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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Health Ministry of Fiji to start vaccination for 5-11 year olds

Health Ministry of Fiji to start vaccination for 5-11 year olds

A decrease in the transmission of COVID-19 is predicted by vaccination, according to health officials. Children should be vaccinated because of the current scientific evidence, says Dr. James Fong, the Permanent Secretary, “In the same way that you put your faith in the procedure when you take pills and other drugs that you take, we…

Tainan City, Taiwan, has reported the first case of Japanese Encephalitis in 2022

Tainan City, Taiwan, has reported the first case of Japanese Encephalitis in 2022

The Taiwan Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first verified case of Japanese Encephalitis this year, on Monday. The patient is in his 50s from Tainan City’s Beimen District, who has no recent local or overseas travel history and whose customary activities revolve primarily around his residence. On June 7, 2022, he developed a fever, and after…

Yoga helps health in Oman

Yoga helps health in Oman

Omanis are excited about Yoga as a health supplement. All Omani communities are becoming more interested in yoga. Regardless of nationality or race, geography or religion- diabetes, back and joint pain, high blood pressure, and heart disease are all equally dangerous. All of us, rich or poor, are at risk. 41 million people die each…

Nigeria is making moves on vaccine manufacturing technology

Nigeria is making moves on vaccine manufacturing technology

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) explained that the focus of the country is moving from making its own vaccines to getting the fundamental technology on how to make vaccines.  Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Health Minister made this known during the Ministerial Press briefing (that happens twice a week) on coronavirus and other contagious sicknesses…

Brazil approves home cultivation of medicinal marijuana for pain relief

Brazil approves home cultivation of medicinal marijuana for pain relief

Three Brazilian patients have been granted permission by a court to cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes. It is likely that this approval will soon be implemented all over the country. The nation’s Superior Court of Justice came to the unanimous conclusion that patients should be allowed to produce cannabis as well as extract its oil…

Cookies and InterCure open flagship store in Vienna, Austria

Cookies and InterCure open flagship store in Vienna, Austria

InterCure Ltd. announced the successful launch of Austria’s first flagship Cookies store in Vienna’s Neubau district. Cookies’ unique CBD menu is now available in Europe for the first time at the flagship location. Pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis, including Cookies EU-GMP THC products, will be available to Austrian patients as regulations evolve. Following the two companies’…

Salesforce and Fujitsu join hands over digital healthcare solutions for the Japanese market

Salesforce and Fujitsu join hands over digital healthcare solutions for the Japanese market

Salesforce and Fujitsu have announced the beginning of their collaboration for creating new digital solutions to back the Japanese healthcare sector. These two companies will look to promote the initiative by using Fujitsu’s long expertise in handling of pharmaceutical and medical data, as well as its computing technologies combined with Salesforce Japan’s stellar credentials as…

Wearing face masks in commercial vehicles may not be enough to stop Covid-19 from spreading

Wearing face masks in commercial vehicles may not be enough to stop Covid-19 from spreading

Professor Fanning made it known during a session on Newstalk Breakfast that making the wearing of facemasks compulsory may not yield any significant result due to the nature of the infection curve at the moment. It is hard to tell by how much wearing masks can stop the spread, he said.  At the moment, the…

Graduate nurses in the Solomon Islands begin a supervised training program

Graduate nurses in the Solomon Islands begin a supervised training program

A total of 82 nurses including newly graduated nurses from Solomon Islands National University (SINU), as well as the Atoifi College of nursing have started their twelve months supervised training programs (also known as internships), starting this week. Early this week, the 82 nurses who had signed up for the program officially began their internships….

Prescription of ADHD stimulants leads to rising in psychosis hospitalization

Prescription of ADHD stimulants leads to rising in psychosis hospitalization

Iceland is experiencing a surge that is thrice more than many other years in the prescription of stimulants for attention loss hyperactivity syndrome. The market for such medications has experienced a 170% jump in the last decade. According to Vísir reports, 1 in every 20 Icelanders uses the drug.  “More people are showing signs of…

Study finds bactericidal properties of conventional drugs can be revived by new technologies in MDR E. coli infections

Study finds bactericidal properties of conventional drugs can be revived by new technologies in MDR E. coli infections

Professor Kelvin Yeung Wai-kwok of the Department of orthopaedics and traumatology, school of Clinical Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU Med) has developed a non invasive technique to revive the bactericidal effects of conventional medicines in Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) Escherichia-coli (E.coli) associated deep tissue infections such as Urinary Tract…

Belgian health tech Lynxcare, raises €20 million to fund doctors to improve their clinical insights

Belgian health tech Lynxcare, raises €20 million to fund doctors to improve their clinical insights

LynxCare, an AI-powered medical data platform in Belgium, has raised €20 m to expand internationally. MTIP, a Swiss healthtech investor, led the Series A investment, which was joined by Elaia and the company’s early investors Heran Partners, PMV and BTOV. For some time, hospitals have been digitising and now have access to massive amounts of…

Kyrgyz migrant workers donate X-ray machine worth USD 35,000 to their village

Kyrgyz migrant workers donate X-ray machine worth USD 35,000 to their village

According to MP Sultanbai Aijigitov at the plenary session of Parliament on June 22, migrant laborers in Russia paid $35,000 for an X-ray machine for the residents of Samarkandek, which is in the Batken district of Kyrgyzstan. The donation was a gesture of goodwill, and the X-Ray machine will be used to treat residents in…

The result from a clinical evaluation at a French University Hospital is encouraging

The result from a clinical evaluation at a French University Hospital is encouraging

Working with a university clinic in France’s southern region, Hemcheck has fruitfully concluded assessment research of one of its products called v-Test, at the resident medical laboratory. The evaluation study verifies the high performance of the test as well as its robust association with confirmed reference techniques while also establishing the relevance of the products…

Medical cannabis prescriptions should roll out faster in Cyprus

Medical cannabis prescriptions should roll out faster in Cyprus

There are hundreds of people in Cyprus who suffer from chronic ailments and rely on medicinal cannabis. Sadly the prescription system is moving at a snail pace, which makes them suffer, in the real meaning of this word. A significant number of these individuals receive their medical cannabis either from Israel, dubious websites, or in…

People with mental health issues need protection from Covid-19 reports MHUNZA

People with mental health issues need protection from Covid-19 reports MHUNZA

As they do with other vulnerable groups, the government should also take into consideration the needs of people with psychosocial disabilities, according to Mulima Kasote, President, Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA). In addition, Kasote claims that the arrival of COVID-19 has resulted in a variety of financial difficulties. In an interview, Kasote stated…

Medical professionals at HMC and PHCC can provide special care to patients with hearing impairments confirms MoPH

Medical professionals at HMC and PHCC can provide special care to patients with hearing impairments confirms MoPH

The Public Health Ministry of Qatar (MoPH) is collaborating with HMC (Hamad Medical Corporation) & PHCC (Primary Health Care Corporation) to train cadres that deal in sign language in order to remove barriers that people with disabilities face while attempting to connect with the healthcare system. The Ministry offered fundamental training sessions in sign language…

PM Shehbaz Sharif launches nationwide CPR training for ‘saving lives’

PM Shehbaz Sharif launches nationwide CPR training for ‘saving lives’

Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has launched a nationwide CPR training program. Shehbaz Sharif has started a CPR training program, according to Salman Sufi, the head of the Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms. Salman Sufi expressed his delight at the opening of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s CPR project on Twitter. “CPR has saved innumerable…

GPS prison staff is trained to handle mental health challenges

GPS prison staff is trained to handle mental health challenges

The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) conducted mental health training for 13 of their officers on Sunday. Senior Psychologist  Dr. Balogun Osunbiyi gave a 5-day training on mental health to these officers.  Nickson Elliot, the Director of Prisons at the graduation ceremony said the GPS wants to improve the standard of staff while bettering the prisoners…

China launches campaign to boost psychological aid for the elderly

China launches campaign to boost psychological aid for the elderly

According to the Chinese National Health Commission (NHC), the country is preparing to launch a countrywide effort to provide and enhance psychological wellbeing for the elderly. The campaign, that will launch from 2022 and go on to 2025, intends to evaluate the elderly’s requirements  and help enhance their psychological health awareness. It will also provide…

The Diaspora has contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare system
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The Diaspora has contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare system

During the COVID-19 pandemic, various diaspora organisations and individuals contributed $300 million to Jamaica’s healthcare sector. Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, the island’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), revealed this at the recent Diaspora Conference Health and Wellness session. While discussing recent developments in the sector, the CMO stated that representatives of the Jamaican diaspora continue to play…

We are in a situation of relative control,” – Health Ministry

We are in a situation of relative control,” – Health Ministry

Health Minister Daniel Salinas said that he expected greater vaccination against Covid in children and drew attention to the circulation of the flu virus. “We are in a situation of relative control, with a low percentage of beds occupied by or with Covid,” said Health Minister Daniel Salinas when asked about the current moment of…