Tag: health

Malawi: Catholic Health Commission in a K200 Million Nutrition Project

By Christina MkutumulaLilongwe — The Catholic Health Commission of the Lilongwe Archdiocese will launch a two hundred million...

Malawi: Thyolo Geared for Measles Rubella Vaccination

By Sungani Nyoni KamwendoThyolo — Thyolo District Hospital says cooperation and coordination amongst stakeholders is vital for the...

Zimbabwe: Woman Murders Newly Born Twins

By Sheillah MapaniA city woman appeared before a Harare magistrate yesterday charged with murdering her newly born twins....

Ethiopia Celebrates First African Leader of the World Health Organization

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world's poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian...

Uganda: Naguru Hospitals Decries Congestion in Their Maternity Ward

By Lilian NamagembeKampala — Some mothers who deliver from Naguru General Hospital in Nakawa Division, Kampala, are forced...

Gambia: Under Nutrition Kills 2.6 Million Under Five Children Annually

By Amie SannehThe Programme Manager, Food and Nutrition Security, EU Delegation, The Gambia, Darrell Sexstone, has said that...

Kenya: Interview – Kenyan Lawyer Takes On President in Battle for Rights

interview By Daniel WesangulaNairobi — Widows in Kenya are often thrown off land by relatives, who manipulate traditional...

Liberia Better Than India – allAfrica.com

Photo: Ebola Deeply Liberians still struggle to access good healthcare after years of civil war. Liberia is a...

South Africa: Department Keeping Close Eye On Malaria Cases

Pretoria — The Department of Health says it is keeping close watch in Limpopo and Mpumalanga following the...

South Africa: SA On High Alert After Ebola Outbreak in DRC

Pretoria — The South African Department of Health says it is on high alert following the reported outbreak...

Congo-Kinshasa: 400,000 Children in Greater Kasai At Risk of Severe Acute Malnutrition, UNICEF Warns

Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of...

South Africa: Gauteng Improves Health Care, Educational Services

Pretoria — The Gauteng Provincial Government says it is improving its efforts towards achieving quality public education and...

Uganda: Government to Stop Funding Poorly Performing Health Centres

By Edson KineneRukungiri — The government will stop funding health centres that perform poorly in service delivery, the...

South Africa: More Than R1 Billion Paid in Medical Negligence Pay-Outs By Gauteng Health – DA

The Gauteng health department has paid out more than R1bn to settle 185 medical negligence cases since January...

Africa: Help Prevent Famine With WFP’s Sharethemeal App During Ramadan

Ramadan is a time when families around the world share meals together. With ShareTheMeal, users have the opportunity...

South Africa: Relatives Urged to Contact KZN Hospital After Fire Damages Patients’ Files

Families of patients who were in the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital when it caught fire on Monday must...

Uganda: IFAD President Travels to Uganda to Discuss Support for Small Scale Farmers Amid Surge in Refugees

press release Rome — At a time when nearly one million South Sudanese have crossed into northern Uganda,...

Uganda: Minister Cracks Whip On Absentee Doctors

By Abubaker MayembaThe minister of state for Primary Health Care (PHC), Joyce Moriku Kaducu, has said all medical...

Africa: A Victory in the Fight Against Toxic Pollution

press release By Juliane KippenbergThe fight against global toxic pollution has reached a critical milestone: the 50th country...

Tanzania: Over 15,000 Women Don’t Know They Have Obstetric Fistula

By Alfred ZachariaDar es Salaam — More than 15,000 women who have signs and symptoms of obstetric fistula...

Kenya: Margaret Kenyatta Calls for Support to Curb Obstetric Fistulas

By Mary WambuiFirst Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged development partners to continue supporting government's efforts aimed at addressing...

Fit Brazilian, Fabi Superpoderosa Motivation!

Fabi Superpoderosa is a Brazilian Personal Trainer who has an incredible physique with powerful legs! She leads some...

Zambia: Residents in Kalingalinga Upset With Government After Typhoid Breakout

By Bwembya MutaleResidents in Lusaka's Kalingalinga are up in arms with the Ministry of Health following the outbreak...

Kenya: “Germ Busting” Hand Sanitisers Aren’t Living Up to Their Promises in Kenya

analysis By James Hungo Kimotho, Kenya Medical Research Institute and Ochwoto MissianiHand sanitisers have become a popular way...

Ethiopia’s Tedros Becomes First African to Head Who

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO), becoming...

Rwanda: Forensic Laboratory – What Does This Mean for Rwanda?

opinion By Annaise AkingogaThe enactment of Law No. 41/2016 establishing the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory is an extremely exciting...

Nigeria: Health Minister – Why Buhari Could Not Be Treated in Nigeria

Photo: Premium Times President Muhammadu Buhari and wife Aisha Buhari. By Iyobosa Uwugiaren and Omololu OgunmadeAbuja — The...

Africa Rising – Tedros Elected to Head WHO by Wide Margin

By Tami HultmanCape Town — After a bruising end to an aggressive campaign, Africa's choice to lead the...

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian is New Who Director-General

The WHO has Tuesday elected elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian, as its new Director-General. He will...

Africa: World Health Assembly Elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director-General

Photo: WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressing the World Health Assembly before his election as Director-General of the...

South Africa: Gauteng Health Warns of Bogus Job Adverts

Pretoria — The Gauteng Health Department has once more warned community members of bogus job adverts that uses...

Africa: On International Day, UN Agency Urges ‘Hope, Healing, Dignity’ for Fistula Sufferers

Obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, but more than two million women and girls still...

Liberia: New Disease Outbreak Over

By Winston W. ParleyNational Public Health Institute Director, Tolbert Nyensuah, says the outbreak of the disease in Liberia...

Africa: JK – a Malaria-Free Africa Within Sight

Photo: Daily News Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete. interview Former Tanzanian President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete Interview. Are...

South Africa: ‘I Would Have Killed Myself’ – Free App Puts Care At Rape Survivors’ Fingertips

In Diepsloot, Bhekisisa's Vimba! app is helping rape survivors access life-saving care and treatment. One Friday night in...

Malawi: Nkhatabay Involves Herbalists to Fight Malnutrition

By Linda MoyoDedza — Chairperson for Mtepelera care group in Nkhatabay, Ethel Banda has stressed the need to...

South Sudan: Fistula, a Preventable Birth Injury, Afflicts Most Vulnerable Women and Girls

Wau — Childbirth is supposed to be a joyous occasion. But for the most vulnerable women and girls,...

Africa: In Final Address, UN Health Chief Urges World Body to ‘Remember the People’ Behind the Facts and Figures

The outgoing chief of the United Nations health agency today highlighted the relevance of the World Health Organization...

Tanzania: The Sandals That Could Keep Spread of Malaria At Bay

By Syriacus BuguziA research scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has designed sandals, which are impregnated with...

Uganda: Abim Hospital Receives More Shs400 Million for Renovation

By Steven AriongMbale — Abim Hospital in Karamoja sub-region has received another Shs400m from government meant for renovating...