Djibouti: Egypt to Build Specialized Hospital in Djibouti - Minister
[Egypt Online] Health Minister Hala Zayed said Sunday that a layout of a specialized Egyptian hospital that should be built in Djibouti was completed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

Djibouti: U.S. Army Civil Affairs Empowers Women in Djibouti
[Africom] Senior Airman Taylor Davis Djibouti -- The team has made Women, Peace and Security (WPS) a part of their mission to empower the women at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Malaria Day: let's draw the line against malaria
25 April 2021, Cairo – On World Malaria Day (25 April) WHO is calling for increased political commitment and investment in malaria prevention and control to reach the zero malaria target, and is urging individuals in malaria-endemic countries to draw the line against malaria by getting tested for both malaria and COVID-19 in case of fever, policy-makers to increase coverage of malaria prevention and treatment interventions as part of efforts to achieve universal health coverage, and regional donors to scale up efforts to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases. "Drawing the line against malaria is the the...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

New malaria mosquito is emerging in African cities
(Radboud University Medical Center) Larvae of a new malaria mosquito species are abundantly present in water containers in cities in Ethiopia. The mosquito, Anopheles stephensi, is the main malaria mosquito in India but only appeared on the African continent a few years ago. It has now been found in cities and towns in urban settings in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Djibouti. Malaria can become an increasing problem for urban areas in Ethiopia and elsewhere in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Why It's Necessary to Focus on Gender to Stop Malnutrition
[Gain] The Federal Republic of Ethiopia is a land-locked country flanked by Eritrea  to the north,  Djibouti  to the northeast,  Somalia  to the east,  Kenya  to the south,  South Sudan  to the west and  Sudan  to the northwest. With a population of more than 109 million people as of 2019, the country is the 12 th most populated country in the world, and after Nigeria, the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

1 Million People Have Died of COVID-19. It ’s a Reminder That We Still Have So Much to Do
With an ever-climbing tally of COVID-19 infections, deaths, and calculations about how quickly the virus is spreading, the numbers can start to lose meaning. But one million is a resonant milestone. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the world has now lost one million lives to the new coronavirus. It’s easy to draw analogies—one million people dying of COVID-19 would be the equivalent of just over the entire population of a country like Djibouti, or just under the populace of Cyprus. Perhaps more sobering would be to think of that number less as an entity and more in terms of the precio...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News overnight UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Djibouti: U.S., Djiboutian Veterinarians Partner to Treat Local Livestock
[Africom] Staff Sgt. Dana Cable Djibouti -- Veterinary care and welfare for animals is essential throughout rural villages of Djibouti, where animals are interconnected with residents' livelihoods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tiny elephant shrew species, missing for 50 years, rediscovered
The speedy Somali sengi had been lost to science until an expedition to DjiboutiA mouse-sized elephant shrew that had been lost to science for 50 years has been discovered alive and well in the Horn of Africa.The Somali sengi mates for life, can race around at 30km/h and sucks up ants with its trunk-like nose. But it had not been documented by researchers since 1968.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Wildlife Conservation Extinct wildlife Djibouti Environment Africa Science 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

Djibouti: African Development Bank Grant for Djibouti to Response the Pandemic
[Ethiopian Herald] The African Development Bank approved grants worth about 41.16 million USD to Djibouti to bolster the national budget in support of government efforts to mitigate national and regional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Africa Development Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2020 Category: African Health 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

Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices
Zigunchor in Senegal’s southern Casamence region has the highest literacy rate in the country but here gender-based violence such as such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still practiced. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Growing up in Senegal’s southern Casamence region — a conflict zone —  Fatou Ndiaye, now 43, often heard gunfire and watched fearfully as she saw people flee their villages. But what she dreaded more than a flying bullet was Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In her Wolof community, village grandmothers or professional circumcisers cut ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Senegal Women Deliver Source Type: news

Philippines ’ Senior Citizens Vulnerabilities Increase Because of COVID-19 Lockdown
Senior citizens supervise the construction of a community-run tree nursery and collective farm in Alangalang of Philippine’s Eastern Visayas region. Courtesy: Divisoria Peatland Farmers Association/WEAVERBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , Jun 5 2020 (IPS) In the Philippines, May has long been a month of joy when farmers harvest their rice crop and celebrate the Pahiyas harvest festival. But this year, the mood was somber. The food production and supply system also affected, thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, and the economy frozen. As a result, millions of Filipinos, especially senior citizens, are now looking at an u...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Djibouti: Djibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution
[VOA] Djibouti has more than 1,800 COVID-19 cases, making it the African country with the highest number of cases per 100,000 people. But more than 1,000 of those cases have already recovered and only nine people have died from the disease. The head of Djibouti's main COVID-19 response center says systematically giving COVID-19 patients the anti-malarial drug chloroquine is the main reason for the country's low death rate.   But even scientists who see evidence of the efficacy of chloroquine caution on (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Meeting Africa's Liquidity Needs While Protecting Market Access - Appeal from Finance & Development Ministers
[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -Statement co-signed by the ministers of finance and / or ministers of development of the following countries: Angola, Cameroun, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone and Tunisia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: IOM Ethiopia Assists Hundreds of Returning Migrants in COVID-19 Quarantine Sites
[Africa Renewal] Ethiopia continues to receive thousands of migrants returned from countries across the region and the Middle East, in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. IOM, the International Organization for Migration, is assisting more than 9,400 migrants in the country's quarantine facilities. Migrants have been sent back to Ethiopia from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, and other countries over the last few weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Djibouti: Lockdown At U.S. Military Base in Djibouti As Coronavirus Spreads
[RFI] The US military base in Djibouti is going on lockdown after a second case of coronavirus was confirmed, according to an American military newspaper. Camp Lemonnier, which provides the US military with a strategic foothold in east Africa, will go on indefinite lockdown to prevent further spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Migrants use digital ‘fab labs’ to address Djibouti health protection shortages
With Djibouti’s health system under enormous strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, young migrants in the country are using 3D-printers to make face shields, and ease the shortfall inside medical facilities. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Coronavirus Declaration by the 8-Nation Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
[IGAD] Djibouti -We, the Heads of State and Government of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), convening via video-conference at the Extraordinary Summit on coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) pandemic on 31st March 2020: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Saluting IPS Journalists and Supporters during Covid19 Pandemic
By Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) As the coronavirus pandemic shifts around the world, now stretching even the developed health services of richer nations to breaking point, here at IPS our dedicated journalists in developing countries are standing strong in giving a voice to the Global South. This means IPS, with its far-flung network of correspondents and contributors, is committed as ever to reporting from the countries least able to resist this pandemic but which remain beyond the glare of the mainstream media. It also means continuing our coverage of fundamental issues that have remained at the core of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - Rezaeian M, Khan MM.
The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) consists of 22 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Djibouti Intensifies Awareness-raising Efforts Against FGM
ICPD awareness-raising campaigns in rural Tadjourah and Ali Sabieh in Djibouti, organised by the Parliamentary Group of Population and Development (PGPD). Courtesy: PGPD. By Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE, Mar 24 2020 (IPS) Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still widely practised in the African country of Djibouti. Despite efforts by the government and development agencies to curb this practice, culture, tradition and religion continue to slow down progress. According to Hassan Omar Mohamed, a Member of Parliament from the Djibouti House of Assembly, FGM is a deeply-rooted practice that has stood the test of time. The United Nat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Djibouti: Djibouti Confirms First COVID-19 Case
[East African] Djibouti on Wednesday recorded its first case of novel coronavirus Covid-19, the country's Ministry of Health announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2020 Category: African 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

Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 ways female genital mutilation undermines the health of women and girls
UNITED NATIONS, New York –“I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a general practitioner in Djibouti. This is because most of her patients – like about 78 per cent of girls and women aged 15-49 in Djibouti – have undergonefemale genital mutilation (FGM).  “I’ve even seen women bleeding to death,” she continued. “And that’s why I’m scared of getting married and having children.”  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

CABI helps map ferocious speed and likely cause of woody weed spread across Ethiopia
(CABI) CABI scientists have helped map the ferocious speed and probable cause of a devastating spread of the invasive alien tree Prosopis juliflora (Swartz DC) across an area equivalent to half of neighboring Djibouti in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia.Dr. Urs Schaffner, who is supervising lead author Hailu Shiferaw for his Ph.D. studies, contributed to the Scientific Reports published paper which shows the Prosopis invaded 1.2 million ha of grassland/shrubland in 35 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti ’s streets
Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life for many children in Djibouti, according to a survey released by the International Organization Migration (IOM) on Tuesday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Leaders Inaugurate Jimma University Hospital
[ENA] Jimma -Leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti have jointly inaugurated the newly built Jimma University Hospital today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Premier Inaugurates Jimma Hospital, Park
[Addis Fortune] The first phase of the Jimma Industrial park was inaugurated yesterday with the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), President of Djibouti Ismael Omar Guelleh and President of Sudan Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Africa:Tillerson's Tour Is About China's Influence and War On Terrorism
[Nation] Of the Kenya-Ethiopia-Djibouti-Chad-Nigeria circuit United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is covering in his first official African outing, he is perhaps only familiar with Nigeria, where the company he headed before joining government - ExxonMobil - drills a lot of oil. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Djibouti: Chinese Naval Hospital Ship Brings Free Medical Services to Djibouti's Villagers
[Focac] Djibouti -With local patients packed with a temporary clinic in the midst of Djibouti's humid weather, sweats dropped down from the foreheads of Chinese doctors, who were carefully treating villagers through traditional Chinese medicine and modern therapy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HawkWatch international partners with the University of Utah to study raptors in Africa
(University of Utah) HawkWatch International and the University of Utah are partnering on two studies in the Horn of Africa: a new effort studying raptor migration over the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait in Djibouti, and a continuation of vulture extinction studies based in Ethiopia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey
Djibouti Port. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPSBy Akinwumi AdesinaABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 19 2017 (IPS)Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other. This cooperation is both a mutual privilege and priority. At the end of the 2015 India-Africa Forum Summit, Indian Prime Minister Modi announced very substantial credits and grant assistance which benefitted our relationship. In addition to an India-Africa Developm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Akinwumi Adesina Tags: Africa Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Trade & Investment African Development Bank (AfDB) Source Type: news

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?
Men lounging in Dire Dawa’s Chattara Market chewing khat, Ethiopia. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPSBy James JeffreyADDIS ABABA, Mar 12 2017 (IPS)Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching bundles of green, leafy stalks: khat.As the hours pass they animatedly discuss economics, politics, history, life and more while chewing the leaves. The gathering is a picture of civility. But in many countries khat has a bad reputation, with it either being banned or prompting calls for it to be banned.&nb...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: James Jeffrey Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Ethiopia khat Somalia Somaliland Source Type: news

WHO airlifts cholera and tuberculosis medical supplies to Yemen
23 January 2017, Sana’a – Today a cargo plane carrying 8 metric tonnes of cholera kits and tuberculosis medicines landed in Yemeni capital, Sana’a. The cholera kits include anti-diarrhoeal treatment for 12 000 people, as well as cholera laboratory equipment and rapid diagnostics tests.  Part of the airlift coming from Djibouti are also anti-tuberculosis medicines procured by Global Fund on behalf of national health authorities across the country. Since the cholera outbreak was declared in October last year, there were 21 790 suspect cases, including 103 deaths. Out of those sample that were tested...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 2, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Turkana County: The Face of Kenya's Health Worker Boom
Photo of Dr. Gilchrist Lokoel by Wycliffe Omanya for IntraHealth InternationalOctober 07, 2016It used to be where Kenyan health workers who stepped out of line were sent as punishment. But today, Turkana County has become the go-to place for health workers. Here's how it happened.  Kenya ’s Turkana County is the largest in the country, roughly the size of Burundi, Rwanda, and Djibouti combined. It is also one of the poorest. Home to over 1.4 million people, including over 200,000 refugees from neighboring countries, Turkana County had for years some of Kenya’s worst human develo pment indicators.As recentl...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Ethiopian Food Aid Jammed Up in Djibouti Port
Workers in Djibouti Port offloading wheat from a docked ship. Credit: James Jeffrey/IPSBy James JeffreyDJIBOUTI CITY, Aug 15 2016 (IPS)Bags of wheat speed down multiple conveyor belts to be heaved onto trucks lined up during the middle of a blisteringly hot afternoon beside the busy docks of Djibouti Port.Once loaded, the trucks set off westward toward Ethiopia carrying food aid to help with its worst drought for decades.“The bottleneck is not because of the port but the inland transportation—there aren’t enough trucks for the aid, the fertilizer and the usual commercial cargo.” -- Aboubaker Omar, C...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: James Jeffrey Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Water & San Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: This Election Is About Defining America
Most presidential elections in America have been contests over different policy solutions and approaches but rooted in a commonly agreed reality. This time around, as the back-to-back Republican and Democratic conventions have demonstrated, the dispute is over what constitutes reality itself. More than anything else, this election is about defining what America is. Nominating conclaves used to be mainly about gritty political tradeoffs among factions in order to reach consensus on a candidate. These conventions were Hollywood-style orchestrations, replete with celebrity testimonials and musical performances, aimed at conv...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Olympics Won't Spread Zika Around the World
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Flowchart Explains Whether Or Not You Should Get A Zika Test
If you’re headed to the Olympic Games in Rio next month, rest assured that it’s highly unlikely you’ll return home afterward with the Zika virus. A recent analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared the expected 350,000 to 500,000 Olympic spectators and participants to the number of total estimated travelers to Zika-affected countries during 2015. The results revealed that Olympic travel will make up just one-quarter of one percent of last year’s travel volume. This means the games don’t pose a serious risk of Zika transmission beyond normal travel patterns. H...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Four countries face the highest risk of Zika virus from the Olympics
Four countries face the highest risk of a Zika outbreak if a single one of their athletes or travelers becomes infected during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a risk analysis published Wednesday by U.S. health officials. The four countries -- Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea and Yemen -- have the factors that could […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Tags: cdc/who infectious diseases Olympics zika magnet-zika Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a Red Cross Team Leader in Djibouti
By Amber O’Steen, Team Leader, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti I’ve been on site for almost four months in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. I wanted to share a quick peek into my work with Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) so folks have an idea of what it looks like to deploy overseas with the American Red Cross. Here’s what a recent day looked like in the camp. Morning: Red Cross Emergency Communications I started my day with a 0530 phone call requesting information about an emergency communication message. Full disclosure, I am by no means a morning person. Never have been, never su...
Source: Red Cross Chat - June 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: American Red Cross Tags: SAF Source Type: news

Pregnant in a city under siege: Yemeni refugees find safety and maternal services in Djibouti
Language English OBOCK, Djibouti – Four months pregnant and living amidst constant shelling and airstrikes, Jamila decided she had to flee her home in Taizz City, Yemen. “To leave everything behind and flee, not only for your own life, but for the life of a creature who you love without having even met him yet, because you are carrying him inside you, is overwhelming,” says the soft-spoken 30-year old. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: lscott Source Type: news