Air pollution and the impact on public health in Africa

Air pollution and the impact on public health in Africa

Air pollution has increased significantly in the last 25 years, and that’s having health consequences especially in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study published in The Lancet medical journal. Researchers found that air pollution – specifically, the small particles measured as less…

Laureen is the editor of Africa Times

WHO campaign set to reach 13 nations with polio vaccination

A week-long campaign to help end polio is wrapping up in 13 African countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. More than 116 million children are receiving vaccinations in what WHO describes as one of the largest synchronized and simultaneous campaigns ever achieved on the African continent. More than 190,000…

Tech entrepreneurs in Ghana talk innovation with Facebook exec

Top Facebook executive Chris Cox visited Ghana on Wednesday, part of a weeklong visit to three West African nations to connect with tech entrepreneurs. Cox, the Chief Product Officer for Facebook, checked out the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra to share ideas about innovation and business development….

Nigeria’s Mohammed sworn in as UN Deputy Secretary-General

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed was sworn into office at the United Nations on Tuesday, then emphasized the importance of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a speech that followed the ceremony. Mohammed, the former Minister of Environment for Nigeria, was sworn in by UN Secretary General António Guterres. She has…