Health

Angola: Health Sector Steps Up Epidemiological Prevention in Huíla

Caluquembe — Awareness campaign on the importance of personal and collective hygiene has been launched in the communities...

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Ebola Cases Escalate to 2 000

By Jean KassongoKinshasa — THE number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached...

Angola: FAO Releases USD 15 Million for Hunger Fight in Angola

Luanda — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released USD 15 million for the implementation...

Africa: PAP Declares War On Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

By Roselyne SachitiA few weeks ago, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) adopted a resolution on the establishment of an...

Nigeria: Preventing Underage Drinking – allAfrica.com

By Raheem AkingboluRaheem Akingbolu reviews the various campaigns being promoted to control underage drinking and urges stakeholders in...

Malawi Govt Agrees to Pay Woman Erroneously Put On Arvs Huge Compesation

By Nyasa Times ReporterGovernment has finally agreed to pay compensation to a woman who was erroneously put on...

Sudan: Nine Million Children Vaccinated Against Measles and Polio

Khartoum — The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reports in its latest...

South Africa: 17 Kids Treated for Gunshot Injuries Since January – Red Cross Children’s Hospital

By News24Seventeen children have been treated for gunshot injuries at Red Cross Children's Hospital since the start of...

South Africa: A Clean Environment Is the Future We Want – Leave No One Behind

analysis By Nonhlanhla KalebailaCombating air and water pollution, climate change, global warming and a host of other environmental...

African countries rank low in the new SDG Gender Index

A new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Gender Index released by Equal Measures 2030 show that Niger, Congo, Democratic...

Canada commits $1.4 billion annually to support women, girls health

Government of Canada has committed $1.4 billion annually, starting in 2023, to support women and girls’ health around...

South Africa: Garden Weeds Are Good Enough to Eat

analysis By Chanel RetiefNorth-West University honours student Emile Coetzee won an international award in Germany for her idea...

Congo-Kinshasa: Psychological Support for Life After Ebola

It is a bittersweet day for Kennedy, 8 years old, who is about to be released from the...

Kenya’s Anti-Aids Policy a ‘Global Standard’ – UN Envoy

By Kevin J. KelleyKenya's success in reducing the rates of Aids-related deaths and HIV infections results from a...

Kenya: Amid Doctors’ Strike, Laikipia Explains Pay, Promotions

By Joseph WanguiThe Laikipia government has accused doctors who went on strike on Tuesday morning of frustrating the...

Tanzania: Initiative On to Lower HIV Testing Age to 15

MINISTRY of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children will submit a bill for amendment of law...

Uganda: Residents Reject Indoor Spraying Programme, Fear Being Impotent

By Bill Oketch &patrick EbongMany residents of Lira and Alebtong districts have rejected government's national Indoor Residual Spraying...

Zimbabwe: Govt, Swiss Drug Firm Sign MOU

By Thandeka Moyo Bulawayo BureauZIMBABWE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical company,...

South Africa: Young UCT Scientist Selected for International Leadership Initiative

"Who knew a boy from rural Mansa, Zambia could come this far, stand a chance and become successful...

Nigeria Records 17 New Cases, No Death From Lassa Fever, CSM

By Chukwuma MuanyaFor the first time in more than three weeks, the country has recorded 17 new cases...

Congo-Kinshasa: A Short History of an Ebola Vaccine

Photo: Alain Coulibaly/Monusco An Ebola tratment centre at a hospital in Beni in the DR Congo's North Kivu...

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Briefing | As Cases Pass 2,000, Hopes Are Pinned On an Experimental Vaccine

Photo: Alain Coulibaly/Monusco An Ebola tratment centre at a hospital in Beni in the DR Congo's North Kivu...

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Cases in DR Congo Top 2,000

The daily number of new Ebola cases has tripled in recent months, according to aid organizations. Local distrust...

Mozambique: Emergency Obstetric Care Saves Lives in Mozambique

press release In the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai, Dr. Elsa Jacinto, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was...

Women Deliver Conference opens in Vancouver

By Gitonga Njeru in Vancouver The Women Deliver Conference opened Tuesday in the coastal seaport city of Vancouver....

Seychelles: In Pursuit of Rights and Choices for All in Seychelles

press release The celebration of UNFPA's 50th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population...

Greenpeace Africa lauds Tanzania’s ban on plastic bags

Tanzania has announced a nationwide ban on the use of plastic bags starting from June 1, 2019. Tanzania...

Africa: ‘People Don’t Touch My Hands Because They Think, If She Can’t See, How Does She Know She’s Having Her Period?’

press release Johannesburg, South Africa — "Do you know why people don't touch our hands? Because they are...

Uganda: Measles Kills Three Children in Kagadi

By Alex TumuhimbiseKagadi — Three children have died in Kyenzige Town Council in Kagadi District following a measles...

Zimbabwe: Amnesty International Zimbabwe Closes Amid Allegations of Fraud

By Nyasha ChingonoPolice are investigating suspected misconduct involving millions of dollars of funds from donors. Amnesty International has...

South Africa: Ageing and the Secrets of Our Genes

By Erika HayasakiA rare condition has caused this man's body to age at super speed. Why? Nobuaki Nagashima...

Botswana: Molefhi Urges Employees to Improve Health

By Lesedi ThatayamodimoGaborone — Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Nonofo Molefhi has urged Batswana...

Africa: Gender Inequality is Dangerous to Our Health – And it is Time We Address it

guest column By Dr. Fortunate Sindisiwe ShabalalaUnbiased health systems are necessary for effective and efficient health care delivery....

Africa: New Lancet Series Finds Gender Norms and Gender Bias in Health Data and Systems Negatively Impact Health Outcomes for All

press release The Lancet Series on Gender Equality, Norms, and Health finds better global healthcare outcomes and reducing...

Liberia: CHAL Dedicates Drug Depot in Bong County

The Christian Health Association of Liberia (CHAL) has dedicated a drug depot in Melekie Town in Bong County...

Nigeria: Despite Reforms, Health Sector Still Rated Low

When Professor Isaac Adewole assumed office as the Minister of Health on November 11, 2015, he promised to...

Ghana: Opportunity International Donates to School for the Blind After Health Walk

ABOUT 300 management and staff of Opportunity International Savings and Loans (OISL) from its branches on Saturday marking...

Liberia: Lutheran Church Intensifies Malaria Prevention Campaign

Under its preventive health services program, the leadership of the Lutheran Church in Liberia Malaria Program (LCLMP) continues...

Liberia: ‘No Reason Why Phebe Hospital Should Lack Fuel, Medicines’

By Leroy M. Sonpon, IIIFinance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah and Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah take...

Nigeria: Foundation Fetes Kids, Wants More Attention to Primary Healthcare

Founder and chairman of the Obijackson Foundation, Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi, has called on the government and other stakeholders...