A child about to have his rotten tooth capped at the author’s clinic in Khartoum, Sudan. Author provided
Saving children's teeth in Sudan - without anaesthetic or drills

Tooth decay is the most common chronic dental disease in the world. It affects 60-90% of children around the world, according to the World Dental Federation. It is 20 times more common than diabetes and five times more common than asthma. If left untreated, it can cause pain and abscesses and may require root treatment or even extraction. This can traumatise children for life.

By Fadil Elamin 1 day ago

Border screening at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU
Kenya responded fast to Ebola scare, but cross-border risk remains high

The second largest Ebola virus disease outbreak on record is currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with over 2,000 cases and more than 1,400 deaths recorded. Uganda, which shares a long and porous border with DRC, registered its first confirmed cases and two deaths and, earlier this week, a suspected case in Kenya fortunately turned out negative.

By Abdhalah Ziraba 21 Jun 2019