MOGADISHU/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 March 2017 - As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011.
26 March 2017 - Four Tanzanian children with albinism arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment.
24 March 2017 - Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014.
ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2017 - /African Media Agency (AMA)/ - Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
KADUNA, 25 January 2017 - About one million Nigerian children die every year mostly from preventable diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B infection, whooping cough, measles and meningitis among others, the President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako has said.
8 January 2017 - Three years after the National Health Act was signed into law in 2014, the much anticipated benefits are yet to be felt by Nigerians.
2 January 2017, FREETOWN - Aminatta stands in a narrow mud alley outside her house and rocks her brother's newborn baby from side to side. Her five-year-old son Thomas hovers nearby, trying to scribble on a mud wall with a broken pen. After a while, he totters over and tugs at his mother's skirt. He starts wiggling outstretched fingers while jerking his hips from side to side.
6 December 2016 - Civil society alliances from several African countries have come together to moot strategies for achieving the sustainable development goal of attaining a world free from malnutrition by 2020, writes Susan Babijja.
2 December 2016 - Today is a day of celebration for children’s health care on the African continent as the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital shows off its completed state-of-the-art facilities to the media and VIP guests for the first time - ahead of receiving its first patients in the New Year.
ABUJA, 18 November 2016 - The Federal Government has launched three new policy documents to tackle health of newborns. They are Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) training package and National Chlorhexidine Scale Up Strategy document.