Global Monkeypox Cases Drop 21%, Reversing Month-Long Increase
GENEVA — The number of monkeypox cases reported globally dropped by 21% in the last week, reversing a month-long trend of rising infections and a possible signal the outbreak in Europe may be starting to decline, according to a World Health Organization report issued Thursday. The U.N. health agency reported 5,907 new weekly cases and said two countries, Iran and Indonesia, reported their first cases. To date, more than 45,000 cases have been reported in 98 countries since late April. Cases in the Americas accounted for 60% of cases in the past month, WHO said, while cases in Europe comprised about 38%. It said infec...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Londontime monkeypox wire Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mosquitoes - Environmental Sanitation As Panacea for Malaria Control
[Leadership] Malaria is an endemic disease in Nigeria, being the leading cause of morbidity and mortality with all Nigerians at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: African Nations Copied Kano to Scale Up Covid-19 Vaccination - WHO
[Leadership] World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative and head of mission, Dr Walter Malumbo, has revealed how some African countries copied Kano State's commitment under Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in scaling-up COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Implementing Nigeria's Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax to Harness Domestic Resources for Health
[Nigeria Health Watch] In 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) tax. It is embedded in the Finance Act of 2021, which levies a ₦10 tax on each litre of all non-alcoholic and sugar sweetened carbonated drinks. Fiscal policies like this can help curb the excessive consumption of sugars as was seen in Mexico, which would have a positive benefit on population health, especially in the prevention of non-communicable disease (N CD) like diabetes and chronic kidney disease. There is also t (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotavirus Vaccine Integrated Into National Vaccine Programme Amid Shortfalls
[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- Nigeria this week added a rotavirus vaccine to its national program that is expected to prevent 50,000 deaths of children per year from the diarrheal disease. But the launch comes amid shortages of the vaccine in countries such as Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news