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 29, 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

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – African Region
This report provides a situational update on current cVDPV2 outbreaks in newly affected countries in Africa. No wild poliovirus has been detected on the continent since September 2016. In West Africa and the Lake Chad sub-region, a cVDPV2 outbreak originating from Jigawa state, Nigeria, continues to spread. Following detection of this outbreak in Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and the Republic of Niger earlier this year and in 2018, the virus has now been detected in Chad, Togo and C ôte d’Ivoire. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

80 Percent of Adolescents Do Less than 60 Minutes of Activity per Day, UN Health Agency Warns
According to the study, the Philippines had the highest inactivity levels among boys, at 93 per cent, while in South Korea, researchers found that 97 per cent of girls failed to do enough exercise. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 2019 (IPS) An alarming lack of exercise among adolescents across the world risks seriously compromising their health into adulthood, the UN said on Thursday. In the first study of its kind on global and regional trends among 11 to 17-year-olds, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that around 80 percent of them do less than 60 minutes of activity pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

A Majority of The World ’s Teens Aren’t Getting Enough Physical Activity
Public health experts have worked hard to remind us about the importance of exercise—for mental as well as physical health. Research has linked physical activity to alleviating symptoms of depression; lowering risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity; and living longer. But the first global country-by-country report on teenagers’ physical activity suggests that the vast majority of the world’s teens aren’t getting the message. In a study published Nov. 21 in Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, researchers at the World Health Organization (WHO) analyzed the results of surveys that inclu...
Source: TIME: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Exercise Source Type: news

Africa: Sahel Women's Project Shows Encouraging Results in West, Central Regions
[allAfrica] Nairobi -After five years of implementation, the Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel program is producing satisfactory results. Authorities of the beneficiary countries  Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Ivory Coast and Chad, told participants at a session on Demographic Dividend in the Sahel was held on November 13 in Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Investment in Health Sector Will Reposition Edo As Medical Tourism Destination'
[This Day] Benin City -The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the renewed investment in the state's healthcare system in collaboration with the private sector will make the state the preferred destination for medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Republic of Ghana
In Nigeria and West Africa, a cVDPV2 outbreak originating from Jigawa state, Nigeria, continues to spread. In Ghana, cVDPV2 was isolated from an acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) case in Ando-Nyamanu, Chereponi district, Northern Region, bordering Togo. The case was a two-year old girl who had experienced onset of paralysis on 27 July 2019. Stool samples were taken on 27 and 28 July 2019, and sent to the National Polio Laboratory at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for further laboratory investigations. The sample tested positive for cVDPV2 on 17 August 2019. Sequencing of the sample from the AFP case reveal...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors, Others Protest Against Abduction of CMD in Edo
[This Day] Benin-city -Patients at the Irrua Specialist Hospital, Edo State, have been abandoned to their fate as the medical staff under the platform of JOHESU shut down activities at the facility to protest against the kidnap of the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Sylvanus Okogbeni. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A ‘Cure’ for Ebola but Will it Stop the Outbreak if People Won’t Get Treatment?
Health workers inside a "CUBE" talk to an Ebola patient, while a nurse consults a chart outside. ALIMA Ebola Treatment Centre, Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two drugs have been found to successfully treat the Ebola virus. Aid agencies have welcomed the news saying it allows communities to access early treatment. Courtesy: World Health Organisation (WHO)By Issa Sikiti da SilvaCOTONOU, Benin, Aug 20 2019 (IPS) While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Issa Sikiti da Silva Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ebola Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctor Makes Medical Breakthrough in Prostrate Cancer Treatment
[This Day] Benin City -A Medical Consultant and Radiation Oncologist in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Dr. Oludare Folajimi Adeyemi has made a major breakthrough in the treatment of the dreaded prostrate cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctor Makes Medical Breakthrough in Prostate Cancer Treatment
[This Day] Benin City -A Medical Consultant and Radiation Oncologist in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Dr. Oludare Folajimi Adeyemi has made a major breakthrough in the treatment of the dreaded prostrate cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Edo Commemorates World Hepatitis Day
[This Day] Benin City -The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has stated that he is building a robust healthcare system that will meet the needs of residents, especially with the revamping of health institutions and establishment of the health insurance scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Henry Idahagbon - Central Hospital Built and Equipped to World Class Standard
[This Day] Barr.Henry Idahagbon was former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice under the administration of governor Adams Oshiomhole. In this interview he reacted to the recent moves by governor Godwin Obaseki to probe the Benin Central hospital project which was completed and equipped by the administration of Comrade Oshiomhole. Excerpts: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors in Benin-Based Private Hospital Perform Stem Cells Transplant
[Vanguard] Doctors at a private hospital in Benin City, Edo State, Celltek Healthcare Medical Centre, have successfully performed stem cells transplant on a 62-year-old patient with multiple myeloma. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with low back pain among motorcycle drivers in Porto-Novo (Benin) - Zomalh èto Z, Mikponhoué RCN, Wanvoègbe A, Adikpéto I, Ayélo P.
INTRODUCTION: low back pain is a major health problem in the workplace. Some populations of workers appear to be much more exposed than others. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and the factors associated with the occurrence of low back ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Differential diagnosis of an unusual snakebite presentation in Benin: dry bite or envenomation? - Benjamin JM, Chippaux JP, Jackson K, Ashe S, Tamou-Sambo B, Massougbodji A, Akpakpa OC, Abo BN.
A 20-year-old man presented to a rural hospital in Bemb éréké, northern Benin, after a witnessed bite from a small, dark snake to his left foot that occurred 3 hours earlier. The description of the snake was consistent with several neurotoxic elapids kno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Nigeria: EFCC Arrests 4 Health Officials for E-Yellow Card Racketeering
[Leadership] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested four officials of Port Health Service of the Federal Ministry of Health, Benin City, the Edo State capital, over e-yellow fever travel card racketeering. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills Two, Infects Doctor in Kebbi
[Guardian] Benin City and Birnin Kebbi -A serving medical doctor, Dr. C. Jika, has been infected with Lassa fever while two persons were confirmed death in Kebbi State.Another medical doctor, who claimed anonymity, disclosed this yesterday when The Guardian visited the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Birnin Kebbi. He said that two children died last week as a result of the Lassa fever while a medical doctor, who was doing his primary assignment treating the patients, was also infected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: End of visit of UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa to Benin: Mabingu é Ngom renews his commitment to youth
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 13th May 2019: The Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for West and Central Africa Mr. Mabingu é NGOM made a working visit to Benin from 05 to 09 May 2019 During his stay, the Regional Director participated in several activities of regional scope. These include the meeting with young people on the issue of capturing the demographic dividend, the launch of the report on the state of the world 's population, the official opening ceremony of the work of (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resident Doctors Give 40-Day Ultimatum Over Pay
[Guardian] Benin City -The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) at the weekend threatened to embark on an industrial action if arrears of members were not cleared in 40 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pre-hospital care of road traffic accident victims in the Niger Delta: a private initiative and experience - Jasper AO, Jasper GC, Edah IO, Edah CA.
This is a review of pre-hospital care of road traffic accident (RTA) victims in the Niger Delta covering the highway linking Benin to Warri in Delta State, Nigeria, from January to December (2017). The non-availability of these services in the South South ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Edo Gets New Lassa Fever Treatment Centre, Spends N100m On Equipment
[Premium Times] The Edo State Government says it has established a new Lassa fever treatment centre in Benin City, the state capital, to make treatment of the disease more accessible to the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Briefing for New Ministers of Health Ends in Congo
[WHO] A two-day briefing for new Ministers of Health in the WHO African Region, has ended today in Brazzaville, Congo. Ministers of health from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea participated in the event which aimed at fostering better understanding of how WHO functions and on the main areas of possible collaboration with Member States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reverse Engineering for SDGs
Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO Ms. Loreta Zdanovaite, Partnerships Officer, Division of Partnerships, FAOBy Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta ZdanovaiteROME, Feb 20 2019 (IPS)When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career. Though this is a standard practice, it is also a case of lost opportunities, especially for students who pursue high...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta Zdanovaite Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sa Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4,000 Infected With Lassa Fever Yearly in Nigeria
[This Day] Benin City -A medical practitioner and consultant at Irrua Teaching Hospital, Dr. Abubakar Muhammed, has said that Lassa fever infected 4,000 persons in Nigeria, noting that there was need for more enlightenment on the dangers of the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fatimata Sy on Partnering to Expand Access to Contraceptives
By Ruchika Tulshyan, Contributor, The OptimistJanuary 17, 2019Fatimata Sy  talks to The Optimist about her work, the future of family planning, and her own audacious personal goal.When it launched in 2011, theOuagadougou Partnership set an audacious goal for 2020: Increase the number of women using modern contraceptives by at least 2.2 million in nine francophone West African countries.Historically, not many women in the region used contraceptives because of socio-cultural factors and infrastructure challenges. But members of the Partnership were determined to prove that with the right approach, family pla...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news