Doing the rounds with the Safari Doctors
12 January 2019 | 3:54 pm
For isolated island communities on Kenya's northern coast, access to health care is far from adequate. The "Safari Doctors" have taken matters into their own hands.
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Pakistan's former prime minister and PTI party leader Imran Khan was released on bail on May 12 after being arrested on graft charges. Since then, he says he has been "isolated" at his home, cut off from the senior leadership of his party, while thousands of his supporters have been arrested. "Anyone who supports PTI is either arrested or has gone underground," he told FRANCE 24 from his home in Lahore.
The mental health industry has been growing in India as awareness increases. But many who don't fit into social norms say their experiences seeking help have left them feeling invalidated.
The French medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned of a looming health crisis in Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex. The camp hosts nearly 300,000 refugees from Somalia and neighboring countries.
Although youth gang wars affect all of Indonesia, Yogyakarta, a city of 400,000 inhabitants on the island of Java, has become the epicentre of a worrying new phenomenon. There, teenage boys clash in the streets at night. They travel on motorbike, armed with truncheons or rusty swords. Their victims are rival gang members, but sometimes also innocent passersby.
Italy is the country in Europe that suffers the most from natural disasters: it's the scene of two thirds of landslides that occur on the continent. The island of Ischia is particularly vulnerable, and the problem of uncontrolled urban development is making the damage worse. Some 27,000 of the 64,000 houses on the island do not meet building regulations. As the village of Casamiccciola rebuilds after a deadly landslide in November 2022, the council is trying to reduce risk factors to better adapt to climate change. Our correspondents report.
So-called forever chemicals are everywhere: in rivers, tap water, in our food and even in the hair of French MPs. Tests conducted on 14 French Green lawmakers have revealed the presence of toxic polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), some of which are banned in France. Some lawmakers are now calling for a total ban on this category of chemical molecules. FRANCE 24's Science Editor Julia Sieger tells us more.
The healthcare sector accounts for around 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That's equivalent to the annual emissions of France, Germany and Brazil combined. Medical staff and the healthcare industry are gradually embracing the objective of reducing the sector's contribution to global warming. But the task remains daunting. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
Dozens of people have drowned or disappeared in the past weeks crossing from West Africa to the Canary Islands as Spain and Morocco attract criticism for slow sea rescues.
A video posted on Sudan health ministry's social media showed what appears to be bodies covered in blankets - victims of an air strike on Saturday that is reported to have killed 22 people in Omdurman.
Dr. Linda Keku, a consultant for sex and reproductive health at Pink Clinic Nigeria, in this lively and educative chat with #TheGuardianNg, debunks 10 popular myths about sexual health making rounds in our society today. What do you think?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been discharged from the hospital after being admitted for dehydration. Doctors said he was in good health.
Health authorities have issued warnings to keep cool after record heat was recorded in Europe, Asia and North America. In Greece, wildfires continued for a third day with another heat wave in the forecast.
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Israel complained about the presence of German Ambassador Steffen Seibert at a meeting in Israel's Supreme Court. Reform of that institution, sought by the government, is a contetious domestic issue in Israel.
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China has sharply rejected statements made by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in the United States about Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
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