Tag: patients

Africa: How Covid in India Affects Patients in Africa

May 29, 2021
About 97% of Kenyans and many Nigerians depend on India to treat heart and kidney diseases. With travel restrictions to India, some ill Africans have been left stranded. Imelda Wambua has chronic kidney failure and cannot afford the high cost of treatment in Kenya. Under normal circumstances, Wambua would quickly hop in a budget airliner

Africa: Covid-19 – Why Critically Ill Patients in Africa Are Taking a Bigger Hit

May 22, 2021
In March 2020, those of us living on the African continent were terrified about what would happen. We had watched Wuhan and then Italy get overrun by Covid-19. These were environments far more resourced than Africa . We knew that we had a limited healthcare workforce. And we have estimated that there was about one

Gilead’s remdesivir not recommended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients: WHO

November 20, 2020
Gilead’s drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said on Friday. “The … panel found a lack of evidence that remdesivir improved outcomes that matter to patients

Lessons learned in COVID helping patients in France: doctors

November 14, 2020
With Paris locked down for a surging second wave of the coronavirus, doctors say they are now better equipped to save lives after learning valuable lessons in treating the disease’s first wave earlier this year. Philippe Montravers and the 150 doctors and nurses he leads at the Bichat Hospital, which was the first facility outside