UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONTINUE TO LEAD IN NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES AND DEATHS AS COVID-19 NEARS 10 MILLION GLOBALLY WITH CLOSE TO 500,000 DEATHS

COVID-19 Statistics Globally, as of 3:53pm CEST, 28 June 2020, there have been 9,843,073 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 495,760 deaths, reported to WHO. CONFIRED CASES BY REGIONS OF THE … Read More

EBOLA: WHO flags critical funding gap, calls for political parties to join fight against Ebola

In continuing fight against Ebola disease, WHO through its director general calls for more hands especially political parties to join in the fight to stop the menace being caused by … Read More

New genetic clues associated with asthma in African ancestry populations uncovered

CU Anschutz scientists discover areas of chromosomes associated with asthma, a complex disease with striking disparities across racial/ethnic groups In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the University … Read More

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY: New toolkit to help communities prevent suicide released

World Health Organisation, WHO , and the Mental Health Commission of Canada has released a toolkit to help communities to prevent suicides. (Click to download the toolkit here) Suicides happen … Read More

Genetic variants impact outcome in dilated cardiomyopathy patients of African ancestry

Genetic testing is a powerful diagnostic tool that is increasingly being used for the diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease in which the heart becomes enlarged, making it difficult to … Read More

About 8.4 million deaths occur each year from poor quality of care in low- and middle-income countries

Recent gains against the burden of illness, injury, and disability and commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) are insufficient to close the enormous gaps that remain between what is achievable … Read More