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South Africa:Life Esidimeni - Family Learns of Man's Death, More Than Six Months Later
[News24Wire] The mother of one of the Life Esidimeni patients, who was moved to an unlicensed NGO, left the arbitration hearing sobbing, after testimony that the family was informed of his death more than six months later. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa:After Ebola, West Africa Must Brace for More Deadly Fevers - Study
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -West Africa is most at risk of fatal haemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said on Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar:Chinese Businesses Donate for Madagascar's Fight Against Plague
[Focac] Antananarivo -The association of Chinese traders and entrepreneurs in Madagascar (ACECMA) made a financial donation on Friday evening for Madagascar's fight against a deadly plague. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Food for Thoughtful Health
[IPS] Oxford, United Kingdom -Milk and cookies, macaroni and cheese, fish and chips. Some foods seem to match perfectly together to the point where one can't go without the other. Food and health, while maybe not as catchy, should be viewed in the same light. Without good food it is hard to maintain good health; without good food growing practices it is difficult to maintain a healthy planet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Not True That Hunger Doesn't Discriminate - It Does
[IPS] Rome -In a world where only 8 individuals - all of them men- possess as much as half of all the planet's wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Women Are Pivotal to Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty
[IPS] United Nations -The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar:Health Officials Battle to Contain Pneumonic Plague
[This is Africa] The island of Madagascar has been experiencing annual plague outbreaks since 1980. This year however, a worse form of plague, pneumonic plague has hit the country and it has health officials battling to contain it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:A Broken State Leads to Hunger
[Deutsche Welle] Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Why Does Africa Go Hungry?
[Deutsche Welle] The number of people in Africa suffering from hunger had been receding for some years. But it is now on the rise again. 26 million Africans face starvation. A special series by DW Africa explains why. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Yellow Fever - Kwara Vaccinates 200,000 People in 3 Days
[Vanguard] The Kwara Government said on Monday that no fewer than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ministry Eyes At Strengthening Onchocerciasis Elimination Efforts
[Ethiopian Herald] Ministry of Health and development partners disclosed that the program to eliminate Onchocerciasis - disease caused by parasitic worm - is progressing in most affected areas of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Port Elizabeth Sewage Spill Drained
[GroundUp] Earlier this month GroundUp reported on houses standing in a lake of raw sewage in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth. The municipality has now fixed the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Yellow Fever - Kwara Vaccinates 200,000 People - Official
[Premium Times] The Kwara Government said on Monday that no fewer than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dear Women, Don't Turn a Blind Eye Towards These Cancer Signs
[Citizen] If you are relatively young and healthy, gynaecologic cancer signs probably aren't on your radar, hence you've not paid attention. But they should be. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Risky Eye Problems You Shouldn't Ignore
[Citizen] Eye problems can affect our quality of life if they go unnoticed. Most people don't really consider the importance of an 'eye exam', until or unless they see a visible symptom, in most cases swelling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:A Closer Look At Breast Cancer
[Citizen] Breast cancer is still one of the most common cancers all over the world, with one in eight women diagnosed with the condition in their lifetime. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Mansa Hospital Goes Smart
[Times of Zambia] MANSA General Hospital has started modernising its operations with the installation of a paperless system known as Electronic Health Record System. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:'Cancer Is Not Deadly, Society Is'
[New Era] Ongwediva -"We are going to walk this journey together," were the remarks of the doctor who gave Fransina /Nanus, a survivor of breast cancer, a hug shortly after diagnosing her in June 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Commissioner Points Hypertension, Diabetes As Major Causes of Blindness
[Vanguard] Asaba -Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge, has said hypertension and diabetes are major causes of blindness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Al-Dimsissa, a Near - Complete Pharmacy
[SudaNow] Khartoum -The herbal plant al-damsissa (also known by its scientific name ambrosia maritima) is well known for the treatment of blood sugar in Northern Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:No Allocation to Aso Rock Clinic in 2017, Says Presidency
[Guardian] Abuja -The Presidency has said that there was no allocation to the State House Medical Centre (SHMC) in 2017 contrary to the claim that the facility received N11.01 billion as appropriation between 2015 and 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Sierra Leone First Lady and Beingmate Launch Donation Project for Africa Children
[PR Newswire] Freetown, Sierra Leone -Sierra Leone's First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma and Chinese Company-BEINGMATE together launched a milk powder donation project to promote the development of women's and children's health in Africa. Meantime, a ceremony was held in the Presidential Lodge witnessed by Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mr. Wu Peng, acting Sierra Leone Ambassador to China Mrs. Kumba Momoh, Mrs. Mariatu Kargbo the Goodwill Ambassador, and leaders from Ministry of Health, MSWGCA, MOHS, etc. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:The Traditional Vegetable and Sweet Potato Research That's Revolutionising the Way We Build Food and Nutrition Security in Africa
[] Johannesburg -Research focusing on traditional crops that are often ignored and known as "orphan crops" shows they contain minerals and vitamins that are essential for the body and are mostly consumed by rural African people. Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research among these crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:New Tuberculosis Drugs Are More Effective and May Be Less Toxic. Why Are They Still Unavailable?
[Daily Maverick] The start of 2017 saw concern over a sharp increase in the rise of drug- resistant TB in South Africa. TB is killing millions each year. Last week, M édecins Sans Frontières published promising early data on the use of two new TB drugs, delamanid and bedaquiline, among patients living with drug-resistant TB in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. But availability remains the biggest concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Fears Mount Over Hospital Waste Disposal Near Human Settlements
[Citizen] Mkuranga -A hospital waste incinerator is the centre of a scandal with far-reaching environmental and public health consequences facing some 4, 000 residents of Dundani Village in Mkuranga District, Coast Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Zimbabwe, India Partnerships Key to Quality Healthcare
[The Herald] Partnerships between local and Indian practitioners are key in increasing access to quality healthcare services by ordinary Zimbabweans, stakeholders attending India's annual summit on medical value travel taking place in Bengaluru, have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Breast Cancer - Early Detection Saves Life
[New Times] Haston Charlotte talks with a calm and confident endearing voice, sharing her story of how she survived one of the deadliest diseases, cancer. The 50-year old mother of one from Kagugu in Gasabo District was able to beat breast cancer, thanks to early diagnosis and treatment which was administered when the disease was still in its first stage. "I was lucky to get early diagnosis and treatment before the disease had spread and in its first stage, before the worst could happen," she says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:'Family Planning Clinics Can Help Screen for Cervical Cancer'
[Daily News] AS cases of cervical cancer increase, screening services with existing family planning clinics can increase access to the services and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Has Highest Burden of Diabetes in Sub-Saharan African
[Guardian] Nigeria is said to have the highest incidence of diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa, with about five million people currently living with the condition, and about 50 percent of the cases still undetected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Monkeypox' Not for Political Point-Scoring
[This Day] The spread of a new disease called monkeypox is disturbing and government must avoid its politicisation, writes Olawale Olaleye (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:We Are Ready to Tackle Monkey Pox - Ondo Govt
[Vanguard] The Ondo Government says it has adopted a proactive measure to forestall outbreak of monkey pox in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Are Ready to Tackle Monkey Pox - Ondo Govt
[Vanguard] The Ondo Government says it has adopted a proactive measure to forestall outbreak of monkey pox in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Ignorance Responsible for High Cancer Mortality Rate'
[This Day] Enugu -The Federal Government has said ignorance was mainly responsible for the high mortality rate for cancer patients in the country, insisting that adequate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer would improve the survival rate of patients with the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Ignorance Responsible for High Cancer Mortality Rate'
[This Day] Enugu -The Federal Government has said ignorance was mainly responsible for the high mortality rate for cancer patients in the country, insisting that adequate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer would improve the survival rate of patients with the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Authorities Refer 4,000 Abuja Drivers for Mental Evaluation
[Premium Times] The Federal Road Safety Corps has caught 4,000 drivers in Abuja within the last three months and referred them for psychological evaluation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Authorities Refer 4,000 Abuja Drivers for Mental Evaluation
[Premium Times] The Federal Road Safety Corps has caught 4,000 drivers in Abuja within the last three months and referred them for psychological evaluation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Resident Doctors Give 10-Day Strike Notice to UCH Management
[Premium Times] Barely one month after their nationwide strike, the resident doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Friday, gave the hospital management another 10-day strike notice to protest unpaid salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Give 10-Day Strike Notice to UCH Management
[Premium Times] Barely one month after their nationwide strike, the resident doctors at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Friday, gave the hospital management another 10-day strike notice to protest unpaid salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:National Hospital Disowns Kidney Patient, Oghenekevwe
[Guardian] Abuja -The National Hospital, Abuja yesterday wrote to The Guardian to disown one Mrs. Roseline Oghenekevwe, a 40-year-old mother of three, who allegedly needs a kidney transplant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: National Hospital Disowns Kidney Patient, Oghenekevwe
[Guardian] Abuja -The National Hospital, Abuja yesterday wrote to The Guardian to disown one Mrs. Roseline Oghenekevwe, a 40-year-old mother of three, who allegedly needs a kidney transplant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:SA Takes Measures Against Plague
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has taken several measures to prevent the importation of an outbreak of a plague into the country following the confirmation of 449 cases in Madagascar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Takes Measures Against Plague
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has taken several measures to prevent the importation of an outbreak of a plague into the country following the confirmation of 449 cases in Madagascar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Test Vaccines Produce Year-Long Immune Response in Most Study Participants
[New Republic] Results from PREVAIL I-a large Ebola vaccine study that enrolled more than a thousand Liberians at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia during the first few months of 2015- have been published in the October 12th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Test Vaccines Produce Year-Long Immune Response in Most Study Participants
[New Republic] Results from PREVAIL I-a large Ebola vaccine study that enrolled more than a thousand Liberians at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia during the first few months of 2015- have been published in the October 12th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Worsening Gas Flaring Kills 23 in Three Delta Communities
[Guardian] Asaba -Worsening gas flaring in Ndokwa West and Ndokwa East, Obiaruku, and some parts of Effurun in Delta State, has killed no fewer than 23 persons in the last six months. Reports said the situation in the communities has worsened with the continuous emission of carbon monoxide into the environment, killing unsuspecting residents in the areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Worsening Gas Flaring Kills 23 in Three Delta Communities
[Guardian] Asaba -Worsening gas flaring in Ndokwa West and Ndokwa East, Obiaruku, and some parts of Effurun in Delta State, has killed no fewer than 23 persons in the last six months. Reports said the situation in the communities has worsened with the continuous emission of carbon monoxide into the environment, killing unsuspecting residents in the areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Gauteng Health DG Didn't Know Why Life Esidimeni Patients Were Moved in 'Ill-Advised' Plan
[News24Wire] The director-general in the Gauteng premier's office said she did not know what officials wanted to achieve by pushing through the "ill-advised" and "inhumane" decision to move mentally ill patients from Life Esidimeni to a number of unlicensed NGOs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Health DG Didn't Know Why Life Esidimeni Patients Were Moved in 'Ill-Advised' Plan
[News24Wire] The director-general in the Gauteng premier's office said she did not know what officials wanted to achieve by pushing through the "ill-advised" and "inhumane" decision to move mentally ill patients from Life Esidimeni to a number of unlicensed NGOs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Minister Husnoo Lauds Key Role of Nurses in Health Services
[Government of Mauritius] In a constantly changing health environment, training and capacity-building programmes of nurses are fundamental to enhance the health sector as they play a key role in delivering quality health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Minister Husnoo Lauds Key Role of Nurses in Health Services
[Government of Mauritius] In a constantly changing health environment, training and capacity-building programmes of nurses are fundamental to enhance the health sector as they play a key role in delivering quality health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news