Nigeria: Infertility Is Also Common With Men
[This Day] It is no longer news that women are often the sacrificial lamb during fertility fights, especially in Nigeria. But what has refused to be a front burner is that men contribute a lot to infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Increasing Reliance On Local Drugs
[Guardian] The newly elected President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, has pledged among other things to ensure that the increased reliance on local production of drugs as enshrined in the national health and drug policies are pursued determinedly to help promote national security and create more jobs for pharmacists in the industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Occupational Therapists Seek Interventions As Nigeria Records 9.9 Million Work-Related Deaths
[Guardian] The Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEHPON) has called on the Federal Ministry of Health as well as the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to implement policies, laws and interventions that would strengthen the provision of occupational health and safety best practices in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 8 Year Old Urgently Needs N560,000 for Treatment of Brain Disorder
[This Day] Eight-year-old Kehinde Abdul-Raheem Yusuf, urgently needs the sum of N560, 000 to continue his treatment at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ebola Scare Rocks Hoima
[Monitor] There was tension in Hoima District on Thursday evening after a 31-year-old Boda boda cyclist died with symptoms similar to those of Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Physiotherapist Offers Free Virtual On-Call Service
[This Day] A South Africa-based Nigerian physiotherapist, Prof. Efe Useh, has announced plans to provide virtual on-call services to the public for a wide range of ailment requiring physiotherapy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against HIV/Aids - Sensitisation Materials Handed to Youths
[Cameroon Tribune] African Synergy is using the opportunity to evaluate all-out mobilisation against the deadly disease since 16 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Child Who Received Contaminated Blood Is HIV/Aids Negative - Official
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Health (MINSA) announced Wednesday in Luanda that there was a "negative" diagnosis of HIV / AIDS virus transmission to a child who recently received contaminated blood transfusion at one of the hospital units in the capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stakeholders Proffer Solutions to Mental Health Challenges
[Guardian] Abuja -Worried by the high burden of mental health disorder in the country, the stakeholders in the health sector have stressed the need to tackle poverty, joblessness and hardship being experienced Nigerians in order to bring the problem to an end. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzanians Observe Diabetes Day Amid Awful Statistics
[Daily News] TANZANIANS yesterday joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Diabetes Day, with statistics on sufferers from the disease casting an appalling image. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Sort Out Cancer Drug Stockout to Save Lives
[Monitor] On Tuesday, it emerged that the Ugandan Cancer Institute (UCI), is going through a drug stockout of crisis proportions. Apparently, a consignment of cancer drugs is being held at Entebbe International Airport pending clearance by the National Drug Authority (NDA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Cancer Patients Still Waiting for Drugs
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has run out of essential drugs and cancer patients have been told to wait a little longer for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Hospital Installs Oxygen Machine
[Addis Fortune] Saint Paulos Hospital Millenium Medical College inaugurated an oxygen gas making machine at a cost of 200 million Br. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: U.S.$35 Million for Fuel, Drugs
[The Herald] The African Medallion Group, owned by South Africa-based Zimbabwean businessman Frank Buyanga, has availed nearly $35 million to procure and deliver fuel, pharmaceuticals and other products that are in short supply. This came after Government granted AMG the approval to do so following its request to assist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Health Service Staff to Get Second Insurance 2019
[Ghana Govt.] The Implementation of a second insurance scheme aside the National Health Insurance Scheme for staff of the Ghana Health Service, (GHS) will start next year, the Director General, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Bad Feeding Making Rich Ugandans Sick - Experts
[Monitor] Kampala -The increasing cases of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and other non-communicable diseases among Ugandans are a result of bad feeding and malnutrition, nutrition experts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Foreigners Are a Burden on Our Health System - Minister
[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says foreign nationals are burdening the South African health system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gas Flaring Continues Scorching Niger Delta
[Deutsche Welle] In Nigeria's Niger Delta, gas flares are killing crops, polluting water and damaging human health. The Nigerian government has promised to tackle the problem -- but new data shows flaring has even gone up. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Blind Body Pushes for Decent Environment to Curb Sight Impairment
[Daily News] ZANZIBAR National Association of Blind (ZANAB) Secretary, Adil Mohamed, has called on parents and the ministry responsible for education to help minimising blindness by improving environment for children to live. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 50% of People Living With Diabetes Unaware of It - WHO
[Leadership] As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to observe World Diabetes Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that half of the people living with diabetes type 2 are unaware of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Charity Offers to Pay U.S.$970,000 Bill for Cancer Patients
[Nation] At least 50 cancer patients will get financial support from Faraja Medical Fund after if received more Sh100 million in donations to help pay for bills not covered by insurance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yam Validated to Treat Cancer, Diabetes, Pain, Bone Loss, Others
[Guardian] Can extracts of the tubers and leaves of some species of yam be used to beat cancer, diabetes, pain, arthritis, bone loss, and premenopausal syndrome? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How U.S.$350 Million Funding Will Impact Family Planning
[New Times] Stakeholders in global efforts to advance family planning and access to reproductive health services have welcomed the over $350-million pledged towards global family planning interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Appeals to Pharmaceutical Companies Not to Charge in U.S. Dollars
[The Herald] Government is concerned with the continuous charging of pharmaceutics in foreign currency despite forex allocations the sector is getting from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 25 Million Africans Living With Type II Diabetes - WHO
[Premium Times] Over 25 million people in Africa are living with type II diabetes and more than half of them are unaware of their status and are not receiving treatment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia, Japan Signed $2.7M Aid Deal
[NEWS] The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 signed 2.7million United States Dollars Food Aid Agreement aimed at alleviating hunger and promoting food security in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia, Japan Signed 2.7M
[NEWS] The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 signed 2.7million United States Dollars Food Aid Agreement aimed at alleviating hunger and promoting food security in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Regional Director for Africa On World Diabetes Day 2018
[Foroyaa] Today, November 14, the World Health Organization joins the international community in observing World Diabetes Day 2018, which this year focuses on "The family and diabetes". This theme underscores the impact of diabetes on individuals and families, and the important role they play in the prevention and control of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1,110 Dead As Cholera Ravages 29 States in Nigeria - NCDC
[Premium Times] Nigeria has recorded 1,110 deaths this year from cholera outbreaks in 29 states across Nigeria as the disease claims more lives in more parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Universal Health Coverage - MPs Familarise With System
[Cameroon Tribune] A forum to introduce parliamentarians to the scheme which seeks to provide health care and financial protection to all citizens took place yesterday at the National Assembly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Legislators Seek 300% Salary Raise As Doctors Strike
[This is Africa] Are politicians and parliamentarians across Africa cut from the same cloth? Sierra Leone's MPs are pushing for a 300% salary increase, reinforcing the statement, join African politics if you want to be wealthy without much effort. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Help Reduce Diabetes
[SAnews.gov.za] As South Africa joins the international community in observing World Diabetes Day, the Department of Health has urged families to help reduce diabetes by promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting family members with diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Government Finalises Drafting Health Insurance Bill
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government yesterday revealed in parliament that it was finalising plans to draft a bill, which will ensure that all people have health insurance cover. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: Minister of Health, Honourable Dr Riek Gai Kok and His Entourage Visited Ebola Treatment Unit Constructed By WHO in Juba
[WHO] The Honourable Minister for Health of South Sudan, Dr Riek Gai Kok and his entourage which included a 1976 Ebola survivor, Samaritan Purse and ICRC visited the WHO supported Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Juba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: School Fire Victims Transferred to Nsambya, Mbarara Hospitals Over Deteriorating Health Condition
[Monitor] An emergency meeting held at St Bernard's Mannya Secondary school in Rakai District where fire gutted a senior three boys' dormitory last Sunday has resolved that students whose condition had worsened should be transferred to Nsambya hospital in Kampala and Mbarara hospital in western Uganda for better treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: It's Time to Go Back to Basics in the Fight Against Childhood Pneumonia
[The Conversation Africa] Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The viruses and bacteria that cause the disease are spread through airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze. An infection can cause the lungs to fill with pus and fluid, making breathing and oxygen intake difficult. And while anyone can get pneumonia, children with weakened immune systems or underlying illnesses are more susceptible. That's why, pneumonia kills more than a million children every year across the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Trust Bank Donates to 'Tanka Tanka' Psychiatric Hospital
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Psychiatric Hospital called 'Tanka Tanka', has received items worth D200,000 from the Trust Bank of the Gambia. The items which include laundry equipment, plumbing materials, plasma TVs and air conditioners amongst others, were presented by Ibrahima Silla, the Managing Director of the Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: National Anti-Polio Campaign Launched in Karari
[SNA] Khartoum -Deputy Director of Immunization ats Federal Health Ministry, Dr Mawahib Salman on Tuesday launched the Natioanl Campaign for Polio Eradication at Karari Locality in presence of officials of Federal State Health Ministry and officials of Karari Locality as well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Rwanda: Scaling Up Family Planning 'An Uphill but Winnable Battle'
[New Times] It is common saying that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Abattoir Odour Triggers Protests From Residents
[Monitor] Masaka -A section of residents in Kirumba Village, Katwe/Butego Division, Masaka Municipality, who are neighbouring the district abattoir, have asked authorities to close the facility for operating under filthy conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: IGG Goes After Officials for Selling Health Centre Land
[Monitor] Mubende -The deputy Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms Mariam Wangadya, has directed Mubende District officials to take disciplinary action against three of their staff implicated in giving away a piece of land belonging to a health centre without following proper procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's NHIs May Collapse in Three Years - Governing Council
[Premium Times] The Governing Council of Nigeria's National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) says the scheme is near a "tipping point" and may collapse within the next three years unless urgent measures are taken. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Diabetes Is Linked to Food Insecurity, and Needs Co-Ordinated, Multisectoral Intervention
[Daily Maverick] Evidence shows that the risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood is influenced not only by genetic and adult lifestyle factors; the environment during early life also plays a very important role. People living in unfavourable environments and facing difficult socio-economic situations may begin life with increased vulnerability to diabetes and many other non-communicable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO, Ministry Train Health Workers On Compassionate Use of Ebola Vaccine
[WHO] As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak escalates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda is ticking all the boxes to ensure that the country is able to respond effectively should there be a confirmed case of Ebola in the country. As of 13th November 2018, there were 295 confirmed cases with 209 death and still counting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Have Your Say on Family Planning, First Lady Tells Women Leaders
[New Times] Rwanda's First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, has rallied women in leadership to use their positions to voice concerns on family planning services if they are to make a critical contribution to sustainable development in their societies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Nurse Under Fire for Taking a Selfie As Woman Gives Birth in Ward
[Nyasa Times] A midwife nurse in Blantyre has come under intense fire in Blantyre for taking a selfie as an unidentified woman is lying on a bed with legs open ready to give birth in a labour ward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria May Take Global Lead in Open Defecation, Water Minister Warns
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has warned that the country may soon take global lead among the countries still practicing open defecation if necessary actions are not taken by relevant stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Aids Control Agency Concealed Records of Donor Funds - Audit Report
[Premium Times] Even as Nigerians ponder the implications of the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the latest audit report of federal agencies has accused yet another agency in the health sector of refusing to shed light on management of a significant portion of its funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Raises the Alarm Over Absence of Sanitary Facilities
[Leadership] Ahead of the 2018 world toilet day celebration, the federal government has raised the alarm over absence of sanitary facilities in government and private institutions, adding that they were either misused or malfunctioned where available. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Joburg Mayor Mashaba Accused of Xenophobia Over 'Ebolas' Remark
[News24Wire] Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is at the centre of a Twitter controversy after a tweet accusing some people of bringing "ebolas" into the country was perceived as xenophobic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news