Nigeria: NYSC Offers Free Medical Treatment to 1,000 in Niger
[Vanguard] The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical treatment to 1,000 residents of Maikusidi community and environs in Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Lassa Fever in Niger, Govt Declares
[Vanguard] Niger State Government, yesterday dismissed insinuation of outbreak of Lasa Fever in the state, insisting that there was no case of Lassa Fever recorded in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NDDC, NCDC Laud Ayade for Swift Response On Lassa Fever
[Vanguard] The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Nigeria centre for disease control (NCDC) have donated Lassa Fever protective kits to fight Lassa Fever in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: Coronavirus Concerns Spur Nigerian Authorities to Close Chinese Market in Abuja
[VOA] Abuja -Nigerian officials raided and shut down a popular Chinese supermarket in Abuja this week over concerns about the spreading coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ten Defining Family Planning Achievements of the Decade
By Brittany Goetsch, Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University A happy young mother with her infant in Zomba, Malawi. Photo © 2018 Nandi Bwanali/One Community, Courtesy of Photoshare.January 29, 2020The last 10 years has been a time of immense growth and innovation for the family planning community, as well as new challenges and opportunities. Here, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs-led Knowledge SUCCESS project reflects on 10 defining achievements, in no particular order of importance, that have shaped and continue to inform family planning programs and services over the past decade....
Source: IntraHealth International - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Renovated PHC Caters to Community Health Needs in Niger State
[Nigeria Health Watch] It is a dusty Tuesday morning in Maito village, typical of the early harmattan season. Men and women carrying farm equipment walk on either side of the small road that divides the village into two. The rainy season has ended, and the villagers are busy harvesting. Not so for Malam Aliyu Bala, who has to rush his four-year-old son Nura to the village health facility. Nura has been down with a fever for two days according to his dad, but the situation got worse this morning, he said. ''Get me the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Three African Countries Halt Polio Outbreaks
[WHO] Brazzaville -Kenya, Mozambique and Niger have curbed polio outbreaks that erupted in different episodes over the past 24 months, allowing them to regain their polio-free status, World Health Organization (WHO) announced today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Care Needed Outside Northeast Nigeria's Garrison Towns
[MSF] Guillaume Baret, head of MSF's programmes in Nigeria and Niger, reports on the situation in northeast Nigeria. Despite the presence of armed groups and the restrictions imposed by the Nigerian authorities, he believes solutions can be found to provide assistance in places the army does not control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: Niger At the Crossroads of Migration
[MSF] War. Civil unrest. Persecution. Extreme poverty. Seasonal trade. Human beings can be driven out of their homes for multiple reasons, but they usually have a common objective: to find a safe and dignified future. Thousands of people on their journey to find safety transit through the region of Agadez, in central Niger, along the way: directly from their places of origin, expelled from Algeria, returning from Libya or moving internally within Niger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 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

Biomineralization of lanthanum by Aspergillus niger
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – African Region
This report provides a situational update on current cVDPV2 outbreaks in newly affected countries in Africa. No wild poliovirus has been detected on the continent since September 2016. In West Africa and the Lake Chad sub-region, a cVDPV2 outbreak originating from Jigawa state, Nigeria, continues to spread. Following detection of this outbreak in Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and the Republic of Niger earlier this year and in 2018, the virus has now been detected in Chad, Togo and C ôte d’Ivoire. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Residents Call for Return of Monthly Sanitation As Army Cleans Up Minna Town
[Daily Trust] Minna -Residents of Minna, the Niger state capital, have called on the state government to consider the return of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Canadian Govt Demonstrates Commitment to Fight Polio in Nigeria
[This Day] To further demonstrate commitment of Canadian government to the fight against polio virus and strengthen routine immunisation (RI), the Director General West and Central African Bureau, Global Affairs Canada, Mr Tarik Khan, joined the Niger State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA) and WHO staff during the polio house-to-house vaccination exercise recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

“ Transformational Benefits ” of Ending Outdoor Defecation
A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Shai Venkatraman/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 2019 (IPS) Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have “transformational benefits” for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, says the UN’s partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council). Ahead of World Toilet Day, which is marked annually on 19 November, WSSCC’s acting Executive Director, Sue Co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Water & Sanitation 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

Niger: Saving 10K  - Empowering Nigerian Mothers With Local Options For Child Nutrition
[Nigeria Health Watch] Six months have passed, the journey is finally over! You have managed to exclusively breastfeed your baby as recommended by all the health experts and you're a hero! Now you can rest. Or so you think, until you suddenly realise that you now need to understand your baby's nutritional needs, now that they may not be exclusively breastfed. What complementary foods should a baby be weaned between the age of 6 months to two years? You may have no idea. This information should have been given during (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring the anti-tumor activity of Helleborus niger extracts
In this study, researchers from Germany investigated the safety of Helleborus niger aqueous fermented extract (HNE) and its therapeutic potential against various cancer cell lines. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The therapeutic applications of H. niger is manifold due to its phytochemical composition. However, the two active... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Nigeria: 13 States Benefit From Global Fund-Assisted Malaria Initiative
[This Day] Abuja -Thirteen states of the federation, including Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kwara, Niger, Taraba, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, Ogun, Osun and Delta states are currently benefiting from the health and peace initiative supported by the Global Fund (GF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas
A recap of Tuesday’s stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of ‘blue helmets’ in Haiti; violence continues ‘on both sides’ of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Niger: Fewer Children, Fewer Climate Risks? Niger Ponders a Controversial Option
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Niamey -In a nation with the world's highest birth rate and growing risks to food and water security from climate change, reducing births may be one way to adapt (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Implementing the Advocating for Change for Adolescents Toolkit
As an advocacy fellow at EVA, I have been able to use the toolkit to push for the implementation of laws and policies that uphold the rights to health of adolescents and young people. For instance, in Niger State, Nigeria, I participated in an advocacy visit to the State Primary Healthcare Development Board to discuss the specific inclusion of adolescents and young people as beneficiaries of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund. My knowledge of the toolkit helped me to actively participate in the conversation and present our concrete asks. This advocacy visit gave us the platform to make recommendations on adolescents &rsq...
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - October 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child Source Type: news

Development of a high protein titer Aspergillus niger expression host which is available for licensing
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Tracing monosaccharide degradation in the Aspergillus niger metabolic network.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB 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

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Republic of Ghana
In Nigeria and West Africa, a cVDPV2 outbreak originating from Jigawa state, Nigeria, continues to spread. In Ghana, cVDPV2 was isolated from an acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) case in Ando-Nyamanu, Chereponi district, Northern Region, bordering Togo. The case was a two-year old girl who had experienced onset of paralysis on 27 July 2019. Stool samples were taken on 27 and 28 July 2019, and sent to the National Polio Laboratory at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for further laboratory investigations. The sample tested positive for cVDPV2 on 17 August 2019. Sequencing of the sample from the AFP case reveal...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Wife of Niger Governor to Serve On WHO Group
[Premium Times] The wife of Niger State governor, Amina Bello, has been appointed by the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, to serve as a member of the Expert Group for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic's Effects on Child Mortality
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Child marriage and psychological well-being in Niger and Ethiopia - John NA, Edmeades J, Murithi L.
BACKGROUND: Despite an understanding of the circumstances of child marriage, including how it limits agency and erodes childhood support systems, not much is known about the relationship between child marriage and mental health of child brides, especially ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – African Region
The summaries below provide a situational update on circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreaks in the WHO African and Eastern Mediterranean regions. No wild poliovirus has been detected on the African continent since September 2016. In the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) sub-region, multiple cVDPV2 outbreaks continue to spread. All the countries that comprise the sub-region (Niger, Cameroon, and Nigeria) have reported outbreaks in either human or environmental samples. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Africa: Interview On Plight of People On the Move in Agadez, Niger
[MSF] Niger has been on Africa's migration route for centuries, and particularly the Agadez region. In recent years, travellers heading north have been joined by thousands of people moving south, either expelled from Algeria or returning from Libya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: SWEDD: Round Table for resource mobilization to increase public and private investment for the empowerment of women and girls for equitable economic growth
[UNFPA in WCA] Niamey, July 12, 2019 - --The financial resource mobilization round table of the Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel (SWEDD) project, under the theme, "Investing in Women's Empowerment and Human Capital as a Development Strategy for Growth," was held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Niamey, Niger. Organized on the sidelines of the African Union Summit by the Ministry of Population of Niger, in collaboration with the World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger Faces Five Key Family Planning Challenges
By Molly Rosett, Program Officer, IntraHealth International President Mahamadou Issoufou shakes hands with Mariama Abdou Gado, president of the Niger youth ambassador network. Photo by EtriLabs.July 10, 2019TheOuagadougou Partnership is nearing the end of its 2015-2020 acceleration phase. This alliance of nine West African countries set an ambitious goal to reach 2.2 million new women and girls with modern contraceptives during those five years. So far, they’ve reached over 1.8 million.Their success now hinges on maintaining themomentum they’ve built in the region, and in bolstering those countries whe...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Africa: Greater Public Awareness, Stronger Collaboration, Early Detection and Screening Are Critical to Fight Cancer in Africa
[WHO] The high-level advocacy event on cancer in Africa held in Niamey, Niger on the side-lines of the African Union summit ended with an appeal to African countries to integrate simple cancer interventions such as addressing risk factors as well as screening and early diagnosis at the primary health care level for more equity. The call was made by WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, while addressing delegates at the event. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem commends African Heads of State; invites them to ICPD Summit in Nairobi
[UNFPA in WCA] Niamey, Niger: July 6, 2019:   African Union Heads of State and Government meeting in Niamey, Niger have been commended for their visionary stewardship which has led to the realisation and achievement of successful reproductive health rights and services across the continent over the last 25 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to address AU Heads of State and Government
[UNFPA in WCA] Niamey, Niger: July 5, 2019:   The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, is expected in Niamey, Niger from 5th to 8th July 2019, for a series of engagements organized on the margins of the African Union (AU) Mid-Year Coordination Meeting, as well as an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of Sta te and Government to officially launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Personnel Shortage, 'Internal Brain Drain' Threaten Primary Healthcare in Niger
[Premium Times] Primary healthcare centres in Niger State are acutely in need of doctors and midwives thereby putting the few secondary and tertiary institutions in the state under severe pressure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: violence surges in Nigeria, anti-Semitism on the march, taxing pollution to tackle climate crisis, and more
Tuesday ’s main stories include: thousands fleeing into Niger as violence surges in Nigeria; UN rights office condemns rise in anti-Semitic incidents; UN chief says tax pollution, not people for climate’s sake; North Koreans trapped in vicious cycle of corruption and bribery; Ebola latest from DR Congo. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over 850,000 Nigerians in 12 States At Risk of Poisoning From Mercury Use
[WHO] Abuja -In Nigeria, not less than 850,690 people are at risk of mercury poisoning. In at least 12 Nigerian States, particularly Niger, Osun and Zamfara, artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is one of their key source of income generation; however, ASGM is also the main source of the largest release of mercury emissions around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: #PHC4UHC - Niger Governor Identifies Major Challenge of State's Health Sector
[Premium Times] Inadequate and unequal distribution of human resources for health is a major challenge in the Niger State's health sector, the governor of the state, Abubakar Bello, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Braving the Waves to Reach Underserved Populations With Immunization Services in the Niger Delta
[WHO] "We had not seen vaccination teams in our community for a very long time. Sometimes we have to stay for months without vaccinating our children, if we don't take our children to the mainland to get them vaccinated", says Mr. Atebakuro Oton George, a fisherman and father of five, residing at Itohono-ama settlement of Minibie ward of Bayelsa State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Americans Are Some of the Most Stressed-Out People in the World, a New Global Survey Says
Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. For the report, Gallup polled about 1,000 adults in countries around the world last year about the emotions they’d experienced the day before the survey. Negative emotions and experiences — stress, anger, worry, sadness and physical pain — were common around the world, tying 2017’s record-setting levels, the report found. In the U.S., 55% of respondents told Gallup they’d felt a lot of stress the day before, well above the global average of 35%. Gallup’s research fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Niger: From Neglect to Inspiration - Ayuba Gufwan's Story
[WHO] Ayuba Gufwan, 46, spent his childhood crawling on his hands and knees in a remote village in Nigeria's Plateau State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate Change Has Already Increased Global Inequality. It Will Only Get Worse
Scientists have long predicted that warmer temperatures caused by climate change will have the biggest impact on the world’s poorest, most vulnerable people. New research now indicates that’s already happened over the last several decades. A study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science found that in most poor countries, higher temperatures are more than 90% likely to have resulted in decreased economic output, compared to a world without global warming. Meanwhile, the effect has been less dramatic in wealthier nations—with some even potentially benefiting from higher temper...
Source: TIME: Science - April 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

Niger: Violence, Humanitarian Needs and Fear Mount in Diffa
[MSF] At least 30 civilians killed in four days. Dozens more wounded. Some 380 houses burned to the ground or destroyed. Kidnappings, assassinations and cross-fire. The latest violence in Nguigmi and other locations in Diffa, between 23 and 26 March, have left a trail of destruction and psychological trauma. The worsening conflict around Lake Chad is taking an increasingly heavy toll on local communities, internally displaced and refugees in southeastern Niger. Thousands of people have been uprooted again recent (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NAFDAC Raises Alert On Fake Meningitis Vaccines
[Daily Trust] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the Nigerians, especially health care providers, on the circulation of a fake meningitis vaccines circulating in Niger Republic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Contaminated Lands, Water - New Major Inquiry Into Oil Spills in Niger Delta
[Vanguard] A major new inquiry into oil companies operating in the Niger Delta has been launched by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. The probe will investigate "environmental and human damage" in Nigeria's vast oil fields. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news