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Top Hospitals Running Out Of ICU Beds As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Top Hospitals Running Out Of ICU Beds As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Hospitals are running out of space in Intensive Care Units due to the Covid-19 pandemic that is spreading fast across the country. The facilities are fast getting overwhelmed with critically ill patients that need admission, forcing hospitals to set aside other rooms for the patients. This is despite the Ministry of Health introducing home-based care […]

Kenya, Uganda Pledge U.S.$6.5 Million To the Global Fund

Kenya, Uganda Pledge U.S.$6.5 Million To the Global Fund

Kenya and Uganda are among 11 countries to pledge $32 million to the Global Fund ahead of its annual fundraising scheduled for October in France. In its 2019 report, Global Fund–an international financing organisation that fundraises and disburses money for controlling and treating HIV and Aids, Tuberculosis and malaria–Kenya has pledged $5 million, coming behind […]

Ogun Trains 2,000 TBAs On Pregnancy Complications

Ogun Trains 2,000 TBAs On Pregnancy Complications

No fewer than 2,000 traditional birth attendants (TBAs) have been trained on pregnancy complications by the Ogun State Ministry of Health. A statement by the ministry’s information officers, Ebunlomo Taiyese and Adeniyi Akinbobola, at the weekend stated that the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, noted that the training became necessary in order to reduce […]

Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Vaccine For Teens In The Pipeline

Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Vaccine For Teens In The Pipeline

 The government through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children will start providing Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-vaccines to girls aged 9-13 years from next year in an effort to scale-up cervical cancer prevention and control strategies in the country. Speaking during the occasion to hand-over cervical cancer screening treatment equipment including 15 […]