Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

DHS warns Portland mayor: Federal government will intervene if rioting and violence continue
(Natural News) On Monday, August 31, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf delivered a strongly worded letter to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, warning him that, if the unrelenting wave of rioting, violence and civil unrest in his city does not end soon, the federal government “will have no choice but to protect our... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa's triumph over wild polio shows the power of regional unity | Matshidiso Moeti
The legacy of a successful battle is now helping combat Covid, but we must stay vigilant, says WHO ’s Africa regional directorAfrica has declared victory over a virus that once paralysed75,000 children on the continent every year.Four years have now passed since wild polio was last detected in Africa. After a year of rigorously evaluating polio data from all 47 countries in theWHO ’s African region, an independent body of expertsannounced during a virtual ceremony on Tuesdaythat the continent was free of wild polio.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matshidiso Moeti Tags: Global health Polio Global development Africa Vaccines and immunisation World Health Organization World news Society Science Epidemics Nigeria Chad Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Acting DHS Secretary Wolf: Retreat of federal officers from Portland has only made the riots worse
(Natural News) On Monday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf confirmed that there have been 12 riots in the 10 days since the DHS struck a deal with the Oregon state government for to have the federal law enforcement officers stationed in Portland to leave the city. “It’s been 10 days since the agreement between DHS and Oregon,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violence in Sudan ’s Western Darfur forces 2,500 into Chad: UN refugee agency
Recent clashes in Sudan’s Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The World Needs You. Now.
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 20 2020 (IPS) “We may all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now,” Martin Luther King Jr once said. His timeless wisdom rings truer than ever today for the many challenges the world is facing. COVID-19, continued armed conflicts and forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters, deep divides and widespread discrimination mark the human family in the 21st century. Yasmine SherifWhile COVID-19 is indeed a health crisis, the state of the world is in a bigger, multi-dimensional crisis. The one safe solution is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

West Africa: Governing in West Africa and Lake Chad Basin During COVID-19
[ISS] As countries in the region navigate the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, their governments should learn lessons from the management of the crisis so far. This will help inform policy choices and societies' responses to future crises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How will the L.A. Phil carry on amid COVID-19? Dudamel and Smith lay out a plan
Gustavo Dudamel and CEO Chad Smith cancel Disney Hall concerts through December and lay out an ambitious plan to cope with the coronavirus. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Swed 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

UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nationwide Protests Haven ’t Caused a COVID-19 Spike (So Far.) Here’s What We Can Learn From That
The coronavirus situation in the U.S. is bleak. While states like New York and New Jersey successfully turned the tide, others, like Texas and Arizona, are dealing with worsening outbreaks. At the national level, daily cases are rising daily, well exceeding the previous peak set earlier this year. And even in those few states that have gotten a grip on the pandemic, leaders are rethinking their reopening plans for fear of a relapse. But public health officials have spotted at least one bright spot amid all the discouraging data: the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, which began after George Floyd’s death at the...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Sahel project helps women raise themselves, their communities from poverty
AM TIMAM, Chad – Once, Adouia Brema was a child bride forced to leave school. Today, she gives her community the gift of light.Her journey – from vulnerable teen mother to solar cell electrician – shows the remarkable feats that marginalized women and girls can achieve when they are empowered with information and economic opportunities.“I was only 13 years old when I got married. The day I got married, I was in sixth grade,” Ms. Brema recalled. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

African Development Bank COVID-19 response: moving from commitment to action
By African Development BankJun 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) The African Development Bank has responded swiftly to the needs of its member countries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s operations have continued to run smoothly since the first cases appeared in early March, despite the wide range of lockdowns and measures imposed by governments to flatten the curve. The COVID-19 pandemic is forecast to cause Africa’s GDP to drop by between $22.1 billion and $88.3 billion. African countries, with the experience of having fought off Ebola, are working to adapt to this new threat and looking to the Bank for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Africa Aid Economy & Trade Health Source Type: news

NYT: Withdraw from your family unless they support Black Lives Matter
(Natural News) The New York Times ran a column over the weekend calling on so-called “white allies” to withdraw from their loved ones and relatives if they’re not supporting Black Lives Matter organizations through “protest” or “financial contributions.” (Article by Chris Menahan republished from InformationLiberation.com) In a column by Chad Sanders titled, “I Don’t Need ‘Love’... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Pain doesn't take a holiday: Dental opioids study points to need for better prescribing
Though non-opioid painkillers can be just as effective, patients having dental procedures just before weekends and holidays are more likely to fill prescriptions for opioidsMichigan Medicine - University of MichiganIMAGE: Key findings from a study of more than 2 million Americans who had dental procedures in the pre-COVID19 eraviewmore Credit: University of Michigan/JADAAs dentists and their teams across America get back to their regular schedules after a sharp COVID-19-related reduction, a new study shows a key opportunity to reduce the use of opioid painkillers by their patients.Theanalysis of four years'worth ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chad: Chad's Storytellers Take COVID Prevention Messages Off the Grid
[UN News] Traditional storytellers in Chad, known as troubadours, are taking life-saving messages to remote communities in the Sahelian country, as the Government steps up its efforts with the support of the UN to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

We Cannot Let the Education Gap Widen at the Start of the Decade of Action
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, May 13 2020 (IPS) Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we estimated that 75 million children and youth – of whom 39 million are girls – were not able to access a quality education in countries impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and climate change-induced emergencies. The impact of COVID-19 has both globally and exponentially deepened the already existing critical education crisis. Yasmine SherifIn countries affected by humanitarian crises, restrictive movement measures (including curfews), have led to the cl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Education Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Skokie-based 3D printing startup Azul raises $8M to print PPE amid Covid-19
A 3D printing company based in Skokie just raised $8 million as it works to print personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic. Azul 3D, launched by James Hedrick, David Walker and Chad Mirkin at Northwestern University, manufactures 3D printers to quickly print highly-customizable structures. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Azul 3D is printing personal protective equipment like medical face shields. Specifically, the start up prints the headbands that connect to the sterilized plastic.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

Chad ’s storytellers take COVID prevention messages off the grid
Traditional storytellers in Chad, known as troubadours, are taking life-saving messages to remote communities in the Sahelian country, as the Government steps up its efforts with the support of the UN to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polio, Measles Outbreaks ‘Inevitable’, Say Vaccine Experts
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Laura MackenzieMay 6 2020 (IPS) Interruptions to vaccination programmes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could result in new waves of measles or polio outbreaks, health experts warn. A growing number of one-off immunisation campaigns and national routine vaccine introductions are being delayed amid social distancing and other measures to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, leaving millions unprotected. With both preventive campaigns and routine immunisations impacted, “we’ll have an increasing number of children who will becom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Mackenzie Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Chad: Town Criers, Troubadors Raise COVID-19 Awareness in Rural Chad
[Africa Renewal] In Chad, a landlocked country in Central Africa, more than 70 per cent of the population is rural and with limited access to digital information channels. Many of these communities are 'disconnected' from radio and cellphone coverage, leaving them out of critical COVID-19 sensitization messages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 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

Understanding the roles of women in Boko Haram's terrorism - Ola T.
Boko Haram's insurgency has jumpstarted a new concern for regional security in sub-Saharan Africa. While the collaborative response from the countries of the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) is acceptable for the 'global war against terrorism' the activities of the t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

More support key for counter-terrorism in Africa, where ‘misogyny is at the heart of so many’ groups
The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for greater international support to African countries in their continued fight against terrorism and violent extremism, particularly in parts of the Sahel, the Lake Chad Basin region and the Horn of Africa.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Move fast and break things: commentary on an article by Chad R. Ishmael, MD, et al.: "An early look at operative orthopaedic injuries associated with electric scooter accidents. Bringing high-energy trauma to a wider audience" - Bhattacharyya T.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

DHS office in Washington state shutters after employee catches the coronavirus
(Natural News) An office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the state of Washington has been closed for two weeks after an employee fell ill with COVID-19. The employee had apparently contracted the virus after visiting a relative at a nursing facility which is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adaptive Biotechnologies poised for big growth in 2020
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp., which is working to translate human immune system genes to identify and treat diseases, saw “incredible growth” in 2019, and CEO Chad Robins expects an even bigger year in 2020. Robins said during an earnings call Wednesday that he expect revenue in 2020 to range between $114 million and $119 million. Adaptive estimates its portfolio could be worth $48.7 billion, including $31.4 bill ion for cellular therapy in oncology. Last year, the company’s revenue was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Adaptive Biotechnologies poised for big growth in 2020
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp., which is working to translate human immune system genes to identify and treat diseases, saw “incredible growth” in 2019, and CEO Chad Robins expects an even bigger year in 2020. Robins said during an earnings call Wednesday that he expect revenue in 2020 to range between $114 million and $119 million. Adaptive estimates its portfolio could be worth $48.7 billion, including $31.4 bill ion for cellular therapy in oncology. Last year, the company’s revenue was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Chemist and nanoscientist Chad Mirkin receives 2020 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Chad Mirkin, director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University, is the winner of the 2020 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, which is presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to a scientist or public servant who has contributed significantly to the advancement of science in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Niels Geijsen appointed new co-editor-in-chief of StemJournal
(IOS Press) StemJournal is pleased to announce the expansion of its editorial leadership with the appointment of Niels Geijsen, Ph.D., as new Co-Editor-in-Chief. Niels joins Chad Cowan, Ph.D., who has served as Editor-in-Chief since the journal launched at the beginning of 2019. Together they will guide the development of this open access, peer-reviewed journal in its mission to provide cutting-edge, high quality content to the global stem cell research community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CEO Awards: Chad Trull, HighFive Dental LLC
Chad Trull of HighFive Dental LLC is an honoree in the 2019 CEO Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

CEO Awards: Chad Trull, HighFive Dental LLC
Chad Trull of HighFive Dental LLC is an honoree in the 2019 CEO Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chad Robins led Adaptive Biotechnologies through a huge 2019
Adaptive Biotechnologies is the first company CEO Chad Robins has taken through an IPO. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Chad Robins led Adaptive Biotechnologies through a huge 2019
Adaptive Biotechnologies is the first company CEO Chad Robins has taken through an IPO. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – African Region
This report provides a situational update on current cVDPV2 outbreaks in newly affected countries in Africa. No wild poliovirus has been detected on the continent since September 2016. In West Africa and the Lake Chad sub-region, a cVDPV2 outbreak originating from Jigawa state, Nigeria, continues to spread. Following detection of this outbreak in Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and the Republic of Niger earlier this year and in 2018, the virus has now been detected in Chad, Togo and C ôte d’Ivoire. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

More Appropriate Prostate Cancer Tx Seen at Multidisciplinary Clinic
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- Receiving care at a multidisciplinary (MultiD) clinic facilitates adherence to evidence-based national treatment guidelines for prostate cancer, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Cancer. Chad Tang, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Survivor shares his story of hope after two suicide attempts (video)
Chad Simpson attempted suicide twice years ago. His first suicide attempt came at age 17; his next one was at age 25. During that time, Simpson decided to try inpatient treatment at Atrium Health for mental illness. “I can’t imagine I would’ve had a chance of surviving if I hadn’t gone to an inpatient facility,” he says now, 15 years later. The treatment made him feel better in a short amount of time, and he hopes that others who experience suicidal thoughts will enter a facility and that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Power Players 2019: Chad Setliff
Setliff is currently overseeing the implementation of a 12-year, $181 million project including upgrades and renovations to the flagship Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Power Players 2019: Chad Setliff
Setliff is currently overseeing the implementation of a 12-year, $181 million project including upgrades and renovations to the flagship Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chad: New Project Launched to Help Chadian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change and Boost the Agriculture Sector
[IFAD] A new ?81.9 million project will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their incomes and food security and boost an underperforming agricultural sector hampered by recurrent droughts and rain-fed farming practices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Heartbeat Labs Hired Babylon Health's Chief Experience Officer
The Berlin-based digital health platform Heartbeat Labs hired Chad Jennings as Chief Product Officer (CPO). Chad is a product and design leader with twenty years of experience at the intersection of product, design, brand, user experience, and technology. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Mia Farrow visits Chad to promote new approach to hunger
Mia Farrow visits Chad to promote new approach to treating malnutrition that affects millions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Meet 15 Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change
From sinking islands to drought-ridden savannas, women bear an outsize burden of the global—warming crisis, largely because of gender inequalities. In many parts of the world, women hold traditional roles as the primary caregivers in families and communities, and, as the main providers of food and fuel, are more vulnerable when flooding and drought occur; the U.N. estimates 80% of those who have been displaced by climate change are women. Given their position on the front line of the climate-change battle, women are uniquely situated to be agents of change—to help find ways to mitigate the causes of global warm...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Climate 2019 climate change Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon and the Lake Chad Region - How to Stem the Spread of Cholera
[MSF] The north of Cameroon is facing an outbreak of cholera, with an increase in the number of cases reported since May 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chad: An Epidemiological Response to Cholera in the Lake Chad Basin
[MSF] The rainy season arrived several weeks ago in West and Central Africa, bringing with it seasonal diseases. Cases of cholera have already been identified in northern Cameroon, where M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is carefully monitoring the situation. A team of epidemiologists in Dakar is supporting MSF in response to this latest outbreak and other regional epidemics. Epidemiologist Franck Ale explains the challenges of their work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Formative psychosocial evaluation using dynamic networks: trauma, stressors, and distress among Darfur refugees living in Chad - Mootoo C, Fountain C, Rasmussen A.
BACKGROUND: Research on the impact of various types of stressors on refugee wellbeing may not readily inform those designing interventions about the supports that will be most helpful in particular settings. Composite variables used in psychosocial researc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news