From hawking to healthcare: The story of a Kenyan nurse
28 January 2023 | 11:18 am
A 28 year-old Kenyan nurse— who was formerly a hawker— is currently on her way to the UK for further studies. Fulfilling this dream has also inspired many other young Kenyans.
29 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden signs two executive orders, including one scrapping a ban on US funding for abortion counseling provided by international organizations and ordering a review of rules under Donald Trump's administration that blocked government-funded family planning clinics in the United States from referring women for abortions. Biden also signs an order expending healthcare access, adding the move is to "undo the damage Trump has done".
1 Mar 2021
The WHO regional director for Africa encourages healthcare workers in Africa to accept the Covax vaccination and warns against the spread of fake news as Ghana becomes the first country to receive vaccines from the global Covax scheme.
4 Mar 2021
DOCi is a platform for health services delivery that closes the accessibility gaps of traditional channels. DOCi mobile app link users to healthcare professionals in their localities in the process reducing travel and waiting times and address problems of access, unpredictable cost, service quality, and choice of provider.
15 May 2021
CBN eyes increased private sector investments in healthcare infrastructure
25 Jun 2021
A 19-car train crosses South Africa providing free healthcare for the poor, equipped with all kinds of gear. Described as a godsend for those lacking access to medical services in the country's poor and rural areas, the train is named Phelophepa, meaning "good, clean health" in the Tswana and Sotho languages.
6 Aug 2021
A UN World Health Organization (WHO) report has revealed that hundreds of health workers and patients have been killed or injured in the last few years.
7 Dec 2021
The coronavirus Delta variant is spreading across Europe, with almost all new infections in people who have not been vaccinated. Yet many still refuse to be inoculated. Healthcare workers in France and Greece will soon have to decide: either be vaccinated or face unemployment. Is it the right way to go?
21 Jan 2022
Lebanon's healthcare system is crumbling amid an economic crisis that has led to an exodus of thousands of doctors and nurses, forced private hospitals to close some departments and put further strains on the already stretched state sector.
28 Feb 2022
Chukwukma Muanya, Deputy Editor, Daily (Health) engages Hossein Hassani, Ph.D. Founder, YolaCare Project on YolaCare data analytics and Nigeria's healthcare. YolaCare Project is an initiative that wants to address children's healthcare through the Child Growth Application that relies on artificial intelligence and machine learning that will allow parents and medical personnel an effective platform to manage children's health.
26 Jun 2022
In India, over a million female healthcare workers known as "ASHA" ("hope" in Hindi) work tirelessly to help the country's poorest. Last month, the WHO honoured their hard work with its Global Leaders Award. Over the last 16 years, these women have become the backbone of India's healthcare system, especially for the hundreds of millions of Indians who live in rural areas. But today, they are fighting for better pay and recognition from the government. Our correspondents report.
16 Aug 2022
Taliban takeover deepens Afghan healthcare crisis
We bring you reactions from the papers in Brazil as fans wait for hours to view Pelé's coffin on the football field of his cherished Santos FC club before a private burial. The British papers issue a plea to the government to help pull the beleaguered public health system back from the brink of collapse.
1 day ago
The largest corruption scandal in Southeast Asia's history has shaken Vietnam's anti-graft drive. Experts have warned that the country's economic stability may be at stake.
1 day ago
Talking Europe hosts Pascal Canfin, the chair of the environment committee at the European Parliament. He is a former French government minister and a former director of the French branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We take a look at what is coming out of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, and at the state of the EU's green transition.
1 day ago
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among industrialised countries. Our reporters head to Louisiana where Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth complications than White women. Also #MeToo finally reaches Taiwan where a growing number of women have been speaking out about their experiences working with sexual predators.
1 day ago
As fighting resumes between Israel and Hamas after a one-week truce, FRANCE 24 speaks to Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He said he was "deeply concerned" at the looming prospect of Israel's offensive moving to the south of the Gaza Strip.
1 day ago
Impala Platinum has halted operations at its Rustenberg complex in South Africa after 11 workers were killed and 75 injured.
1 day ago
The EU is "very concerned" that Niger's military leaders revoked an EU-backed law criminalizing migration. But residents of Niger's ancient crossroad town of Agadez are overjoyed about the move.
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