NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The homemade alcoholic drinks, popularly dubbed chang’aa (“kill me quick”) or Kumi Kumi (ten-ten shillings), are popular with the poor, who cannot afford commercially brewed bottled beer, which is heavily taxed.
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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Doctors, nurses and other health practitioners are secretly performing the procedures at the request of families.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Traditional healers or herbalists outnumber biomedical workers in rural areas of Africa. These healers use ritual and herbal remedies to treat Ebola in areas where suspicion of modern medicine persists.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In Liberia, more than 100 Christian leaders meeting in early August declared that God was angry and Ebola a plague. They called for prayers to seek God’s forgiveness.
(RNS) The Ebola epidemic in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea has caused more than 670 deaths and more than 1,000 infections, according to the World Health Organization.
(RNS) The problem is prompting some polio-free countries to demand that visitors from high-risk countries take oral vaccines at the airport upon arrival.