Africa: No Ebola Case In Uganda-WHO

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is in the country to assess Uganda’s response to the current Ebola outbreak in Kasese District, Western Uganda. Kasese is one of 127 Ugandan districts, located in western Uganda and 400km away from the capital, Kampala. Dr. Tedros made a stopover in Uganda while on his way from the Democratic […]

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News: Africa’s Choice Should Lead WHO

By Amadou Mahtar Ba Following intense criticism of its handling of the Ebola outbreak of 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined institutional changes to address the shortcomings that led to a weak and ineffective response. While implementation is beginning under outgoing leader Dr. Margaret Chan, the ambitious reform agenda that global health leaders have demanded will depend on […]

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Africa: 40,000 Nigerians visited India in 2015 mostly for medical tourism

Nagged by a sharp back pain three years ago, Abidemi Ogbonna from Lagos, Nigeria, decided to visit a nearby hospital called Apollo. Thinking it was just a minor problem, she was shocked when her physician informed her that she urgently needed a kidney transplant. The procedure could not be performed locally, her doctor told her. Flying to India was her […]

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African City: Onitsha most polluted city in the world — WHO

The World Health Organisation has named Onitsha in Anambra State as the most polluted city in the world. WHO, in its latest report on Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution, stated that a study of Onitsha’s water pollution found more than 100 petrol stations in the city, selling low-quality fuel, many rubbish dumps, fuel spills along with high levels of arsenic, […]

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Obesity: South Africa becomes First African country to impose tax on sugar drinks

In frantic move to reduce the number of people with obesity in the country, South Africa has introduced a tax on drinks loaded with sugar becoming the first African country to impose a tax on the fizzy drink. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan introduced the tax on everything from carbonated soft drinks to flavoured water in his February’s budget speech, partly […]

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The future of Africa: The next 100 years

As Africa’s population looks set to quadruple over the twenty-first century, The Telegraph digs into the data to reveal the opportunities – and challenges – facing a fast-changing continent By Ashley Kirk, Africa’s population is booming. By 2100, it will be home to 4.4 billion people – four times its current population. Such an increase – far larger than the […]

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Ebola in London

About nine months ago, Pauline Cafferkey was discharged from a London hospital — seemingly signaling her victory in beating Ebola. Now, not only is Cafferkey back in the hospital with a rare relapse of the deadly virus, but she’s gotten worse. London’s Royal Free Hospital announced Wednesday afternoon that “Cafferkey’s condition has deteriorated and she is now critically ill.” The […]

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