Zimbabwe: Indian Covid-19 Variant Scare As Man Returning From India Dies in Kwekwe
[New Zimbabwe] A Kwekwe man who died from Covid-19 had just returned from India where thousands have succumbed to a deadly variant, Kwekwe City Health authorities have reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Kwekwe Moots Ban On Gatherings As Residents Chair Succumbs to Covid-19
[New Zimbabwe] Kwekwe has recommended restrictions on public gatherings in the city after Kwekwe Residents chairperson and prominent businessman Robson Kadenhe has succumbed to Covid-19 complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Lauds Private Sector Hand in National Health Development Efforts
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa Friday hailed private sector participation in the establishment and rehabilitation of public health delivery infrastructure amid a tough economic environment worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Another Day With No Covid-19 Deaths
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Thursday reported that, for the second consecutive day this week, there had been no deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Premier Alan Winde Confirms Total of 289 188 Cases of Coronavirus Covid-19 in Western Cape
[Govt of SA] As of 1pm on 13 May 2021, the Western Cape has 2560 active Covid-19 infections, with a total of 289 188 people having been infected with Covid-19 to date and 274 938 recoveries. A total of 84 092 vaccines received to date as part of the Sisonke trial have been administered by 5pm on 12 May 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Solidarity Fund Calls On South Africans to 'Come Together' As the Country Prepares for Mass Vaccine Roll-Out
[Daily Maverick] The Solidarity Fund is asking South Africans to "come together" in its new integrated marketing and communication campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Growing a Post Covid-19 Economy
[SAnews.gov.za] Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has emphasised the importance of protecting natural resources while growing a post-COVID-19 economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles Signs UN Declaration On Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccine
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has signed a United Nations declaration on equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines to show its support, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Windhoek Faces Covid-19 ICU Crisis
[Namibian] THE increasing hospitalisation of people with Covid-19 has led to a shortage of beds in the intensive care units (ICU) of Windhoek's hospitals, especially private facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Private Sector Contributes to Vaccines for Hope Coalition
[New Era] More than N$12 million was handed over to the Ministry of Health and Social Services on 29 April as part of private sector companies pledging their support to Namibia's Vaccine Roll-out Plan 2021. This was in response to the government's request for local businesses to come together to fund one-third of the costs of the vaccine, which will be distributed free of charge to all Namibians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: The Psychological Cost of Covid-19
[Namibian] The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has both a public health and an economic component. As a public health issue, the virus has made thousands of Namibians sick and killed a few hundreds. It has put the public health system under pressure and has consumed millions of dollars that were originally allocated to other policy priorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Katima Gets Private Hospital
[Namibian] A state-of-the-art private hospital is the answer to many patients' needs in Katima Mulilo, who were always referred to facilities hundreds, if not thousands of kilometres away to get specialist care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Records More Than 3,000 New Covid-19 Cases
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has detected more than 3 000 new COVID-19 infections in one day - for the first time in three months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Zimbabwean Arrested Over Fake Covid-19 Certificate
[Namibian] A 30-year-old Zimbabwean man was arrested in the Zambezi region on charges of fraud and forgery on Thursday, after he allegedly presented a fake Covid-19 certificate to border officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Muslims Observe Eid UL-Fitr Amid Covid-19
[Ghanaian Times] The usual fanfare and pageantry that characterised the Eid ul-Fitr celebration was absent yesterday in many parts of town when the Ghanaian Muslim community joined the rest of the world to observe the feast. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Nears 4.7 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19
[allAfrica] As of May 14, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   4,665,816 while over 15,420,119 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Minister Zweli Mkhize Confirms Total of 1 605 252 Cases of Coronavirus Covid-19
[Govt of SA] As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 605 252. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Train More Nurses to Curb Shortage, State Told
[Daily News] THE Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) has called on the government to continue investing in nursing in order to produce more nurses to curb the shortage of the professionals in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA's Drug Regulator Is 'A Pillar of Public Health' - What Is It and How Does It Work?
[Daily Maverick] Despite needing more resources and government support, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority refuses to renege on its duty to stick to the scientific evidence and keep medicine standards sky high. Two of its top brass explain how the regulator works, how it maintains independence and where it is at in evaluating Covid-19 vaccines, ivermectin and cannabis products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Eminent Nigerians Proffer Way Forward for Nigeria's Covid-19 Response
[Vanguard] As documentary showcases failures, challenges of National response (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa-France Summit Postponed Due to Covid-19 Travel Restrictions
[RFI] The Africa-France summit, which was to be held in early July in Montpellier, southern France, has been pushed back to early October because travel constraints linked to the Covid-19 epidemic will be "insufficiently lifted this summer", the town hall announced on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Records 334 New Covid-19 Cases and 18 Deaths
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya's COVID-19 caseload rose to 164,720 after 334 new cases were recorded on Thursday, when 18 more people succumbed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Blood Collection Centre Launched at Mama Lucy Hospital
[Nairobi News] A first-of-its-kind SmartBank blood collection point has been launched at Nairobi's Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital to help increase blood collection in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Delta Announces 3-Year PSL Sponsorship Deal
[263Chat] Delta Beverages, a subsidiary of Delta Corporation has unveiled a three year sponsorship deal (2021-23) for the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League valued at US$1.130 million per season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Two New Cases Registered
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has recorded two cases of COVID-19 during the night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Not in a Third Wave Yet, but Latest Figures Worrisome
[SAnews.gov.za] While South Africa has not yet crossed the national threshold for a new wave, the current trajectory is worrisome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Joining Efforts to Confront Coronavius Stressed At Phone Call Between President of Republic and Prime Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- President Kais Saied and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi exchanged Eid al-Fitr greetings at a phone call Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Coronavirus - Health Ministry Reports 56 Deaths and 720 New Infection Cases May 12
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Ministry of Health, on Thursday evening, reported 56 coronavirus-related deaths and 720 more infections, from 2,716 laboratory tests, on May 12. This takes the overall fatality numbers to 11,693 deaths, while infection cases totalled 324,823. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cross Border Traders Hit Hard By Covid-19 Rules, Parliament Told
[New Zimbabwe] Parleiament's Portfolio Committee on Women's Affairs, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Community Development has been lobbied to push for a further relaxation of Covid-19 regulations to allow resumption of cross-border travel and trade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: President to Open Byo Health Facilities
[The Herald] THE Government's quest to revamp health services and guarantee universal coverage to improve people's lives is gathering pace with President Mnangagwa today expected to officially open two major health facilities in Bulawayo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zim Champions Climate-Smart Technology Project
[The Herald] A PROJECT launched in Zimbabwe in December 2020 to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on food and nutrition security using climate smart technologies is making good progress with a thriving horticulture crop, a solar-powered borehole, and 100 efficient cook stoves having been installed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: People With HIV Are Still Dying From a Treatable, but Neglected, Disease - All It Needs Is a Plan
[The Conversation Africa] Thembi Ngubane was a young woman who became famous through the American National Public Radio show Thembi's AIDS Diary: A Year in the Life of a South African Teenager.. She was vibrant, punchy, full of life. She recorded the consultation when, as a doctor, I started her on antiretroviral therapy in 2005. Jo Menell's documentary film, Thembi, gives a sensitive and nuanced account of her fast rise to fame, culminating in meeting Barack Obama and addressing the US Congress, and then equally rapid fall into ob (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: British American Tobacco Blames Poor Disposable Incomes for Reduced Smoking
[New Zimbabwe] Listed cigarette maker, British American Tobacco (BAT) has blamed poor disposable incomes for the decline suffered in sales volumes across traditionally high performing brands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: New Pretoria Clinic Is a Case Study in Why Many Township Projects Fail
[GroundUp] The residents of New Eersterust were looking forward to a new clinic, but work on it stopped two years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Rallies Nigerians to Stop Indian Covid-19 Variant
[This Day] The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chike Ihekweazu, has called on Nigerians to do more to curtail the spread of the Indian strain of COVID-19 virus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Two Million Vaccines Reserved for Second Jab - Govt
[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government yesterday disclosed that two million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been reserved for the second dose in the first phase of vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records 53 New Cases
[Premium Times] The agency said over 7,000 cases are still active in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Zim's Recovery Cases Up
[The Herald] Features Writer (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: 'Healthy Families Vital for National Development'
[The Herald] Healthy families are vital for national development, stability, peace and economic growth, Public Services labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima said yesterday when speaking ahead of the International Day of Families tomorrow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Millions of Muslims Mark Eid Holiday Amid Uncertain Times
[VOA] Johannesburg -- Eid al-Fitr is a special time of year for the nearly half of Africa's population who are adherents of Islam. But this year's celebration is different amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the devastation it has caused across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Football Resumes Amid Strict Covid-19 Protocols
[Nation] The Football Kenya Federation Premier League returns on Friday under strict sports resumption protocols released by the Ministry of Sports on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Brace for Covid-19 Peak in July, Kenyans Warned
[Nation] Just when Kenyans were beginning to heave a sigh of relief over decreasing Covid-19 infections, experts now warn that another peak is around the corner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent's Medical Supplies Platform - a Model for the World?
[ISS] Central to Africa's COVID-19 response, the life-saving intervention is significantly more agile and responsive than governments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Health Minister Warns Against 'Third Wave' of Coronavirus
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican Health Minister Armindo Tiago on Wednesday warned of the dangers of a likely "third wave" of the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and urged all Mozambican citizens to continue strict adherence to preventive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Nearly 15.5 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent
[allAfrica] As of May 13, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   4,656,385 while over 15,420,119 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: How Covid Variants Entered Uganda
[Monitor] Four mutated versions of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, Nigeria, India, and UK are now circulating in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: MEC Madoda Sambatha Delivers New Jouberton Community Health Center
[Govt of SA] The North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha is delighted to announce that the New Jouberton Community Health Centre has officially opened its doors of health care services to the people of Jouberton and nearby locations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Expert Independent Panel Calls for Urgent Reform of Pandemic Prevention and Response Systems
[The Independent Panel] Geneva -- The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response is today calling on the global community to end the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt a series of bold and essential reforms to prevent the next crisis (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Tax 'Reform', Covid-19 and Growing Inequality Fuel Colombian Uprising
[Daily Maverick] Widespread protests across Colombia showed no sign of easing as they moved into the third week, with the government and protesters far from reaching any type of agreement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: In Focus - What the Charlotte Maxeke Fire Tells Us About Health and Safety in Gauteng Hospitals
[spotlight] Just weeks before a fire tore through parts of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg on 16 April, a fire safety audit at the hospital was signed off and in March a hospital fire and safety team met, according to the Gauteng Department of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news