Health

Canada pledges $440m to vaccinate poor children around the world

Dakard, November 30, 2014 (GMN) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday his government would provide support worth hundreds of millions of dollars towards life-saving vaccines for children around the world. Harper made the announcement at an event with Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne at a clinic in Dakar to mark the introduction in Senegal of a vaccine for rotavirus - a virus that causes diarrhea in children so severe it can be fatal.

Ethiopia: Gambella to host national HIV/AIDS Day

Addis Ababa, November 26, 2014 (GMN) – Gambella will host national HIV/AIDS Day of 2014 under the theme “Let no one dies of HIV/AIDS”, the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office announced. Joint Prevention Counselling Advisor Endeshaw Woldesenbet says the celebration will take place in Gmabella for a week starting from 29th of November 2014.

Blood Disorder (Sickle Cell Anemia): GmTc

Rochester, MN, November 26, 2014 (GMN) - Most African descendant and others nation are wondering what blood disorder is so called “sickle cell anemia”. According to Grosse, et al., 2011, sickle cell anemia appeared to be an inherited form of anemia condition in which has not enough normal red blood cells that carries adequate oxygen throughout the body. Normally, red blood cells are flexible and round, move easily through the blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid, sticky, and are crescent shape. These irregular shaped cells can get stuck in small blood vessels which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body as the results cause lots of pain.This blood disorder disease usually present in childhood commonly passed on through parents with red blood cells form an abnormal.