Cape Town News

Cape Town opens clinic for prostitutes

Clinic to provide health care exclusively for Cape Town sex workers. Cape Town has opened a clinic offering healthcare‚ counselling and legal services exclusively for the city's sex workers. Cym...
Nairobi News

Nairobi to phase out pit latrines

World Bank funds introduction of conventional toilets in Nairobi slums. The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company is undertaking a Sh1 billion project to phase out pit latrines in the city's slum...
Accra News

Accra opens infectious disease isolation centre

La General Hospital launches centre with Danish support. A multi-purpose infectious disease isolation centre has been inaugurated at the La General Hospital in Accra, the first of five such units t...
Accra News

Major expansion for Accra hospital

Ridge Hospital in Accra will become nation's largest medical facility. The newly expanded and upgraded Ridge Hospital in Accra is set to become Ghana's largest hospital when it opens in August, acc...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa to ban smoking in public places

Smoking ban to take effect in Addis Ababa in March. A ban on smoking in public places in Addis Ababa is expected to take effect in March, putting into legislation a tobacco control bill that was ap...
Arusha News

Lake Victoria water unsafe to drink

Polluted Lake Victoria has become breeding ground for disease. The millions of people using Lake Victoria as a source of drinking water are at risk of diseases such as cholera, typhoid and dysenter...
Lagos News

Lagos hit by Lassa fever

Lassa claims second Lagos casualty. Lagos has been hit by an outbreak of Lassa fever, a virus transmitted to humans through rats, claiming its second victim. The city currently has some 20 suspe...
Cape Town News

Cape Town gets tough on beach booze

Alcohol clampdown on Cape Town beaches. Cape Town has begun its annual crackdown to curb drinking on the city's beaches, with police seizing almost 2,500 bottles of alcohol over a nine-day period i...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam suffering serious cholera outbreak

WHO calls for urgent action to halt spread of disease. Tanzania is facing a major cholera outbreak, with nearly 5,000 cases recorded since August, with almost 70 per cent of them in Dar es Salaam,...
Cape Town News

Cape Town tackles rats

Major rat problem in Khayelitsha Cape Town is employing a new intensive strategy to eliminate rats in Khayelitsha, one of South Africa's poorest and most marginalised townships, where the rodent po...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania reduces infant mortality

Deaths of children over one month on the decline Tanzania has reduced child mortality rates from 161 per 1,000 in 1990 to 54 per 1,000 today, reaching one of its Millennium Development Goals, accor...
Nairobi News

Nairobi tackles cholera outbreak

Spread of virus aggravated by flooding Health officials in Nairobi have introduced emergency measures to deal with the latest cholera outbreak which has resulted in 50 deaths since the first cases...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa takes anti-Ebola measures

Temperature sensors installed at Addis Ababa airport Ethiopia is using temperature-reading devices at its airports in a bid to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the country from the west Afric...
Accra News

Ebola emergency response headquarters in Accra

 United Nations set up Accra base to co-ordinate Ebola fight The newly-established United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has opened a new headquarters in Accra. The...
Lagos News

Nigeria contains Ebola virus

Lagos schools to resume on 8 October Nigeria's health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu declared the country free from Ebola on 22 September, although the World Health Organization (WHO) is more cautious a...
Lagos News

Number of Ebola cases rises in Lagos



15 of the 19 Nigerian cases are in Lagos Health authorities in Nigeria say that another Lagos resident tested positive for Ebola but has since been cured, bringing the amount of confirmed cases in...
Lagos News

Nigerian doctors dismissed

Doctors strike in protest against sacking of colleagues As the Ebola virus spreads through countries in west Africa, hundreds of doctors in Lagos have protested against the sacking of several thous...
Accra News

Ghana bans West Africa flights

Ban prompted by Ebola outbreak Ghana has banned flights from other west African countries due to the Ebola outbreak which has claimed over 670 lives and recently spread to Lagos in Nigeria. The...
Lagos News

Nigeria on red alert after Ebola death confirmed

Restrictions at Nigerian airports, seaports and land borders Nigeria has put all its borders and airports on red alert in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, after Nigeria's first recorded death of...
Lagos News

Possible case of Ebola in Lagos

Liberian man in Lagos suspected of having virus There are concerns that the Ebola virus which has killed 660 people in west Africa since February has arrived in Lagos. The state health authoritie...