Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes a force to reckon with
11 November 2018 | 2:04 pm
Universal healthcare, free universities: radical ideas or reasonable ones in a democratic society? Even the Democratic party is divided on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chances of success as she rallies her grass-roots supporters in NY.
12 Dec 2019
A Canadian university has set up the Database of Atrocities for a part of Cameroon where those seeking independence are facing the wrath of the government. The initiative is intended to prompt the world to act.
4 May 2020
Aisha Buhari, Dolapo Osinbajo, others hail healthcare givers on Workers’ Day
25 May 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare shortcomings in healthcare systems the world over. In the UK, years of underfunding have contributed to a severe shortage of personal protective equipment that has left frontline workers buckling under the strain.
Nigerian universities’ scientists discover vaccine for COVID-19, APC reacts to Obaseki’s PDP move and more
19 Jun 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Saturday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Saturday.
9 Aug 2020
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Monday that health workers would soon get hefty pay increases as part of an overhaul of France's hospital system in response to the coronavirus crisis.
17 Sep 2020
Helium Health is advancing universal health coverage by providing a suite of full-service solutions for all healthcare stakeholders in emerging markets within Africa.
11 Dec 2020
Kenyan healthcare workers protest against poor working conditions during the pandemic, which they say have caused the death of colleagues.
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".
IPOB accuses Facebook of oppressive tendencies in Nigeria, FEC approves 20 new private universities
3 Feb 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
28 Feb 2021
France is coming to terms with the fact that sexual assault and rape cases are often known about but ignored. The situation at the prestigious Sciences Po university has been under the spotlight after one of its top professors was accused of abusing his stepson. The school's director then resigned after admitting that he knew about the case and did not act. Meanwhile, dozens of alleged victims of sexual assault on Sciences Po's regional French campuses have been speaking out under the hashtag #SciencesPorcs or "science pigs". It was launched by Anna Toumazoff, who joined us for Perspective.
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.
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US oil company ExxonMobil recorded a net profit of $56 billion last year, beating its previous 2008 record. It benefitted from a surge in prices following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a cost-cutting drive during the pandemic.
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Getting enough sleep is essential to good health, but millions of people struggle with it. As a result, many of us turn to calming music in the hopes that it will lull us to sleep.
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Australia will replace the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on its $5 banknote with a new design to reflect and honor the history of its Indigenous culture. King Charles III will feature on Australian coins, though.
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Women in low-income communities in India learn how to use energy efficiently. It’s a win-win for the climate as well as the household budget. For many it is the first time they understand the connection between fossil fuels and global warming.
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Scientists in Brazil are hopeful that a campaign to vaccinate endangered monkeys against yellow fever could save them from extinction. The last outbreak of the disease decimated the population of highly vulnerable golden lion tamarin monkeys.
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For months, European leaders have sought a united response to the US Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA. That plan, announced by the White House last year, favours American-made climate technology through subsidies and tax credits. But EU chiefs say the policy discriminates against Washington's closest partner, Europe.