Category: Society

Friday, November 14, was World Diabetes Day. The WDD campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations. The Day is used to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. It was created in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.

Africa's under-18 population will swell by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, according a UN report released on 13 August, 2014. This could have carried a big headline, but it was overshadowed by the international response to tame the Ebola virus in West Africa, US involvement in Iraq to help the Iraqi government in its fight against the Islamist group Isis and Russia's standoff with the West…