Health & Environ

FORESTALLING FUTURE VIRUSES MUST BE AND COULD BE DONE INEXPENSIVELY

Mar
21
By Jonathan Power, a Foreign Affairs Columnist

Almost forgotten in the story about the Coronavirus is the story of AIDS. The drive to deal with it, the search to find medicine to cure it, and the self-discipline by homosexuals only began in 1981, when the disease was discovered, and its causes understood.

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WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE DECIDING TO BE OR NOT TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

Mar
21
By Okot Nyormoi, Editor

Children's vaccinationVaccines have been around for years and it is no secret that they have saved millions of humans from death, debilitation, and disfigurement. Thanks to vaccinations, young people today may not even know about diseases such as tetanus, polio, smallpox, measles, and yellow fever.

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POPULIST RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS TAKING TOLL ON TANZANIA’S STATURE

Mar
21
By Peter Kagwanja, Chief Executive, Africa Policy Institute.

History will judge the stewards of Tanzania’s Fifth Republic harshly for their imprudent response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Dar-es-Salam announced its first confirmed case of coronavirus on March 16, 2020, its leadership has stridently walked a populist path.

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A DAUNTING JOURNEY WITH COVID-19, a survivor's story

Nov
19
Dr. Romano Byaruhanga, Obs & Gynae Specialist

Dr. ByaruhangaLike a creeping thief in the night, it finally knocked at my door, unannounced, un-welcomed.

 

 

 

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TAKING STOCK OF SOME AFRICAN VIEWS ON COVID-19 

Nov
19
Editor

Coronavirus COVID-19When coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared, Africans expressed variable opinions about its origin, purpose, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Some of the opinions, speculations, theories, and beliefs were obviously false, misleading, truthful, or indeterminate. We are now 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, though the situation is constantly changing, it is time to assess where some of these views about the pandemic stand today.

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THE CORONAVIRUS CAMPAIGN IN THE THIRD WORLD PUSHES OTHER PRIORITIES ASIDE

Nov
19
Jonathan Power

Polio VictimsA great piece of news was announced last month by the World Health Organization that wild type polio has been wiped out in Africa, thanks to a vaccine. However, it still remains in some isolated parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan where public health officials fight the polio virus against inbred conservative peoples, some of whom  are prepared to kill the health workers on the mistaken belief that they are the ones spreading the disease.

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COVID-19 pandemic exposes world-wide inequality

May
23
Okot Nyormoi

COVID-19 first appeared early December 2019 as a mysterious respiratory disease in Wuhan Province China. By December 20, 2019, there were 60 confirmed cases. It did not attract much world attention and was dismissed as another flu that would soon disappear.

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To be or not to be vaccinated

Nov
26
Okot Nyormoi

Vaccination has become a question of to be or not to be. Parents worry about it, not just because of the prick their babies must endure but because without vaccination certificates, their children may not attend school. Adults are also not free of vaccination requirements because vaccines such as yellow fever and cholera may be required for international travel.

 
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