Health

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...

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)...

Mauritius: National Prevention Campaign Against Ncds Launched At Camp Levieux

press release The national prevention campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), an intensive health awareness programme for the early...

Namibia: More Funding for Reproductive Health, and Non-Communicable Diseases Required – Minister

The country's disease burden is gradually transitioning from communicable to non-communicable diseases (NCD) and this trend is reflected...

Tanzania: Samia Campaigns Against Maternal Mortality

By Daily News Reporter in ShinyangaVICE-PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has said that last year's launched campaign to fight...

Gambia: Nurses, Midwives Urged to Regularise Licence Status

By Nelson MannehThe Nurses and Midwives Council (NMC) whose aim is to work towards safe practice, regulation and...

Kenya: Nurses’ Union Officials Pardoned Over Contempt of Court

By Racheal MburuNairobi — Four officials of the Kenyan National Union of Nurses have been discharged in a...

South Sudan: UNFPA Receives U.S.$13Million Support From Sweden for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Juba — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Government of Sweden have signed an agreement worth...

Namibia: Army Worm Outbreak Hits Zambezi Farmers Hard

Photo: The Nation Army worms have infested maize farms in the North Rift (file photo). By Lugeretzia KooperTHE...

South Africa: North West Health Places Medical Depot and Pharmaceutical Managers On Precautionary Suspension

press release Department of Health places Medical Depot and Pharmaceutical Managers on precautionary suspension The North West Department...

Rwanda: Traditional Medicines to Be Regulated Under New Foods and Drugs Authority

By Marie-Anne DushimimanaVery soon, the body will unveil its laboratory that fits international standards which will help in...

Rwanda: Govt Seeks Rwf12 Billion for Mutuelle De Santé

By Emmanuel NtirenganyaMore Rwandans, especially those from rural communities, are set to have access to health services if...

Being So Focused On My Goals – Shawn Ray Intense Bodybuilding Motivation!

An intense and motivational video by Nick Vision Motivation on the legendary Mr Olympia bodybuilder, Shawn Ray! Enjoy!...

South Africa: Safer Sex On Demand – – for Men

By Laura Lopez GonzalezMen who have sex with men can now safely use the HIV prevention pill before...

South Africa: HIV Is My Unwanted Pregnancy

By Bhuti PozIf you are a man who has sex with men, the HIV prevention pill just keeps...

Nigeria: NGOs Join Hands to Tackle Malnutrition in Benue’s IDP Camps

Blog By Patrick EgwuThe morning sun is rising at Abagana Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Benue state. Eunice...

Malawi: Over 230,000 Girls Get HPV Vaccine

By Yamikani YapuwaMinistry of Health has said it has managed to vaccinate over 230,000 girls with the Human...

Malawi: Low Condom Uptake Among Youth Worries Government

By Tione AndsenGovernment has expressed concern over low condom uptake and usage among the youth in the country...

Malawi Advances in Eliminating Trachoma

By Tione AndsenLilongwe — Ministry of Health and Population has said Malawi has advanced in making progress and...

Namibia: Government Hospitals Benefit the Most From Health Spending

By Alvine KapitakoWindhoek — Government hospitals consumed the single greatest portion of the total health expenditure with 29...

East Africa: Prevalence of Cancer Is On the Rise in EA Despite Major Progress

By Rose MirembeAs the region observed the World Cancer Day on February 4, the disease continues to afflict...

Congo-Kinshasa: Pregnant Women Exposed to Ebola Should Get Vaccine – WHO

By Lisa SchleinAn independent advisory body convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends pregnant women and breastfeeding...