It is a ritual supposed to keep women "pure", but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly rolling back its prevalence in Somalia's northwest.
Civilians trained by American mental health professionals bring healing to traumatized victims of Libya's civil war
Civilians traumatized by Libya's civil war in 2011—which left many homeless, poor and grieving—have virtually no access to mental health professionals, but many have found healing through small groups ...
The World Health Organization says the Horn of Africa is experiencing an outbreak of polio with cases confirmed in Kenya and Somalia.
The United Nations said on Monday that the number of people in Arab countries infected with HIV more than doubled to 470,000 in the eight years to 2009.
(AP) The World Health Organization says it is concerned about an increasing number of cholera cases in a southern Somali town controlled by militants.