Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

Kenya Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus

NAIROBI - Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the

9 Dead as Guineans Protest President’s Bid to Extend Power

CONAKRY, GUINEA - At least nine people have been killed in three days of protests in Guinea against the president's bid to extend his time in power, while hospitals are overwhelmed with scores of people wounded, a doctor told The

Burkina Faso Mosque Attack Claims 16

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO Armed men stormed a mosque in the volatile north of Burkina Faso as worshippers were at prayer, killing 16 people and sending residents fleeing, security sources and locals said Saturday.The attack on the Grand Mosque in the

Ebola Virus in DR Congo Significantly Contained, But Remains Dangerous

GENEVA - The World Health Organization reports progress in containing the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but says many challenges to its elimination remain. WHO reports the number of cases in the outbreak now

Majority of Mental Health Problems in Conflict Zones and Other Emergencies Go Untreated: Survey

GENEVA - To mark World Mental Health Day, the International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for greater psycho-social support for millions of people caught in violence and armed conflict.A survey finds more than one in five people in

Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean This Year Top 1,000

GENEVA - The International Organization for Migration reports fatalities from a shipwreck Monday off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa has pushed the migrant death toll on the Mediterranean Sea this year to 1071.The boat, which capsized seve...