Lesotho:Behavioural Change Is Key to Winning HIV Fight
[Lesotho Times] THE stubborn and persistently high HIV and AIDS prevalence rates in our country despite the huge financial investments by our development partners are ample proof that you can only take a horse to the river but you cannot make it drink if it does not want to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:Urgent Need for Data for Hepatitis Treatment
[Lesotho Times] Viral hepatitis is an international public health challenge, comparable to other major communicable diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Despite the significant burden it places on communities across the globe, hepatitis has been largely ignored as a health and development priority until recently. 28 June 2018 marked the World Hepatitis Day with the theme "Eliminate Hepatitis". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Toward 90-90-90: identifying those who have never been tested for HIV and differences by sex in Lesotho - Carrasco MA, Fleming P, Wagman J, Wong V.
To reach HIV epidemic control it is important to ensure that those who have never been tested access HIV testing and counseling (HTC) particularly in the context of a generalized HIV epidemic. Using data from the 2014 Lesotho Demographic Health Survey biva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Lesotho:Not a School in Sight - Autistic Children Travel 500 Km to Learn
[Bhekisisa] A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:'Meat Import Ban Requires Inclusivity'
[Lesotho Times] ECONOMIC revolution movement, Home of Aggressive Entrepreneurs of Lesotho (HAE) says while it hails the government's move to ban importation of some agricultural produce, there is need to include stakeholders in the processes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Why Legalising Marijuana Matters for Zimbabwe
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has legalised the growth of mbanje for medicinal and scientific research, making it one of only three countries in Africa to do so. Only Malawi and Lesotho have pipped Zimbabwe to the post. Hopefully, these are only the first, tentative steps in a continent-wide trend, but time will tell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:Breakthrough for Cancer Patients
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has spent billions of maloti towards cancer treatment for patients in foreign hospitals but the rate of Basotho dying due to delays in getting treatment keeps rising. This has led to the government to push for the establishment of its own cancer centre with the assistance of India. The Lesotho Times' Keiso Mohloboli (LT) spoke to the Minister of Health, Nkaku Kabi (Mr Kabi), on the collaboration between Lesotho and India which will result in hundreds accessing specialised treatment in the Asian cou (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:Blow for Reproductive Health Sector
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO'S reproductive health sector has been dealt a body blow after some of its key players suspended operations due to lack of funding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lesotho:Indian Doctors Visit
[Lesotho Times] A team of doctors from Apollo Hospital, in India visited the country this week to assist the government in its fight against non-communicable diseases like cancer and kidney ailments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Former U.S. Presidents to Visit Lesotho
[Lesotho Times] Three former presidents of the United States, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barrack Obama are due in the country in July for a policy dialogue which is expected to lead to the construction of a facility for the treatment of cancer patients in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:Meet the Nurses Fighting On the Front Lines - With No Ammunition
[Bhekisisa] Public health systems are driven by nurses. Yet, they have little authority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:Health PS Faces Disciplinary Action
[Lesotho Times] THE Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Monaphathi Maraka, was recently asked to 'show cause' why he should not be disciplined by the government for failing to make a budget presentation before the National Assembly's Social Cluster Portfolio Committee last Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:Ministry Begins Construction of Health Posts
[Lesotho Times] THE Ministry of Health will this year construct 30 primary health care posts in five districts as part of efforts to bring health services closer to communities, the ministry's Director General, Nyane Letsie has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Lesotho:Ministry of Health Proactive to Listeriosis - Minister
[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Minister of Health says his ministry has been proactive in sensitizing its staff on nature and behavior of listeriosis through its International Health Regulations and Environmental Health in the Disease Control since the outset of listeriosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

To tackle sexual violence in Lesotho, programme targets men and boys
HABA TSEKA, Lesotho –“Before, I never used a condom, and I would force myself violently onto girls and young women,” said Kabelo*, 22, in rural Lesotho. A herder in Haba Tseka, he grew up in an area where violence is considered a normal, masculine trait.Thapeli*, 21, grew up with similar views. He never attended school, and instead spent his time herding sheep, goats and cattle in the mountains.He also says he used toabuse girls, intercepting them on their way home from school, even forcing them to have sex. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

We Need to Ramp Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services to Reach an AIDS-Free Generation
November 29, 2017We should prioritize the scale-up of VMMC interventions. It's cost-effective and saves lives.In its first year, IntraHealth International ’sToharaPlus project circumcised enough men in Tanzania to fill the Johannesburg soccer stadium (the largest in Africa) 2.5 times. That ’s225,093 clients, to be exact.Why is this important?Because HIV is the single largest cause of death among men of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa. Scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (or VMMC) to reach 90% coverage among men ages 10-29 —in addition to the HIV reductions can achieve by reaching the 90-...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Lesotho:First Lady Hosts Diabetes Campaign
[Lesotho Times] THE First Lady, Maesaiah Thabane, through the Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund will host a diabetes education campaign in Moshoeshoe 1 statue in Maseru on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:Lesotho Registers Gains in TB Fight
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has registered modest gains in its war against the highly infectious and deadly tuberculosis (TB) disease amid World Health Organisation (WHO) revelations that the country has achieved a seven percent decline in TB incidence rates since 2010. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho:Soldiers Challenge Dismissal Over Pregnancies
[Lesotho Times] HIGH Court judge, Justice Tseliso Monaphathi, is today expected to preside a case in which three female members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) are challenging their dismissal from the army after they fell pregnant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 4, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lesotho:HIV/Aids Progress Commendable
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has made progress in its efforts towards ending the AIDS epidemic as reflected in the preliminary results of the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA). The results announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Monyane Moleleki on Tuesday, show that Lesotho is currently on track to achieving the 90-90-90 targets by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) by 2020. Launched in Australia in 2014, the targets mirror a fundamental shift in the world's approach to HIV treatment, movi (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho: HIV/Aids Progress Commendable
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has made progress in its efforts towards ending the AIDS epidemic as reflected in the preliminary results of the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA). The results announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Monyane Moleleki on Tuesday, show that Lesotho is currently on track to achieving the 90-90-90 targets by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) by 2020. Launched in Australia in 2014, the targets mirror a fundamental shift in the world's approach to HIV treatment, movi (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho:Lesotho Makes Strides in HIV Fight
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has made huge strides in addressing the scourge of HIV and Aids with a recent study revealing that 90.2 percent of people living with HIV were now on antiretroviral (ARVs) treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho Makes Strides in HIV Fight
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has made huge strides in addressing the scourge of HIV and Aids with a recent study revealing that 90.2 percent of people living with HIV were now on antiretroviral (ARVs) treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:New Website Equips Youths On Sexual Health
[Lesotho Times] YOUNG people's access to sexual and reproductive health information is critical to winning the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho: New Website Equips Youths On Sexual Health
[Lesotho Times] YOUNG people's access to sexual and reproductive health information is critical to winning the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Prime Minister Aims to Reduce Hunger, Crime
[VOA] Lesotho's new prime minister, Thomas Thabane, told VOA that his government will focus on ending hunger and reducing crime, especially against women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress
Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: NUL Showcases Products Range
[Lesotho Times] THE National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub recently unveiled four new products including sorghum biscuits and soap. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: HIV/Aids Lab Launched in Leribe
[Lesotho Times] OFFICIALS from the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Ministry of Health this week launched the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Motebang Hospital in Leribe which was recently refurbished to the tune of US$180 000 (R235 8558). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.   Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Ministry Spotlights Oral Health
[Lesotho Times] THE Ministry of Health is conducting public awareness campaigns to ensure Basotho understand the importance of oral health in preventing non-communicable diseases such as tooth decay and oral cancers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: US Govt Awards $150 000 in Grants
[Lesotho Times] THE United States (US) Embassy this week came to the aid of community-based organisations from seven of the country's 10 districts, awarding them grants totaling M2 million to bolster their fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Preliminary Results After Implementation of a Universal Treatment Program (Test and Start) for Persons Living with HIV Infection — Lesotho, October 2015–February 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

'Invasive' species have been around much longer than believed
(University of the Witwatersrand) A new study, Chrysocoma ciliata L. (Asteraceae) in the Lesotho Highlands: an anthropogenically introduced invasive or a niche coloniser?, published in Biological Invasions, confirms that a shrub believed to be an invasive in the eastern Lesotho Highlands has been growing in the region for over 4,000 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lesotho: Malnutrition Battle Far From Over
[Lesotho Times] CRYING helplessly in a hospital bed, *Paballo looks more like a three-month old infant than the 10-month old baby that he is. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho Taxi Drivers Help Lead Fight Against HIV
[Al Jazeera] Maseru -Tsitso Mokale drives down Moshoeshoe Road in his black taxi with a yellow stripe, scanning the pavement for potential passengers. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lesotho: Govt Issues Bird Flu Warning
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has not banned poultry imports but only advised importers to only use approved companies when sourcing poultry products to avoid bringing into the country, the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus that has been reported in parts of South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Centre Raided Over Dodgy Drugs
[Lesotho Times] THE Ministry of Health has seized hundreds of expired drugs and medicines from a Maseru Industrial Area health centre with some from as far back as 2005. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: The SADC Wrap - Ebola Fears Flare in the DRC... Again
[Daily Maverick] From Angola to Tanzania, Lesotho to the DRC - KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you a weekly round-up of regional news. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Ranks 152 for 'Low Human Development'
[Daily Trust] A report by the United Nations Development Programme ranks Nigeria 152nd position on account of "low human development" and wellbeing of its citizens, slightly above Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Lesotho. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN strategy for eliminating HIV in sub-Saharan Africa is unfeasible, according to UCLA study
Effective care and prevention strategies have managed to reduce the spread of HIV in the U.S. and other resource-rich countries. But in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 25 million are infected, the epidemic rages — as does the debate over how to stop it.The World Health Organization and UNAIDS have proposed using “treatment as prevention” to eliminate HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategy would treat people infected with HIV to reduce their ability to infect others as a way to prevent them from transmitting the infection. UNAIDS has set goals to diagnose 90 percent of HIV-infected people and to treat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Clinics for World ’ s Vulnerable Brace for Trump ’ s Anti-Abortion Cuts
Health workers say President Trump ’ s ban on abortion counseling will hurt even those health services that do not involve abortions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DIONNE SEARCEY, NORIMITSU ONISHI and SOMINI SENGUPTA Tags: Abortion Africa Medicine and Health Trump, Donald J Birth Control and Family Planning Pregnancy and Childbirth Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Senegal Lesotho Swaziland Colombia United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Is Cash Aid to the Poor Wasted on Tobacco and Alcohol?
Zambia’s Social Cash Transfer Programme is implemented by the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health and has been operating since 2003. As of December 2014, it reached 150,000 households and there are concrete plans to scale it up nation-wide in the near future. Photo: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Jan 14 2017 (IPS)Not at all. Or at least not necessarily. The fact is that cash transfer programmes –regular money payments to poor households—are meant to reduce poverty, promote sustainable livelihoods and increase production in the developing world. One in four countries on Earth are applying th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Projects TerraViva United Nations Improving the lives of rural populations: better nutrition & agriculture productivity Source Type: news

Prince Harry Gets Heartbreakingly Honest About Dealing With Grief
Prince Harry is honoring his mother by opening up about his own grief over her death. The prince spoke with U.K.-based television outlet ITV about how he handled the tragedy and the impact it had on his mental health. “I never really dealt with what had happened,” Harry said. “It was a lot of buried emotion. For a huge part of my life I didn’t really want to think about it.”  The interview is part of a new documentary about his charity Sentebale, which he set up in memory of his mother. The organization, which he founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, supports orphans and other vulne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesotho: Mobile Technology Enabling New Approach to HIV in Lesotho
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Travelling clinics enable on-site HIV testing as part of a wider effort to provide basic primary healthcare in remote communities (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho's Prime Minister for Cooperation in Mechanical, Pharmaceutical Industries
[Algerie Presse Service] CONSTANTINE -Lesotho's Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili called Sunday, in Constantine, for an economic cooperation with Algeria notably in the mechanical and pharmaceutical industries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

After 3 Years Of Drought, A Starving Madagascar Teeters On The Brink Of 'Catastrophe'
Even in good years, hunger is rife in Madagascar. More than 90 percent of its population lives below the poverty line, and nearly half of the country’s children are chronically malnourished or stunted. But three consecutive years of severe drought, widespread crop failure and water shortages have driven Madagascar to the brink of utter “catastrophe,” United Nations agencies said last week.  More than half of the population in southern Madagascar, or around 850,000 people, are now experiencing “alarming” levels of hunger, according to the agencies. At least 20 percent of househol...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lesotho: New Study Reveals Hunger Burden On Lesotho's Economy
[WFP] The study estimates that Lesotho could save 2.86 billion Maloti (US$292 million) by 2025 if the prevalence of underweight in children were reduced from 10% to 5%, and stunting from one-third to one-tenth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news