Nigeria: 'Yedi Is Kicking Against Malaria'
[This Day] As the World Malaria Day is marked tomorrow with a wide range of activities across the globe, the Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI), a Nigerian-run Non-Governmental Organisation that creates awareness on malaria and HIV/AIDS, is joining the bandwagon with its "Kick Against Malaria", football tournament billed to hold in various communities Nigeria. The Executive Director, YEDI, Anuoluwa Ishola, tells Mary Ekah the essence of the football tournament and its impacts on lives
In conclusion, the author of this paper mentioned that immunization gap needs to be handle systematically. Immunization data released on 2017 showed that complete immunization was given only to 20% of targeted group, while almost 75% were either unvaccinated or unknown. During the outbreak of diphteria in Indonesia, the WHO also reported several countries with similar problem such as Bangladesh, Haiti and Yamen. It was shown that a coordination between doctors in clinic/hospital with public health officer to conduct an epidemiological investigation, in conjunction with giving prophylaxis and assuring the logistics of anti-...
ConclusionThe countries in this region needs to work hard to reduce this burden. This requires huge investment especially the finance and human resource development.
In a landmark development, global biopharmaceutical company Sanofi will lower the price of Rifapentine, a critically important drug used to prevent tuberculosis (TB), as part of the agreement with Unitaid, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an official release said on Thursday.
October 30, 2019Through a new $1.8 million project funded by UNICEF, IntraHealth International will strengthen health systems in the Karamoja region of Uganda, using a two-pronged approach to overcome some of region’s biggest health care challenges. The project,“District Health System Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition in Karamoja,” aims to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH), HIV care, and nutrition services in the region.Karamoja has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country—83% of pregnant women in the area are HIV-positive. And 64...
Climate change is making it harder to eradicate deadly epidemics, with rising temperatures helping mosquitoes spread malaria in higher places in Africa, the head of a global health fund said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has pledged to release $12 million to end epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other preventable and treatable disease across the globe.
[Global Fund] Lyon, France -At the opening of the Sixth Replenishment conference, the Global Fund announced a range of private sector partners that will spur innovation to accelerate the end to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the world's deadliest infectious diseases.
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has pledged $12 million to the Global Fund to tackle HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
A 25 year-old tuberculosis patient is treated at her home in Funafuti, the main island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific. Credit: UNDP Tuvalu/Aurélia Rusek.By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 2019 (IPS) A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease. Caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB commonly causes persistent coughing, fatigue and weight loss. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its latest Global TB Report, a...
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon's imprint in fighting HIV AIDS, TB and malaria is found in its encompassing programme epitomised by the action of the First Lady, Chantal Biya.