Friday, February 3, 2023

Somaliland: Inside the African Clinic Fighting to Keep Babies Alive in the Face of...

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At just five months old, Haybe lies motionless beneath a mosquito net, clinging on to life. He is small and desperately thin, and his mother...

New COVID-19 Strains Source of Fresh Global Concerns

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BA.4 and BA.5 strains contain mutations evolved to target human lung cells, potentially making them more dangerous than other recent coronavirus sub-lineages Concern is growing...

Somalia President Tests Positive for COVID-19

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said on Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was in self-isolation. Abdikarim Ali Kaar, Mohamud’s spokesperson, said the...

The Dangerous Parallel Between Monkeypox and AIDS

Experts have drawn parallels to the recent coverage of the monkeypox virus to initial reporting about the HIV/AIDs epidemic in the 1980s, warning that...

Putin Is ‘Seriously Ill’, Potentially Terminal, Ex-MI6 Russia Head Says

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "quite seriously ill," a former British secret service official has said. Christopher Steele, a former intelligence officer within MI6—the foreign intelligence service...

WHO States COVID Claims Nearly 15 Million Lives

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Approximately 14.9 million deaths globally were directly or indirectly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...

Taiwan, Somaliland to Cooperate on Health IMS

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New system will store digitized Somaliland hospital and patient records Taiwan and Somaliland have agreed to cooperate on a new health information management system to...

War in Ukraine Maybe a Cause for a Deadly, Drug-Resistant Disease

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This year was always going to be an uphill battle as global health systems recover from the pandemic. IN RECENT YEARS, conflicts in Ethiopia, Syria, Afghanistan,...

Somaliland: COVID-19 Sees FGM Practitioners Knocking Doors Seeking Work

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Safia Ibrahim’s business was in trouble. COVID-19 had taken hold in Somaliland, in the Horn of Africa. The 50-year-old widow with 10 children to...

Kenya: Court Rules Detention of the Mentally Ill Unlawful

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Prisoners with mental illness have secured a major win after a court declared their detention at the President’s pleasure unconstitutional. High Court Judge Anthony Mrima has also...