5 Things to Do Right Now about Ebola

5 Things to Do Right Now about Ebola

It’s very difficult to know what to say about the Ebola outbreak. Let me take a crack at it:  First, let’s lower the levels of international hysteria. This is a disease which can be contained. It can only be transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids. It doesn’t get transmitted through the air, and with […]

Africa’s Healthcare System

Africa’s Healthcare System

The primary focus of Quality Health Africa is to improve the quality of Africa’s Healthcare System.  In order to achieve the success of this mission, QHA realized the need for global support and involvement.  Since its inception in 2013, QHA has gained international presence in Italy. With deep passion and understanding of this need, QHA […]

QHA raises funds to improve quality in Africa’s healthcare system

QHA raises funds to improve quality in Africa’s healthcare system

The Quality Health Africa (QHA), a non-profit organization based in USA and Ghana, is organising its maiden annual fundraising reception at the Ghana Embassy in Washington on June 27. The event is meant to garner support to improve the quality of Africa’s healthcare system by renovating old hospitals to provide comprehensive, affordable quality care to […]

MCC Helping To Change Healthcare In Lesotho

MCC Helping To Change Healthcare In Lesotho

The services Mahlape receives at her community health clinic have drastically improved her health—and possibly even saved her life, she said. She receives regular checkups and antiretroviral treatments to battle her HIV. The treatments and immunizations have provided her infant son with a better chance at a more productive future. And with the recent opening […]

HIV ‘may have an ancient origin

HIV ‘may have an ancient origin

The origins of HIV can be traced back millions rather than tens of thousands of years, research suggests. HIV, which causes Aids, emerged in humans in the 20th Century, but scientists have long known that similar viruses in monkeys and apes have existed for much longer. A genetic study shows HIV-like viruses arose in African […]

Caution-Flu Advice

Caution-Flu Advice

Don’t let the flu get you Cold and flu season is here, and it’s a rough one. The cold and flu cause sneezing, coughing, and runny noses. Flu symptoms are often more severe and can include fever, fatigue, and body aches. Just because people around you are sick, you don’t have to get sick, too. […]

President Joyce Banda – New Focus On Women’s Health and Empowerment in Malawi

President Joyce Banda – New Focus On Women’s Health and Empowerment in Malawi

   Photo: Tami Hultman/AllAfrica Malawi’s President Joyce Banda. The Center for Strategic and International Studies recently created a video featuring Malawi’s first female president, Joyce Banda, talking about the importance of women’s health and empowerment. When Joyce Banda unexpectedly ascended to the presidency of Malawi last April, after the death of President Mutharika, many in her […]

Nelson Mandela undergoes operation to remove gallstones

Nelson Mandela undergoes operation to remove gallstones

South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, has had an operation to remove gallstones, according to a government statement. The operation was successful and Mr Mandela is recovering. Mr Mandela, who is 94, was admitted to hospital last Saturday after suffering a recurrence of a lung infection. Tests revealed the presence of gallstones and doctors […]

Uganda: Government Launches Cancer Vaccination Programme

Uganda: Government Launches Cancer Vaccination Programme

Kampala — The government of Uganda has launched a vaccination campaign against cervical cancer – the most common type of cancer among Ugandan women – but there are already fears a nationwide rollout might be jeopardized by lack of funds. “We have begun the pilot vaccination exercise [targeting] cervical cancer. The exercise will continue for […]