

opinion By Helen Clarkson | the Climate GroupFor the last 20 to 30 years the environmental movement has...

Nigeria: Jigawa Govt Targets 155,395 Persons for Trachoma Treatment

The Jigawa Primary Health care Development Agency (JPHDA) has said it is targeting 155,395 people Gumel Local Government...

South Africa: Nurse Takes Pension and Opens Own Clinic to Help Relieve Pressure Off Former Workplace

By Tammy PetersenA former public hospital nurse has injected money from her pension fund to bring relief to...

Zimbabwe: Carry Your Cross, Former Minister Parirenyatwa Told

Former Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa's application for review was last week dismissed by a Harare...

Those Two Dreadful Words, ‘Shin Splints’: Causes And Preventive Measures

Do you experience a pain along the shin bone or tibia? Is the pain concentrated between the ankle...

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Blames High Rate of HIV/Aids On Influx of Visitors

By Cletus UkpongThe Akwa Ibom government has attributed the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the state to the...

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Ebola Outbreak Does Not Pose Global Threat – Experts

Photo: John Wessels Health workers are seen inside the red zone at a newly build MSF supported ebola...

Nigerian Govt Approves HIV Self-Test Kit

By Ayodamola OwoseyeNigerians will soon be able to ascertain their HIV status from the comfort of their homes,...

Rwanda: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide 25 Years On

press release When the massacres started in Rwanda twenty-five years ago, on April 7, 1994, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins...

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Epidemic Not Under Control, Urgent Change of Strategy Needed

press release New York — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) made the...

Nigeria: Who and Partners Successfully Vaccinate Over 400,000 Children Against Measles in Borno State – Target 838,582 Children More.

Maiduguri, 10 April, 2019 - With on-going Measles outbreak in Borno State, the World Health Organization (WHO), the...

Angola: HIV Campaign Foresees 26 to 14 Percent Decrease By 2021

Luanda, — A campaign dubbed "Nascer Livre para Brilhar" Born Free to Shine launched by Angola's First Lady...

Zimbabwe: Uneducated Adolescence Twice Likely to Acquire HIV Than the Educated – Report

By Fadzai NdanganaThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has set its sight on ensuring access to...

Zimbabwe: Trevor Dongo, Bazooker for Cyclone Idai Fundraising Gig

By Lemuel ChekaiAward-winning RnB singer, Trevor Dongo and rising Zimdancehall chanter, Bazooker will tomorrow grace the Miss National...

Nigeria: ‘Nigeria Making Progress in Improved Access to HIV/Aids Services’

By Segun Olaniyi and Ijeoma Thomas-OdiaAbuja — Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria is making steady...

Kenya: Four Die After Outbreak of Kala Azar in Marsabit County

By Jacob WalterFour people have been confirmed dead following the outbreak of Kala azar in Marsabit County. The...

Angola: Children With HIV to Benefit From Early Treatment

Luanda — The 2019-2021 Operational Plan for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV will enable the early diagnosis...

Malawi Govt for Improved Healthcare Precondition for Development

By Lily KampaniPresident Arthur Peter Mutharika says good health is a precondition for development hence the need to...

Uganda: Dokolo Patients Paying to Use Government Ambulance

By Isaac OtwiiDokolo — Dokolo District authorities are charging residents money to use the government ambulance to transport...

Ghana Starts Malaria Vaccine Implementation

press release By Doris Sodjah And Aliyah BayaliGhana has started phase one of malaria vaccine implementation in selected...

Africa: Humanitarian Mechanism for Vaccines Used for First Time in Europe to Counter High Prices

press release Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started vaccinating refugee children on the Greek islands of Chios, Samos...

South Africa: Seven Things That Will Make You Think Twice About the Cost of Medicine

By Joan Van DykLife-saving medicines are out of reach for many patients but a World Health Organisation meeting...

South Africa: Forum Steers the Search for a ‘Fair Price’ for Cancer Medication

analysis By Ayanda MthethwaCivil Society organisations in South Africa and around the world are calling for the reduction...

Kenya: Baby’s Hand, Foot Amputated at KNH After Bungled Vaccination Jab

Photo: Eric Wainana/Daily Nation Peter Gitonga and his wife, Leah Waithira, with their two-month-old child, Austin Njoroge, whose...

Namibia: Universal Healthcare Is Possible – Shangula

By Okeri Ngutjinazo, By Yokany OliveiraThe minister was speaking during the commemoration of World Health Day at the...

Mauritius Launched Its Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme for 2019

The Seasonal Influence Vaccination Programme for 2019 was officially launched on 11 April 2019 by Dr Hon. Anwar...

Nigeria: Uncertain Nigeria Population Data Makes Claim About Stunted Kids Hard to Verify

analysis Claim Nigeria has 11 million stunted children Source: ThisDay newspaper (February 2019) Verdict Explainer: Population data in...

Nigeria: Govt Insures 48 Health Institutions Against Fire, Flood, Others

By Luminous JannamikeDisturbed by the recurrent losses recorded on Nigeria's health investments, the Federal Government has insured the...

Zimbabwe: Evicted Gardineir Farm Workers Sitting On a Health Time Bomb

By Fadzai Ndangana and Nicole KurebwasekaResidents of Gardineir farm who were recently evicted from their homes have resorted...

Zimbabwe: Over Half of Sex Workers in Zimbabwe Are HIV Positive

By Robert TapfumaneyiAt least 50 percent of sex workers in Zimbabwe are carrying the deadly HIV virus, a...

Swaziland: Know Your Health Numbers to Mark World Health Day 2019

The Kingdom of Eswatini has intensified its focus on promoting health and wellness towards "Universal Health Coverage, everyone,...

Botswana: Roadmap Set to Improve Healthcare Provision

By Pako LebannaGaborone — The Ministry of Health and Wellness has adopted a roadmap that will improve provision...

Nigeria to Establish Emergency Centre to Tackle Maternal, Infant Mortality

By Nike AdebowaleThe federal government has said it will establish a National Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention...

Africa: ‘Universal Health Coverage for Everyone, Everywhere’

April 10, 2019. WCO Port Louis. World Health Day 2019 was celebrated on April 08 at the Trianon...

Zimbabwe Medicinal Cannabis Project Hailed

By Fadzai NdanganaThe Minister of Health and Child Care Honourable Obadiah Moyo today confirmed that Zimbabwe has was...