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Sierra Leone’s porous borders are said to be one of the main factors responsible for the influx of counterfeit drugs into the country and the proliferation on the market.The country shares boundaries with Liberia and Guinea and large amounts of fake drugs are said to be among goods allegedly coming into the country from the neighbouring countries.
The State of the World Population released by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) indicates that Liberia remains among countries with the highest maternal mortality rates, with 990 deaths from every hundred thousand live births.
The fight against Malaria is yielding results around the world.
A global report by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that more and more countries are taking the threat of malaria seriously.
The medical doctors’ strike in Ghana has begun to bite, as it entered its second week, with some reports of abandoned patients dying in some public hospitals.
More light has been shed on the dire humanitarian situation still existing in the Ivory Coast, some six months after the end of the post election violence.Over 70% of the humanitarian needs for refugees and displaced people are yet to be filled, says a report released this week.
As the medical doctors strike continues in Ghana, politicians seem to have a good opportunity to flex their political muscles.
A decade since its creation, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) has helped African nations improve their agriculture, infrastructure and health sectors, top United Nations and regional officials said.
This is one of the worst times to fall sick in Ghana, as doctors there have begun a strike.
But why are they striking at this time?
In Benin, the government of President Yayi Boni has launched an initiative granting pregnant women and children under five, free access to malaria treatment.
Bamako is hosting the second international Neuroscience convention.
The forum is bringing together more than 250 participants from around the world who include eminent Neurologists and Psychiatrists.