Tag: health

Africa: Why Living in a Poor Country Means You Have Bad Food Choices

Poor diets are the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease: they account for one...

Malawi Youths Call for Better Reproductive Health Services

Lilongwe, Malawi — On the 14th of August, more than a thousand youths thronged the Lilongwe University of...

Cameroon: TICAD 7 – Disease Control Partnership Signed

The agreement signed on August 28, 2019 in Yokohama, Japan between the African Risk Capacity and the Africa...

South Africa: Gauteng to Intensify Anti-Crime Operation, Improve Health

The Gauteng Provincial Government has vowed to intensify its crime combatting Operation Okae Molao across the province to...

Africa: Our Food Systems Need Transformation

Rome — The right to food is a universal human right. Yet, over 820 million people are going...

Seychelles: Health Officials Meet to Validate Disease Surveillance and Response Guidelines

Health officers in Seychelles met to validate the country's version of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Integrated Disease...

South Africa: Gauteng Health Department Vows 100% Safety Compliance By Year End

Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku, made a commitment at the health budget vote to invest more than...

Liberia: AAMIN Hosts First Consultative Meeting With Journalists, Partners to Review HIV Media Guide

The Anti-AIDS Media Network (AAMIN) has successfully completed its first stakeholders' consultative meeting for the revision of Liberia's...

Nigeria: Dr Osagie Ehanire – a New Captain for Nigeria’s Health Sector

The long wait is over! Following the beginning of a new administration in May 2019, Nigeria now has...

South Africa: To NHI or Not to NHI, That Is the Question. a Serious One

The government does need to be aware that the National Health Insurance is wide open to corruption. It...

Uganda: Health Ministry Launches National Blood Drive to Deal With Malaria Outbreak

Kampala, Uganda — The Health Ministry has embarked on a national blood drive to deal with effects of...

Ethiopia: Protecting Devoted From Cholera in Pilgrimage Sites in Ethiopia

The pilgrims come in droves. They come by foot, by vehicle and by air to the many churches...

South African Taxpayers Will Bear the Brunt of National Health Insurance

South Africa's government recently released the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill whose aim is to extend universal healthcare...

Namibia: Government Launches New ARV Guidelines

THE government has launched a new antiretroviral drug that will be used to treat HIV patients and reduce...

Africa: HPV – a Simple Virus With Huge Implications

The most common infection transmitted during sex is the Human papillomavirus also referred to as HPV. Though many...

Liberia: CFUH Wants Legislature Support for Mental Health – By Magdalene Saah

On Monday, August 19, hundreds of service users, under the banner Cultivation for Users' Hope, presented a petition...

Botswana: NCDs Reach Epidemic Proportions

Gaborone — Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has called for renewed strategies to fight Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which...

Botswana: Maun to Launch Month of Prayer Against HIV/Aids

Maun — Maun Administration Authority (MAA) will hold a series of activities to mark the launch of the...

South Africa: All Gauteng State Hospitals and Clinics Fail Safety Audit

Not a single state health facility in Gauteng has been assessed as complying with the Occupational Health and...

Africa: International Collaboration to Improve Cancer Care in Sub-Saharan Africa Announces Management of Most Adult Cancers Covered By NCCN Harmonized Guidelines

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania — National Comprehensive Cancer Network, African Cancer Coalition, and American Cancer...

Namibia: Former Finance Staff Still On Its Medical Aid

Windhoek — Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke discovered that some staff members previously employed by the finance ministry have benefited...

Nathalia Melo Takes You Through A Banded Glute Workout!

Former Bikini Olympia, Nathalia Melo takes a torch to her glute training at destination Dallas with a 45...

Africa: The WHO Africa Gates Tobacco Control Project Review Meeting Kicked Off in Kigali

Kigali, 27th August 2019: The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Rwanda,...

South Africa: UCT Medical Research On the World Stage

Three researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) recently hosted an IdeasLab on innovative research into infectious...

Nigeria: Doctors, Others Protest Against Abduction of CMD in Edo

Benin-city — Patients at the Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State, have been abandoned to their fate as the...

Namibia: Govt Rents Kombat Clinic for N$50k a Month

BUSINESSMAN Knowledge Katti has collected around N$2,1 million in over three years in rent from the government for...

Ghana: HIV/Aids Research Fund Launched in Accra

A fund to raise money to finance research activities leading to a cure for HIV/AIDS has been launched...

Liberia: VP Taylor Wants Health Sector Budget Carefully Reviewed

VP Jewel Howard Taylor (seated, center) and other delegates at the opening of the 2nd Emmett Dennis Scientific...

Nigeria: Experts, Civil Society Groups Set Agenda for El’Rufai On Health Delivery

Healthcare experts and civil society organisations working under the‎ Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACKFAH)...

Zimbabwe: Chabili Villagers Cry for Healthcare

Villagers in Chabili area under Beitbridge East Constituency have appealed to Beitbridge Rural District Council to expedite the...

Zimbabwe: World Vision Sets Sights On Rushinga

World Vision last Friday bade farewell to Mukumbura in Mt Darwin District after 16 years during which it...

Gambia: Health Committee Concludes Visits

The National Assembly Select Committee on Health, Women, Children, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, has concluded its tour to...

Kenya: Malaria Deaths Rise to Eight As Baringo Seeks Aid

The Baringo County government has appealed for help from well-wishers and humanitarian agencies as the malaria outbreak in...

Rwanda: Meet Elisabeth Nyirakaragire, the First Rwandan Doctor Treating Gorillas

A trip to the Volcanoes National Park with Elisabeth Nyirakaragire is yet another long but quite gratifying trekking...

Africa bans live elephants exports

The Parties at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP 18) of CITES (Convention on International Trade in...

Firm plots to bring nutritious, high-yielding crop varieties to farmers

Henry Opondo Fifteen African countries encompassing 315 million people and with average child malnutrition rates of 38 per...

Zimbabwe: Call to Keep Criminalisation of Willful Transmission of HIV/Aids

The proposed Marriage Bill should criminalise willful or deliberate HIV/AIDS transmission, Parliament heard on Monday. In submission made...

South Africa: ‘My RDP House Has Robbed Me of My Legs’

"I curse the day I received it from government," Nomvula Frans says of her RDP house in Khayamnandi...

Ethiopia: Qatar to Build Kidney Treatment Center

First phase to cost upwards of USD 18 million The Kingdom of Qatar is set to build a...

Zimbabwe: Doctors to Down Tools Come September 3

After refusing to accept the 60 percent salary increase offered by their employer, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association...