africa

08Feb

KCI generously donates over £60,000 of dressings!
KCI generously donates over £60,000 of dressings!

On behalf of all at Inter Care and our partner health units in Africa, we wish to say a huge thank you to KCI, an Acelity Company. Tuesday 23rd January 2018, trustees Alan & Jean made a visit to KCI, Skipton to collect a generous donation of dressings. This donation consisting of over 2 car … Continue reading KCI generously donates over £60,000 of dressings!

27Nov

Leicester Lions visit Inter Care
Leicester Lions visit Inter Care

            Thank you to representatives from Leicester Lions, John and Michael, who visited Inter Care on Monday 27th November – Pictured above. Leicester Lions sponsored consignments of vital medical aid for Nkhamenya Hospital and Katete Community Hospital, Malawi. As a thank you from Inter Care, we invited 2 representatives to … Continue reading Leicester Lions visit Inter Care

03Nov

Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage
“Without health, people have nothing”, Dr Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organisation. In July 2017, Graça Machel, Mozambican politician and widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela, and Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, visited Tanzania to promote progress towards Universal Health Coverage. Universal Health Coverage means everyone receives the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. As … Continue reading Universal Health Coverage

27Oct

Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing
Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has announced the legalisation of HIV testing and treatment in all public health institutions without the informed consent of patients. According to the president, the strategy, which has replaced voluntary counselling and testing, "prioritises the fight against HIV by ensuring that people know their status". Activists argue that apart from being an infringement … Continue reading Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing

20Oct

Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food
Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food
The growing popularity of fast food in parts of Africa is changing eating habits and affecting health. Ghana, for example, with a population of over 28 million people and pockets of extreme poverty, has enjoyed unprecedented national prosperity in the last decade. Despite the economy slowing down recently, it is rebounding and the signs of … Continue reading Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food

23May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017 
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017 

  An estimated 2 million women and girls in Africa live with obstetric fistula It is estimated that another 100,000 develop the condition every year Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. It is a hole between the birth canal and bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour, without … Continue reading International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017 

05May

World Health Organisation – Fight Antibiotic Resistance
World Health Organisation – Fight Antibiotic Resistance

  Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant. These bacteria may infect humans and animals, and the infections they cause are harder to treat than those caused … Continue reading World Health Organisation – Fight Antibiotic Resistance

20Mar

Malawi raises legal age of marriage
Malawi raises legal age of marriage

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has approved a law which raises the age for marriage from 16 to 18. Local and foreign non-governmental organisations have long campaigned for the ban on child marriage, saying it “traps girls, their families and communities into a cycle of inter-generational poverty”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32325177. Each year, 15 million girls are married before … Continue reading Malawi raises legal age of marriage

27Feb

Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018
Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018

A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organisation. Trials of the vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, conducted in Guinea, show it offers 100% protection. Ten days after vaccination, none of the trial subjects developed Ebola virus disease. The very few who did, in the … Continue reading Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018

01Sep

A Gift in Your Will to Inter Care
A Gift in Your Will to Inter Care

Leaving a gift in your will is a valuable and lasting way to support   Inter Care. By remembering us in this way, you can make sure that our beneficiary health units in Africa continue to provide health care to those who need it most.  We understand that you want to take care of loved … Continue reading A Gift in Your Will to Inter Care