Health

Liberia: Afcon 2019 – Liberia Wants Match Venue Changed Over Ebola Fear

By Anthony KokoiThe Liberia Football Association (LFA) has written the Confederation of African Football (CAF), requesting the change...

Turning a ‘tragic plastic’ problem into a nation building solution

Don Thompson, the CEO of The Center of Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) plans to turn all South...

Ghanaian female scientist receives international award for research

Dr Priscilla Mante from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana has been named one of the...

Nigeria: Decline in TB Rates to Persist As Foreign Investors Trigger 575% Oversubscription

By Babajide KomolafeThe steady decline in interest rates on treasury bills, TBs, offer in the primary market since...

Nigeria: PEP – the HIV ‘Prevention Drug’ Many Nigerians Don’t Know About

By Nike AdebowaleAs the reporter walks towards the 'heart to heart' centre at Wuse District Hospital, she thinks:...

Zimbabwe: Macheso, Jah Prayzah Join Relief Efforts for Cyclone Idai

Following the disaster that struck some parts of the country due to the ravaging Cyclone Idai, musicians have...

Africa: UN Warns of Millions of Premature Deaths By 2050 Due to Environmental Damage

By Nita BhallaNairobi — Environmental damage caused by man-made activities is having a devastating toll on human health,...

Ike Catcher Who Is A 6’9″ ft Tall Calisthenic Bodybuilder Takes Us Through A Muscle Beach Workout!

Ike catcher is a 6’9″ ft tall calisthenic bodybuilder and is pretty agile for a guy of such...

Africa: Shorter, Safe Treatment of TB in People With HIV Found

By Stephanie AchiengCo-administering a drug for treating HIV called dolutegravir with two common TB medicines can safely shorten...

Nigeria: Over 2 Million Nigerian Children Receive Treatment Against Parasitic Worms

"My son had blood in his urine for almost a year and I didn't know what to do,"...

Nigeria: Foundation Seeks Awareness, Funds for Kidney Disease Treatment

By Stanley AkpunonuThe Kidney Foundation for Africa has intensified call for more awareness and funds to help cater...

Malawi: Good Vision Glasses Promotes Optical Care Services

By Daniel NamwiniLilongwe — As one way of providing visual basic care in the country, a Lilongwe based...

South Africa: Quack Claims About Oxygen Treatment Are Dangerous

By Natasha BolognesiIf you go scuba-diving and come up to the surface too fast, you might need Hyperbaric...

Madagascar: In Madagascar, 1,100 Measles Deaths Are More About Money Than ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’

By Lova RabaryAntananarivo — In a healthcare centre in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo nine-year-old Faneva inches his...

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Ranks Highest in HIV Prevalence Rate in Nigeria

By Nike AdebowaleThe Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) has shown that Akwa Ibom has the highest...

Africa: ‘Exciting’ News in Fight Against Drug-Resistant TB

Cape Town — In an important step in the fight against strains of tuberculosis which resist conventional treatments,...

Namibia: Mental Patient Escapes From Ward, Evades Gunshots

By Obrien SimasikuOmuthiya — A truck driver who was parked in town along the Omuthiya main road fired...

Malawi: Dedza Shocks Stakeholders With Increased Cases of Kidney Failure

By Genge KakhutaOut of at least 12 patients with kidney failure that Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) recruits every...

Zimbabwe: Health Minister Insists Senior Doctors Are Not On Strike As Treasury Releases $1 Million

By Anna ChibamuGovernment insists senior doctors are not on strike despite consultants at the country's biggest referral centre...

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Ebola Centre Attacks Could Force Retreat Against the Deadly Disease, Warns UN Health Chief

Photo: E.Kabambi/World Health Organisation WHO Director-General Dr Tedros visited the town of Bikoro in the north-west of the...

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Aims to End DRC Ebola Outbreak in 6 Months

Photo: E.Kabambi/World Health Organisation WHO Director-General Dr Tedros visited the town of Bikoro in the north-west of the...

Nigeria: End of HIV/Aids in Sight in Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday unveiled the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) report, saying the end of...

Nigeria: Govt Announces Decline in Lassa Fever Cases

By Nkechi Onyedika-Ugoeze and Sodiq OmolaoyeAbuja — The Federal Government has announced a decline in number of new...

Kenya: Exposed – Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Cancer Still on Sale in City Chemists

By Verah OkeyoDaily hypertensive drugs linked to cancer are still being dispensed in chemists with no warning to...

Kenya: Coming to Nairobi Soon – Bank Where You Can Donate Your Breast Milk

Pumwani Maternity Hospital will be the first facility in East Africa to have a state-of-the-art public human milk...

Nigeria’s Ratification of Illicit Trade Protocol Is Commendable – ERA/FoEN Tells Govt

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the federal government for ratifying the protocol...

Nigeria: 2018 HIV/Aids Survey – We Cannot Celebrate Yet – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday unveiled the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) and noted with...

Kenya: Woman Gives Birth at Uhuru Park After Being Kicked Out Over Rent

By Nyaboga KiageWith her house locked by the landlord due to rent arrears, Ms Rebecca Atieno had no...

Nigeria: 1.9 Million Nigerians Living With HIV – NACA Boss

By Nike AdebowaleThe Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) indicates that about 1.9 million Nigerians are currently...

Nigeria Improves On HIV Ranking, Now Fourth Worst Hit Country – Minister

By Nike AdebowaleThe Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria has moved to the fourth position among countries...

Nigeria: Buhari Unveils Nigeria’s Aids Indicator, Impact Survey Results

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja formally unveiled the findings of the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and...

Nigerian Govt Battles $10bn Annual Infrastructure Deficit in Health Sector

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abdullahi Mashi, said that the country's health sector has an annual...

Nigeria: HIV/Aids Prevalence Drops in Nigeria

By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah and Patience Ivie IhejirikaNigeria has recorded a reduction in the number of persons affected by...

South Africa: Medical Emergency Caused Paris-Bound Plane to Return to Joburg – Air France

By Jenna Etheridge and Sesona NgqakambaA medical emergency was the reason behind the return of an Air France...

Namibia: Poverty Eradication Ministry Apologises for Food Parcel Delays

THE Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare on Tuesday apologised for the delay in the distribution of...

Namibia: Five New Hepatitis E Cases in Erongo

By Adam HartmanTHE Municipality of Walvis Bay yesterday announced a hepatitis E "outbreak" at the town after five...

Africa: Mauritius Participating in 5th African Health Economics and Scientific Conference in Ghana From 11th to 14th March 2019

More than 400 economists, financing and policy experts from more than 40 countries of the African region and...

South Africa: Steve Biko Hospital Conducts World’s First Ever Middle Ear Transplant

By Canny MaphangaThe Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Tshwane has successfully completed the world's first ever middle ear...

Pneumoccocal Vaccine Price Drops  

Pfizer on Thursday announced that it has reduced the price of its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) for 73...

Zimbabwe: EcoSure Partners With Mars to Introduce Ambulance Service

Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe's EcoSure insurance business has unveiled a package that will offer its customers access to ambulance...