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Africa: More Breastfeeding Could Save the World $1 Billion Every Day

By Beh Lih YiKuala Lumpur — Breastfeeding can help prevent diarrhea and pneumonia, two major causes of infant death, and protect mothers against ovarian...
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Ghana hopes to benefit from hosting Africa’s free trade area secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing...

South Sudan: A Graduate At 47, New Midwife Triumphs Over Life’s Trials

Juba, South Sudan — At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to...

Nigeria: For 170,000 Nigerians to Die From TB Disease Yearly, Is Unacceptable – Aisha...

By Luminous JannamikeAbuja — Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has decried the high rate of tuberculosis (TB) case detection and treatment in Nigeria,...
Bitcoin Craze hits Iran as US Sanctions Squeeze Weak Economy | Voice of America

Bitcoin Craze hits Iran as US Sanctions Squeeze Weak Economy | Voice of America

TEHRAN, IRAN - Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies...
Kenyan musician Blinky Bill performing at SummerStage

Mr Eazi, Efya and Blinky Bill perform at Summerstage

On a warm summer evening, Africans came out in huge numbers to SummerStage at Central Park to see performances from Nigerian singer Mr Eazi,...

Africa: Unlocking the African Genome and the Future of Personalized Medicine

press release To date, Africa has been left out of global genomics research and innovation. Even though the African populace harbors the most varied genetic...

Congo-Kinshasa: USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Statement On the Designation of Ebola As a Public...

document Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a Public Health Emergency...
Home birth may start babies off with health-promoting microbes

Home birth may start babies off with health-promoting microbes

Source: Joan Combellick, Assistant Clinical Professor of Midwifery, Yale University / The Conversation For all of human history, babies have...

Uganda: Kampala Gets New Sewerage Network

By Stephen OtageKampala — National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has asked property owners whose buildings are not connected to its network to apply...

Uganda: Concern Over High TB Prevalence in Prisons

By Beatrice NakibuukaKampala — Prisons authorities have expressed concern over the high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among inmates due to overwhelming numbers. Speaking yesterday during...

Nigeria: Saudi Arabia Sets Medical Regulations for Pilgrims

By Tunde OguntolaAbuja — The Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has issued health regulatory guidelines for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and other...

South Africa: Sisulu to Ask Treasury for Fast-Track Probe Into Her Leaky Water Dept

By Ethan Van DiemenHuman Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will approach the National Treasury to investigate alleged corruption and mismanagement at the...

Namibia: Ganja Advocate Takes Shanghala to Task

By Ruth KamwiGanja Users of Namibia secretary general Borro Ndungula says members of the National Assembly should refrain from making untrue and misleading statements...

Zimbabwe: More Than Half of Households in Mat North Using Bush Toilet – Report

By Robert TapfumaneyiZimbabweans in Matebeleland North are still using the bush to relieve themselves, a 2019 Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVac) report has said. According...

Zimbabwe: President’s Perfect Answer to Doctor’s Tears

By Forward NyanyiwaThree months ago, a public health practitioner, Dr Azza Mashumba, sensationally broke down in tears as she explained how hospitals were ill-equipped...

Rwanda: How Trade in Banned Alcohol Wrecks Lives

By By Samuel Baker ByansiInvestigation reveals that police collusion fuels lucrative smuggling industry. Popote (not his real name) spends his days drinking kanyanga, an illegal,...
DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares

With the first anniversary of the complex outbreak in the volatile eastern part of the country looming, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that...

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