Now forgotten in the West, malaria still kills thousands in Africa, including many children. From South Sudan comes the story of Linda, who risked losing a third pregnancy to malaria but was saved by the care of midwife Peninah.
Alarming data from a Global Fund report was published a few days ago: HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria are recording a major drop in diagnosis and treatment in poor countries.
The numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19, intensive care unit admissions and deaths from the virus continue to rise. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, and its name is vaccines. Availability is limited: we don’t have enough doses in Italy, and the situation is far worse in Africa.
Helping mothers and children to survive and thrive has always been the main goal of Doctors with Africa CUAMM’s commitment, particularly in the most challenging contexts.
The testimony of Alessandra Gossetto and Matteo Arata Jpo in Gynecology and Obstetrics at PCMH, the reference hospital for maternal and child health in Sierra Leone.
On December 31st at 11 pm in Chiulo, Angola, Giorgio Pellis's phone rings: there is an obstetric emergency and Alice, the Angolan doctor who works in the hospital, asks for support in managing the birth beacuse the child struggles to be born.
On World AIDS Day Doctors with Africa CUAMM is making an appeal not to overlook the indirect effects of Covid-19 and remember the millions of people whose lives, in Africa as in the rest of the world, are still at risk from another virus and another epidemic that continues to kill without making news.
“The first 1,000 days” project deals with future mothers and their children, from pregnancy to the first 2 years of life, in the rural districts of Balama and Montepuez, in the Province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. and children in Cabo Delgado.
Doctors with Africa Cuamm is one of the top three entities nominated for the “Heroes in Health Awards 2020” by Uganda Ministry of Health.
In South Sudan, in Awerial county, mobile clinics have started, which will go to medical examinations and treat people who have fled the floods.