Somalia: Disease Outbreak Fears Over Floods
[Dalsan Radio] Weeks of heavy rain in Somalia spark fears of malaria and malnutrition as more than a quarter of a million people displaced in a few days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breakthrough in malaria research
(University of Bern) An international scientific consortium led by the cell biologists Volker Heussler from the University of Bern and Oliver Billker from the Ume å University in Sweden has for the first time systematically investigated the genome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium throughout its life cycle in a large-scale experiment. The researchers were able to identify hundreds of targets that are urgently needed in drug and vaccine development to eradicate the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists close in on malaria vaccine
(James Cook University) Scientists have taken another big step forward towards developing a vaccine that's effective against the most severe forms of malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever – Republic of the Sudan
On 10 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point for Sudan notified WHO of 47 suspected cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), including two deaths in Arb ’aat Area, Towashan Village, in El Qaneb locality, Red Sea State. The suspected cases presented with high-grade fever, headaches, joint pain, vomiting. There were no hemorrhagic signs or symptoms observed. The first case presented to the health facility on 19 September 2019. On 28 September 2019, a total of 14 samples were sent to the National Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum, and 5 tested positive for RVF by Immunoglobulin M (IgM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

How Climate Change is Clobbering Kids ’ Health
Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’s key goal: limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In that world, any children born today would grow up to witness some happy milestones. If they lived in the United Kingdom, they’d see their country phase out the use of coal by the time they turned six. If they lived in France, they would see gasoline-powered cars eliminated by their 21st birthday. And, as all of the 195 countries similarly reached their individual targets,...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Children climate change embargoed study Environment global warming health Source Type: news

How Climate Change is Clobbering Kids ’ Health
Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’s key goal: limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In that world, any children born today would grow up to witness some happy milestones. If they lived in the United Kingdom, they’d see their country phase out the use of coal by the time they turned six. If they lived in France, they would see gasoline-powered cars eliminated by their 21st birthday. And, as all of the 195 countries similarly reached their individual targets,...
Source: TIME: Science - November 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Children climate change embargoed study Environment global warming health Source Type: news

Scientists spearhead 'major step forward' for malaria vaccine
(Deakin University) Researchers have narrowed down the malaria proteins and disease-fighting antibodies that could be used to develop a vaccine against the most severe forms of malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Approach Improves Quality of Care for Children in Rwanda
By Alice Rwema Iribagiza, Communications Officer, Ingobyi Nurse Esther at work. Photo credit: IntraHealth International.November 12, 2019Esther Mukahabiyambere is one of 326 district-based mentors trained on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) approach. Through the USAID-fundedIngobyi Activity, health workers are using IMCI in Rwanda to prevent and treat pneumonia, diarrhea, malnutrition, and malaria. The project equips health care providers with clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve the quality of care, helping the government of Rwanda reduce child mortality, particularly the managemen...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Education Performance Quality of Care Nurses Source Type: news

Sudan: Vector-Borne Diseases Continue to Spread
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing various disease outbreaks in the past months, including cholera, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), chikungunya, and malaria. The government and humanitarian partners actively responded to the outbreaks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports. Most complaints reaching Radio Dabanga come from the western and eastern parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists identify immune cells linked to malaria-induced anaemia through autoantibody production
(eLife) An autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells likely contributes to anaemia -- a shortage of red blood cells -- in people with malaria, according to a new study published in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Health Experts Call for More Efforts in Malaria Prevention
[New Times] Rwanda still grapples with challenges to reduce its malaria burden but experts say the dream to eliminate disease by 2030 is possible if public sensitisation about malaria prevention is stepped up. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Do You Fight Malaria In Tanzania? With Drones!
The project ’s leaders say this is the first-time ever use of drones to apply a biological control agent against mosquitoes anywhere in the world. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Wight, Contributor Source Type: news

Danger of herbal tea: a case of acute cholestatic hepatitis due to
Background:Artemisia annua is a Chinese medicinal herb. Artemisinin-derivatives are recommended as part of a combination treatment for uncomplicated malaria. Herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) are increasingly used worldwide and HDS-induced... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Kenya: Governor Joho Admitted to Mombasa Hospital With Malaria
[Nation] Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has been admitted with malaria, his Communications director Richard Chacha has told the Nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Haemorrhagic Fever, Malaria Spreading in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Dinder / El Fasher -The hospital of Dinder in eastern Sennar reported a second case of haemorrhagic fever on Wednesday, while malaria has claimed the lives of at least 11 children in North Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar Uses Drones for 'Eliminate Malaria' Campaign
[Daily News] WITH great success recorded in the past decade in controlling the spread of Malaria using multiple interventions, the government through its Ministry of Health has decided to deploy drones for spraying anti-larval chemicals in paddy fields, ponds and difficult to reach areas full of stagnant water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mated female mosquitoes are more likely to transmit malaria parasites
(PLOS) Female mosquitoes that have mated are more likely to transmit malaria parasites than virgin females, according to a study published Nov. 7 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Farah Dahalan of Imperial College London, Mara Lawniczak from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Progress Made in Major Health Indices but Challenges Remain
[Premium Times] Nigeria has made progress over the last five years in promoting the wellbeing of its citizens - such as increased levels of breastfeeding and decreased incidence of malaria - yet the newly released 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) shows that significant challenges remain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beatrice and the Power of Community Health Champions
By Samuel Olobo Beatrice accompanies six young mothers as they await laboratory results. Photo courtesy of Samuel Olobo.November 05, 2019Beatrice Asekenye is a 39-year-old single mother of three. She’s also a trained village health team (VHT) champion in Uganda’s Kobuku ward in Ngora Town Council and she’s making a difference in her community one mother at a time.Beatrice is part of a team of 15 VHT champions in Ngora Town Council who were trained and deployed by IntraHealth International’s USAID-fundedRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project to promote ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Community Engagement Health Workers Source Type: news

Beatrice and the Power of Uganda's Community Health Champions
By Samuel Olobo Beatrice accompanies six young mothers as they await laboratory results. Photo courtesy of Samuel Olobo.November 05, 2019Beatrice Asekenye is a 39-year-old single mother of three. She’s also a trained village health team (VHT) champion in Uganda’s Kobuku ward in Ngora Town Council and she’s making a difference in her community one mother at a time.Beatrice is part of a team of 15 VHT champions in Ngora Town Council who were trained and deployed by IntraHealth International’s USAID-fundedRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project to promote ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Community Engagement Health Workers Source Type: news

Researchers use drones to pilot a new tool to fight malaria
Scientists seeking a breakthrough in the fight against malaria have used drones to spray rice fields in Zanzibar - not with traditional pesticides but with a thin, non-toxic film. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zanzibar tests drones spraying rice fields to fight malaria
For the first time drones are being tested to help fight malaria on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sudan: MSF Tackles Severe Malaria Outbreak in Western Sudan
[MSF] Annie Kashung is MSF's medical activity manager responding to the malaria outbreak in El Fasher, the capital of Sudan ´s North Darfur state. In this interview, she provides some insight into what is happening in response to four questions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Worker Training Is Improving Hypertension Care and Prevention in Senegal
October 31, 2019During interviews with almost 2,000 health workers and clients in Dakar, Senegal, IntraHealth International found that some 40% of health workers had not been trained to care for clients with hypertension, and 83% of clients who did not have hypertension knew no more than a single warning sign. But a 2019 evaluation reveals significant progress in under two years.The results from our 2017-2018 situational analysis uncovered gaps in hypertension care and prevention in Dakar, including insufficiencies in equipment, hypertension management skills, and patient education.Those results helped guide theBetter Hear...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Senegal Neema Noncommunicable Diseases Human Resources Management Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Sudan: Malaria Epidemic Kills 10 in North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -The Sudan Doctors' Central Committee of North Darfur reported the outbreak of a renewed malaria epidemic yesterday. Ten people have died of malaria at the El Fasher Teaching Hospital this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria parasite lives on the edge
(Penn State) The parasite that causes malaria expresses genes that code for the proteins it will need in later life stages, but uses two separate schemes to prevent these proteins from actually being made until they are needed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sanofi inks pact with Unitaid; to reduce TB drug Rifapentine price by 70%
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. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudan: Workshop On Health and Peace at Al-Radom Locality Launched
[SNA] Nyala -A workshop on Health and Peace at Al-Radom Locality in South Darfur State, the second of its kind, organized by Carter Centre in collaboration with the General Directorate for Combating Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases of Ministry of Health in South Darfur State and Radom Charity was launched in Nyala on Wednesday in presence of participants from Al-Radom Locality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Project Will Strengthen District Health Systems in Karamoja, Uganda
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...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Uganda District Health System Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition in Karamoja & Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

UN: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak
UN reports more than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tick-born encephalitis virus detected in ticks in UK
First ever cases in Britain, says Public Health England Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine linked to earlier onset of seizures in Dravet syndrome Scans show severe brain damage in Zika-affected babies Lyme disease may be three times more common in UK than previously thought Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Editing mosquito ’s gene wards off malaria and halts reproduction
By editing out a single gene in females of the mosquito species Anopheles, scientists have been able to disrupt their reproduction and reduce infectiousness. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are you prepared for the next Black Death? Here's what you can do to prepare for a pandemic
(Natural News) From malaria, to Ebola, or even the flu, tons of diseases break out and kill hundreds or even thousands of people every year. Any of these diseases could easily turn into an epidemic. For example, in 2017 an outbreak of the bubonic plague – the same plague that killed 60 percent of Europe... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis (disease control) - Liverpool, UK
Job type: Fixed-term for 1 yearWorking hours:Full time, 80% FTE considered on requestSalary:£29,176Location:Liverpool, UKApplication deadline:24 November 2019, 23:45Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine's department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the team working as part of the “Research, Evidence and Development Initiative” (READ-It)LSTM ’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Dis...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Community Health Workers Are Vital; Governments Should Be Paying Them
Illness is universal, health care is not. Over half of the world’s 7.3 billion people, including 1 billion in rural communities, lack access to health care. Approximately 13 million children still go without a single dose of any vaccine. Nearly 9 million newborns, children and mothers still die each year from preventable or treatable conditions. Compounding this crisis is a massive health-worker shortage, forecast to grow to 18 million by 2030. Training more doctors is necessary, but because doctors are concentrated in cities, they alone are insufficient to close this gap. What if the residents of rural communities&n...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

Uganda: How Anzisha Prize Helped Young Ugandan Grow Her Mosquito-Repellent Soap Business
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -allAfrica's Nontobeko Mlambo spoke to Joan Nalubega, 22, who was 2018's Anzisha Prize second-runner up. She is the co-founder of Uganics, which produces mosquito-repellent soap to combat malaria in Uganda. She explains how the U.S.$12,500 has helped accelerate her business and widened her impact in the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa 'Highly Unlikely' to Meet 2030 Deadline On Malaria Eradication - Survey
[Premium Times] Funding gaps across the African continent may hinder the achievement of the global target for malaria elimination by 2030, a new survey has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwandans Positive on Malaria Fight - Study
[New Times] A majority of Rwandans are positive on outcomes of the ongoing efforts to fight malaria, a new study, Malaria Futures for Africa (MalaFA), has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate Change Hampers Progress on Fighting Epidemics: Global Fund Climate Change Hampers Progress on Fighting Epidemics: Global Fund
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 (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Fund - Govt Pledges $12 Million to End HIV, TB, Malaria
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Private Sector Partners Step Up the Fight to End Aids, TB and Malaria
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate change hampers progress on fighting epidemics: Global Fund
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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: HIV, Others - Nigeria Pledges $12 Million to Global Fund
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has pledged $12 million to the Global Fund to tackle HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

VIDEO: See A Controversial Swarm Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In A Lab In Italy
NPR was the only news organization allowed into the lab to witness the moment the releases began this year. The goal is to create a powerful new weapon in the fight against malaria.(Image credit: Pierre Kattar for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Infections Declining, But Not Fast Enough Among Poor, Marginalised: UN Health Agency
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...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?
Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Chang Tags: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) Holocaust and the Nazi Era Malaria Germany World War II (1939-45) Pesticides Research Mosquitoes Chemistry your-feed-science Source Type: news

Nigeria: 13 States Benefit From Global Fund-Assisted Malaria Initiative
[This Day] Abuja -Thirteen states of the federation, including Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kwara, Niger, Taraba, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, Ogun, Osun and Delta states are currently benefiting from the health and peace initiative supported by the Global Fund (GF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans
A gene enabled the malaria parasite to infect both gorillas and humans for a limited time, explaining how the jump was made at a molecular level, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Deadly parasite 'jumped' from gorilla to humans
Discovery of mutation 50,000 years ago could help in the fight against malaria. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans
Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analyzed it to figure out how the world's deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans - giving insight into the origins of one of human history's biggest killers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news