Health

Namibia: Geingob Sounds Lockdown Warning… Hints At Stricter Measures for Festive Season

President Hage Geingob cautioned government would impose stricter measures to combat a surge of new Covid-19 cases if...

Namibia: Ambassador Tobias Works Towards Food Security

The Namibian ambassador to Tanzania Lebbius Tobias says he has unlocked economic activities between the two countries to...

South Africa: Former Gauteng Health MEC Brian Hlongwa and Co-Accused Granted Bail in Decade-Old R221 Million Tender Graft Case

On Tuesday, the Johannesburg Magistrates' Court granted bail to the former Gauteng health MEC and ANC chief whip,...

South Africa: The Jab Is Still Our Best Bet – Vaccines Are Likely to Offer Protection Against Omicron

Nine months into South Africa's coronavirus vaccine roll-out, researchers' observations are clear and conclusive: the jab decreases disease...

South Africa: SA Reports 6,381 New Covid-19 Cases, Nine More Deaths

South Africa has recorded close to 6 400 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, the National Institute for...

South Africa: End Vaccine Apartheid, Urges President Ramaphosa

Dikeledi Molobela — President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed grave disappointment at rich countries who have hoarded the much-needed...

South Africa: Annual Joburg Shutdown Postponed

The second edition of the Joburg Shutdown headlined by Zimdancehall superstar; Winky D has been postponed to December...

Zimbabwe: ‘African, Western Pacific and European Regions Report Increase in Covid-19 Cases’

The World Health Organisation says the rate of increase of coronavirus cases held steady over the last week,...

South Africa: Staff At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Ask President to Intervene

"We need a firm plan and a dedicated budget" Staff at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital say they're struggling...

South Africa: Drugs Are Not the Problem. the Way We Think About Them Is

We don't have a drug problem. The problem lies in the way we think about drugs. Unless we...

African Union Calls for Rescinding of Travel Bans

The African Union (AU) has condemned and called for the lifting of travel bans on Southern African countries,...

Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak – Cross River State Health Ministry, Other Partners Step Up Response Action

Cholera is a water-borne disease that is easily spread by contaminated food or water. It causes acute watery...

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 – Zimbabwe Records 2 410 Cases in One Day

Zimbabwe saw a sharp rise in daily Covid-19 infections after 2 410 were detected yesterday. Three deaths were...

Africa: Learning Losses from COVID-19 Could Cost this Generation of Students Close to U.S.$17 Trillion in Lifetime Earnings

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 6, 2021—This generation of students now risks losing $17 trillion in lifetime earnings in present...

Uganda: In Kabale, People Buy Fake Covid-19 Cards to Elude Vaccination

Kabale District Covid-19 taskforce has raised concern after several people resorted to buying fake Covid-19 vaccination cards to...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Tunisia Logs Two More Deaths and 55 Infections On Dec.5

Tunis/Tunisia — Two more COVID-19 deaths and 55 infections were logged on December 5, from 2,483 tests (2.22%...

Liberia: More Child Breadwinners Since Covid-19

But where is the law that protects them? Eleven year-old Esther Kollie confidently weaves her way between cars...

Nigeria: Niger First Lady Flags Off Second Phase of Covid-19 Vaccination, Others

Minna — The wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello, has flagged off the second...

Nigeria: … Fails to Red List 17 European Countries Despite Recording Omicron

Despite the presence of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant in 17 countries in Europe, the United Kingdom has...

Nigeria: HIV – Why Anti-Stigma Law Should Be Domesticated Across Nigeria-Experts

Experts working in the field of HIV have called for the domestication of the anti-stigma law across all...

Nigeria: Cross River to Vaccinate 900,000 Children Against Polio

Cross River State government has unveiled plan to vaccinate 900,000 children against polio. The exercise will be carried...

Rwanda Forces in Mozambique Receive Covid-19 Booster Dose

Rwanda Security Force (RSF) in Cabo-Delgado, Mozambique, on Monday, December 6 received the booster (3rd) dose of the...

Rwanda Raises Covid-19 Vaccination Targets

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has disclosed that the country aims to vaccinate at least nine million people against...

Ghana: Malaria Cases Drop in Tanyigbe in Past 4 Months

Tanyigbe — Malaria cases have been reducing steadily in Tanyigbe in the Ho municipality for the past four...

Africa: WHO Recommends Against the Use of Convalescent Plasma to Treat Covid-19

Trials for severe and critical patients should continue WHO has updated its living guideline on COVID-19 therapeutics to...

Zimbabwe: 4 020 Children Died of Aids Since 1985

AN estimated 4 020 children have died of Aids since 1985 and most of them had not reached...

Tunisia: Sidi Bouzid – 186,153 Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Administered

Tunis/Tunisia — 186,153 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, Local...

Africa: Covid Contributed to 69,000 Malaria Deaths WHO Finds, Though ‘Doomsday Scenario’ Averted

Disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in considerable increases in malaria cases and deaths between 2019 and...

Africa: More Malaria Cases and Deaths in 2020 Linked to Covid-19 Disruptions

Worst case scenario averted, but urgent action needed to meet global malaria targets New data from the World...

Africa: WHO Welcomes Historic Decision By Gavi to Fund the First Malaria Vaccine

WHO welcomes the historic decision by the Gavi Alliance Board to invest in the first malaria vaccine programme....

Nigeria: Accelerating Progress Towards UHC in Nigeria – the Delta State Example

For reasons ranging from lack of funds and conflicting needs, to long wait times and convoluted registration processes,...

Kenya Lagging Behind in Covid-19 Vaccinations, Report Shows

Kenya is among countries lagging behind in Covid-19 vaccinations in Africa, a new report shows. Nairobi, according to...

Nigeria Criticizes British Travel Ban Imposed Due to Omicron

Abuja — The British government suspended visa applications from Nigeria on Monday in a move sparked by the...

Nigeria: Govt Slams UK for Placing Nigeria On Covid-19 Red List

Abuja — The Federal Government has condemned the decision of the United Kingdom to put Nigeria on the...

Nigeria: NGOs Congratulate the Buhari Administration for the Federal Ministry of Health’s Unquestionable Commitment to Saving Women’s Lives

The National Family Planning Blueprint 2021-2025 has been launched in October 2020The Federal Government of Nigeria committed to...

Nigeria: Yes, Nigeria Records Omicron Variant of Covid-19 Virus, but No Evidence Yet of Elevated Heart Risk for the Vaccinated or Overweight

A message shared on WhatsApp in Nigeria claims the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19,...

Mass COVID-19 vaccination along Kenyan borders

By Checky Abuje TradeMark East Africa  jointly with the  Government of Kenya through the Ministries of Health (MOH)...

Africa: Marking 25 Years of South Africa’s Constitution, HIV/Aids in Africa Conference and South Africa Spotlight in World Inequality Report

Friday 10 December 2021, marks 25 years of our country's constitution and Maverick Citizen will be publishing articles...

South Africa: In-Depth – Hypertension – South Africa’s ‘Silent Killer’

High blood pressure (hypertension) is the leading cause of heart disease and premature death worldwide, according to an...

Tanzania: No Report of Omicron in Tanzania, PS Says

Tanzania has said it has not detected any case of Omicron in the country even as word went...