Health

Liberia: MSF, MoH Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Liberia's mental health problems are said to be taking changeable trends as the country continues to make improvement...

Zimbabwe: ‘My Wife Should Have Delivered At Home’ Deceased Pregnant Woman’s Hubby Speaks

Spotting a black shirt, black trouser, black shoes, complemented by a clean cheesekop shave, Taurai Matsiwe cut a...

Africa ‘Highly Unlikely’ to Meet 2030 Deadline On Malaria Eradication – Survey

Funding gaps across the African continent may hinder the achievement of the global target for malaria elimination by...

Rwandans Positive on Malaria Fight – Study

A majority of Rwandans are positive on outcomes of the ongoing efforts to fight malaria, a new study,...

Rwanda: HIV Most Rampant Among Female Youth Than Males

Despite the gains made in reducing the HIV burden in the country, the latest national survey shows that...

Nigeria: HIV/Aids – PEPFAR to Partner Nigerian Governors for Free Testing, Treatment

Three outfits seeking to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, including USAID, Centre for Disease Control (CDC)...

Africa: “42% of girls abandon the school system before high school, because of unwanted pregnancies and early marriages” says Mabingue Ngom in Paris

Paris, France - 11 October 2019: "42% of girls abandon the school system before high school, because of...

South Africa: Who Is Lying? No Clarity On Settlement in Case of Elderly Woman Who Was Tied to a Mamelodi Hospital Bench

Neither the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) nor the Gauteng Department of Health are willing to budge...

Somalia Anti-Polio Programme Bearing Fruits

The Somalia Polio Programme has not confirmed any new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in...

Liberia: Lions Club Commits to Long-Term Eye Health Program in Buchanan

Minister Jallah and entourage tour the Liberia government hospital eye center rehabilitated by LIONS clubs of Liberia The...

Sudan: Measures for Combating Shared Human – Animal Diseases

Medani — Director of General Directorate for Emergency and Combating Epidemics, Dr Al-Rashid Mohamed Sidahmed announced that Gezira...

Malawi: SA Lab Tests Results Shows No Traces of Ebola in Karonga Man

Laboratory test results from South Africa have shown that the 37-year-old man from Karonga who was suspected to...

Kenya: City Hall to Spend Sh400 Million in Upgrading Nairobi Health Facilities

City Hall is set to spend at least Sh400 million to upgrade community health centres across the county...

Rwanda: HIV Prevalence Has Reduced – New Survey

The Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente has called for sustained efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in order...

Nigeria: Global Fund – Nigerian Govt Pledges $12 Million to End HIV, TB, Malaria

The Nigerian government has pledged to release $12 million to end epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other...

Africa: Private Sector Partners Step Up the Fight to End Aids, TB and Malaria

Lyon, France — At the opening of the Sixth Replenishment conference, the Global Fund announced a range of...

Africa: Sharp Upturn Achieved in Finding People With TB

Geneva — Efforts to find and treat people with tuberculosis are showing remarkable progress, with 7 million people...

Africa: Women Question Safety of Sanitary Pads Using #MyAlwaysExperience

Johannesburg — Since the beginning of the year, Kenyan women have been complaining about the quality of the...

Africa: Energy Aid Neglects ‘Health Emergency’ Fuelled By Dirty Cooking

Barcelona — Paltry sums of international funding are being allocated to help poor families cook with modern, clean...

Africa: Ssssh – As Cities Surge, Some Seek a New Aim – Peace and Quiet

Washington/London — Cities around the world are purposefully slowing down and quietening urban life, with an eye on...

Rwanda Wins Global Social Security Award

Rwanda has been named the recipient of the 2019 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Security. This was...

Liberia: ‘Don’t Support Home Delivery’

--Deputy Speaker admonishes traditional midwives Deputy House Speaker Prince Kermue Moye is cautioning Traditional Midwives to desist from...

Nigeria: HIV, Others – Nigeria Pledges $12 Million to Global Fund

The Federal Government has pledged $12 million to the Global Fund to tackle HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. A...

Zimbabwe: Striking Doctors Risk Losing Salaries

Striking doctors risk losing their monthly salaries should they continue defying calls to return to work as Government...

Kenya joins International Dairy Federation

Kenya has now officially joined the International Dairy Federation (IDF), the leading global source of science-based dairy expertise...

Uganda: Busia Residents Drink Camel Urine to Treat Diseases

Residents in the remote village of Arubaine in Busia Municipality have resorted to drinking camel urine to treat...

Chad: New Project Launched to Help Chadian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change and Boost the Agriculture Sector

A new €81.9 million project will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their...

Congo-Kinshasa: Blandine Kazade – the Nurse Who Saved a City

In the Ebola epidemiological zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health care workers must stay alert,...

Sudan: South Kordofan Protests Against Toxins, Militia Presence Continue

Talodi — On Friday, protesters against the use to toxic substances in gold mining in Talodi in the...

Liberia: Tolbert Nyenswah Resigns – allAfrica.com

... Also Deputy Education Minister Kesselly 'quits' Tolbert Nyenswah, Director-General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia...

Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Vision for Global Health

Nobel laureate, former President of Liberia, and Goodwill Ambassador for the Health Workforce, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, shares her...

Namibia: More Namibians Not Getting Nutritious Food

THE government must implement policies and regulations that make nutritious food available, accessible and affordable for Namibians. This...

Zimbabwe: Zapu to Stage Sit-Ins Over Nurses Recruitment Bias

The opposition Zapu has called for a demonstration on Monday at United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) and Mpilo Nursing...

Botswana: Letlhakane Maternity Wing Project Starts

Letlhakane — Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Sethomo Lelatisitswe, has acknowledged the need for increased and...

South Africa: Nearly 6 000 Patients Waiting to Undergo Surgical Operations in Two Gauteng Hospitals

Nearly 6 000 patients are waiting to undergo surgical operations in two Gauteng hospitals. Gauteng health department spokesperson...

The Fit Five! 5 Stretching Hacks YOU MUST Know! By Donavan Barrett

Donavan Barrett is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. He compiled these top stretching tips that should...

South Africa: Specialists Sent to School Where 190 Pupils Fell Ill

The Gauteng Department of Health has sent specialists to investigate an incident at Nomini Primary School, south of...

Tanzania: Germany Injects $8.69 Million to Boost Tanzania’s ICT in Health

Sustainable development can't be realized in Tanzania without a healthy population, that's why the health sector has acquired...

South Sudan: Saving Children From Severe Acute Malnutrition in South Sudan’s Greater Lakes Region

Aluak Bol arrived at the health facility anxious about the health of her 18-month-old daughter, Apen Magot Mabeny....

Reforestation may not be sufficient for fighting climate change

In early July, a study in Science made global headlines: Earth could carry 4.4 billion hectares of canopy cover, which is...