WHO, EU Visit Maternity Waiting Home Sites

[Namibian] IN an effort to save the lives of pregnant mothers and their newborn children, the World Health Organisation in partnership with the European Union and the health ministry, is constructing maternity waiting homes at Opuwo.

[Namibian] IN an effort to save the lives of pregnant mothers and their newborn children, the World Health Organisation in partnership with the European Union and the health ministry, is constructing maternity waiting homes at Opuwo.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Why We Should Care About Inhumane Prison Conditions

[Daily Maverick] On the anniversary this week of Sonke Gender Justice and Lawyers for Human Rights’ Pollsmoor overcrowding court victory, we should remember why the state of our prisons matter – and consider what we should be doing to improve condition…

[Daily Maverick] On the anniversary this week of Sonke Gender Justice and Lawyers for Human Rights' Pollsmoor overcrowding court victory, we should remember why the state of our prisons matter - and consider what we should be doing to improve conditions. By ARIANE NEVIN and CLARE BALLARD.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Health Crisis Worries President

[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob said corruption and personal clashes between health minister Bernard Haufiku and permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola are affecting progress in the ministry.

[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob said corruption and personal clashes between health minister Bernard Haufiku and permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola are affecting progress in the ministry.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Former Beggar, Academic Recorder-Breaker Honoured for University Achievements

[Premium Times] The House of Representatives on Tuesday during plenary honoured Aarinola Blessing and Abdulsalam Idowu for their rare feats and academic attainment.

[Premium Times] The House of Representatives on Tuesday during plenary honoured Aarinola Blessing and Abdulsalam Idowu for their rare feats and academic attainment.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mbeya City to Cut Service Levy

[Citizen] Mbeya -Mbeya City Local Government Authority (LGA) has agreed to a proposal to cut service levy by 0.2 per cent, bringing new hope to thousands of businesses in the region who have been against the tax for a couple of years.

[Citizen] Mbeya -Mbeya City Local Government Authority (LGA) has agreed to a proposal to cut service levy by 0.2 per cent, bringing new hope to thousands of businesses in the region who have been against the tax for a couple of years.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Life Esidimeni – Gauteng Health Leaders Continue With Their Denials

[Daily Maverick] The Gauteng Department of Health’s suspended head Dr Tiego “Barney” Selebano on Tuesday played down his role in moving patients out of Life Esidimeni, which left 143 mental healthcare users dead. He is the latest official to claim he h…

[Daily Maverick] The Gauteng Department of Health's suspended head Dr Tiego "Barney" Selebano on Tuesday played down his role in moving patients out of Life Esidimeni, which left 143 mental healthcare users dead. He is the latest official to claim he had no real responsibility in the deaths. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

50 Years Since the First Heart Transplant – What a Piece of Work Is a Man!

[Daily Maverick] The 50th anniversary of the first successful heart transplant encourages J. BROOKS SPECTOR to look back at Dr Chris Barnard’s unprecedented medical moment – and to think about what happens next. Shades of the final scenes in the Robin …

[Daily Maverick] The 50th anniversary of the first successful heart transplant encourages J. BROOKS SPECTOR to look back at Dr Chris Barnard's unprecedented medical moment - and to think about what happens next. Shades of the final scenes in the Robin Williams film, Bicentennial Man, perhaps?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa