Ebola Was Confirmed in a Major City in the Congo, Stoking Concerns That the Outbreak Will Keep Spreading
A case of Ebola was confirmed in the populous Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Bunia this week, adding to fears that the outbreak there — already the second-worst in history — is far from over. An infant who died in the Bunia health zone was confirmed this week to have the deadly, highly contagious hemorrhagic fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The infant’s parents, however, appear to be in good health, raising questions as to how the baby may have been infected with Ebola. Most Ebola cases have been recorded in the DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces, in the northea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Democratic Republic of the Congo Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance's Spread in African Mosquitos
Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Landmark £ 1 million donation to boost Bristol ’ s research in Africa
The University of Bristol has received a landmark £ 1 million donation to further its research activity and impact in Africa. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Research, Staff notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Kenya: Thailand to Assist Kenya Achieve Universal Health Coverage
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Government of Thailand has committed to continue working with Kenya's Health Ministry to leverage on achieving the Universal Health Coverage which is one of the key pillars in the country's Big Four Agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi to Make Health Services Record Keeping Digital - - Atupele
[Nyasa Times] Minister for Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said Malawi which has introduced national identity (IDs) and smartcards which has so far captured 10 million of the 17.5 million population, will make record keeping of health services digital to improve efficiency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Pork Shortage - Pig Slaughter Ban Extended
[Nyasa Times] District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) in Mchinji has to extend a ban on slaughtering of pigs from March 22 to June 22, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: My Heart's Appeal Fetes Persons With Down's Syndrome, Other Disabilities
[Observer] Children and youth living with Down's Syndrome sang at the event held at the SKD. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Stunted Children - How Carrying Heavy Water Containers Affects Children's Growth
[Daily Trust] Today is World Water Day. With access to water in certain communities limited, Daily Trust looks at the life of children who have to travel long distances to fetch water in containers that weigh as much their body, and the implications of this on their health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Lunzu Secondary School to Hold Prayers After Strange Illness On Female Students
[Nyasa Times] Lunzu Secondary School in Blantyre will this Sunday hold inter-domination prayer after some students are said to have been attacked by a strange illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Workshop for Implementation of International Health Regulations in West Kordufan
[SNA] Al- Foula -The Administration of Emergency and Epidemic Control of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the state of West Kordufan has launched Thursday a training workshop in the international health regulations, in cooperation with the International Health Organization WHO and some other organizations working in the health field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Humanitarian Crisis Can Be 'Beaten Back' If Donors Step Up
[UN News] UN humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore were in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to see firsthand the extent of the ongoing humanitarian crisis. March 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: More Than 400 Participants to Partake in Dialogue On Urgent Measures for Public Health Reform
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The dialogue on urgent measures for public health sector reform will take place on Friday, under the aegis of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: International Day of Down Syndrome Observance
[Shabait] Asmara -The International Day of Down Syndrome was observed with various activities here in the capital, Asmara.Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the National Association of Autism and Down Syndrome, Let. Col. Berhane Bokretsion said that the International Day of Down Syndrome is being observed for the 11th time worldwide and for the 3rd time at national level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hajj 2019 - NAHCON Inaugurates Medical Guidelines Review Committee
[Premium Times] The Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammad, has inaugurated a Medical Guidelines Review Committee for 2019 Hajj. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: New School, Clinic Boost Polokwane Infrastructure
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on government and its social partners to strengthen their working relationship to address backlogs in the provision of school and health infrastructure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Avails U.S.$14 Million to Fight Aids
[The Herald] Eight neighbouring countries, known as Elimination 8, from Southern Africa yesterday signed a US$14,2 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria meant to sustain efforts towards eliminating malaria in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: PREVAIL Releases Update On EVD Survivors Health Conditions
[New Republic] The Partnership for Research on Vaccines And Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL) on Thursday, march 21, 2019 released update on survivors in Liberia that is being funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The study found out that the health problems among releases report on the health status of survivors from the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Sicily Kariuki Decries Quality of Healthcare
[Nation] Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has sounded an alarm over the quality of healthcare services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Give Patients Quality Service, CS Sicily Kariuki Tells Medics
[Nation] Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has urged medics to offer quality health care services to patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: No Bed of Roses - Flower Farm Workers' Tough Choice of Motherhood or Work
[Nation] Childbirth ordinarily brings joy to new mothers but for women working in flower farms, it signals pain and sorrow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kisumu Officials Meet Doctors in Last Minute Bid to Avert Strike
[Nation] Doctors in Kisumu County have announced they will withdraw their services starting midnight Friday if the county government does not commit to implementing a 2017 collective bargaining agreement (CBA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 3.6 Million Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene - UNICEF
[Guardian] Abuja -The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said over 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of potable water, sanitation and hygiene services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 3.6 Million Nigerians Lack Water, Sanitation, Hygiene - UNICEF
[Guardian] Abuja -The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said over 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of potable water, sanitation and hygiene services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Talcum Powder May Cause Cancer, Experts Warn
[Guardian] Researchers are unanimous that talc or talcum powder can cause lung, ovarian, stomach and endometrial (uterine) cancers. They said talc consisting of asbestos is generally accepted as being able to cause cancer if it is inhaled or/and used regularly in the genital area. Evidence on asbestos-free talc is however less clear. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: The Village Where Childbirth Is Prohibited
[This is Africa] None of the about 5 000 inhabitants of Mafi Dove, a village in southern Ghana, was born there. The village is considered to be holy land and consequently has a myriad of customs and traditions that have been upheld throughout its existence. One of these is the belief that childbirth in the village is an offence to the gods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Cyclone Survivors Risk 'Second Wave' of Loss With Disease Threat
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -At least half a million survivors of a powerful cyclone in southeast Africa are at risk of fatal diseases, from cholera and dysentery to malaria, aid workers warned on Thursday, as rescue teams struggled to reach flood-hit communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spacewatch: private Israeli mission on course for the moon
Beresheet spacecraft will attempt to land on the moon and measure its magnetic fieldA privately funded mission ison course to orbit the moon on 4 April. All being well, the 150kg spacecraft will then attempt to land a week later.An Israeli not-for-profit organisation,SpaceIL, owns the Beresheet craft, which was built by the space division of Israel Aerospace Industries, and launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 22 February.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: The moon Science Space Nasa Israel Middle East and North Africa World news Source Type: news

Africa: Depression Is More Than a Stigma
[IPS] Canberra, Philadelphia and Manchester -Depression is often distinguished from other non-communicable diseases or NCDs (e.g., cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension) because of the stigma attached to it. Among other consequences, those suffering from depression are often denied access to medical care. Indeed, the latter is an outcome of interaction between supply of and demand for medical care. On the provider side, stigmatizing attitudes by service providers are identified as a barrier to access. On the demand side, stigma and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: TB Doesn't Only Attack the Lungs - - Other Organs Are Also Vulnerable
[The Conversation Africa] The world marks World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 every year. Most people assume that TB only affects the lungs - but the disease can also attack other organs. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana spoke to Professor Nazir Ismail to find out more. Professor Ismail works and conducts his research in South Africa, one of the world's TB hot spots. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Drug-Resistant TB - a New Study Offers New Hope
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in the world from a single infectious disease, causing more deaths than HIV/AIDS. In 2017, 10 million people developed TB disease globally and an estimated 1.6 million died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: What African Countries Can Do About Ensuring Safer Surgery
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer surgery in their hospitals and clinics. These include the surgical safety checklist and safe childbirth checklist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Queensland Jailed for Genital Mutilation Forced On Daughters
[Shabelle] An extremely sick Queensland mum who took her two daughters to Somalia for painful genital mutilation will go to prison as a deterrent to others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cyclone Idai shows the deadly reality of climate change in Africa | Landry Nintereste
Vain promises and empty slogans have got us nowhere. Fossil-fuel extraction must end before more lives are lostAsAfrica climate week unfurls in Ghana, the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe count the costs ofCyclone Idai, which ripped through villages and towns, taking hundreds of lives and leaving a trail of destruction.For a continent already racked by the effects of the climate crisis, Idai is another chilling reminder of the destructive power of the kind of storms that will become more common as the world warms up.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Landry Ninteretse Tags: Cyclone Idai Climate change Fossil fuels Environment Science Energy Fossil fuel divestment Africa World news Mozambique Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Liberia: Disco Hill Ebola Burial Site Running Out of Space?
[Observer] Once a burial ground for Ebola victims, the cemetery is now receiving unclaimed bodies those dead from non-infectious causes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Driver Sets Fire to Bus Carrying Children in Italy
MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages' lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri blockade. Officers from the national police force broke windows at the back of the bus to reach the passengers and got all of them out without serious injuries before flames destroyed the vehicle, authorities said. Photos: Driver Sets Bus with Children on Fire The driver was apprehended and treated for burns. Prosecutors described him as a 47-year-old Italian citizen of Senegalese origin and said he told authorities he wante...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

Niger: Niger Has the World's Highest Birth Rate - and That May Be a Problem
[The Conversation Africa] While fertility levels have declined rapidly in most parts of the world, many countries in the sub-Saharan African region of the Sahel have seen their reproductive rates go down very slowly, and only very slightly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Somalia: Addressing Health Needs of Women and Children in Baidoa, Somalia
[MSF] In Somalia, maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the worldUNICEF Somalia. One in 12 women is likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth, or the postpartum period because of a lack of access to health services. Infant mortality is exceptionally high with one in seven children not reaching the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Pasha 11 - Sexually Transmitted Infections in South Africa
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has had to focus heavily on the fight against HIV and AIDS given the country's high infection rates. As a result, sexually transmitted infections have often been ignored. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: When Is the Right Time to Take Drugs - Before, After or With Meal?
[Premium Times] Does eating before taking our drugs or taking them after a meal affect the efficacy of the drugs? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Medics Probe Kenya-Cuba Doctors Exchange Scheme
[Nation] The government has sent a team of experts to Cuba to assess a doctors exchange programme and document the challenges trainees in the Caribbean island are facing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Govt Needs to Keep Health and Education Expenses in Budget - Economist
[ANGOP] Luanda -The expenses allocated to the health and education sectors must be kept in the State Budget (OGE), which is to undergo a downward revision in the coming days, taking into account the needs of these fields, defended the economist Juliana Evangelista. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Sets to Strengthen Its Capacity to Detect, Prevent and Respond to Public Health Emergencies
[WHO] The first National Action Plan for Health Security launched (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Animal Quarantine Stations to Go Operational Soon
[ENA] Addis Ababa -Quarantine stations and a check-post for animal built with a view of boosting quality of livestock market locally and abroad will start operation soon, according to Ministry of Agriculture. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Unilever and Kenya Dentists Association Join Forces to Boost Oral Hygiene
[Capital FM] Kajiado -Unilever East Africa in partnership with the Kenya Dentists Association (KDA) joined the world in marking this year's World Oral Health Day today in Kajiado with calls on Kenyans to prioritise prevention over the treatment of oral diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Alarming Rates of Malnutrition Among Detained Migrants, Refugees in Libya
[MSF] Tripoli, Libya/New York -Nearly a quarter of the more than 300 migrants and refugees held at the Sabaa Detention Center in Tripoli, Libya, are malnourished or underweight, including many children, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, sharing the findings of a nutritional survey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Libya: Alarming Rates of Malnutrition and Inhumane Conditions in Tripoli Detention Centre
[MSF] Tripoli - Refugees and migrants arbitrarily held in Sabaa detention centre in Tripoli, Libya, are suffering from alarming rates of acute malnutrition, while some were recently locked in a small room with only 0.7 square metres of space per person, says M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). There are currently over 300 detainees in Sabaa, including more than 100 children under 18 years old. MSF calls on Libyan authorities and the international community to urgently address the inhumane and dangerous (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Serious Mental Health Issues After Violence in Western DR Congo
[RFI] The United Nations says that ethnic violence in Yumbi, western Democratic Republic of Congo, could constitute crimes against humanity. The medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said residents who survived the attacks are still suffering psychologically. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Senate Probes State of Kenyan Doctors in Cuba After One Dies
[Nation] The Senate has launched investigations into the welfare of 49 Kenya doctors on an exchange programme in Cuba amid complaints that deplorable conditions led to the death of Dr Ali Juma. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Is Nigeria Ready to Leave No One Behind? World Water Day 2019
[Nigeria Health Watch] Water is life (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: WHO Sending Urgent Health Assistance After Cyclone Idai Displaces Thousands of People in Southern Africa
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news