Category Archives: Medicine

No ‘Miracle Cure’ for Coronavirus Until Clinical Trials Prove Madagascar’s Herbal Medicine

WASHINGTON – Scientists are putting an herbal remedy from Madagascar, purported to cure COVID-19, to the test.

Researchers at Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, in Potsdam, are collaborating with a U.S. company, ArtemiLife, to test an extract …

Armed Group Kills 20 Villagers in Northeast Congo

An armed group killed at least 20 civilians in an overnight raid on a village in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, the latest incident in a surge of ethnic violence that has forced 200,000 people from their homes …

The Small Southern African Country of Lesotho is Attending its First COVID-19 Patient

Healthcare workers in the tiny Southern African country of Lesotho are attending to the country’s first COVID-19 patient.

Lesotho’s health ministry confirmed the country’s first case Wednesday, making it the last of the 54 countries on the continent to report …

France’s Pasteur Institute on Front Lines of Africa’s COVID Response

PARIS – There are few days when the Paris-based Pasteur Institute and its far-flung network are not in the news.

Last week, France’s flagship research foundation and its U.S. counterparts announced promising compounds for clinical testing against COVID-19, the disease …

Coronavirus Poses Threat to Somalia’s Planned Parliamentary Elections

NAIROBI – The International Crisis Group said the coronavirus poses the threat of a political crisis to Somalia as the country heads toward its scheduled November election.

The Brussels-based think tank calls on political leaders to discuss the electoral process …