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Gender inequalities in remote settings: analysis of 105,025 medical records of a rural hospital in Ethiopia (2005-2015) - Accorsi S, Somigliana E, Farese P, Ademe T, Desta Y, Putoto G, Manenti F.
Gender inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa are deemed relevant but data to support this view are scanty. Retrospective analysis of a large dataset of 105,025 patients admitted to an Ethiopian rural private, non-for-profit hospital over a 11  years period (2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

'Better de-horned than dead' – zoo chops rhino horns to foil poachers
Czech zoo takes saw to the horns of its 21 rhinoceroses in response to deadly attack at Paris wildlife park this monthA Czech zoo has started to remove the horns from its 21 rhinos as a precaution after the recentkilling of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park in France by assailants who stole the animal ’s horn.With rhino horns considered a wonder cure in Asia – for everything from cancer, colds and fevers to high blood pressure, hangovers, impotence and other ailments – poachers have killed thousands of the animals in Africa and elsewhere.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Prague Tags: Zoos Wildlife Zoology Science Biology World news Czech Republic Europe Environment Source Type: news

Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery
Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a suburban Chicago hospital should now be able to lead a normal life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Photos From This Floating Baby Spa In Australia Will Make Your Day
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Fungus Spreads Among U.S. Healthcare Facilities
This article was updated from a Nov. 2016 story on C. auris.  This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Cholera - How African Countries Are Failing to Even Do the Basics
[The Conversation Africa] There have been a spate of cholera outbreaks in a number of sub-Saharan countries including South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. Cholera can move from one country to another, killing hundreds of people in its wake. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Sam Kariuki on how to facilitate prevention, detection and better responses to public health threats associated with the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New research fellows to combat climate change in Africa
A programme has selected a third cohort of African research fellows to explore how to address climate change. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Snakebite Crisis - Anti-Venom Is Running Out
[Al Jazeera] Kenya Snakebite crisis: Anti-venom is running out. Snakes bite tens of thousands of people every year across Africa. And in Kenya, many people die or lose their limbs because they have no access to effective antidotes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Limpopo Health Dept Welcomes Court Ruling On 'Prophet of Doom'
[News24Wire] The Limpopo Department of Health has welcomed a high court ruling that has stopped the "Prophet of Doom" in his tracks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN says the worst food crisis since World War II is happening right now
(Natural News) We always knew that this would start happening. Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all over Africa. Right now there is a desperate need for food in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Cholera - How African Countries Are Failing to Do Even the Basics
[The Conversation Africa] There have been a spate of cholera outbreaks in a number of sub-Saharan countries including South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. Cholera can move from one country to another, killing hundreds of people in its wake. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Sam Kariuki on how to facilitate prevention, detection and better responses to public health threats associated with the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Dental Surgeons Give Free Checkups to Children With Mental Disabilities
[New Times] Dental surgeons in the country had a busy day, yesterday, as they celebrated the World Oral Day, carrying out medical outreach to children with mental disabilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Diabetes Education Pays Off
[The Herald] For Ms Melanie Mavhume (33) of Harare, being diabetic has not only brought pain and misery, but peeled her eyes too. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Japan Gives U.S.$ 33.3 Million Grant to End Polio in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] In an effort to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria, the Japanese government yesterday announced a grant of $33.3 million in humanitarian emergency funding to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Asks Unicef's Help to Improve Capacity of Health Extension Workers
[Premium Times] Nigeria has asked the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, for support in building capacity of health extension workers working at the primary health care centres in communities across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pauline Cafferkey to give evidence over Ebola temperature case
SCOTTISH nurse Pauline Cafferkey will give evidence today to medical watchdogs after she was struck down by the Ebola virus hours after landing back in the UK from Africa. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Your Ancestors' Environment Determines The Shape Of Your Nose
Whether your nose is long and narrow or short and wide, you may have your ancestors’ climate to thank.  New anthropological research finds that nose shape is formed through a process of natural selection responding to the temperature and humidity of the local environment.  For the study, published online last week in the journal PLOS Genetics, researchers from Ireland, Belgium and the U.S. used 3D facial imaging to collect nose measurements on nearly 500 participants of South Asian, East Asian, West African and Northern European descent.  The researchers analyzed specific measures including nose height...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Your Ancestors' Environment Determines The Shape Of Your Nose
Whether your nose is long and narrow or short and wide, you may have your ancestors’ climate to thank.  New anthropological research finds that nose shape is formed through a process of natural selection responding to the temperature and humidity of the local environment.  For the study, published online last week in the journal PLOS Genetics, researchers from Ireland, Belgium and the U.S. used 3D facial imaging to collect nose measurements on nearly 500 participants of South Asian, East Asian, West African and Northern European descent.  The researchers analyzed specific measures including nose height...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Morocco: HM the King Lays Foundation Stone of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Center At Ibn Rochd University Hospital in Casablanca
[MAP] Casablanca -HM King Mohammed VI laid, Saturday at the Ibn Rochd University Hospital in Casablanca, the foundation stone of a psycho-social rehabilitation center, a solidarity-based project that once again illustrates the special interest of the Sovereign in promoting the health sector in general and mental health in particular. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Cholera Claims Scores in Somalia
[CAJ News] Mogadishu -Crisis-laden Somalia has embarked on a massive oral vaccination exercise following the deadliest outbreak of cholera killing over 269 000 this year. The deaths from an epidemic with a case-fatality rate of 2,5% have been reported across the country. An oral vaccination campaign (OVC) is now underway, targeting over 450 000 people in seven high-risk areas around the country. It is the first OCV campaign to be conducted in the country, coming at a critical time after Somalia declared the drought a national d (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Dead by Cholera in Eastern Sudan's El Gedaref
[Radio Dabanga] El Gallabat East -One person died from cholera in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan, while eight others were infected on Wednesday and Thursday. A medical worker in the state reported that one woman died in El Jinan, El Gallabat West locality, on Thursday. Three people were infected with the disease in the same area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Matie Receives Commerce Degree Despite Physical Challenges
[News24Wire] Anita Engelbrecht who was diagnosed with spastic diplegia said receiving her commerce degree from Stellenbosch University on Friday proved that there is no challenge she cannot overcome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Tanzania Avails 500 Doctors to Kenya
[Daily News] WITH 3,800 of doctors who graduated in the country since 2014 being unemployed, Tanzania has agreed to provide 500 medics to Kenya to reduce shortages, especially now when their Kenyan counterparts are still on strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Doctors Happy With Kathrada's Recovery - Foundation
[News24Wire] ANC struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada's condition following an operation remains unchanged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Mental Health, the Missing Link in Sustainable Peacebuilding
[Daily Maverick] As communities across the world prepare to accommodate more than 65-million refugees fleeing communities decimated by war and poverty, we need new ways of responding to the associated mental health challenges in order to prevent traumatic memory from crippling families and communities in decades to come. By FRIEDERIKE BUBENZER. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Free Zimbabwean Contraceptives Smuggled for Sale
[GroundUp] Every month, Nancy (not her real name) and her business partner travel to Zimbabwe to stock up on Marvelon family planning pills. She smuggles them back into South Africa, where she sells them at a healthy profit to other Zimbabweans who for various reasons don't want the contraceptive pills dispensed in South African clinics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Patients Affected By Swartland Hospital Fire Being Moved
[News24Wire] Patients based at the Swartland Hospital in Malmesbury, which caught fire on Saturday, are being moved to to surrounding hospitals, the Western Cape government said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Towards a Healthier Africa, Systems and Innovations
[New Times] Between March 7th and 9th, the Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) was hosted by African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference brought together around 1000 health experts and leaders in government, private sectors and civil societies across Africa and beyond, to line Africa health agenda with global health agenda, exchange scientific knowledge and research findings and stimulate debates for strategies, ideas and innov (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Where is the Greatest Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission While Onboard an Airplane?
Discussion Airplanesare a global transportation mechanism for the world for passengers and cargo. It is an engine which helps to fuel the global economy. In 2014, over 3.3 billion people traveled to more than 41,000 airports and 50,000 routes across the world. It is possible to travel around the world within about 24 hours. This is shorter than most infectious disease incubation periods. Although entry screening into countries is done, exit screening closer to the source is a better model as noted with the recent Ebola outbreak in west Africa in 2014. Individual infectious disease risk includes the generation rate of the ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Smiling Towards Development
Happiness doesn’t just result in more smiles: studies are increasingly illuminating stronger and stronger links between happiness and progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credit: Mahmud Rassel/cc by 2.0By Andrea ValeROME, Mar 20 2017 (IPS)Previous indications of national prosperity have focused on income, poverty, health and, above all, Gross Domestic Product, but on March 20th, World Happiness Day commemorates what is perhaps becoming the new way to measure welfare: happiness.On this day, the 2017 World Happiness Report – the fifth to be published since the inaugural 2012 report – wi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Andrea Vale Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs World Happiness Day Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Mental Health Care Within Reach
[Ethiopian Herald] To any person with mental illness, unable to get affection from their closer circles inflicts much pain than the illness itself. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ministry Working to Expand Quality Health Service
[Ethiopian Herald] Third Annual National Health Care Quality Summit underscored that the expanding of integrated health facilities is crucial for rendering quality health care services across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa's Social Grants System - There's More Than Just Money At Stake
[The Conversation Africa] In South Africa social grants address key social determinants of health such as food insecurity, access to health services, income and early childhood development. About 17 million South Africans receive social grants every month. Of these, about 12 million are children in receipt of the child support grant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Court Tells Nigerian Health Workers to Suspend Strike
[Premium Times] The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has restrained health workers under the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals from continuing or embarking on any strike action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Deploys Mobile Tech to Improve Nutrition
[This Day] The federal government has launched 'mNutrition', a new technology which employs mobile phone to circulate nutrition information in the country, with a view to expanding access to health and nutrition services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The effect of seasonality on burn incidence, severity and outcome in Central Malawi - Tyson AF, Gallaher J, Mjuweni S, Cairns BA, Charles AG.
This study examines the effect of seasonality on the incidence and outcome of burns in central Mal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

South Africa: School Asks Pupils to Sign Non-Pregnancy Commitment Form
[News24Wire] The department of education in Mpumalanga will be sending a support team to a school in the province where pupils have been asked to sign a document committing them to not falling pregnant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Health Strengthens Relations With Suppliers
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says payment of suppliers, stabilising the finances of the department and strengthening the partnership with the business community are the department's top priorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Call to Address Antimicrobial Resistance
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the country has to work hard to highlight and address the animal and environmental aspect of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in South Africa and internationally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: UN Gears Up to Deal with Antimicrobial Resistance
[UN News] The United Nations today announced the establishment of an Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will be co-chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Maize breeders benefit from using drones
Scientists have turned to drone technology to aid data collection for efficient maize breeding in Southern Africa. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Road accident fatality risks for "vulnerable" versus "protected" road users in northern Ghana - Damsere-Derry J, Palk G, King M.
Background Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a serious epidemic which claims more than a million lives across the globe each year. The burden of RTIs is particularly pronounced in Africa and other low and middle income countries. The unfavourable disparity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The association between adolescent risk behaviours and feelings of sadness or hopelessness: a cross-sectional survey of South African secondary school learners - James S, Reddy SP, Ellahebokus A, Sewpaul R, Naidoo P.
This study examines the associations between pertine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meningitis Claims Five Lives in Sokoto
[Premium Times] An outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis( CSM) has claimed five lives in Gada and Wauru towns of Gada Local Government area of Sokoto State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Minister Calls for Urgent Meeting Over Sprite, Fanta Crisis
[Premium Times] The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the health implications of Fanta and Sprite drinks produced in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Alerts On New Strain of Meningitis
[Premium Times] The Federal Government says it has deployed epidemiologists and vaccines to arrest the outbreak of a new a strain of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, in parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lack of HIV Testing for Children in West and Central Africa Means Many Will Die - Experts Lack of HIV Testing for Children in West and Central Africa Means Many Will Die - Experts
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Half of Central African Republic ’ s people need aid; Security Council discusses peace operations
Senior officials today called for strong political support and adequate resources for the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic (CAR), where half of the population urgently needs aid, according to the latest United Nations figures. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Half of Central African Republic ’ s people need aid; UN Security Council to meet on peace operations
The Security Council is today discussing the peace efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR), where half of the population urgently needs aid despite a huge funding gap, according to the United Nations humanitarian arm. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Omission of TB in Priority List Denounced
[SciDev.Net] The WHO first-ever catalogue of 12 priority pathogens which pose the greatest threat of antibiotic resistance does not include Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacteria responsible for TB, a fact that those fighting the disease would like to see rectified. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news