Ebola scare at Namibian airport

Ebola scare at Namibian airport

Namibia's Ministry of Health and Social Services has dispatched a team of health experts to the Hosea Kutako International Airport in the capital Windhoek after one of the ...

Mozambique introduces new epilepsy treatment

Mozambique introduces new epilepsy treatment

Mozambique´s health ministry says a new method of treating the debilitating neurological disorder epilepsy is to be piloted in five of the country's provinces, APA learns here on ...

S/Africa takes stringent measures against Ebola

S/Africa takes stringent measures against Ebola

The South Africans should not panic over the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa as all precautions are being taken to prevent its spread into the country, Health ...

Namibia on high alert for Ebola

Namibia on high alert for Ebola

The Namibian government on Wednesday allayed fears about the threat of an Ebola outbreak in the country, saying it has put in place a contingency plan to prevent any ...

S/African doctors perform first 3D-printed jaw implant

S/African doctors perform first 3D-printed jaw implant

South African doctors have successfully implanted 3D-printed jaws on two men, the first time such a procedure has been performed in the country.A team of five specialist doctors ...

HIV infections drop among South African children

HIV infections drop among South African children

The rate of new HIV infections among South African children aged below five years has fallen over the past decade to 7,600 from 76,000, a drop of more than 90 percent, according to ...

Zambian government acts on drug shortage

Zambian government acts on drug shortage

The Zambian government on Monday directed all public health institutions to streamline their drug ordering processes from the state owned Medical Stores Limited (MSL) to ensure that ...

Ebola scare at Namibian airport

Namibia's Ministry of Health and Social Services has dispatched a team of health experts to the Hosea Kutako International Airport in the capital Windhoek after one of the passengers on a plane reportedly fell sick with the suspected Ebola virus, APA learnt Friday.An Air Namibia plane that landed at the airport 40km east of Windhoek on Friday morning from Johannesburg, South Africa, had to be quarantined ...

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Mozambique introduces new epilepsy treatment

Mozambique´s health ministry says a new method of treating the debilitating neurological disorder epilepsy is to be piloted in five of the country's provinces, APA learns here on Friday.State-controlled daily Noticias said a team of experts had identified rural districts in the provinces of Nampula, Gaza, Sofala, Zambezia and Niassa for the study. In these areas the treatment for epilepsy would be changed to ...

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S/Africa takes stringent measures against Ebola

The South Africans should not panic over the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa as all precautions are being taken to prevent its spread into the country, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said Thursday.The minister said while his office was closely monitoring the Ebola situation in West Africa, the government has taken the necessary steps to detect and treat cases should they arrive in the ...

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Namibia on high alert for Ebola

The Namibian government on Wednesday allayed fears about the threat of an Ebola outbreak in the country, saying it has put in place a contingency plan to prevent any incidents.National Health Emergency Committee chairperson Jack Vries said there was no need for Namibians to panic over the deadly virus of Ebola as the government had a contingency plan in place to prevent the outbreak of the disease in the ...

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S/African doctors perform first 3D-printed jaw implant

South African doctors have successfully implanted 3D-printed jaws on two men, the first time such a procedure has been performed in the country.A team of five specialist doctors performed the procedure at a hospital in the diamond mining town of Kimberley, 480km south of Johannesburg. The new jaws made from titanium were printed by the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein. During the printing ...

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HIV infections drop among South African children

The rate of new HIV infections among South African children aged below five years has fallen over the past decade to 7,600 from 76,000, a drop of more than 90 percent, according to a new study published Tuesday.The study by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation also showed that the number of children dying because of AIDS also decreased 10 times between 2003 and 2013. The ...

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Zambian government acts on drug shortage

The Zambian government on Monday directed all public health institutions to streamline their drug ordering processes from the state owned Medical Stores Limited (MSL) to ensure that they have essential drugs in stock at all times.Deputy Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said it was unacceptable that a number of public hospitals across the country were facing critical shortages of drugs when medicines were in ...

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Doctors bemoan poor infant healthcare services in Zambian capital

The Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) has expressed concern over the limited capacity of public health centres in the capital Lusaka to provide adequate neo-natal health services for new-born babies and their mothers.ZMA president Swebby Macha said on Thursday that it was alarming that out of 28 public clinics in Lusaka only 10 were equipped to provide neo-natal health services. He said this meant that the ...

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Zimbabwean surgeons successfully separate Siamese twins

Surgeons at one of Zimbabwe's largest public hospitals have successfully separated a pair of conjoined twins in a major breakthrough for the country's medical sector, APA learnt here Tuesday.The 50-member medical team at Harare Central Hospital, which was led by Bothwell Mbuvayesango, successfully separated two-month-old twin boys Kupakwashe and Tapiwanashe Mangoro who were joined at the stomach and shared ...

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Lack of capacity stalls Zambia’s organ transplants programme

Plans by the Zambian government to begin organ transplant surgeries locally have hit a snag as public hospitals do not have adequately trained health personnel, Health Minister Joseph Kasonde revealed Saturday.Kasonde said the ministry had scheduled the plans to next year to allow it time to upgrade the skills of doctors and support staff. Eye, kidney and heart transplants are scheduled to commence in 2015. ...

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