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Nigeria: Healthy Eating, Physical Exercise to Mitigate Diabetes

[Guardian] As the World marks Diabetes Day on Wednesday, readers have been advised to eat healthy, by consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fight Pneumonia With Good Hygiene, Strong Immunity

[Guardian] World Pneumonia Day comes up on November 12. Health experts describe the condition as an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may be filled with fluid or pus, purulent material, causing cough with phlegm, fever, chills, and difficulty in breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak in Conflict Zone 'Remains Dangerous' - UN Chiefs

[Africa Renewal] While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Tackling Health, Growth and Inclusivity in Africa's Booming Cities

[WHO] Representatives from African cities met on 8 November to boost actions to tackle environment issues affecting human health, such as air pollution, water quality and sanitation, and to build healthy, wealthy, and sustainable future urban centres. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland: Death of Swaziland Newspaper Editor Puts Spotlight On Kingdom's Health Crisis

[Swazi Media] Thulani Thwala the editor of the Swazi Observer died in hospital after collapsing in a toilet. When he was taken to a public hospital there were no doctors immediately available to treat him. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo Conflict Zone 'Remains Dangerous and Unpredictable' - UN Chiefs

[UN News] While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Budget Cuts Sacrifice Eight Hospitals

[Namibian] THE government sacrificed the construction and renovation of eight hospitals and three health centres across the country when the finance minister presented his mid-term budget. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Harare 'Ill-Equipped to Fight Cholera'

[The Herald] The City of Harare is ill-equipped to respond to reports of sewer blockages, with some going for almost two months without being attended to, an activist has said. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Uganda Hit By Dentists' Shortage

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda has only 320 dentists licenced to practice in the country, resulting in a manpower shortage that the Uganda Dental Association (UDA) attributes to limited training institutions. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: KZN Man Walks 50km to 'Feed a Child, Feed a Nation'

[News24Wire] "It is time to act, instead of discussing it on social media." (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Mobile Kitchens a Game Changer for School Nutrition

[] Steamed pumpkin with rice and beef stew was the first meal served from the brand new mobile kitchen to pupils at Tlakukani Primary School in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Ministry of Health Introduces Nutrition Drugs

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF has introduced a project to supply mineral drugs to adolescent girls and pregnant women in Salima District. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Scaling Up Investments in Health and Environment Initiatives in Africa

[WHO] Health and environment authorities as well as experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Environment discussed today (7 November) a new framework to boost investments in public health and environment interventions across Africa. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Aga Khan, MNH Get U.S.$118,000 for Women, Children Surgery

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Aga Khan Hospital and Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) have partnered with religious leaders and non-governmental organisations to raise Sh268 million that will fund plastic and reconstructive surgery for 40 women and children who had suffered incidents that caused them to lose their original appearances. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Brazzaville: Climate Change Increases Risk of Outbreaks in Africa

[WHO] Gabriel Mabikina has lived most of his 80 years of life in the bustling port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: National Strategy for Healthcare and Wellness and Traditional Medicine Hospital Discussed

[Government of Mauritius] The elaboration of a national strategy for healthcare and wellness and the setting up of a modern university hospital dedicated AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) was discussed, yesterday, during a high-level meeting in Port Louis chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Locals Decry Poor Hygiene At Yumbe Health Centre

[Monitor] Yumbe -Residents of Romogi Sub-county in Yumbe District have expressed disapproval of the sanitation and hygiene standards at Barakala Health Centre lll. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: CPC Alerts Nigerians On 'Sniper-Treated Beans'

[Premium Times] The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has warned Nigerians on the dangers of not parboiling their beans extensively before consumption. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Magufuli Asks Israel to Invest in Drug Industries in Tanzania

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli has appealed to Israel government to assist Tanzania in building pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, saying the country spends huge sums of money on essential medicines and medical supplies abroad. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: SADC Called to Gang Up On Childhood Nutrition

[New Era] Windhoek -SADC member states have been urged to adopt the call to action for renewed commitment on early childhood nutrition as a regional commitment to accelerate nutrition actions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Unicef Adolescent Nutrition Programme Launched in Delta

[This Day] Asaba -The adolescent nutrition programme, an initiative of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to tackle challenges emanating from early childhood malnutrition in Nigeria, was Thursday commenced in Asaba, the Delta State capital, with a unanimous call for greater attention to adolescents. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Frequently Check Your Health Statuses, RC Urges Residents

[Daily News] THE Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Brig Gen Marco Gaguti has appealed to people to invest in their health by frequently checking their health statuses, hinting that weak and sickling people can not positively contribute in economic growth of the country. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Aussie Tennis Star Seeking Mental Health

[Ghanaian Times] Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he is talking to psychologists and "trying to get on top" of his mental health after another roller-coaster season where he was criticised for his on-court antics. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Annual Symposium On Plant Medicine Held in Accra

[Ghanaian Times] The annual symposium of the Centre for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR) was held in Accra yesterday, with a call on the government to initiate policies to prevent the depletion of the country's forest resource. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: Chinese Medical Team Performs Free Cataract Surgery in Kenema

[Concord] Charles Jusu, who is over 60, has finally regained his complete eyesight. He is one of the beneficiaries of free cataract surgery being conducted by a team of Chinese medical experts from Hunan Province. His two eyes were almost rendered useless after being affected by cataract for the past years. But with the intervention of the medical team, his eyesight has been revived. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: TRRC Requests Urgent Medical Board for Victims

[Foroyaa] Acting in accordance with Section 15 (1a) and (4) of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Act, 2017, the TRRC has delivered an urgent request to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to set up a Medical Board to review the cases of victims of the past regime who suffered bodily harm and need urgent medical attention and to advise the Commission as to their present health status and needs. Victims needing urgent medical attention include persons arrested and detained during April and May (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Alleged Shoplifter Gives Birth in Holding Cell of Table View Police Station

[News24Wire] A 23-year-old woman, apprehended for alleged shoplifting in Table View, suddenly went into labour in police holding cells on Thursday morning and gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Cape Town police said. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Essential Meds in Short Supply At Sudan Pharmacies

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Pharmacies in the Sudanese capital Khartoum as well as the other states are witnessing lack of many types of medicines amid rising prices. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Metrorail Is Bad Enough If You Can See - It's Worse If You're Blind

[GroundUp] Using Metrorail in Cape Town is a challenge for any commuter, with daily delays, unscheduled stops between stations and constant insecurity. But for Colleen Willemse, 48, and Andrew Wewers, 55, commuting is even more difficult: both of them are blind. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: QRCS Dispatches Convoy to North Kordofan State

[SNA] Al-Obied -The Qatar Red Crescent Society(QRCS) in collaboration with Hamad Medical Foundation and in partnership with Sudanese Red Crescent Society dispatched a medical convoy to North Kordofan State for treating eye diseases and combating blindness. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda Aims for Universal Coverage of Maternal, Child Health Services By 2024

[New Times] Rwanda aims to achieve universal coverage of equitable quality maternal, neonatal and child health services by 2024, Rwandan health minister Diane Gashumba said Thursday in the capital city of Kigali. (AllAfrica)

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