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Africans and the Russia-Ukraine War

Africans and the Russia-Ukraine War

By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu On February 2, the United Nations General Assembly convened in an emergency session, the first in a quarter of a century, to consider the Russian invasion of Ukraine. At the end of the debate, the states in the General Assembly voted to adopt a resolution condemning Russia’s conduct as an unlawful […]

Tom Brady Not Retiring After All—Announces Return To Buccaneers

Tom Brady Not Retiring After All—Announces Return To Buccaneers

Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady, who announced his retirement from football in February following 22 NFL seasons and seven Super Bowl titles, said on Twitter Sunday he’s changed his mind, and will be returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to play in his twenty-third season in September. “I’ve realized my place is still […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Death in Post-Menopausal Women-By Becky Upham

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Death in Post-Menopausal Women-By Becky Upham

Post-menopausal women who have higher estrogen levels as a result of taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have a lower risk of death from COVID-19 than women with natural levels of the hormone, according to a new Swedish study. The research, published February 14 in BMJ Open, also found that women who were taking estrogen-blocking therapy because of […]

The Fighting Spirit of Young African Footballers Who Migrate Overseas

The Fighting Spirit of Young African Footballers Who Migrate Overseas

When Sadio Mané scored the decisive penalty to secure Senegal’s triumph over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Isaak, a professional Ghanaian footballer in his late 20s, could not have been further away from the action. Watching the final online in his room in eastern Thailand, Isaak’s thoughts most likely turned to […]

On the Eve of a New EU-AU Partnership, 81 Nobel Laureates and Leaders Demand Justice for Africa’s Children

On the Eve of a New EU-AU Partnership, 81 Nobel Laureates and Leaders Demand Justice for Africa’s Children

On the eve of the European Union-African Union Summit, 81 Nobel laureates and world leaders, as part of Laureates and Leaders for Children, issued a statement calling for world leaders to deliver direct social protections for all children in Africa. The statement was finalised following a roundtable consultation, chaired by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, […]

Cervical Cancer Is a Disease of Inequity

Cervical Cancer Is a Disease of Inequity

The World Health Organization estimates that cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. The cancer burden is on the rise, putting more pressure on already strained systems in low- and middle-income countries. These regions are least prepared to deal with the growing number of cancer patients. People in the world’s poorest countries have not benefited equally […]

Daughters of Somalia, a Continuous Pledge to End Female Genital Mutilation

Daughters of Somalia, a Continuous Pledge to End Female Genital Mutilation

In Somalia, over 90 per cent or more of girls and women, have been subjected to female genital mutilation, or FGM. Despite the practice having devastating health ramifications for women and girls – including pain, bleeding, permanent disability and even death – discussion over how to end the harmful tradition, remains taboo. The United Nations […]

New Flood Maps Show US Damage Rising 26% In Next 30 years

New Flood Maps Show US Damage Rising 26% In Next 30 years

Climate change is raising flood risks in neighborhoods across the U.S. much faster than many people realize. Over the next three decades, the cost of flood damage is on pace to rise 26% due to climate change alone, an analysis of our new flood risk maps shows. That’s only part of the risk. Despite recent devastating floods, people […]

COVID And War Push Yemen’s Businesswomen To Smash Taboos

COVID And War Push Yemen’s Businesswomen To Smash Taboos

Short of masks and short of protective gowns, Yemen’s overstretched medical workers started dying from COVID-19. Nadia Dhrah – herself a doctor – was dismayed, so she resolved to do what she could to help. Dhrah, who had set up a tiny business making surgical masks and clothing in 2019, thought her company could meet […]

New Insights Into Quality of Care for Girls and Women Facing The Complications Of Unsafe Abortion

New Insights Into Quality of Care for Girls and Women Facing The Complications Of Unsafe Abortion

Too many girls and women continue to die and to face both the short and long-term negative consequences of unsafe abortion – yet information is lacking on how health care providers and systems can best provide quality care for girls and women with abortion-related complications. In recognition of this research gap, HRP, WHO and partners […]