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West Africa: USAID Announces Malaria Initiative Launch and Expansion
[USAID] New York -Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic
Credit: Saber Jendoubi/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Lindah MogeniUNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 2017 (IPS)Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International. The UN peacekeeping force in the region, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), tasked with civilian protection, has been unable to curb these systematic abuses, Amnesty says.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindah Mogeni Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion Source Type: news

Cameroon: Aids-Free-Holiday Caravan in New Bell
[Cameroon Tribune] Youths are being advised on ways of also preventing malaria, diabetes, cancer and how to ensure a healthy environment besides free HIV/AIDS screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Charity Hospital Ship to Perform Free Surgeries
[VOA] The world's largest non-government hospital ship is docked in Cameroon's commercial capital, Douala, where local health care gaps remain enormous. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Curbing Aids in Africa - UNAIDS, Startimes Group Discuss Innovative Strategies
[Cameroon Tribune] Beijing -Both sides are determined to ease access to AIDS prevention and treatment information. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against HIV - Chantal Biya, Youths At the Forefront
[Cameroon Tribune] The First Lady's' charitable association, CERAC, yesterday organised a sensitisation and HIV screening campaign at the Yaounde V Sub-division. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The neglected burden of snakebites in Cameroon: a review of the epidemiology, management and public health challenges - Tochie JN, Temgoua MN, Njim T, Celestin D, Tankeu R, Nkemngu NJ.
OBJECTIVES: Snakebite is an underestimated medical and surgical emergency in developing countries responsible for a high disease burden. Optimal management of snake envenomation in these resource-limited settings is precluded by several public health chall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Cameroon: Mercy Ships - First Contingent of Patients Welcomed
[Cameroon Tribune] Beneficiaries have been exhorted to receive the work of generosity with respect and dignity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Africa: A network of healthcare decision making launches across sub-Saharan Africa
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch ofCochrane Africa;  a network with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making across the sub-Saharan African continent.The Africa Network consists of regional centres including its co-ordinating centre atCochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council, and the establishment of hubs at University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Yaound é University, Cameroon.Cochrane Africa is part of the global, independent Cochrane network of researchers, professionals, pa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 22, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cameroon: RFI Cameroon Correspondent's Appeal Postponed Without Explanation
[RFI] The first hearing of the appeal of RFI Cameroon correspondent Ahmed Abba has been postponed without explanation, his lawyers have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Mercy Ships - Free Transportation, Feeding of Patients
[Cameroon Tribune] The mobile hospital, Africa Mercy, was officially received by three members of government in Douala yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Hospital Ship Decks in Douala
[Cameroon Tribune] The medical mission is placed under the supervision of the First Lady, Mrs. Chantal Biya, and under the auspices of the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Cameroon: HIV/Aids in Littoral Region - 2.6 Per Cent Prevalence
[Cameroon Tribune] Irresponsible sexual behaviour among infected people are common and potentially expose their partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Aids-Free-Holidays - Peer Educators Sensitise Inhabitants
[Cameroon Tribune] Some 566 inhabitants in the Yaounde IV Subdivision have been schooled on the HIV pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Healthcare - China Urged to Use Cooperation Relations to Assist Africa
[Cameroon Tribune] The UNFPA Country Representative to China gave a lecture to journalists in Beijing over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Smoking Remains Dangerous
[Cameroon Tribune] Of the 75.4 per cent smokers who have read health warnings against smoking on cigarette packets, only 35.5 per cent have envisaged to stop smoking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Peer Educators Promote HIV Testing for Mothers, Babies
[VOA] As the world's AIDS experts meet at a conference this week in Paris, health workers in Cameroon still struggle to identify and treat HIV-positive mothers and babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon's Struggle to Contain HIV/Aids
[Deutsche Welle] In its efforts to lower the HIV prevalence rate, Cameroon will launch a program where expectant mothers in northern regions of the country can get tested for HIV, and prevent mother to child transmissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cit é Des Palmiers Hospital - Leveraging Service Quality, Quantity
[Cameroon Tribune] The public will from July 25-29 enjoy free consultations as part of Open Door Days activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: African Synergy - First Ladies Donate Hospitals Equipment
[Cameroon Tribune] Seven medical structures in the country received gifts last Friday in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Key findings from a prospective trauma registry at a regional hospital in Southwest Cameroon - Chichom-Mefire A, Nwanna-Nzewunwa OC, Siysi VV, Feldhaus I, Dicker R, Juillard C.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Data characterizing the burden of trauma in Cameroon is limited. Regular, prospective injury surveillance can address the shortcomings of existing hospital administrative logs an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cameroon: Deido District Hospital - CERAC Extends Generosity
[Cameroon Tribune] Besides the rehabilitated hospital, officials also received special gifts comprising a 66KVA generator, an incubator and baby's reanimation bed from Mrs Chantal Biya's association. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Facebook shame: Prescription-only drugs for sale
One dealer based in Cameroon, Central Africa, said he had been selling over the site for three or four years. He added he had never been in trouble with Facebook ’s administrators. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time
Discussions are underway with the governments of Cameroon and Niger to make radio courses certified, allowing children to receive a certification and pass the school year.Rose called the approach to the complex crisis “unique,” as it moves from a focus on individual countries to a multi-country response.He also highlighted the potential for the radio education program to be replicated in other regions of the world.In 35 crisis-affected countries, humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises have disrupted the education of 75 million children between the ages of 3 and 18.“In the same way that radio playe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

After devastating birth injuries, 33 women ’s lives transformed
Language UndefinedBATOURI, Cameroon – Amina was married whenshe was just a child. Soon after, she became pregnant, and, at only 13 years old, she went into labour. As is the case with many girls her age, Amina ’s body was not mature enough to bear a child, and she suffered an obstructed labour, an excruciating condition that could have killed her. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Cameroon: Life After Fistula - Surgery Helps Heal Stigma
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Batouri -The social consequences of fistula are often severe: girls and women are unable to work, become isolated, publicly shamed and even driven from their homes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery - Chracerh Continues to Enhance Skills
[Cameroon Tribune] The 10th educational programme is currently taking place at the hospital premises in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acute hepatitis E – Nigeria
On 18 June 2017, the Nigerian Ministry of Health notified World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of hepatitis E located in the north-east region of the country. The first case was detected on 3 May 2017 in Damasak, a locality at the border with the Republic of the Niger. Samples were collected from the case and sent to laboratory for confirmation. Cases were later reported in Ngala, one of the local government areas in Borno State that borders Cameroon. As of 2 July 2017, 146 confirmed and suspected cases were reported including 21 confirmed cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Cameroon: HIV Drug Resistance - CIRCB Records Remarkable Research Results
[Cameroon Tribune] The centre held its 6th Scientific Council n July 6, 2017 in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fake Meningite Vaccine - Health Experts On the Alert
[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Public Health Andr é Mama Fouda, has warned against the circulation of a fake vaccine for the illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer
The "marshmallow test" is a famous experiment for studying kids' self-control. For the first time, a psychologist gave the test to kids outside Western culture. And they crushed it. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Cameroon: Sex Workers Brush Off Beatings to Send Clients for HIV Tests
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -While one in 25 people in Cameroon are living with HIV, more then a third of the country's sex workers are infected, meaning they hold the key to halting the spread of the virus (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Washington Post: They Fled Boko Haram and Famine —and Then They Were Forced Back
In the NewsThe Washington Post: They Fled Boko Haram and Famine —and Then They Were Forced BackJune 29, 2017Nigerian refugees who have been forcibly returned to the violent and insecure Borno state, Nigeria, by  the Cameroonian military now face a hunger crisis in displacement camps.View External Media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Ophthalmological findings in Cameroonian boxers - Kagmeni G, Nguefack-Tsague G, Ebana Mvogo SR, Ebana Mvogo C.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective, noncomparative consecutive study was to examine active and retired amateur boxers in order to evaluate the nature and incidence of ocular pathologic conditions related to the boxing practice. RESULTS: A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cameroon's Sex Workers Brush Off Beatings to Send Clients for HIV Tests Cameroon's Sex Workers Brush Off Beatings to Send Clients for HIV Tests
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Cameroon: National Comission for Medical Training - 2017 Examination Dates Slated
[Cameroon Tribune] This was during the fifth Session of the National Commission for Medical, Pharmaceutical and Odontostomatological Training in Cameroon (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: North West - CBC Health Services Inaugurates Cancer Care Home
[Cameroon Tribune] Mbingo Baptist hospital-based Cancer care home will harbor parents whose children are undergoing treatment (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Methanol from African Plants Kills Mesothelioma Cells
This study provides evidences of the cytotoxicity of the tested plant extract and highlights the good activity of Elephantopus mollis and Kalanchoe crenata,” Kuete wrote. “They deserve more exploration to develop novel cytotoxic drugs.” The post Methanol from African Plants Kills Mesothelioma Cells appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families. (Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News)
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: African medicinal plants African whitewood apoptosis mesothelioma BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine breast cancer Cameroon cancer chemotherapy colon cancer cytotoxicity against mesothelioma cells doxorubicin Dr. Victor Kuete Source Type: news

Cameroon: Strike in State Hospitals - Health Workers At Work, But...
[Cameroon Tribune] Amidst threats of labour strike, serenity reigns in various hospitals as duty consciousness prevails for some medical staff. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual violence against children and kinship in Africa. Pooled analysis of studies in Cameroon - Mbassa Menick D.
This study aimed to identify the prevalence rate of incest in Cameroon. Patients and method To achieve this objective, the author conducted a pooled analysis which synthesized studies on sexual violence against children. Results Nine publi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cameroon: Diabetics At Risk Due to Insulin Scarcity
[Deutsche Welle] Diabetic patients in Cameroon are facing a severe shortage of insulin. Concerns are rising that many could end up dying if they don't get the drug. The government has put the blame on the pharmaceutical supply chain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stories From Displaced People in Banki, Nigeria
Voice from the FieldStories From Displaced People in Banki, NigeriaApril 18, 2017People from Borno State,Nigeria, are on the move, trapped in a deadly cycle of violence due to Nigerian military operations, Boko Haram attacks, and the ongoing need for food and for basic services. Some are seeking safety in neighboring Cameroon, but MSF has witnessed Nigerians being forcibly returned to their country by the Cameroonian military over the last few months. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Cameroon: Malaria Burden - New Eradication Method Now Available
[Cameroon Tribune] Developed by the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, it helped in eliminating malaria in the Comoros in 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Free HIV Project - CBC Celebrates Milestones
[Cameroon Tribune] Closing event in Bamenda counts blessing towards HIV Free Generation (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Bird Flu - Reinforce Biosecurity Efforts!
[Cameroon Tribune] As threats of another highly pathogenic avian influenza (Bird Flu) hangs on the poultry sector in Cameroon, government, dealers in the sector and the population alike are no doubt biting their nails reflecting on how to limit the damage. Fear of the unknown usually grips almost all in society each time the bird flu resurfaces or threatens to do so. Understandably so as the birth flu heralds fear of huge nefarious consequences on all and sundry! The scourge jeopardises government's efforts to ensure quality (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news