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Africa:South Sudan Launches the 8th Edition of the African Vaccination Week
[WHO] Sudan -The Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from WHO and partners joined the rest of the African and Global community to celebrate the 8th edition of the African vaccination week (AVW) under the theme 'Vaccines work: Do your part!'. This event provided a unique opportunity to highlight the need for collective actions to ensure universal access to immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases regardless of the wide spread conflict and insecurity in South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:For Medical Workers, Just Reaching the Sick Is a Challenge
[IRIN] In the absence of a functioning state, outside NGOs are left to provide healthcare - even primary healthcare - to most of South Sudan. Yet those organisations continue to face major obstacles to doing their work: saving lives in a country beset by civil war is impossible without access to the wounded and the sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Midwife Returns From War-torn South Sudan a Changed Person
In the NewsThe Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Midwife Returns From War-torn South Sudan a Changed PersonApril 24, 2018Utah midwife Kirsti Rinne talks about her experience working with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Lankien, South Sudan.View External Media.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Organizational determinants of workplace violence against hospital workers - Arnetz J, Hamblin LE, Sudan S, Arnetz B.
OBJECTIVE: To identify organizational factors contributing to workplace violence in hospitals. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was conducted in 2013 among employees in a Midwestern hospital system (n  = 446 respondents). Questions concerned empl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Child Soldiers Released, But Risk Remains
Child soldiers released by armed groups in Yambio, South Sudan. Credit: UN Photo/Isaac BillyBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 2018 (IPS)More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, and help will be needed to ensure their safe and bright future, according to a UN agency.The release took place in Western Equatoria State and follows a similar release last month that saw 300 children freed. Both releases are part of a series, supported by the UN’s children’s agency (UNICEF), that will see 1,000 children freed from armed groups. “No child should ever have to pick...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sudan:West Kordofan Detainees Stricken By 'Allergic Disease'
[Radio Dabanga] El Fula -Activists in Sudan's West Kordofan have published a list of 41 detainees under the emergency measures in the state who have been held for months without being brought to trial or charged. Some of them are reportedly suffering from an allergic disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Oxygen Shortage Halts Surgery At East Darfur Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] ED Daein -The lack of oxygen at Ed Daein Hospital led to the cancellation of all scheduled surgical procedures for patients on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diamonds in Sudan meteorite 'are remnants of lost planet'
Scientists say rock fragments that hit the Earth in 2008 contain evidence of a lost planet that was part of the early solar systemDiamonds found in a meteorite that exploded over the Nubian desert in Sudan a decade ago were formed deep inside a “lost planet” that once circled the sun in the early solar system, scientists say.Microscopic analyses of the meteorite ’s tiny diamonds revealed they contain compounds that are produced under intense pressure, suggesting the diamonds formed far beneath the surface of a planet.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Space Planets Source Type: news

Rethinking the fight as surge of malaria deaths in conflict zones threatens to upend progress
(Burness) Ten years of progress globally in the fight against malaria have masked the rapid rise of infections and deaths in African countries experiencing conflict and famine, though new strategies implemented in places like the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and northern Nigeria could provide a way forward, according to research presented this week at the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Sudan:UN Migration Agency and Partners Reach More Than 140,000 People With Vaccination Campaigns
[UN News] The United Nations migration agency and its partners are set to begin a second round of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Malakal and Wau, South Sudan, after the initial round reached more than 60,400 people in March of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: UN migration agency and partners reach more than 140,000 people with vaccination campaigns
The United Nations migration agency and its partners are set to begin a second round of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Malakal and Wau, South Sudan, after the initial round reached more than 60,400 people in March of this year. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Anthrax Outbreak At South Sudanese Refugee Camp in Uganda
[East African] A South Sudanese refugee has died from anthrax at a refugee camp in northwestern Uganda, a local official said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The rhetoric and practice of the international responsibility to prevent mass atrocities: reflections on South Africa's peacebuilding role in South Sudan (2005-2013) - Nganje F.
While global consensus on the meaning and application of the responsibility to protect (R2P) principle remains tenuous, there is little contention among major actors that the development of the norm should prioritise the prevention of mass atrocities. In p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Sudan:Down Syndrome Center Kids Give More Than They Take, Director
[SudaNow] The main characteristic of these kids is love, truthfulness and good manners. They are God's angels on Earth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Four New 'Watery Diarrhoea Cases' Recorded in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -The number of patients suffering from acute watery diarrhoea -suspected to be cholera-continues to decline in Central Darfur's Nierteti locality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Bakri Informed On Outcome of Talks Between Sudanese Health Ministry and Its Tunisian Counterpart
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic and Natioanl Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih was briefed on outcome of talks held between Federal Haelth Ministry and Ministry of Health in Tunisia and concluded by signing a number of agreements and protocols in health field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:State Minister for Industry Welcomes Saudi Investment in Pharmaceutical Industry
[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister at Ministry of Industry , Dr. Abdou Dawod Suleiman dsicussed with delegation of Al-Faisalia Saudi Group headed by the Chair of the Group, Abdalla Al-Kenani, on Sunday increase of Saudi investments in Sudan, welcomed the willingness of the Group to invest in Sudan in the Pharmaceutical Industrial sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:14 Cases of Meningitis in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur -Tests have confirmed 14 cases of meningitis in Central Darfur, with reports of other cases in South, North, and East Darfur. Medical sources told Radio Dabanga that 14 meningitis (cerebro-spinal fever) cases have been confirmed through lab tests in Central Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:Lessons From Darfur - How to Deliver Healthcare in Insecure Regions
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] So far this century, Sudan's Darfur region has been known for all the wrong reasons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:'South Darfur Stands to Lose Medical Specialists' - Doctors
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -A group of 17 deputy medical specialists at Nyala Teaching Hospital in South Darfur have withdrawn their services and threaten to leave South Darfur for good after the Ministry of Health relinquished its commitments and Nyala hospital stopped six of them from work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Conflicts Force Up Global Hunger Levels
Almost 400,000 famine victims who fled to the Mogadishu for aid at the height of famine, are still living in one of the many refugee camps outside Mogadishu. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2018 (IPS)Largely driven by conflict, the number of hungry people has dramatically increased around the world, reversing decades of progress, according to a new report. Launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), the Global Report on Food Crises 2018 has exposed the worrisome scale and magnitude of today’s crises.&l...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sudan:Disease Outbreaks Ravage Conflict-Torn Sudanese
[CAJ News] Khartoum -AN outbreak of meningitis has left more than 30 people dead in the war-torn South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Cabinet Endorses National Council of Medical and Health Professions' Bill
[SNA] Khartoum -The Council of Ministers approved, in its regular meeting Thursday headed by First Vice Presidfent of the Republic and National Prime Minister Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, the bill of the National Council for Medical and Health professions for the year 2018, presented by the Minister of the Council of Ministers Ahmed Saad Omar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: South Sudan Halts Spread of Crippling Guinea Worms
It has been 15 months — longer than the worm ’ s life cycle — since the last case of infection, which means the parasite is nearing eradication in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Guinea Worm Disease Parasites Carter Center Carter, Jimmy Hopkins, Donald R South Sudan Atlanta (Ga) Source Type: news

South Sudan:South Sudan Stops Transmission of Guinea Worm Disease
[Carter Center] The world's newest nation, South Sudan, has succeeded in interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, the country's minister of health announced Wednesday at The Carter Center. As of the end of February 2018, South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, has recorded zero cases of Guinea worm disease for 15 consecutive months. Because the Guinea worm life cycle is about a year, a 15-month absence of cases indicates the interruption of transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating debilitating Guinea worm
Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating Guinea worm
Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spread of Guinea worm disease in South Sudan ceases
Some good news: South Sudan has stopped transmission of GuineaWorm, the nation's health minister announces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Carter Center: South Sudan has stopped the spread of Guinea worm disease
The Carter Center and Dr. Riek Gai Kok, the minister of health for South Sudan, made a historic announcement Wednesday morning – the African nation has officially stopped the transmission of Guinea worm disease. For many years, the area that is now the nation of South Sudan was the most Guinea worm-endemic nation in the world. Now South Sudan is enjoying 15 consecutive months with zero Guinea worm cases. The announcemen t came during the 22nd annual review of Guinea worm eradiation campaign in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Maria Saporta Source Type: news

Carter Center: South Sudan has stopped the spread of Guinea worm disease
The Carter Center and Dr. Riek Gai Kok, the minister of health for South Sudan, made a historic announcement Wednesday morning – the African nation has officially stopped the transmission of Guinea worm disease. For many years, the area that is now the nation of South Sudan was the most Guinea worm-endemic nation in the world. Now South Sudan is enjoying 15 consecutive months with zero Guinea worm cases. The announcemen t came during the 22nd annual review of Guinea worm eradiation campaign in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Maria Saporta Source Type: news

Sudan:Fewer Cases of Suspected Cholera in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -The isolation centres in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur have all reported fewer cases of 'acute watery diarrhoea' suspected to be cholera, confirming a downward trend observed last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:VP Chairs Meeting On Medicines Supplies in Khartoum and Gezira States
[SNA] Khartoum -The Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman presided over in the Republican Palace , Tuesday , a meeting medicines and medical supply in Khartoum and Gezira States in presence of Federal Health Minister, Governors of the two States and representatives of the concerned organs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Doctors Strike At South Darfur Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -The assistant doctors at the Nyala Teaching Hospital entered into a strike on Thursday in protest against non-payment of their financial entitlements and a poor working environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Baby Boy Born With Two Heads
[SudaNow] The City of Kosti in the White Nile State last week saw a medical rare case when a woman gave birth to a baby boy with two heads. The baby was moved to the intensive care of the Khartoum Teaching Hospital. A doctor at the hospital told Sudanow the baby is now under the attention of a team of doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies
Sudan lived most of his life in a zoo in the Czech Republic, but was brought to a conservancy in Kenya in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save his species. He died at the conservancy at age 45.(Image credit: STR/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eyder Peralta Source Type: news

Sudan:12 New Cases of Suspected Cholera Reach Central Darfur Centres
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -After a few days of showing a downward trend, 12 new cases of 'acute watery diarrhoea', suspected to be cholera, have been reported in Central Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Central Darfur - One Death From Suspected Cholera in Nierteti
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -One person has died at Turr area near Nierteti of 'acute watery diarrhoea' suspected to be cholera, however the number of new infections reported is beginning to ease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Saving lives
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Last year, 81 million people worldwide experienced severe food insecurity. About 80 percent of them live in Africa.While much of that food insecurity relates to civil war and violence in places like South Sudan and Nigeria, a good portion also stems from a sequence of five severe droughts that began in Ethiopia in 2015 and spread across parts of the continent in the ensuing three years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Number of Suspected Cholera Cases Drops in Central Darfur's Nierteti
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Only four new cases were recorded in Nierteti locality over the weekend. The isolation ward of the Hospital of Nierteti received one new patient on Sunday, a medical volunteer reported to Radio Dabanga. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Medics On Strike in East Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] ED Daein -Medical doctors working for the East Darfur Health Insurance decided to down their tools on Thursday, in protest against the deteriorating work environment and the low remuneration levels. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Two More Die of Suspected Cholera in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Two people died of 'watery diarrhoea' and five new infection cases were recorded in Central Darfur's Nierteti locality on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN envoy on conflict-related sexual violence reports on visits to Iraq and Sudan
A senior United Nations official has stressed the need to ensure survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Iraq are fully protected and that perpetrators are brought to justice. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Suspected Cholera Still Haunts Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Acute watery diarrhoea suspected to be cholera is still prevalent in the villages of Nierteti and the western areas of Jebel Marra in Central Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:WHO Country Representative Says Sudan Leads in Health Research
[SNA] Khartoum -Dr Naeema Al-Gaseer, WHO Country Representative for Sudan, has said Sudan is one of the leading countries of the world in heath scientific research, and that it was selected as one of the top 16 counties that have veered from relief to rehabilitation and development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women's rights in jeopardy: the case of war-torn South Sudan - Hove M, Ndawana E.
This study asserts that women's rights are far from being recognized in South Sudan despite its efforts to include the rights of women in the Transitional Constitution after its attainment of independence from Sudan in 2011. While the article acknowledges ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sudan:Suspected Cholera in Central Darfur - One More Dead, 41 New Cases
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -One person died of watery diarrhoea, suspected to be cholera, in Central Darfur. The four isolation units in Nierteti locality admitted 41 new patients on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Central Darfur - Nierteti Records 13 New Suspected Cholera Cases
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -The medical isolation centres in Nierteti in Central Darfur received 13 new cases of 'acute watery diarrhoea', suspected to be cholera, on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:'Significant Decrease' in Cholera Cases in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Central Darfur medics and volunteers are cautiously optimistic as fewer cases of diarrhoea, suspected to be cholera, were reported in the state over the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Negotiating security provisioning in a hybrid political order: the case of the Arrow Boys in Western Equatoria, South Sudan - Willems R, Borgh C.
This paper discusses the emergence of a local defence force, the Arrow Boys, in Western Equatoria State in response to the threats posed by the Lord's Resistance Army, in a context where the support provided by the state security forces is considered to be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news