Jan Nouwen

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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) on LinkedIn: “Indo-Dutch workshop on #AntimicrobialResistance was…

Indo-Dutch workshop on #AntimicrobialResistance was held today at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) beginning with an open address …

Inentingsprogramma tegen ebola gestart in Congo

In de Democratische Republiek Congo is het inentingsprogramma tegen ebola van start gegaan. Verplegend personeel en iedereen die in contact is …

Poverty reduction and equity benefits of introducing or scaling up measles, rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study

1.↵<p>United Nations. Sustainable Development Goals. 2015.<p>2.↵<p>World Bank World Development Indicators. Washington, DC, 2017. …

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Disease outbreak news<br>17 May 2018<p>Since the last Disease Outbreak News on 14 May 2018, an additional five cases, including one laboratory-confirmed …

Ebola Outbreak in Dense Congolese City Is a 'Major, Major Game-Changer,' WHO Says

(KINSHASA, Congo) — Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first …

WHO: risico op ebolabesmetting in Congo is erg groot

De wereldgezondheidsorganisatie WHO zegt dat het risico op besmetting met ebola in Congo nu 'erg groot' is. Eerder was het risico 'groot', maar de …

Ebola outbreak in Congo enters 'new phase' as it spreads to large city

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has entered a "new phase" after it spread to a large city, the country's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday.<p>The new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of …

Disease

WHO bereidt zich voor op het ergste na ebola uitbraak in Congo

Zover is het allemaal nog niet. Volgens Koopmans gaan onderzoeksteams van de WHO nu eerst proberen helder te krijgen wat er precies aan de hand is. …

Zeer besmettelijke ziekte ebola slaat weer toe in Congo

In het noordwesten van Congo zijn twee gevallen van de dodelijke ziekte ebola vastgesteld. Mogelijk heeft het zeer besmettelijke virus al meer …

Joseph Lister and the grim reality of Victorian surgery

Anyone who went under the knife in the Victorian era knew there was more chance of meeting a grisly end than survival, but in her new book, Lindsey …

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

<b>W</b>hen Simone Landrum felt tired and both nauseated and ravenous at the same time in the spring of 2016, she recognized the signs of pregnancy. Her beloved grandmother died earlier that year, and Landrum felt a sense of divine order when her doctor confirmed on Muma’s birthday that she was carrying a …

Pregnancy

Fewer Americans are dying from infectious diseases but it all depends on where you live

The overall chances of dying from an infectious disease are decreasing in the U.S., but the probability can vary greatly from county to county, …

Public Health

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Biology

Eradicating poverty would dramatically reduce TB cases, study finds

Preventative measures, like poverty reduction, could be just as effective in tackling the disease as drugs and vaccines<p>Programmes to tackle poverty could be just as effective in the fight against tuberculosis as medicines and vaccines, research has found.<p>Eradicating extreme poverty would lead to an …

Tuberculosis

Medewerkers portal

Spoed<p>Bel 112 voor spoedeisende hulp bij direct levensbedreigende situaties wanneer elke seconde telt. De 112-alarmcentrale stuurt dan onmiddellijk de …

Remembering David Cooper

<i>The story of HIV is a modern medical miracle. From despair and tragedy, we have moved into an era of chronic treatable illness, in just 30 years.</i><br>- …

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List of Blueprint priority diseases

2018 annual review of the Blueprint list of priority diseases<p>For the purposes of the R&D Blueprint, WHO has developed a special tool for determining …

Aggressive virus subtype behind HIV explosion in the Philippines?

A more aggressive and possibly drug-resistant HIV subtype may be behind skyrocketing HIV infection rates in the Philippines. Epidemiologist Edsel …

'Woefully off track': global goals leave behind over half the world's children

Sustainability agenda that pledged to maximise every child’s chances undermined by lack of data in some countries, says Unicef report<p>More than half a billion of the world’s poorest children are invisible to the international organisations that could help them most.<p>Children worldwide are “uncounted” …

Sustainable Development Goals

40% of Uganda's health centres don't stock drugs to treat chronic diseases

When the World Health Organisation created an essential medicines list in the early 2000s, the aim was to provide a list of medicines that should be …

Public Health

IBM wants to replace antibiotics with these big ol' synthetic molecules

Researchers think the molecule might be better at keeping up with evolving bacteria.<p>When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, the finding was key for two reasons: First, obviously, doctors finally had a way to treat illnesses like pneumonia, gonorrhea, and rheumatic fever. Until then, …

Spirit of samba: the best of Rio and Sao Paulo carnivals in pictures

The Sambadromes come alive as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo as the carnival gets under way

The rise of Bolivia’s indigenous 'cholitas' – in pictures

As recently as 10 years ago, Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara and Quechua women were socially ostracised and systematically marginalised. Known as ‘cholitas’, these women, recognisable by their wide skirts, braided hair and bowler hats, were banned from using public transport and entering certain public …

Civil Rights

Colombia: no guns, no drugs, no atrocities, no rape, no murder. Just bananas…

Colombia’s farmers can hope again after bloody decades of civil war – but they’re not relying on politicians to help them<p>Don José Manuel Suarez has seen some things. Father of seven and grandfather of 15, his 80 years have been spent farming a patch of land that has also been a battleground in the …

South America

Medical crisis in east Ghouta as hospitals 'systematically targeted'

UN security council to vote on Friday on draft resolution demanding 30-day truce in Syria, as government and allies accused of destroying healthcare<p>The medical system in eastern Ghouta is near collapse, medics and doctors say, after nearly a week of airstrikes that have hit 22 hospitals and clinics …

The bird market of Kabul – in pictures

A visit to the narrow lane of Ka Faroshi bird market brings comfort to war-weary Afghans

Markets

Kerala magazine challenges India's breastfeeding taboo

A south Indian magazine has drawn both outrage and praise for the cover of its latest edition, which shows a woman breastfeeding her baby.<p>The March issue of Grihalakshmi, which is published in the state of Kerala, shows the poet and actor Gilu Joseph feeding a child with the headline, “Mums tell …

Breast Feeding

Zimbabwe and Kenya lead the way in Africa's dash from cash

Efficiency and safety of mobile money has millions forgoing notes and coins<p>“Drunks love paying by M-Pesa,” the owner of a bar in a low-income area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, explained drily. “It’s easy to get conned when you have cash.”<p>The well-known mobile money platform may not choose to …

Africa