Nigeria: Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Nigeria - the Only Language Cholera Understands
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nigeria is prone to seasonal disease outbreaks and in the last few years, a series of outbreaks including monkeypox, measles, Lassa fever, yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis and cholera have threatened the nation's public health security. In 2020, while responding to COVID-19, Nigeria was at the same time tackling what was reported as the largest recorded outbreak of Lassa fever in the country. Today, amid efforts to contain the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation is also dealing with an in
Jeremy Farrar explains why we must expect new variants, and why he ’d like to give away his booster shot.Medscape
Now that schools have welcomed students back to classrooms, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen.Associated Press
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease.Associated Press
President Joe Biden announced the new pledge during a virtual COVID-19 summit on Wednesday. The plan will increase the US contribution to more than 1 billion doses.WebMD Health News
Bioethicist Art Caplan warns against using ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment and urges doctors to refuse to prescribe it if patients demand it.Medscape Business of Medicine
DNA-based device might offer rapid COVID-19 test that is not fooled by dead virus
Miami-based diagnostic lab GenoSur is teaming up with blockchain biometric startup GenoBank.io to protect Covid-19 test results from fraud. The partnership will enable GenoSur to certify the results of Covid-19 tests using blockchain technology and cryptographic signatures, said Head of Business Development Camilo Padron. Instead of issuing PDF results that can be easily manipulated on platforms like Photoshop, the collaboration will create Covid-19 negative test certifications stored on a public…
Although more Californians than ever had health insurance in 2020, disparities in access to health care among the state ’s racial and ethnic groups was magnified during a year of unprecedented challenges and changes.Those are among the key findings of the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The survey included responses from 22,661 California households, including 21,949 adults, 1,365 adolescents and 3,548 children.“This is one of the most important data releases in the survey’s 20-year history because it sheds light on how impactful t...
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday repeated his call for a global COVID-19 vaccination plan to boost production and reach millions over the coming months, in line with recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO).