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EU putting weight behind Ethiopia’s Tedros for a second term in WHO DG role

Tedros 2.0? German government sources told Reuters on 23 September that Berlin would officially nominate Tedros as the Director General (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the second time around and was seeking support from other European Union (EU) member states. At least 17 EU states have said they would also submit his …

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Pandemic preparedness: better late than never

Billion-dollar plan  Almost as if to make up for the lost Trump year during the pandemic, the White House has put together an ambitious new plan with a $65.3 billion price tag that could transform the way the United States responds to pandemics by vastly accelerating vaccine development, testing, and production. But is the plan big enough?  Announced on 03 September, the scheme hopes to launch with …

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Cancer in Africa: The untold tale

Cancer in Africa is an increasing health issue, which must be handled effectively to limit rising incidences and fatality rates. It has been predicted that because of population increase and ageing, there would be a seventy percent influx of new cancer diagnoses by 2030. In Africa, this daunting condition has co-existed with newly found contagious …

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Ebola makes a comeback in Côte d’Ivoire

The Ebola virus arrested headlines earlier this year following an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now, it’s back in the news with Côte d’Ivoire detecting its first case in more than 25 years. The country’s Ministry of Health confirmed the news, after samples collected from an individual who had arrived from Guinea. …

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South Africa: Mine Dumps Increase Asthma Risk

Studies in South Africa have revealed that living close to a mine or exposure to mine dust is a risk factor for asthma, as well as other respiratory and bronchial illnesses. Mining is a major industry in South Africa, with materials such as gold and coal having helped to boost the country’s economy. However, there …

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Nigeria: Using Technology to Improve Healthcare

Technology is being employed all over the world to improve healthcare. In Nigeria, technology is being hailed as the answer to poor healthcare by experts. The Future of Health Summit was held by Philips Africa and Forbes Africa, designed to provide an event to discuss Nigerian and African investment in healthcare technology. A survey recently …

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The Greatest Health Issue In Africa Today Is Not What You Would Expect

If you pay attention to latest news stories, you might assume that the biggest issues for Africa are communicable diseases such as Ebola or yellow fever. While diseases like this are certainly a concern, it is worth pointing out that Africa is slowly but surely finding the solutions to these problems. Take Ebola for instance. …

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How the Ebola Outbreak in May 2018 Will Differ From the Past

On the 8th of May 2018, another Ebola epidemic was declared by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then, around 54 patients have presented symptoms of hemorrhagic fever with 35 confirmed Ebola cases. There have also been 25 deaths with 12 of them being confirmed as being caused by Ebola. The outbreak …

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