Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

Ousted Sudan President to be Sent for Trial Soon, Prosecutor Says

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will stand trial soon on corruption charges and 41 former officials from his government are being investigated for suspected graft, the chief prosecutor said Saturday.Putting Bashir on trial will test how seriou...

Kenyan FGM Survivor’s Film Urges Women Not to ‘Die in Silence’

NEW YORK - As a 10-year-old in rural Kenya, Beryl Magoko was not surprised when her Kuria community arranged for her to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as it was normal for girls.But she was shocked to learn about reconstructive

Cameroon Arrests More Opposition Supporters as Protest Efforts Intensify

Cameroon has detained hundreds more supporters of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who is facing treason charges after leading protests and asserting that he won last October's presidential election. The arrests happened Saturday as security forces di...

Sudan Police Fire Tear Gas to Break Up Protests

Sudanese police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in Sudan's capital Khartoum during a civil disobedience campaign to demand civilian rule.The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which led the demonstrations that spurred the army to topple Pr...

UN Says About 25% of Ebola Cases Could be Going Undetected

GENEVA The World Health Organization says it may be missing a quarter of all Ebola cases in eastern Congo as violent unrest complicates detection.That estimate by WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan on Thursday comes after aid groups

UN Says About 25% of Ebola Cases Could be Going Undetected

GENEVA The World Health Organization says it may be missing a quarter of all Ebola cases in eastern Congo as violent unrest complicates detection.That estimate by WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan on Thursday comes after aid groups

Ebola Listening Projects Take Cues from Community to Improve Response

Working in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in 2015, researcher Katherina Thomas noticed that while experts and aid workers had lots to say, no one was listening to ordinary people affected.She and a team set about interviewing patients and community

Ebola Listening Projects Take Cues from Community to Improve Response

Working in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in 2015, researcher Katherina Thomas noticed that while experts and aid workers had lots to say, no one was listening to ordinary people affected.She and a team set about interviewing patients and community