Angola: Luanda Hospitals Need 290 Units of Blood Daily
[ANGOP] Luanda -Luanda province has a need for 290 blood units of 450 ml of blood daily, said Friday in Luanda, the director-general of the National Blood Institute, Deodete Machado, on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zim Doctors Blast Govt Hospital Privatisation Bid
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWEAN doctors say they were against the implementation of the Public Private Partnerships on the country's public health sector, describing the model as privatising public health institutions to the disadvantage of the poor majority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Germany Gives U.$,128 Million for East Africa's Health
[East African] The East African Community Secretariat has signed an agreement that will see the German government fund health and education programmes in the region to the tune of $128 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Crowd Funded Clinics Come to Mutare
[263Chat] Underprivileged residents aged below 10 and above 60 will receive free medical services for two days courtesy of The Citizwean Clinic, a crowd-funded initiative started by a Zimbabwean living in the United States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Dengue Fever Declining in Eastern Sudan's Kassala
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala -Dengue fever rates in Kassala last week recorded a marked decline, ranging from 36 to 90 cases per day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: MP Fulfills Ambulance Pledge
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Barely seven months of his five-year tenure of office as Member of Parliament for Nkhata Bay North West, Julius Chione Mwase has fulfilled an ambulance pledge he made during the May, 2019 Tripartite Election campaign period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mchinji Toddler With Hole in Heart Seeks Help
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -A two-year-old girl from Baziliyo Viillage Traditional Authority (TA) Zulu in Mchinji, Elube Kang'ombe needs K250, 000.00 support from well-wishers after being diagnosed with a rare heart condition called Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: EAC Manifests Zeal Against Top Diseases
[Daily News] THE East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has adopted a report of the Committee on General Purpose on the oversight activity assessing levels of preparedness of partner states in management of epidemics, particularly Ebola and Dengue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bugando to Introduce New Cost Effective Services
[Daily News] THE Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) has introduced stricter mechanisms targeting to provide cost effective, efficient and quality services to patients in the Lake Zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Massive Reforms Up Drug Safety
[Daily News] THE quality and safety of medicines in the country have improved by more than 96 per cent over the past four years, according to Medicine and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) Acting Director-General Mr Adam Fimbo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Blood Services Appeals for Donations Ahead of Festive Season
[Namibia Economist] Namibia Blood Transfusion Services (NamBTS) this week said it is in dire need of blood supplies and is appealing to all eligible blood donors to donate before the holiday season kicks off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Sacked Vihiga Health Workers Stage Protest, Demand Unpaid Salaries
[Nation] More than 500 health workers, who were sacked by the county government of Vihiga over irregular recruitment, have protested the decision saying they were being targeted unfairly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Call for Study on Rise in Stomach Cancer in Nyeri Men
[Nation] Rising cases of oesophagus and stomach cancer among men in Nyeri has raised concerns among health experts as they push for a government-funded research in the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Icasa 2019 in Rwanda - Aids Free Africa. Innovation, Community and Leadership
[WHO] From 2- 7 December 2029, Kigali is hosting the 20th International Conference on AIDs and STIs in Africa. The theme for this year is "AIDS free Africa. Innovation, Community and Political Leadership". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: The Power of Peers - an Adolescent Idea for Managing HIV Rises
[WHO] Zvandiri is a life-changing peer-to-peer programme of Africaid that started in Zimbabwe and is helping to improve adherence to antiretroviral medication among children, adolescents and young people and thus promoting viral suppression. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 54% of NHIs 2019 Approved Budget Released So Far - Official
[Premium Times] The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said that only N15.2 billion of the N28 billion allocated to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the 2019 budget has been disbursed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: What Should You Do If You're Depressed but Can't Afford Therapy?
[Daily Maverick] In the latest episode of Like a F-cking Grownup: The Podcast, we talk about the mental health crisis among young people all around the world, and what to do if you or someone you love is struggling with depression. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Medics Root for Cheaper Hepatitis Drugs
[New Times] Political will from governments to negotiate with drug manufacturers has been suggested as one of the ways that African countries can reduce prices of viral hepatitis drugs, and be able to save many lives lost to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: People With Disability Seek Better Access to HIV Services
[New Times] In 2007, Rwanda passed a law related to protection of persons with disabilities (PWDs), which grants PWDs the right to protection and other rights like every other citizen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Confirms UK Patient Diagnosed With Monkeypox 'Visited Nigeria'
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it is aware of a case of monkeypox disease reported in England. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: VP Chimulirenji Says More Malawians Face Hunger - Promises Relief Food
[Nyasa Times] Vice President Everton Chimulurenji, who is also Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs, has said government us reassessing the number of needy people who are food insecure but appealed to all Malawians not to panic, saying the government has put in place mechanisms to assist them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Sigh of Relief As Government Slashes Mealie Meal Prices
[263Chat] Government has with immediate effect reduced the price of roller meal from ZWL $101, 66 per 10 kg to ZWL$50, 263Chat can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Among Six States With Half of World's Malaria Cases
[Monitor] Uganda has again been named one of six African countries that account for more than half of all malaria cases in the world, according to the 2019 World Malaria report released yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Over 1,000 HIV/Aids Patients Shun Medication - Medics
[Monitor] A total of 1,094 HIV/Aids patients enrolled on anti-retroviral treatment in Apac and Lira districts have reportedly shunned medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos to Eradicate Schistosomiasis in Seven Endemic Local Governments
[This Day] The Lagos State government said it will commence medical intervention campaign against Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease, which is endemic in seven local government areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tackling Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Sector
[This Day] While the Nigerian economic situation has been fingered as the major factor affecting the pharmaceutical sector, experts at the 92ndconference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria believe this can be addressed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Sciences Shines Spotlight On Intimate Partner Violence
[UCT] For students and staff members at the University of Cape Town (UCT), 2019 will no doubt stand out as a year where the ravages of gender-based violence (GBV) cut painfully to the core of campus life. With her tragic death still a gaping wound in the collective consciousness, Uyinene Mrwetyana's memory is being honoured in a striking campaign against intimate partner violence (IPV) by the Faculty of Health Sciences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Stubborn Infection Lands Archbishop in Hospital
[SAnews.gov.za] Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gatefield, Psychiatric Association Launch New Movie On Mental Health
[This Day] Worried by the increasing number of Nigerians suffering from mental health illness, Gatefield, a public strategy firm in collaboration with the Association of Psychiatrists of Nigeria has moved to tackle the challenge with release of a series of micro movies about mental health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Seeks Ways to Curb Spread of Cancer
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said the federal government is worried by the alarming spread of cancer, and the fact that it now affects people in all age brackets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: International Day of Persons With Disabilities - No Nigerian Child Must Be Left Behind
[This Day] Abuja -It is estimated that no fewer than 25 million people are living with disabilities in Nigeria. This includes millions of children who daily face discrimination and in some cases abuse. Earlier in the year, there was the case of seven-year-old Imran Kanun Muhammad which was widely reported in the media. As a child with a disability, Imran allegedly suffered sexual violence and inhuman treatment at the School for the Deaf in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Maize Meal Prices Set to Go Down As Govt Restores Grain Subsidy
[New Zimbabwe] Mealie meal prices are set to come down after government Thursday announced new subsidy on maize meal in what will see the retail price of a 10kg packet of roller meal pegged at $50. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Minister of State Flags Off FCT Health Insurance Scheme
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of state, Federal Capital Territory, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has launched the FCT 2019 second round of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the enrollment of area council employees in the FCT Health Insurance Scheme as part of efforts to deliver key health interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Launches Incorporation of IDSR Training Course Into Preservice Curricular of Health Training Institutions
[WHO] The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (US CDC) is set to pioneer the institutionalization of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) course in preservice curricular of health institutions in Liberia. This strategy is a part of the new directive by WHO AFRO for 2020/2030 that aims to revitalize and strengthen IDSR performance to ensure the sustainability of nationa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Measles Vaccination Drive Launched, North Kivu Targets 2.2 Million Children
[WHO] Kinshasa, 5 December 2019 - Around 2.2 million children are to be vaccinated against measles in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where efforts are underway to curb the world's second-worst Ebola outbreak amid persistent insecurity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: COPE Advocates for CCC to Reduce Cancer Mortality
[This Day] A nongovernmental organisation, Care Organisation Public Enlightenment (COPE) has advocated for Comprehensive Cancer Centres (CCC) in Nigeria to provide quality healthcare services to cancer patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Warns of Truant Health Practitioners
[Daily News] The government has warned health practitioners that their repeated absence from work will make them lose their jobs and their positions will be filled by new employees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Mafi-Kumase Launches 3-Yr Sanitation Project
[Ghanaian Times] The chiefs and people of Mafi-Kumase in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region have celebrated their 30th "Tsiza" (Water Festival) on Saturday with a launch of a three-year sanitation project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Wenchi Gets Ultra-Modern Physiotherapy Centre
[Ghanaian Times] Wenchi -An ultra-modern physiotherapy centre built at the cost of ?200,000 has been inaugurated at Wenchi in the Bono Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Price of Blood Shoots up for Private Patients
[The Herald] National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has increased blood prices by 80 percent for patients in all private health institutions, private wards at public institutions and everyone covered by medical aid with effect from December 1. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Lassa Fever Is Not On the Rise in Nimba' - NPHIL
[Observer] Authorities of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia says its attention (NPHIL) has been drawn to an article published in the December 3, 2019 edition of the Daily Observer newspaper, in which the newspaper reported that there is an increase of Lassa Fever cases in Nimba County, and described the situation as alarming. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Archbishop Tutu Admitted to Hospital
[Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation] Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for treatment of a stubborn infection, Mrs Leah Tutu said today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Junior Doctors Heading for Split
[The Herald] A number of junior doctors are planning to break away from the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) which they say has been "captured" by foreign organisations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Moyo Is a Liar, Doctors Say of Minister's 'Inflated' Strike Figures
[New Zimbabwe] Health Minister Obadiah Moyo is lying and giving inflated figures on doctors said to be at work and those on strike, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting vice president Dean Ndoro has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors Accuse Govt of Buying Second-Hand Hospital Equipment
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's vocal doctors have accused government of using millions of taxpayers' money to import "unusable, second hand and refurbished equipment" which has not been of any meaningful use within local hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 20,000 HIV/Aids Patients in Nasarawa Not On Drugs - U.S. Govt
[Vanguard] The United States Government says the over 20,000 persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Nasarawa State without drugs poses a big threat to the fight against the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - WHO Official Applauds Nigeria's Achievement, Urges More Efforts
[Vanguard] Dr. Pascal Mkanda, Coordinator, Polio Eradication Programme, at World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa Regional Office, has commended the Nigerian Government over its achievements in the area of Polio eradication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: The Evolution of HIV Treatment
[New Times] In the early days of HIV/AIDS existence, there were no drugs to either prolong the life of the infected person or lessen their suffering. In simple terms, during that period, contracting HIV was akin to death sentence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: First Lady Implores Young Women to Take the Lead in Fight Against HIV
[New Times] First Lady, Jeannette Kagame has encouraged young women to take the lead in the fight against HIV/AIDS among their peers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Accounted for 25% of Malaria Cases Worldwide in 2018 - WHO
[Premium Times] Nigeria accounted for about 25 per cent of the global burden of malaria in 2018, a new malaria report by the World Health Organisation has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news