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Could this drug help counter monkeypox?
“This is the sum total of human experience with these drugs in monkeypox so far,” he said. “We hope that by sharing this data other clinicians who are dealing with cases, particularly if they’re severe cases of monkeypox, might be able to access this drug as well, and that people will have the...
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Canada confirms 15 cases of monkeypox
The first-ever cases of the viral disease in Canada,...
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‘I saw an oncologist cry’: Tigray cancer patients sent home to die for lack of drugs
Doctors call for international help as Ethiopia civil war leaves terminally ill being treated with paracetamol in Mekelle hospital Doctors caring for cancer patients at the main hospital in Tigray say they have only two chemotherapy drugs left in date and are treating terminally ill people with...
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5 Ebola virus patients in DR Congo reported dead: WHO
The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported five Ebola virus cases as of Saturday, all dead, in the latest outbreak, the World...
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Africa requires commercial agriculture to address food insecurity
Mr Felix Ngmenkaara Darimaani, National Project Coordinator, Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAPIP), says Africa needs commercial agriculture to address food insecurity. Mr Darimaani, a Development Economist, explained that though subsistence farming - an age long...
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Court Ends Suspension of NGO in Uganda
The Ugandan High Court’s decision to overturn the suspension of Chapter Four, a legal aid organization, is welcomed but also a reminder of the urgent need to end unjustified and arbitrary restrictions on civil society groups in Uganda. On August 10, 2021, the National Bureau for Non-governmental...
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Confusion in Lagos as passenger plane is towed along highway
Rumours spread online that the aircraft had crashed, but authorities said it was simply being delivered to its new owner A plane that was towed along the side of a busy expressway in Lagos on Tuesday night has caused widespread confusion and amusement to commuters – and rumours it had crashed –...
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As monkeypox panic spreads, doctors in Africa see a double standard
DAKAR, Senegal - In a part of Nigeria that has dealt with monkeypox outbreaks for years, one doctor saw the photos circulating in Western media this week and chuckled. "Those are the very severe cases," said Oyewale Tomori, a virologist in the nation's southwest. "Like, 'Ahh!...
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Europe faces 'huge migration problem' sparked by African food shortages as Putin weaponizes food supplies
Davos leaders have warned that Europe faces another huge migration wave driven by food shortages in North Africa as a result of Putin's barbaric war in Ukraine. The Russian leader has been accused of deliberately...
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Tunisia union says it will boycott Saied's national dialogue
TUNISTunisia's powerful UGTT trade union confederation said on Monday it would not take part in a national dialogue proposed by President Kais Saied, arguing that it excludes key actors and civil society. Saied sacked the government last July before dissolving parliament and seizing control of...
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