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Global action keeping famine at bay but failing to prevent suffering, UN chief warns
Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres warned today (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Group of Refugees Are Staying in President Trump ’s Childhood Home
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance. The three-story Tudor-style home in Queens that Trump’s father, Fred, built in 1940 is now a rental available on Airbnb that anyone can stay in for $725 a night. It was auctioned off to an unidentified buyer in March for $2.14 million, its second time going up for auction. The international anti-poverty organization Oxfam rented i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Mathis / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

Having the confidence to help
It’s a long way from Kenya to a primary school in the East Midlands, but for teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia it’s a journey that has reaped benefits for her and many around her. In a traditional terrace house in Leicester, her front room has a shrine to gods and figures from Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religious traditions, together with shelves of books that range from Oliver Twist through The Colour Purple to a collection of Italian recipes. And for our chat, Somali-style coffee with honey and ginger accompanies Jaffa Cakes. It’s all evidence of how in Hasmita’s life cultures cross-pollinate...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning East Midlands learning reps stars in our schools teaching assistants UNISON Learning Rep Source Type: news

Somalia: How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia
[IPS] United Nations -In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN's Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts … When Climate Sets the Agenda
A group of women in Mogadishu, Somalia, after leaving Toro-Toro, 100 kilometres away, because of a lack of water and food. Credit: OCHABy Baher KamalROME, Sep 11 2017 (IPS)When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia, strongest ever hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and catastrophic droughts striking the Horn of Africa, among the most impacting recent events. In fact, Ordos, China has been t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Africa Aid Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia
Young girls line up at a feeding centre in Mogadishu. Credit: UN Photo/Tobin JonesBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN’s Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs. The famine between the years 2010 and 2012, which killed more than a quarter of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Aid Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Somalia: Acute Malnutrition On Steady Rise in Somaliland Amid Aid Delays
[Oxfam] The UN's Food Security and Analysis Unit in Somalia latest data on the food security situation that indicates that while the number of people severely food insecure has slightly dropped to 3.1 million people, the overall nutrition situation in Somalia has continued to deteriorate, especially in northern and central parts of Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Germany Provides U.S.$25 Million for Health Services
[Shabelle] More than two million people in Puntland, northeastern Somalia, are due to benefit from improved health services with generous support from the development cooperation of the German government through KfW Development Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antimalarial drug mefloquine drove her husband 'to madness,' Sask. woman says
Clayton Matchee was charged with second-degree murder and torture in connection with the 1993 death of Somali national Shidane Abukar Arone, 16. His wife says it wasn't for an antimalarial drug, none of it would have ever happened. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

Somalia: WHO Calls for Urgent Support to Combat Measles Outbreak
[Shabelle] WHO and its health partners urgently need support in response to a measles outbreak in Somalia, according to a press release. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Somalia: Thousands Dead in Somali Disease Outbreaks
[Shabelle] MORE than 200 people have died after raging outbreaks of cholera and measles in drought-stricken Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: President - We Are Committed to Eradicate Preventable Diseases
[Shabelle] President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo praised efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, UNICEF and WHO to eradicate polio from Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: UN Declares Somalia Free of Polio
[Shabelle] The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pseudo self-mutilation burn in a Somali man: complication of a traditional treatment - Kokacya O, Ciftci Kokacya M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Monitoring and reporting attacks on education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia - Bennouna C, van Boetzelaer E, Rojas L, Richard K, Karume G, Nshombo M, Roberts L, Boothby N.
This study e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Somalia celebrates 3 years polio-free: WHO urges continued caution
Mogadishu, 14 August 2017 – An event attended by the President of Somalia, parliamentarians, delegates from the Somali Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and UNICEF, was held in Mogadishu to mark a milestone occasion: 3 years since the detection of the last case of wild poliovirus in the country.  Speaking at the event, WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Mahmoud Fikri, applauded Somalia’s efforts to ward off the crippling and highly infectious virus but urged continued caution.  “The absence of cases of polio in Somalia today is testament to the leadersh...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 14, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

U.N. urges action to avert famine threatening 20 million people worldwide
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called on warring parties in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and urged countries to donate more money to avert famines threatening 20 million people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

For many girls, school holidays means FGM “cutting season”
Language EnglishHARGEISA – Asha Ali Ibrahim, 41, has been performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls in Diaami, Hargeisa and other parts of Somalia since 1997. July and August are her busiest months of the year. “This is the peak season, when parents bring their children to be cut,” she told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Somalia: The Country's Impossible Fight Against Cholera
[IRIN] Ahmed Hussein's perfectly white teeth seem too big for his mouth; his upper arms look like they belong to a little boy, not a 23-year-old man. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa
Children in the town of Embetyo, Eritrea. Credit: OCHA/Gemma ConnellBy IPS World DeskROME, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought.” See: East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock DeadPope Francis speaking at FAO in 2014. Credit: FA...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

East Africa ’ s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead
This report highlights the critical need for prompt and targeted action to effectively respond to the food crises and to address their root causes. The EU has taken leadership in this response. In 2016, we allocated € 550 million already, followed by another € 165 million that we have just mobilized to assist the people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa,” said Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.“The report is the outcome of a joint effort and a concrete follow-up to the commitments the EU made at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, whi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Voice of America: Aid Groups Marshal Scarce Resources to Save Ethiopian Children
In the NewsVoice of America: Aid Groups Marshal Scarce Resources to Save Ethiopian ChildrenJuly 18, 2017Malnutrition is reaching alarming levels in Ethiopia's Somali region. Voice of America spoke to Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator, Tara Newell, about the situation.View External Media.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Somalia: Galkaacyo Dep.mayor, Officials And 15 People Hospitalized After Feast
[Dalsan Radio] The deputy Abdirahman Goodar Mayor of Galmudug regional capital was on Sunday airlifted to Mogadishu together with officials after partaking food at a market feast. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Champions of Health Care: Robin Walton
Faced with the challenge of providing better care to a growing number of patients from Columbus ’ large Somali community, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital turned to Robin Walton for help six years ago. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Bell Source Type: news

CDC Reports Ongoing Measles Outbreak in Minnesota (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS A measles outbreak in a Minnesota Somali-American community with low vaccination coverage spread rapidly and is ongoing, according to an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Measles Transmission Continues in Minnesota Measles Transmission Continues in Minnesota
During an ongoing measles outbreak, health officials recommend an accelerated MMR vaccination schedule among US-born Somali children in particular, to reverse low vaccination rates in this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Somalia: UK to Save a Woman's Life Every 90 Minutes By Increasing Birth Spacing Support
[Dalsan Radio] The UK today announced a package of global support for modern birth spacing at a major international summit held in London. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 13, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: World Hunger On the Rise Again Due to Conflict and Climate - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Almost 20 million people are facing starvation because of fighting and drought in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO and partners, including UNICEF, scale up efforts to minimize spread of acute watery ...
10 July 2017 – With increasing numbers of people in some countries of the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Region affected by acute watery diarrhoea and cholera, WHO in the Region is working with partners, including UNICEF, to save lives in areas where outbreaks are active, and reduce the risk of these diseases crossing into unaffected areas and neighbouring countries.   “The situation has reached a critical point. The number of people with acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in countries in the Region in 2017 alone is higher than the number of people affected worldwide in 2016. Inf...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 10, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Town Hall Discusses Somali Measles Outbreak in U.S.
[VOA] Voice of America's Somali service hosted a town hall Saturday in Minnesota, home to a large Somali-American population, to discuss a recent outbreak of measles in the state, and address rumors in the community surrounding childhood vaccines and autism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The impact of refugee mothers' trauma, posttraumatic stress, and depression on their children's adjustment - East PL, Gahagan S, Al-Delaimy WK.
The mechanisms linking refugee parents' trauma onto their children's functioning are not well understood. The current study sought to identify how Somali refugee mothers' past trauma and current mental health impact their children's psychosocial adjustment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FGM: More than 5,000 newly-recorded cases in England
Women and girls born in Somalia make up more than a third of those identified, but 112 were UK-born. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FGM: More than 5,000 new cases in England
Women and girls born in Somalia account for more than a third of those identified, but 112 were UK-born. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising cholera, diarrhoea and malnutrition'deadly' for children in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, warns UNICEF
Access, funding and security are urgently needed to ensure humanitarians can reach hundreds of thousands of children suffering from cholera and diarrhoea across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Progress on World Hunger Has Reversed
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 3 2017 (IPS)World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency.During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world is facing it’s worst food crisis since World War II. Credit: FAO/Carlo Perla“I wish I could announce here today some good news regarding the global fight against hunger…but, unfortunately, it is not the case,” said FAO’s Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva to member states at the opening of the meeting.FAO has identified...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 06/05/2017 This 160-page study examines the causes, impacts, and challenges of protracted internal displacement, and proposes an approach that allows internally displaced persons to reach self-sufficiency sooner. It makes recommendations to key stakeholders, such as national governments and the United Nations, on concrete actions to take to implement this approach and effectively address protracted internal displacement, which can be caused by conflict and disaster. The study features five country case studies: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Cong...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Deadly Malnutrition Crisis in Somali Region
In the wake of two failed rainy seasons, an acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding leaving thousands of people fully dependent on external aid.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Deadly Malnutrition Crisis in Somali Region
Field newsEthiopia: Deadly Malnutrition Crisis in Somali RegionJune 26, 2017An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Ethiopia's Somali region, with malnutrition reaching alarming levels, the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.MSF teams in the region ’s Doolo Zone report 67 deaths of malnourished children so far in June."The numbers of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo Zone are the highest our teams have seen in the area in the 10 years we have worked in the region," said Saskia van der Kam, MSF nutri...
Source: MSF News - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide
By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Jun 20 2017 (IPS)The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people – refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike – fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts. The refugee crisis that has swept across Europe and the Middle East is becoming the 21st century’s most protracted crisis with no immediate solution in sight. The world has not witnessed a more complex movement of people since the end of the Second World War; thousands of human beings undertake perilous and treacherous journeys in hope for a be...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Somalia: Malnutrition, Disease and Food Insecurity - a Perfect Recipe for Disaster for Somalia's Children
[Daily Maverick] Since the beginning of the year, outbreaks of cholera and later measles have been spreading across Somalia. The severe and prolonged drought has also caused high malnutrition among children. Unicef estimates that 1.4-million children will suffer from acute malnutrition this year, including 277,000 severe cases. By KUN LI. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Turkey Sends Aid to Cholera Victims in Somalia
[Shabelle] Turkey has sent 24 tons of medical supplies to Somalia following a severe cholera outbreak, health ministry officials said Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Over 1.5 Million Children Face Malnutrition
[Shabelle] Children's charity UNICEF has issued an emergency appeal amid warnings that hundreds of thousands of children in northern Somalia are at risk of severe malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Cholera Kills 2 SNA Soldiers in Balidoogle As 50 Hospitalised
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia National Army soldiers based in Balidoogle have demanded for for an immediate health and sanitation operation after 2 of their colleagues died from cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine
A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 26 2017 (IPS)World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels.“Political failure has led to these crises – political leadership is needed to resolve them…the world&rsquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

US government has already paid out $159 million in damages to vaccine injured children so far in 2017
(Natural News) America has been under the spell of a vaccine hysteria due to the recent measles outbreak among unvaccinated Somali-Americans in Minnesota. Once again, vaccine skepticism and anti-vaccine activists, such as the “discredited” Dr. Andrew Wakefield, have been blamed for the outbreak that affected 48 people. Americans are constantly told that vaccines are the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa – More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters
A woman in El Fasher, North Darfur, uses a Water Roller for easily and efficiently carrying water. Credit: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.By IPS World DeskROME, May 25 2017 (IPS)Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage when it comes to Africa, the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, which hosts 54 states spreading over 30 million square kilometres that are home to over 1.2 billion people. Nevertheless, an often neglected fact is that this vast continent with huge natura...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news