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  1. Tanzania: Fake Doctor Nabbed At Muhimbili National Hospital

    06.19 / 13:26 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Citizen] A man who pretended to be a doctor at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) has been apprehended by the hospital guards on Monday morning. The man, identified as Abdala Juma (30), was found speaking to relatives of a patient who was in need of blood…
  2. Malawi: Authorities Embark On Cholera Vaccination Campaign

    06.19 / 13:26 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Health authorities in Chikwawa have announced that they will embark in an oral cholera vaccination campaign targeting 40, 000 people in order to overcome the cholera outbreak that already infected 41…
  3. Africa: Why We Need to Value Midwives

    06.19 / 13:26 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Citizen] Each year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during pregnancy and childbirth. That's about as many deaths as the entire population of…
  4. Namibia: Learners Cautioned Against Teenage Pregnancy

    06.19 / 12:21 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [New Era] Tsumeb -Pupils have been cautioned to guard against teenage pregnancy and to focus on their education, so that they can have a better…
  5. South Africa: How the Country Can Reduce the Risk of Infections in Hospitalised Children

    06.19 / 11:24 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [The Conversation Africa] Health care associated infections are infections that people acquire during their stay in hospital. Children - and babies in particular - are most at risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia, bloodstream and urinary tract…
  6. Africa: Post Offices Are Key to Scaling Up Remittances and Financial Inclusion in Uganda

    06.19 / 11:24 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [IFAD] New York -The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Postbank of Uganda (PBU) and Posta Uganda signed a grant agreement today aimed at expanding the role of postal networks in the delivery of remittances and access to financial inclusion across the…
  7. South Africa: Recession, Ratings Downgrade Could Sink SA's Spiralling Health System

    06.19 / 10:14 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Bhekisisa] Experts warn state health clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse…
  8. Malawi: Poor Sanitation At Kasungu Market

    06.19 / 10:14 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Nyasa Times] Kasungu residents have expressed their dissatisfaction with poor sanitation at Kasungu main…
  9. East Africa: U.S.$34 Million EAC Cancer Facility to Be Set Up in Uganda

    06.19 / 09:11 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [EA Business] Kampala, Uganda -East African Community Member States have chosen Uganda to host the East African Oncology Center of Excellence, a $34 million facility that will treat all cancers within the…
  10. South Africa: Former AIDS Council Head Criticises Government Plan

    06.19 / 09:11 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [GroundUp] But Fareed Abdullah says it is not too late to improve…
  11. Sudan: Cholera Sudan - Push for Environmental Sanitation Campaign

    06.19 / 08:12 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Kosti / Delling / El Marhabi / El Fashaga -A campaign for environmental sanitation in all states of Sudan would help combating the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in Sudan, which has claimed hundreds of lives in ten states in a…
  12. Nigeria: Govt to Mandate Genotype, HIV Tests for Intending Couples

    06.19 / 08:12 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Daily Trust] Sokoto -As part of moves to check sickle cell disease, the Sokoto State Government is to promulgate a law to make it compulsory for would-be couples to undergo genotype testing before…
  13. Tanzania: Fallen Expert Who Trained Tanzania Docs On Ebola Sorely Missed

    06.19 / 07:09 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The medical community in Tanzania is still mourning the loss of a veteran specialist, Dr Simon Ntabaguzi--an expert in infectious diseases who succumbed to cancer of the oesophagus last week at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), at the age of 59. He is survived by two…
  14. Lesotho: Youth in Desperate Cancer Battle

    06.19 / 07:09 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Lesotho Times] TWENTY-ONE year-old Maseabata Khaile of Lithabaneng in Maseru says she has become increasingly hopeless, fearful and frustrated in her fight against oral cancer which has not only caused her physical and mental pain but has also affected her…
  15. Kenya: Patients Suffer As Nurses' Union Addresses Infighting

    06.19 / 05:10 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Nation] Patients should brace for tougher days this week as nurses are digging in with their 14-day…