Cameroon: Social Vaccine Programme - People From Mbam Join Caravan
[Cameroon Tribune] The Social Vaccine programme of the First Lady of Cameroon was at the locality of Ombessa and Bafia in the Mbam and Inoubou Division over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Buea Regional Hospital - Haemodialysis Centre Receives Four New Machines
[Cameroon Tribune] The Elone Foundation and Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) Section UK and Northern Ireland decided to ameliorate the condition of haemodialysis patients of Buea Hospital Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Neglected Tropical Diseases - Over 1,000 Surgeries Conducted in Two Regions
[Cameroon Tribune] This was within a five year project to manage morbidity and prevent disability from these diseases in the North and Far North Regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: US Military Trains Troops on Medical Evacuations
[VOA] The U.S. military is training Cameroon's military on first aid techniques and medical evacuation in order to reduce battlefield deaths. Cameroon estimates that one-fourth of all soldiers killed fighting separatists and Boko Haram terrorists could have been saved with better care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: "We Hope to Extend Campaigns to Villages"
[Cameroon Tribune] Professor Jean Marie Kasia, General Manager, Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital (CHRACERH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: African Phytosanitary Protection - Experts in Confab
[Cameroon Tribune] The steering committee and general assembly of the African Union Phytosanitary Council met in Douala, from April 29-30, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with adolescent school girl's pregnancy in Kumbo East Health District North West region Cameroon - Donatus L, Sama DJ, Tsoka-Gwegweni JM, Cumber SN.
INTRODUCTION: Teenage pregnancy is a social problem in Cameroon in general and in Kumbo East in particular. This results in physical, psychological and socio-economic consequences on the teenage mother, family and the society as a whole. In spite of studie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cameroon: Measles - 169 Million Children At Risk of Contamination
[Cameroon Tribune] The worrisome situation is attributed to the growing number of unimmunised children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against HIV, STIs - Social Vaccine Caravan in Ngoumou
[Cameroon Tribune] Under the patronage of the First Lady, the Governor of the Centre Region has launched the campaign to curb HIV/STIs in the Mefou and Akono Division. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: To Achieve a Malaria-Free World, We Need Lifesaving Tools to Reach Everyone
[allAfrica] As a doctor, I have seen the devastating toll of malaria firsthand. Working as a physician in my home country of Cameroon, I've been shocked watching once-healthy patients arrive at the hospital feverish and shaking, sometimes going on to experience kidney failure, seizures and altered state of consciousness. Some of these patients don't survive -- even though malaria is preventable and treatable. I can't think of a person I know who has not been touched by malaria in my country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

S ão Tomé and Príncipe: African Vaccination Week launched in São Tomé and Príncipe
[WHO] The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all children -- no matter where they live -- receive life-saving vaccines. Countries in the African Region have also experienced a resurgence of measles, including outbreaks reported in at least 9 countries (Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Liberia, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali , Nigeria and Uganda) in the last 12 months. Madagascar, in particular, has had a large measles outbreak affecting more than 122,000 cases i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Measles - Global Alarm Bells Over Spikes in Cases
[Cameroon Tribune] The World Health Organisation says the number of people affected by the disease tripled in the first three months of 2019 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Vaccines - UNICEF Launches Campaign for Greater Use
[Cameroon Tribune] It is to assure social media users and parents of the efficacy and safety of immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Attacks on Hospital in Ebola Zone Kill Cameroonian Doctor Attacks on Hospital in Ebola Zone Kill Cameroonian Doctor
Attacks on a hospital at the epicenter of Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak have killed a Cameroonian doctor and injured several others, the local mayor said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter
Attackers storm hospital in the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak, kill doctor from Cameroon, hurt others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Zimbabwe in Global Blood Showcase
[The Herald] National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has been selected among six other countries in the world to share best practices in ensuring a safer and quality blood transfusion process. The five other countries are Rwanda, Cameroon, Belgium, Netherlands and the United States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Birth Registration - Because They Don't Belong Anywhere!
[Cameroon Tribune] Children without birth certificates are stateless because they are missing in vital statistics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: World Hemophilia Day - Population Schooled On Treatment Mechanisms
[Cameroon Tribune] Sensitisation activities to commemorate the day end today in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology and cost of pediatric injury in Yaound é, Cameroon: a prospective study - Nwanna-Nzewunwa O, Ngamby MK, Cox J, Feldhaus I, Motwani G, Monono ME, Etoundi GA, Dicker RA, Hyder AA, Juillard C.
PURPOSE: Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children aged 10-19  years and over 95% of injury deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). As patterns of injury in the pediatric population may differ from those in adults,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ndi Euphrasia Ebai-Atuh
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa - Infant Mortality Reduction Boasts Life Expectancy
[Cameroon Tribune] A report published by the World Health Organisation on April 7, 2019 says life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Research into tropical eye worm yields new tests to assess safety of anti-filarial drugs
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers at the LSTM's Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics, and University of Buea, Cameroon have developed new models of the tropical eye worm, Loa loa for the development of new drugs against filariasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Unsafe Drinking Water - When Obvious Death Trails Young Children
[Cameroon Tribune] A recent report by the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, warns of other causes of high mortality - other than violence amongst children under 15 trapped in protracted conflicts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: World Oral Health Day - How Is Your Mouth
[Cameroon Tribune] Many people do not know how to care for their oral cavity, leading to various dental and health problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon-WHO Relations - New Resident Representative Presents Introduction Letters
[Cameroon Tribune] This was during an audience granted him by the Minister of External Relations on March 19, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Admit one's driving offences or attribute them to others: an exploratory study among a sample of Cameroonian drivers - Gaymard S, Etoundi JC.
In the field of social thinking the question of norms give rise to several publications. Moreover there exists no study in this theoretical framework concerning Cameroon drivers' relationship with the rule. In order to understand this, a group of 50 motori... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Africa: Briefing for New Ministers of Health Ends in Congo
[WHO] A two-day briefing for new Ministers of Health in the WHO African Region, has ended today in Brazzaville, Congo. Ministers of health from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea participated in the event which aimed at fostering better understanding of how WHO functions and on the main areas of possible collaboration with Member States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: CIRCB - Women Called to Know Their Viral Status
[Cameroon Tribune] Health talks on knowledge and perspective to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis viral took place at the centre ahead of the commemoration of Women's Day tomorrow (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: SOPECAM - Women Schooled On Family Plaining
[Cameroon Tribune] A two-day educative talk on different health problems has been organized in line with activities to commemorate Women's Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: Dev't of Endoscopic Surgery - Convention to Reinforce Competence
[Cameroon Tribune] This is one of the key points of an agreement signed between CHRACERH and its partners last Friday, March 1, 2019 in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Vital Statistics - Ignorance, a Major Hurdle to Birth Registration
[Cameroon Tribune] The United Nations Children's Fund over the weekend organised a seminar for journalists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: Universal Health Coverage - Christian Health Associations Renew Commitments
[Cameroon Tribune] This is within the 9th biennial Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) conference currently taking place in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: WHO Regional Director Hails Universal Health Programme
[Cameroon Tribune] Its Regional Director for Africa was received in audience February 22, 2019 by the Minister of State, SG at the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, on behalf of the Head of State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Destruction of Kumba Hospital - Governor Comforts Victims
[Cameroon Tribune] 13 f évr. 2019 11:49 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: 500 Killed in Ebola Epidemic
[Cameroon Tribune] The Health Ministry says a vaccination campaign saved more than 76,000 lives (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: West - Workers Rewarded At Regional Hospital
[Cameroon Tribune] Governor Awa Fonka Augustine, of the West region, has expressed his sincere gratitude, on behalf of the Government, to the staff of some 15 services of the Bafoussam regional hospital that distinguished themselves as hardworking and best serving services of the hospital for 2018. The Governor also used the occasion to wish farewell to some 17 medical staff of the hospital who are going on retirement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: World Leprosy Day - Cerac Communes With Ngalane Community
[Cameroon Tribune] Gifts were offered to persons affected by the disease on January 27 by the Circle of Friends of Cameroon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

African medicinal plant shown to effectively reduce E.coli strains in the body
(Natural News) Bugi-bugi (Alchornea cordifolia), a plant widely used in traditional medicine in Africa, could be used to treat E. coli, according to a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In their paper, researchers from the University of Dschang in Cameroon looked at the antimicrobial properties of bugi-bugi extract against E. coli using both laboratory tests... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much rainforest do birds need?
(University of G ö ttingen) Researchers of the Department of Conservation Biology at the University of G ö ttingen have carried out research in Southwest Cameroon to assess which proportion of forest would be necessary in order to provide sufficient habitat for rainforest bird species. The results of the study were published in the journal Biological Conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: East Region - Malnutrition Gradually Coming Under Control
[Cameroon Tribune] It is the result of sustained efforts over the years by government and partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A 90,000-year record of Afromontane forest responses to climate change
Pollen records from African highlands are scarce; hence, the paleoecology of the Afromontane forest and its responses to glacial cycles are poorly known. Lake Bambili (Cameroon) provides a record of vegetation changes in the tropical mountains of Africa over the past 90,000 years, with high temporal resolution. Pollen data and biome reconstructions show a diverging response of forests to climate changes; the upper tree line was extremely unstable, shifting substantially in response to glacial-interglacial climate alternation, whereas the transition between the montane and lowland forests remained remarkably stable. Such ec...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lezine, A.-M., Izumi, K., Kageyama, M., Achoundong, G. Tags: Ecology reports Source Type: news

Contact with monkeys and apes puts populations at risk
(PLOS) Animal diseases that infect humans are a major threat to human health, and diseases often spillover to humans from nonhuman primates. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have carried out an extensive social sciences evaluation of how populations in Cameroon interact with nonhuman primates, pointing toward behaviors that could put people at risk of infection with new diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From spectacular orchids to towering trees – 2018's top new plant discoveries
Around the world, species hunters unearth 128 vascular plants and 44 species of fungi, many already facing extinctionA spectacular orchid sold from a barrow in a Laos market, a flower which may contain cancer-fighting chemicals, and a tall tree found beside an African highway, are among more than 100 plants that were newly discovered by science in 2018. But experts warn it is a “race against time” to discover many new species before they become extinct.Species hunters scouring the globe for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and its partners, this year found about 128 vascular plants and 44 species of fungi.Contin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Plants Biology Kew Gardens Endangered species Guinea Environment Science Endangered habitats Conservation Cameroon Sierra Leone Laos Wildlife Source Type: news

Mother and daughter with identical tumours are finally free of the painful growths
The mother, known only as Valerie, from Cameroon, was bullied for 25 years over her 8lbs salivary-gland tumour. Her daughter Edith, now 12, developed a similar growth at just seven years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: In Africa, Sickle Cell Patients Endure Pain, Discrimination
[VOA] Africans who have the blood disorder sickle cell anemia met this week in the northern Cameroon town of Garoua to step up an awareness campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Vaccine Storage - Government to Acquire Over 3,000 Fridges, Deep Freezers
[Cameroon Tribune] The project worth more than 6.3 billion FCFA is to last five years, beginning in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: UBA Graduates Pioneer Medical Doctors -
[Cameroon Tribune] The 8th convocation ceremony of that institution took place on Saturday December 8, 2018, sending 62 medical doctors to the job market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Routine Vaccination - Coping With Refugees, Local Population
[Cameroon Tribune] Located on the border with the Central African Republic, Garoua Boulai Integrated Frontier Health Centre is peculiar in many respects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Public Health - Here Comes Emergency Operations Centre
[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Philemon Yang on December 3, 2018 chaired the inauguration ceremony of Cameroon Public Health Emergency Operations Centre located at Messa, Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Govt Inaugurates US-Funded Center for Disease Control
[VOA] Cameroon is the recipient of a new public health emergency center constructed with the support of the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The facility, which provides training for hospital staff and helps to detect disease outbreaks, was inaugurated Monday by Cameroon's prime minister, with the U.S. ambassador on hand. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news