The World ’s Largest Vaccine Manufacturer Stumbled in 2021. Its CEO Bets He Can Still Help End COVID-19
Adar Poonawalla is no stranger to gambles. He owes his multibillion-dollar empire to a series of big bets that paid off handsomely. Cyrus Poonawalla, his father, made his own fortune on horses—and then multiplied it by making another bet in 1966: that he could make more money producing vaccines than he could on horse breeding and racing. He formed the Serum Institute of India (SII), which grew slowly for three decades, selling antivenoms and lifesaving vaccines for India. When Adar, then just 21, joined the company in 2001, he persuaded his father to dramatically ramp up production—wagering that they could fill...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abhishyant Kidangoor Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 COVID-19 Davos feature Magazine overnight Special Project Source Type: news

Morocco: Morocco Reports 1,357 New Covid-19 Cases Over Past 24 Hours
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco recorded 1,357 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection said Sunday, adding that 550 COVID-19 patients have recovered over the same period of time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Medical Industry - Aba Technology, Mmi Cluster Join Forces to Promote 'Made in Morocco'
[MAP] Casablanca -- The ABA Technology Group and the Moroccan Medical& Biomedical Industrial Cluster (MMI) signed, Wednesday in Casablanca, a partnership agreement for the development of industrialization of medical devices "Made in Morocco". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Political violence and child height: evidence from the 2003 Casablanca bombings - Nguyen M.
This article examines how inutero exposure to political violence affects early childhood health within the context of the 2003 Casablanca bombings in Morocco. Exploiting the variation across districts and birth months-years within a difference-in-differenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Morocco: Local University Awarded Patent for Robotic Scorpion Venom Extraction
[MAP] Casablanca -- The Hassan II University of Casablanca holds a patent for a revolutionary robotic system for scorpion venom extraction and will present a book on this topic next January, says the university in a statement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - 5,760 Moroccans Stranded Abroad Repatriated From UAE, Portugal and Turkey (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- Some 5,760 Moroccans who were stranded abroad following the decision of the Moroccan authorities to suspend on November 29 international flights to the Kingdom, have been repatriated via air bridges from the United Arab Emirates, Portugal and Turkey, said, Monday in Rabat, Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with the Parliament, Government Spokesman Mustapha Baitas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Morocco Calls for Strong Social Policies to Address Effects of Covid-19 Health Crisis
[MAP] Riyadh -- Morocco called, Thursday in Riyadh, for strong development and prevention policies to address the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on Arab societies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Janus in the Metropole: Moroccan soldiers and sexual violence against women in the Spanish Civil War - Varona G.
Approximately 80,000  Moroccan men fought on the side of Franco in the Spanish Civil War. When the colonial wars ended, those men were recruited from very poor villages (some of them at the age of 16). Although the core collective memory that remains about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

The intercultural role of attitudes towards violence against women among Moroccan immigrants - Arnoso A, Arnoso M, Elgorriaga E.
The objective was to study the intercultural role of attitudes towards violence against women in the Moroccan immigrant population. A first study analyzes the relationship between sexism and intimate partner violence and the differences based on origin and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Origin, early history, cultivation, and characteristics of the traditional varieties of Moroccan Cannabis sativa L - Bachir F, Eddouks M, Arahou M, Fekhaoui M.
BACKGROUND: Cannabis has been cultivated and used for centuries in the north Moroccan Rif (local name is kif). However, its history is poorly known and the date of its first introduction and dispersal in Morocco is still difficult to be precise. AI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Letter to the editor: medical and industrial cannabis legalization in Morocco and the addictions care outlook of youth: first prospective study from African Arabic experience - Rammouz I, Boujraf S.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Responding to the Omicron Variant, Israel and Morocco Impose Bans on All Foreign Travelers
The shift was more severe but less discriminatory than those implemented by other nations. Morocco went a step further by banning all travelers. #omicronvariant #moroccoimposebans (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco halts all incoming flights because of virus variant
Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel from around the world starting Monday for two weeks because of the rapid spread of the new omicron variant of the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morocco halts all incoming air travel from around the world because of rapid spread of new omicron variant
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Source: ABC News: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Suspension of Direct Flights From France Postponed Until Sunday At Midnight
[MAP] Rabat -- The decision of the Moroccan authorities to suspend direct flights from France has been postponed until Sunday November 28 at midnight instead of Friday November 26, 2021, says, Thursday evening, the interministerial committee in charge of coordinating and monitoring the system governing international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 48% of Women Experienced Violence Since Covid-19 Pandemic - UN Report
[Premium Times] Exposure to violence was highest among women in Kenya (80%), Morocco (69%), Jordan (49%), and Nigeria (48%). Those in Paraguay were the least likely to report such experiences, at 25%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Morocco Strengthens Control Mechanism for Access to Territory
[MAP] Rabat -- Moroccan authorities have decided to strengthen control mechanism for access to the national territory, the COVID-19 Follow-up Interministerial Committee announced in a statement released on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Top Scientist - Why South Africa Shouldn't Be Giving 12-17 Year Olds Covid Shots - Now
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is one of the leading countries in Africa in terms of COVID vaccine rollout, along with Mauritius, Tunisia and Morocco. It has, however, had it's fair share of challenges. Shabir Madhi has been a key player in shaping the country's response. Ina Skosana and Ozayr Patel asked him for an assessment of plans to vaccinate adolescents, and next steps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Africa CDC Designates Institut Pasteur Morocco and Rwanda Biomedical Centre as Covid-19 Vaccination Centres of Excellence
[Africa CDC] The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), a Specialised Technical Institution of the African Union (AU), has designated two institutions to serve as part of a network of Centres of Excellence (CoE) for COVID-19 vaccination. These include the Institut Pasteur, Casablanca, Morocco and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Kigali. Africa has vaccinated only about 5% of its population with COVID-19 vaccine and a 70% coverage target has been set by the World Health Organisation to bring the pa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of and risk factors for suicide attempts among patients with severe psychiatric disorders in eastern Morocco - Barrimi M, Serraj K, Rammouz I, Alouane R, Messaoudi N, Bellaoui M.
BACKGROUND: Suicide attempts are common in patients with severe psychiatric disorders; however, they are rarely studied in this population. Aims: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with suicide attempts among patients with severe psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Spaces free of violence: the key role of Moroccan women in conflict prevention in schools: a case study - Serradell O, Ramis M, de Botton L, Sol é C.
This article analyses the involvement of Moroccan women in the process of implementing the dialogic model of conflict prevention and resolution. It explains the process of transformation of a school in an underserved area in Catalonia seriously affected by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dissonant masculinities? Migration, emotions and masculinities in marriages between Italian women and Moroccan men living in Italy - Cerchiaro F.
Through the life stories of 20 couples comprising Italian women and Moroccan men living in Italy, this article explores the interconnections between emotions, masculinity, and migration. The aim is to understand the extent to which a mixed marriage challen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Virus: Morocco suspending UK, Germany, Netherlands flights
Morocco is suspending until further notice all flights to and from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands amid rising coronavirus infections in those countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Guess Who ’s Behind Paralysis on COVID19 in the UN Committee on World Food Security
By Nora McKeonROME, Oct 19 2021 (IPS) ‘COVID 19 has multiplied hunger and malnutrition challenges. We need transformative action!’ The first speaker at the UN Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) 49th Plenary Session, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, turned the spotlight on the disastrous impacts of the pandemic that have afflicted communities around the world for close to two years. Nora McKeonHe was echoed by the presenter of the 2021 edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World for whom ‘COVID is only the tip of the iceberg’, while keynote speaker, Jeffr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nora McKeon Tags: Aid Civil Society COVID-19 Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Morocco Moves to Low Transmission Level (Official)
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco moves this week to the low level of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19), said Sunday the coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Mouad Merabet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dinosaur fossil with ‘totally weird’ spikes in skeleton stuns experts
Extraordinary ankylosaur remains dating back 168m years a first for AfricaFossil hunters have unearthed remnants of the oldest – and probably weirdest – ankylosaur known so far from a site in the Middle Atlas mountains in Morocco.The remains of the heavily armoured animal are extraordinary in being the first to have defensive spikes that are fused to the skeleton, a feature researchers say is unprecedented in the animal kingdom.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Dinosaurs Science Palaeontology Fossils Evolution Africa Source Type: news

Because Everyone Counts: Universal vital registration to leave no one behind
Because Everyone Counts: Universal vital registration to leave no one behindpatwariWed, 09/22/2021 - 13:04 This virtual  side event of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly marks the first public announcement of the transfer of the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems (CoE) - founded in 2015 and hosted to date at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) - to UNFPA. The transition underscores a growing partnership between UNFPA, IDRC, Global Affairs Canada and the Global Financing Facility (GFF), to expand the reach of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) technical support worldwide. I...
Source: UNFPA News - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: patwari Source Type: news

Volcano Erupts On Spanish Island Near Morocco
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Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco: Moroccan Najia El Abbadi Elected Head of World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
[MAP] Geneva -- Moroccan professor Najia El Abbadi has been elected president of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WEFNS) for the period 2021-2023. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago
Tools and bones in Moroccan cave could be some of earliest evidence of the hallmark human behaviourFrom themedieval fashion for pointy shoes to Victorian waist-squeezing corsets and modern furry onesies, what we wear is a window to our past.Now researchers say they have found some of the earliest evidence of humans using clothing in a cave in Morocco, with the discovery of bone tools and bones from skinned animals suggesting the practice dates back at least 120,000 years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Anthropology Archaeology Fashion Evolution Morocco Source Type: news

Morocco ’s king appoints billionaire Akhannouch to head government after election win
King Mohammed VI asks businessman to form government after his RNI party trounced the long-ruling Islamists (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-ruling Islamists appear to suffer crushing defeat in Morocco election
With nearly all votes in, results show unexpected win for liberal parties, collapse of support for Justice and Development Party, with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco: 'Morocco Made Exceptional Efforts to Hold Elections Despite Covid-19 Constraints'
[MAP] Casablana -- Morocco has made exceptional efforts at all levels to hold legislative, regional and communal elections, despite the constraints related to the Covid-19 pandemic, said, Wednesday in Casablanca, Secretary General of the Constitutional Union (UC), Mohamed Sajid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Islamists See Big Losses in Moroccan Parliamentary Elections
The moderate Justice and Development Party may have lost control of Parliament, according to early results, in the latest defeat for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moroccans elect new leaders in shadow of virus
Moroccans are choosing a new parliament and local leaders in elections reshaped by the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Parties campaign ahead of Morocco's pivotal elections
Politicians from dozens of political parties were campaigning for a final day Tuesday, trying to reach out to millions of Moroccans despite social distancing measures a day before pivotal legislative, regional and local elections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morocco starts vaccinating children ages 12 to 17
Morocco has launched a campaign to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children from 12 to 17 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - New Measures to Ensure 'Reliability' of Tests (Ministry)
[MAP] Rabat -- The Ministry of Health announced, Monday, the implementation of new measures to address "the problems of discordant results of diagnostic tests of Covid-19 caused for different reasons," stating that they will come into force "within the next three days". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: High-Level Meeting in Rabat On Upsurge of Cases of Falsification in Morocco and Abroad of Health Documents Related to Covid-19
[MAP] Rabat -- A high-level meeting was held, on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Interior Ministry in Rabat, following the upsurge in cases of falsification in Morocco and abroad of health documents related to COVID 19, in particular PCR certificates and vaccine passes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fatal poisoning of pregnant women by Peganum harmala L.: a case reports - Ghizlane EA, Manal M, Ines HA, Soufiane D, Moussa L, Houssam B, Brahim H.
INTRODUCTION: Peganum harmala L. is a cosmopolitan plant within the Mediterranean region. It's normally employed in ancient drugs in Morocco as sedative and abortifacient however exposes users to the danger of dose and poisoning. The medical specialty acti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Doctors like me have a lot of anger at this new COVID-19 surge
The latest coronavirus wave is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. It didn't have to happen. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Morocco Source Type: news

Statement on COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
2 August 2021, Cairo, Egypt –  As of 31 July, WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported almost 12.6 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 236 000 deaths. Many countries are reporting a substantial increase in the number of cases and deaths over the past month, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Somalia. An average of 363 000 new cases and 4300 deaths have been reported across the Region on a weekly basis over the last 4 weeks, marking a 67% and 24% increase in the number of cases and deaths, respectively, compared to the previous month.&nb...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 2, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Israel officially launches direct flights to Morocco
Seven months after Israel and Morocco normalized relations, El Al and Israir both launched their first direct Tel Aviv-Marrakesh flights... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guant ánamo Detainee Transferred To Morocco In First Release Under Biden
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US transfers Guant ánamo Bay detainee to home country of Morocco
A Moroccan man held in Guantánamo Bay for nearly 20 years has been transferred from the US detention facility to his native country of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morocco: Tunisia Receives Medical Equipment From Morocco
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Two Moroccan military planes have landed at the Tunis Carthage Airport with the aim to set up a field hospital to support Tunisia's efforts to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 situation critical in WHO ’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
13 July 2021 – After a decline in COVID-19 cases and deaths across WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region for 8 consecutive weeks, several countries are seeing a significant increase in new cases and deaths.  Significant increases in COVID-19 cases have been reported from Libya, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, and Tunisia. Lebanon and Morocco have also started to see a rise in cases, with an exponential increase expected in these 2 countries in the coming weeks. “We are reaching a critical point for COVID-19 in our Region,” said Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Med...
Source: WHO EMRO News - July 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

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