Hidden hydrogen: Earth may hold vast stores of a renewable, carbon-free fuel
IN THE SHADE of a mango tree, Mamadou Ngulo Konaré recounted the legendary event of his childhood. In 1987, well diggers had come to his village of Bourakébougou, Mali, to drill for water, but had given up on one dry borehole at a depth of 108 meters. “Meanwhile, wind was coming out of the hole,” Konaré told Denis Brière, a petrophysicist and vice president at Chapman Petroleum Engineering, in 2012. When one driller peered into the hole while smoking a cigarette, the wind exploded in his face. “He didn’t die, but he was burned,” Konaré continued. “And now we had a huge fire. The color of the ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 16, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Guinea-Bissau and WFP Renew Partnership to Achieve Zero Hunger and Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals
[WFP] The Government of Guinea-Bissau and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a new five-year Country Strategic Plan to achieve food security and improved nutrition. WFP's new Strategic Plan focuses on helping rural communities to build resilience to climate change and strengthen livelihoods, while supporting the government's effort to establish the building blocks of a social protection system that is inclusive, nutrition-sensitive, and climate shocks-responsive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual and reproductive health service needs associated with underage initiation of selling sex among adult female sex workers in Guinea-Bissau - Grosso A, Berg L, Rucinski K, Rao A, Djal ó MA, Diouf D, Baral S.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and predictors of underage initiation of selling sex among female sex workers (FSW) in Guinea-Bissau. METHODS: 505 adult FSW recruited using respondent-driven sampling were surveyed in 2017. Multivariable logisti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Guinea-Bissau: Many dead after coup attempt, president says
President Embaló says he and his cabinet survived five hours under fire from heavy weaponry. #coupattempt #embaló #guineabissau (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy gunfire heard near Guinea-Bissau presidential meeting, casualties possible
Heavy gunfire was heard in the capital of Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday near a compound where President Umaro Sissoco Embalo was presiding over a cabinet meeting, with early reports indicating possible... #cabinetmeeting #guineabissau #umarosissocoembalo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: GAC Audit Report Reveals How U.S.$71K Was Spent for Madagascar Covid-19 Herb
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- When the controversial COVID Organic herbal oil arrived in a small box on a charter flight last May, President George Weah who himself along with a host of government officials, were present to receive the package, told reporters that the Malagasy herb was a gesture from his "friend" the President of Guinea Bissau, Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embal ó, had called him two days earlier to inform him he was sending coronavirus preventive and cure medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Guinea Bissau Gets 12,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines
[East African] Guinea Bissau Monday received 12,000 doses of Covid-19 inoculations from a partnership between the South African telecommunications firm MTN and the African Union. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Only Small Percentage of COVID-19 Recovery Allocated to Green Initiatives
Photovoltaic panels on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Of the trillions of dollars set aside for COVID-19 recovery, a small percentage has been used in green recovery initiatives according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. Credit: Kenton X. Chance/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) Last year, only $368 billion of a $14.6tn budget geared towards COVID-19 recovery measures across the world’s largest 50 countries took into account green recovery initiatives, according to a report launched yesterday, Mar. 10. “Are we building back better?” by the Global Recovery Observatory, an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Allocates U.S.$1.25 Million to Fight Ebola Outbreak
[Africa Renewal] WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Solidarity With Neighbours - Senegal Offers 20,000 Doses of Vaccine to Gambia, Guinea Bissau
[The Point] Senegal has offered 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to The Gambia and Guinea Bissau as a show of solidarity with its West African neighbors, Senegalese media reported on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health 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 off the genitals of ...
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

Around 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with COVID-19
More than 170 of Guinea-Bissau's 2,000 health workers have contracted COVID-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: COVID-19 Cases Rise Dramatically in Bissau
[MSF] Bissau -After a dramatic increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bissau city, the pandemic prevention and response activities in the country must be intensified. Better coordination and a scale-up from all actors responding to the pandemic are essential in protecting the population and health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Prime Minister, Three Ministers Test Positive for COVID-19
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nuno Gomes Nabiam, the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus along with three members of his cabinet, Reuters quotes the country's health ministry as saying on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Poisoning Suspected in Recent Hooded Vulture Deaths
Experts warn that an explosion of hooded vulture deaths in Guinea-Bissau could push the critically endangered species to the brink of extinction. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news