Malawi: Cancer Centre Ready By 2019 - Health Minister Muluzi
[Nyasa Times] Minister for Health and Population Atupele Muluzi has said the much-touted National Cancer Centre located at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) is expected to be ready by 2019 and save government about K480 million ($960 000) spent on cancer treatment referrals abroad annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Slippery Floors Can Cause Permanent Disability, Death'
[This Day] The Managing Director of No-Slips Limited, the sole distributor of Sure-step in Nigeria, Mr. Charles Igbinidu has stated that, more Nigerians are sustaining life threatening injuries and death as a result of slip and fall accidents. Mr. Igbinidu who spoke with our correspondents recently said as trivial as slip and fall accidents sound, injuries sustained most times can be egregious. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Red Cross, Chinese Embassy Host Hepatitis Awareness
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) in partnership with the Chinese embassy in Namibia held an information awareness fair focusing on Hepatitis E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Clinical Trial of Injectable ARV Drug Starts in Uganda
[East African] Uganda has started recruiting women for trials of a long-lasting injectable antiretroviral drug for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Tanzania, Burundi Lead in Consumption of Antibiotics in East Africa
[East African] Tanzania and Burundi are among the top four countries in Africa in consumption of antibiotics, new data published by the World Health Organisation shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: No Consensus On How to Curb Teen Pregnancy
[East African] Sexual activity and pregnancy rates are high among teenagers in East African, but governments, civil society and churches are divided on how to approach the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clean water linked to rising birth rates in Africa: calls for development initiatives to consider women ’ s reproductive services
A researcher from the University of Bristol presented research at Parliament yesterday that recommends the consideration of more holistic interventions in the world ’ s poorest countries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement, International; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Archaeology and Anthropology; Press Release Source Type: news

Africa: E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
[IPS] New York -A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world's largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers - Amazon and eBay - to stop marketing "dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 72 Hours to Care - the Precarious Road to Psychiatric Help
[Bhekisisa] For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care -- if they can get there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: On World Toilet Day, Some Attention Centres On SA Sanitation Crisis
[News24Wire] Activists are urging governments and businesses worldwide to invest more to improve sanitation in poor countries where there is a dire shortage of toilets.The toilet crisis is severe in the parts of Africa and Asia which are battling extreme poverty, AP has reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 10 Taps for 1,000 Families in Wallacedene
[GroundUp] About 1,000 families get water from around 10 water taps after thieves stole about 25 taps in the temporary relocation area in Wallacedene, according to community leader Thembelani Mzola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Hip-Hop and HIV - One Rap Song's Positive Message Still Holds True
[The Conversation Africa] American hip-hop group, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, first graced my ears in late 1992. It was thanks to my housemate in undergraduate school who was an indie music fan. He knew I was a hip-hop head, and made no hesitation in excitedly playing me The Disposable Heroes' first album, Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Soldiers to Rescue Residents From Sewage
[News24Wire] The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is expected to rescue Vaal residents from poor waste management facilities which have caused raw sewage to flood the streets and residents' homes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Primary Health Care for All Is Within Sight - We Just Need Some Political Will
[East African] The director-general of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke to Edmund Kagire and Elizabeth Merab after the signing of the Astana Declaration about what is to be done scale up health for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Superbug Superheroes - Three Simple Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance
[Bhekisisa] We are facing possibly the greatest health threat of our time: drug-resistant infections. But here's why there's hope the world can change course. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Watching Violence On Screens Makes Children More Emotionally Distressed
[The Conversation Africa] Children today can access media through both traditional devices, like televisions, and portable devices like laptops and tablets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clemson researchers reveal secrets of parasite that causes African sleeping sickness
(Clemson University) A team of Clemson University researchers wants to protect humans and other mammals from the debilitating and even deadly effects of African sleeping sickness. James Morris, a Clemson professor in the College of Science's department of genetics and biochemistry, said that studying the cause of the disease is vital because, although the transmission of African sleeping sickness by tsetse flies has been studied for more than 100 years, the secret to the underlying parasite's success remains largely a mystery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A growing list of factors that impact CKD severity for kids
(Children's National Health System) Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate progression of chronic kidney disease for children of African descent - including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and lower socioeconomic status -- and can complicate these children's access to effective treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Minister's Remarks Blame Immigrants for Govt Failures
[Bhekisisa] Is the idea of a 'foreign threat' a convenient boogeyman in an election season where politicians will face tough questions about their own failures? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FT Health: Innovation in Healthcare
Japan’s sleep-deprivation problems; NHS tries to incorporate health innovations; how smartphones can extend healthcare to remote areas; finding the optimal delivery platform for medical marijuana; marketing healthcare advice in Africa; using AI for drug research; and ‘social prescribing’ in support for therapy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GeoMedic in Zamia
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Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - November 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Wilderness Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Getting the Global Malaria Response Back on Track
[allAfrica] The foreword to the 2018 World malaria report by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization: (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Health Groups Kickstart Country-Based Drive to Reverse Stalled Prevention Efforts
[Malaria Consortium] The annual World Malaria Report, which is published today, reveals that progress against one of the world's biggest killers has stalled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Cases Rise Again, Prompting Drive to Fight Back
[Malaria Consortium] The latest World Malaria Report, published today by the World Health Organization, shows that malaria cases have increased for the second consecutive year, with an estimated 219 million cases globally in 2017 - a rise of more than 2.5 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Health Agency Launches New Bid to Control Malaria
[WHO] Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World Malaria Report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Animal Disease Experts Get Specialist Training
[Namibia Economist] Nearly 200 veterinary epidemiologists in Africa are undergoing training intended to help them effectively combat animal diseases at grassroots level, through the Food and Agriculture Organisation's In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET) training programme in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda at glance of 5.7 magnitude earthquake: lessons for earthquake risk reduction - Balikuddembe JK, Sinclair P.
INTRODUCTION: Uganda remains seismically vulnerable to earthquakes, which constitute one of the most deadly naturally triggered disasters in the world. This is not surprising given the country's location in the East African Rift Valley System. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda-DRC Border Residents At High Risk of Ebola
[East African] Security concerns remain a major impediment in the control of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has so far claimed over 200 lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Faltering malaria fight should refocus on high-risk countries, says WHO
Global health authorities need to counter a worrying lull in the fight against malaria by focusing their efforts on the near-dozen mostly African countries where it claims most lives, the World Health Organization said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Health: The Fight Against Malaria Has Reached a Standstill
Deaths from the disease plummeted from 2000 to 2013, but are now stuck at over 400,000 a year. Donor giving is flat, and some countries are not doing enough to protect their citizens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Malaria Mosquito Nets Pesticides Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria President's Malaria Initiative World Health Organization Africa Nigeria Artemisinin Southeast Asia Source Type: news

Teenage Pregnancy in Kenya: A Crisis of Health, Education and Opportunity
Education CS Amina Mohamed chats with form four candidates of Mama Ngina Secondary School a few minutes before KCSE exams. Credit: StandardBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19 2018 (IPS)That almost one in five Kenyan teenage girls is a mother represents not only a huge cost to the health sector, but also a betrayal of potential on a shocking scale. November 20, 2018 marks International Children’s Day. Perhaps a day we should use to reflect on a national crisis of underage pregnancies that confronts us.Recent media reports of the high number of girls failing to sit their final secondary school examinations (K...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Pilot New Elephantiasis Treatment
[Nation] Kenya is the first country in Africa to pilot a new treatment for elephantiasis, the Health ministry has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China says to take tough steps to fight African swine fever
China will take tough steps to wipe out African swine fever and will crack down on any behavior that delays or covers up cases of the disease from being reported, a senior official at the agricultural ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: Media Council Launches Massive Crackdown on Quacks
[Nairobi News] Agency's Chief Executive Officer says the council is targeting six counties across the country for a major operation in the coming weeks to weed out the quacks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stopping cancer with a smartphone
(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Mortality rates associated with cervical cancer are a dozen times higher in East African countries than in the United States. University of Arizona researcher Dongkyun 'DK' Kang and his collaborators hope to save lives with a low-cost, portable cancer screening device that attaches to a smartphone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Steps Up Efforts to Address Newborn Mortality
[Daily News] THE government has taken measures to reduce newborn mortality in the country by setting up neonatal wards in all hospitals and improve provision of their services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai
Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in China's provinces of Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the municipality of Shanghai, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Number of Hungry Children in Africa's Sahel Hits 10-Year High - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -An estimated 6 million people did not have enough to eat across the region during the lean season, says the U.N. food agency (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Relationship between childhood abuse and substance misuse problems is mediated by substance use coping motives, in school attending South African adolescents - Hogarth L, Martin L, Seedat S.
BACKGROUND: In adults, it has been shown that the relationship between childhood abuse and substance misuse problems is mediated by the belief that substance use helps cope with negative affective states. By contrast, in adolescents, it is unknown whether ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Getting to Zero: Lessons on Ebola and Global Health Security
November 20, 2018We sat down with  Oliver Johnson to find out how West Africa's 2014  outbreak is informing DRC's today.As news from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)worsens, how can the lessons from the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak help?I sat down with Dr. Oliver Johnson, coauthor ofGetting to Zero: A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline, who worked on the frontlines of the West Africa outbreak, to find out. He stressed that while we ’ve learned a lot about Ebola, most of it has involved technical aspects, such as themedical innovations and treatm...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Tens of Thousands Die in Africa Each Year Due to Fake Drugs Tens of Thousands Die in Africa Each Year Due to Fake Drugs
When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

South African reactor to resume Mo-99 production
A nuclear reactor in South Africa has received government approval to resume...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Molybdenum-99 shortage may soon ease SNMMI warns of Mo-99 shortage in early November Report: Australia still importing technetium generators Australian reactor to resume Mo-99 shipments this week Russia, South Africa partner on radioisotope deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs First Oral-Only Drug for Deadly Disease EMA Panel Backs First Oral-Only Drug for Deadly Disease
Fexinidazole is for the treatment of human African trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in adults and children aged 6 years and older.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Africa: More Heatwaves, Fewer Babies? Climate Change May Zap Male Fertility, Scientists Find
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Would-be fathers have long been advised to wear boxer shorts and avoid hot tubs, to avoid too much heat damaging their reproductive chances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Millions At Risk Globally From U.S. Abortion 'Gag Rule' - Experts
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kigali -A gag rule imposed by President Donald Trump that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion has sown confusion and fear in developing nations, risking the health of millions of women, experts said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Lack of School Toilets Puts 620 Million Children in Danger - Report
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A lack of proper school toilets threatens the health, education and safety of at least 620 million children around the world, the charity WaterAid said in a new study published on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New blow to China as African swine fever found in wild boar
China's efforts to stem the spread of African swine fever were dealt a fresh blow on Friday when the agricultural ministry confirmed it had found the first case in a wild boar, deepening a three-month-old crisis for the world's top pork producer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa: Nolubabalo Nqebelele First Black Woman to Earn a PhD in Internal Medicine
[This is Africa] Dr. Nolubabalo Nqebelele has attained a PhD in Nephrology, making her a specialist in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Her achievement makes her the first Black woman to earn a PhD in Internal Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, a top South African college. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness
Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and harsh drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Sleeping Sickness Parasites Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative Doctors Without Borders Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Sanofi SA Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Fexinidazole Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news