World Health Day

World Health Day is a global health awareness day and is sponsored by the World Health Organisation and is observed by all member states of the United Nations. It has been celebrated on the7th of April every year since 1950.  and each year it has a different theme or goal. The aim of the day is … Continue reading World Health Day

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New York’s School of Medicine Has Discovered a New Organ – Interstitium

Up until now the largest human organ was the skin, however, scientists at New York's School of Medicine have found something to disband this belief. Previously believed to be connective tissue, Interstitium is described as a fluid-filled, 3-D latticework of collagen and elastin connective tissue. It is all over your body, right under your skin in fact. … Continue reading New York’s School of Medicine Has Discovered a New Organ – Interstitium

Cholera Outbreak in Somalia

There has been an ongoing outbreak of Cholera in Somalia specifically in the regions of; Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle since December 2017. As of the 18th of March, the World Health Organisation has reported 1613 cases with nine deaths. There have been Cholera outbreaks in the past specifically in these regions. The … Continue reading Cholera Outbreak in Somalia

US$ 3.2 Million Grant will Help Fund Malaria Vaccine

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund has awarded the University of Florida and partners in the United States and Japan $3.2 million to advance a promising vaccine to prevent transmission of malaria. The vaccine will be a Transmission Blocking Vaccine (TBV) and will break the cycle of disease transmission. Malaria is a possibly life-threatening disease … Continue reading US$ 3.2 Million Grant will Help Fund Malaria Vaccine

World First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhoea

An un-named English man has contracted a new strain of the STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) Gonorrhoea which has shown resistance to two last-resort antibiotics; Ceftriazone and Azithromycin. The man is suspected to have contracted the STI from a woman during his travels to south-east Asia in the early months of the year. The antibiotics he was … Continue reading World First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhoea