Nigeria: Covid-19 - We Are Exhausted, Health Workers Cry Out
[Leadership] As Nigeria marks one year anniversary of the first recorded case of Coronavirus, health workers have said they are overwhelmed by the pandemic and earnestly await the arrival of vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Curtailing Nigeria's Escalating Population Amid Growing Hunger
[Leadership] Nigeria's population has been escalating rapidly for at least the last five decades due to very high birth rates, quadrupling its populace amid deepening hunger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - One Year After, Nigeria Records 155,000 Cases - 1,900 Deaths
[Premium Times] Nearly half of Nigeria's COVID-19 infections were recorded this year with about 70,000 infections reported since January 1, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: University Accentuates Moringa Tree Research Values
[Ethiopian Herald] Researches and innovative investigations have paramount role in making the society understand and effectively utilize the yet to tapped natural and social resources of the country, said Damtew Darza (Ph.D), Arba Minch University President. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 in Nigeria, One Year On
[Vanguard] On 30 January, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 to be a public health emergency of international concern. The pandemic which broke out earlier in December 2020 in Wuhan China had spread across the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Prominent US Civil Society Organizations Call on Biden to Stop Blocking Covid-19 WTO Waiver to Boost Vaccines, Treatments Worldwide
[Public Citizen] Washington, DC -- MSF, Oxfam, Partners In Health, Human Rights Watch, Public Citizen, MoveOn, Indivisible, Unions, Faith Groups, Citizens Trade Campaign, Health GAP, and More Urge U.S. Support for Waiver at March 1-2 WTO General Council (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Frontline Journalists Receive Covid-19 Jab
[The Herald] Herald Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent's Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Near Four Million
[allAfrica] As of February 26, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,868,959. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: UN Agencies Support Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign
[UN News] The second round of a vaccination campaign to protect more than 2.8 million children from polio is underway in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: A New Advance in the Search for Substances to Replace Fat in Food
[The Conversation Africa] It's well known that obesity is developing into a growing global health problem. In Africa alone, the number of overweight children under five has increased by nearly 50% since 2000. Obesity is a risk factor in diseases such as cancers, heart disease and diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cancer Cases Rise As Diet Changes
[The Herald] Agric, Environment& Innovations Editor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Oxygen Emergency Taskforce Launched
[The Herald] - More than half a million Covid-19 patients in LMICs estimated to need oxygen treatment every day.- New assessments show US$90 million immediate funding required to meet urgent need in up to 20 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Unitaid and Wellcome will make an immediate contribution of up to US$20 million in total for the emergency response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ex-Natpharm Boss in Court Over Face Masks Case
[The Herald] FORMER Natpharm acting managing and operations director Zealous Nyabadza allegedly improperly bought 1 400 surgical masks as a NatPharm order in May last year for $54 600 and then resold them for private profit to the Zimbabwe Medical Association for $68 600 before trying to have documents created to legitimise the transactions, a court heard yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Stress Takes Toll On Pupils
[New Era] Omuthiya -- Being isolated in hostel facilities for long periods has seemingly caused mental and anxiety issues for Oshikoto learners who have contracted Covid-19. Learners at Uukule Secondary School say they become mentally exhausted and anxious while in isolation. The Oshikoto region has seen over 400 learners testing positive for Covid-19, leading to the suspension of classes at Uukule and Ekulo secondary schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Mpinganjira Foundation Donates K10 Million Ppes to Adventist Hospitals
[Nyasa Times] The Thomson and Barbra Mpinganjira Foundation has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) worth K10 million to the Adventist Health Services (AHS) hospitals in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Mano River Youth Network of Liberia Launches Community Awareness On Covid-19 Prevention and Violence Against Youths
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A civil society organization, the Mano River Youth Network of Liberia (MaRioNet Liberia) recently launched its community awareness campaign on the prevention of the coronavirus disease and to end violence against children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Graduates Vow to Contain Cervical Cancer Amid Pandemic
[Ethiopian Herald] - Country endeavors to enhance doctor-patient ratio (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nurses Declare 3 Days Warning Strike in Ondo State
[Vanguard] The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ondo State Chapter has directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from March 1 over the percentage payment of their salaries by the state government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Japan Avails U.S.$4.5 Million to Alleviate Hunger in Female-Headed Households
[New Zimbabwe] JAPAN Thursday announced it has committed US$4.5 million for emergency food assistance in response to the critical humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe targeting 56 000 vulnerable people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Youth Finds its Power in Transforming Food Systems
[allAfrica] With   one in every five   young people today coming from Africa, it has become increasingly hard to ignore us. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Family Monthly Basket Shoots to $25,935
[New Zimbabwe] The monthly cost of living for an ordinary family of five rose again this February to record $25 935, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Unvaccinated Citizens to Be Barred From Public Spaces' - Warns Mnangagwa
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned Zimbabweans to get vaccinated against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic or they will soon be barred from all public spaces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Makhura Visits Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
[Govt of SA] Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, will this afternoon, Friday, 26 February 2021, visit Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital to monitor progress on the vaccination programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Minister Lindiwe Zulu - Update On Social Development Interventions During Covid-19
[Govt of SA] Statement by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, MP on the occasion of the media briefing session for ECD Stimulus Package, extension of special Covid-19 social relief of distress grant, temporary disability grants, cara funding and food relief measures, Cape Town (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Minister Zweli Mkhize Confirms 1 676 More Cases of Coronavirus Covid-19
[Govt of SA] As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 509 124. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Angola Reports 55 New Infections, 17 Recoveries
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola registered, in the last 24 hours, 55 new cases, 17 recovered patients and one death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Collaboration Is Critical to Contain Covid-19
[Ethiopian Herald] The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world economic order and it can be one of the gravest challenges that countries have encountered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 600,000 Doses Land in Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana took delivery of its first consignment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Accra yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano Approves N1.2bn for Additional Work On Cancer Centre
[Leadership] Kano -- Kano State Executive Council has approved the release of N1.2billion being revised estimated cost for additional works that involves the construction of concrete roof slab at the Kano Cancer Treatment Centre (KCTC) situated at the premises of Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, Kano. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Varsities Battle With Enforcement of Protocols in Hostels, Lecture Halls
[Leadership] Universities in the country are stretching resources and other measures to keep the campus safe from COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: We Expect Covid-19 Vaccines Next Week, Ministry of Health Tells Kenyans
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has said a consignment of Covid-19 vaccines will land in the country next week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Special Audit Reveals Misuse of Covid-19 Funds By Counties
[Nation] Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu has exposed mismanagement of Covid-19 funds by county governments, citing delays to procure critical supplies that might have exposed the public to infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique Gets First Batch of Covid-19 Vaccines From China
[East African] Mozambique received 200,000 doses of Covid-19 inoculations from China on Wednesday, but the country is yet to disclose its vaccination plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Covid-19 Cases Rise to 6,444
[East African] Somalia recorded 198 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, Minister of Health Dr Fawziq Abikar Nur said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Hundreds of People Vaccinated Against Ebola
[RFI] More than 200 people in Guinea have been vaccinated against Ebola, just days after the arrival of some 11,000 doses of the Merck vaccine and just over a week since the West African country declared its first Ebola outbreak since the deadly epidemic from 2014 to 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Airways Allows Passengers to Book Extra Seat for Social Distancing
[Nation] Travellers considering flying and are concerned about social distancing can now book an extra seat or row on Kenya Airways (KQ). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Could Bushmeat Trigger the Next Pandemic?
[DW] Bushmeat is considered a virus vector and a cause of countless diseases. But the problem goes far beyond the consumption of bat stew. And the next pandemic is already lurking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Allocates U.S.$1.25 Million to Fight Ebola Outbreak
[Africa Renewal] WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: The Sociology of Ground Zero - the South African Variant and Colonial Prejudice
[African Arguments] In April 2020 Melinda Gates of the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation said that she could not sleep at night because of the devastation she imagined the coronavirus might cause on the African continent, which lacked the capacity to protect itself from the deadly surge of the virus that was gripping the world. By the beginning of 2021, with a second wave infections in full swing in the global North and more than half a million deaths in America, the official death rate from Covid-19 in Africa was still mod (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: A Fisherman's Life Amid Covid-19 and an Oil-Polluted Ocean
[Africa Renewal] "From where we live, we could see that the MV Wakashio had run aground on the reefs," - 39-year-old Bimsen Beeharry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: World's Biggest Stars Come Out to Support Global Citizen's Recovery Plan For The World
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- "The urgency to get a vaccine to everyone, everywhere cannot be underestimated. As a country, we will be joining efforts to help the world recover better by ending the pandemic as a priority, addressing food security and hunger, getting all our children back to school, addressing climate change, and protecting the most marginalized. We must ensure that no one is left behind." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Lagos Starts Safe School Clearance Visit
[Vanguard] The Office of Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, Ministry of Education, Lagos State has commenced safe school clearance visits to public and private schools below tertiary level in the state to ensure they are safe to remain open for academic activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Over 500,000 Covid-19 Patients in Low-Income Countries Need Oxygen Treatment Daily
[WHO] Since the start of the pandemic, affordable and sustainable access to oxygen has been a growing challenge in low- and middle-income countries. COVID-19 has put huge pressure on health systems, with hospitals in many LMICs running out of oxygen, resulting in preventable deaths and families of hospitalised patients paying a premium for scarce oxygen supplies. Oxygen is an essential medicine, and despite being vital for the effective treatment of hospitalised COVID-19 patients, access in LMICs is limited due (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Catholic Prelate Cautions Parishioners to Believe in Science in Covid-19 Fight
[FrontPageAfrica] Paynesville -- The head of the St. Kizito Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Monrovia, the Reverend Father Ambrose D. Kroma has cautioned his congregation to strictly adhere to all safety measures imposed by the Parish in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Over 41,000 Health Care Workers Vaccinated
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health says 41 809 health care workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 under the Sisonke Protocol. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: World's First Batch of COVAX Vaccines Arrives in Accra
[DW] The World Health Organization's global vaccine-sharing scheme aims to get doses to the world's poorest countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Fake News Hurting Vaccination Rollout - Nzimande
[SAnews.gov.za] Government is working tirelessly to deal with the danger of fake news in the fight against COVID-19 and the vaccination plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Records 105 New Covid-19 Cases
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia has reported 105 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 6,549. The new cases are from the Benadir region, Jubaland, Puntland, Southwest, HirShabelle and Galmudug. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Mosquitoes Resistant to Chemicals Found in North
[Monitor] Researchers have discovered that mosquitoes have become resistant to chemicals applied during the indoor residual spray exercise by the Ministry of Health in northern Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudan Covid-19 Update - New Cases in Five States
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health reported 28 new cases of COVID-19, five deaths and 51 recoveries on Sunday. The latest official report recorded new cases in five of the country's 18 states. Khartoum recorded the highest infection rate, followed by Red Sea state, El Gezira state, and Kassala, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 to 28,137, including 1,871 deaths and 22,797 recovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news