Health

Africa: Helping the Victims of FGM in Africa

Many girls and women in Africa suffer from the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), although it is...

Africa: A Look At How Africa Is Tackling Foodborne Illness

Contaminated food poses a major health and economic threat to sub-Saharan Africa. While efforts are taken to provide...

Africa: For a Healthier Planet and People, We Must Fix Our Broken Food System

opinion By Paul Polman & Gunhild StordalenWe now have a roadmap for action on nutrition and sustainability, based...

Rwanda: University Sets Out to Teach Doctors Medicine and Management

interview By Agnes Binagwaho, University of Global Health EquityA new university of health sciences is being launched in...

Namibia: SA in Talks to Re-Open Markets After Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak … As Namibia Firmly Maintains Import Ban

Bekezela Phakathi JOHANNESBURG - The South African government says good progress has been made in negotiations to re-open...

Liberia: A Plea for the Liberian Government to Permanently Ban FGM

Photo: UNFPA Ethiopia/Meron Negash In Ethiopia, "uncut girls’ clubs" have been formed, in which girls help to educate...

Zimbabwe: Government Cushions Health Workers

By Paidamoyo ChipunzaGovernment has allowed all health workers to work three days a week to cushion them from...

Tanzania: Cancer Institute Intensifies Fight Against Deadly Disease

By Lydia ShekighendaOCEAN Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) has intensified efforts in the fight against cancer by introducing cancer...

Africa: There Is ‘Wind of Hope’ in Africa – UN Chief

By Margaret BesheerU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that there has been a "quantum leap" in relations between...

Kenya: Patients Suffer in Kisumu, Kisii as Nurses’ Strike Enters Day Two

By Caroline Mundu and Benson AyiendaPatients in various public hospitals in Kisumu and Kisii counties continued to suffer...

Malawi: AU to Host African Leadership Summit On Health

By Yamikani YapuwaBlantyre, January, 31, 2019. African Union (AU) will next week host African leaders to a summit...

Namibia: Cancer Care Centre Needs Donations

By Ruth KamwiOb of eight doctors at the Dr A Bernard May Cancer Care Centre, Annelle Zietsman, yesterday...

Namibia: U.S. Ambassador Inspires Young Women

Windhoek — The Ambassador of the United States of America to Namibia, Lisa Johnson recently inspired young women...

Namibia: Unam Vet School Undergoes Accreditation Audit

By Albertina NakaleWindhoek — The Veterinary Council of Namibia is expected to conduct an audit towards the end...

Gambia: Meningitis Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway

By Fatoumatta K JallowThe2019 campaign against Meningitis A with Vitamin A supplementation and deworming, has commenced nationwide on...

Nigeria Living With Dying Practice of Female Circumcision

By Sola OgundipeThe challenge of Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting, FGM/C in Nigeria and several countries persists despite...

Nigeria: 450,000 to Benefit From Oyo Health Insurance Scheme

By Adeola BadruIN its efforts to make healthcare affordable, the Oyo State Health Insurance Agency, OYSHIA, yesterday, disclosed...

Uganda: Naro Scientists Invent Vaccines to Eliminate Ticks

By Paul TajubaKampala — A team of researchers at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) have developed three...

Rwanda: Experts Weigh in on Malnutrition

By Emmy NtamangaMalnutrition in all its manifestations - stunting, underweight, wasting and anemia - is on the decline....

Tanzania: Leverage the Media and Political Forces in Fight Against Cancer

By Syriacus BuguziToday, February 4, is 'World Cancer Day,' founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to...

Gambia: First Lady Launches Child Protection & Nutrition Project

Her Excellency, First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow on Wednesday 30th January, 2019, presided over the launching of Nsaa Keno:...

Namibia: Call for Action On Early Cancer Detection … Proactivity to Improve Patient Survival

By Alvine KapitakoWindhoek — As Namibia and the rest of the world observe World Cancer Day today, there...

South Africa: Over 10 000 Animals Vaccinated Against FMD

Over 10 000 cattle affected by the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been vaccinated to eliminate the...

Nigeria: The Imperative for Public Toilets

editorial The provision of public toilets and conveniences is basic to a modern society Last year, the European...

Nigeria: World Cancer Day – Ondo Governor’s Wife Calls for Concerted Effort to Fight Scourge

The Wife of Ondo State Governor and Founder of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, (BRECAN) Mrs Betty Akeredolu,...

Botswana: From Despair to Hope: Journey of a Young Woman Born Infected With HIV

By Elika NsebulaShe was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: “I...

Botswana: From Despair to Hope – Journey of a Young Woman Born Infected With HIV

By Elika NsebulaGaborone, Botswana — She was just ten years old when she found out she was infected...

Rwanda: School Children to Get Milk Daily Under New Drive

By Emmanuel NtirenganyaThe Ministry of Education has embarked on a new undertaking which seeks to ensure that all...

Kenya: Wycliffe Oparanya Urged to Intervene to Avert Nurses’ Strike

By Collins OmuloThe Council of Governors (CoG) has been urged to intervened to avert nurses' strike set to...

Protein Fat Burner Powder Review

This review looks at a different sort of protein powder. It is a two in one so to...

Handstand Push Up Variation That You Should Be Doing!

Here’s a really good exercise that you can use to build up your shoulder strength by Dan Jeong....

Nigeria: How I’ll Transform UCH – New CMD

The Chief Medical Director-designate of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Jesse Otegbayo, has pledged to transit the...

Africa: Two Combined Drugs Effective Against HIV-Leishmaniasis

By Baraka RatengNairobi — Two-drug treatment of patients with coinfection of HIV and kala-azar - a deadly disease...

Gambia: First Lady Barrow Launches Child Protection and Nutrition Project

Her Excellency, First Lady Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow on Wednesday 30th January, 2019, presided over the launching of Nsaa Keno:...

Liberia: Lmda to Host Fundraising Dinner for Medical Outreach

By David S. MenjorThe Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) has set February 15 as the date of...

Ghana: Cuba to Supply Ghana With 20 Medical Specialists

By Abeduwaa Lucy Appiah And Frederick Gadese-MensahThe Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday renewed a contract with the Cuban...

Nigeria: How Kidnappers Killed My Co-Detainee, Made Me Lose Pregnancy – Zamfara Woman

interview By Halimah YahayaSumayya Abubakar was pregnant when she and her twin daughters were abducted in Dauran town...

Nigeria: Group Blames Parents for Prevalence of Depression in Adolescents

By Tayo OredolaA mental health Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mind and Soul Helpers Initiative (MASHI), has blamed parents...

Nigeria: WHO Scales Up Lassa Fever Response in Affected States

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up response to the Lassa fever outbreaks in states across Nigeria...

Tanzania: Call – Do More to Protect Children From Getting HIV

By Mosenda JacobDar es Salaam — The government has stressed the need for engagement of more health stakeholders...