Eritrea: Strong Effort to Ensure Safe Blood Supply
[Shabait] Asmara, 08 December 2023 - In a meeting conducted yesterday, 7 December, the National Voluntary Blood Donors Association stated that it is working to ensure full blood supply from voluntary donors and partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Eritrea Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Niger: Noma: Forgotten, Treatable Fatal Disease Affecting Children
[Premium Times] When left untreated, Noma kills between 70 and 90 per cent of those affected, while survivors are left with varying degrees of facial deformities (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Children and Youth Health and Medicine Niger West Africa Source Type: news

There ’s Life Yet in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948, without a single dissenting vote (although Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the Soviet bloc countries abstained). Today that remarkable consensus, achieved in the wake of two world wars and…#saudiarabia #southafrica #soviet #universaldeclaration (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa ’s Crypto Regulatory Shift: Mandates Local Presence for Global Crypto Firms
The post South Africa’s Crypto Regulatory Shift: Mandates Local Presence for Global Crypto Firms appeared first on Coinpedia Fintech News Crypto exchanges around the world are grappling with increasing regulatory pressure, and now it’s South Africa’s turn to make its move. Recently, there was a…#southafrica #cryptoregulatory #southafricas #fsca #fcsa #cryptoassetfsp #johannesburg #pretoria #cryptoasset #bitcoinandethereum (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Bulk of Crypto Trading Volumes in Africa Are Generated by Institutional Traders
Farzam Ehsani, the founder and CEO of the South African crypto exchange Valr, has stated that institutional traders account for the bulk of the African continent’s crypto trading volumes. To support this point, Ehsani referred to Valr’s largest volumes which he said “are executed via our API by…#farzamehsani #southafrican #african #valr #api #africa #bitcoincomnews #southafrica #mauritius #visa (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Sickle Cell Therapies Will Be Out of Reach Where They Are Needed Most
Nasra Gwoto, 10, and her brother, Ramadhani, 12, traveled with their mother from Tanzania to India to get a bone-marrow transplant for sickle cell disease. The procedure is risky, and their mother wishes they could have received a new gene therapy instead. There is no clear path for African…#nasragwoto #tanzania #african #lyfgenia #bluebirdbio #vertex #saudiarabia #africa #whatsapp #shanimgaraganza (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Trial in Africa Halted After Disappointing Data HIV Vaccine Trial in Africa Halted After Disappointing Data
A trial of an experimental HIV vaccine stopped early after preliminary data suggested it would not be effective in preventing infection, according to the trial ' s chief investigator.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 9, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

New Sickle Cell Therapies Will Be Out of Reach Where They Are Needed Most
Nasra Gwoto, 10, and her brother, Ramadhani, 12, traveled with their mother from Tanzania to India to get a bone-marrow transplant for sickle cell disease. The procedure is risky, and their mother wishes they could have received a new gene therapy instead. There is no clear path for African…#nasragwoto #tanzania #african #lyfgenia #bluebirdbio #vertex #saudiarabia #africa #whatsapp #shanimgaraganza (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Mami Wata’ Review: Nigeria’s Stark Black-and-White Oscar Entry Weaves Bewitching Fable with Haunting Images
Shot in dense, high-contrast black and white, writer-director C.J. “Fiery” Obasi’s “Mami Wata,” unspools like a mysterious dream. It’s both inscrutable and hypnotic, delivering indelible images while remaining narratively opaque. Billed as a “West African folklore,” its story could be taken as a…#cjfieryobasis #mamiwata #westafrican #sundance #nigeria #obasi #ritaedochie #mamaefe #efe #uzoamakaaniunoh (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate change adaptation commitments so far lacking at COP28
Discussions for what’s known as the Global Goal on…#dubai #unitedarabemirates #unitednations #globalgoal #parisagreement #southafrica #amygiliamthorp #africa #fahrenheit #evelynachan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’s Life Yet in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948, without a single dissenting vote (although Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the Soviet bloc countries abstained). Today that remarkable consensus, achieved in the wake of two world wars and…#saudiarabia #southafrica #soviet #universaldeclaration (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Startup Wrap
CAIRO: Saudi Arabia’s startup ecosystem continues to dominate the region after raising the most funds in the Middle East and North Africa during November. According to Wamda’s Monthly report, the MENA region saw $764 million raised across 42 rounds in November – a 390 percent month-on-month…#saudiarabias #middleeast #northafrica #wamda #saudiarabia #uae #egypt #kuwait #morocco #oman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Sickle Cell Therapies Will Be Out of Reach Where They Are Needed Most
There is no clear path for African patients to get access to the treatments, which have multimillion-dollar price tags and are highly complex to manufacture and deliver. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Robbins and Stephanie Nolen Tags: Sickle Cell Anemia Genetic Engineering Blood Genetics and Heredity Income Inequality Bone Marrow Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Therapy and Rehabilitation Developing Countries Crispr (DNA) Transplants Stem Cells Food and Drug Administrati Source Type: news

Meryl Streep ’s ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Casting Got Pushback, Producer Was Told: ‘Are You Out of Your Mind? She’s Never Been Funny a Day in Her Life’
It’s impossible to imagine “The Devil Wears Prada” without Meryl Streep‘s icy, Oscar-nominated performance as Miranda Priestly, but it turns out there was initial resistance to casting the acting icon in the 2006 classic. During a recent appearance on the “Hollywood Gold” podcast, producer Wendy…#devilwearsprada #merylstreeps #mirandapriestly #hollywoodgold #wendyfinerman #streep #deathbecomesher #deerhunter #africa #prada (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New $1 Billion Plan for African Vaccine Manufacturing New $1 Billion Plan for African Vaccine Manufacturing
Up to $1 billion will be available to boost African vaccine manufacturing as part of a new scheme set up by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the global health organization said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news