Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa
Discussions included the need to engage the younger generation in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Similarly, Marcos Costa, from Morhan in Brazil, spoke of the first Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Meeting of young people affected by leprosy, their family members, and supporters. The meeting, he said, sought to engage young people and their families in a dialogue centered on the challenges faced by those affected by the disease and to explore policy solutions to the problem. “In Brazil, 45 percent of new leprosy cases were not diagnosed in 2020 because of COVID-19. The pandemic has compounded challenge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger State Govt Begins Cervical Cancer Services in Line With WHO's Recommendation
[WHO-AFRO] In line with the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation for screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer, the Niger State Government has begun screening women for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer prevention services in nine Local Government Areas (LGA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

Nigeria: Non-Medical Health Workers Use Simplified Tools to Treat Malnutrition in Children Under Five in Rural Nigeria
[Malaria Consortium] Community health workers in rural Nigeria without formal medical education can successfully identify, treat and refer cases of malnutrition in children under five when using simplified tools and having received training, a study carried out by Malaria Consortium in Niger state found. The results were published in BMC Health Services Research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 5, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nuwonkta PHC - a Shadow of a Health Facility
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nuwonkota is an agrarian community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The community has a Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) which provides healthcare services to the people. The PHC has however been in a bad shape for several years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Do We Measure the Success of Integrated Health Services?
By Jen Snell A health worker helps a mother and her baby at a health facility in Ouagadougou in 2017. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.December 10, 2021Countries in West Africa have some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Women in this region face a1 in 34 lifetime risk of maternal death and34 of every 1,000 infants do not survive their first 28 days. An estimated24% of women have an unmet need for family planning and only 1 in 5 women are accessing modern contraception.Achievinguniversal health coverage—wherein all people have access to the health services they need...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Universal Health Coverage Day Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Moves and Omicron Concerns
[Premium Times] It has been a difficult two weeks for me as I travelled to Niger Republic for a conference on "Conversations on the Sahel" and on my return was diagnosed with Covid-19. It is difficult to know where and how the infection occurred. Everyone on the flights had their face masks on, except when refreshments were served and people remove them to eat and drink. Gone are the days when direct flights from Abuja to Niamey on Arik, existed. Now it's ASky with a difficult trajectory from Abuja-Lome-Ouagadougou-Niamey (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger First Lady Flags Off Second Phase of Covid-19 Vaccination, Others
[This Day] Minna -- The wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello, has flagged off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination and routine immunisation for children in Chanchaga and Bosso Local Government Areas of the state where she emphasised the need for Nigerians to be more mindful of the evolving nature of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 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

At least two killed, 18 wounded as French convoy faces new protests in Niger
At least two people were killed and 18 injured in western Niger on Saturday when protesters clashed with a French military convoy they blocked after it crossed the border from Burkina Faso,... #burkinafaso #protests #protesters #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: Niamey Hosts International Symposium to Mobilize Traditional Leaders around Demographic Transition in Niger
[UNFPA in WCA] The Government of Niger, through the Ministry of Public Health, Population and Social Affairs, in partnership with the Niger Traditional Leaders Association and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is organizing an international symposium on the theme, "Traditional leaders as agents of change." Presided by His Excellency Mohamed Bazoum, President of the Republic of Niger, the symposium will hold at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Center, in Niamey, Niger, from 22 to 23 November 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Diabetes - Negligence of the Disease Is Very Risky
[WHO-AFRO] Abuja -- Abubakar Yabagi from Niger State believes negligence made him develop type two diabetes and poor health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lupma PHC Has No Toilet, No Water and Has Only Two Workers
[Nigeria Health Watch] Lupma is a rural community in Paikoro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The access road to the community is motorable, however their only Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) is not only dilapidated but has only two health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Some Nigerian Plants Show Potential to Treat Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] Six countries in Africa accounted for about half of all malaria deaths worldwide in 2019: Nigeria (23%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (11%), Tanzania (5%), Burkina Faso (4%), Mozambique (4%) and Niger (4%). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Some Plants Show Potential to Treat Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] Six countries in Africa accounted for about half of all malaria deaths worldwide in 2019: Nigeria (23%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (11%), Tanzania (5%), Burkina Faso (4%), Mozambique (4%) and Niger (4%). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

School fire kills at least 25 children in Niger
At least 25 primary school children were killed when their thatched-roof classrooms caught fire in southern Niger on Monday, the council of ministers said in a statement. #classrooms #councilofministers #schoolfire #primaryschool (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Our Only Source of Water Is a Small River - Agwa Community Cries Out
[Nigeria Health Watch] Agwa is a rural community in Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. Most of the people in Agwa are farmers and fishermen. This community is facing numerous challenges such as poor access roads, however most pressing is the lack of safe and clean water supply, according to the community leader, Ibrahim Bello. He stated that the community members walk for 2km from their community down to a river that serves as the source of water supply to them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2021 Category: African Health 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

Vanessa Nakate Wants Climate Justice for Africa
In October 2019, the Rotary Club of Bugolobi asked me to talk on the environment and climate change. I looked forward to the opportunity. It would be the first time as an activist that I’d be addressing Ugandan professionals, many of whom were my parents’ age (I’m 24). The audience would be civic-minded middle-class men and women who could raise awareness about the climate crisis and put pressure on the government and the private sector. Or they could do exactly the opposite: resist any change they perceived as slowing down what they considered “development” or “progress,” and dism...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Nakate Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Cover Story Excerpt feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malagi Primary Healthcare Centre in Niger State Is a Mere Broken Structure
[Nigeria Health Watch] Malagi is a rural community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State with a population of about two thousand people. However, the only Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in the community has been in a deplorable condition for over ten years. According to Muhammad Abdullahi, the in charge of the PHC, the facility lacks all the basic needs to function. "There is no toilet, when there is need, health workers and patients make use of the bush" he said. He added that the PHC has only one bed with no mat (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cities in Francophone West Africa Add Over 350,000 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 five countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Niger. In partnership with...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Niger Senegal The Challenge Initiative Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth 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

Nigeria: Zinari Primary Healthcare Centre - Patients Suffer the Indignity of Inadequate Sanitation and Hygiene Facilities
[Nigeria Health Watch] Zinari is a small community under Shata ward in Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The community is about 20 kilometers from Bosso town, and community members must cross three small rivers and climb several hills to get to Bosso. Karima Musa is a traditional birth attendant and is taking her son for his routine immunization at the only health facility in the community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: The Science of Malaria Prevention in Niger Through Water Treatment
[MSF] In Haramia, as in 14 other villages in the commune of Band é in southern Niger, villagers are living through a rainy season much different to previous years. In these villages, our teams have launched water treatment activities to prevent the development of mosquito larvae who spread malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

French Forces Kill an ISIS Leader in Sahara, Macron Says
Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui’s group claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four U.S. soldiers in Niger. President Emmanuel... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger State Records 100 Cholera Deaths in Four Months - Health Commissioner
[Premium Times] Official attributes the outbreak of cholera in Niger State to open defecation and indiscriminate waste disposal by rural dwellers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records 1,667 New Cases of Cholera
[This Day] The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said 1,667 new cases of Cholera were reported across the country. It also said of the cases reported, there were 46 deaths from Borno (13), Sokoto (12), Katsina (8), Bauchi (6), Niger (3), Kaduna (2), Adamawa (1) and Kano (1). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Teacher Allegedly Infects 14 Pupils With HIV/Aids in Niger
[Vanguard] A Grade Two Teacher with the Central Primary School, Karabonde in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State, Usman Galadima, suspected to have defiled 14 pupils of the school and infected them with HIV/AIDS virus is now in the Police net. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gunmen in Nigeria release schoolchildren abducted three months ago
Scores of schoolchildren who were abducted at gunpoint at a school in Nigeria's north-central Niger State have been freed and handed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Activates Sanitation Desks As Cholera Cases Rise
[This Day] As cases of Cholera continue to rise in Zamfara, Bauchi, Kano, Gombe, Plateau, Niger, Zamfara states and Abuja, the federal government yesterday announced moves to stem the spread of the water-borne disease, including activating a sanitation desk in each of the 36 states and the Federa Capital Territory (FCT). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: Nigerian Doctors' Strike Disrupts Health System Amid Pandemic
[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- Doctors in Nigeria are on strike over unpaid salaries and poor benefits. But the strike by some 40% of the country's medical workforce comes amid a fresh wave of coronavirus infections, severely straining Nigeria's health care system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Halt the Spread of Cholera
[Daily Trust] As the country yet battles to contain the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, cholera is also spreading and taking its toll on Nigerians, which if not controlled immediately, can advance into an epidemic. A recent report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the disease as of June 27, 2021 had affected Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Niger, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Nasarawa states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Community Health Workers As the Backbone of Primary Healthcare Delivery - Rwanda's Approach
[Nigeria Health Watch] Health care should be equitable. This means it must be accessible to anyone, regardless of social class, or place of residence. For a pregnant woman dwelling either in the hills of Rwanda, or in the deserts of Niger Republic, comprehensive antenatal care and support is very important. The work of providing critical care to women and children in the last mile is enormous, requiring passion and tenacity. One group of health care workers who do this work consistently is community health workers (CHWs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boko Haram's factional feuds: internal extremism and external interventions - Zenn J.
This article examines the factions, leadership, and internal organization of Boko Haram, the terrorist group which has operated to devastating effect in parts of northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. It finds the group's leadership has been signific... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stop New Polio Infections Now
[Daily Trust] There are growing health concerns in the country over the recent outbreak of circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus Type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, announced on Monday, July 5, that the country is witnessing a cVDPV2 outbreak in Abia, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, FCT, Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara states. Of great concern is the fact (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers
eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the MekongConcealed by the turbid, swirling waters of the Amazon, the Mekong and the Congo, the biodiversity of the world ’s great rivers has largely remained a mystery to scientists. But now a multimillion-pound project aims to describe and identify the web of life in major freshwater ecosystems around the world with “gamechanging” DNA technology.The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and UK-based environmental DNA (eDNA) specialistsNatureMetrics have launched a partne...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Greenfield Tags: Biodiversity Rivers Environment IUCN red list of endangered species Wildlife Conservation Animals Endangered habitats World news Americas Biology Genetics Amazon rainforest Peru Trees and forests Democratic Republic of the Co 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

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

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

Burkina Faso says at least 100 civilians killed in attack
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 100 people in a northern Burkina Faso village, the government said Saturday, in what was the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 150 children are missing in latest Nigeria kidnapping raid
Students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger were indiscriminately shot and abducted Sunday by a group... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers prepare to send fungi for a ride around the moon
(Naval Research Laboratory) The fungus Aspergillus niger, along with its three mutant strains, are slated to rotate the moon on NASA's Orion Space Capsule in 2021 so researchers can improve their understanding of the fungi's natural and adapted defenses against radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Boko Haram Exploiting Covid-19 to Push Back Into Nigeria - Buhari
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari says Boko Haram terrorists have taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to push back into Nigeria, while still launching raids in Chad, Cameroon, and Niger Republic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Continues to Record Low Infection Figures
[Premium Times] The seven new cases reported on Sunday occurred in Niger and Rivers states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger's Edo 2020 Contingent Receives Covid-19 Vaccines
[This Day] Laleye Dipo in Minna (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news