South Sudan: Minister of Health, Honourable Dr Riek Gai Kok and His Entourage Visited Ebola Treatment Unit Constructed By WHO in Juba
[WHO] The Honourable Minister for Health of South Sudan, Dr Riek Gai Kok and his entourage which included a 1976 Ebola survivor, Samaritan Purse and ICRC visited the WHO supported Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Juba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: National Anti-Polio Campaign Launched in Karari
[SNA] Khartoum -Deputy Director of Immunization ats Federal Health Ministry, Dr Mawahib Salman on Tuesday launched the Natioanl Campaign for Polio Eradication at Karari Locality in presence of officials of Federal State Health Ministry and officials of Karari Locality as well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Concerns Over Spread of Disease Following Rains in Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -The residents of Port Sudan, capital of eastern Sudan's Red Sea state, have complained of the spread of flies and mosquitoes due to recent rains. They expressed concern over the emergence and spread of diseases of ophthalmic, malaria, diarrhoea, and typhoid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Chikungunya Emerges in South Darfur, Expert Hired for Advice
[Radio Dabanga] Tullus -Medical sources reported cases of chikungunya in Tullus locality in South Darfur. The ministry of health hired an expert to investigate prevention methods such as placing observatories at domestic flights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Essential Meds in Short Supply At Sudan Pharmacies
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Pharmacies in the Sudanese capital Khartoum as well as the other states are witnessing lack of many types of medicines amid rising prices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: QRCS Dispatches Convoy to North Kordofan State
[SNA] Al-Obied -The Qatar Red Crescent Society(QRCS) in collaboration with Hamad Medical Foundation and in partnership with Sudanese Red Crescent Society dispatched a medical convoy to North Kordofan State for treating eye diseases and combating blindness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudan Pound at Unprecedented Low Rate Affects Drug Imports
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Yesterday the Sudanese Pound continued its drop against the US Dollar, reaching SDG 58 in the parallel market. A number of pharmacies have stopped importing medicines against the current exchange rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Minister Denies Existence of Gap in Medicines
[SNA] Khartoum -The Federal Health Minister, Mohammad Abu-Zaid Mustafa, has affirmed the provision of diabetes drugs (insulin), denying existence of any gap in medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Minister Denies Existence of Gap in Medicines
[SNA] Khartoum -The Federal Health Minister, Mohammad Abu-Zaid Mustafa, has affirmed the provision of diabetes drugs (insulin), denying existence of any gap in medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Ahmed Saad Affirms State Keenness to Promote Medicine Profession
[SNA] Khartoum -The Cabinet Affairs Minister, Ahmed Saad Omer, has affirmed the state keenness to promote the medicine profession and to provide a convenient climate for the performance in the medical field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Ahmed Saad Affirms State Keenness to Promote Medicine Profession
[SNA] Khartoum -The Cabinet Affairs Minister, Ahmed Saad Omer, has affirmed the state keenness to promote the medicine profession and to provide a convenient climate for the performance in the medical field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Minister Denies Medicine-Gap
[SNA] Khartoum -Federal Health Minister Mohammad Abu- Zeid Mustafa has affirmed the provision of diabetes drugs (insulin), denying existence of any gap in medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Minister Denies Medicine-Gap
[SNA] Khartoum -Federal Health Minister Mohammad Abu- Zeid Mustafa has affirmed the provision of diabetes drugs (insulin), denying existence of any gap in medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Over 19,000 Cases of Chikungunya Reported Across the Country
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -In a recent update from the World Health Organization (WHO), seven states in Sudan, including Kassala, Red Sea, Al Gedaref, River Nile, Northern State, South Darfur, and Khartoum, have reported cases of chikungunya between 31 May and 2 October 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A popular wild fruit, the Spanish tamarind has many medicinal benefits
(Natural News) The Spanish tamarind (Vangueria Madagascariensis) can potentially be used as a medicinal plant because of its phenolic and flavonoid content and antioxidant capacities, according to a study published in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. In the study, researchers from Omdurman Islamic University in Sudan, Sudan University of Science and Technology... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Africa Must Tackle Birth Control 'Taboo' - Philanthropist Mo Ibrahim
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -African countries must cut their booming birth rate and provide secure jobs for young people or risk a rise in conflict and militant groups, Sudanese billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim warned on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 2, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Must Tackle Birth Control 'Taboo' - Philanthropist Mo Ibrahim
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -African countries must cut their booming birth rate and provide secure jobs for young people or risk a rise in conflict and militant groups, Sudanese billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim warned on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 2, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

SAFE Succeeds in Cutting Trachoma Burden in Sudan
(MedPage Today) -- Country moves toward elimination of blindness-causing infection (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Film Raises Funds for Isolated Hospital in War Zone
[VOA] With the unrelenting violence in places such as South Sudan and Somalia, the world seems to have overlooked the people of Sudan's Nuba Mountains, where for several years President Omar al-Bashir waged war against his own people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Al-Bashir and Al-Sisi Visit the Egyptian Medical Supplies Exhibition
[SNA] President of the Republic,Field Marshal accompanied by the visiting Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a number of ministers in Sudan and Egypt, inspected, Thursday, the Egyptian medicines and medical supplies exhibition in the Friendship Hall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:International Islamic Health Federation Opens Office in Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Aysha Mohammed Saleh has affirmed the the decelopment of the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Italian Medical Team Conducts Surgeries for Children in Gezira
[SNA] Medani -An Italian medical team started conduct of operations of removal of urinary and gastrointestinal malformations and congenital defects in the rectum for children at National Center for Pediatric Surgery in Medani, capital of Gezira State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Prme Minister Calls for Preparation of Matrix On Slaughterhouses
[SNA] Khartoum -The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mutaz Mousa, directed the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries to prepare a clear matrix within a week on the slaughterhouse work, stressing the need focusing on technical specifications in the slaughterhouse work to increase Sudanese exports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Health Ministry Successfully Conducts First-Every Diagnostic Test for Ebola
[WHO] South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Health Ministry Successfully Conducts First-Ever Diagnostic Test for Ebola
[WHO] South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevent gingivitis naturally with traditional Sudanese medicine
(Natural News) One of the most preventable and yet most common health problems in the world is periodontal disease, which is caused by Porphyromonas gingivalis, an anaerobic, Gram-negative bacteria. A study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked into the potential of Sudanese medicinal plants to inhibit P. gingivalis growth, as well as on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Sudan Call Memo to WHO Highlights 'Collapse in Sudan Health Sector'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudan Call, a coalition of opposition parties and armed movements, has submitted a memorandum to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) drawing attention to "the terrible collapse in the health sector, the spread of epidemics in Sudan such as cholera, and its transformation into an endemic disease amid government misinformation". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel or trade in and out of the DRC. But depending on the conclusion of Wednesday’s eme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not constitute an international public health emergency, but stressed in a statement that it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation. The emergency meeting, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, was called about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The 65th Session of WHO ’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean concludes in ...
17 October – Today, Members of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean concluded their 65th Session in Khartoum, Sudan, endorsing the Regional Director’s annual report on the work of the Organization with Member States, and noting with appreciation the Regional Director’s Vision 2023 to promote Health for All by All and his call for solidarity and action In his closing remarks Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean emphasized the need for collective work to materialize the Vision 2023 on the ground. “We meant the Vision of Health for All by Al...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 17, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO ’s Regional Committee discusses regional priorities
Tuesday, 16 October 2018, Khartoum, Sudan — The 65th Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean continued its regular sessions today in Khartoum, Sudan. HE the Federal Minister of Health in Sudan Professor Mohamed Abu Zaid Mustafa was elected by the members of the Regional Committee as the chair of the 65th Session of the Regional Committee. Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, presented the WHO Regional Director’s Annual Report. He outlined his Health for All by All vision for 20182023 emphasizing its four strategic priorities  expandin...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 16, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Certain Sudanese medicinal plants can remove heavy metals from water
(Natural News) Toxic heavy metals are growing more common in bodies of water, including those that serve as important sources of drinking water. To remedy this problem, Sudanese researchers investigated a trio of local medicinal plants used as water purifiers. They reported that the extracts of moringa (Moringa oleifera), bulrush (Typha latifolia) and Egyptian lemongrass... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Sudan
On 31 May 2018, the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) of the Red Sea State in Sudan reported four suspected cases of chikungunya fever from Swakin locality, in Red Sea State. Among the signs and symptoms were sudden onset of fever, headache, joint pain and swelling, muscle pain and/or inability to walk. The first suspected case of chikungunya in the neighboring Kassala State was reported on 8 August 2018, in a male travelling from the Red Sea State. Since then cases have been reported in three localities of the State (Kassala, West Kassala and Rural Kassala). On 10 August, among 24 collected blood samples, 22 samples tested ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sudan:Medical Operations 'For Sale' in Sudanese Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Operations at the Ahmed Gasim Hospital in Khartoum North are allegedly offered for money, especially heart operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Four More Die of Chikungunya in Kassala, Eastern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / Jebeit -Four people, including a child and a woman, died of chikungunya fever in Kassala. In Red Sea state, three new cases were recorded in a students' dormitory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Public Health Event Management in Air Transport Training of Trainers Kicks Off in Harare
[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Supply Shortage Halts Ops At East Darfur Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] ED Daein -Patients report that shortages in supplies of basic necessities have halted operation at Ed Daein Hospital in the capital of East Darfur, however official sources attribute the shut-down to the death of a staff member. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

65th Session of WHO ’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean will take place in Khartoum
The Regional Director will outline a new vision for WHO’s work in the Region: Health For All By All 9 October 2018, Cairo – Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 22 countries and territories of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, partner and civil society organizations will gather in Khartoum next week to attend the 65th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, being hosted by the Government of Sudan, from 15 to 18 October 2018. The Regional Committee is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region, convening once a year to discuss and endorse regional poli...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 10, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

65th Session of WHO ’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean opens in Khartoum
15 October 2018, Cairo – Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 22 countries and territories of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, partner and civil society organizations will gather in Khartoum next week to attend the 65th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, being hosted by the Government of Sudan, from 15 to 18 October 2018. The Regional Committee is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region, convening once a year to discuss and endorse regional policies, activities and financial plans. Its inaugural session, on the morning of 15 October, will be attende...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 10, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

‘Stronger’ effort must be made to cement peace deal for South Sudanese women and girls: UN Women chief
Putting the  latest peace deal into real effect across South Sudan, must include addressing “in a stronger manner, the challenges facing women and girls”, said the UN’s leading voice for gender-equality, who is part of a joint United Nations-African Union delegation to the country this week. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan:School Meals in Sudan Get a Nutritious Boost From the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
[WFP] WFP provides daily school meals and take-home rations to more than 27,000 children in 47 schools throughout South Kordofan State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Selfless’ South Sudanese surgeon, who’s saved thousands of lives over 20 years, ‘humbled’ to receive top UN award
For 20 years, Doctor Evan Atar Adaha has been providing medical services to the conflict-affected people of Sudan and South Sudan and, on Monday, he received the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious prize given annually by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to honour the women and men who work tirelessly to provide life-saving help to people caught in humanitarian crises. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Madam President Preeti Sudan, Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Mr Michael M øller, Colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tobacco [subject], tobacco use, smoking, passive smoking, cigarettes, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Sudan reports outbreak of mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in eastern state
More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

People Around the World Experienced Record Levels of Stress and Pain in 2017, Study Says
Last year was the worst in at least a decade for people across the globe, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. Gallup’s Negative Experience Index — a measure of how many people experienced worry, stress, sadness, anger or pain on the day before the survey — reached its highest point since 2006, according the report. Almost 40% of adults from 146 countries said they’d experienced worry or stress the day before the survey, while 31% said they’d felt physical pain, 23% said they’d been sad and 20% said they’d felt anger. Those results tallied up to a Negative Exp...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

New hope for PKDL patients in Africa as clinical trial aims to make treatment safer and easier
The objective of this clinical trial, which is being conducted by the DNDi   and the Institute for Endemic Diseases at the University of Khartoum, is to shorten the length of hospitalization for PKDL, and deliver a treatment that is safer to use and easier to administer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:South Sudan Intensifies Ebola Preparedness in Response to the Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
[WHO] Juba -In the aftermath of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that started in North Kivu province, on 1 August 2018 and the threat of cross-border spread, South Sudan has heightened its preparedness and response activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Govt Sets to Improve Malaria Surveillance Through a Sentinel Site Strengthening Approach
[WHO] Malaria, a disease endemic in South Sudan with the entire population at risk, continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for 59% of cases and over 28% of deaths reported in health facilities in 2018. Children under five years and pregnant mothers are the most vulnerable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A father's campaign for midwives in South Sudan
RUMBEK, South Sudan – More women in South Sudandie during pregnancy and childbirth than in nearly every other country in the world. Yet the vast majority of maternal deaths can be averted with proper antenatal, delivery and postnatal care – services provided bymidwives. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

South Sudan:South Sudan Revises Its 2007 Essential Medicines List to Improve Standards and Access to Essential Medicines Within the Health Care System
[WHO] The Ministry of Health of South Sudan in collaboration with the Health Sector Partners (HSP) and with technical leadership and support from the World Health Organization has validated its 2007 Essential Medicines List. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news