Health

Nigeria: Lassa Fever – 355 Confirmed Cases in 7 Weeks – NCDC

By Patience Ivie IhejirikaThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that from January 1st to February...

Zambian Govt Commits to Ending Cholera By 2025

Photo: Nancy Palus/IRIN A man washes his hands during cholera prevention session The Zambian government has committed itself...

Malawi: 8 Million Malawians Saved From Trachoma Threat

By Tione Andsen -ManaOver 8 million Malawians have been saved fromthe risk of contraction trachoma which was there...

Nigeria: Trauma Accounts for 40 Percent Death Amongst Young People Globally – Minister

By Juliana AgboMinister of state Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said that in low and middle-income countries, LMICs,...

Tanzania: Education Project to Help Improve Health Services

Dar es Salaam — Health sector stakeholders on Thursday expressed optimism over the newly launched project--the Transforming Health...

Typhoid outbreak: Thousands in Zimbabwe begin receiving jabs

A major typhoid vaccination campaign that uses a new Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) begins today in Harare to...

One On One With WBFF Pro, Robert Smith

Name: Robert SmithAge: 36Height: 1.72 mCurrent weight: 92 kgCurrent city: Cape Town, South AfricaOccupation: Director How and when...

Uganda: Report Shows How Laws Discriminate Against HIV Positive People

By Anthony WesakaKampala — Various existing laws criminalise people living with HIV/ Aids, according to a new report...

Malawi: No Medical Certificate, No Exam Marking Beginning 2019 – Maneb

By Pius NyondoTeachers who will be deemed medically unfit by health practitioners should forget participating in the process...

Uganda: PS Blames Rising TB Cases On Patients

By Fred MuzaaleKayunga — The Health ministry permanent secretary, Dr Diana Atwine, has blamed the increasing cases of...

Rwanda: How Govt is Winning Malaria Fight

Photo: The Citizen A child under mosquito net to prevent malaria (file photo). By Donah MbabaziFollowing the malaria...

South Africa: Cancer Drug Pricing Gets in the Way of Treatment in Developing Countries

analysis By Vikash Sewram, Stellenbosch UniversityMost cancers can now be detected early. This hasn't always been the case....

Kenya: Scientists Prospect Zika and MERS Scourge in Kenya

By Verah OkeyoAs the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) Annual Scientific and Health Conference concluded last Friday, infectious...

Nigeria: Why Nigeria Is Battling to Control Disease Outbreaks Like Lassa Fever

analysis By Oyewale TomoriThe first case of Lassa fever in Nigeria was recorded in 1969. A zoonotic disease...

Kenya: Nurses in Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay Resume Work

By Rushdie OudiaNurses in Kisumu, Siaya and Homa Bay have called off their strike a day after President...

Nigerian biotech body approves commercial release of genetically modified cowpea

The Nigerian Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has approved the commercial release of genetically modified, pest-resistant cowpea to farmers...

South Africa: Toilets Overflow and Taps Run Dry in Enkanini

By Vincent LaliResidents vow to continue protesting until the problem is fixed The residents of Enkanini informal settlement...

Tanzania: Kagera Struggles to Eliminate Malnutrition

By Meddy Mulisa in BukobaMORE efforts are needed to ensure that unnecessary deaths among children aged below five...

Tanzania: NMB to Spend Sh1.2bn for Education, Health Services in Lake Zone

By Shaaban NdyamukamaNgara — NMB Bank Plc has set aside Sh1.2 billion for improving education and health in...

South Sudan: #budget2019 – Will It Lead to More Doctors Being Sued for Negligence?

By Daniel MclarenLegal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets....

Namibia: Hand Washing Helps Contain Hepatitis E

By Nuusita AshipalaOngwediva — The Director of Health in Omusati Region, Alfons Amoomo has appealed to stakeholders to...

Rwanda: No More Advertisement for Rwanda Traditional Healers

By Ivan R. MugishaRwanda has threatened sanctions on media houses that offer advertising services to traditional healers or...

Namibia: 14 000 Circumcised in Zambezi Region

By Lugeretzia KooperZambezi regional health director Agnes Mwilima says since the implementation of the voluntary medical male circumcision...

Tanzania: ‘It Felt Like a Punishment’ – Growing Up With Albinism in Tanzania

press release Introduction "When the killings began, my teacher asked me to stop coming to school." "Juma", July...

Kenya: Ministry, Governors Issue More Threats as Nurses Dig In

By Elizabeth MerabThe Health ministry and governors have threated to take disciplinary action against nurses who have defied...

Nigeria: Govt Pledges Support for HIV Response Network

The Federal Government on Wednesday pledged its support in all areas of HIV response for Network of People...

Tanzania: Mkapa Hospital’s Eye Clinic Targets 1,500 Patients

BENJAMIN Mkapa Hospital (BMH) continues to give thousands of residents here brighter smiles and clearer vision through its...

Tanzania: Sh7bn to Up Health Education

By John NamkwaheDar es Salaam — Three medical universities including the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences...

South Africa: SA Will Have to Produce 50 Percent More Food By 2050 or Face Crisis – Wwf Report

South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says...

Uganda: Doctor Reveals Rot in Health

By Alon MwesigwaProf Anthony K. Mbonye's book; Uganda's Health Sector Through Turbulent Politics (1958-2018), serves up nearly 156...

East Africa: EAC, Germany Sign U.S.$35 Million Deal to Support Integration

By Julius BizimunguGermany has given the East African Community (EAC) a grant of $35 million (about Rwf40 billion)...

Rwanda: Nurses, Midwives Accused of Using Forged Licenses

By Emmanuel NtirenganyaThe medical advice one gets from some health centres and hospitals could be unreliable after it...

Uganda: Kabarole Leaders Grapple With Malnutrition

By Alex AshabaKabarole — Authorities in Kabarole District are grappling with rampant cases of malnutrition among children. Mr...

Kenya: Meru Counters Clinical Officers’ Strike Threat With Big Promises

By David MuchuiMeru County has pledged to promote clinical officers, equip level four hospitals and address human resource...

Kenya: Man Arrested for Denying His Children Education, Medication

By Fadhili FredrickA man has been arrested in Kwale for denying his children education and medical care on...

Nigeria: ‘2.6 Million Children Suffer Severe Acute Malnutrition’

By Ankeli EmmanuelThe International Society of Media in Public Health (ISMPH) in collaboration with other relevant civil society...

South Africa: #tipsfortito – a Small Change to Tax Could Net the Country 17.1-Billion – – & Save Lives

By Savera Kalideen, Kirsten Van Der ZeeThe illegal cigarette trade shouldn't stop us from hiking tobacco taxes. Read...

Uganda: Stray Dogs Stop Buwama Medicals Workers From Night Duties

By Sadat MbogoMpigi — Health workers on night shifts at Buwama Health Centre III, in Mpigi District are...

Kenya: Infants Sharing Incubators at Kiambu Hospital

By Eric WainainaUp to three infants share an incubator at the Kiambu Level Five Hospital. The situation at...

Nigeria Off Track to Meet Under-5 Malnutrition, Exclusive Breastfeeding Targets

By Sola OgundipeNigeria is not on track to meet the targets for the reduction of moderate and severe...