Tanzania: Govt to Table Bill for Obligatory Health Insurance
[Daily News] Dodoma -COME September this year, the government is expected to table in the National Assembly, a bill that will compel all Tanzanians to enrol in the mandatory health insurance for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: EFCC Arrests 4 Health Officials for E-Yellow Card Racketeering
[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested four officials of Port Health Service of the Federal Ministry of Health, Benin City, the Edo State capital, over e-yellow fever travel card racketeering. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles Kill 58 in Borno
[This Day] Maiduguri -M édecines Sans Frontières (MSF), popularly known as Doctors Without Borders on Friday revealed that 58 people had been killed by measles in Borno State since January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Coast Counties - No Money For Schools, Hospitals
[Nation] Coast region counties face tough times after basic services such as healthcare, education, water and sanitation were allocated meagre amounts in the next financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'FG to Use Technology to Reduce Deficits in Health, Education'
[Leadership] The Federal Government is exploring all possibilities and opportunities to ensure that broadband connection is available to Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Government to Build Cancer Facility in Mbeya
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government is planning to build a cancer hospital in Mbeya in Region to reduce the number of patients who travel distances to seek cancer treatment at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es Salaam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Only One Case of Congo Fever Confirmed
[New Era] Only one case linked to Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Three other cases suspected to be of the fever tested negative while two other cases' results are still pending. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dengue Fever Cases Rise By 50pc
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Cases of patients being diagnosed with dengue fever in Dar es Salaam have increased by 50.8 per cent in a week, the chief medical officer, Prof Muhammad Kambi, revealed during a press conference on May 16. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Pays U.S.$159,000 for Marijuana Seeds, Soils
[Citizen] Kampala -As Cabinet debates the health and financial merits of marijuana, it has emerged that Uganda has been importing tonnes of fertilised weed seeds and potting soils, worth billions of shillings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Survival Lessons for Congo in the Aftershock of West Africa's Ebola Crisis
[The New Humanitarian] For écariah/Guinea -'Every day I have in my head that it's today I'll die' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 1st Lady Inaugurates Korle Bu Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
[Ghanaian Times] A new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has been inaugurated for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) to help reduce neonatal and under-five deaths at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Delegation of Liberian Nursing, Midwifery Board Visits Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] A four-member delegation from the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM) has visited Ghana to understudy the operations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to strengthen its system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Fights Outbreak As Dengue Hits Three Regions
[East African] A week after the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine for dengue, Dengvaxia, Tanzania is working to contain the spread of an outbreak that was first reported last month, with increased surveillance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 2 Months After Idai - Women Making a Big Difference
[WHO] Beira -In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which devastated large areas of Mozambique, a group of 15 dedicated women - mostly widows - have been credited with ensuring that sthere have been no cases of cholera in their district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4 Reasons Why Your Salt Intake Should Reduce
[Guardian] Our bodies rely on sodium (found in salt) for muscle contractions, nerve transmissions and the control systems for balancing body fluids, together with other electrolytes like potassium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: How Your Diet, Lifestyle Can Lead You to the Grave
[Monitor] Lukia Mutesi felt weak, sweated profusely, lost hair and her skin began peeling. She wondered what was ailing her. Scared that she could be having HIV/Aids, she feared to go to a health facility. Her husband abandoned her and found another woman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Are the Medical Aids Really Fleecing You?
[Bhekisisa] There's good news and bad news when it comes to PMBs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Why Medical Aids Are Putting the Price of a Safe Delivery On Some Women's Pockets
[Bhekisisa] When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Lessons On a 'Just Transition' From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy
[Daily Maverick] Moving to what is termed a just transition is not an overnight event. It requires careful planning, implementation, oversight and high-level political guarantees. Thankfully, in South Africa, we can draw on some lessons about what has worked and failed in other countries which have been in a similar position. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Survivors Can Lose Their Eyesight
[The Conversation Africa] The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest outbreak in the country since 1976 when the Ebola virus was first identified in what was then known as Zaire. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Why Discovery Health Didn't Pay Up
[Bhekisisa] Would you join a medical aid if you were perfectly healthy? Most won't. That's why we need waiting periods, says Discovery CEO Jonathan Broomberg. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Seaside Hospital Shut Down for Poor Health Standards
[Nation] The government has shut down Seaside Medical Facility and Nursing Home in Ganjoni, Mombasa County, for failing to comply with health standards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Taita Taveta Doctors Strike After Talks on Pay, Promotions Fail
[Nation] Doctors in Taita Taveta have gone on strike as a series of talks with the county government have proven unsuccessful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Donors Call for Increased Funding for Kenya's Healthcare
[Nation] The donors have put the national government on spot over rampant corruption which they says could frustrate the rollout of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Two Million Women Give Birth Yearly As Life Expectancy Reaches 64 Years
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government said on Thursday, May 16, 2019 that at least 2 million women give birth in the country annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ignorance Blamed for Surging Maternal, Infant Mortality Rates in Mwanza
[Citizen] Mwanza -Public health officials have blamed ignorance of expectant mothers on the importance of going for early checkups and diagnosis to increased rate of child and pregnancy-related deaths in Mwanza Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: #TAS2019 - Experts Push for Digital Healthcare Solutions
[New Times] Healthcare professionals on the sidelines of the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali have emphasised the role of adopting digital solutions if the healthcare sector is to transform significantly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Tears of Joy at Kijabe Hospital as Girl Finishes Cancer Treatment
[Nairobi News] It was tears of joy and high-fives at Kijabe Hospital on Wednesday as a young girl excitedly marked the end of her cancer treatment by ringing a bell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Medical Interns Past Compromise
[Addis Fortune] Medical interns are up in arms with working conditions and have launched demonstrations across the country. The interns are complaining of unsafe working environments, unsustainable long hours, low pay and substandard medical facilities that compromise the health of their patients and themselves. As the issue gained national importance, a meeting with Prime Minister Abiy, who talked about progress in the sector, failed to address their concerns, and interns at Black Lion hospital and other hospitals are st (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Pathologists Warn Hospitals On 'Fake' Cancer Samples
[Monitor] Kampala -Clinicians in hospitals across the country are mishandling the samples from the cancer patients, which has led to wrong tests and diagnosis by pathologists, it has emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Doctors Decry Heavy Workload, Shortages in Public Hospitals
[Monitor] Kampala -Specialist medical doctors from different fields such as paediatrics, oncology and neurosurgery have asked government to attract and train more staff to lighten their workload. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Breaking the Exam Stress Cycle
[UCT] This is a stressful time of year for many students, and finding a balance between studying and self-care will go some way towards easing your worries. However, if you need help to cope with the stress, it is available in the form of 24/7 phone counselling and at the various walk-in centres on campus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Neglect of African Medicine and Medicinal Plants
[This is Africa] Statistics show that at least 70% of the Kenyan population still use traditional medicine. However, if this form of health care is to succeed and endure, especially when practiced in tandem with Western medicine, a serious look at legislation and the regulatory framework is needed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Minister Unveils Plans for Better Working Conditions
[Foroyaa] Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the Minister of Health has disclosed ongoing plans for structural adjustments towards providing amenities for a better working condition in a conducive environment for nurses. Dr. Samateh said this at a well-attended forum of nurses and health workers during International Nurses Day commemoration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Bank Gaborone Launch Diabetes Project
[The Patriot] Bank Gaborone has launched the second edition of the diabetes apple project which is one of their Corporate Social Responsibility. The project will officially kick off on the 15th May and run until 15 July 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kabaka Injects Shs494m to End Sickle Cell Disease
[Monitor] The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has injected shs494m in Sickle cell prevention and treatment campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GNPC Awards Scholarships to 200 Medical Students to Study in Cuba
[Ghana Govt.] The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation is sponsoring 200 Ghanaian medical students to study in Cuba.The scholarship covers a seven-year period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Liberian Nursing and Midwifery Board Learns From N & MC Ghana
[Ghana Govt.] The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana welcomed a delegation from its sister body, the Liberian Nursing and Midwifery Board for a weeklong understudy programme here in Accra, in a bid to help improve on Nursing and Midwifery services back in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Advances On Goal of Cervical Cancer Elimination Across the Continent
[WHO] Brazzaville, 15 May 2019 - The cervical cancer burden falls unequally on Africa, with 19 of the 20 most affected countries on this continent. The disease kills 311 000 women a year worldwide and is the second most common cancer among women in the African region. Yet, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and curable forms of cancers, through vaccination, early detection and treatment. Bringing cervical cancer to an end is now a priority for the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Health Ministry Targets Over 3.2 Million Children With Lifesaving Interventions
[Concord] This was made known last week at an orientation meeting held for District Health Education/Social Mobilization Officers and Heath Committee Chairpersons of Councils at the Atlantic Hall, National Stadium in Freetown he Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, GAVI and other Health Development Partners will soon embark on a Nationwide Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign, reaching approximately 3.2 Million Children with Lifesaving Health Interventions, starting from Monday June 1 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Buea Regional Hospital - Haemodialysis Centre Receives Four New Machines
[Cameroon Tribune] The Elone Foundation and Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) Section UK and Northern Ireland decided to ameliorate the condition of haemodialysis patients of Buea Hospital Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Cyclone Induced Trauma Haunts Mozambique Kids
[CAJ News] Maputo -MOZAMBICAN children are suffering mental issues after deadly cyclones that have ravaged the destitute Southern African country recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Duale Furious as Murkomen Questions Passing of Health Laws
[Nation] National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has told off his Senate counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen for saying the Health Laws (Amendment) Bill was passed in an unprocedural manner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills Two, Infects Doctor in Kebbi
[Guardian] Benin City and Birnin Kebbi -A serving medical doctor, Dr. C. Jika, has been infected with Lassa fever while two persons were confirmed death in Kebbi State.Another medical doctor, who claimed anonymity, disclosed this yesterday when The Guardian visited the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Birnin Kebbi. He said that two children died last week as a result of the Lassa fever while a medical doctor, who was doing his primary assignment treating the patients, was also infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meningitis: What We're Doing to Keep Nigeria's Death Toll Low This Year - NCDC Official
[Premium Times] Nigeria is currently in the meningitis season. However, since the outbreak, reported cases and deaths this year have been fewer than for previous years (2016-2018). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Promises Drugs, Equipment to Doctors
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has assured doctors at public hospitals that Government will ensure they are fully stocked with drugs and medical equipment while looking at their welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Physicians Association Bets On Health Education
[ANGOP] Dundo -The Angolan Medical Association is committed to promoting health education, strategic planning in entrepreneurship courses and health marketing in the period 2019/2020, said on Wednesday in Dundo (Lunda Norte) ), the dean of association, Elisa Gaspar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How to Get South Africans to Buy Into the Next Big Thing in Medicine
[Bhekisisa] These ATMs can decrease the number of patients in clinics but health workers are not helping to achieve that goal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Court Stops Prosecution of Nurses' Union Officials
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Employment and Labour Relations Court has suspended criminal prosecution against officials of Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 170+ Public Health Facilities With Emergency Services On Google Maps
[Capital FM] Google in partnership with Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF), Ministry of Health and BP Systems Online, have mapped public hospitals with emergency medical care services across the country on Search and Maps enabling Kenyans navigate online with ease by searching "emergency centre near me" and find their closest hospital. Additionally, patients can now easily find opening times, contact numbers and the emergency services offered in the public hospitals online. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news