Home » Posts tagged with » Health care

Why It’s Hard To Stop Ebola Spreading Between People And Across Borders

Why It’s Hard To Stop Ebola Spreading Between People And Across Borders

Ebola has claimed around 1400 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo while there are reports that two people have lost their lives in western Uganda. The Conversation Africa’s Ozayr Patel asked Janusz Paweska about how the disease has spread and what can be done. How is Ebola spread between human beings? The source of primary human […]

Acute Encephalitis Outbreak In India Has Caused The Death Of Over 129 Children

Acute Encephalitis Outbreak In India Has Caused The Death Of Over 129 Children

While the precise causes of the outbreak are not known, a majority of medical professionals say it is linked to a ferocious heat-wave At least 129 children have now died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the town of Muzaffarpur in the eastern Indian state of Bihar since an outbreak earlier this month, a medical […]

Akwa Ibom Blames High Rate Of HIV/Aids On Influx Of Visitors

Akwa Ibom Blames High Rate Of HIV/Aids On Influx Of Visitors

The Akwa Ibom government has attributed the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the state to the influx of visitors. The Nigerian HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) shows that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country. About 5.5 per cent of the people living with HIV in Nigeria are in […]

Over Half Of Sex Workers In Zimbabwe Are HIV Positive -UN

Over Half Of Sex Workers In Zimbabwe Are HIV Positive -UN

At least 50 percent of sex workers in Zimbabwe are carrying the deadly HIV virus, a United Nations report has revealed. According to the report, at least 90% of sex workers in Southern Africa are female, although selling sex is also common among men who have sex with men and transgender people.  “More than half […]

Your Health Is The Key To Your Success In Business

Your Health Is The Key To Your Success In Business

Be honest: Are you working at your absolute peak? Just look at The Rock. Sure he’s charismatic and a strong actor, but how does he fly across the world to record back-to-back films with barely a moment to rest? It’s because he’s in incredible shape. The Rock gets the most out of his acting chops […]

WHO Deploys Nearly 4,000 Volunteers To Tackle Malaria In Borno And Adamawa States

WHO Deploys Nearly 4,000 Volunteers To Tackle Malaria In Borno And Adamawa States

 Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states. Across Jere, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Kukawa, Guzamala, Damboa, Mobbar and Mafa Local Government Areas (LGAs) […]

Zimbabwe Declares War Against Cholera

Zimbabwe Declares War Against Cholera

Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to come up with a lasting solution to the cholera outbreak in Harare and other parts of the country. The committee is chaired by Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo. Other members of the committee are ministers Obadiah Moyo (Health and Child Care), Mthuli […]

HPV Vaccines To Be Delayed In Kenya Due To Demands

HPV Vaccines To Be Delayed In Kenya Due To Demands

The national rollout of free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Kenya has been pushed to next year due to what an official termed high demand from countries across the globe. The rollout had been scheduled for this year. But the head of the National Vaccines and Immunisation Programme Dr Collins Tabu said the Global Alliance […]

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has called on the private sector to invest in Life saving interventions in order to save 3,277 women which constitute five percent that die yearly. The First Lady made the call yesterday at the Private sector advocacy meeting for investment in Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child, Adolescents Health and […]

Aisha Buhari Asks Private Hospitals To Reduce Charges

Aisha Buhari Asks Private Hospitals To Reduce Charges

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, on Wednesday urged private medical institutions in Nigeria to reduce the high cost of their services. According to a statement by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, the President’s wife made the appeal when officials of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria visited her at the Presidential […]

Page 1 of 3123