Healthcare

eSwatini Told 'No Need to Panic' As Swine Flu Hits Kingdom Once Again

eSwatini has once again been hit by the deadly Swine Flu after the Director of Health Services Dr Vusi Magagula confirmed that there has been one reported case of the deadly virus in the kingdom so far. This is the fourth time that the k...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Rwanda on High Alert after Confirmed Spread of Ebola in Eastern DRC

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed on Sunday that the Ebola virus had spread to the Eastern city of Goma. This is the first case in the lakeside city of 1 million people, which is more than 350 km (220 miles) south o...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Why Declaring Ebola a Public Health Emergency Isn’t a Silver Bullet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations agreed i...

Joburg Post·5 months ago

Climate and Mortality Rates in Kenya, Mali, and Malawi: What We Found

African countries are hit by far fewer natural disasters compared to the rest of the world. But they suffer much more. For instance, in 2016 African countries were hit by 17% of natural disasters compared to other regions of the world, b...

Baishali Bakshi·5 months ago

Southern Africa Needs Better Health Care for Women and Girls on the Move

Women are on the move throughout southern Africa. They move within the countries they were born in, or cross borders in the region. Although more men than women migrate the data shows that the number of women migrating within the Souther...

Rebecca Walker & Jo Vearey·4 months ago

Tshisekedi has taken over the DRC’s Ebola response. How he can make a difference

JBThe most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There’s been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared. This is despite the extensive use of ...

Mosoka Fallah·4 months ago

How Population Data Can Help Countries Plan and Tweak Policy

Statistics South Africa, the country’s statistical service which gathers and analyses a range of data, recently released its mid-year population estimates for 2019. The data places the country’s estimated population at 58,78 million peop...

Nicole De Wet- Billings·4 months ago

Hospital Ebola Spread Confirmed in South Kivu, DRC

The World Health Organization (WHO) said today the third case of Ebola identified in South Kivu province was in a patient who contracted the virus at a health center where other Ebola patients had been treated. The details on the nosocom...

Stephanie Soucheray·4 months ago