Mon,11Dec2017

Health

U.S. won't ban travelers from West Africa over Ebola

Passengers are screened as they arrive at Yangon International Airport in Yangon August 20, 2014./Photo©ReutersThe United States has rejected calls to ban travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa, preferring to intensify the screening of airline passengers.

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Uganda confirms Ebola-like Marburg disease

Uganda's health ministry has confirmed the presence, in the country, of a viral haemorrhagic fever, with symptoms similar to the deadly.

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Health: Nigeria's tobacco-free ambition goes to the Senate

Photo©ReutersThe Nigerian senate is pushing for a ban on the manufacturing, consumption and promotion of tobacco in the West African country.

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Ebola: International community at risk

File photo©ReutersThe failure to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has put the international community on alert.

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Culture, the albatross perpetuating stunting and malnutrition

Malagasy children eat at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) school feeding initiative in Antananarivo, October 28, 2013. The WFP, in collaboration with partners, provide food assistance to poor children to support their access to education. Photo©ReutersFood, despite being the greatest opportunity for a healthy lifestyle, could become the greatest threat and cause of death, particularly across Africa.

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ECOWAS ministers concerned about vast unmanned borders but vow to contain Ebola outbreak

Photo©ReutersWest African health ministers have agreed a coordinated approach to tackle the increasing cases of ebola in the region.

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