The Kenyan High Court has ruled that rape survivors have the right to an abortion and ordered authorities to pay almost US$30 000 in damages to the mother of a teenage victim who died after a botched abortion. This was as a result of a directive by the Ministry of Health to withdraw national standard guidelines for the procedure.
The Ghana Health Service is working with Zipline, the drone company best known for starting blood delivery services in Rwanda, to deliver medicine to remote parts of the country that are hard to reach by road. The initiative is a major step towards giving every Ghanaian access to life-saving medicine.
Fansidar, a drug widely used for the treatment of malaria in pregnant women is at risk of failing where drug resistance is failing-a study conducted in Sub Saharan Africa shows.
A second patient has reportedly been cured of HIV, after stem-cell therapy, which could be a major milestone in the global fight against the AIDS epidemic. The report was released in the scientific journal Nature, and offers hope that a cure for HIV could be possible in the future, and not just a pipe dream.
Malawian Dr Ken-Keller Kumwenda and a team of local doctors, nurses and anaesthetists have carried out Kamuzu Central Hospital’s first ever brain tumour surgery. However, as the country does not meet the recommended surgeon ratio, does this present a career opportunity for the country’s youth?
Dr. Nolubabalo Nqebelele has attained a PhD in Nephrology, making her a specialist in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Her achievement makes her the first Black woman to earn a PhD in Internal Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, a top South African college.
Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, shortened to HHP and his nickname Jabba, a veteran South African rapper has passed away at the age of 38. His death has sent shockwaves across the country, and tributes are pouring in.
African governments and their partners have a duty to prioritise the health of women and children through the provision of contraceptives.
The NGO Project Pink Blue is creating massive awareness and offering free counselling and tests to men in Nigeria as it mobilises resources for the treatment of prostate cancer.