Sierra Leone:Ebola Survivors End Income Generation Conference
[Concord] With funds from the Ministry of Social Welfare, the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES) on Sunday, 10th June ended a four-day conference on Income Generation Activities (IGA) at the Companero Hotel, East of Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Pharmaceutical Society Pays Courtesy Call On Health Minister
[Concord] The Pharmaceutical Society of Sierra Leone led by the President, Pharmacist Mutada Sesay, Acting Chief Pharmacist and Director of Drugs and Medical Supplies, Jack Lansana and the Registrar of Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone, Pharmacist Wiltshire Johnson, over the weekend paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Wurie at his Youyi Building office in Brookfields Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fistula camp helps women and girls in Sierra Leone regain their dignity
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone– “When I became pregnant in December 2016, I never attended a health clinic,” said 19-year-old Katimu Kanneh. “I drank traditional medicines supplied to me by traditional birth attendants in the community.” Ms. Kanneh ’s labour was difficult, and without adequate care, her baby was stillborn. And her pain didn’t end there. “It was only after the delivery that I started leaking urine, and my life hasn’t been the same since,” she said. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

How Community Health Workers Could Save 30 Million Lives By 2030
When Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about starting his nonprofit, Last Mile Health, he describes being motivated by both love and outrage. At nine years old, Panjabi had to flee his home in Liberia to escape civil war; he and his family relocated to the U.S. When Panjabi returned to his home country as a medical student, he discovered there were only 51 doctors left to serve the country’s four million people. As a result, many residents were dying from treatable conditions, especially in rural areas, simply because they lived too far away from doctors and hospitals. “We’ve kind of written these communities off as ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized community health workers Dr. Raj Panjabi ebola Health Care Last Mile Health medicine TIME 100 TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series Zika Source Type: news

How to slow down Ebola
Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever recorded. In Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, a total of 29,000 patients were diagnosed with the disease. More than 11,000 people didn't survive. The epidemic has now passed, but researchers are wondering which intervention strategies would have been most effective in containing the disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Health Partners Call for a Tobacco-Free Sierra Leone
[Concord] On World No Tobacco Day, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation joined WHO and partners in calling for a halt to the tobacco epidemic, asking communities, businesses, health workers and individuals to take a pledge to end tobacco use in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Sierra Leone Seeks Doctors, Teachers From Nigeria
[Premium Times] Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allie Kabba, has requested Nigeria's assistance in energy, education and health sectors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Ambulance Service Not Available in Most Communities
[Concord] --SABI Citizens' Perception Survey report (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Past use of disinfectants and PPE for Ebola could inform future outbreaks
(PLOS) Data from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak at two Sierra Leone facilities reveal daily usage rates for disinfectant and personal protective equipment, informing future outbreaks, according to a study published May 24, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michaela Mallow of International Medical Corps in Los Angeles, Calif., and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Deaths Hit 27 in Congo, Vaccinations Start
The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives.
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency, WHO Says
World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva. Tedros, as he prefers to be called, previously visited an affected area of the country and said he’s impressed by the local response. “We were encouraged by what we have seen despite the cha...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:'Sierra Leone Has Highest Maternal Mortality Ratio'
[Concord] Representative of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, Dr. Kim E. Dickson, has revealed that the country has the highest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the world, with 1,360 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, while one in every 17 women bear the risk of dying during labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

New film highlights human pressures of diamond industry in Sierra Leone
(University of Bath) A new feature film from the University of Bath, 'Voices from the Mine,' highlights what happens when a diamond journeys from mine to market and who really benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Heidi Robbins ’21: Fitting the Pieces Together
A love of language led rower Heidi Robbins '21 to Tanzania to study Swahili, an experience that turned her attention to global health—subsequent trips to Sierra Leone and Kenya pointed her to medical school. But a surprising invitation to train for the Olympics changed her plans. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 7, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education News Africa global health sports Student Spotlight Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Kailahun - The General Mood Was One of a People in Great Pain
[Concord] De Monk -There's now a loose saying among Sierra Leoneans that any menace that starts in Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone, will definitely spread across every region of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone Election Raises Hopes for Girls' Education, Safe Abortions Sierra Leone Election Raises Hopes for Girls' Education, Safe Abortions
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Election Raises Hopes for Girls' Education, Safe Abortions
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A change of president in Sierra Leone will bring a new chance to fight for reproductive rights and girls' education although the lack of women in government will make it tough, activists said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Escaping child marriage in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa –" According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty, " said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone ’s Koinadugu District. She would know – she was married when she was 15 years old.Two years early, when she was only 13, a 45-year-old man approached her parents with a marriage proposal.“He was rich, and he was using his wealth to influence my parents. My parents were pressuring me about him every day,” she told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Survivors Cry for Better Health-Care
[New Dawn] The president of the Ebola Survivors Network in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone Mr. Patrick Farley says Ebola survivors in Liberia are crying for a better healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Keeping Jewelry Companies Accountable: Where Do Our Gold and Diamonds Come From?
Former “Blood Diamonds” now Provide Employment. Credit: Tommy Trenchard/ IPSBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Feb 27 2018 (IPS)How many people know where their gold and diamond jewelry comes from?How many people consider the human cost of its production? Not many consumers ask these questions, and, shockingly, neither do many of the world’s leading jewelry brands.It’s a trend that Human Rights Watch (HRW) is trying to change with a new social media campaign, #BehindTheBling.“We want people to think about where their jewelry comes from,” Jo Becker, Advocacy Director of the Children&rsqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak, signs of recovery for Liberian healthcare system
(PLOS) The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014-2015 disrupted the provision of healthcare in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. In a research article published this week in PLOS Medicine, Bradley Wagenaar, of the University of Washington, and colleagues quantify the health system output losses in Liberia during and in the immediate aftermath of the EVD outbreak, and the recovery of the health systems in the two years following. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

British woman taken to Sierra Leone aged 15 for FGM
Jay Kamara-Frederick, who is from south London, was taken to Sierra Leone and subjected to genital cutting when she turned 15. She said on This Morning the impact was a 'lifelong affliction'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Seeking Fair Elections, Sierra Leone Bans FGM During Campaign Season
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"So many politicians use initiation into secret society during campaigns to gain votes, especially those of women" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Rampant Illegal Sand Mining At Ebola/Mudslide Cemetery
[Concord] Volunteers at the Ebola/Mudslide victims' cemetery at Pa Loko village in the outskirts of Waterloo, Western Area Rural District, have expressed fear that rampant illegal sand mining currently taking place nearby could have far-reaching negative impact on the sacred ground. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola aid worker scared neighbour on his return to home
Professor Chris Bulstrode, who was stationed in Sierra Leone during the pandemic of 2014/15, admitted that returning home after an 'emergency mission' is always a 'tricky change of gear'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Access to Information Still a Pipedream As MOHS 'Criminally' Fails to Avail Information
[Concord] Access to information is to all intents and purposes still a pipedream in Sierra Leone, four years after the passage of an Act which makes it mandatory for citizens to access information held by or is under the control of public authority or a private body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Ebola Survivors Sue Sierra Leone Government
[East African] Two Ebola survivors have filed a suit at the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) court against the Sierra Leonean government's handling of the 2014 epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Parliament Passes New Healthcare Law
[Concord] E Sesay -Parliament last Wednesday unanimously passed into law the Sierra Leone Social Health Insurance Scheme (SLeSHI), a law that would assure affordable, timely and quality healthcare delivery for all and sundry across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:'Critical Gaps Remain to Support and Protect Children Affected By HIV/Aids'
[Concord] Commissioner of the National Commission for Children (NCC) Wednesday stated that despite strides made in combating HIV AIDS in the country and significant progress in accessing Anti-Retro Viral (ARTs), critical gaps still remain in the effort to better support and protect children affected by the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Response to Ebola outbreak leads to improved mental health services in Sierra Leone
(King's College London) A new report highlighting how vital mental health services were developed in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak is published today in the WHO Bulletin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host and Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future treatment efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:UK Aid Opens Refurbished Hospital Laboratory in Sierra Leone
[PR Newswire] London -UK and Sierra Leone governments open improved public health lab at Connaught hospital in Freetown to fight the spread of highly infectious diseases like Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HC3 (Health Communication Capacity Collaborative) in Action: Strengthening the SBCC (Social and Behavior Change Communication) System
U.S. Agency for International Development. 09/2017 This 10-page document, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), describes the components of an effective Social and Behavior Change Communication system, and provides spotlights on HC3's work in five countries to illustrate these components in action. The program in Sierra Leone focuses on rebuilding trust in the country's health system, and encourages uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child services as part of Ebola recovery efforts. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Reporting Deaths Among Children Aged < 5 Years After the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic — Bombali District, Sierra Leone, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ebola ’ s Legacy: Children With Cataracts
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Ebola Virus Cataracts Immune System Emory University New England Journal of Medicine United Methodist Church Crozier, Ian Freetown (Sierra Leone) Guinea Liberia Source Type: news

CARE International DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) Ebola Emergency Response Project: Final Evaluation Report
CARE International. 12/30/2016 This 54-page report presents findings from a final evaluation of the CARE International Ebola Emergency Response project that addressed the impact of Ebola on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and health. The project was concentrated in the northern region of Sierra Leone. The report assesses the extent to which proposed outcomes and objectives have been achieved, the efficient and effective use of resources, and the extent to which the Code of Conduct standards and Sphere had been respected. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Sierra Leone First Lady and Beingmate Launch Donation Project for Africa Children
[PR Newswire] Freetown, Sierra Leone -Sierra Leone's First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma and Chinese Company-BEINGMATE together launched a milk powder donation project to promote the development of women's and children's health in Africa. Meantime, a ceremony was held in the Presidential Lodge witnessed by Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mr. Wu Peng, acting Sierra Leone Ambassador to China Mrs. Kumba Momoh, Mrs. Mariatu Kargbo the Goodwill Ambassador, and leaders from Ministry of Health, MSWGCA, MOHS, etc. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Social Welfare Minister Takes Sierra Leone Success Story to Ecowas - Defends Adult Bondo Women's Rights to Their Bodies
[Concord] The Minister Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs,Dr.Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has just returned from the 2017 edition of the annual ECOWAS First Ladies Conference, which ended in Niamey, Niger on 5th October, this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How Analytics and Machine Learning Can Save Your Life
[CAJ News] ?MORE than 11 000 people died during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, or nearly 40 percent of all reported cases. The virus was relentless, hopping between Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia, before making its way to the United Kingdom, United States and Spain. But what if we could have predicted the outbreak months before it happened, buying us time to take proactive measures to contain it and curb its spread? With access to overwhelming volumes of data, the computational power need (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Philanthropists Join Forces to Fund Africa ’s Cash-Strapped Health Sector
Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre in Nigeria. Credit: Tristate Heart and Vascular CentreBy Pavithra Rao, Africa Renewal*NEW YORK, Sep 28 2017 (IPS)In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world. Some of the factors driving unhappiness are the poor state of the continent’s health care systems, the persistence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and the growth of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.Few African countries make...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pavithra Rao Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Will Keep Ravaging Nigeria Unless Better Surveillance Is Put in Place
[The Conversation Africa] Lassa fever was first discovered nearly 50 years ago in Nigeria. Since then, it has been reported in other West African countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. There is also evidence of Lassa fever presence in southern Mali, Burkina Faso, C ôte d'Ivoire and Ghana, all of which share a similar tropical wooded savanna ecological zone. But there is still no vaccine against the disease. A new outbreak in 19 Nigerian states and in Lagos city - the most populated city on the continent - has sp (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: President Koroma Visits Chinese Ark Peace Hospital Ship
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma this afternoon visited the Chinese Ark Peace Hospital ship which docked in Freetown on 19 September, 2017 for a weeklong humanitarian medical services for local people in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news