HEALTH

Kenyan hospital to ‘release’ 250 patients ‘detained’ over unpaid bills

A hospital in Kenya's capital Nairobi would be 'releasing' 250 patients who have been 'detained' because they were unable to pay their hospital bills, local media have reported.

Don’t take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks and strokes: American doctors reverse recommendation

American doctors have reversed a very popular recommendation around the world that taking a low-dose aspirin every day can prevent a heart attack or stroke for most adults, according to guidelines...

Learning HIV prevention from the United States | Opinion

By Gbadebo Odularu, TODAY NEWS AFRICA, USA Tomorrow, 10 March, would mark the United States National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day....

BREAKTHROUGH: London man cleared of HIV, second man on earth

Doctors in the United Kingdom said on Monday that a man with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has been cleared of the infection. He is only the...

African Business Coalition for Health launched in Ethiopia

An ambitious platform designed to bring together business leaders in Africa to collaborate with heads of government and other stakeholders to tackle basic health challenges in Africa has been launched in...

Buhari inaugurates “advanced” cancer treatment center in Lagos – Nigerian standard

It was not clear whether the center was equipped with PET scanners, the latest types of cancer diagnosis scanners being manufactured by companies such as General Electric in the United States,...

8-year old Matadi Sela Petit, DR Congo boy brought to U.S. for surgery, has died

Matadi Sela Petit, the 8-year old boy who was brought from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United States a week ago to remove a massive tumor on his face...

New report makes recommendations for pregnant women being denied life-saving vaccines, many in Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa is the second largest country on the continent after Algeria, the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa by area, and the 11th largest in the world.

Ethiopia launches National Immunization Program against cervical cancer

Ethiopia has launched the National Immunization Program for the human papilloma virus or HPV, the main cause of cervical cancer. Each year, an estimated 7, 095 Ethiopian...

Gabon President to recover in Rabat, Morocco, not London, UK

Ailing Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba will be flown to the Morrocan capital, Rabat, for medical recuperation after spending a month in a Saudi hospital, French news agency, AFP, reported on...
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SHOCKING: Uganda’s queen of Katwe star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dead at 15

Nikita Pearl Waligwa is dead. The teenage actress who starred in the popular chess prodigy movie...
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BREAKING: Pompeo travels to Angola to deepen ties with oil rich African nation

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will travel to Angola February 16-17 to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and...

Full remarks as Pompeo and Senegalese Foreign Minister Amadou Ba discuss strengthened cooperation, including terrorism in Africa

The United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo wrapped up his visit to Senegal on Sunday with a joint press briefing...

First case of coronavirus in Africa confirmed in Egypt

The first case of the deadly coronavirus in Africa described as a global threat by the World Health Organization was confirmed...

Nigeria National Assembly joins forces with President Buhari to crush Boko Haram

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Sunday that the National Assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu...
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