Category: Health

Tuberculosis, malaria, STIs and other health issues affect the quality of many people's lives.

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Kenyan health professionals push for safe abortions

When police officers arrested Dr John Nyamu on allegations of performing abortions illegally, they could hardly have predicted the series of events th ...

Uganda’s maternal petition case still not heard five months on

Uganda has performed poorly on the Millennium Development Goal 5, with a maternal mortality ratio of 435/100,000 ...

A Millennium Development Goal success

The world has met the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water. UN Se ...

Government to prosecute health workers who sell blood.

The Government of Uganda has warned all health workers who sell blood to patients that they will be arrested and prosecuted. ...

Do African leaders finance health as set in the Abuja Declaration?

The Abuja Declaration that was adopted in April 2001 by African leaders declared that the response to HIV/AIDS, TB and other related infections would ...

Maternal health on agenda of Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

Access to health for women and children will feature high on the agenda of the forthcoming 126th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), due ...

Unsafe abortions rise according to WHO study

The number of abortions carried out without trained clinical help rose between 1995 and 2008, according to a study by the World Health Organisation. ...

Review finds shortfalls in Zimbabwe’s Public Health Act

Zimbabwe’s Public Health Act fails to address public health challenges including non-communicable diseases, maternal health and cross-border risks, ac ...
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