Anal fissures are tears in a baby’s / child’s anal skin that are occasioned by painful stooling and sometimes blood on stools or on wiping. The first thing to think about is stool consistency and frequency. Here we summarise other treatments that may be recommended by your surgeon.
Anti-FGM campaigner wins international nursing award
Female genital mutiliation (FGM) is a practice that paediatric surgeons have to be vigilant about.
Kenyan nurse Anna Qabale Duba set up the Qabale Duba Foundation to achieve safer healthcare for women and girls through empowerment and challenging harmful cultural practices.
In its inaugural ceremony, the Aster Guardians Global Nursing awarded Ms Duba the winner’s prize worth $250,000 to continue the work of her important organisation.
Caesarian section in 19th Century Bunyoro Kingdom
Mildred Europa Taylor unearths a hidden history, in which a Scottish anthropologist describes observing a caesarian section performed by Bunyoro Kingdom surgeons in 1879.
According to JNP Davies, Felkin made his observations as a 2nd year medical student while volunteering as a medical missionary.
Global placement bursaries (THET)
Health Education England is funding 10 health partnerships to engage in global health support and training.
Harvard celebrates a global health hero
Congolese microbiologist Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum has been awarded an honorary degree in recognition for early and seminal work identifying the Ebola virus.
Dr Muyembe is the General Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB). He is also Professor of Medical Microbiology/ Virology at the University of Kinshasa. He was the first to sample the Ebola virus in 1976, leading to its recognition as the cause of haemorrhagic fever.
In addition to this award, he was appointed to the WHO Advisory Group on the Ebola Virus Disease Response group in 2014. He also received the Christophe Mérieux Prize and the Royal Society Africa prize in 2015. He is the recipient of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize . Dr Muyembe was named as one of Time’s 100 most influential in 2020.
PhD medicine at Imperial
The James West Scholarship offers an opportunity for UK graduates in sciences, including medicine, to recieve a scholarship for PhD study at Imperial College London. This scholarship aims to promote inclusion of Black or Mixed Black Heritage students.
What to do when baby has a tongue tie
Most feeding issues arising from a tongue tie problems can be solved without every needing a surgeon to have a look. Advice from your midwife or lactation advisor is the best place to start.
However, if a procedure is indicated, here is some advice from London surgeons on the best approach.
Mandela Rhodes Scholarship
Young African, could you be a Mandela Rhodes Scholar?
We look for young leaders who aspire to the principles below and who have demonstrated the potential to live them out.
Leadership: Do you aspire to be a visionary leader who has moral authority? Do you see leadership as more than just personal ambition – as a way to pursue the advancement of equality and freedom, human rights and human dignity? And do you want to guide and inspire others to reach their full potential?
Reconciliation: Do you believe that reconciliation – combined with reparation – is the key to harnessing an imperfect past to develop a more just world? And are you prepared to start the process by looking at your own internal landscape?
Education: Do you have excellent academic results but believe that your education should not only benefit you but make a difference for others? And do you agree that intellectual excellence must be accompanied by character and a rounded personality?
Entrepreneurship: Do you want to see Africa take its rightful place as an equal and competitive presence in the global world? Have you demonstrated individual effort, innovation and creativity to this end?
Mentorship for Women in Surgery
Kenya Association of Women in Surgery Annual Conference
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Bedwetting: help for parents
This week PSIONjournal shares valuable insights on bedwetting.
This is a common condition that affects many children. Should your child be dry by now? What can you do to help them at home? When should you seek medical help?