Two-thirds of all global maternal deaths in 2015 occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, so efforts to improve the safety of childbirth are urgently needed. For four years, the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) has led a Canadian government-funded maternal health partnership initiative in rural Tanzania.
Category Archives: Health
The U.S. Ambassador has launched the new Women’s Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite at the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi.
Stephanie S. Sullivan lauded the combined efforts of all partners in successfully launching the new Center. Read more
Before six students and two instructors from the Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education embark on a global health outreach project this week with Kenya Relief, their fellow students, faculty and staff showed their support with a special week of events.
The Kenya Kick-Off Week included presentation of research projects based on conditions the students will encounter, exhibits of African artifacts and the opportunity to write notes of encouragement and support to the students and faculty making the trip. Read more
A U.S.-based nonprofit is helping many blind South Sudanese see again by hiring a local doctor to perform surgeries on hundreds of patients in the Jonglei State capital Bor.
Sixty-year-old Mary Ayak Thie lost her vision about three years ago. Ayak said after the doctor removed cataracts from her eyes, her vision returned.
President Kagame and Bill Gates: Every vaccine is a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the African economy
By Paul Kagame and Bill Gates
According to United Nations projections, by the end of this century, Africa will be home to one of every three people on the planet and to five of the world’s 10 largest cities, including the largest — Lagos, Nigeria.