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Maputo News

New medical clinic for Maputo

Expatriates in Mozambique will soon have access to a new private medical clinic in Maputo. The Maputo Trauma Centre and Well Woman Clinic is located in Avenida Julius Nyerere and is scheduled to op...
Addis Ababa News

Catherine Hamlin awarded for fistula work

Ethiopia-based Australian doctor Catherine Hamlin has been given the Right Livelihood Award for her work with women suffering from fistula injuries due to obstructed labour. The obstetrician and gynae...
Addis Ababa News

Zewditu hospital to get outpatients department

Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa is to get a new three-storey outpatients department under a project of the Ethiopia chapter of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
Arusha News

New HIV/AIDS treatment centre opens

A new centre specializing in HIV/AIDS treatment has opened at the state-run Mount Meru regional hospital in Arusha. The centre has been built with funding from the United States President
Addis Ababa News

Diarrhoea outbreak in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is battling with an outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), which has already affected thousands of people in the capital and caused several deaths. Three local hospitals, Zweditu, Ras D...
Cape Town News

Counselling for drug addicts by SMS

A team from the free software innovation unit at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has developed an application allowing drug addicts, HIV/AIDS sufferers and other at-risk groups to seek and receive c...
Dar Es Salaam News

Specialist maternity hospital for Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is to get a hospital specialising in mother and child health under a partnership between the government and the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation Trust (CCBRT), a Dar-es-Salaa...
Accra News

Accra hospitals get new funding

Five Accra hospitals are to see the refurbishment of their maternity wards and theatres after an injection of government cash, according to Ghana News Agency (GNA). Pressure at the city
Accra News

Skin disease lecture series launched.

The Accra-based African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters (known by its French acronym CAPSDH) has launched a series of fortnightly public lectures on the skin, its functions and the cau...
Maputo News

Mozambique Eyecare Project.

Staff from the optometry departments at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and the University of Ulster (UU) are to set up an optometry school at the new public L
Accra News

Malaria drops in Accra

Following measures undertaken in a collaboration between Cuba based Biological and Pharmaceutical Laboratory Enterprise Group (LABIOFAM) and Ghana
Maputo News

HIV/Aids affects Mozambique civil service

Maputo has seen a sharp rise in the incidence of HIV/Aids, with around 500 new cases a day being reported. In light of the increase in the figures Prime Minister Luisa Diogo has announced plans to int...
Cairo News

Cairo airport scans against swine flu.

Egypt has continued its crusade against swine influenza with the installation of five thermal body scanners at Cairo international airport. Passengers arriving in the country from abroad who are detec...
Cairo News

Egypt culls pigs against swine flu.

The health ministry has ordered all pigs in the country to be culled as a precaution against swine influenza, which has killed over 150 people in Mexico and one person in the United States and spread...
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa gets children’s cardiac unit.

A private hospital specialising in cardiac problems among children has opened its doors in the Ethiopian capital. The facility in the premises of the state-owned Black Lion hospital is a project of th...
Lagos News

Polio immunisation campaign begins in Lagos.

The Lagos state government has begun a campaign to vaccinate over three million children against poliomyelitis (polio) in an attempt to eradicate the crippling and potentially fatal viral disease. The...
Maputo News

Cholera kills 72 in Mozambique.

At least 72 people have died from cholera in Mozambique in the last ten months, with 6,301 cases registered in nine out of the country
Addis Ababa News

Addis Ababa clamps down on khat houses.

Addis Ababa city council has decided to take a tough stance on so-called khat houses, local English-language newspaper
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