Tunisia: Tunisia 5th African Country in Terms of Administered Covid-19 Vaccines (Moh)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia is the 5th African country and the 2nd in North Africa, after Morocco, in terms of the number of administered COVID-19 vaccines (1.5 million so far), Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi said Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Update on COVID-19 in WHO ’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
9 June 2021 – As of 08 June 2021 (11:59 PM), the Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported 10 353 336 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 206 573 deaths. While the total number of cases has declined over the past 6 weeks and the number of deaths stabilized, 9 countries reported an increase in cases last week, compared to the previous week. These include Somalia, Sudan and Afghanistan, who reported the highest increase in cases. Eleven countries reported an increase in deaths last week, with the highest numbers reported from Sudan, Afghanistan and Morocco.  Variants of concern (VOC) continue to circulate acr...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 9, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Problematic use of nitrous oxide by young Moroccan-Dutch adults - Nabben T, Weijs J, van Amsterdam J.
The recreational use of nitrous oxide (N2O; laughing gas) has largely expanded in recent years. Although incidental use of nitrous oxide hardly causes any health damage, problematic or heavy use of nitrous oxide can lead to serious adverse effects. Amsterd... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Morocco: Unemployment and Conflict - How Covid-19 Has Affected Women
[The Conversation Africa] Across the world, COVID-19 has completely disrupted lives. This includes the activities and social affairs within households. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco moves to vaccinate prison inmates 45 and up
About 300 inmates in a prison near the Moroccan capital have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of what authorities say is a commitment to protect a population considered especially vulnerable (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Spain vows to restore order after thousands swim into Ceuta from Morocco
Armored vehicles were guarding Ceuta's beach on Tuesday, and soldiers and police used batons to clear migrants from the beach. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain and Morocco in diplomatic crisis after 8,000 migrants enter Spanish territory
A rift has deepened between Spain and Morocco after thousands of migrants tried to enter Spanish territory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain Sends Troops to African Enclave After Migrant Crossings Jump
More than 8,000 people have crossed from Morocco to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta since Monday, creating a humanitarian emergency and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco dispatches humanitarian help to gaza
King Mohammed VI instructed the government to dispatch emergency humanitarian aid for Palestinians as part of Morocco’s commitment (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Op-Ed: The CDC's new COVID mask guidance creates a confusing 'new normal'
Many questions remain about loosening COVID restrictions for vaccinated people, and we may not get those answers anytime soon. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Morocco Source Type: news

India ’s COVID-19 Disaster May Be Turning Into an Even Bigger Global Crisis
High in the thin air of the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Sherpas and climbers used to walk freely from one group of tents to another, holding gatherings, singing and dancing. Now the Sherpas who escort climbers to the summit have a new job: enforcing unofficial social-distancing rules. “Climbing Everest is always a matter of life and death,” says Phunuru Sherpa. “But this year the risk has been doubled due to COVID.” Already, dozens of people with suspected COVID-19 have been evacuated by helicopter. The outbreak reflects a broader one across Nepal, which shares a long, porous border with India...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Magazine South Asia Source Type: news

Giant sea lizard fossil shows diversity of life before asteroid hit
(University of Bath) Scientists have identified the fossil of a giant mosasaur in Morocco that grew up to 8 metres long. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Africa Goes Digital
Viral Facts Africa, a first of its kind African initiative to combat health misinformation online, was launched recently by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a network of fact-checking organizations and leading public health bodies. By Cristina DuarteUNITED NATIONS, May 7 2021 (IPS) In rebuilding after COVID-19, policymakers must invest in innovative technology to leapfrog obstacles to inclusive development. Africa has enjoyed strong economic growth for most of the 21st century, mainly because of robust global demand for primary commodities. But the “Africa Rising” narrative that accompanied this growth ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cristina Duarte Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco
Mali’s Ministry of Health says a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Inside Moroccan maternity ward where Malian mother gave birth to record breaking NINE babies
Halima Cisse, 25, and all five girls and four boys are 'doing fine' after a cesarean section in Morocco. Should all nine babies survive, the birth would break the current world record. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Vaccinations Scheduled for 1st May Postponed to 3rd May (Ministry of Health)
[MAP] Rabat -- Covid-19 vaccinations scheduled for Saturday, 1st May are postponed to Monday, 3rd May, and will be administered in the same vaccination centers initially planned, the Ministry of Health announced Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Rabat - Ban of Any Gathering On Public Road Representing a Violation of State of Health Emergency - Local Authorities
[MAP] Rabat -- The Wilaya of the region of Rabat-Sal é-Kénitra has announced the ban of any gathering on the public road representing a violation of the state of health emergency and a threat to the safety of citizens, following a call to hold a sit-in in front of the Parliament on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Vaccination Campaign Extended to People Aged 55 to 60
[MAP] Rabat -- The national COVID-19 vaccination campaign will be extended from Tuesday to those aged 55 to 60, the ministry of Health announced on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug addict 'strangled' his penis after metal ring became stuck
The 36-year-old man was given emergency surgery at Marrakech University Hospital in Morocco after leaving the ring on for 12 hours. (Pictured: The electric saw medics used to cut off the metal) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - 364 New Cases Over Past 24 Hours (Health Ministry)
[MAP] Rabat -- A total of 364 new COVID-19 cases have been reported and 273 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours in Morocco, the health ministry said on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child sexual abuse and COVID-19 pandemic: another side effect of lockdown in Morocco - Mekaoui N, Aouragh H, Jeddi Y, Rhalem H, Dakhama BSB, Karboubi L.
The World Health Organization has declared SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) a pandemic in March 11, 2020 [1]. The Kingdom of Morocco declared a state of health emergency from March 20 to June 24, 2020 and strict containment measures have been implemented including sc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Criminal poisoning in Morocco: data from the Morocco Poison Control and Pharmacovigilance Centre (1980-2014) - Boukhorb S, Rhalem N, Hmimou S, Soulaymani A, Mokhtari A, Soulaymani-Bencheikh R, Hmimou R, Hami H.
INTRODUCTION: intentional poisoning is a major public health problem in both developed and developing countries. The purpose of this study is to describe the epidemiological features of criminal intoxication in Morocco. METHOD: we conducted a retro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: Nigeria Administers 2nd Highest Doses in Africa - WHO
[Vanguard] With 964,387 vaccinations carried out as of 6th of April, Nigeria, which received 3.92 million vaccine doses, has carried out more vaccinations than any other country in Africa except Morocco. However, the country has only administered the first shot, no one has been fully vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flying giant pterosaurs had longer neck than a giraffe, say experts
Intact remains, discovered in Morocco, may help engineers create stronger lightweight structuresPterosaurs, one of the first and largest vertebrates to learn to fly, have often been seen as the cool cousins of the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex.Now scientists have discovered the 100m-year-old secret to the success of the flying pterosaur: a neck longer than a giraffe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rhi Storer Tags: Dinosaurs Science Fossils Biology UK news Zoology Source Type: news

Morocco: Covax - Morocco Receives First Allocation of Anti-Covid Vaccine
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco has benefited from a first allocation of anti-Covid19 vaccine under the COVAX mechanism, the health ministry announced on Thursday, stressing that additional doses will be allocated to the Kingdom in the coming weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director's statement for virtual press briefing, 1 April
1 April 2021 – I would like to welcome you all today to this press briefing, and also I would like to give a warm welcome to my colleague Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. WHO and UNICEF have a long history of working hand in hand to address some of the most urgent issues related to the health and well-being of all people in our Region. This solid partnership is at its strongest now during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are facing a global threat that requires even more coordinated efforts. I am proud that our teams – together with many other partners – are ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 1, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Hope & Numbers: What will it take to Tip the Scales on Climate Action?
The UN says global temperature rise could lead to more frequent and more intense extreme weather events, such as prolonged droughts or devastating floods. Nations are “nowhere close” to the level of action needed to fight global warming, according to a UN climate action report released February 2021. The study urged countries to adopt stronger and more ambitious plans to reach the Paris Agreement goals, and limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, by the end of the century. Credit: WFP/Matteo CosorichBy Naomi GoodmanAMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Mar 24 2021 (IPS) We should be well on the way to solving ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naomi Goodman Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
The Commission The Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean was established in 2019 by the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean as an independent, expert Commission. The Commission has conducted an extensive review of health inequities in the Region and has produced a report "Build back fairer: achieving health equity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region". The report provides detailed analysis of the status of health inequities and a list of actionable recommendations. The work of the Commission puts social justice and health equity at the centre of all acti...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 22, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

India's Serum Institute to delay further vaccine shipments to Brazil, Morocco, Saudi: Source
The news comes as India, the world's biggest vaccine maker, is being criticised domestically for donating or selling more doses than inoculations conducted at home, despite reporting the most number of coronavirus infections after the United States and Brazil. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical features and prognosis of severe scorpion envenomation in children - Rebahi H, Ba-M'hamed S, Still ME, Mouaffak Y, Younous S, Bennis M.
This study aimed to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Morocco moves toward legalizing medical marijuana
Morocco’s government has approved a landmark bill that would legalize nonrecreational uses of marijuana (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NCI grant enables exploration of cancer-fighting compound isolated from Moroccan fungus
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A compound isolated from a fungus growing on the roots of a flowering plant in Morocco shows promise as a powerful opponent of aggressive triple negative breast cancer, Medical College of Georgia scientists say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Students in France wait for food handouts as COVID-19 destroys part-time jobs
Every Tuesday evening, Moroccan student Chaimae Irfaq hands out food parcels to dozens of hard-up students in the foyer of her Paris... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Strange Allure of a Flight to Nowhere (and Other Places We ’re Desperate to Go)
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. OH, THE PLACES WE’RE DESPERATE TO GO Lately, in that gray-blue hour before a winter sunrise, I’ve taken to staying in bed and flying to Morocco. It’s the place I’ve been that’s the least like Brooklyn, where I have spent most of this pandemic. Trying to remember the way the air feels on your skin in an unfamiliar climate is the smallest of escapes. Maybe it’s a necessary one, now that everything within reach feel...
Source: TIME: Science - February 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

The Strange Allure of a Flight to Nowhere (and Other Places We ’re Desperate to Go)
A version of this article appeared in this week’s It’s Not Just You newsletter. SUBSCRIBE HERE to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox every Sunday. OH, THE PLACES WE’RE DESPERATE TO GO Lately, in that gray-blue hour before a winter sunrise, I’ve taken to staying in bed and flying to Morocco. It’s the place I’ve been that’s the least like Brooklyn, where I have spent most of this pandemic. Trying to remember the way the air feels on your skin in an unfamiliar climate is the smallest of escapes. Maybe it’s a necessary one, now that everything within reach feel...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Nears 3.6 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19
[allAfrica] As of February 3, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,595,072 . Reported deaths in Africa reached 92,364 and   3,097,442 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases - 1,458,958 - and  44,946 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 472,273 ), Tunisia ( 211,412 ), Egypt ( 167,013 ), Ethiopia ( 138,861 ), and Nigeria ( 133,552 ). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Vaccination of Health Professionals Kicks Off in Rabat
[MAP] Rabat -- The Covid-19 vaccination operation of healthcare professionals started Thursday evening in Rabat, in a climate of mobilization and strong desire to ensure the success of this national campaign, according to the prioritization criteria established by the ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco's king kicks off country's virus vaccination drive
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has received a shot against the coronavirus to officially kick off his country’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 ’s Social & Economic Fallout Hits Women Harder
A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere. Responding to the pandemic is not just about rectifying long-standing inequalities, but also about building a resilient world in the interest of everyone with women at the centre of recovery. Credit: United NationsBy Constanza TabbushUNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 2021 (IPS) With over 90 million confirmed cases and 1.9 million deaths globally, and a second wave sweeping into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Constanza Tabbush Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

India sends 2 million doses of Covishield each to Brazil & Morocco
India News: MUMBAI: Two million doses of Covishield vaccine were flown to Brazil on Emirates Sky Cargo and another two million doses to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to begin commercial vaccine exports with shipments to Brazil, Morocco
The shots developed by UK-based drugmaker AstraZeneca and Oxford University are being manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest producer of vaccines, which has received orders from countries across the world. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Serum Institute of India obtains emergency use authorisation in India for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has been granted emergency use authorisation in India as well as Argentina, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico and Morocco for the active immunisation of adults. The vaccine was shown in clinical trials to be safe and effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, with no severe cases and no hospitalisations more than 14 days after the second dose. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Morocco: Over 54k Tenants of Endowment Premises Exempt From Rent During Quarantine (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- A total of 54,665 tenants of endowment premises have been exempted from paying the rent during the quarantine, the Minister of Endowment and Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq said on Monday in Rabat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic empties blue-hued Moroccan tourist town
When COVID-19 hit Morocco, the mountainous town of Chefchaouen was one of the few that registered no cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Road traffic prediction model using extreme learning machine: the case study of Tangier, Morocco - Jiber M, Mbarek A, Yahyaouy A, Sabri MA, Boumhidi J.
An efficient and credible approach to road traffic management and prediction is a crucial aspect in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). It can strongly influence the development of road structures and projects. It is also essential for route plan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Morocco acquires 65 million vaccine doses from China, UK
Morocco announced it has acquired 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinopharm and Britain’s AstraZeneca (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Worried Morocco bans parties to stem holiday virus spread
Morocco has imposed a curfew, closed restaurants in major cities and banned public and private gatherings for three weeks to curb the spread of the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morocco: New Variant of Covid-19 - Govt Suspends Flights To, From UK
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco has decided to suspend its flights with the United Kingdom as of Sunday night, December 20, 2020, following the latest developments in the epidemiological situation in this country after the discovery of a new variant of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Royal Air Maroc Suspends Flights to and From Britain
[MAP] Casablanca -- Pursuant to the decision of the Moroccan government, Morocco's flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has announced the suspension, until further notice, of all its flights to and from Great Britain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news