Kenyans to Get Vaccine That Protects Babies From Typhoid

Millions of children in developing countries like Kenya will soon be protected against typhoid fever, following an approval by Gavi to support the introduction of a vaccine. The funds that are up to the tune of Sh8.7 billion ($85 million) agreed by Gavi Alliance (formerly the...

Somalia Launches Polio Campaign Targeting 700000 Children

Somalia’ Health Ministry together with UNICEF and WHO has launched what it hopes is its last effort to completely wipe out polio from the Horn of Africa country. The polio vaccination campaign launched on Sunday targets 726,699 children under the age of five in Banaadir and...

Community Health Workers To Begin Administering Contraceptives In Nigeria

The Nigerian government has given its nod to Community Health Extension Workers, CHEW, to begin administering family planning contraception and implants for women, in an effort to increase family planning coverage across the country. According to a statement by the Federal...

Aisha Buhari’s Clinic For Women Opens In Daura

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday inaugurated a 50-bed capacity maternal and children clinic built and equipped by the Aisha Buhari Foundation in Daura, Katsina State. Speaking at the opening of the clinic, Mrs Buhari decried the poor state of maternal and...

Kenya: County Orders Its Staff to Hit the Gym, to Spend Millions in Health Clubs

The county government of Uasin Gishu wants all its staff members to enroll in gyms in order to provide better services to residents. The county will build its own state of the art gyms in three sub-counties and ask staff members to join. Speaking during a meeting with Eldoret...

Myanmar: 586,000 Kids Vaccinated To Shield Their Brains

About 586,744 children in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are to be vaccinated against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) from Dec. 11 to Dec. 21, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Friday. It added that children aged between nine months and five years would be vaccinated...

Anambra Records 11 Cases of Cholera

The Anambra State Ministry of Health said 11 people have been hospitalized following a cholera outbreak in Inoma community in Anambra West Local Government Area. A statement issued yesterday in Awka by the state Ministry of Information, said the Ministry of Health had deployed a...

Tanzania: Govt Loses Sh340bn In Fighting Epidemics

The government is annually losing at least Sh340 billion in treating diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid as a result of poor sanitation throughout the country. It has been revealed that, 60 out of each 100 patients, who attend daily to health facilities in the country are suffering...

Obesity Prevented In Rats Fed High-Fat Diet

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, United States (U.S.), have identified a way to prevent fat cells from growing larger, a process that leads to weight gain and obesity. By activating a pathway in fat cells in mice, the researchers found they...

‘Humans Have Hit Limit For Height, Lifespan, Physical Performance, Could Soon Move Backwards’

Humans may have reached their peak – and could soon start moving backward, a chilling new report has warned. Experts analysed 120 years worth of historical information, and concluded maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance have been met. In fact, they warn...