Oral Azithromycin During Labor Fails to Stop Neonatal Sepsis, Death
(MedPage Today) -- Giving azithromycin to mothers during labor did not reduce the incidence of neonatal sepsis or mortality, a randomized trial conducted in Gambia and Burkina Faso found. Of nearly 12,000 live births in the two West African nations... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 7, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Research Uncovers Cheaper Diagnostic Tools For Chronic Hepatitis B in Africa
This study adds guidance as to when such earlier diagnosis may be attained. “However, research is one thing, health systems strengthening another. Studies like this one add to the impetus and arm the policymakers to make the right decisions,” he says. But he urges communities to take charge of these findings instead of leaving action in the hands of “sometimes incapacitated policymakers’ hands.” “The question should be, what is the community saying about findings such as these? If we wait for policymakers to decide when they are going to invest in hepatitis B interventions, we will wait for the rest of our ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mpaka Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Malawi Source Type: news
Africa's largest film festival offers hope amid years of strife in Burkina Faso
Most film festivals can be counted on to provide entertainment, laced with some introspection. The weeklong FESPACO that opens Saturday in violence-torn Burkina Faso’s capital goes beyond that to also offer hope, and a symbol of endurance: In years of political strife and Islamic extremist…#burkinafasos #islamic #westafrican #maimounandiaye #ouagadougou #burkinafasossahel #african #nigeria #ivorycoast #africa (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A decades-long ethnic conflict in Ghana is at risk of escalation from foreign fighters
Ghana has so far avoided the wave of Islamist violence that has destabilized neighboring countries in West Africa. But the situation in Bawku threatens to mark the point at which jihadists finally breached the borders of what has arguably been the region’s most stable country. If true, that would…#ghana #islamist #westafrica #bawku #islamic #alqaeda #mali #burkinafaso #burkina #amaduhamza (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cleantech Qotto embarks on growth plan backed by $8M funding
Qotto, a solar kits provider with operations in Burkina Faso and Benin, has raised $8 million in a Series A equity-debt round led by the IBL group, a billion-dollar conglomerate headquartered in Mauritius with business interests in a number of sectors including energy, financial services,…#burkinafaso #ibl #mauritius #feiogef #cordaid #ivorycoast #sunking #africa #subsaharanafrica #westafrica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Burkina Faso: MSF Workers Killed in Attack - Work Suspended in Boucle du Mouhoun
[MSF] Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns in the strongest terms the murder of two of its employees in the Boucle du Mouhoun region, in northwestern Burkina Faso. The organisation is suspending its medical activities in the Boucle du Mouhoun region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Russia ’s Footprint Grows in Africa as France Leaves Burkina Faso
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Digital Politics: “Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities”
An activist during COP27 in Egypt. Credit: Oliver Kornblihtt / Mídia NINJABy Bibbi AbruzziniBRUSSELS, Jan 25 2023 (IPS) In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence ever for a peaceful activist. Fast forward and award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was charged with two counts of “offensive communication” after making unflattering remarks about the president and his son on Twitter. The message is clear: your well-crafted 280 characters can land you in jail. But what if, not only your online expr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Africa Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news
Security as a campaign issue: programmatic mobilization in Burkina Faso's 2020 elections - Saidou AK, Bertrand E.
This article analyses ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Risk factors of adolescent exposure to violence in Burkina Faso - Musizvingoza R, Tirivayi N, Otchere F, Viola F.
BACKGROUND: Globally violence against children and adolescents is a significant public health problem. Since children rely on family for early learning and socialization, evidence of the factors associated with exposure to violence within households may in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Burkina Faso latest to ‘hire Russian mercenaries’, Ghana alleges
Akufo-Addo tells Blinken that Wagner Group has ‘entered into an arrangement’ with Ouagadougou to fight jihadist revolt#jihadist #akufoaddo #wagnergroup (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
B12 deficiency can harm children’s development suggests research
A new study on children in Burkina Faso shows the impact a B12 deficiency can have on young children. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New data buoy hopes for promising malaria vaccine —but questions remain
A new vaccine against malaria showed promising preliminary results in a large trial in four African countries, boosting hopes that an additional tool may soon be available to help control the deadly disease. The vaccine, named R21/Matrix-M and developed by researchers at the University of Oxford, produced similarly impressive results in a small trial last year , but the current study posed a stiffer test of its protection. Initial data from the trial, reported yesterday at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting in Seattle, suggest the vaccine had an efficacy higher than 70% in...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 3, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news
Anti-Microbial Resistance Strategies Need Urgent Attention to Prevent Unnecessary Deaths in Africa
Africa’s laboratories need to step up testing to aid in fighting Anti-Microbial Resistance. This photo is a 3D computer-generated image of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, the pathogen responsible for causing the disease tuberculosis (TB). Credit: CDC/UnsplashBy Francis KokutseACCRA, Nov 3 2022 (IPS) African countries must find a way of fighting Anti-Microbial Resistance in the healthcare system to avoid unnecessary deaths. A few months ago, the President of the Ghana Public Health Association, Amofah George, narrated how he saw a patient die after failing to respond to all the available antibiotics used for managing...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Francis Kokutse Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news
Public Development Banks Can ’t Drag Their Feet When It Comes to Building a Sustainable Future
Civil society organisations at the Finance in Common Summit. Credit: Noel Emmanuel ZakoBy Bibbi AbruzziniABIDJAN, Ivory Coast , Oct 21 2022 (IPS) A coalition of civil society organisations is demanding public development banks (PDBs) to take radical and innovative steps to tackle human rights violations and environmental destruction. No project funded by PDBs should come at the expenses of vulnerable groups, the environment and collective liberties, but should instead embody the voices of communities, democratic values and environmental justice. The demands, part of a collective statement signed by more than 50 civil soci...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Civil Society Climate Action COVID-19 Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Gender Global Headlines Human Rights Inequality Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news