Medical & Health

With Shrinking Health Force, Africa Struggles Amid COVID Crisis

July 23, 2020

Thousands of health care workers across Africa have contracted coronavirus, a fact that worries international health officials who say the continent’s health infrastructure is strained enough without the added threat. In South Africa more than 3,500 health care workers have fallen ill, and at least 34 have died. Nearly 770,000 people have been known to […]

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India: 11 rare rhinos die in flooded Kaziranga Park

July 22, 2020

With over 80 people dying in floods in northeastern India and 2.4 million people feeling the impact, more than 100 animals, including 11 one-horned rhinos also died at Kaziranga park in Assam state, officials said.   “At present 80% of the park is under water. The water had receded but today morning water level increased […]

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‘COVID-19 risks kids’ health, development, protection’

July 17, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic poses negative effects on children’s health, development and protection because of the disruption of routine activities of families, friends and society, according to a sociology professor.   Ahmed Zayed, who teaches sociology at Cairo University in Egypt administered a workshop on media interaction with implications for children’s rights in light of […]

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Pakistan: Experts say too early to declare victory against virus

July 16, 2020

New coronavirus cases in Pakistan have continued to decline in the past two weeks — a development the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan dubbed as the result of its “successful” anti-COVID-19 strategy.   But health experts are skeptical about the government’s claim, warning it is too early to declare victory against the virus that […]

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Fresh Ebola outbreak raises concern in DR Congo

July 15, 2020

Nearly a month after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ebola-free, a fresh wave of the epidemic has hit the western part of the country.   Confirming that 48 new cases have been detected in DRC’s Equateur province, Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergency expert admitted that this is […]

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G614 mutation does not affect COVID-19 vaccine studies: Expert

July 15, 2020

The transition of the novel coronavirus from the D614 form to the G614 variant is not expected to negatively affect vaccine and treatment studies, according to a medical doctor.   Since originating in China last December, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed nearly 580,000 lives in 188 countries and regions.   More than 13.35 million cases […]

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Health or environment: Plastic dilemma over COVID-19

July 14, 2020

Increased plastic consumption driven by COVID-19-related health concerns leads to a dilemma as people create more waste to protect their health while paving the way for a risk to environmental health in the future.   While some people think single-use items are a must against the coronavirus, environmentalists have warned that this will affect public […]

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4 Killed in Protests Calling for Mali’s President to Resign

July 12, 2020

Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has dissolved the country’s constitutional court, after four people were killed in street protests over the weekend. Additionally, Keita said Sunday he would follow ECOWAS recommendations to re-run some contested legislative elections held in March. Opposition leaders said that Keita’s concessions, including dissolving the constitutional court, was not enough to […]

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