Climate Disasters Are Making It Hard to Enjoy the Olympics. And I ’m Not Sure I Want to, Anyway
A version of this story first appeared in the Climate is Everything newsletter. If you’d like sign up to receive this free once-a-week email, click here. As the U.S. approached a coronavirus peak last July, a noticeably eerie Disney World reopening advertisement began making the rounds online. Cases were rising, driven by a false sense of security in much of the country and bad faith arguments around masking and social distancing. But at Disney World, the sun was shining, and rides were open. Low-paid service workers waved while wearing surgical masks, apparently thrilled (or at least willing) to come in contact wit...
Source: TIME: Science - July 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Child malnutrition  expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar  
At least half a million children under five in drought-afflicted southern Madagascar are on the verge of acute malnourishment, two UN agencies warned on Monday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet
By Barbara WellsROME, Jul 26 2021 (IPS) Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive. Barbara WellsInstead of bringing relief, this year’s rains were accompanied by warm temperatures that created the ideal conditions for infestations of fall armyworm, which destroys mainly maize, one of the main food crops of sub-Saharan Africa. Drought and famine are not stra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Barbara Wells Tags: Africa Biodiversity Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Re Source Type: news

How Deadly Flooding in Germany and Belgium Exposed Europe ’s Climate Change Hubris
Gaping holes of muddy brown water where manicured streets used to be. Huge piles of abandoned belongings set on fire because there’s nowhere else to put the trash. Army tanks rolling through once picturesque villages now turned to rubble. Northwestern Europeans—accustomed to a mild climate rarely troubled by the extremes of weather they see on the news—were not prepared for the scenes they saw this week after the worst flooding to hit the region in at least 80 years. “People kept saying it was worse than the war,” says Arne Piepke, from the DOCKS photography collective, which captured the scen...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Madagascar: MSF Steps up Response to Nutrition Crisis in Grand Sud
[MSF] People in southern Madagascar are experiencing an exceptionally acute food and nutrition crisis that is leaving thousands of children severely ill and pushing entire families into extreme poverty. Since March 2021, MSF emergency teams have been setting up more and more mobile clinics to deliver humanitarian and medical assistance in several districts across the region. They have now begun distributing food and recently opened an inpatient therapeutic feeding centre in the hospital in the town of Ambovombe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Water: A Matter of Survival in the World of Pandemics
A woman in Madagascar walks for up to 14km a day to find clean water. Credit: UNICEF/Safidy AndrianantenainBy Guillaume Baggio, Manzoor Qadir and Vladimir SmakhtinHAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 1 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably amplified the existing vulnerabilities of billions of people worldwide. Marginalized communities in developing countries were excluded from social protection and support. Long-standing economic and social inequalities have deepened with the poor getting poorer. A sharp divide in the distribution of vaccines has revealed major issues in the global health sector. Economic stimulus pac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guillaume Baggio - Manzoor Qadir - Vladimir Smakhtin Tags: Climate Change Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Evaluating the impact of a road safety education project in Madagascar schools [conference abstract] - Perego P, Biassoni F, Silva AL, Clark S, Randrianarisoa J.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # 8A.007 Context Road crashes are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 worldwide. Education is an important part of a safe systems approach to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UN: Madagascar droughts push 400,000 toward starvation
The U.N. World Food Program says southern Madagascar is in the throes of back-to-back droughts that are pushing 400,000 people toward starvation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alasdair Harris: How Can Coastal Conservation Save Marine Life And Fishing Practices?
In 1998, Alasdair Harris went to Madagascar to research coral reefs. He's worked there ever since. He explains the true meaning of conservation he learned from the island's Indigenous communities.(Image credit: Courtesy of TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Manoush Zomorodi Source Type: news

Madagascar ’s hungry ‘holding on for dear life’, WFP chief warns
Thousands of families in southern Madagascar are on the edge of starvation, and “holding on for dear life”, the UN food agency chief said on Wednesday - after bearing witness to the suffering firsthand - urging the world to step-up and take action.    (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Famine a Brewing Human Rights Catastrophe
[CAJ News] Antananarivo -- MADAGASCAR'S worst drought in 40 years has left more than 1 million people facing hunger and the island country on the brink of a human rights crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: GAC Audit Report Reveals How U.S.$71K Was Spent for Madagascar Covid-19 Herb
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- When the controversial COVID Organic herbal oil arrived in a small box on a charter flight last May, President George Weah who himself along with a host of government officials, were present to receive the package, told reporters that the Malagasy herb was a gesture from his "friend" the President of Guinea Bissau, Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embal ó, had called him two days earlier to inform him he was sending coronavirus preventive and cure medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: As Famine Looms in Southern Madagascar, MSF Appeals for Massive Increase in Emergency Food Aid
[MSF] An immediate and massive increase in food aid is urgently needed for people in southern Madagascar, affected by an exceptionally severe malnutrition crisis which in some places borders on famine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Malnutrition Crisis in Madagascar - 'Every Day We Pray for Rain'
[MSF] A unique combination of factors including a historic drought, sandstorms caused by deforestation, and the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged southern Madagascar into the region's worst nutrition crisis in decades. Some 74,000 children are acutely malnourished, according to figures released by Madagascar's nutrition surveillance system, United Nations agencies, and similar organizations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How widespread is lemur and fossa meat consumption?
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new WCS study looks at the prevalence of human consumption of lemur and fossa (Madagascar's largest predator) in villages within and around Makira Natural Park, northeastern Madagascar, providing up-to-date estimates of the percentage of households who eat meat from these protected species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A new pelomedusoid turtle from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar discovered
(Denver Museum of Nature& Science) We here describe a new species of pelomedusoid turtle from a geological formation in Madagascar otherwise known for its exquisitely preserved fossil birds, dinosaurs, and crocodilians. The new turtle possesses an unusually flattened skull combined with a particularly gracile lower jaw and enlarged tongue bones, which not only must have given it a frog-like appearance, but also suggests that it was a specialized suction feeder that fed on small-bodied living prey using quick strikes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Madagascar: Looming Madagascar Famine Sparks Nutrition Emergency
[VOA] Geneva -- Famine is looming in southern Madagascar and emergency food aid is needed for hundreds of thousands of people to head off a humanitarian disaster on the African island nation, the U.N. World Food Program warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: UN Body Warns of Looming Famine in Madagascar, Children At Risk
[RFI] Persistent drought in southern Madagascar has left hundreds of thousands of people on the brink of famine and stoked acute malnutrition among children, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar edges toward famine, UN food agency appeals for assistance
An unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar, an island State off the East African coast in the Indian Ocean, is forcing hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine at a scale “beyond belief”, a senior UN food agency official said on Thursday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Southern Madagascar on Brink of Famine, Warns WFP
[WFP] Antananarivo -- The unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to the brink of famine, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). With acute malnutrition rates continuing to rise, urgent action is required to address this unfolding humanitarian crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mobile clinics deliver last-mile reproductive health care in Madagascar
AMBOVOMBE, Madagascar – Ambovombe is a landlocked district in southern Madagascar, where only about half of health facilities are accessible year-round because of poor roads and challenging terrain. And even if one could get there, the cost of transportation is too high, resulting in 61 percent of births taking place outside of a health facility, according to a 2018survey. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Clean Water Vital for Protecting Those on the Frontline of Climate Change in Post-Pandemic World
A woman in Madagascar walks for up to 14km a day to find clean water. Credit: UNICEF/Safidy AndrianantenainBy Jonathan FarrLONDON, Mar 19 2021 (IPS) For many, the last year will be remembered as the time our day-to-day lives screeched to a halt. As Covid-19 spread mercilessly across the world, wreaking havoc on health and livelihoods, world leaders, health experts and scientists grappled with how to protect populations and stem the tide of the virus. It is right that attention has been focused on the immediate threat posed by the pandemic; the global death toll has surpassed 2.6 million people and we have suffered the wor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jonathan Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

They ’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect those insects, not eat them,” the French academic responded tartly. But the emails from Brian Fisher, an ant specialist at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, kept coming. Fisher had been doing fieldwork in Madagascar when he realized that the forests where both he and Hugel c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen feature Londontime longform overnight Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Africa: What Happens If Countries Don't Vaccinate for Covid?
[The Conversation Africa] Some countries, such as Tanzania and Madagascar, have issued statements saying they do not have plans to vaccinate their populations against COVID-19. Moina Spooner, an editor with The Conversation Africa, asked pathology expert Dr Ahmed Kalebi to unpack what this means for the global effort to contain the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This newly discovered chameleon is so tiny it can fit on your fingertip
Two of the miniature lizards, one male and one female, were discovered by a German-Madagascan expedition team in northern Madagascar. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: — Angela in New York Source Type: news

East Africa: U.S. Anti-Abortion 'Gag Rule' Hits Women Hard - What We Found in Kenya and Madagascar
[The Conversation Africa] US President Joe Biden has reversed a Trump administration policy that prohibited US funding for nongovernmental groups that provide or refer patients for abortions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana: President Masisi Sympathises With Cyclone Victims
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has expressed sympathy and solidarity with the governments and people of Botswana, eSwatini, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the wake of devastation caused by tropical cyclone, Eloise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

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

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