The Future of Health Care in Mali Starts with Women
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer ; Cheick Oumar Tour é, Country director, Mali and associate regional director, West Africa Gao Nursing School in Mali. Photo taken by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.February 06, 2020More than half of Mali’s residents live in rural areas. Add to that the country’s shortage of health workers and high-quality training programs, plus political instability, and high-quality health care becomes much harder to access.But over the past two decades, IntraHealth International’s Mali country director Cheick Touré and his team have worked to chang...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Digital Health Education Performance Leadership and Governance IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifer Source Type: news

Intimate partner relationships and gender norms in Mali: the scope of cash transfers targeted to men to reduce intimate partner violence - Lees S, Kyegombe N, Diatta A, Zogrone A, Roy S, Hidrobo M.
Mali has implemented the Filets Sociaux (Jigis émèjiri) program that aims to reduce poverty through cash transfers (CTs) to predominantly male heads of household with accompanying measures. This paper reports on a qualitative study of the effects of the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent
Credit: UN WomenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS) The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights. But many countries on the Human Rights Council continue to negotiate women’s human rights off the table, she pointed out. In Sept 2019, she sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Do Bangladeshi newspapers educate public while reporting suicide? A year round observation from content analysis of six national newspapers - Arafat SMY, Mali B, Akter H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Female genital mutilation and migration in Mali: do return migrants transfer social norms? - Diabate I, Mespl é-Somps S.
In this paper, we investigate the power of migration as a mechanism in the transmission of social norms, taking Mali and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a case study. Mali has a strong FGM culture and a long-standing history of migration. We use an orig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Mali
From 3 November through 8 December 2019, three laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever including two deaths (case fatality rate = 67%) were detected through the national surveillance system in Mali. The first case-patient was a 15-year-old girl from a village in Kati district, Koulikoro region, Mali. The second and third case were in 17 and 25-year-old men, nationals from Cote d'Ivoire, living in the district of Bouguimi, Sikasso region, Mali. All three cases tested positive for yellow fever by Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on 3 December 2019 at Institute Pasteur Dak...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Mali: Kadidia, the taboo breaker
[Plan International] "You are now a woman. If you greet a boy when having menstruation, you get pregnant. This is what my grandmother told me when I had my first period and this sentence traumatised me," says Kadidiatou S., President of a youth led association in Mali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young Advocates, Political Will Drive Progress on Family Planning in Francophone West Africa
December 05, 2019Countries throughout francophone West Africa are celebrating progress in family planning this week at the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP)annual meeting in Cotonou, Benin, where the theme isWe Demand More: Youth and Social Behavior Change.In 2015, the nine OP countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—exceeded their initial goal of reaching one million additional individuals with modern contraception and then committed to reaching 2.2 million additional users by the end of 2020. So far, OP leaders announced Tuesday, the countrie...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2019 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 Community Engagement Leadership and Governance Policy Advocacy Source Type: news

Mali: Palliative Care for Cancer Patients in Bamako
[MSF] When forty-year-old Hawa first fell ill, she traveled more than 600 miles from her home in Timbuktu in northern Mali to the capital city of Bamako in the south for care. For years she sought a diagnosis, traveling to countless medical appointments even as conflict erupted in her home city in 2012. At the time, access to health care was precarious due to a lack of resources and infrastructure, and was further complicated as people--including many health workers--fled to seek refuge in other cities and neigh (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In the Sahel, where motherhood is deadliest, midwives are saving lives
SEBOUGOU, Mali– One day while driving on a highway, Fatoumata Diallo picked up a pregnant woman walking home from a prenatal checkup more than 10 kilometers away, a very long distance for any woman in her state to go on foot. It was not the first time she had witnessed these challenges in her home village of Se bougou in Mali. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

West Africa: 'Three-Country Crisis' Across Central Sahel Puts Whole Generation At Risk, Warns UN Food Agency
[UN News] Violent attacks by extremists "almost every day" in the Sahel nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have displaced nearly one million people and caused emergency levels of malnutrition, UN humanitarians have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Sahel Women's Project Shows Encouraging Results in West, Central Regions
[allAfrica] Nairobi -After five years of implementation, the Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel program is producing satisfactory results. Authorities of the beneficiary countries  Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Ivory Coast and Chad, told participants at a session on Demographic Dividend in the Sahel was held on November 13 in Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Humanitarian Crisis in the Sahel
Large-scale population displacements, armed attacks and high levels of food insecurity have contributed to a humanitarian emergency in the 3 border zone of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 8, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Africa Source Type: news

Humanitarian Crisis in the Sahel - ALIMA Strengthens Rapid Response Mechanism
Large-scale population displacements, armed attacks and high levels of food insecurity have contributed to a humanitarian emergency in the 3 border zone of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 6, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Africa Source Type: news

Cross-ethnic friendships, intergroup attitudes, intragroup social costs, and depressive symptoms among Asian-American and Latino-American youth - Kelleghan A, Mali L, Malamut S, Badaly D, Duong M, Schwartz D.
As American school districts become increasingly diverse, understanding the processes that promote positive intergroup relations is a critical task. The role of cross-ethnic friendships is one important factor, given the significance of these reciprocated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: Eye health, UN’s financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia
Tuesday’s top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase ‘dramatically’; work and reforms of the UN ‘at risk’; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IntraHealth Improves Health Care in 43 Countries, Reaches 341,445 Health Workers in 2018
September 17, 2019 Chapel Hill, NCIn a step toward making high-quality health care available to more people around the world,IntraHealth International reached 341,445 health workers in 43 countries in 2018. These health workers are now making services available to more people in some of the most remote areas, destigmatizing procedures and services, and compiling meaningful and lifesaving data that allow for greater adaptability and long-term solutions.See more results in our full annual report.IntraHealth International reached 341,445 health workers in 43 countries in 2018.The World Health Organization and World Bank pro...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Infectious Diseases Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Digital Health Education Performance Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa?
The seedlings are ready. One hundred and fifty thousand shoots of drought-resistant acacia, hardy baobab and Moringa spill out of their black plastic casings. The ground has been prepared with scores of kilometer-long furrows leading to a horizon studded with skeletal thorn trees. It’s early August, and in less than a week, 399 volunteers from 27 countries will arrive in this remote corner of northern Senegal to participate in one of the world’s most audacious efforts to combat the effects of climate change: an $8 billion plan to reforest 247 million acres of degraded land across the width of Africa, stretching...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker / Mbar Toubab, Senegal Tags: Uncategorized Africa Climate 2019 climate change Source Type: news

Understanding drug trafficking and organized crime in Mali - Amadou TS.
This article is a sociological analysis of the phenomenon of drug trafficking and organized crime in Mali. It seeks to understand the mechanisms of drug trafficking and organized crime. It is based on the qualitative method as the documentary analysis tool... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Africa: Climate and Mortality Rates in Kenya, Mali, and Malawi - What We Found
[The Conversation Africa] African countries are hit by far fewer natural disasters compared to the rest of the world. But they suffer much more. For instance, in 2016 African countries were hit by 17% of natural disasters compared to other regions of the world, but ranked third in the number of people who died or were displaced (31.8 million). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Monday ’s Daily Brief: numbers of hungry people rising, millions of children need vaccines, Mali children need more protection
In today ’s Daily Brief: achieving zero hunger an “immense challenge”, with numbers of hungry rising; 20 million children are missing out on potentially life-saving vaccines, the killing of health workers in DR Congo shows the need for a stronger Ebola response; a UN expert calls for an end to violatio ns against children in Mali; and better training is needed to cut global youth unemployment. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sahara was home to some of largest sea creatures, study finds
Scientists reconstruct extinct species using fossils found in northern Mali from ancient seawaySome of the biggest catfish and sea snakes to ever exist lived in what is today the Sahara desert, according to anew paper that contains the first reconstructions of extinct aquatic species from the ancient Trans-Saharan Seaway.The sea was 50 metres deep and once covered 3,000sq km of what is now the world ’s biggest sand desert. The marine sediment it left behind is filled with fossils, which allowed thescientists who published the study to build up a picture of a region that teemed with life.Continue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ruth Maclean West Africa correspondent Tags: Palaeontology Oceans Mali Geology Africa Environment Science World news Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: ending rape in war, Khashoggi, forced displacement, North Korea and Mali
On Wednesday, these are the main stories: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict; the UN independent investigator for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi presents findings which show State responsibility; in 2018, world hit record number of war-displaced people; South Korea sends food aid to North; new attack in northern Mali. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strengthening fundamental research in Africa
(Goethe University Frankfurt) Researchers from Goethe University and the University of Basel are creating a postgraduate academy in Bamako (Mali). The project, entitled 'Pilot Africa Postgraduate Academy' (PAPA), has received € 973,000 from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. The aim is to strengthen fundamental research in the humanities and social sciences in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obstetric Fistula and Mental Health: From Tanzania to Mali
By Melissa Watt, Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health, Duke UniversityMay 22, 2019Data from a pilot study in Mali are helping the country provide more holistic fistula care to women and girls.Like most global health researchers, I want my work to have the broadest possible reach and greatest possible impact. That ’s why, when I had the serendipitous opportunity to partner withIntraHealth International to share the lessons I ’d learned through my obstetric fistula research in Tanzania, I jumped on it.Obstetric fistula results from prolonged obstructed labor or a perforation made during a caesar...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Obstetric Fistula Mental Health International Day to End Fistula Source Type: news

How Local Fistula Training Helped Prevent an Ebola Outbreak in Mali
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMay 23, 2019Investing in local expertise has far-reaching impacts on health. Here ’s a powerful example.When a little girl showed up at the hospital in Kayes, Mali, in 2014 with what seemed to be symptoms of Ebola, no one wanted to touch her. Everyone was scared of becoming infected.But a pharmacist named Jonas Kamat é knew he could help.Kamat é had gone through an infection-prevention training that was part ofIntraHealth International ’s comprehensive fistula care program for the local health team in Kayes. OurFistula Mali team had trained health ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Ebola Obstetric Fistula Community Engagement Education & Performance International Day to End Fistula Global Health Security Workplace Safety Pharmacists S Source Type: news

IntraHealth ’s Jeanne Tessougué of Mali Honored as Heroine of Health during World Health Assembly
May 22, 2019Women in Global Health honored IntraHealth International ’sJeanne Tessougu é as a Heroine of Health Sunday during the 72nd annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Tessougu é was one of seven women honored for their leadership in improving health care and advancing gender equality. The annual Heroines of Health awardshighlight women ’s major contributions to the global health care industry. Women currently hold 70% of jobs in the industry and contribute nearly $3 trillion to the health and social sectors,according to Women in Global Health, yet comprise a small percentage of global...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Mali Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity World Health Assembly Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

New Report: Mali Offers a Model Approach to Fistula Care in West Africa
May 20, 2019A new report byIntraHealth International describes the systems, practices, and partnerships that have led to Mali ’s remarkable success in addressing obstetric fistula among women and girls, even in the hardest-to-reach parts of the country.10 Years of Obstetric Fistula Care in Mali: A Case Study of Multisectoral, Holistic Treatment for Women and Girls comes on the heels of the Malian government ’sannouncement in March of major reforms in the country ’s health sector. By 2022, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta said, health services will be free for all pregnant women and children under 5, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Mali Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Obstetric Fistula Community Engagement Human Resources Management Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy International Day to End Fistula Gender Eq Source Type: news

SOHS (State of the Humanitarian System) 2018 Case Study: Mali
Source: Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP). Published: 4/26/2019. This 42-page case study is one in a series of five research pieces which fed into the analysis for The State of the Humanitarian System 2018, and describes conditions in Mali. The situation in Mali has been affected by increased insecurity due to the fracturing of non-state armed groups, the rise of new jihadist militant groups, and the emergence of a totally new conflict in the center of the country. The health sector is dependent on funding from NGOs, and returning to a cost recovery system will have ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Africa: As a Malian, the Slogan 'Zero Malaria Starts With Me' Has Special Meaning
[The Conversation Africa] For the millions worldwide living with the daily reality of malaria, bringing an end to this awful disease can feel like a distant dream. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali
Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya ’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council’s condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mali: Donkeys Deliver Vaccines in Mali As Diseases Spike With Violence
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Motorcycles, which health workers used to reach remote villages, have been banned to reduce militant activity, forcing them to use traditional means (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology
(The Art Institute of Chicago) On Feb. 16, the Art Institute of Chicago announced the results of significant new research on five terracotta sculptures -- so named Bankoni after a village in present-day Mali where they were found. The objects date from between the 12th and 15th centuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Ethiopia, Mali Report Zero Human Cases of Guinea Worm
[Carter Center] Atlanta -Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma
After fleeing her home in Macina, a small village in central Mali, where she was due to be forced into marriage against her will, 16-year-old Fatouma took shelter with her brother. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatimata Sy on Partnering to Expand Access to Contraceptives
By Ruchika Tulshyan, Contributor, The OptimistJanuary 17, 2019Fatimata Sy  talks to The Optimist about her work, the future of family planning, and her own audacious personal goal.When it launched in 2011, theOuagadougou Partnership set an audacious goal for 2020: Increase the number of women using modern contraceptives by at least 2.2 million in nine francophone West African countries.Historically, not many women in the region used contraceptives because of socio-cultural factors and infrastructure challenges. But members of the Partnership were determined to prove that with the right approach, family pla...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Treatment of patients with extremity traumas occurred during peacekeeping missions in Northern Mali - Kolima AKE, Kanfitine KN, Damessane L, Fare GP, Dol ès SH, Yaovi AM, Sarakawabalo A, Komi A, Anani A.
This study aims to determine the nature of extremity traumas and to descri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Escalating complexity in regional conflicts: connecting geopolitics to individual pathways to terrorism in Mali - Santo ED, Heide EJ.
In 2012, Northern Mali was the theater of a Tuareg rebellion that has rapidly transformed into a much more complex armed conflict. The current situation is affected by various factors, such as the influence of regional geopolitical dynamics, the increasing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ouagadougou Partnership Countries on Track to Meet 2020 Family Planning Goals
December 19, 2018At the 7th annual meeting of theOuagadougou Partnership last week, about 350 delegates from more than a dozen countries came together to celebrate the partnership ’s successes and progress toward its goals, including reaching 2.2 million more people in nine francophone West African countries with modern family planning methods by 2020.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of government officials, religious leaders, civil society members, and youth representatives from nine countries —Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—wo...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Top 12 Global Health Moments of 2018
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalDecember 14, 2018A month-by-month guide to the moments that captivated us most throughout the year.As 2018 comes to an end, we ’re looking back on the moments this year that filled us with joy, wonder, sorrow, and fear.These are some of the ones we won ’t forget:January: A mother and daughter assassinated in Pakistan for delivering polio vaccinesThis was the year we were supposed to eradicate polio, according to thePolio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013 –2018. But there were27 new cases of wild poliovirus this year and it remains endemic in Afgh...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Family Planning & Reproductive Health Infectious Diseases Ebola obstetric fistula technology Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Epidemiological scope of traditional gold panning with trauma in emergency service at Gabriel Tour é teaching hospital - Mangané M, Almeimoune A, Diop TM, Dembélé AS, Diallo B, Napo A, Sogoba Y, Bomou Y, Doumbia M, Koita S, Tambassi SI, Diango MD.
INTRODUCTION: Traditional gold washing traumatism during traditional gold panningfalls within the scope of occupational accidents, which are common pathologies in developing countries such as Mali. Our work aimed to study traumatism during tradition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Peacekeepers suffered combat-related injuries in Mali: a retrospective, descriptive study - Yongqiang Z, Dousheng H, Yanning L, Xin M, Kunping W.
PURPOSE: To describe the combat-related injuries cured by Chinese Level 2 medical treatment facility (CHN L2) in Mali from 1 March 2016 to 1 March 2018, including type of weapon, mortality, nature of injuries, degree and location of injuries and surgical p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Our Health Systems Aren ’t Ready for the Rising Demand for Mental Health Services
November 19, 2018Need is growing by the hour.The stomachache started soon after she gave birth to her last child, and it didn ’t stop for years. When she finally made her way to a hospital, the doctors performed a hysterectomy—but it didn’t go well. A day later, she realized she was leaking urine.“I told them something wasn’t right,” the woman tells us. “But they told me everything was fine and that I needed to go home.”The woman says all this in a monotone as we sit under a tree outside the hospital.The surgery had caused an obstetric fistula, which persisted over the next f...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Quality of online news reporting of suicidal behavior in Bangladesh against World Health Organization guidelines - Arafat SMY, Mali B, Akter H.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major, however under attended public health problem in Bangladesh. There is dearth of research regarding how newspapers communicate it to the mass population. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the quality of online newspapers reporti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

These 5 Levels of Advocacy Are Moving the Needle on Contraceptive Use
September 25, 2018In the struggle to end poverty, new ideas and powerful new voices are rising up, demanding change. And it's working.Imagine: It ’s 1981. Ronald Reagan is president of the United States. Scientists still believe AIDS isa rare lung infection. And over 42% of the world ’s population lives in extreme poverty.Forty-two percent. That number always stops us in our tracks. It ’s massive, and uncomfortably close to half.Even more mind-blowing is how that number has plummeted in just a few decades. Today it stands at 10%. And we ’re poised to reach 0% by 2030, if we achieve theSustainable De...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Effects of landscape pattern and vegetation type on the fire regime of a mesic savanna in Mali - Laris P, Jo A, Wechsler SP.
Savanna fires are a critical earth-system process that alter vegetation regionally and contribute to changes in atmospheric composition globally. The fire regime in savannas has shifted over time resulting in a large reduction in burned area. Savanna fires... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Senegal ’s New Roadmap for a Gender Transformative Human Resource Management Policy
September 07, 2018The country is taking steps to change the working lives of health workers —particularly women. Female health workers in Senegal not only juggle full-time jobs during the day and work a “second shift” when the get home at night, but they are often deployed to health posts far from home. This can exacerbate interpersonal and family conflict, including with their spouses. It can also create delays and bottlenecks in the services they provide to their clients.The Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (MSAS) recognized the need to be more responsive to these and other issues of g...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Paul Rankin obituary
Paul Rankin, my dad, who has died aged 72, was a research physicist and an adventurer. He worked for the electronics company Philips for 36 years, and filed more than 40 patents in that time. He was an innovator, with projects in the favelas in Brazil, the wastes of Mali, the temples of Thailand and the peaks of Peru.He visited more than 70 countries in his lifetime. After retirement he became involved in research into pangolins in Namibia, helping to track and understand these creatures, sometimes known as scaly anteaters.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tobias Rankin Tags: Science Wildlife Environment Africa World news Physics Electronics and electrical engineering Education Higher education Source Type: news