The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared Africa free from wild polio. The Africa Regional Certification Commission, a self-governing body in authority for supervising the eradication of polio, has certified that all 47 countries in the WHO’s Africa Region have eliminated the virus after
Apart from the contribution to the climatic changes, plastic pollution is probably the biggest manmade foe of nature. Every year, millions of tonnes of plastic waste end up in landfills and oceans. According to experts, coronavirus pandemic could add significantly to this already grave crisis.
With a rapid increase in coronavirus cases across the world, health safety measures have become much more necessary. While the world faces a shortage of personal protective equipment, researchers at MIT and Brigham, and Women’s Hospital have recently designed a silicone rubber face mask which
While the effects of air pollution on the lungs have been evident for ages, its effects on the brain are less conspicuous. A recent study has revealed that air pollution can lead to many problems in the brain, such as dementia, brain shrinkage and brain
It has been over six months since the novel coronavirus outbreak has disrupted life all across the world. The virus has infected more than 13 million people and killed over 500,000 people worldwide. Meanwhile, Russia has become the first country to successfully finish human trials
Hunger and starvation across the world have ravaged mankind since the beginning. Half of the human population still suffers from it; over 820 million people are in the grasp of this debilitating crisis, with millions more under its threat owing to the current coronavirus pandemic.
A few weeks ago, Congo almost overcame the Ebola virus. Now, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is combating with three outbreaks at once – coronavirus, measles, and the second wave of Ebola outbreak. There has been a new outbreak of Ebola
As the COVID-19 cases soar across the world and given the lack of any effective vaccine or treatment, new inventions are being made to combat the highly contagious coronavirus. Recently, two inventors in Ghana have come up with a solar-powered hand washbasin to promote ultra-hygiene
The coronavirus pandemic has forced mankind to opt for social distancing. People are curled up in their houses while avoiding physical touch. The highly contagious virus has raised many questions that still remain unanswered. Anyhow, researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Amid these stressful times of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an ongoing race to provide efficient and effective amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers. People have been coming up with creative solutions varying from 3D printed shields to DIY face masks.