Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Door-to-Door Hypertension Care in Dakar Brings a Pervasive Public Health Problem to Light
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalMay 16, 2019Many health workers in Senegal didn ’t know what hypertension was or how to treat it—until now.Fatima* felt terrible. She was having headaches and dizziness, and she was so tired.This went on for months. When she went to the local health facility in Podor —her tiny hometown in northern Senegal—they found that her blood pressure was high.“Stop eating so much,” the health worker told Fatima. “And don’t eat late in the day.”Fatima followed this erroneous advice. She ate all her usual foods,...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Better Hearts Better Cities - Dakar Noncommunicable Diseases Community Engagement Health Workforce & Systems Primary Health Care Community Health Workers Senegal Source Type: news

West Africa: End of visit of UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa to Benin: Mabingu é Ngom renews his commitment to youth
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 13th May 2019: The Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for West and Central Africa Mr. Mabingu é NGOM made a working visit to Benin from 05 to 09 May 2019 During his stay, the Regional Director participated in several activities of regional scope. These include the meeting with young people on the issue of capturing the demographic dividend, the launch of the report on the state of the world 's population, the official opening ceremony of the work of (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A descriptive study of trauma cases encountered in the Grand M'Bour Hospital Emergency Department in Senegal - John K, Faye F, BeLue R.
This study analyzed the trends of trauma cases that presented to the Emergency Department (ED) in the Grand M'Bour Hospital. We examined demographics of patients, mechanisms of trauma and types of injuries that result and times from injury to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Senegal: Synchronized Campaign By Senegal and the Gambia for Treated Bed Nets Distribution
[WHO] The 5th of May 2019 was a momentous occasion in the fight against malaria for both The Gambia and Senegal. Both countries successfully launched a synchronized Long Lasting Insecticide Bet Net (LLIN) Campaign at Kerr Ayoub a border town between The Gambia and Senegal. Regional Governors from the two adjacent Regions, Ministers of Health, Religious and cultural leaders, Partners and UN agencies from both The Gambia and Senegal took part in this historic occasion which also formed part of the World Malaria Da (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Over 11 Million Bed Nets to Be Distributed
[Foroyaa] Muhammed Lamin Samateh the Minister of Health said over eleven (11) million LLIN bed nets will be distributed at the community level of The Gambia and Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2019: Day 1
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 25, 2019It takes tenacity to work in global health and development. These folks have it.I ’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if you work in global health or international development, you might know what frustration feels like.Maybe the project funding cycle gets you down. Maybe you ’ve struggled with a public policy that hurts more people than it helps. It could be that you’ve grappled with shoddy data sets, or corrupt officials, or the fickle winds of politics that so often blow our efforts off course.You ne...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: SwitchPoint Source Type: news

IntraHealth CEO Pape Gaye Named 2019 Triangle Global Health Champion
April 16, 2019The Triangle Global Health Consortium has namedPape Gaye, president and CEO ofIntraHealth International, its 2019 Triangle Global Health Champion. Each year, the consortium recognizes one local leader ’s passion and dedication to global health. They chose Gaye as their 2019 champion because of his lifelong commitment to advancing the field.Gaye is a native of Senegal. Over the past 30 years, he has advocated for health workers, strong health systems, and access to health care for all. Today he oversees work in more than 40 countries to strengthen their health workforces and health systems.Under his lead...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2019 to Tackle Global Health Impacts of Misinformation, Immersive Tech, African Innovation, and More
April 15, 2019 Chapel Hill, NCHumanitarian experts and innovators from around the world will gather April 25 and 26 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, for IntraHealth International ’s annualSwitchPoint conference. This year ’s lineup features speakers from throughout Africa, Central America, and the US, including:Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, who will be talking about women in the health workforce, maternal and child health, gender equity, and more.Leah Borromeo, creator of the Climate Symphony, which turns data on climate change into musical composition.Andrew Zolli, head...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Technology Advocacy SwitchPoint Gender Equality Source Type: news

From Malaria Prevention to Postpartum Family Planning, Midwives Are Changing the Story for Women in Rural Senegal
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 02, 2019These health workers tell us what it looks like in practice.It was late at night during Ramadan when Fatou Mbaye had to make some fast decisions.A pregnant woman had just stumbled into Tanaf Health Post, where Fatou works as a midwife. It was clear the woman was sick. A quick examination pointed to preeclampsia, a dangerous elevation in blood pressure that can be fatal for both mom and baby.But what to do? The woman needed more specialized care than the little health post in Senegal ’s Goudomp district could provide. She needed the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Neema Family Planning & Reproductive Health Malaria Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Policy Advocacy World Health Worker Week Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Youth Midwives Senegal Source Type: news

Senegal: A Village in Senegal Taught Me How We Can End Female Genital Cutting Globally
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] I've been campaigning for an end to female genital cutting, something I experienced at the age of 7 in my home country of Somalia, for the last 15 years. With millions of women and girls affected around the world by cutting, the removal of a girls' external genitals for non-medical reasons, this is an issue that's close to my heart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: New WHO Report on the State of Health in the African Region Lauds Seychelles as Example
[Ministry of Health Republic of Seychelles] Minister Jean-Paul Adam participated in a special event at the 68th session of the African Health Ministers meeting in Dakar Senegal, to launch the new 'State of Health in the WHO African region' report, whereby Seychelles' efforts were hailed as exemplary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Discovery of common chemical exposures across three continents using silicone wristbands - Dixon HM, Armstrong G, Barton M, Bergmann AJ, Bondy M, Halbleib ML, Hamilton W, Haynes E, Herbstman J, Hoffman P, Jepson P, Kile ML, Kincl L, Laurienti PJ, North P, Paulik LB, Petrosino J, Points GL, Poutasse CM, Rohlman D, Scott RP, Smith B, Tidwell LG, Walker C, Waters KM, Anderson KA.
To assess differences and trends in personal chemical exposure, volunteers from 14 communities in Africa (Senegal, South Africa), North America (United States (U.S.)) and South America (Peru) wore 262 silicone wristbands. We analysed wristband extracts for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Senegal ’s New eLearning Platform Helps Prevent Service Disruptions as Health Workers Train
By Moussa Dia, Technical advisor for health systems performance, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 21, 2019Unlike other online platforms, it covers several areas of care and is useful for all types of health workers.en fran çaisMaty* is the only nurse in her remote village in Senegal. When she travels to the health district for training —which she must do frequently—it means there are no qualified medical personnel in her village to care for pregnant women, deliver babies, treat sicknesses, or respond to medical emergencies.If she ’s gone and her clients need help, they must either wait or go to ano...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Neema Digital Health Mobile Technology Education & Performance eLearning Management and Performance Nurses Senegal Source Type: news

Driver Sets Fire to Bus Carrying Children in Italy
MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages' lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri blockade. Officers from the national police force broke windows at the back of the bus to reach the passengers and got all of them out without serious injuries before flames destroyed the vehicle, authorities said. Photos: Driver Sets Bus with Children on Fire The driver was apprehended and treated for burns. Prosecutors described him as a 47-year-old Italian citizen of Senegalese origin and said he told authorities he wante...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

3 Cases for Optimism at SwitchPoint and Beyond
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 07, 2019Meet three of the wonder women who will rock the SwitchPoint stage next month.  When bad news gets us down, we look for the beacons of progress and ingenuity that may not make the front page —because we know none of us can solve our big global challenges alone. And these powerful women in development are just the beacons we were looking for. They ’re making strides in advocacy, aid delivery, and reproductive health. And they’ll all be speaking at IntraHealth International’s 2019SwitchPoint conference.Meet three of the intrepid...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

In developing nations, national parks could save endangered species
(Purdue University) A new study of animal populations inside and outside a protected area in Senegal, Niokolo-Koba National Park, shows that protecting such an area from human interaction and development preserves not only chimps but many other mammal species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Launch of 2018 Progress Report on Demographic Dividend in West and Central Africa
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 27 February 2019: The West and Central Africa Regional Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA WCARO), in collaboration with the African Group of Ambassadors, is launching the 2018 Annual Report of its interventions in the 23 countries of the region. This launch event will take place on Tuesday, 5 March, 2018 from 9:00 am at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye Ndiaye are living in the UK
Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndye Ndiaye have an uncertain future after moving from Senegal to the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatimata Sy on Partnering to Expand Access to Contraceptives
By Ruchika Tulshyan, Contributor, The OptimistJanuary 17, 2019Fatimata Sy  talks to The Optimist about her work, the future of family planning, and her own audacious personal goal.When it launched in 2011, theOuagadougou Partnership set an audacious goal for 2020: Increase the number of women using modern contraceptives by at least 2.2 million in nine francophone West African countries.Historically, not many women in the region used contraceptives because of socio-cultural factors and infrastructure challenges. But members of the Partnership were determined to prove that with the right approach, family pla...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal and IFAD Partner to Promote Climate Resilient Agriculture and Rural Entrepreneurship
[IFAD] Rome -Over 43,700 vulnerable rural households in Senegal will benefit from a US$72.4 million programme that aims to improve food and nutrition security and incomes of smallholder crop and livestock farmers in four regions of Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ouagadougou Partnership Countries on Track to Meet 2020 Family Planning Goals
December 19, 2018At the 7th annual meeting of theOuagadougou Partnership last week, about 350 delegates from more than a dozen countries came together to celebrate the partnership ’s successes and progress toward its goals, including reaching 2.2 million more people in nine francophone West African countries with modern family planning methods by 2020.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of government officials, religious leaders, civil society members, and youth representatives from nine countries —Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—wo...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low
A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently traveled to Gambia and Senegal, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yellow Fever – Kingdom of the Netherlands
On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed by Dutch authorities of a laboratory-confirmed case of yellow fever. The case-patient is a 26 year-old male who visited Gambia from 3 through 17 November 2018, with a three day trip to Senegal from 12 through 14 November. He had no history of vaccination for yellow fever prior to the trip. On 18 November 2018, the case-patient developed symptoms including fever, nausea and vomiting. On19 November 2018 he was hospitalized with symptoms of acute liver failure and he is still in hospital as of 10 December. The International Health Regulations National Focal...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

West Africa: West Africa's regional civil society organizations coalition for family planning honours UNFPA Regional Director
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 14 December, 2018. The Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit (UCPO) organized its seventh annual meeting from December 12 to 14, 2018, in Dakar, Senegal. The civil society organizations of the nine (9) West African countries (CROSPF) gathered around the Ouagadougou Partnership (PO) met to assess their contribution and to set prospects in the fight for the capture of the demographic dividend in West Africa. They shared good practices and positive experiences as well as the challen (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Field Test Discerns Between Ebola and Lookalike Fevers
At the close of the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola crisis, the Paul G. Allen Foundation identified diagnostic gaps as one of the major deficiencies that had contributed to the outbreak’s spread. “The standard diagnostic tests that exist are very good, but they’re hard to do out in the field in the middle of an outbreak like we saw in West Africa,” said John Connor, a virologist at the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL). Instead, samples need to be sent to a facility capable of running the tests, which means it could...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Primary Health Care Data Is Key to Attaining Universal Health Coverage
By Allyson English, Senior program associate, Results for Development ; Laurel Hatt, Program director, Results for DevelopmentDecember 12, 2018A new report reveals how better information leads to better care.Read the full report:  Measuring What Matters: Case Studies on Data Innovations for Strengthening Primary Health Care  The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers, and practitioners came together in  Astana, Kazakhstan,  to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaf...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Expanding the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal (Yeksi Naa) Digital Health Measurement & Analytics advocacy Universal Health Coverage Day Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Political Commitment Key to Health for All
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, October 30, 2014. Credit: REUTERS/Thomas MukoyaBy Ban Ki-moonNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 2018 (IPS)One of my proudest accomplishments as the former UN secretary-general was playing a part in the ambitious global agenda for sustainable development (SDGs), including the goal of universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030. Kenya’s leadership was key. To give momentum to the SDGs an Open Working Group was established in 2013. One of the co-chairs of the working group was Ambassador Macharia Kamau, who was the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ban Ki-moon Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Compendium of Short Reports on Selected Outbreaks in the WHO (World Health Organization) African Region: 2016-2018
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 12/2018. This 96-page report is a collection of short reports on selected outbreaks that occurred in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region between 2016 and 2018, and which were successfully controlled. This edition of the Compendium covers 19 outbreaks, which occurred in 15 countries, presented in chronological order. Outbreaks include Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Likati, May 2017), Marburg fever in Uganda, dengue fever in Senegal, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Mauritania, influenza A H1N1 in Ghana, Lass...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Spreads to 7 States, 1,640 Cases Recorded
[Leadership] Nigeria has recoded over 1,640 suspected cases of Yellow fever with 41 confirmed cases according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Reference Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Characteristics of work-related injuries and the fate of the victims: about 133 cases reported to the Social Security Fund in Dakar, Senegal - Dia SA, Mohamed AS, Gaye FS, Ndoye EHO, Fall MCG, Soumah MN, Ndiaye M.
The objective is the aim of our study was to describe the different characteristics of work-related injuries reported... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Stronger Referral Systems Are Saving Lives in Senegal
November 14, 2018Communities in two regions can now transport urgent cases from health huts to larger facilities —and more are following suit.en fran çaisImagine you are a mother in a remote village and your one-year-old daughter is diagnosed with severe malaria. If left untreated, it will kill her.  Imagine that the nurse at the nearest health post tells you he doesn ’t have the medicine necessary to help your daughter.Imagine there is no ambulance, no safety net, and no way for you to get her the urgent help she needs, leaving you with one unimaginable option —watching her die. In Seneg...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Senegal:Outbreak of 'Dengue' in Neighbouring Senegal How Prepared Is the Gambia?
[Foroyaa] Information coming from the sister Republic of Senegal, report an outbreak of 'Dengue', a viral disease spread by mosquitoes. The outbreak is said to have been first reported in late September in the Fatick region of Senegal, but this has since spread to the rest of that country. Latest reports indicate that tens of cases have been reported in the Fatick, Diourbel, Saint Louis and Louga Regions of Senegal, and the Government of President Maki Sall, has embarked on a vigorous fumigation campaign aimed at el (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Individual, community, and social network influences on beliefs concerning the acceptability of intimate partner violence in rural Senegal - Sandberg JF, Delaunay V, Boujija Y, Douillot L, Bignami S, Rytina S, Sokhna C.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pressing international public health and human rights concern. Recent scholarship concerning causes of IPV has focused on the potentially critical influence of social learning and influence in interpersonal interaction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules 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...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

New Project Will Use Behavioral Science to Improve Family Planning Services in Uganda
September 17, 2018How can insights into individual behaviors and decisions improve the family planning and reproductive health services Ugandan health workers provide their clients? Through a new award from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, IntraHealth International and ideas42 are teaming up to answer this question.The new research project, called Scale-Up and Capacity Building in Behavioral Science to Improve the Uptake of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services (SupCap, for short) will improve the health and well-being of women of reproductive age in Eastern Uganda by helping increase the modern contrac...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Senegal ’s New Roadmap for a Gender Transformative Human Resource Management Policy
September 07, 2018The country is taking steps to change the working lives of health workers —particularly women. Female health workers in Senegal not only juggle full-time jobs during the day and work a “second shift” when the get home at night, but they are often deployed to health posts far from home. This can exacerbate interpersonal and family conflict, including with their spouses. It can also create delays and bottlenecks in the services they provide to their clients.The Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (MSAS) recognized the need to be more responsive to these and other issues of g...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria, 46 Others Commit to Ending Cholera Outbreaks By 2030
[Leadership] Nigeria and 46 other African countries have adopted the Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control at the ongoing 68th session of the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s Regional Committee for Africa, in Dakar, Senegal. According to WHO, health ministers from 47 African countries, at the meeting, have pledged to implement key strategies for ending cholera outbreaks in the region by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:President Sall Urges African Leaders to Prioritise Investment in Health
[WHO] President Macky Sall of Senegal has urged African countries to invest more resources into health to address the health challenges facing the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sixty-eighth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa
Your Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, Excellency, Prime Minister Mahammed Dionne, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], African Region [region], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

West Africa:Overcoming Stigma to Promote Inclusiveness of Drug Users in Senegal
[OSIWA] Throughout several working class neighborhoods in Dakar you find large semi-finished houses that are occasionally equipped with running water and electricity. The rooms in these houses are rented out by individuals and families for days, months or years. Far from prying eyes, it was in one of the small cramped rooms in the neighborhood of Gueule Tap ée that I met with four men in their mid-40's and 50's, who are active drug users struggling addiction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Transforming Food Systems: Today ’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Challenges
This report looks at all the impacts of the value chain, from farm to fork to disposal, including effects on livelihoods, the environment, and health. It identifies theories and pathways for transformational change in government, business, farming, and consumer contexts while providing a framework for evaluation that supports the comprehensive, universal and inclusive assessment of eco-agri-food systems.Recognizing the interlinkages, in terms of impacts and dependencies that food systems have with our economies, societies, health, and environment is a crucial first step. Using the report’s Framework and its language ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alice Lloyd Tags: Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

'Superfood' craze makes big business of Africa's baobab
Taerou Dieuhiou has been shinning barefoot up baobab trees in Senegal's southern Casamance region to collect the oblong fruit since he was 15. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa:Results of the 2020 population and housing censuses must be used to inform development planning and decision-making
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 27 July 2018: The results of the 2020 round of population and housing censuses must be analyzed, available, widely disseminated and timely utilized to inform development planning and decision making at national and local levels, including investments in youth and women, to harness the demographic dividend. The 2020 round of censuses will also help to position the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to provide technical support to help countries obtain quality data and statistical (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Evacuated Faraba Victim Speaks
[Foroyaa] Abubacarr Darboe, one of the Faraba Banta victims evacuated to Dakar, Senegal, for overseas treatment, yesterday July 25th 2018, spoke to this reporter about his situation in that country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flipping the switch: Making use of carbon price dollars for health and education
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) A switch from subsidizing fossil fuel to pricing CO2-emissions would not only help to meet global climate targets but also create additional domestic public revenues.These revenues could finance expenses towards sustainable development, improving health-care, education and infrastructure for energy, transportation or clean water. India could cover more than 90 percent of its needs to finance progress towards these sustainability goals. This could also be an attractive option for countries like Nigeria, Burundi and Senegal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning
July 10, 2018On the road to universal access to family planning, what really gets results? And what's  next?Today, nearly two-thirds of all married or in-union women (64%) worldwide are using contraception,according to the United Nations—from 36% in 1970. And sexually active unmarried women are also using contraception at high rates.The right of women and men to freely plan the number and spacing of their children continues to be auniversally recognized human right. And voluntary family planning —with access to a wide range of contraceptive method options, competent service providers, and supportive health...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news