- Zimbabwe:Govt Declares War on Cholera
[The Herald] Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to come up with a lasting solution to the cholera outbreak in Harare and other parts of the country.
- Kenya:Health Bosses Deny Sonko Claim of Discovering 12 Infant Corpses
[Nation] Nairobi County health bosses have contradicted Governor Mike Sonko's alleged discovery of corpses of infants stuffed in boxes during what he described as an impromptu visit to Pumwani Maternity Hospital.
- Zimbabwe:Minister Mavima Orders Vendors Out
[The Herald] Newly-appointed Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Larry Mavima has implored all local authorities in the province to clear illegal vegetable and fruit vendors in central business districts (CBDs) to curb a possible spread of cholera.
- Zimbabwe:President Okays U.S.$64 Million Budget to Fight Cholera
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has approved a budget of nearly $64 million for immediate needs in the fight against dual outbreaks of cholera and typhoid in Harare and other parts of the country, chairperson of the Cabinet committee on emergency preparedness and disaster management, Minister July Moyo has said.
- Africa:Menstruation By Any Other Name - the More Than 5000 Ways We Say 'Period'
[Bhekisisa] Know what The Hunt for Red October is? We're not talking about the Sean Connery movie, we're talking about your period.
- Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak in Harare Is Govt's Baby
[New Zimbabwe] Harare has been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak, the death toll has surpassed 30 with over 5000 cases reported.
- Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Commits to Eradicate Medieval Diseases
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has committed to eradicate medieval diseases such as cholera and typhoid saying his government is working to address challenges related to clean water and sanitation provision as well as sustainable waste management practices.
- Zimbabwe:Another Suspected Cholera Case in Masvingo
[The Herald] Another suspected case of cholera has been reported in Masvingo bringing to two the number of patients who have been quarantined because of the water borne disease at Masvingo Provincial Hospital since the beginning of this month.
- Nigeria:Disease Outbreak Looms As Floods Spread
[Guardian] Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across the country and the consequent contamination of water sources.
- Africa:Drug Companies Cheating Countries Out of Billions in Tax Revenues
[Oxfam] The world's biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated $3.8 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.
- Gambia:Over 2000 People Trek 8 Km to Advocate for Prevention of NCDs
[The Point] More than eight hundred people from all walks of life took part in an 8km Health walk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation.
- Tanzania:Tanzania to Mark World Heart Day, to Raise Awareness On Heart Diseases
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania will mark the World Heart Day (WHD) for the first time in history, in order to raise awareness on the disease.
- Tanzania:High Rate of Cardiovascular Disease Worries Health Experts
[Daily News] CARDIOVASCULAR diseases like heart attacks and stroke are on the rise in the country, with the main cause being attributed to lifestyle, it has been reported.
- Botswana:Botswana Leads the Way in Fighting NCDs
[The Patriot] Botswana's leaders made a call for urgent action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in the African region on September 17 at a landmark forum held in Gaborone. The call comes as the world prepares for a high-level meeting on NCDs at the UN General Assembly in New York, which will take place at the end of September 2018.
- Zimbabwe:Vendors Meet Minister Nyoni Over Cholera Outbreak, Evictions
[Kubatana.net] Yesterday, Monday the 17th of September, the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) leadership met with the newly appointed Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Developments Hon Sithembiso Nyoni at her offices located at Kaguvi Building. The meeting took place against the backdrop of the outbreak of Cholera and Typhoid in Harare and some parts of the country and the subsequent decision by the Government to evict vendors operating within the Central B
- Tanzania:RC Calls for Intensified Campaign to Address HIV/Aids in Region
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Brigadier General Marco Gigati has appealed to the area residents to increase awareness on fighting HIV/AIDS as a warning that the disease was still a major killer in the world.
- Zimbabwe:Mashonaland East in Bid to Contain Cholera
[The Herald] Mashonaland East Province has activated the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) to contain the spread of cholera, Mashonaland East Provincial Administrator Mr Tavabarira Kutamahufa has said.
- Zimbabwe:Mashonaland West Ups Efforts to Prevent Cholera Outbreak
[The Herald] Mashonaland West Province has stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of cholera through the implementing various measures such as supervising funerals of people who succumbed to the disease in Harare and buried in the province recently.
- Nigeria:Rotary Club, Lasuth Begin Cleft Lip Palate Surgical Mission
[Guardian] A group in the United States, the Alliance for Smile alongside Rotary International in partnership with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday kicked off a free five-day surgery procedure and care for indigent patients with cleft lip and palate medical conditions.
- Rwanda:Rwf1 Billion Campaign Seeks to Lower Teenage Pregnancies
[New Times] Local leaders have welcomed a new campaign aimed at promoting sexual and reproductive health rights as well as addressing gender based violence among teenagers.
- Kenya:Campaign to Kick Out Polio Offers Hope for Children of Dadaab
[Nation] From the sky, the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa County looks like a tuft of green hair in the balding savannah that is the northern part of Kenya.
- Kenya:Pumwani Saga - Sonko Suspends Officials for Insubordination
[Nation] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended County Secretary Peter Kariuki and Health executive Vesca Kangogo over insubordination in the Pumwani Hospital saga.
- Kenya:Queries Raised After Sonko Suspends Pumwani Maternity Officials
[Nation] Questions have arisen on whether Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko could have over-reacted when he interdicted several Pumwani Maternity officials for what he termed as negligence when he supposedly found the bodies of 11 newborns at the hospital.
- Kenya:Contradictions - Was Sonko Misled on Pumwani Dead Babies Saga?
[Nairobi News] Questions have arisen on whether Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko could have over-reacted when he interdicted several Pumwani Maternity officials, for what he termed as negligence, when he found the bodies of 11 newborns at the hospital.
- Kenya:Sonko Suspends County Secretary, Health CEC for 'Insubordination' Over Pumwani Saga
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended four top county officials for what he termed as insubordination over the Pumwani Maternity Hospital saga.
- Kenya:Union Threatens Strike Unless Suspended Pumwani Officials Reinstated
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has threatened to call a doctors' strike if suspended Pumwani Maternity Hospital top management officials are not reinstated.
- Kenya:City Hall Officials Contradict Sonko, Say Pumwani Staff Not Negligent
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Top Nairobi county officials have contradicted Governor Mike Sonko on the cause of infant deaths at Pumwani Maternity Hospital and defended the management against negligence claims.
- Nigeria:10 Million Cases of TB Recorded in 2017 - WHO
[Premium Times] An estimated 10 million people worldwide developed Tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, and the world is far from ending the epidemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) report said on Tuesday.
- Kenya:How My Battle With Cancer Led Me to My Calling
[Nation] Sidney Chahonyo was only 19 when he was diagnosed with cancer of the post-nasal space ( Ca PNS) in 2004.
- Botswana:Tackle NCDs Head-On, Vigorously - Mogae
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Nations have been urged to act quickly and tackle Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) head-on with the same vigour exerted on fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic.