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

Cameroonian Children Labeled Sorcerers, Face Death Cameroonian Children Labeled Sorcerers, Face Death
Sitting on a stool outside her wood-plank house in Cameroon, indifferent to the light rain falling, Diane described how she killed her five-year-old'sorcerer'son.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Father's relief as surgeons remove a huge keloid tumour hanging from his face
Father-of-eight Leon, 42, says his 'burden was lifted' when surgeons removed a huge growth from the face of the cocoa farmer from Cameroon, after a tumour grew out of wounds from a motorbike crash. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroonian woman smiles again after 8 years following tumour surgery
Known only as Yaya, the 27-year-old, from Cameroon, Africa, was barely able to speak or eat because of the huge mass growing inside of her mouth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grinning mother, 27, smiles for the first time in 8 YEARS
Known only as Yaya, the 27-year-old, from Cameroon, Africa, was barely able to speak or eat because of the huge mass growing inside of her mouth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applying Silicon Valley Smarts to Age-Old Diseases Applying Silicon Valley Smarts to Age-Old Diseases
Customized iPhones are just one example of devices that can be used to combat health threats in developing countries. They are helping scientists in California and Cameroon attack the parasite that causes river blindness, an African scourge.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cameroon:Synechiae, Fibroids, Cervical Cancers - Women Receive Specialised Treatment
[Cameroon Tribune] Some 10 to 15 patients suffering from these gynaecological pathologies have been operated upon during the on-going gynaecology congress. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Women Gain Skills On Health, Leadership
[Cameroon Tribune] Kumba -The workshop that took place recently at the Kumba City Council Banquet hall was under the theme; "A Better Me" and was organized by the founder and president of a humanitarian non-governmental organization, the Social and Medical Alliance for Research and Transformation (SMART) headed by Mrs. Malingo Namata- Elangwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:When Malaria is Just Part of Growing Up
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Growing up in West or Central Africa, malaria is the most common illness you suffer from. I would say, where I lived in  Buea at the foot of Mount Cameroon, that nearly everyone is hit by malaria at least twice a year. It has become so common that at the first symptoms - cold shivers and a high temperature in the evening - we run to the drug store at the side of the road and get some malaria pills. It starts getting worse around the third day, and then you think maybe I should go to hospital. And that' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Endoscopic Surgery - International Congress Begins Today
[Cameroon Tribune] The world's gynaecological scientists begin meeting in Yaounde for today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Humanitarian Work - Indian Doctors Operate Over 400 Needy Patients
[Cameroon Tribune] The free surgery brought some 25 medics and seven volunteers from India under the Rotary banner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Endoscopic Surgery - Cameroon Hosts International Congress
[Cameroon Tribune] Under the patronage of the Head of State, surgeons worldwide will gather in Yaounde, April 23 - 27, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Biotechnology Will Transform Rwanda's Health Sector - Expert
[New Times] Professor Jacob Souopgui, a Cameroonian scholar from the Universit é Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, together with a research team from Rwanda, have initiated a project that will facilitate the enhancement of skills in the biotech field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:600,000 Girls for Cervical Cancer Vaccination
[Cameroon Tribune] Tanzania has launched a cervical cancer vaccination drive covering more than 600,000 girls aged 14 years and below, the BBC reported on April 10, 2018. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Tanzania and the leading cause of cancer-related disease and deaths among women. Worldwide, more than 260,000 women die of cervical cancer annually, which is preventable and treatable if detected in early stages. The government hopes that the campaign will reduce health costs. Treating a cervical cancer patient c (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sisters, with permanently 'windswept' legs, have made a remarkable transformation
Salamatou, eight, and Mariama, six, from Mount Manengouba, Cameroon, developed 'windswept' limbs due to valgus, also known as knock knees, which left them barely able to walk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African girl, 12, has FOOTBALL-sized tumour removed
Known only as Kaltoumi, she was given three months to live. But she was saved by surgeons aboard a hospital ship that docked in Cameroon to perform the life-changing surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon:Peng Liyuan-Chantal Biya - Two HIV/Aids Ambassadors Meet
[Cameroon Tribune] The First Lady of China and that of Cameroon had a closed-door meeting at the Great Hall of the People of China, yesterday, March 22, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chad:Fight Against Polio in Chad, Nigeria - Aliko Dangote, Bill Gates Join Forces
[Cameroon Tribune] The billionaires are funding and promoting routine vaccination to kick out the virus for good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Photos show transformation of schoolgirl whose legs were twisted
Known only as Justine, the 11-year-old, from Yaounde in Cameroon, suffered from a growth disorder called Blount's disease. Surgeons from the charity Mercy Ships untwisted her limbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11-year-old girl whose bowed legs were twisted 180 DEGREES
Known only as Justine, the 11-year-old, from Yaounde in Cameroon, suffered from a growth disorder called Blount's disease. Surgeons from the charity Mercy Ships untwisted her limbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Informing prehospital care planning using pilot trauma registry data in Yaound é, Cameroon - Nwanna-Nzewunwa OC, Kouo Ngamby M, Shetter E, Etoundi Mballa GA, Feldhaus I, Monono ME, Hyder AA, Dicker R, Stevens KA, Juillard C.
INTRODUCTION: About 54% of deaths in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are attributable to lack of prehospital care. The single largest contributor to the disability-adjusted life years due to poor prehospital care is injury. Despite having dispropo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cameroon:New Baptist Hospital Opens Soon
[Cameroon Tribune] The four-storey Cameroon Baptist Convention facility is worth at least 500 million FCFA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news