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As the situation worsens in the Sahel, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appealed for about 10 million euros to bring aid to some 700,000 people in Mali and Niger and prevent a major humanitarian crisis in both countries.
After being admitted to hospital on Saturday, former South African President Nelson Mendela goes back home after being discharged by doctors, a statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma said in Pretoria on Sunday.
Road Traffic accident is one of the leading causes of death in Ghana today.
Statistics reveal the loss of lives and properties worth several millions of dollars, with 22% of all road accidents caused by disabled or abandoned vehicles on the roads.
By Mohamed Konneh/WADR Correspondent
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation has taken doctors and nurses at public hospitals by surprise by conducting mid-night inspection of conditions at the facilities.
Plan International has said ‘’aid efforts to fight hunger in Niger ‘’is being complicated’’ by the large influx of refugees fleeing fighting in northern Mali, with cases of malnutrition already appearing in the western region of Tillaberi hosting over 20,000 refugees.
Benin’s government has set up a new health scheme to make health care available to the population at an affordable cost.
Sierra Leone is poised to put its rebranded baby food reputed to be higly nutritious, Bennimix on the international market, as Save the Children warned that worsened child malnutrition could hit progress reducing child deaths.
A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.
A number of public hospitals in Sierra Leone, most of them in the rural areas, are being lit up by solar power.
Five billion CFA Francs a month is the total cost of the new health policy of the government of the Ivory Coast.
Called Universal Health Care, this policy aims to provide access to free health care by citizens.