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Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traoré has left Bamako for France to get further medical treatment, after his beating by demonstrators last Monday.
What’s an appropriate response to the HIV pandemic in the work place?
More than twenty trade union representatives from Francophone African countries are expected to get answer to this from a week-long training session being held by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Dakar, Senegal.
The International organization WaterAid is calling on governments around the world and other partners to increase funding for the water and sanitation sector.
--As Health Assembly meets
Ahead of the 65th session of the World Health Assembly on Monday, a new data released by the WHO highlight incidence of hypertension and diabetes around the world, with one in 10 adults being diagnosed with the noncommunicable diseases.
Although not on the scale as Niger, Chad or Mali, Senegal has not escaped the food crisis hitting the Sahel region of West and Central Africa, with some 800,000 people threatened by serious food insecurity.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is trying to help find solution to the problem by stocking what it calls, cereal banks around the country.
Authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos has ordered the eviction of 788 striking doctors from their official residence, further deepening the crisis in the health sector.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
In the wake of a high rate of road accident, an institution dedicated to enhancing road safety in Liberia has begun series of road safety sensitization activities, such as airing of radio and television jingles and circulation of posters.
Some 162 people have been killed in road accidents in Sierra Leone over the past four months, Sierra Leone’s police have said.
The medical doctors’ strike in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos has created lots of controversy across the country.
While political and military actors have so far failed to end growing instability, a new report says millions of people across the Sahel region continue to face “extreme risk of hunger and malnutrition,” with recent political instability in the region worsening the situation.