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From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gender communal terrorism or war rape: ten symbolic reasons - Matusitz J.
This paper examines gender communal terrorism in past conflicts across the globe. Gender communal terrorism is a symbolic form of war rape. It was used systematically during the Bosnian War (1992-1995) and the Second Congo War (1998-2003), as part of a lar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa:Malaria in Conflict Zones Threatens Global Progress Against the Disease
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Africa accounts for about nine in ten deaths and cases, with more than a third concentrated in two countries - Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

' Silent, Invisible' Malnutrition Seen as Threat to Generations in Congo'Silent, Invisible' Malnutrition Seen as Threat to Generations in Congo
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, 2016-2017
In 2017, 22 wild poliovirus cases were reported from two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan), the fewest number ever reported globally. Polio cases caused by circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses increased from four in 2016 to 96 in 2017 because of large outbreaks in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia://Karas Lifts Congo Fever Quarantine
[Namibian] //Karas regional health director Bartholomeus Muntenda yesterday confirmed that the 37 Keetmanshoop residents who had been in contact with a deceased Congo fever victim have been released from quarantine after being cleared of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stigma modifies the association between social support and mental health among sexual violence survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo: implications for practice - Wachter K, Murray SM, Hall BJ, Annan J, Bolton P, Bass J.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to further understanding of the relationship between social support, internalized and perceived stigma, and mental health among women who experienced sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda:Cholera Kills 40 Congolese in Overcrowded Uganda Refugee Camps
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed about 40 people and infected more than 2,000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:How Treating Women Farmers for Intestinal Worms Boosts Food Production
[ASTMH] A new study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) found that treating women subsistence farmers with just a single dose of a cheap deworming medication significantly improved their physical stamina for the grueling agriculture work needed for their family's survival. The results of treatment could be twofold: improved health for farming women and increased food production by women who have the stamina to farm more efficiently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:How Treating Women Farmers for Worms Boosts Food Production
[ASTMH] A new study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) found that treating women subsistence farmers with just a single dose of a cheap deworming medication significantly improved their physical stamina for the grueling agriculture work needed for their family's survival. The results of treatment could be twofold: improved health for farming women and increased food production by women who have the stamina to farm more efficiently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop macaque model to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
CCHF is a viral disease spread by ticks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop macaque model to study Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral disease spread by ticks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. Infection with CCHF virus is fatal in nearly one of every three cases. No specific treatments or vaccines for CCHF exist, primarily because a suitable animal model for studying the disease has not been available. Now, as reported in Nature Microbiology, researchers at NIAID have developed a new animal model to study the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Refugees Who Fled Violence in Ituri, DRC, Face Disease and Privation in Uganda
[MSF] The attackers wore masks and used axes, machetes, and guns to slaughter civilians in the strife-torn Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says Areiti, a mother of seven children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Refugees who fled violence in Ituri, DRC, face disease and privation in Uganda
Field newsRefugees who fled violence in Ituri, DRC, face disease and privation in UgandaApril 05, 2018The attackers wore masks and used axes, machetes, and guns to slaughter civilians in the strife-torn Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says Areiti, a mother of seven children.   The morning the violence came to her village of Joo, she had no time to prepare her family ’s escape. “I saw how they were killing people,” the 37-year-old says. “They cut people with axes and they slaughter with machetes. You cannot see them clearly because they are running after you. They...
Source: MSF News - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Namibia:Congo Fever Outbreak Declared
[Namibian] THE health ministry yesterday declared Congo fever an outbreak after the death of a Keetmanshoop man at the Windhoek Central Hospital on Tuesday, and the hospitalisation of two others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Lonely Burial for Congo Fever Victim
[Namibian] HEALTH officials buried 37-year-old Keetmanshoop resident Hendrik Hartebees in Windhoek on Tuesday soon after he died of Congo fever at the Windhoek Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Man Dies of Congo Fever
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services yesterday confirmed that the 37-year-old Keetmanshoop resident who last week tested positive for Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever has died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Congo Fever Patient Dies
[New Era] The Ministry of Health and Social Services today confirmed that the 37-year-old Keetmanshoop man who last week tested positive for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever, known more as Congo fever, died on Tuesday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Man Dies of Congo Fever
[Namibian] A MAN died yesterday after being diagnosed with Congo fever at the Windhoek Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia://Karas Confirms Congo Fever Case
[Namibian] //Karas health directorate has confirmed that a resident of Keetmanshoop, living at the town's Ilenie informal settlement, was tested positive for symptoms of Congo fever, and that about 40 people suspected of having been in contact with him were placed under quarantine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treating women subsistence farmers for intestinal worms improved fitness and could boost food production
(Burness) A new study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) found that treating women subsistence farmers with just a single dose of a cheap deworming medication significantly improved their physical stamina for the grueling agriculture work needed for their family's survival. The results of treatment could be twofold: improved health for farming women and increased food production by women who have the stamina to farm more efficiently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 Things to Know: The Crisis in Ituri, DRC
Video5 Things to Know: The Crisis in Ituri, DRCMarch 29, 2018Reignited violence has pushed hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MSF is working to meet the health needs at several locations where displaced people are sheltering. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Conflicts Force Up Global Hunger Levels
Almost 400,000 famine victims who fled to the Mogadishu for aid at the height of famine, are still living in one of the many refugee camps outside Mogadishu. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2018 (IPS)Largely driven by conflict, the number of hungry people has dramatically increased around the world, reversing decades of progress, according to a new report. Launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), the Global Report on Food Crises 2018 has exposed the worrisome scale and magnitude of today’s crises.&l...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

DRC: “The Only Way for Me to Survive Was to Flee”
DRC: “The Only Way for Me to Survive Was to Flee”March 26, 2018More than 100,000 people have been forced from their homes in Ituri province,Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as result of violence in the area of Djugu. The resurgence of violence in Ituri began in December 2017 and intensified in February. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks and Events — Three Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Fighting, Displacement Cause Hunger to Soar
[VOA] The United Nations says hunger is soaring in the Democratic Republic of Congo mainly because of fighting and widespread displacement in Kasai and Tanganyika in Central and Eastern DRC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:More Than 2 Million Malnourished Children at Risk - UN
[VOA] The United Nations warns more than two million severely acutely malnourished children in Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying unless they receive urgently needed therapeutic aid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two million children in Congo at risk of starvation, U.N. warns
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 2 million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are estimated to be at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition if they do not get the aid they need, the United Nations warned on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:After Conflict, Cholera
[IRIN] Hoima -Uganda struggles amid new Congolese refugee influx (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediatric acute severe neurologic illness and injury in an urban and a rural hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Tshimangani T, Pongo J, Bodi Mabiala J, Yotebieng M, O'Brien NF.
Empirical knowledge suggests that acute neurologic disorders are common in sub-Saharan Africa, but studies examining the true burden of these diseases in children are scarce. We performed this prospective, observational study to evaluate the prevalence, cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The toll of the cobalt mining industry
What exactly is cobalt, and what are the health risks for those who work in the Democratic Republic of Congo's cobalt mining industry? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.The post DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Badylon Kawanda Bakiman Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Projects Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) interally displaced persons Source Type: news

Uganda:Alarm As Cholera Breaks Out in Refugee Camp
[Independent (Kampala)] The Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of cholera of cholera in Uganda's biggest refugee camp in Kyangwali. According to a statement, 668 cholera cases had been identified in the camp by Feb.22 whereby 26 died. The disease is believed to have been spread by migrating refugees from Congo who picked the disease from their place of origin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Uganda:Death Toll of Uganda Cholera Epidemic Passes 30
[CAJ News] Kampala -MORE than 30 Congolese refugees died from a massive cholera epidemic in neighbouring Uganda this week. The death toll is from more than 1 000 cases reported in the refugee settlements of Hoima and Kyaka districts in the west and south west. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cholera – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
From 25 November 2017 through 23 February 2018, 1065 cases including 43 deaths (case fatality rate = 4%) have been reported from 32 out of 35 health zones in Kinshasa province. From 25 November 2017 through 15 February 2018, 177 stool specimens were collected for testing at the Institut National de Recherche Biom édicale (INRB). Out of the total stool specimens, 83 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, 83 tested negative, and 11 are currently being analysed. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Conflict in Congo Fuels Acute Humanitarian Emergency in Uganda
MSF is treating thousands of newly displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Uganda, where teams are also responding to a  cholera outbreak.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Conflict and Displacement in DRC Fuel an Acute Humanitarian Emergency in Uganda
Field newsConflict and Displacement in DRC Fuel an Acute Humanitarian Emergency in UgandaMarch 01, 2018In December, violence flared between communities in the Ituri province of northeasternDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The conflict intensified in February when fighting broke out in the Djugu area. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Repair, stigmatisation or tolerance? Former girl soldiers' experience of their 'homecoming' - Tonheim M.
This paper examines how 12 former girl soldiers in eastern Congo experience their social reintegration back into their families and communities. A successful social reintegration process is conceptualised as one which involves repaired relationships charac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Namibia:Teenager Dies From Suspected Congo Fever
[New Era] Windhoek -The family of the 19-year-old man from Okalongo in Omusati Region, who died early last month (February) after he was bitten by a tick, are still waiting for the state to inform them of the cause of death, although management at Oshikuku Catholic Hospital hinted the victim died from Congo Fever . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Cholera Outbreak Kills 26 Congolese in Uganda
[CAJ News] Kampala -AT least 26 Congolese refugees have died following an outbreak of cholera at a settlement in western Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two Collapsed Bridges: Hakuna Matata!
(MedPage Today) -- MSF's Ida Moberg, MD, on her first days in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diarrhea kills 26 Congolese refugees in Uganda, infects hundreds: U.N.
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Knoxville Sentinel: Local Nurse Practitioner Relays Heartache, Gratification of Providing Care in War Zones
February 21, 2018Family Nurse Practitioner Saman Perera talks about his experience working with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières in a variety of different contexts, including South Sudan, Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of the Congo.View External Media.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news