Happy new year 2021 to all our members and visitors! CORONAVIRUS safety tips from Admin! 1. Watch your hands with running water 2. Dont cough in your hands 3. Keep distance from people 4. Stay indoor if neccessary!! Stay safe !!! Dear Members,Do you know that naijacrux is fully programmed to serve you better, Do you know that you can share your favorite post on naijacrux with friends on twitter,facebook, googleplus,myspace and many more! To share post on naijacrux with friends and family on twitter, facebook,googleplus,myspace,and many more, scroll to the down page of the post, Click on the Social Icon You Want To Share On To Share.

Author Topic: Meningitis Remains a Challenge for Africa, India - Report  (Read 623 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline naij

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 957
  • Karma: +0/-0
Meningitis Remains a Challenge for Africa, India - Report
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:59:49 AM »

Children in South Asia and Africa continue to face the threat of infection from meningitis. Despite progress in vaccines, there are still poor health infrastructures in key areas and inadequate access to medical services.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says promoting vaccination programs faces challenges, with outbreaks of several forms of meningitis causing child mortality rates as high as 60 percent across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Meningitis still threatens children

Mathuram Santosham, a professor of pediatrics and pediatric medicine at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine, said while vaccinations programs have been very successful in the West and developed regions, children in developing countries remain at risk.

"The disease pretty much disappeared in the U.S., Europe and other countries. It's now working well; but the places where children are dying are not Western countries and European countries, it's India and Africa," he said.

"When a child gets meningitis, even when the best care is available the mortality is between three and 10 percent. But in the poor countries where there isn't good access to medical care, it can be as high as 60 percent," Santosham told VOA.

The disease largely affects young children.

Meningitis has lasting effects

Even for those who survive, there is a 30 to 40 percent chance of serious neurological complications affecting the child's long term health.

The major cause of bacterial meningitis - one of several forms of the disease - is the Haemophilus Influenza type b or Hib.

The disease causes an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known together as the meninges.


Last Three Years Named The Hottest Years on Record, UN Report Says

Started by punch

Replies: 0
Views: 960
Last post March 23, 2018, 06:13:07 AM
by punch
Year 2016 Name Warmest Year on Record - Global Study Report

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 1055
Last post August 11, 2017, 02:16:27 AM
by newspostng
Global health Expert Calls for Strong Zika Virus Surveillance in West Africa

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 922
Last post March 19, 2016, 09:00:52 PM
by internet police
Study shows C-Sections Baby delivery method 50 Times More Deadly in Africa

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 11564
Last post March 15, 2019, 06:52:08 AM
by legendguru
China send large Ebola relief team to West Africa

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 860
Last post January 28, 2015, 02:09:10 AM
by admin
West Africa faces Highest Risk of Bat-to-Human Virus Spread

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 820
Last post January 08, 2016, 10:06:46 AM
by yungcrux
Ebola Virus Fund Embezzled , Africa is Corrupt , $6M Lost Through Fraud

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 760
Last post November 06, 2017, 07:24:39 AM
by newspostng
Mosquito Nets Widely Misused for Fishing in Africa , Study Finds

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 836
Last post February 12, 2018, 12:23:22 AM
by newspostng
World health organization Warn Africa Against Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions

Started by xrated

Replies: 0
Views: 6312
Last post July 31, 2020, 11:39:44 AM
by xrated
World health org Urges Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine in Africa

Started by xrated

Replies: 0
Views: 6257
Last post August 14, 2020, 02:02:45 PM
by xrated