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Aids Deaths Reduce By 60% In Nairobi

Aids Deaths Reduce By 60% In Nairobi

Aids-related deaths in Kenya have dropped by about 55 per cent from 60,000 in the last nine years to 28,000 last year according to the World Aids Report 2019 released on Wednesday. Additionally, new infections reduced by 51 per cent over the same period from 100,000 in 2013 to 49,000 currently. The country’s HIV and […]

Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion A Year – WHO

Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion A Year – WHO

The World Health Organisation has launched a new report titled “A Heavy Burden – An Indirect Course of Illness in Africa” at the second Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cape Verde. “This report will help to establish a link between ill health and gross domestic products building upon a growing body of evidence, it presents country specific […]

What’s the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

What’s the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

Think back to when you first heard the term sexually transmitted disease (STD). Middle school, right? Probably in a classroom where giggles and darting eyes abounded, sandwiched between information on where babies come from and the lowdown on your period. But fast-forward a few years (to, like, now) and all of a sudden everyone is […]

‘Nigeria Loses 3,000 Women, Children To Preventable Diseases Daily’

‘Nigeria Loses 3,000 Women, Children To Preventable Diseases Daily’

Nigeria loses 3,000 children and women daily to preventable diseases due to poor access to basic healthcare, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said. Mr. Shuaib said some the children die before their fifth birthdays because of the country’s poor health system. Speaking at a workshop on […]

Africa: Dispel Rumours to Fix Immunisation’s Image Problems

Africa: Dispel Rumours to Fix Immunisation’s Image Problems

Vaccine programmes can trigger fears of conspiracies and oppression. It’s time they got more collaborative. The world is becoming more crowded. People flock to cities, millions flee smouldering conflicts in refugee camps, and some countries experience population booms. As people’s space for living, building and farming shrinks, the challenges go beyond providing shelter, infrastructure and […]

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

10 symptoms of cancer you could be missing

A lump in the breast, sudden weight loss and blood in the stools. We think we know the signs of cancer. Except we don’t – and now experts are encouraging people to be more aware of less-known symptoms that could signal early disease and report them to their GPs. In the UK, one in two […]