Lesotho: Bring On the Covid-19 Passports - Vox Pop
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho has comfortably surpassed the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s target for countries to have jabbed at least 10 percent of their people against Covid-19 by the end of September 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Vodacom, Mondia in Maternal Health Partnership
[Lesotho Times] Vodacom Lesotho has partnered with international mobile commerce company, Mondia to roll out the mobile communications giant's Vodacom's Mum& Baby initiative countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Raising Faith in Covid-19 Vaccines in Lesotho
[WHO-AFRO] Maseru -- Myths and misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines are rife in Lesotho, where over 85% of nearly 500 health workers surveyed recently report widespread misconceptions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Vaccines Are Safe - - Sekatle
[Lesotho Times] THE five people who died in Leribe last month after taking the Johnson&Johnson Covid-19 vaccine were not killed by the jab, Health Minister Semano Sekatle said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Netcare Hits Back, Accuses Govt of Breach of Contract
[Lesotho Times] SOUTH African healthcare provider, Netcare Group, has accused the Lesotho government of breaching the terms of the two parties' agreement when it resolved to take over the running of the Queen 'Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho ’s PM isolating with Covid as cases ‘go unrecorded’
Medics fear government is failing to gather data as ‘social media conspiracies’ slow vaccination take-upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLesotho ’s prime minister, Moeketsi Majoro, has said he is isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, as doctors warned that the true tally of cases in the country was going unrecorded.Majoro tweeted that he had taken a travel-related test that came back positive.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Silence Charumbirain Maseru Tags: Global development Lesotho Coronavirus World news Africa Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Health Science Society Source Type: news

Lesotho: A Young Woman of Strength
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] 'Mantsoboi Motlokoa was puzzled to Test HIV positive at the age of 16 because she had not indulged in sex before. While she was still coming to terms with her status, something prompted her to review her late mother's bukana (health record book). She realized that the same information that appeared in her own bukana also appeared in her mother's book. This was information related to antiretroviral treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho: Dreams Empowers Girls
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] My Name Is Malehlohonolo Phakisi. I Am a 22-Year-old woman living with HIV in Maseru, Lesotho. When my HIV status was disclosed to my classmates, I was stigmatized and discriminated against. This made me lonely. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho: Strong and Courageous Because of Adolescent-Friendly Services
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] Paballo 'Mota, 20, is a student living in Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho. Two years ago, Paballo's health began to deteriorate. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bayer contributes $4.3 million to ensure contraceptive access for tens of thousands of women in developing countries
GraceFri, 07/09/2021 - 14:21Bayer, the global life science company specializing in health care and nutrition, is donating US$0.5 million and over $3.8 million in products to the UNFPA Supplies Partnership, which seeks to secure the essential contraceptive supplies and maternal health medicines required by millions of women and adolescent girls over the next decade. This contribution will generate health-care savings in the amount of $10.5 million and will enable interventions to uphold the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, including those who have been marginalized or left behind.Bayer ’s ...
Source: UNFPA News - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Source Type: news

Lesotho: Covid-19 Outbreak At Leribe Schools, Villages
[Lesotho Times] A Covid-19 outbreak has affected six schools and 20 villages in the Leribe district, the National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Second Phase of Covid-19 Vaccinations Begins
[Lesotho Times] The second phase of the government's mass Covid-19 vaccination programme is expected to begin today at Scott Hospital, Morija. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Optimized Treatment for Children in Lesotho
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] Optimized Arv Saves the Life of a 2-Year Old Girl (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho: Country Receives Second Batch of Covid-19 Vaccines
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho has finally received the second batch of 36 000 AstraZeneca vaccines for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Political Rallies Are Covid-19 Super Spreaders - Sekatle
[Lesotho Times] Political rallies are super spreaders of Covid-19 and threaten to derail the country's efforts to contain the pandemic, Health Minister Semano Sekatle has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Embrace Partnerships to Revive Textile Industry - Report
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO must embrace new partnerships and approaches to reconstruct the textile industry and help it recover from Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Poultry Import Ban Continues
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho's ban on the importation of poultry products from parts of South Africa which have recorded cases of the deadly avian influenza is continuing, the government has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: PM Majoro Further Relaxes Covid-19 Restrictions
[Lesotho Times] Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has further relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions to allow a host of economic and social activities to resume amid indications that the rate of Covid-19 infections and deaths has significantly decreased in the past two months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

South Africa: Doctors Without Borders - 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