Sudanese health authorities say objection to autopsy unidentified bodies may cause plague outbreak

Sudanese health officials Monday expressed the urged need to autopsy over three thousand unidentified bodies piled up at Khartoum mortuaries, stressing the current situation may trigger a pandemic of plague disease.   The growing opposition to the burial of the unidentified bodies of protesters killed by the security after the collapse of the former triggered its postponement by the Public Prosecution on Sunday.   However, the move angered the forensic…

Seven cases of monkeypox reported in West Darfur

The Director General of the Ministry of Health in West Darfur, Osman Ali Abakar, reported the death of a new-born girl (27 days) due to monkeypox in the state. One other case is in home quarantine, and two cases are recovering.   He told Radio Dabanga's Sudan Today programme that seven suspected cases of monkeypox appeared in West Darfur and that samples were sent to Khartoum for laboratory examination.  …

WHO field officer killed in South Sudan

World Health Organization (WHO) expresses its profound shock and sadness at the killing of its polio field surveillance officer in Bentiu city in South Sudan and condemns the violent death.   Daniel Deng Galuak was shot dead by an unidentified attacker at a health facility in Bieh Internally Displaced Persons camp in the northern Bentiu city in Unity State on 19 September 2022. The motive behind the attack is yet…

Girl shot dead, two women raped in Darfur

Unidentified gunmen killed a 13-year-old shepherdess in Shataya in South Darfur on Sunday. The day before, two women were raped in Saraf Omra in North Darfur.   Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a listener reported that Rayan Ahmed Saleh was grazing the family’s sheep together with her brothers in the area of Dogoudse in Shataya locality, when three gunmen riding on camels wanted to steal the animals.   When the children…

African Health Ministers Approve Plan for Quality Health Care

Health ministers attending the World Health Organization’s 72nd Regional Committee for Africa in Lome, Togo have approved an eight-year strategy aimed at curbing disease and responding quickly to health emergencies.More than 400 people participated from 47 countries, including about 30 health ministers, who attended the top annual health gathering in person, while others joined online.After a week of discussions about some of Africa’s most pressing health issues, countries adopted a…

China Cancels 23 Loans to Africa Amid ‘Debt Trap’ Debate

A recent announcement by China that it is forgiving 23 loans for 17 African countries may be motivated by accusations of "debt-trap diplomacy," say some analysts.Critics have long accused Beijing of practicing debt-trap diplomacy, suggesting it deliberately lends to countries that it knows cannot repay the money, thereby increasing its political leverage. China vehemently rejects this, alleging it's a way for the U.S. to discredit Beijing, Washington's main challenger in…
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