Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

Liberia at Turning Point, Yet Challenges Remain to Build On Peace, Human Rights Gains, Deputy Secretary-General Says as Political Mission Exits

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the occasion of the closure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in Monrovia today:Thank you, Mr. President, and distinguished members of the ...

Tillerson Bids Farewell to State Department Staff

In Thursday's farewell remarks to State Department staff, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked American diplomats and civil servants to be respectful to each other and to carry on the priorities of U.S. national security."I'd like to ask each of

Fishing Boats Switch Off Trackers, Raise Suspicions of Illegal Fishing

Fishing vessels that temporarily switch off a public tracking system raise suspicions that they are hiding illegal fishing, according to the advocacy group Oceana.Vessel owners say Oceana is relying on the wrong tracking system. They note that governme...

Sierra Leone Votes for New President

Lining up hours before dawn, citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls Wednesday to choose a new president, parliament, and local councilors in one of the most hotly contested elections in the West African nation's history.Current president, Ernest Ba...


ACCRA-- Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama left Accra Monday for Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he will be leading a number of meetings aimed at ensuring a peaceful election and its aftermath in that West African country.Sierra Leone goes to

World’s Leading Health Organizations Release Third Edition of Widely Used Resource on Family Planning

Global Handbook Gives Health-Care Providers Accurate and Practical Guidance for Counseling Clients NEW DELHI, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Family planning is considered a development “best buy” and a life-saving intervention for millions of women and girls. Crucial to the success

Les principaux organismes de santé du monde publient la troisième édition d’une ressource largement utilisée en matière de planification familiale

Un guide mondial à l’intention des prestataires de soins de santé fournissant des conseils précis et pratiques pour le conseil des clients NEW DELHI, 13 février 2018 /PRNewswire/ — La planification familiale est considérée comme un « excellent choix » en matière de

Surgical Infections More Common in Low-Income Countries, Study Finds

Surgeries in low-income countries had higher rates of infections than those in higher-income countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.The authors said their report provided a starting point for making surgery safe...