Coronavirus: A Cameroon student on how he recovered
China-based student Kem Senoua is the first African to contract the virus - he spoke to the BBC. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread'Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread
An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and Guinea are being screened for fever and other viral symptoms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Africa: Coronavirus - Cameroonian Student in China First African Victim
[Premium Times] A Cameroonian student in China is the first confirmed African to test positive to the Novel Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Handy mozzie-checking platform to help keep malaria at bay
To spray or not to spray - and potentially, what with: EU-funded researchers are developing a sophisticated system to facilitate analyses of mosquitoes and their mechanisms of resistance to insecticides, support data sharing and refine decision-making processes. Scientists in Cameroon are helping to advance this bid to boost malaria vector control. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 4, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Researchers explore health benefits of African plants and spices
(Natural News) Spices aren’t just good for adding flavor and kick to your meals: They’re good for treating skin infections too. According to a study in the Journal of Medical Plants Research, several compounds extracted from native Cameroonian spices have been proven effective when it comes to treating skin infections, including those from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers from the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient Human DNA Provides New Look at African History
Genomic information from four children who lived thousands of years ago in what is now Cameroon could shed light on the spread of the Bantu languages and on the history of present-day African... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Nature study: First ancient DNA from West Africa illuminates the deep human past
(Saint Louis University) The research team sequenced DNA from four children buried 8,000 and 3,000 years ago at Shum Laka in Cameroon, a site excavated by a Belgian and Cameroonian team 30 years ago. The findings, published Jan. 22 in Nature, represent the first ancient DNA from West or Central Africa, and some of the oldest DNA recovered from an African tropical context. They enable a new understanding of the deep ancestral relationships among early Homo sapiens in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers explore health benefits of African plants and spices
(Natural News) Spices aren’t just good for adding flavor and kick to your meals: They’re good for treating skin infections too. According to a study in the Journal of Medical Plants Research, several compounds extracted from native Cameroonian spices have been proven effective when it comes to treating skin infections, including those from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon: Once Conjoined, Cameroonian Sisters Spend First Christmas As Regular Twins in Lyon
[RFI] Two Cameroonian girls born as conjoined twins, separated by doctors in Lyon in November, have spend their first Christmas as regular twins out of the hospital. Bissie and Eyenga Merveille are to return home to Cameroon in January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medicines against NCDs unaffordable in Cameroon/DR Congo
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cameroon: Yaounde Reproductive Hospital - Motherhood Celebrated in Grandiose Christmas Feast
[Cameroon Tribune] The First Lady, Mrs Chantal Biya, spent her weekend with mothers and babies born via In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) exchanging Christmas gifts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: Birth Registration - West Region Grapples With IDPs, Local People
[Cameroon Tribune] The influx of thousands of people fleeing the war in the North West and South West Regions is putting an extra burden on local civil status registration stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Measles Vaccination Team Attacked, Motives Questioned
[VOA] Members of measles vaccination teams in southern Cameroon have been attacked and beaten by locals who say the serums triggered side effects that sent 12 children to local hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: World Aids Day Celebrated in Douala
[Cameroon Tribune] The celebration was marked by a sports walk and a public ceremony on December 8. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Bamboutos Division - CERAC Brings Gifts of Comfort
[Cameroon Tribune] The First Lady's association, yesterday officially handed over the Galim District Hospital, renovated and equipped by CERAC and gifts to rural women, youths and displaced persons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: 32nd World Aids Day - CIRCB Organises Free HIV Screening
[Cameroon Tribune] The exercise began yesterday and will end tomorrow, November 29, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – African Region
This report provides a situational update on current cVDPV2 outbreaks in newly affected countries in Africa. No wild poliovirus has been detected on the continent since September 2016. In West Africa and the Lake Chad sub-region, a cVDPV2 outbreak originating from Jigawa state, Nigeria, continues to spread. Following detection of this outbreak in Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and the Republic of Niger earlier this year and in 2018, the virus has now been detected in Chad, Togo and C ôte d’Ivoire. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Assessing motorcycle taxi activity in Cameroon using GPS devices - Kemajou A, Jaligot R, Bosch M, Chenal J.
The emergence of motorcycle taxis as a mode of urban transport in Africa can be seen as a bottom-up response to the larger problem of a demand that is not sufficiently met by public services. Transcending the debates regarding the relevance of this solutio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak in Bakassi - Six Deaths, 34 Cases Being Treated
[Cameroon Tribune] The epidemic in Idabato, Bakassi Peninsula and its environs is under control, say health officials in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: New HIV Guidelines - Experts Examine Ways to Manage Patients
[Cameroon Tribune] A national virology workshop on strategies against drug resistance ends today at the "Chantal Biya" Research Centre in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: CIRCB Scientific Council - Centre Examines Capacity to Handle New HIV Drugs
[Cameroon Tribune] This was during the 11th Ordinary Session of the Scientific Council of the Research Centre yesterday, November 19, 2019 in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Climate Change and Loss of Species: Our Greatest Challenges
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating. Credit: UNBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 19 2019 (IPS) Mottled and reddish, the Lake Oku puddle frog has made its tragic debut on the Red List, a rapidly expanding roll call of threatened species. It was once abundant in the Kilum-Ijim rainforest of Cameroon but has not been seen since 2010 and is now listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct. Researchers attribute its demise to a deadly fungal disease caused by the chytrid fungus. As noted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Biodiversity Civil Society Climate Change Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: First Africa Biobank Afoot
[Cameroon Tribune] A genomic company known as 54gene is building the first pan-African Biobank that will target many diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Predictors of mortality of pediatric burn injury in the Douala General Hospital, Cameroon - Fomukong NH, Mefire AC, Beyiha G, Lawrence M, Edgar MML, Nkfusai NC, Cumber SN.
INTRODUCTION: Burn injuries are a major cause of hospitalization and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in children aged four years or below. In Cameroon, the mortality rate of pediatric severe burns was estimated at 41.2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Hosts Multi Countries Workshop On Tobacco Taxation Policy and Sustainable Health Financing
[WHO] The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) convened a high-level two-day workshop on tobacco taxation and sustainable health financing in Monrovia, Liberia from 19th to 20th September 2019. The participants at the workshop included focal points for Tobacco Taxation and Tobacco Control in the Ministries of Finance and Ministries of Health from selected countries in the Region including: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Mauritius , Seychelles, Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Cameroon and Libe (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Diseases Control, Prevention - Cameroon's Support Solicited
[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Chief Joseph Dion Ngute on November 4, 2019 had discussions with the Director of the Africa Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention John Nkengasong. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Alleged Autopsy On Late Mayor Patrick Ekema Esunge - Disclaimer of General Manager of Sopecam
[Cameroon Tribune] 29 oct. 2019 15:41 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Socio-political drivers and consequences of landslide and flood risk zonation: a case study of Limbe city, Cameroon - Maes J, Molombe JM, Mertens K, Parra C, Poesen J, Che VB, Kervyn M.
Disaster risk zonation is often proposed as a long-term disaster risk reduction strategy by international treaties and academic research. This strategy has been implemented in the city of Limbe, which is known to be a disaster-prone one. Citizens are force... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Cameroon: Exclusive Breastfeeding - Parents Urged to Improve 40 Per Cent Rate
[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Public Health, Malachie Manaouda made the appeal yesterday, October 22, 2019 as he launched the national breastfeeding week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Child Nutrition - The Risks Posed By Poor Diet
[Cameroon Tribune] The United Nations Children's Fund in a recent study warns that poverty, urbanization, climate change and poor eating choices are resulting in unhealthy diets for many of the world's children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Neonatal Tetanus - Alert Issued Over Outbreak
[Cameroon Tribune] A severe case of neonatal tetanus is being treated at the Chantal Biya Foundation in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: In-Vitro Fertilisation Success Rate Continues
[Cameroon Tribune] The hospital has delivered its 160th baby amidst the retrieval of some 50 Ooctytes from three women and 10 embryo transfer for future IVF babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: Psychological Care Lacking in Separatist Conflict
[VOA] Cameroon's three-year separatist conflict has left close to 3,000 people dead and growing numbers in need of psychological care.   An influx of people impacted by the conflict are flooding into trauma centers across the English-speaking regions of the central African state.  Medical officials say they are running short of supplies and trauma workers are struggling to provide care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon's Major Involvement in the Fight
[Cameroon Tribune] The participation of President Biya and wife Chantal in the Global Fund Replenishment Conference left no one indifferent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Reducing Infant and Maternal Mortality - Role of Midwives Emphasized
[Cameroon Tribune] They have been encouraged to always be on the alert and to do their job well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: The Contributors and Their Commitment
[Cameroon Tribune] In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, donors at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference pledged 14.02 billion US dollars for the next three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: The Step By Step Solution
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon's imprint in fighting HIV AIDS, TB and malaria is found in its encompassing programme epitomised by the action of the First Lady, Chantal Biya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Managing Malnutrition - A Tale of Two Village Success Stories
[Cameroon Tribune] Two of Martap's nursing mothers heeded Fadimatou Falmata's timely nutrition counsel and saved the lives of their children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Malnutrition Management - the Indispensable Role of Community Volunteers
[Cameroon Tribune] Lonkaou Charlotte is always there to offer timely life-saving advice to over 30 nursing mothers under her charge in Tello village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Mohammadou Laminou - Tello's Indispensable Town Crier
[Cameroon Tribune] The 49-year-old puts his talent to good use by mobilizing members of his community in Adamawa Region for public health activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Child Care Best Practices - Tello Adopts Exclusive Breastfeeding, Enriched Diet
[Cameroon Tribune] The locality in Vina Division of Adamawa Region sees the high participation of both men and women at enriched pap demonstration exercises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria - Fundraising Machine Activated in Lyon
[Cameroon Tribune] The event which was yesterday, October 10, 2019 presided over by the French President, Emmanuel Macron ended with donors attaining the 14 billion dollar target. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria - Cameroon Attends Brainstorming Discussion
[Cameroon Tribune] President Biya yesterday October 09, 2019 joined other Heads of State, governments and delegates at the Lyon Convention Centre to step up the fight against the three killer diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Severe Acute Malnutrition - Cameroon Witnesses Appreciable Improvements in 2018
[Cameroon Tribune] The latest Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, MICS/National Institute of Statistics report for shows that the national average rose to 2 per cent, compared to 1.3 per cent in 2014. Nevertheless, the 2018 survey presents a general decline in Severe Acute (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria - An Important Conference for Cameroon
[Cameroon Tribune] President Paul Biya and wife, Chantal who arrived in Lyon yesterday, October 08, will be participating fully in the international fund raising initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria - World Leaders to Beef Up Resources
[Cameroon Tribune] The sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria opens in Lyon under the patronage of French President, Emmanuel Macron. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NSangou Njikam Recounts His Ancestrial Trip to Cameroon
"You don't know why you walk around with an emptiness inside or have that feeling at culture day at school when you don't have a dish to bring in that's from another country." ... You are leaving A... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - October 6, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fight Against Malaria - Experts Discuss Vector Control in Africa
[Cameroon Tribune] The 6th annual conference of the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) is currently taking place in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: 'If the Brain Doesn't Work, the Rest Doesn't Matter'
[Cameroon Tribune] Our brains are currently at serious risk because of diseases such as epilepsy, stroke, AIDS, dementia and so on. There is also danger from drug abuse and addictions, especially amongst youths, resulting in behavioural disorders which contribute to some of the major crises the nation is facing. Therefore, brain or mental health problems stand among the most common and severe in Cameroon. In the following interview, Prof. Alfred Kongnyu Njamnshi, lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Univers (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: HIV National Forum - Stakeholders Re-Examine Paediatric Care
[Cameroon Tribune] 11 sept. 2019 12:15 (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news