India, China, Pakistan among 10 nations accounting for 95% of HIV infections: UN report
In Asia and Pacific region, the majority of new infections are occurring in 10 countries led by India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietmnam, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Humanitarian Workers, Mental Health Needs Are Often Overlooked
July 19, 2017It's time to take mental well-being during complex emergencies seriously.In my family there was always a strong culture of suffering in silence. We were encouraged as children to ignore small injuries and illnesses, and to soldier on without complaint.I only realized the full extent of this embedded behavior when my elderly mother dislocated her shoulder and refused to go to the hospital for 24 hours, somehow believing that it would get better on its own.It has always been difficult to shake off this deeply ingrained sense that to ask for help is somehow weak. When, in a one year period, my son had a serious a...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Collective Commitment to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in Emergencies: Guinea Report
The objectives were to highlight the risks on integrity which humanitarian actors face in the response to the Ebola epidemic; to highlight the preventive/mitigation measures, tools, and good practices implemented by humanitarian actors to ensure integrity in their operations; and to make actionable recommendations to humanitarian actors to enhance the integrity of the response in future similar crises. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Liberia: The Country After Ebola - 'The Human Suffering Changed Me'
[Al Jazeera] Monrovia, Liberia - The storm in Liberia began three years ago this summer. The word Ebola had first passed from radio to ear across the country in spring. In June, the disease was no more than an ethereal curiosity, vaguely menacing but thankfully confined to the faraway Guinean jungles and more likely to be the butt of a joke or conspiracy theory in Monrovia than cause for real concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China Launches 200-Day Test Of Self-Sustaining Space Station
The students say they are happy to act as human guinea-pigs if it means getting closer to their dream of becoming astronauts. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Being an Advocate for Family Planning Has Changed My Life —and My Future
July 05, 2017Meet Abou, a youth ambassador in Guinea who knows firsthand the power of contraception —not just for family planning, but for future planning. en fran çaisWhen I was in high school, I was going out with a girl. We loved each other a lot, and we had unprotected sex.One night, when I had left the village for vacation with my parents, she came all the way to see me, to my great surprise. But she was very frustrated and didn ’t even greet me. I asked her what was wrong.She responded, in a very soft, scared voice, that she hadn ’t had her period for the last two months.My heart was pou...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

NHS patients were being infected with contaminated samples
Scientists were so sure that the blood was dangerous, they even planned to use victims as guinea pigs to develop a new test for hepatitis, according to the damning documents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu jab obsolete? New human trial for skin patch with dissolvable microneedles 
THE flu jab could be consigned to history after a skin patch with dissolvable microneedles was found to be safe and well-liked by human guinea pigs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It's Like When A Guinea Worm Living Inside Your Body Suddenly Burrows Out
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. JUBA, South Sudan ― It took days for Maker Achuil and others to slowly pull the arm-length, spaghetti-like worm out of his thigh. After a year with the white parasite inside him, Achuil screamed in pain as the grown Guinea worm emerged. A former soldier in South Sudan, which fought for decades before gaining its independence from Sudan in 2011, Achuil still shudders at the memory of the agony he felt as the worm was gradually wound around a stick. “It was like putting...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine
The head of the World Health Organization praised Guineans on Thursday for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Opening remarks at the Ebola vaccines for Guinea and the world event
4 May 2017 – At an event held in Conakry, Guinea, Dr Margaret Chan thanked the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for supporting the development of a new Ebola vaccine which provides substantial protection against this highly lethal disease. The close collaboration of Guinea’s national authori ties was a catalysing factors in successful implementation of the WHO vaccine trial. Dr Chan also described several spillover initiatives that are leaving the world better prepared for the next inevitable Ebola outbreak. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, African Region [region], Guinea [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Long lost monitor lizard're-discovered' on Papua New Guinean island
Scientists have recently found and re-described a monitor lizard species from the island of New Ireland in northern Papua New Guinea. It is the only large-growing animal endemic to the island that has survived until modern times. The lizard, Varanus douarrha, was already discovered in the early 19th century, but the type specimen never reached the museum where it was destined as it appears to have been lost in a shipwreck. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Long lost monitor lizard 're-discovered' on Papua New Guinean island
(University of Turku) Scientists have recently found and re-described a monitor lizard species from the island of New Ireland in northern Papua New Guinea. It is the only large-growing animal endemic to the island that has survived until modern times. The lizard, Varanus douarrha, was already discovered in the early 19th century, but the type specimen never reached the museum where it was destined as it appears to have been lost in a shipwreck. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Despite overwhelming challenges, Papua New Guinea has made major strides against malaria
As WHO prepares to mark World Malaria Day 2017, Papua New Guinea has made major strides in the fight against malaria. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: malaria [subject], malaria [subject], Feature [doctype], Papua New Guinea [country], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

Guinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles Epidemic
Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola outbreak, the Guinean health system continues to struggle.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Guinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles Epidemic
Press releaseGuinea: Battling a Large-Scale Measles EpidemicApril 06, 2017Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola outbreak, the Guinean health system continues to struggle. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

What is guinea worm? Is it a real worm?
Q: What is guinea worm? Is it a real worm? A: Guinea worm is, in fact, a real worm. It is a large nematode, Dracunculus medinensis, which is ingested through drinking contaminated water. The condition is known as dracunculiasis or guinea-worm disease. The worm eventually causes a debilitating and painful infection that begins with a blister, normally on the leg. Around the time of its eruption, the person may experience itching, fever, swelling, severe pain and a burning sensation. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - May 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: dracunculiasis [subject], dracunculus medinensis, guinea-worm disease, tropical disease [subject], tropical disease [subject], water [subject], safe water, wastewater, greywater, clean water, African Region [region], Guinea [country], Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Papua New Guinea
On 11 March 2016, the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea reported that 6 cases of Zika virus infection had been confirmed through retrospective testing of samples taken from patients presenting with a febrile illness between July 2014 and March 2016. Cases were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The following are the results by year: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: dengue [subject], dengue haemhorragic fever, dengue fever, dengue virus, risk assessment [subject], travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, zika, zika, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Papua New Guinea [country], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

New Ebola Case Confirmed in Liberia; Guinea Tries a Vaccine
Although the World Health Organization no longer considers Ebola an international emergency, new cases in Liberia and Guinea show the disease’s resilience. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Liberia Guinea Ebola Virus Sierra Leone World Health Organization Source Type: news

West Africa: Guinea Ebola Death Rises 7
[NEWS] A resurgence of Ebola in a rural Guinean community has killed seven people, health officials said Wednesday, even as the World Health Organization voiced confidence that remaining isolated cases could be contained. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The images of chimps thrilled me: do they show evidence of spirituality in the wild?
A ritual with rocks observed in a study in Guinea has profound implications for our relationship with the animal kingdomAfter more than half a century of scientists studying chimpanzees in the wild, it was easy to think there were no surprises left. But there it was, right before our eyes – a new behaviour in our biological next of kin. We were a group of six on a field mission in the Republic of Guinea, investigating all aspects of a previously unstudied chimp community. These chimps didn’t enjoy the comforts of a protected area, but instead eked out their existence in what little habitat was left between expa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Laura Kehoe Tags: Primatology Animal behaviour Science Guinea Africa World news Biology Animals Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea: “Return to Abuser” Report Examines Shocking Levels of Family and Sexual Violence
Press releasePapua New Guinea: “Return to Abuser” Report Examines Shocking Levels of Family and Sexual Violence March 01, 2016 PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA/BERLIN—A new report from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) examines the shocking levels of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea, which are among the highest in the world outside of conflict zones. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Dracunculiasis or Guinea Worm Disease: General Overview
Guinea worm disease is caused by the parasitic worm, 'Dracunculus medinensis,' or, 'Guinea-worm.' The worm is the biggest of the tissue parasites which affect people. The adult female, which carries approximately three million embryos, can measure 600-800 mm in length and two mm in diameter. The parasite migrates through a person's subcutaneous tissues causing severe pain, particularly when it occurs in a person's joints. The worm eventually emerges, from the person's feet in most instances, causing intensely painful oedema, a blister and an ulcer accompanied by nausea, fever and vomiting. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 18, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Health and Disability Source Type: news

Guinea declared free of Ebola virus
The World Health Organization has declared Guinea to be free of Ebola. It's a milestone, as the Ebola outbreak that ravaged West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013 and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. From there, the outbreak traveled to seve... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

End of Ebola transmission in Guinea
Today WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - December 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola virus disease, ebola [subject], ebola haemhorragic fever, ebola virus, ebola fever, ebola Source Type: news

Malnutrition a Silent Emergency in Papua New Guinea
High up in the mountainous interior of Papua New Guinea (PNG), the most populous Pacific Island state of 7.3 million people, rural lives are marked by strenuous work toiling land in rugged terrain with low access to basic services. While more than 80 per cent of people are engaged in subsistence agriculture and village food […] (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations breastfeeding Family Planning Malnutrition National Institute of Medical Research Papua New Guinea Source Type: news

Guinea: Guinea Scores High Despite Ebola Epidemic
[Malaria Consortium] For its first Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign in history, Guinea scored exceptional coverage rates of 96%. In spite of the Ebola pandemic which ravaged the country in 2014 and 2015, the Government, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and its partners managed to administer over 200 000 children with SMC medication in the first round of mass drug distributions as part of the ACCESS-SMC project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: After Guinea's Last Ebola Case, Portraits of a Country in Recovery
[Ebola Deeply] Guinea's last Ebola case, one-month-old baby Nubia, was discharged from an MSF Ebola treatment unit on Saturday. If there are no more cases, Guinea will be declared Ebola-free on December 29. As Guineans celebrated baby Nubia's release, photojournalist Ricci Shryock captured images of a country in recovery from Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Man In Brazil May Have Contracted Ebola After Recent Guinea Trip
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Costa said on Wednesday (November 11) that a 46-year-old man coming from Guinea is being tested for Ebola after officials shut down a public health unit where he first got medical attention. The man, whose name officials declined to provide, arrived in Brazil on November 6 and developed high fever with muscle pains and headaches two days later, the minister read in a statement. In a news conference in Brasilia, Costa said the patient sought medical help at an emergency room in the Minas Gerais state capital, Belo Horizonte, and that the unit was thereafter closed preventively. "The pat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea: UN Agency Expands Meals Programme to More Than 1,600 Schools Across Guinea
[UN News] More than 240,000 children will receive daily hot meals in school this academic year in Guinea, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which is expanding its school meals programme from 735 to 1,605 primary schools across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: New Cases of Ebola Reported in Guinea
[Foroyaa] According to the WHO, three new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 25 October, all of which were reported in Guinea. The country also reported 3 cases the previous week. All 3 new cases are from the same household in the subprefecture of Kaliah, Forecariah, and are registered high-risk contacts linked to a case from the same area last week. The WHO Ebola Situation Report indicates that there are currently 364 contacts under follow-up in Guinea (an increase from 246 th (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Equatorial Guinea: Building the Capacities for Guinea's SRs Will Be Challenging
[GFO] The lack of capacity of sub-recipients is a long-standing problem in Guinea. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea: Treating TB in a “Land Without Land Cruisers”
Field newsPapua New Guinea: Treating TB in a “Land Without Land Cruisers” October 21, 2015 Traversing the seas off the coast of Papua New Guinea’s Gulf Province can be treacherous. For around five months a year, the South East trade winds—known locally as laura bada—regularly howl at around 30 knots per hour, whipping up huge waves and ensuring many of the small open boats used in these parts remain moored.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Ebola study finds women in Guinea who appear immune to the virus
Scientists studying survivors of recent outbreak in west Africa say some women never contracted the virus despite having Ebola antibodies A study of Ebola survivors in west Africa has found a group of women who appear to be immune to the deadly virus.The discovery was made by a team of British and European scientists who are studying Ebola survivors in Guinea. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Carroll Tags: Ebola Medical research Science Guinea Africa World news Source Type: news

Guinea: A Conversation With - Timothy La Rose of Unicef Guinea
[Ebola Deeply] Timothy La Rose is a communications specialist with UNICEF Guinea, based in Conakry. He spoke to Ebola Deeply about declining cases in Guinea, community mobilization and lessons learned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Development of Chinese Anti-Malaria Medicine Beneficial to Developing Countries - Guinean Expert
[Focac] Conakry -Guinea's Deputy Coordinator for the National Anti-Malaria Program Dr. Timothee Guilavogui on Monday expressed confidence that "the development of traditional Chinese medicine will contribute to helping developing countries to resolve their public health problems." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Cases of a crippling vaccine-derived polio virus could spread in Ebola-ravaged Guinea and in Mali after a Guinean toddler traveled to Mali and became the country's first polio case in more than four years, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Liberia: DEA Arrests Truck Bound for Guinea With Medical Drugs
[LINA] The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has disclosed the arrest of a Guinean truck loaded with essential medical drugs and other assorted items from the National Drug Service (NDS) intended for smuggling to Guinea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Guinea Extends Ebola Vaccine Trial to Sierra Leone
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -The Guinean Ebola Ring Vaccine Trial has been extended to Sierra Leone as a move to stop the transmission across the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jimmy Carter Wants To See The Last Guinea Worm Die Before He Does
When former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer had spread to his brain, he also revealed he had some unfinished business he wants to see through.  "I would like to see Guinea worm completely eradicated before I die," the philanthropist said. "I'd like for the last Guinea worm to die before I do." Carter went on to explain that there are currently only 11 cases of dracunculiasis, or guinea worm disease, in the world. That's a precipitous drop from 3.5 million cases across 21 countries in 1986, when he first set out to conquer the disease through his nonprofit organization...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia, Guinea End 4th Ebola Border Surveillance Meeting
[LINA] Liberian and Guinean authorities in collaboration with the NGO Global Communities have ended the 4th cross-border surveillance meeting on Ebola response in the Guinean town of Yomou. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: A Brief Look At Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in Tackling the Ebola Health Crisis
[RFI] Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continue to be vigilant for Ebola even as the United Nations mission for Ebola is shutting down its offices across Guinea. RFI takes a brief look at all three countries for an update. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Ebola vaccine we dared to dream of is here | Jeremy Farrar
A success rate of 100% in trials is spectacular. There is no excuse for inertia on other diseases nowFor more than a year and a half, three of the world’s poorest countries have struggled against the most devastating Ebola epidemic in human history. Containing this unprecedented outbreak would have been a huge challenge for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone under any conditions. But the scale of the task was far greater because of the absence of the most effective possible defence: a vaccine.That may all be about to change. I normally like to avoid superlatives when describing the interim results of a medical tri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Farrar Tags: Ebola World news Africa Sierra Leone Guinea Liberia Health Society Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea
Rapid development and testing of drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and control future outbreaks, experts sayA vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African epidemic to an end, experts say.The results of the trials involving 4,000 people are remarkable because of the unprecedented speed with which the development of the vaccine and the testing were carried out. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Ebola Medical research Guinea World news Africa Science Global development 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