Psychology & Psychiatry

Well-being and the rise of psychotherapy in Uganda

Perspectives on happiness and mental health differ across the world. While some cultures view suffering and unhappiness as inherent, circumstantial aspects of existence, others view any degree of unhappiness as a personal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola in the DRC: Expert sets out critical lessons learned in Liberia

Ebola in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has now spread to urban areas. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to Mosoka Fallah who was head of case detection during Liberia's ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 about ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The collision of civil war and threat of global pandemics

There are 30 civil wars underway around the globe, where civilians are dealing with death and destruction as well as public health emergencies exacerbated by the deadly march of conflict.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As South Sudan's civil war rages, cholera takes deadly toll

Clasping frail arms around his stomach, Machar Weituor doubles over in pain as he slowly positions himself over the hole in his bed. Too feeble to make it to the toilet, the 40-year-old groans faintly as he defecates into ...

Health

Health care under attack in Syria civil war: study

Health care workers, clinics and hospitals were attacked more than 400 times last year in Syria's civil war, according to data gathered with the mobile phone application WhatsApp, a medical journal reported Friday.

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