Tag: Health

Australia’s deadly relationship with heat


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By Phil Mercer BBC, Sydney January 31, 2017 As a homesick teenager in Britain in the early 1900s, the writer Dorothea Mackellar yearned for the “pitiless blue sky” of Australia. “I love a sunburnt country,” she declared in her timeless poem My Country, and more than a century […]

WHO: Cholera Outbreaks Threaten Africa, Mideast


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Lisa Schlein October 22, 2015 10:32 AM GENEVA— The World Health Organization is stepping up efforts to control multiple cholera outbreaks in Africa and the Middle East to prevent the disease from spreading and threatening the health of thousands of people. More than 10,700 cholera cases and 170 […]

El Niño may trigger floods, famine and sickness in much of the world


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Monte Morin LA Times   A fog of suffocating smoke settles over the Indonesian countryside, sickening hundreds of thousands of people and triggering an environmental crisis. In Peru, officials abandon plans to host the lucrative Dakar Rally and prepare instead for torrential rains and devastating floods. And in […]

El-nino: health issues directives to districts


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Publish Date: Oct 26, 2015 By Joyce Namutebi     THE ministry of health has announced mitigation measures to curb disease outbreaks that El- nino rains are likely to cause in various parts of the country. In line with a Disease Outbreak Preparedness Plan developed by the ministry, working […]