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

Cameroon: Doctors Overwhelmed with Patients
[VOA] Cameroon medical doctors say they are overwhelmed with patients as many of their colleagues seek better pay and working conditions elsewhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

African plant found to naturally manage cholesterol levels - study
(Natural News) Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Cameroon discussed how the coffee senna (Senna occidentalis; formerly Cassia occidentalis Linn), a weed common in many parts of Africa, can be used to prevent atherosclerosis, one of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon: CIRCB Scientific Council - Drug Resistance Under Focus CIRCB
[Cameroon Tribune] Members of the committee met November 20, 2018 in Yaounde to discuss results on research projects taking place at the centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Population based estimate of road traffic injuries incidence in Yaounde, Cameroon using the capture-recapture methodology - Niditanchou R, Palamara P, Jansz J.
The aim of this research was to estimate the incidence of road traffic injuries in Yaounde, Cameroon. Police and hospital records of road traffic crashes for the period 1st November 2013 to 1st of November 2014 for the city of Yaounde were retrieved for an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Princeton geneticist solves long-standing finch beak mystery
(Princeton University) Princeton biologist Bridgett vonHoldt is best known for her work with canines, but when she compared the genes of large-beaked Cameroonian finches to those of their smaller-beaked counterparts, she found the answer to a 20-year old mystery: 300,000 base pairs, apparently inherited as a unit, always varied between them, and right in the middle of that genetic sequence was the well-known growth factor, IGF-1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against HIV/Aids - Sensitisation Materials Handed to Youths
[Cameroon Tribune] African Synergy is using the opportunity to evaluate all-out mobilisation against the deadly disease since 16 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Universal Health Coverage - MPs Familarise With System
[Cameroon Tribune] A forum to introduce parliamentarians to the scheme which seeks to provide health care and financial protection to all citizens took place yesterday at the National Assembly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC - Ebola Epidemic On the Rise
[Cameroon Tribune] The outbreak has claimed more than 200 lives since it started last August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Cameroonian medicinal plant can keep your liver healthy and prevent acute hepatitis
(Natural News) A study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers a new insight into how traditional medicine uses plants to full effect, especially in preventing certain conditions. In particular, researchers from the Université Lille Nord de France and Université de Yaoundé I have found that a local plant called the abenelanga (Neoboutonia velutina P.) is able to protect the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon:"At This Point, We Do Not Talk About Medical Ethics"
[Cameroon Tribune] Prof. Jean Marie Kasia, Director General, Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Africa Must Increase Spending On Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception
[IPS] Yaounde, Cameroon -One of the main challenges which we are facing across Africa today is the imperative to empower its largest ever young population and to provide them with opportunities to realise their full potential. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Must Increase Spending On Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception
[IPS] Yaounde, Cameroon -One of the main challenges which we are facing across Africa today is the imperative to empower its largest ever young population and to provide them with opportunities to realise their full potential. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon:The Fight Against Breast Ironing
[Deutsche Welle] It's an old and painful practice. But even today, young girls in Cameroon have their breasts bound or beaten with stones. A women's rights group is fighting back against the tradition through education in schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Proliferation of Aphrodisiacs in Douala
[Cameroon Tribune] Owing to dropping rates of fertilily many people are turning African traditional pharmacopeia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Has the cure for MRSA been found? A traditional Côte d’Ivoire medicine shows great potential in treating the disease
(Natural News) An African medicinal plant might be a potential means of treating infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Researchers from Côte d’Ivoire studied the therapeutic potential of extracts from cherry mahogany (Tieghemella heckelii), a tree that grows in certain African countries like Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. S. aureus is one of the bacteria commonly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Public Health Event Management in Air Transport Training of Trainers Kicks Off in Harare
[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroonian ethnomedicine accelerates bone healing and is a great natural alternative for treating fractures
(Natural News) Bone fractures often heal by themselves, but they must be set properly and constantly tended to. That said, hastening the healing process would bring about plenty of benefits, ranging from minimized discomfort to reduced risk of further injury. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine discussed how the aqueous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon:Medical Staff Targeted in Cameroon's English-Speaking Regions
[Deutsche Welle] Attacks on hospitals by both the military and armed separatists have left medical professionals in Anglophone Cameroon concerned for their lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Medical Staff Abandon Hospitals in Cameroon's Troubled Region
[VOA] Medical staff are fleeing hospitals in Cameroon's troubled English-speaking regions after attacks this month left several nurses dead and many others wounded. Medics say they are stuck between a military that accuses them of aiding armed separatists and rebel fighters who say hospitals betray them to the army. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shea butter found to be an effective treatment for salmonella
(Natural News) Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) has been found to be an effective treatment for typhoid fever caused by Salmonella, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers at the University of Dschang, University of Ngaoundéré, and University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon looked at the effects of shea butter... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon:Professor Rose Leke - Meet a 2018 Health "Brave Woman"
[Cameroon Tribune] After 30 years in global health, she was once again honoured for her works to eradicate polio, improve malaria while empowering the next generation of women leaders in public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:"I Head the Commission to Declare Africa Polio-Free"
[Cameroon Tribune] Emeritus Prof. Rose Gana Fomban Leke, 2018 Heroine of Health talks about her works thus far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:"I Head the Commission to Declare Africa Polio-Free"
[Cameroon Tribune] Emeritus Prof. Rose Gana Fomban Leke, 2018 Heroine of Health talks about her works thus far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon:Professor Rose Leke - Meet a 2018 Health 'Brave Woman'
[Cameroon Tribune] After 30 years in global health, she was once again honoured for her works to eradicate polio, improve malaria while empowering the next generation of women leaders in public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Garden thyme essential oil’s antibacterial properties found to be useful in fighting childhood illnesses
(Natural News) Second only to malaria, diarrhea is one of the most common childhood illnesses in the Republic of Cameroon. Treating this condition in rural areas usually means turning to plants. The utilization of various plants to remedy diarrhea in children has prompted a team of researchers to analyze the antibacterial qualities of the essential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon:Cholera Threatens Cameroon
[VOA] A cholera outbreak in Cameroon has claimed at least a dozen lives. Hundreds of people have been rushed to several hospitals in the central African state. It is feared some of the cases were imported from Nigeria and may contaminate refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Higher rate of genetic recombination and antifungal resistance found among A. fumigatus isolates from Eloundem region of Cameroon
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:23News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Cameroon:World Sickle Cell Day - CERAC Communes With Patients
[Cameroon Tribune] This was during an event to donate gifts to patients at the Chantal Biya Foundation yesterday in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diabetes Overtakes Trauma as Indication for Amputation in Sub-Saharan Africa Diabetes Overtakes Trauma as Indication for Amputation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Vascular disease stemming from inadequately treated diabetes and related diseases is now responsible for more amputations than trauma in Cameroon, a"change from historical norms," researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Cholera – Cameroon
Disease outbreak news for cholera in Cameroon. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Warns Cholera Outbreak in Adamawa May Spread to Cameroon
[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO), has warned that if the outbreak of cholera in parts of Adamawa continues it may spread to other areas and across the border to Cameroon posing a major public health threat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Universal Health Coverage - Beneficiaries, Registration Method Known
[Cameroon Tribune] The validation session of the first phase of the Universal Health Coverage in Cameroon was organised in Yaounde, yesterday June 5. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Monkeypox – Cameroon
From 30 April through 30 May 2018, a total of 16 confirmed and suspected cases (one confirmed and 15 suspected cases) were reported to the Directorate of Control of Epidemic and Pandemic diseases (DLMEP). These cases were located in five districts of Cameroon: Njikwa Health district (n=6 suspected, n=1 confirmed) Akwaya Health District (n=6 suspected), Biyem-Assi Health District (n=1 suspected), Bertoua Health District (n=1 suspected), and Fotokol Health district (n=1 suspected). On 14 May, one of the 16 cases tested positive by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from the Centre Pasteur du Cameroun (C...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cameroon:Labelled Sorcerers, Children With Sickle-Cell Disease Face Death
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Douala -"I killed my child because he was going to die anyway. Before, he was suffering greatly. Now he is at peace." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news