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Minnesota African Taskforce Against Ebola created

Minnesota African Taskforce Against Ebola created

Sep. 19 | Two hundred medical volunteers being recruited for West Africa   By Issa A. Mansaray Contributing Writer As the number of Ebola cases in West Africa continue to increase to more than 2,000 according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Minnesota...

Understanding and preventing dementia

Understanding and preventing dementia

Oct. 23 | The World Health Organization (WHO) designated October 10 as Mental Health Day in 1992 to highlight mental illness and its impact on lives internationally. Some of the 196 countries that are members of the WHO celebrate the week of October 6-13 to...

Eliminating health disparities is Liberian native’s passion

Eliminating health disparities is Liberian native’s passion

Mar. 20 |   Dr. Wilhelmina HolderPhoto courtesy of Dr. Holder By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   People of African heritage in Minnesota experience higher rates of chronic disease, morbidity and mortality compared to nearly every other cultural...