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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

Cameroon:Time for Consciousness
[Cameroon Tribune] Besides regular sensitisation, government has in recent times doubled efforts to provide treatment to the liver patient community, especially children as they are increasingly diagnosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:"Many Cancers Are Linked to What We Eat"
[Cameroon Tribune] Professor Jean Marie Kasia, Director General of the Hospital Centre for Applied Research, Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproduction (CHRACERH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:New Drug Factory in Douala
[Cameroon Tribune] The factory to produce some essential drugs for local consumption was inaugurated by the Prime Minister yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Campaign for Legislation On Tobacco
[Cameroon Tribune] The Cameroon Coalition for Tobacco Control held a meeting with journalist in Douala to this effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Health Personnel Reinforce Capacity
[Cameroon Tribune] This is within the framework of a training seminar on palliative care currently taking place in Douala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy - Women Mostly Affected!
[Cameroon Tribune] This is one of the results of an investigation carried out in Yaounde by an international NGO, "Sightsavers and Partners." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Female Genital Mutilation - Govt Intensifies Zero-Tolerance Campaign
[Cameroon Tribune] The 11th edition of the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation was commemorated yesterday, February 6, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Grant Assistance - Japan Equips Hospital
[Cameroon Tribune] The maternity of the Ngovayang Catholic Hospital in the South Region will be furnished thanks to the grassroots human security project of the Embassy of Japan in Cameroon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Strategic, Life-Saving Decision
[Cameroon Tribune] Patients in distress will now have more and easier access to vital drugs at odd hours and weekends. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:'Tramadol Is a Social Malaise'
[Cameroon Tribune] Dr Agwe Samuel, Mental Health Specialist, South West Regional Delegation of Public Health, Buea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Drug Abuse - South West As Test Ground
[Cameroon Tribune] Delusive-driven drugs and other concoctions that derail the mind and pretend body armour are endemic in streets across the Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Contaminated Milk Scare - Government Calls for Vigilance
[Cameroon Tribune] Government is advising citizens to immediately notify State authorities if they come across shops that are still selling milk and cereals which have been identified to possibly contain salmonella bacteria. The call is based on the premise that some businessmen may still be selling the products in spite of government effort to withdraw all of it from shops nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Laquintinie Hospital - Staff Honoured
[Cameroon Tribune] Special emphasis was in the course of 2017 put on the development of indicators in all services directly related to the care of patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Night of Restaurateurs - Cameroon Showcases Prowess in Gastronomy
[Cameroon Tribune] The 13th edition of the food and drinks event gathered hundreds of culinary arts lovers in Yaounde over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cameroon:'The Hospital Is Crowded With Patients'
[Cameroon Tribune] Professor Jean Marie, General Manager, CHRACERH, explains the way forward for the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Work Milieu - Companies Reaffirm Health Care Commitment
[Cameroon Tribune] The second edition of the public/private partnership to fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria took place on Thursday in Douala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence
Angela, 15, from Hyderabad, India. Her vision of a violence-free world would be to live like the mermaid in her painting - free and happy. Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulINDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 2017 (IPS)Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.This was good for the girls because it would keep them safe from men, she had often heard her elders say. So one day, when her moth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Gender-Based Violence Orange Campiagn UN Women Women's Empowerment Source Type: news

Cameroon:Theft of Babies - Security Wristbands Introduced
[Cameroon Tribune] The theft of newborn babies is a recurrent issue in the society today as a week hardly goes by without media reports about a missing baby or a woman caught with a stolen baby. This has not left any person indifferent particularly health authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa:Pneumonia Claims 1 Million African Kids Yearly
[CAJ News] Dakar -CIVIL society organisations across Africa are advocating for governments to invest in immunisation and eradicate pneumonia. The disease kills nearly 1 million children in Africa per year. Organisations in some ten countries have met in Senegal where they called for more domestic financing to pneumonia vaccines, routine immunisation programmes and strengthening of health systems. The organisations that met under the auspices of the just-commemorated World Pneumonia Day are from Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Overcoming Poor Nutrition
[Cameroon Tribune] One child out of three suffers from malnutrition and three children in ten show delayed growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A pilot study in Cameroon to understand safe uses of pesticides in agriculture, risk factors for farmers' exposure and management of accidental cases - Pouokam GB, Lemnyuy Album W, Ndikontar AS, Sidatt MEH.
Chemical pesticides are widely used in Cameroon for agricultural production. In 2015, more than 600 pesticide products were approved for use in various foodstuffs. Much misuse of these chemicals by farmers has been documented in rural and urban settings. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Cameroon:When a Beauty Technique Is Cancerous!
[Cameroon Tribune] Some of the products used in bleaching the skin are said to be potential cause to skin cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meet the Heroic Animals That Went Into Space Before Humans
The First Space Pioneers Bettmann Archive Animals were every bit as heroic as the first human astronauts By Jeffrey Kluger Animals have long been the science community’s shock troops—the first to hit the beaches when a new frontier of knowledge is being claimed. Those soldiers hardly volunteered for the misison: The thousands of monkeys and mice that were used as test subjects for Jonas Salk’s first polio vaccine were conscripted for the job, whether they wanted to do it or not. That doesn’t diminish their profound contribution to scientific knowledge—indeed, it enlarges it. The same is tru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: animals belka ham Laika NASA space strelka Source Type: news

Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial
Exclusive: as evidence emerges that schizophrenia could be an immune system disease, two-year trial will use antibody drug currently used for MSBritish scientists have begun testing a radically new approach to treating schizophrenia based on emerging evidence that it could be adisease of the immune system.The first patient, a 33-year old man who developed schizophrenia after moving to London from Cameroon a decade ago, was treated at King ’s College Hospital in London on Thursday, marking the start of one of the most ambitious trials to date on the biology of the illness and how to treat it.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Schizophrenia Mental health Immunology Medical research Science Society Biology Source Type: news

'Hidden No More': Encouraging Girls To Pursue STEM
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Yefon Mbangsi, a chemical engineer in Cameroon, about coming to the U.S. to participate in a State Department program inspired by the film Hidden Figures. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon:Maternal, Infant-Child Mortality - Government's Remedial Measures Outlined
[Cameroon Tribune] Below is the press release following the Cabinet meeting of October 26, 2017 chaired by Prime Minister, Head of Government Philemon Yang in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 27, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon:Gynaecological Cancer - Experts Edified On Updated Apparatus
[Cameroon Tribune] A workshop on an advanced technique in medical imaging (MRI) took place yesterday, at the CHRACERH. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Inequality Beyond Wealth: Gaps in Women ’s Health
A mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. The 10-worst countries to be a mother in are all in sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 2017 (IPS)While many often focus on wealth disparities, economic inequality is often a symptom and cause of other inequalities including women’s access to sexual and reproductive health. In a new report, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) explores the persistent, if not widening, inequalities in sexual and reproductive health around the world, holding back women and girls from a productive and prosperous f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Mercy Ships Operation - Government Reassures Hitch-Free Transportation
[Cameroon Tribune] The NGO's Group Managing Director requested additional assistance in an audience with the Minister of Transport, October 9 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news