Congo-Kinshasa: Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic, Senegalese Police Units Proceed With Rotations Within Monusco
[Monusco] After 17 months in operation instead of the 12 initially planned, a first portion of the troops of the Senegalese Formed Police Unit (SENFPU 13) left Goma, North Kivu and Bunia, Ituri, to return to their home country. In the meantime, 135 other elements of the Senegalese gendarmerie, including 38 women, making up the SENFPU 14, have arrived in the DRC, to take over from their colleagues at the end of their mission, a second portion of which will leave the Congolese soil on October 1. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump Undermines WHO, UN System
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) After accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of pro-China bias, President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the UN agency. Although the US created the UN system for the post-Second World War new international order, Washington has often had to struggle in recent decades to ensure that it continues to serve changing US interests. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Invisible virus trumps POTUS In early July, Washington gave the required one-year notice officially advising the UN of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, created by the US as t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Africa: Put Young People First - Invest in Youth to Accelerate Africa's Development
[Africa Renewal] Based in Senegal's capital Dakar, Mabingue Ngom has been a champion of the demographic dividend as a catalyst for Africa's development. His agenda: put young people first. To mark this year's International Youth Day, he spoke with Benjamin Tetteh for Africa Renewal on the 'Youth Engagement for Global Action' theme for 2020. Here are the excerpts: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Domestic violence in Dakar - Soumah MM, Diop O.
In Senegal, domestic violence is still considered a taboo subject. It is a private or family matter. Our objectives were to determine the frequency of domestic violence in Dakar, to identify the psycho-social profile of victims of domestic violence in Daka... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

West Africa: How Covid-19 Affects the Reproductive Health of Young People
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The reproductive health of adolescents in West Africa, like so many regions, is being negatively impacted by Covid-19 with maternal mortality being the second cause of death among adolescents in Senegal. allAfrica's Sethi Ncube interviewed Christine Sarr, one of 25 young change-makers from around the world gathered by SheDecides 25x25.Emphasising that reproductive health is a necessity for development, Sarr is calling on governments in both Senegal and the wider region to prioritise and commit funding to t (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

America Needs to Radically Rethink Our COVID-19 Testing Approach
America’s testing infrastructure is collapsing. As coronavirus cases surge around the country, laboratories are facing crippling shortages of key supplies and growing backlogs of samples. In many states, it now takes 10-15 days to get test results – rendering these tests useless as a tool to prevent transmission and bring the pandemic under control. For most people, the peak period of infectiousness lasts about a week. And, in the middle of this testing collapse, cities and towns are preparing to return millions of children to school this fall with neither the intention nor the capability to test them. At this ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Ashish K. Jha Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal Confirms 63 New COVID-19 Cases
[The Point] The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 63 new positive cases of covid-19, bringing the country's total number of infections to 8,198; 5,514 have recovered with 150 deaths while 2,533 are under treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Senegal is Providing Reproductive Health Services to those Who can Least Afford it
Ndiabou Niang was able to get access to prenatal care after her town’s mayor decided to finance the health membership of nearly 300 women and children. Courtesy: Réseau Siggil JigéenBy Neena BhandariSYDNEY, Australia, Jul 14 2020 (IPS) Pregnant with her second child, 30-year-old Ndiabou Niang was enduring pelvic pain, but couldn’t afford to access prenatal care in Diabe Salla, a village on the outskirts of the small town of Thilogne in north-east Senegal. Her husband was unemployed and her earnings of under CFAF 10,000 (17 USD) from selling seasonal fruits in the local market were insufficient to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neena Bhandari Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Senegal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Women Deliver Source Type: news

5 Adaptations that Keep Family Planning Available During West Africa ’s COVID Response
By Molly Rosett, Program manager, IntraHealth International ; Fatimata Sow, Communications and program manager, the Challenge Initiative, IntraHealth International A health worker offers family planning counseling in Senegal, before the pandemic. Since COVID-19, more people are hesitant to visit health facilities, and many health workers in West Africa are concerned about a drop in access to services. Photo by Cl ément Tardif for IntraHealth International.July 09, 2020As governments in francophone West Africa turn their focus to COVID-19 pandemic response, the already-limited number of qualified health workers...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health COVID-19 World Population Day Source Type: news

Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices
Zigunchor in Senegal’s southern Casamence region has the highest literacy rate in the country but here gender-based violence such as such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still practiced. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Growing up in Senegal’s southern Casamence region — a conflict zone —  Fatou Ndiaye, now 43, often heard gunfire and watched fearfully as she saw people flee their villages. But what she dreaded more than a flying bullet was Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In her Wolof community, village grandmothers or professional circumcisers cut ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Senegal Women Deliver Source Type: news

Africa: Nigeria's COVID-19 Infections Among Highest in Sub-Saharan Africa - Premium Times Study
[Premium Times] An analysis of coronavirus data of seven selected sub-Saharan African countries - Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, and Uganda - revealed that Nigeria is an outlier with infection rates up to 35 times more than Uganda, for instance, and a recovery rate that ranks among the lowest in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Health System Costs of Postabortion Care in Senegal
CONCLUSIONThe annual costs of PAC are substantial in Senegal. Greater investment in ensuring access to contraceptives could lower these costs by reducing the number of unintended pregnancies that often lead to unsafe abortion. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Senegal: President Self-Quarantining After Being Exposed to COVID-19
[VOA] Senegalese President Macky Sall is self-quarantining as a precaution after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Racism, Shitholes and Re-election
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 2020 (IPS) Over the course of his presidency, US President Donald Trump’s racism has become more evident with more leaks of his private remarks, which he has been generally quick to deny, qualify and explain away. Despite his thinly disguised contempt for women, ‘non-white’ ethnic minorities, and most foreigners, unsurprisingly, he is respectful of power and privilege, especially when they may help him. Trump’s version of ‘kiss up, kick down’. Anis Chowdhury “Least racist person in the world” Unsurprisi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

French protesters decry racism, other systemic injustices
Protesters marched through Paris against racism and police violence and in memory of Lamine Dieng, a 25-year-old Franco-Senegalese man who died in a police van in 2007 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senegal: COVID-19 Creates a Unique Opportunity for an Inclusive and Sustainable Food Policy
[Southern Voice] Like other West African countries, Senegal has taken draconian measures to limit mobility to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus. The government has also implemented economic and social measures to mitigate the pandemic's effects on the most vulnerable sections of the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Gabon
On 15 April 2020, WHO received information regarding a confirmed case of yellow fever in Magandi village, Tchibanga city in Nyanga Province of southern Gabon, 590 km from the capital, Libreville. The case is an 83-year-old male with no known vaccination history for yellow fever. He had onset of symptoms on 30 January 2020 and presented to a health facility on 2 February 2020 with abdominal pain and jaundice. Between 2 February and 9 April, he consulted the Urban Health Centre in Tchibanga, the Christian Alliance Hospital in Bongolo and the University hospital in the capital Libreville where the case received anti-malarial ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news 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

From farm to fork: The women championing agricultural transformation in Africa
By African Development BankJun 11 2020 (IPS-Partners) From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population. African women are actors along the entire agricultural value chain, as farmers, livestock breeders, food processors, traders, farm workers, entrepreneurs and consumers. Through the African Development Bank’s Technologies for African Transformation (TAAT) initiative, millions of African women have gained access to new agricultural te...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Food & Agriculture Health Women & Economy Source Type: news

World Protests Show Rising Outrage and Mounting Discontent
Protests Against Racism in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy Isabel Ortiz, Sara Burke and Hernan Cortes SaenzNEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Jun 10 2020 (IPS) After a period of forced silence because of the Covid-19 quarantines, citizens around the world are defying coronavirus restrictions and claiming the streets to fight for real democracy, jobs, living wages, public services, human rights and against corruption, inequality and injustice. We predict an increasing wave of protests all over the world led by different types of people defying the status quo. Unless policies change, clashes in the street are likely to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz - Sara Burke - Hernan Cortes Saenz Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Togo
On 20 April 2020, WHO received information regarding a confirmed yellow fever case in Galangashie health area, located 30 km from Mango village, Oti district, Savanes region in the northern part of Togo. The case is a 55-year-old woman with no vaccination history for yellow fever. She had onset of symptoms on 31 January 2020 and presented to a health facility on 3 February 2020 with fever and aches. The following day she developed jaundice and a blood sample was taken. On 7 February , the blood sample was transported to the national laboratory. On 10 February , the sample from the case was received at the national laborato...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Shedding Some Light at the End of the Covid-19 Tunnel: Plotting a Way Forward
By Asif ZamanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) Lockdowns have been the main measures to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 infections. But lockdowns typically incur huge economic costs, distributed unevenly in economies and societies. In fact, some governments acknowledged that they were choosing ‘life over economy’. ‘Life vs. Economy’: A false dichotomy As lockdowns have been repeatedly extended arguing that economy can be revived but not the dead, it has become increasingly clear that ‘lives and livelihoods’ are intrinsically intertwined. The longer the lockdowns, higher i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asif Zaman Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Curious Case of Covid-19 in Africa
Eunice G. Kamwendo is an Economist and Strategic Advisor with UNDP Africa in New York. Chaltu Daniel Kalbessa is a UNDP Fellow and Strategic Analyst with UNDP Africa in New York.By Eunice G. Kamwendo and Chaltu Daniel KalbessaNEW YORK, Jun 3 2020 (IPS) With very weak health systems and overall capacity constraints to effectively respond to the deadly coronavirus disease, Africa’s fate against the invisible enemy, was going to be nothing short of catastrophic according to early predictions. Although Africa is yet to reach its peak, many countries are not seeing the exponential growth in case numbers, or in mortality r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eunice G. Kamwendo and Chaltu Daniel Kalbessa Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dignity kits bring hygiene supplies to vulnerable communities in pandemic-affected area of the Gambia
BASSE, The Gambia –As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs much of the world, health authorities in The Gambia are working to prevent its transmission across the country ’s borders.Basse, the capital of the Upper River Region, was the site of the Gambia ’s third confirmed case of COVID-19. The town’s bustling market serves as a commercial centre for the region, as well as for border communities in nearby Senegal and Guinea. Health experts are distributing hygiene supplies to marginalized women and girls in the area to aid infection control. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Women leaders take action for women and children during COVID-19
Women leaders from countries ranging from Estonia, New Zealand, Senegal and Costa Rica (full list below) convened to take action to protect some of the most vulnerable communities around the world in the context of COVID-19 and highlight the unique role of women and adolescents in responding to the pandemic. Meeting at a high-level roundtable event organized byEvery Woman Every Child (EWEC) alongsideThe Partnership for Maternal, Newborn& Child Health (PMNCH) andWomen Deliver, the leaders agreed that the pandemic represents an unprecedented threat to the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents worldwide...
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child Source Type: news

"A vicious circle": repatriation of Bissau-Guinean Quranic schoolboys from Senegal - Boiro H, Einarsd óttir J.
This article treats repatriation of Bissau-Guinean Quranic schoolboys from Senegal where they beg for their teachers who are named marabouts. Data is based on fieldwork that occurred between 2009 and 2017 and focuses on the marabouts, parents, villagers, N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: Innovating for Mothers Challenge launched to improve maternal and newborn health care in Senegal
[Reach For Change] DAKAR, SENEGAL (May 21st, 2020) -- Reach for Change Senegal has launched a national competition called the "Innovating for Mothers Challenge" aimed at finding and supporting innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives for maternal and newborn health in Senegal that are ready to grow their impact. The Challenge has been made possible by Mothers at Risk, a Brussels-based non-profit organization committed to helping save lives in pregnancy and childbirth and The Ella Fund, a philanthropy fund that seeks to emp (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Senegal: Opening Mosques During Pandemic Divides Muslim Community
[VOA] Senegal's controversial decision to reopen mosques as the Muslim-majority country is still battling the coronavirus pandemic has split the religious community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘ First ’ and ‘ Third ’ World Competence
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

Africa: Meeting Africa's Liquidity Needs While Protecting Market Access - Appeal from Finance & Development Ministers
[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -Statement co-signed by the ministers of finance and / or ministers of development of the following countries: Angola, Cameroun, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone and Tunisia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

We Asked Five Midwives What They See on the Front Lines of COVID-19
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMay 05, 2020With every mother they care for and every baby they deliver, midwives around the world are on the front lines of COVID-19.When many of us began to stay home and physically distance ourselves from others, nurses and midwives did the opposite. They went to work, just like always, because the health care needs of mothers and babies can’t be paused even during a pandemic.We spoke to five midwives in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Senegal about what they’re seeing on the front lines of the pandemic, what motivates them, and what they nee...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: COVID-19 Maternal and Newborn Health Advocacy International Day of the Midwife IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Global health security Health Workforce & Systems Nursing Midwifery 2020 Workplace Safety Midwives Source Type: news

In Senegal, USAID Projects Join Forces to Boost Results across Health and Governance
April 24, 2020A novel approach by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Senegal is getting cross-cutting results by bringing together different projects to share resources and collaborate across sectors. While USAID began this approach long before the global outbreak of COVID-19, the partnerships and systems it has put into place are helping the agency continue to get results and improve health amid the pandemic.In 2016, the agency moved three of its programs—one focused on health services, one on health systems, and one on governance—into one regional office in Kolda, Senegal, with the goal of...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Senegal Neema COVID-19 Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Leadership and Governance Global health security Health Workforce Systems Quality of Care Source Type: news

Marie Ba to Lead Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit
April 24, 2020Marie Ba is the new director of theOuagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit.The Ouagadougou Partnership is a coalition of nine francophone West African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—that are working together to expand family planning in the region.“She is the right leader to guide the coordination unit through 2020 and beyond.”Ba has been a member of the coordination unit for more than three years, starting as the regional program manager for advocacy and external relations and then moving into the deputy d...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Leadership and Governance Advocacy Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal Extends State of Emergency to 2 May
[The Point] The Senegalese minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr yesterday announced four positive new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number to 226. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Govt Postpones Independence Day Celebrations
[DW] Senegal marks 60 years of independence on Saturday and its achievements since are worth celebrating. But the independence ceremony has been postponed to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Former soccer club president who had virus dies
A former president of French soccer club Marseille has died in Senegal after contracting the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK-Senegal partnership to trial 10-minute coronavirus test
Pocket-sized kit offers potential lifesaver for poorer countries battling to contain pandemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Senegal: Friday Prayers Suspended After 39 Cases of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed
[The Point] The Senegalese Ministry of Health announced on Thursday additional two new cases bringing the total to 39 cases of Covid-19; 5 patients are being treated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Africa: Fewer Cases So Far, and More Preparation Needed
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 in Africa: Fewer Cases So Far, and More Preparation Needed appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

New aflatoxin biocontrol product lowers contamination of groundnut and maize in Senegal
(American Phytopathological Society) Recently a team of plant pathologists have developed an aflatoxin biocontrol product, Aflasafe SN01, for use in Senegal, which includes four atoxigenic isolates native to Senegal and distinct from active ingredients used in other biocontrol products in Africa and elsewhere. Tests conducted in important crop production areas of Senegal for 5 years in more than 500 fields found that this product is highly efficient in reducing aflatoxin contamination in groundnut and maize. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Future of Family Planning in West Africa Starts Here
By Hawa Talla, Project director for francophone West Africa, the Challenge Initiative ; Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer Photo taken in Senegal for IntraHealth International by Clement Tardif.March 16, 202046% of West Africa’s population lives in urban areas. Additionally,one in seven women under 25 wants to delay or avoid pregnancy but isn’t using any method of contraception.To meet women’s needs for high-quality family planning services in the region sustainably, IntraHealth International hosts the West Africa regional hub forthe Challenge Initiative (TCI). In collaboration with the Bill and Me...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Youth Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Africa: Sporting Events Cancelled as Senegal Records 2nd COVID-19 Case
[RFI] A second case of coronavirus was confirmed in Senegal as elsewhere on the African continent various sporting events are cancelled to prevent the spread of the virus. The newly confirmed case in Dakar is an 80-year-old French man who arrived in the country on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19, Situation Update for the WHO African Region (4 March 2020)
[WHO] Three countries, namely Algeria, Nigeria and Senegal, in the WHO African Region have reported confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The events are highlighted below: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal Confirms First Case of Coronavirus
[The Point] The first COVID-19 coronavirus has Monday 2 March 2020 been reported in Senegal, being the second country in Sub-Shaharan Africa to confirm the contagious disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Barrow Urged to Cut Trip Short Amid First Coronavirus Case in Senegal
[The Point] The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has called on President Adama Barrow to cut short his trip from the provinces and convey a cabinet meeting on the issue as soon as possible to mobilise all available resources and open every channel of communication in and outside of the country to strongly face the deadly virus, after a first case has been confirmed in Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Govt Urges Calm After Confirming 1st Coronavirus Infection
[VOA] Senegalese officials are asking the public to remain calm after confirming the country's first case of coronavirus, or COVID 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How Coronavirus Infects the Continent's Economy
[DW] So far, two countries in sub-Saharan Africa have officially been affected by the COVID-19 disease: Nigeria and Senegal. But the economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak are already being felt on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Govt Reports First COVID-19 Case
[WHO] Senegal today reported its first case of COVID-19, becoming the fourth country in Africa to confirm the virus. The patient is a French national and a resident of Senegal who returned to Dakar on 26 February. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Assessing gender differences in emotional, physical, and sexual violence against adolescents living in the districts of Pikine and Kolda, Senegal - Anwar Y, Sall M, Cislaghi B, Miramonti A, Clark C, Bar Faye M, Canavera M.
BACKGROUND: Locally representative research and data on violence against children are important to understand the nature and scale of the issue and to inform effective prevention and response programs and policies. In Senegal, few population-level data est... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

' Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread'Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread
An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and Guinea are being screened for fever and other viral symptoms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news