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WHO Supports the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health in the Proper Use of Medicines

WHO Supports the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health in the Proper Use of Medicines

The Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso is working to improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health services by operationalizing the Policies, Standards, and Protocols (PNP) recently updated by the Directorate of Family Health. In this regard, WHO has provided technical assistance to revising the National List of Essential Drugs with the integration of […]

Nairobi Staring At Full-Blown Covid-19 Health Crisis

Nairobi Staring At Full-Blown Covid-19 Health Crisis

Nairobi could be plunged into a full-blown health crisis with Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds set aside for Covid-19 patients almost full. Head of Infectious Diseases at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Dr Loice Ombajo raised concerns that health facilities in the capital are quickly running out of bed space with a surge in daily […]

Does The Coronavirus Still Exist?

Does The Coronavirus Still Exist?

First of all, let me congratulate you for making it to the post-COVID-19 era. Thank you for staying safe and staying healthy. It’s been a long time since the whole pandemic started and it has successfully but unfortunately affected a lot of activities. I’m so glad things are returning back to normal, I’m sure you […]

Kenya Police Arrest Prison Warden Over Rape Of Patient In COVID-19 Quarantine

Kenya Police Arrest Prison Warden Over Rape Of Patient In COVID-19 Quarantine

Kenyan police arrested a prison warden accused of raping a female patient in a COVID-19 isolation facility he was meant to be guarding, a police report said on Friday. It was the latest in a string of incidents highlighting substandard conditions at some government-run coronavirus treatment centre in the East African country. The attack may […]

Malawi Scores Highly On Global 90 – 90:90 HIV Targets

Malawi Scores Highly On Global 90 – 90:90 HIV Targets

Malawi has beaten the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAids) global HIV targets, a development that has given hope to the players that the country could be on the right path towards eradicating the epidemic by 2030. Dr Nyirenda telling journalists how Malawi is fairing.- Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times Dr Tenthani […]

Over 3,000 Killed by Deadly Virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo This Year – And It’s Not Ebola

Over 3,000 Killed by Deadly Virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo This Year – And It’s Not Ebola

Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people’s lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is ravaging the DRC with minimal publicity. That virus is measles. Although measles has a much lower mortality rate than Ebola (around 2% compared with around 60%), […]

Kenya Joins Ghana And Malawi To Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

Kenya Joins Ghana And Malawi To Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease that continues to […]

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 […]

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