Category Archives: Medical & Health

Malawi Clinic’s Safe Births Record Rivals Rich Countries – Here’s Why

LILONGWE, MALAWI – The founder of a Malawian maternity clinic for poor women says it has set a record � safely delivering more than 8,000 babies. For her efforts improving access to safe childbirth, Charity Salima has even won a prestigious British award and honorary title.

Grace Chakudza gave birth …

Initiative Aims to Expand Diabetes Treatment

GENEVA – On the eve of World Diabetes Day, November 14, the World Health Organization is launching a new initiative it believes will allow greater access to life-saving insulin at lower prices for a greater number of people suffering from diabetes.

More than 420 million people globally suffer from diabetes …

EU Approval of First Ebola Vaccine is Game Changer

GENEVA – This week the European Commission gave approval to a Ebola vaccine � an act that the World Health Organization calls landmark moment for global health and a likely game-changer in the battle against this deadly disease.

This is the first time an Ebola vaccine has been licensed anywhere …

Germany Donates Millions to WFP for South Sudan Flooding

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – Germany has donated $10.9 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to provide food aid to communities hard hit by widespread flooding across South Sudan. A WFP official who just returned from Pibor said the flooding is a real emergency that requires an immediate …