Eric Idle: I Survived Pancreatic Cancer. It ’s a Funny Story
About three years ago I was incredibly lucky: I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Lucky? One of the most lethal forms of cancer, how on earth was that lucky? Well, because it was found incredibly early. No, not before lunchtime, but before it had gone anywhere. A decade before I had asked my doctor for a quick death. It wasn’t for me, it was for a play I was writing called Death The Musical. With all the boomers heading for the final curtain, I thought it was an interesting subject for comedy to examine. Mike Nichols hated it. We would have read-throughs around our dining table, with fine people like Tim Curry, D...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Idle Tags: Uncategorized freelance health nationpod Source Type: news

Brief Anticoagulation Preserves Radial Artery After Catheter Access
(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- A short course of rivaroxaban (Xarelto) after transradial coronary procedures helped prevent radial artery occlusion complications, the RIVARAD trial from Tunisia showed. The direct-acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 20, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Helping Africa Fight COVID-19 - One-Shot At a Time
[New Dawn] So far, three countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target; Seychelles (81.3%), Mauritius (76.6%0 and Rwanda (76.5%). Also, 10 countries have attained a target of between 40% and 70% include Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sao Tome and Principe. In total, about 21.2% percent of the continent's population is fully vaccinated, hence, to drive increase in COVID-19 uptake, the in-country implementation took place in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihood Helping Africa Fight Covid-19 - One-Shot At a Time
[New Dawn] So far, three countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target; Seychelles (81.3%), Mauritius (76.6%0 and Rwanda (76.5%). Also, 10 countries have attained a target of between 40% and 70% include Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sao Tome and Principe. In total, about 21.2% percent of the continent's population is fully vaccinated, hence, to drive increase in COVID-19 uptake, the in-country implementation took place in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia among 6 African countries selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of WHO ...
29 August 2022 – Tunisia is among 6 African countries (Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia) that was selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of a WHO initiative. A mission of senior WHO experts, who visited Tunisia from 23 to 25 August 2022, had extensive meetings with all stakeholders, including the Institut Pasteur de Tunis, national regulation authority, national drug control laboratory, pharmaceutical inspection, others directorates from the Ministry of Public Health and Technopole of Sidi Thabet. The mission then met with HE the Minister of Health Dr Ali Mrabet to debrief him...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 29, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO mission on mRNA technology transfer initiative in Tunisia
29 August 2022 – Tunisia is among 6 African countries (Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia) that was selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of a WHO initiative. A mission of senior WHO experts, who visited Tunisia from 23 to 25 August 2022, had extensive meetings with all stakeholders, including the Institut Pasteur de Tunis, national regulation authority, national drug control laboratory, pharmaceutical inspection, others directorates from the Ministry of Public Health and Technopole of Sidi Thabet. The mission then met with HE the Minister of Health Dr Ali Mrabet to debrief him...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 29, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Africa: Japan PM Kishida Tests Positive for Covid - Could Attend Japan-Africa Summit Remotely
[RFI] Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has tested positive for Covid-19, just one week before he is slated to attend the Japanese-African development conference in Tunisia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The last'Arab Spring' democracy is dangling by a thread
Once regarded as the sole democracy to have emerged from the mass protests of the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia is today voting on a newly minted constitution that analysts fear could be the final... #arabspring #protests (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tunisia referendum: President Saied celebrates expected referendum win
President Kais Saied's reforms giving him almost unlimited powers are approved, exit poll indicates. #referendum #kaissaied (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police arrest leading gay activist in crackdown on Tunisia rally
Young people join anti-Saied demonstrations amid growing anger at president’s proposed new constitution. #activist #antisaied #demonstrations (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serena Williams returns to tennis after a year out with doubles win alongside Ons Jabeur
Serena Williams marked her return to tennis after a year-long absence with victory alongside Tunisia's Ons Jabeur in the women's doubles at the Eastbourne International. #onsjabeur #eastbourneinternational #serenawilliams (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intercountry consultation on the sustainability of tuberculosis, HIV and malaria programmes in ...
5 June 2022 Countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region receiving resources from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria need to start to address the sustainability of their national HIV, tuberculosis and malaria strategies and programmes, regardless of their economic capacity or disease burden. To facilitate this, WHO is developing a document to help countries in the Region strengthen the sustainability of their HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services and, when ready, prepare for the transition from Global Fund support. The document provides a menu of actions, under different health system components...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 5, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

A 13-year study of fatal falls from height in northern Tunisia - Kort I, Belhaj A, Kebsi D, Gharbaoui M, Bellali M, Allouche M.
INTRODUCTION: Falls from height are a major cause of unintentional injury death, resulting in high disability and mortality. We investigated the characteristics of fatal falls and their relationship with intentionality, injury patterns, and death on impact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Africa: Making Covid Vaccines on the Continent - Advances and Sustainability Issues
[The Conversation Africa] The history of vaccine manufacturing capacity in Africa dates back to 1881, when Egypt's Vacsera company was established. Before the COVID pandemic was declared, there were eight African countries that, to our knowledge, had a record of vaccine manufacturing facilities. They were: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia (North Africa); Nigeria and Senegal (West Africa); Ethiopia (East Africa); and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Those Who Dare: Voices of Women in the MENA Region
This report states, “Women resort to clandestine abortions that have a rate higher than in the rest of the world and are responsible for around 9700 deaths each year. Only 47% of women in the MENA region have access to a contraceptive method, while this percentage is 57% worldwide.” “MENA region is a very conservative region where religion and culture are very restrictive concerning women’s access to reproductive health. They are very conservative and restrict sexual relationships of women who are not married, even for married women it is not easy to talk about it openly. “We realized the situation of women in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa Multimedia Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Video Women in Politics Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news