Guinea: Measles Outbreak Threatens Children's Lives in Guinea
[Unicef]Conakry -UNICEF and its partners have begun to organize a campaign to vaccinate over 1.6 million children to stop a measles outbreak in Guinea amid growing number of cases among children especially in the capital Conakry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Guinea Worm Being Eradicated Worldwide - Carter Centre
[Premium Times]The Carter Centre, an international guinea worm eradication campaign, has disclosed that there were only 148 recorded cases of guinea worm in the world in 2013. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Family and sexual violence require comprehensive response
Family and sexual violence are humanitarian emergencies with serious consequences for survivors. Their effects go far beyond borders and affect public health at a national level. Survivors need access to free, quality, confidential, integrated medical care, as well as high quality social protection and law and justice services. These issues were discussed in Papua New Guinea (PNG), during a conference co-hosted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25. Papua New Guinea © Kate Geraghty/FairfaxA nurse at the MSF Family S...
Source: MSF News - November 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Papua New Guinea NEWS Frontpage Women's Health Violence Source Type: news

Uganda: Suspected Guinea Worm Outbreak Reported in Kitgum
[New Vision]Doctors in Kitgum are investigating a report of suspected outbreak of Guinea Worm Disease (GWD) in the district ten years after World Health Organization (WHO) declared Uganda a guinea worm free country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea's agriculture and mining sectors strive to complement not compete | Mark Tran
Amid concerns that a rush for its mineral resources could disrupt farming, Guinea is aiming to boost its agricultural productivityAs she ended her presentation to potential investors in London last week, Jacqueline Sultan, Guinea's agriculture minister, directed a plea to her colleague in charge of mining in the front row. "Please protect our red monkeys and our white toads," she said.It was a telling moment at the Invest in Guinea event at the Westbury hotel. Sultan had been outlining Guinea's farming potential and plans to make it an agricultural powerhouse by 2025. But the entreaty indicated the tension betwee...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Mark Tran Tags: Guinea World news guardian.co.uk Natural resources and development Environmental sustainability Features Mining Global development Africa Business Agriculture Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: Hunger Projects Stalled in Guinea-Bissau
[IRIN]Bissau/Dakar -The World Food Programme (WFP) has not received the money it needs to run basic nutrition and food security schemes in Guinea-Bissau, leaving projects in jeopardy or at a standstill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Profiles in Science: Donald R. Hopkins: How to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease
He helped eradicate smallpox, and as vice president for health programs at the Carter Center, Dr. Donald R. Hopkins is targeting Guinea worm disease.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Carter Center Hopkins, Donald R Parasites Guinea Worm Disease Source Type: news

SCIENCE: Donald R. Hopkins: Guinea Worm Slayer
Dr. Donald R. Hopkins reflects on how the prejudice he experienced growing up in the American South helped him communicate with the rural villages most affected by Guinea worm disease.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Carter, Jimmy New Guinea Hopkins, Donald J Guinea Worm Disease Source Type: news

From Pets To Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs
Guinea pigs are popular pets in the U.S., but in parts of South America, they're a delicacy. Some environmental and humanitarian groups are making a real push to encourage guinea pig farming as an eco-friendly alternative to beef. And the animals are also showing up in more U.S. restaurants.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guinea Pig Model of Legionnaires’ Disease
The guinea pig pneumonia model mimics Legionnaires’ disease as seen in immunocompromised humans, with high untreated fatality rates and as such lends itself to studies of experimental chemotherapy. Guinea pig infection is also used to assess relative virulence of different Legionella bacterial strains, and has also been used to study host immune defenses. Here I describe the method used to produce Legionella sp. pneumonia in the guinea pig using the intratracheal infection technique. This method uses directly observed intratracheal injection of a bacterial suspension, requiring surgical exposure of the trachea. (Sour...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Infectious Diseases - February 1, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Jared Diamond: what the tribes of New Guinea have to teach us
The west's dwindling connection with the natural world puts it in increasing peril, says the distinguished anthropologist in his new book. Many of the practices of tribal cultures can help us to rediscover our way, he argues – from respecting the environment to letting toddlers play with knivesThe Kaulong people of New Britain used to have an extreme way of dealing with families in mourning. Until the 1950s, newly widowed women on the island off New Guinea were strangled by their husband's brothers or, in their absence, by one of their own sons. Custom dictated no other course of action. Failure to comply meant disho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Evolution Culture Papua New Guinea Society Books Anthropology Geography Features The Observer Science Source Type: news

Jared Diamond: learning from tribal life
The west's dwindling connection with the natural world puts it in increasing peril, says the distinguished anthropologist in his new book. Many of the practices of tribal cultures can help us to rediscover our way, he argues – from respecting the environment to letting toddlers play with knivesThe Kaulong people of New Britain used to have an extreme way of dealing with families in mourning. Until the 1950s, newly widowed women on the island off New Guinea were strangled by their husband's brothers or, in their absence, by one of their own sons. Custom dictated no other course of action. Failure to comply meant disho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Evolution Culture Papua New Guinea Society Books Anthropology Geography Features The Observer Science Source Type: news