Urgent call for blood donors

On Wednesday, the Health Ministry issued an urgent plea to the public for blood donations, as reserves run very low. According to the Health Ministry, the scarcity in blood supply is largely

Sickle Cell Awareness Month

By Dr Skevi Kyriakou Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited blood disorders worldwide. Africa has the highest birth prevalence of SCD – 1,125 per 100,000 births compared


Climate change damaging our health

The disastrous impact of climate change on human health was highlighted in the second Ronald Ross lecture by Sir Professor Andrew Haines, who called for concerted action from scientists, policymakers and practitioners

Health Minister goes undercover at hospital A&E

Health Minister Michael Hadjipantelas paid a surprise visit to Nicosia General Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department to get a first-hand picture of conditions after patient organisations complained about waiting times. According to

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