Health

Nigerian President Buhari Leaves For London For Health Checks

Nigerian President Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has again left the country to London for a “follow-up medical consultation” with his doctors there, said presidency spokesman Femi Adesina. She added the doctors in British capital would decide when the president would return back to Nigeria. In his last visit the 74-year-old spent nearly two months while his death rumors circulated widely in the ...

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John Magufuli Expels UNDP Head Awa Debo For Bad Relation With Colleagues

UNDP Head Awa Debo

Head of the United Nations Development Programme in Tanzania has been expelled by the government citing her poor relations with colleagues resulting with less efficiency in providing adequate services. A press statement released by the Foreign Ministry revealed Ms. Awa Dabo’s bad relations with colleagues have hampered the activities of UNDP in Tanzania. The ministry further added to be asking ...

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Malawi, Kenya, Ghana Selected For Malaria Vaccine Test: WHO

malaria vaccine test

Malawi, Kenya and Ghana have been selected by World Health Organization (WHO) to test the world’s first malaria vaccine. The injectable vaccine project will begin in 2018 in the three African countries where children in hundreds and thousands have been at risk of death due to malaria. According to WHO regional director for Africa the vaccine will be able to ...

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Doctors Selected For Kenya To Serve Tanzania Public Hospitals

tanzania doctors

Following the U-turn of Kenya not to hire foreign doctors, Tanzania has announced to be employing the shortlisted 258 doctors and 11 health officers in its public hospitals. Kenya was supposed to hire 500 doctors from the country to help shortage of health workers and also work as a backup to the public hospitals amid long strike of doctors. Kenyan ...

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Bag Bearing Money Snatched From Tanzanian Family Visiting India For Son’s Treatment

A Tanzanian family visiting Indian capital New Delhi for a medical purpose is struggling to survive as their bag was snatched on April 8, Saturday, which had good money for treatment in local currency. The family of four is in India for the treatment of one-year-old son of Arif, a Tanzanian national of Indian origin, at B.M. Kapoor Hospital. They ...

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Kenyan Doctors End Strike But Long Path To Walk For Good Healthcare

The 100-day strike has ended. Doctors in Kenya are now back to work, but question has been raised what are the long-term implications of it on the creaking health service of the country. The strike started with demands to implement a collective bargaining agreement by the government that was signed in 2013 and it ended after more than three months ...

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GMRF Welcomes 4 Tanzanian Albinos In US To Help With Medical Treatment

Founder of New York-based Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF), Elissa Montanti, welcomed back four Tanzanian albino children on Saturday at the John F. Kennedy International Airport to help them with medical treatment. Some two years ago they had undergone prosthetics after being attacked in the country for witchcraft benefits. Children with albinism live in fear and danger in Tanzania. One ...

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