Niger says cholera epidemic has killed at least 68 people
since July (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

These 5 Levels of Advocacy Are Moving the Needle on Contraceptive Use
September 25, 2018In the struggle to end poverty, new ideas and powerful new voices are rising up, demanding change. And it ' s working.Imagine: It ’s 1981. Ronald Reagan is president of the United States. Scientists still believe AIDS isa rare lung infection. And over 42% of the world ’s population lives in extreme poverty.Forty-two percent. That number always stops us in our tracks. It ’s massive, and uncomfortably close to half.Even more mind-blowing is how that number has plummeted in just a few decades. Today it stands at 10%. And we ’re poised to reach 0% by 2030, if we achieve theSustainable Development Goal...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Young Nigeriens Want Comprehensive Sex Ed and Solid Advice
September 24, 2018In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn ’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing.en fran çaisInnocent Ibrahim started out as a family planning youth ambassador —basically, a young person who talks to other young people about contraceptives.He knew only too well that something as simple as an implant or a condom could be the difference between an early, unwanted pregnancy and a future of education and prosperity —especially in countries like his, where fertility and maternal deaths are high and access to reproductive health services is low.And he wanted to make sure his f...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

In Six Francophone West African Cities, Mayors Are Serious about Investing in Family Planning
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is one of the cities now committing its own resources to launch new family planning and reproductive health activities. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.September 24, 2018en fran çaisIn francophone West Africa, a new method of addressing family planning is taking hold as mayors become more engaged in planning for their communities ’ health and economic development goals. In the last 18 months, mayors and local officials from six cities in four countries have begun reproductive health initiatives thanks to guidance and funding fromthe Challenge Initiative (TCI).In a region wh...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria:Identify and Report - How Grassroots Informants Accelerated the End of Polio in Niger State
[Nigeria Health Watch] The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the young and elderly march to different destinations for marriage ceremonies. Fridays are usually for wedding ceremonies, explains Baba Buhari, the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (DSNO) in charge of Bida Local Government Area. The other things that adorned the streets were antique shops displaying alluring shapes, colour (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Africa's Meningitis Belt - Why There's a Case for a Booster Vaccination Drive
[The Conversation Africa] A number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa - including Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, collectively known as the meningitis belt - have been repeatedly devastated by overwhelming epidemics of meningitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lessons for Bida - Three Approaches That May Solve Niger State's Public Sanitation Dilemma
[Nigeria Health Watch] The Katsina family of Bida will probably never forget June 20th 2018. Just before 8 p.m. on that day, Mr. Farouk Katsina received an urgent call from his wife asking him to come home. Salihu, their beloved three-year-old son, had been vomiting and stooling uncontrollably. By the time Mr Katsina got home, a neighbour, who is a health worker, had started giving him liquids. Unfortunately, Salihu had already lost so much body fluids that despite the treatment, he died within a few hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Characterisation of Aspergillus niger and A. tubingensis related allergens relevant to asthma
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Expression profile analysis reveals that Aspergillus fumigatus but not Aspergillus niger makes type II epithelial lung cells less immunological alert
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:35Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Nigeria:Osinbajo Faults Efforts to Tackle Lead Poisoning
[This Day] Abuja -Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo have faulted the ongoing efforts by various stakeholders in the mining sector towards curtailing the acute lead poisoning which has killed over 400 children in Zamfara and Niger states, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niger:Girls Find 'Sanctuary' in Fistula Treatment Centres
[UN News] Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed visits the National Fistula Centre in Niamey, Niger, with Margot Wallstrom, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (l) and Dr. Lalla Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, second First Lady (r) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Niger State Now Polio Free
[This Day] Minna -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said Niger State is now polio free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FEATURE: Niger ’s girls find'sanctuary' in fistula treatment centres
Twenty-three-year-old Kodi Moumdau laughs with a group of young women in brightly coloured shawls in her ward at the National Fistula Centre [Centre National de R éférence de Fistule Obstétricale] in the outskirts of Niamey, the capital of Niger. They can consider themselves amongst the lucky women who have been treated for and survived an obstetric fistula condition. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FEATURE: Niger ’s girls find sanctuary in fistula treatment centres
Twenty-three-year-old Kodi Moumdau laughs with a group of young women in brightly coloured shawls in her ward at the National Fistula Centre [Centre National de R éférence de Fistule Obstétricale] in the outskirts of Niamey, the capital of Niger. They can consider themselves amongst the lucky women who have been treated for and survived an obstetric fistula condition. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women ’s leadership'critical' to future of Niger
The role of women in leadership positions is critical to the future of a peaceful Niger according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news