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Last Aid Agency Evacuates Town Due To Attack In C.A.R

Last Aid Agency Evacuates Town Due To Attack In C.A.R

Four patients have died and thousands are stranded without health care in an embattled Central African Republic town, after an attack forced the last charity working there to pull out. The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has evacuated its staff and suspended its programmes after its base in Bangassou was violently robbed on Monday […]

Kenya: Three Die of Cholera, Five Others Admitted In Hospitals

Kenya: Three Die of Cholera, Five Others Admitted In Hospitals

Nairobi was on Thursday evening on high alert after three people who all met and ate at a wedding in Karen on Saturday died of cholera. Five others including a foreigner are admitted to various hospitals in the city. The victims and patients were part of a larger group of about 400 guests who had […]

NOA Urges Nursing Mothers On Essential Family Practices

NOA Urges Nursing Mothers On Essential Family Practices

 The Abia State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Ngozi Uduma has called on communities, especially nursing mothers to imbibe Essential Family Practices (EFP) so they would not contact disease through unhealthy living. Dr Uduma listed some of the essential family practices to include exclusive breastfeeding, immunization of children, hand washing, oral re-hydration […]

Sanitary Pad Crowdfunding Unsettles Uganda’s Elite

Sanitary Pad Crowdfunding Unsettles Uganda’s Elite

Ugandan girls are missing school because they can’t afford hygiene products. Activists are helping out, but a crowdfunding campaign to buy millions of sanitary pads has fallen foul of the country’s authoritarian regime. Dozens of children, clad in their white and blue uniforms, are sitting at their desks in their classrooms. The bell ring rings. […]

Kenya: Counties To Build Breast Feeding Zones, Baby Care Centres

Kenya: Counties To Build Breast Feeding Zones, Baby Care Centres

All counties will be forced to build breast feeding and baby care centres in major towns to help working women attend to their children. The Senate Labour Committee chaired by Stewart Madzayo has supported a petition by two Kenyans seeking to ensure that — just like smoking zones — specific areas should be designated for […]

Woman Delivers 5 Babies After Fleeing Kenya Doctors’ Strike

Woman Delivers 5 Babies After Fleeing Kenya Doctors’ Strike

An expectant Kenyan mother who fled the doctors’ strike in her country and crossed into Tanzania to seek medical attention has delivered five babies in Kilimanjaro Region. Ms Bahati Tabu, a 37-year-old single mother from Taveta, gave birth to the quintuplets at Faraja Health Centre in Himo District on Sunday. However, four infants, all male, […]

Striking Medics Dismissed From Northern Sudan Hospital

Striking Medics Dismissed From Northern Sudan Hospital

 An academic hospital in northern Sudan has dismissed eighteen lab technicians who participated in a strike staged against the deteriorating working environment. Ten others were stopped from entering the hospital. Doctors of the Meck Nimir hospital in Shendi, River Nile, have denounced the dismissal of their colleagues. The stated that their demands are legit and […]

Uganda: Provide Better Healthcare for Women

Uganda: Provide Better Healthcare for Women

As we commemorate the 16days of activism against Gender based violence (GBV) priority should be on the right to health especially for the women. Women have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. This right is vital to their life and well-being, their ability to participate in […]

Tanzania: Muhimbili National Hospital Plans Free Hepatitis Treatment

Tanzania: Muhimbili National Hospital Plans Free Hepatitis Treatment

Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) plans to establish a diagnosis of hepatitis B virus and offer free treatment with Tenofovir medication to patients for five years effective next month. MNH’s John Lwegasha, speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, said Tanzania becomes the second country after Rwanda within the East Africa to control and treat the disease. […]

Liberian Nurses Learn To Spot Danger Signs In Babies As Healthcare Gets Shot In Arm

Liberian Nurses Learn To Spot Danger Signs In Babies As Healthcare Gets Shot In Arm

The Well Baby clinic in Buchanan is busy. But that’s not unusual. The clinic, a two-hour drive from Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, sees between 700 and 1,000 mothers and children each week. Nurse Cellian Fahncole sits in a consulting room off the main waiting room. She is examining a baby girl and asking the mother a […]

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