In this Comorian community, an ambulance horn is music to one ’s ears
OUZIOINI, Comoros –Who has not heard the horn of the Ouzioini ambulance? Up to five times a week, the vehicle ferries women and children some 50 kilometres from the rural Ouzioini District to the capital, Moroni, for urgentmaternaland paediatric care.The ambulance ’s distinctive low-pitched horn is a welcome sound to Ouzioini residents, who, until 2011, had to find their own transport to emergency care – at great expense.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Comoros: WHO Donates Emergency Trauma Kits to the Ministry of Health of the Comoros
[WHO] Moroni -Health partners mobilize to meet post-cyclone Kenneth health needs in the Union of the Comoros (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From midwife to MP - Advancing the rights of women in the Comoros
MORONI, Comoros –As a midwife,  Hadjira Oumouri, 49, spent years advocating for the health and rights of women. Today, she is the second-ever woman Member of Parliament in the Comoros, and currently the only female MP.Her experience has informed her leadership. Since taking office, she has introduced multiple bills to promote gender equality, and she has worked hard – with success – to gain the support of her male colleagues.“I think the fight of the woman is every day,” she said. “Politics is also a fight you have to keep fighting.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

A secret pregnancy in the Comoros: One teen ’s story
MORONI, Comoros – Sara* was 17 when she found out she was pregnant. Living in a rural village in the Comoros, she carried the entire pregnancy in secret, and then gave birth in a hospital bathroom.“Our society does not accept to get pregnant out of wedlock,” she explained recently to UNFPA.“I was going out with a young man who was 20 years old,” she recalled. They rarely usedcondoms, she said.“My cycles were regular, and I was happy to calculate the day of ovulation to take precautions. But it was not effective.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Cameroon: Malaria Burden - New Eradication Method Now Available
[Cameroon Tribune] Developed by the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, it helped in eliminating malaria in the Comoros in 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From teen mother to mentor in the Comoros
Language EnglishNGAZIDJA, Comoros –When Jiminie Moussa was 16, she began dating a man who was old enough to be her father. Her family in Ngazidja, the largest island in the Comoros, tolerated the relationship because her boyfriend supported her studies – but that all changed when she became pregnant.In her conservative community, there is great stigma attached to being an unmarried teenage mother. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Climate-Smart Agriculture for Drought-Stricken Madagascar
As a result of farmers embracing Climate Smart Agriculture, some fields are still green and alive even as drought rages in the south of Madagascar. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPSBy Miriam GathigahAMBOASARY, Madagascar, Aug 4 2016 (IPS)Mirantsoa Faniry Rakotomalala is different from most farmers in the Greater South of Madagascar, who are devastated after losing an estimated 80 percent of their crops during the recent May/June harvesting season to the ongoing drought here, said to be the most severe in 35 years.She lives in Tsarampioke village in Berenty, Amboasary district in the Anosy region, which is one of the three most a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Cooperatives Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Natural Resources Population Po Source Type: news

Food-poisoning outbreak and fatality following ingestion of sea turtle meat in the rural community of Ndrondroni, Moh éli Island, Comoros, December 2012 - Ben Ali Mbae S, Mlindasse M, Mihidjae S, Seyler T.
On 24-December-2012 newspapers reported food-poisoning cases in Ndrondroni, Comoros. The authors conducted an investigation and a case-control study to identify the source and control the outbreak. They identified eight cases. A 6-month breastfed infant di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Patients Cross Into Tanzania for Treatment
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Cancer patients from Malawi, the Comoros and Kenya have been crossing into Tanzania in search of radiotherapy treatment, The Citizen has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: No, Arthritic Goat Milk Cannot Cure HIV
[Africa Check] An Australian doctor's claimed that his treatment of milk from goats with arthritis has cured US actor Charlie Sheen and the entire island nation of the Comoros from HIV infection. But he's taken a nugget of science and twisted it into an absurd claim. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FISH-i Africa Is Proving That Coastal Countries Can Halt Large-Scale Illegal Fishing
Short FISH-i film (with narration) from commsinc on Vimeo. The Seychelles has been fighting illegal fishing for many years. The Western Indian Ocean is home to the world's second-largest tuna fishery, making it a hotspot for illegal fishing with an estimated one in four fish caught illegally. Illegal-fishing operators are able to profit off their illicit activities because they operate in flexible and quickly maneuverable networks that enable them to capitalize on the weaknesses in national and international systems. The Seychelles government is already actively engaged in various activities to stop illegal fishing in the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Comoros: World Bank Approves Funds to Increase Nutrition Services for Poor Families
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$6 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant for the Union of Comoros to increase access to social safety nets focusing on improving communities' productive and disaster response capacity as well as child and mother nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Bags 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award
[Daily Observer]The Gambia is a recipient of the 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance Award (ALMA) for Excellence in implementation of vector control. The Gambia was joined by seven countries that received such an award namely: Burundi, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Guinea, Chad, Guinea Bissau and the Comoros for maintaining 95% coverage or above of vector control (long lasting insecticidal net and/ or indoor residual spraying). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hemolytic anemia due to naphthalene poisoning - Roumieu S, Jouve A, Vieillard M, Jego L, Maurice F, Bagnères D, Bernard F, Frances Y, Rossi P.
We report a 33-year-old woman, originating from the Comoros, hospitalized for intense fatigue associated with delirium, fever and jaundice, three days after ritual ingestion of ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Perfume manufacturers must cope with the scarcity of precious supplies
This article appeared in Guardian Weekly, which incorporates material from Le MondeFranceClimate changeFarmingAgricultureBeautyNicole © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nicole Vulser Tags: Farming Fashion Features Climate change Beauty Life and style Guardian Weekly France Environment Business Agriculture Source Type: news

Augusto Odone obituary
Father who was determined not to let his gravely ill son die, and inspired the film Lorenzo's OilThe tale of the determined amateur who proves the professionals wrong is always a compelling one, but with Augusto Odone – who has died aged 80 – it went much deeper. In 1984, his youngest child, Lorenzo, just a month away from his sixth birthday, was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a neurological disorder that causes the degeneration of the brain in young boys. "We were told to go home and watch Lorenzo die," Odone recalled. Neither he nor his wife, Michaela, was prepared to do that.And so Augu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Peter Stanford Tags: United States Obituaries Culture World news Health Medical research Society Europe Neuroscience Italy Film Source Type: news

Africa: Three African States Top 2013 Global Hunger Index
[AlertNet]Nineteen countries have alarming levels of hunger, with Burundi being the worst affected for the second year in a row, followed by Comoros and Eritrea, according to this year's Global Hunger Index. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Synthetic anti-malaria compound is bad news for artemisia farmers | Jim Thomas
Artemisinin breakthrough by synthetic biologists threatens to open new front in battle between microbes and peopleIn the constant fight between microbes and people, attempts to rein in the malarial parasite have just taken an interesting turn. On Thursday the founder of Amyris Biotech triumphantly announced production of 70m doses of the anti-malarial compound artemisinin. This sounds like good news for poor people but may be a step backwards – the start of a new hi-tech assault on farmers.There is no doubt that artemisinin is important. Artemisinin combination therapies are the World Health Organisation's drug of ch...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Blogposts Farming Malaria Infectious diseases Pharmaceuticals industry Vaccines and immunisation Global development Environment Business Science Source Type: news

Obituary: Lorenzo Odone
Spirited as a child, he developed ALD and became the inspiration behind Lorenzo's oilMy brother Lorenzo Odone, who has died of pneumonia a day after his 30th birthday, became famous worldwide as the inspiration behind Lorenzo's oil. The oil, a therapy for sufferers of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a debilitating and ultimately fatal condition, was discovered in 1990 by his parents, Michaela and Augusto Odone. Two years later, their extraordinary achievement - neither had any medical training - was turned into the Hollywood movie Lorenzo's Oil, directed by George Miller and starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte.Lorenzo was b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2008 Category: Science Authors: Cristina Odone Tags: Medical research Genetics Health Society Science Film World news US news Culture Biology Source Type: news