Health

Somalia Recovering From Twin Threats of Civil War, Pandemic

Somalia this year was hit by a double punch: a second wave of coronavirus and political turmoil over elections that threatened to spark armed conflict. But while political tensions cooled, the impact on the economy is ongoing, as Mohamed Sheikh Nor re…

Substantial investment for construction of health facilities

The Ministry of Health branch in the Southern region reported that in the past 30 years of Independence over 193 million Nakfa has been invested for putting in place health facilities as well for the introduction of modern medical equipment.Indicating …

Misinformation Clouds Uganda’s Effort to Vaccinate Refugees

YUMBE, NORTHERN UGANDA – Uganda, which hosts nearly 1.5 million refugees and asylum-seekers, began coronavirus vaccinations this week in the camps and settlements. But vaccine hesitancy among refugees poses a challenge. Ugandan authorities have re…

WHO Chief: Situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray ‘Horrific’

Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region is facing a horrifying situation with people dying of hunger, health services destroyed and rape “rampant,” the WHO chief, himself from the region, said Monday. “The situation in Tigray, Ethiopia, is, if I use one …