Your Meat Could Be Killing You
Nigeria Health Watch
Editor's Note: The Nigeria Health Watch team recently visited abattoirs in Suleja and Dei-Dei, to learn how they are managed and tease out public health lessons that Nigeria needs… Read more »
Sex Workers Pay Taxi Fares With Sex?
Some commercial sex workers in Accra who cannot make enough daily sales during their escapades, have resorted to using sex in paying for their fares. Read more »
Doctor Makes Medical Breakthrough in Prostate Cancer Treatment
A Medical Consultant and Radiation Oncologist in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Dr. Oludare Folajimi Adeyemi has made a major breakthrough in the treatment of the dreaded… Read more »
Vaginal Steaming Is the Latest Craze but Gynaecologists Say It Is Very Dangerous
Ladies, there is a new fad in town -- vaginal steaming. But watch out, for it can be harmful. Read more »
Mystery Militia Sows Fear - and Confusion - in Congo's Long-Suffering Ituri
The New Humanitarian
The general hospital in Tchomia is not designed for medical emergencies. The shabby, single-storey clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province has no… Read more »
Uganda's Winnie Byanyima is New Head of UNAIDS [press release]
UNAIDS warmly welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and… Read more »
'Zambia About to Attain HIV/Aids Control'
Times of Zambia
Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has declared that Zambia is on the verge of attaining HIV/AIDS epidemic control with only about 200,000 people of the total 1.2 million estimated… Read more »
Drinking Zobo, Kunu in Reused Bottles Risks TB, Hepatitis - Doctors
Zobo (hibiscus) and kunu drinks mean different things to many Nigerians depending on where they belong in the social strata in the society. While the rich may consume the popular… Read more »
Ebola Crisis-The Vaccines Debate [analysis]
As I write this piece, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reeling from an Ebola crisis with the World Health Organization (WHO) having declared it a global health emergency.… Read more »
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infertility (I)
World Health Organization(W.H.O) estimated that 448 Million new cases of individuals around the world suffers from Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Read more »
African Woman to Lead UNAIDS [analysis]
She is an African, feminist and human rights activist who has just been appointed to arguably one of the most important jobs in coordinating and leading the international AIDS… Read more »
Use of Drones in Malaria Fight to Begin With Gasabo
Rwanda will by the end of this month start using drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it steps up efforts to eliminate malaria. Read more »
Seeking to Save Money, Sierra Leone Village Gives Up FGM
Thomson Reuters Foundation
A two-week festival of initiations happens several times a year and costs the entire village dear, requiring new clothes, a feast, and fees to be paid by parents and cutters Read more »
YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic
Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa Read more »
Update on Ebola Drug Trial: Two Strong Performers Identified [press release]
The co-sponsors of the Ebola therapeutics trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have announced advances that will bring patients a better chance of survival. Two out… Read more »
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