Category Archives: Medical

Rural COVID, Urban COVID: Africa Sees Sharp Divide

It is hard to see COVID-19 here, in the small village of KaMatsamo. Goats pick their way through a path that runs from the highway, the main thoroughfare in this South African town of some 23,000 people. On a recent day, most residents were not diligen…

COVID Pandemic Has Big Effect in Small Nation of eSwatini

Eddie Simelane is a patient. Every two months, this 46-year-old, HIV-positive father of four wakes up early to line up at a government clinic near eSwatini’s capital for his supply of free anti-retroviral medication. The emaSwati are no strangers…

Clean, Hot Water Installed at All eSwatini Clinics

LOBAMBA – For more than a year, nurse Lindiwe Magongo has seen to the needs of 600 patients per week at her small clinic near the capital of eSwatini, the nation formerly known as Swaziland.And until very recently, she’s fought both ordinary health iss…

Dozens Killed as Mozambique Attack Survivors Evacuated

Dozens of people were killed during coordinated jihadi attacks in Palma in northern Mozambique, the defense ministry said Sunday, four days after the raids were launched.”Last Wednesday, a group of terrorists sneaked into…Palma and launched actions th…

5 Die in Cairo Building Collapse

Officials in Egypt say an apartment building collapsed in the capital early Saturday, killing at least five people.Many people remained trapped in the rubble in Cairo, according to witnesses who spoke to Reuters.Emergency workers are engaged in a searc…

Mali Officials Accuse French Military of Killing Civilians

Officials in Mali on Friday accused the French military of killing civilians in a Thursday airstrike. Reuters said the number of killed was six, while AP reported at least five deaths. The incident happened in the western Gao region of Mali and was the…