Madagascar: Food Crisis Looms in 'Breadbasket' of Madagascar
[allAfrica] Geneva -- Five years of drought have bludgeoned a "breadbasket" region of Madagascar and, along with the coronavirus, have disrupted local labour patterns in the south, resulting in a looming food crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Humanitarian Crisis Looms in South As Drought, Pandemic Double Number of Hungry People
[WFP] Antananarivo -- Three consecutive years of drought coupled with a sharp recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will leave a third of the population in Southern Madagascar struggling to put food on the table. With severe malnutrition rates continuing to spiral and many children forced to beg in order to help their families eat, urgent action is required to prevent a humanitarian crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2020 Was a Year of Climate Extremes. What Can We Expect in 2021?
2020 was a year of extreme weather around the world. Hot and dry conditions drove record-setting wildfires through vast areas of Australia, California and Brazil and Siberia. A record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season landed a double blow of two hugely destructive storms in Central America. Long-running droughts have destroyed agricultural output and helped to push millions into hunger in Zimbabwe and Madagascar. A super-cyclone unleashed massive floods on India and Bangladesh. And overall, 2020 may end up the hottest year on record—despite a La Niña event, the ocean-atmospheric phenomenon which normally temp...
Source: TIME: Science - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Why common antibiotics may trigger mental breakdowns
Alana Cutland, a 19-year-old Cambridge student, jumped to her death from a light aircraft 5,000 feet over Madagascar in July 2019 after taking doxycycline for 11 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar: Rising Hunger in Drought-Stricken South is Forcing Families to Eat Insects - WFP
[UN News] Hunger is on the rise in southern Madagascar due to consecutive years of drought, affecting half the region's population, or 1.5 million people, and forcing most families to eat insects, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

It ’s Not Just…The Maddening Psychology of Holiday Zooms
Think about Pluto–how it continues to exist as itself, as always, oblivious to human categories. No one else gets to define you or determine your worth. Be a planet despite what they may call you.–Maggie SmithA version of this article was published in It’s Not Just You, a weekly newsletter by TIME Editor at Large, Susanna Schrobsdorff. Subscribe here to get your dose of small comforts.   Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week: The psychology of holiday Zooming, lessons from a recovering pessimist, and a moment of photographic wonder.🌞 Are You Mad At Me? Show of ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You TIME for Health Source Type: news

It ’s Not Just…The Strange Psychology of Zoom Holidays
A version of this article was published in It’s Not Just You, a weekly newsletter by TIME Editor at Large, Susanna Schrobsdorff. Subscribe here to get your dose of small comforts. Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week: The psychology of holiday Zooming, lessons from a recovering pessimist, and a moment of photographic wonder.🌞 Think about Pluto–how it continues to exist as itself, as always, oblivious to human categories. No one else gets to define you or determine your worth. Be a planet despite what they may call you.—Maggie Smith Are You Mad At Me? Show of hands...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You TIME for Health Source Type: news

Food as Prevention – Rising to Nutritional Challenges
Mothers and their children gather at a community nutrition centre in the little village of Rantolava, Madagascar, to learn more about a healthy diet. Credit: Alain Rakotondravony/IPSBy Gabriele RiccardiNAPLES, Italy, Nov 25 2020 (IPS) The risks factors contributing to the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in recent decades have been known for a long time but the Covid-19 pandemic has brutally exposed our collective failure to deal with them. Reporting on the findings of the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, The Lancet warns of a “perfect storm” created by the interaction of the highly infe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gabriele Riccardi Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foun Source Type: news

Africa: Measles Killed 207,500 People in 2019 - WHO
[Premium Times] Countries that have recently suffered large measles outbreaks include the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Madagascar, Central African Republic (CAR), Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Samoa, Tonga, and Ukraine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chameleons Not Seen By Scientists For 100 Years Found in a Madagascar Hotel Garden
Voeltzkow's chameleon, not seen by science in 100 years, was rediscovered when scientists found it lounging in a hotel garden. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists have rediscovered a chameleon in Madagascar last seen 100 years ago
Scientists have found the Voeltzkow's chameleon in its natural habitat in northwestern Madagascar, the first time the species were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vanilla cultivation under trees promotes pest regulation
(University of G ö ttingen) The cultivation of vanilla in Madagascar provides a good income for small-holder farmers, but without trees and bushes the plantations can lack biodiversity. Researchers from the Universities of G ö ttingen (Germany) and Antananarivo (Madagascar), investigated the interaction between prey and predators in these cultivated areas. They released dummy prey to determine the activity of natural enemies. The result: more prey were attacked as the proportion of trees increased. Results were published in theJournal of Applied Ecology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Madagascar: Cash Transfers Support Madagascar's Poorest and Most Vulnerable Citizens During Covid-19 Restrictions
[World Bank] Antananarivo -- Ralaimoty, 70 years old, has difficulty moving towards the cash box with a piece of wood that he uses as a cane. On this Saturday morning he is at the Alarobia Professional Technical High School near his home in Soavimasoandro, to receive 100,000 ariary (the equivalent of $27) from the government through an unconditional cash transfer program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Resource warfare, pacification and the spectacle of 'green' development: logics of violence in engineering extraction in southern Madagascar - Huff A, Orengo Y.
Bringing political ecology's concern with the critical politics of nature and resource violence into dialogue with key debates in political geography, critical security studies and research on the geographies and phenomenology of violence and warfare, this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Madagascar: Jails Hold More Pre-Trial Prisoners Than Convicted Criminals
[IPS] The recent killing of 22 prisoners in Madagascar during a prison escape on Sunday, Aug. 23 has brought the extraordinary situation of the country's prisons under a spotlight. Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has condemned the killings, criticising the current judicial system that has led to Madagascar's prisons holding more people awaiting trial than convicted criminals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Ageing Africa Left out of COVID-19 Policies
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of the ageing population in various African countries were not adequately addressed. However, since the pandemic a recent survey has shown that the pandemic has further compounded the existing health challenges, further increasing neglect of older persons.Credit: Dolphin Emali/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 2020 (IPS) Nearly three quarters of respondents in a survey across 18 African countries have claimed that their countries’ COVID-19 responses are gravely lacking in addressing the ageing population. The survey, conducted by the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Ageing Population Source Type: news

Madagascar: Where's Covid Cash? Government Details Coronavirus Funds
[RFI] Madagascar's finance ministry this week published a report detailing how the government had managed money from international lenders for the fight against Covid-19. The Malagasy state had been on the receiving end of increasing criticism over the lack of transparency in the management of coronavirus cash. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Operation SALAMA reaches millions of Moroccans with pandemic information, supplies, support
RABAT, Morocco – When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Morocco in March, alarm spread through the country. “At the start of the pandemic, we were very worried about our health,” Halima*, a migrant woman from Madagascar, told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Miniature, insect-eating ancestor of dinosaurs unearthed in Madagascar
Kongonaphon lived 237m years ago and paved way for gigantic successors, scientists sayA small, insect-eating reptile that lived 237m years ago was a miniature ancestor of the giant dinosaurs that went on to dominate the Earth, according to scientists examining fossils in Madagascar.The Kongonaphon kely measured about 40cm (16in) long and stood 10 cm (4in) tall at the hip, scientists said on Monday. It inhabited a floodplain region of what is now south-western Madagascar during the Triassic period about 237m years ago.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: Dinosaurs Palaeontology Madagascar Science Source Type: news

Immunity sampling might have slowed Covid-19
Blood samples from children in Madagascar enabled predictions of a measles epidemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Madagascar's COVID-19 Mixture Contains Mainly Anti-Malaria Components - Health Minister
[Premium Times] Findings from the analysis of COVID Organics shows that it largely contains anti-malaria components, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Artemisia Shows 'Promise' Against COVID-19 in Lab Tests, Say Researchers
[RFI] Scientists in Germany released data on Wednesday from laboratory tests showing that extracts of the artemisia plant are active against the virus causing Covid-19. The research is separate from claims by Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina about the Covid-Organics herbal tea, but perhaps provides more of a scientific basis for clinical trials and research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Artemisia Shows 'Promise' Against COVID-19 in Lab Tests, Say Researchers
[RFI] Scientists in Germany released data on Wednesday from laboratory tests showing that extracts of the artemisia plant are active against the virus causing Covid-19. The research is separate from claims by Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina about the Covid-Organics herbal tea, but perhaps provides more of a scientific basis for clinical trials and research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Critical Role of Women in Avoiding a Covid-19 “Food Pandemic” in sub-Saharan Africa
Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPSBy Gaudiose MujawamariyaANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Jun 24 2020 (IPS) As infections with Covid-19 appear to be intensifying in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), fears of severe food shortages have prompted experts to warn that the region may be “on the brink of a hunger pandemic.” Efforts are intensifying to rally a major global response. But averting what some experts believe could be a food crisis of immense proportions requires paying close attention to an often overlooked feature of food security in the region: African women play a large and growing role in all aspects of the region’s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gaudiose Mujawamariya Tags: Africa Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Curious Case of Covid-19 in Africa
Eunice G. Kamwendo is an Economist and Strategic Advisor with UNDP Africa in New York. Chaltu Daniel Kalbessa is a UNDP Fellow and Strategic Analyst with UNDP Africa in New York.By Eunice G. Kamwendo and Chaltu Daniel KalbessaNEW YORK, Jun 3 2020 (IPS) With very weak health systems and overall capacity constraints to effectively respond to the deadly coronavirus disease, Africa’s fate against the invisible enemy, was going to be nothing short of catastrophic according to early predictions. Although Africa is yet to reach its peak, many countries are not seeing the exponential growth in case numbers, or in mortality r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eunice G. Kamwendo and Chaltu Daniel Kalbessa Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: Madagascar's Claims About Clinical Trials for Herbal Coronavirus Cure Creates Confusion
[RFI] Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina this week announced the start of clinical trials of an injectable solution based on extracts of the artemisia plant, a herbal treatment the Malagasy leader has been promoting for treatment of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: The Facts About Madagascar Quitting WHO; $20 Million Offer to Poison COVID-Organics
[Premium Times] Claims: Madagascar quits the World Health Organisation (WHO), and has been offered 20 million dollars by the WHO to kill their Covid-Organics cure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SDG Setback ‘ Tremendous ’ as COVID-19 Accelerates Slide
Open drainage ditch, Ankorondrano-Andranomahery, Madagascar. Credit: Lova Rabary-Rakontondravony/IPSBy Gareth Willmer and Fiona BroomMay 26 2020 (IPS) Crucial global goals to reduce hunger and poverty and curb climate change have gone backwards or stalled, the United Nations Secretary-General warns in a new report, as the COVID-19 outbreak moves from being a health crisis to becoming the “worst human and economic crisis of our lifetimes”. The number of people suffering hunger has increased, climate change is occurring faster than predicted, and inequality is increasing within and among countries, António...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gareth Willmer and Fiona Broom Tags: Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Coronavirus Source Type: news

Madagascar: Govt Deploys Troops, Doctors to City After Spike in COVID-19 Cases
[VOA] Madagascar is sending soldiers and doctors to the city of Toamasina in an effort to contain a spike in COVID-19 cases in the country's second largest city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A new Critically Endangered frog named after 'the man from the floodplain full of frogs'
(Pensoft Publishers) A new species of a Critically Endangered miniaturised stump-toed frog of the genus Stumpffia found in Madagascar is named Stumpffia froschaueri after " the man from the floodplain full of frogs " , Christoph Froschauer. The namesake of the new frog is famous for being the first, and European-wide renowned, printer from Z ü rich, famous for printing " Historia animalium " and the " Z ü rich Bible " . The finding is published in the peer-reviewed open-access journal Zookeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘Could It Work as a Cure? Maybe.’ A Herbal Remedy for Coronavirus Is a Hit in Africa, But Experts Have Their Doubts
On April 20, the president calls a press conference to announce a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a new use for an old malaria treatment, he says, one that is seeing miraculous results among the country’s most ill patients. It’s so safe that even schoolchildren could take it. In fact, he urges them to do so daily, as a preventative. He admits that he, too, is taking the medicine. No, this is not the President of the United States touting an unproven remedy for a virus that has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide. It is Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, who is just as wi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

IVI to strengthen COVID-19 surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa with support from Sweden
(International Vaccine Institute) The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) announced today that the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has contributed an additional 6,200,000 SEK (approx. 630,000 USD) to IVI to support national responses to COVID-19 in Madagascar and Burkina Faso. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Madagascar copal: New dating for an Antropocene ancient resin
(University of Barcelona) The known Madagascar copal is a more recent resin from what was thought -it has about a few hundred years- and trapped pieces in this material are not as palaeontological important as thought traditionally. This is one of the conclusions of the new article in the journal PLOS ONE, whose first author is Xavier Delcl ò s, professor at the Faculty of Earth Sciences and member of the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio) of the University of Barcelona. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Free Transport Helps Pregnant Women in Madagascar Safely Deliver Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
[UNFPA] Aina attends a prenatal consultation with midwife Bakoly Rasoamanontany at Itaosy District Hospital of Reference. © UNFPA Madagascar/Hantanirina Andremanisa (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: COVID-19 - Buhari Wants Madagascar Herbal Mixture Effectiveness Tested
[This Day] Lagos, Abuja, Ado Ekiti, Akure, Yola -Madagascar's touted herbal cure for COVID-19 is on its way to Nigeria for clinical analysis of its efficacy by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar coronavirus herbal mix draws demand from across Africa despite WHO misgivings
Madagascar is putting its self-proclaimed, plant-based "cure" for COVID-19 on sale and several countries in Africa have already put in orders for purchase, despite warnings from the World Health Organisation that its efficacy is unproven. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: South Africa Steps Up to Help Madagascar Test Herbal Cure for COVID-19
[RFI] South Africa's government will assist the authorities in Madagascar to test and analyse an unproven herbal treatment for Covid-19, according to health minister Zweli Mkhize. Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina is promoting a tea infusion based on the artemisia plant, praising its benefits in treating the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Ecowas Raises Concerns About Madagascar's Claim of COVId-19 Remedy
[New Dawn] The Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its health institution - West Africa Health Organization or WAHO have dissociated from claims of endorsing use of the herbal tea, COVID-Organic from Madagascar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Free transport helps pregnant women in Madagascar safely deliver amid COVID-19 lockdown
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Aina, 24, is in the last month of her pregnancy. This alone would be reason for some anxiety. “As it’s [my] first time, I’m worried,” Aina told UNFPA. But with the country’s partial lockdown, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aina faces an unexpected challenge: the suspension of public transportation. Her local hospital, Itaosy District Hospital of Reference, is a two-hour walk away. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

West Africa: Ecowas Denies Endorsing, Ordering Madagascar Tonic for COVID-19 Treatment
[This Day] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has denied endorsing and ordering Madagascar tonic, also called Covid Organics (CVO) for the treatment of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Madagascar's COVID-19 Cure Claim Gets Africa Talking
[RFI] Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina gave a long, televised address last weekend praising the benefits of artemisia, a herbal remedy increasingly promoted as a treatment for Covid-19. It's also gaining traction in other African countries. But the World Health Organization has warned it must be tested for efficacy and adverse side effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fruit extracts from plants native to Zimbabwe and Madagascar found to be useful in preventing cancer
(Natural News) People in Zimbabwe and Madagascar have been using plants like Annona stenophylla (dwarf custard-apple) and Flacourtica indica (governor’s plum) as medicines for years. Dwarf custard-apple is a traditional remedy for Type 2 diabetes, gonorrhea, syphilis and abdominal pain. Meanwhile, governor’s plum is used to treat body pain and, in some cases, snakebite. In a recent study, scientists from Zimbabwe and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar: Citizens Not Wearing Masks Forced to Clean Streets
[VOA] Police in Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, are enforcing new rules requiring citizens to wear coronavirus masks outside their homes by forcing violators to clean city streets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bizarre 66 million-year-old fossil from Madagascar provides clues on early mammals
(University of Louisville) A remarkably complete, 3-D fossil found in Madagascar has revealed clues about a group of early mammals of the Southern Hemisphere known as gondwanatherians. Guillermo Rougier, PhD, a paleontologist specializing in the study of the skull and teeth of ancient mammals, was part of an international team of scientists that has identified the bizarre creature as Adalatherium, translated as 'crazy beast,' a nod to its unusual characteristics. Their analysis was published in the journal Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Millions of Women Lose Access to Birth Control Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns
(JOHANNESBURG) — The callers were in tears. One by one, women in homes across rural Zimbabwe had a pleading question: When would family planning services return? Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs. Confined to their homes with their husbands and others, they face unwanted pregnancies and little idea of when they can reach the outside world again. In these uncertain times, women “have to lock down their uterus,” Abebe Shibru, Zimbabwe country director fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara Anna / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in the African Region - Osafo J, Asante KO, Akotia CS.
This paper addresses national responses to suicide prevention in the African region. Eighteen countries responded, of which none had a national suicide prevention strategy in place and only three countries, namely Algeria, Congo, and Madagascar, were i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Delays to accessing healthcare and rehabilitation following trauma in Madagascar - a qualitative study - Locke HN, Randriamarotsiresy V, Chamberlain MA, O'Connor RJ.
Purpose: To explore the factors affecting access to timely trauma care and rehabilitation in Madagascar.Materials and methods: A qualitative study based in the outpatient departments of two large rehabilitation centres. Semi-structured interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unraveling the puzzle of Madagascar's forest cats
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Michelle Sauther has long wondered where Madagascar's mysterious wild cats came from. Now, new genetic evidence delivers an answer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar's mysterious, murderous cats identified
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sokol, J. Tags: Animal Behavior In Depth Source Type: news

‘Don’t forget Madagascar’s children’, UN appeals for long-term help as emergency worsens
Since 2012, the plight of children in Madagascar has not improved and is in many cases getting worse, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news