Disability News: Africa Document List

Publication List:

Attacks Against Persons with Albinism - Who are the Masterminds?
Despite successes in tackling crimes against persons with albinism in Mozambique, authorities are yet to identify and arrest the masterminds behind such crimes - Published: 2016-09-02
Confronting Diseases in Africa: Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa and the Global South
Publication of Health Education and Behavior's (HE&B) supplement, Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa and the Global South - Published: 2016-04-03
People With Disabilities Abused & Exploited in Somaliland
People with disabilities in Somalia at risk of forced marriage, violence, rape and repeated forced evictions - Published: 2015-10-27
Children with Disabilities Denied Education in South Africa
Human Rights Watch release report showing estimated half a million children with disabilities shut out of South Africa education system - Published: 2015-08-20
South Africa Ready to Deal with Ebola
Brand South Africa and DoC convene high level discussion with stakeholders on how the country is responding to Ebola outbreak in West Africa - Published: 2014-11-27
African Nodding Syndrome Disease May be Spread by Blackflies
New nodding syndrome (NS) transmission theory may offer important clues to guide new research - Published: 2014-10-06
Schools in Kenya Reject Children with Disabilities
Government of Kenya urged to make greater efforts to ensure education for people with disabilities - Published: 2014-08-19
Africa Still Mired in Poverty Despite Growth Reports
New survey results show disconnect between reported growth and persistence of poverty among ordinary African citizens - Published: 2013-10-02
Child Marriages - Appalling Violation of Human Rights
Information and statistics on child marriage an appalling violation of human rights that robs girls of education, health and long-term prospects - Published: 2013-03-07
Report on Abuse Against Persons with Disability in Ghana - Human Rights Watch
Report states people with mental disabilities suffer severe abuses in psychiatric institutions and spiritual healing centers in Ghana - Published: 2012-10-04
Rights of Disabled Children in Africa - UNICEF
The Convention stipulates that children with disabilities should be protected against all forms of discrimination - Published: 2012-06-17
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Awareness Initiative
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon awareness campaign leverages public and private investments and existing health infrastructures to combat cervical and breast cancer - Published: 2011-12-03
Extreme Hunger Ravaging Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia in Africa
The worlds worst food crisis is devastating large areas of Kenya Ethiopia and Somalia in Africa - Published: 2011-07-15
Cholera Vaccination Strategies for Zimbabwe
Analyzing how a cholera outbreak would spread in Zimbabwe is providing insights into most effective vaccination strategies for preventing future cholera epidemics - Published: 2011-06-03
Disabled Youths Violently Evicted in Freetown
Bailiffs and police personnel forcefully and unlawfully entered a property at in Freetown in order to violently evict over 300 disabled youths mostly children and young women - Published: 2011-05-16
IBM Brings Smarter Healthcare to Nigeria's Cross River State
IBM announces details of involvement with government programs in Cross River State Nigeria aimed at providing access to free healthcare and alleviating poverty - Published: 2011-04-11
Infant Hydrocephalus Linked to Farm Animals in Uganda
Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal linked to farm animals and partly caused by previous bacterial infection - Published: 2011-01-03
Jordan Encourages Education and Rehabilitation for Disabled
Jordan is setting an example in standardizing and demanding social educational vocational and rehabilitative care for the disabled - Published: 2010-12-20
New MenAfriVac Meningitis Vaccine to Eradicate Epidemics in Africa
MenAfriVac vaccine designed specifically for Africa expected to help health workers eliminate meningococcal A epidemics - Published: 2010-12-11
Dual HIV and Tuberculosis Epidemic Demands Urgent Action
Epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV is devastating Swaziland cutting life expectancy from 60 years to just 31 - Published: 2010-12-02
Employ People with Disabilities - Disability News Africa
Minister for Women Children and Persons with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana has called on the private sector to employ people with disabilities - Published: 2010-11-15
Substandard and Counterfeit Antimalarial Drugs in Ghana
Substandard and Counterfeit Antimalarial Drugs in Ghana Discovered by Cooperative Program of USP Ghana Food and Drugs Board - Published: 2010-11-08
New Method for Control of Malaria Applied in Africa
Research has demonstrated a new and safe insect control method can bring about a serious decline in malaria-bearing mosquitoes in afflicted regions in the world - Published: 2010-11-08
Tinnitus in Seniors Impacts Quality of Life
Tinnitus is common among elderly Nigerians and associated with treatable health conditions like otitis media rhinosinusitis head injury and hypertension - Published: 2010-10-07
Barriers and Abuse for Women with Disabilities in Uganda
Women with disabilities in northern Uganda experience ongoing discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence - Published: 2010-08-30
inABLE Connects Africa's Visually-Impaired Students with Assistive Technology
inABLE envisions a day when blind and visually impaired students all over Africa have convenient access to life-changing computer based educational tools - Published: 2010-08-28
Forced Suspension of World Vision Leaves Thousands of Lives in Jeopardy in Somalia
Children in Somalia were receiving vital nutritional feeding before it was forced to suspend operations by militant group Al-Shabaab - Published: 2010-08-16
South African Disability Rights Leader Named United Nations Special Rapporteur Of Commission For Social Development
Shuaib Chalklen of South Africa appointed Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development - Published: 2009-08-13