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Challenges of Administering an Ebola Vaccine in Remote Areas of the DRC

Challenges of Administering an Ebola Vaccine in Remote Areas of the DRC

No one said tracking the movements of a patient, suspected to be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus, through the dense forests of the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was going to be easy. With no discernible roads, only dense bush, we were forced to travel on three motorbikes to […]

Feature – Chinese Doctors Bring Brightness to Congolese Cataract Patients

Feature – Chinese Doctors Bring Brightness to Congolese Cataract Patients

For 65-year-old Balossa Yvonne, a Congolese woman who is suffering from cataract for months, a cure for her illness is to receive a surgery. However, due to limited access to medical resources, she found it hard to get a proper surgery until she came to China-Congo Friendship Hospital (CCFH) where the Chinese medical team in […]

After Ebola – What Happens When the Virus Fades and the NGOs – and Money – Leave?

After Ebola – What Happens When the Virus Fades and the NGOs – and Money – Leave?

Ebola wiped out nearly 10% of Liberia’s doctors and nurses. Take a look at life for those it left behind. Musu lies on her side in a cot in the Tubmanburg public hospital in Liberia’s northwestern Bomi County. She grips the creamcoloured bed rails, waiting for her father to clean her fresh surgical wounds. The […]

Norway PM Erna Solberg Says the U.S. Is Losing Global Sway

Norway PM Erna Solberg Says the U.S. Is Losing Global Sway

Searching for a bright spot in the escalating trade dispute emanating from the U.S., Norway’s prime minister said the world’s biggest economy just isn’t as important anymore. “It’s important to remember that the U.S. isn’t the same driving force as it used to be,” Erna Solberg said in an interview in Oslo on Monday. “The […]

Malaysia finance minister Lim Guan Eng suggests China connection to 1MDB

Malaysia finance minister Lim Guan Eng suggests China connection to 1MDB

Malaysia’s new government has highlighted a possible China connection in the 1MDB scandal, linking the problems at the graft-tainted state investment fund to two Beijing-backed pipeline projects that cost more than $1bn apiece. Lim Guan Eng, Malaysia’s finance minister, said on Tuesday that the country’s previous government had agreed to make payments for the Chinese-built […]

How the Elite Take Billions Offshore – Revealing The Secret Scams of The Rich And Powerful

How the Elite Take Billions Offshore – Revealing The Secret Scams of The Rich And Powerful

From Cape Verde’s white-sand beaches to Niger’s vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. Government officials, arms merchants and corporations have spirited away millions of dollars from destitute West African nations through offshore tax havens, an investigation by journalists from the region and […]

Trump calls Canada ‘very spoiled,’ ‘difficult to deal with’

Trump calls Canada ‘very spoiled,’ ‘difficult to deal with’

U.S. President Donald Trump is taking aim at Canada, calling his neighbour to the north “very difficult to deal with” and “very spoiled.” Trump’s scolding comes amid reports in U.S. media that the White House is considering steep tariffs of 25 per cent on imported vehicles. Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Trump levelled the same accusations […]

Johesu Strike – Your Letter Is Blackmail, Govt Tells Nigerians Living With HIV

Johesu Strike – Your Letter Is Blackmail, Govt Tells Nigerians Living With HIV

The Federal Government Tuesday described the petition written by the Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, CISHAN and Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPWHAN and 11 other Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, as an attempt to blackmail President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole in a statement, said […]

Seeking Home in the Midst of Cameroon’s Chaos: AB Mambo

Seeking Home in the Midst of Cameroon’s Chaos: AB Mambo

My teeth chatter and my knees quake. I’m sitting in a dark movie theater while my little one watches The Lego Ninja Go movie. A tyrant has a dysfunctional relationship with his protagonist superpower son who hates him for abandoning him as a child or trying to destroy the city. Something. The green Ninja, Lloyd, […]

Novartis Access and government of Cameroon sign memorandum of understanding to fight chronic diseases

Novartis Access and government of Cameroon sign memorandum of understanding to fight chronic diseases

We are pleased to announce that Novartis and the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement Novartis Access in Cameroon. The collaboration also includes capacity-building activities with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) on community awareness. Initially, Novartis Access medicines will be made available through CBCHS hospitals […]

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