Health

Congo-Kinshasa: As Congo Ebola Cases Pass 1,000, Growing Calls to Listen to Locals When Responding

Photo: World Health Organisation Health workers practice proper donning of protective gear during the training on vaccination against...

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Ebola Eruption Nears 1 000 Cases

By Jean KassongoKinshasa — THE Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is approaching 1 000...

Nigeria: 23 Fresh Lassa Fever Cases Confirmed in Nigeria

The current Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed at least 114 people this year, the Nigeria Centre...

Gambia Micro-Nutrients Survey Report Launched

By Fatoumatta K JallowNational Nutrition Agency (NaNA) in Collaboration with UNICEF on Monday 25th March 2019 launched the...

Malawi: Idai Triggers Sex Health Crisis in Malawi

By Mavhuto BandaLilongwe — About 500 000 women and girls urgently require sexual and reproductive health services in...

Africa: Strong System, Financing ‘Key’ for Zambian Universal Health Coverage

By Nontobeko MlamboPraia — allAfrica's Nontobeko Mlambo is in Praia, Cabo Verde, for the second WHO Africa Health...

South Sudan: Nonprofit Helps Many Blind to See Again

By Deng Ghai DengA U.S.-based nonprofit is helping many blind South Sudanese see again by hiring a local...

Zimbabwe: Study Names Zim’s HIV Hotspots

Bulawayo, Harare, Ruwa and Chitungwiza have been identified as HIV hotspots, with the highest number of infected people...

Africa: Fostering the China-Africa Cooperation for the Elimination of Malaria

21-26 January 2019, Shanghai and Beijing China - The WHO Representative, Dr Tigest Menegstu led the country delegation...

Nigeria: Dental Experts Task Nigerians On Good Oral Care

By Chioma ObinnaNigerians have been admonished to prioritise regular brushing to ensure good oral health because it plays...

Tanzania: Basic Facts to Understanding Healthy Dietary Fats

By Rachel MasiboFOR years we've been told that eating fat will add inches to our waistline, raise cholesterol,...

Tanzania: Researchers Advise for Link With Health Experts to Achieve SDGs

By Jimmy LwangiliACADEMICIANS and Researchers in East Africa have advised for a link with health service providers on...

Nigeria: We Must Tackle HIV Holistically for Economic Prosperity- Prof Babatunde Salako, Director General of Nimr

Recently, President Mohammadu Buhari presented the results of Nigeria National HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey, NAIIS, in Abuja....

Somalia: New Mobile App to Boost Blood Bank

New Mobile App has been launched in Mogadishu with the aim of linking blood donors with the people...

Zimbabwe: Nac Splurges a Fortune On Cars

By Paidamoyo ChipunzaThe National Aids Council (NAC) sold cars to its executives for $1 each in October last...

Nigeria: How to Survive Heart Attack When You’re Alone

Photo: Pixabay Heart diseases, stroke. Many heart attacks are survivable, especially if you've taken the time to prepare...

Somalia: Major Polio Vaccination Drive Starts Throughout the Country

Somalia kicked off a countrywide polio campaign, as part of ongoing efforts to sustain polio immunity and protection...

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak Continuing With Moderate Intensity – WHO

The  Ebola  virus  disease  (EVD)  outbreak  in  North  Kivu  and  Ituri  provinces,  Democratic  Republic  of  the  Congo  is...

Running On No Sleep: How It Affects Your Performance

As a runner, you may be concerned about how much sleep you are getting. You may not feel...

Liberia: NPHIL’s Annual Performance Review Confab Sets New Agenda

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) 2018 Annual Performance Review and Operational Planning for 2019 conference...

Mozambique: Reflections After a Day in Beira, Treating the Ill and Injured

Photo: Josh Estey/CARE Praia Nova Village was one of the most affected neighborhoods in Beira. Blog By Dr...

Africa: Urgent Appeal for Relief and Donations for People Affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Photo: Josh Estey/CARE In the city of Beira, in Sofala Province, Central Mozambique, a Category 4 Cyclone named...

Southern Africa: SADC to Avail U.S.$500,000 to Countries Ravaged By Cyclone Idai

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in response to the devastation caused by the recent tropical Cyclone Idai...

Zambia: Govt Launches TB Preventive Therapy Guidelines During the World TB Day Commemoration

The Ministry of Health launched the guidelines for Management of Latent Tuberculosis (TB) Infection during the 2019 World...

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Calls on International Community to Join Urgent Push to End Outbreak

Photo: John Wessels Health workers escort a new unconfirmed ebola patient to the reception, at a newly build...

Eritrea: TB Control Day Observed At Regional Level

Mendefera — TB Control Day was observed at Southern region level in Segeneity on 21 March. Speaking at...

Africa: Tuberculosis – Older Than Time, Tougher Than Nails

opinion By Mandeep Dhaliwal | @mandeep_dh | UNDPThe results of decades of inaction on TB are that doctors...

Africa: Cyclone Death Toll Rises in Africa

Photo: Fanie Jordaan/Facebook Overnight, Mozambique’s second-largest city disappeared. All the lights in Beira went off. Its buildings vanished...

Malawi: Mutharika Says Government to Construct Dykes to Counter Floods

By Tiwonge MvulaBlantyre — President Prof. Peter Mutharika has promised Malawians that government would construct more dykes in...

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Spreading, Becoming Untreatable in Nigeria, Experts Warn

By Chukwuma Muanya and Stanley AkpunonuMedical experts have warned of the spread of the untreatable variant of tuberculosis...

Zimbabwe: Govt Says to Fulfil Global Fund Part to Avoid U.S.$70 Million Loss

FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube has pledged government's commitment to pay the 5 percent requirement for the country to...

Building a TB-Free World feasible, Lancet Commission declares

Rapid, sustained declines in tuberculosis deaths in many countries during the past 50 years provide compelling evidence that...

thyssenkrupp wins major order for fertiliser plant in Egypt

thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has won a major order from the Egyptian chemical and fertiliser manufacturer NCIC (El...

Tanzania: Over 3m Children Under Five Have Birth Certificates – Rita

By Anne Robi in SingidaMORE than three million children under five years of age have been registered and...

Malawi to Make Health Services Record Keeping Digital – – Atupele

By Zawadi ChilungaMinister for Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said Malawi which has introduced national identity (IDs)...

Malawi: Pork Shortage – Pig Slaughter Ban Extended to June in Mchinji

By Sarah MunthaliDistrict Agriculture Development Office (DADO) in Mchinji has to extend a ban on slaughtering of pigs...

Liberia: My Heart’s Appeal Fetes Persons With Down’s Syndrome, Other Disabilities

opinion By David S. MenjorChildren and youth living with Down's Syndrome sang at the event held at the...

Malawi: Blantyre DHO in HIV and Aids Awareness Drive

By Alice MambosasaBlantyre — Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) in conjunction with National Construction Industry Council (NCIC), JHPIEGO...

Malawi: Lunzu Secondary School to Hold Prayers After Strange Illness On Female Students

By Nyasa Times ReporterLunzu Secondary School in Blantyre will this Sunday hold inter-domination prayer after some students are...

Sudan: Workshop for Implementation of International Health Regulations in West Kordufan

Al- Foula — The Administration of Emergency and Epidemic Control of the Ministry of Health and Social Development...