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Nigeria:Ebola - WHO Working With Nigeria On Precautionary Measures At Border Points
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it was collaborating with the federal government on precautionary measures at various seaports, land borders, airports and other entry points to prevent Ebola virus from entering Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cancer Patients in Danger
[Zimbabwe Standard] Scores of cancer patients seeking treatment at public health facilities are getting a raw deal due to a shortage of radiotherapy equipment, it has emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Female Genital Circumcision Should Be a Choice
[New Dawn] House Speaker Dr. Bhofal Chambers has suggested that female genital circumcision should be practiced by choice of any female attaining the constitutional age eighteen, in line with their faith or traditional beliefs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Why Young Men Fear Testing for HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -A health specialist with 'The Society for Family Health' recently shared her experience on why men between 24 and 29 years of age are reluctant to go for a test to determine their HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:New HIV Infections Among Pregnant Women Raise Concerns
[Guardian] Concerns and fears have arisen over the gradual spike in the number of women that have tested positive to Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Lagos State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Senate's Major Boost for Primary Health Care
[This Day] Apopular clich é has it that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. That is to say that health is indeed wealth and it resonates that any responsible government will ensure that all necessary laws and policies are put in place towards enhancing access to healthcare by citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Backs Ebola Vaccinations
[WHO] The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support of WHO and partners, is preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease (EVD) in  affected health zones. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:First Intersex Health Centre Opens
[Namibian] Outright Namibia opened the first outreach health centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community (LGBTI) in Windhoek last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Sector Crisis: Are Nigerian Doctors Asking for Too Much?
[Premium Times] The age-long battle of who-gets-what in Nigeria's health sector has once again put the Federal Government between two touchy ends and further endangered the very existence of the country's health industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ministry Calls for Increase in Funding Adolescent, Youth Health
[Reporter] Ministry of Health has called on donors on Thursday to increase their dedicated funding for adolescent and youth health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Ebola Risks, Gaza Stats, and a Vote in Burundi - the Cheat Sheet
[IRIN] Geneva -Vanuatu: everyone off the island (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Safa Hosts Ground-Breaking Medical Symposium
[CAF] The ground-breaking SAFA/CAF Medical Symposium which touched on various medical issues afflicting the game and addressed ways to find lasting solutions took place at SAFA House on Saturday, 19 May 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Regional Leaders Agree to Set E-Health Policies in East Africa
[Citizen] Arusha -Partner states of the East African Community (EAC) that do not have a National e-Health Strategy, have been urged to invest in e-health by developing a national policy in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) tool kit by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Muhimbili Hospital Detains an Infant's Body for Two Days Over a U.S.$263 Bill
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ms Hamida Gwota gave birth through caesarean section at Muhimbili National Hospital on May 7 this year. Her child was born with gastroschisis, a birth defect where the child's intestines are found outside. Unfortunately, Hamida's child died five days later, on May 12. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:CAG Unveils the Rot in Public Hospitals
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -As the government campaigns for universal health coverage, some hospitals are accused of fraudulently charging patients with insurance cover. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Tanzania Joins Rest of EAC in Battling Ebola
[Daily News] TANZANIA has joined the other five members of the East African Community (EAC) in taking precautions against Ebola outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Mozambique Prepared for Possible Ebola Cases
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Health Ministry is prepared to deal with any cases of the deadly disease ebola, the Ministry spokesperson, Lidia Chongo, told a Maputo press conference on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Johesu - Minister Sympathises With Health Workers Involved in Road Accident
[Premium Times] The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has sympathised with members of the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, who were involved in a road accident on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ebola - What It Is and How It Spreads
[Vanguard] The current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, is spreading. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Costly Lessons - Over 200 Schools Shut as Water-Borne Diseases Rise
[Nation] The state of health in various schools hit by ongoing floods is worrying, as students and pupils risk contracting various diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:50 Kenyan Doctors to Go to Cuba for Studies
[Nation] The government will send 50 local doctors to Cuba to study how the country has managed to make great strides in health care, Health Principal Secretary Peter Tum has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Johesu Strike - People Living With HIV/Aids, 11 CSOs Petition Health, Labour Ministers
[Vanguard] People iving with HIV/AIDS, and 11 other groups weekend in Abuja, petitioned the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole and his Labour and Employment counterpart, Senator Chris Ngige raising alarm that the ongoing health workers strike was worsening their situations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Resistant Infections Cost People Dearly
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -People who are battling diseases that are caused by resistant bacteria or viruses are forced to incur more costs for healthcare, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Study On Mass Distribution of Antibiotics Worrying - Medics
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A new study involving nearly 200,000 children in Tanzania, Malawi and Niger has suggested that antibiotics should be widely distributed on a massive scale as a strategy to cut down on deaths of new-borns and infants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cooperatives Movement Kick-Off Blood Donation Drive
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The cooperatives movement has called on Kenyans of goodwill to join them in their annual two-day blood donation drive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Does Not Have Vaccines for Ebola, Says Ihekweazu
[Guardian] Despite the continuous spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the possibility of the virus crossing into other Sub-Saharan Africa countries, Nigeria does not have vaccines for the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigerians Groan As Health Workers Continue Strike
[This Day] Kuni Tyessi writes that with the strike by the Joint Health Sector Unions, activities in secondary and tertiary health institutions? have been grounded, leaving tales of woe in its wake (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Football Board Secures Eagles' $2.8M World Cup Allowance
[Guardian] The Nigeria football Federation (NFF) has for the umpteenth time assured Nigerians that they have nothing to fear from the visiting DR Congo contingents, whose team is billed to face the Super Eagles in an international friendly in Port Harcourt on May 28. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins in Yola
[Guardian] The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, Adamawa State, has set a new record with yet another breakthrough as a team of surgeons, led by the Chief Medical Director of the centre, Auwal Abubakar, successfully separated four-month-old conjoined female twins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Tasks Nigerians On Healthy Lifestyle
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has enjoined Nigerians to engage in regular exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses Over U.S.$1Bn Annually to Medical Tourism
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has revealed that Nigeria loses about $1 billion every year as a result of medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Kigali Selected to Receive Cancer Support
[New Times] Kigali is set to have increased support to deal with cancer after being selected to be part of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Vaccination Set to Start Amid Rising Number of Cases
[Deutsche Welle] Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are to start a vaccination campaign to contain an Ebola outbreak. The dangerous virus is spreading, with at least 21 people contracting the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it's become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to drugs and synthetic medicines have become harsher. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Medical Association Warns Joint Health Section Union Against Harassing Doctors
[This Day] Jos -The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has warned Joint Health Section Union (JOHESU) to refrain from harassing doctors or other health workers willing to work for the benefit of humanity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Nation Aims to Stamp Out Malaria By 2030
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-Ministry of Health (MoH) disclosed that Ethiopia has been vigorously working to eliminate malaria epidemic by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ebola Scare - Airports On High Alert, Screen Passengers to Prevent Spread
[This Day] Abuja -Airport facilities and medical structures that served Nigeria in the aftermath of the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak are being reactivated as the country tries to be on the alert for possible reoccurrence following the confirmation of several EVD cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. THISDAY learnt at the weekend that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria had activated its Ebola preventive programme. The programme had been put in place after the late Liberian-American lawyer, Patrick Sawyer (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Health Officials Confirm Three New Cases of Ebola
[Deutsche Welle] The number of known Ebola cases has now increased to 17, with the risk of the deadly virus spreading further dubbed "high." The WHO has not yet declared an international health emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:High Risk of Ebola Spreading in DR Congo and Across Its Borders
[Deutsche Welle] As Ebola makes its way from the countryside to the city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the WHO warns of a high risk of spreading, the central African country's neighbors act fast to prevent a deadly epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins in Yola
[Daily Trust] Yola -A team of surgeons led by the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, Professor Auwal Abubakar, has successfully separated four-month-old conjoined female twins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:East Africa 'On High Alert' Over Ebola
[Monitor] World agencies and neighbouring countries on Friday hiked their response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the toll from the notorious disease mounted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Raises Congo Ebola Risk to 'Very High'
[Deutsche Welle] An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has a high risk of spreading, the World Health Organization warns. The number of confirmed cases risen from three to 14, according to the DRC's Health Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Outbreak Not Yet a Global 'Health Emergency' - UN Health Experts
[UN News] An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area - does not yet meet the criteria to be deemed a "public health emergency of international concern." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Laser Eye Surgery Introduced in Dar es Salaam
[Daily News] A DAR ES SALAAM based hospital 'The International Eye Hospital' has introduced a laser eye surgery (LASIK) service, which enables patients to regain sight without using glasses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Rep. Bass Calls For International Effort As Ebola Spreads To Major City
[U.S. House] Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement of concern after the World Health Organization announced that Ebola had reached Mbandaka, the provincial capital of nearly one million people in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Concerned As One Ebola case Confirmed in Urban Area of DR Congo
[WHO] Geneva/Brazzaville/Kinshasa -One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Emergency Ebola Talks Warn Against Spread of Outbreak But Note Rapid Response
[WHO] The 1st meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on Friday 18 May 2018, from 11:00 to 14:00 Geneva time (CET). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Eye Cancer - Save Children
[Citizen] Recent revelations that more than half of the children under the age of 5, who are diagnosed with eye cancer in the country die, should worry everyone and jolt the authorities to action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dispensaries in Tanzania to Have Hepatitis Rapid Tests, Minister Says
[Citizen] Dodoma -Deputy health minister Dr Faustine Ndugulile said on Thursday that the government was considering to spread rapid testing of hepatitis B (HBV) which he said its infection was leading among other types in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:UNICEF mobilizing Community workers to fight Ebola outbreak
[Unicef] Scaling up in response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF, with the DRC Government and partners, is mobilizing hundreds of community workers to raise awareness among children and families of how to protect themselves against the disease. The community workers will also play a crucial role in providing communities with information on the Ebola vaccination campaign, planned to start next week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news