Category Archives: Medical

The female face of Southern Africa’s climate crisis

The global climate crisis is not gender neutral. Around the world, women and girls are on the front line of changing weather patterns disproportionately shouldering the costs and burdens.

In Southern Africa, some 12 million people currently face severe food …

The female face of Southern Africa’s climate crisis

The global climate crisis is not gender neutral. Around the world, women and girls are on the front line of changing weather patterns disproportionately shouldering the costs and burdens.

In Southern Africa, some 12 million people currently face severe food …

DR Congo Army says ADF Rebels Killed 30 Soldiers

KINSHASA – Islamist rebels killed 30 soldiers and wounded another 70, some seriously, during fierce fighting last week in eastern DR Congo, army officials said.

They suffered the losses during the latest offensive Thursday against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), …

Refugees Killed in Tripoli Were Forced Out of UN Facility

Two Eritrean asylum-seekers were shot dead in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, days after the U.N. refugee agency pressed them to leave its facility citing overcrowding.

The UNHCR confirmed the deaths in a statement Friday saying it’s deeply saddened by the …

Security Sources: Niger Army Base Attack Death Toll Hits 89

The death toll from Thursday’s attack by suspected jihadists on a Niger army base has risen to at least 89, four security sources said, surpassing a raid last month that killed 71 soldiers as the deadliest against Nigerien forces in …

Statement of the Twenty-Third IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

The twenty-third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 11 December 2019 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States …