Category Archives: Medical

Intersex People Recognized in Kenya Census

NAIROBI, In a population count starting Saturday, Kenya will become the first country in Africa to recognize people who identify their gender as intersex. The third category will be listed …

Nigeria on Course to Becoming Polio-Free

ENUGU, NIGERIA – Nigerian activist Ayuba Gufwan made sure his five children received polio vaccinations soon after they were born.

“I was determined to make sure none of my kids …

Nigerian Sheikh Abruptly Returns Home from Medical Trip to India

WASHINGTON – Controversial cleric Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky returned home to Nigeria after a brief trip to India, where he had sought medical treatment after four years in detention.

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2 Ebola Patients in Congo ‘Cured’ with Drugs, Say Doctors

KINSHASA, CONGO – Two Ebola patients who were treated with new drugs in the city of Goma in eastern Congo have been declared cured and returned to their home.

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Researchers in Uganda Start 2-Year Ebola Vaccine Trial

MBARARA, UGANDA – Eight hundred health workers involved in the fight against the Ebola virus are receiving doses of a two-part vaccine.

Researchers who launched a trial this week for …