Africa: Unsung Heroes in Africa's Covid-19 Response
[Africa Renewal] Thirty-two-year-old Mariam Traor é, a community health worker in Mali, starts her day with a COVID-19 self-check, including body temperature and other symptoms such as cough, sore throat, loss of smell or taste. If all is good, Ms. Traoré then gears up with a mask and face shield before leaving her house in Yirimadio, a district on the outskirts of the capital Bamako. She remembers to carry enough gloves to protect herself and others when visiting patients across her local town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mali: Patient Dies After an MSF Ambulance Is Detained in Mali
[MSF] Bamako, Mali -- A M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ambulance transporting patients between Douentza and Sévaré, in central Mali, was violently stopped by armed men for hours on Tuesday 5 January, resulting in the death of one of the patients onboard. MSF strongly condemns this serious obstruction of medical aid, and calls on all parties to the conflict to respect humanitarian and medical action and the civilian population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suspected militants stormed two villages in western Niger late Saturday, killing at least 56 civilians and wounding 20 others. The...
Niger's government says gunmen have killed more than 70 people in a suspected terror attack near the border with Mali. The onslaught... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 70 killed in suspected Islamist attacks in Niger
Villages near western border zone with Mali hit by simultaneous strikes (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Caught in a vice': traditional authorities trapped between a warring state, radical armed groups and clashing communities in Central Mali - Wieringen K.
This article analyses the role of traditional authorities in the Central Malian conflict situation. It discusses how traditional auth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Mali opposition leader Cissé dies after contracting COVID-19
Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cissé, who was held hostage for six months by jihadis earlier this year and was considered a leading contender for the 2022 presidential election, has died in Paris (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hope Thrives on Action
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) As Mohammed, a Palestine refugee with impaired vision who attends a specialized UNRWA programme for children with disabilities, told us during our mission to Lebanon a week ago: “I was worried. I was worried that I could not continue my education because the programme was going to be cut. Now I have hope that I can continue to study and make my dream come true.” As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Education Cannot Wait’s mission this past year, two things stand out: hope and action. Amidst multipl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Central African Republic: Continuity of HIV, TB and Malaria Services in Challenging Operational Environments
[GFO] The RAME, R éseau d'Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels (Access to Essential Medicines Network), commissioned a study in 2019 on community organizations' good practices, opportunities, and limitations in ensuring continuity of care in challenging operational environments (COEs). Five countries, classified as CO Es by the Global Fund, were selected to participate in the study: Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Mali, and Niger. RAME is the Francophone Africa platform of the Global Fund' (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Top Global Health Moments of 2020
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Community Health Nurse Olivia Yeboah thoroughly washes her hands at the Akropong Clinic in Ghana. Photo by Emmanuel Attramah, PMI Impact Malaria/US President's Malaria Initiative.December 17, 2020If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.  We all know that the onset of the coronavirus pandemic—first in China and then worldwide—overwhelmed news coverage this year. And with good reason. It’s the first large-scale global pandemic in 100 years. At the time this article was publ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Nutrition Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifery 2020 Health Workers Source Type: news

Africa: Ifad Joins With Partners to Build Resilience and Boost Development in the Sahel
[IFAD] Rome -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is joining with the other Rome-based UN agencies (RBAs) - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) - as well as the G5 Sahel and the Green Climate Fund to revitalize economic activities and food systems in the Group of Five Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) and in the Republic of Senegal. These efforts will strengthen the resilience of rural communities impac (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congress Must Make Health Workers and COVID-19 Emergency Funding the Priorities
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Dr. Sissoko is the head of anesthesiology and emergency services at a hospital in Mali. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah for IntraHealth International.December 08, 2020In letters to US Congress members this fall, Léonie Claudine Lougue (Minister of Health of Burkina Faso) and Michel Hamala Sidibe (Minister of Health and Social Affairs in Mali) called for a united response to the COVID-19 crisis.“We respectfully request that the U.S. Congress support partner countries’ own leadership in building and strengthening the health workforce and cross-cutting health s...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Policy & Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Health Workers Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever – Mauritania
The Ministry of Health (MoH) notified WHO that between 13 September and 1 October 2020, eight cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) including seven deaths were confirmed in animal breeders. Districts affected include Tidjikja and Moudj éria (Tagant region), Guerou (Assaba region) and Chinguetty (Adrar region). Laboratory confirmation of RVF infection was performed using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at the National Institute for Public Health Research (INRSP) in Nouakchott. The age of infected patient s varied between 16 and 70 years old and included one woman and seven men. All seven deaths ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Mali: Vaccinating Against Measles in Timbuktu
[MSF] "It's between 11am and midday at the moment. Anyone who knows shadows knows that," says Djeynabou Abdoulaye, smiling. She has come to the village school in Tassakane to get her child vaccinated against measles. "We're lucky it's not raining today." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

France Airstrikes on Mali killing over 50 Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists
The French government said on Monday that its forces had killed more than 50 jihadists aligned to Al-Qaeda in airstrikes in central Mali. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Malaria Mystery, Partly Solved: What Happens When the Rains End?
A study in Mali suggests that malaria parasites hide out during the dry season by altering the properties of red blood cells. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Malaria Parasites Mosquitoes Immune System Spleen Nature Medicine (Journal) Africa your-feed-health your-feed-science Source Type: news

West Africa: Covid-19, Conflict Drove 12 Million Children From School
[Norwegian Refugee Council] A staggering 12 million children missed up to four months of school across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger due to Covid-19 restrictions. Meanwhile, 776,000 children were prevented from attending school the entire  year due to insecurity, new figures by the Norwegian Refugee Council have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: GFA - We Adhered to All Covid-19 Protocols
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has said that the Association strictly adhered to the Covid-19 Safety protocols in camp in the two international friendlies against Mali and Qatar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Let ’ s make future Black history a positive one
No doubt, 2020 has been a torrid year for so many reasons. For Black people, the increased incidence of COVID and the continuing fight against racism – highlighted most starkly by the death of George Floyd in the US – has made it a year not to be forgotten. And now we are in the middle of Black History Month, and it’s clear to Kebba Manneh that Black history needs to be seen and heard, discussed and taught, all year round – not just for a single month each year. Back in March, Kebba was elected as the new chair of UNISON’s national Black members’ committee – just as the country fou...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Black history month unison black members UNISON Cymru Wales Black members Source Type: news

You ’ve got to laugh: why a sense of humour helps in dark times
Humour makes us more resilient, creative and resourceful – so is more important than ever during a pandemicFive years ago my brother awoke to dreadful news. His close friend was on a business trip in Mali, staying in the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako. It had beenstormed by Islamist militants and, ultimately, 170 hostages were taken, 20 killed. My brother ’s friend, a Canadian, was on the seventh floor. Gun battles exploded directly below him. Escape wasn’t possible. He locked himself in the bathroom, texted his wife, his family – and my brother.“Things are a little tense inside the Radisson at ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Anna Moore Tags: Comedy Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Culture Source Type: news

Scaling Up SDG4 in Crises
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Oct 9 2020 (IPS) Out of global crises spring opportunities for change. In crisis, change is not an option. It is a necessity. And, as Plato famously noted: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is an invention that sprang out of crisis and was borne of necessity. Yasmine SherifEducation Cannot Wait was conceived as a direct response to the lack of financial resources and crisis-sensitive approaches needed to address the learning crisis for 75 million vulnerable children and adolescents impacted by armed co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraV Source Type: news

West Africa: The United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for the Sahel Crisis Response
[State Department] Today, the United States announced nearly $152 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Mali. This funding includes nearly $67 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $85 million from U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

With Armed Groups on the Rise, Youth Engagement is More Important than Ever
Young people pose questions to Secretary-General António Guterres during a UN75 event with youth at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. António Guterres said despite youth engagement during this period – including in the 2016 peace process in Colombia and in shaping the Global Compact on Refugees two years later – opportunities for them to contribute remain inadequate. “The world cannot afford a lost generation of youth, their lives set back by COVID-19 and their voices stifled by a lack of participation”, he said. “Let us do far more to tap their talents as we tackle the pandemic ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siobhan O Neil and Kato Van Broeckhoven Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

TCI ’s Francophone West Africa Hub Holds Webinar on Improving Access to Family Planning Among Urban Poor
This article originally appeared ontciurbanhealth.org on October 2, 2020. You can find it here. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution
By Million Belay and Timothy A. WiseSTOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture? Million Belay It is time to choose. Africa is projected to overtake South Asia by 2030 as the region with the greatest number of hungry people. An alarming 250 million people in Africa now suffer from &ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Million Belay and Timothy A. Wise Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Central Sahel – Shaping peace together with women and young people Statement for International Peace Day
By Mabingue Ngom and Shoko ArakakiNEW YORK, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) The countries of Central Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. As the international community responds to the crisis, we must meet immediate needs, and invest in long-term development. We must also work on shaping peace togeth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mabingue Ngom and Shoko Arakaki Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

The Latest: Virus infects Cambodians who went on UN mission
Cambodia says the coronavirus has been detected in four members of a Cambodian military force that was stationed in Mali on a U.N. peacekeeping mission (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The World Needs You. Now.
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 20 2020 (IPS) “We may all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now,” Martin Luther King Jr once said. His timeless wisdom rings truer than ever today for the many challenges the world is facing. COVID-19, continued armed conflicts and forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters, deep divides and widespread discrimination mark the human family in the 21st century. Yasmine SherifWhile COVID-19 is indeed a health crisis, the state of the world is in a bigger, multi-dimensional crisis. The one safe solution is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

From past to present: children's exposure of intimate partner violence and subsequent experience of IPV in adulthood among women - Chernyak E, Ceresola R, Herrold M.
The objective of this research is to analyse the prevalence of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) in ten developing countries in four regions as identified by the Demographics and Health Survey (DHS): Sub-Saharan Africa with Mali and Nigeria; North A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices
Zigunchor in Senegal’s southern Casamence region has the highest literacy rate in the country but here gender-based violence such as such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still practiced. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Growing up in Senegal’s southern Casamence region — a conflict zone —  Fatou Ndiaye, now 43, often heard gunfire and watched fearfully as she saw people flee their villages. But what she dreaded more than a flying bullet was Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In her Wolof community, village grandmothers or professional circumcisers cut ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Senegal Women Deliver Source Type: news

Mali and Kenya Use Data to Forecast Health Workforce Needs for COVID-19
July 01, 2020Ministries of health can strengthen and prepare their health systems to respond to theCOVID-19 pandemic by predicting how many health workers and hospital beds they need and where they need them. In Mali and Kenya, IntraHealth is helping the governments do just that.Together, we’re using data fromiHRIS,Demographic and Health Surveys, and other national information systems to apply World Health Organization (WHO) models that help countries:Identify populations at risk for severe symptoms of COVID-19due to underlying conditions such as HIV, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and advanced age.Model the timing...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Kenya Mali COVID-19 Digital Health Technology HRIS Human Resources Management Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Mali: As Country Fights Coronavirus, Cotton Farmers Fear Loss of Climate Aid
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bamako -As cotton price tumbles during pandemic, farmers worry the state support they rely on to grow food in a warming climate will dry up (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

African Development Bank COVID-19 response: moving from commitment to action
By African Development BankJun 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) The African Development Bank has responded swiftly to the needs of its member countries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s operations have continued to run smoothly since the first cases appeared in early March, despite the wide range of lockdowns and measures imposed by governments to flatten the curve. The COVID-19 pandemic is forecast to cause Africa’s GDP to drop by between $22.1 billion and $88.3 billion. African countries, with the experience of having fought off Ebola, are working to adapt to this new threat and looking to the Bank for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Africa Aid Economy & Trade Health Source Type: news

From farm to fork: The women championing agricultural transformation in Africa
By African Development BankJun 11 2020 (IPS-Partners) From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population. African women are actors along the entire agricultural value chain, as farmers, livestock breeders, food processors, traders, farm workers, entrepreneurs and consumers. Through the African Development Bank’s Technologies for African Transformation (TAAT) initiative, millions of African women have gained access to new agricultural te...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Food & Agriculture Health Women & Economy Source Type: news

The Sahel – ‘ in Every Sense of the Word a Crisis ’
The Western Sahel has been in the grip of a security crisis since 2012, when Tuareg rebels in Mali grouped together in an attempt to administer a new northern state called Azawad. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 10 2020 (IPS) The combination of rife insecurity, food insecurity and more than 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance has left the Sahel a region in crisis, with the global coronavirus pandemic expected to exacerbate the situation. In a briefing released today, Jun. 10, Amnesty International painted a picture of rife insecurity in the Sahel, with a ci...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Amnesty International COVID Source Type: news

Nigeria: INEC to Test Elections During COVID-19 in Nine States
[This Day] -Studying situations in other countries like Mali, S'Korea (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Documenting the history of slavery on film in Kayes, Mali - Rodet M.
In 2010 I filmed descendants of formerly enslaved populations in Kayes narrating the history of their ancestors and the realities of internal slavery in West Africa. The result was a 23-minute documentary film entitled "The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Traffic police operation based on sensors and data analytics - Mali S.
Traffic Police enforcement is one of the main operations that help to reduce road accidents by changing driver behavior. The traffic police is also responsible for handling events on the road, investigating road accidents, and prosecuting traffic offences.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Scientist Behind Some of the World ’s Best Coronavirus Images
From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer, 58, and her team at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have captured and created some of the more dramatic images of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. “I like to get images out there to try to convey that this is an entity, to try to demystify it, so this is something more tangible for people,” says Fischer, on...
Source: TIME: Science - May 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Scientist Behind Some of the World ’s Best Coronavirus Images
From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer, 58, and her team at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have captured and created some of the more dramatic images of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. “I like to get images out there to try to convey that this is an entity, to try to demystify it, so this is something more tangible for people,” says Fischer, on...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Popularity among peer role models: a moderator of peer victimization and depressive symptoms - Luo T, Schwartz D, Malamut S, Mali LV, Ross AC, Duong MT, Badaly D.
This short-term, longitudinal study examines evidence that the level of popularity among adolescents' peer role models exacerbates the emotional impact of mistreatment by peers. We recruited 469 adolescents (255 boys, 214 girls; mean age = 12.7 years) from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa ’s Health Dilemma: Protecting People from COVID-19 While Four Times as Many Could Die of Malaria
Africa is grappling with managing diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis as health systems that are unable to cope with both this and the coronavirus pandemic. Sleeping under a net and taking antimalarial pills helps prevent malaria. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 11 2020 (IPS) Experts across Africa are warning that as hospitals and health facilities focus on COVID-19, less attention is being given to the management of other deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which affect millions more people. “Today if you have malaria symptoms you are in big tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Fund for Aids/TB and Malaria Source Type: news

Africa: Meeting Africa's Liquidity Needs While Protecting Market Access - Appeal from Finance & Development Ministers
[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -Statement co-signed by the ministers of finance and / or ministers of development of the following countries: Angola, Cameroun, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone and Tunisia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What I ’ve Learned from Practicing as a Midwife in Mali for 42 Years
By Ramatou Fomba Konate, Head of Clinical Training Throughout the course of her 42-year career, midwife Ramatou Fomba Konate has received awards honoring her motivation and courage as a midwife, including from IntraHealth, the Association of Midwives of Mali, the Chief Medical Officer of the Yanfolila Health District in Sikasso region, and the Ministry of Health.May 04, 2020en françaisI remember that back in 1977, a midwife was a rare commodity in Mali because very few were available in the administrativecercles(sub-regions), especially in the north of the country, and gynecologists were only found in the capita...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health International Day of the Midwife Nursing Midwifery 2020 Midwives Source Type: news

Marie Ba to Lead Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit
April 24, 2020Marie Ba is the new director of theOuagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of nine francophone West African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—that are working together to expand family planning in the region.“She is the right leader to guide the coordination unit through 2020 and beyond.”Ba has been a member of the coordination unit for more than three years, starting as the regional program manager for advocacy and external relations and then moving into the deputy d...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Leadership and Governance Advocacy Source Type: news

Mali: Mali Holds Second-Round Elections Amid Coronavirus Fears
[DW] Malians head to the polls on Sunday for the second round of parliamentary elections. Amid fears of COVID-19 and security threats, turnout is expected to be even lower than in the first round. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mali: UN mission fulfills mandate, aids battle against coronavirus
As the COVID-19 pandemic plagues the world, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali told the Security Council on Tuesday that the mission continues to fulfill its mandate while doing whatever it can to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from overrunning the country. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Heads of State Meet About Novel Coronavirus
[African Union] President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a second and follow-up teleconference meeting of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government, on 3 April 2020, to discuss the African response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The following members of the Bureau participated in the teleconference meeting: President Abdel Fattah al Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt, President Ibrahim Keita of the Republic of   Mali, President Uhuru Kenyatta of the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Escalating Violence Drives Thousands of Malian Refugees to Return Home
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports escalating violence in Burkina Faso is driving thousands of Malian refugees to leave their camps and return to the war-torn homes they fled in search of safety. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news