Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

PNG secures first major shipment of COVID-19 vaccine from India
Papua New Guinea will receive 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca PLC's COVID-19 vaccine from India next week, the PNG government told Reuters, even as the world's biggest vaccine maker curbs exports. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World
Delegates at an online conference organised by APDA and AFPPD looked at ways to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls. By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) Girls in Asia don’t want to go back to normal – they want to go “back to better than normal”, says Zara Rapoport, a delegate during an online seminar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender. The seminar, held this week, was organised by the Asian Forum for Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) and the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA). It focused on the impact of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Environment Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Twenty-three travelers in Washington state being monitored for possible Ebola infection
(Natural News) Health authorities in the state of Washington are now observing 23 people for the Ebola virus. The 23 travelers are from the West African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where there are current outbreaks of the disease. However, state health officials are reassuring Washington residents that there is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US health officials monitor 27 people for Ebola amid fears they contracted it in West Africa
Twenty-seven people who returned from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo are being monitored. Health officials say the risk any of them have contracted the virus is low. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid third wave may overrun Africa's healthcare, warns WHO
Leap of 50% in cases in three months and just 7m jabs across continent ‘infecting 11 health workers an hour’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRising cases of coronavirus in Africa threaten to overrun fragile healthcare systems and test the continent ’s much-touted resilience to the disease, according to theWorld Health Organization ’s regional office for the continent.The global health body stated that infections were on the rise in at least12 countries in Africa including Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Guinea.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Peter Muiruri in Nairobi Tags: Global development Africa World news Coronavirus Kenya Tanzania World Health Organization Epidemics Global health Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Guinea Bissau Gets 12,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines
[East African] Guinea Bissau Monday received 12,000 doses of Covid-19 inoculations from a partnership between the South African telecommunications firm MTN and the African Union. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Australia gives COVID-19 shots to virus-hit Papua New Guinea
Australia will send COVID-19 vaccines from its own supply to neighboring Papua New Guinea and will ask AstraZeneca to send more to try to contain a concerning wave of infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Philippines Covid variant found in England – as it happened
Public Health England said variant contains number of notable mutations, including the E484K spike protein found in Manaus mutation. This blog is now closed. Follow our new one belowCoronavirus live news12.13amGMTWe are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all our coronavirus news on our new blog below:Related:Coronavirus live news: 'no indication' Oxford vaccine is linked to blood clots, says EU regulator11.33pmGMTAt Port Moresby General Hospital, about 20% of women presenting in labour have symptoms of Covid-19. Of these, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive.We get the test results ba...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby ,Haroon Siddique, Jedidajah Otte,Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World Health Organization World news Source Type: news

Covid outbreak has reached my hospital in Papua New Guinea. People could soon be dying in the parking lot | Glen Mola
Port Moresby General Hospital is one of the few safe places for women to give birth, but 30% of our workforce has Covid-19 and we may have to shut our doorsAt Port Moresby General Hospital, about 20% of women presenting in labour have symptoms of Covid-19. Of these, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive.We get the test results back about two to three hours after we take the swabs, so often by the time the woman is delivering her baby it is too late to transfer her to the Covid isolation ward for the birth and staff have attended to her and been exposed to the virus, without being able to don the appropri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Glen Mola Tags: Coronavirus Papua New Guinea World news Science Source Type: news

January-February 2021 RefSeq annotations include dog, fly, rat
This January and February, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released new annotations in RefSeq for the following organisms: Benincasa hispida (wax gourd) Canis lupus familiaris (dog) Corvus cornix cornix (hooded crow) Crotalus tigris (tiger rattlesnake) Culex pipiens pallens (northern house mosquito) Dioscorea cayenensis subsp. rotundata (Guinea yam) Drosophila santomea (fly) Drosophila simulans (fly) Drosophila … Continue reading January-February 2021 RefSeq annotations include dog, fly, rat → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - March 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Eukaryotic genome annotation RefSeq Source Type: news

Africa: Egypt, Guinea Conakry FMs Urge Sufficient Amount of Covid-19 Vaccines for African Countries
[Egypt Online] Egypt, Guinea Conakry FMs urge sufficient amount of Covid-19 vaccines for African countries (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor May Have Started Latest Outbreak -- 5 Years Later
A genetic analysis found that the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea likely started with a survivor of the 2014-2016 outbreak, whose testes harbored dormant virus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak Likely Triggered by Survivor
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- The current Ebola outbreak in Guinea was likely started by a person who survived a previous outbreak, researchers report. Genetic investigation suggests that the person was infected but survived West Africa's 2014-2016... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Genetic analyses suggest that the virus came from a patient who survived the 2013 –2016 West African outbreak. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: your-feed-science Ebola Virus Genetics and Heredity Immune System Centers for Disease Control and Prevention University of Nebraska Institut Pasteur University of Edinburgh Guinea Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak: Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest...
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN says Ebola in Guinea may be linked to 2014 outbreak
A top official at the World Health Organization said a genetic analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea suggests that it may have been sparked by a survivor of the devastating West Africa epidemic that ended five years ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Only Small Percentage of COVID-19 Recovery Allocated to Green Initiatives
Photovoltaic panels on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Of the trillions of dollars set aside for COVID-19 recovery, a small percentage has been used in green recovery initiatives according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. Credit: Kenton X. Chance/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) Last year, only $368 billion of a $14.6tn budget geared towards COVID-19 recovery measures across the world’s largest 50 countries took into account green recovery initiatives, according to a report launched yesterday, Mar. 10. “Are we building back better?” by the Global Recovery Obse...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Source Type: news

Endless fear merry-go-round: WHO says Ebola risk is now "very high"
(Natural News) Since people are tiring of all the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) hysteria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is moving on to Ebola as the next big bogeyman for the world to fear. The United Nations (UN) body has increased the risk level of Ebola to “very high,” claiming that cases are “erupting” across Guinea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equatorial Guinea explosion witness says dynamite blast devastation akin to aftermath of 'an atomic bomb'
A woman who witnessed the aftermath of the explosions that rocked Equatorial Guinea has said the chaotic scenes resembled the detonation... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in explosions in Equatorial Guinea
State TV showed a huge plume of smoke rising above the site as crowds fled, with people crying out, “we don’t know what happened, but it... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massive explosions rock Equatorial Guinea ’s largest city; 17 dead, hundreds injured
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema blamed the Bata blasts on the œnegligence of those tasked with guarding stores of dynamite and munitions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 15 killed in huge blasts at barracks in Equatorial Guinea
Hundreds of people also wounded in explosions that president has blamed on negligent handling of dynamite (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equatorial Guinea's largest city Bata rocked by explosions injuring hundreds and trapping many under rubble
A series of explosions has injured hundreds of people in the city of Bata in Equatorial Guinea. Many more are feared to be trapped under... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dutch clubbers hit the dancefloor for study into easing lockdown
1,300 people take part in music event designed to help decisions on how to reopen country despite coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDance music lovers in Amsterdam have been offered a short relief from lockdown, treated to their first live show in more than a year while serving as guinea pigs in a research project.A total of 1,300 people were allowed on Saturday to attend a carefully orchestrated test event in the city ’s biggest music hall, the ZiggoDome, which in normal times has a capacity of up to 17,000.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: Netherlands Clubbing Coronavirus Dance music Europe World news Science Source Type: news

1,600 vaccinated in Guinea Ebola virus outbreak but more jabs needed: WHO
More than 1,600 people have received Ebola virus vaccinations in Guinea where four have died in a new outbreak, but more lifesaving jabs will be needed to contain the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'It is this which is normal'? A qualitative study on girl child marriage and health in Conakry, Guinea - Efevbera Y, Farmer P.
Guinea has the eighth highest rate of girl child marriage, as 1 in 2 girls marry before age 18. The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore how women married as children in Conakry, Guinea see their marriage as related to their health and their chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania On High Alert Over Ebola From DRC, Guinea
[East African] Tanzania is among six African countries on high alert following an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea on February 14 and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a week earlier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Hundreds of People Vaccinated Against Ebola
[RFI] More than 200 people in Guinea have been vaccinated against Ebola, just days after the arrival of some 11,000 doses of the Merck vaccine and just over a week since the West African country declared its first Ebola outbreak since the deadly epidemic from 2014 to 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Allocates U.S.$1.25 Million to Fight Ebola Outbreak
[Africa Renewal] WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa steps up efforts to tackle latest Ebola threat
As a new Ebola outbreak threatens Guinea, six neighboring countries are urgently scaling up preparation and response efforts to prevent the further spread of the deadly virus, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Solidarity With Neighbours - Senegal Offers 20,000 Doses of Vaccine to Gambia, Guinea Bissau
[The Point] Senegal has offered 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to The Gambia and Guinea Bissau as a show of solidarity with its West African neighbors, Senegalese media reported on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Red Cross Intensifies Response Amidst Fears of Ebola Spreading in the Region
[New Dawn] Red Cross volunteers and staff in Guinea, Liberia, C ôte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitization efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Vital Ebola Vaccines Arrive After Dust Storm Delay
[RFI] Health officials are heading directly to Guinea's southeast region on Tuesday, after a special plane with 11,000 doses of Ebola vaccine landed late Monday night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Questions and Answers on the New Ebola Outbreak
[MSF] On 14 February 2021, the Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak. As one of the key medical organisations responding in the huge 2014 -- 2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, MSF immediately started mobilizing a team of Ebola-experienced specialists to form the core of a response team. Anja Wolz is the Ebola Emergency Coordinator overseeing MSF's response: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Boon and Bane of LDC Graduation: The Bangladesh Experience
By Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, Feb 22 2021 (IPS) Bangladeshis at the present time share a modicum of justifiable pride in the fact that the world merits this country worth watching in terms of its economic potentials. To my mind , we have reached this stage for the following reasons: First, effective utilization of early foreign assistance; second a steady ,albeit sustained, move away from a near -socialistic to an open and liberal economy; third , a shift from agriculture to manufacturing as land-space shrank to accommodate urbanization; fourth , an unleashing of remarkable entrepreneurial spirit among private sect...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Guinea: Why Ebola Is Back in Guinea and Why the Response Must Be Different This Time
[The Conversation Africa] New reports of Ebola in Guinea are causing anxiety given the history of the West Africa outbreak of 2014-2016. This was the largest Ebola outbreak reported to date - 28,000 cases were recorded, including 11,000 deaths. It originated in Guinea and then spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia. The confirmed cases this time have been reported from the southeast of Guinea about 800km by road from the capital, Conakry, but only about 100km from various border points with Liberia and C ôte d'Ivoire. The concern (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 'No Ebola in Liberia,' Health Minister Jallah Says
[Observer] Dr. Wilhemina Jallah, Minister of Health of Liberia, has disclosed that there is no confirmed case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country following reports earlier yesterday that a woman from neighboring Guinea was suspected of the virus in a local health facility in Monrovia. Though the Minister remains the official spokesperson whose statement about health matters is indisputable, she is speaking ahead of the disclosure of the laboratory result of the suspected case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Threat of Double Epidemic Worries Guineans As Ebola Vaccines Dispatched
[RFI] Some 11,000 vaccines for the Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Guinea this weekend, as a new outbreak has left five people dead and almost 200 contact cases. The stark reminder of the last West African outbreak comes with added complications of the Covid-19 crisis, which is already creating new challenges for health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Ebola Strikes Again - Key Questions and Lessons From the Past
[The Conversation Africa] News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing. The last in West Africa occurred between 2014 and 2015 and affected Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. It was the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Among these were over 500 health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Steps Up Efforts to Curb Ebola Outbreaks
[WHO] Brazzaville -- With efforts gathering pace to promptly tackle the new Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) is deploying teams of experts to support the national authorities ramp up the response and avert widespread infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: The Resurgence of Ebola - It's Time to Shut the Borders
[FrontPageAfrica] WHEN THE DEADLY Ebola virus outbreak hit the West African subregion in 2014, a total of 28,616 cases and 11,310 deaths were recorded in in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Guinea
On 14 February 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea informed WHO of a cluster of Ebola Virus (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

U.S. Calls for Swift Action on New Ebola Outbreaks
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 -- Swift action is needed on two new Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea " to avoid catastrophic consequences, " the White House said Tuesday. " While the world is reeling from the ongoing... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2021
U.S. Calls for Swift Action on New Ebola Outbreaks Swift action is needed on two new Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea " to avoid catastrophic consequences, " the White House said Tuesday. " While the world is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Authorities Heightened Surveillance Following Confirmed Cases of EVD in Guinea
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Following the confirmation of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in seven patients and three deaths in Guinea, the Government of Liberia has heightened surveillance in the country, with specific attention placed on counties bordering Guinea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone, Guinea Sign Communique, Commit to Mutual Security, Public Health and Socio-Economic Interests
[Sierra Leone Government] His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has concluded his 2-day working visit to Conakry where the two countries committed to reopening on Thursday 18 Feb the land border that was closed since early last year due to COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Timeline - New Ebola Outbreaks in Guinea, DR Congo Pose Regional Risk
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- The Ebola virus has been detected in West Africa for the first time since the outbreak in 2013-2016. Here's a timeline of the key developments (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news