Category Archives: Medical

Mobile Phone Tech Helps Track Coronavirus

Using geotagged tweets, researchers were able to predict, within a few kilometers, where the first coronavirus case in the United Kingdom would appear.

“When we saw the map for the first time, I can tell …

Experience Handling Ebola Epidemic May Help Africa Dodge Coronavirus Bullet

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is scaling up measures to keep Africa free of the deadly coronavirus by shoring up the continent’s fragile health system and increasing preparedness efforts to tackle the potential spread …

Germany pledges multi-year support for The World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance in Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria

The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a multi-year pledge for 2020 and 2021 from the Government of Germany of euro;1 million (US$1.1 million) each year for its assistance to refugees from Western Sahara in Algeria.…

Common Sense Goes a Long Way in Ending an Outbreak

WASHINGTON The World Health Organization isn’t yet calling the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, although some infectious disease experts are saying it could lead to one. The virus has spread to more than two dozen countries, …

Police say Lesotho’s First Lady to Be Charged with Murder

MASERU – The first lady of Lesotho is set to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of the prime minister’s former wife, police said Tuesday.

Maesaiah Thabane, who fled the country …

HIV Vaccine Trial Fails in South Africa

The latest trial of a vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has been halted as results show it is not working.

The Maryland-based U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Monday it has stopped …

Curbs on Travelers from China to Limit Spread of Coronavirus Could Backfire: WHO

GENEVA – The World Health Organization warns travel bans to limit the spread of the new coronavirus from China could backfire and lead to a worsening of the epidemic worldwide. Latest reports put the number …