Uganda:18,000 Nurses, Midwives Illegal
[Monitor] More than 18,000 nurses and midwives in both public and private health facilities are either fake or illegal as some are practicing without valid licenses and others lack the necessary qualifications, authorities have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Glen View School Resumes Classes
[The Herald] Government has allowed Glen View 5 Primary School to resume classes after its senior officials and Harare City Council were satisfied with the interventions taken to fight a cholera outbreak that has claimed 33 lives so far. The school, which was temporarily closed two weeks ago following the outbreak, was declared safe yesterday but authorities will continue to monitor the situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Ramaphosa Unveils $3.5 Billion Stimulus for Recession-Hit Economy
[allAfrica] President Cyril Ramaphosa, who inherited a contracting economy from his scandal-ridden predecessor, today announced an economic stimulus and recovery plan for the country. The plan included spending of R50 billion ($3.5 billion) in what he called "reprioritised expenditure and new project level funding." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Group Petitions Buhari Over Rising Mortality Rate in Ogoniland
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to conduct a health impact/biometrics assessment studies in Ogoniland in Rivers State to reduce the rising mortality rate in the land. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak Claimes 32 Lives - Report
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -The ministry of health says it has managed to contain the cholera outbreak in the capital Harare that has so far killed 32 people and infected 7,000 others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Evictions No, Dialogue Yes-Chiwundura Rural Informal Traders
[263Chat] There was a huge turnout for Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET)'s Community/Street Parliament Session which was held in Chiwundura Rural on Tuesday the 11th of September at Gambiza Shopping Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Race Against Time to Curb Cholera
[Zimbabwe Independent] Stewart Murambiwa's snow-white teeth appear too big for his mouth; his arms and limbs look like they belong to a little boy and not the 27-year-old man he is. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Move Off the Streets, Vendors Told
[263Chat] The Harare City Council has told vendors operation in the streets of Harare to "voluntarily" move off the streets starting tomorrow morning as the city tries to fight cholera which has ravaged the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Vendors Urged to Get Off the Streets
[The Herald] Harare City Council and the National Vendors' Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) yesterday appealed to all illegal vendors to leave the streets voluntarily to buttress efforts to contain the current cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare City Council Raids Vendors
[Zimbabwe Standard] Harare City Council and the national police yesterday launched raids against vendors in the central business district after pleas for the informal traders to leave the streets due to a cholera outbreak fell on deaf ears. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Street Vendors Vow to Resist Evictions From City Spots
[New Zimbabwe] Street vendors and market stall holders in Harare's CBD have vowed to return to their vending spots even after the state unleashed regular and municipal police Saturday to drive them off the streets for allegedly fuelling the current cholera scourge that has killed 27. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Chaos as Police, Vendors Clash
[New Zimbabwe] For the umpteenth time, a joint operation to rid the capital's streets of illegal vendors between the police and Harare City Council failed Thursday as the defiant traders were back on the streets within minutes of running battles with the security forces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Marijuana Use in South Africa - What Next After Landmark Court Ruling?
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment that certain parts of the country's drug laws are inconsistent with the right to privacy. Adults are now allowed to use, possess or cultivate cannabis in private for their own personal consumption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Sonko Forms Task Force to Probe Pumwani in 30 Days
[Nation] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has set up a task force to probe management and financial problems at Pumwani Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Heed Govt Ban On Vending - Minister
[The Herald] Home Affairs Minister Ambassador Cain Mathema has urged members of the public to heed Government directives to end vending in central business districts countrywide to curb the spread of cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa in Cholera-Hit Suburb - the Epitome of Servant Leadership
[The Herald] It's not often that you see a president of a country going to an epicentre of a crisis, particularly in a poor neighbourhood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Old Mutual Joins Cholera Fight
[The Herald] Old Mutual Zimbabwe, one of the largest financial services companies in the country, has availed $400 000 towards the fight against cholera. Speaking after presenting the cheque to President Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare on Wednesday, Old Mutual Zimbabwe group chief executive officer Mr Jonas Mushosho said apart from supporting the country's economic revival, Old Mutual also seeks to support communities whenever disasters like cholera strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:City Nurses Tell of Misery of Working at Pumwani Hospital - Photos
[Nairobi News] Rashid Yusuf sits quietly on a bench outside the social worker's office at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi lost in thought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Ministry Directs Pumwani to Establish Cold Room Within 14 Days
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The management of Pumwani Maternity Hospital has been directed to establish a functional cold room within 14 days and ensure there is availability of transport and ambulance system to provide a 24-hour service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:CS Kariuki to Appear Before MPs' Committee Over Pumwani Saga
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki was expected to appear before the Senate Health Committee Thursday to shed light on the status of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, following the discovery of 11 infants stashed in polyethene bags. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ministry Fast-Tracks Manufacture of Medical Equipment
[Addis Fortune] The Ministry plans to manufacture medical equipment in one of the industrial zones giving priority to medical imaging devices (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investment in the Health of Nigerian Youths
[Wellbeing Women] When discussing Africa's economic and social future, we must reflect on the importance of demographic dividend in its progress. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Ministry of Health Supports Research Center Project
[ANGOP] Caxito -The Secretary of State for Health for the Hospital sector, Valentim Altino Matias, said Wednesday in Caxito that the government will continue to support the project developed 10 years ago by the Center for Health Research of Angola (CISA) in training and capacity building of Angolans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia On Alert for Zim Cholera - Haufiku
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Prepares to Vaccinate Against Ebola in Case the Virus Strikes the Country
[WHO] Kampala: - 20th September 2018. As Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities intensify in Uganda, the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) is making arrangements to vaccinate frontline health workers and high-risk populations should need arise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi Blood Transfusion Services Sounds Sos, Lacks 'O' Type
[Nyasa Times] Blood bank, the Malawi Blood Transfusion Services (MBTS) has sounded, saying it is lacking the crucial 'O' negative type, a universal blood donor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Kenya Healthcare Score Above Regional Average
[East African] Falling numbers in malaria infections, improved mortality rate for children under five and improved decline in deaths of women giving birth have done Kenya good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Show Us the Data - Bhekisisa Responds to the Tobacco Lobby
[Bhekisisa] Dear Tisa, you have a point but we've got a reason to be wary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Control in Butembo - Africa CDC Supports the Local Coordination Prevention Commission
[African Union] Butembo -In order to support the Congolese Government's efforts in the response to this tenth Ebola epidemic, the African Union, through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), is contributing to this effort by providing professionals with proven skills who are actively involved in the control and eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease in Butembo city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Wheelchair Users Protest for Better Transport
[GroundUp] "We want to travel like everyone else," read a placard at a protest by about 50 people living with disabilities who marched from Artscape on the Foreshore to the Cape Town Civic Centre on Wednesday. "We are humans," read another placard. They were demanding a better service from Dial-A-Ride transport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Workshop On Joint External Evaluation (Jee) of International Health Regulation (Ihr) Core Capacities in Mauritius From 18-20th September 2018
[WHO] A validation workshop is being conducted in Mauritius from 18 to 20 September 2018 in view of critically assess the levels of the country's core capacities in detecting hazards from all sources and effectively respond to them without disruption of travel and trade. The workshop, a preparatory step for the final visit by the external team of expert of the workshop, aims at validating the self-assessment report and identifying and compiling all reference documents that will be eventually required by the exte (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Overcrowding Not a New Problem At Thelle Mogoerane Hospital - Staff Tells SAHRC During Site Inspection
[News24Wire] Troubles of overcrowding at the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital, especially in the neonatal ward, have been an ongoing concern for staff at the hospital, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has heard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak Takes Toll On Poor and Overpopulated Urban Communities in Harare
[Daily Maverick] There is fear and uncertainty in Zimbabwe's capital as people at the centre of the latest outbreak struggle to cope with the effects on their lives. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has now claimed 30 lives and affected more than 5,000, according to official figures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Yes, Fake Malaria Drug Crooks Must Be Nailed
[Daily News] MEDICINE is supposed to represent a blessing, in the form of, at best curing a sick person who takes it, and, at worst, to get relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:- Govt Decries Aborted Dialogue, 'Very Bad Moment for Malawi'
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government has expressed its disappointment over civil society organisations (CSOs) decision to withdraw from their planned dialogue, but governance expert has backed Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), accusing the authorities of attempting to derail Friday's nationwide protests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cancer Kills More Women Than Men in Kenya - WHO
[Nation] More Kenyan women will die from cancer than men, the World Health Organisation's research agency says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Why Africa Needs Universal Health Coverage
[Wellbeing Women] Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a path laid with golden promises of good health and equity for all, yet remains one less travelled by African leaders.   One disturbing question that keeps me awake is: Why is the Universal Declaration of Health as a Human Right no longer regarded as a sacred oath, one that must be at the heart and soul of our existence? Increasingly, political leaders who promise and strive to serve the people end up becoming thei r greatest enemy.   People assume positions of l (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:We Should Join Forces in the Anti-Drugs Battle
[Daily News] IN essence, there are similarities between the machinations of Satan, and the evil schemes of evil people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:U.S.$15k Mental Home for Liberia
[New Republic] A Liberian cleric, Rev. Amos Sackie has disclosed the erection by his church, the Living Word of Jesus Christ International of a mental home estimated at about fifteen thousand United States dollars (US$15,000.00) in the country to help cater to people with this condition which is presently unavailable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Sets Charges for New Mulago Women's Hospital
[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandans seeking medical attention from the new Mulago specialised Women and Neonatal hospital will part with Shs50,000 per visit in consultation fee and Shs13m for specialised treatment, the Health minister has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Mother, Baby Die Due to Doctor's Negligence
[Monitor] Abim -An expectant mother on Monday died while trying to deliver on her own at Abim District hospital in what the hospital administration has admitted as negligence by a doctor at the health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Over 2000 People Trek 8 Km to Advocate for Prevention of NCDs
[The Point] More than eight hundred people from all walks of life took part in an 8km Health walk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Doctors Deny Wrongdoing After Dead Babies Stuffed in Boxes, Plastic Bags
[Deutsche Welle] The dead babies were discovered when Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko made a surprise visit to a maternity hospital. Health officials say the babies were stored in boxes because the hospital does not have a mortuary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania to Mark World Heart Day, to Raise Awareness On Heart Diseases
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania will mark the World Heart Day (WHD) for the first time in history, in order to raise awareness on the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:High Rate of Cardiovascular Disease Worries Health Experts
[Daily News] CARDIOVASCULAR diseases like heart attacks and stroke are on the rise in the country, with the main cause being attributed to lifestyle, it has been reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Menstruation By Any Other Name - the More Than 5000 Ways We Say 'Period'
[Bhekisisa] Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We're not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we're talking about your period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Botswana Leads the Way in Fighting NCDs
[The Patriot] Botswana's leaders made a call for urgent action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in the African region on September 17 at a landmark forum held in Gaborone. The call comes as the world prepares for a high-level meeting on NCDs at the UN General Assembly in New York, which will take place at the end of September 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Vendors Meet Minister Nyoni Over Cholera Outbreak, Evictions
[Kubatana.net] Yesterday, Monday the 17th of September, the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) leadership met with the newly appointed Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Developments Hon Sithembiso Nyoni at her offices located at Kaguvi Building. The meeting took place against the backdrop of the outbreak of Cholera and Typhoid in Harare and some parts of the country and the subsequent decision by the Government to evict vendors operating within the Central B (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak in Harare Is Govt's Baby
[New Zimbabwe] Harare has been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak, the death toll has surpassed 30 with over 5000 cases reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Commits to Eradicate Medieval Diseases
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has committed to eradicate medieval diseases such as cholera and typhoid saying his government is working to address challenges related to clean water and sanitation provision as well as sustainable waste management practices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news