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Nigeria: Corps Member Equips, Donates Healthcare Centre to Gishiri Residents
[Daily Trust] A corps member, Dr. Iroabuchi Promise Nwanneka, has equipped and donated a primary health care to residents of Gishiri, an Abuja suburb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: U.S. Govt Inaugurates New National Public Health Training Center
[Addis Standard] The first state-of-the-art National Public Health Training Center, constructed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), was formally inaugurated and handed over to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Moshi Cement Factory Closed Over Pollution
[Daily News] MOSHI Cement factory was yesterday ordered to close business over environmental pollution, with the government demanding the implementation of the National Environment Management Council (NEMC)'s recommendations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Rely On Hit-and-Run Immunisation Tactics in North-East
[This Day] Abuja -As Nigeria joins the rest of the African continent on immunisation against polio, the Nigerian government would have to rely on hit-and-run tactics to immunise children in the North-east against the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Prioritise Garbage Collection, Harare Urged
[The Herald] The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment, Water and Climate Change and the Environmental Management Agency has urged Harare City Council to capacitate its waste management department to ensure timely collection of garbage. Council has been failing to collect garbage for sometime, resulting in the outbreak of waterborne diseases in suburbs like Mbare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Medical Staff Must Ensure Ethical Treatment and Prevent Exorbitant Lawsuits
[IFP] The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal believes that the attitude of medical staff is one of the main reasons behind public dissatisfaction with healthcare services and exorbitant medical lawsuits. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Meet Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah - First Black Female Neurosurgeon At Johns Hopkins Hospital
[This is Africa] We start this week with heartwarming news, Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah becomes the first black female Neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Abu-Bonsrah left Ghana at the age of 15, and has been in the U.S for nearly 11 years. The first physician in her family, including the extended family, Abu-Bonsrah was matched with Johns Hopkins Hospital to specialize in Neurological Surgery. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Nigeria Should Harness Potentials of Regenerative Medicine'
[Daily Trust] Dr. David Ikudayisi is the Medical Director, Glory Wellness& Regenerative Centre, a multi-specialty health care center, in Lagos and Abuja. Ikudayisi who is based in the United States said he is excited about the prospects of coming back home to help put Nigeria on the continental and global medical map through regenerative medicine. He also spoke on the controversy surrounding embroyonic stem cell therapy among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sokoto State May Close Schools As Meningitis Kills 23
[This Day] Following the death toll as a result of meningitis outbreak which has killed 23 people in Sokoto State, the Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Balarabe Kakale, yesterday said the state government is contemplating closing some public and private schools in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Transforming Healthcare Quality Service
[Ethiopian Herald] It is a worldwide acknowledged fact that Ethiopia's HSTP is both deep and broad, embracing leadership, data for decision making, empowerment, accountability, equity, quality, respect, and compassion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bandits Raid General Hospital in Delta
[This Day] Asaba -Workers at the General Hospital, Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State are now living in great fear following series of attack launched against the hospital by men of the underworld. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Silicosis - the Shifting Sands of Compensation for Sick Miners
[GroundUp] The gold mining industry is trying to move sick miners from the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA). The Department of Labour is handing over the administration of COIDA to the Rand Mutual Association (RMA). Meanwhile, the RMA itself intends to demutualise. Pete Lewis asks what all this means for mine workers with silicosis and TB (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: South African Businessman Kowalik Meets VP Mnangagwa
[The Herald] The chief executive of a South African pharmaceutical company Novatis International Dr Thomas Kowalik met Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare yesterday to explore ways of helping diabetic patients in Zimbabwe. Speaking to journalists after the meeting at VP Mnangagwa's Munhumutapa offices, Dr Kowalik said they were keen to assist in the area of training and awareness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Ahmed Kathrada's Condition Has Deteriorated
[News24Wire] Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada's condition has deteriorated in the last 24 hours, his foundation said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Need for Stronger Collaboration Against Deadly Duo of TB, HIV in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Nigeria is currently ranked 4th among the 22 high-burden Tuberculosis (TB) countries in the world, there is serious concern in health circles in the country. An estimated 586,000 TB cases occurred in Nigeria in 2016 with only about 100,434 (17 per cent) of cases being detected and notified by the National TB Programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GAMCOTRAP Sensitises Circumcisers
[Foroyaa] In its bid to accelerate the abandonment of FGM, the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices and Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) will conduct its first activity for 50 circumcisers and their assistants in Essau village in the Lower Niumi District from 27 to 29 March 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Shot By Bandits Discharged From Hospital, Ruto Clears Bill
[Nation] A pregnant woman shot and injured by bandits three weeks ago in a village in Laikipia County has been discharged from hospital after Deputy President William Ruto cleared her hospital bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meningitis - Two More Deaths Recorded in Sokoto
[Daily Trust] Two additional deaths due to meningitis have been reported in Sokoto State, bringing the death toll so far to 23. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meningitis - Death Toll Rises to 23 in Sokoto - Commissioner
[Daily Trust] The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 23, the News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Leadership Tackles Malaria Outbreak
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -As a mitigating measure to the Malaria outbreak, North West leadership has agreed to embark on a massive indoor residual re-spraying exercise in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Silicosis - Unpacking the Gold Mines' Strategy
[GroundUp] The appeal by the country's biggest gold mining companies against last year's decision by the South Gauteng High Court to allow sick gold miners to fight for compensation as a group is to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in May. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Patients Stranded in Limpopo As Workers Vow to Continue Strike
[News24Wire] The Limpopo department of health on Friday said it will be approaching the Labour Court for an order to have its striking officials report for duty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Hawassa Gets Air Pollution Monitoring Station
[Ethiopian Herald] Newly inaugurated Hawassa Air Pollution Monitoring Station. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Death Toll From Meningitis in Sokoto Rises to 21
[Vanguard] Sokoto State Commissioner for Health, Balarabe Kakale, has said the death toll from Cerebrospinal meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has risen to 21. The deaths, he said, were recorded in the seven local governments of Kebbe, Bodinga, Rabah, Wamakko, Gada, Dange/Shuni and Tureta. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Women 'Using Toxic Mine Waste As Sexual Stimulant'
[News24Wire] Women living in a small town in north-western Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of contracting cervix cancer following reports that they were allegedly using toxic acidic mine waste to stimulate their sexual pleasure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 21 People Die of Meningitis in Sokoto - Health Commissioner
[This Day] The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 21. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Floods 'Cause Spike in Malaria Cases'
[News24Wire] Health authorities in Zimbabwe are stepping up the distribution of anti-malarial drugs after 151 malaria deaths were recorded in the last two months, the Sunday Mail said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meningitis Kills 21 People in Northern Nigeria
[East African] Abuja -At least 21 people have been killed by meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State in northern Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: County Refers Explosion Victims to Nairobi, One Dies
[Nation] Two of the three teenagers injured in an explosion in Mandera East on Saturday were airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 21 People Die of Meningitis in Sokoto - Health Commissioner
[Premium Times] The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 21. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: Salva Kiir Is Ignoring Famine - UN Chief
[Al Jazeera] UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan's government of ignoring the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine , 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kidney Patients Battling for Their Lives in Sokoto
[Daily Trust] They are existing on life survival machines but hope, with fervent prayers and financial support, they would survive their life threatening disease. This is the story of two patients with malfunctioning kidneys who are undergoing dialysis as their only option for survival because they can afford kidney transplant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fresh Drive to Rid West Africa of Polio
[Deutsche Welle] Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: King Launches Construction of Community-Based Medical Centres in T émara, Rabat
[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI launched, on Friday, the building works of two Community-Based Medical Centres-Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity in the neighbourhoods of Ennahda II in T émara and of Al Youssoufia in Rabat for an amount of 74 million dirhams. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Improving Nutritious Food Fortification Scheme
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopians have a proverb that goes 'An ear mumps on top of a goitre' which literally means adding an insult to injury. People often make this remark encapsulated in an adage upon observing an individual facing an additional hurdle in his/her life while already confronted by a challenge. Everyone is afraid of goitre, casting a shadow on societal life. Some individuals are living with goitre in some areas of the country without hope. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: PHE Underlines Integrated Efforts to Sustain Dev't
[Ethiopian Herald] Population Health and Environment Ethiopia Consortium (PHE) said a coordinated institutional effort is crucial for achieving sustainable development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Tuberculosis Leading Cause of Death in 2015
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Tuberculosis remains the leading underlying natural cause of death in 2015, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Sympathy a Cure for the Mentally Ill
[Ethiopian Herald] Adanech Endale, a pseudonym, lived with mental illness in Dessie town of Amhara state. She suffered not only from the illness but also from loneliness as she was sidelined from any 'normal' activity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Nation Showing Progress On TB Treatment Breakthrough
[Ethiopian Herald] Health Ministry announced that the tuberculosis prevalence rate has fallen below 50 % in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Women Using Colliery Mine Waste As Sexual Stimulant - Report
[New Zimbabwe] A MINING rights lobby NGO says Hwange Colliery is exposing local women to serious health risks by dumping toxic acid whose chaff they (women) are applying to their bodies to arouse sexual pleasure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses in Trans Nzoia County Call Off Their 44-Day Strike
[Nation] Nurses in Trans Nzoia have called off their 44-day strike after the county government committed itself to fulfil many of the grievances that they hjad raised during their industrial action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Famine Crisis - Massive Funding Shortfall Threatens UN Relief for Africa's Starving
[Daily Maverick] The United Nations needs $4.4-billion by the end of March to avert "catastrophe" in parts of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. So far, it has raised just 2% of that. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: One Dead, 26 Infected With Cholera in Sudan's El Gedaref
[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -A health source in El Gedaref state reported that one person has died and 26 others are infected with cholera. The medic told Radio Dabanga that on Tuesday and Wednesday, eastern El Galabat registered a death and four cases of infection at El Saraf El Ahmar, while El Mahalla has registered two cases of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: City Scales Up Typhoid War
[The Herald] Harare City Council has set up a typhoid treatment camp at Hatcliffe Clinic after the results of one person who died in the suburb came out positive for the salmonella typhi bacteria, Health Services director Dr Prosper Chonzi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gov. El-Rufa'i Urges Nigerians to Inspire Hope in Cancer Patients
[Vanguard] Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa'i of Kaduna State on Thursday advised Nigerians to inspire hope and encourage cancer patients to lessen their pains and enable them live happily. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Governors Say They Won't Pay Doctors for Strike Period
[Nation] Governors on Thursday vowed not pay doctors' salaries for the period they were on strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: North West Commemorates World TB Day At Tshepong Hospital TB Unit, 24 Mar
[SA Govt] The North West Province will commemorate World TB Day on Friday, 24 March 2017 at Tshepong Hospital TB Unit, Klerksdorp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Cancer, Infertility Are On the Rise, By Expert
[Guardian] A former President of Chemical Society of Nigeria, CSN, Prof Oladele Osibanjo, has blamed the increased cases of cancer and other harmful diseases on the abuse of chemicals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Soft Drinks, Benzoic Acid and Nigerian Regulators
[Guardian] As we all know, on account of the loopholes and laxity on the part of some of the regulators, a number of multinationals in Nigeria tend to get away with a lot they would not even dare dream of in other places. While some are experts at compromising the system, many simply take advantage of our lackadaisical attitude to the issue of standards, even when it comes to health and safety. It is no surprise that Nigeria has become a dumping ground for all sorts of inferior goods, fake products, e-waste and even (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Babcock University Produces First Set of Home-Trained Cardiovascular Interventionists
[Guardian] Cardiovascular care and training recorded a major feat in Nigeria as two Consultant Cardiologists who have been training as Interventional Cardiologist at Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, made history when they solely performed Cardiac Catheterization at the centre on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news