Health

Uganda: Young People and Noncommunicable Disease

Young people have always been critical drivers of change. From Soweto, where children rose up against apartheid, to...

South Africa: Covid-19 Currently At a Low Level in SA – Minister Phaahla

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has confirmed that there has been no rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalisation and...

South Africa: Monkeypox Outbreak Cause of Concern

While monkeypox is considered "low risk" in South Africa, the Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla says the high...

South Africa: Women Must Be Centre of Decision-Making as They Bear Brunt of #AfricaClimateCrisis

In honour of women's month, and as part of the country's drive to deal with the climate emergency,...

Africa: Over 370 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of August 19, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  12,124,181  while  373,195,217 vaccinations...

Liberia: Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Launches 12 Weeks Training On Psychosocial Support to SGBV Survivors

Monrovia — A 12-week training on psychosocial support to sexual gender-based violence survivors has been launched by the...

Ghana: ‘Adopt Measures to Make School Sanitary Facilities Sustainable’

Child Sanitation Diplomat, Miss Mawadatu Naziru, has urged the Ministry of Education to adopt practical measures to ensure...

Gambia: Pollution Made COVID-19 Worse!

As the novel coronavirus tears around the world, it's exploiting our biggest weaknesses, from creaking health care systems...

Africa: Friday Essay – How a Bike Accident Changed Me, By a Philosopher of Hope

Cycling once made me feel free unlike anything else. I loved the sensation of slicing through the air,...

Africa: A Dog Has Caught Monkeypox From One of Its Owners, Highlighting Risk of the Virus Infecting Pets and Wild Animals

A dog in Paris has caught monkeypox from one of its owners, both of whom were infected with...

Sierra Leone: MOHS Engages CSOs,Partners On COVID-19 Vaccination Support Project

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation, with support from Concern Worldwide, European Union and International Rescue Committee, has...

Africa: Millions More Children to Benefit From Malaria Vaccine

With malaria as one of the biggest killers of children under 5, the world's first vaccine against the...

Nigeria: NiMet Predicts Three-Day Rain, Thunderstorms From Friday

The agency says the northern parts of the country are still at risk of floods. Emergency agencies are...

Africa: WHO Expert Group Recommends Second Covid-19 Booster for Vulnerable Groups

Countries should consider giving a second COVID-19 vaccine booster to older persons, pregnant women, health workers, people with...

Kenya: Agha Khan University Hospital Receives Sh950 Million Grant to Speed Up Covid-19 Vaccination

Nairobi — Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) and the Aga Khan Health Services, East Africa have received...

Nigeria: CBN Halts Covid-Linked Relief On Loans, Takes Interest Rate Back to 9 Percent

Interest will no longer be five per cent on Anchor Borrowers, Commercial Agricultural Credits Scheme, Micro-Small and Medium-scale...

Africa: Mosquito Species From Asia Poses Growing Risk to Africa’s Anti-Malaria Efforts

The spread of the mosquito species Anopheles stephensi across Africa poses a significant problem to a continent already...

Africa: Mosquitoes – There’s Malaria, Plus 5 Other Diseases They Pass On to Humans

Most people instantly associate mosquitoes with malaria. But these tiny flying insects can transmit a number of other...

Kenya: Count on Us for Your Health Supplies, KEMSA Assures Governor-Elects

Nairobi — The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) has pledged to support the health promotion agenda at the...

Liberia: Fidelity Healthcare Seeks Partnership With Government

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fidelity Healthcare Services Incorporated says if Liberia's healthcare system would improve, there...

Ghana: MoGCSP Launches Early Childhood Development Campaign

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has launched an Early Childhood Development (ECD) campaign, in...

Ghana: NGO Moves to Strengthen Mental Health

The Art of Living, an international non-religious, non-profit organisation will host an event, to assist individuals in strengthening...

Ghana: USAID Organises Training On COVID-19 At Goaso

Goaso — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Strengthening the Care Continuum Project, on Tuesday held...

Ghana: Pharmacist Urges Public to Prioritise Rest

A Sunyani-based pharmacist, Mr Daniel Kusi Antwi, has urged the public to prioritise rest in their daily activities...

Ghana: The Agenda 111 Hospital Projects in Kukuom, Kenyasi Will Be Completed On Time – George Boakye

The Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr George Yaw Boakye, has disclosed that the Agenda 111 Hospital Projects have commenced...

Ghana: DVLA, GOA Partner to Provide Free Eye Screening Nationwide to Commercial Drivers

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) in collaboration with the Ghana Optometric Association (GOA) yesterday began a...

Mozambique: Over 7.5 Million Children Will Be Vaccinated Against Polio

Maputo — The fourth round of the polio vaccination campaign against polio in Mozambique, which starts on Thursday...

Mozambique: Covid-19 – 19 New Cases and 92 Recoveries

Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday reported a further 19 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory...

Africa: Covid Vaccine – How the New ‘Bivalent’ Booster Will Target Omicron

The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved a bivalent COVID booster vaccine, making it...

Africa: When Covid-19 or Flu Viruses Kill, They Often Have an Accomplice – Bacterial Infections

The 1918 influenza pandemic resulted in the loss of over 3% of the world's population - at least...

Ethiopia: News Analysis – Faltering Dreams: the Fight for Inclusivity

Addis Abeba — Social media has been ripe with stories of medical students facing salient administrational challenges, owing...

Tanzania: Govt Commits to Work With Stakeholders in Improving Community Health

DEPUTY Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology Mr Mathew Kundo has said that the government will continue...

Malawi Cholera Cases Rise Despite Vaccination Campaign

Blantyre — Despite a nationwide vaccination campaign that started in May, Malawi is struggling to contain a cholera...

Nigeria: Buhari Approves Three Additional Orthopedic Hospitals

The three orthopedic hospitals are to be sited in the North-east, North-central and South-south regions of the country....

Nigeria: Transitioning Polio Emergency Operations Centres to Strengthen Nigeria’s Health Security

Emergency Operations Centres, first used in Nigeria during the national polio response, were valuable assets in Nigeria's polio...

Nigeria: Health Insurance – NHIA, Four Universities Sign MOU On Capacity Development

The management of the Nigeria Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) yesterday entered into an agreement with four institutions in...

Gambia: First Lady’s Foundation Presents Medical Items to Bansang Hospital

As part of efforts to complement Government efforts in the health delivery system, the First Lady's Foundation through...

Africa: Life Expectancy Increases in Africa By 10 Years, but Not for All

The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised African countries for improvements in health services that have seen average...

Liberia: Weah to Build a New JFK Hospital

President George Manneh Weah has announced plans to construct a new JFK hospital in Monrovia, the government's largest...

Liberia: Rep Willie, Chinese Doctors Launch Community Health Initiative in Wee-District

Monrovia — Wee-Statutory District Representative Vicent Willie has with the support of ten Chinese Doctors launched a community...