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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

Senegal: Senegal Seeks to Protect Albinos Against Their Biggest Killer - the Sun
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Most albinos in Africa die from skin cancer between the ages of 30 and 40 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Senegalese woman teaching braille for free
Meet Fama Ka, the visually impaired woman who runs free braille classes to teach blind people in her neighbourhood how to read. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate-Proofing Agriculture Must Take Centre Stage in African Policy
Peter Mcharo's two children digging their father’s maize field in Kibaigwa village, Morogoro Region, some 350km from Dar es Salaam. Mcharo has benefitted greatly from conservation agriculture techniques. Credit: Orton Kiishweko/IPSBy Dr. Katrin GlatzelKIGALI, Rwanda, Jun 14 2016 (IPS)After over a year of extreme weather changes across the world, causing destruction to homes and lives, 2015-16 El Niño has now come to an end.This recent El Niño – probably the strongest on record along with the along with those in 1997-1998 and 1982-83– has yet again shown us just how vulnerable we, let alone t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Katrin Glatzel Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Natural Resources Population P Source Type: news

Zika Virus From Brazil Found In Africa For The First Time
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Tests show an outbreak of Zika virus on the African island chain of Cape Verde is of the same strain as the one blamed for birth abnormalities in Brazil, the World Health Organization said on Friday. "The findings are of concern because it is further proof that the outbreak is spreading beyond South America and is on the doorstep of Africa," said WHO's Africa director Matshidiso Moeti. "This information will help African countries to re-evaluate their level of risk and adapt and increase their levels of preparedness," she said. Zika was first discovered in Africa in 1947 ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Senegal: Albinos Want Their Own Sunscreen Factory
[Deutsche Welle] The Senegalese albino association is calling on the government to set up a sunscreen factory to improve their health. People with albinism are at risk of skin cancer due to inadequate protection from the sun rays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of snakebites in Kédougou region (eastern Senegal): comparison of various methods for assessment of incidence and mortality - Lam A, Camara B, Kane O, Diouf A, Chippaux JP.
BACKGROUND: Although considered a public health issue in Senegal, the actual incidence and mortality from snakebite are not known. In the present study, an epidemiological survey was carried out in Kédougou region, southeastern Senegal, where envenomation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Senegal: Educating Youth About Sexual and Reproductive Health On the Beaches of Senegal
[UNFPA] Dakar -On a hot summer day in December 2015, Khady, a quiet 19-year-old, approached a lively crowd of Senegalese youth gathered on a beach in Keur Massar, a development near Dakar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Educating youth about sexual and reproductive health on the beaches of Senegal
Language English DAKAR, Senegal – On a hot summer day in December 2015, Khady, a quiet 19-year-old, approached a lively crowd of Senegalese youth gathered on a beach in Keur Massar, a development near Dakar. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: lscott Source Type: news

Nobel-Winners Campbell, Omura, and Tu Gave Powerful Gifts to Global Health
Last week, IntraHealth International applauded along with the rest of the world as the scientists who nearly eradicated river blindness—a parasitic disease transmitted by black flies and the world's second leading infectious cause of blindness—were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura developed Avermectin, the derivatives of which have radically lowered the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. They have also proven effective against several other parasitic diseases. River blindness, more formally known as onchocerciasis, is a horrible disease...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Senegal
On 9 September 2015, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (MOHSA) of Senegal notified WHO of active circulation of chikungunya virus in the region of Kédougou. The circulation began on 27 August 2015. Samples were collected from 14 suspected cases for laboratory-confirmation at the Institut Pasteur of Dakar. Ten (10) samples tested positive for chikungunya virus. As of 8 September 2015, ten (10) chikungunya confirmed cases were reported. The latest active circulation in the affected area was reported between 2009 and 2010. On 7 September 2015, the MOHSA discussed the situation during the routine weekly meeting....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: dengue [subject], dengue haemhorragic fever, dengue fever, dengue virus, headache [subject], headache, migraine, chronic headache, risk factor [subject], risk, health risks, African Region [region], Disease outbreak news [doctype], Senegal [country] Source Type: news

Gambia: Senegalese Neurosurgeons Conduct Five Brain Surgeries in Banjul
[Daily Observer] Three-man Senegalese Neurosurgeon Humanitarian Mission, who are currently in The Gambia under the invitation of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, have successfully conducted five brain surgery operations at the said hospital in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Happened To Bill Gates’ Feces Water Machine
Remember that time Bill Gates took a swig from a seemingly normal glass of water, but it turned out to be made from feces? Well, that’s a thing that happened a few months ago. Now, the machine, dubbed the Janicki Omni Processor, is in Dakar. And Gates wants us to know what happened to the machine, which has the potential to provide clean water to areas of the world struggling with having enough clean drinking water. “Earlier this year, I shared a video where I drank water made from feces. (My review: It was delicious.) Today the machine that produced the water, the Janicki Omni Processor—or JOP—is i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Bentley Tags: Uncategorized Africa Bill Gates Bill Gates Foundation Bill Gates tech Feces Water Machine International philanthropy pubdesk senegal Source Type: news