Friday, July 1 2022

AstraZeneca firing delay in India could be ‘catastrophic’ for Africa – health official

Robert L. Rikard

ADDIS ABABA, April 1 (Reuters) – India’s temporary suspension on major COVID-19 vaccine exports from AstraZeneca (AZN.L) will jeopardize Africa’s […]

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African health systems fail to meet the needs of vulnerable groups

Robert L. Rikard

Less than half of Africa’s population does not receive the health services they need, and vulnerable groups, including gay men […]

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South Africa: Health Boost – New TB screening strategy improves clinic diagnosis by 17%

Robert L. Rikard

Almost 400,000 people in South Africa are infected with tuberculosis each year. Of these, up to 150,000 are never diagnosed. […]

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Africa’s health for all agenda derailed by pandemic and funding gap – Report

Robert L. Rikard

The achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa is in jeopardy due to disruptions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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African youth find their power in transforming food systems

Robert L. Rikard

With one in five young people today from Africa, it has become increasingly difficult to ignore us. In fact, many […]

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How the AfCFTA can improve Africa’s health — Quartz Africa

Robert L. Rikard

There is much to be hopeful with the dawn of the historic African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its […]

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how electricity helps make people better

Robert L. Rikard

In a brightly lit hospital room, the gentle hum of medical equipment is punctuated by the persistent beep of a […]

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South African healthcare workers eager for first vaccines | Taiwan News

Robert L. Rikard

ELANDSDOORN, South Africa (AP) — After testing thousands of people for the coronavirus, South African nurse Asnath Masango says she […]

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South African healthcare workers eager for first vaccines

Robert L. Rikard

ELANDSDOORN, South Africa – After testing thousands of people for coronavirus, South African nurse Asnath Masango says she can’t wait […]

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How African youth contribute to African society – Nairametrics

Robert L. Rikard

Africa has been called a lot of names – Dark Continent, The Wild, The Safaris Continent, Third World, Emerging Markets […]

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Severe variant of COVID detected in South Africa, says health minister

Robert L. Rikard

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A severe variant of the coronavirus has been detected in South Africa, which could explain the […]

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Changemaker and feminist committed to empowering African youth

Robert L. Rikard

Why the citizens of the world should care Young South Africans face many societal challenges including high unemployment, poverty, teenage […]

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South African youth call for tougher COVID measures as cases rise

Robert L. Rikard

Young South Africans are calling for tougher coronavirus measures as the country reports a spike in cases and declares a […]

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Africa’s ‘youth employment’ crisis is in fact a ‘missing jobs’ crisis

Robert L. Rikard

introduction Job opportunities, or the lack thereof, have long been a central concern of African governments, young people and their […]

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Holding Africa’s health in your hands

Robert L. Rikard

Dr Matshidiso Moeti is the doctor who heads the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, a sprawling landmass […]

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How South Africa’s healthcare system could be impacted by pandemic lawsuits

Robert L. Rikard

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, there has been a outpouring of gratitude and support for health professionals. […]

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Africa: COVID-19 in Africa: Youth Perspectives – Anta Taal

Robert L. Rikard

The health, economic and social effects of COVID-19 in Africa and around the world have been unprecedented. In this series, […]

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Coronavirus reveals the neglect of African health systems

Robert L. Rikard

Jhe coronavirus pandemic has left African governments scrambling to catch up as their historic neglect of public health systems is […]

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Which countries are most at risk?

Robert L. Rikard

People were hoping the coronavirus – or COVID-19, as it has been officially renamed by the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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SAHR 2019: The Relationship Between South African Youth and Health Care

Robert L. Rikard

Young people make up about a third of the country’s population, but health services are not tailored to their needs. […]

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Inspiring African Youth | Fig

Robert L. Rikard

This year, FIGO asked Dr Anne Kihara, Member of FIGO and President of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, […]

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WHO Africa Health Forum concludes with roadmap to achieve universal health coverage and health security – world

Robert L. Rikard

Praia, Cabo Verde, March 28, 2019 – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Second African Health Forum today culminated with a […]

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Train local leaders to solve global challenges

Robert L. Rikard

Responsible leadership remains one of the greatest development challenges in Africa. African leaders have not always responded effectively to the […]

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Progress against HIV among young people lags as Africa’s youth population grows

Robert L. Rikard

Africa is far from on track to reduce new HIV infections among children and young people and is unlikely to […]

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Launch of the African Institute for Health Research in South Africa

Robert L. Rikard

In a bold move to improve the health of people locally and globally, two KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) research giants are joining […]

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