Health

South Africa: NGOs Were Unprepared to Take On Mental Healthcare Users, Testifies Former Gauteng Health Official

The former deputy director of the Gauteng Department of Health Mental Health Directorate, Hendricka Jacobus, was back on...

Africa: Continent Nears 10.5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

As of January 20, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  10,454,076 while over  206,241,490...

Nigeria: U.S. Latest Covid-19 Vaccines Arrive Nigeria

U.S mission in Nigeria on Monday welcome latest arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. US Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard visited...

Nigeria: Covid-19 – Nigeria Records One Death, 230 Fresh Infections Wednesday

NCDC also noted that the latest figure included backlogs of confirmed cases from Abia, Kebbi and Borno States...

Liberia: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Pledge U.S.$300 Million to CEPI for Covid-19 Pandemic Response and to Accelerate Epidemic Preparedness

The foundations call on world leaders to support the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to help end...

Africa: Three Pillars to Strengthening Health Systems in African Countries

Africa needs, and is ready for, nothing short of a new public health order, with systems better able...

Africa: How Covid Gave African Countries the Opportunity to Improve Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested Africa's public healthcare systems. It exposed weaknesses, gaps and inequalities - but also...

Malawi Records 9 Children With Drug Resistant TB

The National TB and Leprosy Elimination Program (NTLEP) has disclosed that the country has so far registered nine...

South Africa: US Billionaire Opens Covid, Cancer Vaccine Plant in South Africa

Cape Town — South African-born U.S. billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have cut the...

African Cities, Covid and Climate – Public Knowledge On Urban Planning Is Needed

African cities are rapidly urbanising and already experiencing considerable negative impacts of urbanisation. The production of urban spaces...

South Africa: Coronavirus Digest – South Africa Launches 1 Billion-Dose Vaccine Plant

A vaccine-manufacturing facility to improve Africa's ability to produce jabs for diseases including COVID-19 opened after an investment...

Africa: CORBEVAX, a New Patent-Free Covid-19 Vaccine, Could be a Pandemic Game Changer Globally

The world now has a new COVID-19 vaccine in its arsenal, and at a fraction of the cost...

Rwanda Acquires HIV Drugs Worth Rwf8 Billion

The Ministry of Health of Health on Wednesday January 19 acquired 349,393 bottles of Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Dolutegravir (TLD - B/90)...

Tanzania: U.S. Donates More Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Tanzania

TANZANIA has received over 1.6 million additional Pfizer BioNTech vaccine doses donated by the US government under the...

Namibia: Vaccine Hesitancy Worries Traditional Leaders

Northern traditional leaders expressed concern over the low vaccination update in northern regions as well as the high...

Namibia: Omicron May Herald End of Covid-19 – Experts

Health experts say Omicron might signal the end of the Covid-19 pandemic because it appears to be less...

Namibia: Tourists Feel Unsafe Among Unvaccinated

THE tourism industry says continued low vaccination rates in Namibia is painting the country as unsafe for visitors,...

Egypt: President El-Sisi Follows-Up On a Project for Establishing a High-Quality Medical Dressing Factory

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has been briefed on the details of a project to establish a factory...

AMAZING BEACH VIEWS! Surf, Swim, Sun, Walk In Durban South Africa

I hope you enjoy some of these videos that I made while in Durban, South Africa, showcasing some...

Nigeria: Plateau Records One Case of Lassa Fever Infection – Official

The commissioner noted that the patient was responding to treatment. The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Nimkong Lar,...

Nigeria: Govt Launches HIV Self-Testing, Pre-Exposure Communication Strategy

The Federal Government on Tuesday launched a national HIV self-testing (HIVST) and Pre-Exposure (PrEP) communication strategy. They are...

South Africa: In-Depth – Top 10 Health Issues to Watch in 2022

COVID-19 will continue to dominate headlines in 2022, but from National Health Insurance to the availability of a...

Nigeria: Covid-19 – Nigeria Records Six Deaths,163 Infections Tuesday

NCDC added that the FCT accounted for four of the six fatalities The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

South Africa: Class of 2021 Went Through Two Years of Disruption Due to Covid-19

The Class of 2021 was the first Grade 12 cohort to experience the harsh realities of the pandemic...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Over 11,000 Jabs Given On Jan.18

Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia administered 11,265 COVID-19 vaccines on January 18, including 4,242 first shots, 3,128 second doses, 3,868...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – Tunisia Logs 12 Deaths and 12,436 Infections On Jan.17

Tunis/Tunisia — 12 COVID-19 deaths and 12,436 infections were logged on January 17 from 43,340 tests (28.69% positivity...

Africa: Covid-19 – How South Africa Differs From the Rest of the Continent

Among African states, South Africa is often singled out as the mysterious exception because, according to official estimates,...

Ghana: 4 Childhood Cancers Added to NHIs List

Bolgatanga — Four childhood cancers have been added to the benefit package of the National Health Insurance Scheme...

Ghana: ‘I Manage Diseases, I Do Not Prevent Diseases’ By an Anonymous Medical Doctor

My attention has been drawn to a petition by eleven Ghanaian medical doctors to our President entitled "Petition...

Rwanda: Covid-19 – League Match Between Marines and Espoir Postponed

Local football governing body (Ferwafa) has postponed the league match between Marines and Espoir due to Covid-19 positive...

Liberia’s ‘Archaic’ Health System – allAfrica.com

The greatest pride and relief to the archaic health system will be that era when the nation's high...

Tunisia: Covid-19 – No Suspension of Classes in Schools and 5-Day Lockdown for Infected Students

Tunis/Tunisia — The Scientific Committee for the fight against the coronavirus decided, Tuesday evening during its periodic meeting,...

Tunisia: Bizerte-Covid-19 – One Death and 936 New Infected People

Tunis/Tunisia — One more death from COVID-19 has been reported in the governorate of Bizerte, bringing the total...

Gambia: People Lament Bed Shortage At Infant Ward 2

People accompanying patients at the Infant Ward 2 at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul have...

Gambia: Cuban Health Professionals in Gambia Applauded for Their Work

Banjul, Jan 16th, 2022- A group of health professionals that concluded their mission in The Gambia were last...

Ghana: Covid-19 – LCB Worldwide Ghana Fumigates Abossey Okai, Other Market Centres

LCB Worldwide Ghana Limited, a crisis management company, on Sunday, undertook a fumigation exercise of shops at AbosseyOkai...

Gambia: Floriculture Sector Grumbles Due to Covid-19

A sector that is mostly affected by Covid-19 is tourism and its vendors. Businesses have gone dry and...

Zimbabwe: Covax Delivers Its 1 Billionth Covid-19 Vaccine Dose

Features Editor COVAX last week delivered the 1 billionth Covid-19 vaccine dose. In a statement, the World Health...

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 – Zimbabwe Medical Awards Trust Introduces the Good Doctor Initiative

Features Writer A group of medical doctors has joined hands to launch an initiative meant to improve the...

Mozambique: Covid-19 – Positivity Rate Gradually Falling

Health authorities reported on 16 January that the positivity rate among people tested in Mozambique for the coronavirus...