Kenya: Traditional beads and the fight against FGM
15 November 2020 | 7:02 am
As puberty starts, Maasai girls are gifted with special beads. It means they are ready for marriage and female genital mutilation can target them. A rescue shelter in Kintegela has saved many Maasai girls.
15 Nov 2020
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US President Donald Trump wonders "why (he doesn't) have a high approval rating," given that Dr. Fauci, who "is working for this administration," does, during a press conference in Washington.
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Top US scientist Anthony Fauci urges people to "double down on public health measures" as the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, during a webinar with the Chatham House international affairs think-tank in London.
9 Dec 2020
Top infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci warns mid-January to be "a really dark time" for the US unless "substantial mitigation" is carried out, during a press briefing by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases predicts a "surge upon a surge" with Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations coming shortly after Thanksgiving.
23 Dec 2020
Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease scientist, receives a dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine along with US Health secretary Alex Azar and other senior officials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Dr. Fauci said that Joe Biden's pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable. After a slow start, the US is ramping up its program. Follow DW for the latest.
22 Jan 2021
In his first White House briefing as President Joe Biden's top adviser on Covid-19, Anthony Fauci says it is "liberating" that he can focus on science without fear of repercussion now that Donald Trump has left office. "One of the things we're going to do is to be completely transparent, open and honest if things go wrong," the top infectious diseases doctor adds.
11 Apr 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24, top US immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci discussed the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US and around the world. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and White House chief medical adviser welcomed the faster pace of vaccination in the US, saying it gave him hope the situation could be "under control" within a "reasonable" timeframe. He also strongly encouraged people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
2 May 2021
Indian authorities are again removing social media posts that criticize the government. Censorship watchdogs say those in change are trying to cover up the true severity of the ongoing public health crisis.
1 Aug 2021
The top US infectious disease official has also pleaded with citizens to get vaccinated, saying the country finds itself in an "unnecessary predicament." A number of states are seeing a fresh surge in infections.
13 Dec 2021
The leader of the UK's opposition Labour party said on Sunday (December 12) that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had broken the public's trust over COVID-19 regulations, making him "unfit for public office." Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Keir Starmer said Johnson posed a risk to public health following reports that parties were held at Downing Street during a 2020 Christmas lockdown when such festivities were banned.
26 Dec 2021
A quarter of couples experience infertility despite regular sex, according to the French national research institute INSERM. The reasons include exposure to pollutants, endocrine disruptors, trying for a child later on in life, smoking and obesity. But in more than 15 percent of cases, the cause of the infertility remains unconfirmed. France's health minister has decided to take action by putting together a working group to better understand the issue and suggest changes by the end of the year. FRANCE 24's Eléonore Vanel and Camille Nedelec report.
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The WHO has decided to issue monkeypox its highest level of alert: a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. But what's the deal with PHEICs — who decides, what does it mean, and what happens next?
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More than 30 years after reunification, East Germans remain underrepresented in high-level jobs, researchers have found. This is only changing slowly.
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The Pope is heading to Marseille in southern France. He's expected to deliver harsh comments on the living conditions of migrants.
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Noureddin Bongo Valentin, the eldest son of ousted Gabonese president Ali Bongo, has been charged with corruption, embezzlement of public funds and money laundering. Several cabinet members were also indicted. Also in this edition: famine aid for Somalia is to be temporarily suspended after a UN probe found widespread theft and misuse of funds.
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The political crisis in Niger has disrupted aid efforts, the UN's humanitarian chief in the West African nation, Louise Aubin, told DW in an exclusive interview. The current wave of insecurity in Niger has also hampered the UN's aid operations there, Aubin added.