Botswana: Boteti On Malaria Alert

[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakane -The District Community Health nurse in Letlhakane, Mr Luke Lepodisi, says they have recorded a high number of diarrhoea cases in August in the Boteti area. He said during the week starting August 1, 21 cases were reported at Orapa hospital.
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ConclusionThe countries in this region needs to work hard to reduce this burden. This requires huge investment especially the finance and human resource development.
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 12Author(s): Brodie Daniels, Anna Coutsoudis, Eshia Moodley-Govender, Helen Mulol, Elizabeth Spooner, Photini Kiepiela, Shabashini Reddy, Linda Zako, Nhan T Ho, Louise Kuhn, Gita RamjeeSummaryBackgroundWHO guidelines recommend co-trimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-exposed, HIV-uninfected infants. These guidelines date back to an era in which HIV testing of infants was impossible and mothers had poor access to antiretroviral treatment. To determine whether this guideline requires revision in the current era of effective prevention of mother-to-chi...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2019Source: Journal of Biomedical InformaticsAuthor(s): Muhammad Abulaish, Md. Aslam Parwez, JahiruddinAbstractDue to increasing volume and unstructured nature of the scientific literatures in biomedical domain, most of the information embedded within them remain untapped. This paper presents a biomedical text analytics system, DiseaSE (Disease Symptom Extraction), to identify and extract disease symptoms and their associations from biomedical text documents retrieved from the PubMed database. It implements various NLP and information extraction techniques to convert text docum...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
[Radio Dabanga] Geneva / Sennar / Darfur / Red Sea / Khartoum -An expert team from the WHO headquarters in Geneva that specialises in cholera forecasting visited Sudan last week. They estimate that there may be between 5,000 and 13,200 cholera cases in the next six months in high risk states of Sudan. The projections are created based on the pattern of previous cholera/acute watery diarrhoea outbreaks from 2016 to 2018.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This study applied a water–energy–food (WEF) nexus analytical livelihoods model with complex systems understanding to assess rural livelihoods, health, and well-being in southern Africa, recommending tailor-made adaptation strategies for the region aimed at building resilient rural communities. The WEF nexus is a decision support tool that improves rural livelihoods through integrated resource distribution, planning, and management, and ensures inclusive socio-economic transformation and development, and addresses related sustainable development goals, particularly goals 2, 3, 6 and 7. The integrated WE...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 2052: Assessing Students’ Knowledge on WASH-Related Diseases International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16112052 Authors: Khaldoon A. Mourad Vincent Habumugisha Bolaji F. Sule Water-, sanitation-, and hygiene-related diseases are killing many people each year in developing countries, including Rwanda, and children under the age of five are the most vulnerable. This research assessed human waste disposal practices, knowledge on diseases caused by contact with human faeces, and knowledge on causes and prevention of selected WASH-related diseas...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Li Liu, Yue Chu, Shefali Oza, Dan Hogan, Jamie Perin, Diego G Bassani, Usha Ram, Shaza A Fadel, Arvind Pandey, Neeraj Dhingra, Damodar Sahu, Pradeep Kumar, Richard Cibulskis, Brian Wahl, Anita Shet, Colin Mathers, Joy Lawn, Prabhat Jha, Rakesh Kumar, Robert E BlackSummaryBackgroundIndia had the largest number of under-5 deaths of all countries in 2015, with substantial subnational disparities. We estimated national and subnational all-cause and cause-specific mortality among children younger than 5 years annually in 2000–15 in In...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite recent declines in attributable mortality, inadequate WASH remains an important determinant of global disease burden, especially among young children. These estimates contribute to global monitoring such as for the Sustainable Development Goal indicator on mortality from inadequate WASH. PMID: 31088724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Int J Hyg Environ Health Source Type: research
Abstract According to WHO "World health statistics 2018", malaria, alongside acute respiratory infections and diarrhoea, is one of the major infectious disease causing children's death in between the age of 1-5 years. Similarly, according to another report (2016), malaria accounts for approximately 3.14% of the total disease burden by cause of the world. Although malaria has been widely eradicated in many parts of the world, the global number of cases continues to rise due to rapid spread of malaria parasites that are resistant to antimalarial drugs. Artemisinin 8, a major breakthrough in the antimalaria...
Source: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Top Med Chem Source Type: research
ConclusionThough B.sapida has been put to enormous traditional use, the pharmacological studies conducted are not sufficient, most studies are either in-vivo or in-vitro. More work is required (well-designed pharmacological tests, randomized clinical trials) to evaluate these medicinal claims. This review provides a basis for future research. The isolation of more compounds,detailed pharmacological investigations, exploration of food use and detoxification techniques are key areas to investigate.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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