Ethiopia: President Receives Rotarians

[Ethiopian Herald] President Dr Mulatu Teshome received 24 Canadian and US members of the Rotary Club who played a significant role in the fight and eradication of polio at the National Palace here yesterday.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONSWe confirm that seroprotection for vaccine-preventable disease is affected by treatment for pediatric malignancy. A single booster dose of vaccine might be a practical way to restore vaccine immunity in patients after chemotherapy.
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
[Vanguard] Sokoto State government has achieved a significant increase in the number of health facilities that offer routine immunization against polio in the last one year from 553 to 597.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Premium Times] Borno State Government on Friday said it has vaccinated more than 2.1 million children against polio in the just concluded Immunisation Plus Day exercise in the state.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Conclusions: The Ilizarov external fixator is an effective tool in the treatment of severe long-standing fixed knee flexion deformity in adults with minimal complications and good outcomes. Level of Evidence: Level II.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
[Daily Trust] Gusau -Zamfara state government is to vaccinate 1.9 million children that are under five years as part of the 2020 first phase of Immunization Plus Days Campaign in the state.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Poliomyelitis is a motor neuron disease of the anterior horn of the spinal cord. It leads to asymmetrical flaccid paralysis and muscle atrophy that reduces the patient's stability and mobility and alters the gait pattern, predisposing to falls. Until the massive clinical application of vaccines, it was quite prevalent in some countries in the 50s and, the people who suffered the epidemic during childhood is nowadays more than 65 years old, constituting a risk groups for traumatological pathology.
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
In one of the last bastions of polio on the planet, millions of children are being given a fighting chance against the paralyzing and potentially fatal disease. 
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Sabra Farquharson, Business development officer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 18, 2020We’re celebrating the legacies of ten African Americans in public health this month—shining a light on the invaluable contributions made by these scholars and health workers. According to themost recent report form the Health Resources and Services Administration, African Americans make up 11.6% of the US health workforce, and throughout American history have made invaluable contributions to greater public health in fields s...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
This study aimed to investigate the presence of enterovirus in PLHIV (people living with HIV) and HIV-negative individuals in Ghana. Stool samples from HIV-positive individuals (n = 250) and healthy blood donors (n = 102) attending the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, were screened by real-time PCR for enterovirus. Molecular typing of the VP1 region was performed. Enterovirus-positive samples were tested for norovirus, adenovirus, rotavirus, sapovirus, and cosaviruses. Twenty-six out of 250 HIV-positive subjects (10.4%) and 14 out of 102 HIV-negative individuals (13.7%) were detected enterovirus-positive, n...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractNearly 20 years after the year 2000 target for global wild poliovirus (WPV) eradication, live polioviruses continue to circulate with all three serotypes posing challenges for the polio endgame. We updated a global differential equation ‐based poliovirus transmission and stochastic risk model to include programmatic and epidemiological experience through January 2020. We used the model to explore the likely dynamics of poliovirus transmission for 2019–2023, which coincides with a new Global Polio Eradication Initiative Strategi c Plan. The model stratifies the global population into 72 blocks, each containi...
Source: Risk Analysis - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
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