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WaterAid calls for action to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities

WaterAid on Thursday 15th October, 2016, launched a new campaign for health professionals, calling on them to take action and call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities around the world. Some 38% of hospitals and...

Over 100 cases of attacks on Mozambique albinos since 2014

Albinos in Mozambique have suffered more than 100 attacks since 2014, a UN expert said Friday, with hunters persecuting them for everything from their toes to their faeces. Ikponwosa Ero, the UN Human Rights Council's special expert on albinism,...

UNICEF urge Somalia to pass law banning Female Genital Mutiliation

Somalia's next government should ensure a law is passed banning all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), a U.N. official said on Tuesday, describing the deeply entrenched practice as a "horrendous rights violation". Somalia has the world's highest rate...

5-year strategy to fight HIV launched in South Africa

The South African government on Wednesday night launched the multi-sectorial New Strategic Plan incorporating various government departments to fight HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). The plan was launched on the sidelines of the 21st International AIDS...

Specialist recommends accurate diagnosis for treating head and neck diseases

Professor Nwaorgu Onyekwere Benjamin a specialist and seasoned otorhinolaryngologist in the department of Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T) of the University College Hospital of Ibadan, Oyo State has recommended accurate diagnosis in the treatment of diseases that affect the...

Yellow fever cases in DR Congo up by 38 percent in last three weeks, now 1798 cases – WHO

The number of suspected yellow fever cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has jumped 38 percent in the last three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as health officials prepare to launch a vaccination campaign...

Central African Republic doctor cries to exiled colleagues: ‘Come home and help’

When violence erupted in the Central African Republic three years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled the capital Bangui, including most doctors and medical students at the main children's hospital. As the city descended into chaos, 58-year-old Jean...

Study shows malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years

An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix -- or RTS,S -- weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine,...

Congo to vaccinate 11.6 million people against yellow fever

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will begin a campaign next month to vaccinate 11.6 million people against yellow fever after an epidemic was declared in the capital. Health Minister Felix Kabange said the campaign will begin July...

WHO to provide emergency yellow fever vaccines on Angola-DRC border

The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch emergency vaccination campaigns for Yellow Fever along the border between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, it announced Thursday. The WHO emphasized that preventing further international spread of the disease is...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...