Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Health & Wellness

Traditional leaders: a crucial entry point for young people’s sexual and reproductive health

From UNFPA  Traditional leaders hold incredible power to realize young people’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Yet, many traditional communities in rural Swaziland have resisted public discussion of ‘taboo’ topics such as sexual-and gender-based...

Malawi: Dapp Fighting TB, HIV and Aids Through an Integrated Approach in Thyolo

DAPP Malawi has since February 2015 been implementing the Integrated HIV/TB Project in Thyolo district which is funded by Comic Relief through TB Alert. The project aligns with the World Health Organisation's ENGAGE-TB approach...

The health impact of sexual violence among women in a platinum mining belt –...

Seattle/Rustenburg – New analysis of data detailing the extent of sexual violence in the Rustenburg area, South Africa, indicates that one in five HIV infections (approximately 6,765 of all female cases) and one...

South Africa: Rollout of Medical Marijuana Soon Up for Public Comment – IFP

The use of, and access to, medical marijuana for South Africans will soon be up for public comment, the...

Researchers target African-Americans for ALS clinical trials

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - The National Institutes of Health is working to include African-Americans in its clinical studies. Right now, they say, participation in these studies is almost exclusively white. Researchers say 15...

South Sudan: Famine Hits Parts of South Sudan

press release Juba — UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance  War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South...

New Africa disease agency aims to prevent fresh Ebola crisis | Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa's new continent-wide public health agency could help prevent a repeat of the disastrous Ebola epidemic by monitoring diseases across country borders and deploying a rapid task force...

Sudan: 20 ‘Watery Diarrhoea’ Cases Reported in Northern Sudan

Dongola — The medical director of the Dongola Specialist Hospital in northern Sudan reports that the hospital admitted 20 cases of watery diarrhoea last week. On Thursday, Dr Moataz El Amin said in a...

Nigerian leader extends sick leave abroad as citizens suffer

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's nearly month-long medical leave in London is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leaders' health care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government...