Category Archives: Medical

WHO: Health Care Under Siege in Areas of Conflict

The World Health Organization says more than 700 health care workers and patients were killed, more than 2,000 injured, and hundreds of health facilities destroyed in countries of conflict between 2018 and 2020.A three-year analysis was carried out in …

Doctors Without Borders Leaving West Cameroon After Government Suspension

Withdrawing emergency health care services amid a crisis was a difficult decision, but it was one that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) had to make after the government suspended its operations for eight months. Cameroonian authorities have accused the a…

USAID Head Pushes for Humanitarian Aid Access in Tigray

U.S. Agency for International Development head Samantha Power is set to meet Wednesday with officials in Ethiopia as the United States urges the government to allow clear access for humanitarian aid to the Tigray region. Power on Tuesday met with refug…

Flooding Kills 7 in South Sudan’s Unity State, Official Says

Authorities in Unity state say at least seven people are reported dead after floods submerged several homes in Mayendit County in recent days. The floods have also displaced about 400 families, officials say. Mayendit County Commissioner Gatluak Nyan…

US Official Says Getting Vaccines to Africans is ‘Top Priority’

The Biden administration is in the process of delivering 25 million vaccine doses to African countries in a massive effort to help African nations beat the COVID-19 pandemic. VOA’s Hayde Adams, the host of “Straight Talk Africa,” spoke with Akunna Cook…

More Than 700 Saved From Mediterranean This Weekend, Aid Group Says

Rescue ships picked up more than 700 people trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift vessels this weekend, mainly off the coasts of Libya and Malta, a migrant aid group said Sunday.The latest figures came as United Nations migration officials rep…