Sudan:Pregnant Woman Haemorrhages to Death in North Darfur Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Kutum -On Tuesday, a pregnant woman reportedly died at Kutum Hospital in North Darfur after bleeding for more than 12 hours, as there was no doctor at the hospital to attend to her. Residents from Kutum told Radio Dabanga that the hospital has only one doctor and a number of nurses, where the doctor works for limited hours. They complained of deterioration of environmental conditions, treatment services and lack of doctors and specialists in the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Joint Effort to Eliminate River Blindness Bearing Fruit for Uganda
[East African] Uganda is edging closer to eliminating onchocerciasis or river blindness, a disease that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated, but more effort from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be crucial in preventing cross-border transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Kordofan - 'People Eating Porridge for Lack of Bread'
[Radio Dabanga] Abu Jubeiha / El Fula / El Obeid / Khartoum -Public anger is rising in the cities of Sudan's South and West Kordofan are experiencing a severe bread crisis amidst a state of anger among the residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Doctors Threaten to Strike, Patients Complain About Shortages
[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -Doctors in El Gedaref have threatened to start a strike against the inability of the state Ministry of Health to respond to their demands regarding working environment and payment of dues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Five RSF Fighters Slain As Internal Clashes Spread to South Darfur Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Domaya / Nyala -Five members of the Rapid Support Forces militia have died as a result of internal clashed withing the main government militia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Chronic, Essential Medicines Unaffordable for Many Sudanese
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -Residents of several Sudanese states have complained about the lack and high prices of lifesaving medicines to tread chronic conditions such as blood pressure and diabetes, as well as medicines related to epilepsy and other neurological and psychological conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Focused ethnographic research on teaching and learning in conflict zones: history education in South Sudan - Sk årås M.
This article analyzes how central features of focused ethnography produce knowledge on teaching and learning history in conflict zones. In particular, it argues how five specific challenges of research in conflict zones are addressed through the methods of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Eradicating Leprosy in Mozambique, a Complicated Task
World Health Organization goodwill ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and chair of the Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa (left), holds the hand of a leprosy patient. Sasakawa visited Mozambique’s rural Namaita Centre to assess the progress of leprosy patients. The Nippon Foundation has been providing funds and medication in order to eliminate leprosy in Mozambique. Credit: Elísio Muchanga/IPSBy Elisio MuchangaNAMPULA PROVINCE, Mozambique, Jul 28 2018 (IPS)It takes Faurito António, 42, from Lalaua district, Nampula Province, two hours to reach his nearest health centre in order to receive the drugs neces...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elisio Muchanga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

Sudan:New Cases of Suspected Cholera in West Kordofan
[Radio Dabanga] Abu Zabad -El Ahmar village of Abu Zabad locality in West Kordofan has recorded eight new cases of acute watery diarrhoea suspected to be cholera on Monday and Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:NISS Delays Distribution of El Jareeda Newspaper Again
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -For the second day in a row, agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) affected the print runs of El Jareeda and El Sayha newspapers with a new tactic to delay newspaper distributions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3 new Guinea worm cases found in setback for South Sudan
3 new Guinea worm cases found in South Sudan, a setback after closing in on eradication (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Sudan Launches Anti-Polio Campaign to Vaccinate 3 Million Children
[Focac] Khartoum -Sudan's Ministry Health has launched a polio vaccination campaign targeting around 3 million children nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women?
July 17, 2018When hospitals or clinics are attacked, women often become targets. But what do we know about the real impact on their health and well-being?In April 2017, 60 militia members attacked a hospital in Cinq, a city in the Kasai district of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebels set fire to a surgical suite, trapping 35 patients inside, and then torched most of the hospital. They sexually assaulted women and girls with sticks and firearms, including a woman who had just given birth hours before.The details of this attack are horrifying. More than 100 people died, including 90 patients and two health workers.B...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Sudan:Four Women 'Die From Anesthesia' in Obstetrics Hospital
[Radio Dabanga] Wad Medani -Four women are suspected to have died from a corrupted drug used in anesthesia during operations in Wad Medani Hospital for Obstetrics and Gynaecology on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Baby Girl Born With Heart Outside Chest
[SudaNow] For a baby to be born with a deformed, missing or abnormal limb, that is not news. But the news is when a baby is born with its heart outside the chest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sudan:'Watery Diarrhoea' Reported in Sudan's Red Sea State
[Radio Dabanga] Derudeb -The hospital of Derudeb in Sudan's Red Sea state recorded eight cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - on Tuesday following intense rains in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Spike in Sudan's Medicine Prices to Continue - Medical Sources
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Medical sources have predicted further increases in medicine prices in Sudanese pharmacies. People have complained about the new price hikes of medicines. New statistics have shown that there are 12,000 cases of cancer admitted to hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:UNMISS Transports Fistula-Affected Women to Bentiu for Treatment
[Africa Renewal] A woman in Bentiu receives post-surgical care. UNFPA, UNMISS and partners are currently helping women receive treatment for fistulas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

In a Race to Save the Northern White Rhino, Scientists Have Succeeded in Creating Hybrid Embryos
(BERLIN) — Scientists say they’re several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino, a closely related sub-species. It’s the first time such hybrid embryos have been created and the scientists from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic say it could provide a pathway to saving the critically endanger...
Source: TIME: Science - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Frank Jordans / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals onetime overnight Source Type: news

How IVF might save northern white rhinos, the world's most endangered species
Perhaps no species on Earth is as close to extinction as the northern white rhinoceros.The last male, known as Sudan, died in March at the age of 45. The two remaining females, Najin and Fatu, have been deemed infertile.Still, researchers say it is too soon to write off the northern white rhino... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

One-stop care centre helps women amid South Sudan ’s epidemic of violence
JUBA, South Sudan – Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered and tortured for years by her husband, who ultimately threatened to kill her. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

' We will not give up on looking for peace for South Sudan': UN deputy chief
In a visit to South Sudan on Tuesday, the UN Deputy Secretary-General spoke mother-to-mother with displaced women, pledging that she and other senior women leaders from the international community will not give up on the hope for peace for their nation. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

Sudan:Measles - Two Deaths in North Darfur Camp, Reports in Eastern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher / Tokar -Two people who were infected with measles in Zamzam camp in El Fasher locality have died, while dozens of others have been infected. Tokar locality in Red Sea state has taken action to investigate its growing number of infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Modelling memory decay after injuries using household survey data from Khartoum State, Sudan - Heuch I, Abdalla S, El Tayeb S.
BACKGROUND: Injuries represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In retrospective epidemiological studies, estimated rates of reported injuries often decline considerably when information is included from periods more than a few mont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Sudan:Taxi Driver Saves Woman in Labor, but Gets a Hard Test
[SudaNow] Yasin Hamad, an office worker, used to drive a taxi after working hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sudan:Tijani Al-Mahi, the Encyclopedic Psychiatrist
[SudaNow] With the increasing incidences of mental disorders, Sudanese should stop to pay tribute to the pioneer of psychiatry in the country, the late Professor al-Tijani al-Mahi, who in 1949 made this treatment possible in the Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Economic Crisis - Sudanese Communist Party Predicts 'Serious Medical Repercussions'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The health sector of the Sudanese Communist Party in Khartoum has warned of the repercussions of the economic and political crisis that the country is undergoing on health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Government to create a census of 20 lakh healthcare facilities by September
The Prime Minister's Office has directed the ministry to create the repository by September, said health secretary Preeti Sudan at the launch on Tuesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:SCP - 'Measles Epidemic Now Spread to All States of Sudan'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The health sector of the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) has announced the spread of the measles* epidemic to all states of Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Vaccines for Children Destroyed As 'UN Vehicle Abused By Commissioner' in Sudan's El Gedaref
[Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -Large quantities of vaccines for children have reportedly been rendered useless after the Commissioner of Gala El Nahal locality in Sudan's El Gedaref allegedly ordered a temperature-controlled UN vehicle to be used to transport passengers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:New East Jebel Marra Clinics Fill Health Service Gaps for 240,000
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A one-year health clinics project started by the World Health Organization (WHO) in May is set to improve health services for at least 242,000 people in nine villages in East Jebel Marra, where humanitarian assistance became recently accessible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sudan:Measles Spreading in West Darfur, Fever in Eastern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina / Suakin -The spread of measles in West Darfur has prompted the state Ministry of Health to develop a plan to combat the disease. In Red Sea state, two people died of an unknown fever during the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:High Maternal Mortality Rate in Eastern Sudan's Kassala
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala -The number of people in Kassala state suffering from malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS increased in 2017. The maternal mortality rate rose as well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Life-Saving Radio - Reporting On Cholera in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Amsterdam -The effect of Radio Dabanga on lives of Sudanese people became clear when a cholera epidemic broke out in Sudan in September 2016. In the following months, large towns as well as remote areas and camps for internally displaced people faced high numbers of cholera infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Red Sea State Health Ministry - Three Die of Unidentified Fever in Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -The director-general of the Red Sea state Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of an "unidentified fever" in Port Sudan. It has led to the death of three people. The number of infected is not yet clear. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Blessing in Disguise
[SudaNow] Having toured a large area of Kordufan region, a central western Sudan Savana area, with bushes dotting most surrounding in the rainy season, the Governor, Al- Tom Al Fadil, already suffering from back and joint pains, so much aggravated by a hectic tour, was more than happy to respond to an invitation for an open air barbecue. It was a lovely 2009 rainy season evening, when the governor, Al-Fadil, his accompanied delegation and their families settled down and made themselves comfy to enjoy the evening in (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:War Leaves One in Four Girls in South Sudan Suicidal - Report
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -One in four adolescent girls in South Sudan has considered killing herself, traumatised by physical and sexual violence brought on by the country's civil conflict, a report by the children's charity Plan International said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Massing Medical Waste in South Kordofan Hospital 'Hazard to Doctors and Patients'
[Radio Dabanga] Abu Jubeiha -Massing medical waste in South Kordofan hospital 'hazard to doctors and patients' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Acute Watery Diarrhoea, Dengue Fever Reported After Rains in Sudan's Blue Nile, Red Sea States
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin / Port Sudan -Six cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - have been admitted to Ed Damazin Hospital in Sudan's Blue Nile State this week. The rains have also seen an increase in cases suspected to be the mosquito-borne haemorrhagic (severe dengue) fever admitted to Port Sudan hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Pharma Importers Struggle to Replenish Sudan's Med Stocks for Want of Forex
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A number of pharmaceutical companies in Sudan have confirmed the scarcity of several medicinal products in the country. More than 200 types of medicines have become completely unavailable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Pigeon Pea - Healthy Meat Alternative
[SudaNow] Pigeon pea (known in Sudan as adasy or adasia) is a perennial legume from the family fabaceae, mostly grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. shrub, growing to over 3m tall (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:People Caught in the Frontlines of Intense Fighting in Country's North
[MSF] Since the end of April, the conflict-ravaged counties of Leer and Mayendit, in South Sudan's north, have once again been wracked by violence. Thousands of people are caught between the frontlines of the fighting, and health facilities have been attacked. The high level of violence prevents many people from reaching basic services, including healthcare, says M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: Violence against civilians forces thousands to flee
MSF mobile clinics are providing basic medical care and have treated 41 survivors of sexual violence in the past month alone.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

South Sudan: Violence against civilians forces thousands to flee in Leer and Mayendit counties
Press releaseSouth Sudan: Violence against civilians forces thousands to flee in Leer and Mayendit countiesMay 31, 2018JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK —Thousands of people are fleeing for their lives amid a sharp escalation in fighting and attacks on civilians in the Leer and Mayendit counties ofSouth Sudan over the past month, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling on all armed actors to stop the violence against the local population. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news