Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 10th January 2022)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 10 January 2022Novavax (Nuvaxovid and Covovax) added to list of approved vaccines. 5 January 2022Bhutan, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus northern, Fiji, The Gambia, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands and Uzbekistan will be added to this list 4am Monday 10 January. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, DHSC (Updated 5th January 2022)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 5 January 2022 Bhutan, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus northern, Fiji, The Gambia, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands and Uzbekistan will be added to this list 4am Monday 10 January. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arrival of Russian Wagner mercenaries in Mali condemned by European governments
Sixteen European governments have issued a statement to "firmly condemn the deployment of mercenary troops" in the west African state of Mali. #mercenaries #westafrican (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian Guns-for-Hire Fill Void in Africa and Elsewhere as Western Militaries Pull Back
A mercenary deployment in Mali is triggering alarm among U.S. allies as Moscow denies being involved. #militaries #allies (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Access to primary healthcare services in conflict-affected fragile states: a subnational descriptive analysis of educational and wealth disparities in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and Nigeria - Ramadan M, Tappis H, Uribe MV, Brieger W.
BACKGROUND: Measuring and improving equitable access to care is a necessity to achieve universal health coverage. Pre-pandemic estimates showed that most conflict-affected and fragile situations were off-track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals on h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Militants kill at least 31 in central Mali, say local authorities
Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market, local authorities said - the latest deadly attack in a region racked by... #insurgency #militants (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mali: Sweden and UN Agencies Launch Multi-Year Project to Strengthen Food and Nutrition Security in Mali #AfricaClimateCrisis
[WFP] The Government of Sweden, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a four-year programme to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by food insecurity, malnutrition, and the effects of climate change in the Malian regions of Segou and Sikasso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Approach Helps Nursing and Midwifery Schools in Mali Improve Curricula and Achieve Accreditation
November 29, 2021Eight nursing and midwifery schools in Mali—a country that has long experienced ashortage of qualified nurses and midwives—are now accredited and using a competency-based approach curriculum, compared to only three schools in 2017.Thanks to a partnership between IntraHealth International and Mali’s Ministry of Health and Social Development, the number of accredited nursing and midwifery schools has more than doubled and 829 more nursing and midwifery students are benefitting from a high-quality education, improving the quality of the health workforce in Mali.A new report—Accreditati...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Mali Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity Education & Performance Health workforce development Health Workers Source Type: news

Deaths in Niger as protesters confront French army convoy
Nigerien gov’t says two people killed, 18 wounded after the convoy, which is heading to Mali, ran into trouble in Tera. #protesters #armyconvoy #convoy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ongoing Pandemic Push Africa ’s Children Out of School
Quality, safe, gender-responsive and inclusive education for Africa’s children increasingly out of reach, say experts. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Nov 24 2021 (IPS) Kenya’s secondary schools’ administration has been in the eye of a storm since schools reopened in October 2021. Since then, students have set on fire 35 schools and counting, forcing the government to announce an unscheduled break from school – ahead of the planned December 23 closing. Sarah Kitana, a secondary school teacher in Kathiani, Machokos County, tells IPS that fewer students are in classrooms after a year o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations #Covid19 ​#SDG4​ Source Type: news

Niger: Digital Press Briefing with U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
[State Department] Digital press briefing with U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield discussed her trip to Mali, Niger, and Gabon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cities in Francophone West Africa Add Over 350,000 New Family Planning Users
October 25, 2021Over 350,000 new contraceptive users were added in 12 cities throughout francophone West Africa over the past five years.The Challenge Initiative’s (TCI) West Africa Hub, led by IntraHealth International, contributed to these results by working with local health systems, young people, religious and government leaders, and community health workers to increase access to family planning.Since 2016, TCI’s francophone West Africa Hub has used a comprehensive approach to improve contraceptive use in six countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, and Mali. In partnership...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Mali Niger Senegal The Challenge Initiative Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Guess Who ’s Behind Paralysis on COVID19 in the UN Committee on World Food Security
By Nora McKeonROME, Oct 19 2021 (IPS) ‘COVID 19 has multiplied hunger and malnutrition challenges. We need transformative action!’ The first speaker at the UN Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) 49th Plenary Session, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, turned the spotlight on the disastrous impacts of the pandemic that have afflicted communities around the world for close to two years. Nora McKeonHe was echoed by the presenter of the 2021 edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World for whom ‘COVID is only the tip of the iceberg’, while keynote speaker, Jeffr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nora McKeon Tags: Aid Civil Society COVID-19 Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict —it’s Time to Break the Cycle
Women sell fruit and vegetables on a sidewalk in the Philippines, where workers in the informal economy are in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the impacts of COVID-19. The UN will be commemorating World Food Day on October 16. Credit: ILO/Minette RimandoBy Farah Hegazi and Caroline DelgadoSTOCKHOLM, Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together. Despite steadily increasing global harvests...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farah Hegazi and Caroline Delgado Tags: Aid Climate Change Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali in 2017 is freed
Gloria Cecilia Narváez was kidnapped by Islamist militants while working as a missionary. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

West Africa: Informal Workers in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso Have Been Hit Hard By Covid-19
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated counter-measures continue to shed light on the social and economic challenges facing African countries. Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa countries is expected to decline, putting pressure on already limited fiscal space and resources in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

4 Ways to Keep Health Workers Safe
This article was originally published on Devex.com on September 21, 2021 as part of the Building Back Health series on how we can build back health systems that are more effective, equitable, and preventive. You can read the original posthere. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 UN General Assembly Health Workers Source Type: news

New Program to Train More Student Nurses in Francophone West Africa, Bring Care to More Communities
September 22, 2021 Chapel Hill, NCThrough the new Improving Maternal and Child Health Care in Rural West Africa Through High-Quality Education for Nurses and Midwives project,IntraHealth Internationalis partnering withTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and 12 private schools in Mali, Senegal, and Niger to sustainably increase the number of qualified, well-trained nurses who can serve rural communities in these countries—all of which face a critical shortage of health workers. Takeda announced this week that IntraHealth is one of the recipients of their 2021Global CSR Program, which will fund this work.IntraHealt...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Mali Niger Senegal Education & Performance Health Workers Source Type: news

France says head of Islamic State in Sahara has been killed
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovative Use of World ’s First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results and a Life-Saving Opportunity
Malaria still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. RTS,S is the first malaria vaccine shown to reduce malaria and life-threatening severe malaria in young children. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Kesete AdmasuSep 1 2021 (IPS) In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. Scientists from the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kesete Admasu Tags: Africa Headlines Health Malaria Source Type: news

Senate Bill a Big Win for Health Workers around the Globe
By David Bryden, Director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and senior policy and advocacy advisor at IntraHealth International Photo of health workers in Mali by Nana Kofi Acquah for IntraHealth International. IntraHealth leads the secretariat for the Frontline Health Workers Coalition.August 05, 2021Even as the world is struggling to address COVID-19, we must plan and prepare for future pandemics. In fact, a recent estimate shows that the probability of a future zoonotic spillover event resulting in a pandemic of COVID-19 magnitude or larger is high: a 22-28% chance within the next ten years. W...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy Global health security Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

Man accused of attempted assassination of Mali president dies in custody
A man accused of attempting to stab Mali's interim President Assimi Goita last week has died in hospital while in the custody of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer contributes $4.3 million to ensure contraceptive access for tens of thousands of women in developing countries
GraceFri, 07/09/2021 - 14:21Bayer, the global life science company specializing in health care and nutrition, is donating US$0.5 million and over $3.8 million in products to the UNFPA Supplies Partnership, which seeks to secure the essential contraceptive supplies and maternal health medicines required by millions of women and adolescent girls over the next decade. This contribution will generate health-care savings in the amount of $10.5 million and will enable interventions to uphold the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, including those who have been marginalized or left behind.Bayer ’s ...
Source: UNFPA News - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Source Type: news

Mali: Going for Gold in Western Mali Threatens Human Security
[ISS] Uncontrolled artisanal gold mining in Kayes is damaging the environment and fuelling trafficking and local conflicts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Quality Improvement: The Quiet Hero of Global Health Programs
By Sujata Bijou, Senior Measurement and Learning Technical AdvisorJuly 08, 2021In my past life, I was a chemical engineer. More specifically, I was a process engineer for Head & Shoulders shampoo.  While my colleagues were working on other process aspects of manufacturing efficiency (faster, cheaper, less waste, etc.) I was finding ways to improve the manufacturing process to make the shampoo more effective at fighting dandruff. In our case, we wanted to fight dandruff without creating any other neg...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Measurement & Analytics Source Type: news

Investigational malaria vaccine gives strong, lasting protection
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Two U.S. Phase 1 clinical trials of a novel candidate malaria vaccine have found that the regimen conferred unprecedentedly high levels of durable protection when volunteers were later exposed to disease-causing malaria parasites. The vaccine combines live parasites with either of two widely used antimalarial drugs -- an approach termed chemoprophylaxis vaccination. A Phase 2 clinical trial of the vaccine is now underway in Mali, a malaria-endemic country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does a New ‘Gold Standard’ Really Protect Miners?
A 15-year-old boy working alongside a teenage girl at an artisanal and small-scale mine in Odahu, Amansie West district, Ghana. Credit: Juliane Kippenberg/Human Rights WatchBy Juliane KippenbergBERLIN, Jun 29 2021 (IPS) Many products these days come with the promise that workers and communities all along their supply line  are protected from abuse  under a particular standard or code of conduct. Since the United Nations adopted the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights a decade ago, a plethora of such certification systems have emerged, including for  mining  and connected industries ranging ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliane Kippenberg Tags: Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Source Type: news

Central Sahel: Ground Zero in Tackling Climate Change Through Education
Yasmine SherifBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jun 16 2021 (IPS) The climate crisis is amplifying the effects of instability and violence in the world’s poorest countries. Nowhere is this more visible than in Africa’s Central Sahel region, where increasing temperature, floods, droughts and other climate change-induced disasters are triggering conflicts, displacement, and pushing girls and boys into the shadows. As world leaders come together to celebrate Africa Climate Week, in the lead up to this year’s climate talks in the UK, they must look at education – especially education for girls – as a co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Environment Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

From Climate Change to Covid, Are We Ready to Deal with Disasters?
Credit: Bibbi AbruzziniBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) In the last 20 years, disasters affected over 4 billion people. At global level we witness on average one sweeping disaster a day, the majority of which are floods and storms. From the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, calamities are taking new shapes and sizes, infiltrating every dimension of society. From the emotional to the political, how do we deal with disasters? How can we create a whole-of-society approach to disaster risk reduction? Right through this vortex of intersecting crises, a new toolkit and interactive website by Forus, the Global Netwo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Education Environment Food Security and Nutrition Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitat Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’s Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement th...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million New Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’sCivil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement the...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Depression and its associated factors among elderly people of old age homes and community of Kathmandu district, Nepal: a comparative study - Mali P, Poudel EN, Mali S, Poudel L, Joshi SP.
This study aims to assess depression and its associated factors among elderly in old-age homes and a community of Kathmand... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mali's vice president ousts president and prime minister from office, assumes power
Mali's transitional vice president Assimi Goita said Tuesday that he removed the transitional president and prime minister from office,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN mission in Mali calls for immediate release of arrested president and PM
Bah Ndaw and Moctar Ouane, as well as defence minister Souleymane Doucoure, were seized by the military on Monday (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Africa: Demography, Peace and Security: UNFPA advocates for investments to strengthen African human capital to ensure stability in Africa
[UNFPA in WCA] Bamako, 21 May, 2021: The 21st edition of the Bamako Forum opened on 20 May in Bamako, Mali, on the theme: "Sustainable development and human capital: results and operational priorities for the Transition in Mali". A UNFPA Side Event on Demography, Peace and Security (DPS), and an Intergenerational Dialogue with young people preceded the Bamako Forum on 19 May 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mali: Bamako Forum: UNFPA organizes a side event on Demography, Peace and Security
[UNFPA in WCA] Bamako, 14 May, 2021: The 21st edition of the Bamako Forum will take place this year from 20 to 22 May in Bamako, Mali, on the theme: "Sustainable development and human capital: results and operational priorities for the Transition in Mali". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Malian woman was expecting seven babies. Instead, she gave birth to nine
Talk about a surprise. A Malian woman thought she was having seven babies. But during the delivery, the doctors found two more. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malian woman Halima Cisse expecting 7 babies gives birth to 9
A 25-year-old mother who was expecting to give birth to an already jaw-dropping seven babies was shocked to find two more babies tucked... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco
Mali’s Ministry of Health says a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Inside Moroccan maternity ward where Malian mother gave birth to record breaking NINE babies
Halima Cisse, 25, and all five girls and four boys are 'doing fine' after a cesarean section in Morocco. Should all nine babies survive, the birth would break the current world record. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman gives birth to 9 babies -- at one time
Mali’s Ministry of Health says a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promising malaria vaccine enters final stage of clinical testing in West Africa
(University of Oxford) R21/Matrix-M, a malaria vaccine developed at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, showed efficacy of 77% over 12 months in a recently reported phase IIb trial. First vaccinations have now begun in Mali in a larger phase III trial which is hoped to lead to licensure of this malaria vaccine by 2023. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mali Woman Gives Birth To Nine Babies
A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday - two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb - joining a small... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Report: 4,000+ Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities, and Transports Since 2016 —Underscores Need to Protect Health Care in Conflict 
May 05, 2021Anew report andinteractive map published today by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC), based on data collated by coalition member Insecurity Insight, highlights a global onslaught of violence against health workers, facilities, and transport from 2016 through 2020, including:4,094 reported attacks and threats against health care in conflict1,524 health workers injured681 health workers killed401 health workers kidnapped978 incidents where health facilities were destroyed or damaged.The figures—drawn from credible media reports as well as reporting by intergovernmental organizations, state...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Source Type: news

On World Malaria Day, We Must Step Up Efforts to Combat Malaria
Distribution of mosquito nets in Kadiolo, region of Sikasso, Mali June 2020. Credit: PSI, A US based NGO. The UN commemorates World Malaria Day on Sunday April 25. By Hervé VerhooselGENEVA, Apr 23 2021 (IPS) Despite its 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths in 2019, malaria is an overlooked epidemic. The emergence of COVID-19 has thrown health systems into disarray and forced countries to shift their focus from malaria to the pandemic response, threatening to reverse 20 years of malaria gains. Now, as we enter the second year of the pandemic, the global response to COVID-19 must not come at the expense of progress a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Herve Verhoosel Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

France is facing growing calls to accept responsibility for an airstrike that killed 19 civilians at a wedding in a village in Mali in...
Paris has repeatedly dismissed UN report into attack that killed 19 wedding guests as not credible (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviors among Bangladeshi nurses: a cross-sectional study in a tertiary care hospital - Arafat SM, Laila ZD, Akter H, Mali B, Chowdhury MH, Morshed NM.
Though, suicide is a preventable public health problem but prediction is almost impossible. Nevertheless, past suicidal behaviors are important risk factors which should be considered to prevent deaths by suicides. We aimed to explore the suicidal behavior... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Overcoming COVID-19: World Leaders Must Finance a More Equal World to Beat Pandemics
High school graduation, Accra, Ghana, 2013. Credit: United NationsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) Leaders at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (April 5-11) will determine how best to recover from one of the biggest crises the institutions have faced since their founding in 1944—COVID-19’s impact and its economic aftermath. Given the need to fund treatment and vaccines, there is pressure to scale back funding for social provisions. But doing so would prove a catastrophic—and costly—mistake. Instead, leaders must boldly finance a more equal world. The issue isn’t just...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news