Tag: health

Angola Attends 72nd World Health Assembly

Luanda — A delegation from Angola headed by the Health minister, Sílvia Lutucuta, is since Sunday in Geneva,...

Ebola outbreak response gets new funding

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on Monday provided an extra US$ 9.2 million to support Ebola vaccinations in Eastern...

Tanzania Faces Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases

By Mnaku MbaniDar es Salaam — Tanzania is facing an increase of deaths related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs),...

Lesotho: 500 000 Basotho Urgently in Need of Food Aid

By Ntsebeng MotsoeliMORE than 600 000 people or one quarter of the country's two million population will require...

Sierra Leone: As 379,000 Benefits From Family Planning Contraceptive Services in 2018

By Ibrahim TarawallieMarie Stopes Sierra Leone has announced partnership with QCell mobile company to be able to provide...

Sierra Leone: Overcrowding, Poor Hygiene At Makeni Correctional Centre

By Ibrahim TarawallieA monitoring exercise carried out by the Chairperson and Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of...

Sudan: Nearly Six Million Sudanese in Need of Food Aid

Khartoum — While the Transitional Military Council and the Alliance of Freedom and Change are negotiating the near...

Uganda Remembers AIDS Victims – allAfrica.com

By Halima AthumaniUganda is marking International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day with activities to remember the estimated 2 million...

Nigeria: Lassa Fever – Kebbi Govt Confirms Six Cases, One Death

The Kebbi State Government on Sunday confirmed one death from six cases of Lassa Fever in the state....

Seychelles: Stop Discrimination, Seek Treatment for HIV, President Says

That was the message from the Seychelles' President Danny Faure on Friday at the launching of a national...

Nigeria: Measles Kill 58 in Borno

By Michael OlugbodeMaiduguri — Médecines Sans Frontières (MSF), popularly known as Doctors Without Borders on Friday revealed that...

Nigeria: ‘FG to Use Technology to Reduce Deficits in Health, Education’

By Jonathan NDA-IsaiahThe Federal Government is exploring all possibilities and opportunities to ensure that broadband connection is available...

Struggling With To Shed That Extra Weight? A Few Sure Ways To Get In Shape For Bikini Or Speedo Season!

Bikini season, getting toned and shredding fat are all popular terms that unfortunately do not do well amongst...

Namibia: Only One Case of Congo Fever Confirmed

Only one case linked to Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and...

Tanzania: ‘Invisible’ Species of Malaria That Hides Inside Body

By Verah OkeyoScientists in Tanzania have discovered that a species of malaria can live in the body for...

Uganda: Stigma to Blame for High HIV/Aids Deaths

By Lilian NamagembeKampala — The continued stigma against people living with HIV/aids is responsible for high numbers of...

Africa: Survival Lessons for Congo in the Aftershock of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis

By Emmanuel FreudenthalForécariah/Guinea — 'Every day I have in my head that it's today I'll die' Although Alsény...

Ghana: 1st Lady Inaugurates Korle Bu Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

By Abigail AnnohA new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has been inaugurated for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital...

Ghana: Delegation of Liberian Nursing, Midwifery Board Visits Ghana

A four-member delegation from the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM) has visited Ghana to understudy the...

Africa: 2 Months After Idai – Women Making a Big Difference

Beira — In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which devastated large areas of Mozambique, a group of 15...

Nigeria: 4 Reasons Why Your Salt Intake Should Reduce

Photo: https://www.who.int/ Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the blood vessels have...

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Survivors Can Lose Their Eyesight. What We’re Doing to Prevent It

analysis The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest outbreak in the...

Kenya: Seaside Hospital Shut Down for Poor Health Standards

Photo: Wachira Mwangi/Daily Nation Deserted Seaside Hospital in Ganjoni, Mombasa County on May 16, 2019 after it was...

Kenya: Taita Taveta Doctors Strike After Talks on Pay, Promotions Fail

By Lucy MkanyikaDoctors in Taita Taveta have gone on strike as a series of talks with the county...

Kenya: Donors Call for Increased Funding for Kenya’s Healthcare

By Elizabeth OjinaThe donors have put the national government on spot over rampant corruption which they says could...

Rwanda: #TAS2019 – Experts Push for Digital Healthcare Solutions

By Julius BizimunguHealthcare professionals on the sidelines of the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali have emphasised the role...

Uganda: Pathologists Warn Hospitals On ‘Fake’ Cancer Samples

By Damali MukhayeKampala — Clinicians in hospitals across the country are mishandling the samples from the cancer patients,...

Africa: Neglect of African Medicine and Medicinal Plants

analysis Statistics show that at least 70% of the Kenyan population still use traditional medicine. However, if this...

Gambia: Health Minister Unveils Plans for Better Working Conditions

By Ndey SoweDr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the Minister of Health has disclosed ongoing plans for structural adjustments towards...

Botswana: Bank Gaborone Launch Diabetes Project

Bank Gaborone has launched the second edition of the diabetes apple project which is one of their Corporate...

Ghana: GNPC Awards Scholarships to 200 Medical Students to Study in Cuba

press release By Aliyah BayaliThe Ghana National Petroleum Corporation is sponsoring 200 Ghanaian medical students to study in...

Sierra Leone: Health Ministry Targets Over 3.2 Million Children With Lifesaving Interventions

By Ibrahim Sorie KoromaThis was made known last week at an orientation meeting held for District Health Education/Social...

Zimbabwe: President Reassures Doctors, Promises to Equip Hospitals

By Fidelis Munyoro ChiefPresident Mnangagwa has assured doctors at public hospitals that Government will ensure they are fully...

Liberia: 450 Ebola Orphans in Dire Need of Educational Assistance

By Edwin M. Fayia, IIIA total of 450 Ebola orphans documented by a Liberian-based American charity Diompilor-Liberia Incorporated...

Ghana: First Lady Calls Strict Adherence to HIV Treatment to Reduce Infection Among Children

By Lawrence Markwei And Abigail AnnohThe First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has made a strong case for the...

Ghana: Time to Take HIV Treatment Serious

THE First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, yesterday lamented the fact that an estimated 3,400 new HIV infections among...

Africa: A New ‘Climate Strike’ – Opting for No Children As Climate Fears Grow

By Sonia ElksLondon — German schoolteacher Verena Brunschweiger decided shortly after her marriage not to have children -...

West Africa: End of visit of UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa to Benin: Mabingué Ngom renews his commitment to youth

press release Dakar, Senegal – 13th May 2019: The Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)...

South Africa: Government Communications On Collection of Media Accreditation for 2019 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

press release Collection of media accreditation for the 2019 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Members of the media who have...

Uganda: Kamuli Registers 7,000 Teenage Mothers in 2018

By Philip Wafula & Opio Sam CalebKamuli — The recently released Kamuli District Annual Deliveries Report shows that...