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Hunger Forces Schools to Close Early in Swaziland

Hunger Forces Schools to Close Early in Swaziland

Teachers across Swaziland are reporting that schools are forced to close early because there is no food to feed children. Zwelithini Mndzebele, General Secretary of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), told local media the union had a number of reports that some schools had broken early each day because of food shortages. Mndzebele […]

250,000 Swazi Still Need Food Aid

At the same time that King Mswati III told his subjects that Swaziland had been saved from the drought because people believed in God, the World Food Program reported 250,000 Swazi people would need assistance with food until at least March 2017. In a sermon, delivered on 28 January 2017, King Mswati declared the drought […]

Measles Outbreak in Cape Town University

Measles Outbreak in Cape Town University

Dear students and colleagues We have received an alert from the Western Cape Department of Health about an outbreak of measles in the Stellenbosch region. However, we are at this stage not aware of any University of Cape Town students or staff who have been reported to have the disease. Measles is an infectious disease […]

13 Infographics To Help You Eat Healthier

13 Infographics To Help You Eat Healthier

1. Eat this, not that for breakfast Every morning is an opportunity to start the day with great nutritional. 2. What Nutritionists Eat When They Only Have 5 Minutes to Prep a Meal Now you can make a nutritious homemade meal in less than 10 minutes. 3. Clean Eating Grocery List Follow this guide to […]

Scientists call for new measures to reduce harmful non-communicable diseases across Africa and the Middle East

Scientists call for new measures to reduce harmful non-communicable diseases across Africa and the Middle East

Scientists, healthcare providers, policymakers and private sector companies met in Dubai for the first ever Middle East and Africa (MEA) Health Forum on ‘Harm Reduction for Healthier Societies’. With a focus on obesity and tobacco, participants at the inaugural forum considered some of the major developments and transformative innovations being adopted to help build healthier […]

300 Yellow Fever Deaths in Angola

300 Yellow Fever Deaths in Angola

The World Health Organization says the worst outbreak for 30 years has spread from the capital Luanda to most coastal and central regions. The disease has killed several hundred people since December. The UN’s health body said that over 2,500 suspected cases had been reported in Angola in recent months, adding that the disease had […]

The West Lied To Africa About Palm Oil Being Harmful To The Heart

The West Lied To Africa About  Palm Oil Being Harmful To The Heart

The claim by western heart associations over the years that palm oil is harmful to the heart has been challenged by the Nigerian Heart Foundation, international heart bodies and experts across the globe. Instead, they believe palm oil is a healthier oil for the heart than western vegetable oil. Martins Ifijeh chronicles this argument Palm […]

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