Category Archives: International

WHO Delivers Medical Aid to Yemen’s Taez

WHO Delivers Medical Aid to Yemen’s Taez

  Sanaa, Yemen – The World Health Organisation said it has managed to deliver desperately needed medical supplies to Yemen’s Taez city which has been besieged for months by Shiite Huthi ...

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Four Swine Flu Deaths in Lebanon this Winter: Health Ministry

Four Swine Flu Deaths in Lebanon this Winter: Health Ministry

  Beirut, Lebanon – Swine flu has killed four people in Lebanon since the beginning of the winter season in November, health officials said. Walid Ammar, the general director of Lebanon’s ...

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Pregnant Woman Diagnosed with Zika in Australia

Pregnant Woman Diagnosed with Zika in Australia

  Sydney, Australia – A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said Wednesday, adding that the disease was acquired overseas. The Australian government has urged ...

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WHO Cautions Against Linking Zika Virus With Rare Nerve Disorder

WHO Cautions Against Linking Zika Virus With Rare Nerve Disorder

  Geneva, Switzerland – The World Health Organization (WHO) urged caution about linking the Zika virus with a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre which health officials in Colombia have blamed for ...

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Barbados Confirms Three Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

Barbados Confirms Three Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

  Miami, United States –  Barbados confirmed three cases of Zika in pregnant women, bringing to seven the number of people on the Caribbean island with the virus, which is ...

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Twin Births Almost Double in Rich Countries: Study

Twin Births Almost Double in Rich Countries: Study

  Paris, France – Twin births have almost doubled in developed countries in four decades, said researchers Monday who cautioned about the associated health risks.  In a study published in the ...

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Obama Calls For $1.8 Billion To Fight Zika

Obama Calls For $1.8 Billion To Fight Zika

  Washington, United States – President Barack Obama on Monday asked for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus in the United States and beyond. ...

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WHO Sounds Zika Blood Warning as Europe Sees First Pregnancy Case

WHO Sounds Zika Blood Warning as Europe Sees First Pregnancy Case

  Geneva, Switzerland – The World Health Organization advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who have travelled to regions affected by the Zika virus, as Spain announced Europe’s first ...

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200 Million Girls and Women Living With FGM: UNICEF

200 Million Girls and Women Living With FGM: UNICEF

  United Nations, United States – At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, ...

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