Tag: health

Ghana: Ga North Municipal Hospital Lacks Infrastructure – Dr Caesar

The Medical Superintendent of the Ga North Municipal Hospital, Dr Victor Caesar, says the facility lacks adequate infrastructures...

Africa: The Rise of ‘Dr. Google’ – the Risks of Self-Diagnosis and Searching Symptoms Online

Virtual health care was adopted more widely during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people accessing health-care providers remotely....

Nigeria: Ebonyi Records Confirmed Case of Monkeypox

The Health commissioner said the state government is on top of the situation. The Ebonyi State Government on...

Nigeria: Monkeypox – Nigeria Records 60 New Cases in 19 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded an additional 60 suspected cases of monkeypox in 19...

Nigeria: Lassa Fever – Nigeria Records One Death, 13 New Infections in One Week

NCDC said in 2022, a total of 880 people have been infected with the virus across 100 local...

Nigeria: Kano State’s Health Security Roadmap – Evaluating Strengths and Gaps and Improving Health Systems

When Nigeria conducted a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) in 2017, there was no way of knowing that the...

South Africa: Communication Research Key to SA’s Pandemic Management

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Director-General, Phumla Williams, says robust communication research was crucial to South Africa's...

South Africa: North West Health Refutes Reports of Severe Medication Shortages in Facilities

Department refutes reports of severe medication shortages in facilities The North West Department of Health has noted with...

Nigeria Records 13 New Cases of Lassa Fever in 1 Week

The latest epidemiological report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country has recorded 13...

Ghana: MoH Sets RTI Unit to Improve Access to Information

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has become the first public institution to set up a Right to Information...

Ghana: President Launches New 10-Year National Youth Policy Framework in Accra

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the new policy framework to guide the implementation of interventions geared...

Gambia: SBNGambia, Businesses Commit to Invest in Nutrition

The SUN Business Network Gambia Chapter (SBNGambia) on Tuesday commenced a three-day re-convergence on nutrition commitment and Terms...

Gambia: Lack of Resources May Hamper Investigation of Rare Medical Condition

A retired Gambian public health specialist, Philip Saine, has lamented that the investigation of a rare medical condition...

Gambia: On Acute Kidney Diseases Among Children!

Promoting healthy lives and guaranteeing the well-being of all citizens is essential to sustainable development. Currently, the world...

Africa: Monkeypox – Experts Give Virus Variants New Names

A group of global experts convened by WHO has agreed on new names for monkeypox virus variants, as...

Africa: Intergenerational Solidarity and Adolescent Wellbeing

Ageism is an insidious and often an unaddressed issue in health, human rights, and development, and has bearings...

Nigeria: Monkeypox – Nigeria Confirms 15 New Cases As Men Account for Over 50% of Infections

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 31,799 Monkeypox cases have now been reported across...

Nigeria: Monkeypox – Virologist Urges Govt to Acquire Smallpox Vaccines

A Professor of Virology, Sunday Omilabu, has urged the federal government to acquire smallpox vaccines in the fight...

Africa: The Covid Lab Leak Theory Is Dead. Here’s How We Know the Virus Came From a Wuhan Market

My colleagues and I published the most detailed studies of the earliest events in the COVID-19 pandemic last...

Nigerian Hospital Cautions Against ‘Outbreak of Marburg Disease’

In a leaked internal memo on Friday, the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, notified the hospital community...

Nigeria: LifeBank, Nasarawa State Partners to Digitize Medical Oxygen Demand

LifeBank, a healthtech that enables hospitals to access medical supplies through its digital marketplace has signed a Memorandum...

Angola: How Angola is Training Nurses to Support Safe Birth During Emergencies

Namibe — "Working with women, my biggest challenge is to bring knowledge, because those who do not have...

Africa: Over 367 Million Covid19 Vaccines Administered Across Continent

As of August 12, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  12,112,877 while  367,540,612 vaccinations...

Ghana: GHS to Vaccinate High Risk Groups Against Monkeypox

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has hinted of possible vaccination against Monkeypox among high risk groups identified in...

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...