Health

Ghana Poised to Produce COVID-19 Vaccines… 1st Batch to Be Turned Out Early 2024

Proof'Ghana would by early 2024 produce its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in the country, the Director of...

Ghana: Increase Cataract Surgery Support

An eye specialist, Dr Thomas Tontie Baah, has appealed to the government to increase the GH¢350 it pays...

Africa: Cigarette Advertising Aggressively Targets Kids in Low – and Middle-Income Countries, a New Study Finds

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The world's largest multinational...

Africa: Enduring Colonialism Has Made It Harder to End the Covid-19 Pandemic

Rich countries are hoarding vaccine doses while poor countries become breeding grounds for new COVID-19 variants. The World...

Africa: Monkeypox Vaccines – What’s Available and Why They Aren’t a Silver Bullet

In July 2022 the World Health Organization declared the recent current monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency. Since...

Africa: Tobacco Harm Reduction – Still a long way to go?

The topic of tobacco and more specifically tobacco harm reduction is highly volatile and considering recent studies on...

Gambia: WTS Vet United Holds Training On Animal Welfare

Welttierschutzstiftung (WTS) Vets United, a registered animal welfare charity recently convened a four-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on...

Ghana: RCC, GHS to Reverse Negative Health Indicators – Upper East Regional Minister

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Stephen Yakubu, has asserted that the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council (UERCC)...

Africa: Why Doesn’t Monkeypox Have a New Name Yet?

As monkeypox vaccination programs roll out and health authorities release information about how to reduce the spread of...

South Africa: The Right to Food – Activism and Litigation Are Shifting the Dial in South Africa

Even before the pandemic and the recent global rise in food prices, millions of South Africans were hungry....

Kenya: Lancet Kenya Slashes Covid-19 Test Charges

Nairobi — Pathologists Lancet Kenya has announced a 28 per cent reduction in Covid-19 test costs for all...

Nigeria: Sick Public Office Holders Must Be Treated in Nigeria – Falana

"Enough of health tourism. Anybody who holds public office must be treated in Nigeria for any health challenge....

Africa: Young Workers Have Been Hit Hardest By Covid Fallout, Says UN Labour Agency

The number of young people globally who can't find a job this year is set to reach 73...

Nigeria: Fulani Community in Kaduna Accepts Polio, Covid-19 Vaccination

Fulani community in Makarfi local government area of Kaduna State has expressed readiness to accept health interventions from...

Seychelles: IFRC to Support Seychelles’ Red Cross Society in Fight Against Covid-19

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will support 47 Red Cross and Red...

Tanzania: 70% of Ruvuma Residents Got Covid-19 Jabs

RUVUMA Region has successfully provided Covid-19 vaccines to 70 per cent of the targeted 957,938 residents, it has...

Ghana: Increase Tariffs On Cataract Surgery Under NHIs – Dr Baah

An Eye Specialist, Dr Thomas Tontie Baah, has appeal to the government to increase the tariffs it pays...

Africa: Monkeypox Can Become Endemic – Here’s How It Can Be Stopped in Its Tracks

Since May of this year, more than 26,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide - prompting the...

Rwanda: New Africa CDC Initiative to Support Rwanda’s Vaccination Efforts

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has commenced the implementation of the Saving Lives...

Mozambique: Risk of New Pandemics Before the End of Covid-19

Maputo — Mozambique's National Health Institute (INS) has warned of the risk that new pandemics may appear before...

South Africa: Women in Health – ‘I Don’t Like Seeing Anybody Treated Unfairly’ – New Leader of HIV Clinicians Society

Describing her new job as CEO of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, Juliet Houghton quotes the late...

Ghana: Myhelp-Yourhelp Foundation Provides Free Health Screening At Ashaiman

MyHelp-YourHelp Foundation, a Christian charitable organisation (NGO) with focus on education, health and social services has organised a...

Ghana: ‘Hypertension Education Must Be Given Urgent Attention’

Tema — A Specialist Family Physician, Dr Mrs Lenusia Ahlijah, has advised every adult, especially those above the...

Gambia: EFSTH Reports Rare Medical Condition Already Causing Death Among Children

The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul yesterday reported the detection of a rare medical condition...

Gambia: PHO Confirms Reduction of Malaria Cases in URR

As part of their quest and efforts to eliminate malaria, the malaria control unit has embarked on a...

Gambia: Mayoress Lowe Extends Magnanimity to Banjul Flood Victims As Cases of Diarrhoea Reported

Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul over the weekend embarked on a series of visits to flood...

Gambia: Together Gambia Can Eradicate Malaria!

Malaria is a serious health concern that used to threaten the lives and livelihoods of communities in the...

Ghana: €2m COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake Campaign Launched

A €2million funded national COVID-19 vaccination campaign aimed at increasing vaccine uptake and improving conditions for the effective...

Ghana: ‘Inadequate Blood Supply Cause of Maternal Mortality’

The Medical Director of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Dr Emmanuel Srofenyoh, has said inadequate blood supply to...

Mauritius: Minister Jagutpal Underlines the Benefits of Exclusive Breastfeeding

Community talks on exclusive breastfeeding and its benefits in the context of the World Breastfeeding Week 2022 were...

Africa: Biden Administration Announces Key Actions and Implementation Plan to Increase Vaccine Supply

FDA Emergency Use Authorization allows for alternative dosing regimen; increases JYNNEOS supply by up to five-fold Combatting the...

Africa: Why Am I So Tired and When Is It Time to See the Doctor About It? A GP Explains

Everyone feels tired sometimes. But how do you know whether your tiredness is a problem worth seeing a...

Africa: Sex Work Is Real Work – Global Covid-19 Recovery Needs to Include Sex Workers

During the pandemic, business shifted from in person to work-from-home, which quickly became the new normal. However, it...

Africa: New Covid Variants Could Emerge From Animals or From People With Chronic Infections – but It’s Not Cause for Panic

As the COVID pandemic rolls on, we're becoming all too familiar with the continued emergence of new variants....

Liberia: Gov’t Blamed for Increasing COVID-19 Cases

Liberia is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases since the new variant hit the country a few weeks...

Africa: How Does Monkeypox Spread? An Epidemiologist Explains Why It Isn’t an STI and What Counts As Close Contact

Monkeypox is caused by a virus that, despite periodic outbreaks, is not thought to spread easily from person...

Kenya: Bringing Specialist Telemedicine to Children of Rural Kenya

Nairobi — New telemedicine technology, Daktari Smart, aims to mitigate the gap between child patients and medical specialists...

Malawi: Macra in the Process of Developing E-Waste Strategy to Protect Environment and Citizens’ Health

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is in the process of developing an E-waste strategy to address issues of...

Nigeria: Govt Launches Strategy Against Low Covid-19 Risk Perception, Vaccination Bottlenecks

The Federal Government Monday launched a strategy to enable Nigeria to overcome low COVID-19 risk perception and address...

Africa CDC Saving Lives and Livelihoods Initiative Commences Implementation in Nigeria

Implementation begins as Federal Government launches SCALE 3.0 mass vaccination campaign The Africa Centres for Disease Control and...