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Nigeria: Sema Celebrates Birth of 100 Babies in Yobe IDP Camp
[Daily Trust] Damaturu -Yobe State Emergency Management Agency has celebrated the birth of 100 babies by internally displaced women in Pompomari IDP Camp, Damaturu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Ghana & Togo Partner to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation
[Ghana Govt.] An Excisors Reconversion Seminar on the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has taken place at at Pusiga in the Upper East Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: WFP Chief Lauds Support for National School Meals Programme in Kenya
[WFP] "I want to thank all donors who have supported us on this journey, in particular the United States through the McGovern-Dole initiative," said David Beasley, speaking at a primary school in Mathare, an informal settlement on the northern edge of Nairobi. "Not only are U.S. funds feeding hungry children, but they are crucial in the transition process to full Government ownership of this critical safety-net." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Denies Delaying Overtime Payments
[Namibian] THE health ministry has denied claims made by Erongo state hospital staff that overtime payments have been outstanding since February this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Debunking Male Circumcision Myths
[New Era] Windhoek -For a very long ago time it was believed by many that men could only be circumcised for cultural purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 150 Have Eyesight Restored
[Namibian] Dozens of elderly people of the //Karas, Hardap and Omaheke regions were all smiles after undergoing free cataract surgery at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital over the last few days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Change in Location of Hospital Triggers Protest
[New Era] Oshakati -Residents of Ondangwa took to the streets on Wednesday to express their dissatisfaction over plans to build the planned new referral hospital at Ongwediva instead of Ondangwa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Frequent Meetings Proposed to Check Disease Outbreaks
[Daily News] Bukoba -KageraRegion has underscored the importance of trans-border meetings to combat the outbreaks of diseases like cholera, which has been reported in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Medical Stores Department 'Smiling' As Nearly 40 Trucks Offer Beckons
[Daily News] Mwanza -The Global Fund has sealed a support agreement under which it will offer 39 brand new trucks totally valued at 7.2bn/- to the Medical Stores Department (MSD), for facilitating smooth supply of drugs countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Coat of Arms Creator Seriously Ill At Muhimbili Hospital
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Mr Franaic Maige, 83, who designed the coat of arms in the 1960s, is fighting for his life at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Not Prepared for Another Ebola Outbreak - Tomori
[Guardian] Contrary to assertion by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that the country is better prepared for another possible outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) now than in 2014, a virologist, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, said Nigeria is not prepared for another outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Bans Repatriation of Bodies to Stem Ebola Scourge
[Guardian] The Federal Government has banned the repatriation of human remains into the country in a bid to prevent the importation of infectious ailments following the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Former Deputy Health Minister Blasts Govt for Hospitals Crisis
[New Zimbabwe] A ZANU-PF legislator and former deputy health minister has blamed government for running down the country's health system while prompting locals to spend more in seeking for better services from foreign hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ebola - FG, Lagos Query Kenya Airways Over Corpse Repatriation
[Vanguard] The Federal and Lagos State Governments are seeking sanctions against Kenya Airways for conveying a corpse from the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, without necessary approval even as laboratory test conducted on the body revealed that the cause of death was not Ebola Virus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Why Stigma? Fistula Can Be Treated
[Daily News] SOME of the women undergoing fistula treatment at CCBRT. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No Meals At Burial of Cholera Victim
[Nation] No meals will be cooked or eaten at the burial of one of the four people who died from cholera last week after attending a wedding in Nairobi two weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: As Surgeries Triple, Kenya Aims to End Shame of Fistula
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Women with fistula are subject to severe social stigma due to odour, which is constant and humiliating, and in many cases drives their family and friends away (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Launches 'Immunization Bracelet' to Help Nigeria Vaccination Record
[Premium Times] A group has introduced a child bracelet to help Nigerian mothers remember the need to get their children immunized and the appointment schedules for the life saving exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cavsi - 50,000 Nigerians Have Benefitted From Danjuma Foundation Initiative
[This Day] Jos and Bauchi -Over 50,000 Nigerians have so far benefited from the T.Y. Danjuma Foundation's Health Care Initiative ?with about 15,000 having different categories of eye surgeries since inception in 2009. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Protest After Health Care Worker Stabbed to Death
[GroundUp] Deputy police minister promises mobile station outside Gugulethu Community Health Centre at KTC Day Hospital (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Reducing Hypertension in Nigeria
[This Day] As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark this year's World Hypertension Day, stakeholders say lifestyle modification is key to reducing the increasingly prevalent health condition in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Again, Generating Set Fumes Kill Father, Son
[Guardian] Barely 48 hours after fumes from a generating set killed three people in Edo State, the toxic smokes on Tuesday morning led to the death of a businessman, Ayodele Megbuwawon, and his teenage son, Tobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South African Human Rights Commission Launches Disability Toolkit - Disability Quick Reference Guide
[Govt of SA] Launch of Disability Toolkit: Disability Quick Reference Guide (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Glutathione, Vitamin C Will Tackle Skin Problems Among Nigerians, Firm Says
[This Day] With skin disease being one of the three most common causes of morbidity in developing countries like Nigeria, a global cosmetic company, Ardent World Inc (AWI), said the inclusion of gluthathione and vitamin C in mosturisers would go a long way in addressing issues around the human skin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Ending Obstetric Fistula Hampered By Ignorance
[Iwacu] Obstetric fistula is both preventable and curable. Ending it in Burundi is mainly hindered by ignorance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Guarding Against Ebola Outbreak
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week alerted the world to another outbreak of Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At the last count, no fewer than three persons were reported dead from the viral disease while more than 200 people were placed under surveillance in the central African nation. It is a wake-up call for Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: WHO Urges Tobacco Control in Member States' Policies
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The World Health Organization (WHO) of the Africa Region Office has called upon its member states to include tobacco control in their national policies, plans and SDG implementation frameworks as one way of reducing tobacco-related diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: National Health Workers Accuse Govt of Ignoring Their Concerns
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Health Workers Association of Liberia (NAHWAL) and other Public Service Trade Unions have staged four major sit-in actions at both the Ministry of Justice and the Independent National Human Rights Commission since January this year and government of Liberia has pay absolutely no attention to their main concerns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Catholic Health Commission in Nutrition Project
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -The Catholic Health Commission of the Lilongwe Archdiocese will launch a two hundred million kwacha (K200m) project in June to improve nutrition status of people in Lilongwe rural. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Southeast-Liberia Lacks Health Workers
[New Dawn] The Director of Midwives here Madam Anna Sumowood says the southeastern part of Liberia is lacking health workers at various health facilities. Madam Sumowood told a local radio station on Wednesday, 24 May that out of 35 health facilities in Sinoe County, there are 10 health centers that have health workers and midwives. But she claims that there is none health worker at the rest of the 25 health centers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera Spreads Amid Govt Denial
[Radio Dabanga] Eastern Sudan -Cholera continues to spread in Sudan's eastern states, with more fatalities and infections reported across White Nile state, North Kordofan and Sennar. The federal authorities are beginning to respond, however Khartoum continues to refer to the outbreak as 'acute watery diarrhoea'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Hypertension Leading Cause of Maternal Deaths At Mulago
[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 26 out of the 136 maternal deaths registered last year at Mulago National Referral Hospital were as a result of preeclampsia, the head of the gynaecology and obstetrics department has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Karatu Accident Survivors to Be Discharged On Friday
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Two out of three Karatu road accident survivors will be discharged on Friday, according to information reaching, The Citizen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Hospital Geared for Measles Rubella Vaccination
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Thyolo District Hospital says cooperation and coordination amongst stakeholders is vital for the successful implementation of the Measles-Rubella (MR) Vaccination exercise which is scheduled to start from June 12 to 16 this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Woman Murders Newly Born Twins
[The Herald] A city woman appeared before a Harare magistrate yesterday charged with murdering her newly born twins. Gladys Chura (29) of Dzivaresekwa Extension, reportedly delivered bouncing twins in her rented cabin and allegedly tried to conceal the birth by placing them in a plastic bucket that she closed. She appeared before Ms Barbra Chimboza facing charges of concealment of birth and was remanded to June 14 on free bail. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Celebrates First African Leader of the World Health Organization
[Deutsche Welle] Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hopes to expand healthcare access for the world's poor. But his tenure as former Ethiopian health minister has not been without controversy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Naguru Hospitals Decries Congestion in Their Maternity Ward
[Monitor] Kampala -Some mothers who deliver from Naguru General Hospital in Nakawa Division, Kampala, are forced to sleep on the floor after delivering because the beds are not enough which exposes them to various infections, doctors have complained. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Obstetric Fistula - Exit Shame, Welcome Freedom to Mothers
[Daily News] IF it had legs of its own, obstetric fistula would be very good at eluding attention; instead, it sends its victims into hiding - and sure death where ignorance and lack of medical care come into play. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mnh Diagnose 'Kisonga' As Sickle Cell Patient
[Daily News] A sixteen-year old boy, Shukuru Kisonga, who has been surviving on 2 litres of milk, ¾ kilogrammes of sugar and a litre of cooking oil every day as his routine meals, has been finally diagnosed to be suffering from severe sickle cell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Hypertension Cases Increase
[The Herald] The number of people suffering from high blood pressure continues to rise from an estimated 53 people in every 1 000 in 2012 to 70 people in the same population over the past five years, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has said. In 2014, an estimated 67 people in every 1 000 population were estimated to be hypertensive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Hospital Faces Acute Shortage of Theatre Supplies
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Nsanje District Hospital has been hit by acute shortage of theatre supplies, a situation which is putting patients' lives in danger, the Malawi News Agency (MANA) has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Under Nutrition Kills 2.6 Million Under Five Children Annually
[Foroyaa] The Programme Manager, Food and Nutrition Security, EU Delegation, The Gambia, Darrell Sexstone, has said that 2.6 million children under the age of five die every year as a result of under nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Signs Deal With Cuba to Improve Healthcare
[Nation] Kenya has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba to enable the country enhance its capacity and acquire skills in specialised healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Livestock Minister Praises Veterinary Union's Role in Promoting Veterinary Professions in Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Animal Resources Bishara Jumaa Aru has praised the role of the Veterinary Union in the promotion and development of veterinary professions in Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Bakri Gives Directive for Containing Watery Diarrhea in White Nile State
[SNA] Khartoum, 24(SUNA)-The First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih has given directive for providing the all necessary means for containing the watery diarrhea cases in the White Nile State through urgent and effective interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: With a Few Tweaks, Maracha Leads West Nile in Health Service Delivery
[Observer] It is 11:22am and I arrive at Nyadri health centre III in the West Nile district of Maracha. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry Targets 5 Million in Deworming Programme
[Nation] Over five million school children are at a great risk of contracting intestinal parasitic worms, government records show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Musanabera On Her 8-Year Battle With Fistula
[New Times] She smiles and clears her voice to talk to me. Her facial expression exudes happiness and a sense of relief. And why wouldn't she be happy? For a year now, it has been bliss because the fistula she suffered from for eight years was finally treated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: We Need to Fix Patient Data Gap to Cope With the Rise of "Rich" Diseases in Africa
[New Times] When it comes to killer diseases in Africa, many people think of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, or even Ebola. But the reality is that diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease - known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs)-are a major threat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Community Health Nurses Association, Ghana Holds Delegates Conference
[Ghana Govt.] The National Delegates Conference of the Community Health Nurses Association, Ghana (COHNAG) has taken place at Koforidua in the Eastern region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news