Lesotho: Health Director General Accused of Maladministration, Corruption
[Lesotho Times] The Ministry of Health's director general of health services, Nyane Letsie, has once again been accused of maladministration and corruption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Basotho Debating Abortion Rights Reform
[Lesotho Times] The 2022 State of the World Population Report launched last week revealed that about 60 percent of unintended pregnancies in Lesotho end in abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 17, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lesotho: Midwives Seek Approval to Conduct Home Deliveries
[Lesotho Times] THE Independent Midwives' Association of Lesotho (IMAL) has appealed to the government to come up with a policy that allows them help expectant mothers to deliver at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Basotho Embrace Covid-19 Vaccination but Find Government Assistance Lacking, Afrobarometer Survey Finds
[Afrobarometer] More than one in three Basotho say their household lost a primary source of income because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but only about one in seven say they received pandemic- related assistance from the government, a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: How a Teenager With an STI Got More Than She Bargained for At a Lesotho Health Clinic
[UNFPA] When a high school teenager with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) visited a clinic at Ha Koali for treatment, she got more than she expected. Nursing Officer 'Makatleho Rapapa counselled and treated her, then provided information on family planning, including the newly introduced self-injection depo, Sayanna Press. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lesotho: U.S. Pumps U.S.$7, 5 Million Into Covid-19 Fight
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho will receive US$ 7, 5 million (about M105 million) towards fighting the Covid-19 pandemic from the United States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Profile - I View the Doctor-Patient Relationship As Sacred, Says Leading TB Doctor
[spotlight] Dr Jennifer Furin has fought drug-resistant tuberculosis since 1995, when she worked as a student in a poverty-stricken suburb in Lima, Peru. Since then she has roamed the world, treating TB and HIV patients in under-resourced countries, including Haiti, Russia, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, eSwatini, Lesotho, and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A New Report Shows the True COVID-19 Death Toll May Be Three Times Higher Than We Thought
More than 6 million people have died from COVID-19 worldwide, according to official counts. But the more comprehensive toll, tallying deaths directly or indirectly attributable to COVID-19, may be three times higher, according to a new study published in the Lancet. “We can confidently say that the pandemic has killed an extra 18.2 million people,” says Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics at the University of Washington and a co-author of the paper. Those 18.2 million people represent what epidemiologists refer to as “excess deaths,” or the additional number of people who...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

How Paul Farmer Changed Medicine
Dr. Paul Farmer, a physician, medical anthropologist, and mentor to many, died on Monday in Butaro, Rwanda. Partners in Health, the organization he co-founded, confirmed his death in a tweet on Monday. He was 62. Dr. Farmer is survived by his wife, Didi Bertrand Farmer, three children, and thousands of patients and students, like myself, who honor his memory today. While messages pour out from heads of state and celebrities, it is the unified voice of grief from his colleagues and students that underscores the resounding loss felt within the field of global health. Dr. Paul Farmer was a guiding light and inspiration to tho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gunisha Kaur Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Adolescents Left Behind Global AIDS Response – Experts
Elisha Arunga Odoyo, a clinical officer within the PMTCT program at the Homabay County Referral Hospital. There is increasing fear that adolescents will be left behind in the efforts to reduce HIV infections. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Jan 18 2022 (IPS) The ominous warning came in 2019 through an anonymous message on her mobile phone to stay away from a man she met on social media. At 18 years and freshly out of high school, *Nicole Kisi was in a relationship with a 45-year-old businessman. “The message was clear. It said to be careful because of a rumour that the man’s wife died of HIV/Aids...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #HIV/Aids adolescent girls IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Impact of the DREAMS Program on New HIV Diagnoses in Adolescent Girls and Young Women Attending Antenatal Care - Lesotho, 2015-2020
This report describes HIV prevalence among young women in Lesotho. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 13, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Adolescent Health HIV Prevention HIV/AIDS MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Women's Health Source Type: news

Poland registers first omicron case, in visitor from Africa
Poland’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first case of the omicron coronavirus variant, detected in a visitor from Lesotho (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Quarantine arrangements for exempt nurses arriving from overseas, DHSC (updated 28th November 2021)
What NHS trusts must do to provide managed quarantine accommodation for nurses arriving in England to work for the NHS if they ' ve passed through red-list countries. 28 November 2021Added content about changes to restrictions as a result of the SARS-COV-2 OMCIRON variant. Four more countries have been added to the red list. 26 November 2021Added content explaining that South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe moved onto the red list at midday on Friday 26 November. A temporary flight ban is now in place and all travellers who have been in these countries must quarantine and take tests. (Source...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to restrict travel from South Africa and 7 other countries
Acting on advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC, the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden administration restricting travel from southern Africa over COVID variant
The Biden administration is restricting travel from eight countries in southern Africa over concerns about a new COVID-19 variant circulating in the region, according to senior administration... #thebiden #administrationofficials #lesotho #southafrica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news