About iNHEMACO S.A.
iNHEMACO S.A. is a foremost provider of Comprehensive Travel Health Risk Management on the African continent. We consistently count blue chip organisations among our varied clientele whom we serve with professionalism and integrity. Human capital is the most precious and costly commodity in contemporary business, more so in the developing world. On the continent with the biggest health challenges and least developed health care infrastructure, our proactive efforts ensure our clients of a healthy expatriate- and national workforce. For more than twenty years our pragmatic, patient-centric approach has delivered cost-effective health care, without compromise to patient care. These core values are the cornerstones on which the iNHEMACO business structure was built. Our grasp of healthcare in Africa uniquely positions iNHEMACO to meet the needs of our clients’ investors, markets, employees and business partners.
We have the skill, experience and capacity to:
- Mitigate health risks
- Protect human capital
- Optimise efficiency
Calendar & Events
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World Malaria Day
25 April 2018
Medicine for Miners
Mining in Post Ebola Africa. An Ongoing Challenge?
13 October 2015
Venue: Presented at MineAfrica’s 5th Focus on West Africa Seminar held in London. Presented by Dr Albie de Frey (Director, iNHEMACO)
Mining with Ebola
Venue: Presented 2015 Investing in Africa Mining Indaba held in Cape Town. Presented by Dr Albie de Frey (Director, iNHEMACO)
iNHEMACO SA had the pleasure of accompanying the Teranga Gold Team on every step of their African journey to success. From humble beginnings on the Sabodala project in a make-shift mud and thatch bungalow clinic to the modern facility that presently serves the mine, and on to the grass root beginnings of the Wahgnion project, Burkina Faso. We highly value our long standing relationship with a mining champion who succeeded in commissioning a lucrative gold mine in a challenging environment.
Our success can largely be attributed to the management team’s unwavering commitment to healthcare for all and our ability to deliver on these commitments.
For more information on this project, click here http://www.africaoutlookmag.com/magazine/77
Malaria, the Disease
Malaria is a parasitic infection of the health of red blood cells. It is acquired via the bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. The ecology of the disease is complex, depending on factors such as altitude, climate, mosquito breeding sites and human behaviour for successful transmission of the disease in an area. There are four types of parasites namely vivax, malariae, ovale and Plasmodium Falciparum. Vivax, malariae and ovale can cause serious illness but seldom cause death in otherwise healthy patients. P. Falciparum on the other hand can cause cerebral malaria and ultimately death in a relatively short period of time if left untreated. Cerebral malaria and anopheles mosquitoes can be found in most African countries.
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Listeriosis is caused by a BACTERIA called Listeria monocytogenes. It is present world-wide in the environment and can also be found in the gut of humans, mammals and birds.
It is one of the leading bacterial causes of food-borne deaths in the world with most cases being reported during the summer months.
Attack rates are highest in the very young (babies < 28 days old) and the elderly (adults > 60 years old). Other risk groups include pregnant women and those who are immunocompromised (e.g. HIV positive patients and those on glucocorticoids).
Listeria has been getting a lot of attention in South Africa has recently, as we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of reported cases.
Because L. monocytogenes is so ubiquitous, it has numerous opportunities to contaminate food. This happens especially during the food production process.
The most common foods to be contaminated are raw or unpasteurised milk as well as soft cheeses‚ vegetables‚ processed foods and ready-to-eat meats. Its spread is also favoured by its ability to survive and grow at refrigerator temperature.
Symptoms and signs
Symptoms commonly reported by non-pregnant patients include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, seizures, confusion and a stiff neck (meningism).
Pregnant women usually only get flu like symptoms. However, maternal infection can lead to health issues in the baby, including miscarriage, preterm delivery and severe infection. In South Africa, ±30% of current cases are being reported in new-borns.
Symptoms usually commence 1 – 4 weeks after ingestion of contaminated food.
Diagnosis is made by culturing the organism in either the blood or the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
The disease responds to commonly used antibiotics.
Which type of antibiotic that is used will depend on which part of the body is affected.
If you believe that either you or a loved one has symptoms suggestive of Listeriosis, contact your health care provider immediately.
Ensure that you only consume pasteurized milk and milk products. This includes items like soft cheeses, ice cream and yoghurt. Check that the label on the product states “made with pasteurized milk”.
Currently, there is no vaccine available.
Ebola Virus Disease Information
Ebola / Viral Haemorrhagic Fever in Perspective
What is a Viral Haemorrhagic Fever? Viral Haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of illnesses that are caused by several distinct families of viruses. In general, the term “viral hemorrhagic fever” is used to describe a severe multisystem syndrome (multisystem in that multiple organ systems in the body are affected). Characteristically, the overall vascular system is damaged, and the body’s ability to regulate itself is impaired. These symptoms are often accompanied by hemorrhage (bleeding); however, the bleeding is itself rarely life-threatening. While some types of hemorrhagic fever viruses can cause relatively mild illnesses, many of these viruses cause severe, life-threatening disease.