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Ban On Overseas Adoptions Fuels Smuggling of Children In Congo-Kinshasa

Ban On Overseas Adoptions Fuels Smuggling of Children In Congo-Kinshasa

A crackdown on international adoptions by the Democratic Republic of Congo has spurred a black market in child smuggling, with Americans paying to get dozens of infants out across its jungle borders, the Thomson Reuters Foundation has found. More than 80 Congolese children have been taken illegally out of the country in the past two […]

Kenya Governor Mutua Suspends Hospital Staff Over Babies’ Deaths

Kenya Governor Mutua Suspends Hospital Staff Over Babies’ Deaths

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has suspended the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital administrator and subsequently appointed an eight-member taskforce to investigate circumstances that led to the death of four babies at the health facility. The deaths occurred two weeks ago. Dr Mutua said the Hospital administrator Lawrence Mulungye has been sent on a month-long suspension to […]

Ethiopia Experiencing ‘Worst Drought in 30 Years’ Due To El Niño Conditions

Ethiopia Experiencing ‘Worst Drought in 30 Years’ Due To El Niño Conditions

Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years according to the United Nations, with levels of acute need across all humanitarian sectors having already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa drought of 2011, and which are projected to become far more severe in 2016. A recent report published by the UN Office […]

Hotdogs, Ham, Sausages, Pork And Lamb Causes Cancer

Hotdogs, Ham, Sausages, Pork And Lamb Causes Cancer

The cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that the consumption of processed meats like hotdogs, ham, sausages and meat-based sauces causes colorectal cancer, while eating red meat like beef, pork and lamb is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” “In view of the large number of people who consume processed meat, the […]

Fighting Poverty Is About ‘How’ Not ‘How Much?’

Fighting Poverty Is About ‘How’ Not ‘How Much?’

World leaders gathered at the United Nations last month to adopt a new set of global development goals that aim to end extreme poverty, promote inclusive economic growth, and protect the planet. The result is an ambitious yet achievable agenda for the 21st century, if we harness 21st century development practices. To reach these new […]

Nigeria Removed From Polio List By The World Health Organisation (WHO)

Nigeria Removed From Polio List By The World Health Organisation (WHO)

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reiterated the resolve of his administration to sustain the current momentum aimed at eradicating polio virus in the country. According to him, his administration will provide the needed funding for operations and vaccine procurement as well as reintroduce the Presidential Taskforce in order to provide the political direction. The president made […]

Rotary Releases US$6.9 Million To Ensure Nigeria Remains Polio-Free

Rotary Releases US$6.9 Million To Ensure Nigeria Remains Polio-Free

On the heels of historic success against polio in Nigeria and across the continent of Africa, Rotary gives an additional US$6.9 million boost to Nigeria to support immunization activities and surveillance spearheaded by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. This was the year when three became two, with the World Health Organization removing Nigeria from the […]

Ways To Get Rid Of Back Pain, Shoulder Pain And Neck Pain Without Leaving Your Chair

Ways To Get Rid Of Back Pain, Shoulder Pain And Neck Pain Without Leaving Your Chair

I have often been told that pain is just a part of life. Some days I find this to be true. Pain relief specialist Dr. Nicolas Campos writes, “I have come to learn the enormous benefits of stretching for health. A regular stretching routine can not only relieve pain, but it can prevent pain from […]

Egypt’s Alexandria Hani el-Messiry Governor Resigns Amid Flooding Crisis

Egypt’s Alexandria Hani el-Messiry Governor Resigns Amid Flooding Crisis

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail accepted the resignation of the governor of Alexandria Hani el-Messiry late Sunday. Messiry stepped down in the aftermath of a weather crisis which left five people dead, four of them electrocuted when heavy rainfall flooded the coastal city and power cables hit the resulting pools of water where people were stranded. […]

47 Percent Of Nigerians Don’t Wash Their Hands With Soap After Defecation

47 Percent Of Nigerians Don’t Wash Their Hands With Soap After Defecation

A recent survey by the United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF), carried out in six states, found that an average of 82 per cent of people washed their hands before eating, while only 53 per cent of people washed their hands with soap after defecation. According to a statement, yesterday, by the UNICEF, on the occasion […]

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