Nigeria: Customs Intercepts Tramadol Valued U.S.$3,000 Hidden in Diapers
[Premium Times] The official said the container was handed over to the Command on November 15 by the Republic of Benin Authorities under transit to Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Association between poor food production and intimate partner violence among smallholder farmers in northwestern Benin - Ragetlie R, Sano Y, Amoussa Hounkpatin W, Luginaah I.
Rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) remain concerningly high in Benin, particularly in the predominantly rural region of Atacora in the northwest. In the context of increasing food insecurity, concerns have been raised regarding the role that lack of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drones to transport maternal health medicines to rural Benin
COTONOU, Benin – When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Benin on 16 March 2020, authorities knew the virus posed a dire threat to other health priorities – especially maternal and newborn health. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Benin: Benin's Groundbreaking New Abortion Law Will Save the Lives of Many Women
[Daily Maverick] Benin's parliament has voted to legalise abortion in most circumstances. This is a groundbreaking move by the west African country given that 92% of women of reproductive age on the continent live in countries which have restrictions - some moderate, some severe - on abortions. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked reproductive health expert, Ramatou Ouedraogo, to unpack the significance of this ruling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Benin: 'We're Saving Our Children' - Abortion Law Welcomed
[DW] Benin's parliament has voted to legalize abortion in most cases, becoming one of only a handful of African countries to do so. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Benin: Groundbreaking New Abortion Law Will Save the Lives of Many Women
[The Conversation Africa] Benin's parliament has voted to legalise abortion in most circumstances. This is a groundbreaking move by the west African country given that 92% of women of reproductive age on the continent live in countries which have restrictions - some moderate, some severe - on abortions. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked reproductive health expert, Ramatou Ouedraogo, to unpack the significance of this ruling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Urges Parents, Schools, Religious Bodies to Immunise Their Children Against Polio
[This Day] Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Benin: Opinion Divided After Govt Legalises Abortion
[Nation] Benin's parliament recently voted to legalise abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cities in Francophone West Africa Add Over 350,000 Family Planning Users
October 25, 2021Over 350,000 new contraceptive users were added in 12 cities throughout francophone West Africa over the past five years.The Challenge Initiative’s (TCI) West Africa Hub, led by IntraHealth International, contributed to these results by working with local health systems, young people, religious and government leaders, and community health workers to increase access to family planning.Since 2016, TCI’s francophone West Africa Hub has used a comprehensive approach to improve contraceptive use in five countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Niger. In partnership with...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Niger Senegal The Challenge Initiative Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Cities in Francophone West Africa Add Over 350,000 New Family Planning Users
October 25, 2021Over 350,000 new contraceptive users were added in 12 cities throughout francophone West Africa over the past five years.The Challenge Initiative’s (TCI) West Africa Hub, led by IntraHealth International, contributed to these results by working with local health systems, young people, religious and government leaders, and community health workers to increase access to family planning.Since 2016, TCI’s francophone West Africa Hub has used a comprehensive approach to improve contraceptive use in six countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, and Mali. In partnership...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Mali Niger Senegal The Challenge Initiative Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Compulsory Vaccination Attracts Protest in Edo
[This Day] Major streets of Benin City in Edo State were taken over by members of civil society organisations (CSO)and students to protest against the compulsory COVID-19 vaccination policy of the state government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Between theory and reality: the challenge of distinguishing between trafficked children and independent child migrants - Dottridge M.
This article reviews the experiences of three countries (Benin, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam), ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Benin: Benin Named Fastest Place to Start Business Online - Thanks to Covid
[VOA] Cotonou, Benin -- Benin set up a service early in the COVID-19 pandemic to allow people to register their business online, and now the West African country is the world's fastest place to start a business, according to a U.N. agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Edo Covid-19 Third Wave Deaths Rise to 33
[This Day] Benin-city -- Edo State Government yesterday disclosed that it has recorded an increase in the number of deaths of persons who have not been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nonmedical use of tramadol among secondary school students in Benin, Africa - Bio-Sya A, Gandjo HJ, Klikpo ETE, Kouglenou O, Agbanlinsou AC, Damien GB, Kpatchavi AC, Allabi AC.
This study aimed to assess the prevalence, factors assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Dallies As World Races to End Hepatitis Disease By 2030
[Premium Times] While countries such as Rwanda, Uganda and Benin Republic have established free testing for hepatitis, access to hepatitis testing and treatment in Nigeria comes at a cost. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Herd Immunity Remains Out of Reach Because of Inequitable Vaccine Distribution – 99% of People in Poor Countries Are Unvaccinated
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

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

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’s Civil 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 th...
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