Although most of the cases of malaria occur in sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East are also at risk. In 2015, 91 countries and areas had ongoing malaria transmission.This course aims to make clinicians aware of the vaccines available for malaria and the need for them.
Screening the newborn for congenital hypothyroidism has been a boon to preventive medicine. Since hypothyroidism cannot always be picked up early in a newborn because the child can appear normal, the possibility of a compromised thyroid could be overlooked.
The aim of this topic is to highlight the importance of screening all donated blood for transfusion-transmissible infections and should be a core component of every national blood program. An effort should be made to ensure that all blood supply is made safe, and that all donors must meet the criteria to make them eligible to be donors.
One of the fundamental principles of health care is the safety of patients. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in some developed countries. The numbers are quite alarming even in the middle income countries where a number of factors such as low staff numbers, shortage of basic equipment are all contributing to unsafe heath care.