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Cyclone Dineo – Over 200 Cases of Cholera Reported in Mozambique

Cyclone Dineo – Over 200 Cases of Cholera Reported in Mozambique

Along with the havoc wreaked by tropical storm Dineo, Mozambique has also been hit by a cholera epidemic, with 216 confirmed cases of the diarrhoeal disease and one death in three cities, radio station VOA Portugues reported on Thursday. The capital Maputo, currently experiencing water shortages and rationing, is one of the affected cities. The […]

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada, EU must lead world economy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada, EU must lead world economy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the European Union on Thursday as an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation, in a speech to EU lawmakers that contrasted sharply with the critical stance of U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking to the European Parliament a day after it backed a comprehensive free trade deal between Canada and the […]

700 Killed in Angola Malaria Outbreak

700 Killed in Angola Malaria Outbreak

A raging malaria outbreak has killed more than 700 people in Angola as the disease-prone Southern African country battles to thwart illnesses. Head of department of public health and control of endemics, Isaías Sambunga Cambissa, disclosed the figures as he gave an update on the clinical situation in the province of Bie. Cambissa revealed that […]

Patients have nowhere to turn after Senegal’s only radiation therapy machine stopped functioning in 2016

Patients have nowhere to turn after Senegal’s only radiation therapy machine stopped functioning in 2016

Senegal’s solitary radiotherapy machine broke down on December 28 last year, leaving the country’s only radiation therapist and small team of technicians idly waiting as patients were turned away or offered alternative treatments. The machine uses radioactive cobalt-60 to produce gamma rays that halt tumors in organs near the skin. Installed in 1989, it is from […]

Fed-Up Zimbabwean Doctors Down Tools

Fed-Up Zimbabwean Doctors Down Tools

Zimbabwe’s state doctors at the country’s major hospitals have downed tools over low salaries and poor working conditions, union leader said on Wednesday. “Our doctors did not go to work,” said Edgar Munatsi, the president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) in a brief text message before sending a detailed statement later indicating an […]

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014

Scientists say small percentage of people were the cause of most cases of Ebola virus that ravaged West Africa in 2014

Most of the people who were infected with Ebola in the 2014 West Africa epidemic contracted the viral disease through “super-spreaders”, researchers say. According to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists said super-spreaders, a small percentage of people who are responsible for infecting several others during […]

Over 100 Million Condoms Distributed in 2016 – Is Zimbabwe The Hub of Safe Sex?

Over 100 Million Condoms Distributed in 2016 – Is Zimbabwe The Hub of Safe Sex?

OVER 100 million condoms were distributed in 2016 up from 80 million in 2014 during the same period, the ministry of health has said. Information from the ministry says 109. 5 were used last year. According to the ministry, 105 million male and 4.5 million female condoms were distributed, with the female condom uptake remaining […]

Opiate addiction has become increasingly common in Sierra Leone, where there are few avenues for drug rehabilitation

Opiate addiction has become increasingly common in Sierra Leone, where there are few avenues for drug rehabilitation

The dark street corner would have been silent if not for the grumble of a motorbike. It was nearing midnight, but for Ibrahim Sesay – a 27-year-old motorbike taxi driver in Freetown – the evening had just begun. He pulled four small pills from his breast pocket, gulped them down without water and set off […]

Top Physician Aaron Mujajati Advocates Marijuana Medicine in Zambia

Top Physician Aaron Mujajati Advocates Marijuana Medicine in Zambia

Zambian top medical personnel Aaron Mujajati has come off the woods to launch a campaign for medicinal marijuana. Marijuana, commonly known as chamba or ibange in two of Zambia’s widely spoken local languages, has been known for wrong reasons. However, Dr Mujajati’s comment is set to open a new debate on whether Zambia should go […]

Spectacular Progress in Ethiopia’s Health Sector

Spectacular Progress in Ethiopia’s Health Sector

In the past to decades Ethiopia has invested heavily bringing the transformation of the health sector and its service to the centre stage. In its bid towards this noble end the country has registered a great deal of achievements. As a result, the nation has done remarkably well in meeting most of the Millennium Development […]

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