Ghana: Medeama football club win FA Super Cup

Ghana: Medeama football club win FA Super Cup

Ghana's Medeama Sporting Club were on Sunday evening crowned winners of the 2015 season Super Cup following a 1-0 victory over Ashanti Gold FC. The FA Cup winners put up a sterling ...

Swaziland: Weather experts predict weaker El Nino

Swaziland: Weather experts predict weaker El Nino

The Swaziland Meteorology Services (SMS) says drought El Nino is in its weakening phase even though it does not mean the country will be receiving good rains, APA reports on ...

Senegal: Le Dantec hospital lab wins distinguished global accreditation

Senegal: Le Dantec hospital lab wins distinguished global accreditation

The bacteriology virology laboratory of the University Hospital Centre (UHC) Aristide Le Dantec in Dakar has been accredited to ISO 15189 Plus Tm, becoming the first public health ...

Egypt: Biology teacher interrogated over autopsy of live rabbit in class

Egypt: Biology teacher interrogated over autopsy of live rabbit in class

Egypt's Administrative Prosecution has ordered the questioning of a secondary school biology teacher after social network sites circulated a video showing him performing a gruesome ...

Egypt to launch its first home-made pilot satellite in 2017 – Official

Egypt to launch its first home-made pilot satellite in 2017 – Official

The first home-made Egyptian pilot satellite will be launched in the beginning of 2017 within the framework of experimental satellites' program meant to serve scientific research, ...

Swaziland: HIV infection higher among circumcised men – Survey

Swaziland: HIV infection higher among circumcised men – Survey

A study has shown that circumcised men have a higher HIV infection rate than uncircumcised men since 2007 when the Government of Swaziland introduced a policy on male circumcision, ...

First complete ancient African Genome found in Ethiopia – Report

First complete ancient African Genome found in Ethiopia – Report

The first complete ancient African Genome has been discovered from excavations in the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, a Kathryn Arthur archeology team in Ethiopia announced on Friday. ...

Mozambique on yellow fever alert after outbreak in Angola, DRC, Kenya

Mozambican health authorities have warned citizens against an outbreak of yellow fever in some African countries, with particular Angola where more than 2,500 cases have been recorded and 200 have died. National director of health Francisco Mbofana said urged Mozambicans to be on high alert due to the strong economic and social ties between the country and Angola. Both are Portuguese-speaking countries. ...

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Botswana adopts new WHO guidelines on HIV treatment

Botswana's Ministry of Health has decided to adopt the World Health Organisation (WHO) of treating all HIV-infected individuals regardless of their CD4 counts or clinical stage, APA learnt here Monday.The ministry said in a memo to hospitals that the decision has been necessitated by new scientific evidence confirming the clinical and programmatic benefits of early treatment of the HIV disease. It said that ...

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Swazis urged to take flu shots as another harsh winter beckons

The Ministry of Health has called all Swazis to take influenza shots as the winter season begins, APA reports on Friday.Director of Health Services Vusi Magagula said the most vulnerable are elderly people, children and diabetics because they have a weak immune system. “Children from six months to five years are advised to take the shots, as well as pregnant women and elderly above the age of 65,” he said. ...

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Cabinet ministers among 80,000 Swazi men circumcised

The World Health Organisation's male circumcision campaign has seen over 80 000 males, including five cabinet ministers being circumcised in Swaziland, APA learnt here on Tuesday.The Ministry of Health's target, which was set in 2014, is to cover 227,670 male infants, adolescents and adults by 2018. Among those circumcised are Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Mgwagwa Gamedze, Commerce, ...

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Swaziland should be on alert for Zika virus – Experts

Health experts have called on Swaziland to upscale its surveillance systems in light of the global threat posed by the Zika virus.Speaking at a seminar organised by the University of Swaziland that began in the capital Mbabane on Tuesday, the experts warned that the southern African country was not entirely safe from the virus that has caused panic in the Americas. UNISWA vice chancellor Justice Thwala said ...

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S/Africa committed to target of zero malaria by 2018 – Officials

Observing World Malaria Day on Monday, South Africa's Department of Health said the government has plans to eliminate malaria by achieving zero cases of locally transmitted malaria in the country by 2018.This year's World Malaria Day, themed “End Malaria for Good,” is being commemorated to highlight successes for controlling malaria and the plight of the disease around the world. The Department of Health ...

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Namibia wary of Angolan yellow fever outbreak, donates medical supplies

Health Minister Bernard Hausiku said Namibia is taking precautionary measures flowing the yellow fever outbreak in neighbouring Angola.He said the outbreak, which was initially confined to capital Luanda, has now spread to areas closer to Namibian borders. Part of the preventive measures is that all Namibians visit Angola would be given a yellow fever vaccination at all exit and entry points. Angola's other ...

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First Nigerian astronaut will be in space by 2030 – Minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, on Thursday in Abuja, said a Nigerian astronaut would land in space on or before 2030. Onu made the vow when the management team of the Defence Space Agency, led by the Director-General, Air Vice Marshal Victor Udoh, visited him. The minister said the Federal Government was putting all the structures on ground to ensure that Nigerian astronauts ...

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Malawi records over 1,000 cholera cases, 19 deaths since December

Malawi has so far registered over 1,000 cases of cholera and 19 deaths since the onset of rains in December 2015, a health official said Tuesday.Director for Preventive Health Service in the Ministry of Health, Stone Kabuluzi said the figures might look alarming but there has been actually a drastic reduction in the daily registered cases. “The reduction has been done due to additional vaccine donated by ...

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US, Finnish doctors in Swaziland for dental mission

About 12 doctors from the United States and Finland are in Swaziland for the 2016 Dental Project set to benefit 2,000 pupils from local schools, APA reports on Tuesday.The dental experts, led by Dorothy Steinert who is president of the Medicine Arm-In-Arm in the US, are in Swaziland through an initiative of the Mbabane Rotary Club and will be joined by South African doctors from Dundee town. “This is our ...

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