Nigeria:Obesity Crisis Next Epidemic Nigeria May Face
[Vanguard] As Nigeria is aiming to excel in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia, the country is already in the race to win the undesirable Obesity World Cup. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Ministry of Health on the Spot Over Acquisition of CT Scanners
[Nation] The controversial acquisition of the Sh8 billion CT scan machines has come back to haunt the government after a parliamentary committee summoned Health Principal Secretary Peter Tum to explain why the cost of the machines was inflated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Mbowe Collapses, Admitted to Muhimbili
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Chadema national chairman Freeman Mbowe has been admitted to Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) after fainting on Monday morning, June 18, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Tags Video Game Addiction 'Mental Disorder'
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, for the first time, tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition in its updated classification manual released on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:FMD Cripples Ngamiland Beef Industry
[The Patriot] The outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Naune crush, Sehithwa extension in Ngamiland district last week has crippled the beef industry in the North West region. The outbreak comes after the district has been recovering from another outbreak which happened the same area in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:15 Die, 65 Others Hospitalised As Cholera Outbreak Hits Bida
[This Day] Minna -An unconfirmed source monday evening stated that 15 people died and 65 others were hospitalised as a result of cholera outbreak in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:100,000 Children Not Immunised Against Polio in North-East, Says Adewole
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has stated that over 100,000 children in the Northeast are yet to be immunised against polio despite considerable progress made by the federal government in addressing the issue in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Attain Polio-Free Status Soon - Govt
[Leadership] The federal government has reiterated its commitment to attaining polio-free status sooner than expected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Will Soon Obtain Polio-Free Status - Minister
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said Nigeria is on course to obtaining a polio-free status, having spent the last 18 months without a reported case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Senate Receives Free Health Services, Medical Care Act
[Observer] An Act to establish a fund to finance the provision of free health services and medical care for the aged and disabled Liberian citizens has been submitted to the Senate for enactment into law. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:'Children Deserve Free Medical Care
[Daily News] A CIVIL Society Organisation (CSO) has urged the government to provide free health insurance to each child in the country in order to help the state achieve the Universal Health Access goal by the year 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tackling NCDs - Tanzania Faces Tough Journey
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Eight years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that by 2030, up to 52 million lives would be lost globally due to lifestyle diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Let's Eat Our Way to a Healthier Planet
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] For the past five years, an unusual gathering of thought-leaders and experts from the realms of science, policy, business and civil society has taken place in Stockholm to tackle the interconnected challenges of food, health and sustainability. This June, the Government of Sweden is for the first time co-hosting the EAT Food Forum in Stockholm. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Digital Solutions Transform Southern Africa Healthcare
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE adoption of digital solutions for data capturing in the healthcare sector are anticipated to revolutionise the delivery of services and solutions in the 15-country Southern Africa regional block. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt:Minister Checks On Health Ministry's Plan During Eidul Fitr
[Egypt Online] Health Minister Hala Zayed inspected a number of hospitals Friday to review the progress in the ministry's plan during the Eidul Fitr holiday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Man Joins Hands With Sex Workers in Anti-HIV Battle
[Nation] On a quiet Wednesday night which marks the precipice between a serious work week and a weekend of bar crawling, a man drives around the city, handing out condoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Outbreak Poses Challenges for Bush Meat
[VOA] For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Ugandan Doctor Co-Finds New River Blindness Drug
[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandan doctor Amos Nyathirombo is celebrating a scientific milestone after a six-year World Health Organisation-led research he co-participated in found a more effective River Blindness drug. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Govt Needs to Stop Seeing Civil Society As an Enemy - Makhura
[News24Wire] Gauteng premier and acting ANC provincial chairperson David Makhura has admitted that had his government listened to civic organisations, the Life Esidimeni tragedy would not have happened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Minister Expresses Satisfaction After Visit to Condom Factory
[News24Wire] Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo expressed their satisfaction with operations at a condom factory situated at Dube TradePort, near the King Shaka International Airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Home Care for Children With Sickle Cell Disease
[Monitor] Being in and out of hospital is one of the worst experiences parents of children with sickle cell suffer. However, parents should never tire from being in hospital because any slight laziness can lead to death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Home Giving Hope to Cancer Patients
[Monitor] Kiota Kona, located in Kawempe Mbogo Zone, Kampala is a patient relief centre for cancer victims while they undergo treatment. The home, with a 47-bed capacity was started in 2016 to cater for women with cancer living in far areas of the country and has in just two years helped more than 105 patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Hivos EA to Launch Sustainable Diets Project in Nakuru County
[Nation] Good nutrition is vital for all people especially vulnerable groups including children, the aged and the sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Students Take Lead in Blood Donation
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Health and wellness minister, Dr Alfred Madigele has applauded secondary school students for continuing to save lives by taking the lead in donating blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho:'Meat Import Ban Requires Inclusivity'
[Lesotho Times] ECONOMIC revolution movement, Home of Aggressive Entrepreneurs of Lesotho (HAE) says while it hails the government's move to ban importation of some agricultural produce, there is need to include stakeholders in the processes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:In a First for Indian Hospital, Tanzanian Teen With Rare Disorder Undergoes High Risk Surgery
[Citizen] A 19-year-old Tanzanian girl from Zanzibar has gone through surgery at SIMS hospital in Chennai, India for a a rare congenital defect that left her with a bloated stomach. Reports from Indian news outlets, The Hindu and New Indian Express, indicate that Ms Sauda Suleiman Amour was diagnosed as suffering from omphalocele, a condition where the abdomen wall that protects organs such as intestines and liver is thin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:State Targets to Collect More Safe Blood
[Daily News] AUTOMATED Analyser, which is a medical laboratory instrument designed to measure different chemicals quickly with minimal human assistance, will be installed in all public hospitals with blood banks to facilitate donated blood testing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Announces Plan to Identify Ambulance Attackers
[Govt of SA] Eastern Cape Health MEC Ms Helen Sauls-August has announced that the department is roping in law enforcement agencies and security sector to deal with the spate of sporadic attacks on ambulances in various districts in the Province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Inquiry Hears Why Violence Broke Out At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital
[GroundUp] The protest by health workers over unpaid performance bonuses at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in May was unexpected. This was according to Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Dr Gladys Bogoshi and Head of the Gauteng Health Department Dr Mkhululi Lukhele. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:UN Agency Sets Up Condom Outlets Around Refugee Settlements in Cross River
[Premium Times] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has set up non traditional condom outlets around refugee settlements in Cross River. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Baobab Trees Have More Than 300 Uses, But They're Dying
[The Conversation Africa] It has been reported that nine of 13 Africa's oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade. These trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years, appear to be victims of climate change. Scientists speculate that warming temperatures have either killed the trees directly or have made them weaker and more susceptible to drought, diseases, fire or wind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Challenges of Administering Ebola Vaccine in Remote Areas
[The Conversation Africa] No one said tracking the movements of a patient, suspected to be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus, through the dense forests of the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was going to be easy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Zimbabwe to Co-Chair Health Assembly
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is ready to chair this year's 71st session of the World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva following its election last year. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO). In an interview in Harare yesterday just before leaving for Geneva, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said Zimbabwe in particular and Africa in general will utilise this opportunity to bring issues affecting the continent on the fore. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Minister Wants Babies Inspected for FGM
[Citizen] Arusha -Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Elderly and Children Dr Faustine Ndugulile has directed health service providers to inspect all babies attending clinics, to identify victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Be Careful, Your Favourite Booze May Not Be Safe to Drink!
[Nairobi News] A crackdown by Nairobi City County Alcoholic Control and Licensing Board has unearthed a tax evasion racket by dealers faking the standardization mark of quality by Kenya Bureau of Standards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:SCP - 'Measles Epidemic Now Spread to All States of Sudan'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The health sector of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) has announced the spread of the measles* epidemic to all states of Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Wellness Best Weapon Against Lifestyle Diseases
[Nation] We all aspire to live a healthy, happy and successful life. We feel good when we are healthy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Donor Dependency Cut Further
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government plans to further reduce dependency on donors in financing its development budget as it comes to terms with the unpredictability of foreign support in recent years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Threats of Ebola, Polio, Other Emerging Infectious Diseases Persist
[Guardian] Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is under control, the World Health Organisation (WHO), health officials and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are cautiously optimistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:MEC Helen Saul's-August On Ongoing Strike At Eastern Cape Health Facilities
[Govt of SA] Eastern Cape MEC for Health, Ms Helen Saul's-August reminds Health Professionals that they signed an oath to serve as well as the applicable conditions which allows for the grievances and disputes to be attended to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Removing Motsoaledi Will Not End the Health Crisis
[Daily Maverick] The rot in the healthcare system is far too deep for anything other than a fundamental overhaul and a deep cleansing of corrupt officials to do the trick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Healthcare Experts Canvass Blood Donation to Save Lives
[Guardian] Abuja, Damaturu, Lagos -As Nigeria joins in marking World Blood Donor Day, the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) has implored people to donate voluntarily to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Workshop On Non-Communicable Diseases
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Health organized a workshop on non-communicable diseases from 12 to 13 June with the objective to increase the understanding of the stakeholders on the status of the diseases and conduct integrated effort in controlling them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Dietician Advises On Healthy Eating During Winter
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Department of Meteorological Services predicted frequent cold spells ensuing normal and below normal temperatures between the months of May-July, this winter season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Black Lion's Emergency Medical Unit Construction Still in Problem
[Addis Fortune] The project has delayed for two years and its current budget can only cover 70pc of the works (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Minister Parirenyatwa Clarifies Position on Marijuana Farming
[Kubatana.net] The Minister Health and Child Welfare, Dr. David Parirenyatwa, has clarified the government's position for growing cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Mickey Mouse Brightens Day for Young Cancer Patients
[Namibia Economist] Children in the cancer ward of the Windhoek Central Hospital were delighted last week when Micky Mouse and his consort, Minnie, visited them for a day full of fun and unexpected gifts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:City Clinic Under Scrutiny After Botched Breast Enlargement Surgery
[Nairobi News] The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has named the clinic where a woman had a breast enlargement operation that later resulted in her death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:First Lady Secures Support for Beyond Zero in U.S.
[Capital FM] Cambridge, Usa -First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday secured more support in the US for the Beyond Zero campaign, that targets eliminating maternal and neo-natal mortality as well as HIV infections among women and newborns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Psychiatrists Brainstorm On Innovative Treatment Options for Mental Disorders
[Guardian] Worried that clinicians use trial and error of evidenced- based medicines in treatment of mental illness in Nigeria, private individuals are taking the initiative in moving the sector forward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news