Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September,...

When should we stop vaccinating against an infectious disease?

Australia was declared measles-free in 2014. However, the recent importation of a case of measles into Australia from Indonesia illustrates the threat this disease still poses to Australians....

Somaliland: In a village devastated by food shortage, this doctor is doing all he...

A day in the life of Jama Abdi Abdile, a roving physician in a small village in Somaliland, who does not allow limited access...

Ethiopia’s Tedros elected WHO leader, first African to get top job

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African...

DRUGS IN WAR: WHAT IS CAPTAGON, THE ‘JIHAD PILL’ USED BY ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS?

In the past three months investigators across Europe have intercepted thousands of pills of the Islamic State militant group’s (ISIS) favorite drug, Captagon. Nicknamed...

Meet the doctors and nurses behind the fight against starvation in Somaliland

In Somaliland, medical workers are in a desperate race against time to save millions of children from death. The children are at risk of starvation...

Sussex physios send crutches to Somaliland

Physiotherapists in East Sussex are collecting crutches that patients no longer need and sending them to an underequipped hospital in East Africa. taff at Montefiore...

Diarrhoea kills 28 in Somaliland in 10 days: Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) warned Wednesday of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute...

Making Sense of Direct-to-Consumer Ad Spending: Patients vs TV Ads vs Digital

In this 6-minute audio snippet, Pharmaguy talks about how much money the U.S. pharmaceutical industry spends on promoting drugs to consumers. The data come...

Mobile health clinics in Somaliland race to treat children as famine nears

The Australian Red Cross is helping to fund new mobile health clinics in Somaliland, as the area teeters on the brink of famine, Kirsty...

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Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...

South Yemen Will Regain Independence If It Follows These Six Steps

Independence is once again attainable for South Yemen so long as prospective peace talks result in a coalition-enforced “buffer zone” with North Yemen and...