Health

Africa: Hansen Appointed First Power of Nutrition President

RENOWNED health and nutrition expert, Keith Hansen, has been appointed the inaugural president of The Power of Nutrition...

Ghana: Government Providing One Hot Nutritious Meal to Pupils

The government, through the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), is providing 2,663,134 pupils with one hot and a...

Nigeria: ‘Cancer Surgeries, Chemotherapy Now Covered By NHIs’

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, says some levels of cancer...

South Africa: Sewage Spill Causes a Stink in Cape Town Suburb

A faulty sewage pump is causing a stink among residents of Table View in Cape Town who are...

Kenya: Pharmacists Threaten to Increase Cost of Drugs

Pharmacists and drug retailers have threatened to increase the costs of medicine if President Uhuru Kenyatta does not...

Africa: Global Fund Donors Pledge US$14 Billion in Fight to End Epidemics

Lyon, France — In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, donors at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference...

Rwanda: Govt Contributes U.S.$2.5 Million to Global Fund

Rwanda has heeded Global Fund's appeal to raise at least $14 billion to step up the fight against...

A Few Health Benefits Of Using A Dehydrator To Make Dried Snacks And Preserve Foods

Dehydration is the world’s oldest way of preserving food but most people are unfamiliar with this type of...

Angola Conducts Review and Validation of Data On Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Angolan Ministry of Health, with technical support from WHO, carried out a data review and validation of...

Congo-Kinshasa: From One Ebola Front Line to Another in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Dr Didier Mwesha, Who Infection Prevention and Control Expert

As Didier Mwesha passed his one-year anniversary on the front lines of the Ebola response in the Democratic...

Nigeria: Former Patient Describes Abalaka As ‘Liar, Murderer’ Over Claim of HIV Cure

One of the 30 Nigerian soldiers who contracted HIV while serving in ECOMOG and were sent to Jeremiah...

Congo-Kinshasa: As Measles Deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Top 4,000, Unicef Rushes Medical Kits to Health Centers and Vaccinates Thousands More Children

Kinshasa/Dakar/Geneva/New York — UNICEF is vaccinating thousands more children against measles and rushing life-saving medicines to health centers...

Africa: France to Increase Contribution to Fight TB, Aids, Malaria By 15%

France's Emmanuel Macron has pledged a 15 percent increase of its contribution to the Global Fund along with...

South Africa: Focus Should Be On Building the Public Healthcare System

As a strategic purchaser the National Health Insurance should be expressly pro-public sector and strategically focus on building...

Africa: Tackling Malaria Through a Two-Barrel Approach of Mosquito Nets

Close to half a million people die from malaria each year according to the World Health Organisation, and...

Cameroon: Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria – An Important Conference for Cameroon

President Paul Biya and wife, Chantal who arrived in Lyon yesterday, October 08, will be participating fully in...

Zimbabwe: UZ Re-Instates Suspended Medical Doctors

University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Wednesday bowed to pressure from medical associations and lifted it's suspension and dismissal of...

Nigeria: One-Third of Women Abused During Childbirth in Nigerian Health Facilities – Study

More than one-third of women in Nigeria and some other lower-income countries experience mistreatment during childbirth in health...

West Africa to experience a rise in climate-induced rainfall

    Results from a study carried out by scientists from World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Swedish University of Agricultural...

Obasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agriculture

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture...

Africa: Three Ways to End HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Abuja — As a Public Health Doctor, I often meet people who experience stigma simply because they live...

Tunisia: Sfax – Agreement to Extend New Tina Hospital

Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia and China concluded an agreement, Tuesday, for a feasibility study to extend the new hospital...

Africa: World Thrombosis Day Empowers People Around the World to Recognize and Help Prevent Life-Threatening Blood Clots

Chapel Hill, North Carolina — On October 13, the World Thrombosis Day campaign shares an important message: patients,...

Ghana: Project to Improve Vaccine Delivery system for Livestock Launched in UER

Bolgatanga — CARE International-Ghana in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRS) and Cowtribe Technology has launched...

Ghana: Bolga Holds Forum to Assess Quality Healthcare Delivery

Bolgatanga — Stakeholders in the health sector have lauded the achievements chalked by the Mother-Baby Friendly Health Facility...

Ghana: Ecobank Day Focuses On NCDs

Ecobank Ghana has held a forum on non-communicable diseases (NCD), especially breast cancer, to draw public attention to...

Namibia: Health Rolls Out ‘Effective’ HIV Drug

Windhoek — The ministry of health has started rolling out a more effective HIV drug that has fewer...

African Dermatologists Win L’oréal Research Grants

Johannesburg — THREE African dermatologists, hailing from Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal, have been honoured for their momentous research...

Cameroon: Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria – World Leaders to Beef Up Resources

The sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria opens in Lyon under...

One On One With Bootcamp Instructor And Bikini Athlete, Marisca de Beer

Name: Marisca de BeerAge: 27Height: 1.63 mCurrent weight: 64 kgsCurrent city: Johannesburg, South AfricaOccupation: Online Trainer, Bootcamp instructor...

Africa: Gay Men Seen Dying From Aids Due to Africa’s Homophobic Laws

Nairobi — Thousands of gay men in Africa are likely dying from HIV-related illnesses every year due to...

Africa: Beware High-Fat Diets – allAfrica.com

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Two decades into the 21st century, all too many people still associate being 'overweight'...

2.2 billion people suffer vision impairment

At least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could...

IITA renames DRC research station after Olusegun Obasanjo

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Kalambo Station – located in South-Kivu Province, in the Eastern Democratic...

Niger: Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks? Niger Ponders a Controversial Option

Niamey — In a nation with the world's highest birth rate and growing risks to food and water...

Ghana: Agricultural Growth Key to Spur Ghana’s Economic Growth

Ghana has been viewed as one of Africa's political and economic success stories, from maintaining a multi-party democracy,...

Africa: Tapping into Mobile Phones to Advance Africa’s Intelligence on Global Health and Food Security

It is official: With 9.3 billion mobile connections, the number of mobile devices on earth now surpasses the...

Rwanda: Cross-Border Businesses Tipped on Ebola Prevention Mechanisms

Members of the business community involved in cross-border trade between Rwanda and DR Congo have been urged to...

Liberia: Ecobank Takes Step Against Cancer

The management and staff celebrates Ecobank Day with members of the Liberia Cancer Society On Saturday, October 5,...

South Africa: Banetsi Mphunga’s Mobile Mission – Bringing Mental Healthcare to Khayelitsha

Banetsi Mphunga tried to make therapy more accessible to the community in Khayelitsha with a mobile clinic. After...