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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We Know We Should Eat Less Meat, So Why Aren't We Doing It?
By now, the warnings on meat consumption are pretty clear. The United States’ over-indulgence in meat is not only bad news for our health, but also for our planet, not to mention the animals themselves. A new study out last week put it even more bluntly: if we ate less meat and more fruits and vegetables, we could save millions of lives thanks largely to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions associated with livestock production. Of course, none of this is particularly breaking news. We’ve known about many of these risks for some time. And though our overall level of meat consumption has leveled off in ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

We Know We Should Eat Less Meat, So Why Aren't We Doing It?
By now, the warnings on meat consumption are pretty clear. The United States’ over-indulgence in meat is not only bad news for our health, but also for our planet, not to mention the animals themselves. A new study out last week put it even more bluntly: if we ate less meat and more fruits and vegetables, we could save millions of lives thanks largely to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions associated with livestock production. Of course, none of this is particularly breaking news. We’ve known about many of these risks for some time. And though our overall level of meat consumption has leveled off in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Edo State Governor Raises Health Workers' Pay
[Daily Trust] Benin -Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has approved a 5% pay rise for health workers in the state, including laboratory technicians, nurses and midwives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Corruption Swallows a Huge Dose of Water
A Somali woman in Garowe drawing water from one of the many man-made ponds dug through a UNDP-supported initiative to bring water to drought-affected communities. Credit: UNDP SomaliaBy Jeff WilliamsMOMBASA, Kenya, Mar 22 2016 (IPS)While the United Nations marked this year’s World Water Day on March 22 focusing on the connection between water and jobs, a new report has rung loud alarm bells about the heavy impact of corruption on the massive investments being made in the water sector. Each year, between 770 billion and 1,760 billion dollars are needed to develop water resources and services worldwide — yet the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jeff Williams Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Environment Europe Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Middle East & North Africa North America Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Cervical Cancer Is On the Increase
[Vanguard] Dr. Onwufor Uche [MB.BS, F WACS] is a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Executive Director, Gynae Care Research and Cancer Foundation [GRCF], a registered NGO based in Abuja, Nigeria. He had his postgraduate training at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (U.B.T.H.) where he spent two years in the Oncology Department of the Hospital and was planning to travel overseas for Specialist Training in Gynecological Oncology. However, while in training he noticed with dismay the a (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Building Collapse in Nigeria Kills 34
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The collapse of a building complex under construction has killed 34 mainly foreign workers in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, officials said Thursday. National Emergency Management Agency's spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye said 13 people were saved from the rubble in the rescue operation that started after the Tuesday pre-dawn collapse and ended Wednesday night. He said most victims were from Benin and Niger. Lagos state says it had ordered work to stop because the five-story structure was beyond the height approved by a building permit. It ordered directors of the Lekki Gardens property dev...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Benin
On 25 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Benin notified WHO of an outbreak of Lassa fever. The outbreak was initially detected on 21 January following reports of unexplained fever within a cluster of health workers from the district of Tchaourou, Borgou department. On 3 January, these health workers provided care to a patient suffering from haemorrhagic fever. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: management [subject], leadership, risk assessment [subject], viral haemorrhagic fever [subject], haemorrhagic, crimean-congo haemorrhagic fever, ebola haemorrhagic fever, marburg haemorrhagic fever, African Region [region], Benin [country], Disease outbre Source Type: news

Benin: Govt, UN Take Emergency Steps Over Lassa Fever
[UN News] Following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Benin, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) officials in the country are scaling up an emergency response to help prevent further spread of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Transactional sex and sexual harassment between professors and students at an urban university in Benin - Eller A.
This paper adds to discussion of transactional sex relationships in Africa by examining the distinction between transactional sex and sexual harassment in the context of professor-student relationships and their inherent power dynamics. By exploring the wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UN agencies boost efforts to prevent further spread of Lassa fever in Benin
Following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Benin, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) officials in the country are scaling up an emergency response to help prevent further spread of the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Designing to Succeed
The finalists for this year’s Most Valuable Patient Initiative or Service at the 2016 eyeforpharma Barcelona Awards showcase the potential for impact when patients become collaborators in design. Understanding the human aspects of living with a condition is in many ways less straightforward than drug development. Everyone experiences their health challenges differently, and it’s clear this can’t be designed for in a lab. That’s why collaborating with the patient brings benefits. Here are three lessons we learned from this year’s crop of patient innovators:  1. Ongoing engagement with the ...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Thomas Disley Source Type: news

UN agencies mobilize to support Government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever
After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the Government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched started a response against the epidemic, the agencies announced today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Benin: Benin and IFAD Work Together to Boost Food and Nutrition Security While Creating Jobs for Young People
[IFAD] Rome -The Republic of Benin and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Market Gardening Development Support Project (PADMAR), an initiative that will create some 3,000 new jobs, particularly for young women and men, and improve food and nutrition security in 27 municipalities of seven departments in southern Benin (Atlantic, Couffo, Littoral, Mono, Ouémé, Plateau and Zou). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

National politics shape the impacts of park law enforcement
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Evidence from West African countries Benin and Niger suggests that more responsive governance can blunt the negative effects of law enforcement in national parks. Benin saw positive conservation outcomes while local livelihoods were not as negatively affected as Niger, where the national government has been unstable and decentralization reforms have stalled. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Has Killed Nine Since November, Irrua Specialist Hospital Reveals
[This Day] Benin City -The outbreak of Lassa fever has reportedly killed nine persons since November last year, according to authorities of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Edo State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Benin to Host the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Ouagadougou Partnership
[AMA] The international conference, which will be held in Cotonou from December 09-11, 2015 aims to celebrate the significant strides made in facilitating access to family planning methods in the nine countries composing the Ouagadougou Partnership, namely, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news