South Africa: Toilets Overflow and Taps Run Dry in Enkanini
[GroundUp] Residents vow to continue protesting until the problem is fixed (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Struggles to Eliminate Malnutrition
[Daily News] MORE efforts are needed to ensure that unnecessary deaths among children aged below five years are brought to an end. A recent survey shows that almost 41.7 per cent of children in Kagera Region are suffering from malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: NMB to Spend Over U.S.$430,000 for Education, Health Services in Lake Zone
[Citizen] Ngara -NMB Bank Plc has set aside Sh1.2 billion for improving education and health in the Lake Zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Seriously, Non Communicable Diseases Is a Grave Matter
[Daily News] ON Tuesday, the Tanzania media fraternity was shaken by the loss of two individuals who had their lives snuffed out the way a candle is blown out in a windy night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: #budget2019 - Will It Lead to More Doctors Being Sued for Negligence?
[Bhekisisa] Legal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets. Less money now will only mean more claims later. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Dialogue to Accelerate CSOs' Role On Women's Health in Ethiopia
[WHO] CSOs' had a dialogue on women's health with a theme "Meeting Women's Health Needs in Ethiopia; Challenges and Opportunities" in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15th February 2019. The meeting was organized by the ECA, AU Department for Social Affairs and WHO, in collaboration with Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Ethiopian Ministries of Gender and Health, UNDP, UNICEF, UNAIDs, and UNWOMEN. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hand Washing Helps Contain Hepatitis E
[New Era] Ongwediva -The Director of Health in Omusati Region, Alfons Amoomo has appealed to stakeholders to fully embrace the 'wash your hands' campaign as a Hepatitis E control measure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: To Stop Ebola, Ask the Rebels to Help!
[IRIN] Butembo -"I had heard so many scary stories about Mai-Mai fighters that I didn't know what to expect" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: No More Advertisement for Rwanda Traditional Healers
[East African] Rwanda has threatened sanctions on media houses that offer advertising services to traditional healers or "any other prohibited health or medical related programmes". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Pain for Nurses as 4 Counties Ordered to Recover Perks
[Nation] The Controller of Budget has instructed Migori, Machakos, Mombasa and Kwale counties to recover new allowances already paid to nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 14 000 Circumcised in Zambezi Region
[Namibian] Zambezi regional health director Agnes Mwilima says since the implementation of the voluntary medical male circumcision programme in 2010, they have circumcised 14 043 men in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - 10 Killed, 28 New Cases Confirmed in Plateau
[Daily Trust] Dr Kunden Deyin, the Plateau Commissioner for Health says the state has recorded 28 new cases of Lassa fever with 10 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Hospital Carries Out Its First Successful Brain Surgery
[This is Africa] Malawian Dr Ken-Keller Kumwenda and a team of local doctors, nurses and anaesthetists have carried out that hospitals first ever brain tumour surgery. However, as the country does not meet the recommended surgeon ratio, does this present a career opportunity for the country's youth? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'It Felt Like a Punishment' - Growing Up With Albinism in Tanzania
[HRW] Introduction (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ocean Road Guarantees Availability of Medicines to Cancer Patients
[Daily News] MEDICINE availability at Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) has improved by 91 per cent in the past three years, thanks to increased government funding to the institute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records 37 New Lassa Fever Cases As Death Toll Rises
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cabinet Secures U.S.$30 Million for Drugs
[The Herald] Government has secured about $30 million from development partners to procure essential drugs, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Takes Steps to Fight Drug Abuse
[The Herald] Alcohol and substance use disorders contribute significantly to disease burden worldwide, resulting in millions of preventable deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Sasol Intentionally Polluted the Vaal River, SAHRC Inquiry Hears
[News24Wire] An official at Sasol Secunda has accused the petrochemical giant of intentionally polluting the Vaal River. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry, Governors Issue More Threats as Nurses Dig In
[Nation] The Health ministry and governors have threated to take disciplinary action against nurses who have defied court and presidential orders to resume duty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records 37 New Cases of Lassa Fever
[Leadership] Abuja -The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that 37 new confirmed cases of Lassa fever have been reported in nine states with 10 new deaths in four states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abuja Hospital, Family Differ Over Cause of Health Advocate's Death
[Premium Times] Kayafat Abdulazeez woke up February 14 with plans to enjoy the lovers' day with her fiance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Tight Health Budgets Are Here to Stay. Here's What We Can Do About It
[Bhekisisa] It's official. Austerity budgets may be here to stay. Here's how South Africa should be working with what it's got to provide healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mkapa Hospital's Eye Clinic Targets 1,500 Patients
[Daily News] BENJAMIN Mkapa Hospital (BMH) continues to give thousands of residents here brighter smiles and clearer vision through its Eye Clinic conducted jointly with US-based Moran Eye Centre of the University of Utah and University of Dodoma (UDOM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Hit By the Shortages of Condom
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Risks of increase of sexually transmitted infections, HIV as well as unplanned pregnancies might increase in Tanzania, following reports of shortages of condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Sh7bn to Up Health Education
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Three medical universities including the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) have embarked on a joint project to come up with a common training curriculum to boost education for health professionals in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: MoH, Governors Agree to Employ Nurses On Contract to Mitigate Nurses' Strike
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health and Council of Governor's have decided to employ nurses on contract basis, in a bid to mitigate the impact of the ongoing strike in over 10 Counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Controller of Budget Warns Mombasa to Stop Paying Nurses More Perks
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Office of the Controller of Budget now wants the Mombasa County Government to stop paying enhanced nurses' allowances until the approval is granted by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Produce 50% More Food by 2050 or Face Crisis - WWF Report
[News24Wire] South Africa faces an impending food security crisis if there isn't urgent action to correct unsustainable practices, says an environmental organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Finding Solutions for Sanitation Problems in Africa
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Access to proper sanitation and hygiene continues to prove a challenge to African countries. Following the success of previous conferences, the African Ministers'   Council on Water (AMCOW) and the AfricaSan International Task Force agreed to hold the AfricaSan5 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of generating political momentum for hygiene and sanitation, as well as provide a Pan-African forum to showcase best practices and support problem solving . About 47 countries on the continent have ac (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Doctor Reveals Rot in Health
[Observer] Prof Anthony K. Mbonye's book; Uganda's Health Sector Through Turbulent Politics (1958-2018), serves up nearly 156 pages of a scathing critique of the ministry of Health and its officials, which makes it that much more controversial - coming from a senior medical doctor and former employee of the ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Mulago, Cancer Institute Fight Over Patients Hostel
[Monitor] Kamapala -The managers of Mulago National Referral Hospital and Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) are locked in a dispute over the use of a house that Uganda Women's Health Initiative built as hostel for female cancer patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: EAC, Germany Sign U.S.$35 Million Deal to Support Integration
[New Times] Germany has given the East African Community (EAC) a grant of $35 million (about Rwf40 billion) to implement regional integration projects in the areas of health, regional economic integration and education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: It's Ping-Pong Between Nurses and State As Poor Die
[Nation] A show of might, puffed-up egos and threats have been blamed for the stand-off between nurses, county governments and the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Nurses, Midwives Accused of Using Forged Licenses
[New Times] The medical advice one gets from some health centres and hospitals could be unreliable after it emerged that some nurses and midwives use forged documents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: MPs Query Inflated Lubowa Hospital Loan
[Monitor] Parliament -Lawmakers on Parliament's Committee on National Economy yesterday questioned two ministers over what they described as an inflated price for the construction of a super specialised hospital in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kabarole Leaders Grapple With Malnutrition
[Monitor] Kabarole -Authorities in Kabarole District are grappling with rampant cases of malnutrition among children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Activist's Death in Botched Abortion Spotlights 'Killer' Backstreet Clinics
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The death of a Kenyan activist due a botched abortion spotlights how thousands of pregnant women and girls are being driven by social stigma and restrictive policies to lose their lives in backstreet clinics, human rights campaigners said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: People Living With HIV Demand HIV+ National Aids Council Boss
[New Zimbabwe] People living with HIV want the vacant National Aids Council (NAC) chief executive officer's job to be occupied by someone openly living with the condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Meru Counters Clinical Officers' Strike Threat With Big Promises
[Nation] Meru County has pledged to promote clinical officers, equip level four hospitals and address human resource gaps as it gears towards rolling out the Meru Care health scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Man Arrested for Denying His Children Education, Medication
[Nation] A man has been arrested in Kwale for denying his children education and medical care on religious grounds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Half of ICU Patients in Public Hospitals Die - Study
[Nation] At some point in life, one will most likely end up in an ambulance. It is this quick intervention or lack of it that determines if we live or not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: '2.6 Million Children Suffer Severe Acute Malnutrition'
[Leadership] The International Society of Media in Public Health (ISMPH) in collaboration with other relevant civil society organisations said an estimated 2.6 million Nigerian children within the age of 5 suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: A Small Change to Tax Could Net the Country Billions - And Save Lives
[Bhekisisa] The illegal cigarette trade shouldn't stop us from hiking tobacco taxes. Read why. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Health System Puts Women First - But That's Not Always a Good Thing
[The Conversation Africa] Policymakers, donors and international agencies have, for decades, emphasised the need to prioritise women's health services - for their own health as well as their children's. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Stray Dogs Stop Buwama Medicals Workers From Night Duties
[Monitor] Mpigi -Health workers on night shifts at Buwama Health Centre III, in Mpigi District are blaming their perennial absence from night duty on stray dogs that scare them away. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Infants Sharing Incubators at Kiambu Hospital
[Nation] Up to three infants share an incubator at the Kiambu Level Five Hospital. The situation at the neonatal intensive care unit is a reflection of the congestion at the health facility. Last week, County Health Executive Mary Kamau confirmed that 60 infants had died at the hospital in two months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Off Track to Meet Under-5 Malnutrition, Exclusive Breastfeeding Targets
[Vanguard] Nigeria is not on track to meet the targets for the reduction of moderate and severe malnutrition in children under 5 years old. The country is also off track for exclusive breastfeeding among infants 0-6 months of age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Pupil Pregnancy Raises Concern in Rukwa Region
[Daily News] AS the government strives to keep female students in schools, an appalling trend is unfolding in Rukwa Region where 517 of them reportedly dropped out as a result of pregnancies between 2015 and last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: WHO Provides Lifesaving Health Care Services to Displaced
[WHO] Juba -To increase access and strengthen the capacity of emergency lifesaving health care services focusing on outbreak response for epidemic-prone and vaccine-preventable diseases, WHO has been procuring, storing and distributing medical emergency kits to support humanitarian response in South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news