Zambia: Study Points to Why Some Mothers Don't Carry On Taking HIV Drugs
[The Conversation Africa] There are more than 85,000 children living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an effective strategy to eliminate these new infections. But it only works if women take their medications consistently. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: As Nigeria Becomes Wild Polio Virus Free
[Leadership] No doubt the world has Dr Jonas Salk to thank for Nigeria becoming Wild Polio Virus free. History has put him down as the man who successfully tested a vaccine against the dreaded polio disease. Nigeria being the last African country to become Wild Polio Virus free is a feat worth celebrating, leaving behind Pakistan and Afghanistan which are officially the two countries in the world struggling with the crippling virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MobiHealthNews and Healthcare IT News expand into Europe, Middle East & Africa edition
HIMSS Media are expanding their Europe/UK editions to encompass MEA, with MobiHealthNews and Healthcare IT News now including a more comprehensive and inclusive Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) edition. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Near-blind Ansell's mole-rats detect magnetic cues with eyes, study shows
Research shows Zambian species with surgically removed eyes change nest-building habits but other behaviours remain intactNear-blind, underground-burrowing, African Ansell ’s mole-rats can sense magnetic fields with their eyes, a study has found.Native to Zambia, the animals have eyes that span just 1.5mm in diameter, live in elaborate underground tunnel systems ofup to 1.7 miles (2.8km)long and feed on plant tubers and roots.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Animals Science World news Zambia Wildlife Africa Environment Source Type: news

CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Early life cardiovascular risk factors in African Americans are associated with worse cognitive function later in life, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

RSNA plans to open learning center in Tanzania
The RSNA has selected Tanzania to be the location of its second Global Learning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA to offer webinar on COVID-19 disparities RSNA names PE as 2020 AI challenge topic RSNA unveils plans for virtual technical exhibition RSNA addresses COVID-19 impact on private practice RSNA wins grant to develop learning center in Africa (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Namibia: 62% of //Kharas Covid-19 Cases Imported
[New Era] Statistics provided until 24 September 2020 indicated that 62% out of 333 Covid-19 confirmed cases in the //kharas region emanates from cross border travelling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Curb Capital Flight to Help Fund COVID-19 Response in Africa
[allAfrica] Curbing capital flight and other illicit financial flows from Africa can generate $88.6 billion a year. These funds can help respond to the COVID-19 crisis and build the resilience of African economies going forward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MISA Malawi Calls for Universal Access to Covid-19 Information
[MISA] MISA Malawi today joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for Universal Access to Information. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Compensation Fund Covers Workers' Covid-19 Claims
[SAnews.gov.za] The Compensation Fund (CF) has to date received 7 966 COVID-19 claims. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Mkhize Hails Environmental Health Practitioners Amid Covid-19
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has underscored the importance of environmental health practitioners as the world marks the 9th World Environmental Health Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 'I Am a Crime Scene'
[New Frame] A woman whose uterus was removed as a minor without her consent has taken the health department to court. She is one of scores who have been forcibly sterilised in state hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 Growth Continues, Mainly In Maputo
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Covid-19 deaths have reached 54 and the total cases 7,757, the Ministry of Health reported today. (27 Sep) Increase in deaths remains exponential, doubling every month. But the number of new cases has slowed, from 214 a day a week ago to 175 a day now. Of 168 new cases, 118 were in Maputo and Matola, which remains the main centre of the epidemic. In contrast, an anti-body blood test survey done by the National Institute of Health in Tete city showed less than 1% of the city's population has or has had Covi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Basic Income Grant Could Cost Up to U.S.$873 Million
[New Era] A proposed universal Basic Income Grant (BIG) for every Namibian can only be sustainably implemented if government finds the funds for the initiative from existing sources, as the country cannot afford to increase either the budget deficit or its public debt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cross Border Traders Get Cheaper Covid-19 Testing Deal
[263Chat] Cross border traders have entered into partnership with private laboratories to facilitate easy and affordable testing for Covid-19 ahead of resumption of international travelling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: 'Low Budgetary Allocation Affecting Completion of Health Facilities'
[Malawi News Agency] Malawi Health Equity Network and the Action Aid Malawi have bemoaned low allocation to the health sector, saying it was affecting the completion of the construction of health facilities whose projects have been running for a number of years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Dire Conditions At Mthatha General and Nessie Knight Hospitals
[spotlight] The dire state of health infrastructure and services in the Eastern Cape has made headlines during the COVID-19 pandemic and triggered promises of government intervention, but in some hospitals those providing and receiving healthcare note little to no improvement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 1 in 8 Countries Protecting Women From Social, Economic Impacts of Covid-19
[UN Women] UN Women and UNDP's newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women's needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Govt Wants Increase in School Weeks
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Council of Ministers' Commission for Social Policy on Monday in Luanda called for the adoption of a school and academic timetable that would make it possible to have a greater number of school weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Tena-Yistilign - to Reacquaint International Tourists With Ethiopia's Destinations
[Ethiopian Herald] Many parts of Ethiopia are relatively safer when it comes to COVID-19, with the exception of the capital Addis Ababa, that the country is able to welcome tourists at safe and healthy destinations, according to a tourism researcher. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 120 Million Rapid Covid-19 Tests to be Available to Low - and Middle-Income Countries
[WHO] A full access package includes WHO policy guidance on the use of antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests, manufacturer volume guarantees for low and middle-income countries, catalytic funding to assist governments to deploy the tests and an initial US$50 million procurement fund Several rapid, point-of-care antigen tests are being assessed by WHO for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) Agreements between the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and test manufacturers Abbott and SD Biosensor make available innovative (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Mutuelle De Sant é - Govt Owes Hospitals Rwf2 Billion
[New Times] Hospitals have said that they are owed five-year-old arrears under the community-based health insurance scheme - Mutuelle de Sant é. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Maryland Joins World Pharmacists Day Celebration
[New Dawn] Members of the Maryland County Pharmacist Team have celebrated World Pharmacists Day in Harper City, Maryland County, amid protests by health workers here in demand of incentives and better conditions of work The celebration held in Maryland over the weekend on the theme "Transforming Global Health" brought together health workers, local officials, and students, among others.Speaking on a community radio station in Harper City, Pharmacist George S. Dokie said World Pharmacists Day is always set aside by th (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: New York State Senate, Aic Honour Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, Frontline Health Workers for Covid-19 Response
[FrontPageAfrica] New York -- Over the weekend the New York State Senate and the African Immigrant Commission (AIC) of New York and Connecticut honoured infectious disease scientist, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, and several healthcare workers in recognition of their outstanding services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was part of this year's commemoration of African Heritage Month 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Schools Reopen Countrywide
[The Herald] Almost all schools opened successfully yesterday, but a handful were facing problems, mainly waiting for thermometers expected today and in the odd area of absent teachers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Corruption Worse Than Covid-19, Says Outgoing Prisons Boss Zimondi
[The Herald] OUTGOING Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner-General Retired Major-General Paradzai Zimondi has urged prison officers to shun corruption, saying the scourge was worse than coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: India to Assist in Drug Procurement
[The Herald] India has proposed a facility that will see Zimbabwe buying essential drugs and medicines directly from that country in a move expected to save the country millions of dollars. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Finance Ministry Disburses Over D600 Million to Institutions Affected By Covid-19 Through SAP
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has outlined the disbursement of over 600 million dalasi made to various institutions that were seriously affected by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Housing Needs of PWDs Vital
[The Herald] Persons living with disabilities have always been at the periphery when it comes to access to basic services like education, health, recreational facilities and shelter, among a whole host of issues that affect their daily lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How Covid-19 Restrictions Forced Marie Stopes to Facilitate Abortions Telephonically
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 forced many people's jobs online - even for doctors who provide abortions. Read what Marie Stopes learnt when they helped nearly 50 patients terminate pregnancies over the phone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: No Date Set for School Reopening
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday dashed hopes of many Kenyans who thought he would reopen schools. The government instead chose to delay further resumption of physical classes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How Changing Vaccine Schedules Can Save Costs and Lives
[The Conversation Africa] In 2005, before most low- and middle-income countries started vaccinating children routinely for pneumococcal disease, it caused approximately 1.5 million deaths worldwide annually. About 700,000 to 1 million of these deaths were in children under five years. Pneumococcal disease occurs when Streptococcus pneumoniae invades a normally sterile area of the body, causing meningitis, pneumonia, septicaemia or other disease syndromes. Case fatality rates are very high for septicaemia (>20%) and meningitis (& (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Region Slowly Reopens for Business After Covid-19 Havoc
[East African] Businesses across East Africa are racing to pick up the pieces after six months of Covid-19 restrictions, setting the stage for economic recovery and a rise in employment numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Virus Infections Pass 11 000 Mark
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has recorded more than 11 000 novel coronavirus infections since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Start Coronavirus Vaccine Trials in November
[Monitor] Uganda is set to start human trials of the Covid-19 vaccine starting November as the country continues the fight against the pandemic, Ministry of Health officials have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Germany's Trade With Continent Falls Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
[DW] Africa's economies are forecast to shink as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Germany's government is trying to prop up investment, but German companies are pessimistic about doing business on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How to Make Nutritious Food Affordable for One Billion Africans
[IPS] Addis Ababa -- One of the biggest revelations of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that people with pre-existing, diet-related conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, are more at risk of suffering severe forms of the disease leading to a need for intensive hospitalization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Re-Opens Bars in Eased Covid-19 Measures
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday allowed bars to resume operations as part of measures to re-open the economy that slowed since March when the first COVID-19 case detected in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nationwide Curfew Reduced to 5 Hours in Eased Covid-19 Protocols
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in March to curb the spread of coronavirus will now commence at 11pm effective Tuesday having been varied from 9pm. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Takes Over One Million Lives Worldwide
[UN News] With over one million lives having succumbed to COVID-19 globally, UN Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres said that while the "agonizing milestone" is a "mind-numbing figure", the world must never lose sight of each and every individual life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Genetic gains for better grains
(King Abdullah University of Science& Technology (KAUST)) A nutritious millet crop grown mainly in West Africa could be genetically improved for large-scale agriculture in Saudi Arabia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 1 New Death
[The Point] The Gambia registered one new covid-19 related death, bringing the total deaths to 111 - a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.1%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Dirty Secret - Half of World Lacks Clean Cooking, At a Huge Cost
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- Failure to provide about 4 billion people with access to clean, safe and affordable ways of cooking is costing $2.4 trillion a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Uhuru Extends Curfew By 60 Days, Reopens Bars
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the nationwide curfew, imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus, by 60 days, but changed the timings to 11pm-4am effective Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Covid-19 Deaths Reach 700 As Cases Rise to 38,168
[Nation] Kenya on Monday recorded nine more deaths due to the coronavirus, raising its toll to 700. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - VC Warns Against Hasty Reopening of Universities.
[Premium Times] Mr Soremekun said that although he is in support of the resumption of schools, particularly the universities, he, however, said premium must be given to safety. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: People With Permits Travel Within Stipulated Dates
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Members of the public with permits issued on September 25 have been allowed to proceed with their travel and return within the prescribed period of five days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 Stole More Than the Graduation Ceremony
[New Frame] Coronavirus lockdown regulations have denied graduates not only the chance to get into a gown and hat but also the chance to celebrate their success with loved ones and inspire future generations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Underpaid and Unprotected - the Case for Supporting Community Health Workers
[spotlight] In July 2020, Community Health Workers (CHWs) staged a protest outside the offices of the Eastern Cape Health Department in Bhisho, calling for their enlistment as full-time employees in the Department of Health. Subsequently, the Eastern Cape MEC for Health, Sindiswa Gomba, stated that the full-time employment of CHWs was 'not a straightforward issue for the province'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana to Receive Covid-19 Financial Support From 3 International Organisations
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has been selected among only four initial countries across the world to receive financial support from the COVID-19 Private Sector Global Facility, established by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news