Suspected poacher trampled to death by elephants in South Africa
A suspected poacher was trampled to death by a herd of elephants in South Africa's Kruger National Park on Saturday, according to a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna's vaccine booster shot that protects against South African variant will be ready by FALL
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said the company has been testing three coronvirus vaccine booster shots in parallel and says the goal is to have a third dose be availbale in fall 2021. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the Indian, Brazil, South Africa and UK variants?
Cases are being found in the UK and the changes the virus is undergoing are concerning. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspected poacher trampled to death by elephants in South Africa
Three individuals, suspected of attempting to poach rhinos, were trying to outrun park rangers when they encountered a breeding herd of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 118,000 Across Continent
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of April 19, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,431,640   while over 9,263,298 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: FM Stresses Importance of Concerting Int'l Efforts Against Coronavirus
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed Saturday 17/04/2021 the importance of concerting the international efforts for fighting the coronavirus pandemic and providing its vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Tuberculosis On the Rise in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Sudanese Ministry of Health has sounded the alarm about the growing number of tuberculosis cases in the country. The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic in Sudan in March last year reached 31,790. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Cairo - Confronting Coronavirus Requires Benefiting From Manufacturing Capabilities of Developing Countries
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Permanent Representative at the United Nations Office in Geneva Ahmed Ehab Gamal el Din has stressed the need to benefit from untapped manufacturing capabilities of some developing countries in a way that helps increase the global production of vaccines, and bridge the gap between demands for vaccines and their global supply. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt Reports 841 New Coronavirus Cases, 42 Fatalities
[Egypt Online] The Health Ministry said Friday 16/04/2021 that 841 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 214,639. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Curfew Roadblocks Illegal, Could Spread Covid-19, Say Experts
[Nation] The overzealous enforcement of the night curfew on Saturday amounted to illegal detention and collective punishment that could have exposed thousands to Covid-19, legal and health experts charged yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Arrest Galore in Covid-19 Funds Abuse Scandal
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Blantyre have arrested former director of information Mzati Nkolokosa, Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services deputy director-general, Pedusiane Makalamba, principal accountant Keith Chikonda, and Blantyre City Council chief fire officer, Prescott Sailesi for their implication in the K6.2 billion investigative audit report on Covid-19 Response Funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 Infections Increase By 1,089
[SAnews.gov.za] A total of 31 425 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Sunday, with 1 089 new cases identified, the Health Department reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MP Thoko Tembo Joins Malaria Fight in Neno - to Distribute K1.5m Worth of Mosquito Nets
[Nyasa Times] Member of Parliament (MP) for Neno North, Thoko Tembo, has joined forces with Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI) in addressing gaps in malaria fight and provision of primary healthcare in Neno district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt Holds Conference On Covid's Impact On Human Rights, Building Post-Pandemic World
[Egypt Online] The Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS) is organizing a conference on "Human Rights: Building the Post-Pandemic World" on Thursday, 8 April, to tackle the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Five patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Asmara (4), Central Region; and, Adi Quala (1), Southern Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Surviving a Deadly Outbreak of Covid-19 in a Convent
[UN News] A 77-year old nun from the southern African country of Lesotho has been telling the UN how she survived a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in her convent and why it's important to embrace the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central Africa: Soaring Food Prices, Conflicts Driving Hunger, Rise Across West and Central Africa - WFP
[UN News] More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an "explosive mix" of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Infections of South African and Kent variants in those vaccinated have already been recorded
Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser for NHS Test and Trace, reassured that vaccines were a 'primer' for the immune system and would help reduce hospitalisations and deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Governor Zulum Receives First Jab of Covid-19 Vaccine
[Premium Times] The governor did not take his jab, until about a month after his deputy had his first shot. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Unveiling the National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition Security in Kenya
[Nation] Sponsored by Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Surprise Bundle of Joy for Woman Who Expected Four Babies
[Nation] A Kisii woman who thought she was pregnant with four babies was on Friday pleasantly surprised after she gave birth to quintuplets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Jubilee Holdings Defies Covid-19 to Net Sh4 Billion Profit
[Nation] Jubilee Holdings has posted 1.74 per cent growth in net profit for last year to Sh4.087 billion, bucking a trend of losses and fall in earnings witnessed in the insurance sector due to Covid-19 disruptions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Vaccinates 16,630 People Against Covid-19
[The Point] The Gambia's Ministry of Health says it has vaccinated 16,630 people against COVID-19 with COVISHIELD (AstraZeneca vaccine) as of 9th April 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Education Minister Mathema Threatens Sanctions Against Schools Violating Covid-19 Protocols
[New Zimbabwe] Education Minister Cain Mathema has warned drastic measures will be taken against Zimbabwean school authorities who fail to disclose possible risks or do not comply with government directives aimed at managing Covid-19 situations at any local school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central Africa: Millions in West, Central Africa Facing Hunger Emergency - WFP
[VOA] Geneva -- The United Nations World Food Program warns that millions of people in West and Central Africa are facing catastrophic levels of hunger driven by conflict and soaring food prices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Reports Major Rise in Teen Pregnancies During Pandemic
[VOA] Harare -- Zimbabwe's government this month reported a major increase in teenage pregnancies in January and February. Advocates are blaming the rise from previous years on coronavirus lockdowns and poverty. Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare, Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Continue Using Coartem to Treat Malaria - RBC
[New Times] Although one component of coartem, a drug used to treat malaria is weakening, there are no plans to discontinue its use because its effectiveness is currently undisputable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 77%of Kenyans Say Covid-19 Pandemic Has Affected Livelihoods
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- A survey by Infotrak now shows that 48 percent of Kenyans want the government to address the state of economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Uhuru Celebrations Show Resilience Amid Covid-19
[The Herald] People from various walks of life yesterday celebrated the 41st Independence Day in various ways in their localities, with a few gatherings being witnessed, while the majority followed proceedings from State House on television and virtual platforms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Weighs Down African Sun
[The Herald] Hospitality group, African Sun Limited, recorded a depressed performance for the year to December 2020 due to low demand for travel, tourism and hospitality services as a result of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effects   of rural-urban residence and education on intimate partner violence among women in Sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of health survey data - Nabaggala MS, Reddy T, Manda S.
This study used meta-analysis to obtain poo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

South Africa: Hundreds of Patients Evacuated in Johannesburg Hospital Fire
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Nearly 700 patients were evacuated on Saturday from Johannesburg's Charlotte Maxeke Hospital because of a fire in parts of the facility, AP reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Jalang'o Urges Artists to Leave Nairobi 'Lockdown'
[Nairobi News] Media personality Felix Odiwuor has urged fellow artists who are struggling to earn a living to relocate from Nairobi or risk starving to death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Scientists Protest Exclusion From Malaria Fund
[Nation] African scientists have protested a global health funding imbalance following an announcement of a $30 million (about Sh3.2 billion) grant allocated to foreign research firms to conduct malaria research in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Regulator Recommends Restarting J & J Covid-19 Vaccine Jabs
[RFI] Authorities in South Africa should lift a suspension of use of the Johnson& Johnson Covid-19 vaccine if a number of conditions are met, the country's health regulator has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Who is selling and trafficking Africa's wild meat?
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study classifies different types of wildlife traffickers and sellers in two of Central Africa's growing urban centers, providing new insight into the poorly understood urban illegal wildlife trade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID clinical symptoms, CT scans/X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives: Experts
According to government data till April 15, a total of 1,189 samples have tested positive for 'variants of concern' of SARS COV-2 in India which include 1,109 samples with the UK variant, 79 samples with South African variant and one sample with the Brazil variant. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’m Awash In Pandemic-Fueled Gratitude and Taking a Solitary Cross-Country Road Trip
Well hello! A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday for free. And write to me at Susanna@Time.com A Solitary Road Trip and Some Hope For Grace Next week I’m going to pack up my little snoring dog and drive from Brooklyn to Los Angeles all by my vaccinated self. It’s somewhat insane, especially if you know how slowly I drive. But like lots of things we’ve been waiting months to do, the idea of seeing any vista beyond my neighborhood is ridiculously thrilling. I’m awash in pandemic-fueled gratitude. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

France restricting travel from 4 countries to curb variants
France is imposing entry restrictions on travelers from Argentina, Chile, South Africa and Brazil in hopes of keeping out especially contagious coronavirus variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent's Vaccination Rollout Off to Slow Start
[DW] African countries have been vaccinating their populations against COVID-19 for weeks, but progress has been slow. Supply problems, confusion over vaccination schedules and fears of side effects are causing delays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa health regulator recommends resuming Johnson & Johnson vaccinations
Country followed US in pausing single-shot rollout over concern about rare blood clots (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Naspers Has a $100 Billion Headache
Africa’s largest-listed company is struggling with a remarkably successful investment it made years ago in Tencent—that is, how to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Motorists Flouting Night Curfew in Nairobi Forced to Stay On the Road Until Midnight
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Motorists caught up in the COVID-19 night curfew of 8pm to 4am in Nairbi were forced to stay on the road until after 11pm. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Economy to Fully Reopen Once 4.4 Millon Citizens Receive Covid-19 Jab - Museveni
[Monitor] President Museveni has said the government will open up the remaining closed economies after vaccinating at least 80 per cent of the vulnerable groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyans Urged to Embrace Local Tourism to Revive the Economy
[Capital FM] Kenyans have been urged to embrace local tourism to help revive the economy, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Surviving a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in a Lesotho convent
A 77-year old nun from the southern African country of Lesotho has been telling the UN how she survived a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in her convent and why it’s important to embrace the vaccine. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Crosses 1 Million Vaccination Threshold
[Vanguard] The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 30,452 Nigerian residents have received shots of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday bringing the number of jabs so far to 1.08 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Vaccine - No Diagnosed Case of Blood Clots, No Death Recorded - NPHCDA
[Leadership] The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Friday said since the COVID-19 vaccination programme was officially rolled out on March 15, 2021 in Nigeria, 8,439 mild Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) had been reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Boost for New Drug Rehab Centre After U.S.$1.7 Million Donation From UAE
[Seychelles News Agency] Plans are underway in Seychelles for the construction of a new Drug Rehabilitation Centre on the site of a previous centre which burned down 10 years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Surgeons to Help in Other Countries
[The Herald] Zimbabwean surgeons have been authorised to help separate conjoined twins from Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon following international endorsements of the country's processes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news