Category Archives: International

Liberia Announces Two New Ebola Cases

Liberia Announces Two New Ebola Cases

  Monrovia, Liberia – Two more people have been infected by Ebola in Liberia, the government said Thursday, sparking fears that an epidemic which killed thousands before being eradicated is gaining ...

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Algerian Women With HIV Suffer ‘Double Punishment’

Algerian Women With HIV Suffer ‘Double Punishment’

  Algiers, Algeria – Like many women in Algeria infected by their husbands with HIV, 30-year-old Sihem is a victim twice over, living with her disease and suffering as a social ...

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UNICEF Warns Of Child Deaths In N. Korea Drought

UNICEF Warns Of Child Deaths In N. Korea Drought

  Seoul, South Korea – A serious drought in North Korea requires urgent action to prevent the deaths of children already weakened by widespread malnutrition, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, warned ...

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WHO Needs Urgent Change To Tackle Health Crises: Experts

WHO Needs Urgent Change To Tackle Health Crises: Experts

  London, United Kingdom – The World Health Organization (WHO) is unprepared to deal with crises like the Ebola outbreak and requires fundamental change, supported by an increase in funding, experts ...

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New Brazil Rules Seek To Cut Cesarean Craze

New Brazil Rules Seek To Cut Cesarean Craze

  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – New regulations aimed at rolling back Brazil’s obsession with Cesarean sections took effect Monday, with the government hoping it can steer the country from its ...

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MERS Cases Keep Coming From Samsung Hospital

MERS Cases Keep Coming From Samsung Hospital

  Seoul, South Korea – Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said. The 25-year-old ...

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First MERS Case Confirmed In Thailand: Public Health Minister

First MERS Case Confirmed In Thailand: Public Health Minister

  Bangkok, Thailand – Thai health officials Thursday said a 75-year-old man from the Middle East was confirmed to have MERS, the country’s first case after a deadly outbreak of the virus hit South Korea. “(The man) is from ...

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S. Korea’s Mers Toll Rises To 23 With Three More Deaths

S. Korea’s Mers Toll Rises To 23 With Three More Deaths

  Seoul, South Korea – South Korea reported three more deaths from the MERS virus Thursday, bringing the number of fatalities to 23 and amplifying fears that authorities do not have the outbreak under control after the WHO criticised their response. ...

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14 boys Dead In S.African Province After Botched Circumcisions

14 boys Dead In S.African Province After Botched Circumcisions

  Johannesburg, South Africa – Traditional circumcision ceremonies in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, where the rite-of-passage practice is common, have left 14 boys dead and 141 injured this year, local ...

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Czech Tested For MERS Upon Return From South Korea

Czech Tested For MERS Upon Return From South Korea

  Prague, Czech Republic – A Czech man was hospitalized in Prague Tuesday suspected of being infected with the potentially fatal MERS virus after having returned from South Korea where it ...

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