Friday, December 4, 2020

Taiwan, Somaliland Health Cooperation Gets Underway

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Taiwan and Somaliland have embarked on cooperation to boost the healthcare of the Horn of Africa nation. Taiwan Representative Office in Somaliland held a virtual...

The Curious Case of a Man – Molaison – Whose Memory Was Removed

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On Aug. 25, 1953, a Connecticut neurosurgeon named William Beecher Scoville drilled two silver-dollar-size holes into the skull of Henry Molaison, a 27-year-old man...

Kenya: 83 chemists shut down, 83 operators arrested

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83 chemists have been closed down and 83 people arrested in an impromptu raid on illegal operators. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (KPPB) under the Health...

Somaliland Fatwa Forbids Female Genital Mutilation – FGM

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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...

Divorcees ‘have more heart attacks’

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Divorcees are more likely to have a heart attack than their peers who stay married, US research suggests. An analysis of 15,827 people showed women...

Somaliland Closes Borders with Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Relieves Most Civil Servants of Active Duty

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Hargeisa (Somtribune) -The recently appointed national preparedness committee against COVID-19, exercising its executive mandate, announced that overland borders with neighboring Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti...

Bangladeshi Doctors Claim to have Found Effective Drugs to Treat COVID-19

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“We have contacted with DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services) and other relevant government organizations for getting official approval for application of the medicines....

Somalia: WHO logs 6,498 cholera cases, including 43 associated deaths

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is stepping up measures to contain cholera outbreak in Somalia amid decline in the number of cases and deaths...

Experts Urge Sparing Use of Nonaspirin Painkillers

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The Food and Drug Administration warned last week that the risk of heart attack and stroke from widely used painkillers that include Motrin IB,...

African Development Bank Grants Somalia $25 Mln for Better COVID-19 Response

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The grant - like many international partners' overtures - dumps the whole sum on Somalia lap which assumes the Republic of Somaliland is excluded The...