Showing posts from September, 2019

Official Inauguration of International Organization of African Nurses

The International Organization of African Nurses is an international organization for nurses of African descent who are interested in improving health care and health care outcomes in Africa. The official inaugural benefit gala will be held on October 26, 2019 in Dallas Texas at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Engage nurses, other healthcare providers and interested stakeholders to seek solutions to healthcare problems in Africa. Accept project proposals from needed areas across Africa and seek ways of implementing them. Form partnerships with academic institutions, medical institution and other foundations to advance healthcare in Africa. Help train more nurses & healthcare providers in needed areas in Africa. Prioritize implementation of simple clinical interventions to curb the spread of communicable diseases. Improve life expectancy by improving early diagnosis & treatment of conditions like hypertension & diabetes.

Antibiotic resistance: an extract of green tea to fight a superbug

Pseudomonas aeruginosaa multidrug-resistant bacterium responsible for many infections, especially in hospitals, has a new enemy: green tea. Laboratory research is showing the effectiveness of a natural tea leaf component in combating this pathogen, offering a new avenue for the development of ways to fight against antibiotic resistance.
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Scientists from the University of Surrey (England) carried out laboratory tests and found that a natural component of green tea , combined with a commercially available antibiotic, could help combat antimicrobial resistance . Research has focused on the combination of epigallocatechin (EGCG), a polyphenol extracted from green tea leaves , and aztreonam, an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa . This bacterium is responsible for serious infections (even fatal) and resistant to many important classes of antibiotics .
Published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology , the study describes laboratory te…

The 15 Essential Tips for Healthy Newborn Babies

It feels like your life is starting all over again the second you first take your newborn baby into your arms. Time and time again, your baby will still steal your heart. Still, new parents, however much they try to prepare, might be anxious about taking care of a newborn, especially if it’s their very first child. You could read all the books in the world but you can never really prepare for what it’s like to have a person’s entire life in your hands!
1. Don’t underestimate the importance of body language.

Crying  isn’t the only way your baby tries to communicate with you. Pay attention to your baby’s body language. Clenched fists could indicate that your baby is stressed or hungry. Repeated kicking suggests your baby might want to play. Even something like pulling on their ears could suggest they are starting to teethe. 2. When breastfeeding, hold your baby with the arm closest to the head.
On television shows, when breastfeeding, mothers are often shown holding their baby with the …

Algeria: eight babies died in a maternity fire

A fire broke out in the night from Monday to Tuesday in a maternity ward in El Oued, in northeastern Algeria, according to Algerian state television. The origin of this incident, which struck the mother-child hospital Bachir Bennacer, is still unknown. According to a provisional report, eight infants died, "some burned and others asphyxiated by smoke," said a head of civil protection, Captain Nassim Bernaoui. The whole establishment was evacuated. "We managed to save 11 infants, 107 women (...) and 28 employees," added Captain Bernaoui Already a fire in May 2018The fire broke out at 3:50 am (4h50 French time), according to the same official. Civil protection has mobilized dozens of trucks to overcome the fire that has been controlled. According to Algerian television, Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui called for the urgent opening of an investigation and sent on the spot the Minister of Health Mohamed Miraoui. This same establishment had been ravaged in May 2018 by a fir…

Nursing students mobilized today to denounce additional fees requested in IFSIs

France - The nursing students mobilized this morning before the various regional councils of France, to protest against the "illegal" additional fees requested in the IFSIs and to ask for better access to university services.
They came from Salon de Provence, Avignon, or Nice to defend their rights and those of future generations of students. Today, about fifty ESI gathered in Marseille, at the call of the Fnesi (National Federation of Nursing Students). "ESI angry! We are all here for this fight again  , "they chant in chorus.
It was a strong will of the Fnesi, even. "  It is the regions that allocate subsidies to health facilities, which redistribute them to IFSI,  " recalls Felix Ledoux, referent PACA mobilization for Fnesi.
The problem ? Subsidies do not live up to expectations, and IFSIs, to work, often have to charge extra fees to students. "  Students are already paying significant fees, related to student status: 170 euros registration fee and 9…

What does science say about fasting?

Despite its recent surge in popularity, fasting is a practice that dates back centuries and plays a central role in many cultures and religions. Defined as the abstinence from all or some foods or drinks for a set period of time, there are many different ways of fasting.

In general, most types of fasts are performed over 24–72 hours. Intermittent fasting, on the other hand, involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting, ranging from a few hours to a few days at a time.

Fasting has been shown to have many health benefits, from increased weight loss to better brain function and improved gut health.

Promotes Blood Sugar Control by Reducing Insulin Resistance:Several studies have found that fasting may improve blood sugar control, which could be especially useful for those at risk of diabetes. In fact, one study in 10 people with type 2 diabetes showed that short-term intermittent fasting significantly decreased blood sugar levels.
Promotes Better Health by Fighting InflammationWhile…

Malaria vaccine launched in Kenya - WHO

Kenya– The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease that continues to affect millions of children in Africa. The vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from 6 months of age in selected areas of the country in a phased pilot introduction. It is the first and only vaccine to significantly reduce malaria in children, including life-threatening malaria. Malaria claims the life of one child every two minutes. The disease is a leading killer of children younger than 5 years in Kenya. “Africa has witnessed a recent surge in the number of malaria cases and deaths. This threatens the gains in the fight against malaria made in the past two decades,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Af…

Nurse Najah Bazzy - CNN Hero

Najah Bazzy is a Transcultural Clinical Nurse Specialist and Diversity Specialist. She also is the Executive Director and Founder of Zaman International. She is CEO of Diversity Specialists and Transcultural Health Care Solutions. Bazzy has an extensive background in critical care nursing with special expertise in Cross Cultural health care, beliefs and practices. She is a global leader in Medical Ethics, Philanthropy, Nursing and Interfaith Dialogue and brings an ambassador style of diplomacy to her projects and life work.

Nurse Najah said that “Nurses are supposed to fix things. We are healers."

CNN Hero Najah Bazzy is providing food, clothes, furniture, education and job placement for those in need in America’s poorest big city. She's healing an entire community at the same time. Get involved with Zaman International - Hope for Humanity.



Do You know Malawi's Health Indices?

Continent: Southern East of Africa Country : Malawi Capital : Lilongwe Population: 18,62 millions (2017 populations census). Official Language: English
Profile: The Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Malawi spans over 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi). Lake Malawi takes up about a third of Malawi's area. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre, the third largest is Mzuzu and the fourth largest is its old capital Zomba. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" because of the friendliness of the people.

Health Indices
Total population (2016) 18,092,000Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013) 750Life expectancy at birth m/f (…