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  • SA authorities on alert for Ebola following DRC outbreak

    May 25, 2017 11:28 AM 25

    The South African Department of Health is on alert following the reported outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On May 12, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that nine suspected cases and three deaths of persons with Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported from a remote forested area in the Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province

  • Sexy nurse forced to resign for wearing THIS outfit to work

    May 24, 2017 12:03 PM 22

    A NURSE was forced to hand in her resignation for wearing an outfit deemed too sexy at work in Thailand. Parichat ‘Pang’ Chatsri, 26, decided to quit her job at a private hospital in Isan, Thailand, after a photo of her at work went viral on social media. The picture showed Parichat with bare legs wearing a tight-fitting lilac uniform with a very short

  • JCI tackles malaria in Ipodo

    May 24, 2017 3:29 AM 16

    Junior Chamber International, Ikeja chapter has sensitised Ipodo community on the need to keep the environment clean to reduce malaria. The exercise to mark 2017 World Malaria Day tagged “ End malaria for good, “ was in conjunction with JCI Ikeja Chapter Annual Clean Up Project. CUP. Residents took to the streets with brooms, shovels, rakes to clean

  • Tedros elected first African WHO DG

    May 23, 2017 5:38 PM 22

    Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom was elected Tuesday as the new head of the World Health Organization, diplomats said. The former Ethiopian health minister beat Britain’s David Nabarro and Sania Nishtar of Pakistan in the race to lead the UN’s public health body, replacing outgoing chief Margaret Chan of Hong Kong. Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom, says he aims to replicate

  • WHO chooses a new leader to head the global health agency

    May 23, 2017 5:18 PM 20

    The governing body of the World Health Organization on Tuesday elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister, to head the global health agency responsible for marshaling the international response to infectious disease epidemics such as Ebola and Zika. During the third and final round of balloting in Geneva, members of the World

  • The Latest: Ethiopian candidate leads vote for new WHO chief

    May 23, 2017 4:23 PM 17

    Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former minister of health, is leading the race to head the World Health Organization after two rounds of voting. Delegates, health ministers and other high-level envoys were deciding Tuesday between Tedros and Britain's Dr. David Nabarro, a U.N. veteran, to be the U.N. health agency's next director-general

  • Eyewitness News — Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

    May 22, 2017 8:01 AM 22

    KINSHASA – A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in the remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organisation said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29. Of the 37 cases of hemorrhagic fever discovered since early May, two have been confirmed as Ebola, three, including the latest death, are considered

  • WHO Suspects A Fourth Person Died Of Ebola In Congo

    May 21, 2017 10:15 PM 15

    Aid workers are having trouble accessing the remote region in the country's north. A fourth person is believed to have died of Ebola in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. of the new outbreak on May 12, after a 39-year-old man who had died on his way to the hospital in a remote

  • Eating Cheese Is Not Bad for Heart Health

    May 20, 2017 10:07 PM 20

    Go ahead — indulge in a cheese plate. And enjoy that glass of two percent milk. It’s not going to harm your heart. That’s according to a massive study that may finally separate fact from fiction once and for all. The study, conducted by researchers at England’s Reading University, Copenhagen University in Denmark and Wageningen University in the Netherlands

  • Ebola outbreak grows with 29 suspected cases identified

    May 19, 2017 11:51 AM 26

    At least two people have died from the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing with at least two deaths and a further 29 suspected cases. Lab tests have confirmed that at least two people have died as a result of the virus and over two dozen more are thought to be infected