- Zimbabwe: Billionaire Eyes Health Sector
[The Herald] One of China's top billionaires, Mr Li Jinyuan, has committed to invest in Zimbabwe after he held talks with President Mnangagwa last week.
- Zimbabwe: Life Expectancy Set to Increase
[The Herald] Zimbabweans will live up to an average of 61,3 years in two decades up from the average of 59,2 years should current health indicators continue, a new scientific study of forecasts and alternative scenarios for life expectancy and major causes of death in 2040 has revealed.
- Uganda: Govt Readies to Stave Off Ebola Along DRC Border
[VOA] In Uganda, officials have stepped up measures to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Ebola has infected 319 people in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo since August, killing 198. The border between the countries remains open, and health experts fear the virus will enter Uganda through the cross-border traffic.
- Congo-Kinshasa: Deadly Ebola Outbreak Erupts
[VOA] An outbreak of Ebola in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 200 people. Almost 300 Ebola cases have been confirmed since the outbreak began in August, authorities say.
- Uganda: Uganda Recruits Women for New Trial in Injectable HIV Drug
[East African] Uganda has started recruiting women for a clinical trial of a long-lasting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
- Southern Africa: SADC Needs a United Front Against Malaria - Haufiku
[New Era] Kayengona -The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernhard Haufiku says although the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region is united and determined to end the scourge of malaria, there is a need for member states to work together and network.
- Africa: Only Acting Together Can We Stop the Rise in Malnutrition
[IPS] Santiago -The number of undernourished people increased for the third consecutive year in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has exceeded 39 million people. In addition, almost one in four adults is obese, while overweight affects 250 million; more than the entire population of Brazil.
- South Africa: Denosa Withdraws Its Members From Unsafe Ramokonopi Community Health Centre in Ekurhuleni
[COSATU] Following more than two years of unresolved safety concerns for health workers at Ramokonopi Community Health Centre (CHC) in Katlehong in Ekurhuleni which have been raised with the District Health, DENOSA has, in line with Chapter 2 of the National Health Act, decided to exercise the right of workers to a safe workplace by withdrawing its members from the facility immediately until this long-standing matter is resolved.
- Liberia: Grand Bassa County Gets New Health Center
[FrontPageAfrica] Wayzohn, Grand Bassa County -The United Methodist Church of Liberia in collaboration with the Gand Bassa County authorities on Thursday, November 8, 2018, dedicated a 45 room health center in Gorblee, District # 3.
- Uganda: Indian Surgeon to Conduct Children's Heart Clinic in Kampala
[Monitor] Renowned Indian cardiologist Mr Suresh Rao, who is also the director of Children's Heart Centre and Consultant, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Mumbai will on November 15th and 16th conduct a children's heart clinic at the Le Memorial Hospital off the Munyonyo section of the Entebbe Expressway.
- Malawi: Govt Launches Kuunika Data for Action Project
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The Ministry of Health has launched a project which intends to increase supply and demand of health data for decision making in six districts in the country where the use of the data is expected to improve HIV and Aids response in the country.
- Zimbabwe: Civil Aviation Authority Joins Anti-Cholera Fight
[The Herald] The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has joined the national cholera response by donating over 124 000 litres of water a day to Budiriro over a period of one month.
- Kenya: Vera Sidika - HIV Rumours Broke Me Down
[Nairobi News] Socialite Vera Sidika is a tough girl. The consistent cyber bullying over the years has never deterred her seeking greatness. The more the social media trolls, the tougher her skin gets.
- South Africa: Newborn Baby Left On Doorstep in Eastern Cape Village
[News24Wire] A five-day-old baby girl was abandoned on the doorstep of a homestead in an Eastern Cape village, provincial police said on Monday.
- Nigeria: WHO Supports Borno Govt to Reach 854,000 Children Against Malaria
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -World Health Organization (WHO) has supported the Borno State Ministry for Health to flag off the fourth circle of Malaria campaign targeting a total of 854,000 children under five years age across 7 local government areas of the state.
- South Africa: Mabuza Went to Russia for 'Routine Check-Up', Says Office
[News24Wire] A routine medical check-up was behind Deputy President David Mabuza's recent trip to Russia, his office said on Sunday.
- Sudan: Concerns Over Spread of Disease Following Rains in Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -The residents of Port Sudan, capital of eastern Sudan's Red Sea state, have complained of the spread of flies and mosquitoes due to recent rains. They expressed concern over the emergence and spread of diseases of ophthalmic, malaria, diarrhoea, and typhoid.
- South Africa: Mankosi Clinic - the Long and Winding Road to Rural Healthcare
[Daily Maverick] A mobile government clinic visits Mankosi village once a month, but residents say the services provided are not enough. So much so that one resident has taken the community's plight into his own hands and drives community members to the hospital at a low cost.
- Ghana: Training Programme for Caregivers Held
[Ghanaian Times] A three-day social workers and caregivers training programme aimed at equipping participants with trauma-informed care and supplemental resources, to aid them in dealing with juveniles who have been traumatised, has ended at the Osu Children's Home in Accra.
- Sudan: Chikungunya Emerges in South Darfur, Expert Hired for Advice
[Radio Dabanga] Tullus -Medical sources reported cases of chikungunya in Tullus locality in South Darfur. The ministry of health hired an expert to investigate prevention methods such as placing observatories at domestic flights.
- Tanzania: MNH to Commemorate World Diabetes Day On November 14
[Daily News] MUHIMBILI National Hospital (MNH) will commemorate the World Diabetes Day on November 14 by offering free health screenings to the public.
- Tanzania: MNH Seeks Affordable Hepatitis B Diagnosis and Medication
[Daily News] THE Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) is working on possibilities to adopt alternative means for diagnosing Hepatitis B and medication that will be affordable to majority of the population in need of the services.
- Southern Africa: Health Minister in Namibia for 'Sadc Public Wellbeing Issues'
[Daily News] THE Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu this week attended the SADC joint Ministerial Meeting held in Namibia to deliberate on public health issues aimed at contributing to the attainment of improved quality of life of the people in the region.
- Tanzania: Bukoba Referral Hospital Gets Cancer Screening Devices
[Daily News] BUKOBA Regional Referral Hospital has acquired essential devices to screen cervical and prostate cancer in efforts to improve health delivery to majority of the population.
- Nigeria: Malaria Prevention - 850,000 Children Get Chemotherapy in Borno
[This Day] Maiduguri -Eight hundred and fifty thousand children are to be reached by the ongoing malaria chemotherapy in Borno State, the World Health Organisation has revealed yesterday.
- Nigeria: Polio Immunisation - WHO Collates Empty Viles for Accountability
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is collating empty viles of polio vaccines used in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State for accountability, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
- Nigeria: Govt FCT School Feeding FCT Takes Off Jan
[Daily Trust] The Deputy Director, School Health, of the FCT Education Secretariat, Mrs. Victoria Aleogena, has said the Federal Government's National Home-Grown School Feeding (NHGSF) programme will commence in the FCT in January, 2019.
- Africa: Manufacturing Condoms in Africa - an Urgent Health and Economic Priority
[UNFPA] The East and Southern African (ESA) region, home to nearly 550 million people, has made noteworthy progress in tackling HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unmet need for family planning.
- Nigeria: Major Health Stories in the News Last Week
[Premium Times] Nigerian govt inaugurates governing Medical and Dental Council
- Nigeria: Borno Reaches Over 850 000 Children With Seasonal Malaria Chemotherapy
[WHO] With more than 2 700 volunteers spread across seven local government areas of Borno state, the 4th cycle of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign is underway. World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the State Ministry of Health to reach more than 850 000 children with anti-malaria drugs in the concluding cycle of the campaign for 2018.