54gene ’ s CEO Abasi Ene-Obong Wants to Fix the Racial Imbalance in Health Data
Born and raised in the Nigerian port city of Calabar, Abasi Ene-Obong remembers the exact moment that changed his life’s direction. Sitting in an introductory genetics class at medical school, in 2003, he heard the professor say that African genetic samples comprised less than 3% of health data bases in the world, creating a stunning vacuum in its ability to detect diseases and develop effective treatments for hundreds of millions of people. Ene-Obong ditched his plan to become a doctor, and instead left for London, and later Los Angeles, to study genetics, finally earning a Master’s degree in business focusing...
Source: TIME: Health - August 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 Innovation Leadership The Leadership Brief TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Atmosphere of accidents along the Douala-Yaounde National Road in Cameroon: hoofmarks, drivers, challenges and proactive options - Padison N, Tiafack O.
Road transport and safety is a thorny problem in the world today following the occurrence, recrudescence and outcomes of accidents in our society. These accidents are a public health hazard and vector of underdevelopment in developing countries amongst whi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

An injury profile of maxillofacial trauma in Yaound é: an observational study in Cameroon - Marie Elvire NA.
INTRODUCTION: Maxillofacial Trauma (MFT) is an important condition because of its frequency, facial involvement and severity of injury. The aim of the study was to determine the lesion profile of patients suffering from maxillofacial trauma in three hospit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

U.K. Monkeypox Cases Rise To More Than 1,700, With Most Cases In London
LONDON — British health officials say there have now been 1,735 confirmed cases of monkeypox and that three-quarters of those cases are in London, according to data released on Tuesday. In a review of the outbreak published last week, Britain’s Health Security Agency said there were “no signs of a decline” in the monkeypox epidemic and that the virus “continues to be transmitted primarily in interconnected sexual networks of gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with men.” The agency said 97% of cases fell in that category and that there was no evidence of sustained transmission beyond that...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Public Health wire Source Type: news

Central Africa: Covid Hurt West and Central Africa's Small-Scale Fishers. They Need More Support
[The Conversation Africa] From Senegal through Ghana to Cameroon, small-scale fishing is both a livelihood and a way of life for people in coastal parts of West and Central Africa, with more than two million small-scale fishers. It has been this way for centuries - but that is changing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Monkeypox Is Not a Global Emergency ‘At This Stage,’ WHO Says
(London) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox—which is endemic in some African countries—has been neglected for years. “While a few members expressed differing views, the committee resolved by consensus to advise the WHO director-general that at this stage the outbreak should be determined to not constit...
Source: TIME: Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cheng / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health wire Source Type: news

There ’s Already a Monkeypox Vaccine. But Not Everyone May Need It
Case counts of monkeypox continue to grow worldwide, raising concerns about how people can protect themselves. So far, the World Health Organization reports that in 12 countries, 92 cases have been confirmed in this recent emergence of the virus, and 28 possible cases are still being investigated. What alarms public health officials about the recent outbreaks is that monkeypox is generally not common or known to circulate in these nations; it’s endemic in parts of central and western Africa, but not in the European and North American nations—including the U.S.—that are currently seeing an uptick in infect...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

There ’ s Already a Monkeypox Vaccine. But Not Everyone May Need It
Case counts of monkeypox continue to grow worldwide, raising concerns about how people can protect themselves. So far, the World Health Organization reports that in 12 countries, 92 cases have been confirmed in this recent emergence of the virus, and 28 possible cases are still being investigated. What alarms public health officials about the recent outbreaks is that monkeypox is generally not common or known to circulate in these nations; it’s endemic in parts of central and western Africa, but not in the European and North American nations—including the U.S.—that are currently seeing an uptick in infect...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Commitment to African Medicines Agency Needs More Than Words
To date, 19 countries have already ratified the treaty. However, this number remains far short of the 55 AU member states and excludes some of the region’s power houses such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Senegal. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPSBy Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga ChilalikaNAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG, Apr 29 2022 (IPS) Across Africa, local manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies are responding to the urgent need for locally produced medical products and technologies despite the existing regulatory challenges. We can support manufacturing capacity by expediting the establishment and operationalisation of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga Chilalika Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Biden administration protects Cameroonians in the U.S. from deportation, offers work permits
The Department of Homeland Security said Cameroon cannot safely accept the return of its citizens because of the country's ongoing civil war. #civilwar #cameroonians #deportation (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon: HRW Raises Alarm After Outbreak of Cholera in Douala Prison
[RFI] Human Rights Watch on Saturday asked Cameroon to protect prisoners from a cholera outbreak, saying at least six inmates had died in the country's second largest jail since March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: MSF Suspends Work in Southwest Region
[VOA] Yaounde -- Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, known by its French abbreviation MSF, has suspended its work in Cameroon's troubled Southwest region. The group is protesting a lack of progress toward the release of four MSF staff members arrested three months ago. Authorities accused the staffers of cooperating with regional separatists, something MSF denies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central Africa: MSF suspends its medical activities in south-west Cameroon
[MSF] The organization calls for the release of four of its colleagues, unjustly detained (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Major Antibiotic Donation Moves African Countries Closer to Defeating Yaws
[WHO-AFRO] Major antibiotic donation moves African countries closer to defeating yaws (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon Struggling to Contain Cholera Outbreak, Quarantines Patients
[VOA] Yaounde -- Cameroon is struggling to contain a cholera outbreak that has sickened 6,000 people with the bacteria and killed nearly 100 since February. Authorities have dispatched the ministers of health and water to affected areas and have begun quarantining cholera patients to prevent it from spreading. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news