Doctors have nearly eradicated a 'terrifying' disease — without a cure or vaccine
When doctors first started trying to eradicate Guinea worm disease nearly four decades ago, more than 3.5 million people were infected. Last year, that number dropped to 13. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/As It Happens Source Type: news

Africa: Eliminating Neglected Diseases in Africa - There Are Good Reasons for Hope
[The Conversation Africa] Togo had reason to celebrate in 2022 when it became the first country in the world to eliminate four neglected tropical diseases. The west African nation stamped out Guinea worm disease in 2011, lymphatic filariasis in 2017, sleeping sickness in 2020, and trachoma last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Australia ’s Albanese to Push Defense Ties in Papua New Guinea
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airlines grounded across Papua New Guinea due to fuel shortage
Thousands of airline passengers were stranded across Papua New Guinea as commercial airlines grounded planes after the country’s sole supplier of finished petroleum products stopped providing jet fuel. Puma Energy, the country’s only fuel supplier, said the shortage in supply was due to a lack of…#kiunga #airniugini #jamesmarape #jeta1 #pumaenergy #westernprovince #paulbarker #simdeikamgu #lae #png (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ways the World Got Better In 2022
Over the past year, the headlines have been dominated by alarming events: the Russian invasion of Ukraine, high inflation, supply chain shortages, and the threat of food insecurity for many nations. But 2022 was also a year of milestones toward a better future, scientific breakthroughs, and stories of hope. Here’s a look at 10 stories of human progress from the last 12 months. 1. We found out that civilization reached peak agricultural land For nearly all of human history, producing more food required more land. But starting in the early 1900s, and continuing through the next 100 years, four powerful forces—syn...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tony Morley Tags: Uncategorized climate change freelance global health Health Care healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

Epidemics That Weren ’t: How Countries Shut Down Recent Outbreaks
Some of the most fragile health systems in the world can teach us ways to respond to public health threats early and effectively. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Ebola Virus Medicine and Health Politics and Government Nipah Virus Epidemics Disease Rates Doctors Resolve to Save Lives Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Guinea India Source Type: news

Leading causes of deaths in the mortality transition in Papua New Guinea: evidence from the Comprehensive Health and Epidemiological Surveillance System - Pham BN, Jorry R, Silas VD, Okely AD, Maraga S, Pomat W.
This study analysed community-level data to identify leading causes of death in the population and variations across age groups and sexes, ur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Declares DR Congo Free of Guinea-worm Disease Transmission
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) is proud to announce that it has certified the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as free of transmission of Dracunculus medinensis, the parasite that causes dracunculiasis (Guinea-worm disease). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Biden announces U.S. support for African Union joining G20 By Reuters
By Jeff Mason, Daphne Psaledakis and Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he would support the African Union joining the G20 group of large economies as a permanent member, part of Washington's efforts to reinvigorate ties with a region that has taken…#africa #guinea #liberia #barackobama #westafricas #gabon #democraticrepublicofcongo #burkinafaso #africanunion #mali (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Prevail Part of Large Ebola Vaccine Study Conducted in West Africa That Publishes Promising Findings
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia (PREVAIL), a joint Liberia-United States clinical research partnership, is part of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccinations (PREVAC), an international consortium that conducts research in West Africa. The PREVAC consortium (Liberia, Guinea, Mali, and Sierra Leone) includes scientists from PREVAIL, the French research organization Inserm, and from institutions in Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The conso (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mysterious ancient humans may have given people of Papua New Guinea an immune advantage
When modern humans first migrated from Africa to the tropical islands of the southwest Pacific, they encountered unfamiliar people and new pathogens. But their immune systems may have picked up some survival tricks when they mated with the locals—the mysterious Denisovans who gave them immune gene variants that might have protected the newcomers’ offspring from local diseases. Some of these variants still persist in the genomes of people living in Papua New Guinea today, according to a new study. Researchers have known for a decade that living people in Papua New Guinea and other parts of Melanesia, a s...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 8, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

News at a glance: Snags in emissions monitoring, negotiations on biodiversity, and a drug for sleeping sickness
CLIMATE SCIENCE Volcano and NASA deliver blows to climate monitoring Efforts to monitor global greenhouse gas emissions suffered two setbacks last week—one by chance, one by choice. In Hawaii, the first eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano since 1984 has cut off road access and power to a famed summit lab that has monitored atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) levels since 1958. Although lava flows have so far spared the lab, which is run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), measurements are unlikely to resume for several months. That means tracking data will have to...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 8, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea no fact yet of the day
Papua New Guinea’s prime minister says he does not know the exact size of his country’s population after a report suggested that the number of people living in the Pacific nation could be almost twice the official figure. A new study compiled by the UN Population Fund has implied that Papua New…#cognitivebehavioraltherapy #unpopulationfund #papuanewguineas #jamesmarape #geppettoiii #papuanewguinea #lowyinstitute #australian #relatedstorieslookism #papuanewguinean (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equatorial Guinea Ruler Can Extend Rule to Half a Century
Bloomberg#guinearuler #extendrule #equatorialguinea #guinea #ruler #extend #rule #century #equatorial (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's longest-serving president primed to extend authoritarian reign in Equatorial Guinea
Staying in Power Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa's longest-serving ruler and the longest-serving president in world history, was primed Sunday to extend his unprecedented 43-year authoritarian rule, The Associated Press reported. While Obiang is running in an…#equatorialguinea #obiang #teodoroobiang #guinea #nguemambasogo #equatorial #africalongestserving #obiangnguema #power #obiangrule (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news