From cyclones to safe births, midwives stay and deliver in Madagascar
MANANJARY, Madagascar– “I’m so proud and happy to have helped this young girl to give birth safely today,” said Marie Nancy Christiane, gazing at the new mother and daughter after supporting the deli (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Midwife Helps a Mother Deliver Safely in UNFPA-Supplied Tent in Cyclone-Affected Madagascar #AfricaClimateCrisis
[UNFPA] MANANJARY, Vatovavy region -- At mid-afternoon, a special baby lets out her first cry. Weighing a healthy 2.5kgs, Noelia has just been born in a tent serving as a temporary maternity ward at Mananjary's referral hospital, after the main structure was destroyed during cyclones Batsirai and Emnati earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2022 Category: OBGYN 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

UNFPA and WFP join forces to meet soaring reproductive health and nutrition needs in southern Madagascar
AMBOASARY/GRAND SUD, Madagascar– Just weeks away from delivering her fifth child, Homoroe Haova, 33, looked down at her stomach and smiled, reassured she could give birth safely as well as feed her c (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perils of Hunger, Food Insecurity in Southern Africa- Challenges & Opportunities
By Menghestab HaileJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 5 2022 (IPS) Food systems are under severe stress around the world now. The thresholds of tolerance are already exceeding limits with millions facing acute food and water scarcity throughout all continents. Over a quarter of Africa’s population are facing hunger and food insecurity. Conflict, droughts, flooding, rising unemployment, inequality, economic crises, and the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic have been ravaging the Continent on an unprecedented scale. Menghestab HaileIn Southern Africa, the food systems are heavily dependent on traditional small holder farmers who ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Menghestab Haile Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change COVID-19 Economy & Trade Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Inequality Labour TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

The burning island: spatiotemporal patterns of fire occurrence in Madagascar - Frappier-Brinton T, Lehman SM.
Anthropogenic fire use is widespread across Madagascar and threatens the island's unprecedented endemic biodiversity. The vast majority (96%) of lemur species are already threatened with extinction, and Madagascar has already lost more than 44% of its fore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Singing Penis, The Masquerading Clitoris, and Other Sex Secrets of the Animal World
Living organisms have been colonizing the planet for nearly four billion years. They’ve taken on countless forms through assorted evolutionary and adaptive mechanisms to survive in environments where conditions are highly specific and always changing. One of the most striking aspects of animals that have evolved to reproduce by means of internal fertilization is the morphological diversity of the genital organs. Remarkably, in species with little variation in terms of general morphology, the differences between the genitals of males (which have received more attention from researchers than those of females) are consi...
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Emmanuelle Pouydebat Tags: Uncategorized animals Books Excerpt healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Madagascar: Taking on Drought and Hunger One School Meal at a Time
[WFP] "When I grow up, I want to be the chief of WFP - like Edmond Vorizo," says Seraphin, 12. "I want to give orders such as, 'Build a water well here, build another one there.'" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cyclone Ana Floods Choke Malawi ’s Water and Sanitation Goals
Residents survey the damage after Cyclone Ana triggered winds and floods in Malawi. There has been a call following the latest flooding for climate-resilient approaches to WASH because damaged infrastructure, especially water infrastructure, has serious health consequences. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPSBy Charles MpakaBlantyre, Malawi, Feb 22 2022 (IPS) On the night of January 24, 2022, as Cyclone Ana-triggered rains incessantly rattled on the rusty roof of her house, amid intervals of gusty winds, a thud woke up Josephine Kumwanje from her sleep. Her heart leapt as she thought thieves had broken into the house. She summoned ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charles Mpaka Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation #CycloneAna IPS UN Bureau Malawi UNICEF WASH Source Type: news

How Covid changed medicine for the future
The global pandemic sparked a huge superhuman effort to control coronavirus. But the billions spent have also had an unexpected impact on medicine and scienceWhen Tom Pooley, 21, became the first person to receive an experimental vaccine against plague as part of a medical trial last summer after tests on mice, he was inspired by the thought that his involvement could help to rid the world of one of the most brutal killers in human history.“They made it quite clear I was the first human to receive it,” says Pooley, a radiotherapy engineering student. “They didn’t dress it up, but they made it clear it was as safe a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Health Science World news Society Medical research Source Type: news

New RefSeq annotations!
In December and January, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released twenty-four new annotations in RefSeq for the following organisms: Aegilops tauschii (monocot) Camelus bactrianus (Bactrian camel) Colias croceus (clouded yellow) Echinops telfairi (small Madagascar hedgehog) Harmonia axyridis (beetle) Lemur catta (Ring-tailed lemur) Leopardus geoffroyi (Geoffroy’s cat) Macaca fascicularis (crab-eating macaque) Maniola jurtina (meadow brown) Meles meles (Eurasian badger) … Continue reading New RefSeq annotations! → The post New RefSeq annotations! appeared first on NCBI Insights. (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - February 17, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Eukaryotic genome annotation Genome Data Viewer (GDV) Reference genome RefSeq Source Type: news

WASH Interventions Key to Reaching Africa ’s Child Health Milestones
Experts say proper hygiene, especially during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life is critical. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Feb 15 2022 (IPS) For two days in a row back in 2018, four-year-old Calvin Otieno suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting, and his mother responded by giving him a salt solution. Pearl Otieno tells IPS that diarrhoea among children in Kibera, the largest urban informal settlement, is commonplace. A mixture of salt and warm water is often the go-to remedy. “He did not seem to get worse, but he was not getting better either. He lay on the floor too weak to play,” she say...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) WASH Source Type: news

Hit by second cyclone in two weeks, Madagascar struggles to bring aid
Emergency rescuers were struggling on Monday to reach parts of Madagascar ravaged by a cyclone over the weekend because many roads and bridges were impassable, while rising river levels were... #aidemergencyrescuers #emergencyrescuers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cyclone Batsirai: Madagascar battered by second storm in two weeks
Winds of up to 235km/h and heavy rain are reported as Cyclone Batsirai makes landfall. #cyclonebatsirai #landfall (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Widespread damage ’ feared as Cyclone Batsirai hits Madagascar
Winds of more than 200km per hour were forecast as Cyclone Batsirau bore down on Madagascar. #cyclonebatsirai #cyclonebatsirau (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news