Category: Health

Youth Empowerment Through Art: Tackling Drug Addiction in Harare’s Underprivileged Communities

Regina Rumbidzai Pasipanodya With the upsurge in drug and substance abuse in Zimbabwe, a common cancer that has severely affected the most communities in the country, Clide Chimbi (28) from Hopley has taken it upon himself a responsibility to save the youths in his community. Hopley is a peri-urban community in Harare that has an […]

Zimbabwe: Innovative Young Minds Create Health App.

Regina Rumbidzai Pasipanodya. As young as they are, the three grade seven pupils harnessed technology that seeks to address health and diet issues faced by people in society. Following the new trend of people involved in a series of dieting to address obesity, three grade seven pupils from Westridge Primary School scooped the silver medals […]

LSCS creates safe space, advocates for sickle cell patients’ inclusion

Ayo Oladiran With its innovative and creative way of making the struggle of students with sickle cell disease within the Lagos state university community bearable, Lagos state University Sickle Cell Society is helping patients to reduce the pain of Haemoglobin S (HbS) Disease through its safe space and advocacy initiative. Timilehin Isholaoluwa is a sickle cell […]

Kenya’s Road to Change: Averting the fatal accident crisis

Wangari Njoroge A crisis of deaths caused by reckless driving and bad roads is being averted as the issue has been labeled a menace and a pandemic in the country. According to the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) in Kenya, road accidents across the country have claimed 563 lives since the year started and […]

Kenya progress in eye-health

Treezer Atieno Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) in Kisumu,Kenya has recorded great progress in its recently adopted response to handling cataract cases by conducting community outreaches and performing surgeries within the communities. “This community cataract’s response was arrived at after the realization that many patients shy away from seeking treatment at the […]

Empowering African Women to Overcome Mental Health Challenges

Helen Okechukwu As life progresses, mental health becomes an enormous difficulty for many African nations, especially when it comes to depression, which is a major hindrance to people’s ability to live properly. Mental health disorders are a worldwide concern that are frequently disregarded, with Africa facing particular challenges in tackling the pre-pandemic problem. Data Obtained […]

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidate Trial in South Africa promising

Treezer Michelle Atieno There is evidence that giving infants the BCG vaccine helps protect them from serious forms of Tuberculosis (TB) when they’re young, like miliary TB or TB meningitis. But as they grow up, the vaccine doesn’t work as well against the most common type of TB in older kids and adults, called pulmonary […]

Empowering women to fight for a sustainable environment 

Yahuza Bawage  In 2004, armed with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Olanike Olugboji-Daramola, who since childhood was passionate about sustainable environment, started the Environmental Management and Protection Network, a non-profit organization that unites individuals and organizations already committed to promoting environmental sustainability and effective waste management. This initiative sought a coordinated and harmonized […]

‘Sexual reproductive rights of persons with short stature matters’

Francine UWAYISABA Rwandan persons with short stature (dwarfs) experience stigma and discrimination due to misconceptions, stereotypes, and negative attitudes towards people with physical differences. This stigma can manifest in various forms, including social exclusion, bullying, ridicule, and marginalization. For a woman or girl, it can lead to feelings of shame, embarrassment, and reluctance to seek […]

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