Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species
(Yale University) A new study in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society co-authored by Yale anthropologist Eric Sargis finds that the barking hyraxes are a separate species from their shrieking neighbors. The newly described species, Dendrohyrax interfluvialis, populates the wet and dry forests that lie between the two rivers in coastal regions of southeastern Ghana, southern Togo and Benin, and southwestern Nigeria. The researchers based their conclusion on the distinctive calls combined with anatomical and genetic differences they identified among tree hyrax populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million New Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’sCivil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement the...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Community perceptions of gendered alcohol misuse in a food insecure context: the case of northwestern Benin - Ragetlie R, Hounkpatin WA, Luginaah I.
In many sub-Saharan African countries there have been concerns about the varied effects of increasing rates of alcohol consumption and misuse. These concerns have led to the need for research on the relationship between alcohol misuse and food insecurity i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Effect of wearing a helmet on the occurrence of head injuries in motorcycle riders in Benin: a case-control study - Hounkpe Dos Santos B, Glele Ahanhanzo Y, Kpozehouen A, Daddah D, Lagarde E, Coppieters Y.
This study aims to determine the effect of wearing a helmet on reducing head injuries in road crashes in Benin. METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How West African Leaders Can Tackle Youth and Gender Inequities
Women informal cross-border traders. Credit: Trevor Davies/IPSBy Ifeanyi Nsofor, Adaeze Oreh, and John Lazame TindabilMay 6 2021 (IPS) Recently, both Republics of Benin and Chad held their 2021 national elections. These countries are among thirteen countries on the continent billed to elect new political leaders in 2021 alone. This is a good opportunity to improve conditions on the continent. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified other issues on the continent like youth unemployment that better leadership could help improve. These are three ways West African leaders can better help their nations at thi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor, Adaeze Oreh, and John Lazame Tindabil Tags: Africa Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Exploring antenatal care utilization and intimate partner violence in Benin - are lives at stake? - Idriss-Wheeler D, Yaya S.
BACKGROUND: The republic of Benin ranks in the bottom third of countries recently assessed for ANC coverage and its Ministry of Family and National Solidarity (2009) reported close to 70% of Beninese women suffered abuse at least once in their lifetime. Ut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria welcomes Germany's decision to return looted Benin Bronzes
German cultural and political leaders have reached a deal to return the artefacts to Nigeria next year. The ancient artworks were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria in 2022
German cultural and political leaders have reached a deal to return the artefacts to Nigeria next year. The ancient artworks were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone/Benin: Afcon Chiefs Study Sierra Leone's Claims About Coronavirus in Benin Squad
[RFI] Organisers of Africa's most prestigious national team tournament were on Wednesday attempting to sort out the disarray and claims of coronavirus-infected players which hijacked a crucial qualifier between Sierra Leone and Benin for next January's Africa Cup of Nations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Reps Approve Establishment of New Orthopedic Hospitals in 3 States
[Leadership] The House of Representatives has approved for the establishment of Orthopedic hospitals in Benin, Edo State, Jos, Plateau State and Jalingo in Taraba State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Benin: At a Benin Hospital, a Female Doctor Takes Reins Against Covid-19
[Africa Renewal] Dr. Rokhiatou Babio is one of the few women in Benin spearheading a medical team on the COVID-19 frontline. She narrates her gut-wrenching experience on that dark day, a month after taking office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Edo Govt Dispel Rumour Over Covid-19 Vaccine Safety
[Leadership] Benin City -- The Edo State Government has dispelled rumours around COVID-19 vaccines safety, ahead of the official flag-off of the 10-Day campaign of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines jab by Governor Godwin Obaseki this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘They all died on the same day’: a Benin doctor on her fight against COVID-19
A doctor in Benin has been telling the UN about the challenging conversations she has had with the relatives of patients who have died from COVID-19, and how she has used her long medical experience to effectively lead a team of health care workers. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries
UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York last week. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBy Ian RichardsGENEVA, Mar 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations. After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back. The demand is there, even as the virus lingers. Many, especially from developing countries, need to get to work and send ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ian Richards Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Implementation of a model of awareness-raising for taxi motorcyclists in Benin in relation to helmet use: protocol for a quasi-experimental study - Dos Santos BH, Kpozehouen A, Ahanhanzo YG, Daddah D, Ouendo EM, Lev êque A, Coppieters Y.
BACKGROUND: In the large cities of Benin, motorcycle taxi drivers, mainly between the ages of 20 and 40, are particularly exposed to accidents due to their profession. User awareness, along with legislative reforms and enforcement measures, would reduce th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

"My right to walk, my right to live": pedestrian fatalities, roads and environmental features in Benin - Gl èlè-Ahanhanzo Y, Kpozehouen A, Sossa-Jerôme C, Sopoh GE, Tedji H, Yete K, Levêque A.
BACKGROUND: The implementation of road safety interventions in many developing countries usually focuses on the behavior of users. In order to draw more attention on the role of road infrastructure and physical environment in road safety interventions, thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Nigeria: Obaseki Urges Banks to Intensify Efforts to Curb Covid-19 Second Wave
[Vanguard] Benin -- Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has urged corporate institutions especially banks to join hands with the state government and enforce measures aimed at checking the spread of the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Nigeria - Four Land Frontiers Reopened
[Cameroon Tribune] The borders include, that with Benin, Cameroon and Niger, while the rest will be opened from December 31, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: MRI Disqualifies 40 Eaglets Three Weeks to U-17 AFCON Qualifiers
[This Day] Nigeria's Golden Eaglets preparations for next month's Under-17 AFCON qualifiers in Benin Republic has run into troubled waters as 40 of the 60 players penciled to prosecute the tournament have failed the mandatory MRI age test barely three weeks to the tournament. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

I run to keep fit, but I hate it
No one would argue that running isn ’t good for you, but do we really have to pretend to like it, too?For the 126th time this year, I turn the corner by the rowing club and begin the climb towards Stamford Hill. I have half a kilometre to go. Mist has settled on the river to my left, where waterfowls, Egyptian geese and a single, stately heron have gathered by some rushes in a dazzlingly pretty scene for Haringey in late November. They likely make some pleasant noises, but only the fortunes of HMS Royal Oak reach my ears, as my earphones sizzle with its battle against four French frigates near the Bight of Benin in t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: S éamas O’Reilly Tags: Running Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute
Artefacts held by British Museum and other western institutions were looted by British forces in 1897A new museum designed bySir David Adjaye is to be built following the most extensive archaeological excavation ever undertaken in Benin City, Nigeria, raising hopes of a resolution to one of the world ’s most controversial debates over looted museum artefacts.The kingdom of Benin, in what is now southern Nigeria and not to be confused with the modern-day country of Benin, was one of the most important and powerful pre-colonial states of west Africa.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Museums David Adjaye Colonialism Archaeology British Museum Nigeria UK news Africa Culture World news Heritage Art and design Architecture Science Source Type: news

Benin: Benin Boosts Covid-19 Response With Increased Testing
[WHO] Cotonou, 22 October 2020 - Benin's first COVID-19 case was diagnosed at the Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Laboratory in the capital Cotonou in March 2020. Then it was the country's sole facility able to test for the virus. At best it could carry out only 300 tests per day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gendering Agriculture so Women Take the Lead in Feeding Africa
Rhoda Tumusiime, IITA Board Member, Former African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, and Chairperson, HOPE   Steven Cole, Senior Scientist and Gender Research Coordinator, IITABy Rhoda Tumusiime and Steven ColeIBADAN, Nigeria, Oct 12 2020 (IPS) Africa’s hopes of feeding a population projected to double by 2050 amidst a worsening climate crisis rest on huge investments in agriculture, including creating the conditions so that women can empower themselves and lead efforts to transform the continent’s farming landscape. Rhoda TumusiimeAs we celebrate the 2020 International Day of Rural ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rhoda Tumusiime and Steven Cole Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

TCI ’s Francophone West Africa Hub Holds Webinar on Improving Access to Family Planning Among Urban Poor
This article originally appeared ontciurbanhealth.org on October 2, 2020. You can find it here. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Feeding The Future With Homegrown Cassava, Rice
[allAfrica] Dakar and Cape Town -- The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is celebrating a decade of its Feed the Future campaign, which enables partner organisations to target the root causes of poverty and hunger. Projects in Burkina Faso and Benin have produced expertise and economic stability for local agricultural producers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Covid-19 Deepens Education Crisis in Communities Already Ravaged By Conflict
[Premium Times] Gabriel Ogunjobi travels to the borderland between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Ogun State where brutal attacks on farmers by marauding herdsmen have caused untold tragedies. He reports on how COVID-19 realities are worsening a situation already too painful to describe, but which is creating a new army of out of school children and young people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa
This article originally appeared in Africa Renewal—a UN publication focusing on African news and analysis. www.un.org/africarenewal.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: “Social cohesion is bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angela Lusigi and Achievement Dhlakama Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Benin: Benin's Online Media Come Under 'Callous' Regulatory Audit
[MFWA] In what is feared to be an exercise that would further weaken an already distressed media sector, Benin's media regulator, Haute Autorit é de l'Audiovisuelle et de la Communication (HAAC), on July 7, 2020, ordered the closure of several online media for non-compliance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Health Workers in West Africa "In Daily Danger" While Providing Reproductive Health Services
[UNFPA] GODOMEY, Benin, ASSAHOUN, Togo, CONAKRY, Guinea -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

5 Adaptations that Keep Family Planning Available During West Africa ’s COVID Response
By Molly Rosett, Program manager, IntraHealth International ; Fatimata Sow, Communications and program manager, the Challenge Initiative, IntraHealth International A health worker offers family planning counseling in Senegal, before the pandemic. Since COVID-19, more people are hesitant to visit health facilities, and many health workers in West Africa are concerned about a drop in access to services. Photo by Cl ément Tardif for IntraHealth International.July 09, 2020As governments in francophone West Africa turn their focus to COVID-19 pandemic response, the already-limited number of qualified health workers...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health COVID-19 World Population Day Source Type: news

Africa ’s Post-pandemic Future Needs to Embrace Youth in Agriculture
Aslihan Arslan, Senior Economist, Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD and Zoumana Bamba, IITA Country Representative, DR CongoBy Aslihan Arslan and Zoumana BambaJun 29 2020 (IPS) Warnings at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic that Africa could be hit by a wave of up to 10 million cases within six months thankfully now seem unfounded, although it is still far too early to be over-confident. The World Health Organization said on May 22 that the virus appears to be “taking a different pathway” on the continent, with a lower mortality rate and a slower rise in cases than other regions. However, th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aslihan Arslan and Zoumana Bamba Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Source Type: news

Health workers in West Africa “in daily danger” while providing reproductive health services
GODOMEY, Benin/ASSAHOUN, Togo/CONAKRY, Guinea –As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Lagos, Nigeria: Coronavirus is the least of concerns in the ‘Venice of Africa’
Blackened waters in the Makoko neighbourhood of Nigeria’s commercial capital mirror the harsh reality of lockdown. Photo: Damillola OnafuwaBy Kevwe OkporuaLAGOS, Nigeria, Jun 24 2020 (IPS-Partners) A riot of canoes bumping into each other in narrow waterways — paddlers yell a chorus of instructions to other boats: “Move! Shift! Stop!” Expletives are thrown in for good measure in one of three languages spoken here — Egun, Yoruba and French. Children can be seen floating by in large plastic basins, joining the hustle and bustle of traffic. The Nigerian Government is reaching out to vulnerable u...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kevwe Okporua Tags: Africa Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Microbial and Aflatoxin Content Analyses of Plantain Chips Sold in Open Markets in Benin City Metropolis, Nigeria
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Nigeria: COVID-19 - Danger Looms As Nigerians Jettison Safety Measures
[Daily Trust] Abuja, Kano, Gombe, Makurdi, Benin, Jos, Lagos -Medical experts have warned that Nigeria could experience dire consequences in the rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths if people continued to violate protective measures against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Togo: In Togo, a Ministry Helping People Living With HIV Is a Sister's Life Work
[Global Sisters Report] Editor's note: Since this article was reported earlier this year, COVID-19 has now reached Togo, a small country in West Africa between Benin and Ghana, where Sr. Marie Stella Kouak cares for AIDS-HIV patients and orphans through the organization she founded 21 years ago, Vivre dans l'Esp érance (To Live in Hope). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Marie Ba to Lead Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit
April 24, 2020Marie Ba is the new director of theOuagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of nine francophone West African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—that are working together to expand family planning in the region.“She is the right leader to guide the coordination unit through 2020 and beyond.”Ba has been a member of the coordination unit for more than three years, starting as the regional program manager for advocacy and external relations and then moving into the deputy d...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Leadership and Governance Advocacy Source Type: news

Benin: Benin Goes On Digital Offensive Against COVID-19
[WHO] Benin goes on digital offensive against COVID-19 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

10 Ways Young People are Leading the Way Against COVID-19
A graphic shared in Hashim's #AgirContreCOVID19 Twitter Chat to stop misinformation.By External SourceApr 9 2020 (IPS-Partners) As the world grapples with unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, young people are demonstrating their continued leadership in their communities and countries. According to a new UN plan to address COVID-19, young people are some of the most affected by the pandemic’s socio-economic impacts. Nevertheless, youth are also among the most active in global responses: Not only are they on the frontlines as health workers, but they are also advancing health and safety in their rol...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Active Citizens Health Source Type: news

Neglected Diseases Kill More People than COVID-19 – It’s Time to Address Them
Credit: UNBy Ifeanyi Nsofor and Adaeze OrehABUJA, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 surges globally and leaves fear and panic in its wake, global efforts are underway to find a cure. Yet, the same level of response is lacking for several other infectious diseases that kill millions annually. These kinds of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a broad group of communicable diseases which affect more than two billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. Lassa Fever is an example and is endemic in Nigeria and other West African countries such as Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Adaeze Oreh Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Africa: Fewer Cases So Far, and More Preparation Needed
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 in Africa: Fewer Cases So Far, and More Preparation Needed appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

Predictors of bullying reported by perpetrators in a sample of senior school students in Benin City, Nigeria - Akanni OO, Olashore AA, Osasona SO, Uwadiae E.
BACKGROUND: Bullying behaviour amongst adolescents is becoming a significant public health challenge. Whilst the traditional and electronic bullying as reported by victims has been widely reported, surveys amongst perpetrators, particularly in Africa, are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Future of Family Planning in West Africa Starts Here
By Hawa Talla, Project director for francophone West Africa, the Challenge Initiative ; Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer Photo taken in Senegal for IntraHealth International by Clement Tardif.March 16, 202046% of West Africa’s population lives in urban areas. Additionally,one in seven women under 25 wants to delay or avoid pregnancy but isn’t using any method of contraception.To meet women’s needs for high-quality family planning services in the region sustainably, IntraHealth International hosts the West Africa regional hub forthe Challenge Initiative (TCI). In collaboration with the Bill and Me...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Youth Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - States Beef Up Emergency Response Mechanism
[Daily Trust] Kano, Benin, Makurdi, Lagos, Lafia, Lagos, Calabar -Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has urged residents of the State to use existing emergency hotlines provided by the Ministry of Health in the event of eventualities on Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child Death Grief a Public Health Threat
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By External SourceNAIROBI, Feb 27 2020 (IPS) Grief over the loss of a child poses a threat to public health in Sub-Saharan Africa, as nearly two-thirds of mothers in some countries suffer the death of at least one child, a study has found. According to the World Health Organization, 5.3 million children under five died in 2018 globally. The risk of a child dying before reaching five is about eight times higher in Africa than in Europe. According to the study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Death Toll Rises
[Daily Trust] Abuja, Asaba, Benin, Akure, Abakaliki, Kano, Bauch -The Lassa fever outbreak has spread to Delta, Enugu and seven other states since the beginning of the year, Daily Trust findings have shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Victor Ohenhen Elected MDCAN Chairman
[Daily Trust] Benin -Dr. Victor Ohenhen has been elected chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) Edo State Specialist Hospital Management Board chapter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young Advocates, Political Will Drive Progress on Family Planning in Francophone West Africa
December 05, 2019Countries throughout francophone West Africa are celebrating progress in family planning this week at the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP)annual meeting in Cotonou, Benin, where the theme isWe Demand More: Youth and Social Behavior Change.In 2015, the nine OP countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—exceeded their initial goal of reaching one million additional individuals with modern contraception and then committed to reaching 2.2 million additional users by the end of 2020. So far, OP leaders announced Tuesday, the countrie...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Leadership and Governance Policy Advocacy Source Type: news

Incredible pictures reveal the transformation of a 14-year-old girl with bowed legs
Valerie, from Cotonou in Benin, West Africa, was picked-on for her condition and begged to be pulled from school. But she plans to return after surgeons from the charity Mercy Ships fixed her limbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news