Tag: health

Zimbabwe: Nurses Call Off Strike, Give Government 14 Day Ultimatum

HEALTH workers have called off their industrial action and given government 14 days to deliver on their demands...

Tanzania: State to Employ More Mental Health Experts

Dodoma — THE Ministry of Health has pledged that efforts are underway to strengthen provision of mental care...

South Africa: Repeal of Regulations Regarding Covid-19 Pandemic and Monkey-Pox – Minister Joe Phaahla

Statement by Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla on the repeal of regulations on notifiable medical conditions dealing...

South Africa: Paediatric Surgeons Take Care to a New Holistic High

When Jerome Loveland first stepped into the paediatric surgical ward of Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in 2006,...

Africa: Biotech Collaboration Paves Way for First African-Owned Covid-19 Vaccine

Last year South Africa became the first African mRNA Vaccine Manufacturing Hub. At the time, the World Health...

Mali: High Maternal Mortality in Mali Worsened By Rife Obstetric Violence, Social Superstitions

In Mali, the hashtag #lavieestsacrée (life is sacred) has become the symbol of a revolt against the country's...

Mali: Maternal Mortality – a Forgotten Tragedy

What does security mean for women when childbirth kills more Malian women than the security crisis? In Mali,...

Namibia: Lung Disease Breaks Out in Ohangwena

Ongwediva — The agriculture ministry has cautioned farmers and the public to be on high alert after the...

Zimbabwe: Parirenyatwa General Workers Earning ZW$5,000 Per Month

General workers at Parirenyatwa Hospital, who include groundsmen, cleaners, and cooks are reportedly earning as little as ZW$5,000...

Somalia: At Least 30 Children Died From Malnutrition At Kismayo Hospital

KISMAYO - About 30 children have died of malnutrition in Kismayo, the regional capital of Lower Jubba, south...

Namibia: Monkeypox – Namibians Urged to Remain Calm

The health ministry has reiterated its stance on triggering surveillance measures in lieu of the monkeypox outbreak in...

Namibia: Monkeypox – Namibians Urged to Remain Calm

The health ministry has reiterated its stance on triggering surveillance measures in lieu of the monkeypox outbreak in...

Africa: Over 12 Million Cases of Covid-19 Confirmed Across Continent

Harare — As of June 24, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  12,017,969 while 315,450,594 vaccinations...

Africa: A Frightening View – Inside the Eye of the ‘Hurricane of Hunger’

New Orleans — When I first met Dr. Roland Bunch, I have to be honest--he scared me. As...

South Africa: Fort Beaufort Provincial Hospital Is a Health Hazard

Eastern Cape Department of Labour issues an Occupational Health and Safety probation notice Fort Beaufort Provincial Hospital was...

Zimbabwe: Psmas Plans to Deviate Further From Core Business

Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) has mooted a plan to ratify deviation from their core mandate of...

Zimbabwe: HIV Fight to Benefit From Raised Age of Consent

The recent landmark Constitutional Court judgment aligning the minimum age of sexual consent to the age of marriage...

Rwanda: Over U.S.$1.9 Billion Raised Towards the Kigali Declaration Against NTDs

Over 1.9 billion USD have been raised so far, for the newly launched Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical...

Africa: Commonwealth Leaders Discuss Evolving Threat of Anti-Microbial Resistance

As the world is recovering from COVID-19 pandemic, it's crucial to remember that many of the measures needed...

Africa: Ghana Committed to Successful Implementation of Pan-African Vaccine Manufacturing Project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed Ghana's commitment to contribute to the successful implementation of the Pan-African...

Ghana: Study – Konkonte Fights Colon Cancer, Lowers Blood Sugar

Before we delve into the article, let me state that: Prof. Nyarkotey has strict sourcing guidelines and relies...

Gambia: MoH Validates National Medicines Policy

The National Pharmaceutical Services at the Ministry of Health with support from partners on Tuesday validated the National...

Gambia: Let’s Promote Breastfeeding!

Breastfeeding is crucial for the survival, nutrition and development of infants and young children and the health of...

Gambia: ‘We Want to Enter Quality Data, Right Beneficiary Households’

Programme manager at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) Focal Person for the Nafa...

Africa: Novartis Renews Commitment to Neglected Tropical Disease and Malaria Elimination, Investing Usd 250 Million Over Five Years to Research and Develop New Treatments

Novartis endorses the Kigali Declaration on neglected tropical diseases, pledging USD 250 million to advance R&D of new...

Africa: March to Kigali Movement With Over 300 Supporters Calls On Leaders to Eliminate Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (Ntds) in Africa

Every two minutes, an African child dies from malaria. The continent accounts for over 90% of global malaria...

Ghana: COVID-19 Expenditure – Govt Spent Gh¢12 Billion in 2020/2021 – Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said government spent GH¢12.036 billion on the coronavirus pandemic for the...

Ghana: Covid-19 Vaccination – The Fate of Migrants and Refugees

Under the breezy Kwame Nkrumah interchange sits Amina (not her real name). She leans against one of the...

Rwanda: President Akufo-Addo Participates in Sod-Cutting of Biontech Se Vaccine Facility in Rwanda

Vaccine manufacturing capabilities of Africa on Thursday received a boost following a ground-breaking ceremony for the establishment of...

Ghana: Probe Covid-19 Expenditure- – Speaker of Parliament Orders Two Committees

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has directed the Parliamentary Select Committees of Finance and Health...

Mozambique: Covid-19 – 96 New Cases, One Death and 75 Recoveries

Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Wednesday reported a further 96 cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease....

Africa: Monkeypox – Amid Uncertainty, Global Situation ‘Cannot Be Ignored’ Says Who Chief

Addressing the first meeting of the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee on Thursday over the global Monkeypox outbreak,...

Somalia: Nation Faces Climate Emergency and Famine As Fourth Rainy Season Fails

An unprecedented fourth failed rainy season with catastrophic hunger, disease and displacement has forced Somalia into a climate...

Rwanda: BioNTech Breaks Ground On First mRNA Vaccine Plant in Africa

The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has broken ground for the production site of its COVID-19 vaccine in Rwanda's...

Africa Leads Ground-Breaking Commitments to End Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases By 2030

Kigali, Rwanda — Global leaders led by African Heads of State have today announced the first in a...

Rwanda: World Leaders Gather At the Kigali Summit On Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases to Unlock the Potential for a Healthier World

June 23, 2022 - Today, alongside the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda, leaders from around...

Kenya: Pfizer Covid Vaccine Has Efficacy of Just 12 Percent? No, Screenshot of Global News Headline Fake

"Pfizer clinical trial data reveals the company's Covid vaccine has a 12% efficacy rate," reads the headline on...

Tanzania: Govt Measures On Covid-19 Boost Private Sector Credit

THE measures taken by the government to address the effects of Covid-19 on economic activities have contributed greatly...

South Africa: What’s Happening In South African News – June 23, 2022

Cape Town — First Case of Monkeypox Confirmed in South Africa The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)...

Namibia: Pandemic Treaty Does Not Exist – Shangula

Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has clarified Namibia has not signed any pandemic treaty at the recently concluded...