Category Archives: Medical

Fear, hunger, and mystery killers stalk Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado

First, her house was hit by a deadly cyclone that ripped off its flimsy metal-sheet roof. Then, six months later, suspected Islamist insurgents stormed Atija Malique’s village and burnt down the parts of her home still standing.

In Mozambique’s northernmost …

Briefing: Mozambique’s post-cyclone problems multiply

Insurgent attacks, contested elections, and drought are sparking fresh humanitarian and security concerns in Mozambique, which is still struggling with the aftermath of back-to-back cyclones that pummelled the southern African nation earlier this year.

The New Humanitarian has spent three …

Gunmen Kill 14 in Burkina Faso Church

Unknown gunmen opened fire on a church in eastern Burkina Faso Sunday, killing at least 14 people.

Officials say the attack took place in the town of Hantoukoura, near the border with Niger.

Soldiers are hunting for the attackers who …

Ugandan Pageant Fights HIV Stigma

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Nearly one-third of Uganda’s new HIV infections occur among 15-to-25-year-olds, who say that although there has been progress, stigma is still a problem. To raise awareness ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, Uganda holds an …

Horses Aid in Therapy for Children With Disabilities in Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Once a week, a horse track in Harare invites children born with cerebral palsy, a neuromuscular disorder, to visit. But the children don’t simply watch the horses.

Trish Lillie of the Healing with Horses Therapeutic Centre says …

Heart Disease Study Finds Meds Work as Well as Surgery

PHILADELPHIA – People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their …