Jan 27th, 2013
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Prashant PanjiarBy custom, many Ethiopian parents won’t name a child for weeks, in case the baby dies. Sebsebila Nassir, pictured above with a health worker, named her newborn daughter Amira—’princess’ in Arabic—on her immunization card the day sh...
Jan 25th, 2013
by Ayo Olukotun The country is still reeling from the shock of the exposure of the horrible and dehumanizing condition of the Ikeja Police College. So frighteningly degraded is the shape of the college that the President following his unscheduled visit has reportedly ordered a probe into how matters ...
Nov 14th, 2012
By Emily Cooper,independent (GETTY IMAGES) Darfur and the DRC are two of the most dangerous places on earth, with armed factions fighting for control of territory and regular violent clashes. But far more dangerous than bullets is the silent killer of disease and ma...
Jan 12th, 2012
Dr Ramya Ramaswami Maternal mortality among black African women in the UK is up to seven times higher than it is among white women. Doctors’ surgeries are misunderstanding their obligations to migrant patients, says Dr Ramya Ramaswami The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), ...
In East Africa
Apr 28th, 2011
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Kenyan government on Wednesday appealed to the world to provide migrants with equal access to health care as those available for its nationals. IOM’s Regional Medical Health Coordinator for Africa and Middle East Dr. Aleksandar Galve sa...