‘Operation AB’ -launched in October 2007- is an international partnership aimed at significantly scaling up MC in Swaziland through capacity building and training. The project brings together The Jerusalem AIDS Project, a veteran non-profit NGO, based in Israel, The Hadassah Medical Organization, The Government of Swaziland and FLAS.
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Microbiological studies conducted on the aetiology of noma have failed to identify a putative pathogen, mainly because of field and technical difficulties. To obtain a description of the oral flora of noma and control children, it was indispensable to have: a local team able to recognize the diseased population, provide explanations to parents, and include […]
It is estimated that there are about two million women with genital fistula globally, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. There are about 800,000 cases in Nigeria (mostly Northern Nigeria). Over 95% are due to prolonged obstructed labour. It affects the poorest of the poor and women in conflict and war zones.
As regard to quick evolution of health systems and problems arisen from difficulties to insure equal access to healthcare and supplies for populations, which is a real challenge for health managers and politics everywhere, ICT may represent an interesting tool for improving health access and country planning, regulation and competences maintaining.
On January 12, 2010, at 16.50, a devastating earthquake of high magnitude (7.0) struck the island of Haiti. Two hundred thousand lives were lost in the first few seconds. Those who survived the initial overwhelming event were left with severe physical and psychological injuries.
Provision of an optimum health care services determine the survival during disasters. Especially when the community had being on migration for a considerable time ,poor quality water, poor sanitation reduced food supplies and overcrowding may aggravate the health issues and demands for the health system to function on it’s full stretch.
Independent national and international quality control has shown that TB and HIV diagnostics have improved in North Ossetia, Ingushetia and Chechnya since the inception of the programme.
Worldwide more than five million people die from injury every year. Low and middle income countries bear a disparate burden of injury: 90% of all deaths from road traffic injuries occur in these settings. This disparity is only projected to increase.
Globalization, mass population migration war are considered to be the main causative factors for the spread of infections like HIV and Hepatitis B in previously disease free regions. Health care workers in emergency surgical units (ESHCW) are considered as a high risk category of acquiring these infections by infectious blood and body fluids.
Hospitals play a very important role in external disaster situations, providing essential care for the affected. But relatively a less attention is paid towards internal disasters involving hospitals, necessitating immediate evacuation of patients and the staff.