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Japan Gives U.S.$ 33.3 Million Grant to End Polio in Nigeria

Japan Gives U.S.$ 33.3 Million Grant to End Polio in Nigeria

In an effort to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria, the Japanese government yesterday announced a grant of $33.3 million in humanitarian emergency funding to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). The grant came as a result of new cases popped up in areas affected by conflicts in the Borno State […]

Fresh Drive to Rid Western Africa of Polio

Fresh Drive to Rid Western Africa of Polio

Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said Friday its teams were aiming to reach every child under five in 13 countries from Mauritania to […]

Zimbabwean Women Using Deadly Mine Waste As Sexual Stimulant

Zimbabwean Women Using Deadly Mine Waste As Sexual Stimulant

A MINING rights lobby NGO says Hwange Colliery is exposing local women to serious health risks by dumping toxic acid whose chaff they (women) are applying to their bodies to arouse sexual pleasure. The Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) said this in a report launched in Harare, Thursday. The report is on the environmental […]

Women With Larger Behinds Are Healthier And More Intelligent, Study Finds

Women With Larger Behinds Are Healthier And More Intelligent, Study Finds

It turns out that having a little “junk in the trunk” is a good thing, health wise. Not only does having a larger derriere boost overall health, but it’s tied to increased intelligence and lower risk of chronic disease, according to researchers at the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital in the United Kingdom. Fat […]

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs. Their study, published this month by the journal Biomaterials,offers a new way to grow a vascular system, which has been a roadblock for tissue engineering. Scientists have already created large-scale […]

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Is Ignoring Famine – UN Chief

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Is Ignoring Famine – UN Chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan’s government of ignoring the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine , 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting. Guterres’ rebuke was delivered to the country’s president, Salva Kiir , on Thursday, mentioning “a refusal by the leadership to even acknowledge […]

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals are adopting SOPHiA to – no matter their experience in genomic testing – get up to speed and analyze genomic data to identify disease-causing mutations in patients’ genomic profiles, and decide on the most effective care. As new users of SOPHiA, they become part of a larger network of 260 hospitals in 46 […]

Applying for a Birth Certificate in Tanzania Using a Phone: 650,000 Children Regestered in Geita and Shinyanga

Applying for a Birth Certificate in Tanzania Using a Phone: 650,000 Children Regestered in Geita and Shinyanga

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo, has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration drive, launched in Geita and Shinyanga regions along the Lake Victoria Zone early this week, […]

Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria to produce quality generic medicines for the local market

Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria to produce quality generic medicines for the local market

Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialized in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier, today announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products known for their quality. This is an important step forward in the internationalization of the French company Biogaran. In order […]

Chinese Men Paying U.S.$2 for Sex With Little Girls in Zimbabwe – Report

Chinese Men Paying U.S.$2 for Sex With Little Girls in Zimbabwe – Report

CHINESE nationals in Victoria Falls are taking advantage of poverty stricken underage girls whom they are offering $2 for sex, an investigation by a local child rights lobby organization has found. The investigation by the Zimbabwe Council for the Welfare of Children, (ZNCWC) sought to establish the number of young girls aged 18 years and […]

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