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Kenya:Health Sector Rated at 56% By Vision 2030 Implementers

1 hour 45 min ago
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The health sector has been rated at 56 per cent success while the environment, water and sanitation pillar has been rated at 49 per cent, according to implementers of Vision 2030.

Rwanda:Rwanda to Host 7th Global Healthcare Summit

2 hours 2 min ago
[New Times] Rwanda is set to host the 7th edition of the World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS). The event is expected to attract over 3,000 students and professionals from around the world. The global summit that will run from November 24 to 26 will be centred on the neonatal care, professional ethics, and trauma treatment, among others, according to the organisers.

South Africa:Life Esidimeni - Manamela Threatened With Arrest After No-Show

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:15
[News24Wire] A warrant of arrest will be issued and executed against suspended Gauteng director of mental health Makgabo Manamela should she not appear on Thursday before the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

South Africa:Manamela Dodges Life Esidimeni Hearing

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:57
[Daily Maverick] Suspended Gauteng mental health director Dr Makgabo Manamela called in sick instead of returning to the Life Esidimeni arbitration on Tuesday. It was another blow to the families of the 143 patients who died. By GREG NICOLSON.

Zimbabwe:Diabetes - Resisting Junk Food Could Be the Answer

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:33
[The Herald] The message simply shows that diet and diabetes cannot be separated. With the rise of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancer, calls to eat health foods have been growing. "Policies that increase availability of nutritious and healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables should be promoted," said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director at an event to mark this year's World Diabetes Day recently.

Ethiopia:Nation Imports Subpar HIV Test Kits From China

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:29
[Addis Fortune] The Pharmaceutical Fund & Supply Agency (PFSA) procured an estimated five million HIV test kits worth 2.5 million dollars from Beijing Wanti Biological Enterprise, whose products were found to be below the standard in algorithm tests carried out by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in August 2017.

Uganda:UPDF Defends Qualifications of Military Doctors Deployed At Mulago

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:22
[Monitor] The army has defended the qualifications of military doctors deployed at Mulago National Referral Hospital to attend to patients, following an on-going doctors' strike that has paralysed health services countrywide.

Uganda:Ministry Officials Fuelling Doctors' Strike, Says PS

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:20
[Monitor] Kampala -The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health has accused the ministry officials of fuelling the medical doctors' strikes.

Namibia:People With Disabilities Should Serve On Boards - Manombe-Ncube

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:13
[New Era] Windhoek -Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice Presidency for Disability Affairs Alexia Manombe-Ncube wants organisations of people living with disabilities to be consulted when standards and norms for accessibility are being developed.

Namibia:Cancer Ward Receives Commodes From MTC Staff

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:10
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's premier mobile telecommunications service provider, MTC, through its MTC Care Initiative, last Thursday donated commodes, chairs and nappies to the cancer ward at Windhoek Central Hospital.

Uganda:Cancer - Radiotherapy Services to Resume Next Month

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:58
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has announced that the recently purchased ?320,000 radiotherapy machine is fully installed and services are set to resume next month.

Tanzania:CHF Members Now to Access Services At Ifakara's St Francis Hospital

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:55
[Citizen] Kilombero -St Francis Hospital based in Ifakara, Kilombero District has signed an agreement with the Ifakara Town Council to offer treatment to patients who are members of the Community Health Fund (CHF).

Tanzania:Over One Million Women to Benefit From Safe Delivery, Child Health Programme

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:52
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -More than one million women are expected to benefit with a Safe Delivery and Child Health Programme following a Sh114.2 billion donation from the Canadian Embassy.

Kenya:Diabetes - Playing the 'Feminine Card'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:19
[Capital FM] Nairobi -People with type 1 diabetes can lead long, active lives if they carefully monitor their glucose, make the needed lifestyle changes, and adhere to the treatment plan.

Gambia:Friendship Zone, DLEA Sensitises On Illicit Drugs

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:09
[Foroyaa] The Friendship Zone Association and the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEA) have held a day long sensitisation campaign on the dangers of illicit drugs.

Malawi:Government Targets 54.7 Per Cent of Children for ECD Programme

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:08
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalirani has said government will develop deliberate strategies aimed at increasing accessibility to early child development (ECD) services in the country.

Botswana:Society Raises Awareness About Condition

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:57
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Problems facing people with albinism continue to bedevil many countries across Africa and Botswana is not an exception.

Tanzania:Chinese Naval Hospital Ship Peace Ark Arrives in Tanzania

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:27
[Focac] Tanzania Navy Commander Richard Mutayoba Makanzo inspects Chinese navy soldiers on the Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark at Dar es Salaam Port in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Nov. 19, 2017. Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark arrived on Sunday morning in Tanzania's Dar es Salaam, starting an eight-day humanitarian mission of providing free medical services to local residents. (Xinhua)

Namibia:Private Sector Could Help Feed Learners

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:01
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has come up with the draft Public Private Partnership Strategy for School Feeding intended to streamline and create a framework within which the ministry will engage with the private sector on school feeding matters at national, regional, circuit and school level.

Mozambique:Former Spanish Leader Praises Health Research Centre

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:50
[AIM] Maputo -Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero on Monday praised the Manica Health Research Centre (CISM), in southern Mozambique, as "a centre of hope, which saves lives".


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