Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Abstract Background: Childhood visual impairment is a global public health problem, especially in developing countries. Its most common causes are avoidable by early diagnosis and treatment. Aims: To assess prevalence of refractive error (RE) and visual impairment (VI) among school-aged children...
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on the disruption of immunization and basic health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic NEW YORK, 26 March 2020: “Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is overstretching health services as health workers are...
Millions of mothers at risk due to prohibitive health care costs, lack of access to services and skilled professionals, and child marriage NEW YORK/ VANCOUVER, 3 June 2019 –  More than 5 million families across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and...
Health professionals in Hargeisa have launched the first-ever mobile hospital in Somaliland, taking health care closer to the people who need it. The mobile hospital aims to reach thousands of people, who have to travel big distances to the nearest...
Powerful Documentary Launched at International AIDS Conference to Highlight Gains and Challenges in Providing Treatment for all People with HIV/AIDS The film is the latest in #TreatmentforAll campaign to support treatment expansion and stop the spread of HIV DURBAN, South Africa,...
The current drought has caused numerous hospitalizations and deaths, with millions of Somali children’s lives at risk if a solution is not found. Even prior to the drought, Somali children have been some of the hardest hit in the...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released the first Global Diabetes report. In 1980, WHO reported that 108 million adults were living with diabetes. Since then the numbers have quadrupled, with the disease claiming more lives every year. Health and...