Sudan: Funding Shortages Cause Closure of Health Units in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reports in its latest weekly bulletin that a lack of funding is forcing humanitarian organisations to either hand over or close down their health facilities in some parts of Sudan. In Um Keddada in North Darfur, about 140 suspected cases of diphtheria have been recorded. From January to September, 173,973 children suffering from acute malnutrition have been treated across Sudan. About 27,500 Sudanese refugees have returned from Yida
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[Premium Times] UN agencies said a record-breaking of about 123 million, or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017 globally.
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[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
A record-breaking total of around 123 million,  or nine out of 10, infants, received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, protecting them from deadly infectious diseases, according to United Nations figures released on Monday.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Abstract Background Among other applications, immunotherapy is used for the post-exposure treatment and/or prophylaxis of important infectious diseases, such as botulism, diphtheria, tetanus and rabies. The effectiveness of serum therapy is widely proven, but improvements on the immunoglobulin purification process and on the quality control are necessary to reduce the amount of protein aggregates. These may trigger adverse reactions in patients by activating the complement system and inducing the generation of anaphylatoxins. Herein, we used immunochemical methods to predict the quality of horse F(ab ′ )2 anti-botuli...
Source: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract The alveolar region of the lung is composed of two major epithelial cell types; cuboidal Type 2 cells (AT2s), that produce surfactant proteins, and large, thin, Type1 cells (AT1s), specialized for efficient gas exchange. AT1s cover more than 95% of the alveolar surface and so constitute a major barrier to the entry of pathogenic agents. Relatively few genetic tools are available for studying the development of AT1s, the function of gene expressed in them, and the effect of specifically killing them in vivo in the adult lung. One distinguishing feature of AT1 cells is the high level of expression of the ge...
Source: Am J Respir Cell Mol... - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 6, Issue 8Author(s): Marilia Arndt Mesenburg, Maria Clara Restrepo-Mendez, Hugo Amigo, Alejandra D Balandrán, Maria Angelica Barbosa-Verdun, Beatriz Caicedo-Velásquez, Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre, Carlos E A Coimbra, Leonardo Z Ferreira, Maria del Pilar Flores-Quispe, Carlos Flores-Ramírez, Giovanna Gatica-Dominguez, Luis Huicho, Karla Jinesta-Campos, Ingrid S K Krishnadath, Fatima S Maia, Ivan A Marquez-Callisaya, Mercedes Marlene Martinez, Oscar J Mujica, Verónica PingraySummaryBackgroundLatin American and Caribbean populations...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
To support a fully liquid, diphtheria (D)-tetanus (T)-acellular pertussis (aP)-inactivated poliovirus (IPV)-hepatitis B (HB)-Haemophilus influenzae b (PRP-T) vaccine in Europe using a 2, 3, 4 month primary series and a booster at 11–15 months of age. Phase III, randomized, observer-blind studies in Germany and the Czech Republic. Participants who had not received HB vaccine were randomized to a 2, 3, 4 month primary series of DTaP-IPV-HB-PRP-T (group 1; N = 266) or a reconstituted DTaP-HB-IPV//PRP-T comparator (group 2; N = 263) and a booster of the same vaccine. Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13) and rotavirus vaccine wer...
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Reports Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2018Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Jie Duan, Xishi Liu, Honglin Wang, Sun-Wei GuoAbstractResearch questionRecent research has shown that endometriotic lesions are essentially wounds that undergo repeated tissue injury and repair, which results in epithelial–mesenchymal transition, fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transdifferentiation, smooth muscle metaplasia and ultimately fibrosis. Macrophages are a key regulator of tissue repair and fibrogenesis. But do macrophages also play a role in fibrogenesis of endometriosis, and, if yes, which subset of macrophages?De...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2018Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Harapan Harapan, Samsul Anwar, Herlina Dimiati, Zinatul Hayati, Mudatsir Mudatsir
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Meta Gene, Volume 17Author(s): Zunera Khalid, Sajjad Ahmad, Saad Raza, Syed Sikander AzamAbstractMulti-drug resistant Corynebacterium diphtheriae, an etiological agent of diphtheria, is a major health concern because of its resistance to major clinically used antibiotics. The said pathogen is highly resistant to lincosamides, macrolides, streptogramin, tetracycline, trimethoprim, chloramphenicol and benzylpenicillin and as such, required an urgent need of novel drug targets identification. Here, in this present study, we employed an in silico based approach for identifying potential ...
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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