When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight
2.2 billion young people below the age of 25 don't have internet connections at home, and girls are more likely to lack access. Young girls in Guinea. Credit: Karl Grobl/EDCBy Margaret Butler, Julia Fan, and Amy WestNEW YORK, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generation, celebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology. The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind. For years, advocates of technology for development have been repeatin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Butler - Julia Fan - and Amy West Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

CDC: Norway, Bulgaria Now ‘Very High Risk’ For Travel Due To Covid-19
CDC also raised the risk level for three other destinations. Singapore and Slovakia went from Level 2 to 3. And Equatorial Guinea jumped up to 3 from Level 1. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Lifestyle /lifestyle Travel /travel business pharma Source Type: news

‘A great loss’: tributes pour in for pioneering PNG female doctor who died from Covid
Naomi Kori Pomat, the first female doctor in her province, died in country ’s first government-confirmed death of a health worker from virusTributes have poured in for a doctor in Papua New Guinea ’s Western Province who died last week, in the country’s first death of a healthcare worker from Covid-19 confirmed by the government.Dr Naomi Kori Pomat, 60, the director for curative health services at the Western Provincial Health Authority (WPHA), was medevaced to Port Moresby after contracting the virus and died on 19 September.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Leanne Jorari in Port Moresby Tags: Papua New Guinea Coronavirus World news Science Pacific islands Infectious diseases Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Ministers told to bar EU from UK trial data in vaccines row
England ’s deputy medical chief asked for data to be withheld unless British vaccine guinea pigs allowed to travel abroad•Coronavirus – latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverageEngland ’s deputy chief medical officer asked ministers to withhold all UK clinical trial data from the EU if European countries continued to deny entry to British vaccine trial volunteers, theObserver can reveal.Jonathan Van-Tam made the extraordinary proposal after months of uncertainty for the 19,000 volunteers who are effectively unable to travel to Europe to see family, work or go on holiday because they took p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Medical research Health Drugs Science Society European Union UK news World news Pharmaceuticals industry Source Type: news

The land of painted bones: warfare, trauma, and history in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province - Main MA.
This paper is an analysis of organised armed conflict, as occurs among the Huli speaking population of Papua New Guinea's Hela Province. I argue that Huli warfare is viewed from a Huli perspective in historical terms, and that Huli wars are fundamentally f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Guinea: Health Authorities Declare End of Marburg Virus Disease Outbreak
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville/Conakry -- Guinea today declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak having recorded no new cases over the past 42 days--two incubation periods, or the time between infection and the onset of symptoms. The virus was confirmed on 9 August, marking the first time the disease emerged in the country and in West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Might Linger In Survivors And Could Trigger Outbreaks Years Later, Scientists Warn
Scientists believe a 2021 outbreak of the disease in Guinea came from dormant virus reactivating in an otherwise healthy survivor from an epidemic that ended five years ago. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Can there be military coup in Nigeria again?
The million-dollar question many are asking on the aftermath of the recent coup in Guinea is: Can there be a military coup in Nigeria again? (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen Demonstrated Robust and Durable Immune Response in Adults and Children in Data Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 13, 2021 – Data from two papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases demonstrated that the Johnson & Johnson (the Company) Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), generated robust humoral (antibody) immune responses in adults and children (ages 1-17) with the immune responses persisting in adults for at least two years. The data also showed that booster vaccination with Ad26.ZEBOV, administered to adults two years after the initial vaccination, induced a strong anamnestic (immune) response within seven days. These findings support the p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Guinea: Marburg in Guinea - the Value of Lessons From Managing Other Haemorrhagic Outbreaks
[The Conversation Africa] As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in Africa amid insufficient vaccination rollout, viral haemorrhagic fever has again raised its head. This adds to public health turmoil on the continent where resources to respond to emerging and re-emerging epidemic prone zoonotic diseases remain limited. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Forces Were Training the Guinean Soldiers Who Took Off to Stage a Coup
American military officials have denounced the ouster of a president in West Africa, and said they had no warning of what their students... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Merkel says vaccinated aren't 'guinea pigs'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has publicly rebuked a top rival politician’s comments describing people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as “guinea pigs.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Guinea president held in military detention, say army coup leaders
International community condemns takeover but many in impoverished west African country welcome it (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leader Of Coup In Guinea Claims A New Government Will Be Formed
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Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aluminum prices hit decade high as coup threatens supplies from Guinea
Aluminum prices have reached their highest level in more than a decade following a coup in Guinea, a major supplier of the main ore used... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea coup: Who is Col Mamady Doumbouya?
Little is known about the early life of Col Mamady Doumbouya, a former soldier in the French army. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea coup: Soldiers seek to tighten grip after ousting Alpha Cond é
Ministers who served ousted President Alpha Condé are ordered to present themselves on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea military commanders stage coup, remove President Alpha Conde from power
Dramatic setback for Guinea as President Alpha Conde, elected in 2010 in the country's 1st democratic elections, is forcibly removed from power. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government
The West African regional bloc quickly condemned the developments, threatening sanctions if President Alpha Conde was not immediately released. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinean military officer says President Alpha Conde arrested, as apparent coup unfolds
A Guinean military officer broadcast a statement Sunday announcing that Guinea's Constitution has been dissolved in an apparent coup. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special Forces Colonel Stages Coup in Guinea
Heavy gunfire was heard in Conakry, the West African country’s capital, on Sunday, and then a colonel announced on state television that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Army colonel on Guinean TV says govt dissolved, borders shut
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinean army colonel seized control of state television Sunday and declared that President Alpha Conde's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Reports Of Gunfire In Guinea, Army Colonel Says Government Has Been Dissolved
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Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea capital Conakry rocked by heavy gunfire
An unverified video shows the president detained, while some say an attempted coup was thwarted. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equatorial Guinea: Sale of Teodorin Obiang's Seized Beach House Funds Covid-19 Vaccine Drive
[HRW] A decade-long scandal involving Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, the eldest son of Equatorial Guinea's president, may actually have a happy ending for the people of the country whose resources have been looted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Allow Least Developed Countries to Develop
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) The pandemic is pushing back the world’s poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come. Least developed While bringing some concessions, the ‘least developed countries’ (LDCs) designation – introduced five decades ago – has not generated changes needed to accelerate sustainable development for all. Anis ChowdhuryThe United Nations (UN) Genera...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

West Africa: The First Human Case of Marburg Virus in West Africa Is No Surprise - Here's Why
[The Conversation Africa] The first case of fatal Marburg virus disease was identified in Guinea, West Africa on 9 August 2021. Marburg is a highly infectious zoonotic haemorrhagic fever transmitted to people from fruit bats, specifically the Egyptian Rousette bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus). It spreads among humans through direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, surfaces and materials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pacific Community Warns of Threat to Education Retention in the Wake of COVID-19
Many families in the Solomon Islands and across the Pacific Islands region struggle to keep their children in school due to COVID-19 related economic hardship. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPSBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Aug 27 2021 (IPS) Before the pandemic, many Pacific Island countries grappled with low numbers of students completing secondary education. Now experts in the region are concerned that the closure of schools to contain the spread of COVID-19, and the economic downturn, will lead to even more students dropping out of education early. It’s an issue that has consequences for the region’s fu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations lockdown The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Secondhand (and Third-Hand) Smoke May Be Making Your Pet Sick
Secondhand and third-hand smoke may be making your pet dog, bird, cat, guinea pig, or fish sick. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

C ôte d’Ivoire: Ebola vaccination of high-risk populations begins three days after outbreak declared
The vaccination against Ebola of high-risk populations began on Monday in Côte d’Ivoire following the discovery of an outbreak in the country three days ago. The swift response came after vaccines manufactured by Merck, which the World Health Organization (WHO) helped to secure to fight a four-month long outbreak in neighbouring Guinea, were quickly sent to the country.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Privatised Health Services Worsen Pandemic
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 2021 (IPS) Decades of public health cuts have quietly taken a huge human toll, now even more pronounced with the pandemic. Austerity programmes, by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, have forced countries to cut public spending, including health provisioning. ‘Government is the problem’ “India’s COVID crisis: A deadly example of government failure”, “Government failures still hamper [UK] Covid-19 response”. Such headlines have become commonplace as the pandemic rages on, with no sign of end...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Source Type: news

Ivory Coast Confirms First Ebola Case Since 1994
Officials say it's not yet clear whether this case is linked to an outbreak in Guinea earlier this summer. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 16, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Cote d'Ivoire: Ivory Coast Confirmed Ebola Case
[New Dawn] Health authorities in Ivory Coast have a case of the Ebola virus in the Cocoa-rich West African country, with the victim being an 18-year-old Guinean national. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola case reported in Ivory Coast after Guinea outbreak
The World Health Organization says a patient has tested positive for Ebola in Abidjan, a city in Ivory Coast of more than 4 million people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ETHAN ENNALS: The vaccine trial shambles that's left me in Covid passport limbo
ETHAN ENNALS: I was one of roughly 20,000 Britons trapped in limbo, having volunteered to be a vaccine guinea pig. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa
A deadly case of the Marburg virus has been identified in Guinea, the first time in the West Africa region.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa
A deadly case of the Marburg virus has been identified in Guinea, the first-time in the West Africa region. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO supports Guinea after detection of first-ever case of Marburg disease
The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting Guinea following a confirmed death from Marburg virus disease, the first known case in the country and West Africa, the UN agency reported on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Discovered in Neighboring Guinea
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The World Health Organization (WHO)-Liberia Country Office has notified the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) of two confirmed cases of Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Gueckedou, the Republic of Guinea. The patients are 46-year-old male and a female (age unknown) who were both residents of Temessadou, a Sub-Prefecture of Gueckedou. The Guinean Health Authorities were alerted by community members of Koundou Lengo Bengou which is 54 kilometers away from Gueckedou. This is the first time Marbur (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

I ’m Your Man review – Dan Stevens is the perfect date in android romance
Near-future tale of a woman who accepts a male ‘companion’ robot played by Stevens is laboriously told and not really funny enoughDirected by Maria Schrader, this was a crowd-pleasing favourite at the Berlin film festival earlier this year and its star, Maren Eggert, won the festival ’s new gender-neutral best leading performance prize. But I was disappointed with a film whose crises and dilemmas seem laborious and essentially predictable; it does not fully work as sci-fi or satire or comedy.We are in a world of the near-future (and the city of Berlin itself is certainly very plausible as its location). E...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Peter Bradshaw Tags: Film Comedy films Science fiction and fantasy films Dan Stevens Germany Artificial intelligence (AI) World news Technology Europe Culture Consciousness Computing Human biology Neuroscience Psychology Source Type: news

Guinea confirms first case of deadly Marburg virus months after end of Ebola outbreak
Part of the same virus family as Ebola, Marburg has a fatality rate that can reach up to 90%, as the person who had it has died. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marburg Virus Disease Detected in West Africa for First Time
The finding of the Ebola-like disease, which killed a man in Guinea, has prompted public health measures. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 10, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

WHO, Guinea find at least 4 contacts of Marburg virus victim
The World Health Organization says at least four people have turned up as contacts of a man who died in Guinea from the Ebola-like Marburg virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

West Africa: First-Ever Case of Marburg Virus Disease Confirmed in Guinea
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville/Conakry -- Health authorities in Guinea today confirmed a case of Marburg virus disease in the southern Gueckedou prefecture. This is the first time Marburg, a highly infectious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, has been identified in the country, and in West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea reports West Africa's first known Marburg virus death
Authorities in West Africa have confirmed the region’s first known case of Marburg virus after at least one person in Guinea died of the hemorrhagic fever disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Worry College Officials
(SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.) — As the delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps across the United States, a growing number of colleges and universities are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students to attend in-person classes. But the mandatory requirement has opened the door for those opposed to getting the vaccine to cheat the system, according to interviews with students, education and law enforcement officials. Both faculty and students at dozens of schools interviewed by The Associated Press say they are concerned about how easy it is to get fake vaccine cards. Across the internet, a cottage industry has s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roselyn Romero/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Did you solve it? Numbers in New Guinea
The answers to today ’s counting conundrumEarlier today I set you the following problem about how to count in Ngkolmpu, a language spoken by about 100 people in New Guinea.Ngkolmpu does not have a base ten system like English does. In other words, it doesn ’t count in tens, hundreds and thousands. Beyond its different base, however, it behaves very regularly.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Papua New Guinea Linguistics Source Type: news

Can you solve it? Numbers in New Guinea
A rare way to countToday is the International Day of the World ’s Indigenous People, which aims to raise awareness of issues concerning indigenous communities. Such as, for example, the survival of their languages. According to theEndangered Languages Project, more than 40 per cent of the world ’s 7,000 languages are at risk of extinction.Among the fantastic diversity of the world ’s languages is a diversity in counting systems. The following puzzle concerns the number words of Ngkolmpu, a language spoken by about 100 people in New Guinea. (They live in the border area between the Indonesian province of P...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Papua New Guinea Linguistics Source Type: news

Probable Case Of Ebola-Like Marburg Virus Identified In Guinea
Marburg virus may have been identified for the first time in West Africa. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Probable Case Of Ebola-Like Marburg Virus In Guinea
Marburg virus may have been identified for the first time in West Africa. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news