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CDC Updates Zika Travel Advice for Pregnant Women CDC Updates Zika Travel Advice for Pregnant Women
The CDC says pregnant women should not travel to any area where there is a risk for Zika, and it adds Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, and Solomon Islands to travel advisory list.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Impact Of Zika On Asian Countries May Be Graver Than We Thought
CHICAGO/BANGKOK (Reuters) ― Zika’s rampage last year in Brazil caused an explosion of infections and inflicted a crippling neurological defect on thousands of babies ― an effect never seen in a mosquito-borne virus. It also presented a mystery: why had a virus that had been little more than a footnote in the annals of infectious diseases taken such a devastating turn in the Americas? How had Africa and Asia, where Zika had quietly circulated for decades, escaped with no reports of major outbreaks or serious complications? Scientists initially theorized that Zika’s long tenure in Africa and Asia may have con...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Challenges and Possibilities of Treating Children in Guinea-Bissau
Voice from the FieldThe Challenges and Possibilities of Treating Children in Guinea-BissauAugust 01, 2016In Guinea-Bissau, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides pediatric care and works to prevent the spread of malaria. Here, MSF project coordinator Jana Brandt discusses the situation. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Guinea-Bissau: “Many Children Could Be Saved if They Arrived at the Hospital Earlier”
Voice from the FieldGuinea-Bissau: “Many Children Could Be Saved if They Arrived at the Hospital Earlier”August 01, 2016In Guinea-Bissau, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides pediatric care and works to prevent the spread of malaria. Here, MSF project coordinator Jana Brandt discusses the situation. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Zika outbreak: UN health agency confirms 3 cases in Guinea Bissau
The UN health agency says it and national authorities are investigating whether three cases of the Zika virus discovered in Guinea Bissau are of the same strain as the one behind outbreaks linked to head and brain abnormalities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Funding Approved for Malaria Grant to Guinea-Bissau
[GFO] Existing HSS grant to South Sudan re-programmed (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Senior UN Official Travels to Guinea Bissau After New Ebola Cases Reported in Bordering Guinea
[Global Ebola Response] The head of the United Nations mission for Ebola response has begun a visit to take stock of prevention and preparedness efforts in Guinea Bissau, which remains at high risk given its proximity to Guinea where new cases of the virus were reported in an urban area bordering the two countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senior UN official travels to Guinea Bissau after new Ebola cases reported in bordering Guinea
The head of United Nations mission for Ebola response has begun a visit to take stock of prevention and preparedness efforts in Guinea Bissau, which remains at high risk given its proximity to Guinea where new cases of the virus were reported in an urban area bordering the two countries. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UN envoy on Ebola travels to Guinea Bissau after new cases reported in bordering Guinea
The United Nations envoy for Ebola response has begun a visit to take stock of prevention and preparedness efforts in Guinea Bissau, which remains at high risk given its proximity to Guinea where new cases of the virus were reported in an urban area bordering the two countries. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Ebola, the Executive Summary - June 8, 2015
[Ebola Deeply] To give you an overview of what's happening in the Ebola outbreak, we've organized the latest developments in a curated summary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Securing a Better Future for the Oceans and for People
Mamadou Sarr is a 54-year old Senegalese artisanal fisherman who has been working at sea for more than 36 years. He entered the profession out of his love for fishing and the ocean, and has been supporting a family of eight with his daily catches. Greenpeace met him at Ouakam, a fishing village on the outskirts of Dakar, where he shared his story with our local activists. "If nothing is done to reverse the negative impacts of foreign vessels in Senegalese waters," he said, "I will lose my job." Foreign vessels have been plundering the waters of West Africa for decades to stock the fish markets of Eur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Why Isn't Guinea-Bissau Prepared for Ebola?
[IRIN] Dakar/Bissau -The government of Guinea-Bissau has known for months about the risk of Ebola entering the country, but it hasn't done enough to prepare. Now there is a cluster of cases just across the border. Residents say it will be good fortune rather than good planning if an outbreak is avoided. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola threat to Guinea Bissau rises as border zone heats up
DAKAR (Reuters) - Violent protests against Ebola controls in a north Guinea town have prompted the Red Cross to withdraw workers, undermining efforts to stop the spread of Ebola into neighboring Guinea Bissau. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Providing Pediatric Care in Guinea-Bissau
SlideshowProviding Pediatric Care in Guinea-Bissau May 29, 2015 Located in West Africa, Guinea-Bissau is at the bottom of the world development index. The country ranks 188th of 198 countries in the United Nations 2014 Human Development Report, and has an infant mortality rate of 116 per 1,000 children, which puts Guinea-Bissau among the 10 countries with the worst maternal and child health indicators in the world. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Pediatrics in Guinea-Bissau: “Simple Diarrhea Can Become a Deadly Disease”
Voice from the FieldPediatrics in Guinea-Bissau: “Simple Diarrhea Can Become a Deadly Disease” May 28, 2015 In November 2014, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a pediatric project in the region of Bafatá in central Guinea-Bissau. With an infant mortality rate of 116 per 1,000 children, Guinea-Bissau is among the 10 countries with the worst maternal and child health indicators in the world. Here, Isabel Grovas, the MSF medical coordinator in charge of opening the project, discusses the situation. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

West Africa: UN Health Agency Responds to Ebola Spike By Deploying Team On Guinea-Guinea Bissau Border
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported "a substantial increase" in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea Bissau because of its proximity to a recent cluster of cases in a neighbouring Guinean prefecture. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau
The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported “a substantial increase” in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea-Bissau because of its proximity to a recent cluster of cases in a neighbouring Guinean prefecture. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

‘Tale of Two Cities’ Widens Worldwide for Children, Study Shows
Save the Children said in two-thirds of the countries surveyed, poorest urban children are at least twice as likely to die as wealthy counterparts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Central African Republic Guinea-Bissau United States Save the Children Ivory Coast Gambia Babies and Infants Somalia Infant Mortality Niger Haiti Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Statistics Sierra Leone Urban Area Source Type: news

1.7 Billion Dollars Needed to Improve Ebola-hit Countries’ Health Care, Says Oxfam
Scene from an Ebola treatment facility run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Guéckédou, Guinea, on the day of a visit from Anthony Banbury, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), on Nov. 1, 2014. Credit: UN Photo/Ari GaitanisBy Valentina IeriUNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 2015 (IPS)The international humanitarian charity Oxfam is calling on the World Bank and major donors to raise 1.7 billion dollars to improve poor health systems in Ebola-affected countries and strengthen community networks for preventing another epidemic.Winn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Valentina Ieri Tags: Africa Civil Society Headlines Health Newsbrief TerraViva United Nations ebola Oxfam World Bank Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Bags 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award
[Daily Observer]The Gambia is a recipient of the 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award (ALMA) for Excellence in implementation of vector control. The Gambia was joined by seven countries that received such an award namely: Burundi, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Guinea, Chad, Guinea Bissau and the Comoros for maintaining 95% coverage or above of vector control (long lasting insecticidal net and/ or indoor residual spraying). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Lifts Travel Ban to Ebola-Affected Countries
[The Point]The Gambia government has lifted the travel ban imposed on countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus namely, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau, with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Regional Preparedness - Could Guinea-Bissau Handle Ebola?
[Ebola Deeply]The Ebola outbreak may be waning in West Africa, but just one case in a country with a brittle health structure could cause a surge in infections. Ebola Deeply went behind the scenes in Guinea-Bissau, which shares a border with Guinea, to learn about the level of preparedness there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Care Volunteers From Nigeria Join The Fight Against Ebola
By James Harding Giahyue and Umaru Fofana MONROVIA/FREETOWN, Dec 5 (Reuters) - More than 175 Nigerian medics arrived in Liberia and Sierra Leone on Friday to join the fight against Ebola, the first of 600 volunteers promised by the regional giant which contained its own outbreak earlier this year. The medics will boost weak local health systems that are also struggling to contain other preventable diseases as Ebola discourages people from going to clinics for fear of contracting the fever. The worst outbreak of Ebola on record has killed at least 6,187 people in the three worst-affected countries - Lib...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gambia: GRCS Holds Simulation Exercise On Ebola Alert
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) with its partners from Senegal and Guinea Bissau on Saturday conducted a simulation exercise at Giboroh border with the aim of testing the level of preparedness of the Gambia health workers in the Ebola prevention and patient management system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: GRCS Conducts Simulation Exercise to Test Ebola Preparedness
[The Point]The Gambia Red Cross Society, GRCS, with partners from Senegal and Guinea Bissau on Saturday conducted a simulation exercise at the Giboroh border with the aim of testing the level of preparedness of Gambian health workers in Ebola prevention and the patient management system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: OIG Audit in Guinea-Bissau Questions Whether PBF Is Possible Where Performance Data Are Not Reliable
[GFO]Investigations in Mali and Ghana uncover some misuse of grant funds (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 16, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: UNFPA Donates Motorcycle Ambulances to Save Lives of Women, Children in Rural Areas
[UNFPA]In order to ensure women and under 5 children can reach in time local health services, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is donating motorcycle ambulances to rural areas. By the end of this year, 7 regions will receive those helpful vehicles (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging
Sierra Leone and Liberia alone could have a total of more than 20,000 new cases of Ebola within six weeks and as many as 1.4 million by Jan. 20, 2015, if the virus continues spreading at its current rate. Credit: European Commission DG ECHO/CC-BY-ND-2.0By Jim LobeWASHINGTON, Sep 26 2014 (IPS)Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing regional and international efforts to stop it, according to world leaders and global health experts.“We are not moving fast enough. We are not doing enough,” declared U.S. President Barack Obama at a special m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jim Lobe Tags: Africa Aid Civil Society Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update
The objective of the meeting is to analyse the situation, identify gaps, develop operational response plans, and to ensure increased political commitment and enhanced cross-border collaboration for EVD response activities among the countries in the sub-region. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 1, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola viru Source Type: news

West African nations should be prepared for Ebola: WHO expert
GENEVA (Reuters) - West African nations neighboring those hit by the Ebola epidemic - Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau - should prepare for the possible arrival of travelers carrying the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Guinea-Bissau Begins Distribution of 1 Million Anti-Malaria Bed Nets
[UNDP]Bissau, Guinea -Bissau - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today will begin to deliver one million life-saving bed nets across the national territory, having kicked off a vast awareness campaign to help communities combat the deadly mosquito-borne disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 12, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: European Union and World Food Programme Sign Agreement to Enhance Food and Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau
[WFP]On 28 February 2014, in Bissau, Ambassador Joaquín González-Ducay, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, and Mr. Ussama Osman, Country Director and Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP), participated in a signing ceremony to recognize a contribution agreement for the amount of 5 million Euro (about USD 6.8 million) in the framework of the implementation of the programme "Integrated Actions in Nutrition and Agricultural Development" (UE-AINDA (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aggressive new HIV strain leads to AIDS more quickly
New research from Lund University in Sweden suggests that a new aggressive strain of HIV develops more rapidly into AIDS than other current strains.From first infection with HIV to developing AIDS can be as short as 5 years - the shortest known for HIV-1 types - say the researchers.The new strain is a "recombinant" virus - a cross of two viruses that meet in an infected person.The two viruses, known as 02AG and A3, are the two most common strains in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. The recombinant strain is called A3/02 and so far has only been seen in the region. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV / AIDS Source Type: news

Collective trauma processing: Dissociation as a way of processing postwar traumatic stress in Guinea Bissau - de Jong J, Reis R.
Guidelines on psychosocial interventions in postconflict areas commonly mention that interventions should be based on local needs and be built on culture-specific expertise. This paper is based on a dissociative cult, the Kiyang-yang (KYY), in Guinea Bissa... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Global Fund Board Decides Not to Approve Funding for Phase 2 of Guinea-Bissau Hss Grant
[GFO]Little impact, poor value for money among the reasons cited (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 5, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Hunger Projects Stalled in Guinea-Bissau
[IRIN]Bissau/Dakar -The World Food Programme (WFP) has not received the money it needs to run basic nutrition and food security schemes in Guinea-Bissau, leaving projects in jeopardy or at a standstill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news