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New Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in Nine West African Francophone Countries
February 14, 2018IntraHealth International will implement a new regional project to improve nutrition and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in the nineOuagadougou Partnership countries of West Africa, thanks to a three-year, $7 million award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.Francophone West Africa has among the highest maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 303,000 women died in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, more than one-third of them in West and Central Africa. The global maternal mortali...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lassa Fever - Obaseki Releases N100m for Medical Equipment
[This Day] Benin City -To further curtail the spread and outbreak of Lassa Fever owing to the rising number of patients being referred to Irrua Specialists Teaching Hospital for treatment, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the immediate release of N100 million as first tranche payment for the procurement of four dialysis machines, ventilators, Personal Protective Equipment, drugs and other consumables required for the treatment of Lassa Fever patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017
A client receives a contraceptive implant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.January 31, 2018In 2017, the nine countries of theOuagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users. In two years, the partnership has reached 41% of its goal of an additional 2.2 million women in the region using contraceptives by 2020.Burkina Faso and Cote d ’Ivoire are leading the way, reporting last month at the partnership’san...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Nigeria:Edo - Libyan Returnees to Undergo Compulsory HIV/Aids Screening
[This Day] Benin City -Worried by the number of indigenes deported from Libya, the Edo State government wednesday declared that for them to be fully integrated into the society, it is making efforts to recall all those deported to undergo compulsory HIV/AIDS test. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Some Libya Returnees Tested HIV Positive - Edo Saca Boss
[Vanguard] Benin -Edo State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, has said that it has concluded arrangements to recall indigenes of the state who were deported from Libya, so they can undergo HIV/AIDS screening before integrating them into the society. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:'We Take Our Pregnant Wives to Benin Republic'
[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years "but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara State government need serious advise on the need to pay attention to the well being of Nigerians, wherever they are." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Understanding bystander behavior: the influence of and interaction between bystander characteristics and situational factors - Brewster M, Tucker JM.
Most researchers point to the death of Kitty Genovese in 1964 as the genesis of interest in studying bystander response to crime (Laner, Benin,& Ventrone, 2001; Levine, Cassidy, Brazier,& Reicher, 2002; Moriarty, 1975; Schwartz& Gottlieb, 1980). Since t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence
Angela, 15, from Hyderabad, India. Her vision of a violence-free world would be to live like the mermaid in her painting - free and happy. Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulINDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 2017 (IPS)Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.This was good for the girls because it would keep them safe from men, she had often heard her elders say. So one day, when her moth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Gender-Based Violence Orange Campiagn UN Women Women's Empowerment Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria:Fear Grips Edo Residents Over Alleged Monkeypox
[Daily Trust] Beinin -A reported case of suspected monkeypox patient at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has created fear among residents of Edo State. This was the case even after the UBTH dismissed the report, lamenting that some journalists went to town with the story without verifying it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Monkey Pox Surfaces in Edo
[This Day] Benin City -A patient suspected to have been infected with the Monkey Pox virus has been discovered by authorities of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo State on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Suspected Case of Monkey Pox in UBTH
[Guardian] Benin City -The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) yesterday confirmed there is a case in the hospital suspected to be monkey pox. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In West Africa, Youth Ambassadors Serve as Family Planning Advocates
The objective is simple: to work with community leaders, religious leaders and government officials in building stronger communities and reducing the number of pregnancy-related deaths among youth. In educating young men, fathers-to-be also understand the high risk of unspaced births and possible health repercussions on women.Not only do local communities benefit, but so do individual ambassadors.Sociocultural barriers, however, often prove a lingering deterrent to contraception adoption in places such as Mali, where religious and community norms push women to average 6.1 children each. Religious pressure has made abortion...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO - Edo Tops Nigeria's Routine Immunisation Coverage Chart
[This Day] Benin City -Edo State has been adjudged the best-performing state in routine immunisation coverage in Nigeria, with no variation between its administrative data and the outcome of the National Immunisation Coverage Survey conducted in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Former NMA President Urges Doctors, Government Partnership
[Guardian] Benin City -Former National President of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Osahon Enabulele yesterday called for synergy between medical practitioners and government for better healthcare delivery to the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Light at the end of the tunnel: Restored forest now shelters dozens of endangered species
(Pensoft Publishers) A twenty-year effort to protect and manage tiny remnants of a dilapidated forest in Benin, along with its agricultural and fallow vegetation surroundings, resulted in 14 ha of rich secondary forest, which corresponds to the size of nearly 20 sacred groves. This sanctuary now protects the critically endangered red-bellied monkey together with 52 endangered plant species. The study is published in the open access journal Nature Conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Edo to Tackle Primary Healthcare Challenges
[Daily Trust] Benin -Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria (MWAN) to develop a policy framework aimed at addressing some of the challenges militating against the primary healthcare system in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Expert Laments Increasing Mental Disorders, Drug Use
[Guardian] Benin City -Prof. Elizabeth Egbochukwu of the Department of Educational Evaluation and Counselling Psychology, University of Benin, Edo State, has lamented the increasing cases of mental health disorder in the country, stressing that organising "prevention programmes" that involves the family on drug abuse and substance use is key to reducing the malady. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

VIDEO: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors sing to ban child marriage
Singer Ang é lique Kidjo and eight of Benin's other music artists are urging parents to not marry off their young daughters in a new music video created by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Varsity Teacher Wants Legislation to Accept Infertility in Couples As a Disease
[Guardian] Ilorin -A Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Augustine Oruhe, has urged the Federal Government to treat the issue of infertility among some couples as a disease like every other diseases considered chronic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 27, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Has No Business Importing Drugs, Says Health Minister
[This Day] Benin City -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has disclosed that the National Health Policy of the present federal government has changed, asserting that the country has no business importing drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Centre Offers Affordable, Corrective Eye Surgery
[This Day] Benin City -The Managing Director, African Eye Laser Centre, Benin, Dr. Godwin Stanley Okoye, has promised to ensure that people suffering from eye problem get solutions at relatively affordable rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An initial exploration of prostitution of boys in the West African region - Hounmenou C.
There is limited research on child prostitution in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly as it relates to boys. An international research study on child prostitution was conducted in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger. A descriptive, cross-sectional research design... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

GBV (Gender-Based Violence) Risk Reduction in Shelter Programmes: Three Case Studies
CARE International. 01/12/2017 This 32-page report summarizes three case studies that are examples of how to integrate gender-based violence (GBV) risk reduction and gender/GBV considerations in shelter programs. The projects were in Benin (floods, 2010-2011), Philippines (typhoon, 2015) and Nepal (earthquake, 2015). The report was developed with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Global Shelter Cluster Working Group on Gender-Based Violence. A key factor contributing to the success of this project was a high level of engagement and participation of women in the beneficiary communities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Risk factors of pesticide poisoning and pesticide users' cholinesterase levels in cotton production areas: Glazou é and Savè Townships, in Central Republic of Benin - Vikkey HA, Fidel D, Elisabeth YP, Hilaire H, Hervé L, Badirou A, Alain K, Parfait H, Fabien G, Benjamin F.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the degree of poisoning in farmers using the erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (AChE) test before and after the exposure to pesticides in townships in central Benin (Glazou é and Savè) and to identify the associated risk factors. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'We Need to Subject Political Office Holders to Mental Illness Test'
[Vanguard] Benin-City -Fred Odemwingie Okhomina is among the first generation of psychiatric doctors in Nigeria. Okhomina went into psychiatry after his mentor, Dr Adeoye Lambo, advised him to go into it. In this interview, Okhomina, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, speaks on why he was influenced by his mentor to study that branch of medicine, corruption in Nigeria and the need to subject political office holders to psychiatric test. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Smiling Towards Development
Happiness doesn’t just result in more smiles: studies are increasingly illuminating stronger and stronger links between happiness and progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credit: Mahmud Rassel/cc by 2.0By Andrea ValeROME, Mar 20 2017 (IPS)Previous indications of national prosperity have focused on income, poverty, health and, above all, Gross Domestic Product, but on March 20th, World Happiness Day commemorates what is perhaps becoming the new way to measure welfare: happiness.On this day, the 2017 World Happiness Report – the fifth to be published since the inaugural 2012 report &ndash...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Andrea Vale Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs World Happiness Day Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso
On 20 February 2017, the Ministry of Health of Benin notified WHO of a Lassa fever case in Tchaourou district, Borgou Department, Benin, close to the border with Nigeria. The case was a pregnant woman who was living in Nigeria (close to the border with Benin). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The direct cost of treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury in a sub-Saharan African country (Benin) - Hode L, Madougou S, Fatigba H, Hounnou P, Ebassa K, Hans Moevi AA, Assouto P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Young People in West Africa Are Leading Their Own Movement for Family Planning
November 28, 2016They're role models, advocates, and watchdogs. And they're making their expectations clear.The designation of “youth ambassador” may have started as a simple title, but as I witnessed at the Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) Regional Workshop this month, it has grown to symbolize a movement.Since 2011, theCS4FP project has engaged dynamic, dedicated, impassioned young people from across francophone West Africa as family planning youth ambassadors. They ’re tasked with educating and mobilizing their peers around reproductive health and family planning in particular—what it is...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Empower HIV/Aids Patients
[Daily Trust] Benin -Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has pledged to empower people living with HIV/AIDS with income generating equipment to improve their lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: First Lady of Benin Tours Imbuto Project
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame and her Benin counterpart, Mrs Claudine Talon, visited the Isange One Stop Centre and Imbuto Foundation's project - Family Package, at Kacyiru Hospital, in Kigali, on 8 November 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Heart of Mental Health and Well-Being at the United Nations
In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey performing his original anthem "Happy People, Happy Planet" that celebrates a joyful connection between people and the environment. Bass flute player Hillario Soto leading the troupe in the event open. Photo: Mamadou Dabo. As they paraded down th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organizations raise alarm over “global contraceptive crisis”
Language EnglishMonday, September 26, 2016UNITED NATIONS, New York/COTONOU, Benin –A coalition of reproductive health organizations is sounding the alarm over the unmet contraceptive needs of hundreds of millions of people. Lack of funding for contraceptives is placing millions of women ’s lives at risk.In many developing countries, donor funding is required to make contraceptives available. Yet funding for these life-saving commodities has persistently fallen short.A coalition of reproductive health organizations is sounding the alarm over the unmet contraceptive needs of hundreds of millions of people. Lack ...
Source: UNFPA News - September 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Nigeria: Improving Healthcare Delivery System in Nigeria
[Guardian] Benin City -Sir: Nigeria needs a better health care delivery system. The Federal Government should embark on the building of more specialist hospitals, primary health care centres and teaching hospitals. The state governments should concentrate on building more general hospitals, maternity centres and also specialist hospitals. It is a known fact that we have many towns in Nigeria where there are no available state or federal health institutions. The consequences may be very devastating. Private clinics and hospitals (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Benin: Benin Pledges $2 Million to Global Fund
[Global Fund] Cotonou, Benin -The government of Benin announced a US$2 million contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, signaling global commitment towards ending epidemics that affect people all over the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Through The Challenge Initiative, IntraHealth will Improve Access to Contraception in Cities across West Africa
IntraHealth International is proud to announce its participation in The Challenge Initiative(TCI), a new three-year urban reproductive health program funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.According to the United Nations,66% of people around the world will be living in urban areas by 2050—2.5 billion more people than today.Ninety percent of this increase will be in cities in Asia and Africa. Despite increasing urbanization, the poorest people living in cities rarely have adequate access to health information and services.TCI builds on the former Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), which the Gates F...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: 8 Dead in Benin Burning Waste Blast - Mayor
[Vanguard] An explosion at a waste dump in Benin earlier this week killed eight people, local mayor Robert Tolegbon said on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: USAID, Edo Govt Launch U.S.$1 Million Programme in Support of HIV/Aids-Affected Children, Families
[This Day] Benin City -The Banquet Hall of the Edo State Government house was filled with emotion yesterday when the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Edo State government, launched a $1million programme to support HIV/AIDS-affected children and families to the tune of N20,000 each to the beneficiaries for food, school needs and other necessities which would last till 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Revive 10,000 Health Centres Nationwide
[Guardian] Benin City -The Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire, at the weekend, said the Federal Government was determined to revamp 10, 000 Primary Health Care (PHC) Centres across the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Benin Doctor Wins IPA Award
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Dr Agon beat other 10 IPA 2016 nominees after developing an anti-Malaria drug treatment made from natural plant extract called Api-Palu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women’s Health Takes Center Stage at UN Population Awards   
By Aruna DuttUNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 2016 (IPS)Social Scientist, Carmen Barroso and Polish Organisation, Childbirth in Dignity received the United Nations Population Awards here Thursday for their outstanding work in population, improving individuals’ health and welfare, and specifically for their decades-long leadership in women’s rights.“I dedicate this award to anonymous health providers everywhere, who day in and day out help women to exercise their rights and preserve their health,” said Barroso on accepting the award.Barroso has been actively involved in reproductive health and population issue...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Aruna Dutt Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Women in Politics Women's Health sexual and reproductive health Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Benin
On 25 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Benin notified WHO of an outbreak of Lassa fever (see DON published on 19 February). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: UBTH to Begin Open-Heart Surgery Soon - CMD
[Guardian] Benin City -Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof Michael Ibadin, yesterday expressed the hospital's readiness to begin open-heart surgery, saying it was determined to alleviate the plights of cardiac disease patients seeking treatment overseas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mosquito Nets or Fishing Nets?
Mosquito bed nets were enthusiastically championed by international NGOs as a low-cost strategy to treat malaria, and other diseases, such as dengue fever, that are also carried by mosquito. But, following high-profile and expensive failures, bed nets programs have been criticized for failing the original vision. Anecdotes shared through the NGO community speak to their misuse; field workers describe their return to points of distribution only to find nets unused, or repurposed for some other activity, like fishing. There are many theories as to why the nets are not more highly valued. The Guardian cite the uncomforta...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Thomas Disley Source Type: news