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Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania gets tough on Ebola.

The health authorities in Tanzania have taken action to prevent an eruption of the Ebola virus in the country following an outbreak of the potentially fatal haemorrhagic fever in neighbouring Democrat...
Cape Town News

Zimbabwe border area declared cholera disaster area.

Officials of the Limpopo provincial government have declared the Vhembe district along the border with Zimbabwe a disaster area in light of the cholera epidemic in the northern neighbour, which risks...
Maputo News

HIV/AIDS in Mozambique.

The ministry of health has announced the first national research project on HIV/AIDS in Mozambique, called INSIDA. The study will be carried out in 2009, involving 17,000 individuals of all ages from...
Nairobi News

World day of remembrance for road traffic victims.

The Kenya chapter of the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) is organising a series of events in Nairobi on 16 November as part of global activities to mark the world day of remembr...
Maputo News

Mozambique free from hemorrhagic fever.

The joint director of health, Martinho Djedje, has said that Mozambique remains free of the hemorrhagic fever which caused three deaths in South Africa in October. Djedje told
Maputo News

English-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Maputo chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has launched an English-speaking group with support from the United States embassy and the American International School. The group meets on Wednesdays...
Lagos News

New free medical centre for Lagos.

A medical centre offering free treatment is under construction in the Orile-Agege area of Lagos. Located on Amodu Road, the Clinic of Hope will cost N50 million to build and should be ready for commis...
Dar Es Salaam News

New cardiology centre for Dar es Salaam.

A new specialist cardiology centre offering heart surgery and medical training is to be built in Dar es Salaam. The centre, which is still at the design stage, will be located at the Muhimbili Nationa...
Addis Ababa News

Hospital for disabled children opens in Addis Ababa.

A 23 million birr hospital specialising in paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric plastic reconstruction has opened in the capital Addis Ababa. The 60-bed state-of-the art facility is run by the Ethio...
Arusha News

English-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for women.

Women with alcohol problems can now attend a women-only meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) at the Arusha Community Church (ACC) on Fridays at 17.00. AA already holds four weekly sessions in English...
Lagos News

New cardiac and burns facilities for Lagos hospital.

Lagos state government has approved the creation of two specialist centres at Gbagada General Hospital treating cardiac and kidney patients and burns and trauma victims respectively. The cardiac and k...
Maputo News

AIDS orphans in Mozambique on the rise.

Over 380,000 out of a total of 1.6 million child orphans in Mozambique have lost their parents due to AIDS-related diseases and this figure could rise to 650,000 by the end of 2010, according to the U...
Arusha News

Free health care for Arusha street kids.

Street children in Arusha and Moshi municipalities can now access free medical treatment and health care thanks to an initiative of organisations working on their behalf, the
Arusha News

HIV infection rate falls in Tanzania.

The rate of infection of the AIDS-causing virus HIV in Tanzania has dropped from 7 per cent in 2003 to 5.8 per cent last year, according to national bureau of statistics figures. This translates into...
Dar Es Salaam News

HIV infection rate falls in Tanzania.

The rate of infection of the AIDS-causing virus HIV in Tanzania has dropped from 7 per cent in 2003 to 5.8 per cent last year, according to national bureau of statistics figures. This translates into...
Accra News

African psychiatrists to meet in Accra.

The African Association of Psychiatrists and Allied Professionals (AAPAP) is to meet in the Ghanaian capital for its second annual conference from 25-28 June. Roughly 600 mental health professionals f...
Maputo News

Renewed call to eradicate backstreet abortions.

Urgent measures are needed to reduce the number of Mozambican women having backstreet abortions according to a recent seminar on the practice, the independent newspaper
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