Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Prostate cancer screening: Pros and cons of new recommendation

The PSA test, which measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in blood, has been controversial since its arrival in the late 1980s. The U.S. Preventive...

Turkey distributes 4,000 mosquito curtains in Djibouti

Aid is part of efforts to prevent malaria outbreak in tiny African nation Turkey’s state-run aid agency distributed 4,000 mosquito curtains in southern and northern...

Kenya, Somalia face ‘ticking time bomb’ for cholera outbreak after tragic flooding

Devastating flooding in Kenya and Somalia has led to fears of a growing cholera epidemic, local officials said. Hundreds of thousands have been rendered...

On-site power scheme begins with health centre installation

A new scheme aims to install renewables-based on-site power systems at healthcare centres, schools and other facilities that need reliable access to electricity. The ’50 by...

For medical workers in South Sudan’s war, just reaching the sick is a challenge

With the May-November rainy season, air evacuations become even more difficult In the absence of a functioning state, outside NGOs are left to provide healthcare...

Malawi can eradicate HIV infections says U.S. doctor who discovered AIDS virus

REUTERS: Malawi, which has one of the highest rates of the deadly HIV/AIDS infections, is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who...

UAE shuts Mogadishu hospital amid tension with Somali government

Sheikh Zayed Hospital treated mainly poor and displaced people in Mogadishu for free. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended operations at a hospital it...

Somaliland herbal cosmetics firm shows the way for entrepreneurs

Riyan Organic Cosmetics is doing a roaring business in natural skin and hair care products, made from local plants and herbs in Somaliland. The business’s...

A Minnesota health advocate’s crusade brings harmful skin lightening out of the dark

Karmel Square is a hub of the Somali community here, a colorful, cheerfully noisy hodgepodge of vendors and restaurants unofficially known as the Somali...

Somaliland Fatwa Forbids Female Genital Mutilation – FGM

Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have issued a religious fatwa banning the practice of female genital mutilation and vowed to punish violators. The...

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Somaliland: ‘Lessons from my Heritage’ – Sada Mire

Hargeisa, the capital city of the self-declared state of Somaliland, is Sada Mire’s home away from home. Sada lives and works in the Netherlands. A...

Kenya: Detectives massive, 50bnSh fraud on health insurance fund

Detectives are investigating a possible loss of Sh50 billion at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), in the latest scandal to hit the State...

Somalia: Why an Impeachment Motion Shouldn’t Trouble the President

The Big Picture Somalia's federal government in Mogadishu has made significant progress over the past decade, clawing its way back from failed statehood. Yet the...