Africa: WHO Calls for More Action to End 'Cycles of Poverty and Stigma' Related to Tropical Diseases
[UN News] More countries have worked to eliminate dengue, leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) over the past decade, but greater efforts and investment are needed in the face of pandemic-related disruptions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Second Phase of the NIH Preprint Pilot Launched
Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of the NIH Preprint Pilot with the addition of more than 700 new preprint records to PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed. This second phase expands the scope of the Pilot to include preprints resulting from all NIH-funded research. Eligible preprints are those acknowledging direct support of an NIH award or authored by NIH staff and posted to bioRxiv, medRxiv, arXiv, or Research Square, on or after January 1, 2023. NLM will automatically include the full text of the preprint (as license terms allow) and associated citation information in PMC and PubMed, respectiv...
Source: PubMed Central News - January 30, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Next Phase of NIH Preprint Pilot Launching Soon
Last month, the National Library of Medicine (NLM)announced plans to extend its NIH Preprint Pilot in PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed beyond COVID-19 to encompass all preprints reporting on NIH-funded research. The second phase of the pilot, launching later this month, will include preprints supported by an NIH award, contract, or intramural program and posted to aneligible preprint server on or after January 1, 2023.In preparation for the launch of this second phase, we have updated PMC and PubMed site features to help users of these databases incorporate the increased volume of preprints into their discovery workflows. S...
Source: PubMed Central News - January 10, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Alphabet’s Verily seeks to eradicate dengue in Singapore
Bid to extend tech throughout city state to wipe out disease-carrying mosquito population (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 8, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eleven science stories likely to make big news in 2023
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fourth year as a global health emergency, researchers will continue pushing to help make the disease manageable and ordinary. They will track hundreds of subvariants of Omicron, the highly transmissible but seemingly less lethal strain of SARSCoV-2 that dominated in 2022. Virologists will watch the virus’ evolution this year to see whether it has finally slowed or a more dangerous variant pops up, evading much of the immunity that humanity has built up to previous ones. Vaccine researchers hope to develop new shots that provide broad protection against a variety of coronaviruses.  Ano...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 4, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dengue epidemic in Pakistan: strategic management, efforts, and recommendations - Nadeem A, Qamar K, Sahito AM.
... Flooding has occurred in Pakistan as a result of unprecedented rainfall, particularly in the provinces of Baluchistan and Sindh[1]. Young children are living in the open with their families, with no drinking water, food, or a source of income, and are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sudan: Unidentified Fevers in Red Sea State Amidst Worst Dengue Outbreak in Over a Decade
[Dabanga] Port Sudan -- More than 25 people in eastern Red Sea state are infected with unidentified fevers. Three of them died. Sudan is currently witnessing its worst outbreak of dengue fever in over a decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudan Records Further Outbreaks of Dengue Fever and 'Acute Hysteria'
[Dabanga] Khartoum / El Goz -- 23 patients have died since the outbreak of dengue fever began in 12 Sudanese states, meanwhile, nine cases of 'acute hysteria' have prompted calls for a factfinding mission in South Kordofan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Dengue Fever Hits Some Sudanese States
[SudaNow] Khartoum -- Dengue fever, a viral infection transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes hit some Sudanese states and cities including El-Obeid, El-Fasher, Kassala and the surrounding areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Pharmacists Angry As Sudan Plans to Liberalise Medicine Prices Amidst Dengue Outbreak
[Dabanga] Kadugli -- Sudan is witnessing its worst outbreak of dengue fever in over a decade, especially North and South Kordofan and Red Sea state are hit hard. The Ministry of Health is planning to liberalise pharmaceutical prices but pharmacists warned against this move. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Dengue Epidemic Spreads Further, No Pathogen Found for South Darfur 'Hysteria'
[Dabanga] Kadugli / Gireida -- In large parts of South Kordofan, people are currently suffering from symptoms of dengue fever but confirmation is difficult as there is only one laboratory in the whole of Sudan that can confirm vector-borne diseases. South Darfur's 'hysteria' epidemic is still a mystery as patients were confirmed to be free of suspected infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dengue Fever: What You Need To Know About The Mosquito-Borne Virus Found In Arizona
Dengue, also known as breakbone fever, is spread through the bites of mosquitoes common throughout much of the United States. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Sudan: Child Dies in North Darfur As Dengue Fever Is On the Rise After Floods
[Dabanga] El Fasher / El Obeid -- The Ministry of Health in North Darfur announced the death of a child in thearea ofUm Maraheiksuspected to be caused bydengue fever. At least 315 confirmed cases emerged recently in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Rises to #2 in Ranking of Companies ’ Efforts to Expand Access to Medicines Worldwide
Everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthy life. This requires that we advance equitable access to healthcare and address some of the world’s most devastating and neglected diseases.We are proud that Johnson & Johnson’s actions to expand access to our medicines and focus on addressing diseases that disproportionately impact people in lower- and middle-income countries has made us the 2nd-ranked company globally in the 2022 Access to Medicine Index.Our industry-leading performance marks an improvement, up from 3rd in 2021, and is the sixth consecutive time we are featured as a top three performer by the ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 15, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO is on the ground as climate-driven health emergency in the Greater Horn of Africa threatens ...
13 November 2022 – Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. It is estimated that environmental factors take the lives of around 13 million people every year. Global warming is influencing weather patterns, causing heat waves, heavy rainfall and droughts.  The Greater Horn of Africa is facing an unprecedented, acute hunger and health crisis driven by climate change, and compounded by conflict and economic shocks. Forty-seven million people in that region are now experiencing high levels of malnutrition or worse – up from 31 million – and more will go hungry as the drought aff...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 13, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news