Category Archives: Medical

Mozambique Can Diagnose 2,000 Cases of COVID-19

Maputo — Mozambique currently has the capacity to diagnose 2,000 cases of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus first detected in December in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

In an interview with the independent television station STV, …

Mozambique: helping people living with HIV to get back on treatment

It’s been a year since Cyclone Idai made landfall in Sofala Province, Mozambique, where one in six of the population is living with HIV. The cyclone caused devastating floods that destroyed homes and washed away savings, documentation and medicines. Thousands …

Top Al-Shabab Commander Believed Killed in Drone Strike

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military has confirmed to VOA that one of al-Shabab’s top leaders was likely killed in a drone strike last month.

“It is believed that indeed Bashir Mohamed Mahamoud, aka Bashir Qoorgaab, was killed” in a U.S. …

WHO Urges Vigilance as Ebola Epidemic Appears to Near End in DRC

GENEVA – The World Health Organization urges continued vigilance to prevent flareups of the deadly Ebola virus as the epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo moves closer to being officially declared over.

The last Ebola patient was discharged from …

Kenya Prepares to Fight Coronavirus, Should It Arrive

NAIROBI – Kenya has set up more than 100 hospital beds in preparation for possible coronavirus cases. The east African nation has assured its citizens health workers are well prepared to stop the spread of the virus, athough Kenya has …

South Africa Confirms 1st Coronavirus Case

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s health minister on Thursday confirmed the nation’s first case of the novel coronavirus, in a 38-year-old man who had recently traveled to Italy.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the patient, from the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, had …