Tag: health

Africa: Community Health Workers As the Backbone of Primary Healthcare Delivery – Rwanda’s Approach

July 19, 2021
Health care should be equitable. This means it must be accessible to anyone, regardless of social class, or place of residence. For a pregnant woman dwelling either in the hills … Read More The post Africa: Community Health Workers As the Backbone of Primary Healthcare Delivery – Rwanda’s Approach appeared first on Black Politics. https://blackpolitics.org/africa-community-health-workers-as-the-backbone-of-primary-healthcare-delivery-rwandas-approach/

Africa: Update From the Seventy-Fourth World Health Assembly – 29 May 2021

May 31, 2021
New resolutions on: Local production of medicines Ending violence against children Addressing social determinants of health Strengthening local production of medicines and other health technologies to improve access Member State requests for WHO’s support in strengthening local production have been increasing in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic has only served to highlight even more the

Zimbabwe: Ex-Health Minister Dismisses ‘Unnecessary’ Kwekwe Lockdown

May 26, 2021
Former Health Minister and top MDC Alliance official, Henry Madzorera has described the government decreed localised lockdown in Kwekwe as nothing but an assault on the church which has become the only institution seemingly complying with the order. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who doubles as a Health Minister last week imposed a 14-day lockdown on

South Africa: Health Workers Demand Vaccine Rollout

January 2, 2021
Thousands sign letter calling for Department of Health to act urgently “We call on the Department of Health to act urgently, transparently and decisively now to obtain vaccines and to implement vaccination, so as to reduce death and illness, and bring the pandemic under control.” So reads a letter started by Professor Heather Zar, a

Health team will oversee ‘100 million shots’ in first 100 days

December 8, 2020
The WeekFox’s Lou Dobbs berates Stephen Miller for the White House not jumping on Ted Cruz’s Supreme Court offerThings don’t appear to be going well for President Trump’s increasingly desperate attempt to erase his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Trump currently trails by 7.1 million votes and 4.4 percentage points, the Electoral College will meet

The World Health Organization’s Maria Van Kerkhove On Balancing Science, Public Relations and Politics

May 13, 2020
Maria Van Kerkhove had never held a World Health Organization (WHO) press briefing before January. Now, people in countries across the globe tune in almost daily to watch the American epidemiologist—along with WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Dr. Mike Ryan—break down the latest updates in the ever-evolving COVID-19…