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

Burkina Faso: Over 535,000 Children Under Five 'Acutely' Malnourished
[UN News] New data from UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,500 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition - an unprecedented level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Integrated Services Model Improves Access to Family Planning for Women in West Africa
August 28, 2020More women in West Africa now have greater access to a wide range of services during their visits to health facilities, thanks to a newintegrated service delivery model created by IntraHealth International. Our new INSPiRE integration model helps women get the most out of each visit, including services for maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH); nutrition; and family planning.As part of our work on the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation-fundedINSPiRE project, IntraHealth and Burkina Faso-based partner IRSS assessed how family planning was being integrated into MNCH and nutrition programs ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Niger INSPiRE Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Nutrition Source Type: news

As Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19, new UN data reveals ‘alarming deterioration’ in food security
An estimated 3.3 million people in Burkina Faso are facing acute food insecurity, two United Nations agencies warned on Friday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Conflict and Coronavirus Spark a Hunger Crisis for 3.2 Million People
[The New Humanitarian] Kongoussi, Burkina Faso -- 'The situation is extremely alarming. It is pushing people to the limit of vulnerability.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: One Million People Displaced By Violence, Amid Covid-19, Climate Change
[RFI] Armed violence in Burkina Faso has internally displaced a record one million people in the country over the past year and a half, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and crop failures due to climate change, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Domestic donkey bite of genitalia: an unusual etiology of penile glans amputation in Burkina Faso (case report and literature review) - Ouattara A, Yam éogo C, Paré AK, Kaboré AF, Ky D, Kabré B, Bako A, Yé D, Kambou T.
A 15-years-old boy was admitted in our hospital emergency unit with complaints of injured and hemorrhagic penile glans after donkey bites. The accident occurred during domestic activity with the animal when the boy attempted to guide the donkey. After thor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Growing Insecurity and Violence Displace Thousands
[MSF] The number of displaced people seeking safety in Burkina Faso's Centre-North region has almost doubled in six months to 386,000 as a result of growing insecurity and violence. Many have no option but to stay in improvised shelters in remote areas, without basic services and exposed to the elements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

If you want to change the world, start at home: New tool offers roadmap for changing social norms
UNITED NATIONS, New York/KATETE, Zambia/OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso –“As a female traditional leader, my aim is to be a role model within my chiefdom. I want to ensure that we collectively challenge social and traditional norms and practices that negatively affect our women and girls,” said Kawaza, chieftainess of the Chewa people.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

West Africa: Malaria Consortium Delivers Life-Saving Antimalarial Drugs Across West Africa
[Malaria Consortium] The first treatment cycle of the 2020 seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign is underway and Malaria Consortium is on course to reach 12 million children in Burkina Faso, Chad and Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing aid as well as mass unemployment. The report estimates that COVID-19 related hunger could cause 12,000 deaths per day: the peak global mortality rate for COVID-19 in April was 10,000 deaths per day. “COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling w...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso Resumes Polio Vaccination Campaigns Under Strict COVID-19 Prevention Measures
[WHO] Brazzaville -- Burkina Faso today concluded a four-day mass polio immunization campaign, vaccinating 174 304 children under five years of age in two districts of the country's Centre-East region while observing COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Report: 1,200+ Incidents of Violence Against Health Care in 2019
This article was originally published by theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Global health security Health Workers Source Type: news

The Sahel – ‘ in Every Sense of the Word a Crisis ’
The Western Sahel has been in the grip of a security crisis since 2012, when Tuareg rebels in Mali grouped together in an attempt to administer a new northern state called Azawad. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 10 2020 (IPS) The combination of rife insecurity, food insecurity and more than 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance has left the Sahel a region in crisis, with the global coronavirus pandemic expected to exacerbate the situation. In a briefing released today, Jun. 10, Amnesty International painted a picture of rife insecurity in the Sahel, with a ci...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Amnesty International COVID Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Escalating Conflict Is Fueling a Humanitarian Crisis in Eastern Burkina Faso
[MSF] The COVID-19 pandemic must not overshadow other urgent health needs (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Out of Sight, People Suffer From Rise in Violence in Burkina Faso
[MSF] While COVID-19 makes headlines around the world, less visible humanitarian crises continue to deteriorate. In the villages of Burkina Faso's eastern region, killings, abductions and looting are now a regular occurrence. This is one of the areas most affected by the armed conflict between Burkino Faso's national security forces and various armed groups, which has seen large numbers of people displaced from their homes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

265 Million People Could Face Hunger in ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis, World Food Program Expert Warns
The world faces an “unprecedented” food crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused both severe job losses and major disruptions in food supply chains, the U.N. World Food Programme’s Chief Economist warns. “When you have these severe job losses, or you have big lockdowns, that means that those people become vulnerable,” Arif Husain tells TIME. An estimated 265 million people could go hungry in 2020, nearly double the 2019 figures, according to WFP’s projection in April. As millions around the world are losing their jobs or seeing their incomes cut, it’s increasingly diff...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aria Chen Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight video Source Type: news

IVI to strengthen COVID-19 surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa with support from Sweden
(International Vaccine Institute) The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) announced today that the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has contributed an additional 6,200,000 SEK (approx. 630,000 USD) to IVI to support national responses to COVID-19 in Madagascar and Burkina Faso. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Coronavirus Response Takes Backseat As Election Looms in Burundi
[The New Humanitarian] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bournemouth, UK -'The authorities are so busy with the election campaign, they do almost nothing to fight COVID-19.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: COVID-19 Brings Abuse and Other Fears to Displaced Women
[The New Humanitarian] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -'I'm scared because I can't manage to fight him back.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Marie Ba to Lead Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit
April 24, 2020Marie Ba is the new director of theOuagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of nine francophone West African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—that are working together to expand family planning in the region.“She is the right leader to guide the coordination unit through 2020 and beyond.”Ba has been a member of the coordination unit for more than three years, starting as the regional program manager for advocacy and external relations and then moving into the deputy d...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Leadership and Governance Advocacy Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: COVID-19 Will Worsen Access to Healthcare in Burkina Faso
[MSF] Widespread violence has forced almost 840,000 people in Burkina Faso to flee their homes over the past few months.Relief Web Djibo, a town in the Sahel region that had about 36,000 inhabitants in 2012, now hosts more than 140,000 displaced people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Escalating Violence Drives Thousands of Malian Refugees to Return Home
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports escalating violence in Burkina Faso is driving thousands of Malian refugees to leave their camps and return to the war-torn homes they fled in search of safety. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Conflict-Ridden Regions Face Another Existential Threat in  COVID-19
[VOA] In the West African country of Burkina Faso, rising insecurity has shuttered dozens of health clinics and left just three capable of carrying out coronavirus testing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Fierce Urgency of Now – ECW Allocates $15M in Emergency Funds
By PRESS RELEASEApr 3 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Education Cannot Wait Global Fund (ECW) allocates a total of US$15 million in an initial series of emergency grants for the rapid delivery of holistic education services to protect and support vulnerable children and youth hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 16 countries/emergency contexts. These girls and boys are already impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and protracted crises. An additional series of grants to support the response in other crisis-affected countries will be released shortly and reach partners in-country in the coming days. &ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Education Health Source Type: news

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security
Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are “spiralling out of control”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the potential impact on humanitarian supply chains because of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Coronavirus Cases Rise - But Conflict Has Closed Healthcare Centres
[The New Humanitarian] Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -'Armed violence has weakened the health system in dramatic proportions.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic in Locations with a Humanitarian Response
Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Published: 3/30/2020. This map shows the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in locations with Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) or other types of response plans. The countries include Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Сentral African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: "Now I am at school, I'm not afraid of being forced into marriage anymore"
[Plan International] Violence and inter-communal conflict which has increasingly plagued Burkina Faso, reached an unprecedented level during 2019. This has led to a sharp deterioration in the humanitarian situation and the displacement of nearly half a million people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

An Improbable Success in a Troubled Region
By Marie Ba, Director, Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit ; Janet Fleischman, Independent Consultant Ouagadougou Partnership Donors'caravan stop at Ecole des Jeunes Filles in Niamey, Niger during a session on " Complete Sexual Education. " PHOTO courtesy of EtriLabs/Yves TamomoMarch 19, 2020Sometimes innovation to spur social change arises in unexpected places. At a time of increased extremism and insecurity in West Africa, the remarkable story of a partnership to advance women’s health and empowerment through family planning is worthy of global attention. By tackling such challenges, the partn...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Policy Advocacy Youth Source Type: news

The Ouagadougou Partnership: An Improbable Success in a Troubled Region
By Marie Ba, Director, Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit ; Janet Fleischman, Independent Consultant Ouagadougou Partnership Donors'caravan stop at Ecole des Jeunes Filles in Niamey, Niger during a session on " Complete Sexual Education. " PHOTO courtesy of EtriLabs/Yves TamomoMarch 19, 2020Sometimes innovation to spur social change arises in unexpected places. At a time of increased extremism and insecurity in West Africa, the remarkable story of a partnership to advance women’s health and empowerment through family planning is worthy of global attention. By tackling such challenges, the partn...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Policy Advocacy Youth Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: First Known COVID-19 Death in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Capital FM] Ouagadougou -The Sahel state of Burkina Faso on Wednesday announced its first death from coronavirus, which is also the first known fatality in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Future of Family Planning in West Africa Starts Here
By Hawa Talla, Project director for francophone West Africa, the Challenge Initiative ; Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer Photo taken in Senegal for IntraHealth International by Clement Tardif.March 16, 202046% of West Africa’s population lives in urban areas. Additionally,one in seven women under 25 wants to delay or avoid pregnancy but isn’t using any method of contraception.To meet women’s needs for high-quality family planning services in the region sustainably, IntraHealth International hosts the West Africa regional hub forthe Challenge Initiative (TCI). In collaboration with the Bill and Me...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Youth Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Child Death Grief a Public Health Threat
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By External SourceNAIROBI, Feb 27 2020 (IPS) Grief over the loss of a child poses a threat to public health in Sub-Saharan Africa, as nearly two-thirds of mothers in some countries suffer the death of at least one child, a study has found. According to the World Health Organization, 5.3 million children under five died in 2018 globally. The risk of a child dying before reaching five is about eight times higher in Africa than in Europe. According to the study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malaria-fighting technology earns 2019 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A team of nine researchers based in the United States and Burkina Faso will receive the 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for the development of a promising tool in the global fight against malaria and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, including dengue and Zika. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Young Advocates, Political Will Drive Progress on Family Planning in Francophone West Africa
December 05, 2019Countries throughout francophone West Africa are celebrating progress in family planning this week at the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP)annual meeting in Cotonou, Benin, where the theme isWe Demand More: Youth and Social Behavior Change.In 2015, the nine OP countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—exceeded their initial goal of reaching one million additional individuals with modern contraception and then committed to reaching 2.2 million additional users by the end of 2020. So far, OP leaders announced Tuesday, the countrie...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Leadership and Governance Policy Advocacy Source Type: news

Woman, 23, stoned by African villagers has giant facial tumour removed after eight years
Pascaline Patienda, 23, who lives in Burkina Faso, had a rare tumour growing from the age of 15. Surgeons in Spain gave her a €40,000 (£34,000) operation for free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Africa: 'Three-Country Crisis' Across Central Sahel Puts Whole Generation At Risk, Warns UN Food Agency
[UN News] Violent attacks by extremists "almost every day" in the Sahel nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have displaced nearly one million people and caused emergency levels of malnutrition, UN humanitarians have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Sahel Women's Project Shows Encouraging Results in West, Central Regions
[allAfrica] Nairobi -After five years of implementation, the Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel program is producing satisfactory results. Authorities of the beneficiary countries  Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Ivory Coast and Chad, told participants at a session on Demographic Dividend in the Sahel was held on November 13 in Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The age of opportunity: prevalence of key risk factors among adolescents 10-19 years of age in nine communities in sub-Saharan Africa - Berhane Y, Canavan CR, Marie Darling A, Sudfeld CR, Vuai S, Adanu R, B ärnighausen T, Dessie Y, Nnakate Bukenya J, Guwatudde D, Killewo J, Sando MM, Sié A, Oduola AMJ, Fawzi WW.
OBJECTIVE: To measure health-related behaviors and risk factors among sub-Saharan African adolescents. METHODS: Ccross-sectional study in nine communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda between 2015 and 2017. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Humanitarian Crisis in the Sahel
Large-scale population displacements, armed attacks and high levels of food insecurity have contributed to a humanitarian emergency in the 3 border zone of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 8, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Africa Source Type: news

Humanitarian Crisis in the Sahel - ALIMA Strengthens Rapid Response Mechanism
Large-scale population displacements, armed attacks and high levels of food insecurity have contributed to a humanitarian emergency in the 3 border zone of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 6, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Africa Source Type: news

Friday ’s Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey’s Syria offensive; history’s made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist’ use of social media in attacks must be curbed. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Real men respect women, says school for husbands in Burkina Faso
MAMBOUE, Burkina Faso –Waimbabie Gnoumou is learning to be a better husband, says his wife, Martine. That ’s because he is going to a special school that teaches men exactly that. The Husbands and Future Husbands School in Mamboué, a village in western Burkina Faso, breaks down gender stereotypes and shows men the role they have to play inending violence andempowering their wives and daughters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina to fight malaria
Scientists in Burkina Faso have deployed a new weapon in the fight against malaria, and waded into a thorny bioethics debate, by letting loose thousands of genetically sterilized mosquitoes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa?
The seedlings are ready. One hundred and fifty thousand shoots of drought-resistant acacia, hardy baobab and Moringa spill out of their black plastic casings. The ground has been prepared with scores of kilometer-long furrows leading to a horizon studded with skeletal thorn trees. It’s early August, and in less than a week, 399 volunteers from 27 countries will arrive in this remote corner of northern Senegal to participate in one of the world’s most audacious efforts to combat the effects of climate change: an $8 billion plan to reforest 247 million acres of degraded land across the width of Africa, stretching...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker / Mbar Toubab, Senegal Tags: Uncategorized Africa Climate 2019 climate change Source Type: news

Data Insights on Religion and Contraception for Couples in Burkina Faso
By Anna Williams, 2019 UNC-IntraHealth Summer FellowAugust 29, 2019As a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo during 2013–2015, I worked with community partners to host a gender equality training for middle school students.At the beginning of the session, before we officially started, Paul, a community leader, picked up a broom and started to sweep the floor. Gasps erupted as young students watched a respected community member and man do a chore usually left to women and girls. Not only did girls rush forward to take the broom from him and finish the job, but the boys did as well.Had I, a female teacher at the school, star...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Gender Equality Source Type: news