Thursday 17 August 2017
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World’s first child hand transplant a ‘success’

Washington -The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress himself, doctors said...


Suspected diarrhoea kills 279 people in Sudan: UN

Khartoum – At least 279 people have died and thousands sickened in Sudan from suspected acute diarrhoea since August, UN agencies...

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Ebola in DRC’s isolated far north ‘a logistical challenge’

Kinshasa – An Ebola outbreak in a remote region in Democratic Republic of Congo’s far north poses a logistical challenge for...

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Hepatitis E outbreak kills 25 in Niger refugee camp

Niamey – Bad water and hygiene have led to an epidemic of hepatitis E that has killed 25 people over several months in a refugee camp...


Ghana and two African countries selected for world’s first Malaria vaccine pilot

Ghana and two other African countries – Kenya and Malawi – have been selected to take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot implementation...


Somalia cholera outbreak spreading quickly

Mogadishu – The World Health Organisation says a cholera outbreak in Somalia has grown to more than 25 000 cases this year alone and...


Vaccine shortage for Nigeria meningitis outbreak

Abuja – Nigeria is facing a major shortfall in vaccines to contain an outbreak of meningitis that has claimed 282 lives since...

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Neurosurgeon found guilty of maiming patients

Dallas – A Texas jury has found a neurosurgeon guilty of maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating...

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‘Hepatitis B can be acquired at age 5’

Members of the Ghana Association for the Study of Liver and Digestive Diseases are advocating a nationwide campaign to increase public...

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Brazil confirms over 60 yellow fever cases, many fatal

Sao Paolo – Brazilian authorities have confirmed more than 60 cases of yellow fever during the summer rainy season, a sharp rise from...