Category Archives: Medical

WHO: Africa Left Behind in Race for COVID-19 Vaccine

The World Health Organization says Africa’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccine is being hampered by supply shortages and delays in planned deliveries. To date, the WHO reports 4.3 million cases of COVID-19 in Africa, including 114,000 deaths.A few countries a…

Four UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali Attack, UN Says

Islamic extremists have killed four U.N. peacekeepers in Mali, the U.N. mission in Mali said Friday. The incident occurred at the peacekeepers’ camp in Aguelhok, in the northern part of the country. The camp is home to mostly Chadian peacekeepers. Heli…

Christians Mark Good Friday Amid Lingering Virus Woes

Christians in the Holy Land are marking Good Friday this year amid signs the coronavirus crisis is winding down, with religious sites open to limited numbers of faithful but none of the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the Holy Week leading up to Easte…

UN: Crippling Debt Keeps Developing Countries Mired in Poverty

A new study warns developing countries will have difficulty recovering from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic without relief from crushing debt burdens keeping them mired in poverty. The U.N. Development Program (UNDP) is releasing the st…

Man’s Ebola Relapse Spawned 91 New Cases in Africa

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died. The report adds to evidence that the deadly virus can lurk in the body long after symptoms…

As COVID-19 Epicenter, South Africa to Receive 41 Million Vaccine Doses

The coronavirus vaccine is coming, with South Africa expecting to conclude negotiations in upcoming weeks to vaccinate 41 million people, and the next stage of vaccinations to begin in May, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced late Tuesday. In additi…