Nigeria: Are Doctors Justified for Leaving?

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor’s Note: A U.S news politics report that recently trended online showed how Nigerian immigrants have carved a niche in the United States as highly skilled workers. The numbers are impressive, with Nigerians ranking highest in the percentage of immigrants with a bachelor’s degree, at 59%. The applause for this is commendable, yet it also means that as a country Nigeria is consistently and increasingly exporting its skilled workforce to other climes.

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Grilled Over Gukurahundi Massacres, Govt Readies Victim Reburials

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa had a torrid time Friday at the Bulawayo State House as members of the Matabeleland Civic Society demanded answers on how the government would bring closure to the Gukurahundi atrocities, which happened in the southern region in the early 1980s.

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Uganda: Health Workers Abandon Ebola Screening Centers Over Pay

[Independent (Kampala)] Buliisa -More than 100 health workers deployed to manage various Ebola screening centers in Bullisa district have abandoned their duty stations citing none payment. The affected include members of Village Health teams-VHTs and Health workers attached to various health facilities in the district.

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Kenya: Hospital Quarantines Student with Coronavirus-like Symptoms

[VOA] A student who arrived in Kenya from China Tuesday has been quarantined in Nairobi after exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms.  Kenya Airways, the airline that the patient flew, said the decision to quarantine him was made by health authorities at Nairobi’s Jommo Kenyatta International Airport.

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Africa: Prioritizing Action on Air Pollution Will Benefit Health, the Climate and the Economy

[allAfrica] Everyone around the world shares the same right to a healthy environment. Indeed, during the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit, leaders from governments and civil society, most notably youth leaders, reminded the world that the founding UN principle of justice applies to climate as much as any other issue facing humanity

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Africa: Low-Income Countries Hit By ‘Double Burden’ of Malnutrition Extremes

[SciDev.Net] Lower-income countries are increasingly facing a double blow from the impact of both undernutrition and obesity, which often coexist within the same community – and are even found within the same families or individuals.

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