Liberia: Ebola Eclipsed Malarial Deaths in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -April 25 of each year is commemorated as World Malaria Day, in Liberia students, teachers, health officials and Government officially paraded the streets in white T-shirt with inscription "Take cover to prevent Malaria; everywhere, every night, sleep under the net". The 8th commemoration program of the day was celebrated under the theme "invest in the future, defeat Malaria".
Publication date: 21 August 2019Source: Neuron, Volume 103, Issue 4Author(s): Matthew P. WalkerWe are suffering a global sleep-loss epidemic. The health consequences within an individual are well characterized. But does society suffer just as much? Here, I discuss how insufficient sleep erodes our societal fabric as much as it does our biological fabric, and offer some prescriptive remedies.
Outbreaks of Ebola virus disease and high-risk transmissible infections are increasing and pose threats to health care workers and global health systems. Previous outbreaks offer lessons for health system preparedness and response, including establishment of hospital-based high-risk pathogen treatment units. Their creation demands early preparation and interprofessional coordination; infection prevention and control; case management training; prepositioning of supplies; conversion of existing structures to treatment units; and strengthening communication and research platforms. Hospital-based Ebola and high-risk pathogen t...
Conclusion Results provide insights into modifiable risk factors for morning fatigue. These risk factors can be used to develop more targeted interventions. Implications for Practice Patients in the high and very high morning fatigue classes experienced high symptom and comorbidity burdens and significant decrements in functional status. Using this information, clinicians can identify patients who are at an increased risk for higher levels of morning fatigue and prescribe interventions to improve this devastating symptom.
Background Depressive symptoms are prevalent in patients with cancer and are heterogeneous; however, existing methods of grouping patients with heterogeneous symptoms have limitations. Objectives The purpose of this study was to identify depressive symptom clusters in patients with cancer using a data-driven method and to explore their relationships with symptoms of anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. Methods Data from 247 patients were analyzed in this cross-sectional study. Latent class analysis was used to identify depressive symptom clusters, using 9 depressive symptoms from the Patient Health Questionna...
Conclusions The CBT-E protocol tested among this highly selected sample was fairly well received and suggested positive outcomes in some patients, particularly those with an insomnia complaint alone. Implications Efforts should be pursued to adapt CBT-E and develop other nonpharmacological interventions, in order to provide an alternative to pharmacotherapy for sleep-wake difficulties in this population.
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[VOA] U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo next week.
[The Conversation Africa] Epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks, are invariably disruptive and tend to have far-reaching effects on individuals and communities. Humanity has endured a myriad of epidemics, some of which have wiped out entire communities.
[The Conversation Africa] In mid-July the WHO declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. At the time over 2000 cases had been reported. A factor that is likely to have influenced the decision was that a new case had been noted near Goma near the border with Rwanda. The fear was that the disease would spread through Goma, a city of 2 million people, and that it would rapidly cross into Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.
[WHO] Brazzaville, 21 August 2019 - With an acute public health event reported every four days on the continent, it is more important than ever before for African countries to be able to respond to health emergencies. African health ministers today adopted a 10-year regional strategy that aims to strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response and mitigate the devastating impact of outbreaks, such as Ebola.