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Africa: Global Fund Partnership Has Saved 27 Million Lives

Africa: Global Fund Partnership Has Saved 27 Million Lives

Paris — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released a report today demonstrating that 27...

Namibia: 24 000 Positive for Malaria in Kavango Regions

Namibia: 24 000 Positive for Malaria in Kavango Regions

By Lugeretzia KooperABOUT 132 304 people were tested for malaria at health facilities in the Kavango East and...

Zimbabwe: Just in - Mliswa Dismisses HIV Social Media Claims

Zimbabwe: Just in - Mliswa Dismisses HIV Social Media Claims

By Sibongile Maruta and Panashe MachakaireNorton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has dismissed social media stories projecting him...

Rwanda: First Lady Renews Call to End New HIV Infections in Children

Rwanda: First Lady Renews Call to End New HIV Infections in Children

Photo: Flickr Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame. By Jean d'Amour MbonyinshutiChildren deserve the best. No child should be...

Kenya: Counties, Private Sector Urged to Address Malnutrition in Kenya

Kenya: Counties, Private Sector Urged to Address Malnutrition in Kenya

By Jemimah MueniNairobi — County Governments and the private sector have been urged to link agriculture and nutrition...

Africa: World Hunger On the Rise for a Third Year

Africa: World Hunger On the Rise for a Third Year

Photo: UNHCR/F.Noy Six boys tuck into a bowl of food as Ramatou sips water from a cup in...

South Sudan Intensifies Ebola Preparedness in Response to the Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

South Sudan Intensifies Ebola Preparedness in Response to the Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

Juba — In the aftermath of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Congo-Kinshasa: Fear and Violence Could Still Undermine Efforts to Contain Ebola in DR Congo

Congo-Kinshasa: Fear and Violence Could Still Undermine Efforts to Contain Ebola in DR Congo

Photo: UNFPA DRC Free care for patients recovering from Ebola is being provided at Mangina Reference Health Centre,...

Africa: World Hunger Levels Rise for Third Year Running - UN

Africa: World Hunger Levels Rise for Third Year Running - UN

Photo: UNHCR/F.Noy Six boys tuck into a bowl of food as Ramatou sips water from a cup in...

Zimbabwe: Viral Load Monitoring - Next Step in Ending Aids

Zimbabwe: Viral Load Monitoring - Next Step in Ending Aids

By Loveness Mlambo-ChimombeIn Zimbabwe, there are over one million people living with HIV who are receiving life-saving antiretroviral...

Zimbabwe: Sino-Africa HIV/Aids Initiative a Milestone

Zimbabwe: Sino-Africa HIV/Aids Initiative a Milestone

By Forward NyanyiwaThe just-ended 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) might have come and...

Zimbabwe: Govt Reacts to Cholera Outbreak

Zimbabwe: Govt Reacts to Cholera Outbreak

By Paidamoyo ChipunzaGovernment has activated the national response mechanism to combat the dual outbreaks of cholera and typhoid...

Zimbabwe: Drug Shortages - the Dynamics

Zimbabwe: Drug Shortages - the Dynamics

By Paidamoyo ChipunzaIn recent months, Zimbabwe has experienced a shortage of one of the most critical drugs for...

Nigeria: World Suicide Prevention Day - Survivors Tell Their Stories

Nigeria: World Suicide Prevention Day - Survivors Tell Their Stories

By Njideka AgboSuicide, the deliberate act of ending one's life, is regarded as one of the leading causes...

Mauritius: Health Ministry Acquires Five Acrls Ambulances

Mauritius: Health Ministry Acquires Five Acrls Ambulances

press release The Regional Hospitals around Mauritius will now be equipped with five new Advanced Cardiac Resuscitation Life...

Africa: Global Fund Partnership Has Saved 27 Million Lives

Universities need public and private support to excel in research, Don advises

Universities need adequate support from both the public and private sector to overcome the challenges that come with...

Namibia: 'My Son Was Born Without an Oesophagus'

Namibia: 'My Son Was Born Without an Oesophagus'

Seven months into her pregnancy in 2015, Utjitaye Kangunÿe was given the option to either terminate her pregnancy...

South Africa: Ignorance About People With HIV Still Exists in 2018

South Africa: Ignorance About People With HIV Still Exists in 2018

By Nombulelo Damba-HendrikSindi (not her real name) is HIV-positive. She is a 42-year-old mother of three. She lives...

South Sudan Sets to Improve Malaria Surveillance Through a Sentinel Site Strengthening Approach

South Sudan Sets to Improve Malaria Surveillance Through a Sentinel Site Strengthening Approach

Photo: Malaria No More Research to find new malaria treatments and anti-mosquito insecticides continues. Malaria, a disease endemic...

Africa: Air Pollution - Know Your Enemy

Africa: Air Pollution - Know Your Enemy

press release Sometimes you can't even see it, but air pollution is everywhere. Perhaps you think that air...

Nigeria: 432 Children Infected With HIV in Kwara, Says Kwasaca

Nigeria: 432 Children Infected With HIV in Kwara, Says Kwasaca

By Hammed ShittuIlorin — The Kwara State Action Committee on HIV and AIDS (KWASACA) has said it has...

Zimbabwe: More Cholera Spread Fears As Victims' Dead Bodies Taken to Rural Areas

Zimbabwe: More Cholera Spread Fears As Victims' Dead Bodies Taken to Rural Areas

By Anna ChibamuHARAARE city medical staff has admitted being overwhelmed by the current cholera outbreak amid fears the...

Zimbabwe: TB - Zimbabwe Can't Afford a Lapse

Zimbabwe: TB - Zimbabwe Can't Afford a Lapse

By Mirirai NsingoMiss South Africa 2018, Tamaryn Green fought tuberculosis against all odds. Despite being a medical student,...

South Africa: Did Big Tobacco Buy Twitter?

South Africa: Did Big Tobacco Buy Twitter?

By Joan Van DykThere's more to the data -- and social media -- backing the latest tobacco-funded ad...

Tanzania: Jubilee, Aga Khan Launch Joint Healthcare Insurance Product

Tanzania: Jubilee, Aga Khan Launch Joint Healthcare Insurance Product

By The Citizenreporter [email protected] es Salaam — Jubilee Insurance Company of Tanzania and the Aga Khan Health Services,...

Nigeria: Groups Warn Nigerians On Dangers of Smoking

Nigeria: Groups Warn Nigerians On Dangers of Smoking

By Michael EgbejuleBenin City — Tobacco Free Nigeria in partnership with Health Promotion Education and Community Development Initiative...

Nigeria: Firm Introduces New Drug to Tackle Infant Mortality

Nigeria: Firm Introduces New Drug to Tackle Infant Mortality

By Emeka NwachukwuWith close to one million children lost annually to pre-mature births in Nigeria due to non-availability...

Namibia: Hospitals Without Food and Equipment

Namibia: Hospitals Without Food and Equipment

By Adam HartmanFOOD supply to all Erongo region hospitals was cut off for four days this week while...

Simply HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training Explained

Simply HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training Explained

If you are involved in some sort of training in the gym you must have heard of the...

Nigeria: How Poor Power Supply Cripples Abuja Primary Healthcare Centres

Nigeria: How Poor Power Supply Cripples Abuja Primary Healthcare Centres

By Ayodamola OwoseyeAbaji is a major satellite town of the Federal Capital Territory and the headquarters of a...

Kenya: Sonko Sets Up Free Medical Camp in Mua to Honour His Late Father

Kenya: Sonko Sets Up Free Medical Camp in Mua to Honour His Late Father

Nairobi — Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday set up a free medical camp in Mua to honour...

Africa: #freetobleed - 'A Pool of Blood Gushed Down My Thighs. My White Socks Were Red.'

Africa: #freetobleed - 'A Pool of Blood Gushed Down My Thighs. My White Socks Were Red.'

By Pontsho PilaneShame doesn't start when menstruation begins. It is built in slow steps. I have a long...

Congo-Kinshasa: Update on Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Congo-Kinshasa: Update on Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Photo: Huster/MSF A team that has just finished setting up a tent in the high-risk zone in the...

Africa: Global Fund Partnership Has Saved 27 Million Lives

Improved access to care not sufficient to improve health, as epidemic of poor quality care revealed

Insufficient access to care could hinder dividends of improved quality care in resource-poor societies, new findings from a...

Namibia: Omaheke Seeks Trauma Centre for Road Casualties

Namibia: Omaheke Seeks Trauma Centre for Road Casualties

OMAHEKE governor Festus Ueitele says there is an urgent need for the setting up of a trauma response...

Tanzania: Dar Scores High in Fighting Bilharzia, Guinea Worm

Tanzania: Dar Scores High in Fighting Bilharzia, Guinea Worm

By Katare Mbashiru in DodomaTANZANIA has made tremendous strides in eradicating Bilharzia and Guinea Worm Disease, thanks to...

Malawi: First Lady Commends China for Helping Malawi in HIV and Aids Fight

Malawi: First Lady Commends China for Helping Malawi in HIV and Aids Fight

By George Pemba -ManaMalawi's First Lady has said t is the process of multisectoral collaboration through shared use...

Africa: Global Fund Partnership Has Saved 27 Million Lives

Water pumps – a much-needed solution for municipalities

Several countries across Africa face ongoing power delivery challenges, with municipalities struggling to meet the demands of citizens...

Africa: Global Fund Partnership Has Saved 27 Million Lives

Urbanising Kenya urged to innovate  

By Adlyne Wangusi   Although Kenya is set to be 50% urbanised by 2030, none of the existing...

Kenya's Struggle to Modernise Traditional Medicine Is Far From Won

Kenya's Struggle to Modernise Traditional Medicine Is Far From Won

analysis By John Harrington, Cardiff UniversityOver 70% of Kenyans rely on traditional healers as their primary source of...