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1.4 Million With Tuberculosis, Lost Out On Treatment During First Year Of Covid-19

1.4 Million With Tuberculosis, Lost Out On Treatment During First Year Of Covid-19

An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received necessary care for tuberculosis (TB) during 2020 compared with the previous year, because of COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Monday. The latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) from more than 80 countries, showed a reduction in the treatment of 21 per cent in the first year […]

Identifying Your Stressors

Identifying Your Stressors

We all live with stress but we handle it differently. But then, maybe stress from work, daily hustle or bills are kinds of stress we have little or no control over and we always have to find a way to deal with it. But what do you do when the reason for the stress is […]

Breast Cancer {How To Check Your Body}

Breast Cancer {How To Check Your Body}

Growing up, I remember a particular organization came to my secondary school and asked to see the girls only in the school. We were all assembled into the school hall and they addressed us. They enlightened us on what breast cancer was and taught us how to self-examine our breast and even shared informative leaflets […]

Prime Minister Dies in Germany

Prime Minister Dies in Germany

Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko died in a German hospital on March 10, 2021, at the age of 56. Bakayoko left Abidjan on February 18, 2021, for treatment at the American Hospital of Paris, France. Two weeks later on March 6, 2021, he was transferred to Germany. Hamed Bakayoko was born March 8, 1965 in Abidjan. […]

Customary and Religious Laws Are Impeding Progress Towards Women’s Health in Nigeria

Customary and Religious Laws Are Impeding Progress Towards Women’s Health in Nigeria

Numerous countries have committed themselves to promoting the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls by ratifying international human rights treaties. These include the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Nigeria ratified the convention on women’s rights in 1985 and the convention on child rights in […]

Continent’s Number of Covid-19 Deaths Surpasses 90,000

Continent’s Number of Covid-19 Deaths Surpasses 90,000

 As of February 1, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,569,617. Reported deaths in Africa reached  90,971  and 3,051,748 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,453,761  – and 44,164  people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 471,157 ), Tunisia ( 208,885 ), Egypt ( 165,951 ), […]

WHO Eritrea Boost of Maternal Health Services

WHO Eritrea Boost of Maternal Health Services

WHO Supplies vital health service delivery equipment to support the MOH Maternity Waiting Homes in remote areas to strengthen the delivery of essential maternal and Newborn health in Eritrea. The World Health Organization remains committed to supporting the Government of the State of Eritrea in its effort to achieve the Universal Health Coverage commitment for […]

Can Pregnant People Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Can Pregnant People Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Pregnant people’s exclusion from clinical trials means we’re missing important information on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine in that potentially high-risk group. “Just a little bit ago the FDA informed Pfizer that they do intend to proceed towards an authorization of their vaccine,” Azar told Good Morning America. “We should be seeing the authorization […]

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine: What To Expect Before, During, and After

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine: What To Expect Before, During, and After

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is officially being distributed throughout the US after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized it for emergency use on December 11. Right now, the first round is being rolled out to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities—so unless you fall into one of those two groups, you’re likely not going […]

Poor Countries Seen Missing Out As Rich Nations Hoard COVID-19 Vaccines

Poor Countries Seen Missing Out As Rich Nations Hoard COVID-19 Vaccines

Nine out of 10 people in dozens of poor nations could miss out on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 next year because rich countries have hoarded far more doses than they need, campaigners said on Wednesday. Rich nations home to 14% of the global population had bought 53% of the total stock of the most-promising vaccines […]

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