Health

UK issues travel advice on Kenya over Ebola in Congo

The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Kenya citing the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The citizens were also asked to carry certified copies of their passports because of a government crackdown on illegal foreigners. “Carry a certified copy of your passport if applying for a

Read More

Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 6 September 2018

6 September 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 76 new cases of cholera including one death for week 34 (20 to 26 August) of 2018. Over the past two weeks, there has been an increase in the number of cholera cases reported. The cumulative total of cases is 6245, including 42

Read More

Greece’s biggest migrant camp on Lesbos faces closure over public health risks

Greece’s biggest migrant camp faces closure next month unless authorities clean up “uncontrollable amounts of waste,” the regional governor said, citing public health risks. The Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, has long been described by the United Nations and other human rights organizations as overcrowded and unfit for humans. More than 8,300

Read More

Somali Council of Ministers approved by the Law on Disability Legal Affairs

Mogadishu – The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellency Hassan Ali Khaire of the Federal Republic of Somalia, today welcomed. Approved by the Law on Disability Legal Affairs. Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism Minister Adam Isaac, and articles about cabinet meeting said that the organizations of

Read More

Kenya Countrywide household HIV and AIDS survey commences

The Ministry of Health has deployed teams of technical personnel on a nationwide household survey and testing for HIV and AIDS. This follows the launch of Kenya Population based HIV Impact Assessment or (KENPHIA), which hopes to scale up collection of data on the impact of the disease. The nationwide household survey and testing for

Read More

The Ebola outbreak is “not under control” and has started to spread across the Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organisation has described the Ebola outbreak in the DRC as sitting on an “epidemiological knife-edge”, as the virus ravages through the country. The government has confirmed nine deaths but it is widely believed a total of 22 people have been killed by the virus so far. Leading Ebola expert, Håkon Bolkan said:

Read More

Zimbabwe’s vice president using skin lightening creams

Zimbabwe’s vice president Constantino Chiwenga has set the record on allegations that he has been bleachening to attain a lighter skin complexion. Chiwenga, the former chief of defence forces has been mocked by Zimbabweans on social media, with some users cruelly calling him ‘Bleachy Chiwenga’ and ‘General Ambi’, after the famous make of skin cream.

Read More

UAE Shuts Mogadishu hospital amid tension with Somali government

The United Arab Emirates .has suspended operations at a hospital it ran in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, amid growing bilateral tensions. The Mogadishu-based Sheikh Zayed Hospital, which offered free treatment mainly to poor and displaced people, closed late on Monday, a security officer at the facility, who did not want to be named for fear of

Read More

THREE BLUNDERS TO AVOID ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

There are times on your weight loss journey when progress can come to a halt. Days or weeks can go by without you seeing movement on the scale, and it can get downright frustrating. After working with thousands of clients, I’ve noticed certain patterns that can cause this weight loss stoppage. Here are 3 of

Read More

Somali Prime Minister visits the Ministry of Health

Somali Prime Minister, Mr Hassan Khaire, on a visit to the Ministry of Health, has welcomed the Minister of Health Mrs Fowsia Abikar Nur and some of the Ministry’s staff. The Prime Minister’s visit to the Ministry of Health and public health services was provided by the public, and he then listened to the Ministry

Read More