One step closer to interoperability: Applying SNOMED CT’s engine to the International Patient Summary

In 2022, SNOMED International will extend the core of SNOMED CT’s structured clinical terminology to deliver an open, standalone sub-ontology to support the scope of content within the International Patient Summary (IPS) under a Creative Commons license. London, United Kingdom, Nov. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At SNOMED International’s recent October Business Meetings held in […]

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Cameroonian Fishermen Harvest Invasive Aquatic Fern to Create Energy Source

DIZANGUÉ, CAMEROON — Cameroon’s largest lake, Lake Ossa, has been invaded by Salvinia molesta, an aquatic fern native to Brazil that hinders navigation, makes fishing impossible and blocks water access. To combat the spreading plant, a local aid group is training fishermen to harvest the fern and transform it into organic coal. Florent Tsanga and other fishermen meet twice a week to remove what they can. Since Salvinia molesta invaded Cameroon’s largest lake in 2016, Tsanga’s life has changed for the worse. He said his children do not go to…

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Logistical Challenges Hampering Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drives

NAIROBI, KENYA — As deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa finally pick up, many nations are struggling with the logistics of accelerating their inoculation campaigns, the head of Africa’s disease control body said on Thursday. Only 6.6% of Africa’s population of 1.2 billion is fully vaccinated, John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), told a virtual news conference. That means Africa is far from reaching the African Union’s aim of fully vaccinating 70% of people by the end of 2022, he added. “What…

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Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator in Cameroon condemning the killing of school children in the South-West region

Yaoundé, The Humanitarian Coordinator in Cameroon, Mr. Matthias Z. Naab is deeply saddened and shocked by another attack against a school, leading the death of four children and a teacher in the South-West region. On 24 November, unidentified gunmen attacked a Government Bilingual High School in Ekondo Titi, South-West region. Four students aged 12 to 17 and a teacher were killed, and an unconfirmed number of students and teachers were injured and are receiving treatment. “I strongly condemn attacks on schools, teachers, and children. They are a serious violation of…

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Einstein notes with sketches of relativity theory sold in Paris auction for $13 million

Paris, A manuscript co-authored by Albert Einstein, offering a rare insight into the legendary physicist’s thinking leading up to his general theory of relativity, was sold in an auction on Tuesday for 11.7 million euros ($13.17 million). Auction house Christie’s had estimated the value of the manuscript at between 2 million and 3 million euros. The 54 pages of paper, around half filled with Einstein’s handwriting, are one of only two working documents known in which the thinker approaches his famous theory that laid the groundwork for modern cosmology and…

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Morocco, Israel sign landmark security cooperation pact

Israel and Morocco have signed a landmark agreement that lays the foundation for security cooperation, intelligence sharing, and future arms sales. The memorandum of understanding between Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and his Moroccan counterpart Abdellatif Loudiyi was signed on Wednesday in Rabat, as part of the first official visit by an Israeli defense minister to one of the Arab states that normalized ties last year. In a statement, Gantz said that the agreement was “very significant and will allow us to exchange ideas, enter joint projects and enable Israeli…

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Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group da Nikkiso Anuncia a Criação de Instalações Navais Expandidas na Coreia

TEMECULA, Califórnia, Nov. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Grupo), subsidiária da Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japão), tem o orgulho de anunciar a expansão das nossas instalações em Busan na Coreia para acomodar o novo Centro Naval deles. Esta expansão representa o compromisso e apoio deles ao crescimento da […]

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Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group annonce la création d’une installation maritime agrandie en Corée

TEMECULA, Californie, 24 nov. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (ci-après le « Groupe »), filiale de Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japon), est fière d’annoncer l’agrandissement de son usine de Pusan (Corée) en vue d’accueillir son nouveau centre maritime. Ce projet d’extension traduit son engagement et son soutien en faveur de la croissance […]

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