‘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

' Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread'Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread
An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and Guinea are being screened for fever and other viral symptoms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, 5 Other African Countries Can Diagnose Coronavirus - WHO
[Vanguard] There are currently six laboratories in Africa with capacity to diagnose the novel coronavirus. The laboratories are in Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Low-Tech Screening Expands Cervical Cancer Diagnosis in Madagascar
[WHO] She waited anxiously for a check-up at a local clinic. Merely a minute after being examined, Gisele* received the result of her cervical cancer test. Up to 8000 women are tested every year, mostly through a community-based screening programme in Madagascar, where cervical cancer is the deadliest type of cancer among women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
An image of a Malagasy tree boa wins first place in the British Ecological Society ’s annual photography competition. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Winning images of British Ecological Society photography competition announced
(British Ecological Society) An image of a Malagasy tree boa perched in a tree, taken by Roberto Garc í a Roa, has been awarded Overall Winner in the British Ecological Society's annual photography competition, 'Capturing Ecology.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

“ Transformational Benefits ” of Ending Outdoor Defecation
A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Shai Venkatraman/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 2019 (IPS) Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have “transformational benefits” for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, says the UN’s partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council). Ahead of World Toilet Day, which is marked annually on 19 November, WSSCC’s acting Executive Director, Sue Co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hin Drances to LGBTQI Communities
MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS. Adding his voice in bridging the gap of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) among the youth, Martin Karadzhov, chair for Global Youth Steering Committee, told delegates at a youth event themed “our bodies, our lives, our world”, at the 25thInternational Conference on Pop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations ICPD25 Source Type: news

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities
MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS. Adding his voice in bridging the gap of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) among the youth, Martin Karadzhov, chair for Global Youth Steering Committee, told delegates at a youth event themed “our bodies, our lives, our world”, at the 25thInternational Conference on Pop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations ICPD25 Source Type: news

Madagascar: How a Simple Pregnancy Test Can Change Lives
[The Conversation Africa] Not having access to affordable pregnancy tests profoundly affects women's lives. Without access to these tests, women are not able to confirm if they are pregnant. This leads to delays in getting prenatal care services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Efforts to Use Drones to Provide Healthcare Yield Mixed Results Efforts to Use Drones to Provide Healthcare Yield Mixed Results
Bidirectional transport drones, which can land in a remote health facility or village and return, have been employed with mixed success in the healthcare programs of Madagascar, Malawi and Senegal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June On Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating ‘a New Normal’
As millions of people prepare for sweltering heatwaves in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, scientists say July will likely be the hottest July on record, following the hottest June on record. These types of heatwaves are expected to become more frequent throughout the world as global warming continues, say scientists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports the average global temperature for June was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 59.9 degrees. NOAA also reported record-breaking decreases in sea ice coverage in the Arctic and Antarctica. “Our climate is warming,&...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized climate onetime weather World Source Type: news

Pest-eating bats are easing financial pressure on farmers and may help regrow rainforests
(Natural News) In the African island of Madagascar, bats leave their tropical rainforest and descend upon the ricefields cultivated by human farmers to devour plant-eating insect pests. Their organic pest control service may help persuade locals to preserve the forests instead of razing them. Every year, humans cut down one percent of Madagascar’s rainforest cover. They cultivate the cleared land to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito surveillance uncovers new information about malaria transmission in madagascar
(Case Western Reserve University) Riley Tedrow, Ph.D., a medical entomologist at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has uncovered new findings about malaria transmission in Madagascar. In a recent study published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, he also describes real-world application of an effective mosquito surveillance strategy using low cost traps and a recently reported tool that simultaneously tests each mosquito for its species, what it fed on, and the presence of malaria parasites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Severely disturbed habitats impacting health of Madagascar's lemurs
(Northern Illinois University) A new study finds that degraded rainforest habitats are impacting the health of at least one species of Madagascar's treasured lemurs. Researchers captured, measured and released 113 critically endangered diademed sifakas -- and then compared the health of the animals living in intact continuous rainforest versus those in fragmented habitats. In the two most degraded of all fragmented habitats, there were key differences--adults were skinnier, and the growth of immatures was delayed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mosquito surveillance uncovers new information about malaria transmission in Madagascar
(Case Western Reserve University) Riley Tedrow, Ph.D., a medical entomologist at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has uncovered new findings about malaria transmission in Madagascar. In a recent study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, he also describes real-world application of an effective mosquito surveillance strategy using low cost traps and a recently reported tool that simultaneously tests each mosquito for its species, what it fed on, and the presence of malaria parasites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Madagascar villagers learn dangers of outdoor defecation
The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman ’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they share the three latrines that have been there for some time. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss
(Duke University) Scientists have given us another way to tell which endangered lemurs are most at risk from deforestation -- based on the bacteria that inhabit their guts. Researchers compared the gut microbes of 12 lemur species across the island of Madagascar, where thousands of acres of forest are cleared each year. The team found that some lemurs harbor microbes that are more specialized than others for the forests where they live. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How A Bird Became Flightless Through Evolution — Twice
More than 100,000 years ago, a bird flew from Madagascar to an island chain, where it lost the ability to fly. The seas rose and then fell and the bird flew back, only to become flightless again. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Irina Zhorov Source Type: news

Study illustrates gaps in knowledge and lack of support for girls during puberty
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study examined girls' transitions through puberty in Madagascar and ways in which menstruation influences their educational experiences and future sexual and reproductive health. Findings revealed gaps in the girls' knowledge and an absence of support during puberty. Until this study little had been known about girls' experiences of puberty in Madagascar, which has among the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy compared with those in other parts of Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Madagascar Removes Tax On Condoms in Commitment to Ensure Rights and Choices for All
[UNFPA] Antananarivo, Madagascar -Condoms will no longer be subject to government tax in Madagascar, President Andry Nirina Rajoelina announced at an event to mark the 50th anniversary of UNFPA, the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the launch of UNFPA's flagship report, State of World Population 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meet the tenrecs
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Researchers reviewed the conservation priorities for the 31 species of tenrec -- a poorly understood family of small mammals superficially resembling hedgehogs, found only on the island of Madagascar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The last chance for Madagascar's biodiversity
(Bangor University) A group of scientists from Madagascar, UK, Australia, USA and Finland have recommended actions the government of Madagascar's recently elected president, Andry Rajoelina should take to turn around the precipitous decline of biodiversity and help put Madagascar on a trajectory towards sustainable growth. Madagascar's protected areas, some of the most important for biodiversity in the world, have suffered terribly in recent years from illegal mining, logging, and collection of threatened species for the pet trade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

S ão Tomé and Príncipe: African Vaccination Week launched in São Tomé and Príncipe
[WHO] The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all children -- no matter where they live -- receive life-saving vaccines. Countries in the African Region have also experienced a resurgence of measles, including outbreaks reported in at least 9 countries (Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Liberia, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali , Nigeria and Uganda) in the last 12 months. Madagascar, in particular, has had a large measles outbreak affecting more than 122,000 cases i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar characterized by scientists
(Institut Pasteur) Plague is an endemic disease in Madagascar. Each year there is a seasonal upsurge between September and April, especially in the Central Highlands, which stand at an elevation of more than 800m. In 2017, an unprecedented pneumonic plague outbreak hit the main island, primarily affecting the capital Antananarivo and the main port city of Toamasina. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Measles Cases Are Still Rising in the U.S. But They ’re Even Higher Globally
The number of measles cases reported around the world has roughly tripled since last year, according to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries have been reported to the WHO so far this year. By contrast, about 28,000 measles cases in 163 countries were reported at this time last year, the WHO says. There are likely many more cases that have gone unreported, the WHO says, but the data provides a good sense of global disease trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday also released updated figures for domestic cases of measles. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 despite desire for vaccinations
As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history — with more than 1,200 dead and cases exceeding 115,000 — resistance to vaccinating children is not the problem. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreak kills more than 1,200 in Madagascar
Madagascar measles outbreak kills more than 1,200 people, with widespread poverty to blame (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Scientists Thought They Had Measles Cornered. They Were Wrong.
Following intensive vaccination efforts, measles cases plunged across the world. Now clusters of new infections — some linked, some not — have confounded health officials. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Jews and Judaism Hasidism Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance United Nations World Health Organization Brooklyn (NYC) Israel Rockland County (NY) Philippines Poland Madagascar Ukraine Source Type: news

Love Island: Flamboyant males get the girls on Madagascar
(Frontiers) German scientists have discovered two new species of giant stick insect on Madagascar, whose males become dazzling blue or multicolored at sexual maturity.Writing in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, the researchers describe their rare and exciting findings, and wonder at the reproductive success of the least stick-like stick insects on the planet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The mums saving each other from a taboo condition
Women in Madagascar who have had life-changing surgery are helping others to get treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RIT, zoo researchers capturing sights, sounds and insects of Madagascar
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Seneca Park Zoo are developing a virtual reality gaming environment that will let zoogoers experience a Madagascar rainforest ecosystem. They recently journeyed to the Centre ValBio field station in Ranomafana National Park on a trip that laid the groundwork for creating accurate 3D models of the exotic Madagascar wildlife and habitat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pope to visit Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius in September
Pope Francis will visit the African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius in September, the Vatican said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Madagascar: 1,100 Measles Deaths Are More About Money Than 'Vaccine Hesitancy'
[IRIN] Antananarivo -In a healthcare centre in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo nine-year-old Faneva inches his arm forward. The nurse disinfects his skin before inserting the needle. A few seconds later, it's all over. The young boy smiles in relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Without Vaccine, Hundreds of Children Die in Madagascar Measles Outbreak Without Vaccine, Hundreds of Children Die in Madagascar Measles Outbreak
Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar's famed sun soaked beaches.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Without vaccine, hundreds of children die in Madagascar measles outbreak
Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar's famed sun soaked beaches. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

65 Measles Cases In Washington, Yet Arizona May Expand Vaccine Exemptions
With at least 65 cases in Washington measles outbreak, the state of Washington legislature considering reducing vaccine exemptions, and over 900 people dying from a Madagascar measles outbreak, what is the Arizona state legislature doing? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO
The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Climate change 'cause of most under-reported humanitarian crises'
Report says few headlines sparked by food crises that ravaged Madagascar, Ethiopia and HaitiClimate change was responsible for the majority of under-reported humanitarian disasters last year, according to analysis of more than a million online news stories.Whole populations were affected byfood crises in countries ravaged by by drought and hurricanes such as Ethiopia and Haiti, yet neither crisis generated more than 1,000 global news stories each.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Arthur Neslen Tags: Climate change Media Natural disasters and extreme weather Environment Famine Ethiopia Africa Haiti Americas Madagascar Science Society World news Source Type: news

Madagascar: Crime threatens biodiversity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jones, J. P. G., Ratsimbazafy, J., Ratsifandrihamanana, A. N., Watson, J. E. M., Andrianandrasana, H. T., Cabeza, M., Cinner, J. E., Goodman, S. M., Hawkins, F., Mittermeier, R. A., Rabearisoa, A. L., Rakotonarivo, O. S., Razafimanahaka, J. H., Razafimpah Tags: letters Source Type: news

Dr. Mags Portman, HIV Prevention Pioneer, Dies from Mesothelioma at 44
Dr. Mags Portman, a British trailblazer in the fight to prevent and control HIV, died Wednesday after a two-year battle with mesothelioma. She was 44. Portman was lauded for triggering a significant reduction in HIV diagnoses throughout the United Kingdom by her work as a researcher, clinician and outspoken advocate. She earned international acclaim for her work as an HIV consultant at London’s Mortimer Market Centre, a progressive sexual health clinic that made pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) a reality in the U.K. Portman played a key role in the 2014 study at The Royal London Hospital that proved the efficacy of t...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nonprofit drug developer in uphill battle against Trump administration contraception rule change
Medicines360 launched its low-priced contraceptive last year in Madagascar. It is awaiting regulatory approval in Kenya, and it has asked the Nigerian government for a green light. One country, however, is causing the leaders of the San Francisco-based nonprofit significant angst: the United States. Proposed rule changes by the Trump administration would limit the availability of and access to Medicines360’s long-acting, reversible intrauterine device, or IUD. While a dec ision could have serious… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
The outbreak has infected 50,000 people and killed 300, most of them children, since cases began to crop up in October 2018. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar
Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles – Madagascar
WHO is supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar to respond to an unusually large measles outbreak. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Six in 10 wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss
Kew scientists ’ analysis of 124 wild species shows 60% facing possible extinction, risking viability of commercial stock Wild coffee species are under threat, with 60% of them facing possible extinction, including Arabica, the original of the world ’s most popular form ofcoffee, researchers say.Most coffee species are found in the forests of Africa and Madagascar. They arethreatened by climate change and the loss of natural habitat, as well as by the spread of diseases and pests.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Endangered species Coffee IUCN red list of endangered species Conservation Kew Gardens Plants Ethiopia Sierra Leone Africa Environment Wildlife Science World news Source Type: news

Mandate impossible: mediation and the return to constitutional order in Madagascar (2009-2013) - Witt A.
This article explores former President Joaquim Chissano's mediation in Madagascar after the 2009 political crisis that led to the ouster of President Marc Ravalomanana. It shows that there are inherent tensions in mediating the reestablishment of constitut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news