Morocco: A Total of 1,121 Active Coronavirus Outbreaks Reported Up to Sept. 16 in Morocco (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- A total of 1,121 active coronavirus outbreaks have been registered until September 16 in Morocco, Health minister Khalid Ait Taleb said Thursday in a presentation before the Social Sectors Committee at the House of Representatives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Records Over 31 000 Covid-19 Deaths and Over a Million Recoveries
[allAfrica] As of September 6, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,291,832.Reported deaths in Africa have reached 31,079 and recoveries 1,029,456.South Africa has the most reported cases - 636,884, with deaths numbering 14,779. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,720 cases), Morocco (70,168), Nigeria (54,905), Ethiopia (57,466), and Algeria (46,071).The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Records Over 30 000 Covid-19 Deaths and Over a Million Reccoveries
[allAfrica] As of September 5, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,284,440.Reported deaths in Africa have reached 30,854 and recoveries 1,022,027.South Africa has the most reported cases - 635,078, with deaths numbering 14,678. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,582 cases), Morocco (68,605), Nigeria (54,743), Ethiopia (56,516), and Ghana (44,777).The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) us (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Modelling of flood propagation in a semi-arid environment case of the N'FIS basin - Moroccan Western high atlas - El Alaoui El Fels A, Alaa N, Bachnou A.
The modelling of flood propagation in semi-arid environments can be extremely useful for a better assessment and flood risk planning to reduce the catastrophic impacts of this phenomenon. The main purpose of this work is to make a comparative study between... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Acute toxicity of plants mixture used in traditional treatment of edema and colic renal in Morocco - Chebaibi M, Bousta D, Chbani L, Ez zoubi Y, Touiti N, Achour S.
The use of plants for the treatment of edema and colic renal in Morocco is widespread. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the toxic effect of aqueous extracts of plants mixture used in the traditional treatment of edema and renal colic in rats. F... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

Tourism Trauma and COVID-19
By External SourceAug 21 2020 (IPS-Partners) Pandemic-related lockdowns, flight cancellations, and border closures may be putting a crimp on summer vacation plans. However, the precipitous drop in tourism will have an outsized impact on countries that rely on foreign travelers—with potentially large-scale effects on their economies’ national accounts. Costa Rica, Greece, Morocco, Portugal, and Thailand could be among the hardest hit with losses in tourism proceeds exceeding 3 percent of GDP, according to the IMF’s recently released 2020 External Sector Report. The chart calculates direct tourism impacts ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Morocco: Morocco Readies for Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Following Deals With Chinese Group - Minister
[MAP] Rabat -- The signing of two cooperation agreements between Morocco and China National Biotec Group (CNBG) will enable Morocco to take part in the clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, Minister of Health, Khalid A ït Taleb, said Thursday in Rabat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health 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

Morocco: Covid-19 - Reference Health Centers to Be Made Available in Neighborhoods to Receive Suspicious Cases (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- Reference health centers will be made available in different neighborhoods to receive suspected cases of Covid-19, Health minister Khalid Ait Taleb said Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Football Resumes Amid Covid-19 Threat
[Nation] All eyes in Africa are on Morocco after football action resumed in the North African country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with outstanding top-flight matches being staged last weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Operation SALAMA reaches millions of Moroccans with pandemic information, supplies, support
RABAT, Morocco – When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Morocco in March, alarm spread through the country. “At the start of the pandemic, we were very worried about our health,” Halima*, a migrant woman from Madagascar, told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa
This article originally appeared in Africa Renewal—a UN publication focusing on African news and analysis. www.un.org/africarenewal.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: “Social cohesion is bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angela Lusigi and Achievement Dhlakama Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Morocco: Hospitals to Be Supplied With Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines This Autumn (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- Moroccan hospitals will be supplied with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines during the coming autumn, Health minister Khalid Ait Taleb announced on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Wearing a Mask Is Compulsory for Everyone Outside Home (Interior Ministry)
[MAP] Rabat -- The wearing of masks is mandatory for anyone getting outside the home, the Interior ministry said Saturday in a statement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spain Is Facing a Second Wave of Coronavirus Outbreaks. Here ’s What to Know
Authorities in Spain prohibited anyone from entering or leaving the town of Totana in the southeastern part of the country yesterday, after 55 people who went to a local bar tested positive for COVID-19. The town, home to 32,000 people, is one of many in Spain to go back into lockdown, as the country struggles to contact trace and get a handle on new outbreaks popping up across the nation. Spain was home to one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, experiencing 270,166 cases and 28,429 deaths since January. The country also had the world’s highest reported rate of COVID-19 infection for doctors and nurses. But ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Western Sahara: Conasadh Expresses Its Concern Over Saharawi Political Prisoner's Situation in Moroccan Prisons
[SPS] Bir Lehlu -- The Saharawi National Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH) expressed deep concern over the mistreatment of the Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan jails by the Moroccan occupation authorities, preventing them te medical assistance and necessary treatments during this period in which the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is spreading. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: The Country Timidly Re-Opens Borders After COVID-19 Lockdown
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: The Forgotten Victims Of The Pandemic
[New Dawn] With most countries closing borders and issuing some form of stay-at-home orders, safety and services dedicated to asylum seekers and refugees has dramatically decreased. The result is a large number of migrants in Morocco and around the world facing dangerous health situations and increased economic insecurity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New York Woman Sentenced for Selling Abortion-Inducing Pills Illegally Smuggled Into US
FDA OCI, Ursula Wing, New York City NY, probation, fine, pills, prescription drugs, conspiracy, fraud, blog, Macrobiotic Stoner, My Secret Bodega, mifepristone, FDA REMS, smuggling Fatima's Bead Basket, Morocco International, misbranded drug, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 13, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdown
Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How One Surgical Mission Trip Changed How People Think About Women Healthcare Workers
On International Women ’s Day, held on March 8, a team of 95 volunteers traveled to Oujda, Morocco on an important five-day mission for Operation Smile (OS), a nonprofit organization that provides surgical care to patients with cleft lip and palate. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacquelyn Corley, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Economic evaluation of the direct cost resulting from childhood poisoning in Morocco: micro-costing analysis - Benabdellah FZ, Soulaymani A, Mokhtari A, Soulaymani-Bencheikh R, Khadmaoui A, Hami H.
The objective of this study was to explore the economic costs of unintentional and intentio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Moroccans swim, sing, reconnect as lockdown lifts
Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of the life before (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

You ’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic
By Sonja Davidovic, Delphine Prady and Herve TourpeJun 22 2020 (IPS) The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies alike. Economic lockdowns, physical distancing measures, patchy social protection systems and, especially for low-income countries, the high level of informality, complicate the task. Many governments are leveraging mobile technology to help their citizens. Togo, a small West African nation of 8 million, was able to quickly distribute emergency financial support to half a million...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonja Davidovic - Delphine Prady - Herve Tourpe Tags: Africa Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Here ’s What We’re Doing to Make IntraHealth the Antiracist Organization We Strive to Be
By Polly Dunford, President and Chief Executive OfficerJune 18, 2020Themurders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans—on top of generations of systemic oppression and trauma in the US—are unacceptable. They should not and cannot be normal. My colleagues at IntraHealth International and I are outraged and anguished. Most of all, we are determined to act.So we’re taking a good, hard look at ourselves. We’re an organization that’s committed to equality, equity, justice, and respect. We staunchly oppose racism. But we’re seeing that we have a long way to ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp 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

The Curious Case of Covid-19 in Africa
Eunice G. Kamwendo is an Economist and Strategic Advisor with UNDP Africa in New York. Chaltu Daniel Kalbessa is a UNDP Fellow and Strategic Analyst with UNDP Africa in New York.By Eunice G. Kamwendo and Chaltu Daniel KalbessaNEW YORK, Jun 3 2020 (IPS) With very weak health systems and overall capacity constraints to effectively respond to the deadly coronavirus disease, Africa’s fate against the invisible enemy, was going to be nothing short of catastrophic according to early predictions. Although Africa is yet to reach its peak, many countries are not seeing the exponential growth in case numbers, or in mortality r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eunice G. Kamwendo and Chaltu Daniel Kalbessa Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: Moroccan-Designed COVID-19 Test Kit Internationally Approved
[allAfrica] Cape Town -With a decade of experience in the development of diagnostic kits, the   Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation, and Research Foundation (MAScIR), a research and development institution based in Rabat, had its novel coronavirus diagnostic kit validated by the country's Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Gendarmerie and the Pasteur Institute in Paris "for effe ctiveness and reliability". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Confined Moroccans find new ways to celebrate Eid
Instead of mass prayers and family gatherings, millions of Moroccan Muslims celebrated Eid Al-Fitr indoors because of their country’s newly extended coronavirus lockdown (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Moroccans trapped in Spain for 2 months head home at last
It’s a reverse migrant crisis: Moroccan workers trapped in Spain have been begging their own government to let them come back home (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Op-Ed: A nurse died after treating a COVID-19 patient. Here's how you can help save medical workers like us
No doctor should take the chance treating COVID-19 patients without proper PPE. The Hippocratic oath doesn't include a suicide clause. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Morocco Source Type: news

South Africa: 78 South Africans Finally Being Repatriated From Northern African Countries
[News24Wire] A holiday filled with souks and lantern-lit dinners in Morocco and a contract in Ivory Coast to bolster the family's finances with visits to rainforests on days off all came to a screeching halt as the world closed down due to the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

North Africa: Will COVID-19 Change Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia?
[Morocco On the Move] Since the spread of the pandemic to North Africa more than two months ago, there has been speculation among observers that the effects on society, economy, and political life of the countries may be changed in ways both immediate in terms of people's habits and more long term as governments take measures to contain the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco clears disposable face masks for export
Morocco has cleared disposable face masks for export after reaching a daily production capacity of 10 million daily by 24 factories during the new coronavirus outbreak, industry minister Hafid Elalamy said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Management of a massive influx of burns from a juvenile detention centre in Morocco - Mderreg B, Nasr M, Nhammoucha S, Hafidi J, El Mazouz S, Gharib N, Abbassi A.
Massive influx of burns (thermal, chemical or electrical) is a potential crisis situation in the world in peacetime. In fact, burn is one of the most frequently encountered injuries following natural or human disasters. The management of a massive influx o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Jurassic Park in Eastern Morocco: Paleontology of the Kem Kem Group
(Pensoft Publishers) The Kem Kem beds in Morocco are famous for the spectacular fossils found there, including at least four large-bodied non-avian theropods, several large-bodied pterosaurs and crocodilians. In their study, published in the open-access journal Zookeys, an international group of scientists, led by Dr. Nizar Ibrahim and Prof. Paul Sereno, evaluate the geological and paleontological significance of the study area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Moroccan prison becomes coronavirus hotspot
Sixty-eight people, mostly staff, have come down with the coronavirus at a prison in the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, prison authorities said on Tuesday, without reporting any deaths. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Virus haunts the destitute living on the margins
In the Moroccan city of Sale, over 900 people live in crowded rooms without running water or an income to support them (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Can Morocco Effectively Handle the COVID-19 Crisis?
[Chatham House] The Moroccan government is capitalizing on a burst of unity, social solidarity and public support in the face of a crisis. However, if it fails to effectively mitigate the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this spirit of solidarity and cooperation will not last long. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco to release 5,654 prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned 5,654 prisoners and ordered measures to protect inmates from the coronavirus outbreak, the justice ministry said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - Rezaeian M, Khan MM.
The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) consists of 22 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Scientists discover three new species of pterosaurs in the Sahara
Reptiles inhabited prehistoric Morocco 100m years agoScientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100m years ago.Prof David Martill, a palaeontologist at the University of Portsmouth, made the discovery with a team of researchers from Morocco and the US.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Science Morocco UK news Africa Middle East and North Africa World news Source Type: news

A Positive Policy Turn for People Most Vulnerable To Drought Worldwide
By UNCCD Press ReleaseMar 26 2020 (IPS-Partners) The international community is developing policy measures and actions to help the people most vulnerable to drought to take early action to avoid loss of life, and the heavy and growing losses of livelihoods and damage to property and ecosystems following droughts. The Intergovernmental Working Group on Drought (IWG) that is leading this initiative is convening for the first time on 26 March through virtual meetings involving four task teams. The outcomes of the initiative could become effective as early as 2022. The importance of early warning followed by early action for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNCCD Press Release Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Health Source Type: news

A Gender Lens on COVID-19
This article was originally published on March 25, 2020 by the Center for Global Development. The original post can be found here.  (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Gender Equality Nursing & Midwifery 2020 Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Morocco: Morocco to Close Eateries, Cinemas, Theaters, Other Entertainment Venues
[VOA] Morocco will close eateries, cinemas, theaters, sports, public clubs, baths, and other entertainment venues starting from today over coronavirus fears, the Interior Ministry said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Moroccan Doctors Operate Over 500 Patients
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 511 Angolan patients have recently benefited from several free surgeries for five days performed by Moroccan doctors, at the Luanda General Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: 2020 SATUC World Cup Delayed Due to COVID 19
[Observer] The Foundation and the Moroccan government have decided that the 2020 SATUC tournament be delayed for a short period of time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news