Water & Sanitation Crisis Escalates as Yemenis Mark World Water Day
A water point near a water tank providing clean water to school children in Demnat Khadeer district of Taiz governorate. Credit: Fayad Al-Derwish/Oxfam – 2022By Fayad Al-DerwishIBB Governorate, Yemen, Mar 22 2022 (IPS) As Yemen enters its 8th year of an escalating conflict, 21.7 million of my fellow Yemenis are forced to rely on humanitarian assistance to survive. The conflict has left a trail of devastation in its wake – the country is in economic freefall, and families face intensified violence, hunger, and disease. As we also mark another World Water Day on March 22, within Women’s History Month, it is a time to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fayad Al-Derwish Tags: Aid Climate Action Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Namibia: Cases of Typhoid Fever Confirmed
[Namibia Economist] Cases of typhoid fever from the Windhoek District have been confirmed by the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cases of Typhoid Fever Detected in Namibia
[Namibian] NAMBIA has recorded three new cases of typhoid fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Arda Transau Resettlement Hit By Diarrhoea Outbreak
[263Chat] Local councillor, Moses Mujaji told journalists during a Zimbabwe Union of Journalists tour of the Odzi community this week that the local clinic was averaging six cases daily and feared a typhoid outbreak as some villagers now rely on the nearby Odzi River. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: No! Typhoid Is Life-Threatening, and Can't Be Cured With Coconut Fibre Infusion
[Africa Check] "AN ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO TYPHOID AND A BLOOD BOOSTER," begins a message posted on Facebook. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

1 in 2 Humans Cannot Celebrate World Toilet Day – This Is Why
A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Shai Venkatraman/IPSBy Baher KamalMADRID, Nov 18 2021 (IPS) Did you know that half of the world’s population do not have toilets? And that, globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces? And that every day, over 700 children under five years old die from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water, sanitation and poor hygiene? This is the dramatic, hushed reality of 3.6 billion people who don’t have one that works properly. “Who c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Malawi: Study Shows Effectiveness of One-Shot Typhoid Vaccine
[RFI] A single dose of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) is safe and 84 percent effective in protecting against typhoid in Malawi, a recent study has found, raising hopes that thousands of children who die from the disease each year can be saved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Innovative Washington Law Aims to Get Foreign-Trained Doctors Back in Hospitals
Growing up in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, where people sometimes die of preventable or treatable illnesses like diarrhea, typhoid and malaria, taught Abdifitah Mohamed a painful lesson: adequate health care is indispensable. In 1996, Mohamed’s mother died of septicemia after spending nine months hospitalized for a gunshot wound. Her death, Mohamed says, inspired him to go to medical school, and for about four years he worked to treat the sick and injured in Somalia, Sudan and Kenya. But Mohamed hasn’t been able to work as a doctor since 2015, when he left for the United States, where his wife emigrate...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Covid infections cause vaccines for childhood diseases including measles to plummet in use
CHILDHOOD vaccines for illnesses including measles, typhoid, polio and diphtheria have plummeted across the world during the Covid crisis. Medics warned that while all focus was on coronavirus, established and deadly diseases could be gaining a foothold because inoculation programmes have been halted. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Typhoid Vaccine Scheme for Children Extended
[The Herald] THE national programme to vaccinate all children against typhoid has been extended for another two weeks to ensure the full target of 5,8 million vaccinations, with 4,1 million children already having been given their shots. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Human challenge: the people volunteering to be infected with Covid
Amid claims PM wanted to be infected with Covid on TV, volunteers tell of taking part in a human challenge trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIf Dominic Cummings is to be believed, Boris Johnson was so sceptical that Covid-19 was a threat early last year that he was willing to inject himself with the virus that causes the disease on television. But there are actual volunteers – young and healthy people – who elected to be infected with the virus, all in the name of science.These volunteers lined up to participate in “human challenge trials”, which have long been successfully employed...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Boris Johnson Dominic Cummings Politics Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Earns Another WHO Praise
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has launched the Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV), becoming only the third country in the world to make it part of its routine immunisation programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Govt Introduces Typhoid Vaccine for Children
[RFI] Monrovia -- In an effort to counter typhoid, a disease said to be endemic in Liberia with more than 7,400 cases annually, the government has introduced a vaccine for the first time this month in its regular child inoculations, according to Adolphus Clarke, the country's Program Manager for National Immunization at the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak
The new Salmonella Typhi strain is related to one in Pakistan and has infected at least 71 people in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Typhoid and paratyphoid: cost of illness in Asian countries
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news