Health

Kenya: Families want loved ones in Wuhan evacuated

Photo Credit/ Daily Nation/ Ms Lillian Morara whose husband is a PhD student in Wuhan City speaks to journalists in Nairobi on February 19, 2020. When Lillian Morara’s daughter asked if her father would come back from Wuhan alive, she was caught off guard and could not answer the question. During a press conference on

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Kenya: Hopes dashed as HIV vaccine trial is cancelled

Photo Credit/ Daily Nation/ Ms Inviolata MMbavi, speaks at a Nairobi hotel during the 17th edition of the Kenya Science Media café on February 7, 2020. When it was announced that the trials of HVTN 702, an experimental vaccine that could protect people against HIV, the virus that causes Aids, had been cancelled for non-efficacy,

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London GP Manish Shah handed three life sentences for 90 sex offences against patients

Shah was jailed for a minimum of 15 years on Friday (PA) A GP who molested 24 women at his surgery has been handed three life sentences for 90 sex offences against female patients. Manish Shah, 50, who will serve at least 15 years behind bars, was branded a “master of deception” for persuading patients

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Saudi Arabia to Block Return of Expats Who Travel to China

Photo/ Associated Press Saudi Arabia will stop expatriates from returning to the kingdom if they travel to China in an effort to contain the outbreak of coronavirus. The kingdom banned citizens and expatriates from traveling to China, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. Saudi citizens violating the restrictions would be penalized, while expatriates wouldn’t be allowed

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Somalia Ministry Health and Civil Aviation Committee to Prevent Coronavirus Disease

Photo/ Somali Times Mogadishu, The Somali government has announced a panel of government agencies that will work to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic in China. The committee consisting of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation Agency and Citizenship and Immigration has the focus of the people coming down from

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Somali Ministry of Health has once again sent letters to officials of the Yardimeli Hospital license to work in Mogadishu

Photo/ Somali Times / Dr Fowsia Abikar Nur Somalia’s Minister of Health, Dr Fowsia Abikar Nur, has once again sent letters to officials of the Yardimeli Hospital in Mogadishu, demanding them to prove and come up with a law that allows them to work in Somalia but did not respond. “The Ministry of Health is

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China confirms 425 deaths from new coronavirus

More than 20,400 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported so far, says China’s National Health Commission The death toll in China from the novel coronavirus outbreak climbed to 425, the country’s National Health Commission (NHC) said Tuesday. In a statement, the commission said it has so far received a total of 20,438 confirmed cases, adding a

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China says U.S. creating, spreading fear after virus outbreak

A man has his body temperature measured at a booth set up at an entrance to a shopping mall as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China February 3, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins The United States has taken actions that create and spread fear following a coronavirus outbreak

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Crackdown skin lightening creams fail? Banned cosmetics trade still thriving

River Road. A street that is ever bustling with lots of activity and booming businesses. Along this busy passage in Nairobi’s downtown area, the street is dotted with tens of cosmetics shops. Due to increased competition for customers, some stalls have their salespeople stand along corridors to waylay passers by to purchase cosmetics from their

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Kenyans flying abroad to die

Hands of a nurse administering an injection. Medically-assisted suicide is not legal in Kenya. TRAGIC STORY Diana Elga Akinyi drafted the epitaph just days before she chose to die to free herself from excruciating pain and the numbing effects of medicines. Long before she chose to die, Diana had had to bring herself to terms

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