Cameroon: Combating Roadside Drugs - Pharmacists Call for Greater Collaboration
[Cameroon Tribune] This was during the 11th edition of the international day of the pharmacist, on September 25, 2021 in Douala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Over 86,5 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of September 27, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  8,238,944 while over 86,505,912 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Man Seeks Help to Undergo Kidney Transplant
[The Herald] A man from Domboshava is appealing for help to raise US$20 000 to undergo an emergency kidney transplant in India for his 22-year-old brother. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Two All Souls High School Pupils Attempt Suicide
[The Herald] Two Form 3 learners aged 16 from All Souls Mission High School in Mutoko recently attempted to commit suicide after being allegedly bullied by a prefect at the Catholic-run institution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Stage Is Set for the Harare Agric Show
[263Chat] All is now set for the commencement of the Harare Agricultural Show this Tuesday with the official opening slated for Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: UK Is Committed to Opening Up International Travel
[GhanaToday] The United Kingdom (UK) is committed to opening up international travel and is using its COVID- 19 vaccine certification process to enable all those wishing to enter the UK to do so safely. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health DG Placed On Precautionary Suspension
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health on Monday confirmed that Director-General, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, has been placed on "precautionary suspension" following damning allegations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 21% of Adults Now Fully Vaccinated, As South Africa Exits Third Wave
[SAnews.gov.za] Twenty one percent of the country's adult population is now fully vaccinated after 6 187 people either received a Johnson& Johnson shot or the second jab of the Pfizer vaccine on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Clubfoot - Nigerian Surgeon, American Partners Bring Succour to Hundreds of Children
[Premium Times] "We're working diligently with our local partner(s) and strategic allies to ensure that we eliminate disability caused by clubfoot in Nigeria," (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Major Boost in Health Sector
[Daily News] ALL regional hospitals will be equipped with CT-Scans in six months, a big boost to the country's health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: The Slow Violence of Sugar
[New Frame] South Africa's obesity and diabetes epidemics today can be traced to an accumulation of violence over time, starting on the early sugar plantations of colonial Natal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Governor Reiterates Importance of Health Service Humanization
[ANGOP] Mo çâmedes -- The governor of south-west Namibe province, Archer Mangueira, Saturday in Moçâmedes reiterated the importance of reinforcing the humanisation of health services, having as a primary attention the patient. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon Humanitarian Crisis Worsens
[CAJ News] The dust has settled on the ethnic clashes that recently left at least 12 people dead in northern Cameroon but humanitarian needs are escalating. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Ecobank Malawi Partners Society of Medical Doctors in Mental Health Awareness
[Nyasa Times] Ecobank Malawi has partnered with the Society of Medical Doctors of Malawi (SMDM) to scale up awareness and positive action towards non-communicable diseases, particularly mental health illnesses in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New WHO Air Quality Rules Pile Pressure on Kampala
[Independent (Kampala)] Analysis -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) for countries that are adjusted downwards and WHO warns that exceeding them could lead to significant risks to health. At the same time, however, adhering to them could protect the health of populations and save millions of lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Orders 2 Million Covid-19 Doses
[Daily News] THE government has ordered more 2 million doses of sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine from China as ongoing vaccination exercise increased pace, it has been revealed (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt to Roll Out American Covid Vaccines Today
[Monitor] Government will today avail two types of vaccines, Pfizer and Astrazeneca, to Ugandans amid debate among scientists that the latter offers more sustained protection against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Auditor General Calls Out Towns Over Non-Compliance
[New Era] Auditor general Junias Kandjeke expressed dismay at 26 local authorities and 10 regional councils who are in breach of the law by not submitting up-to-date financial statements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Zambezi Battles Deadly Foot-and-Mouth Disease
[New Era] The ministry of agriculture has identified a new foot-and-mouth disease variant in the Zambezi region. The discovery of the new variant, Serotype O, explains why infection rates remained high despite wide vaccination coverage, minister Calle Schlettwein stated last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'UK Working Towards Recognising Nigeria's Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate'
[This Day] Abuja -- The British High Commission, Abuja, yesterday announced that the United Kingdom (UK) is collaborating with the Nigeria National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) towards "recognising Nigeria vaccines certificate." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 84% of Public Resources Not Shared Equally - Report
[New Zimbabwe] AT LEAST 84% of Zimbabweans believe public resources are not equitably shared amid concerns the debt details were also shrouded in secrecy, a recent Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt Development (ZIMCODD) report has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Doctors Nationwide Strike Would Be Resolved Soon'
[This Day] The Chairman of House of Representatives' Committee on Economic Development and National Planning, Hon. Abdulganiyu Olododo, during the weekend hinted that the ongoing nationwide strike of the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in the country would be resolved in the next few weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Weekly Covid-19 Round Up - Infection Rates Level Off
[The Herald] The modest surge in Covid-19 infections over the past fortnight, and the infection rate is still less than 11 percent of what we saw at the height of the third wave, now appears to have levelled off as the steps taken by the Ministry of Health and Child Care to tighten controls at boarding schools come into effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Midlands Garden Project Transforms Lives
[The Herald] A vegetable farming venture has transformed the lives of more than 200 elderly women and their families in Nembudziya, Gokwe district in Midlands and has addressed food and nutrition self-sufficiency at family level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Response Continues Boosting Health System
[The Herald] Mukudzei Chingwere recently in Marondera (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Hope as Covid-19 Infections Fall in September
[Nation] The number of Covid-19 cases has significantly fallen this month, with various hospitals across the country reporting some relief in their coronavirus-dedicated wards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses to Earn Three Times Their Current Pay in the UK
[Nation] Kenyan nurses set to work in the UK will earn more than double their current pay if they are put on the pay scales of local workers in the European country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: As Covid Shut Businesses in 2020, Only Four Nigerian Banks Made More Money Online
[Premium Times]Nigerians conducted electronic transactions in just four payment categories, summing up to N178 trillion in 2020 alone, a half bigger than the N119 trillion reported the year before. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: One Dead, in Cholera Outbreak in Bale Zone
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Gemechu Shumi, Oromia Public Health Institute Emergency Management Directorate Director, confirmed to Addis Standard that high numbers of cholera cases have been recorded in the Dallo Manna woreda of Bale zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors' Strike Will Be Called Off in a Few Weeks, Says Lawmaker
[This Day] The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Economic Development and National Planning, Hon. Abdulganiyu Olododo, has said that the ongoing nationwide strike of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) will be called off in the next few weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Want to Develop Vaccines in Africa?
[The Conversation Africa] In little more than a year from the onset of COVID-19, scientists successfully developed vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus for world-wide use. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: The Africa CDC Joins the Global Citizen Live Concert to Push for Vaccine Equity.
[Africa CDC] Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong, and Head of the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, Strive Masiyiwa to Address Vaccine Equity and Production Needs to Tackle COVID-19. Ms Bonang Matheba and Nomzamo Mbatha to are set to host th Global Citizen Live on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Sept. 25, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Come All Ye Who Are Loaded - Suluhu's Offer to Investors Abroad
[East African] President Samia Suluhu Hassan this week took advantage of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to woo investors from the US and the European Union to Tanzania, promising a raft of policy changes that will make the business environment investor-friendly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Come All Ye Who Are Loaded - Samia's Offer to Investors Abroad
[East African] President Samia Suluhu Hassan this week took advantage of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to woo investors from the US and the European Union to Tanzania, promising a raft of policy changes that will make the business environment investor-friendly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Hits Target in Covid Vaccination Drive, Off EU Red List
[East African] Rwanda hit the September global target of fully vaccinating 10 percent of its 12.9 million population against Covid-19 and is among countries recommended by the European Union to have unrestricted access for non-essential travel its territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Tourism Minister Questions UK's Covid Red List
[New Era] Recently-appointed Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu, has brought a bit of respite to the issue around South Africa being red-listed on the UK's traffic light system for travellers. In her keynote speech at Africa's Travel and Tourism Summit this week, Sisulu said she addressed the red list matter with the British Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa. After some discussion, they had agreed to bring together scientists and advisors from both countries to conduct further research into the coronavirus B (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: 89 Kenyans Die in Saudi Arabia From 'Cardiac Arrest'
[East African] Eighty-nine Kenyans, majority of them domestic workers, have died in the past two years in Saudi Arabia where authorities reported the cause of death as "cardiac arrest". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: A Granular Look At UK's Covid-19 'Red List' Shows Why It's Deeply Flawed
[The Conversation Africa] Earlier this year the UK introduced a "traffic light" system in yet another attempt to contain and mitigate the effects of COVID-19. The system assigned the status of either red, amber, or green to other countries with each colour indicating different rules for a range of things including terms of travel and quarantine requirements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: What the Objections to Covid-19 Control Measures Tell Us About Personal Freedom
[The Conversation Africa] As the protracted global battle with SARS-CoV-2 continues to rage, objections to the measures being taken to combat the virus are increasing. Protests have been reported in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Thailand, South Africa, France, Italy, and Greece. In some instances, the protests have become violent resulting in injuries and arrests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Global Commitments On Covid-19 Offer Way Forward but Success Depends On Action Being Taken Now
[WHO] I was greatly heartened by the global show of support demonstrated at the Global COVID-19 Summit hosted by the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, on Wednesday, 22 September 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Mashujaa Day - Government Bans County Celebrations Over Covid-19
[Nation] The government has banned Mashujaa Day celebrations in all counties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: What Needs to Change to Enhance Covid-19 Vaccine Access
[WHO] Statement from the Independent Allocation of Vaccines Group of COVAX (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africans Want Their Country Off Britain's Covid Travel 'Red List'
[VOA] Johannesburg -- Britain is gradually easing COVID-19 travel restrictions among African countries on its so-called red list at highest risk of spreading coronavirus. However, South Africa remains on the list, despite a decline in infections. The status is taking a toll on South African tourism and people wanting to visit their families in Britain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: You've Been Warned - Don't Be Tempted to Take TikTok's Mental Health Tests
[Daily Maverick] TikTok seems to have become the new WebMD, the new Google doctor, if you will, for self-diagnosis, especially when it comes to mental illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Find the Roots of Where Nourishment Comes From As Stellenbosch Gets Green Fingers
[Daily Maverick] An inaugural garden week in the university town of Stellenbosch, inspired by a Catalonian flower festival, will showcase nature through talks, tours, art, wine and food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19, Cancer Vaccines Initiative to Revolutionise South Africa's Healthcare
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed a new COVID-19 and cancer vaccine initiative launched by world-renowned healthcare extraordinaire Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong as a game changer for South Africa's healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Tackling a Health Service in Crisis - New Portfolio Committee Chair Is a Medical Doctor Who Aims to Enforce Accountability
[Daily Maverick] Dr Kenneth Jacobs was elected chairperson of the National Assembly's Portfolio Committee on Health last month. In this interview, he chats about National Health Insurance, the role of Parliament, working with the Stormers rugby team, and his own background and journey to serving as chair of such an important parliamentary committee. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Activists Demand Sassa Fix 'Flawed' Covid-19 Grant Application Process
[GroundUp] SASSA says only 8 million of the 13 million people who applied for the R350 grant were approved (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: From Coast to Coast - African Countries Commit to Ending All Forms of Polio!
[The Point] Governments from the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region have committed to ending all remaining forms of polio and presented a scorecard to track progress towards the eradication of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian States Should Protect Girls by Ending Child Marriage
[allAfrica] Over 10 million children are out of school in Nigeria and the global pandemic has only made it harder for young people to stay in school. There have been dire consequences for girls, who are at-risk of being married off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news