Health

Africa Loses U.S. $190 Billion in GDP to Covid-19 – AfDB

President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, yesterday said the economy of Africa has...

Namibia: Taxi Drivers Urged to Enforce No Mask, No Travel Rule

Rundu — The regional chairperson of the Namibia Public Passengers Transport Association (NPPTA) in Kavango East, Kindinu Andreas,...

New Non-State Actors Alliance calls for urgent action to set up the African Medicines Agency by the end of 2021

Ministers of Health from four African countries (Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt and Cabo Verde), representatives from...

Malawi Launches Campaign to Eradicate Malaria By 2030

Blantyre, Malawi — Malawi's government Tuesday announced a goal to eliminate malaria, a leading cause of death in...

Tunisia: Data On National Jab Drive Now Available to General Public

Tunis/Tunisia — In a bid to provide more transparency on the progress of the national jab drive, the...

South Africa: A Communal Approach to Food and Water

A group of women who started growing food are uplifting their village and creating a network of like-minded...

Southern Africa: Terrorism, Covid-19 to Feature in SADC Leaders’ Meeting in Maputo

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will on Wednesday hold an extraordinary summit of heads of state and...

Zambia: Covid-19 Maybe Forever – Let’s Stay Safe

THE numbers coming from ministry of Heath on new infections and deaths related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) is...

Mozambique: U.S. Provides 30 Million Dollars to Address Food Insecurity

Maputo — The United States government, via the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has granted 30 million...

Gambia: Striving to Curb Malaria – Rotary District Launches Two Fogging Machines

Rotary International and Rotary in District 9101 in their commitment to eliminate malaria for good, in the Gambia,...

Rayna Vallandingham Martial Arts Motivation!

Rayna Vallandingham is a SAG-AFTRA Actress and a Martial Artist, a 13 time World Champion in Taekwondo. Rayna’s...

Kenya: Audit Lifts Lid on Plunder of Covid-19 Funds

The Ministry of Health procured ventilators at double the price, cannot account for millions spent on airtime and...

ESkate Style, Picking Up Some Fresh Fruit And Veggies From Vula Food Shack

A quick skate on the Evolve bamboo GTR AT electric skateboard to Vula Food Shack to pick up...

Uganda: Covid-19 Shocks Push Banks Into Emergency Borrowing

Money borrowed by commercial banks from Bank of Uganda (BoU) to shore up operations and shortages caused by...

Rwanda: Garden to Plate – How School Feeding Empowers Children in Rwanda

How the World Food Programme buoys schools to boost health and literacy in rural areas Education is everything...

Angola: Health Minister Admits Increase in Malaria Cases

Luanda — Angolan minister of Health Sílvia Lutucuta said Thursday in Luanda that Angola is facing a serious...

Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda – the Flawed Giant Who Squared Up to Colonialism and Aids

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president and anti-colonial hero, who governed one of the world's biggest copper producers between...

Uganda: Covid – Uganda Short On Oxygen By Half

Private manufacturers of oxygen in Uganda can only make up to 27.7 million litres of oxygen per day,...

Ethiopia: Office Urges Media to Enhance Role in HIV/Aids Prevention,

BISHOFTU- To prevent and control the spread of HIV/AIDs, Media should enhance its role in this end, said...

Nigeria: Global Fund Provides U.S.$900 Million for Anti-Malaria, Tuberculosis Intervention in Nigeria

Global has allocated the sum of $900 million to support national efforts to address the challenges of malaria,...

Tunisia: Covid – 19 – Japanese Donation to Beef Up Vaccine Cold-Storage Equipment

Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia took delivery of a Japanese donation consisting of top-notch COVID-19 vaccine cold-storage equipment. Health Minister...

Nigeria: Road Crashes Killed More Than Malaria, Covid-19 in Jan – Govt

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Wednesday said fatalities recorded from road accidents in January 2021...

Nigeria: Securing Greater Funding for Nutrition, Maternal Newborn and Child Healthcare Interventions in Nigeria

Amidst the worsening economic, social and healthcare challenges in the country, children are increasingly being affected and their...

Kenya, Cuba in Sh24 Billion Malaria War Project

Kenya will work with Cuban specialists in a Sh24 billion project aimed at using biological methods to control...

Nigeria: More Nigerians Died From Road Accidents Than Malaria and Covid-19 Combined – Official

The government said Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Keffi-Lafia and Abuja-Kano highways have the highest number of accident casualties. The Nigerian government...

Liberians to Receive 2.7 Million Treated Bed Nets

To help in malaria prevention and other infectious diseases in the country, the Government of Liberia through the...

South Africa: The Government Should Explain Plans in Wake of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Setback

Johnson & Johnson jabs were central to plans to scale up South Africa's Covid-19 vaccination programme. With news...

Liberia: House Summons Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah, NPHIL Director-General Macauley Over Covid-19 Spike

Monrovia — The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah and the Director...

South Sudan: Rainy Season Raises Alarm Over Malaria

South Sudan's imminent rainy season is causing concerns about a possible outbreak of malaria in the country that...

South Africa: Ending Covid Means Ending Aids, and Ending Both Means Ending Inequality

When it comes to communicable diseases, the lesson we should take from Covid-19 is that one person is...

Africa: New Research On Wolbachia Is Encouraging in the Fight Against Dengue

Scientists from the World Mosquito Programme have published new findings from research into the use of Wolbachia to...

Kenya: Isiolo Families Benefit From Sh27m Programme to Fight Malnutrition

Ngilimo Lokongila's three children could still be at home had he not joined a local savings group last...

Mozambique: High Level of New HIV Infections

Health Minister Armindo Tiago on 31 May revealed that the country ranks fourth on the list of countries...

Nigeria: How to Prevent Mother-Child HIV Transmission – NACA

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has advised pregnant women to take needed steps towards...

Africa: Why African Countries Are Still Struggling in HIV War

Most HIV patients in African countries have lower viral suppression than those in high-income countries due to low...

Kenya: Matungu Hospital Accuses Patients of Stealing Mosquito Nets

Health officials at Matungu Sub-County Hospital in Kakamega County have accused patients of stealing mosquito nets from the...

South Africa: Employment and Labour On New Direction With Regard to Vaccination in the Workplace

Employers should find a reasonable resolution that accommodates all parties where employees refuse to be vaccinated for medical...

Liberia: VP Howard-Taylor Pays Courtesy Call On Malawian President

Monrovia — The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia Jewel Howard-Taylor has ended a five-working day visit...

Angola: Health Ministry Committed to Reducing HIV/Aids Impact

Luanda — Angolan minister of Health Sílvia Lutucuta Thursday reiterated Government's commitment to reducing the impact of the...

Somalia: Puntland Moves to Ban Female Genital Mutilation

Banning female genital mutilation (FGM) would help curb the centuries-old practice in Somalia, which has the world's highest...