Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Health & Wellness

Harmonization of community health worker programs for HIV: A four-country qualitative study in Southern...

Authors Jan-Walter De Neve , Henri Garrison-Desany, Kathryn G. Andrews, Nour Sharara, Chantelle Boudreaux, Roopan Gill, Pascal Geldsetzer, Maria Vaikath, Till Bärnighausen, Thomas J. Bossert Abstract Background Community health worker (CHW) programs are believed to be poorly...

South Africa: IFP – KZN Health MEC’s Decision to Ban Unannounced Hospital Visits By...

press release The Inkatha Freedom Party now believes that the motive behind the decision by the KZN MEC of Health, Dr Sbongiseni Dhlomo to ban unannounced hospital visits was clearly a move to cover...

Solange cancels New Year’s Eve performance, releases statement about health issues

Photo by Philip Cosores Solange was slated to close out 2017 with a performance at Johannesburg’s Afropunk Festival. Unfortunately, it appears that won’t be the case, as the singer revealed in an Instagram post...

Nigeria: Monkey Pox Cases Rise to 13 in Bayelsa – Commisioner

Panic is gradually breaking loose in the health sector as the number of patients reported to be receiving treatment...

Open, free access to health evidence: a new precedent for Africa

When the World Health Organisation develops guidelines on the use of health care interventions, it turns to the Cochrane Library. This is a collection of databases containing high quality systemic reviews and other...

Namibia: 5 Percent of Namibians Live With Disabilities

By Luqman CloeteABOUT 5% of the Namibian population of 2,5 million live with some form of disability and continue facing challenges, despite the country having made significant progress to empower people with disabilities...

Eritrea: Seminar On Trachoma Prevention

Barentu — The Ministry of Health branch in the Gash Barka region organized a seminar in Shambuko sub-zone with a view to promote trachoma prevention. The head of the Blindness Control, Mr. Habtu Tsegai...

Africa’s Next Generation of Health Leaders

Hello my name is Dr. Ola Brown. I’m a medical doctor I’m a trainee pilot and I’m the founder of West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service the Blind Octus Nigeria. I decided...

Africa: Production Diversity, Diet Diversity and Nutrition in Sub – Saharan Africa

By Raghav Gaiha and Shantanu MathurNew Delhi — Lack of diet diversity is viewed as the major cause of micronutrient malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Imbalanced diets resulting from consumption of mainly high carbohydrate...

Nigeria: President Buhari Pledges Better Investment in Health Sector

press release The Federal Government will increase investment in the health sector, so that the country can halt the loss of well trained professionals to other lands, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised. Receiving the executive...