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Accra News

Accra cemeteries full

The three major cemeteries in central Accra - Awudome, La and Osu - are full, according to Simpson Anim Boateng, the metro health director of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Boateng said tha...
Dar Es Salaam News

Expansion of Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam

The Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam has embarked on a major expansion programme to offer high-quality medical care and increase its capacity as a teaching institute within the Aga Khan Development...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam hosts charity marathon

The Dar es Salaam branch of Rotary International is holding the 2012 Marathon & Charity Walk on 14 October as part of its fundraising campaign to help local children fight cancer. A similar eve...
Lagos News

Lagos targets world record for brushing teeth

The Lagos state government is planning to set a new world record by organising 300,000 students to brush their teeth simultaneously on the occasion of the 2012 World Oral Heath Day on 5 December. T...
Lagos News

Lagos shuts down 15 medical clinics

The Lagos state government has closed 15 illegal clinics and hospitals across the state, in line with its 2006 health sector reform laws. The state’s Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditat...
Cape Town News

Cape Town scientists make malaria breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Cape (UCT) have made a major breakthrough in the battle against malaria, after discovering a compound with the potential to cure the disease in a single dose. Scien...
Accra News

Mosquito nets distributed in Accra

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are being distributed door-to-door in Accra by the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate as part of the Better Ghana Agenda to battle malaria. The Long Lasting...
Accra News

Ghanaian parliament bans smoking in public places

The parliament in Ghana has introduced legislation banning smoking in public places, with the new law awaiting final approval from the country’s president John Atta-Mills. The legislation follo...
Arusha News

Arusha to host major diabetes congress

Arusha is hosting an international summit aimed at addressing ways of improving life for people living with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), from 25-28 July. The inaugural Afric...
Lagos News

Striking doctors dismissed in Lagos

The Lagos state government has fired 788 doctors who have been on strike since 16 April. The doctors began their strike – backed by Nigeria’s Medical Guild - over the alleged failure of...
Accra News

Ghana makes history with immunisation programme

Ghana has become the first African country to launch a double vaccination programme against rotavirus and pneumococcal diseases, two of the country’s principal infant killer diseases. Rotavirus...
Accra News

Accra fights cholera outbreak

Health authorities have begun fumigating the Odorna sub-metropolitan area about 90 kms to the north of Accra in an attempt to curtail a recent outbreak of cholera. The authorities are due to extend t...
Dar Es Salaam News

Ultra-modern private hospital for Dar es Salaam

The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam is to build an eight-storey first class hospital for specialist private treatment, according to the country's health minister Hadji Mponda. Th...
Lagos News

Widespread lead poisoning in northern Nigeria

Gold mining practices in the northern Nigerian state of Zamfara have resulted in the deaths of 400 children from lead poisoning over the past two years, according to an international human rights grou...
Nairobi News

Counterfeit medicine circulating in Kenya

Kenya's government is acting to remove thousands of counterfeit antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) from circulation across the country. The existence of the fake medicine first came to light in September whe...
Dar Es Salaam News

Anti-malaria campaign in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam residents have been asked to register for free insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets from 12 August to September as part of a government anti-malaria campaign. Those who registered w...
Maputo News

TB increases in Mozambique

The number of new cases of tuberculosis in Mozambique increased from 38,044 in 2007 to 46,174 in 2010 according to figures reported by the minister of health on World Tuberculosis day on 24 March....
Nairobi News

Nairobi host HIV/AIDS research conferences

The incidence of HIV/AIDS in Kenya dropped from 7.1 per cent of the population in 2007 to 6.3 per cent in 2009 according to figures released at an international conference on HIV/AIDS in Nairobi in mi...
Accra News

Cholera epidemic in Accra

According to reports from news agency Reuters, 60 people in Ghana have died as a result of cholera, with 4,000 others hospitalised nationwide in what Ghana's health services are describing as an epide...
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