Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

UN refugee agency urges Israel to halt forced relocation of African asylum seekers

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa.

This appeal came after some 80 cases were identified …

Amid Widespread Human Suffering, Speakers in General Assembly Underline Need to Strengthen Coordination of Humanitarian, Disaster Relief Assistance

More people than ever before, displaced by conflict and natural hazards, required aid and relief from the international community, the General Assembly heard today as speakers stressed the need to strengthen coordination of humanitarian and …

West and Central Africa lagging far behind world in HIV response, warns UNICEF

Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund …

One of World’s Largest Diamonds Fetches $6.5M to Aid Sierra Leone

NEW YORK One of the world's largest diamonds was sold for $6.5 million by Sierra Leone on Monday to fund local development projects, dealing a blow to smugglers in the West African nation.

The egg-sized, …

Treatments Commence at Two Algerian Hospitals Equipped with Modern Varian Radiotherapy Systems

ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cancer patients in Algeria now have access to modern radiotherapy care with the commencement of treatments at two of six public hospitals currently being equipped by Varian (NYSE: …

Want to Know When Ebola Will Strike Next? Look to the Forest

DAKAR Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict …

Want to Know When Ebola Will Strike Next? Look to the Forest

DAKAR Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict …

Africa Tops Global Hunger Index, Driven by War, Climate Sho

ROME Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said Thursday.

Nearly half of the 119 countries …