Botswana: Plan Brings Hope
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -The Faith and Community Initiative Project aimed at combating HIV/AIDS in Botswana brings a message of hope to the country, says Vice President Slumber Tsogwane. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senate Mulls Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme for Nigerians
[This Day] Abuja -The Senate has called on the federal government to evolve a mandatory health insurance scheme for all Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bodaboda Riders Land Role in War On Maternal, Child Deaths
[Citizen] Sengerema -In a bid to reduce maternal and child mortality rates in Tanzania, the Aga Khan Foundation has launched a special project involving bodaboda and Bajaj riders who would provide transport services for expectant mothers to hospitals and delivery centres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Big Boost as Counties Allocate Millions for Health Facilities
[Nation] County governments in the North Rift region have allocated millions to construct additional health facilities to improve access to care and reduce referral of cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - Nigeria Faces Drug Insecurity, Says NAFDAC
[This Day] Abuja -The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned that the current outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, in China, puts the country in grave danger of drug insecurity, as most of the country's medicines are imported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Chairs Global Research Meeting On Coronavirus Response
[This Day] A global research meeting was co-chaired by a Nigerian expert to contribute to the local and global response to the new coronavirus outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senate Wants Mandatory Health Insurance for All Nigerians
[Daily Trust] The Senate yesterday called for mandatory health insurance for all Nigerians irrespective of their social status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1,044 Children Benefit From Free Eye Surgeries
[Daily Trust] Osogbo -No fewer than 1044 children with severe visual impairment in Osun, Oyo, and Ogun states have benefited from free surgical intervention provided on the Seeing is Believing (SiB) programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: ECOWAS Countries Require $50m to Battle Coronavirus
[This Day] Abuja -The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) yesterday said that about $50 million is required by West African countries to tackle Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: What I've Learnt About Drug Testing Over the Last 20 Years
[The Conversation Africa] Poor quality medicine is one of the obstacles to improving health in developing countries. One in 10 medicines may not meet acceptable standards, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

No 10 furore is latest chapter in long, dark history of racist science
Idea that members of one race are intellectually superior has had to be confronted regularlyThe notion that members of one race are inherently more intelligent than members of another – brought back into circulation by the appointmentof Andrew Sabisky, who claims that black Americans have a lower average IQ than white people, as a Downing Street adviser – is an idea with a deep anddisturbing history.In modern times, the study most often rolled out as supporting “evidence” is a 2006 work from the English psychologist Richard Lynn. In the publication, Lynn concluded that black Africans had an average ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Race Boris Johnson World news Conservatives Politics UK news Genetics Biology Source Type: news

Violence typologies and sociodemographic correlates in South African adolescents: a three-wave cross-sectional study - Sui X, Massar K, Ruiter RAC, Reddy PS.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mozambique: MSF Improving Healthcare in Remote and Conflict-Ridden Northern Mozambique
[MSF] MSF has been providing healthcare in Cabo Delgado province, one of the poorest and most isolated regions of Mozambique, since February 2019. Early activities were rapidly disrupted by Cyclone Kenneth in late April 2019, and replaced with emergency response to displacement and cholera. Since then, MSF has been building up healthcare activities. Bruno Cardoso, MSF's project coordinator, has just returned from Mozambique and tells us more about the situation and what MSF does there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: INHSU Africa 2020 Kicks Off With Advocates Gathering to Plan on Improving Health Outcomes For People Who Use Drugs
[International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users] INHSU Africa, a historic meeting of researchers, policy makers, politicians and advocates to plan for the elimination of viral hepatitis for people who use drugs has commenced today with a planning session for advocates across the African region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Nust Conducts Cancer Study
[Zimbabwe Standard] A study to ascertain women's awareness on breast and cervical cancer -- the most common cancers among women worldwide -- is being undertaken in Bulawayo by the National University of Science and Technology (Nust). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Students Beg to Be Sent Home
[New Era] Hordes of Namibian students studying in China feel they have been abondoned by the government as they haplessly watch the evacuation of other international students from coronavirus-hit Wuhan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bindura University Opens Optometry School, Eye Clinic
[The Herald] Fungai Lupande Mashonaland Central Bureau (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Among States 'Most Vulnerable' to COVID-19
[East African] Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Nepal are the top seven low and middle-income countries most vulnerable to direct adverse economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Raw Sewage Flows Into Sundays River, Possibly for Years Already
[GroundUp] Municipality says mechanical and electrical failure causing spillage (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tackling the Cancer Scourge With Better Equipment
[This Day] The high fatality rate regarding cancer in Nigeria was a subject of discussion at an oncology summit in Lagos. Addressing the dearth in quality equipment is the topmost solution, writes Ugo Aliogo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Stepping Up Readiness for Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
[WHO] Home to one of Africa's busiest international airline hubs, Ethiopia is bolstering preparedness to contain a potential outbreak of coronavirus disease, now known as COVID-19. Health authorities are tightening up surveillance, diagnosis, epidemic response coordination and public health education to swiftly detect cases and limit widespread infections. Ethiopia is among 13 African countries the World Health Organization (WHO) considers as top priority for COVID-19 preparedness due to direct links or a high v (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: China's Response to Covid-19 Responsible, Decisive, Effective
[Premium Times] At the moment, the prevention and control of the COVID-19 outbreak is the top priority of the Chinese government. As President Xi Jinping stressed on February 12 at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the epidemic control and prevention are now at their toughest and most critical period, and the country must spare no effort to continue with key tasks against the contagion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: VP Taylor Breaks Grounds for Drug Rehab Center
[New Dawn] Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has broken grounds for the proposed Bai T. Moore Rehabilitation Village in Bomi County, describing the project as the beginning of true development of that County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Establishes Two Coronavirus Testing Centres, Calls for Vigilance
[Nairobi News] Kenya has now established two laboratories to test potential cases of the fast spreading coronavirus christened COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa lifts foot-and-mouth auction ban: farm minister
South Africa has lifted a two-month ban on livestock auctions that halted trade in cattle, sheep and other animals following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo late last year, the agriculture minister said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Ambassador to China Asks for Prayers for Kenyans in Wuhan City
[Nairobi News] Kenya's Ambassador to China, Sarah Serem, has expressed fear over the lives of Kenyan students trapped in Wuhan city where the Coronavirus infection started. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Waiguru Clashes With PS Kibicho Over Sh15 Billion Kemri Project
[Nation] Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has asked Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho to keep off the controversial Sh15 billion Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) project in the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parirenyatwa Accounts for 'Missing' U.S.$3,5 Million
[The Herald] THE introduction of the interbank exchange rate eroded US$3,5 million that was released by Government for the purchase of critical heart equipment for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital's Catheterisation Laboratory, resulting in the hospital's failure to buy the equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 78,000 Babies Born to Teen Mothers in Four Years
[New Times] A few days ago, First Lady Jeannette Kagame addressed fellow African First Ladies who had gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and voiced her concern about growing gaps in parent-child communication, limited access to sexual reproductive health information and quality services that continue to sabotage efforts to deliver the Africa that the continent's youth deserve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt Reports Africa's First Coronavirus Case
[East African] Egypt Friday confirmed its first coronavirus case, saying that the affected person is a foreigner. The male patient, whose nationality and other personal details were not divulged, has been put in isolation at a hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Still No Coronavirus Cases in South Africa - NICD
[News24Wire] The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says there are still no cases of novel coronavrius in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: The Search for an Effective HIV Vaccine Continues
[The Conversation Africa] An HIV vaccine trial that started in 2016 in South Africa was halted in February 2020. The study sponsors made the call after interim results showed that the vaccine, known as HVTN 702, did not prevent HIV. This result was disappointing, but the search for an effective HIV vaccine continues. Anatoli Kamali speaks to The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana about other developments in the field. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Survey Reveals Myriad Challenges in Oral and Dental Health Sector
[Nyasa Times] A latest survey on oral and dental health situation services in Malawi has revealed that oral and dental health problems pose as a major public health concern in the country with prevalence in the urban being the same as in rural areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Not Just Emotional and Health Cost, Female Genital Mutilation Leads to $1.4 Billion Loss
[IPS] United Nations -When society doesn't act to prevent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) it has a massive economic cost -- over $1 billion -- on communities globally. And while the practice is starting to become less common over time, experts say a large number of women and girls still remain affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nairobi Women's Bills Scam Probe Extends to Four Related Hospitals
[Nation] Health facilities affiliated to owners of Nairobi Women's Hospital will be investigated over inflated medical bills, a move likely to worsen the woes the management is currently experiencing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Report Blames Lack of Equipment, Qualified Staff for Infant Deaths
[Nation] A distraught health worker in a sub-county hospital in Siaya County narrated to a colleague an incident where he requested for an ambulance from the county referral hospital for a child he had operated on and the matter had deteriorated. When the ambulance came, it did not have oxygen, the very thing that the baby needed to survive until it reached the more equipped Level 5 hospital. Expectedly and tragically, the baby died minutes later. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: A Cameroon student on how he recovered
China-based student Kem Senoua is the first African to contract the virus - he spoke to the BBC. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mutare Hotel Stops Booking Guests From Coronavirus Affected Countries
[New Zimbabwe] A Chinese owned hotel, Golden Peacock Villa, has stopped all bookings from visitors coming from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus as a control measure to ensure their facility is safe for other visitors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Science is ever evolving, just like the human race | Kenan Malik
Scientific knowledge, whether about a human species or the planets, is powerful because it is provisional and cumulativeFor the past decade, scientists have thought that DNA sequences from Neanderthals were found only in non-African populations. Neanderthals, a human species that died out around 40,000 years ago, lived mainly in Europe and parts of Asia.AsHomo sapiens migrated from Africa into Europe and Asia some 70,000 years ago, the two species mingled. Roughly 2% of the genomes of modern European and Asian populations isinherited from Neanderthals. But sub-Saharan Africans, it was believed, possessed no Neanderthal DNA...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kenan Malik Tags: Science Neanderthals Anthropology Astronomy Space UK news Source Type: news

' Ghost' Ancestors: African DNA Study Detects Mysterious Human Species'Ghost' Ancestors: African DNA Study Detects Mysterious Human Species
Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind's complicated genetic ancestry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Suspected Carriers of Coronavirus in Nigeria, Test Negative
[Vanguard] A report that Coronavirus has entered Nigeria was laid to rest, when two suspected carriers from China tested negative on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Eswatini Monitoring a Suspected Case of Coronavirus - Report
[News24Wire] The Health Ministry in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) has said it is monitoring its first suspected case of novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Newly Licensed Vaccine, 'Milestone in the Fight' Against Ebola in Africa, UN Health Agency
[UN News] Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to "cement hard-fought progress" in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Africa Confirms First Case of Coronavirus
[Deutsche Welle] Egypt has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, also the first known infection on the continent of Africa. The patient - who is not from Egypt - did not show any symptoms of being ill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Scaling Up Coronavirus Detection, Prevention
[VOA] African countries are scaling up their ability to detect the coronavirus as fears mount that the continent's first confirmed case could soon be announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 20,861 Malnourished Children Treated in Kaduna in 2019 - Official
[Vanguard] Mrs Ramatu Musa, the Kaduna State Government's Nutrition Officer on Friday said that the state government had treated about 20, 861 malnourished children in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Nationals in China Are Safe - Chinese Ambassador
[263Chat] The Chinese embassy has confirmed that Zimbabwean nationals living in China are safe from the deadly COVID-19 which has so far claimed 1400 lives in Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: The Forgotten People of Ituri Fleeing Violence
[MSF] Benjamin (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Chinese Ambassador Advises South Africa Nationals to Stay in China, Rather Than Going Home
[News24Wire] The panic about the coronavirus is "man-made and unnecessary" and South African nationals are advised to stay in China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Hundreds of Thousands of People Uprooted By Conflict in Ituri Urgently Need Assistance
[MSF] "I live in the Tse Lowi [camp] with my son and six grandchildren. In February, it will be two years since we had to flee our village," said Yvonne, in front of the straw hut where she now stays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news