Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Health |

Member of Executive Councils (MEC) Madoda Sambatha calls on Eskom to exempt North West hospitals from loadshedding

Provinces can't be treated differently in a crisis - MEC Sambatha calls on Eskom to exempt North West hospitals from load-shedding

The North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha has reacted with dismay at failure by ESKOM to include the North West Province hospitals in the list of facilities that are excluded from load-shedding. The National Department of Health has at the end of September engaged ESKOM to consider exempting key hospitals…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

Agenda 111 is Making Up for A 60yr Gap in Access to Healthcare Facilities Across Ghana – Bawumia

The Agenda 111 project involves the construction and/or upgrading of 101 district hospitals, construction of six regional hospitals in the newly created regions

The decision to undertake arguably the largest investment in the country’s health care system, Agenda 111, arose from Government’s determination to close the gaping lack of access to healthcare facilities, especially in remote areas of the country, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has explained. Inspecting progress of work one of the…

World Health Organzation (WHO) - Zimbabwe
Source: World Health Organzation (WHO) - Zimbabwe |

Zimbabwe intensifies polio surveillance

MoHCC continues to organize integrated awareness campaigns at community level as well as through regular engagements with the media

In the wake of wild-polio outbreak in Malawi and Mozambique, neighbouring countries have stepped up surveillance to detect cases while preparing for vaccination campaigns recommended by the World Health Organization. Recent reported cases in Mozambique in particular, have put Zimbabwe on very high alert due to high traffic volumes between…

Source: FIND |

FIND to share COVID-19 testing experience with the President of Tanzania and other global health experts at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)

WISH is a global summit organized biannually by the Qatar Foundation, bringing together leading experts and decision makers to address pressing global health challenges

FIND (www.FINDdx.org) Chief Access Officer will join a discussion with H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and other distinguished panellists, calling on governments and decision makers to prioritize local manufacturing capacity as a key part of their pandemic preparedness and resilience planning; the session will take…

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mPharma Launches Hypertension Test and Treat Program to Control Hypertension in Africa

The WHO estimates that the prevalence of hypertension is highest in the African region, with about 46% of adults aged 25 years and older being hypertensive compared to 35% in the Americas

To celebrate world heart day, mPharma (https://mPharma.com) launched the Hypertension Test and Treat program (HTT) to support the prevention and control of hypertension in Africa. Heart disease is one of the greatest causes of premature death in Africa.The World Health Organization estimates that the prevalence of hypertension is highest in…

Source: U.S. Embassy in South Sudan |

United States (U.S.) Embassy, through United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Announces Further Support for United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Fight Against Malnutrition in South Sudan

USAID is providing this additional support as South Sudan faces the highest levels of malnutrition among children on record

Thanks to support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), mothers across South Sudan will receive crucial ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to treat their children suffering from severe wasting, a life-threatening form of malnutrition. These life-saving supplemental foods have been made available to UNICEF South Sudan through a…

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Siemens Healthineers Partners with RAD-AID to Support Radiology Education Across African Countries

The program will ensure fast bridging of specific educational gaps in staff training for medical imaging equipment in low-resource settings in Ghana, Kenya & Tanzania

The strategic partnership between RAD-AID and Siemens Healthineers (www.Siemens-Healthineers.com) focuses on providing access to affordable education; The program will ensure fast bridging of specific educational gaps in staff training for medical imaging equipment in low-resource settings in Ghana, Kenya & Tanzania. As part of its commitment to improving access to…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Madagascar: Combat dangerous myths and poverty to end attacks against people with albinism, says United Nations (UN) expert

Many people with albinism are prevented from obtaining gainful employment and accessing adequate education due to stigma and discrimination

A UN expert has called for urgent action to combat attacks against persons with albinism including murders and mutilations, which are spiking in Madagascar as dangerous myths and poverty persist. Babies and children remain prime targets among a doubling of attacks this year. “False beliefs, myths and superstitions that the…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana |

Forging stakeholder collaboration for improved healthcare for persons living with epilepsy and other neurological disorders

In Ghana, it is estimated that 1% of the population live with epilepsy, representing 270,000 people, with a treatment gap of 85%

Neurological disorders are a significant contributor to the global mortality and morbidity. They are responsible for close to 9 million deaths per year. Whilst it is estimated that globally, about 50 million people suffer from epilepsy alone. Out of this number, 80% live in low- and middle-income countries where only…

Source: World Health Organization - Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone introduces Human Papilloma Virus vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer

Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women with an estimated 266,000 deaths and 528,000 new cases each year

In a move to protect adolescent girls from cervical cancer, the Government of Sierra Leone today introduced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to the routine immunisation schedule and launched the start of a campaign to reach 153,991 girls with the vaccine. The introduction of HPV vaccine is one of the…