Guinea: Mortality risk for Ebola survivors is five times greater than general population

In Guinea, Mortality risk for Ebola survivors is five times greater than general population September 7, 2019 Ebola survivors in Guinea face a more than five times greater risk for mortality after hospital discharge than the general population, according to findings from a retrospective cohort study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Most deaths among […]

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Ebola cases rise by 13, with spread in insecure and border areas.

Ebola transmission in the affected Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region is still substantial, with new hot spots emerging in areas with limited access and security problems, posing more challenges for response teams, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in its weekly snapshot of the outbreak. Meanwhile, the country reported 13 new infections […]

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Improved Access Not as Important as High-Quality Care in Preventing Deaths Globally

Improved Access Not as Important as High-Quality Care in Preventing Deaths Globally By Laura Joszt In Focus Blog – Published on: September 07, 2018 Access to care is not enough to improve care and prevent deaths; expansion of health coverage has to be paired with investments to create high-quality health systems, according to a study […]

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High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study

  The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher […]

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