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The Virgin Islands rolls out vaccines for infants as old as 6 months

The Virgin Islands rolls out vaccines for infants as old as 6 months

Dr Esther Ellis, Epidemiologist at the Health Department on Tuesday announced that the department was rolling out Covid-19 vaccines for kids under 6. She shared this news while briefing the public about the COIVD situation on the island. Kids from 6 months to 4 years will receive the BioNTech vaccines developed by Pfizer as a…

Holguín Region in Cuba shows a gradual decrease in COVID-19 positive cases

Holguín Region in Cuba shows a gradual decrease in COVID-19 positive cases

To sustain a steady decline in cases, the Cuban province of Holgun recorded seven positive cases this week as opposed to 22 in the week before. However, health officials stress the need to sustain the awareness of the threat of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or other respiratory viruses that are currently circulating in the…

Wearing face masks made mandatory in the Isle of Man after Covid-19 strikes again

Wearing face masks made mandatory in the Isle of Man after Covid-19 strikes again

Following an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID across all Manx Care locations, the wearing of face masks is once again mandatory. The number of people who were infected with the virus increased by a factor of four during the previous week as a direct result of the increased foot traffic that…

Norway experienced the largest Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak

Norway experienced the largest Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) says the outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Norway is finished. The source of the outbreak was believed to be a disposable washcloth that was pre-soaked.  The outbreak started in October 2021 and ran until May 2022. Till the pseudomonas outbreak lasted, 40 hospitals got involved and over 380…

Rising costs of food, hunger and food insecurity in African countries is a worry-Sierra Leone 

Rising costs of food, hunger and food insecurity in African countries is a worry-Sierra Leone 

There seems to be no end in sight to the 2020s’ cascading world events. The devastating Russian incursion in Ukraine, intense worldwide inflationary pressures connected unfavorably to an increase in food and fuel prices, and the once-in-a-century COVID-19 epidemic were all followed by one another. We are experiencing the “perfect storm” brought on by the…

West Africa leaders gather for a discussion on how to combat against Covid-19, violence, and hunger: Senegal

West Africa leaders gather for a discussion on how to combat against Covid-19, violence, and hunger: Senegal

The Economic Commission of the United Nations for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with the Economic Union for the West African States (ECOWAS), the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations, and Senegal’s  Economy, Plan and Cooperation Ministry, officially unveiled the annual forum of inter-governmental organizations from West Africa, in analyzing and resolving the impact of issues and…

Namibia is confronted with obstacles regarding Pre-Hospital Care

Namibia is confronted with obstacles regarding Pre-Hospital Care

According to Johannes Gaeseb, who serves as the director of tertiary medical care and clinical support services in the ministry of health, Namibia is trying to cope with a growing demand for pre-hospital services as a result of an increasing number of events of trauma caused by automobile accidents, acts of violence, and a wide…

Malta health care professionals are unhappy with their payouts

Malta health care professionals are unhappy with their payouts

The Medical Council of Malta, which is responsible for regulating the healthcare professionals in Malta, has sent a bizarre notification to all Maltese-registered dentists and doctors. In the letter, it complains that it is unable to come to grips with all the tasks it has, that it is grossly underfunded, and most importantly, that its…

Omicron subvariant is dominating Denmark’s coronavirus cases

Omicron subvariant is dominating Denmark’s coronavirus cases

Magnus Heunicke, the Danish Minister of Health has verified that the BA.5 Omicron subvariant is now the leading cause of infection in Denmark’s recent spike.  The minister revealed this in a Tuesday post on his official Twitter handle. In the previous week, the variant accounted for 32% of new infections. That figure has shot up…

District Hospital in Mamfe gets medical equipment worth 80 million FCFA after fire incident

District Hospital in Mamfe gets medical equipment worth 80 million FCFA after fire incident

Paul Biya, Head of State for Cameroon has donated medical equipment worth 80mn FCFA to the Mamfe District Hospital. This happened soon after an arson attack destroyed parts of the facility earlier this month.  This aid is called emergency aid” and was given the handover to the medical authorities, by Mengot Victor Arrey, the minister…

US Embassy official in Liberia calls for urgent prioritizing of the health sector

US Embassy official in Liberia calls for urgent prioritizing of the health sector

Along with a huge amount of investment from the USA, in the direction of improvement of the health systems of the country with additionally supporting health education, the officer in charge of affairs in the US Embassy near Monrovia has said that there is a dire need to prioritize the health sector so that future…

One dose at a time: The fight against the pandemic in Mauritania

One dose at a time: The fight against the pandemic in Mauritania

Tuesday morning in the outskirts of Nouakchott, the waiting area of the Teyarett vaccination center is bustling with activity due to the large number of individuals who came to receive their vaccinations. A consistent number of women and men from a wide variety of backgrounds made their way here to get vaccinated. Medical professionals such…

CARPHA officials pay a courtesy call to Saint Lucia health minister

CARPHA officials pay a courtesy call to Saint Lucia health minister

Health Minister Hon. Moses Jn Baptiste was recently visited by the Caribbean Health Agency’s Management Team to discuss important matters like sustainable development and its importance for public health and environmental health issues.  Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director of the CARPHA said that this trip would provide the team with a good opportunity to…

E4Shield by e-Health combats coronavirus using radio waves

E4Shield by e-Health combats coronavirus using radio waves

An electronic gadget with the power to inactivate the coronavirus and all its primary mutants in aerosol in an indoor setting is helping to combat the spread of the pandemic.  The device called E4Shield is a product of Elettronica Group (which specializes in electronic guard systems) in collaboration with Lendlease (an urban regeneration and real…

Saudi aid organization and UN health agency reach an agreement to reduce Yemeni female fatalities

Saudi aid organization and UN health agency reach an agreement to reduce Yemeni female fatalities

In order to reduce the number of fatalities among girls and pregnant women in Yemen, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center has intensified its collaboration with a UN health organization. On Tuesday, representatives from KSrelief and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) signed a contract to offer reproductive health care to women in…

Better health services will be provided by Family Health Center

Better health services will be provided by Family Health Center

In a press announcement, the Port Vila Family Health Center Director Dustin Tate informed the public that the clinic will be introducing a new lab with an onsite X-ray. Vila Central Hospital’s (VCH) decentralization policy has been followed by the Family Health Clinic.  This comes as a move to encourage the patients to avail themselves…

Samoa Cancer Society receives financial support from New Zealand High Commission

Samoa Cancer Society receives financial support from New Zealand High Commission

To support the Cancer patients of Samoa, the New Zealand High Commission has donated a total of 19,000 talas to the Samoa Cancer Society.  Su’a John Ryan, the CEO said that the donation was to help the Society purchase accessory such as supply colostomy bags for the patients.  Colostomy bags are used to collect feces…

North Korea suggests traditional medicines for dealing with COVID

North Korea suggests traditional medicines for dealing with COVID

Due to a lack of access to efficient anti-viral medications, North Korea is battling the spreading of Covid in an unprotected population. People are being told to attempt alternative treatments like sipping herbal tea and gargling with salt water. To try to protect itself from the epidemic, the nation locked its borders in the early…

Eight hospitals get linen blankets from the Pipeline Mosque Foundation 

Eight hospitals get linen blankets from the Pipeline Mosque Foundation 

The Pipeline Mosque Foundation has sent 700 sets of brand-new bed linens to the eight largest hospitals in the nation, continuing a tradition that started a few years ago. The donations came from a well-known Gambian businessman, Ahman Ghanim Diab of Emporium, who also sent the Kanifing General Hospital a check for D50,000 as part of…

69.2% of the COVID-19 vaccinations sent to Cabo Verde have already been utilised

69.2% of the COVID-19 vaccinations sent to Cabo Verde have already been utilised

Cape Verde has already used, 724 167 (69.2%) of the vaccines received through the COVAX mechanism and donations from partner countries. This data is contained in the vaccination bulletin released today by the Ministry of Health in a statement. According to the bulletin, as of 12 June, 319,469 adults (98.0% of the eligible adult population…

Saudi Arabia offers support to G20’s Global Epidemic Initiative 

Saudi Arabia offers support to G20’s Global Epidemic Initiative 

 Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Health emphasised the necessity of improving global health coordination and strengthening global health systems. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced its support to the G20’s working group on the worldwide epidemic preparedness, prevention, and response  as well as the need to make sure continues funding to fight against the global…

The UNWTO and WHO will form an alliance of health and tourism partners

The UNWTO and WHO will form an alliance of health and tourism partners

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the WHO/Europe -WHO Regional Office for Europe are collaborating to improve the relations between tourism and health in Europe’s smallest nations. The pandemic of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of an improved economic and health system sustainability and resilience. Recognizing the significance of learning from the crisis, the two…

Analysis suggests Russia faked Covid-19 vaccine trial results
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Analysis suggests Russia faked Covid-19 vaccine trial results

Russia faked vaccine trial results, says analysis Australian and Singaporean researchers believe Kremlin fabricated efficacy of the data. Russian scientists said the jab worked across five age groups last year. Some experts said the results were ‘too good to be true’ given the few infections in each cohort. The trial’s authenticity has been tested 50,000…

Nicaragua is better prepared for Covid vaccination thanks to a donation from Iran
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Nicaragua is better prepared for Covid vaccination thanks to a donation from Iran

On Tuesday, Iran sent 200,000 covid-19 vaccinations to Nicaragua. “This is the day that Iranian immunizations will be available. I appreciate your kind words. Vaccinations for 200,000 people using Coviran.” government media were informed by Vice President Murillo. Nicaraguan officials hope to increase the percentage of the public who have been vaccinated against covid-19, which…

In New Zealand, there are now 5499 new community cases of Covid

In New Zealand, there are now 5499 new community cases of Covid

The government released its plan of action for any future Covid-19 variations, immediately followed by the most recent case figures. In today’s bulletin, the Health ministry noted an additional 18, Covid-related fatalities. Three of the eighteen happened since last Monday, and three occurred in the previous three days. There are 334 patients with the virus in…

Booster dose campaign for children aged 12-17 affected due to insufficient funds in Nepal

Booster dose campaign for children aged 12-17 affected due to insufficient funds in Nepal

Two weeks back booster shots were announced by the Ministry of Health and Population for children between the age of 12 to 17-year-old, but most districts have not started vaccinating due to budget limitations. District health workers say they can’t afford the booster dose campaign. Krishna Bahadur Mijar, chief of Health Office Bhaktapur, said the…

Financial injection for Jamaica`s health sector

Financial injection for Jamaica`s health sector

Diaspora organizations and individuals donated $300 million to Jamaica during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday the Diaspora Conference for Health and Wellness took place. The Chief medical officer of Jamaica, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, also took part in the Conference. Members of the diaspora, including the CMO, Dr. Gary Rhule, the co-chair of Jamaica Diaspora North East,…

ASSE negotiates with laboratories due to a lack of medicines

ASSE negotiates with laboratories due to a lack of medicines

Leonardo Cipriani, the State Health Services Administration (ASSE) President, said that progress is being made in the negotiation with the laboratories due to the lack of medicines that were generated by production problems. Cipriani on the problem with drugs: “What the Society of National Laboratories said on Monday is right, these products are in the…

Japan has contributed donations of medical equipment with a value of one million US dollars

Japan has contributed donations of medical equipment with a value of one million US dollars

Japan has finished the process of donating medical equipment worth one million dollars to be used by COVID-19 patients in Trinidad and Tobago. The equipment will be used by those patients in both countries. Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to one of the public hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago received a combined total of…

Novartis has lost a patent appeal for a multiple sclerosis drug

Novartis has lost a patent appeal for a multiple sclerosis drug

On Tuesday, a US court gave a ruling that a patent for Novartis AG’s multiple sclerosis medicine Gilenya was not valid, making the way for a less expensive generic version of the drug. The case was overturned by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears patent appeals. The panel’s decision revives the bid of…

Spain is about to legalize the sale of medical cannabis in pharmacies

Spain is about to legalize the sale of medical cannabis in pharmacies

A subcommittee of Spain’s Congress of Deputies accepted a draught bill to regulate a few medical cannabis selling, referring the proposal to the Commission of Health for a vote this week. Despite the fact that the proposed legislation calls for extremely strict distribution rules, it is being lauded as the first step toward greater access….

HMC to start 20 new weekly ophthalmology clinics in Qatar

HMC to start 20 new weekly ophthalmology clinics in Qatar

As part of its dedication to ensuring that patients have prompt access to care, the Ophthalmology Department at the Ambulatory Care Center, a division of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), has launched more than 20 additional weekly clinics. “We have boosted the number of patients visiting our clinics by more than 20% each week by opening…

Through the BruHealth app, the Brunei Ministry of Health will conduct a poll on the impacts of Covid-19.

Through the BruHealth app, the Brunei Ministry of Health will conduct a poll on the impacts of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) said on Monday that a survey will be taken to determine the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak on a diet, nutrition, and methods of service delivery in Brunei, Darussalam. The poll will be available via the BruHealth app beginning tomorrow. Participants will be chosen at random and asked to fill out a questionnaire. The survey’s results will help…

Removing Covid-19 travel restrictions demanded by SKNLP

Removing Covid-19 travel restrictions demanded by SKNLP

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has been asked by St Kitts-Nevis Labor Party (SKNLP) leader Dr. Terance Drew to relax all travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic so that residents can return home for pleasure, commerce, or to participate in the next elections. He told the Prime Minister that using these norms to prevent…

Moderna’s vaccine research and manufacturing center in the UK

Moderna’s vaccine research and manufacturing center in the UK

The next generation of mRNA vaccines and treatments will now be available to NHS patients as the government signs an agreement with Moderna for a strategic partnership. Moderna is set to endorse the UK as the superpower in Science.  The government has signed an agreement with Moderna to build a state-of-art manufacturing unit and a…

Kitengela Sub-County Hospital in Kenya has received ICU equipment and medical supplies to improve patient care in the community

Kitengela Sub-County Hospital in Kenya has received ICU equipment and medical supplies to improve patient care in the community

ICU supplies and equipment worth $199,000 were given to the Kitengela Sub-County Hospital on June 10th, 2022. Kitengela Sub-County Hospital was equipped with better medical capabilities thanks to KOICA’s collaboration with Kajiado County Government and UNOPS.  The hospital was initially built by KOICA in 2008 as a health facility, and it was officially opened as…

Men’s Volleyball National League (VNL) team match cancelled because to COVID-19 positive cases

Men’s Volleyball National League (VNL) team match cancelled because to COVID-19 positive cases

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the China Volleyball Association (CVA) officially confirmed that the Chinese men’s squad and  Volleyball National League (VNL ) of France’s game are scheduled for Wednesday in the Philippines have been suspended after many Chinese players test reports came back positive for COVID-19. According to a message posted by the FIVB, the Chinese team…

Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are being given as winter approaches in Peru

Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are being given as winter approaches in Peru

In the southern hemisphere, winter approaches with a vaccination campaign against influenza as well as other respiratory illnesses on a desolate hill in the southeast of Peru’s capital amid a recent surge in coronavirus infections that has authorities worried that the nation is on the verge of a fourth wave. In the southern hemisphere, Tuesday…

Paraguay’s health minister warns COVID-19 cases will peak again in July

Paraguay’s health minister warns COVID-19 cases will peak again in July

At a press conference, Dr. Julio Borba, the minister of health, stated that COVID-19 cases are increasing in Paraguay. In July, the peak of coronavirus cases will be noted.   “It is not to alarm. This upcoming wave of COVID-19 infections won’t be like the ones we experienced in the past,” according to the health authority….

Mexico registers a rebound in COVID-19 infections

Mexico registers a rebound in COVID-19 infections

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is causing an increase in infections in Mexico. Hospitalizations haven’t increased, although this progress has been slower than in the pandemic’s fourth wave, according to health officials on Tuesday, June 21. Hugo Lopez-Gatell conducted the morning press conference from the National Palace as the Undersecretary of Prevention and Wellbeing Promotion….

Due to COVID-19, El Tórax, Honduras’ hospitals are 80% full as the number of cases rise nationwide

Due to COVID-19, El Tórax, Honduras’ hospitals are 80% full as the number of cases rise nationwide

The number of patients admitted to COVID-19 at the National Cardiopulmonary Institute (INCP), also known as Hospital del Tórax, has slightly increased. On Tuesday, June 21, four hospitalized patients were recorded, three of whom were stable and one of whom was very ill, according to the COVID-19 report. There is just one hospitalization quota at…