Psychology & Psychiatry

Boko Haram leaves Nigeria a lifetime of mental trauma

The soldier clutched his book with both hands. He shouted his name, rank and Nigerian Army number to no-one in particular. He stood up straight and ended every reply with a bark of "sah" (sir).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gates' foundation to fund $1.8bn to eradicate polio

Bill Gates announced in Abu Dhabi on Thursday his foundation will contribute $1.8 billion to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a third of the total funds needed.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gates says world must push to finally eradicate polio

Bill Gates said Tuesday that the world must commit to wiping out the remaining cases of polio and finally eradicate the disease despite squeezed aid budgets and violence plaguing vaccination efforts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

3.5 million Pakistani children miss polio vaccine: WHO

More than 3.5 million Pakistani children missed out on polio vaccination this week in a campaign overshadowed by the deaths of nine immunisation workers, a UN official said Friday.