South Africa: There's Another Pandemic We Should Be Worried About - Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
[GroundUp] Millions of people are now dying every year because of bad practices and South Africa is one of the worst culprits (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Over 9.4 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Africa
[allAfrica] Harare -- As of January 25, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 10,606,785 while over 205,275,858 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Football for Health - Science Proves That Playing Football On a Regular Basis Contributes to Improvement of Public Health
[The Point] On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa 2010 and in the same journal, a special issue was dedicated to the prevention of risk factors for non-communicable diseases through playing football. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritania: Kenya, Mauritania Get Nearly Two Million Covid Vaccine Doses From Us
[RFI] Kenya and Mauritania have received nearly two million new doses of Covid-19 vaccines from the United States in the latest push against the Omicron variant sweeping the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Vet Destroys 24,803 Birds, 973 Crates of Eggs ... Following Bird Flu Outbreak
[Ghanaian Times] The Veterinary Department in the Bono Region has destroyed 24,803 birds and 973 crates of eggs, following the outbreak of the Avian Influenza in the Sunyani West Municipality of the Bono Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: The China Way for a Better Post-Covid World
[Ghanaian Times] For China, 2021 was a year filled with accomplishments. The Communist Party of China (CPC) celebrated its 100th anniversary of founding. China has achieved the First Centennial Goal of realizing a moderately prosperous society in all respects as scheduled. China is now marching on a new journey towards the Second Centennial Goal of building a modern socialist country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Structural Reforms Needed to Put Tunisia On Path to Sustainable Growth - WB
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Decisive structural reforms and an improved business climate are essential to put Tunisia's economy on a more sustainable path, create jobs for the growing youth population and better manage the country's debt burden, according to the Winter 2021 Edition of the World Bank's Tunisia Economic Monitor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: New Covid-19 Drug Has Proven Effective - Presidential Adviser
[Egypt Online] Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din said on Monday24/1/2022 the new COVID-19 drug that will be offered at Egyptian hospitals for emergency use has proven effective. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt Reports 1,651 New Coronavirus Cases, 28 Deaths
[Egypt Online] The Health Ministry said on Monday 24/1/2022 that 1,651 new coronavirus infections were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases reported in Egypt since the beginning of the outbreak to 411,749. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Hospitality Industry Sees Post-Covid Shift to a More Global Outlook
[New Dawn] DUBAI,UAE, 24 January 2022/African Media Agency (AMA)/ - Canadian vegan cookies in London's Harrods, LA burgers in Dubai, Singaporean confectionary in Saudi,American plant-based restaurant in Selfridges, and the world's first African food hall slated to open in Harlem and then London; a post-Covid hospitality industry is seeing a shift to a more global outlook. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Govt Laments Prevalence of Neglected Tropical Diseases in 11 LGAs
[Daily Trust] The Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health has cried out over the prevalence of neglected tropical diseases in eleven local government areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Bizerte Logs Two More Coronavirus-Related Fatalities, 1,216 New Infections
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Two more fatalities of the COVID-19 were recorded in Bizerte governorate during the last 48 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,234 since the emergence of the virus, member of the medical monitoring cell in Bizerte Selma Mchirgui told TAP. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Coronavirus - Tataouine Records 1 Death and 167 Infection Cases
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A coronavirus-related death was reported in the last 24 hours in Tataouine governorate. This takes to 12 the total number of deaths from the pandemic in the region during the month of January, the local health directorate in Tataouine said Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Maxwell Gomera's Speech at the Launch of Smart White Cane
[UNDP] Life is on hold for Rebecca Sumaya. Everyday tasks, such as walking by herself are daunting. But even with a walking cane, she finds getting around difficult, frequently stumbling and sometimes falling into ditches. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records Two Deaths, 241 Infections Monday
[Premium Times]NCDC added that the latest figure of confirmed cases has increased Nigeria's infection toll to 252,428, including currently active cases of 22,655. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Medical Consultants Demand Implementation of New Retirement Age
[Premium Times]"There has been a lot of delay in the implementation of approval, due to administrative bottlenecks and unnecessary bureaucracy," MDCAN said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Sfax-Covid-19 - Four Deaths, 188 New Infections and 259 Patients Recovered
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Four people have died from the Coronavirus during the last 24 hours in the governorate of Sfax where the pandemic has caused a total of 1,898 deaths, according to an updated report published Monday by the Regional Health Directorate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: National University of Science and Technology Starts Making PCR Test Kits
[The Herald] THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) is set to start manufacturing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) kits next month following delivery of a US$86 000 reagents manufacturing machine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Logs 1,332 New Covid-19 Infections, With 88 Deaths
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa detected 1 332 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24-hour reporting cycle, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 Vaccines Highly Effective in Women of Reproductive Age, Pregnant Women - DoH
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health has refuted claims by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) that vaccines may cause a small change to the women's menstrual cycle length, citing a "new study" published in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology medical journal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: President Releases Report on Probe Into Covid-19-Related Procurement by State Institutions
[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the release to the public of the final report of the investigation by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into procurement by all spheres of government of goods, works and services associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Eyecare Businesses Reap Big As Covid-19 Pushes Many to Seek Optical Services
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The COVID-19 pandemic which hit the world in late 2019 came as a mixed bag of fortunes for virtually every economic sector in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Partners in Health Inducts 135 Community Health Promoters
[New Dawn] By Patrick N. Mensah, Maryland County (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 in South Africa Shows the Limits of Using Courts to Fight Political Battles
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our daily lives. Some of these changes are immediately visible in the everyday wearing of face masks, in the bottles of hand sanitiser found on shop counters, and in the careful spacing of long queues. Others, though, are less obvious. They take place in the structures of the legal system that shapes our relationships to one another and to the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: EAC Reproductive Health Bill Faces Resistance Over Abortion Clauses
[New Times] The African branch of CitizenGO, an ultra-conservative advocacy group founded in Spain, is promoting an online petition against a draft law meant to protect and facilitate the attainment of sexual and reproductive health and rights of people in the East African Community (EAC), much to the chagrin of regional lawmakers and other experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Private Clinics Rescind Decision to Cut Ties With Insurance Firms
[New Times] Rwanda Private Medical Facilities Association (RPMFA) has made a U-turn on its decision to suspend Radiant, Britam and Sanlam insurance companies over debts arrears, taken during the general assembly held on Friday, January 24 in Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How HIV Self-Testing, PrEP Communication Strategy Benefits Nigeria's Response - Experts
[Daily Trust] Experts say the national HIV self-testing (HIVST) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) communication strategy have several benefits for the country's HIV response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Despite Pandemic, Africa's Billionaires 15% Richer in 2021
[Premium Times] The continent's 18 billionaires are now worth an estimated $84.9 billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Despite Covid-19, Over 14.2m Passengers Travelled By Air in 2021
[This Day] Notwithstanding the restrictions and devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy, more than 14.2 million persons travelled by air in the country through domestic and international flights in 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Strengthens Response to Lassa Fever
[This Day] The Ministry of Environment has strengthened responses to the current Lassa fever outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 'No Free Ride' for Covid, It's Here 'For the Foreseeable Future' - Tedros
[UN News] The world must accept that COVID-19 is with us "for the foreseeable future", even if it is possible to end the acute phase of the pandemic this year, UN health agency chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Talks Underway to Avert Healthcare Crisis After Hospitals Cut Ties With 3 Insurance Firms
[New Times] The Government has intervened to help avert a potential healthcare crisis after the Rwandan Private Medical Facilities Association (RPMFA) decided to suspend services to patients with insurance policy from three firms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Pushes Medical Stores 500m Away From Hospitals
[Daily News] Minister of Health, Ummy Mwalimu has ordered all pharmacies operating around hospitals to move away from the area and stay 500 meters away from hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mandatory Vaccination Unconstitutional - Churches
[Namibian] The Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia (ACCN) says none of the Covid-19 vaccines are fully effective, and no company should force their employees to get vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Life Esidimeni - Mental Health Is Still the 'Stepchild' of Health and Remains Underfunded, Underresourced
[Daily Maverick] This road was unexpected, hard and emotionally draining. Sometimes, I did not know whether I was coming or going. What made it hard was watching my niece come to terms with her mom never being able to live with us again... and it is not going to get better. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng NGOs Taking On Mental Healthcare Users Were Overcrowded, Inquest Told
[Daily Maverick] On Friday, former deputy director of the Gauteng Department of Health Mental Health Directorate, Hendricka Jacobus, was examined by advocate Rendani Munzhelele, legal counsel for Daphne Ndhlovu, who was a social worker at Cullinan Care& Rehabilitation Centre during the Life Esidimeni marathon project that resulted in the deaths of 144 mental healthcare users. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa's Covid-19 Response Gets a U.S.$750 Million Boost
[World Bank] The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors today approved South Africa's request for a $750 million development policy loan (DPL). This loan will support the Government of South Africa's efforts to accelerate its COVID-19 response aimed at protecting the poor and vulnerable from the adverse socio-economic impacts of the pandemic and supporting a resilient and sustainable economic recovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Boda Boda Curfew Is Both a Covid-19 and Security Issue - Govt
[Nile Post] Boda Boda curfew is both a Covid-19 and security issue - Gov't (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandan Troops in Somalia Receive Covid-19 Booster Doses
[Nile Post] Ugandan troops serving under AMISOM in Mogadishu, Somalia have received a Covid-19 booster shot. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Covid - 19 Scale of Education Loss 'Nearly Insurmountable', Warns Unicef
[Unicef] New York -- Media factsheet (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: The SA Gender Commission's Statement Against Mandatory Vaccinations Is Irresponsible and Misleading
[Daily Maverick] Scientists call on the Gender Commission to withdraw its statement, engage with the relevant institutions, societies and experts and replace it with one that truly addresses Covid-19 reproductive health concerns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Mass Testing to Reveal Current Status of Covid-19 in Schools
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) is conducting mass testing to trace the current situation of Covid-19 in schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Pandemic Raises Drug Prices, Daunts Pharmacies
[New Times] Since the end of last year, pharmaceutical drug prices have increased due to the disrupted global supply chain of medicinal products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Voter Registration Delayed in UK, Canada, UAE Due to Covid-19 Travel Restrictions - IEBC
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now says the diaspora voting exercise has been delayed in the United Kingdom (UK), Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No One Will Be Spared From Covid-19 Tests at Kenya's Borders, PS Mochache Says
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health says that no one will be given preferential treatment when it comes to COVID-19 testing at the various points of entry including airports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 102 Died From 510 Lassa Fever Cases in 2021 - Nigerian Govt
[Leadership] Federal Ministry of Environment has strengthened activities on environmental health and sanitation response to Lassa fever outbreak in the country after 11 deaths in 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: World Bank Comes to South Africa's Rescue With a U.S.$750 Million Loan for Covid-19 Response
[Daily Maverick] The financial lifeline from the World Bank will be used to accelerate SA's Covid-19 response, which is aimed at protecting the poor and vulnerable from the adverse socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Commission for Gender Equality Is Wrong - Covid-19 Vaccination Is Vital for Women's Health
[Daily Maverick] The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) seemingly disregards the fact that pregnant women (and their unborn babies) are at a much greater risk of dying if they are unvaccinated. It fails to appreciate that one in six unvaccinated pregnant women admitted to hospital in South Africa with Covid-19 infection requires mechanical ventilation, and one in 16 has a fatal outcome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: End the National State of Disaster, Experts Say
[Daily Maverick] On 15 March 2020, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, to enable the government to develop a coordinated disaster management mechanism to mitigate Covid-19. In so doing, the government was required to provide relief, protect property, combat disruption, deal with the destructive and other effects of the disaster, and protect the public -- only to the extent that 'it is necessary for the purpose'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo City Council Embarks On Door-to-Door Covid-19 Vaccination
[New Zimbabwe] The Bulawayo city council in conjunction with the ministry of Health and Child Care, has embarked on an accelerated door to door Covid-19 vaccination programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news