New drug to reduce malaria rates among pregnant women with HIV
One million women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are also infected with malaria during pregnancy every year.
Angioedema: Gene therapy blocks painful hereditary disorder
Gene therapy has transformed the lives of people with a genetic disorder that causes painful and unpredictable swelling attacks.
Disposable vapes to be banned for children’s health, government says
It is already illegal to sell any vape to anyone under 18, but disposable vapes – often sold in smaller, more colorful packaging than refillable ones – are a “key driver behind the alarming rise in youth vaping”, according to the government.
Botswana adopts injectable drug for HIV treatment
Botswana was one of the first countries to achieve the 95-95-95 UNAIDS targets in 2021 to become the first high HIV burden country to be certified for Silver Tier for the “Path to Elimination” of vertical transmission of HIV.
Seven years on, Africa CDC wins acclaim for safeguarding people’s health
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has gained acclaim for its contribution to bettering public healthcare in Africa as it marked its seventh anniversary.
Mulago ordered to pay Sh50 million for missing baby
The Civil Division of the High Court has ordered Mulago Hospital to pay sh50 Million to a 47-year-old woman as compensation for psychological torture and trauma she suffered when she lost her baby.
Why am I still feeling pain 15 years after an injection?
An X-ray, MRI, or CT scan of the back may show the likely cause. MRI, CT, or ultrasound scan of the bum may also show the swelling in the bum that may be pressing the sciatic nerve.
WHO awards countries for progress in eliminating industrially produced trans fats for the first time
WHO has awarded its first-ever certificates validating progress in eliminating industrially produced trans fatty acids to five countries.
Global cancer burden growing, amidst mounting need for services
In 2022, there were an estimated 20 million new cancer cases and 9.7 million deaths. The estimated number of people who were alive within 5 years following a cancer diagnosis was 53.5 million.