Health

Namibia: Over 150,000 Vaccines to Be Destroyed

The minister of health and social services, Kalumbi Shangula, said 154 595 doses of Sinopharm, AstraZeneca and Sputnik...

Egypt: Precautionary Measures, Vaccination Mechanisms to Face Omicron

Precautionary measures against Covid-19, vaccination campaigns as well as monitoring and analyzing the situation technically and scientifically are...

Egypt Reports 919 New Coronavirus Cases, 57 Fatalities

The Health Ministry said on Thursday night that 919 new coronavirus cases were detected in Egypt over the...

Egypt: Cabinet Reiterates Elderly, People With Chronic Diseases Prioritized in Covid Vaccination

Pensioners are prioritized to receive the Covid-19 vaccines as they are the most vulnerable to infection, the Cabinet...

Africa: Reproductive Health and Rights Activists From Over a Dozen Countries Unveil Call to Donors

At a virtual press briefing today, global health experts and activists — all current or senior fellows of...

Nigeria: Covid-19 – Nigeria Confirms 47 New Infections Thursday

The new cases have increased Nigeria's infection toll to 214,317. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has...

Mali: Sweden and UN Agencies Launch Multi-Year Project to Strengthen Food and Nutrition Security in Mali

The Government of Sweden, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's...

Liberia: Ambassador At-Large to Italy Declares Interest in Strengthening Research and Health Education in Liberia

Monrovia — The Liberia Ambassador at-large to Italy, Amb. Riccardo Milici has expressed interest in working with the...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Tunisia Logs 2 More Deaths and 198 Further Infections On Dec.1

Tunis/Tunisia — Two COVID-19 deaths and 198 infections were logged on December 1 from 4,458 tests (4.44% positivity...

Africa: Omicron Causing Sharp Rise in New Cases in S.africa, Top Scientist Says

Cape Town/South Africa — South Africa is facing an "unprecedented rise" in new COVID-19 cases over a short...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Over 6,000 Third Shots Administered On Dec.2

Tunis/Tunisia — 26,326 COVID-19 vaccines (12,897 first doses, 6,987 boosters, 6,261 third doses and 181 travel shots) were...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Epidemiological Situation Reassuring Thanks to National Vaccination Campaign (Ali Mrabet)

Tunis/Tunisia — The epidemic situation in the country is reassuring thanks to the efforts made in the National...

Nigeria: Lions Club Sensitises Community On Diabetes Awareness, Early Detection

Held in commemoration of the World Diabetes Day, 2021, the Lagos Ikoyi Lions Club recently embarked on a...

Zimbabwe: Omicron Now in Zimbabwe

The Covid-19 omicron variant has been identified in Zimbabwe, with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga urging citizens to be...

Ghana: Vestergaad,Nmimr Invests Over U.S.$1 Million in Malaria Combat

Vestergaard, a leader in the production of innovative and high-quality tools to improve healthcare in low and middle-come...

Cameroon: World Aids Day – Actors Urged to Remobilise Resources

The one-month activities to commemorate the day took place yesterday, December 1, 2021under the patronage of the First...

Kenya: Otoho Treated Me Well During Covid-19 Scare – Gor’s Ulimwengu

Gor Mahia forward Jules Ulimwengu says his hosts in the Republic of Congo treated him with respect during...

Nigeria: More Efforts Needed to Tackle SGBV in Nigeria – Aisha Buhari

Abuja — . The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has flayed the perceived nonchalance of...

Nigeria: Amina Muhammed, Others Call for Universal Vaccine Access to Mitigate Impact of Omicron, Other Covid-19 Variants

United Nations' Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, has said that vaccine inequality could cost African countries billions of...

Nigeria: Govt Convenes Special National Council On Health Meeting in Abuja

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), has convened a special National Council on Health (NCH) meeting, where all...

Nigeria: Covid-19 – Nigeria Should Be Ready for More Variants, If… . – Experts

Infectious Disease experts yesterday warned that Nigeria may record more COVID-19 variants if proactive measures were not put...

Ghana Marks World Aids Day in Accra

This year's World AIDS Day was yesterday celebrated in Accra with a call on Ghanaians to end the...

Africa: UN Condemns Travel Apartheid On Southern Africa

Joseph Madzimure and Farai Dauramanzi THE United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) have condemned travel restrictions...

Zimbabwe: Long Battle Still Ahead to Conquer HIV/Aids

With all the attention being paid to Covid-19, we sometimes forget that there are plenty of other diseases...

Zimbabwe: VP Urges Adherence to Who Protocols

The Ministry of Health and Child Care is still undertaking some genomic sequencing to ascertain the presence or...

Zimbabwe: ‘Quarantine Measures Will Help Protect Lives’

RECENTLY announced quarantine measures in the wake of a new Covid-19 variant by President Mnangagwa are meant to...

Africa: As Omicron Raises Another Dilemma for Africa

With the dawn of another variant of Coronavirus pandemic, known as Omicron, Nigeria is turn between sustaining its...

Liberia: USAID’s Direct Cash Transfer Program Helps Over 85,000 Vulnerable Liberians Cope With Economic Fallout From Covid-19

Monrovia — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) completed its Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) program today....

Africa: Swapping Probiotics for Antibiotics – How It Could Be a Game Changer for Chickens, and Us

In 1928, microbiologist Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin was hailed as a scientific breakthrough. In the nearly 100...

Africa: Covid, Conflicts Prompt UN to Make Record Appeal for Humanitarian Aid

Geneva — The United Nations is appealing for a record $41 billion to help 183 million of the...

Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta to Lead Kenyans in Marking World Aids Day

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Wednesday December 1 preside over the commemoration of the World AIDS day in...

Kenya: Leaders, Officials Urge Collaboration in Tackling Teen Pregnancies

Leaders from Isiolo, health officials and administrators have called for collaborative efforts in dealing with rising teenage pregnancies,...

Kenya: Turkana Farmers Embrace Groundnuts Production to Boost Income, Nutrition

It's 11am on a Tuesday at the Nanyee Irrigation Scheme and even the cruel sun beating down on...

Botswana Is First Country With Severe HIV Epidemic to Reach Key Milestone in the Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Brazzaville, Geneva, Nairobi — Botswana has become the first high-burden country to be certified for achieving an important...

Nigeria: Jigawa State Distributes Over Three Million Treated Nets to Vulnerable Populations

Dutse — The Jigawa State Government, as part of its malaria prevention/elimination strategies, has begun the distribution of...

UN Biodiversity Convention postpones in-person subsidiary bodies on post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Due to the uncertainties posed by the recent emergence of the Omicron variant, and the resulting travel measures...

PATH welcomes commitment by Gavi board to finance wider rollout of the world’s first malaria vaccine, RTS,S

PATH welcomes the decision by the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), to approve a malaria vaccine...

Zimbabwe: Change Priorities to Curb Food Losses

Unpredictable rainfall patterns and heatwaves are beginning to influence priorities for developing countries to direct more attention and...

Malawi TB Case Fatality Decreases As Global Rate Swells

The 2021 World Health Organisation Global Tuberculosis Report has revealed that for the first time in over a...

Namibia: Fighting a Double Battle

Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the past two years have presented unprecedented challenges on global healthcare systems,...