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Continent Nears 105,000 Covid-19 Deaths

Continent Nears 105,000 Covid-19 Deaths

As of March 4, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,923,942 . Reported deaths in Africa reached  104,679 and  3,502,616 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –  1,516,262 – and  50,366 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 484,753 ), Tunisia ( 235,008 ), Egypt ( 184,168 […]

Guinea Officially Declares New Ebola Outbreak

Guinea Officially Declares New Ebola Outbreak

Guinea’s Health Ministry has now confirmed a new outbreak of the rare but deadly virus that causes fever, aches, diarrhoea, and sometimes bleeding. DR Congo has also reported cases. The government of Guinea officially declared a new outbreak of Ebola on Sunday. The official confirmation of the outbreak comes after several cases were identified in […]

Coronavirus: Pandemic Alert Should Be Trigger For Countries To Do More Against COVID-19

Coronavirus: Pandemic Alert Should Be Trigger For Countries To Do More Against COVID-19

Countries must “double-down” on their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, the UN health agency said on Wednesday, after announcing that the global emergency can now be described as a pandemic. UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the announcement as “a call to action – for everyone, everywhere.” Speaking in Geneva, World Health Organization […]

Coronavirus Turns Busy Chinese Cities Into Ghost Towns

Coronavirus Turns Busy Chinese Cities Into Ghost Towns

After making sure everyone’s face mask is on and sanitizer is to hand, the Qiao family heads out to Jingshan Park, a former royal sanctuary beside the Forbidden City in China’s capital Beijing. Snow has fallen for a second day, a rare event in the city of 21.5 million that would normally bring hundreds of […]

Zimbabwe Has The Highest Number Of Cholera Deaths In Eastern and Southern Africa

Zimbabwe Has The Highest Number Of Cholera Deaths In Eastern and Southern Africa

Zimbabwe has recorded the highest number of cholera-related cases and deaths in the Eastern and Southern Region (ESAR) with 65 deaths and over 10 000 cases reported in the last quarter of 2018. Thus is according to a recent report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The report, released this past week, […]

Things Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Things Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Sure, your tongue helps you chew, swallow, and taste food–then gab about how delicious (or not!) the meal was. But your tongue can also do much more, including providing a snapshot of your overall health. Symptoms of many chronic and acute illnesses can appear on your tongue. In fact, sometimes they’re among the very first signs […]

WHO Alerts To Rise In STIs Among Women In Sub-Saharan Africa

WHO Alerts To Rise In STIs Among Women In Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised alarm to the global widespread of Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common infection of the vagina, especially among women in sub-Saharan Africa. The apex United Nation (UN) health agency said these conditions have important health consequences, including genital symptoms, pregnancy complications, infertility, enhanced Human […]