As COVID Wanes, Tuberculosis Deaths Must Become Visible
Tuberculosis has killed 1,5 million people in 2020 - mostly in African and Asian countries - while two million people died of COVID-19 worldwide during the same period. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPSBy Angelique Luabeya Kany KanyCAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 19 2022 (IPS) It is time to treat the scourge of Tuberculosis scourge with the same urgency as we did the COVID-19 pandemic. As we emerge from the devastating toll of the pandemic on people’s lives and on global economies, we must wake up to face the staggering toll of 1.5 million Tuberculosis deaths and 10 million new infections recorded in 2020. And these deaths wer...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angelique Luabeya Kany Kany Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?
European and American health authorities have identified a number of cases of monkeypox this week, a surprising outbreak of an illness that has previously been limited mostly to central and western Africa (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Is Monkeypox and Should You Be Worried?
A case of the rare and potentially dangerous monkeypox has been confirmed in the U.S., with two news cases appearing in the U.K., bringing the total number there to nine. The infected Massachusetts man had recently traveled to Canada and is now receiving treatment in hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Health said the case poses no risk to the public. It’s the first reported infection in the U.S. so far this year and follows reports of scattered cases in Europe. In addition, health officials in Canada are investigating up to 13 cases in Montreal, Radio-Canada...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Damian Shepherd and Alex Millson / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire Disease healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

Africa: Nigerian Tech Startup Pricepally Tackles Rising Food Costs With Bulk-Buying Platform
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Shopping for food in Nigeria's largest cities can be a challenge. After battling the notorious traffic of Lagos or Abuja to reach open-air markets, many shoppers are frustrated to find that the foods on offer are very expensive and that prices are rising all the time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Breastfeeding in Rainy Season 'Wards Off Disease'
[SciDev.Net] Abuja -- Breastfeeding infants continuously for six months during the rainy season, without including any other foods, may help prevent a disease linked to micronutrient deficiencies, a study suggests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: What's Happening In South African News - May 19, 2022
[allAfrica] Cape Town --   (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimna UK in Tribute to Health Workers Who Died From Covid-19
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Midwives and Nurses Association UK (ZIMNA-UK) will on May 28 hold a memorial service for health workers who lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Are Oral Swabs the Future of TB Testing?
[spotlight] The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year 40% of people who fall ill with tuberculosis (TB) globally are not diagnosed. There is thus an urgent need for faster, safe, and more convenient TB tests. The current gold standard of testing still requires people to cough up sputum, something that some people and children, in particular, struggle with. The coughing up of sputum also poses an infection risk to healthcare workers collecting sputum samples. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Employment and Labour On Health and Safety of Workers
[Govt of SA] Let us make health and safety a priority: Department of Employment and Labour tells workers (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Siu Welcomes Invalidation of R4.8 Million Door to Door Covid-19 Awareness Tender
[Govt of SA] The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) welcomes the Special Tribunal order that declared the R4.8 million Covid-19 tender awarded by O.R. Tambo District Municipality IN THE Eastern Cape to Phathilizwi Training Institute, to conduct Covid-19 awareness, invalid and unlawful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Concerned Over Polio Outbreak in Southeastern Africa
[VOA] The World Health Organization says authorities in Mozambique have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after confirming that a child in the country's northeastern Tete province has contracted the disease. It becomes the second case of wild poliovirus confirmed in southern Africa this year, following a case in Malawi in mid-February. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Three patients who have been receiving medical treatment in hospital in the Central Region have recovered fully and have been discharged from the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 and Terrorism Put EU Electoral Recommendations At Risk
[AIM] Maputo -- The COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening of terrorism in some parts of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, contributed negatively to the implementation of recommendations proposed by the European Union Election Follow-up Mission after the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 - 16 New Cases and Eight Recoveries
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced a further 16 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: First Polio Outbreak in 30 Years Declared in Mozambique
[UN News] Health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus on Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country's north-eastern Tete province, had contracted the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news