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Latest news from Allafrica.com -Health feed

  1. Malawi: Group Fighting TB, HIV and Aids Through an Integrated Approach

    02.20 / 12:25 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Nyasa Times] DAPP Malawi has since February 2015 been implementing the Integrated HIV/TB Project in Thyolo district which is funded by Comic Relief through TB…
  2. South Sudan: Famine Hits Parts of South Sudan

    02.20 / 10:13 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [UN News] Juba -UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition…
  3. Africa: Let's Challenge Perceptions About Infertile Women

    02.20 / 10:13 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [New Times] According to World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 180 million couples in developing countries (one in every four couples) suffer from primary infertility. In Africa, infertility is caused by infections in over 85 per cent of women. The social stigma of childlessness, especially for infertile women, still leads to isolation in many cultures. Inability to have a child or to become pregnant can result in being greatly ostracised, isolated, disinherited or assaulted. This may…
  4. Zimbabwe: Women Accused of Killing, Dumping Infants

    02.20 / 09:04 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [The Herald] Two women arrested for killing their newborn babies in separate incidents appeared in court last week. Patience Chawasarira (34) reportedly gave birth alone at home and buried the child in her backyard in Rugare, Harare. It is not certain whether the baby was killed after birth or it was a stillborn. In another case, a Hatcliffe woman, Forget Ravhu (29), also gave birth to a baby boy whom she threw into a Blair toilet. It is also not clear whether she dumped the baby in the…
  5. Zimbabwe: Man Turns Child's Birthday Into Drugs Binge

    02.20 / 09:04 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [The Herald] A THIRTY-THREE-year-old man allegedly turned his child's birthday on Valentine's Day into a "passa passa" night, smoking weed and drinking BronCleer cough syrup with friends. Widds Mashonga was found in possession 3,8 kilogrammes of weed and 17 bottles of BronCleer cough syrup. BronCleer, commonly known as Bronco, is popular with youths in urban areas who abuse the cough syrup to "get…
  6. Zimbabwe: Striking Doctors Paralyse Health Sector

    02.20 / 07:55 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [CAJ News] Harare -ZIMBABWE'S crippled heath sector has been plunged into further crisis as a strike by state doctors shows no sign of abating. Doctors are demanding the broke government pays them US$700 (over R9 000) a month. The professionals are also demanding improved working conditions. Government gynaecologists and obstetricians have downed tools in solidarity with striking state doctors, a major setback in a country battling disease…
  7. Nigeria: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria Will Be Our Greatest Achievement - Gates Foundation

    02.20 / 05:51 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Premium Times] Mairo Mandara, Country Representative of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says eradication of polio in Nigeria will be the foundation's greatest…
  8. Sudan: 20 'Watery Diarrhoea' Cases Reported in Northern Sudan

    02.19 / 14:47 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Radio Dabanga] Dongola -The medical director of the Dongola Specialist Hospital in northern Sudan reports that the hospital admitted 20 cases of watery diarrhoea last…