Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 4 in Kaduna As Governor Orders Investigation
[Vanguard] Fear grips Kaduna as 4 persons were feared dead due to the outbreak of suspected viral hemorrhagic fever, Lassa Fever, at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Kaduna. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon Hosts Conference On Chronic Child Malnutrition
[VOA] Douala -- Health workers, officials and humanitarians from 15 French-speaking sub-Saharan countries are meeting in Cameroon's economic capital, Douala, to discuss chronic child malnutrition in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Cameroon Central Africa Children and Youth Health and Medicine Nutrition West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ray of Hope - Governor Bago's Compassionate Response Saved Health Worker's Life
[Daily Trust] Minna -- In the corridors of General Hospital Lapai, where healthcare professionals work tirelessly to serve the community, a distressing situation unfolded as one of their own, Abdulmutallib Abdullahi, found himself in the clutches of end-stage kidney failure. Abdulmutallib, an integral part of the USAID-funded ACE-4 project supporting the Niger State Ministry of Health on HIV care, faced an uphill battle with maintenance dialysis sessions of 2-3 sessions per week, costing a staggering N30,000 to N40,000 for each (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Economy, Business and Finance Health and Medicine Labour Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Suspected Outbreak of Lassa Fever in Kaduna
[Leadership] The Kaduna State government has confirmed the suspected outbreak of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, popularly known as Lassa Fever, at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital located in the Kaduna metropolis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna Govt Orders Investigation Into Deaths of Four in Army Hospital
[Premium Times] The army medical authorities linked the symptoms to what it described as acute Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: Strange Disease Kills Three Health Workers, Patient At Nigerian Military Hospital
[Premium Times] Victims are suspected to have died from Acute Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Contemplates Measures to Tackle Trade in Illicit Brew
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government is set to announce multi-agency and multi-stakeholder measures aimed at stamping out the trade in illicit brews, drugs, and substance abuse in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Legal and Judicial Affairs Source Type: news

South Sudan: Response At Transit Sites in South Sudan Essential to Prevent Deadly Outbreaks
[MSF] - A humanitarian crisis is escalating in Bulukat and Renk, two of the busiest transit sites in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, warns MSF. Thousands of people who escaped the conflict in Sudan are desperately short of essentials including clean water, food, shelter and healthcare. Overcrowded and unhygienic living conditions in the transit sites further increase the risk of disease outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Aid and Assistance East Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa NGOs and Civil Society South Sudan Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hepatitis Claims 28 Lives in Nasarawa
[Leadership] Twenty-eight people have lost their lives to hepatitis in Ekye development area in Doma local government area of Nasarawa State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign Gets Off to a Smooth Start
[The Herald] Trust Freddy and Primrose Zimano-Herald Reporters (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Polio Southern Africa Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bird Flu - Kebbi Sends Additional Specimens to Jos for Tests
[Daily Trust] The Kebbi State Government, on Wednesday, said additional specimens have been taken to Jos, Plateau State, for tests in its effort to curtail the spread of avian influenza (bird flu). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Africa: WomenLift Health Appoints Akhona Tshangela as Southern Africa Region Director
[WomenLift Health] The Southern African Regional Hub will serve Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Women and Gender Source Type: news

Africa: Preventive Ebola Vaccination Safeguards Health Workers in Democratic Republic of the Congo
[WHO-AFRO] Kinshasa -- "Getting the Ebola vaccine has given me a deep sense of security and will allow me to concentrate fully on my work," says Chrysostome Kavusa Mwenderwa, a health care worker at Kalunguta Referral Hospital in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Ebola External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Source Type: news

Nigeria: We're Determined to Succeed in Healthcare Delivery - Tinubu
[Premium Times] President Tinubu said his administration will continue to prioritise domestic and foreign direct investments in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Governance Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Kenya: Antibiotic Use On Kenya's Dairy Farms Is Putting Consumers and Animals At Risk
[The Conversation Africa] Farmers often use antibiotics to keep their livestock healthy. They're sometimes used as "quick fixes", to avoid more costly management measures like regular disinfection, waste management, routine vaccination or provision of clean drinking water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Kenya Science and Biotechnology Source Type: news