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Philips Community Life Centre brings quality primary care to a community of 40,000 in Kenya

Philips Community Life Centre brings quality primary care to a community of 40,000 in Kenya

A global leader in health technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Mandera County (the “County”), today opened a new Community Life Centre (CLC) in the County. The new primary care and community hub is part of Philips’ ongoing commitment to improve access to quality primary healthcare and […]

Say bye to toilet paper: Technology supports washing your a** instead of wiping it

Say bye to toilet paper: Technology supports washing your a** instead of wiping it

The Romans relied on their fingers. Later, they soaked small sponges in salt water and tied them to a stick. In the Middle Ages, moss, leaves or old rags had to suffice, though wealthier folks were able to use sheep’s wool. There is no doubt that the original “toilet paper” is a far cry from […]

Remembering Prudence Mabele – the Sangoma Who Lived for Science

Remembering Prudence Mabele – the Sangoma Who Lived for Science

Mabele helped lead the fight for antiretrovirals in SA and didn’t stop there. She passed away this week. This was her last interview with Bhekisisa. In 2004, more than 500 traditional healers took to the streets in protest against the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). They accused the HIV activist organisation of promoting Western medicine as […]

Zimbabwe to legalise marijuana . . . Govt considers drug use for medical purposes

Zimbabwe to legalise marijuana . . . Govt considers drug use for medical purposes

THE Government is considering an application that has been made by a Canadian international company to produce cannabis for medical purposes, a move that will see the country legalising the production and use of marijuana in selected areas, a Cabinet Minister has said. Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Minister Dr Obert Mpofu told captains of […]

Drug-resistant ‘superbug gonorrhea’ is emerging, WHO warns

Drug-resistant ‘superbug gonorrhea’ is emerging, WHO warns

Untreatable cases of “superbug gonorrhoea” have occurred, the World Health Organization says, as it calls for new drugs to treat the bacterial infection. On Thursday, WHO and a global team of researchers published a study in the journal PLoS Medicine highlighting increases in drug-resistant gonorrhea, calling it a “serious situation.” Syphilis, gonorrhea cases up among all ages in […]

Crafting an African Victory for the World

Crafting an African Victory for the World

On May 25, 1963,  Africans gathered in Addis Ababa to create the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to today’s African Union. It stood tall in the minds of Africans who decided to unite for a common cause. It demonstrated our ability to set aside differences in order to make the world a better place. […]

Rwanda’s Health Achievements After Genocide ‘Unbelievable’

Rwanda’s Health Achievements After Genocide ‘Unbelievable’

The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti has described Rwanda’s achievements in the health sector after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as “unbelievable.” Matshidiso made the remarks while visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi yesterday, where she alongside other officials was taken through the story of the genocide […]

Free Underwear Persuade Moroto Males to Dash for Circumcision

Free Underwear Persuade Moroto Males to Dash for Circumcision

The distribution of free underwear for males after undergoing Safe Medical Circumcision (SMC) in Moroto District has boosted the program. Abraham Kizza, a mobiliser from the Health Ministry, says the number of males turning up for circumcision is overwhelming in some places like Rupa Sub County. He says more than 200 males were circumcised in […]

Too much consumption of sadza is killing Zimbabweans says Thomas Heyland

Too much consumption of sadza is killing Zimbabweans says Thomas Heyland

A GERMANY-BASED sustainable agriculture promotion organization, Welthungerhilfe, says “too much maize” which Zimbabweans consume as well as their poor eating practices are some of the sources of non-communicable diseases stunting and killing them. This was said by Welthungerhilfe Gokwe office project manager, Thomas Heyland while addressing journalists attending a public discussion on food production and its […]

Zambia Shuns Female Condom

Zambia Shuns Female Condom

“I tried out the female condom once and it felt so uncomfortable especially with the lubricant’s unpleasant scent; I couldn’t even enjoy the act at all said,” says Margaret Mbewe of Lusaka’s Chunga Township when asked about why women shun using the female condom.. Ms Mbewe, 34, has since vowed never to use the female […]

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