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UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID has made available $82.1 million to improve sexual, reproductive health and nutrition services for women, adolescents and children in Zimbabwe. Most of this grant will finance health interventions implemented under the Health Development Fund while US$ 2.2 million will be for strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity to prevent, detect and […]

UN, WHO Team Up To Protect Health From Climate Change

UN, WHO Team Up To Protect Health From Climate Change

The World Health organization (WHO) and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew the two institutions’ joint commitment to tackle public health challenges emerging from rising temperatures and to help countries boost the efficiency of their response to climate change. The agreement coincides with the […]

Chevron Contributes US$5m To Global Fund To Reduce HIV Infections In Nigeria

Chevron Contributes US$5m To Global Fund To Reduce HIV Infections In Nigeria

In its continued commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS,tuberculosis and malaria in developing countries , Chevron Corporation, has contributed US$5 million to the Global Fund to reduce HIV infections in Nigeria especially the Prevention of Mother-To- Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Disclosing the contribution in Lagos, Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation, […]

Minister Wants HMOs Scrapped Over Alleged Mismanagement Of N531bn

Minister Wants HMOs Scrapped Over Alleged Mismanagement Of N531bn

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, wednesday called for the scrapping of Health Management Organisations (HMOs) operating under National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for among other things, failing to deliver on their health care mandate. He said a total sum of over N351 billion had been paid to the HMOs by the federal government […]

It’s Time To Value Our Midwives

It’s Time To Value Our Midwives

Each year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during pregnancy and childbirth. That’s about as many deaths as the entire population of Namibia. But if all women gave birth with a midwife in a facility capable of providing basic emergency […]

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Health Specialists Join Doctors Strike

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Health Specialists Join Doctors Strike

Zimbabwe government gynaecologists and obstetricians on Friday down tools in solidarity with striking state doctors, as the nationwide industrial action entered its third day, plunging the country’ health sector into a major crisis. In a letter to government authorities dated February 17, 2017 the specialists said they were unable to discharge their duties owing to […]

Judge Wasilwa Orders KMPDU Chiefs To Serve A Month In Jail

Judge Wasilwa Orders KMPDU Chiefs To Serve A Month In Jail

The labour court has jailed officials of the doctors’ union for contempt. Judge Hellen Wasilwa on Monday lifted the suspension on the one-month sentence she had imposed on the officials when they failed to comply with the court’s conditions. She had asked top chiefs of Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Unions (KMPDU) to call […]

Do A Proper Research Of This ‘HIV Cure’ Claims — Isaac Adewole

Do A Proper Research Of This ‘HIV Cure’ Claims — Isaac Adewole

The Federal Government has mandated the National Institute for Medical Research and the College of Medicine, Ibadan to do proper study of claims of HIV cure in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this on Monday in Ilorin at the Federal Government Town Hall meeting for the North Central Zone. A Nigerian professor, […]

Kenya: Nurses Go On Strike Again After Working for Barely Two Months

Kenya: Nurses Go On Strike Again After Working for Barely Two Months

Barely two months after calling off a nationwide strike, nurses are back on the streets. This is despite signing a collective bargaining agreement with governors and the Ministry of Health in December. Part of the deal was that nurses in job group M and above would get Sh15,000 in special allowances while those in job […]

Malawi Needs More Midwives Amidst Acute Shortage – Study

Malawi Needs More Midwives Amidst Acute Shortage – Study

There is an acute shortage of midwives in health facilities across the country with a total of only 3233 midwives against the required 23 637, a recent study by White Ribbon Alliance for safe motherhood revealed. Professor Maurine Chirwa of Prime Health Consulting which carried out the study said serving midwives were below World Health […]

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