Medical

Africa Appeals for Vaccines to Combat Third Wave of COVID-19

GENEVA – African health officials are urgently appealing for vaccines to combat a third wave of COVID-19 surging across the continent.The World Health Organization reports the number of African COVID-19 cases has exceeded 5 million and the disease has …

Congolese Refugees Look Inward for Support Amid COVID-19 Scourge

Uganda, Africa’s largest refugee host, is imposing restrictions on movement after another spike in COVID-19 cases, and that’s creating an even greater economic struggle for the vulnerable in urban areas. One refugee from the Democratic Republic of the…

Britain Delays Plans to Lift COVID-19 Lockdowns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed plans to lift coronavirus restrictions by a month because of the highly contagious Delta variant, first identified in India. Johnson said on Monday that restrictions will now be lifted on July 19 instead…

Cameroon Albinos Ask for Greater Attention, Care

International Albinism Awareness Day on June 13 has been observed in Cameroon, with albinos asking for more government and community care and protection. Those living with this hereditary genetic condition that reduces melanin pigment in skin, hair and…

Food Aid Not Reaching Tigray, People Dying, UN Says

GENEVA – The World Food Program warns the food situation in northern Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has reached catastrophic proportions and people are beginning to die.The United Nations warns more than 350,000 people in Tigray are facing near fam…