Tag: health

GAVI warns that vaccine progress in developing countries ‘in danger of stalling

New WHO/UNICEF figures released this week show that in 68 of the world’s poorest countries, while close to...

Nigeria: Experts Brainstorm On Healthcare Challenges in Abuja

By Ayodamola OwoseyeThe shortage of health workforce and the uneven distribution of available skilled healthcare professionals have been...

Nigeria: Categorise Dental Health As Primary Care in NHIs, Association Tells Govt

By Martins IfijehThe Association of Private Dental Practitioners of Nigeria has called on the federal government to categorise...

Nigeria: Senate Probes Sale, Use of ‘Kidney-Killer’ Malaria Drugs

Photo: Premium Times (file photo). By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh and George OparaThe Senate yesterday directed its committee on...

Nigeria: 42 Anti-Malaria Drugs Banned in Europe Still Consumed in Nigeria, Says Senate

Photo: Premium Times (file photo). By Henry UmoruAbuja — THE Senate yesterday raised the alarm that all the...

Sudan: Cholera Now in 12 States of Sudan

Sudan — On Monday in Khartoum the Health Minister Bahar Idris Abugarda announced the spread of 'watery diarrhoea'...

Nigeria: GTB Calls for Establishment of Policy On Autism

By Martins IfijehAs part of efforts to raise awareness on management of Autism in Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank...

Nigeria: Gynaecologist Tasks Govt, Healthcare Providers On Prevention of Maternal Mortality

By Yinka KolawoleOsogbo — A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Professor Olabisi Morebise...

Uganda: Mulago Children Nutrition Ward Overwhelmed By Numbers

By Jonathan KamogaThe children nutrition ward, commonly known as Mwana Mugimu, at the national referral hospital in Mulago...

Kenya: Nurses Protest in Kisii as State Gives Lecturers Sh5.2 Billion

By Elgar MachukaNurses in Kisii County are back to the streets to protest over the government's decision to...

Tanzania: Sh3bn Saved As Heart Surgeries Done Locally

By John NamkwaheDar es Salaam — The Jakaya Cardiac Institute (JKCI) has saved the nation a total of...

An Insight Into Henry Cavill And Antje Traue Training For Man Of Steel

If you have ever wondered how superman (Henry Cavill) trained to get in shape for the Superman movie...

Nigeria: 90 – 90:90 HIV/Aids Target: Adhere to Your Treatment, Kpamor Charges Patients

By Kasim SumainaAbuja — Country Director, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Dr. Zipporah Kpamor has harped on the...

Nigeria: Senate Investigates Sale, Consumption of 42 Banned Anti-Malaria Drugs

Photo: Premium Times (file photo). The Senate on Wednesday mandated its Committee on Health to investigate the circulation...

Nigeria: Fake Doctor Arrested for Allegedly Infecting 6-Year-Old With HIV

The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested a 30-year-old man...

Central African Republic: USA Contributes U.S.$11 Million to Fight Hunger in Central African Republic

The funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will allow WFP to provide food and nutritional...

Namibia: Medical Outreach Benefits Rural Community

By Loide JasonOutapi — A week-long special surgery campaign saw about 30 people being operated on at sessions...

Malawi: Matchaya Advocates for Independent Public Health Inspections

By Ida KazembeDistrict Health Officer (DHO) for Blantyre, Dr. Medson Matchaya says independent health inspectors are vital in...

Gambia: Security Personnel Trained On HIV and Aids

Almost 40 security officers from all the administrative regions in the country have ended a three-day training on...

Liberia: Health Authorities Shut 55 Mineral Water Firms

By Calvin BrooksThe Ministry of Health and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) have shut down 55...

Mauritius: Health Minister Appeals for Healthy Lifestyle to Prevent NCDs

press release Early detection of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is critical to the effective control of the disease and...

UN-backed initiative greatly improves the health of women, children, adolescents

A new report developed by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), a coalition of more...

South Africa: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Delivers Eulogy At Prudence Mabele’s Funeral Service in Randburg

press release Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will in his capacity as Chairperson of South African National Aids Council...

Africa: A New Vaccine Is Promising to Advance the Frontier of Eliminating Malaria

analysis By Simon KariukiMore than 30 malaria vaccine candidates are at various stages of development. The RTS,S vaccine...

South Africa: Prudence Mabele to Be Laid to Rest

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will, in his capacity as chairperson of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC),...

Sudan: Health Minister Briefed On Health Situations in West Darfur

Khartoum — Federal Minister of Health, Bahr Idriss Abu-Garda was briefed on the health situations in West Darfur...

Uganda: KQ, Tourism Firm Partner to Ease Medical Travel

By Emmanuel AinebyoonaKampala — Medical access for patients seeking treatment in India has been made easier after Kenya...

Uganda: Hope Fades for Nodding Syndrome Victims As NGO Closes Care Centres

By Julius OcungiGulu — Hopes of recovery for children suffering from nodding syndrome hang in balance after Hope...

Nigeria: Why Poor Exclusive Breastfeeding Persists in Nigeria – Official

The Federal Ministry of Health said it would continue to promote exclusive breastfeeding and young child feeding practices...

Uganda: Government to Introduce Oral HIV Self-Test Kit

By Emmanuel AinebyoonaKampala — The Ministry of Health is considering introducing an oral HIV self-test kit it hopes...

Nigeria: Security Operatives Take Over NHIs Offices

By Olayemi John-MensahSecurity personnel including Police and Civil Defence Corps have been stationed at the entrance of the...

Nigeria: Kemen, Ex-BBNaija Housemate, Tasks Nigerians On Fitness Routine

Ekemini Ekerette; also known as Kemen, one of the 2016 Big Brother Naija housemates, on Tuesday advised Nigerians...

Africa: Shining Light At Night Quells Mosquito Bites

Cape Town — Exposing malaria-transmitting mosquitoes to light at two-hour intervals during the night or at late daytime...

Liberia: 30 Midwives Trained As Mentors

The Liberia Prevention of Maternal Mortality (LPMM) in collaboration with the Liberia Midwifery Association (LMA) has trained 30...

Zimbabwe: Kaylites – Campaigners Cheer Ban. . . As Ema Rapped for Knee-Jerk Reaction

By Jeffrey GogoOn July 13 the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) announced a seemingly impromptu ban in the use...

Africa: 2 Billion People Don't Have Access to Clean Water

United Nations -More than two billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water, according to a...

Kenya: Two Die at KNH as Ministry Spells Out Stop-Gap Measures

By Collins Omulo and Verah OkeyoTwo people have died of cholera at the Kenyatta National Hospital, the Nation...

African Countries Like Gambia Must Try New Strategies to End Malaria

analysis By Serufusa SekiddeMalaria is a monster. I was 12 years old the first time I contracted cerebral...

Ethiopia: Multifaceted Interventions Foresee Malaria Free Nation – Ministry

By Alazar ShiferawThe Ministry of Health said the ongoing phase based malaria elimination activities in six states are...

Ethiopia: CRC – A Healing for the Ailing Health Service

It is quite perennial to hear clinical clients' dissatisfaction about the health care service they receive. It is...