Health


Somaliland: Fatwa Forbids FGM

Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have issued a religious fatwa banning the practice of female genital mutilation and vowed to punish violators. The fatwa by the Ministry of Religious Affairs allows FGM victims…



Nigeria: Health agency to employ 200,000 agents

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it would employ 200,000 agents of CHIP to address the country’s basic health issues. The Community Health Influences, Promoters and Service Programmes (CHIP) are expected to…



Malawi: Cholera Kills 4 People

BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Malawi is battling a cholera outbreak that began at the start of the rainy season in November. The disease has killed four people, and more than 150 others are hospitalized. The disease…