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UN to feed 600,000 school children in Kenya

UN to feed 600,000 school children in Kenya

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Kenya Country Director, Annalisa Conte, said it planned to feed 600,000 school children in Kenya in 2016. Ms. Conte told newsmen in Nairobi that her organisation had been conducting the school feeding programme ...

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‘Paucity of funds hinder paediatric surgery in Africa’

‘Paucity of funds hinder paediatric surgery in Africa’

By Asma’u Ahmad The President of Pan African Paediatric Surgeon Association (PAPSA), Professor Essam Elhalaby, said dearth of manpower and funds were major challenges facing paediatric surgery in the continent. Professor Elhalaby spoke at the 2016 Pan African Paediatric Surgeon ...

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BACATMA donates insecticide nets, drugs to Bauchi

BACATMA donates insecticide nets, drugs to Bauchi

By Adi Angyu The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) has donated HIV/AIDS and malaria consumables to the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), in support of newborn and child health programmes ...

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African First Ladies pledge $13b support to combat HIV/AIDS

African First Ladies pledge $13b support to combat HIV/AIDS

By Asmau Ahmad The Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) has pledged to advocate support for the Global Fund’s campaign to mobilise $13 billion for the fifth replenishment for HIV/AIDS by September 2016. According to a communiqué issued ...

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How Brexit will affect African countries

How Brexit will affect African countries

By Haruna Gimba The short-term implications of Brexit for African economies will be mainly noticeable through market volatility and long-term implications subject to global agenda. According to Control Risks and NKC African Economics, the longer-term impacts on Africa from Brexit ...

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Healthcare solution won 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa awards

Healthcare solution won 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa awards

By Haruna Gimba The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Healthcare Solutions has grabbed the 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa’s (IPA) cash awards of US$150 000. This year’s winners offer innovative responses to address malaria & HIV/AIDS, two of Africa’s greatest disease ...

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World Bank releases $122m to fight TB in Africa

World Bank releases $122m to fight TB in Africa

By Haruna Gimba The World Bank has released $122 million to boost southern Africa’s capacity to initiate an effective regional response to Tuberculosis (TB) and occupational lung diseases. The bank said in a statement in Lusaka, Zambia that the funds ...

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African Health Ministers adopt 15-year key health policies

African Health Ministers adopt 15-year key health policies

By Haruna Gimba African Ministers of Health has adopted key health policy instruments that will provide the strategic direction for the continent for the next fifteen years, ahead of the World Health Assembly. Health Reporters gathered that these health policy ...

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