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Liberians Have Better Access to Healthcare Than Indians – Report

Liberians Have Better Access to Healthcare Than Indians – Report

Liberia is a better country than India in terms of access to healthcare, a new research by ‘Lancet’ shows. India sits at 154 out of 195, worse than Bangladesh, Nepal, Ghana and Liberia, according to the research. Liberia, a postwar nation, is struggling to better access to healthcare after years of civil war. Why is […]

Africa Rising – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected to Top Global Health Post by Wide Margin

Africa Rising – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected to Top Global Health Post by Wide Margin

Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign […]

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today. Twenty cases of Ebola have been reported in the DRC’s Bas Uele Province – near the vast country’s border with […]

Namibian Township Fetch Drinking Water From Toilets

Namibian Township Fetch Drinking Water From Toilets

THERE seems to be no end to the sanitary woes for residents of the Soweto location at Tsumeb. The residents are still getting water from toilets, where everybody takes showers and relieves themselves. The Namibian visited the township on Monday, and what our news crew saw was an eyesore. There are two public toilets in […]

Does Rooibos Tea Reduce Stress Hormones, Helping You Lose Weight?

Does Rooibos Tea Reduce Stress Hormones, Helping You Lose Weight?

The idea that South Africa’s iconic rooibos herbal tea can help you lose weight frequently pops up in publications. News24, a community newspaper in Gauteng and most recently Health24 have all carried stories based on a November 2015 press release by the SA Rooibos Council. For the most part, the idea is that if you […]

Rukwa Residents Cautioned Over Ebola Outbreak

Rukwa Residents Cautioned Over Ebola Outbreak

REGIONAL authorities in Rukwa and Katavi regions have allayed fear over the outbreak of Ebola reported in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), insisting that so far there are no reported cases in the country. Similarly, the two regions have so far dispatched medical kits and health workers to villages along the shoreline of Lake […]

US President Donald Trump Increases HIV/Aids Funding to Uganda

US President Donald Trump Increases HIV/Aids Funding to Uganda

The United States (US) government has increased its assistance to HIV treatment and prevention in Uganda by about Shs40 billion from last year’s $391(Shs1.41 trillion) to $402 million (Shs1.45trillion) this year. The money is intended to strengthen health and laboratory systems and to provide essential HIV commodities, including lifesaving medicines to health facilities and patients. […]

The World Needs Dr. Tedros Adhanom As Director General of WHO

The World Needs Dr. Tedros Adhanom As Director General of WHO

“Our world has changed. Today, we face unprecedented health threats – from pandemics, to antibiotic-resistant infections, to climate change. We need a strong and effective World Health Organization to meet these challenges, ” Candidate for WHO Chief Dr.Tedros Adhanom “A visionary leader, he guided Ethiopia and numerous global health organizations to achieve game-changing results and […]

New Study Suggests That Men Need To Drink With Friends Twice A Week To Stay Healthy

New Study Suggests That Men Need To Drink With Friends Twice A Week To Stay Healthy

January generally marks the month of New Year’s Resolutions – many times including the vow to swear off alcohol. But, hold on. Don’t move too quickly. A new study conducted by the University of Oxford has discovered that for men, going out for a few pints isn’t just fun, it’s downright essential. In fact, according […]

Liberia to Send Blood Samples Abroad in ‘Mysterious Deaths’ Case

Liberia to Send Blood Samples Abroad in ‘Mysterious Deaths’ Case

Liberia does not have the capacity to diagnose the latest disease outbreak which has already killed at least 11 persons in Sinoe County. Nine infected persons are undergoing treatment. There are fears that the number may rise. The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh told reporters Friday that the Health Ministry is considering sending […]

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