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Nigeria: How WASH Improves Family Ties in Rural Niger Delta Communities
[This Day] The European Union, United Nations Children's Fund and the Nigerian Government have tapped into the abilities of the world's most important and yet cheapest ?liquid- water, and have invested handsomely into it through WASH with the aim to improve socio-economic stability, improvement of individuals and communities and most importantly, family ties. Kuni Tyessi writes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Man, Chevron Agree To Dismiss Putative Oil Rig Injury Class Action With Prejudice
SAN FRANCISCO - A Nigerian man who claims that he was injured when an oil rig owned and operated by Chevron Corp. exploded in the Niger Delta on Aug. 2 stipulated to voluntarily dismiss with prejudice his claims against the company that were pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Natto Iyela Gbarabe v. Chevron Corporation, No. 14-173, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hepatitis E Outbreak Declared in Borno as Rainy Season Increases Risk of Disease
Field newsNigeria: Hepatitis E Outbreak Declared in Borno as Rainy Season Increases Risk of DiseaseAugust 11, 2017A hepatitis E outbreak originating in Niger has spread to northeastern Nigeria, affecting hundreds of people in Ngala camp for internally displaced people. The highly contagious disease has spread quickly through the camp due to poor living conditions and flooding. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time
Discussions are underway with the governments of Cameroon and Niger to make radio courses certified, allowing children to receive a certification and pass the school year.Rose called the approach to the complex crisis “unique,” as it moves from a focus on individual countries to a multi-country response.He also highlighted the potential for the radio education program to be replicated in other regions of the world.In 35 crisis-affected countries, humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises have disrupted the education of 75 million children between the ages of 3 and 18.“In the same way that radio playe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

Acute hepatitis E – Nigeria
On 18 June 2017, the Nigerian Ministry of Health notified World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of hepatitis E located in the north-east region of the country. The first case was detected on 3 May 2017 in Damasak, a locality at the border with the Republic of the Niger. Samples were collected from the case and sent to laboratory for confirmation. Cases were later reported in Ngala, one of the local government areas in Borno State that borders Cameroon. As of 2 July 2017, 146 confirmed and suspected cases were reported including 21 confirmed cases. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ending Child Marriage Could Add Trillions to World Economy
In Nepal, many children who suffer from malnutrition belong to young mothers. In fact, teen marriages and pregnancies are common and over 23 percent of women give birth before they are 18 years old. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 2017 (IPS)The benefits of ending child marriage are many—boosting a young girl’s morale and increasing her chances of education and work, and by that virtue, curbing high population rates in developing economies and boosting growth. Still, more than 15 million children, under 18 years of age, are married each year.A new study published by the World Ban...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health child marriage Source Type: news

Niger: Hepatitis E Outbreak in Diffa Takes a Toll on Those Most Vulnerable
Field newsNiger: Hepatitis E Outbreak in Diffa Takes a Toll on Those Most VulnerableJune 21, 2017Two months after the declaration ofa hepatitis E outbreak in Niger ’s Diffa region, the humanitarian response is still lacking due to insufficient resources and coordination between actors. The outbreak is taking a heavy toll on some of the area’s most vulnerable people, especially pregnant women and refugees and internally displaced people who fled conflict be tween Boko Haram and armies in the region. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger to Renovate Suleja General Hospital
[This Day] Minna -After several years of abandonment, the Niger State Government is set to renovate the Suleja General Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MSF Responds to Meningitis C Outbreaks in Nigeria and Niger
Field newsMSF Responds to Meningitis C Outbreaks in Nigeria and NigerJune 01, 2017For yet another year, Nigeria and Niger are facing severe outbreaks of meningitis C. Both countries are part of Africa's "meningitis belt," a region stretching across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia that is particularly affected by the disease during the annual dry season. From December 13, 2016, to May 14, 2017, 13,943 suspected cases and 1,112 deaths from meningitis were reported in 24 states in Nigeria, according to the WOrld Health Organization. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Struggling to Survive in Diffa, Niger
SlideshowStruggling to Survive in Diffa, NigerMay 10, 2017Fighting between Boko Haram and militaries from the areas around southeasternNiger has led to more than 240,000 displaced people and refugees taking shelter in Niger's Diffa region. A third of the displaced people in Diffa have been forced to abandon their homes two or more times due to violence in the last few years. Around the towns of Garin Wazan and Kintchandi, many of the tens of thousands of people who fled Bosso, a town near the Nigeria border last June, have sought safety. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

"We Have Experienced Calamities": Stories from Diffa, Niger
Voice from the Field"We Have Experienced Calamities": Stories from Diffa, NigerMay 10, 2017For more than three years, ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the armies in the Lake Chad region has taken a heavy toll on civilian populations. Many have fled their homes and left everything behind to find refuge in other villages and eventually across borders. Authorities report that there are now more than 240,000 displaced people in southeastern Niger ’s Diffa region, bordered by Chad and Nigeria. The majority of them were driven from home by violence.Garba, 40: "I Really Hope Peace Returns" (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Niger: Growing Needs for Those Displaced by Boko Haram Conflict
Field newsNiger: Growing Needs for Those Displaced by Boko Haram ConflictMay 10, 2017For more than three years, ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the armies in the Lake Chad region has taken a heavy toll on civilian populations. Many have fled their homes and left everything behind to find refuge in other villages and eventually across borders. Authorities report that there are now more than 240,000 displaced people in southeastern Niger ’s Diffa region, bordered by Chad and Nigeria. The majority of them were driven from home by violence. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Hepatitis E – Niger
On 12 April 2017, the Niger Ministry of Health notified WHO of a hepatitis E virus (HEV) outbreak in the Diffa region, located in the eastern part of the country. On 19 April 2017, the outbreak was officially declared by the Minister of Health. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Time Stands Still in Niger for Those Displaced by Boko Haram Conflict
Voice from the FieldTime Stands Still in Niger for Those Displaced by Boko Haram ConflictApril 28, 2017By Mari Carmen Vi ñoles, MSF Program Manager for the Sahel (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Diffa, Niger: Hepatitis E Outbreak Highlights Need for Better Water and Sanitation Conditions Among Displaced People
Press releaseDiffa, Niger: Hepatitis E Outbreak Highlights Need for Better Water and Sanitation Conditions Among Displaced PeopleApril 26, 2017From December 2016 to April 23, 2017, 25 pregnant women died due to acute liver failure caused by hepatitis E in the main maternal and pediatrics health center in Diffa, Niger (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

The Unbearable Cost of Drought in Africa
People living in the Melia IDP camp, Lake Chad, receiving WFP food. Most of the displaced come from the Lake Chad islands, that have been abandoned because of insecurity. Photo: WFP/Marco FrattiniBy Baher KamalROME, Apr 12 2017 (IPS)Nearly 50 per cent of all emergency multilateral food assistance to Africa is due to natural disasters, with advancing droughts significantly threatening both livelihoods and economic growth, warns the African Union through its ground-breaking extreme weather insurance mechanism designed to help the continent’s countries resist and recover from the ravages of drought. The mechanism, known...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year
Positive outcome of trials in Niger fuels hope that vaccine can protect children in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond from infection that causes often fatal diarrhoeaA vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the world from dying of diarrhoea each year.M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has hailed successful trials of the BRV-PV vaccine in Niger as a “game changer” in tackling rotavirus infection, which is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea globally and claims th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Hodal Tags: Global health Global development Vaccines and immunisation Society Africa World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Meningitis Claims 16 Lives in Niger
[Daily Trust] Minna -Sixteen people have lost their lives to cerebrospinal meningitis in Magama local government area of Niger state, state officials confirmed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger to Develop School Feeding Framework
[Daily Trust] Minna -A framework for the operation and implementation of home grown school feeding programme is to be evolved in Niger State through a stakeholders meeting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 51 People With Cleft, Facial Deformities Get Surgeries in Niger
[Daily Trust] Minna -Fifty-one people with cleft and facial deformities have benefited from free surgeries initiated by a nongovernmental organization in Niger state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Launch Free Healthcare Programme in Niger Delta
[Daily Trust] Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, says the Federal Government will soon embark on a free healthcare intervention scheme in the nine oil producing states as from next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt, EU Partner Over Water, Hygiene in Niger Delta
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has assured the European Union Water and Sanitation Support Team (EU-WSST) of the commitment of the Buhari administration to provide portable water and hygiene in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger State Performs Free Eye Surgeries On 3,000 Patients
[Daily Trust] Minna -About 3,000 patients have so far benefited from the free eye surgeries initiative of the Niger state government, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jibril Mustapha has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ume å epidemiologist joins UN expert mission to confront Rift Valley fever outbreak
(Umea University) A Rift Valley fever outbreak was recently reported at the border between Niger and Mali in West Africa. So far, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been confirmed in Niger, according to the World Health Organization. Ume å University infectious disease epidemiologist Osama Ahmed Hassan recently joined an international expert fact-finding mission to Mali as a consultant with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Niger: Scenes from the Conflict in Diffa
SlideshowNiger: Scenes from the Conflict in DiffaDecember 14, 2016Far from the headlines, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by conflict between Boko Haram and armies in Niger's Diffa region. These photos illustrate the Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) response to the crisis—and the scope of the work that remains to be done.Read More About the Crisis in the Lake Chad Region (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger Governor's Wife Advocates for Child Spacing
[Daily Trust] Minna -A gynaecologist and wife of Niger State governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for child spacing to check the increasing rate of maternal mortality in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Strategises Against Maternal, Child Mortality in Niger
[Daily Trust] Minna -A non-governmental organisation, the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) will soon implement a three-year campaign to improve engagement in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) in Niger State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever in Niger
On 30 August, the Ministry of Health in Niger notified WHO of unexplained deaths among humans, along with deaths in livestock in the Tahoua region of Niger. On 23 September, human and animal specimens were tested at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) and were reported positive for Rift Valley Fever (RVF) virus by PCR and for specific IgM antibodies confirming the first outbreak of RVF in Niger. Initially the outbreak was centered in the north west of the country in areas bordering Mali, in particular around Tassara and Tchintabaraden in the Tahoua Region, however suspected cases of RVF have recently been identified in new...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senator Decries State of Minna Leprosy Centre
[Daily Trust] Minna -The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial district, Barrister David Umaru has expressed worries over the state of facilities at the Leprosy Centre near Chanchanga, Minna, Niger state and called for urgent interventions aimed at mitigating the suffering of the patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Are Committed to the Success of NSCIP - Niger Govt
[Leadership] Niger state government has assured of her commitment to the success of the Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project NSCIP aimed at addressing logistics management supply problems in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Only One Doctor to 9,000 People in Niger - Medical Association
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in Niger says the ratio of doctors to patients in the state was one to 9,000, as against one to 600 recommended by the World Health Organaisation, WHO. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: Malaria Cases Spike After a Three-Year Decline
Field newsNiger: Malaria Cases Spike After a Three-Year DeclineNovember 09, 2016After a significant decline of malaria cases over the last three years in Niger, there has been an alarming resurgence of the disease this summer. This has called into question the prevention efforts implemented since the last malaria peak in 2012. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Niger: Sharp Increase in Malaria Cases in Recent Months
[MSF] In Niger, after a significant decline in malaria cases over the last three years, there has been an alarming resurgence of the disease. This has called into question prevention efforts implemented since the last malaria peak in 2012. "The number of admissions this year has been exceptional, even compared to 2012," says Hamsatou Seydou Abdou, an MSF nurse at the inpatient therapeutic feeding centre (ITFC) at Madaoua hospital. In Madaoua health district, Tahoua, the medical authorities recorded 6,695 malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

No pay, no peace: political settlement and post-amnesty violence in the Niger Delta, Nigeria - Eke SJ.
The peace accord between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Niger Delta (ND) militants, within the framework of the 2009 amnesty programme, immediately yielded positive results. Daily oil production, which had drastically declined to an all time low... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Niger: The ITP Initiative Expects to Improve the Performance of Global Fund Grants in Niger
[GFO] As a result of Niger's participation in the ITP, the country is now expect increased absorption rates of some grants. The country is one of those participating in the Global Fund's Implementation Through Partnership (ITP) initiative on which a separate article in this issue here, provides a further description. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Could Spread Across Borders - Experts
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -An outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 28 people in western Niger in recent months could spread to neighbouring Mali and Algeria, health officials warned on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Could Spread Across Borders Niger Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Could Spread Across Borders
An outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 28 people in western Niger in recent months could spread to neighboring Mali and Algeria, health officials warned on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger Governor's Wife - Prolonged Labour One of the Causes of VVF
[This Day] Minna -Wife of the Governor of Niger State, Dr Amina Sani Bello, has said prolonged labour is one of the causes of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) among women in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ministry to Embark On Free Healthcare Programme in Niger Delta
[Guardian] The ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is to embark of a free healthcare intervention scheme in the nine oil producing states from next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news