Tag Archives: African

National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day 2019

Monday, September 9, marks National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day (@NAIRHHADay). Though not nationally recognized (yet!), the awareness day has been observed by a growing number of advocates, health care professionals and communities since 2014. Sept is Nat’l #African #Immigrant Heritage Month (#NAIHM2019) & Sept 9th is Nat’l AI & #Refugee… Read More »

China detects African swine fever in pigs transported to Liaoning: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – China detected African swine fever virus in live pigs being transported to the northeastern Liaoning province, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday, underlining the challenge facing Beijing in its bid to control the contagious disease. Three trucks carrying a total of 205 pigs from provinces was stopped within the jurisdiction… Read More »

China says making progress on African swine fever vaccine

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will start work on clinical trials of an African swine fever vaccine, state media said on Friday, as the disease continues to spread through the world’s biggest hog herd. FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen at a family farm in Fuyang, Anhui province, China December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo State-owned Harbin Veterinary… Read More »

Celebrating Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African American female physician in the United States

Last month on February 3, 2019, we celebrated National Women Physician’s Day (NWPD). Created in 2016 by the Physician Mom Group (PMG) in collaboration with Physicians Working Together (PWT) and Medelita, NWPD honors the first female physician in the U.S., Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and highlights gender inequality in medicine. The day is a social media… Read More »

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »