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Old June 1st, 2016, 10:45 PM   #81
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Medical research in major boost as Kenya chosen to host regional CDC centre

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Kenya has been selected to host the Eastern Africa regional collaborating centre of the Centres for Disease Control.

Health principal secretary Nicholas Muraguri said Kenya was picked after a successful capacity assessment conducted by 15 experts drawn from the African Union, the World Health Organisation, CDC-US and CDC-China.

The CDC is the leading national public health institute of the United States, the equivalent of Kemri in Kenya.

Africa CDC intends to use the Kenya centre to monitor public health and responses to emergencies.

It will also address complex health challenges in Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South-Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

"Kenya was awarded the hosting rights because of the strength of its disease surveillance systems and the role the country played in sending disease experts to Liberia and Sierra Leone following the Ebola outbreak. The technical competence of the Kenya Medical Research Institute also contributed to the selection," Dr Muraguri said in a statement.

The award is expected to strengthen the country’s health systems by enhancing disease surveillance capacity in terms of infrastructure and human resources, disease outbreak alert systems as well as lab capacity.

Kenya will formally be endorsed by heads of states during the forthcoming AU summit, alongside Egypt, Gabon, Nigeria and Zambia which, will also host other regional collaborating centres.

The chair of the Africa CDC will be based at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Old June 21st, 2016, 11:53 PM   #83
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Uganda researchers develop new malaria drug from herbal extracts
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Nigeria has highest sickle cell disease cases


The World Health Organization estimates Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, has the highest burden of sickle cell disease worldwide. Reports indicate more than 40 million people currently live with the sickle cell gene.
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Old July 18th, 2016, 11:29 PM   #86
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The World Health Organization estimates Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, has the highest burden of sickle cell disease worldwide. Reports indicate more than 40 million people currently live with the sickle cell gene.
why is it hard to explain that it affects some ethnic groups more than others. clearly those in the malaria coast will have it more as a defense to the mosquitos
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And I don't believe the 40 million estimate either! So a quarter of Nigerian population are sicklers? Tell me more!
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Old August 7th, 2016, 06:54 PM   #88
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New health app offers platform to boost blood supply in Nigeria


A start-up in Nigeria is hoping to save lives through an app that offers a blood bank database. Finding, storing and transporting blood is a major challenge in the country's healthcare system. But LifeBank has started to make a difference, registering dozens of hospitals and blood banks across Lagos.
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ECOWAS to combat health emergencies with rapid response team

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West African countries are setting up a rapid response team to tackle health emergencies.

The initiative, which is expected to be unveiled in the next one month, will ensure skilled medical experts are on standby to tackle any epidemic in any country in the region.

Over 900 experts are attending the meeting of the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Control.

The Scientific Conference and Special Ministerial Session, which commenced in Abuja, yesterday, is focusing on strengthening field epidemiology and public health laboratory capacity, to contribute effectively to addressing epidemics and other major public health problems in Africa.

Executive Director, Regional Centre for Disease Control, Abdusalam Nasidi, told The Guardian that the capacity Nigeria and other African countries built in the elimination of the Ebola Virus Disease was being strengthened for any future emergency.

He said: “We are also going to immediately create a rapid response team within the next one month. There would be a standing response team that in case there is any health emergency in any other country, we don’t leave it to others.”
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Senegal pushes to become West Africa's medical hub
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Asian hospital eyes Africa with Nairobi headquarters

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Asian hospital network, Columbia Asia, has set up its African headquarters in Parklands, Nairobi, to serve rising number of Kenyans seeking specialised treatment abroad.

The clinic operating under a new brand, Columbia Africa, a 5,300-square-foot multispecialty clinic and diagnostic centre, opened this week.

“Africa has become a growing market for us, as patients are increasingly seeking multispecialty, affordable healthcare services delivered at international standards,” said group chief executive John Northen.

The Nairobi clinic will also serve as a referral node, offering patient services centre to facilitate travel for surgery at Columbia Asia hospitals in Asia. The hospitals have already been receiving a significant number of patients from East Africa.

The new clinic in Nairobi specialises in family medicine, internal medicine, paediatrics, gynaecology, general surgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and dental care.

The facility offers health checks, as well as telemedicine to allow patients to consult with specialist doctors at Columbia Asia hospitals.

Mr Northen said Nairobi was strategic to the hospital’s expansion of its operations in Africa to serve the rising demand for affordable modern healthcare.


“Kenya is the economic, commercial and logistical hub for all of East Africa, with Nairobi as a major centre of growth and foreign investment, so the city was a great fit for our first Columbia Africa facility,” he said.

Part of Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management, Columbia Asia opened its first hospital in Malaysia in 1996 and over two decades has grown its footprint all over India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
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Namibia's 'home-grown doctors' start to make a difference

Dr Tjamena Murangi is seeing to a patient with a large infected wound on her arm - it is swollen and has lost colour. "Sorry Sisi, sorry," he says in his softly-spoken voice as he gently cleans her wound.



His patient sits still but her face contorts with pain in a hospital ward in Namibia's capital, Windhoek.



The wards are busy on this Monday morning and scores are waiting to be treated in the emergency department.

The 25-year-old is slight but has a quiet confidence about him and people here in Katutura hospital seem to trust him.

He was one of 37 in the first class of locally trained doctors to graduate earlier this year.

Until 2010, when the country's first medical school opened, would-be doctors had to travel to abroad - to South Africa, Russia, Cuba, Algeria and China - to be educated.

Namibia is a vast country but has a population of just 2.5 million, which is scattered in mostly rural and arid regions. This means that doctors are concentrated in urban areas and sometimes people have to travel a long way to get treated.

At Cape Town's prestigious university, tuition is about 64,500 rand ($4,640; £3,800) compared to UNAM's 11,440 Namibian dollars ($820; £670) per year.

"A medical degree is very expensive. Previously, we would have to apply for government funding to go and study in South Africa but we have this option now and it's more affordable," says Jennifer Muyenga-Muyenga.
"It also means I can be with my family."

These "home-grown" doctors, as they have been nicknamed, hope they can offer more to patients but add they will need the continued support of internationally trained doctors.

Namibia's health problems are far from over but many are hopeful that quality health will no longer be seen as a luxury, beyond the reach of many.

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This is where SSA really lags behind the Indian subcontinent for example. Healthcare.
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State-of-the-art Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital launched in Joburg

Nelson Mandela's dream of a hospital to provide specialized care for children has opened in Johannesburg on Friday.

The 200-bed Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital cost $70 million to build. It was conceived by Mandela more than a decade ago, will employ 150 pediatric doctors and 450 nurses.

"There are only four other hospitals in Africa to serve nearly 450 million children," said Sibongile Mkhabela, chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust. "Millions of these children suffer from life-threatening illnesses and have little or no chance of receiving the care they need."

Mandela's "love for children was deep," Mkhabela said. "When you brought a child in to the room, his eyes lit up. This hospital will be part of his legacy."

The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and will provide child-centered treatment for cancer, kidney, brain, lung and heart ailments. Video equipment has been installed in the operating rooms to send live broadcasts of surgeries to educate doctors in remote areas across southern Africa.

Corridors and walls in the wards have been painted with murals of African folklore and children playing. The landscaping around the hospital aims to promote nature and play.

The poor will not have to pay for treatments, according to the hospital trust. Construction of the hospital was funded largely through donations from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Islamic Relief Worldwide and the Kellogg Foundation, said the trust. Specialist doctors from Canada's Hospital for Sick Children and Johns Hopkins Medicine International in the U.S. will be among those working at the hospital.

The hospital will be South Africa's second for children after the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town. There are also two children's hospitals in Egypt and one in Kenya.
















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God, this is beautiful. Really love what they have done with the scanning rooms, CT/MRI equipment to put the kids at ease and avoid white coat phobia.
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Mali eradicates Guinea worm disease

Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures.

Guinea worm afflicted 3.5 million people 30 years ago but is now only endemic in South Sudan, Chad and Ethiopia, where there were 16 reported cases last year, according to the organisation set up by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife.

Last November, the doctor leading the fight against the disease which can cause worms up to a metre long to grow before emerging through the skin, said the world had never been so close to eradicating Guinea worm.

Carter, 92, has made the fight against the disease for which there is no vaccine or medical treatment, a cornerstone of his organisation's work.

"The progress we have seen in restricting Guinea worm disease to these few cases in only three countries is testament to the dedication of people in endemic areas to caring for their health and that of their communities," said Dean Sienko, the Carter Center's vice-president of health programmes.

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Cape Town boy's joy as he receives ears

Tylor Baker‚ 15‚ was born without any ears. Now‚ Groote Schuur hospital in conjunction with the Fuchs Foundation‚ have given him a second chance at a normal life.

Baker received two new ears‚ made out of silicon and shaped according to his sister's ears. He now hopes to become a professional swimmer and for people to stop staring at him.

One out of every 10 000 children are born without ears‚ a condition known as microtia.

Watch as he talks about what it was like to have ears for the first



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World's first malaria vaccine: Kenya, Ghana, Malawi chosen for trials
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