Global Health and Diseases

Umar Salisu dio a luz su hijo muerto por culpa de la malaria

Una sanitaria extrae sangre a una madre para detectar un posible caso de paludismo en Ajah, un distrito de Lagos, Nigeria, el país del mundo con mayor incidencia.

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The pandemic reimagined sub-Saharan education, but access to digital is urgently needed

When Fiona Mavhinga was growing up in rural Zimbabwe, she woke at 4 a.m. and walked five kilometers (three miles) to school. She attended a full day of lessons and returned home in the evenings to tend the family vegetable plot.

To make ends meet, she worked weekends, selling vegetables at the local market. On many occasions, Mavhinga was sent home from school for not paying her fees.

Despite these challenges, she finished her education and used a bursary from a charitable organization to stud

Fighting Coronavirus in a World That Never Stops Talking – KENNEDY SCHOOL REVIEW

It is not my pleasure to endorse tightening control over information creation and publicity. As a journalist who thrives on the vast benefits of a free press and the newly rapid pace at which news travels, only the coronavirus pandemic provided a rare moment to rethink my position on information regulation. The world, in managing future epidemics, would fare better if information becomes more regulated and centralized – in its sources, quantity, and quality.

True, communication technologies hav

Nigeria’s wildlife traders, who weathered Ebola, eye post-COVID-19 boom

On March 30, authorities in Nigeria imposed a lockdown on the commercial city of Lagos, neighboring Ogun state, and the capital city Abuja. As COVID-19 spread to all 36 of Nigeria’s states, the government quickly placed a ban on interstate travel (now partly eased). Curfews were introduced, face masks made compulsory, and public spaces like markets and places of worship either shut down or required to limit entry to 50 people at a time.

The gradual reopening of the economy has led to the easing

'Worst outbreak ever': Nearly a million pigs culled in Nigeria due to swine fever

Hundreds of thousands of pigs have been culled by Nigerian farmers in response to an explosion of African swine fever (ASF). The outbreak began around Lagos and parts of neighbouring Ogun state earlier this year, pig farmers say, but has now spread to many other parts of the country.

In the absence of official data, farmers who spoke to the Guardian estimated that nearly a million pigs had been put down so far. Mrs Bello, a farmer at Lagos-based Oke-Aro, the largest pig co-operative in west Afr

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