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About a year ago, Ebola was declared an outbreak in the African nation of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), since then various efforts have been put in place to mitigate the disease and prevent it from spreading further to other regions and neighbouring countries. In recent weeks, there have been various suspected cases of the […]Continue Reading
 Africa will soon have a functional continental medical institution, which was adopted in February 11th 2019 during the 32nd ordinary session of the assembly held in Addis Ababa with the final signature on June 12th 2019, thus confirming ascent by all the 55 African countries to the treaty. With health ministries from all AU member […]Continue Reading
Epilepsy is the most common chronic brain disease and affects people of all ages. More than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy; nearly 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. An estimated 70% of people with epilepsy could be seizure free if properly diagnosed and treated, yet about three quarters people with epilepsy […]Continue Reading
The government of Kenya has relieved fears of an Ebola outbreak in the country following a suspected case that was reported in Kericho County. The case had created massive worries over the lethal disease among citizens. Speaking in a press briefing on Monday at the Kenyatta international airport, Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said the […]Continue Reading
There is no food security without food safety; in order to eradicate hunger, we all have to ensure that everyone has access to safe nutritious food all year round. The way in which food is produced, stored, handled and consumed affects the safety of our food. Today, June 7th 2019, marks the first ever World […]Continue Reading
Globally, the current quality of the water we drink, the food we consume and the air we breathe entirely depends on our shared protection of the environment. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, over one million species are under threat of extinction, the oceans under stress while air pollution continues to claim million lives […]Continue Reading
Findings, presented by researchers at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, show a new form of the drug that drastically improves survival rates of younger women with the most common type of breast cancer. Citing the results of an international clinical trial, they showed that the addition of cell-cycle […]Continue Reading
Hundreds of Refugees Die at the Al-Hol Camp in Syria Due to Poor Living Conditions As widely reported by many refugees and various international organizations, the Al-Hol refugee camp in the troubled Middle East nation state of Syria has in recent times become a humanitarian hell-scape, due to lack of  accommodation and medical facilities. Recently […]Continue Reading
Cancer Causing Pathogens Discovered in Slum Waters in Arusha and Kampala. Cancer is now a major killer epidemic around the world.  New discoveries indicate that it may exist in one of the most essential natural elements for life – water. Researchers from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education together with their counterparts from universities in […]Continue Reading
Heart disease is one of the most dangerous causes of premature deaths around the world. Cardiovascular-related diseases often develop over a period of time and their attacks can be fatal if medical emergency is not available. Doctors usually assess heart risk by concentrating on indicators such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure, smoking, diet, and lifestyle.  […]Continue Reading
Report by WHO Says Diseases Are Costing African Nations $2.4 Trillion Per Year. WHO Launches An Investment Case To Achieve SDGs And Universal Health Coverage In Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 630 million years of healthy lives were lost in 2015 due to diseases afflicting populations across the African continent’s 47 […]Continue Reading
The economic and political crisis in the oil producing South American country of Venezuela is getting much worse by the day. Very recently, there was a five-day power blackout that left homes without light or water. Many ordinary Venezuelans have been forced to find the crucial natural resource in the last place they ever imagined. […]Continue Reading
SECOND MAN TO BE CURED OF AIDS VIRUS AFTER A CCR5 CELLS TRANSPLANT. About 37 million people worldwide are currently reported to be infected with the HIV/ AIDS pandemic, which has already killed around 35 million people worldwide since it began in the early 1980s. Scientific research into the complex virus has in recent years […]Continue Reading
China Donates Ant-Malarial Drugs To South Sudan to Prevent Spread of Tropical Diseases. Since its recent separation and independence from the larger part of the former Republic of Sudan, Africa’s newest nation of South Sudan, has been faced by a number of major problems, including civil war, political confrontation, economic downturns and natural calamities. One […]Continue Reading
Joint Efforts by the U.S., Canada and Mexico to Preventing Outbreak of Swine Fever. Following the still unclear but widespread distribution of the highly contagious swine fever in various parts of China and Europe, North America is currently in an alert situation. The United States, Mexico and Canada are making concerted efforts to prevent the […]Continue Reading
The Female genital Mutilation commonly known us the (FGM) continues to cause adebate from both supporters and those against the practise. However, as we mark international Day today against the practise dubbed, the world day for zero tolerance to FGM, Issues of focus are on dignity, value, and worth of life being greater than the […]Continue Reading
RWANDA NOW PLANS TO PRODUCE METHANE GAS FROM DANGEROUS LAKE KIVU The East African nation of Rwanda is now on a major economic and financial uplift. On Tuesday, February  5th  the East African Community member state announced that  it had on Friday signed a major deal valued US$400 million on Friday 1st February,  to produce […]Continue Reading
WHO REPORT SHOWS THAT OVER 300,000 WOMEN DIE OF CERVICAL CANCER. After commemoration of the World Cancer Day on Monday, February 4th 2019 the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has released a statement which shows that cervical cancer kills more than 300,000 women every year. The appalling statistics reveal that around the globe, one […]Continue Reading