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Sudan:Health Ministry - 'Hepatitis B Spreading Rapidly in Khartoum State'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum State -Hepatitis B is spreading rapidly in Sudan's Khartoum state, according to a statement by state's Ministry of Health. Sufferers, including both Sudanese and foreigners, are unable to work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Hospital Cuts Services to Inmates
[The Herald] The health of ailing prisoners has been compromised following the decision by Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) to deny them treatment until it is paid almost $600 000 owed by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS). The debt dates back to 2012, and is inclusive of services rendered to prisoners, prison officers and their dependants. ZPCS' concern has been on the welfare of the inmates since prison officers could access healthcare elsewhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Foot and Mouth Outbreak Hits Mvuma
[The Herald] A foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has hit Mvuma District in the Midlands Province and might spread if urgent action is not taken. An official with the Midlands Veterinary Services, Dr Munyaradzi Chigiji, confirmed the development yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:West Darfur State Discusses Health Issues in Areas Supported By JICA
[SNA] Al- Geniena -The Minister of Health of west Darfur state held, Thursday, the city meeting concerned with the communities supported by the Japanese International Agency for Cooperation, in Seriba, Tanjaki, Abu Srouj, Kouma, and Bier Saleba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Fighting HIV/Aids Requires Adequate Funding, Drugs and Condoms for Youth
[Monitor] As the fight against HIV/Aids continues both on the national and international platforms, it should be emphasised that the most effective approach is one which is strategically collective and broad-based. Government and other actors should on top of providing HIV/Aids-related services, address the root causes as well. The individual should also take a more active role because he or she is the end target. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Makerere University Seeks Funds to Research NCDs
[Monitor] Makerere University College of Health Sciences and St. Augustine International University have launched a campaign to raise money for research into non-communicable diseases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Promote Us or We Go On Strike, Vihiga Nurses Tell County
[Nation] Patients in Vihiga County are staring at a tough Christmas holiday after local officials of the nurses' union issued a strike notice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Recruitment of Health Professionals Into Security Services to Be Enhanced
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Plans are underway to expand the ratio of health workers in security services to ensure effective response to health emergencies such as cholera which remains active in seven counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:Gayan still blamed in drug policy debate
[L'Express] In a conference organised by the Mouvement Patriotique earlier this week, addiction specialists David M été and Uvarajen Paratian sought to dismiss preconceived notions around the subject matter and give their unabated perspective on drug policy in Mauritius. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar:Govt Signs Big Financing Agreement to Boost Food and Nutritional Security
[IFAD] Rome -A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Madagascar, will sustainably improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 320,000 Malagasy rural households in eight regions located in the southern part of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Sokoto to Vaccinate 1 Million Children Against Measles
[Guardian] Sokoto -Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has flagged off the 2017 measles vaccination campaign with a target of reaching one million children across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:FMC Umuahia Performs First Free Kidney Transplants On Two Patients
[Guardian] Umuahia -Thursday and Friday, December 7 and 8, 2017 will ever remain remarkable and memorable in the South East medical sector as the days the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia in Abia state successfully transplanted two kidneys harvested from their separate donors in the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Workers Petition Buhari On Discriminatory Appointments At FMoH
[Guardian] Workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union/Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (JOHESU/AHPA) have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari on alleged discriminatory appointments at the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). They also passed a vote of no confidence on the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Number of Pupils Getting Pregnant Over Holidays Rises
[Namibian] The education ministry has urged parents to take more care of their daughters during holidays as most pregnancies among pupils are recorded a few months after school breaks (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Govt Hosts Partnership for Maternal, Newborn Health Meeting
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Malawi Government is hosting the 21st board meeting for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) in Lilongwe from 13th to 14th December, 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:FMC Umuahia Pioneers Kidney Transplant in South East
[This Day] Umuahia -After years of exposing its medical personnel to acquire the needed skills, the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia has successfully carried out kidney transplant thereby becoming the first medical facility to achieve such medical feat in the Southeast zone of Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:In Agboyi-Ketu, TBA Homes Experience Boom
[This Day] One year after the establishment of a Primary Healthcare Centre in Agboyi community, Ketu in Lagos State, pregnant women and nursing mothers continue to patronise traditional birth attendants and have called on the state government to empower the birth attendants to provide better services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia:Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance
[Times of Zambia] Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the development of resistance in a microorganism - such as bacteria, virus, fungus or parasite - or to an antimicrobial agent to which it was previously sensitive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Yedi, Nyentha Take HIV/Aids Campaign to Communities
[This Day] To mark the World AIDS Day 2017, Youth Empowerment Development Initiative (YEDI) and National Youth Network on HIV/AIDS Population and Development (NYNETHA), took campaign to four local governments areas in Lagos State- Lagos Mainland, Kosofe, Agege and Ajeromi, educating and informing the residents about HIV/Aids and prevention (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:'Healthcare for All Liberians a Necessity'
[Observer] The Executive Director of Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL), Joyce K. Jarwolo, has indicated that the government needs to craft health policies that will enable every Liberian to have access to affordable healthcare services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NAFDAC DG - We Will Enhance Quality Testing of Medicines, Food Products
[This Day] As a renewed drive to tackle fake and counterfeit products in Nigeria, the new Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the agency would enhance its drive on quality testing of medicines and food products manufactured locally or imported into the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Obaseki Receives Report On Establishment of Edo Health Insurance Scheme
[This Day] The committee set up to design a framework for the establishment of the Edo State Health Insurance Scheme has submitted its report to the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Adewole - 80% of Health Issues Can Be Solved At PHC
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that 80 per cent of health problems in Nigeria could be solved at the Primary Health Care level of the health system if adequate attention was given to service delivery at the tate and local government levels. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Canada, Others Empower Bauchi College of Nursing
[This Day] Bauchi -The Canadian government through Global Affairs Canada and its implementing partners World Health Organisation and Population Council have donated three 32-seater buses and learning materials to Bauchi state College of Nursing and Midwifery as part of efforts to ensure adequate human resource for the health sector in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Records 33 New Cases of Obstetric Fistula Every Day
[This Day] The Country Project Manager, Fistula Care Plus, Chief Iyeme Efem, has stated that at least 33 new cases of obstetric fistula emerge every day in Nigeria, bring the number of new cases to 12,000 every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurse Aide Training Course Under Probe
[The Herald] Health authorities in Mashonaland West are investigating an organisation that is purportedly offering a two-week nurse aide training course at Gadzema Council Clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Moving Beyond the Green Revolution
[The Herald] A quarter of the world's hungry people are in sub-Saharan Africa and the numbers are growing. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of hungry - those in distress and unable to access enough calories for a healthy and productive life - grew from 20,8 percent to 22,7 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos, Sickle Cell Foundation Partner On Bone Marrow Transplantation Programme
[Guardian] As part of efforts to improve the lives of sickle cell anaemia patients in Nigeria, the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN) have received the support of the Lagos State Government towards establishment of Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Gwen Ramokgopa On Health and Emergency Medical Services State of Readiness for the Festive Season
[Govt of SA] Statement by MEC Gwen Ramokgopa on health and emergency medical services state of readiness for the festive season (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Hospitals, Clinics Remain Open for Festive Season
[SAnews.gov.za] Clinics, hospitals and emergency services will remain operational throughout the festive season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Report - 'High Incidence of Heart Disease Among Children in Rural Sudan'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Up to two per cent of children in Sudan's rural areas suffer from heart disease, especially in Darfur, according to a new specialist report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:'Former Government Deposited Monthly Subvention to JFT Hospital' GT Bank MD
[Foroyaa] Mr. Ayodele Bolaji, Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, yesterday revealed to the 'Janneh' Commission that the former government used to deposit money in one of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital accounts on a monthly basis, as subvention for the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NAFDAC to Promote Herbal Medicine, Local Manufacturers
[Guardian] The Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye has said the agency, under her administration will promote development of herbal medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:'Half The World Lacks Access to Essential Health Services'
[World Bank] Tokyo -At least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization. And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Machakos Doctors Issue Strike Notice
[Nation] Doctors in Machakos will go on strike from Monday next week unless the county government resolves their grievances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Children Illegally Detained Under Bosasa's Watch At Lindela As Healthcare Crumbles
[Bhekisisa] New accusations beg the question, who is watching the watchers? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Foundation Sensitizes Students On Hygiene
[This Day] The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation recently held a healthy living programme for pupils and teachers of Ideal Primary School and New Town Primary School, Festac Town, Lagos as part of efforts aimed at improving the health of Nigerian students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Attaining Universal Health Coverage
[Nation] Investment in Africa's health systems is vital if the continent is to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Do I Spot Ovarian Cancer's Symptoms?
[Vanguard] Dear Bunmi, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:60 Percent Ugandans Can't Get Quality Healthcare - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -A new study shows that six in every 10 Ugandans cannot access good services at health centres due to unavailability of medicine and neglect by medical staff. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Donor Cuts Funding for Nodding Syndrome Centre
[Monitor] Omoro -Omoro District leaders have asked government to take over the Nodding Syndrome Care Facility in Odek Sub-county, citing financial constraints. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:The State of Our Hospitals
[Foroyaa] As we move towards the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Barron, it is important to take stock of the state of our hospitals in the country. Generally, investigation has revealed that there is shortage of drugs and qualified personnel in our health facilities. It is therefore important to prepare and address these problems in order to upgrade the quality of life of our people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Recovery Projects Bring Advancement to Bomi
[Observer] Supported by the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has conducted a robust Ebola virus disease (EVD) recovery program in Bomi County, Western Liberia that it embarked on in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:WHO Prepositions Over 30 Tons of Emergency Medicines and Medical Supplies Across Somalia
[Shabelle] The World Health Organization (WHO) today supported the Somali Federal Ministry of Health with a shipment of over 32 tons of medicines and medical supplies to be prepositioned in districts of the Banadir region/Mogadishu as well as the districts of Kismayo, Baidoa, Adado, Baladwayne, and Hudur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Doctors Threaten to Go On Strike Again Within 7 Days
[Observer] Doctors have threatened to go on strike again in less than seven days, just weeks after calling off their previous strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Medical Council to Probe Deaths At Mengo Hospital Camp
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is asking all those claiming to have lost relatives under unclear circumstances during the one-week October medical camp by Mengo Hospital to lodge formal complaints to enable investigations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Health Policies Must Focus On Needs of Individuals
[MSF] Between 12-15 December the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 will take place Tokyo, Japan. This major gathering, co-hosted by the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and others, aims to "stimulate global and country level progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC)", which the world has committed to reach by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Mercedes Tatay, MSF's International Medical Secretary, will attend the forum and provide a crit (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Campaigners March Peacefully in Dar for Universal Health Coverage
[Citizen] Campaigners for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) yesterday camped at Mwananyamala Regional Hospital in Dar es Salaam as they raised voices high for people who fail to access healthcare services due to financial constraints. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Universal Health Coverage Day - So Much More Than 'Health for All'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:For Freedom From Poverty, Universal Health Coverage is a Must
[Capital FM] Nearly one million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line and remain poor as a result of healthcare expenses. Today is 12 December 2017 is an auspicious day, as it marks Kenya's independence from colonial rule in 1963. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news