South Africa: SAHPRA Receives Accolade From WHO
[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has been recognised as a stable, well-functioning and integrated regulatory body to ensure the quality, safety and effectiveness of vaccines manufactured, imported or distributed in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: WHO Warns Against Indian-Made Cough Remedies As 66 Children Die in Gambia
[RFI] The World Health Organization has issued a warning that four cough and cold syrups produced by Maiden Pharmaceuticals in India could be linked to the deaths of 66 children in Gambia. The UN health agency says contaminated medication may have been distributed to other countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Mixed Feelings About National Health Insurance At Public Health Conference
[spotlight] National Health Insurance (NHI) was one of the hot topics at the 2022 Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Conference recently held in Durban. While several speakers and attendees expressed support for the principles underpinning NHI, many also expressed reservations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Handle Your Heart With Care - Curbing the Rise of Non-Communicable Diseases in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] We got to Zenith Medical & Kidney Centre at 6:50am, and already, the place was beginning to fill up. Thankfully, we were early enough for my father to get connected to a dialysis machine before 7:30am. My mother and I found a parking space in the shade and tried to make ourselves comfortable. It was going to be a four hour wait, but before it was over, there would be a kilometre long line of cars; snaking from the gate of the Medical Centre, all the way to the junction. I'm used to the sight by now, bu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ebola in Uganda - Four Things You Need to Know
[MSF] Since the declaration of the Ebola outbreak in Uganda on 20 September, 2022, the Ugandan Ministry of Health has confirmed 43 cases of Ebola and reported 29 deaths* (as of 2 October 2022). Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with the Ministry of Health to set up an initial emergency response to help stop the disease from spreading further. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Fear and Displacement Continue After Five Years of Conflict in Cabo Delgado
[MSF] Almost one million people are currently displaced in northern Mozambique after fleeing their homes in search of safety, due to the conflict that started in Cabo Delgado province in October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Sierra Leone: Mount Aureol Residents During Care, Health Alerts' Engagement
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Tanzania: Pupils to Get Free Milk on World School Milk Day
[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB) has partnered with key local and international stakeholders in the milk sub-sector for supplying free drinking milk to at least 3000 pupils in different primary schools in Dodoma region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Over 30,000 Aged Need Medical Attention - CEO, Health for the Aged
[Concord] According to a survey conducted in 2020-2021, over 30,000 aged need medical attention while 10, 000 are suffering from eye problems, says Mohamed S Bah, Chief Executive Officer, Health Care for the Aged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: EU Provides Shs756 Million Funding to Uganda Towards Ebola Fight
[Nile Post] The European Union (EU) has extended Shs756 million emergency funding to Uganda to boost the fight against Ebola outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt to Establish Disease Treatment Centre in Kagera
[Daily News] Bukoba -- THE government is finalizing process to establish a Disease Treatment Centre (DTC) in Kagera region in efforts to control the frequent disease outbreaks in neighbouring countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Hemeti - New School Feeding Programme to Benefit 400,000 Students in Sudan
[Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Vice President of Sudan's Sovereignty Council and Commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Lt Gen Mohamed 'Hemeti' Dagalo, has announced a programme of school feeding that will benefit 400,000 students in its first phase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Two patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Testing Station in the Central Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Urgent Action Needed to Curb the Rising NCDs Burden - Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu
[GhanaToday] A World Bank report has indicated that if urgent action is not taken, the rising Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) burden will add pressure to the already overstretched health systems and pose a major challenge to development in the sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 10,000 Go On Breast Cancer Walk in Tepa
[Ghanaian Times] Kumasi -- About 10,000 health-conscious individuals converged at Tepa, in the Ahafo Ano North Municipality of Ashanti, to take part in this year's breast cancer walk on the theme, 'Breast Cancer Won't Rest, Why Should We?'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news