Health News about health and global development covering malaria, TB, infectious & non infectious diseases, ebola outbreak, epidemic, sanitation public health and more. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT en Critical birth drug mired in Nigeria The birth drug tranexamic acid could save thousands of lives in Nigeria. But price inflation means few can afford it. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT China opens path to disease via Belt and Road trade route Malaria and neglected tropical diseases are expected to re-emerge as a result of the ambitious trade initiative. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:31:02 GMT Venezuela goes back 20 years in child mortality New estimates highlight a crumbling health sector and need for up-to-date information. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:14:17 GMT No silver bullet for arsenic in groundwater A review of 31 technologies finds no single method that will work in all areas where water is contaminated. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:15:49 GMT West Nile Virus spotted in Pakistan Researchers who detected the brain-damaging virus in donor blood samples call for surveillance. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:44:53 GMT Air pollution cuts worker productivity A study conducted in China shows that prolonged exposure leads to small reduction in factory productivity. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:50:22 GMT Global rules should follow outcry over China’s gene-edited babies The announcement of the world’s first gene-edited babies met with sharp rebuke. Action should follow, says Crispin Maslog. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:25:16 GMT Açaí fruit can transmit Chagas disease Drinking artisan juice made with the fruit could be a source of parasitic infection. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:48:15 GMT Fish protein wafers to ease acute malnutrition in children Wafers made of fish protein could save thousands of severely malnourished Asian children. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:16:00 GMT Conflict diseases to snakebites – 2018 in features SciDev.Net looks back at the best features of 2018. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Pakistan tackles snakebite envenomation Snakebite is treatable if patients get prompt, competent medical care, say Pakistani doctors. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:00:00 GMT India battles snakebite scourge India accounts for half of the estimated 100,000 deaths from snakebites that occur globally each year. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:30:00 GMT Hi-tech antidotes for snakebite Nanoparticles, enzyme inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies are the future of snakebite treatment. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:20:00 GMT Race against time to treat hump-nosed pit viper bites The hump-nosed pit viper’s venom is a driver of therapeutic research, but no antivenom has yet been found. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:15:00 GMT Poverty amplifies Africa’s snakebite problem African antivenom markets are not profitable, leaving many of its poorest regions without access to treatment. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:06:00 GMT Snakebite envenoming: facts and figures Snakebite envenoming is a hidden health crisis. SciDev.Net examines responsible factors. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:05:00 GMT UNAIDS leader to resign next year after review voices “no confidence” Scathing report urges leadership change at AIDS agency, following claims of bullying and harassment. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Country-owned strategies to fight malaria Progress on malaria control stalled in 2016 and 2017, so the WHO has launched country-led strategies. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:06:56 GMT The human face of digital health How can health workers on the front line better use high tech, low tech ‒ or no tech? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT Q&A: Privacy ‘not keeping pace’ with digital health Tech moving faster than policies in digital health, says Patricia Mechael. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT