Men prefer receiving HIV Test kits from peers than testing at Hospitals
Distributing self-test kits through secondary individuals who may not necessarily be health workers has been found to be effective in luring more men into getting tested for HIV.
Abortion-associated stigma affecting access to Post-Abortion Care – MOH
While the government has put in place medical care services to support mothers who need post-abortion care in all healthcare centers, the Ministry of Health reveals that many of them still die due to complications without seeking help.
South Africa to clear Covid lockdown criminal records
South Africa had some of the world’s toughest restrictions, which saw more than 340,000 convicted for not wearing masks, consuming alcohol and breaking curfew, among other violations.
Millions wrongly labelled with penicillin allergy, pharmacists warn
Millions of people wrongly believe they are allergic to penicillin, which could mean they take longer to recover after an infection, pharmacists say.
Can Africa grasp its potential as a green powerhouse?
Africa’s capacity to lead in this transition faces obstacles due to reluctance from developed countries to fulfil their commitments on supporting developing nations’ transition efforts.
DNA: Health ministry launches guidelines for testing
The guidelines require laboratories across the country to among others apply for accreditation to be allowed to collect samples and also have staff that include a counselor or clinical psychologist on the team.
Vapes ‘95% safer’ than cigarettes messaging backfired
The message that vaping is 95% safer than smoking has backfired, encouraging some children to vape, says a top health expert.
Stop stigmatising people living with HIV, Pastor Ssempa told
The Commission, however, did not award damages to any party but asked those dissatisfied with the decision to appeal within 30 days.
Tuk tuk ambulances saving expectant mothers in Lamu Island
Without motorised transport, residents use donkeys, dhow boats and handcarts to move around. Not even bicycles, let alone motorbikes and vehicles, are allowed in the town.
Study: Six in 10 Africans living with diabetes unaware of their condition
About six in 10 Africans living with diabetes are unaware of their condition, despite the disease being easily diagnosed through routine screening and blood tests.
Top donor Germany signs major contribution to WHO for health emergencies; signs host agreement for WHO pandemic hub
With the new contribution, Germany has provided €53.5 million so far this year to support WHO’s response to more than 50 active health emergencies.