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Africa: Putting Human Rights At the Heart of Reproductive Health

Press Release - Health leaders from around the world convened at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, on Wednesday to highlight the need to ensure human rights are integrated into sexual and reproductive health care, including family planning. This means making sure care is non-discriminatory and aligned to the needs and desires of the community.  
allafrica.com
over 6 years ago
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Performance of alternative strategies for primary cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies

Objective To assess and compare the accuracy of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), visual inspection with Lugol’s iodine (VILI), and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as alternative standalone methods for primary cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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How and why a mosquito bites you - BBC News

Malarial mosquitoes are posing a new threat - they have started biting during the day in some parts of Africa  
bbc.co.uk
about 6 years ago
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Carbamazepine versus phenobarbitone monotherapy (single drug treatment) for epilepsy | Cochrane

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in which abnormal electrical discharges from the brain cause recurrent seizures. We studied two types of epileptic seizures in this review: generalised onset seizures in which electrical discharges begin in one part of the brain and move throughout the brain, and partial onset seizures in which the seizure is generated in and affects one part of the brain (the whole hemisphere of the brain or part of a lobe of the brain). For around 70% of people with epilepsy, a single antiepileptic drug can control generalised onset or partial onset seizures. Worldwide, phenobarbitone (PB) and carbamazepine (CBZ) are commonly used antiepileptic drugs; however, CBZ is used more commonly in the USA and Europe because of concerns over side-effects associated with PB, particularly concerns over behavioural changes in children treated with PB. Phenobarbitone is still commonly used in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and South America because of the low cost of the drug.  
cochrane.org
about 6 years ago
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WHO | Africa risks large meningitis outbreak

With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, four international public health organizations warned today.  
who.int
about 6 years ago
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Africa marks a year without a new case of wild polio - BBC News

No case of polio has been reported in Africa over the last twelve months, but people are still hesitant to celebrate, reports BBC Africa health correspondent Anne Soy.  
bbc.co.uk
about 6 years ago
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Carbamazepine versus phenytoin monotherapy (single drug treatment) for epilepsy | Cochrane

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in which recurrent seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges from the brain. We studied two types of epileptic seizures in this review; generalised onset seizures in which electrical discharges begin in one part of the brain and move throughout the brain, and partial onset seizures in which the seizure is generated in, and affects one part of the brain (the whole hemisphere of the brain or part of a lobe of the brain). For around 70% of people with epilepsy, generalised onset or partial onset seizures can be controlled by a single antiepileptic drug. Worldwide, phenytoin and carbamazepine are commonly used antiepileptic drugs, however carbamazepine is used more commonly in the USA and Europe due to concerns over side effects associated with phenytoin. Phenytoin is still commonly used in developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America due to the low cost of the drug.  
cochrane.org
about 6 years ago
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Quality of Cardiac Drugs in Sub-Saharan Africa: 'A Disaster'

This first analysis of cardiac drugs in Africa confirms that "counterfeit medicines [pose] a serious threat to patient safety and public health," the authors warn.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago
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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Overview of Existing Programs

How is colorectal cancer screened in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas? Learn about screening methods used around the world.  
medscape.com
about 6 years ago