Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

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 …

African Delegates Press for Greater Regional Cooperation in Efforts to Resolve Western Sahara Question, as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Debate

Delegates from several African countries called for greater regional cooperation in the peaceful resolution of the Western Sahara question today, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate on decolonization.

Senegal's …

Speakers Call for Prioritizing Education, Health in Quest to Level Gender Playing Field, as Third Committee Holds Debate on Women’s Advancement

Delegates in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) debated the international response to violence against women today, opening a discussion on the advancement of women.

The Committee heard from special mandate holders and heads …

EU LAUNCHES PROGRAMME TO ADDRESS TERRORIST THREAT IN MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA

BRUSSELS, The European Union, EU, has launched a programme, as part of the "Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace," IcSP, worth EUR17.5 million, to address the terrorist threat in the Middle East and North Africa.…

National Mourning in Sierra Leone

As Sierra Leone officially concludes its period of national mourning following the tragic flooding and mudslides in the capital Freetown and surrounding areas, the United States reiterates our profound sympathy and extends our condolences to …