Health

Zimbabwe: Patients Starve As Food Stocks Dry Up At Government Hospital

Patients admitted at Kwekwe General Hospital are starving as the health facility is reportedly failing to provide food...

Botswana: Butsa Easter Derby Tackles Alcohol Abuse

By Kehumile MoekejoMabutsane — The annual Butsa Easter Derby, a brainchild of One Another Charitable Society, is aimed...

Tanzania: Kcmc Clinic Now HIV Testing Model

By Daily News Reporter in MoshiTHE child-centered family care clinic at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) has...

Botswana: Stakeholders Must Unite, Double Aids Fight Efforts

By Kehumile MoekejoMoshupa — Acting minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele has called...

Nigeria: Court Terminates Charges Against Alex Badeh

By Halimah YahayaAn Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday terminated the charges filed by the...

Africa: HPTN 071 Demonstrates Community-Wide HIV Prevention Strategy Can Reduce New Infections

press release Durham, NC — Researchers today presented results from the HPTN 071 (PopART) study at the annual...

Angola: Cuanza Norte – Govt Wants to Improve Conditions in Health Facilities

Ndalatando — The deputy president of the ruling MPLA party Luísa Damião spoke of the government projects to...

Congo-Kinshasa: Medical Activities Suspended After Ebola Treatment Centre Attack

press release Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put on stand-by its medical activities in the epicentre of the...

Congo-Kinshasa: Even During a Widespread Measles Epidemic, We Can Save Kids Lives

press release Dr Natalie Roberts, emergency operations manager for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), describes the challenges of responding...

Africa: Unsafe Abortion – Neglected Emergency

opinion The world has made significant progress on four of the five main causes of maternal mortality. But...

Congo-Kinshasa: 2018 Ebola Outbreak Crisis Update

press release Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1...

South Africa: Gauteng Health in Search of 16 Life Esidimeni Patients

The Gauteng Health Department has traced five more Life Esidimeni patients, bringing down the number of unaccounted patients...

Southern Africa’s Missing Drug Users – We Can’t Treat What We Don’t Count

opinion By Catherine SoziNo one really knows how many people inject drugs in east and southern Africa and...

One On One With USN Face Of Fitness Winner And IFBB Elite Pro, Shelby Jessica Neves

Name: Shelby Jessica NevesAge: 23Height: 1.65 mCurrent weight: 59/60kgCurrent city: Pretoria, South AfricaOccupation: CoachedByTZ Assistant Online Coach &...

Congo-Kinshasa: Attacks On MSF Ebola Treatment Centers Fuel Fears

MSF doctors suspended their work in the DRC after militia attacked two Ebola treatment centers. The incidents show...

Smartphones to diagnose Infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

A new Imperial-led review has outlined how health workers could use existing phones to predict and curb the...

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Likely to Spread in Eastern DRC as Security Worsens

By Lisa SchleinThe World Health Organization (WHO) says the deadly Ebola virus is likely to spread in the...

Malawi: Maneb Suspends Proposed Medical Test Policy

By Esnath Kalawe & Joseph ChikalipoThe Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) has temporarily suspended the medical test policy...

Kenya: NHIF Foots Sh1.5 Billion Bill as C-Section Births Hit Record High

By Angela OketchThe National Hospital Insurance Fund payouts for Caesarean section operations have crossed the Sh1 billion mark...

Congo-Kinshasa: MSF suspends medical activities after Ebola Treatment Centre attack

28 February 2019 – Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has put on stand-by its medical activities in...

Malawi: T’lipo Laments Maneb’s Decision Over Proposed Medical Test Policy

By Esnath Kalawe and Joseph ChikalipoLilongwe — Teachers Living Positive (T'LIPO) has expressed concern over Malawi Examinations Board's...

Cameroon: Universal Health Coverage – Christian Health Associations Renew Commitments

This is within the 9th biennial Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) conference currently taking place in Yaounde....

Nigeria: Drug Abuse – 41 People Lose Sanity in Zamfara in 2018 – NDLEA

At least 41 people went mad due to drug abuse in Zamfara state in 2018, the Principal Staff...

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Claims 15 Lives in Ondo

By James SowoleAkure — No fewer than 15 person have died of Lassa Fever in Ondo State between...

South Africa: 500 Families Wait for Drains to Be Emptied

By Nompendulo NgubaneResidents of Imbali in Pietermaritzburg say their drains have not been pumped out by the municipality...

Tanzania: Zanzibar Anti-Malaria Drive Cuts New Cases By 94pc

By Mohamed IssaZanzibar's anti-malaria campaign is paying off, with research showing a drop in transmission of about 94...

Namibia: Bird Flu Continues to Wipe Out Penguins

By Luqman CloeteHIGHLY pathogenic avian influenza continues to wipe out penguins at the Halifax Island beach near Lüderitz....

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Escalated Response – U.S. $80 Million Commitment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Gambia: EFSTH Receive D1.6 Million Worth of Surgical Equipment

By Kebba Af TourayImam Ebou Ndure of Banjul who doubles as chairperson of the board of trustees, last...

Africa Poised to Tackle Hygiene and Sanitation

By Michael TantohCape Town — The 2019 African Conference on Sanitation took place at in Cape Town, South...

Namibia: Strengthening Surveillance for Guinea Worm Disease in Northern Namibia

A case of Guinea worm disease (GWD) was confirmed in Angola in June 2018. The case, an eight-year...

Uganda: Poor Garbage Disposal Haunts Town Dwellers

By Dan WanderaLuweero — The blame game on who is responsible for littering the streets of Bombo Town...

Malawi: Dealing With Social Ostracism and Discrimination

By Taonga NyirendaRumphi — pic by Taonga Nyirenda The spread of HIV/AIDS to Malawi in 1985 brought with...

Malawi: Govt Vaccinates Young Girls Against Cervical Cancer

By Lameck MasinaMalawi officials say the country has the world's highest rate of cervical cancer, but only two...

Africa: First Ever Global Scientific Eating Plan Forgets the World’s Poor

analysis A team of 37 world-leading scientists from 16 countries have just released the world's first ever scientific...

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC: MSF Ebola Treatment Center in Butembo Attacked

press release New York/Butembo — After an attack today (February 27, 2019) on a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans...

Congo-Kinshasa: North Kivu: Ebola Centre Inoperative After Violent Attack

press release Katwa — Katwa – Following a violent attack on an Ebola Treatment Centre in North Kivu,...

Namibia: The Burden of HIV On Health Budget

By Alvine KapitakoWindhoek — Infectious and parasitic diseases including HIV/AIDS received the highest allocation of funds taking up...

Namibia: Lack of Info Compounds Spread of Hepatitis E

By Nuusita AshipalaOutapi — While measures are in place to control the spread of hepatitis E, research done...

Namibia: WHO Probes Possible Guinea Worms in Omusati

By Nuusita AshipalaOutapi — Following the detection of Guinea worms in southern Angola the World Health Organization (WHO)...