IRIN launches Heroes of HIV film series
IRIN launches Heroes of HIV film series

IRIN Films has announced the launch of Heroes of HIV - series of short films on HIV/AIDS. Heroes of HIV profiles people involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

27 Aug 2009

Rwanda introduces vaccine for pneumococcal disease

KIGALI: International leaders in global health will join Rwandan government officials at a press conference in the coming days in Kigali to announce the first national immunisation programme against pneumococcal disease in a developing country.

28 Apr 2009

Zambia: Sanitation backlog to blame for high child mortality

LUSAKA: Dehydration caused by severe diarrhoea is a key cause of infant deaths in Zambia, a country with one of the highest child morality rates in the world, according to a new report by Zambia's health department.

By Kelvin Kachingwe 28 Apr 2009

Lacking safe water, children face ongoing risks

In Southern Sudan, where water is not just a basic survival need, but a game of risk, children fall victim to preventable water-borne diseases caused by contaminated water and poor sanitary conditions.

By Tracy Lee 1 Apr 2009

KENYA: New centre brings HIV services to truckers
KENYA: New centre brings HIV services to truckers

JOHANNESBURG: "Every trucker should know how to change a tyre and put on a condom," said Anisa Abdalla, a doctor in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, at the opening of a new "roadside wellness centre" offering HIV services to truck drivers and other transport workers.

1 Apr 2009

Mobile health saving lives in the developing world

Cell phones are now a common part of our everyday lives. But not only is the technology taken for granted, its wide-reaching potential is largely unrecognised. The technology that is found in cell phones and PDAs is currently being applied to improve health services in developing countries.

By Nicole McIntyre 9 Mar 2009

SADC ministers mark Malaria Day

Johannesburg: Health ministers from countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) are expected to convene at Mamfene in Mkhanyakude District, Northern KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 14 November 2008, to mark international Malaria Day.

By Gabi Khumalo 11 Nov 2008

Zambia closes border, following Arenavirus deaths in SA

LUSAKA: The Zambian government has closed its border to any refugees arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid health concerns about the haemorrhagic fever which has claimed the lives of four people in South Africa.

31 Oct 2008

China, Malawi sign health pact

Malawi and Chinese governments signed a health pact in Lilongwe earlier this week, that will see the two countries exchanging medical personnel.

By Gregory Gondwe 1 Aug 2008

7000 Malawians die of Malaria in 2007

Malawi's Health Minister, Khumbo Kachali yesterday disclosed that out of four million malaria cases Malawian hospitals dealt with in 2007, 7000 people lost their lives.

By Gregory Gondwe 1 Aug 2008

Food crisis, climate change, MDGs top G8 agenda

The global food crisis and climate change will be among the top issues on the agenda of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he attends the Group of Eight (G8) Summit in Japan this week.

7 Jul 2008

Malawi student developing a solar autoclave
Malawi student developing a solar autoclave

Malawi's University of Mzuzu final-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Energy is developing a solar autoclave, the first of its kind in Malawi.

By Gregory Gondwe 3 Mar 2008

Ghana requests more Cuban doctors

Ghana's Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama has asked Cuba to increase the size of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Ghana from 185 to 200, to boost their services in the rural areas.

18 Jun 2007

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