Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Helping Africa Fight COVID-19 - One-Shot At a Time
[New Dawn] So far, three countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target; Seychelles (81.3%), Mauritius (76.6%0 and Rwanda (76.5%). Also, 10 countries have attained a target of between 40% and 70% include Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sao Tome and Principe. In total, about 21.2% percent of the continent's population is fully vaccinated, hence, to drive increase in COVID-19 uptake, the in-country implementation took place in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Health Development - Bordeaux University Team Assists in Enhancing Management of Stroke Patients
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness solicited the support of professionals from the University of Bordeaux in a bid to enhance the treatment provided to stroke patients in Mauritius. In this context, Professor Xavier Combes and Professor Igor Sibon, from the University of Bordeaux, were in Mauritius from 29 August to 02 September 2022 for the development of training courses in the Management of Stroke Patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihood Helping Africa Fight Covid-19 - One-Shot At a Time
[New Dawn] So far, three countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target; Seychelles (81.3%), Mauritius (76.6%0 and Rwanda (76.5%). Also, 10 countries have attained a target of between 40% and 70% include Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sao Tome and Principe. In total, about 21.2% percent of the continent's population is fully vaccinated, hence, to drive increase in COVID-19 uptake, the in-country implementation took place in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Minister Jagutpal Underlines the Benefits of Exclusive Breastfeeding
[Government of Mauritius] Community talks on exclusive breastfeeding and its benefits in the context of the World Breastfeeding Week 2022 were launched, this afternoon, by the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, at the Rivi ère des Anguilles Village Hall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mauritius: Minister Jagutpal Hands Over Certificates in Nephrology to Charge Nurses and Nursing Officers
[Government of Mauritius] A batch of 26 charged nurses and nursing officers of Dialysis Units of public health institutions, received their certificates, today, after successful completion of a six-month course in Nephrology. The award of certificates ceremony was held at the Mauritius Health Institute (MIH) in Pamplemousses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

News at a glance: Debate over classifying research, giant water lilies, and new hummingbird feather colors
ECOLOGY Scientists find new hummingbird colors The plumage of hummingbirds has more color diversity than the feathers of all other birds combined, a recent study finds. Researchers from Yale University collected feathers from specimens of 114 hummingbird species and, using a spectrometer, documented the wavelengths of light they reflected. These wavelengths were then compared with those found in a previous study of 111 other bird species, including penguins and parrots. The researchers were surprised to find new colors in the hummers, which widened the known avian color gamut by 56% and included rare...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 6, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Commitment to African Medicines Agency Needs More Than Words
To date, 19 countries have already ratified the treaty. However, this number remains far short of the 55 AU member states and excludes some of the region’s power houses such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Senegal. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPSBy Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga ChilalikaNAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG, Apr 29 2022 (IPS) Across Africa, local manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies are responding to the urgent need for locally produced medical products and technologies despite the existing regulatory challenges. We can support manufacturing capacity by expediting the establishment and operationalisation of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga Chilalika Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Mauritius: University of Mauritius Develops Breast Cancer Awareness App With Support From Oracle
[New Dawn] Over 1,000 users benefit from cancer prevention service running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Technical Committee to Make Recommendations Concerning Regressive Mark-Up Price of Medicines, States Commerce
[Government of Mauritius] A Technical Committee has been set up at the level of the Ministry of Commerce and Consumer Protection in July 2021 to look at the recommendations of the Competition Commission on the Pharmaceutical Sector and advise on the implementation of a regressive mark-up as advised by the World Health Organisation. This Committee will, at its next meeting, consider the proposals for regressive mark-up and make recommendations accordingly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Autism Day Care Centre to Provide Health Care Services Inaugurated At Triolet
[Government of Mauritius] An Autism day care centre, a first in Mauritius, to the tune of Rs 2.5 million, was inaugurated on Friday 01 April 2022 at Triolet, in the context of World Autism Day 2022. The Centre, under the aegis of SSRN Hospital, will provide mental and behavioral health care facilities to persons suffering from autism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 - Health Minister Announces New Measures and High-Level Committee Relaxes Restrictions
[Government of Mauritius] As from 04 April 2022, only those who have received their booster dose will qualify for the Fully Vaccinated status. Those who have already received a second dose will have a maximum period of six months to have their booster jab. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Free Medical Screening Campaign Kicks Off At Tr èfles
[Government of Mauritius] The free medical screening campaign for early detection and treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), kickstarted, at Tr èfles Community Centre, on 26 March 2022. The activity will be replicated in other regions across the country till June 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cape Verde: Vaccine Destination Cabo Verde - Fighting the Pandemic Down to the Last Mile
[World Bank] With more than 70% of its adult population fully vaccinated, Cabo Verde has the third highest vaccination coverage against COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa, after two other island nations, the Seychelles and Mauritius. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Indian Medical Team Currently in Mauritius to Share Expertise On Covid-19 Treatment
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Jagutpal, met a ten-member medical team from India comprising of doctors, nursing officers and specialists dealing with COVID-19 cases, today at the seat of the Ministry in Port-Louis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Prize Giving Ceremony to Reward Youths for Their Participation in Online Activities
[Government of Mauritius] A prize giving ceremony to reward winners of online activities that were organised from December 2021 to January 2022, was held, this afternoon, at C ôte d'Or National Sports Complex. The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Mr Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint, was present on the occasion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news