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  • Drought in Namibia

    07 June 2013

    A devastating drought is currently affecting the whole of Namibia which has killed 4,000 livestock and caused 330,000 Namibians in rural areas (over 14% of the population) to be classified as food insecure. Some regions have received their lowest sea…

  • Update on InterHealth in East Africa

    06 June 2013

    Last month, InterHealth’s East Africa Regional Manager, Leanne Kennedy, relocated to Kenya to progress with InterHealth’s vision to set up an East Africa regional hub. This is a really exciting step for InterHealth being our first regional centre out…

  • Hygiene - the first health principle

    05 June 2013

    The 5th of May was Hand Hygiene Day. Having a good hand washing technique is the very first step to "turning off the tap of ill-health" - a favourite saying of Dr. Ted Lankester, InterHealth's Director of Health Services.Take a minute to watch this m…

  • Preventing Traveller's Diarrhoea

    05 June 2013

    If you have been to InterHealth for a Travel Health Consultation with one of our nurses, you know that you get more than jabs and antimalarials! We do a lot of talking about what you can do to minimise your risk of getting diarrhoea when you are on t…

  • Stories from the field

    05 June 2013

    We asked InterHealth staff if they had a hygiene story from the field that others might relate to. Here is what surfaced... Any of these sound familiar? Some of the regrettable ways in which we bring trouble unto ourselves. An article in a London n…

  • Novel coronavirus cases worldwide

    23 May 2013

    As of 22nd May 2013, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been informed of a global total of 43 laboratory confirmed cases of human infection with novel coronavirus (NCoV), including 21 deaths. An international network of clinical experts has been…

  • Polio in Kenya & Somalia

    23 May 2013

    Three cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) have been laboratory confirmed in Dadaab, Kenya. A four month old baby girl developed symptoms of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) on 30 April 2013 and two health contacts of the baby have subsequently tested positi…

  • Getting Active for East Africa

    17 May 2013

    Let’s hope they’ve been training, because this group of Londoners are about to strap on those muddy sneakers and start running for the InterHealth centre in East Africa! Getting active to raise vital funds are Mark Snelling, Kevin Belcher and Judith …

  • Meningitis outbreak in South Sudan

    16 May 2013

    The Ministry of Health of South Sudan declared an outbreak of meningitis in Malakal County in Upper Nile State on 30th April 2013. The latest report dated 5th May 2013 stated that there were 73 reported cases, including 3 deaths. The ages of those wh…

  • Measles worldwide update

    16 May 2013

    Ongoing measles outbreaks are occurring in a number of countries throughout the world.RussiaA total of 12 cases has been recorded in the Nizhniy Novgorod region, including 9 cases in children under 14 years of age.In the period January-February 2013,…

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