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  1. Nigeria: Adewole - Nigeria to Achieve Below 100 Maternal Mortality Ratio By 2030

    07.27 / 14:54 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that despite Nigeria's current rating as second to last country on the Maternal Mortality index scale in Africa, it is possible for the country to achieve a below 100 ratio by the year 2030 and 300 maternal mortality rate in…
  2. South Africa: State Mental Health Patients Are Being Held in Prisons

    07.27 / 12:48 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [GroundUp] Over 90 people with mental illness are being held in various prisons in the Eastern Cape instead of being looked after in hospitals. They are state patients - people declared unfit to stand trial or found not criminally responsible because of their illness or "mental defect" (the state's term). This is despite them being ordered by the courts to be placed in mental health…
  3. South Africa: Medical Aids May Know Their Fate by 2020 Under National Health Insurance

    07.27 / 10:47 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Bhekisisa] Government and medical aids may be uncomfortable but necessary…
  4. Malawi: Government in Public Awareness of Viral Hepatitis

    07.27 / 10:47 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malawi government will on July 28, this year join the world in commemorating the World Hepatitis Day with an aim of raising awareness of the global burden of hepatitis and to influence…
  5. Cameroon: Peer Educators Promote HIV Testing for Mothers, Babies

    07.27 / 08:47 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [VOA] As the world's AIDS experts meet at a conference this week in Paris, health workers in Cameroon still struggle to identify and treat HIV-positive mothers and…
  6. Nigeria: World Hepatitis Day - Know Your Status to Avoid Liver Diseases, Minister Urges Nigerians

    07.27 / 07:46 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Premium Times] Ahead of the World Hepatitis Day, Nigerians have been urged to know their hepatitis status towards preventing liver diseases and hepatitis-related…
  7. South Africa: Last-Minute Negotiations Held Ahead of Health Laboratory Service Strike

    07.26 / 14:35 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Bhekisisa] Unions say they will not accept anything less than 7.3% wage…
  8. Zimbabwe: Trump Abortion Policy Endangers Teenagers

    07.26 / 14:35 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [New Zimbabwe] The Donald Trump administration has left young people vulnerable to pregnancy related complications after prohibiting organisations funded by the United States government from supporting…
  9. Uganda: Ugandans Take Chinese Firm to Court in Latest HIV Workplace Battle

    07.26 / 14:35 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -When Kato was called into his manager's office, the Ugandan driver assumed he would be sent on an errand, not be ordered to take an HIV test and lose his job when it came back positive, leading him to sue his Chinese employer for unfair…