Health

Tanzania: Experts Call for Efforts to Combat Nutritional Challenges

ENHANCING Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal and Child Health (ENRICH) programme, which was being implemented in Shinyanga and...

West Africa: Nigeria Least Committed in West Africa to Tackling Inequality Amid Covid-19 – CRI Index

Nigeria has been ranked as the worst performing country in West Africa in the global effort to defeat...

Zimbabwe: Resumption of Shows Turns Music Sector Into ‘War Zone’

The inactivity and 'income haemorrhage' caused by the Covid-19 national lockdown has triggered emotions among artistes, resulting in...

Africa: MSF Warns of Deadly TB Testing Gap Following Release of WHO Global TB Report 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) released today the 2021 edition of its Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report, featuring data...

Nigeria: Covid-19 – Nigeria Records Six Deaths, 226 New Cases Thursday

A total of 196,326 Nigerians have been discharged nationwide. Nigeria has recorded six additional fatalities from the coronavirus...

Africa: Stop TB Partnership Expresses Grave Concern Over WHO Global TB Report Findings and Calls for Increased Funding and Focus on Saving the Lives of Millions of People With TB

The Stop TB Partnership notes with concern the data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) as...

Kenya: Covid-19 Patients Stranded After NHIF Refuses to Pay

The national health insurer has paid Sh409 million for Covid-19 treatment, but only for public servants and police...

Kenyan Doctor At Centre of Ground-Breaking Malaria Vaccine

A top Kenyan scientist who participated in a ground-breaking medical research is confident of a malaria-free future after...

Malawi: Covid-19 Affects Housing Market

A report by an institution called Night Frank indicates that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the housing market...

Uganda: Why Govt Is Failing to Meet Covid Jab Target

By ESTHER OLUKA More than half of the 5.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines that Uganda has received...

Africa: US Donates 17 Million J&J Doses to African Union

Washington — The United States is donating 17 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to...

Tanzania: Kagera Records Impressive Performance On Covid-19 Vaccination

KAGERA region has recorded impressive performance on Covid-19 vaccination by administering 100 per cent of the doses which...

Africa: Ending Malaria in Africa Needs to Focus On Poverty – Quick Fixes Won’t Cut It

Globally more than 400,000 people die of malaria annually. Africa carries a disproportionate burden of the disease. In...

Nigeria, Others Reject Vaccine Passports for Air Travellers

Nigeria has joined the rest of African countries to reject the idea of imposing vaccine passports on air...

Nigeria: 14 Years Old Nigerian Emerges Winner of Hacey’s Initiative

A 14-year-old Nigerian girl, Miss Lawal Kasmot has emerged as the winner of this year's HACEY's Health Initiative....

Nigeria: World Sight Day – Poor Awareness, Inaccessible Eye Services Causing Blindness in Nigeria – Minister

"More than 2.2 billion people, quarter of the world's population - have a visual impairment, with four times...

Namibia: Vital Signs – Men Encouraged to Have Breast Examinations

Registered nurse at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) clinic, Sister Kristine Siseho told Vital Signs...

Namibia: Monthly Breast Exams a Necessity

It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do your breast exam monthly, yourself. Find out from your parents if...

Namibia: Local Cancer Apple Project Goes Digital – Web-Based Application to Offer More Options to Contributors

The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project was launched in Windhoek on Wednesday and this year the organisers introduced...

Africa: Vaccine Distrust Pervades Social Media Posts in Six African Nations

Cape Town — A new analysis of online content in six African nations referring to Covid-19 vaccines has...

Uganda: Two Suspects Held Over Fake Covid Certificates

Two men have been arrested as police investigate a racket behind the issuance of fake coronavirus test certificates...

Namibia: Kavango West Concerned Over High Teenage Pregnancy Rate

The Kavango West directorate of education has called for an increase in psychosocial support for the counselling needs...

Nigeria: Maternal Mental Health – a Reflection On World Mental Health Day 2021

A woman's body undergoes many changes through pregnancy, birth and postpartum that affect her in several ways. Until...

Nigeria: Govt Bars Unvaccinated Civil Servants From Work

The Federal Government has barred unvaccinated civil servants from work, with effect from December 1, 2021. The Secretary...

South Africa: National State of Disaster On Covid-19 Extended to 15 November

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has gazetted the extension of the National...

South Africa: 35 Percent of the Adult Population Now Vaccinated in SA

A total of 34.7% of the adults in South Africa have received at least one dose of the...

Tanzania: ATCL Launches New Routes Despite Covid-19 Tremors

AIR Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) will on the first week of November this year launch four new regional...

Tanzania: Shortage of Social Workers Worries Arusha Ded

ARUSHA District Executive Director (DED) Suleiman Msumi has decried shortage of social workers in addressing violence against the...

Tanzania: Health Experts Call for Innovations to Tackle Covid

SEVERAL health experts have called for health innovations that would bring new ways of provision of health services,...

Namibia: Sex for Money Fuels Kavango West Teen Pregnancies

The Directorate of Education in Kavango West says sex in exchange for money and a negative attitude towards...

Africa: Over 110 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of October 14, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,409,152 while over  110,520,032 vaccinations have...

Gambia: ‘Women, Girls Should Not Suffer in Accessing Health Service’

In her effort to provide high-quality care to patients and improve the health of Gambians people, Rohey Malick...

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Taught Us to Be Self-Reliant – VP

THE Covid-19 pandemic, which forced governments across the world to shut down their economies in a manner that...

Zimbabwe: Zim Inks Drugs Deal in Dubai

THE GOVERNMENT on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of Dubai's largest pharmaceutical companies, Intrapharm...

Uganda: Covid-19 Infections, Deaths Drop

By ESTHER OLUKA The number of Covid-19 infections and deaths has continued to decline with only an average...

Liberia: Health Facilities Closed in Nimba

Over lack of drugs and salary payment Liberia: The reported gradual closure of Sanniquellie's only government referral hospital,...

Nigeria: Anti Malaria Programme – Govt to Save U.S.$715,000 on Logistics, Data Collection

Newly introduced electronic data collection system will save the federal government about N293,700,000 in logistics cost out of...

West Africa: Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy Recognizes Diplomats Who Helped Defeat Ebola in West Africa

U.S. Department of State's "Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy" initiative will recognize Ambassadors Deborah Malac, John Hoover, Alexander Laskaris,...

Africa: Covid-19 Deaths At Lowest Level in Nearly a Year, WHO Reports

Although COVID-19 deaths continue to decline, vaccine inequity persists, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said...

Africa: UN Honours Henrietta Lacks, Whose Cells Transformed Medical Research Worldwide

For the past seven decades, the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman who died of cervical...