Health

Niger vaccinates 152,000 against Cholera

In collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners, the...

How close is Africa to eradicating polio?

During the Africa Regional Commission for the Certification of poliomyelitis eradication...

African Development Bank announces new plans to reduce stunting by 40%

In collaboration with the Alike Danote Foundation and Big Win Philanthropy, the African...

Four countries pledge more than $215 million to improve healthcare systems in Myanmar

The United States, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom have collectively committed...

Cross-border surveillance crucial to mitigate Ebola, says WHO

Due to the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

As global vaccination coverage falls, measles cases spike

According to a report from the World Health Organisation, numerous countries have...

Greater action needed to tackle HIV among children, urges UNICEF

According to a report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) titled “Children,...

Poor, urban children more disadvantaged than their rural peers, says UNICEF

According to a new report from UNICEF titled “Advantage or Paradox: The Challenge...

UNAIDS calls for more availability in HIV testing in new report

UNAIDS have released a new report ahead of World Aids Day titled ‘Knoweldge...

26 million in Nigeria to be vaccinated against yellow fever

In collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and Gavi the Vaccine...

Cases of dengue fever have tripled in Dhaka, the most deadly year to date

Dhaka, Bangladesh is currently experiencing an explosion of dengue fever cases, making...

Bogota day care centre helps at-risk Venezuelan children cope with the adaptation process

According to a report from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Venezuelan children...

World Toilet Day – 19 November 2018

World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November, is about taking action to ensure that...

Qatar Fund for Development commits $3 million to eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Dr. Matashidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director of Africa and Mr. Misfer Hamad Al-Shahwani,...

Venezuelan government denies health crisis as many continue suffer

According to a report from Human Rights Watch, Venezuela is in the middle of a critical...

UNICEF provides safe drinking water to rural villages in Syria

In collaboration with the United Kingdom, UNICEF has delivered safe drinking water...

IOM provides mental health services and safe spaces in Yemen for displaced children and families

Since March 2015, the conflict in Yemen has affected the lives of millions of families....

Chennai’s water crisis worsens as water delivery providers strike

Last month, Chennai’s water delivery system went on strike to protest their...

WHO warns that air pollution is “the new tobacco”

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said...

Nutritionist helps patients at Beni Ebola treatment centre

Daniel Merusyhwa is a nutritionist working at an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern...

Crowdsourced maps helps girls in rural Tanzania escape FGM

In areas of Tanzania, female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced and the ‘cutting...

Thousands of children at risk from unsafe drinking water in schools in Basra

In a report published on Tuesday, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) warned that...

International Day of Rural Women – 15 October, 2018

Today marks the UN’s International Day of Rural Women, a day first observed...

More support needed to ease humanitarian crisis and rebuild lives in north-east Nigeria

After a two day visit to the region, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator...

Tobacco industry’s carbon footprint equivalent to that of entire countries

Backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), a recent study recommends that the...

Six million in South Sudan face extreme hunger and malnutrition

According to a report published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification...

Earthquake and subsequent tsunami leave hundreds dead in Indonesia

On Friday, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck north of Palu, Indonesia, leaving hundreds...

Flooding in Nigeria displaces thousands

Nearly half a million people are currently affected by flooding in Nigeria, with 141...

Genetically engineering a malaria-free world

A team of biologists at Imperial College, London have altered the genetics of the...

Global Fund saves 27 million lives in their fight against HIV, TB, and malaria

The Global Fund is a non-profit partnership organisation designed to accelerate the...

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