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

Africa: UN Food Agencies Warn of Rising Levels of Acute Hunger with Potential Risk of Famine in Four Hotspots
[WFP] Rome -- The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries contain areas that could soon slip into famine if conditions there undergo "any further deterioration over the coming months". These are Burkina Faso in West Africa's Sahel region, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Covid-19, Conflict Drove 12 Million Children From School
[Norwegian Refugee Council] A staggering 12 million children missed up to four months of school across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger due to Covid-19 restrictions. Meanwhile, 776,000 children were prevented from attending school the entire  year due to insecurity, new figures by the Norwegian Refugee Council have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Donors pledge $1.7 billion for Burkina Faso, Mail and Niger
The United Nations says more than 20 donors have pledged nearly $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region for this year and over $700 million for 2021 and beyond (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access
GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Africa: The United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for the Sahel Crisis Response
[State Department] Today, the United States announced nearly $152 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Mali. This funding includes nearly $67 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $85 million from U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TCI ’s Francophone West Africa Hub Holds Webinar on Improving Access to Family Planning Among Urban Poor
This article originally appeared ontciurbanhealth.org on October 2, 2020. You can find it here. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Review of Maternal Deaths in the Sahel, Burkina Faso
[WHO] In the context of the double burden of COVID-19 and Humanitarian Emergencies in the Sahel region, analysis of data from the official weekly telegram-letter (TLOH) of the Ministry of Health's showed an unusually high number of institutional maternal deaths reported in this region during the four weeks (Week 16 to Week 19) of the year 2020, compared to data from the same period in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What About Methods for Men? A Qualitative Analysis of Attitudes Toward Male Contraception in Burkina Faso and Uganda
CONCLUSIONSThe acceptability of new male methods among most participants in the two countries indicates a potential demand for male contraceptives. Options should include a variety of method characteristics to maximize choice, engage men, and support men and women's contraceptive needs. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution
By Million Belay and Timothy A. WiseSTOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture? Million Belay It is time to choose. Africa is projected to overtake South Asia by 2030 as the region with the greatest number of hungry people. An alarming 250 million people in Africa now suffer from &ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Million Belay and Timothy A. Wise Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Central Sahel – Shaping peace together with women and young people Statement for International Peace Day
By Mabingue Ngom and Shoko ArakakiNEW YORK, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) The countries of Central Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. As the international community responds to the crisis, we must meet immediate needs, and invest in long-term development. We must also work on shaping peace togeth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mabingue Ngom and Shoko Arakaki Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

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 19, 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