An indigenous African framework for counterterrorism: decolonising Kenya's approach to countering "Al-Shabaab-ism" - Oando S, Achieng ’ S.
The terrorism discourse in the Kenyan context dates back to the colonial and post-colonial years with the country having suffered its most devastating terrorist attacks in the period since 1998. Despite a series of dreadful experiences, it was not until 9/... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Corporal punishment and gender equality: regimes of care and rights in South African schools - Hunter M, Morrell R.
Many policy interventions designed to achieve gender equality in education are predicated on the assumption that the enforcement of a human rights framework will promote equality and reduce (gender) inequalities. In South Africa, the ending of apartheid le... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mental health care of asylum seekers - Youngmann R, Bachner-Melman R, Lev-Ari L, Tzur H, Hileli R, Lurie I.
Asylum seekers in Israel from East Africa frequently experienced traumatic events along their journey, particularly in the Sinai Peninsula, where they were subjected to trafficking and torture. Exposure to trauma has implications for rights that are contin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda: All Adolescent Girls to Get Drug for Spinal Cord Defect
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has said all girls at menstruation age will be given folic acid to curb rising cases of debilitating spinal cord defect dubbed spina bifida and hydrocephalus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Sets Date for Mass Polio Vaccination
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has said the mass vaccination for children aged five and below against the deadly strain of poliovirus circulating in the country will be done in December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Over 113 Million Vaccinations Administered Across the Continent
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of October 26, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,471,859 while over  113,381,926 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kawempe Hospital Registers Steep Rise in Maternal Deaths
[Monitor] Kawempe National Referral Hospital has revealed that unwanted pregnancies triggered by the pandemic have increased its caseload of pregnancy-related complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Three patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Center and Testing Stations in Central Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - Sidi Bouzid Records One More Death, 7 New Infections
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Sidi Bouzid governorate recorded a new death with the coronavirus and 7 new infections during the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of infections to 29,640, including 908 fatalities and 29,548 recoveries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Who Supports the Development of the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, Adolescent and Ageing 2022-2026 Strategic Plan in the State of Eritrea, 14th October 2021
[WHO-AFRO] With strong political commitment, the State of Eritrea has made enormous strides to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children since independence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibian Agronomic Board Promotes Sale of Local Produce
[Namibian] The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has embarked on an initiative to promote the sale of locally produced fruits and vegetables. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Workers Union Wants National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia to Be Liable for Jabs
[Namibian] The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) wants the national petroleum company to be held fully responsible for their employees who agree to be vaccinated against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moderna to deliver up to 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa in 'breakthrough' deal
Moderna and the African Union have reached a deal to send 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the continent that has fallen behind in the global vaccine rollout. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BioNTech to open Africa’s first mRNA manufacturing plant
Rwanda and Senegal agreement a big step in plans to produce Covid jabs on the continent (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BioNTech strikes deal to open Africa’s first mRNA manufacturing plant
Agreement with Rwanda and Senegal is a big step in company’s plans to produce Covid jabs on the continent (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Central Bank Extends Covid-19 Relief Programme
[Namibian] THE Bank of Namibia has decided to keep the Covid-19 relief measures introduced last year, such as loan repayment breaks, until 2023 to allow economic stability and the possibility of a gradual return to growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 14 500 Workers Lose Their Jobs
[Namibian] MORE than 14 500 workers were retrenched between 1 January 2020 and 30 September 2021 due to the struggling Namibian economy and the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moderna to supply Africa with up to 110 million COVID doses
Moderna says it will make up to 110 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine available to African countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIH awards nearly $75M to catalyze data science research in Africa
New program will establish data science research and training network across the continent. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Save the Children Sounds the Alarm Over Food Crisis Facing Immigrant Children
[GroundUp] Letter to Department of Social Development still unanswered after more than a year (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Large-Scale African Psychiatric Genetics Study Takes Top Award
[UCT] An international study with a base at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has taken a top global award for innovation, announced at a recent gathering of psychiatric researchers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Depth - Millions Spent On Security At Gauteng Health Facilities but Concerns Remain
[spotlight] The Gauteng Department of Health annually spends millions on security at its health facilities based on contracts that expired in 2016 and that since have been extended from month to month. Yet, theft, vandalism, and reports of healthcare workers held at gunpoint and who work in fear continue. Despite this, the department insists that spending on security is not wasteful and "the business case for security remains robust". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Pursuing the Endgame - Novel Polio Vaccine Rollout in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- In November 2020, the novel Oral Polio Vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) became the first vaccine to be authorized under the WHO Emergency Use Listing. The vaccine has since been rolled out for limited initial use in countries to tackle vaccine-derived poliovirus. Dr Richelot Ayangma, Medical Officer and nOPV2 Focal Point at the WHO Regional Office for Africa explains the vital role of the vaccine in ending all forms of polio and what countries must do to ensure effective vaccination campaigns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - Tunisia Logs 2 Deaths, 42 Infections On October 24
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 42 COVID-19 infections were logged on October 24 from 1,754 tests (2.39% positivity rate), pushing the caseload to 711,863, the Health Ministry said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Hungarian Government Provides Mobile Infrastructure to Enable the Ministry of Health and Who to Manage Critically Ill Patients With Highly Infectious Diseases in Uganda
[WHO-AFRO] Soroti, October 26, 2021 - The Government of Hungary in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) has provided a mobile, rapidly deployable container structure, fully equipped with the appropriate medical equipment to support rapid and effective clinical management of severe and critically ill patients with highly infectious diseases in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Over 11,700 Covid-19 Vaccine Jabs Given to Children On Monday
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa distributed 11 721 COVID-19 jabs to children between the ages of 12 and 17 on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Project Leaves Marks On Health Services in Central Zone
[Daily News] THE third-phase of the Health Promotion and System Strengthening (HPSS) 'Tuimarishe Afya' project in Central Zone has recorded tremendous success and stimulated innovations in health financing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 Pandemic Hampers Mental Health Services - Minister Phaahla
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says South Africa still has a long way to go to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to rebuild the country's health system and improve mental health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records Two Deaths, 711 Infections Monday
[Premium Times] According to the NCDC, the new infection toll includes backlogs of cases, with Delta State topping the chart with 508 total cases for July 27 to October 13, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Acquires Financing for National Referral Lab
[New Times] The Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) on Monday, October 25 signed a financing agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the construction of the National Health Referral Laboratory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Moves to Strengthen Human Vaccine, Drug Trial Legislation
[New Times] The Government of Rwanda on Monday, October 25, tabled before Parliament's Chamber of Deputies a "draft law relating to research on a human participant" in a move meant to help the country meet international medicine and vaccine trial standards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: AU, EU Leaders Underscore Role of Partnerships in Covid-19 Fight
[New Times] A successful African Union and European Union ministerial meeting is a testament to the two parties resolve and determination of bringing an end to Covid-19, which has ravaged every aspect of our lives and reversed some of the progress we had made as human-kind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: OTUWA - Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery in West Africa May Linger
[This Day] Abuja -- The Organisation of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) has expressed concern that most countries in West African do not have the resources required to mitigate the excruciating effect of COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Receives Extra Covid-19 Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] 320,000 dosses of Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine arrived in the country on Sunday through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: National Aids Commission to Review National HIV and Aids Response On Tuesday
[Nyasa Times] Taxpayer-funded National Aids Commission (NAC) has disclosed that its Joint Annual Review (JAR) of the National Response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic will take place on 26th October 2021 at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Scabies Outbreak in Blantyre, Authorities Tell Schools, Churches, Mosques to Be On High Alert
[Nyasa Times] Blantyre District Health Office has disclosed that it has registered an increase of cases of scabies in some of the health facilities in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malagi Primary Healthcare Centre in Niger State Is a Mere Broken Structure
[Nigeria Health Watch] Malagi is a rural community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State with a population of about two thousand people. However, the only Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in the community has been in a deplorable condition for over ten years. According to Muhammad Abdullahi, the in charge of the PHC, the facility lacks all the basic needs to function. "There is no toilet, when there is need, health workers and patients make use of the bush" he said. He added that the PHC has only one bed with no mat (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Medical Council Speaks Out After Closure of Private Hospitals
[New Times] Rwanda Medical and Dental Council (RMDC), the regulator for health care professionals, has said that they are closely monitoring developments regarding uncertainties that may arise from the closure of health facilities following a recent crackdown by the health ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Use Persuasion, Not Force to Get Workers Vaccinated, NLC Implores Govt, States
[This Day] The leadership of organised labour under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to the government to use the tool of persuasion and conviction rather than force to get workers and the general public to take COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Kenya Records 16 New Cases, 81 Recoveries
[Nation] Kenya on Monday recorded 16 new Covid-19 cases from a sample of 1,318 tested in the last 24 hours, raising its number of confirmed cases to 252,688. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: KMPDU Warn of Covid-19 Infection Surge After Lifting of Curfew
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has warned of a likelihood of Covid-19 infections surge after easing of containment measures amid deteriorating health sector in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Projects Worth U.S.$140 Million Set to Boost Vaccines, Healthcare in West and East Africa
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The West and East Africa nations are set to benefit from projects worth USD140 million to boost their healthcare sector, vaccines and attract the much-needed investment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Only 4.6% Vaccinated in Kenya as It Races to Beat 10 Million Target By Christmas
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya had vaccinated 4.9 million people for COVID-19 by October 24 as it races against time to beat the December deadline of 10 million people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards 2021-22 - Nominations Now Open!!!
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nigeria Health Watch is proud to announce the second #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards to celebrate exemplary, evidence-based and accurate reporting of epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Feed Well to Learn Well
[Nigeria Health Watch] "A child that doesn't feed well cannot learn well". Isaac Success, Dreams from the Slum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Gets Nutrition Supplies Worth Over D10m
[The Point] The Ministry of Health through its Nutrition Unit of the Directorate of Health Promotion and Education has on Thursday received lifesaving nutrition supplies worth over 10 million dalasis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 1st Tourist Flight Arrives With 136 Passengers
[The Point] Following a two year tourism suspension globally as a result of Covid-19, tourism in The Gambia has now started as the country receives its first tourist flight for the 2021-2022 winter season on Friday - the Gambia Experience - being the first flight from the UK onboard 136 passengers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Agriculture Minister Schlettwein Endorses Scrapping Land Tax for Farmers
[New Era] Agricultural minister Calle Schlettwein has requested for 100% land tax relief for the financial year 2019/2020 to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 on the agricultural sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Cultural Affairs and Sport Empowers Forums for Safe Rite of Passage Ahead of Summer Initiation Season
[Govt of SA] The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has persevered on its endeavour to empower cultural practitioners on the COVID-19 Infection Prevention Control to ensure safety whilst practicing the rite of passage. Since March 2021, the Department empowered 306 cultural practitioners throughout the province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera Challenges the World to Be Innovative in Solving Problems
[MBC] President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says the world today is faced with challenges like climate change, poverty, food insecurity as well as health threats like the COVID-19 pandemic which require innovative solutions to be addressed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news