Europe-Africa partnership spearheads development of next-generation antimalarial drug

The trials will be conducted in four countries in West and Central Africa: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and NigerBAMAKO, Mali, April 18, 2019/ -- The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) grants €10 million over five years to “WANECAM 2” a unique collaboration between antimalarial drug researchers in Africa and Europe from ten...

African health ministers pledge action on HIV/Aids

NAIROBI, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Health ministers from Africa's Great Lakes Region on Wednesday vowed to revitalize efforts to eradicate HIV/Aids that affects an estimated 4.3 percent of the population. The health ministers from six Great Lakes countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said they will ramp...

One in every three gay men in southern Africa HIV positive – report

WHILE data on men who have sex with men (sometimes referred to as MSM) in East and Southern Africa is limited, HIV prevalence ranges from 3.8% in Angola to 36% in South Africa. This is according to a 2017 UNAIDS HIV and Women Report published few days ago. “Overall, one in...

UN says Congo’s Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency

Geneva, Apr 13 (AP/UNB) — The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency but is of "deep concern," the World Health Organization said Friday. Following a meeting of its expert committee, the U.N. health agency called for efforts to be redoubled to stop the deadly virus, noting...

Kigali City, Health Ministry Sign an MOU on City Cancer Challenge

The City of Kigali, Rwanda’s Ministry of Health and the Chief Executive Officer of City Cancer Challenge Initiative have signed an MOU on City Cancer Challenge which is a multi-sectoral initiative supporting cities in designing, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions, TOPAFRICANEWS reports. The Ministry of Health announced that “With launch of city...

New Ebola case in eastern DR Congo, first in 23 days

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in an area where authorities believed the epidemic had been brought under control after 23 days without any fresh infections. In an update issued on Friday, the health ministry said the new case had been discovered in the...

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Reports Progress in Controlling Ebola in Congo

Six months after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, the World Health Organization is expressing cautious optimism that it is making headway in controlling the spread of the deadly virus. Latest figures reported by the WHO show 752 cases of Ebola, including 465 deaths.

Aliko Dangote Foundation, UNECA and GBCHealth Advocate for better Health in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 17, 2019/ -- Top African leaders including Heads of States, Ministers, CEOs as well as representatives from the African Union and United Nations will converge at the inaugural Africa Business: Health Forum (AB:HF) taking place in Ethiopia on 12th February 2019 on the margins of the 32nd African...

Post-natal depression in dads linked to depression in their teenage daughters

Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression -- and it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters, new research has found. Almost one in 20 new fathers suffered depression in the weeks after their child was born, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry and co-authored by...

Northern Province: Teens welcome the draft law on contraception for adolescents

Teenagers in the Northern Province of Rwanda have welcomed the draft law concerning easy access to contraceptives for adolescents with mixed feelings, TOPAFRICANEWS has established. The Government of Rwanda wants to review the existing reproductive health law in order to allow more teenagers to have access to family planning methods. Article 7 of that law stipulates...

Rwanda: Married couples prefer Injectable contraceptives more than other FP methods

Rwandan married couples living in rural areas have shown that they prefer to use injectable contraceptives than other contraceptive methods. There are several popular methods for family planning which include use of implants, pills, use of condoms, vasectomy and self-control. Despite women’s preference being Injectable contraceptives, for youth the most preferred methods are use of...

Rwanda: Low Knowledge hinders Family Planning Headway

Kigali,17th December 2018: The Rwanda Bio-Medical Centre (RBC) says that Low knowledge on Family Planning among population is among the key challenges that are hindering the progressive use of family Planning methods available in almost health centers in Rwanda. This was revealed on Monday 17th December 2018 during Media training...

Hospital Managers want LDP+ scaled up in all Health Facilities in Rwanda

Hospital Managers from Kibagabaga and Masaka District Hospitals have requested the Rwandan Ministry of Health and its partners to roll out at other facilities the program called LDP+ (Leadership Development Program Plus) in order to improve health service delivery, TOPAFRICANEWS reports. The request was made on Friday 23rd November 2018 at the LDP+ workshop convened to celebrate the results of...

Conference on Family Planning to discuss women’s role in Creating Positive Change

KIGALI- From Monday, Rwanda hosts the International Conference on Family Planning. This global gathering which runs from 12th November to 15 November 2018 will take place at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) On 13th November there will be The Women of Impact: Global Leaders Creating Positive Change panel discussion which will focus on women in leadership roles around the world. The Discussion...

Sex addiction may affect 10 percent of men, survey finds

Is sex addiction real? Researchers say it may be, or at least something close to it, and might be more common than anyone thought. Ten percent of men and 7 percent of women say they have significant levels of stress and dysfunction because of their sexual thoughts or behaviors, the researchers reported Friday. A national survey of more than 2,000 adults...

EAC Partner States move to mitigate HIV/AIDS threats to the Armed Forces

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 15th October, 2018: The Chiefs/Directors of Health Services of the EAC Partner States’ Armed Forces have converged at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, to discuss and share information among Partner States’ Armed Forces on health matters and to review the status of implementation of previous decisions on the same matter by the Sectoral...

Self Help on How to Eliminate Stress And Anxiety From Your Life

It seems like you hear it all the time from nearly every one you know – “I’m SO stressed out!” Pressures abound in this world today. Those pressures cause stress and anxiety, and often we are ill-equipped to deal with those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick. The statistics are staggering. One...

Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo jumps to 41

Forty-one people are now feared to have died from Ebola in a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Official figures show the death toll has jumped by a fifth in the space of a week as aid workers work round-the-clock to control the situation. Virologists have already warned the situation is ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in...

33 reported dead in Congo Ebola outbreak

The Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, the World Health Organization said Sunday. An additional 43 suspected cases of Ebola were reported, including 13 confirmed by lab testing, according to WHO. The outbreak is spreading through five health zones in North Kivu province and one health zone in Ituri province, which poses geographic and...

Rwanda starts Ebola screening for all arrivals

KIGALI, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda has started Ebola screening of travellers entering the country, an official said on Saturday, following a fresh outbreak of the deadly virus disease in its neighbor the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The purpose of the screening is to ensure that any Ebola cases can be detected and isolated, said Malick Kayumba, the head...

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