9.7 billion on Earth by 2050, but growth rate slowing, says new UN population report

By the year 2050, there will be some 9.7 billion people living on Earth, says a UN population report released on Monday. However, the overall growth rate will continue to fall, and more countries will have to adapt to the consequences of an aging population. “The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights”, estimates that the next 30 years will see the global population add an extra 2 billion people to today’s figure of 7.7 billion, and, by the end of the century, the planet will have to sustain around 11 billion.

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Chimbu launches Polio, Measles and Rubella Campaign

According to officials from the World Health Organization, there has not been any recent detected case of polio in the country since the vaccination campaign begun last year, according to Radjendra Gadhavi, who was in Chimbu on Tuesday for the launch of the National Polio, Measles and Rubella Campaign.

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Laloki Psychiatric Hospital Shuts Down Operations Due to Reported Hepatitis Cases

The Laloki Psychiatric Hospital this morning shut down its operations, following news of the confirmed 11 hepatitis A cases reported at the hospital. Over 120 mentally ill patients were sent back to their families and hospital staff announced it will not be taking new admissions. Much of the blame has been levelled against the continuous use of bore water at health facility.

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