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SA's first Ebola case a training exercise

South Africa's first Ebola case has turned out to be a field simulation by the International Health Regulations (IHR) in Lesotho to test that country's preparedness.

2 days ago

How WhatsApp groups support Nigeria's nurse graduates

Around 12,000 students are enrolled in Nigeria's nursing schools each year. As it is in many health professions, these students often find it challenging after graduation when they search for and start their first job...

By Ademola Johnson Ajuwon & Christoph Pimmer 3 days ago

Fresh drive to close gaps on health issues facing women and girls

In Africa today women still die needlessly during childbirth. They also fall pregnant when they aren't ready, and don't want to get pregnant. And there are still many obstacles on their path to living full and fulfilled lives...

By Alex Ezeh 12 Nov 2019

We are gaining against TB but knowledge gaps remain

Important gains have been made in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB). Each year, fewer people are being diagnosed with the disease...

By Emily Wong, Al Leslie & Mohlopheni Jackson Marakalala 11 Nov 2019

Kenya launched HPV immunisation programme

Kenya has launched a national immunisation programme (NIP) for the human-papillomavirus (HPV - the main cause of cervical cancer.

24 Oct 2019

Climate change could increase the threat of malaria in Central Africa

Central Africa is fighting to maintain momentum in its battle with malaria in the face of various health challenges, climate change and other threats...

23 Oct 2019

Investing in health systems is the only way to stop the next Ebola outbreak

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently surpassed 3,000 infections...

By Emma Glennon & Freya Jephcott 22 Oct 2019

AI delivers mental health services to children and youth

Worldwide about 10-20% of children and youth experience mental disorders. However, it is often difficult to determine the causes behind these conditions, disorders and diseases...

21 Oct 2019

Valuable lessons from Nigeria's marathon effort to eradicate polio

The theme for World Health Day in 1995 was Target 2000 - A World Without Polio. I delivered a lecture titled Polio Eradication Race: Will Nigeria Finish Last? to mark the occasion. Finishing last seemed likely because in the 1990s Nigeria's routine immunisation rates were in the 30%-40% range for all vaccine preventable diseases...

By Oyewale Tomori 21 Oct 2019

Women using heroin in Kenya: why it's important to intervene early in life

Heroin is the main drug taken by injection in Kenya. Mostly found and used in Kenya's big cities - Mombasa and Nairobi - it's hard to know just how widespread heroin use is. But estimates range between 18,000 and 33,000 people...

By Catherine Mwangi & John Gachohi 18 Oct 2019

National leaders must step in to eradicate TB

Until national leaders step up, tuberculosis (TB) remains the single most lethal infectious disease globally, killing some 1.6-million people annually, surpassing even HIV/Aids...

18 Oct 2019

Study sheds new light on barriers to a cure for HIV

An international, collaborative study led by University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers has revealed an unexpected finding that could lead to better therapies towards reducing the HIV reservoir, a major barrier to developing a cure for HIV...

16 Oct 2019

More than 18-million Ugandan children to be immunised against measles, rubella and polio

Uganda is set to immunise more than 18-million children against measles and rubella, which amounts to 43% of the country's population...

15 Oct 2019

Robotic-assisted total knee replacements a first for Africa

A total knee replacement operation has been carried out using the state-of-the-art Mako robotic arm assisted surgery system for the first time in Africa...

10 Oct 2019

Outbreaks of measles: compounding challenges in the DRC

An outbreak of measles that began in early 2019 in the southeast corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now spread to all 26 provinces. Over 180,000 cases and more than 3,000 deaths have been reported...

By Matthew Ferrari 8 Oct 2019

Why it's dangerous for Tanzania to withhold information about Ebola fears

In the past few weeks there have been unofficial reports that some people in Tanzania, including one in Dar es Salaam, had died of what was suspected to be Ebola virus disease...

By Abdhalah Ziraba 7 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Curacel is tackling fraud in healthcare insurance

Curacel is a Nigerian startup that aims to fast track claims processing and detects fraudulent claims for health insurance companies in Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Oct 2019

Madagascar trial: how a simple pregnancy test can change lives

Not having access to affordable pregnancy tests profoundly affects women's lives. Without access to these tests, women are not able to confirm if they are pregnant. This leads to delays in getting prenatal care services...

By Alison B Comfort 3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Lessons from Rwanda on how trust can help repair a broken health system

Seven countries around the world - three of them in Africa - have made faster than expected progress over the past 15 years in reducing deaths among children younger than five...

By Agnes Binagwaho 2 Oct 2019

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