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  • Together on the road to universal health coverage

    19 September 2017 8:05 AM 15

    Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is central to achieving better health and well-being for all people at all ages. It delivers disease prevention, health promotion, and treatment for communicable and noncommunicable diseases alike, while ensuring that individuals are not driven into poverty because of high costs. UHC is not an end in itself: its goal is to improve

  • This is what binge drinking REALLY does to your body

    15 September 2017 9:04 AM 28

    Binge drinking – when you down lots of alcohol in a short space of time – could lead to brain damage, scientists warn. The NHS states that a binge session is equivalent to guzzling six units of alcohol, which is two to three glasses of wine or beer. But a previous ONS study found that 2.5million Brits drink more than 14 units of alcohol on their heaviest

  • Avian Influenza detected in Uitenhage

    14 September 2017 11:07 PM 30

    The presence of the disease was confirmed last month on three ostrich farms in the Heidelberg area of the Southern Cape.(REUTERS) The first case of bird flu has been reported in the Eastern Cape. Sovereign Food Investments says it has detected avian influenza on a farm that forms part of the company's Uitenhage operations. About 5000 birds have been culled

  • S Leone declares Ebola emergency

    11 September 2017 9:52 PM 35

    The Sierra Leone government has announced a state of emergency in the Kailahun district from the outbreak of the Ebola virus which has claimed 17 lives in this West African nation. According to government figures released on Thursday, there are 46 confirmed cases and another 122 suspected ones in the district near the border with Liberia. The statement

  • Aids drug supply runs dry in Malawi

    11 September 2017 8:25 PM 19

    Blantyre - Malawi's hospitals have run out of anti-retroviral Aids drugs "due to a technical hitch" which has left hundreds of sufferers at risk, health authorities said on Thursday. The state treasury has delayed depositing money for buying the drugs through a state-sponsored fund, said Wesley Sangala, chief technical advisor in the health ministry

  • Zika Virus is Useful for Something: Killing Brain Cancer

    11 September 2017 5:05 PM 16

    In a surprising result, a team of researchers from a handful of universities has found that Zika virus kills off the cells that start a kind of brain cancer called glioblastoma. Glioblastoma is the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer. It’s what Senator John McCain was diagnosed with in July, and it’s the cancer that killed Beau Biden

  • Government pleads with parents: ‘Let us give your child HPV vaccination’

    11 September 2017 10:39 AM 24

    The HPV vaccination drive, which aims to protect young girls from developing cervical cancer later in life, is conducted biannually The Gauteng Department of Health has appealed to parents, guardians and care givers to cooperate and sign consent for young schoolgirls to receive the HPV vaccination. The second round of the national Human Papillomavirus

  • Ebola virus kills eleven people in Congo

    11 September 2017 2:08 AM 15

    Kinshasa - The health minister of Congo says the Ebola virus has killed 11 people in Western Kasai. August Mopipi says the deaths occurred in Kaluemba, where 35 people have been infected in an epidemic that began in late November. The minister says laboratory tests in Gabon and in Congo's National Institute for Biomedical Research confirmed Ebola in the 11 deaths

  • Ghana Imports 30 Million Condoms Yearly – Commission

    09 September 2017 4:03 PM 17

    No less than 30 million condoms are being imported into Ghana yearly, the country’s commission responsible for HIV/AIDS eradication has revealed. The Ghana AIDS Commission, however, decried the situation in the country where citizens who are not married constantly have unprotected sex. The commission’s acting Director of Technical Services, Mr Cosmos

  • Gov. Bevin Proclaims September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    08 September 2017 2:06 PM 23

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to help educate the public about the prevalence of childhood cancer across the U.S. and promote the need for continued research and treatment. As part of the observance, Governor Matt Bevin has officially proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky and will be illuminating the Kentucky