Category Archives: Medical

Vaccine Group Announces Creation of Ebola Vaccine Stockpile

The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out …

Aid Group Says Gunmen Stormed Its Compound in South Sudan

NAIROBI – An international aid group says armed men stormed its compound in South Sudan and assaulted several staffers.

Relief International calls the Sunday morning attack in Maban town a senseless act of violence. Staffers …

Gunmen Kill 14 in Burkina Faso Church

Unknown gunmen opened fire on a church in eastern Burkina Faso Sunday, killing at least 14 people.

Officials say the attack took place in the town of Hantoukoura, near the border with Niger.

Soldiers are …

Rebel Attacks in Eastern Congo Kill Several Ebola Responders

BENI, CONGO – Rebels killed four Ebola response workers in an overnight ambush in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that the attack will give the waning outbreak new momentum in what …

Study: For HIV-Infected Babies, Treatment Best Started at Birth

Babies born with HIV benefit the most if treatment is started within hours or days of birth rather than waiting for them to be a little older, a study published Wednesday in the journal Science …

Mobile Phone Warnings Set to Aid Climate-vulnerable Somali Nomads

LONDON – In central Somalia’s Beledweyne district, families still reeling from food shortages and livestock deaths after another year of poor rains were surprised by a new disaster last month: brutal floods that completely submerged …

Sahel Crisis Escalates as World Looks Away

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The World Food Organization warns the humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region is growing, while the world pays scant attention to this unfolding tragedy.

Conflict and hunger are leading to sharp levels …