‘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

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

Niger: Suspected jihadist attack kills 'at least 137'
Gunmen, believed to be jihadists, have raided villages near Niger's border with Mali shooting "at everything that moved," local... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury as vulnerability factor for the development of psychological disorders in a prospective single-event trauma traffic accident sample - Braun D, Sch öniger C, Pyrc J, Petrowski K.
Primary Objective: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) present a relevant problem among individuals involved in traffic accidents. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of TBI on the development of psychological symptoms after a traffic accident.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - I Lost 10kg in 3 Weeks, Says Ex-Gov Victor Attah
[Vanguard] Co-chairman, Board of Trustees BoT of the Pan Niger Delta Forum PANDEF, and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has called for greater enforcement of COVID-19 regulations to deter people from flouting the protocols, saying violators should be punished for attempted murder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experience of domestic violence among pregnant women in rural and urban areas of Niger Delta region of Nigeria: risk factors, help-seeking resources and coping strategies - Tella AO, Tobin-West CI, Babatunde S.
BACKGROUND: Risk factors and coping strategies employed for domestic violence across rural and urban locales remains a topical public health concern. Geographic locations experiencing other forms of violence may contribute additional risk factors to domest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

42 people including students abducted last week in Nigeria released
At least 42 people, including students, who were kidnapped last week in an armed raid at a state-run school in Kagara in Niger state,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niger votes in presidential runoff to usher in first democratic transition
Niger votes on Sunday in the second round of a presidential election that is expected to usher in the first democratic transition of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawyers Are Working to Put ‘Ecocide’ on Par with War Crimes. Could an International Law Hold Major Polluters to Account?
When a Nigerian judge ruled in 2005 that Shell’s practice of gas flaring in the Niger Delta was a violation of citizens’ constitutional rights to life and dignity, Nnummo Bassey, a local environmental activist, was thrilled. Bassey’s organization, Friends of the Earth, had helped communities in the Niger Delta sue Shell for gas flaring, a highly polluting practice that caused mass disruption to communities in the region, polluting water and crops. Researchers had found that those disruptions were associated with increased rates of cancer, blood disorders, skin diseases, acid rain, and birth defects&mdash...
Source: TIME: Science - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Lawyers Are Working to Put ‘Ecocide’ on a Par with War Crimes. Could an International Law Hold Major Polluters to Account?
When a Nigerian judge ruled in 2005 that Shell’s practice of gas flaring in the Niger Delta was a violation of citizens’ constitutional rights to life and dignity, Nnummo Bassey, a local environmental activist, was thrilled. Bassey’s organization, Friends of the Earth, had helped communities in the Niger Delta sue Shell for gas flaring, a highly polluting practice that caused mass disruption to communities in the region, polluting water and crops. Researchers had found that those disruptions were associated with increased rates of cancer, blood disorders, skin diseases, acid rain, and birth defects&mdash...
Source: TIME: Science - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Nigerian farmers and fishermen win U.K. court approval to sue Shell over oil spills in Niger Delta
In the latest case to test whether multinationals can be held to account for the acts of overseas subsidiaries, senior judges say... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG Distributes Palliatives to Ex-Bakassi Militants
[Daily Trust] Members of the defunct Bakassi Strike Force who laid down arms in 2018 have received succour from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Spearheading Cancer Awareness Drive in Nigeria
[WHO] Minna -- Early cancer detection improves the chances of successful treatment, which presupposes the availability of equipped facilities and health workforce. Yet without the right information on prevention and care, many patients are diagnosed late, reducing their chances of survival. In her home state of Niger in North-Central Nigeria, Dr Amina Abubakar Bello, also the state's first lady, is spearheading a campaign to improve awareness and treatment of breast and cervical cancers - the most common cancers in women (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Psychosocial correlates of risky sexual behaviour amongst students in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa - Ebuenyi ID, Chikezie UE, Nwoke EA.
INTRODUCTION: globally young people constitute one quarter of the population. They are the most vibrant and productive sector, but they are also prone to more risky sexual behaviour (RSB) with attendant negative consequences. In the Niger Delta Region of N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: Elections in Africa Go On Amid Covid-19
[IPS] United Nations -- Central African Republic and in Niger held their presidential and parliamentary elections on 27 December 2020 to round up a challenging year where despite fears of disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries in Africa managed to stick to their scheduled elections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

“Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All”
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jan 23 2021 (IPS) Looking back upon 2020, we all bear the scars of a devastating year; none so much as girls and boys around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children and youth globally and continues to do so. It has also deepened socio-economic inequities and heightened insecurities around the world, further impacting the lives of girls and boys everywhere. Ongoing, protracted conflicts, forced displacement and the worsening climate crisis were no less forgiving. Yasmine Sherif2020 was, in short, a brutal year for the world’s children and youth &nd...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migrati Source Type: news

Suspected militants stormed two villages in western Niger late Saturday, killing at least 56 civilians and wounding 20 others. The...
Niger's government says gunmen have killed more than 70 people in a suspected terror attack near the border with Mali. The onslaught... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 70 killed in suspected Islamist attacks in Niger
Villages near western border zone with Mali hit by simultaneous strikes (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope Thrives on Action
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) As Mohammed, a Palestine refugee with impaired vision who attends a specialized UNRWA programme for children with disabilities, told us during our mission to Lebanon a week ago: “I was worried. I was worried that I could not continue my education because the programme was going to be cut. Now I have hope that I can continue to study and make my dream come true.” As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Education Cannot Wait’s mission this past year, two things stand out: hope and action. Amidst multipl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Central African Republic: Continuity of HIV, TB and Malaria Services in Challenging Operational Environments
[GFO] The RAME, R éseau d'Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels (Access to Essential Medicines Network), commissioned a study in 2019 on community organizations' good practices, opportunities, and limitations in ensuring continuity of care in challenging operational environments (COEs). Five countries, classified as CO Es by the Global Fund, were selected to participate in the study: Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Mali, and Niger. RAME is the Francophone Africa platform of the Global Fund' (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Nigeria - Four Land Frontiers Reopened
[Cameroon Tribune] The borders include, that with Benin, Cameroon and Niger, while the rest will be opened from December 31, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring contemporary sea piracy in Nigeria, the Niger Delta and the Gulf of Guinea - Nwalozie CJ.
Piracy is a global crime which impedes the free movement of ships containing people and goods, with its attendant economic ramifications. The perpetrators are usually heavily armed, with sophisticated weapons to enable them to hijack a vessel or vessels an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Africa: Ifad Joins With Partners to Build Resilience and Boost Development in the Sahel
[IFAD] Rome -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is joining with the other Rome-based UN agencies (RBAs) - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) - as well as the G5 Sahel and the Green Climate Fund to revitalize economic activities and food systems in the Group of Five Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) and in the Republic of Senegal. These efforts will strengthen the resilience of rural communities impac (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger Governor, Bello Tests Positive to Covid-19
[This Day] The Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has tested positive to COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: To Better Address the Covid-19 Crisis, Niger Should Focus On Health Measures and On Protecting Jobs and Livelihoods
[World Bank] Niamey -- ccording to the World Bank's latest Economic and Poverty Update for Niger published today, the COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the economy and could trigger a recession if the many downside risks to economic activity materialize. The economic slowdown has already reversed the decline in the poverty rate seen for several years in Niger, pushing close to 270,000 Nigeriens into poverty this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: Innovating for Health in Niger
[WHO] Niamey -- Ibrahima Guimba Saidou, Nigerian Minister and Special Advisor to the president, and CEO of the National Agency of Information Society, is spearheading the country's digital transformation. He speaks about the efforts being made to drive innovation in health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Covid-19, Conflict Drove 12 Million Children From School
[Norwegian Refugee Council] A staggering 12 million children missed up to four months of school across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger due to Covid-19 restrictions. Meanwhile, 776,000 children were prevented from attending school the entire  year due to insecurity, new figures by the Norwegian Refugee Council have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Donors pledge $1.7 billion for Burkina Faso, Mail and Niger
The United Nations says more than 20 donors have pledged nearly $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region for this year and over $700 million for 2021 and beyond (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

West Africa: The United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for the Sahel Crisis Response
[State Department] Today, the United States announced nearly $152 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Mali. This funding includes nearly $67 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $85 million from U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TCI ’s Francophone West Africa Hub Holds Webinar on Improving Access to Family Planning Among Urban Poor
This article originally appeared ontciurbanhealth.org on October 2, 2020. You can find it here. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution
By Million Belay and Timothy A. WiseSTOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture? Million Belay It is time to choose. Africa is projected to overtake South Asia by 2030 as the region with the greatest number of hungry people. An alarming 250 million people in Africa now suffer from &ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Million Belay and Timothy A. Wise Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Central Sahel – Shaping peace together with women and young people Statement for International Peace Day
By Mabingue Ngom and Shoko ArakakiNEW YORK, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) The countries of Central Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating. As the international community responds to the crisis, we must meet immediate needs, and invest in long-term development. We must also work on shaping peace togeth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mabingue Ngom and Shoko Arakaki Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Shift in West African wildmeat trade suggests erosion of cultural taboos
(University of Kent) New research by the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) has demonstrated a clear fluctuation in the trade of wildmeat in and around the High Niger National Park in Guinea, West Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mitigating youth violence through participatory action learning and action research paradigm in the Niger Delta: a case study - Oduaran A, Oduaran C.
Relying mainly on the ethnographic multimodal case-study strategy, this study interrogated reality-based data that explain complex struggles and contradictions to social cohesion among a cohort of youth in a rural community in the Niger Delta Region of Nig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Integrated Services Model Improves Access to Family Planning for Women in West Africa
August 28, 2020More women in West Africa now have greater access to a wide range of services during their visits to health facilities, thanks to a newintegrated service delivery model created by IntraHealth International. Our new INSPiRE integration model helps women get the most out of each visit, including services for maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH); nutrition; and family planning.As part of our work on the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation-fundedINSPiRE project, IntraHealth and Burkina Faso-based partner IRSS assessed how family planning was being integrated into MNCH and nutrition programs ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Niger INSPiRE Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Nutrition Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks in Niger linked to rainfall and temperature, study finds
(Penn State) Rainfall and temperature drive agricultural activity, which, in turn, influences patterns of measles outbreaks in the West African nation of Niger, according to an international team of researchers. The findings may be useful for improving vaccine coverage for seasonally mobile populations within Niger and other countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Injuries of Boko Haram insurgency in South-East Niger Republic - Sani R, Adamou H, Daddy H, Amodou MI, Adoulaye MB, James LD, Garba I, Id é K, Hama Y, Sanoussi S.
BACKGROUND: Currently, wounds of wars, terrorism and criminality are increasing and constitute major public health problem worldwide. Aim: To present the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic characteristics of the wounds observed during the Boko H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The collagen receptor glycoprotein VI promotes platelet-mediated aggregation of {beta}-amyloid
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and β-amyloid (Aβ) deposition in the brain parenchyma are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We previously reported that platelets contribute to Aβ aggregation in cerebral vessels by secreting the factor clusterin upon binding of Aβ40 to the fibrinogen receptor integrin αIIbβ3. Here, we investigated the contribution of the collagen receptor GPVI (glycoprotein VI) in platelet-induced amyloid aggregation. Using platelets isolated from GPVI–wild type and GPVI-deficient human donors and mice, we found that Aβ40 bound to GPVI, which induced th...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Donner, L., Toska, L. M., Krüger, I., Gröniger, S., Barroso, R., Burleigh, A., Mezzano, D., Pfeiler, S., Kelm, M., Gerdes, N., Watson, S. P., Sun, Y., Elvers, M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

The World Needs You. Now.
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 20 2020 (IPS) “We may all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now,” Martin Luther King Jr once said. His timeless wisdom rings truer than ever today for the many challenges the world is facing. COVID-19, continued armed conflicts and forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters, deep divides and widespread discrimination mark the human family in the 21st century. Yasmine SherifWhile COVID-19 is indeed a health crisis, the state of the world is in a bigger, multi-dimensional crisis. The one safe solution is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Alarming long-term effects of insecticides weaken ant colonies
This study highlights the need to overthink current deployment and management of chemical pest control for more sustainable agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rewiring metabolic pathways for organic acid production in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB 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

Niger: Hadjara - "Be the change you want to see"
[Plan International] An active youth campaigner in Niger's Dosso region, 21-year-old Hadjara is known for her charisma, passion and and determination to promote and defend children's rights. But now she has turned her attention to fighting a new aggressor and is at the forefront of the battle to rid Niger of the scourge of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news