Health

Mozambique: 517 Cases of Cholera Diagnosed Over the Weekend

Maputo — According to the Mozambican health authorities, 517 cases of cholera were diagnosed over the weekend in...

Swaziland: Death of Swaziland Schoolgirl After Illegal Abortion Highlights Suffering of Women in Kingdom – Report

The tragic story of the death of a schoolgirl in Swaziland /eSwatini after she had an illegal abortion...

Malawi: Nsanje Health Facility Authorities Dispute Rumours of Putting Down Tools

By Martin ChiwandaNsanje — Nsanje's Nyamithuthu Health Centre authorities have disowned rumours that the clinician at the facility...

Congo-Kinshasa: Factbox – From Attacks to Deaths, Key Facts About Congo’s Escalating Ebola Epidemic

By Lucy CraytonLondon — By March 2019 Congo's Ebola outbreak surpassed 1,000 cases with a death toll of...

South Africa: KZN Health Department Reacts to Public Protector’s ‘Outrageous’ Morgue Report

By Riaan Grobler and Alex MitchleyThe KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) health department has come out guns blazing following a damning...

Nigeria: Untreated, Recurrent Stis Increase Risk of HIV Infection – Experts

By Nike AdebowaleHaving frequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and not adequately treating them increases one's chances of contracting...

Ghana Commemorates This Year’s World Tuberculosis Day

press release National governments have been urged to increase investments in Tuberculosis (TB) care and prevention as current...

Mozambique: Cholera Cases Jump from 5 to 139 in One Day

Officials in cyclone-stricken Mozambique say the number of cases of cholera has skyrocketed from five on Wednesday to...

Nigeria: More Lassa Fever Deaths, Exit of Nasarawa’s Specialist Doctors, Other Major Health Stories Last Week

By Ayodamola OwoseyeLassa Fever: Nigeria records five new deaths in three states Five new deaths have been recorded...

Uganda: Media Houses Accused of Violating Tobacco Law

By Shabibah NakirigyaKampala — Health activists have accused media houses in the country of being the biggest violators...

Nigeria: Contaminated Lands, Water – New Major Inquiry Into Oil Spills in Niger Delta

By Bukola AdebayoA major new inquiry into oil companies operating in the Niger Delta has been launched by...

Gambia: World Tuberculosis Day Commemorated

By Ndey SoweThe Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholder on Wednesday March 27th 2019, commemorated World Tuberculosis Day,...

South Africa: HIV Patient Files Lie On the Floor of Disused Clinic

Photo: Joseph Chirume/GroundUp Medicines, patient files and medical equipment are strewn across the floors of the Emmanuel Haven...

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai – Mozambique Declares Cholera Cases in Beira

On 27 March 2019, the government in Mozambique declared cases of cholera had been seen in the city...

Africa: Zika, Dengue to Threaten Up to a Billion More As Climate Warms

By Shannon LarsonLondon — Up to a billion additional people - including many in North America and Europe...

Africa: Developing Effective and Sustainable Programmes for Those Living With and Affected By Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dhaka — The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country surrounded by Bangladesh, India and the Tibetan region...

Malawi Faces Wide-Ranging Challenges in Global Fund Grant Implementation

analysis By Ann IthibuMalawi has made significant progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria since...

Africa’s Heavy Disease Burden Costs U.S.$2.4 Trillion a Year

By Verah OkeyoAfrica loses more than $2.4 trillion from its gross domestic product value due to its disease...

Sara Damnjanović Taekwondo, Flexibility Motivation

Sara Damnjanović is a champion in taekwondo, who comes from Belgrade, Serbia. She has such impressive kicks and...

Seychelles: New WHO Report on the State of Health in the African Region Lauds Seychelles as Example

press release Minister Jean-Paul Adam participated in a special event at the 68th session of the African Health...

South Africa: Community Healthcare Workers Demand Wage Increase and Recognition As Public Servants

analysis By Sandisiwe ShobaFrustrated Community Health Workers, under the banner of NUPSAW, protested outside the Western Cape Provincial...

Southern Africa: Now Comes the Cholera – Mozambique’s Waters of Death

analysis By James ElderTwo weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped through Beira, Mozambique, it continues to kill. Now comes...

Gambia: ‘Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital Nurses Are Paid Less’

By Ndey SoweSanna Darboe, the deputy Spokesperson of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) nurses association said...

South Africa: SA’s Listeriosis Victims Want Accountability and Justice From Class Action Suit

analysis By Aisha Abdool KarimThe 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa was one of the biggest in the...

South Africa: SA ‘Riddled With Mental Health Issues – and We Live in Denial’

analysis By Ayanda MthethwaThe South African Human Rights Commission has released a report on the state of mental...

Africa: Making the Sale – Re-Branding the HIV Prevention Pill for Women

By Nelisiwe MsomiSince the country's national rollout, less than a quarter of people who've started taking PrEP are...

Africa: Why Ending HIV Still Rests On a Working Cure – – As Well As Prevention

analysis The global AIDS response has made significant progress in reducing HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths. New HIV...

Conference plots for a Global Action against Typhoid and related diseases

The 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses holds in Hanoi, Vietnam and brings together more...

Africa: The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa

analysis The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than...

Nigeria: Salako – With NAIIS Result, Govt Should Increase Funding for HIV

By Martins IfijehThe Director General, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Prof. Babatunde Salako, has called on the...

Nigeria: Advancing Digital Health in Nigeria

By Chukwuma MuanyaTo bridge the gap of low doctor, nurse, midwife, pharmacist and health worker ratio to the...

Congo-Kinshasa: Public Mistrust Thwarts Ebola Response As Cases Climb

Photo: John Wessels A caretaker already cured from Ebola is seen carrying a four day old baby suspected...

Africa: Disruptive Technologies Needed to Improve Healthcare in Africa

By Ivan R. MugishaWith only two percent of the world's doctors, healthcare in Africa will not meet the...

Nigeria: Synlab Opens New Facility in Calabar to Improve Disease Diagnosis

By EditorSYNLAB Nigeria (formerly Pathcare Laboratories), one of the leading pathology laboratory services provider with over 5,000 tests...

Africa: Scientists Are Developing New, Exciting Strategies for the Fight Against TB

analysis Tuberculosis (TB) is a lung disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It's transmitted through air droplets...

Namibia: Swapo MPs Block Motion On Foreign-Trained Doctors

By Sakeus Iikela and Okeri NgutjinazoSWAPO members of parliament this week blocked a motion to investigate issues surrounding...

Africa: Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion a Year – WHO

Photo: WHO "This report will help to establish a link between ill health and gross domestic products building...

CERN to unveil its new Science Gateway project

As part of its mission to educate and engage the public in science, CERN is launching the Science...

Africa: 25 Steps to End Millions of Deaths From ‘The New Tobacco’

press release Air pollution isn't a new problem. We've been worried about smog for centuries, from the infamous...

Kenya: NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health for All in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya — Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of...