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Lesotho: NUL Showcases Products Range

18 min 47 sec ago
[Lesotho Times] THE National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub recently unveiled four new products including sorghum biscuits and soap.

Lesotho: HIV/Aids Lab Launched in Leribe

18 min 50 sec ago
[Lesotho Times] OFFICIALS from the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Ministry of Health this week launched the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Motebang Hospital in Leribe which was recently refurbished to the tune of US$180 000 (R235 8558).

South Africa: Man Sues Blood Transfusion Service After Allegedly Contracting Terminal Disease

19 min 21 sec ago
[News24Wire] A 69-year-old Durban man is suing the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) for about R24m after he contracted a debilitating, terminal disease from tainted blood.

Malawi: Mchinji District Achieves 13% Reduction On HIV Prevalence Rate

28 min 6 sec ago
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The HIV and Nutrition Officer for Mchinji, Patrick Mulenga has said the district has managed to achieve a 13 percent decrease on HIV prevalence rate within the period of ten years.

Malawi: First Lady Gives Malawi's Experience in Cancer Fight

36 min 41 sec ago
[Malawi News Agency] New York -The First Lady Madame Dr. Gertrude Mutharika says the establishment of facilities like the National Cervical Cancer Control Programme has helped in scaling up screening and treatment of pre cancerous lesions in Malawi.

Malawi: Community Told to Be Responsible

36 min 46 sec ago
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Chisomo Idea Community has advised people residing around Chinsapo clinic that it is high time that members of the community take responsibility of government built infrastructures that are given to them as their own.

Zimbabwe: Solar Grid Keeps Harvests High, Hospitals Lit in Parched Rural Areas

1 hour 11 min ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mashaba -With worsening droughts drying fields and hydropower, solar energy is providing a way forward in rural areas

Nigeria: '48 Persons Die of Cholera in Borno State'

1 hour 24 min ago
[Daily Trust] A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno state.

Africa: Bridging the Maternal Healthcare Divide With Mobile Technology

1 hour 49 min ago
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Sudan: Cholera Deaths in Central, South Darfur Camps

1 hour 56 min ago
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti / Nyala -One person died of cholera, while two others were taken to the isolation centre in Nierteti Hospital in Central Darfur on Monday. Another person died in a camp near Nyala.

Malawi: First Lady Hails Construction of Cancer Centre in Lilongwe

2 hours 33 min ago
[Nyasa Times] The First Lady Gertrude Mutharika says the construction of a cancer centre currently underway in Lilongwe is a major step in the right direction towards the national fight against different kinds of cancers in Malawi.

Malawi: Cancer Awareness Initiative Reaches Out to 5,000 Women

3 hours 14 min ago
[Nyasa Times] Think Pink Malawi, an initiative designed to reach out to rural women with breast and cervical cancer awareness has so far reached out to at least 5,000 women since 2014.

South Africa: Crowds Outside Court Where Mother Appears for Alleged Killing of Newborn

3 hours 55 min ago
[News24Wire] "No one knows what's in her heart," a woman in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court told curious bystanders as they waited for a mother to appear on Tuesday morning for allegedly killing her newborn son.

Kenya: Counties Start Advertising Nurses' Jobs

4 hours 18 min ago
[Nation] County governments have begun advertising the positions of the nurses who are on strike, even as the caregivers vow not to resume duty.

Mozambique: Number of Patients Abandoned in Hospitals Increasing

4 hours 21 min ago
[AIM] Maputo -67 patients were abandoned by their families in Maputo hospitals in the first half of this year, according to a report on the independent television station, STV.

South Africa: Outcomes of Denosa Northern Cape Student Movement PEC Meeting

4 hours 25 min ago

Nigeria: 48 Persons Die of Cholera in Borno - MSF

6 hours 24 min ago
[Premium Times] A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno State.

Congo-Kinshasa: CAR Refugee Influx Triggers HIV, Humanitarian Crises

6 hours 32 min ago
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 140 000 civilians have fled Central African Republic to the equally-troubled Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering a severe humanitarian and health emergency. The refugees have fled deadly clashes between the pro-Muslim Seleka rebels and pro Christian anti-Balaka to settle in the North Ubangi and Bas-Uélé Provinces in the neighbouring country that is suffering its militancy problems of its own. There is a great deal of concern about the massive displacement of populations and the

West Africa: Hunger Feared to Force Kids Out of School

6 hours 32 min ago
[CAJ News] Dakar -MORE than 1,5 million children in Central and West Africa risk failure to finish education as a result of lack of money to finance school meals. The regions face a funding gap of US$76 million, it was announced on Monday (yesterday) at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. World Food Programme regional director, Abdou Dieng, said the repercussions were dramatic. "By failing to fully fund school meals, we are collectively short-changing the next generation and Africa's future," he said in Dakar. In confli

Kenya: Nyeri Governor Says Striking Nurses Won't Be Sacked

6 hours 42 min ago
[Nation] Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru has said he will not fire nurses who have been on strike for three months now.


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