Home » Posts tagged with » Health Crisis

Pandemic Slashes Worldwide Income From Work By A Tenth – ILO

Pandemic Slashes Worldwide Income From Work By A Tenth – ILO

Income earned from work worldwide dropped by an estimated 10.7%, or $3.5 trillion, in the first nine months of 2020, compared to the same period a year ago, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. The figure, which does not include income support provided by governments to compensate for workplace closures during the pandemic, […]

Nigeria Confirms 12 New Cases, Total Now 151

Nigeria Confirms 12 New Cases, Total Now 151

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Nigeria has risen to 151 after 12 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed. The public health agency said the 12 new cases were reported in three states: Osun, Edo and Ekiti. NCDC in a tweet said nine of the cases were confirmed […]

The Malaria Epidemic In Burundi – Children Are Losing Their Lives

The Malaria Epidemic In Burundi – Children Are Losing Their Lives

Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa The death of a six-year-old YouTube star from a malaria epidemic in Burundi has spotlighted the growing challenge of combating malaria in a warmer world, health experts said on Tuesday. Darcy Irakoze – known […]

Second Ebola Case Detected In Eastern Congo’s Main City

Second Ebola Case Detected In Eastern Congo’s Main City

Goma’s first Ebola case was detected in mid-July, prompting the World Health Organisation to warn that the spread of the disease could accelerate A  second case of Ebola was detected on Tuesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, a local health official said, increasing concern the virus could establish a foothold in the densely […]

No Cash, No Cure: Zimbabwe’s Hospitals Buckle Amid Economic Crisis

No Cash, No Cure: Zimbabwe’s Hospitals Buckle Amid Economic Crisis

For the past week Arnold Gambe, 76, has been trying to withdraw his government pension from the People’s Own Savings Bank in Harare. Every morning he travels from his home, about 50km north of Zimbabwe’s capital, to try. He needs the money to buy painkillers for his back problems and medicine for his eight-year-old grandson, […]