Africa Health

WHO: COVID-19 vaccine rollout shouldn’t tempt people to relax efforts in COVID-19 fight

03-08-2021 | 09:49:04
“countries are going to lurch back into third and fourth surges if we’re not careful”, World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against relaxing efforts in fighting the coronavirus pandemic

[Rwanda] EU discusses actions against COVID-19 recovery

03-08-2021 | 06:02:00
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, who is in Rwanda on an official visit, met with Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, and held discussions on various topics including the pandemic.

Global Fund, Fondation CHANEL partner to advance women’s health in Western and Central Africa

03-05-2021 | 14:13:00
The Global Fund and Fondation CHANEL signed a new agreement to set up a civil society-led fund to strengthen women’s and girls’ engagement in developing health policies, including Global Fund-related processes, in western and central Africa.

MedTrack registers first infant on Ghana’s Universal Health Record System

03-04-2021 | 06:31:56
For the infant in question, what it means is that they are the very first Ghanaian baby to start a progressive digital health record journey throughout their lifetime.

Merck announces fifth round of global grants to promote health equity

03-03-2021 | 14:45:57
Global science and technology company Merck has announced fifth round of grants in its Merck for Mothers Global Grants program dedicated to reducing maternal mortality in locations where there is the greatest need.

[DRC] More than 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccines arrived

03-03-2021 | 09:05:00
More than 1.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC.

WHO, AfDB and Africa CDC call for investments in local manufacture of drugs

03-03-2021 | 07:25:44
Africa must protect itself against future pandemics and other shocks through higher investment in primary healthcare and increased local manufacturing of key medical products.

Cote d’Ivoire prepares to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive

03-01-2021 | 12:58:00
People began to queue early Monday as Cote D’Ivoire prepared to launch a COVID-19 inoculation drive with doses from the COVAX vaccine sharing facility.

DHL partners with Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics to assure safety of lab testing in Africa and Asia

02-26-2021 | 05:16:34
DHL Global Forwarding has partnered with Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics to deliver Covid-19 testing vials to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kenya, Nepal and the Philippines.

Global Fund signs new grants to increase access to health services in Congo

02-25-2021 | 11:41:34
The Global Fund, the Government of the Republic of the Congo and health partners launched the implementation of two new grants to strengthen prevention and treatment services to fight HIV, TB and malaria.

Ebola vaccination starts in Guinea to curb new outbreak

02-25-2021 | 05:58:00
Ebola vaccination of people at high risk kicked off in Guinea as the emergency response was escalated to counter the spread of the virus that re-emerged in the country a little more than a week ago for the first time since 2016.

First doses of AstraZeneca vaccine delivered to Ghana through COVAX

02-25-2021 | 05:51:00
AstraZeneca Chief Executive Officer, Pascal Soriot, announced that the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been delivered to Ghana through COVAX.

Senegal begins covid-19 vaccination with doses from China's Sinopharm

02-24-2021 | 09:14:00
Senegal on Tuesday began its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus with 200,000 doses of vaccines bought from China.

[Gabon] Measures against Covid-19 go badly

02-24-2021 | 08:42:44
With over 60 sample collection sites, a network of laboratories, including a high-capacity one, Gabon has tested nearly a tenth of its 2 million people for COVID-19.

IMF grants Mali $57mln for post-Covid recovery

02-24-2021 | 06:46:00
Mali has secured $57.6 million in financing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

[Morocco] WeMash Digital startup supports businesses’ digital transformation

03-01-2021 | 06:07:00
WeMash Digital is a growing Moroccan initiative that brings together a team of young, ambitious, and creative developers, consultants, and graphic designers.

[Column] Diego Gutierrez: Tech revolutionizing healthcare in Africa

02-24-2021 | 05:44:16
Technology has not only responded to the immediate health challenges of the COVID-19 crisis but to regular healthcare needs across the continent too.

[Column] Joseph Magero: Tackling tobacco harm in the era of misinformation

12-01-2020 | 15:15:00
Everyone wants to reduce the approximately 30,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in Kenya; so it’s especially disappointing to see the nay-sayers undermining our best opportunity to do just that.

[Column] Grace Kamau, Gulraj Grewal: Mental Health: Beyond the Investments – Work from Home or live at work?

10-30-2020 | 06:08:00
While the country is starting to reopen, many organizations are choosing to continue imposing a work from home policy.

[Column] Janet Byaruhanga: Why Africa should manufacture the medicines it needs

10-01-2020 | 06:38:29
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed Africa's inadequate capabilities and capacity to manufacture and supply essential drugs and personal protective equipment (PPEs) needed to curb the disease.

Nurses lay foundation for better chronic disease management in Zimbabwe, study

09-21-2020 | 06:40:00
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) encourages the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care to maintain and replicate this first of its kind nurse-led Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) healthcare model across the country.

[Column] Shiraaz Joosub: Sustainable interoperability and quality integrated public healthcare in South Africa

09-16-2020 | 16:44:20
South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner.

[Column] Neil Kinsley: Creating patient trust in telehealth

09-04-2020 | 12:26:26
With Covid-19, came a flood of new telehealth (virtual consulting) healthcare solutions, exposing more patients to its benefits and features.

Sub-Saharan Africans increase healthy habits to beat the virus

09-02-2020 | 10:49:06
Finding ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic has been a shock. We've spent a lot of time fine-tuning ways in which we can prevent ourselves from catching the virus.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: Employee mental health during crisis, the role of leadership

08-28-2020 | 14:23:00
Mental health is said to be a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

How previous Ebola virus outbreaks helped Uganda respond to COVID-19 outbreak

08-28-2020 | 14:05:00
For many public health workers in Uganda, responding to disease outbreaks of epidemic potential in not new. This is because the country has been in preparedness and response modes for quite some time.

[Column] Wambui Gichuri: African water and sanitation projects critical to preparedness for COVID-19-like pandemics

08-28-2020 | 05:18:13
As the prevalence of COVID-19 accelerates across Africa, over 40 per cent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water and are unable to heed the advice of health experts to wash their hands.