Health

Qatar Charity inks pact with Somalia’s health ministry

Qatar Charity (QC) recently signed a co-operation and partnership agreement with the Ministry of Health and Social Care, Somalia. QC said in a statement that the pact, inked at the ministry’s headquarters in Mogadishu, came as part of its keenness to co-ordinate and co-operate with all its government partners and support the efforts of the

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Hospitals on alert following cholera outbreak in Nairobi

All hospitals in Nairobi have been urged to reactivate cholera treatment units to prevent the spread.The outbreak was confirmed on March 20. In a statement, county Health director Lucina Koyio directs all sub counties to be on high alert. “Treat all suspected cases of cholera as cholera cases. ”The alert to hospitals comes as the

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Computers may beat doctors at predicting heart failure

Heart failure is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Research led by a team at Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council is trying to use computers to predict the disease. Using a computer program called 4Dsurvival, they analyzed scans from people with pulmonary hypertension. By tracking the motion of the heart

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Wife of Somalian President visits health facilities

Sainab Abdi Moallim, wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, accompanied by Minister of Public Health H E Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari visited yesterday a number of health facilities in the country. Moallim visited Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI), Women’s Wellness and Research Center, Al Wajbah Health Center and

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Many suffering children in Somaliland need surgery, but most of those needs go unmet

University Hospital in Hargeisa Children in Somaliland suffer a significant burden of health conditions — particularly congenital deformities and wound-related conditions — that could be bettered by surgery, but most of these needs are being unmet, according to a study by Baylor University and Duke University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Somalia developing comprehensive plan to improve health of mothers, children and adolescents

WHO and partners support development of Somali reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health strategy Mogadishu, 24 January 2019 – With support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other United Nations partners, Somalia is currently developing a strategy that will change the rhetoric in the country and ensure Somali mothers and children can access

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Turkish aid body provides health support in Somaliland

Turkey’s state aid agency provided medical equipment to a hospital in Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland, according to a statement on Tuesday. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said 216 devices and medical equipment including an ultrasound device, echocardiography equipment, autoclave were provided for the Hargeisa State Hospital, which serves around 3 million patients.

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Concern over re-emergence of polio in Kenya

An emergency committee of the World Health Organization has recommended polio as an emergency public health concern following the upsurge of cases. The paralyzing disease, according to the committee, is a serious health threat that could spread globally as efforts of fighting the disease reveals stagnation. In the committee’s recommendation, Kenya, is among countries classified

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Namibia suspends meat imports from South Africa

Namibia has suspended meat imports from neighbouring South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease. The authorities on Tuesday announced that positive laboratory results for the viral disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle and sheep, were taken in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, which borders Zimbabwe. Foot

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World’s first baby born from uterus transplanted from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday. The breakthrough operation, performed in September 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of women unable to have children due to uterine problems,

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