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World Bank gives Rwanda $70m to help fight poverty

World Bank gives Rwanda $70m to help fight poverty

By Asmau Ahmad World Bank has given Rwanda 70 million dollars aid to help reduce poverty by improving its social protection benefits meant for the poorest households. Rwanda’s Finance Minister, Claver Gatete, said on Monday in Kigali t, at a ...

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Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures amid progress

Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures amid progress

By Asmau Ahmad Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Koroma on Friday, removed Ebola district quarantine measures intended to curb the spread of the disease, declaring “victory is in sight”. Reports say there are indications that there is a sharp drop in ...

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WHO declares Mali Ebola free

WHO declares Mali Ebola free

By Asmau Ahmad The Malian authorities and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, announced that Mali is now Ebola free. The Malian Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Mr Ousmane Kone said in a statement in Bamako. Kone officially ...

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Inequality in Health Outcomes across Africa worries AHBN

Inequality in Health Outcomes across Africa worries AHBN

By Ndidi Chukwu Insufficient or poorly spent health budgets across Africa has been identified as a major challenge among African Nations, which translates to poor outcomes in health programs within the continent.  Africa Health Budget Network, (AHBN) says Governments can be ...

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WHO approves new vaccine to fight Meningitis in Africa

WHO approves new vaccine to fight Meningitis in Africa

By Asmau Ahmad with Agency Report The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved an effective and affordable vaccine for meningitis called MenAfriVac to be injected on vulnerable children. This is contained in statement issued by the UN Health Agency, on ...

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Ebola: Sierra Leone in better position today – UN

Ebola: Sierra Leone in better position today – UN

By Asmau Ahmad with Agency Report The United Nation Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Mr Ismail Cheikh, said Sierra Leone is in a better position today in its fight against Ebola virus. Cheikh made the remark while briefing newsmen ...

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Cured of Ebola, Rebecca returns to cure others

Cured of Ebola, Rebecca returns to cure others

For many people, December 22 was the beginning of the holiday season. But for Rebeca Johnson, a Sierra Leone nurse who survived Ebola, it marked a return to work – and a new lease on life. “I will take the ...

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HIV outbreak in Cambodian Village sparks investigation

HIV outbreak in Cambodian Village sparks investigation

By Asmau Ahmad with NAN Report Dec. 17, 2014; an outbreak of HIV in a village in north-western Cambodia prompted an investigation, an official said on Wednesday, as news media reported allegations of contaminated medical equipment. A UN health official ...

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