Health

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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Mum Died After Travelling Abroad For ‘Dream’ Bum Lift Surgery

The husband of a teaching assistant who died after having a Brazilian bum lift procedure abroad has urged others not to travel abroad for similar surgery. In a statement issued after an inquest into the death of mother-of-two Tryce Harry, her husband Kirk Harry said he had supported her “dream” of having cosmetic treatment. A

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Somali Health Minister says it is illegal to trade TB medicines

The Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia, Fowsia Abiikar Nur has a signed letter that prohibits traffickers from selling TB medicines and cannot bring them home. Fowsia said that TB medicines are free and accessible to Somali health facilities and it is illegal to trade. On the other hand, the government hospitals

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Thailand: Dengue fever kills 71 people

Epidemic affects more than 57,000 people in 27 regions, says Health Ministry A dengue fever outbreak has killed 71 people in Thailand in 2018, according to the Health Ministry. The ministry said in a Sunday statement that more than 57,000 people in 27 regions have been affected by the disease since January. It also said

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UK issues travel advice on Kenya over Ebola in Congo

The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Kenya citing the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The citizens were also asked to carry certified copies of their passports because of a government crackdown on illegal foreigners. “Carry a certified copy of your passport if applying for a

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Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 6 September 2018

6 September 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 76 new cases of cholera including one death for week 34 (20 to 26 August) of 2018. Over the past two weeks, there has been an increase in the number of cholera cases reported. The cumulative total of cases is 6245, including 42

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Greece’s biggest migrant camp on Lesbos faces closure over public health risks

Greece’s biggest migrant camp faces closure next month unless authorities clean up “uncontrollable amounts of waste,” the regional governor said, citing public health risks. The Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, has long been described by the United Nations and other human rights organizations as overcrowded and unfit for humans. More than 8,300

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Somali Council of Ministers approved by the Law on Disability Legal Affairs

Mogadishu – The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellency Hassan Ali Khaire of the Federal Republic of Somalia, today welcomed. Approved by the Law on Disability Legal Affairs. Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism Minister Adam Isaac, and articles about cabinet meeting said that the organizations of

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Kenya Countrywide household HIV and AIDS survey commences

The Ministry of Health has deployed teams of technical personnel on a nationwide household survey and testing for HIV and AIDS. This follows the launch of Kenya Population based HIV Impact Assessment or (KENPHIA), which hopes to scale up collection of data on the impact of the disease. The nationwide household survey and testing for

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The Ebola outbreak is “not under control” and has started to spread across the Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organisation has described the Ebola outbreak in the DRC as sitting on an “epidemiological knife-edge”, as the virus ravages through the country. The government has confirmed nine deaths but it is widely believed a total of 22 people have been killed by the virus so far. Leading Ebola expert, Håkon Bolkan said:

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