South Africa: Doctors Without Borders - Drawing Lessons from South Africa's Second wave, Preparing for a Third
[MSF] A third wave is coming, and South Africa needs to prepare. Drawing on the experience of responding to the second COVID-19 wave in seven hospitals in three provinces, and also in Lesotho, MSF shares reflections on the importance of hospital preparedness for the next wave. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Second Batch of Covid-19 Vaccines Next Month - Sekatle
[Lesotho Times] Health Minister Semano Sekatle says Lesotho will take delivery of its second batch of Covid-19 vaccines sometime next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Govt Refuses to Authorise Covid-19 Vaccines Purchase
[Lesotho Times] The Health ministry has refused to grant the private sector permission to purchase the Russian Sputnik V to fight Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 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

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

Lesotho: I'm a Results-Driven Professional - Nacosec Deputy CEO
[Lesotho Times] THE National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) is one of the few institutions that have heeded the call to appoint women to positions of power. So unique is NACOSEC that it is led by a female chief executive officer Malitaba Litaba who is also deputised by another woman, Catherine Lephoto. The Lesotho Times' (LT) senior reporter 'Marafaele Mohloboli recently spoke to Dr Lephoto about her career, achievements and new experiences in NACOSEC. Below are excerpts of the interview. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya/Nigeria: Iwobi Cleared for Nigeria Afcon Qualifier After 'Fake' Covid Results
[Capital FM] Abuja -- Everton forward Alex Iwobi is available for Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho on Tuesday after a second Covid-19 test came out "negative", team spokesman Babafemi Raji said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho Will Continue Using Astrazeneca Vaccine - Sekatle
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho will continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine to fight Covid-19 because there is no evidence that it has dangerous side effects as alleged by some European countries, Health Minister Semano Sekatle has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho Lags Behind in Harnessing Power of Technology - Setipa
[Lesotho Times] The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed Lesotho's huge technological gap in different ways, the United Nations Technology Bank (UNTB) for Least Developed Countries has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Cosatu Outraged By Lesotho's Retrenchment of Close to 350 Nurses, As Doctors Warn of Dire Shortages
[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is gutted by Lesotho's outrageous decision to dismiss (with immediate effect) 346 nurses, mostly specialist nurses, at Lesotho's only tertiary healthcare facility on Friday the 12th of March 2021, in a row over salary disputes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Denosa Worried That Dismissal of 345 Nurses in Lesotho Will Put More Strain On Already Overstretched Healthcare System
[COSATU] The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) is extremely concerned at the reckless manner in which Tsepong group dismissed 346 nurses, mostly specialist nurses, at Lesotho's only tertiary healthcare facility on Friday as this move is likely to put more strain on the already overstretched South African healthcare facilities in provinces that border Lesotho. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Sports Covid-19 Task Team Attacks Tampane
[Lesotho Times] The sports task team which was assembled to advise the National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) on sports related matters has come out guns blazing against the Minister of Gender and Youth, Sport and Recreation, Likelei Tampane. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho Players Thumped in Chess Tourney
[Lesotho Times] All nine of Lesotho's chess players were last weekend humiliated during the Arab-African Individual Open Chess Championship after being booted out in the first stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho Receives its First Shipment of the Covid-19 Vaccine
[Unicef] Maseru -- Statement by UNICEF and WHO on the arrival of the first Covid-19 vaccines in Lesotho (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries
UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York last week. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBy Ian RichardsGENEVA, Mar 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations. After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back. The demand is there, even as the virus lingers. Many, especially from developing countries, need to get to work and send ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ian Richards Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lesotho: Metsing "Shocked" By Lack of Covid-19 Vaccine Budget
[Lesotho Times] OPPOSITION Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) leader, Mothetjoa Metsing, says he is shocked by the government's failure to allocate funds to procure Covid-19 vaccines for its citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: T šepong Nurses' Strike Continues
[Lesotho Times] A CRIPPLING strike by nurses and nursing assistants at Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) entered its ninth day yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Prisons' Covid-19 Nightmare
[Lesotho Times] THE raging Covid-19 pandemic is ravaging the country's prisons. This after revelations by the Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) authorities that 47 out of 60 inmates at its Qacha's Nek facility had tested positive for the deadly virus a fortnight ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Street Vendors' Case Fails to Take Off
[Lesotho Times] The street vendors' application to reverse the government's ban on street vending during the hard lockdown failed to take off in the High Court this week due to their failure to file their court papers on time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: PM Relaxes Lockdown Restrictions
[Lesotho Times] Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions to allow a host of economic activities to resume amid indications that the rate of Covid-19 infections had decreased to 31 percent from an all-time high of 47 percent last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: T šepong Nurses Strike
[Lesotho Times] NURSES and nursing assistants at Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) have gone on strike to press the government to award them salary increments to match their counterparts in other government and private institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Follow Covid-19 Rules - King
[Lesotho Times] BASOTHO must strictly adhere to Covid-19 regulations and change the way they have been handling events like funerals if Lesotho is to contain the virus, His Majesty King Letsie III has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid Vaccine - Health Workers to Be Prioritised
[Lesotho Times] Health workers will be prioritised when Lesotho receives its consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine in April this year Ministry of Health expanded programme on immunisation (EPI) nurse, 'Mamonaheng Posholi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Worsens Women Land Rights Violations in Lesotho
[Lesotho Times] LOCKDOWN restrictions aimed at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in Lesotho have had an unintended adverse negative impact of undermining women's customary land rights, a regional human rights body has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Nacosec Unveils Ambitious Plan to Fight Covid-19
[Lesotho Times] THE National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) is intensifying testing and contact tracing for Covid-19 as part of an ambitious 11-day programme to curb the spread of the deadly pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Jail Terms, Hefty Fines for Covid Violators
[Lesotho Times] ANYONE who flies in and out of the country in violation of the current ban on international travel will be fined M50 000 or be jailed for three years, Health Minister, Motlatsi Maqelepo, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Govt Denies Nacosec Overspending
[Lesotho Times] THE government has denied overshooting the Covid-19 budget, saying by December 2020, it had only spent about M341 million of the initial M698 million set aside to fight the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 - 28 Die in One Week in Motimposo
[Lesotho Times] MOTIMPOSO in Maseru, is in mourning after 28 people died of Covid-19 related complications in just a week, the constituency's legislator, Thabang Mafojane, said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Major Crisis As Blood Bank Runs Dry
[Lesotho Times] A blood shortage of crisis proportions looms this festive season amid revelations that the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services (LBTS) has only got 20 blood units sourced from Mokoanyane Barracks in Maseru yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: More Covid-19 Infections, Deaths Recorded
[Lesotho Times] THREE more Coronavirus (Covid-19) related deaths were recorded yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths so far in the country to 51. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Dilli-Dilli Health Centre Honoured for Quality Services
[Lesotho Times] Dilli-Dilli Health Centre has defied all odds by being named best health institution in terms of offering quality service by the Lesotho Nurses Association (LNA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Teachers Union Blasts Minister Over Schools' Calendar
[Lesotho Times] A leading teachers' union has called on Education and Training Minister, Ntlhoi Motsamai, to immediately announce a comprehensive plan for the reopening of schools next month, specifying how the government will protect teachers and learners from the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Unsafe Abortion - a Growing Concern in Lesotho
[Gender Links] Maseru -- There is increasing concern in Lesotho over increasing numbers of unsafe abortion. This unsafe abortion is carried out by individuals who do not have expertise to dabble in such practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Improve Reproductive Health Services for Women, Girls - Queen
[Lesotho Times] LEADERS and decision makers must create an enabling environment for the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) commitments to improve reproductive health services for women and adolescent girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Executive Transport Donates Covid-19 Lab to Govt
[Lesotho Times] The government on Thursday received a Covid-19 testing laboratory from Lephema Executive Transport which is expected to bolster the country's testing capacity by increasing options. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Growth Forecasts Revised Downwards As Covid Batters Economy
[Lesotho Times] Finance Minister Thabo Sophonea yesterday presented his mid-term budget review indicating tough times ahead for the country as the economy continues feel the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) induced slowdown on global business activity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lockdown Increases HIV Threat
[Lesotho Times] Health Minister Motlatsi Maqelepo says HIV and AIDS remain Lesotho's biggest health crises and the situation has just been exacerbated by Covid-19 lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: 'Air Pollution a Co-Factor in Covid-19 Mortality'
[SciDev.Net] Sydney -- Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland are among the world countries where long-term exposure to air pollution generated by human activity is linked to COVID-19-related deaths. These deaths could be largely prevented by adopting air quality regulations, according to study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Exposes Inequalities in Lesotho - King
[Lesotho Times] The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the disparities in the distribution of Lesotho's resources, His Majesty King Letsie III has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: PM Majoro Welcomes Chinese Expects
[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro this week received 10 doctors who were deployed to the country by the Chinese government to bolster Lesotho's Covid-19 fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Govt Relaxes Covid-19 Restrictions
[Lesotho Times] The government has relaxed stringent restrictions to allow more economic activities to resume operations, Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Lesotho Reopens Borders
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho's borders were reopened on Thursday last week, six months after they were closed to most travellers as part of measures aimed fighting the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Ministry of Heath Officials Implicated in Covid-19 Procurement Corruption
[Lesotho Times] The Director-General of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO), Advocate Mahlomola Manyokole, says the Ministry of Health officials have a case to answer over alleged corruption and violations of procurement regulations in the awarding of tenders for the procurement of goods and services for the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Staff Threaten Another Strike
[Lesotho Times] DISGRUNTLED health professionals have given the government until tomorrow to pay them promised risk allowances failing which they will embark on yet another crippling nationwide strike from Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Payment Saga Turns Deadly
[Lesotho Times] The scandal surrounding payments to companies who supplied goods and services to the government's response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has taken an ugly turn. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Vendors Bring Maseru To Stand Still
[Lesotho Times] Business was brought to a standstill yesterday morning in Maseru's central business district after hundreds of vendors took to the streets to protest the government's delay in releasing the Covid-19 grants that it promised them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Teachers Demand Update On Schools' Opening From Govt
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho has now recorded 996 and 30 Covid-19 related deaths, the government has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Moleleki, Wife Contract Covid-19
[Lesotho Times] Former Deputy Prime Minister and opposition Alliance of Democrats (AD) leader Monyane Moleleki and his wife, Thabelo Ramatlapeng, have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Professionals' Strike Continues
[Lesotho Times] The nationwide strike by health workers entered its second week after they failed to agree on most of their grievances with the government on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Ramatlapeng Blasts Govt Over Covid-19 Response
[Lesotho Times] Former Health Minister Mphu Ramatlapeng has deplored the poor conditions at the Berea isolation hospital for Coronavirus (Covid-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news