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

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

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

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

West Africa:As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President
[IFRC] About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during a visit to Guinea, from 18 to 20 June 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis
A mother caresses the head of her sleeping malnourished baby, at the mother and child centre in the town of Diffa, Niger. Credit: UNICEF/TremeauBy Mark LowcockUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead. Governments in the region were successful in beating back the crisis six years ago. I a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark Lowcock Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Picture It: World Hypertension Day in Senegal
(Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

The politics of risk policies in Dakar, Senegal - Leclercq R.
Over the last 20 years, floods have become a major issue for a number of Sahelian cities leading each year to considerable human and material damage. This relatively new phenomenon is usually attributed to uncontrolled urbanization and climate variability,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

FGM: Dorset survivor says it shouldn’t be a taboo
Salimata was subjected to FGM in Senegal when she was five years old. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dorset FGM survivor says it shouldn’t be a taboo
Salimata, who lives in Bournemouth, was subjected to female genital mutilation in Senegal at the age of five. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiological and clinical aspects of domestic violence in Senegal - Leye MMMB, Seck I, Faye A, Diongue M, Ka O, Ndeye MS, Dia AT.
INTRODUCTION: Despite being under-reported, domestic violence remains a significant challenge in Senegal. The aim of this study is to provide a descriptive analysis of the epidemiological and clinical factors characterizing domestic violence in Senegal. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Malaria killed my daughter, I'm protecting others now'
Senegal is on track to be declared malaria-free by 2030. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research: High risk of malaria transmission after blood transfusions in sub-Saharan Africa
(Burness) A new study suggests that in high transmission areas of sub-Saharan Africa, nearly one in four blood bank supplies contain the parasites that cause malaria. Additional research, focusing on the blood supply of Equatorial Guinea's capital, Malabo, found slightly higher levels of latent malaria infection, most of it -- more than 89 percent -- at a level that commonly used diagnostic technology cannot detect. Both studies were presented at the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference in Dakar, Senegal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Out of West Africa: human smuggling as a social enterprise - Maher S.
Drawing on 18 months of ethnographic research in Senegal, this article focuses on the sociality of migrant facilitation. Although it has become relatively common in media and policy reports to suggest that irregular migrants are manipulated by greedy and u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Senegal City Races to Move Families as Sea Swallows Homes Senegal City Races to Move Families as Sea Swallows Homes
Saint-Louis, a city that spans a thin peninsula between the Senegal River and the Atlantic Ocean, is particularly vulnerable to the rising sea levels and urban crowding that are putting pressure on West Africa's coast.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ILO Fails to Cut Ties with Tobacco Industry – Yet Again
Credit: BigstockBy Tih NtiabangYAOUNDE, Mar 20 2018 (IPS)Last week, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) governing body postponed yet again a decision to stop accepting money from the tobacco industry for its projects to end child labour in the tobacco growing sector.A majority of countries and workers in the governing body want to finally break financial ties with the tobacco industry. However, there is still opposition from the employers group and a few countries, mostly in the African region.The tobacco industry has more to gain from its ties with the ILO than countries themselves. No more postponements. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tih Ntiabang Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs International Labour Organization (ILO) Source Type: news

How Senegal Rapidly Introduced Sayana Press into Its Family Planning Method Mix
March 19, 2018Commitment and collaboration pave the way for the successful introduction of a new contraceptive.In Senegal, the modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) doubled within a decade, rising from  10% in 2005 to 21.2% in 2015. This increase has placed Senegal at the forefront of the international family planning movement.The country has adopted a vision for family planning based on what ’s knowns as the three Ds—democratization, decentralization, and demedicalization—and has set a very ambitious goal to reach 45% mCPR by 2020.One of the guiding principles of Senegal ’s Min...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Failing Forward: Innovative Approaches to Improve Reproductive Health in Senegal
March 14, 2018We found what works for real people. But that's  not where we started.In any given field, the top 10% of performers  produce more than 50% of the big breakthroughs. What is the key to these superstars’ success?Fortunately for most of us, the answer is not raw talent or even expertise. The truth is, these top performers produce as many bad ideas as everyone else —but, crucially, they learn from their failures and continue to innovate. Iteration has been shown to improve performance across a range of fields.You ’ll hear this right from the source, too—Jeff Bezos,...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever – Gambia
On 3 January 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH), Senegal notified WHO of a case of Rift Valley fever, a 52-year-old Korean man who was a resident of Gambia. The case was reported from a hospital in Dakar. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Africa:UNFPA presents its 2017 Progress Report on the Demographic Dividend
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 22 February 2018: The United Nations Population Fund West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNFPA WCARO), in collaboration with the African Group of Ambassadors in Dakar, is to present its 2017 progress report on the state of the demographic dividend on 26 February 2018, at 9:00, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar, Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Photos of artificial limbs given to World War I veterans
One image shows a Senegalese amputee writing in 1918 to thank the American Red Cross for his artificial arms. Doctors can also be seen demonstrating to patients how artificial limbs work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Images show the artificial limbs given to war veterans
One image shows a Senegalese amputee writing in 1918 to thank the American Red Cross for his artificial arms. Doctors can also be seen demonstrating to patients how artificial limbs work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in Nine West African Francophone Countries
February 14, 2018IntraHealth International will implement a new regional project to improve nutrition and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in the nineOuagadougou Partnership countries of West Africa, thanks to a three-year, $7 million award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.Francophone West Africa has among the highest maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 303,000 women died in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, more than one-third of them in West and Central Africa. The global maternal mortali...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Experts from Facebook, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and More Join IntraHealth International ’s SwitchPoint Council
SwitchPoint Advisory Council member Roya Mahboob presents at SwitchPoint 2017. Photo by IntraHealth International.February 12, 2018 Chapel Hill, NCIntraHealth International announces its inauguralSwitchPoint Advisory Council, which brings together leading experts from a mix of backgrounds and sectors to guide SwitchPoint —IntraHealth’s signature annual event and ongoing collaborative platform. Council members, listed below, will serve two-year terms and meet six times per year to advise on SwitchPoint themes and discuss partnership opportunities for social good.IntraHealth, a global health organization active...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Small gold mines in Senegal create high mercury contamination
(Duke University) A Duke-led study has found high levels of mercury and methylmercury in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in Senegal. Nearly every sample collected from four mining villages contained mercury levels at least ten times higher than World Health Organization and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017
A client receives a contraceptive implant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.January 31, 2018In 2017, the nine countries of theOuagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users. In two years, the partnership has reached 41% of its goal of an additional 2.2 million women in the region using contraceptives by 2020.Burkina Faso and Cote d ’Ivoire are leading the way, reporting last month at the partnership’san...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Research paves the way for the development of vaccines for emerging viruses
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In studying the West Nile virus, which caused outbreaks in North America this century, scientists from Brazil and Senegal identified the gene responsible for the diminished virulence of the lineage known for causing mild effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Built on the Basics, Tutorat Is Quietly Revolutionizing Health Care in Senegal
January 11, 2018Mentoring and coaching are the stars of this training and performance-improvement approach.Tutorat —the French word for “tutoring.”  Even the name of this training approach shirks the limelight. But it’s hard to argue with results, which are exactly what Tutorat has been delivering for health care in Senegal.When I sat down with one of the pioneers of this approach,Dr. Boniface Sebikali, IntraHealth International ’s senior clinical advisor, it became clear that Tutorat is something special. It’s quietly revolutionizing health care in Senegal and making higher quality...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

In Senegal, Family Planning Finds a Key Ally: Imams
January 05, 2018As religious leaders come onboard, family planning is enjoying far wider acceptance.BEER, SENEGAL —The mosque loudspeaker crackles to life, just as it does five times a day, every day, in this quiet village just outside the Senegalese capital, Dakar.But instead of the typical melodious call to prayer, the voice booming from the minaret is all business.“If you are interested in learning about your family-planning options, please come to the health center immediately,” he begins in Wolof, the local language. “The program will begin shortly.” Religion announces itself loudly ...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Twelve Countries Pledge to Protect Health Workers and Facilities in Conflict Areas
Aftermath of an attack on a health facility in Aleppo, Syria. Photo courtesy of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.December 05, 2017IntraHealth International, as co-secretariat of theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, applauds a newdeclaration by Franceand 11 other UN member states to take concrete actions to protect health workers in conflict areas around the world.Areport by the coalition documents attacks on health workers or facilities in 23 countries in conflict or political unrest last year. Health workers were arrested, assaulted, kidnapped, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Questions arise after US frees asylum-seeker on life support
An immigration attorney is fighting the release of an asylum-seeker from Senegal who is on life support in California after a reported suicide attempt. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US release of asylum-seeker on life support raises questions
An immigration attorney is fighting the release of an asylum-seeker from Senegal who is on life support in California after a reported suicide attempt. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US frees African asylum-seeker who's on life support
U.S. immigration authorities have freed an asylum-seeker from Senegal who's on life support in California after an apparent suicide attempt, but his attorney is fighting the move (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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

Connecting to Build a Safer and More Secure World
PATH. 02/2017 This two-page document describes a project to help advance the U.S. Government's pledge to support, assist, and empower countries in anticipating, preventing, and overcoming infectious disease outbreaks. This five-year effort is strengthening public health systems in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam. The report discusses how the global interconnectivity that creates the risk of pandemics also provides the means to collaborate on the systems and solutions that enable the world to prevent, detect, and respond to public health threats. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource G...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine 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