A Day in the Life of a Service to Armed Forces Team Member Deployed to Djibouti
Normally in Wisconsin, you can find Alexandra “Lexy” Huber serving as the Senior Services to Armed Forces Program Specialist, supporting service members, veterans and their families and connecting them to local and available resources.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by American Red Cross (@americanredcross) However, right now, Lexy is stationed in Djibouti. She is one of 23 Red Cross workers currently deployed on behalf of the Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Division. They support U.S troops on bases in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In...
Source: Red Cross Chat - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Military Support american red cross International SAF service to the armed forces Source Type: news

Olympic legend Mo Farah reveals he was taken from his family, trafficked to UK at age 9
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah revealed he was taken from his family in Somaliland when he was 9 years old and trafficked to the UK under a different child’s name. The legendary... #previewclip #mofarah #somaliland #therealmofarah #djibouti (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FAO, UNICEF, WFP and WHO work jointly to accelerate action on maternal and child undernutrition ...
Amman/Cairo 15 June 2022 | Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Near East and North Africa Region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) Middle East and North Africa Region are convening a high-level meeting to accelerate action on maternal and child undernutrition. The meeting brings together senior representatives from ministries of health, agriculture, planning, social welfare and education, and a wide range of stakeholders, including academia, research in...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 16, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Intercountry consultation on the sustainability of tuberculosis, HIV and malaria programmes in ...
5 June 2022 Countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region receiving resources from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria need to start to address the sustainability of their national HIV, tuberculosis and malaria strategies and programmes, regardless of their economic capacity or disease burden. To facilitate this, WHO is developing a document to help countries in the Region strengthen the sustainability of their HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services and, when ready, prepare for the transition from Global Fund support. The document provides a menu of actions, under different health system components...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 5, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable
Every year, 570 million tons of food are wasted at the household level people. Global food waste accounts for 8–10% of greenhouse gas emissions. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPSBy Baher KamalMADRID, May 13 2022 (IPS) Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night. And please don’t pretend you did not know that 20% of all humans –those who live in the wealthiest countries– waste about 35% of the food they buy, throwing it in the garbage. Poverty, armed con...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Gender Lens Crucial to Leaving No One Behind (Part 1)
Getting back on track post-COVID-19 is crucial says Regional Director of UNFPA ASRO, Dr Luay Shabaneh. The UNFPA runs several programmes for women and girls, here girls listen to a youth educator network Y-PEER presentation on the harms of female genital mutilation at their school in Garowe, Puntland. Credit: UNFPA Somalia/Tobin JonesBy IPS CorrespondentJohannesburg , Feb 27 2022 (IPS) Parliamentarians’ leadership in a post-COVID-19 recovery is crucial to achieving the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) agenda. The involvement of lawmakers in ensuring a more equal, just, and sustainable soc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS Correspondent Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) IPS UN Bureau Parliamentarians working to meet SDG's UNF Source Type: news

Vanessa Nakate Wants Climate Justice for Africa
In October 2019, the Rotary Club of Bugolobi asked me to talk on the environment and climate change. I looked forward to the opportunity. It would be the first time as an activist that I’d be addressing Ugandan professionals, many of whom were my parents’ age (I’m 24). The audience would be civic-minded middle-class men and women who could raise awareness about the climate crisis and put pressure on the government and the private sector. Or they could do exactly the opposite: resist any change they perceived as slowing down what they considered “development” or “progress,” and dism...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Nakate Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Cover Story Excerpt feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

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 theme of thi...
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