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Latest news from Allafrica.com -Health feed

  1. Nigeria: "Does Leadership Matter" in the Nigerian Health Sector?

    03.30 / 06:22 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Nigeria Health Watch] The greatest challenges and the greatest opportunities that any unit in society has begins with its pattern of leadership. Who makes those decisions that create ripples, trickling down into the lives of the people, and in whose interest are those decisions made? Leadership occupies a pivotal role from the domestic sphere of the family to the public sphere of companies and organizations, to industries, and ultimately the…
  2. South Africa: Cop Helps Pregnant Woman Deliver Her Baby

    03.29 / 15:24 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [SAPS] A policeman assisted a woman in labour and also saved a baby girl's life in Despatch…
  3. Somalia: 3,000 People a Day Fleeing in Cholera-Stricken Somalia As Famine Looms

    03.29 / 14:14 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"These are clear hallmarks of a catastrophe in the making ... Now is our last chance to avert a famine" - NRC Somalia country director Victor…
  4. Kenya: Kenya to Adopt New Testing Kit for Tuberculosis

    03.29 / 12:59 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Nation] Kenya will adopt a new testing kit for tuberculosis (TB) after a national survey showed that symptoms alone are not enough to detect the…
  5. Ghana: Women in Ghana Pay a Heavy Social Price for Not Having Children

    03.29 / 08:19 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [The Conversation Africa] The number of children a woman of reproductive age bears has been declining globally. Yet childbearing expectations in some parts of Africa remain high. In Ghana, for example, the total fertility rate - the average number of children expected per woman over a lifetime - stands at…
  6. Zimbabwe: Mental Health Cases Surge

    03.29 / 08:19 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [The Herald] More than 1,3 million people countrywide suffer from mental disorders and there is a serious shortage of mental health facilities to cater for them due to lack of funding, a medical report has revealed.The report by mental health care partners in Zimbabwe showed that there was lack of funding for mental health care from both national and international sources, resulting in shortage of…
  7. Kenya: Male Circumcision Lowers Risk of HIV, Reveals Study

    03.29 / 08:19 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [Nation] Male circumcision reduces the colonies of bacteria found on the penis which increase the risk of contracting HIV, a new study has…
  8. South Africa: Cape Ambulance Targeted While Paramedics Help Woman in Labour

    03.29 / 07:07 allafrica.com Allafrica.com -Health
    [News24Wire] Thieves broke into an ambulance while paramedics were helping a patient in Kensington, Cape Town, on Tuesday morning, a provincial health official…