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10.06.01 – MEDICAL PRACTICE

GENEVA / TUBERCULOSIS

Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in four of them were diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services. WHO

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

Female Genital Mutilation or FGM, is a harmful traditional practice that still persists in Somalia where its prevalence remains high at 95 percent, especially affecting girls between four to 11 years of age. An estimated 130 million women across the world have undergone FGM and suffer from severe effects of the practice. AU / UN IST

8 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MEDICAL SUPPLIES

The Belet Wyene hospital in the Hiraan region of South-Central Somalia now lacks life-saving drugs and medical equipment needed to treat the influx of patients. Djiboutian troops serving under the African Union Peacekeeping mission forSomaliahave donated medical suppliers to the hospital, the only one in the region, ahead of the rainy season. UN AU IST

26 Oct 2013 | Read More »

WHO / TB ADVANCER

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO Global tuberculosis report 2013 published today (22 October). The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also decreasing to 1.3 million. WHO

23 Oct 2013 | Read More »

FAO / BIRD FLU

The UN food agency issued a new warning saying bird flu viruses continue to pose a serious threat to human and animal health, adding they will pose a greater risk during the upcoming flu season. FILE    

16 Sep 2013 | Read More »

ETHIOPIA / CHILD MORTALITY

A new UNICEF report "A Promise Renewed" examines trends in child mortality since 1990 and the opportunity to end preventable child deaths.  Health extension workers, especially in the remote areas, have helped slash child mortality rates by half inEthiopia than ten years. UNICEF

14 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / CHILD HEALTH

Using a mix of the age-old African "bush telegraph" (community dialogues) and SMS technology, Uganda has cut the number of child deaths by two thirds in less than a generation. The rapid SMS system known as M-trac, help medical staff to gather facts from the patients in need, test and treat them, and manage the [...]

12 Sep 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / POLIO

To contain an outbreak of polio hat has been grippingKenyasince May, immunization campaigns have been conducted around the country, and the efforts are especially intensified in and around the refugee camps where the population's immunities are low. UNICEF

5 Sep 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / ETHIOPIAN PLANE CRASH

An Ethiopian Air force flight crash-landed a tMogadishu International Airport today killing four crewmembers and injuring two others. (UN/AU-UST)

9 Aug 2013 | Read More »

NIGERIA/ POLIO

WHO and UNICEF saidNigeriarecorded a 50 per cent decline in the number of polio cases in the second quarter of this year.Nigeriaalong withPakistanandAfghanistanare the only three countries in the world where polio exists. (UNICEF)

8 Aug 2013 | Read More »

 

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