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Mauritius’ Mental Health Care Act to Be Reviewed to Better Address Mental Health Issues

Mauritius’ Mental Health Care Act to Be Reviewed to Better Address Mental Health Issues

“The Mental Health Care Act will be amended with a view of better addressing mental health issues, identifying gaps and difficulties as well as preventing any form of abuse against patients suffering from mental disorders.” The Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Anil Gayan, made this announcement, today at the Brown Sequard Mental […]

Kenyan Musician Diana Chemutai, Chelele Attemps Suicide After Husband Took Her Kids

Kenyan Musician Diana Chemutai, Chelele Attemps Suicide After Husband Took Her Kids

A popular Kalenjin musician has been hospitalised in Nakuru after she allegedly attempted suicide over a family dispute. Diana Chemutai, known by her stage name Chelele, was rushed to Mediheal Hospital on Saturday. She allegedly took a drug overdose upon finding her children taken by her husband, AP officer Eric Musila. Musila was unavailable for […]

Baby, Maternal Deaths Increase In Sierra Leone On Ebola Fear

Baby, Maternal Deaths Increase In Sierra Leone On Ebola Fear

Maternal and newborn deaths in Sierra Leone have soared since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as fear of being infected and mistrust of health workers deter pregnant women from giving birth in health facilities, researchers said on Tuesday. Deaths of women during or just after childbirth rose by almost a third and those of […]

African Civil Society Under Threat: Mary Robinson

African Civil Society Under Threat:  Mary Robinson

The decline of human rights on average across Africa is worrying Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and now a special envoy on climate change for the UN Secretary-General. Discussing this year’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance, she also underlined the need for more data on climate change. She spoke […]

Better Off Riding A Wheelbarrow To Hospital Than Waiting For Ambulance In South Africa

Better Off Riding A Wheelbarrow To Hospital Than Waiting For Ambulance In South Africa

Either walk 30km to the nearest hospital or be loaded and pushed in a wheelbarrow – because the ambulance is likely not to come until it’s too late. These are some of the shocking findings made by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after it investigated access to emergency medical services in the Eastern Cape. […]

Kenyan ‘Fake Gynaecologist’ Charged With Raping Patients

Kenyan ‘Fake Gynaecologist’ Charged With Raping Patients

A Kenyan man has been charged with 12 offences including rape, impersonating a gynaecologist and operating a clinic without a licence in Nairobi. Mugo wa Wairimu pleaded not guilty and has previously denied that he raped his patients after sedating them. The charges stem from a Kenyan TV report which had footage showing an unidentified […]

Malawi Women Die Of Cancer Because Of Lack Of Knowledge

Malawi Women Die Of Cancer Because Of Lack Of Knowledge

At first she thought it was menstruation. She later wondered what abnormal periods they had become. She was bleeding frequently. “I called my sister in-law in Mzuzu and explained to her my condition. She advised me to immediately go to hospital and get screened for cancer. I went to Nkhata Bay District Hospital. The doctors […]

Rwandan Rape Survivors Jailed For Abortion

Rwandan Rape Survivors Jailed For Abortion

Almost one in four women in several Rwandan jails are serving time for illegal abortions, many of them rape survivors who should be able to get safe terminations under the central African country’s law, two advocacy groups said. Rwanda’s 2012 penal code allows abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape, incest and forced marriage or when […]

Nigeria reaches polio ‘milestone’

Nigeria reaches polio ‘milestone’

Nigeria has been removed from the list of polio endemic countries in what is being regarded as a “milestone” on the quest to eradicate the disease.The announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO), was made at a meeting of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in New York. It follows Nigeria going more than a […]

Uganda Invents An Interesting Panty-Female Condom: Allows For Change Of Positions During Sex

Uganda Invents An Interesting Panty-Female Condom: Allows For Change Of Positions During Sex

The panty condom has a stronger material and allows for change of positions during sex unlike the current female condom on the market. A new female condom that would probably win the innovative condom awards, if ever there were such awards has been unveiled in Uganda. The much anticipated panty-condom has set tongues wagging with […]

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