Health

South Africa: Suspected Parliament Arsonist’s Covid-19 Isolation and New Charges Delay Bail Hearing

Charges against suspected Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe have been consolidated. The main charge is housebreaking with intent to...

Africa: What Makes Young People Accept Help to Stay Well – a Review of Interventions in Africa

Anyone who has ever tried to convince an adolescent to behave a certain way is likely to be...

Ghana: MDC Works On Policy Reforms for Doctors in Ghana

The Medical and Dental Council (MDC) is working on a number of policy reforms in line with professional...

Ghana: Public Alerted About Outbreak of Avian Influenza in W/Region

Takoradi — The Western Regional Directorate of Public Health has alerted stakeholders and the public about the outbreak...

Liberia: Grand Bassa Supt. Impressed With Improvements At Arcelormittal Buchanan Hospital

The Superintendent of Grand Bassa, Hon. Janjay Baikpeh has expressed satisfaction over the renovation and upgrades taking place...

Nigeria: Lassa Fever – Nigeria’s Death Toll Rises to 11 in Two Weeks

Cumulatively, from the first week to the second week of 2022, 96 people have been infected by Lassa...

Nigeria: Covid-19 – Nigeria Records Six Deaths, 123 New Infections Thursday

The confirmed cases have increased Nigeria's infection toll to 251,694, with active cases of currently standing at 23,174....

Egypt Records 1,403 New Coronavirus Cases, 22 Deaths

The Health Ministry said Thursday that 1,403 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed...

Egypt Receives 667,100 Doses of Astrazeneca Vaccine – Minister

Higher Education Minister and Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said Egypt received on Thursday 667,100 doses of...

Ghana: GHS Administers 9.3 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses So Far

A total of 9.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the country as of Monday, the...

Africa: Over 9.3 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

As of January 21, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  10,485,879 while over  204,551,125...

Rwanda: Statistics Show Decline in Covid-19 Spread

Over the past two weeks, the trend of statistics of daily updates from the Ministry of Health indicates...

Tunisia: Coronavirus – 515 People Test Positive in Ben Arous

Tunis/Tunisia — The governorate of Ben Arous has recorded 515 further cases of infection by the Coronavirus, following...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Quarantine Period Set At 5 Days, Negative PCR Test Not Required to Return to Work – MoH

Tunis/Tunisia — The Ministry of Health has updated the quarantine period and the modalities of resumption of work...

Gambia: ‘Gambia Yet to Have Specialised Drug Treatment Facility

Ousman Saidyba, public relations officer and head of Drug Demand Reduction Unit at the Drug Law Enforcement Agency...

Tunisia: Ben Arous-Covid-19 – 515 People Tested Positive

Tunis/Tunisia -- The governorate of Ben Arous has recorded 515 further cases of infection by the Coronavirus, following...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Sanitary Lockdown Period Set At 5 Days, Negative Pcr Test Not Required to Return to Work (Moh)

Tunis/Tunisia — The Ministry of Health has updated the period of sanitary lockdown and the modalities of resumption...

Tunisia: Coronavirus – Six More Deaths, and 575 Infections Recorded in Sfax

Tunis/Tunisia — Six people died of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours in the governorate of Sfax,...

Tunisia: Siliana-Covid-19 – Two Deaths, 124 More Cases of Infection

Tunis/Tunisia — The governorate of Siliana has recorded two additional fatalities due to the Coronavirus over the last...

Uganda: Covid-19, Poverty Widen Education Gap in Uganda

Kampala — Uganda reopened schools this month after a nearly two-year shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Africa: West Africa – Extreme Poverty Rises Nearly 3% Due to Covid-19

Extreme poverty in West Africa rose by nearly three per cent in 2020, another fallout from the COVID-19...

Tanzania: Covid-19 Affects Tanzania, Pakistan Trade

TANZANIA and Pakistan import and export trades have considerably gone down last year impacted negatively by Covid-19 pandemic....

Nigeria: 3 Out of 10 Nigerians Are Mentally Sick – Reps

Abuja — House of Representatives has said that 3 out of every 10 Nigerians have one form of...

Africa: Antibacterial Resistance Overtakes HIV, Malaria to Become Leading Cause of Deaths

Nairobi — New estimates reveal that at least 1.27 million deaths per year are directly attributable to antimicrobial...

Nearly half a million people die as resistance to anti-biotic medicines rise in Africa

Nearly half a million people in Sub-Saharan Africa died in 2019 due to rising resistance to anti-biotic medicines,...

South Africa: Over 4,000 New Covid-19 Cases Recorded in SA

A total of 40 654 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, with 4 322 new cases being identified in...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Curfew Imposed in Kef Due to Worsening Health Situation

Tunis/Tunisia — The Kef local committee to combat natural disasters decreed on Thursday a two-week curfew from 10...

South Africa: NCCC Considering Way Forward On National State of Disaster

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is considering whether or not the country will...

Africa: New Vaccine Manufacturing Campus Is Proof That Africa Will ‘Stand On Our Own’ – President Ramaphosa

The launch of the Nant South Africa vaccine manufacturing campus on Wednesday marks the inception of the first...

South Africa: Debating the Vaccine Mandate – Critical to Ensure the Public Are Heard

Although public consultations on mandatory vaccinations are undoubtedly taking place, they are not necessarily broadly representative of the...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Medenine Logs 3 More Deaths and 530 Infections

Tunis/Tunisia — Three COVID-19 deaths (all unvaccinated) were logged in the past 24 hours in Medenine, taking the...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Closures No Longer in Effect, Quarantine for Those Testing Positive -Higher Education Ministry

Tunis/Tunisia — The Higher Education and Scientific Research Ministry said those who test positive for the coronavirus need...

Tunisia: First Case of Florona Disease in Young Man From Medenine

Tunis/Tunisia — Member of the Scientific Committee to Combat the Coronavirus and virology professor Mahjoub Ouni on Thursday...

Kenya: MoH to Install Sh2.5 Billion Vaccine Plant at Kemsa Facility in Nairobi

Nairobi — The Ministry of Health has announced plans to set up a vaccine manufacturing facility in Nairobi...

Kenya: It Is ‘Afya House’ Now, Not ‘Mafia House,’ CS Kagwe Says of Health Ministry Reforms

Malindi — Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe now says drastic reforms at the Ministry of Health have borne...

Ghana: Grohe Commits to Healthier Urban Landscape Post Covid-19 Pandemic

Grohe, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, says it is committed to helping...

Ghana: FBN Bank Engage in Health Walk

FBN Bank Ghana on Saturday engaged in a health walk to commemorate the opening of its new branch...

Tunisia: First Aid Finally Reaches Tonga

Nuku'alofa/Tonga — The first aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies arrived in Tonga on Thursday, five days after the South...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Tunisia Logs 14 Deaths and 12,698 Infections On Jan.18

Tunis/Tunisia — 14 COVID-19 deaths and 12,698 infections were logged on January 18 from 37,071 tests (34.25% positivity...

Uganda: Fruit Farmers Want Law to Regulate Use of Pesticides

Catherine Nakato Fruits and vegetable farmers have expressed fear that the increasing use of chemicals as pesticides could...