AID WORKERS have described it as Mozambique’s worst humanitarian crisis since its 15-year civil war. Nearly a week after Tropical Cyclone Idai walloped the coast before churning inland, the full extent of the damage is still unclear
[News24Wire] Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers, says it is on high alert and ready to assist in Mozambique, where Tropical Cyclone Idai is expected to make landfall.
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -While Virginia Department of Health is investigating the reason behind a number of hepatitis A cases, which it believes to be related to strawberries sourced from Egypt, medical and agricultural professors express skepticism over the possibility of the disease’s transmission after having gone through long freezing processes.
[SciDev.Net] Handkerchief-sized blue flags covered in insecticide could trap and kill tsetse flies, offering a new and cheaper way to help eliminate sleeping sickness from Sub-Saharan Africa.
[allAfrica]Atlanta, Georgia -The world is winning the fight to keep children alive, and preventable child deaths may, at some point in the near future, be a thing of the past, according to Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children.
[IRIN]London -Researchers in Canada are combining mathematics with “social learning” to predict how epidemics are affected by fears – usually unfounded – that a vaccine can harm, so as to improve the design of vaccination campaigns.