Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown October 3, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 On eve of second anniversary of Politkovskaya murder, her son asks journalists not to forget her Follow the news on Belarus June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard, Ilya Politkovskiy, the son of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and Roza Malsagova, the editor of the Ingush news website Ingushetiya.ru, gave a news conference today at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris about the press freedom situation in Russia, especially developments in the Politkovskaya murder case and recent events in the Caucasus.“Dmitri Medvedev’s election as president has brought no improvement in the press freedom situation in Russia. The broadcast media are under the Kremlin’s control and violence against journalists has not decreased” Julliard said, opening the news conference, held three days before the second anniversary of Politkovskaya’s murder in Moscow on 7 October 2006. Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia Her son, Politkovskiy, reported that the murder case was transferred yesterday to a military court because one of the defendants is a former member of the Federal Security Service (the ex-KGB). “Our fear now is that the trial will be held behind closed doors,” he said.Politkovskiy insisted that, regardless of what the Russian judicial authorities say, “the case cannot be considered closed because the defendants include neither the person who fired the shots nor the people who were behind my mother’s death.”He asked journalists “not to forget my mother” and voiced his concern that, after the trial, the case will be regarded as closed and the real perpetrators will be left alone. “It is important that the media’s attention does not flag,” he said, adding that the family had brought a complaint before the European Court of Human Rights for “violation of the right to life” (article two of the convention).Malsagova talked about the murder of Ingushetiya.ru’s owner, Magomed Yevloyev, on 31 August. Arrested as he disembarked in Ingushetia from a flight from France, he was found shot in the head a few hours later. Ingush government investigators described his murder as “death through negligence.”“Magomed was the owner of the only website talking about the situation in Ingushetia, about the kidnappings and murders of young men by the special services and the Ingush police,” Malsagova told the news conference. “I take the responsibility of saying that Magomed’s death was an act of revenge by senior Russian and Ingush officials.”Photo Credits : Pierre Payan to go further News May 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard, Ilya Politkovskiy, the son of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and Roza Malsagova, the editor of the Ingush news website Ingushetiya.ru, gave a news conference today at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 27, 2021 Find out more
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Annually, about five million individuals are treated for malaria each year in Kenya.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The number of patients being treated for Malaria has drastically reduced since COVID-19 pandemic struck in the country.Also Read KNCCI training to help special group SMEs cope during COVID-19Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman has warned that failure to seek medical attention could lead to severe malaria which can lead to death.“Medical research experts have attributed this drastic drop to the fact that, majority of the those who develop malaria symptoms have been self-medicating themselves, by purchasing drugs from chemists,” said Dr Aman.Adding that: “The other reasons could be fear of being tested for COVID-19 or fear of contracting COVID-19 when visiting our health facilities.”Aman noted that these reasons were very misinformed notions, because regrettably, the majority of those with Malaria who fail to seek proper medication in good time while it is mild, end up doing so when they have severe malaria.Also Read COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalities“This could complicate their health status, as it is likely that some may lose their lives, if they do not get the proper medical attention,” said Dr Aman.Severe malaria is caused by delayed diagnosis of Malaria, seeking treatment late, wrong treatment of mild malaria as well as resistance to the first line of antimalarial drugs.At the same time the government through the Ministry of Health received a donation of antimalarial drug from FOSUN PHARMA of China.While receiving the donation, CAS Aman noted that, FOSUN PHARMA is a World Health Organization (WHO) qualified manufacturer who meets high standards of manufacturing and quality set.He said that the drug that was donated is Artesunate injection 60 mg for treatment of severe Malaria, a life threatening condition.Also Read 152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981The donation consists of 400,000 vials of the injectable drug valued at about KES 73 million.CAS, Dr. Rashid. The donation consists of 400,000 vials of the injectable drug. This quantity of drug can treat about 70,000 patients with severe [email protected] #Covid19Update pic.twitter.com/bTMXlmjAby— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) August 25, 2020“This quantity of drug can treat about 70,000 patients with severe malaria,” said Dr Aman.In 2019, the country reported 250,000 cases of severe malaria cases treated with artesunate in the public sector with 75% of these being children under the age of 15 years. Kenyans have been urged to stop self-medicating and seek treatment from health facilities whenever one experiences Malaria like symptoms which are similar to those of COVID-19.Malaria symptoms which include fever, weak joints, lack of appetite are similar to the symptoms of coronavirus.Health facilities have been treating about 300,000 people for malaria every week, but since COVID-19 pandemic struck Kenya in March, that number has reduced to about 100,000 people being treated weekly.