Uganda: Strange Disease Kills Two in Kagadi
[Monitor] Kagadi -Two children have died of a strange disease which presented symptoms similar to those of the Ebola virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Cholera Vaccination Considered a Success
[AIM] Maputo -The cholera vaccination campaign that ran from 16 to 21 May in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado vaccinated at least 248,000 people against the disease, according to a report in Friday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Maputo Health Directorate Denies Shortages
[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo Provincial Directorate of Health has denied that there is any shortage of medicines in the provincial hospital in the southern city of Matola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Dismisses Allegation of Sabotage Against Polio Vaccination
[This Day] The Lagos State Government has clarified that no Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) was engaged in the recent vaccination against polio campaign in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: EAC Want States to Stop Pread of Deadly Ebola
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The East African Community (EAC) warned ebola remained a major threat to the region and asked countries to prepare to stop the spread of the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has so far claimed over 1, 000 lives in DR Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Growing Suicide Crisis and Law
[Guardian] Suicide is a crime in some parts of the world and Nigeria is one of the eight African countries that criminalize it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 82% of Nigerian Men Not Screened of Prostate Cancer - Study
[Premium Times] A study has revealed that most men in Nigeria do not have knowledge of prostate cancer and have not been screened of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Region Closer to Banning Hydroquinone Skin-Lightening Products
[VOA] East African countries are set to ban skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone, a medical agent linked to health problems when used in high concentrations. The East African Legislative Assembly last week passed a resolution calling for a region-wide ban on the manufacturing and importation of products containing hydroquinone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: LUTH Resident Doctors, Management Disagree On Strike
[Premium Times] The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the hospital's Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) have expressed opposing views on an ongoing strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Concussion in Football
[SAFA] Concussion is one of the most common head injuries in football. It is therefore critical to give our football family some insight on concussion. Concussion is also a specialised topic so I will try and give a very basic overview for the benefit of everyone regardless of medical background. It is defined as a traumatic brain injury that is caused by a direct or indirect blow to the head thus shaking up the brain forcefully inside the skull. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Kabeza, the Medic Using Tech to Raise Awareness on Diabetes
[New Times] In 2013, Claudine Kabeza encountered 100 cases of children and teens who lived with diabetes at an educational camp in Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Kogi Govt Confirms Four Cases, Two Deaths
[Premium Times] The Kogi State Government has confirmed four cases of Lassa fever in the 2019 outbreak of the disease in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: As Ebola Cases Rise, So Do Worries of a Cross-Border Epidemic
[The New Humanitarian] Goma/Democratic Republic of Congo -The second-largest Ebola outbreak ever continues to spread, and health officials now say it's likely to reach the populous city of Goma. Once there, the risk of it spreading beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo to Rwanda, South Sudan, or Uganda increases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: How to Tackle Ebola in DRC? Focus On the Community
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As the Ebola outbreak in DRC shows no signs of relenting, and the security situation remains unpredictable, the UN announced on Thursday that it is strengthening its response to the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Solution Needed to Shortage of Medical Specialists in Tz
[Citizen] Human resources and specialist doctors are crucial in the provision of quality health care. Without these experts provision of quality care is compromised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Refutes Misleading Hepatitis B Information
[Daily News] THE Ministry for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children has refuted information that hepatitis B is transmitted through air and therefore, causes massive deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Health Receives Key Service for Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital
[Govt of SA] Key services brought back at Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Strengthens Ebola Response
[WHO] Kinshasa/Butembo (23 May 2019) --With the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo now in its tenth month and the number of new cases increasing in recent weeks, the United Nations announced today measures to strengthen its response and end the outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Drugs and Zimdancehall - It's Time to Talk.
[Ilizwi263] Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love recently came clean about his addiction to cocaine. This must have been a difficult step for him to take, especially as it came as he reflected on the causes of his break up with former lover and artistic partner, Bounty Lisa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Go for Expert Guide in Handling Dengue Fever, Public Advised
[Daily News] MEMBERS of the public were yesterday warned against relying on distorted reports on treatment of dengue fever, amid advice to pursue professional information from reliable sources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Launches Strategy to Cut Snakebite Deaths and Disabilities in Half
[MSF] M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the release of the long-anticipated World Health Organization (WHO) strategy on the prevention and control of snakebite envenoming, with the ambitious targets to cut in half the number of snakebite deaths and cases of disability by 2030. Governments and fundi ng organisations must step up now and respond to snakebite with the urgency and attention this neglected public health crisis demands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Start Ebola Vaccine Trials
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI is set to carry out phase two human trials for the Ebola vaccine. The trials are expected to start in July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Caterers Warned Over Poor Food Quality in School Feeding
[Ghanaian Times] Mr John Kofi Donyina, the Techiman South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) has warned that the contracts of caterers who failed to meet the required standard of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) would be terminated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Some Services Back On Track At Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital Following Fire
[News24Wire] The Gauteng Department of Health says some services have been handed back to the Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in Soweto. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 40 Percent Liberians Suffers Mental Disorder
[New Dawn] Cultivation for Users Hope, a local group at a daylong engagement with the Liberian media through the Press Union of Liberia discloses that about 40 percent Liberians are afflicted with mental disorder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Institution to Build 8 Hospitals in West Nile
[Monitor] West Nile. Rhema Hospital, a private institution in West Nile, has secured more than Shs317 billion from Agape Sanctuary Ministries International to construct eight modern hospitals across the sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Services Brought Back At Bheki Mlangeni Hospital
[SAnews.gov.za] Key services at Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in Soweto, Gauteng, have been brought back following a fire, which resulted in the closure of the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: 'We Want to Empower Individuals Against HIV'
[Cameroon Tribune] Prof Francois-Xavier MbopiK éou, Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology, Hematology and Infectious Diseases, University of Yaounde I. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri's Grounded Ambulances Hurt Emergency Health Services
[Nation] Mr Wachira Mburu had been admitted to a mission hospital in Nyeri County with a heart disease that had persisted for more than two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Polokwane Pupils 'Bug Free' After Mysterious Stomach Cramps Lands Them in Hospital
[News24Wire] The 46 pupils from a Polokwane school treated at hospital for severe stomach cramps have been given a clean bill of health, the school has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Violence Against Nurses Worrisome
[Botswana Daily News] Tlokweng -Reports of violence against on duty nurses is uncalled for and worrisome, says Tlokweng sub district Deputy District Commissioner, Mr Richard Boitshwarelo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Snakebites - the World's Biggest Hidden Health Crisis
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Radical Ideas Are Needed to Stop the Ebola Outbreak. Here Are Some
[The Conversation Africa] The Ebola virus is again terrorising an African nation. The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to spread after it first appeared 10 months ago. By mid-May, the number of cases was 1,847 (1759 confirmed and 88 probable). In total, there were 1,223 deaths (1135 confirmed and 88 probable) and 487 people survived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How Combining and Fermenting Grains Can Help Nutrition
[The Conversation Africa] With the emergence of climate change, alternative solutions are needed to improve the availability of food. This is particularly true in Africa where most countries rely on rain to water their plants. Consequently, food becomes scarce during periods of drought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Tiger Brands Continues to Count Costs of the Listeriosis Outbreak
[Daily Maverick] SA's largest food producer continues to face financial losses after the listeriosis outbreak that began in 2017. Tiger Brands was named as the culprit. The months from May 2019 will be tough for the company as it faces a class action lawsuit from victims of the outbreak and tackles a lack of profitability in its ready-to-eat processed meat business. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Fire Aftermath - Gauteng Hospital Staff and Patients Describe Panic and Chaos During Evacuation
[Daily Maverick] Patients, staff and the community of Jabulani say they were shocked, but not totally surprised, that a fire had broken out on Monday at the human resources building of the Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in Soweto. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: WHO Approves Viral Load Test, Boosting Aids Fight
[East African] The World Health Organisation has approved the use of a portable molecular point-of-care viral load diagnostic test that officials in Uganda say will make the objective to end HIV/Aids by 2030 easier to achieve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Toxic Chemical in Food Threatens Nigerians' Lives
[Vanguard] Industrially produced and harmful chemical known as trans fat, which is a type of unsaturated fat found in partially hydrogenated oils (PHO), is threatening the lives of Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Nigerian Biochemist Hopes to Stop Spread of Sleeping Sickness
[Guardian] Emmanuel Balogun, a biochemist at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria in Nigeria, has been examining trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, in humans and animals since 2007. Now, he is working to develop drugs to combat the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 80% Lack Access to Emergency Surgical Care - Surgeon
[Premium Times] A Paediatric Surgeon, Emmanuel Ameh, said in Abuja on Tuesday that Nigeria's poorest citizens and those living outside major cities face the greatest challenge in accessing emergency and essential surgical care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 47 Million People Still Practise Open Defecation - Unicef
[Premium Times] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said not less than 47 million Nigerians still indulge in open defecation in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Legalizing Gay Sex is Just the Right Thing to Do
[allAfrica] In the run-up to the expected judgement challenging section 162 and 165 of the Penal Code of Kenya that outlaws same-sex relationships, I am reminded of the Zulu South Africans who have a positive way of greeting. They say "Sawabona" meaning "I see you". The expected response is "Ngikhona", which means "I am here". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Algeria: Algeria and Argentina Certified Malaria-Free By WHO
[WHO] Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: This is How Universal Health Coverage Led to Algeria Being Malaria-Free
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Morocco was declared malaria-free in 2010 which would have made the country the second African country to be certified malaria-free but it falls within WHO's "Eastern Mediterrean" region. Dr Akpaka Kalu, WHO Representative in E (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Marine-Based 'Blue Economies' Offer Massive Potential
[allAfrica] Developing ocean-based resources in areas such as fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, transport and ports, mining and energy, could generate U.S. $20.8 billion a year for the 220 million people of the western Indian Ocean region, according to a recent report. But coastal and marine ecosystems will have to be preserved, and the adverse effects of climate change combatted if this potential is to be realised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Brikama District Hospital Boosted
[The Point] Kerr Ode Foundation Monday donated baby wears, bleaches, feeding bottles, soaps, clothing and detergents to the Brikama District Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: 2019 Animal Health Bill Validated
[The Point] Gambia's 2019 Animal Health Bill have been validated last week by the Department of Livestock Services (LS) and various institutions and stakeholders dealing in animal welfare and protection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Plastic Bags Ban - Protecting Local Communities From Industrial Pollution
[Daily News] THE government is currently in a move to keep clean the environment for industrial development and get rid of exploitation of its natural resources in an attempt to improve its economic stability. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Strengthening the Healthcare System in North-East Nigeria Is a Priority of WHO' - WHO Nigeria Officer in Charge
[WHO] It started like every other normal day. Mallam Isah and his wife, Hauwa, had set off to the farm as it was the peak of the farming season. Half way into the day's work, the attention of the couple was needed back home. Bintu, their 3-year old daughter had high fever with rashes around the neck and eyes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news