Uganda: ’11 Million Ugandans Eat Unacceptable Food’

At least 11.1 million Ugandans (30 per cent) eat food described as « unacceptable » for human development, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) has said. This

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Cholera: UN agencies launch global strategy to cut cholera cases

An ambitious strategy to reduce cholera deaths by 90 per cent by 2030 has been launched by a group of UN agencies. The new

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Kenya: Mental health services hard hit by nurses’ strike

Mental health units in Kenya have been among the hardest hit by the ongoing nurses’ strike. As the country marked World Mental Health Day

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Madagascar: Why is there a plague outbreak in Antananarivo?

The tiny southeast African island of Madagascar is scrambling to contain an outbreak of pneumonic plague that has killed at least 42 people and

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Zimbabwe: Typhoid Epidemic Claims Six in Zimbabwe

An outbreak of typhoid has resulted in the deaths of at least six people in disease-prone Zimbabwe. The deaths have been reported from some

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EAC: Anaesthesia – Why EAC Patients Still Endure Pain

Most patients in East Africa do not get required anaesthesia services during surgery due to critical shortages of practitioners facing the region, The Daily

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Safe Birth Initiative: Coca-Cola to Launch ‘Safe Birth Initiative’ for Ivory Coast and Nigeria

In line with its long-standing commitment to Women and the Well Being of Communities, Coca-Cola will support the Ministry of Health to reduce the

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South Africa: Technology the Next Enabler in African Healthcare

Organisers of AfricaCom have added a new digital health conference stream for this year’s edition scheduled for Cape Town in November. This is in

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Rwanda: Taking Stock of Maternity Leave Benefits Scheme

It is over eight months since the new law on maternity leave was published in the national gazette, effectively compelling all employers to implement

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Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai discharged from S.Africa hospital

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been discharged from a South African hospital were he had been receiving medical treatment, his spokesman said

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