Asbestos Found in Talc-Based Tiger Brands Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson isn’t the only market leader struggling with the issue of asbestos-contaminated talc in its baby powder. Tiger Brands, the largest food producer in South Africa, has recalled its Purity Essentials Baby Powder as a “precautionary measure,” after trace amounts of asbestos were detected in test samples. The recall was announced Sept. 8, less than a month after Johnson & Johnson informed company shareholders that it was ending the worldwide sale of its talc-based product in 2023. Tiger Brands, one of the largest packaged goods companies on the continent, is expected to continue selling ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 14, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Source Type: news

Polio is back in rich countries, but it poses a far bigger threat to developing world
Here’s how this year’s closely related polio outbreaks in New York state, London, and greater Jerusalem might have started. A child in Afghanistan or Pakistan received two drops of Albert Sabin’s oral polio vaccine (OPV), which contains a weakened, live virus, in December 2021 or so. Soon after, when the child was still shedding some virus in their stool, their family traveled to the United Kingdom, where the vaccine virus found fertile ground in an undervaccinated Orthodox Jewish community in London and began to circulate person to person. Somewhere along the way, it also began to change, picking up mutations that c...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Improves the Capacity of African Countries to Generate Quality Knowledge Products for Better Health Decision-Making
[WHO-AFRO] The World Health Organization has conducted a five-day capacity-building training for 22 national health observatory focal points from Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Uganda to generate a series of knowledge products that will support health decision-making processes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique Receives Covid-19 Vaccines for Adolescents
[AIM] Mozambique on 29 August received 1,333,800 doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine and associated goods valued at US$36.5 million from the COVAX Initiative. The vaccines are to be used for the immunisation of the adolescent population (children aged between 12 and 17 years). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Access to Healthcare Made Easier Though a Mobile Clinic
[ICRC] To provide easier access to health care for Tânia and her community, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) opened a mobile clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 - Four New Cases, No Deaths, No Recoveries
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Sunday reported a further four new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Living a resilient life: The Ana Paula Carvalho story
Ana Paula ’s parents had built a picture-perfect life for their family in Mozambique. They were hard-working entrepreneurs aiming to create a bright future for their young family. But when war erupted, their lives changed in an instant. Ana Paula ’s family lost everything—their businesses, their home, their possessions—and they had no choice but to quickly flee the country for Portugal.“I was five when it happened and I still remember the chaos at the airport,” says Ana Paula.Many people from the Mozambique Colony War of Independence like Ana Paula ’s family were Portuguese, so their journey was not so much ...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

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

Mozambique: Requirement to Wear Masks Lifted in Most Places
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government has removed the requirement that citizens should wear face masks in closed and crowded spaces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 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

Mozambique: Covid-19 - Nine New Cases and 25 Recoveries
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Sunday reported a further nine cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and 25 recoveries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique Purchases Over One Million Vaccines Against Foot and Mouth Disease
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambique Veterinary Authority intends to import over a million doses of vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease to respond to the outbreak confirmed in the districts of Chifunde, Mar ávia and Moatize, in the central province of Tete. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Thirteen Cases of Polio Confirmed
[AIM] The number of confirmed cases of polio in Mozambique has risen to 13, according to Domingos Guihole, head of the Department of Surveillance in the Ministry of Health, cited by the television station, STV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 23, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique Purchases Foot-and-Mouth Vaccines
[AIM] The Mozambique Veterinary Authority is to import over a million doses of vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease in response to the confirmed outbreak in the districts of Chifunde, Maravia, and Moatize, in the central province of Tete. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Over 7.5 Million Children Will Be Vaccinated Against Polio
[AIM] Maputo -- The fourth round of the polio vaccination campaign against polio in Mozambique, which starts on Thursday and closes on Sunday, will cover over 7.5 million children, under five years of age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news