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Posts Tagged ‘disease’

Warring in the Oncology Ward

By Binoy Kampmark   Townsville General Hospital

Cancer as Demonology and Defeat

Eraxion   By Binoy Kampmark   “No one needs to be told what their attitude to illness should be – least of all by advertising agencies.” Margaret McCartney, BMJ, Aug 15, 2014

Uganda confirms outbreak of Avian flu

Onome Oghene/EPA   By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda has been hit by the deadly Avian Influenza, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced. The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), also known as Avian or Bird flu, affects birds, animals and humans.

Hunger: How You Can Help

By Cynthia M. Lardner Hunger is a globally endemic problem impacting global stability and impeding peace. As President Barack Obama stated, “Hunger, disease and poverty can lead to global instability and leave a vacuum for extremism to fill. So instead of just managing poverty, we must offer nations and people a pathway out of poverty. […]

No let-up on illegal African migration to Europe

Aris Messinis/AFP   By Joe Khamisi “Just like a Slavery Boat” was one of the headlines the New York Times recently chose to describe the dehumanizing conditions in decrepit wooden boats African migrants use to escape misery, authoritarian regimes, ethnic massacres and poverty, to seek a better life in Europe.

Uganda receives emergency vaccine to combat yellow fever outbreak

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda has received 714,579 doses of yellow fever vaccine, worth 643,765 US dollars for an emergency reactive mass vaccination campaign in Masaka and Rukungiri districts.

High Vaccine Prices Hamper Immunisation Efforts In Africa

By Peter Louis Ministerial Conference on Immunisation in Africa presses countries to do more, but gives free pass to pharmaceutical companies charging inflated vaccine prices.

Humanitarian partners urgently require funding for South Sudan in race against time

By Peter Louis As humanitarian needs rise in South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator has called for urgent funding to enable aid organizations to rapidly scale-up humanitarian action during the dry season.

Polio-free Africa gets funding boost

By Adisa Amanor Wilks Poliomyelitis, popularly known as polio, is a highly infectious viral disease that attacks the nervous system and can lead to paralysis within hours of infection. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), since 1988, polio cases have decreased by over 99% – from an estimated 350,000 cases in more than 125 […]

More than 300,000 children malnourished in South Sudan

  By Peter Louis The World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are intensifying their efforts to reverse the dire malnutrition situation in South Sudan, where a brutal conflict has displaced millions of people, destroyed basic services, increasing disease and exacerbating hunger.