Health

Africa: As Covid Deaths Skyrocket, WHO Moves to Speed African Vaccine Production and Reduce Threat of Vaccine-Evading Variants

Washington, DC — African deaths from Covid19 have increased 80 percent in four weeks, driven by the Delta...

Ethiopia: Ensuring Nutrition Security for Citizens Mental and Physical Potential

Ensuring food security is a substantial aspiration for the nation but side by side with this, efforts should...

Madagascar: Child Malnutrition Expected to Rise in Drought-Hit Nation

Madagascar's children could suffer lifelong health problems due to the ongoing drought that has caused a severe food...

Malawi: Minister Laments Unfinished Projects

Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, has expressed dismay over a number of unfinished projects under her ministry,...

Field Intelligence expands into eleven new cities across East and West Africa

Field Intelligence, the health tech startup that is digitising the supply chain and transforming access to essential, life-saving...

Kenya: Virus Testing Machine Underutilised Due to Lack of Reagents

A viral-load testing machine remains underutilised at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) in Kisumu due to lack...

KMTC launches Kshs 14 million simulation laboratory

Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM) The Kenya Medical Training (KMTC), in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Gradian...

Africa: FAO Director-General Reiterates Call for More Investment in Rural Areas and Actions to End Hunger and Poverty

Rome — Italy-FAO event connects G20-UN Food Systems Summit efforts to turn political commitments into actions The Director-General...

Southern Africa: Fighting HIV in the Time of Covid – Rooting Out Inequality and Inequity Is Key in East and Southern Africa

Marginalised and criminalised populations account for 65% of new HIV infections globally, but are largely left out of...

African Climate CSOs urge the West to go slow on debt servicing

Wanjira Maathai, Vice President, World Resources Institute African civil society groups advocating for just and fair climate regimes...

Lesotho: A Young Woman of Strength

'Mantsoboi Motlokoa was puzzled to Test HIV positive at the age of 16 because she had not indulged...

Vanja.Moves, Movement Motivation! | FitNish.com

Vanja is a Movement Philosopher, and an incredible advocate of moving in general. She gives out real advice...

Electric Bikes For Fitness, Training With An E-Bike

There has been a lot of talk about electric vehicles lately and whether or not they’re an effective...

Uganda: Govt Suspends Facility From Carrying Out Covid-19 Tests

The Ministry of Health has suspended a private health facility, Selmek Medical Services Ltd, from providing Covid-19 testing...

Namibia: Rebuilding a Covid-Wounded Namibia

DAVID Ndjavera, who died on 14 July 2021, a month before his 52nd birthday, was arguably the best...

Tanzania: RC Pushes for Nutrition Awareness

KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Major Gen Charles Mbuge has called for increased awareness on good nutrition as an...

Lesotho: Dreams Empowers Girls – allAfrica.com

My Name Is Malehlohonolo Phakisi. I Am a 22-Year-old woman living with HIV in Maseru, Lesotho. When my...

Africa: President Kenyatta Calls for Intensification of Fight Against Malaria in Africa

KILIFI, Kenya, July 22, 2021, -President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the intensification of fight against malaria and...

Zambia: Govt’s Desire to Make Zambia Food Secure Impressive

Government must be commended for continuing to deliver agriculture inputs on time especially to farmers being supported through...

Nigeria: 1.7 Million Children Living With HIV Missed Treatment in 2020, Says UNAIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said almost half of the world's 1.7 million children...

Nigeria Will Be Better With More People Like Ngige – Resident Doctors

The national leadership of the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has extolled the Minister of Labour and...

Pivotal point in Africa’s COVID-19 third wave

Following eight consecutive weeks of a fast-moving surge, new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed down, driven by...

President Kenyatta launches Youth Army To fight Malaria in Kenya

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Thursday launched the Kenya Malaria Youth Army, a social movement that brings together young...

Africa: Is a Green Recovery in Africa Possible After Covid-19?

Africa is hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis and especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. A...

Africa: Malaria Consortium Highlights Vital Role of Responsive Surveillance Systems in Eliminating Malaria

In a new perspective paper published in IntechOpen, Malaria Consortium experts outline the importance of surveillance systems that...

Africa: New Report Reveals Stark Inequalities in Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services for Children–Partners Call for Urgent Action

UNAIDS, PEPFAR, UNICEF, WHO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Almost half (46%) of the world's 1.7 million children...

Rwanda Records Steep Drop in Malaria Cases

A combination of more use of mosquito treated nets and indoor residual spraying preventive interventions has seen Rwanda...

Tanzania On List of Countries Set to Get Dutch Vaccine Donation

Dar es Salaam — The Netherlands has shown promise to include Tanzania in its donation of 745, 000...

Zimbabwe: ‘People Forced to Produce HIV Status Proof At Police Road Blocks’

ZNNP+ said continuous access to HIV prevention and treatment services must always be assured especially during this lockdown...

Mozambique: Cabo Delgado Needs 12,000 Tonnes of Food a Month

Maputo — The northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado needs at least 12,000 tonnes of food a month...

Sudan: Health Minister Calls for Better Precautions As Covid-19 Cases Rise in Khartoum, Port Sudan

Khartoum / Port Sudan — Minister of Health, Dr Omar El Najeeb, has announced increases in rates of...

South Africa: Covid-19 Is Exacerbating Hunger and Mental Health Problems in Young People, WC Legislature Hears

Covid-19 and the lockdowns had exacerbated issues of mental health among the young, Western Cape Department of Health...

Namibia: Hundreds Bid Farewell to Rukoro

Hundreds of mourners defied Covid-19 public health regulations to bid farewell to Ovaherero Paramount Chief Vekuii Rukoro, who...

Kenya: Hope at Last As Distribution of HIV Drugs Begins

Kenyans who have desperately been waiting for lifesaving antiretroviral drugs can breathe a sigh of relief as distribution...

Kenya: The Cost of Malnutrition

It's noon. Mildred Achitsa, a Grade Two pupil in Kakamega County, is quite elated to hear the bell...

Namibia: Oshana Police Enforce Partial Lockdown Measures

Oshakati — The police in Oshana at the weekend patrolled the streets of Oshakati, Ongwediva and Ondangwa as...

Nigeria: Increase in Covid-19 Cases, Sign of 3rd Wave – – Nimr Director-General

Professor Babatunde Salako, Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), has said that the recent increase in COVID-19...

South Africa: ‘They Are Just Killing Us With Hunger Here’

Some Gauteng residents say they took food and items to sell to stave off hunger after the Covid-19...

Africa: Biden Must Urge Merkel to Support Waiver of Intellectual Property Restrictions for COVID-19 Medical Tools

NEW YORK, JULY 14, 2021—As President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet tomorrow with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

Uganda: Tracing Glitches in Covid-19 Relief Cash

By Damali Mukhaye With only 13 days to the end of lockdown, 56.5 per cent of the targeted...