Stronger nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025-WHO

  Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to  a new report released by the...

Africa’s looming drugs crisis fuelled by organised crime and poor policy-ENACT

Africa faces a substantial increase in illegal drug use, fuelled by organised crime and ineffective policy. In the next 30 years, sub-Saharan Africa will...

Liberia mental health workforce growing access for youths

Eighteen clinicians specializing in child and adolescent mental health today at the Deana Kay Isaacson School of Midwifery in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County in...

#VisaFreeAfrica Initiative Announces Winners of 55 Voices for Africa Competition

With over 185 entries from over 33 countries, Shareefa Youshna Jewan from Mauritius emerged as the winner of the 55 Voices for Africa (55Voices4Africa)...

Africa’s health ministers hit plan to reduce double burden of malnutrition

A strategic plan to reduce the double burden of malnutrition in the African Region was adopted at the 69th Regional Committee meeting of the...

The invisible water crisis

World Bank The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality. Its impacts are wider, deeper, and more uncertain than previously thought and require urgent...

WHO, UNICEF call for family-friendly policies to encourage breastfeeding

Becoming the parent of a new baby is both a life-altering gift and an immense responsibility. This week, as countries around the world celebrate World...

ECHO Study debunks HIV risk among users of contraceptives

By Ndidichukwu Odoh A randomised clinical trial, conducted by a research consortium led by FHI 360, the University of Washington, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV...

Women Deliver 2019: shortage of public data exposes the alarming impact of conflict on...

  By Ndidichukwu Odoh To help power progress, organizations at all levels have stepped up to document solutions and develop guidance for improving the health and...

Nigeria steers towards another deadly cholera outbreak

Overcrowded displacement camps coupled with a lack of basic sanitation facilities and hygiene will cause another cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria if action is...

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