South Africa has deployed its first batch of trained healthcare professionals to work in Sierra Leone, in an effort to help contain the spread of Ebola Disease Virus in the country and other parts of West Africa...
20 Jan 2015 10:22
IRIN Films has announced the launch of Heroes of HIV - series of short films on HIV/AIDS. Heroes of HIV profiles people involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
27 Aug 2009 09:56
KIGALI: International leaders in global health will join Rwandan government officials at a press conference in the coming days in Kigali to announce the first national immunisation programme against pneumococcal disease in a developing country.
28 Apr 2009 10:32
LUSAKA: Dehydration caused by severe diarrhoea is a key cause of infant deaths in Zambia, a country with one of the highest child morality rates in the world, according to a new report by Zambia's health department.
By Kelvin Kachingwe 28 Apr 2009 10:16
JOHANNESBURG: "Every trucker should know how to change a tyre and put on a condom," said Anisa Abdalla, a doctor in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, at the opening of a new "roadside wellness centre" offering HIV services to truck drivers and other transport workers.
1 Apr 2009 15:02
Cell phones are now a common part of our everyday lives. But not only is the technology taken for granted, its wide-reaching potential is largely unrecognised. The technology that is found in cell phones and PDAs is currently being applied to improve health services in developing countries.
By Nicole McIntyre 9 Mar 2009 10:39
Johannesburg: Health ministers from countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) are expected to convene at Mamfene in Mkhanyakude District, Northern KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 14 November 2008, to mark international Malaria Day.
By Gabi Khumalo 11 Nov 2008 12:41
LUSAKA: The Zambian government has closed its border to any refugees arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid health concerns about the haemorrhagic fever which has claimed the lives of four people in South Africa.
31 Oct 2008 11:02
The global food crisis and climate change will be among the top issues on the agenda of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he attends the Group of Eight (G8) Summit in Japan this week.
7 Jul 2008 12:07