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Senegal:Building Community Support for Drug Users Using Mobile Cinemas
[OSIWA] Waves of dialogue in West Africa on drug policy reform with the ultimate goal of decriminalizing drug use and possession for personal use have been making headway. Progress is slowly but surely on its way, and different actors are employing various tools and strategies to reach this goal. Senegal is home to le  Centre de Prise en charge Intégrée des Addictions de Dakar (CEPIAD), the only government-run harm reduction facility in West Africa. CEPIAD does remarkable work by providing psycho (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Pneumonia Claims 1 Million African Kids Yearly
[CAJ News] Dakar -CIVIL society organisations across Africa are advocating for governments to invest in immunisation and eradicate pneumonia. The disease kills nearly 1 million children in Africa per year. Organisations in some ten countries have met in Senegal where they called for more domestic financing to pneumonia vaccines, routine immunisation programmes and strengthening of health systems. The organisations that met under the auspices of the just-commemorated World Pneumonia Day are from Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treating diabetes takes more than insulin: Senegal mobile phone project promoting public health
Since 2013, WHO has been working with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to help countries like Senegal introduce large-scale mDiabetes services using mobile phones. The joint initiative, Be He@lthy, Be Mobile, works to design, deploy and scale up prevention and management services for diabetes and a number of other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating diabetes takes more than insulin: Senegal mobile phone project promoting public health
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: diabetes [subject], diabetes mellitus, hyperglycaemia, glucose intolerance, diabetes [subject], diabetes mellitus, hyperglycaemia, glucose intolerance, ehealth [subject], medical informatics, African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Senegal [country] Source Type: news

Africa:High-level meeting aims to urgently accelerate action to end child marriage in West and Central Africa
[UNFPA in WCA] Hosted by the Government of Senegal, the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage brings together key actors to agree on tangible steps toward ending the practice for good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal:Youth Tackle Sex Taboos in Bid to Boost Contraceptive Use
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Louga -Watching as dozens of children don robes and belts for a karate class at a youth centre in western Senegal, Aissatou and her peers are gearing up for a different kind of fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal Makes Strides On Palliative Care
[HRW] When it comes to end-of-life care and pain treatment, Francophone Africa has a long way to go. But, Senegal is one country working to change this. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal:Senegal Makes Strides On Palliative Care
[HRW] When it comes to end-of-life care and pain treatment, Francophone Africa has a long way to go. But, Senegal is one country working to change this. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In West Africa, Youth Ambassadors Serve as Family Planning Advocates
The objective is simple: to work with community leaders, religious leaders and government officials in building stronger communities and reducing the number of pregnancy-related deaths among youth. In educating young men, fathers-to-be also understand the high risk of unspaced births and possible health repercussions on women.Not only do local communities benefit, but so do individual ambassadors.Sociocultural barriers, however, often prove a lingering deterrent to contraception adoption in places such as Mali, where religious and community norms push women to average 6.1 children each. Religious pressure has made abortion...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

The Global Siren Call of Fast Food
For The New York Times ’ s West and Central Africa bureau chief, tastes of home in Dakar, Senegal, are a mixed blessing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DIONNE SEARCEY Tags: Fast Food Industry Kentucky Fried Chicken Ghana Africa Source Type: news

For Better Health Outcomes for Moms and Babies, Quality Tops Resources
September 29, 2017We know this. So how can we encourage change?There are three main indicators commonly used to measure the quality of health care: structure, process, and outcome.Structure refers to characteristics of the care setting, including facilities, medical equipment, and staff. Process means whether the services are continuously consistent with recommended guidelines. And outcome evaluates a client ’s health as a result of the care he or she received.While global health NGOs have paid close attention to structure and outcome measures, they ’ve given less attention to improving health care quality thro...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

IntraHealth International and Novartis Foundation Team Up to Thwart Hypertension in Senegal
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah courtesy of the Novartis FoundationSeptember 26, 2017IntraHealth International is partnering with the Novartis Foundation, the Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action, PATH, local health officials, community-based organizations, and other local stakeholders to address hypertension and improve cardiac health among the population of Dakar.Through the new initiative, Better Hearts Better Cities – Dakar, the ministry will test evidence-based, scalable approaches in Dakar that have the potential to thwart the rise of hypertension and othernoncommunicable diseases (NCDs) throughoutSenegal and...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health, including climate change and the ongoing refugee crisis. The theme of this year’s UNGA General Debate—where world leaders, including President Donald Trump, will deliver statements on issues of international concern—is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” While the debate officially kicks off on Tuesday, muc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance climate change dr. tedros global health public health Refugees UNGA UNGA 2017 United Nations General Assembly universal health care Source Type: news

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a ‘Rights Issue’
When Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks about the importance of universal health coverage, he often brings up the story of his younger brother who died from a common disease—possibly measles—when they were both children. “We were living under the same roof, even sharing a bed,” said Dr. Tedros (as he prefers to be called) during an interview moderated by TIME on Sept. 17. “He died. I survived. It was just luck. Why do we allow this to happen?” Though he’s held his role for less than three months, Tedros has made it...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized dr. tedros Health Care health coverage Social Good Summit Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus UNGA United Nations General Assembly Universal Health Coverage what is universal health care what is universal health coverage World H Source Type: news

IntraHealth Improves Health Care in 37 Countries, Reaches 221,000 Health Workers in 2016
August 30, 2017 Chapel Hill, NCIn a step toward making high-quality health care available to more people around the world, 221,226 health workers in 37 countries gained training or other support throughIntraHealth International’s programs in 2016. These health workers are now improving the quality of health care in their communities and making services available to more people, including in the hardest-to-reach areas. See the full results atwww.intrahealth.org/AnnualReport2016.The World Health Organization projects a shortage of 18 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Without ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Report of the One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 08/18/2017 This 62-page report summarizes a technical and ministerial meeting that was convened in Dakar, Senegal, on November 8-11, 2016, to share experiences and explore challenges encountered during the One Health approach to fight zoonotic diseases and related public health threats. Chapter topics include the global health security agenda; surveillance of the natural reservoir of the Ebola virus: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and infectious disease surveillance under the One Health approach. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UN Appoints Experts to DRC ’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses
By Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 2017 (IPS)The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Security Council observes a moment of silence in memory of two UN experts who were killed recently while monitoring the sanctions regime in the Kasaï Central region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Credit: UN PhotoCentral Kasai has been mired in a conflict between g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

WHO Urges Govt ’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco
Credit: IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2017 (IPS)Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today. Stressing the urgent need to curb deaths from smoking, Dr. Vinayak Prasad, the head of WHO’s tobacco control programme, told IPS that “countries have to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies at the best-level.”He mentioned the adoption of core policies, called MPOWER, to monitor and protect people from tobacco smoke. At the highest level of implementation of these policies, countries will have elimina...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

In West Africa, cancer patients forced abroad for treatment
; Senegal's only machine breaks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senegal Completes Landmark Net Campaign on Its Way to Eliminating Malaria
Photo by Clement Tardif for IntraHealth International.July 12, 2017The number of individuals protected frommalaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses in Senegal skyrocketed last year, thanks to a national long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net (or LLIN) campaign led byIntraHealth Internationalin partnership with Senegal ’s National Malaria Control Program. In 2015, only 8% of beds throughout the country were covered by a LLIN. By the end of the 2016 campaign, 91% were covered, according to project monitoring data.iMalaria is thethird-leading cause of death in the country. The entire population is at risk, but young...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

1.2 Billion Reasons Why Countries Must Empower Young People to Plan the Future
July 10, 2017A tidal wave of youth is fast approaching the shores of adult society. It ’s time to ensure they are part of the global conversation.This piece originally appeared onHuffPost:When I was growing up in Senegal, it was a very strict environment for the young. We were told when to speak and when not to speak, and if we tried to mingle with the adults while they were talking, we were likely to be shooed away.As young people, we were rarely invited to make our voices heard.But on our journey to empower young women and men with contraception, we must travel a different path than that traditional one of silencin...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegalese Women Revive Appetite for Traditional Grains
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer
(American Association for Cancer Research) A study of Senegalese women showed that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was more likely to develop into cervical pre-cancer in women living with human immunodeficiency virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Want to Talk about Family Planning? Reach Out to Your Local Mayor
May 08, 2017Advocacy efforts to improve access to and use of family planning must include local government officials.  “I can’t believe it’s so small!”I will never forget the reaction of one of the mayors in Rwanda during an advocacy workshop on family planning as we passed around a variety of modern contraceptive methods, inviting participants to open, touch, and feel them. It was his first experience holding an intrauterine device (IUD). He also had never touched a female condom or seen a contraceptive implant.Our project had designed a series of workshops including hands-on, tactile experien...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Senegal: Govt to Introduce HPV Vaccine to Battle Cervical Cancer
[VOA] Cervical cancer is preventable, yet it remains the most common type of cancer in Africa, the World Health Organization says. WHO data show that Senegal currently has one of the world's highest rates of the disease, with over 1,400 new cases diagnosed each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Good Health Care for Africa Depends on Health Workers and Good Governance
April 25, 2017Countries need good health governance at all levels.  When he was just a little boy,my colleague Peter woke up in the middle of the night to hear his mother shouting for him. His baby sister was terribly ill, and Peter ’s mother needed him to run fetch the village nurse.He did —through the pitch-black darkness and the pouring rain.Their village in Kenya did not have electricity or cell phones at the time, but they knew they could count on nurse Winifred, because she was highly skilled, and always close by.This nurse ’s proximity to the people who needed her saved a baby’s life tha...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nasal foreign bodies in children in a pediatric hospital in Senegal: a three-year assessment - Regonne PE, Ndiaye M, Sy A, Diandy Y, Diop AD, Diallo BK.
The objectives of the present study were to report the particularities of NFBs in children presenting at a pediatric hospital in Senegal, and to describe our therapeu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Major prize for Senegalese film
A Senegalese film, which recently premiered in the UK thanks to funding from the University of Bristol, has won a major award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Public engagement; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts; Press Release Source Type: news

Nigeria: Do SA, Nigeria Have Fewer Cardiologists for Their Populations Than Senegal?
[Africa Check] Senegal has a better cardiologists-to-population ratio than countries like South Africa and Nigeria, a prominent Senegalese heart specialist said. We looked closely at the numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Cancer Patients Struggle for Treatment
[Al Jazeera] Senegal's solitary radiotherapy machine broke down on December 28 last year, leaving the country's only radiation therapist and small team of technicians idly waiting as patients were turned away or offered alternative treatments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Political uncertainty forces tens of thousands people to flee The Gambia for Senegal: UN
At least 45,000 people– mostly women and children– have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia after former President Yahya Jammeh's decided to not step down, United Nations agencies today said warning that more people may leave if the political situation is not resolved peacefully. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Etiology and prognosis of the eye traumas by war weapons in the Senegalese army - Seck SM, Diakhat é M, Ndiaye Sow MN, Dieng M, Agboton G, Guèye NN.
This study is retrospe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bio-Product Targeting Deadly Toxin Holds Hope for Africa ’s Food
Application of Aflasafe in groundnut field. Photo courtesy of Aflasafe.comBy Ini EkottABUJA, Dec 27 2016 (IPS)As food contaminants, aflatoxins are amongst the deadliest. Between 2004 and 2007, contaminated maize killed nearly 200 people in Kenya, left hundreds hospitalised and rendered millions of bags of maize unfit for consumption.On average, 25 to 60 percent of maize – a staple in many African countries – has high levels of aflatoxins in Nigeria, warns the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). And with that comes the risk of liver cancer, suppressed immune system, stunted growth in children...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ini Ekott Tags: Africa Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health AflaSafe aflatoxin International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Nigeria Source Type: news

Turkey's Ronesans studying Morocco, Senegal PPP projects with France's Meridiam
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish construction and investment firm Ronesans Holding's healthcare unit is working with French fund Meridiam on public –private partnership (PPP) investments in Morocco and Senegal, the Ronesans board chairman said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Young People in West Africa Are Leading Their Own Movement for Family Planning
November 28, 2016They're role models, advocates, and watchdogs. And they're making their expectations clear.The designation of “youth ambassador” may have started as a simple title, but as I witnessed at the Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) Regional Workshop this month, it has grown to symbolize a movement.Since 2011, theCS4FP project has engaged dynamic, dedicated, impassioned young people from across francophone West Africa as family planning youth ambassadors. They ’re tasked with educating and mobilizing their peers around reproductive health and family planning in particular—what it is...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Engaging Kids to Fight Malaria
The objective was to change their behaviors and those of their communities to fight malaria. It got quite competitive, with schools challenging each other to do the best show.eyeforpharma: So you realized you had this chance to make disease awareness engaging by introducing the element of play?Yes, and this is when the MOSKI KIT came about. The design challenge became: how can we structure this better to ensure that messages were adapted to kids? What are we able to do to make the impact bigger than just this exchange between the teacher and the child?This is when we started thinking about objects that could be left behind...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Thomas Disley Source Type: news

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Senegalese children lowers overall malaria burden
(PLOS) Giving preventive antimalarial drugs to children up to age 10 during active malaria season reduced the cases of malaria in that age group and lowered the malaria incidence in adults, according to a randomized trial carried out in Senegal and published in PLOS Medicine by researchers from the Universit é Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal, the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UK, and other collaborators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Contraception Is a Collective Effort
September 25, 2016Elle reports on the progress Senegal has made increasing the use of contraceptives —and the pioneers making it happen.Family planning in Senegal is not a novel idea, but asElle recounts, effective strategies to make contraceptives accessible and affordable have been hard won, and only recently. After decades of stagnant progress, Senegal put reproductive health and family planning at the center of its national health agenda in 2012.Elle reports that the country now sets aside $680,000 and $1.7 billion annually for contraceptives and related health workers, respectively, with encouraging ou...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Personality tests for fish could help boost reproduction rates
Aquaculture experts have found the way fish, Senegalese sole, cope with stress is determined by their personality and remains consistent regardless of the situation they are in. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Personality tests for fish could help boost reproduction rates
(University of Stirling) Aquaculture experts from the University of Stirling and the Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) in Catalonia, have found the way fish, Senegalese sole, cope with stress is determined by their personality and remains consistent regardless of the situation they are in. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 9, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Will You Celebrate World Contraception Day?
September 25, 2016Don ’t answer that. We’re just happy you’re celebrating.World Contraception Day is one of our favorite days of the year. Every September 26 marks one more step toward a world where every pregnancy is wanted. That means fewer maternal and newborn deaths, fewer unsafe abortions, and greater equity and prosperity for women everywhere.At  IntraHealth International, that ’s what we want too. And we know that health workers hold the keys to that world.Right now, there are  225 million women worldwide who want to avoid pregnancy, but aren’t using effective methods of ...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

The Playlist NASA Made For Aliens In 1977 Could Now Be Yours
This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure. The Voyager Golden Record is an audio introduction to human civilization. When we make contact with aliens, NASA is beyond prepared. Back in 1977, NASA created a phonograph record to introduce beings elsewhere in the universe to the sounds humans make. They only produced 12 copies of the mix known as the “Voyager Golden Record” — two of which was shot up into space — at the time. Now, in honor of the project’s 40th anniversary, the two-hour long audio mix is being released for human ears. The sounds are selected from many different cultur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

More Women Choose Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Rural Senegal
One hundred rural health facilities in Senegal reported an 86% increase in the number of women choosing long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs, after implementing IntraHealth International’s performance improvement and mentoring approach, TutoratPlus. The number of new clients choosing any type of modern contraceptive method rose by 64%. These results, reported in last month’sGlobal Health: Science and Practice, underscore the important role rural health workers play in increasing access to a full range of contraceptive methods.Contraceptive prevalence in West Africa continues to lag behind other parts...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Republic of Senegal Disaster Preparedness and Response Exercise: lessons learned and progress toward key goals - Morton Hamer MJ, Jordan JJ, Reed PL, Greulich JD, Gaye DB, Beadling CW.
OBJECTIVE: The Republic of Senegal Disaster Preparedness and Response Exercise was held from June 2-6, 2014, in Dakar, Senegal. The goal was to assist in familiarizing roles and responsibilities within 3 existing plans and to update the National Disaster M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Through The Challenge Initiative, IntraHealth will Improve Access to Contraception in Cities across West Africa
IntraHealth International is proud to announce its participation in The Challenge Initiative(TCI), a new three-year urban reproductive health program funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.According to the United Nations,66% of people around the world will be living in urban areas by 2050—2.5 billion more people than today.Ninety percent of this increase will be in cities in Asia and Africa. Despite increasing urbanization, the poorest people living in cities rarely have adequate access to health information and services.TCI builds on the former Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), which the Gates F...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New $69 Million Project to Improve Health Services and Expand Access to Care in Senegal
Through a new five-year, $69 million award from the US Agency for International Development,IntraHealth International and its partners will work to improve health for women and children in Senegal by strengthening health services and making them accessible to more people.The new IntraHealth-led project—called Integrated Service Delivery and Healthy Behaviors (ISD-HB)—will help Senegal achieve the vision it outlines in itsPlan Senegal Emergent:“a Senegal where all individuals, all households, and all communities enjoy universal access to promotional, preventive, curative health services of quality, without...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

‘It’s Always Personal’
Whenever Priya Agrawal went to sleep, she thought of the women whose lives she had not been able to save during her work in India and Africa. “You close your eyes and they are on the inside of your eyelids,” she recalls. “Every single time I wasn’t able to get the blood in time for the woman dying in childbirth, there had been five, ten opportunities to prevent her even getting to that stage.”Dr Agrawal is Executive Director ofMSD for Mothers*, which is the pharma manufacturer ’s $500 million, ten-year commitment to ending preventable maternal mortality.  Maternal mortality unaccept...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Hill Source Type: news

Global Health Security Agenda Roadmap: Senegal
World Health Organization. 10/29/2015 This 23-page document's purpose is to develop a roadmap for Senegal for ongoing and planned Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) activities in support of the 12 GHSA targets through 2019. The goal is to ensure coordination and partnership across all organizations to ensure that targets are met, and sustainable systems and networks are established. The roadmap is organized by specific capacities under the Prevent, Detect, Respond framework, and provides a snapshot of all activities planned to support GHSA implementation in Years One (2015) to Five (2019). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news