Intergenerational transmission of risk attitudes in Burkina Faso - Sepahvand MH, Shahbazian R.
This study replicates the findings by Dohmen et al. (Re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Afghanistan ’s Girls Need our Unwavering Support in Education
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Sep 9 2021 (IPS) The Taliban takeover of government in Kabul is just days old, and the eyes of Afghans and the world are cautiously watching and hopeful to see them stand by their word and ensure that girls’ education be promoted and protected. Yasmine SherifTwenty years ago, under the Taliban regime which prevailed from 1996 to 2001, schooling for girls was banned, although private home-based classes for girls were allowed in some parts of the country. From 2001 onwards the enrolment of girls and boys in schools saw steady gains in Afghanistan, accompanied by a large intake of female teac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Religion TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (EC Source Type: news

Innovative Use of World ’s First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results and a Life-Saving Opportunity
Malaria still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. RTS,S is the first malaria vaccine shown to reduce malaria and life-threatening severe malaria in young children. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Kesete AdmasuSep 1 2021 (IPS) In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. Scientists from the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kesete Admasu Tags: Africa Headlines Health Malaria Source Type: news

At least 47 dead in Burkina Faso attack by suspected Islamist militants
At least 47 people were killed in an ambush attack in Burkina Faso on Wednesday by suspected Islamist militants, the latest incident... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
[IPS] Dissin -- Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso's verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Genetic engineering test with mosquitoes ‘may be game changer’ in eliminating malaria
UK scientist says gene-drive study rendering female insects infertile may lead to ‘self destruct mosquito’ field tests within 10 yearsScientists have successfully wiped out a population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes by using a radical form of genetic engineering to render the females infertile – in the most advanced and largest ever test of use of the technology to fight the disease.As well as bringing fresh hope in the fight against one of the world ’s biggest killers, the study lays the foundations for further trials of gene-drive technology which could mean self-destroying mosquitoes being r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Malaria Genetics Gene editing Insects Imperial College London Microbiology Africa Burkina Faso World news Science Medical research Wildlife UK news Source Type: news

To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
Honorine Meda became pregnant herself at the age of nineteen. Now she helps raise awareness of teenage pregnancy among girls in Dissin.By Guy DinmoreDISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels. Thanks to a program by the German development agency (GIZ) and their Pro Enfant initiative, Honorine trained to counsel teenage girls in Dissin on how to avoid pregnancies. She became pregnant herself, with her now three-year-old son, when she was 19. It was tough...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guy Dinmore Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health GIZ 2021 Source Type: news

Child Rights ’ Experts Warn that Displaced Children and Young People Risk Being Wiped Out of the Education System
Jean Marie Ishimwe (Kenya), a Refugee Youth Representative addresses a high-level roundtable convened by UNHCR and ECW, the UK and Canada. Credit: Joyce ChimbiBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, KENYA , Jul 27 2021 (IPS) The difficulties in accessing education faced by children and young people forcibly displaced from their homes were today laid bare in a virtual high-level roundtable convened by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UK and Canada. The roundtable was a key moment planned within a two-day Global Education Summit framework that will kick off in London tomorrow, July 28, 2021. The summit is a cri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Global Headlines Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations displaced children Educ Source Type: news

Africa: U.S. Officials - Vaccines Being Delivered to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Senegal
[State Department] Transcript: Special Online Briefing - Gayle E. Smith, State Department Coordinator for Global COVID-19 Response and Health Security; and Akunna Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: African Countries to Receive First U.S. Donated Covid-19 Vaccines in Days
[RFI] Nearly 50 African countries are to receive 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the United States, with the first shipments to Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Ethiopia in the coming days, US officials and the Gavi vaccine alliance said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: U.S.-Donated Vaccine Deliveries to Africa Set to Begin, With First Deliveries Planned To Burkina Faso, Djibouti, and Ethiopia
[GAVI] Geneva -- Following close collaboration between the African Union (AU)/ African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), COVAX and the United States Government, AU Member States are set to receive approximately 25 million  COVID-19 vaccines to enhance coverage across the continent -- contributing to the AU target of vaccinating at least 60% of the African population. The shipments of these donated doses follow from the pledge made by President Biden, President of the United States of America in May to share 8 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Biden Administration Announces Donation of 25 Million Covid-19 Vaccines to Africa
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The White House is announcing today that the Biden administration will donate approximately 25 million COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed in Africa. Planned to be made in the next few days are shipments of the  Johnson& Johnson one-shot vaccine to Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Introducing birth-dose hepatitis  B vaccination would be cost effective in Burkina Faso
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Acceleration Rights Plan for Gender Equality Mooted at Equality Forum
Katja Iversen with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 2019 Gender Equality CouncilBy Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Jun 28 2021 (IPS) As the global gathering for gender equality, the Generation Equality Forum, kicks off in Paris on June 30, 2020, IPS conducted an exclusive interview with Katja Iversen. Iversen is a leading global influencer on leadership, sustainability, and gender equality, an executive advisor to Goal 17 Partners, UNILEVER, Women Political Leaders, and others. She was also on President Macron’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council in 2019. The Generation Equality Forum, convened by UN Women and co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics Source Type: news

COVID-19 disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa will have substantial health consequences
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) The COVID-19 pandemic poses substantial indirect risks to sub-Saharan African countries with fragile health systems and high levels of poverty, malnutrition, and other infectious diseases. New survey data from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Nigeria provides evidence for public policy to mitigate against nutrition, health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to spread on the continent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Central Sahel: Ground Zero in Tackling Climate Change Through Education
Yasmine SherifBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jun 16 2021 (IPS) The climate crisis is amplifying the effects of instability and violence in the world’s poorest countries. Nowhere is this more visible than in Africa’s Central Sahel region, where increasing temperature, floods, droughts and other climate change-induced disasters are triggering conflicts, displacement, and pushing girls and boys into the shadows. As world leaders come together to celebrate Africa Climate Week, in the lead up to this year’s climate talks in the UK, they must look at education – especially education for girls – as a co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Environment Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Preventing Hunger While Building Peace
Agroecology can fight malnutrition, curb conflict AND build community self reliance and resilience–in hunger hotspots and beyondBy Daniel Moss and Amrita GuptaBOSTON / NEW YORK, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) Acute hunger is expected to soar in over 20 countries in the next few months, warns a recent report on global “hunger hotspots” from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). An estimated 34 million people are “one step away from starvation”, pushed to the brink by climate shocks, conflict, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Daniel MossThe food aid industry is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Moss and Amrita Gupta Tags: Armed Conflicts Biodiversity Climate Change Environment Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Peace Poverty & SDGs T Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine 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

Militants kill more than 130 civilians in Burkina Faso village attack
At least 132 civilians were killed in the worst militant attack in Burkina Faso in recent years, the government said on Saturday, after... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Armed assailants killed around 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso. The attackers struck during...
Armed assailants killed around 100 civilians in an overnight attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burkina Faso says at least 100 civilians killed in attack
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 100 people in a northern Burkina Faso village, the government said Saturday, in what was the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: The Fetishisation of Covid-19 Data - Reflections On the Daily Data Announcements in Burkina Faso
[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It will offer debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and reviews and responses flowing from the African Arguments books. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Non-fatal injuries in rural Burkina Faso amongst older adults, disease burden and health system responsiveness: a cross-sectional household survey - Whitaker J, Harling G, Si é A, Bountogo M, Hirschhorn LR, Manne-Goehler J, Bärnighausen T, Davies J.
This study aimed to evaluate the epidemiology of injury as well as patient-reported health system responsiveness following injury and how this compares with non-injured patient experience, in older individuals in rural Burkina Faso. DES... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Testing Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Curb Malaria
[VOA] Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso -- The mosquito-borne disease malaria kills more than 400,000 people each year, the vast majority in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nonverbal response cards reduce socially desirable reporting of violence among adolescents in rural Burkina Faso: a randomized controlled trial - Harling G, Bountogo M, Si é A, Bärnighausen T, Lindstrom DP.
PURPOSE: Accurate measures of violence are difficult to obtain from self-reported data because of stigmatization and social undesirability of the topic. Most methods that attempt to reduce such biases require literacy and either remove the benefits of inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Malaria Vaccine Shows Most Efficacy of Any to Date: Small Trial
Immunization had up to 77 percent efficacy in a Phase 2 clinical study of 450 children in Burkina Faso. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Malaria vaccine trial raises hopes of beating disease
Jab developed by University of Oxford team proves 77% effective in Burkina Faso mid-stage tests (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oxford Malaria vaccine proves highly effective in Burkina Faso trial
Vaccine developed by scientists at Jenner Institute, Oxford, shows up to 77% efficacy in trial over 12 monthsA vaccine against malaria has been shown to be highly effective in trials in Africa, holding out the real possibility of slashing the death toll of a disease that kills 400,000 mostly small children every year.The vaccine, developed by scientists at the Jenner Institute of Oxford University, showed up to 77% efficacy in a trial of 450 children in Burkina Faso over 12 months.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Malaria World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Africa Science UK news University of Oxford Source Type: news

'Landmark' advance as malaria vaccine first to hit WHO goal
In a clinical trial in Burkina Faso, the Matrix-M vaccine -- developed by the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute -- was found to be 77 percent effective after 450 infants inoculated in 2019 were followed up for a year, the Oxford researchers said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: 1.5 Million Children Are Facing a Nutrition Crisis
[savethechildren_uk] One-third of all children under five are malnourished, warns Save the Children (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Visual inspection vs HPV DNA test: finding cost-effective options for cervical cancer screening in women living with HIV in Burkina Faso
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lessons learned in Burkina Faso can contribute to a new decade of forest restoration
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) In 2018, the West African nation decided to restore 5 million hectares of degraded land by 2030. New research shows what works - and what doesn't - when restoration coincides with degraded landscapes, pressure on natural resources and climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso and Global Fund Launch New Grants to Accelerate Progress Against HIV, TB and Malaria
[Global Fund] Ouagadougou -- Burkina Faso and the Global Fund strengthened their partnership by launching four new grants that move toward ending epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and strengthen health systems with a focus on community health systems and data quality. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021Recognizing Rural Women as Central to Cost-COVID Recovery: An Imperative for International Women ’ s Day
Agricultural biodiversity at the market in Western Bengal. Credit: Krishnasis GhoshBy Haley ZarembaROME, Mar 6 2021 (IPS) In times of crisis, policymakers have a tendency to prioritize economic recovery while leaving “social issues” like women’s empowerment on the backburner. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, women’s leadership is as essential to full and meaningful recovery as it is to basic human rights. As the world mobilizes to design and build a post-COVID landscape, women’s rights, interests and priorities must not only be included in international recovery agendas but pushed to the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Haley Zaremba Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Women & Economy Women in Politics Women's Health International Source Type: news

New study shows pandemic's toll on jobs, businesses, and food security in poorer countries
(Innovations for Poverty Action) The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in low- and middle-income across the globe, according to a new study published Feb. 5 in the journalScience Advances. Using data collected between April-July 2020 in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone, researchers found drops in employment, income, and access to markets and services, translating into high levels of food insecurity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Children in Burkina Faso Undergo Historic Heart Surgeries Children in Burkina Faso Undergo Historic Heart Surgeries
At the end of an empty hallway in a Burkina Faso teaching hospital, a group of children sat together in medical gowns, nervously awaiting operations that could save their lives.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Women & #039;s Perspectives on Contraceptive-Induced Amenorrhea in Burkina Faso and Uganda
CONCLUSIONSAddressing misconceptions about contraception and menstruation may result in more informed method decision making. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Theater Squeezed By Terrorism and Coronavirus
[DW] Burkina Faso has a thriving theater tradition. But terrorism and the coronavirus are curtailing the activities of its only permanent theater. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

“Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All”
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jan 23 2021 (IPS) Looking back upon 2020, we all bear the scars of a devastating year; none so much as girls and boys around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children and youth globally and continues to do so. It has also deepened socio-economic inequities and heightened insecurities around the world, further impacting the lives of girls and boys everywhere. Ongoing, protracted conflicts, forced displacement and the worsening climate crisis were no less forgiving. Yasmine Sherif2020 was, in short, a brutal year for the world’s children and youth &nd...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migrati Source Type: news

Collaborative research and knowledge translation on road crashes in Burkina Faso: the police perspective 18  months on - Dagenais C, Proulx M, Mc Sween-Cadieux E, Nikiema A, Bonnet E, Ridde V, Somé PA.
In this commentary, we present a follow-up of two articles published in 2017 and 2018 about road traffic crashes, which is an important public health issue in Africa and Burkina Faso. The first article reported on a research project, conducted in partner... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the media on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging. No review of 2020, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migratio Source Type: news

Hope Thrives on Action
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) As Mohammed, a Palestine refugee with impaired vision who attends a specialized UNRWA programme for children with disabilities, told us during our mission to Lebanon a week ago: “I was worried. I was worried that I could not continue my education because the programme was going to be cut. Now I have hope that I can continue to study and make my dream come true.” As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Education Cannot Wait’s mission this past year, two things stand out: hope and action. Amidst multipl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Five Years since the Paris Agreement: The Race to Net Zero Is On
GGGI has been working closely with the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan supporting effective policymaking and planning to drive reduced deforestation and peatland degradation in the province, particularly in Utar Serapat which consists of 107,000 ha of peatlands. GGGI also supports Central Kalimantan in mobilizing public and private investment for sustainable and inclusive landscape-based projects designed to achieve low carbon development in the province. By Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth InstituteDec 17 2020 (...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frank Rijsberman -Ingvild Solvang - Kristin Deason Tags: Climate Change Environment Green Economy Health Humanitarian Emergencies Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 2020 Source Type: news

West Africa: The World Bank Boosts Support to the Sahel for a Resilient Recovery From the Security and Economic Crisis
[World Bank] Washington -- The World Bank today approved three projects to support the economic recovery and improve access to and the quality of basic social services in Burkina Faso and Chad. These projects will help both countries respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the humanitarian crisis. The World Bank also confirmed Burkina Faso's eligibility for the Prevention and Resilience Allocation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: WHO Supports the Ministry of Health in the Proper Use of Medicines for Safe Interruption of Pregnancy Permitted By National Laws
[WHO] The Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso is working to improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health services by operationalizing the Policies, Standards, and Protocols (PNP) recently updated by the Directorate of Family Health. In this regard, WHO has provided technical assistance to revising the National List of Essential Drugs with the integration of misoprostol and mifepristone indicated for the safe Termination of Pregnancy service in accordance with national laws. Emergency contraception was (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Ifad Joins With Partners to Build Resilience and Boost Development in the Sahel
[IFAD] Rome -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is joining with the other Rome-based UN agencies (RBAs) - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) - as well as the G5 Sahel and the Green Climate Fund to revitalize economic activities and food systems in the Group of Five Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) and in the Republic of Senegal. These efforts will strengthen the resilience of rural communities impac (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congress Must Make Health Workers and COVID-19 Emergency Funding the Priorities
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Dr. Sissoko is the head of anesthesiology and emergency services at a hospital in Mali. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah for IntraHealth International.December 08, 2020In letters to US Congress members this fall, Léonie Claudine Lougue (Minister of Health of Burkina Faso) and Michel Hamala Sidibe (Minister of Health and Social Affairs in Mali) called for a united response to the COVID-19 crisis.“We respectfully request that the U.S. Congress support partner countries’ own leadership in building and strengthening the health workforce and cross-cutting health s...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Policy & Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Health Workers Source Type: news

Acute hepatitis E – Burkina Faso
Between 8 September and 24 November, 2020, the North-Central region of Burkina Faso reported a (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

In Burkina Faso, New Community Health Posts Improve Access to Integrated Care
By Marguerite Ndour, Project director, INSPiRE ; Jennifer Martin, International Development Writer and Editor Kiendr ébéogo Patindé, head of Lo-Longo health post in Burkina Faso, speaks to a mother at the health post. Photo by Isidore Sinkondo for IntraHealth International.November 17, 2020A mother in Burkina Faso with a sick child walks 6.5 kilometers, on average, to find a health worker. Finding local and available high-quality health services is difficult, especially in rural areas.The World Health Organization estimates that there isless than 1 physician and fewer than 4 nurses per 10,000 peo...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement Source Type: news