South Sudan launches Yellow Fever vaccination campaign to stop outbreak

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched a reactive yellow fever (YF) vaccination campaign in Sakure, Nzara County Gbudue State to…

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WHO, partners launch a new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have on Monday launched new an initiative to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the…

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The family exert pressure women to get more children

Women in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda are often pressured by family and through societal expectations to have more children but commonly resort to covert or indirect means of contraception to…

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Meningitis progress lags behind other preventable diseases, according to new research

The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases, warns a new analysis published in The Lancet Neurology. The Institute…

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Political will needed to improve women’s access to maternal health services

By Adlyne Wangusi   Dr. Joyce Banda, the former President of Malawi on Monday called on the African leaders to provide political good-will to improve access to maternal health services…

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Kenya hosts International Conference to harmonise voices on women’s health

Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) Regional Conference 2018, which begins in Nairobi Kenya, on Monday 12th to 15th November comes at a time when Women’s health issues have increasingly become…

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Partnership to End Malaria marks 20 years of impact

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria marks its 20th Anniversary Tuesday October 30, 2018 and announced the launch of a new media fellowship to build on achievements which to date…

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Research: PrEP safe, effective for use

New research presented at the HIV Drug Therapy Conference in Glasgow Monday, October 29, 2018, shows that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be given to millions of people worldwide with no…

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Healthcare players tip Kenyans on non-communicable diseases

Regular tracking of vital health numbers can save lives and millions of shillings in medical bills. This was the key message at the Know Your NumbersTM free health checkup organized by Doctors for…

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WHO: Millions of children inhaling bad air

Nine in 10 of the world’s children under the age of 15 years breath dirty air leading to their impeded development, a new WHO report discloses. WHO estimates that in…

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