An Integrated Regional Response for the Sahel Crisis
Benoit Thierry, is Sahel Office Director of International Fund for Agriculture Development, DakarBy Benoit ThierryDAKAR, Senegal, Jul 25 2022 (IPS) The current Ukraine-Russia conflict is dominating the global media to the point of overshadowing longer protracted crisis that no longer make headlines, but are still rife. Such is the case with the on-going Sahel crisis, one of the world’s most neglected ones, where acute poverty, the dramatic effects of climate change and rising armed conflicts have become the norm for more than a decade. A situation further exacerbated by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Benoit Thierry...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Benoit Thierry Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Action Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Food and Agriculture Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nation Source Type: news

West African leaders lift economic sanctions on Mali
ECOWAS heads gathered to assess efforts to secure timetables for restoring civilian rule in Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso. #burkinafaso #westafrican #maliecowas (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commitment to African Medicines Agency Needs More Than Words
To date, 19 countries have already ratified the treaty. However, this number remains far short of the 55 AU member states and excludes some of the region’s power houses such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Senegal. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPSBy Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga ChilalikaNAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG, Apr 29 2022 (IPS) Across Africa, local manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies are responding to the urgent need for locally produced medical products and technologies despite the existing regulatory challenges. We can support manufacturing capacity by expediting the establishment and operationalisation of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga Chilalika Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in West Africa Expands to Guinea
April 01, 2022More women and babies in francophone West Africa will have access to integrated services as IntraHealth’sINSPiRE project expands into Guinea. In Guinea, as well as in eight otherOuagadougou Partnership countries in the region, INSPiRE works to integrate family planning, nutrition, and maternal, newborn, and child care. This means providing clients with a comprehensive package of essential health services during each visit—such as family planning and nutrition services and maternal care and infant care—to eliminate missed opportunities for care and make services more accessible for women and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Guinea INSPiRE Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Education Performance Health workforce development Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated to the occurrence of sexual violence among people with disabilities in Burkina Faso - Fomba H, Ouedraogo HG, Ciss é K, Kouanda S.
This study aimed to analyze the prevalence and the risk factors associated with lifetime sexual violence among people with disabiliti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Prevalence and risk factors of violence among persons with disabilities in Burkina Faso - Kouanda S, Arelatan J, Ouedraogo HG, Millogo T, Bagnoa C, Busi ère S, Sondo B.
This study aimed to analyse factors associated with violence against people with disabilities in Burkina Faso. This is a secondary analysis of data from cross-sectional study among people with disability with Grade 3-4 between 15 and 65 years of age. The p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Gold mining site blast reportedly kills 59 in Burkina Faso
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — A strong explosion near a gold mining site in southwestern Burkina Faso killed 59 people and injured more than 100 others Monday, the national broadcaster and... #broadcaster #goldminingsite #burkinafaso #ouagadougou (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WASH Interventions Key to Reaching Africa ’s Child Health Milestones
Experts say proper hygiene, especially during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life is critical. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Feb 15 2022 (IPS) For two days in a row back in 2018, four-year-old Calvin Otieno suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting, and his mother responded by giving him a salt solution. Pearl Otieno tells IPS that diarrhoea among children in Kibera, the largest urban informal settlement, is commonplace. A mixture of salt and warm water is often the go-to remedy. “He did not seem to get worse, but he was not getting better either. He lay on the floor too weak to play,” she say...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) WASH Source Type: news

West Africa: SWEDD - High-Level Advocacy Mission for Girls and Women Empowerment under the SWEDD Project
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal / Bobo-Dioulasso 01, Burkina Faso -- 10 February, 2022:   To promote inter-regional and inter-institutional cooperation and collaboration, the Director-General of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Commissioner for Gender, Human and Social Development, Economic Communi ty of Central African States (ECCAS) are undertaking a supervisory and advocacy missions to the non-ECOWAS SWEDD countries namely Ma (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intersectional discrimination, gender-based violence, and social participation of women with disabilities in Burkina Faso - Wayack-Pamb è M, Kouanda S.
This study used in-depth interviews with a diverse sample of women with disabilities in Burkina Faso to explore how discrimination based on gender and disability intersects and influences exposure to violence, as well as the impact of such discrimination o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

White House Initiative Should Focus on Helping Africa ’s Health Workers Be Present, Ready, Connected, and Safe
By Cheick Oumar Tour é, Chief technical officer (interim) ; David Bryden, Director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and senior policy and advocacy advisor at IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 04, 2022As the White House plans to launch a new initiative to strengthen the global health workforce around the world, I sat down withCheick Touré, a doctor and health workforce expert from Mali who serves asIntraHealth International’s interim chief technical officer.We talked about what the Biden Administration should incorporate into their plan to help build a stronger, more prepared, and more sustainable...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Health Workers Source Type: news

Gunfire Rattles Burkina Faso's Capital as Soldiers Revolt
The government denied rumors of a coup, but soldiers who want changes to the fight against Islamists appear to have taken control of several military bases. #burkinafaso #soldiersrevolt #coup #islamists (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy gunfire reported at Burkina Faso military base
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Mutinous soldiers seized control of a military base in Burkina Faso's capital Sunday, raising fears of a coup attempt in the West African nation as gunfire rang out... #militarybase #burkinafaso #westafrican #insurgency #ouagadougou (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As soldiers mutiny in Burkina Faso, government dismisses talk of coup
Sustained gunfire rang out from military camps in Burkina Faso on Sunday as mutinying soldiers demanded more support for their fight against Islamist militants and protesters ransacked the... #rochkabore #militants #burkinafaso #militarycamps #coup #protesters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mutinous soldiers take over Burkina Faso military barracks
Mutinous soldiers have seized control of a military base in Burkina Faso's capital, where they are demanding improved conditions for soldiers #burkinafaso #militarybarracks #militarybase (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news