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U.S. suspends fund to Kenya’s health activities

U.S. suspends fund to Kenya’s health activities

By Asma’u Ahmad The United States of America has suspended funding to activities carried out by Kenya’s ministry of health for failure to meet unspecified conditions, which it said were yet to be met by some of the implementing partners. ...

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Malaria Day: 92% cases occurs in Africa

Malaria Day: 92% cases occurs in Africa

By Haruna Gimba The African Union says the continent continues to bear the biggest burden of malaria with 90 per cent of cases in 2015 estimated at 212 million worldwide occurring in Africa. This was disclosed in a statement signed ...

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‘Namibia facing skills shortage in health sector’

‘Namibia facing skills shortage in health sector’

By Asma’u Ahmad Namibia’s President, Hage Geingob said the country continued to face acute shortages of skills and experience, especially in the health sector. President Geingob stated this at the state of the nation address in Windhoek on Wednesday. He ...

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Kenya partners World Bank to improve maternal health

Kenya partners World Bank to improve maternal health

By Asma’u Ahmad The Government of Kenya and the World Bank will partner to roll out a project to improve maternal, child and adolescent health, Kenyan officials said on Thursday. The five-year Transforming Health System for Universal Care (THS-UC) project ...

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Polio: Japan grants $33m emergency fund to Lake Chad region

Polio: Japan grants $33m emergency fund to Lake Chad region

By Asma’u Ahmad The Government of Japan has provided a $33 million grant for emergency polio vaccination in the Lake Chad region to prevent further spread of the virus. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed ...

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UN expert urges Namibia to invest in healthcare

UN expert urges Namibia to invest in healthcare

By Asma’u Ahmad A United Nations expert, Ms. Rosa Kornfeld, has urged Namibia Government to invest in healthcare as the projected growth rate for the older population in sub-Saharan Africa was faster than any other region. Ms. Kornfeld who stated ...

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