Health

Key Correspondents' health blogs on the pitfalls and successes of national, local and community health initiatives such as immunization and blood donor schemes.

The impact malaria, cancer, fistula, tuberculosis, malnutrition and sanitation health have on individual lives and communities are also documented as are outbreaks of diseases such as hepatitis B.

Of particular relevance for KCs is the impact co-infection such as TB and HIV has on the lives of individuals, families and communities,

The stigma, myths, rumours and attitudes those living with various health issues face is also documented, as is the community action being taken to change the situation.

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EU unveils €13 million in support of Zimbabwe’s Health Transition Fund

The European Union has unveiled a €13 million (US$18 million) towards the revitalisation of Zimbabwe’s health sector through the Health Transition Fund. more
March 5, 2013 1 Comments

What choice do our Ugandan mothers have?

Once upon a time, there was a woman from eastern Uganda who walked all the way from Kamuda village to Soroti town 12 kilometres away only to deliver on the bare ground outside the hospital while people looked on. more
February 25, 2013 3 Comments

Pay attention to adolescents’ sexual health needs, Zambia’s First Lady urges policy makers

Zambia’s First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba has urged policy makers to pay attention to the reproductive health needs of sexually active adolescents. more
February 25, 2013 1 Comments

Suffering in silence: women resume sex early after giving birth

It has emerged that women are suffering silently as many are resuming sex too early after giving birth. more
February 6, 2013 4 Comments

Growing old in Oyam, Uganda: Mary Joyce’s story

In Apedi Adek village, in Oyam district, northern Uganda a centenarian great grandmother lives on. Williams Moi tells her story. more
January 17, 2013 3 Comments

Accuracy of countries’ health data must improve, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said a recent study published in The Lancet on which countries carry the largest disease burden highlights the need to improve health data in many countries. more
December 14, 2012 0 Comments

GlaxoSmithKline launches SMS service to tackle counterfeit drugs

Health company GlaxoSmithKline has introduced an SMS service dubbed Hakikisha dawa to enhance patient safety by allowing people to check whether GSK branded drugs are real. more
December 7, 2012 0 Comments

Zambian minister urges African governments to contribute towards clinical trials

Professor Nkandu Luo has urged African governments to support the development of new drugs against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria by actively contributing towards the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership programme. more
December 5, 2012 0 Comments