This year, the World Cancer Day theme is about closing the care gap that exists in developing nations and disadvantaged populations. MedShr is building a global network of healthcare professionals to become part of the solution.
In 2020, the estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 627,000. Over 75% of these deaths were in children and malaria remains one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa. In October this year, the WHO approved the first malaria vaccine for widespread use across regions in which malaria is endemic.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common life-threatening genetic disorder among people of African heritage. Each year, over 300,000 children are born with SCD, and many of them do not have access to adequate care to prevent painful crises and prolong their life. Here, we aim to highlight the most effective low cost, preventive interventions in SCD, and help our readers stay up to date on guidance.
An excellent podcast with Dr Rachel Morrish (from You are not a Frog) and Dr Caroline Walker (from the Joyful Doctor) about managing anxiety and looking after your mental health during this COVID-19 pandemic.