Ethiopia: Somali Regional State to Vaccinate Over Half Million Under 5 Children Against Polio

Five zones of Somali region of Ethiopia and, Somalia/Somaliland and Puntland from the WHO Africa and Eastern Mediterranean regions respectively jointly launched the synchronized cross border polio vaccination campaign where the Somali region alone targets to reach over half million (586, 511) children whose age are 0-59 months from the five high risk zones namely Fafan, Jarar, Dollo, Erar and Nogob. The overall synchronized target areas involved in Somalia and Ethiopia are Puntland and all regions in Somaliland except one and five zones of Somali region respectively. This made the…

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Five causes, remedies for back-pain

It is fortunate that episodes of back pain heal with time. However, back pain can be a temporary but recurrent pain that is indeed a very uncomfortable occurrence. It has a way of interfering with your daily routine, aside making you very uncomfortable. It is important to identify the causes of back pain and know the remedies to help deal with it. Poor posture This is one of the major causes of upper and lower back pain. This pain usually occurs along with neck pain or shoulder pain. Poor posture…

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Meningitis: 26.7m kids at risk in Nigeria—Agency

About 26.7million Nigerian children between one and seven years of age are  currently facing the  risk of contracting meningitis, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) warned on Friday. The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said in a message in Calabar during the introduction of “Men A” vaccine into routine immunization in Cross River that 25 states  and the FCT are  within the meningitis belt. He described the use of vaccines as the only way to prevent meningitis for now. “The introduction of Men A vaccine into the…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 16th August 2019

WHO approves two highly effective Ebola drugs for immediate use. Nigeria: NCAA issues Ebola alert to Airlines, calls for vigilance. UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Osun Begins Construction of 120 Bed Ward, 30 Doctors Quarter. Borno State launches first Malaria Operational Plan, reawakens fight against malaria. Yellow Fever: Ebonyi to conduct mass immunisation of residents. LASG begins free health mission for 21,000 children. Nigeria loses about 1.3% of GDP annually due to poor sanitation. AHAPN reaffirms commitment to quality pharmaceutical services. International Youth…

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Congo-Kinshasa: Mystery Militia Sows Fear – and Confusion – in Congo’s Long-Suffering Ituri

Bunia and Tchomia — The general hospital in Tchomia is not designed for medical emergencies. The shabby, single-storey clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern Ituri province has no X-ray machine, no defibrillator, and barely enough doctors and nurses to get through the day. But there is an emergency unfolding here, inside overcrowded wards where the smell of antiseptic fills the air. On one bed, a soldier lies with gunshot wounds to his left knee and right thigh. Blood is escaping through his bandages. On the next bed, a…

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Healing The Wounded Womb: 5 Things You Need To Know To About Yoni Steam

Yoni steam is an ancient practice used to heal and vitalize the wounded womb. Yoni – a sanskrit word that means ‘sacred space’ – describes the divine procreative energy of the vulva represented by a circular stone. Medicine in the West still hasnt caught up with the benefits of yoni steaming, but older cultures have been practicing it for generations. I suffer from hypothyroidism (low thyroid functioning) and Menorrhagia (prolonged and heavy menses). Over the holiday season, I found myself on the sick and shut-in list. I was suffering from…

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Ebola drugs narrowed to 2 in DR Congo trial

The World Health Organization says that two of the four Ebola treatment drugs tested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are performing better than the others, and will be the only drugs used on future patients as the country moves forward in its yearlong outbreak. The decision to use only REGN-EB3 or mAb114 was made following a review Friday by the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), according to a WHO statement. It was made based on the findings of trials conducted in the Congolese communities of…

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Breast implants will not prevent sagging – says Obstetrician

Dr Dauda Adekunle an Abuja based Obstetrician, has advised women who intend to go for breast implants that breast augmentation would not prevent their breast from sagging. Adekunle gave the advice in interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. According to him, women who believe breast augmentation will correct sagging breast should have a rethink, because they will also need a breast lift in addition to the breast augmentation. “You might need additional surgery after breast implant removal. If you decide to have your implants removed,…

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East Africa: Doctors Pound the Pavement As the Health Sector Ails

In any talk about East Africa’s economic prospects, bureaucrats and politicians tend to take pride in the region’s swelling population, which is often presented in terms of the notional market it represents. The youth bulge is presented as a labour reserve, available to drive the dreams of the investor looking for quick wins. The flipside of that coin–minimal social investment–is rarely spoken about in black and white. Perhaps nowhere else are the results of this selective amnesia more vivid than in the health sector. With the exception of Tanzania and…

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Can You Stay Healthy Even When It’s Hot?

You are here: Home / Health / Can You Stay Healthy Even When It’s Hot? Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Next to coming out of a serious hibernation after winter, most people spring into exercise during the nice temperatures preceding summer. When it gets really hot though, most people opt to wait until the end of summer to resume exercising outdoors. The fact is you can exercise even at the hottest point of summer, if you keep a few simple rules in mind. This article offers…

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