Health

Uganda says anti-malarial drugs donated by China to help curb epidemic

Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zhang Lizhong (4th L) and Ugandan Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng (2nd R) attend the handover ceremony of the anti-malaria medicines donated by China, at the National Medical Stores in Kajjansi, central district of Wakiso, Uganda, on April 5, 2024. (Photo by Hajarah Nalwadda/Xinhua) By Xinhua News Agency Uganda has said

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Chinese medical team helps Ghanaian hospital improve radiology services

Du Yushan (R), leader of the 12th batch of the Chinese medical team in Ghana, checks a machine at LEKMA Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on March 4, 2024. (Photo by Seth/Xinhua) By Xinhua News Agency The 12th batch of the Chinese medical team in Ghana has helped a Ghanaian hospital improve its radiology services over

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NHS nurses being investigated for ‘industrial-scale’ qualifications fraud

Forty-eight of the nurses being investigated are already working in the NHS and have been asked to retake the test but have not been suspended. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA The Guardian By Denis Campbell Hundreds of frontline NHS staff are treating patients despite being under investigation for their part in an alleged “industrial-scale” qualifications fraud. More

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China, Zimbabwe sign agreement on cataract surgery program

Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Zhou Ding (L) hands over medical equipment to Zimbabwe’s Minister of Health and Childcare Douglas Mombeshora after signing an agreement on carrying out the “Bright Journey” Program of cataract surgery, at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Feb. 7, 2024. China and Zimbabwe on Wednesday signed an agreement on

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UK Covid rules warning as NHS nurses demand action be taken

UK Covid rules warning as NHS nurses demand action be taken (Image: PA) Birmingham Mail By James Rodger Bosses at the Royal College of Nursing have written to health officials across the UK demanding that they fall in line with World Health Organisation rules and make everyone ‘mask up’. They have written to nursing officers

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Why stroke is sending more Kenyans to an early grave

A shortage of neurologists has slowed down the early detection of stroke in Kenya. Photo/Shutterstock By Business Daily Africa A shortage of neurologists has slowed down the early detection of stroke in Kenya, putting the country’s non-communicable disease care systems, especially cardiovascular care, on the spot. The latest World Health Expectancy ranking, a global health

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Wegovy’s heart benefits due to more than weight loss, Novo says

A 0.25 mg injection pen of Novo Nordisk’s weight-loss drug Wegovy is shown in this photo illustration in Oslo, Norway, September 1, 2023. Reuters/Victoria Klesty/Illustration/File Photo By Reuters Novo Nordisk on Saturday said the heart protective benefits of its wildly popular Wegovy obesity treatment are due to more than weight loss alone, according to new

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Somalia has the largest number of people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in six months

A health practitioner takes a blood sample from a patient for HIV testing. Photo Shutterstock In the last six months, 11 thousand people have been diagnosed with the disease in Somalia, which shows how fast this disease is spreading across the country. The committee to prevent HIV/AIDS in Somalia is conducting awareness training on the

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Feature: More Ghanaians benefit from free cataract surgery by Chinese doctors

Lekma hospital Ghana Photo/Wikipedia By Xinhua News Agency It is an early September morning in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, where many people are engaged in their daily chores to earn a living. In the theater of the city’s Lekma hospital, commonly known as the China-Ghana Friendship Hospital, two Chinese ophthalmologists are working on patients.

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Kenya risks losing HIV funding from US

A health practitioner takes a blood sample from a patient for HIV testing. Photo Shutterstock By Daily Nation Kenya may lose HIV funding if the United States Congress does not resolve the current debate by next month. In June this year, a group of Kenyan Members of Parliament and religious leaders wrote a letter to

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