Health

Africa: Urgent Appeal for Relief and Donations for People Affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Photo: Josh Estey/CARE In the city of Beira, in Sofala Province, Central Mozambique, a Category 4 Cyclone named...

Southern Africa: SADC to Avail U.S.$500,000 to Countries Ravaged By Cyclone Idai

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in response to the devastation caused by the recent tropical Cyclone Idai...

Zambia: Govt Launches TB Preventive Therapy Guidelines During the World TB Day Commemoration

The Ministry of Health launched the guidelines for Management of Latent Tuberculosis (TB) Infection during the 2019 World...

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Calls on International Community to Join Urgent Push to End Outbreak

Photo: John Wessels Health workers escort a new unconfirmed ebola patient to the reception, at a newly build...

Eritrea: TB Control Day Observed At Regional Level

Mendefera — TB Control Day was observed at Southern region level in Segeneity on 21 March. Speaking at...

Africa: Tuberculosis – Older Than Time, Tougher Than Nails

opinion By Mandeep Dhaliwal | @mandeep_dh | UNDPThe results of decades of inaction on TB are that doctors...

Africa: Cyclone Death Toll Rises in Africa

Photo: Fanie Jordaan/Facebook Overnight, Mozambique’s second-largest city disappeared. All the lights in Beira went off. Its buildings vanished...

Malawi: Mutharika Says Government to Construct Dykes to Counter Floods

By Tiwonge MvulaBlantyre — President Prof. Peter Mutharika has promised Malawians that government would construct more dykes in...

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Spreading, Becoming Untreatable in Nigeria, Experts Warn

By Chukwuma Muanya and Stanley AkpunonuMedical experts have warned of the spread of the untreatable variant of tuberculosis...

Zimbabwe: Govt Says to Fulfil Global Fund Part to Avoid U.S.$70 Million Loss

FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube has pledged government's commitment to pay the 5 percent requirement for the country to...

Building a TB-Free World feasible, Lancet Commission declares

Rapid, sustained declines in tuberculosis deaths in many countries during the past 50 years provide compelling evidence that...

thyssenkrupp wins major order for fertiliser plant in Egypt

thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has won a major order from the Egyptian chemical and fertiliser manufacturer NCIC (El...

Tanzania: Over 3m Children Under Five Have Birth Certificates – Rita

By Anne Robi in SingidaMORE than three million children under five years of age have been registered and...

Malawi to Make Health Services Record Keeping Digital – – Atupele

By Zawadi ChilungaMinister for Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said Malawi which has introduced national identity (IDs)...

Malawi: Pork Shortage – Pig Slaughter Ban Extended to June in Mchinji

By Sarah MunthaliDistrict Agriculture Development Office (DADO) in Mchinji has to extend a ban on slaughtering of pigs...

Liberia: My Heart’s Appeal Fetes Persons With Down’s Syndrome, Other Disabilities

opinion By David S. MenjorChildren and youth living with Down's Syndrome sang at the event held at the...

Malawi: Blantyre DHO in HIV and Aids Awareness Drive

By Alice MambosasaBlantyre — Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) in conjunction with National Construction Industry Council (NCIC), JHPIEGO...

Malawi: Lunzu Secondary School to Hold Prayers After Strange Illness On Female Students

By Nyasa Times ReporterLunzu Secondary School in Blantyre will this Sunday hold inter-domination prayer after some students are...

Sudan: Workshop for Implementation of International Health Regulations in West Kordufan

Al- Foula — The Administration of Emergency and Epidemic Control of the Ministry of Health and Social Development...

Congo-Kinshasa: ‘Massive and Protracted’ Humanitarian Crisis in DR Congo Can Be ‘Beaten Back’ If Donors Step Up

UN humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore were in the Democratic Republic of the...

Tunisia: More Than 400 Participants to Partake in Dialogue On Urgent Measures for Public Health Reform

Tunis/Tunisia — The dialogue on urgent measures for public health sector reform will take place on Friday, under...

Nigeria: Hajj 2019 – NAHCON Inaugurates Medical Guidelines Review Committee

By Sani TukurThe Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammad, has inaugurated a Medical Guidelines...

South Africa: New School, Clinic Boost Polokwane Infrastructure

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on government and its social partners to strengthen their working relationship to address...

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Avails $14m

By Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior HealthEight neighbouring countries, known as Elimination 8, from Southern Africa yesterday signed a US$14,2...

Liberia: PREVAIL Releases Update On EVD Survivors Health Conditions

By R. Joyclyn WeaThe Partnership for Research on Vaccines And Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL) on Thursday, march...

Kenya: Sicily Kariuki Decries Quality of Healthcare

By Aggrey OmbokiHealth Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has sounded an alarm over the quality of healthcare services in...

Kenya: Give Patients Quality Service, CS Sicily Kariuki Tells Medics

By Aggrey OmbokiHealth Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has urged medics to offer quality health care services to patients....

Kenya: No Bed of Roses – Flower Farm Workers’ Tough Choice of Motherhood or Work

opinion By Joyce ChimbiChildbirth ordinarily brings joy to new mothers but for women working in flower farms, it...

Kenya: Kisumu Officials Meet Doctors in Last Minute Bid to Avert Strike

By Victor OtienoDoctors in Kisumu County have announced they will withdraw their services starting midnight Friday if the...

New regulation could impact SA’s medical device market

As South Africa moves towards universal healthcare with a National Health Insurance System (NHIS), this, combined with the...

Africa: Depression Is More Than a Stigma

Canberra, Philadelphia and Manchester — Depression is often distinguished from other non-communicable diseases or NCDs (e.g., cancer, diabetes,...

Africa: What African Countries Can Do About Ensuring Safer Surgery

analysis The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer...

Somalia: Queensland Jailed for Genital Mutilation Forced On Daughters

An extremely sick Queensland mum who took her two daughters to Somalia for painful genital mutilation will go...

Niger Has the World’s Highest Birth Rate – and That May Be a Problem

analysis By John F. MayWhile fertility levels have declined rapidly in most parts of the world, many countries...

Somalia: Addressing Health Needs of Women and Children in Baidoa, Somalia

press release In Somalia, maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the worldUNICEF Somalia. One in 12...

South Africa: Pasha 11 – Sexually Transmitted Infections in South Africa

analysis South Africa has had to focus heavily on the fight against HIV and AIDS given the country's...

Ethiopia Sets to Strengthen Its Capacity to Detect, Prevent and Respond to Public Health Emergencies

The first National Action Plan for Health Security launched Addis Ababa, 15 March 2019 | The Federal Ministry...

Zimbabwe: Govt to Decriminalise HIV Transmission

By Zvamaida MurwiraGovernment is set to repeal a legal provision that criminalises transmission of HIV/AIDS to a partner...

Fitness Tips For When You Get Older

As we get older, we are less likely to work out. The CDC reports that 31 percent of...

Zimbabwe: Ziyambi – Government to Decriminalise Wilful Transmission of HIV

By Audience MutemaJUSTICE Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has revealed plans by government to repeal clauses in the Sexual Offences...