Tuesday, 16 August 2022
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Nairobi News

On-line game for HIV prevention in Swahili.

Young Swahili speakers with internet access can now make use of an on-line game teaching them about HIV and AIDS. The interactive feature, called Ungefanyaje or What would you do? in Swahili, takes pl...
Addis Ababa News

Radio to fight stigma of HIV/AIDS.

Ethiopians can tune into a new radio programme presenting the stories of ordinary people living with HIV/AIDS. The service, which builds on similar initiatives in Nigeria and Malawi, aims to challenge...
Accra News

HIV/AIDS conference in Accra.

Human rights and HIV/AIDS experts from all over the world are to meet in Accra 18-20 October to discuss the relationship between human rights and the global AIDS pandemic. Participants at the three-da...
Addis Ababa News

Free HIV/AIDS testing at Addis university.

Students and staff at the state-run Addis Ababa University (AAU) can now receive free HIV/AIDS counselling and testing at the Arat Kilo and Sidist Kilo campuses and in the Casa Inches area in the Urae...
Addis Ababa News

Acute watery diarrhoea in Ethiopia.

As of mid September, nearly 16,900 cases of acute watery diarrhoea had been reported in Ethiopia and 129 people were known to have died, the health ministry has said. The worst affected areas were Oro...
Cape Town News

Comic book on HIV/AIDS for deaf people.

Deaf South Africans can now learn about HIV and AIDS, sexual abuse and sexual rights in a specially designed comic book called Are your rights respected? The 16-page manual follows a group of students...
Maputo News

Maputo tops table for drug dependency.

Over 440 people in Maputo province, including Maputo city, were admitted to mental health structures in 2005 due to alcohol or drug-related problems, according to the latest ministry of health figures...
Addis Ababa News

More food for people with HIV/AIDS.

The Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (AA HAPCO) has signed a nine million dollar agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and around 60 local non-governmental org...
Nairobi News

Goethe-Institut calendar by Kenyan artists.

Goethe-Institut in Nairobi is organising a competition for Kenyan artisits for its 2007 calendar on the theme health and human rights. The competition is part of an effort to promote health and relate...
Maputo News

Anti-mosquito campaign in Maputo province.

Mosquito spraying is due to begin in Maputo province on 1 September to stem the spread of the malaria-carrying insect before the rainy season later this year. Just over 900 people will spray at-risk a...
Addis Ababa News

New hospital in Kechene.

The Debre Selam Medhanialem (Savior of the World) church in Kechene in northern Addis Ababa has announced plans to build a hospital near its compound in an attempt to meet the health care needs of the...
Maputo News

Sant Egidio centre for HIV-positive children opens.

The Italian non-governmental organisation Community of Sant Egidio has opened a centre for children infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in Maputo as part of its DREAM (Drug Resource Enhance...
Addis Ababa News

Orbis flying eye hospital in Addis Ababa.

Orbis flying eye hospital has landed at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa, where it is carrying out a two-week intensive eye care training programme for eye specialists and supporting staff. U...
Maputo News

Mavalane hospital to get overhaul.

The Mavalane general hospital on the outskirts of Maputo is to get a major overhaul as part of a construction and renovation project financed by Italian development cooperation. Plans include the comp...
Nairobi News

Free anti-AIDS drugs.

Kenyans suffering from HIV/AIDS now have free access to life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) after the government had lifted the Ksh100 fee per dose at public hospitals and clinics. The move i...
Nairobi News

Smoking restrictions suspended.

New smoking restrictions in Kenya have been suspended just three days after coming into force. The high court issued an injunction against the measures on 31 May following an appeal by tobacco compani...
Nairobi News

Smoking restrictions announced.

The government has announced a major clamp-down on smoking in public places in an effort to curb the use and abuse of tobacco, the state-run paper The Nation reports. Cigarette manufacturers are also...
Accra News

Walk the World.

On Sunday 21 May residents of Accra will walk through the capital as part of a global initiative to raise awareness about child hunger. The walk will start at 16.00 at the Golden Tulip Hotel on Libera...
Addis Ababa News

New paediatric AIDS clinic.

Children are to be the main beneficiaries of a $250,000 project to expand and upgrade the HIV/AIDS treatment facility at the ALERT (All African Leprosy and Rehabilitation Training Center) hospital in...
Accra News

Quit smoking and win.

In need of a positive incentive to give up smoking? The Quit and Win competition may be just for you. Organised by the Ghana health service in Greater Accra, Ashanti and Northern regions, the contest...
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