Health

Congo approves using experimental Ebola vaccine

  • 29 May 2017 - 23:22
Congo approves using experimental Ebola vaccine

The Democratic Republic of Congo has approved using an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat an outbreak of the virus in the northeast, the government said Monday. "The DRC accepts the use of vaccines against the Ebola virus," a source in the health ministry told AFP, adding that the government...

WHO says Zika virus cases reported in India

  • 28 May 2017 - 00:20
WHO says Zika virus cases reported in India

India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance, Reuters reported. The WHO said that on May 15 India's health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of Gujarat. Cases were...

Congo: Fourth possible Ebola death reported by WHO

  • 22 May 2017 - 23:14
Congo: Fourth possible Ebola death reported by WHO

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29, Reuters reported. Of the 37 cases of hemorrhagic fever discovered since early May, two have been...

WHO launched immunisation campaign against polio in south Libya

  • 18 May 2017 - 13:23
WHO launched immunisation campaign against polio in south Libya

In continuation of WHO efforts to mitigate polio virus importation to Libya, WHO in coordination with UNICEF supported and facilitated for NCDC, the implementation of Sub-National Immunisation Campaign in 8 districts of the southern region in Libya. The immunisation campaign has included...

Report: WHO sums up findings about Libya health sector

  • 10 May 2017 - 16:21
Report: WHO sums up findings about Libya health sector

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health in Libya jointly launched the summary report on findings of service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) survey at Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli, On May 8th, 2017. The workshop was chaired by Omer Basher Altaher, the Libyan...

WHO: Cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 persons this week

  • 8 May 2017 - 20:20
WHO: Cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 persons this week

A cholera outbreak in Yemen killed 25 people this week, the World Health Organization said, as two years of war continues to wreak havoc on the impoverished country's health and sanitation system, Reuters reported. Reuters added that the deaths from the diarrheal disease which is carried in food...

UN Humanitarian Coordinator, WHO condemn attack on Sabha medical center

  • 4 May 2017 - 10:45
UN Humanitarian Coordinator, WHO condemn attack on Sabha medical center

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator and the World Health Organization (WHO) condemn the armed attack occurring on 30 April in Sabha Medical Center in the South of Libya. While no hospital staff or patients were injured, the incident took place in a ward with women and children, causing fear and undue...

UNDP hands over 10 ambulances to Presidential Council for Sirte

  • 13 April 2017 - 12:05
UNDP hands over 10 ambulances to Presidential Council for Sirte

The Head of the Presidential Council of Libya Fayez Al-Serraj, met Wednesday with Ms Maria do Valle Ribeiro, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UN Resident Coordinator (UNSMIL) for Libya, in Tripoli, who handed over titles for ten ambulances for Sirte. The...

High temperatures increase risk of getting heart attacks, study says

  • 4 April 2017 - 16:29
High temperatures increase risk of getting heart attacks, study says

Working in high temperatures increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, researchers have said, BBC reported. The study may explain why heart disease is the leading cause of death among on-duty firefighters, the researchers from the University of Edinburgh said, as reported by the...

Northern Ireland police investigates human waste in Coca Cola

  • 28 March 2017 - 16:17
Northern Ireland police investigates human waste in Coca Cola

BBC - Police have begun an investigation after what appeared to be human waste was found in drinks cans delivered to a Coca Cola factory in Northern Ireland. The night shift at the Lisburn factory was disrupted last week when machines became clogged; Coca Cola said it had impounded all affected...