TCI Next Gen Will Reach the Next Generation of Family Planning Users in West Africa
January 07, 2022Through a new award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and the Bayer Foundation, IntraHealth International will begin a new phase of The Challenge Initiative (TCI) calledTCI Next Gen.IntraHealth has led the francophone West Africa hub of TCI since 2016, which has helped add over350,000 new contraceptive users in 12 cities throughout francophone West Africa over the past five years. TCI is part of a consortium led by the Bill& Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.In this next phase of the project (2021-2025),In...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: The Challenge Initiative Next Gen Family Planning & Reproductive Health Youth Health Workers Source Type: news

In Africa, Vaccine Delayed is Development Denied, Warns UNDP Head
Patients wait for their COVID-19 vaccination at a health centre in Kabale District, Uganda. More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, says World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Credit: UNICEF/Catherine NtabaddeBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 20 2021 (IPS) The 21-month-long corona virus pandemic has triggered three new phrases in the UN lexicon: “vaccine famine, vaccine apartheid and vaccine nationalism”. And the largest number of victims facing the triple threats are from developing countries, mostly in Africa, as ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Africa: Launch of UN Group of Friends On Neglected Tropical Diseases and On Support of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities
The objective of the Groups is to raise awareness, exchange information, build coalitions and political momentum, support initiatives and mobilize resource (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Path to Recovery in an Uncertain World
[allAfrica] Dakar -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva visited Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal last week, where she met with the current and upcoming chairs of the African Union. In this guest column, she and Senegal's President Macky Sall envision ways to boost African recovery from the severe economic and social disruptions of today's global crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Mr Kerim Koray Kebir - "Our ambition is to export 30 years of experience and know-how to West Africa in order to create added value"
[allAfrica] The Acibadem Medical Group which, from Turkey, shines throughout the world intends to conquer the West African health services market from an upcoming establishment in Senegal. On a visit to Dakar, its business development manager outlined the strategy and the added value that this Turkish multinational aims to bring to the health services sector. In this exclusive interview with allafrica.com, Mr. Kerim Koray Kebir assures us of the breath of fresh air that the Acibadem Medical Group will bring to Senegal (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Kerim Koray Kebir – 'Our Ambition is to Export 30 Years of Experience and Know-How to West Africa in Order to Create Added Value'
[allAfrica] The Acibadem Medical Group which, from Turkey, shines throughout the world intends to conquer the West African health services market from an upcoming establishment in Senegal. On a visit to Dakar, its business development manager outlined the strategy and the added value that this Turkish multinational aims to bring to the health services sector. In this exclusive interview with allafrica.com, Mr. Kerim Koray Kebir assures us of the breath of fresh air that the Acibadem Medical Group will bring to Senegal (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: FOCAC Solidifies China-Africa Ties As Beijing Promises 1 Billion Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines, Other Support
[FrontPageAfrica] Dakar -- Just a day before this year's Forum on Africa-China Cooperation (FOCAC), which is the eighth edition of the ministerial conference, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi predicted that the summit would set a new milestone. Mr. Wang made the assertion when he met with his Senegalese counterpart, Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall in Dakar on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 7th December 2021)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 7 December 2021Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Ukraine can use EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. 22 November 2021Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin ad...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senegal registers its first cases of the omicron variant
Senegal has recorded its first cases of the coronavirus omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senegal registers first case of coronavirus omicron variant
Senegal has recorded its first case of the coronavirus omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Inequality is Set to Kill Millions – “We Have to Fight it Together.”
The UN commemorated World Aids Day on 30 November. Credit: UNAIDSBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Dec 1 2021 (IPS) This week I called out to the world to warn them that inequalities are making us all unsafe. I noted starkly our new analysis that we face millions of additional AIDS deaths – 7.7 million in the next decade alone – as well continued devastation from pandemics, unless leaders address the inequalities which drive them. We have to treat this threat as an emergency, as a red alert. To end AIDS, we need to act with far more urgency to tackle these inequalities. And it’s not just AIDS. All pandemics take...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Winnie Byanyima Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New Approach Helps Nursing and Midwifery Schools in Mali Improve Curricula and Achieve Accreditation
November 29, 2021Eight nursing and midwifery schools in Mali—a country that has long experienced ashortage of qualified nurses and midwives—are now accredited and using a competency-based approach curriculum, compared to only three schools in 2017.Thanks to a partnership between IntraHealth International and Mali’s Ministry of Health and Social Development, the number of accredited nursing and midwifery schools has more than doubled and 829 more nursing and midwifery students are benefitting from a high-quality education, improving the quality of the health workforce in Mali.A new report—Accreditati...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Mali Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity Education & Performance Health workforce development Health Workers Source Type: news

Ongoing Pandemic Push Africa ’s Children Out of School
Quality, safe, gender-responsive and inclusive education for Africa’s children increasingly out of reach, say experts. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Nov 24 2021 (IPS) Kenya’s secondary schools’ administration has been in the eye of a storm since schools reopened in October 2021. Since then, students have set on fire 35 schools and counting, forcing the government to announce an unscheduled break from school – ahead of the planned December 23 closing. Sarah Kitana, a secondary school teacher in Kathiani, Machokos County, tells IPS that fewer students are in classrooms after a year o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations #Covid19 ​#SDG4​ Source Type: news

More Mothers and Babies in Senegal Gain Access to High-Quality Health Services through Neema
November 22, 2021Over the past five years, more than 1.7 million children under five in Senegal received nutrition services through IntraHealth International’s USAID-fundedIntegrated Service Delivery– Healthy Behaviors Project—called Neema. The program also helped over 80% of health facilities in seven regions build functional referral systems to connect community members to services at nearby health facilities; made family planning services available to more people, resulting in 675,000 years of protection from unwanted pregnancies for couples through contraceptives; and monitored the grow...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Senegal Neema Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Noncommunicable Diseases Nutrition Community Engagement Education Performance Leadership and Governance Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Senegal: Blinken to Highlight Local Vaccine Production in Senegal
[VOA] Dakar, Senegal -- COVID-19 vaccines didn't become widely available in Senegal until the end of March 2021, months later than many other countries. Since then, Senegal has depended on outside donations to maintain its stock, which on several occasions has been depleted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blinken Arrives in Kenya to Begin Africa Visit: Live Updates
Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kenya to push for a diplomatic resolution to the civil war in neighboring Ethiopia. He is also scheduled to travel this week to Nigeria and Senegal. #antonyblinken #secretaryofstate #blinkenarrives #civilwar #beginafrica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senegal: On the Frontlines of Diabetes Fight in Senegal
[WHO-AFRO] Dakar -- Senegal, like many African countries, is bearing an increasing heavy diabetes burden. While efforts are being made to improve prevention, care and treatment, Professor Ma ïmouna Ndour Mbaye, head of the Internal Medicine unit, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar and director of the country's national Diabetes Centre, notes that stepping up diabetes control in Senegal starts with a strong national programme. The response must involve all the sectors of the society u p to individuals who have a crucial p (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa's 'Great Green Wall' shifts focus to hold off desert
KEBEMER, Senegal — The idea was striking in its ambition: African countries aimed to plant trees in a nearly 5,000-mile line spanning the entire continent, creating a natural barrier to hold back... #greatgreenwall #shifts #climatechange #kebemer #saharadesert (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Senegal Medics Arrive in Sierra Leone to Help Treat Tanker Blast Victims
[East African] The first batch of foreign healthcare specialists expected to help Sierra Leone treat victims of last week's deadly tanker explosion have arrived in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Radical Relook at Drug Policies Puts Human Rights into Equation
A new analysis of global drug policies looks at how countries’ drug policies and implementation align with the UN principles of human rights, health and development. Credit: Michael Longmire/UnsplashBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Nov 9 2021 (IPS) A “radically innovative” new analysis of global drug policies has laid bare the full impact repressive drug laws and their implementation have on millions of people worldwide, civil society groups behind its creation have said. The inaugural Global Drug Policy Index (GDPI) www.globaldrugpolicyindex.net, developed by the Harm Reduction Consortium (HRC) – a coll...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations #Crime&Justice #HumanRights Drugs Source Type: news

Vanessa Nakate Wants Climate Justice for Africa
In October 2019, the Rotary Club of Bugolobi asked me to talk on the environment and climate change. I looked forward to the opportunity. It would be the first time as an activist that I’d be addressing Ugandan professionals, many of whom were my parents’ age (I’m 24). The audience would be civic-minded middle-class men and women who could raise awareness about the climate crisis and put pressure on the government and the private sector. Or they could do exactly the opposite: resist any change they perceived as slowing down what they considered “development” or “progress,” and dism...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Nakate Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Cover Story Excerpt feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Africa: Rwanda and Senegal Will Host Africa's First Covid-19 Vaccine Plants - What's Known So Far
[The Conversation Africa] The lack of vaccine production capacity in African countries has been the subject of much concern and hand-wringing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has become a particularly hot topic because of the gravely unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines between developed and developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BioNTech strikes deal to open Africa’s first mRNA manufacturing plant
Agreement with Rwanda and Senegal is a big step in company’s plans to produce Covid jabs on the continent (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BioNTech to open Africa’s first mRNA manufacturing plant
Rwanda and Senegal agreement a big step in plans to produce Covid jabs on the continent (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cities in Francophone West Africa Add Over 350,000 New Family Planning Users
October 25, 2021Over 350,000 new contraceptive users were added in 12 cities throughout francophone West Africa over the past five years.The Challenge Initiative’s (TCI) West Africa Hub, led by IntraHealth International, contributed to these results by working with local health systems, young people, religious and government leaders, and community health workers to increase access to family planning.Since 2016, TCI’s francophone West Africa Hub has used a comprehensive approach to improve contraceptive use in six countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, and Mali. In partnership...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Mali Niger Senegal The Challenge Initiative Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Cities in Francophone West Africa Add Over 350,000 Family Planning Users
October 25, 2021Over 350,000 new contraceptive users were added in 12 cities throughout francophone West Africa over the past five years.The Challenge Initiative’s (TCI) West Africa Hub, led by IntraHealth International, contributed to these results by working with local health systems, young people, religious and government leaders, and community health workers to increase access to family planning.Since 2016, TCI’s francophone West Africa Hub has used a comprehensive approach to improve contraceptive use in five countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Niger. In partnership with...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Niger Senegal The Challenge Initiative Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Africans Welcome New Malaria Vaccine. But Is It a ‘Game Changer'?
The arsenal of weapons to use against malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, just grew bigger. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Kenya Malaria Kisumu (Kenya) Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization GlaxoSmithKline PLC Malawi Ghana Senegal Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

West Africa: Informal Workers in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso Have Been Hit Hard By Covid-19
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated counter-measures continue to shed light on the social and economic challenges facing African countries. Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa countries is expected to decline, putting pressure on already limited fiscal space and resources in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Meet Africa's New Generation of Health Innovators
[New Dawn] DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA, Switzerland, 16 September 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers& Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa, have announced Conrad Tankou, CEO, GIC Space (Cameroon); John Mwangi, CEO, Daktari Media (Kenya) and Imodoye Abioro, CEO, Healthbotics (Nigeria) as the winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Program to Train More Student Nurses in Francophone West Africa, Bring Care to More Communities
September 22, 2021 Chapel Hill, NCThrough the new Improving Maternal and Child Health Care in Rural West Africa Through High-Quality Education for Nurses and Midwives project,IntraHealth Internationalis partnering withTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and 12 private schools in Mali, Senegal, and Niger to sustainably increase the number of qualified, well-trained nurses who can serve rural communities in these countries—all of which face a critical shortage of health workers. Takeda announced this week that IntraHealth is one of the recipients of their 2021Global CSR Program, which will fund this work.IntraHealt...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Mali Niger Senegal Education & Performance Health Workers Source Type: news

Innovative Use of World ’s First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results and a Life-Saving Opportunity
Malaria still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. RTS,S is the first malaria vaccine shown to reduce malaria and life-threatening severe malaria in young children. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Kesete AdmasuSep 1 2021 (IPS) In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. Scientists from the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kesete Admasu Tags: Africa Headlines Health Malaria Source Type: news

Senegal: Hospitals Full As Senegal Registers More New Covid-19 Cases
[The Point] Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 518 positive cases of covid-19 with 18 deaths. The government has announced that all sporting events be stopped till further notice. At the moment, there is no space in the hospitals for covid-19 patients, making the situation very alarming for the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Covid-19 Highlights Problem With Importing Medicine From West
[African Arguments] As chronicled in Pharmacy in Senegal, Dr N'deye Toutane Ngom, the pharmacist-owner of Pharmacie Pasteur, pondered what Senegal would do if France embargoed pharmaceutical exports. Until several years ago, drugs from France and other Western countries virtually monopolized the Senegalese pharmaceutical market. Even today, the majority of drugs in Senegal are imported. With rising infection rates, no local Covid-19 vaccine production and slowing imports, her comments foreshadowed the situation that Senegal f (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa between July 23 and July 29, 2021. It was a week in which wildfires raged across Europe and President Joe Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Italy. Parents were reunited with their children after kidnappers released some abducted students from the Bethel Baptist High School in Nigeria. People staged a protest against the COVID-19 “green pass” in Italy and African health officials in Senegal raced to vaccinate the vulnerable. The selection was curated...
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: U.S. Officials - Vaccines Being Delivered to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Senegal
[State Department] Transcript: Special Online Briefing - Gayle E. Smith, State Department Coordinator for Global COVID-19 Response and Health Security; and Akunna Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal sees dramatic COVID-19 surge as major holiday looms
Health officials warn that COVID-19 cases are surging in Senegal as millions in the West African nation prepare for the Tabaski holiday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in the Second Quarter of 2022
[The Point] Senegal will embark on the local production of Covid-19 vaccines for not only the country but also for Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 - Nigeria Faces Challenge From Senegal, S'africa, Tunisia Over Hosting of Vaccine Company
[This Day] Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WTO Head Hails Planned Vaccine Hubs in Africa
[Premium Times] The trade body also considers Senegal and Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child protection practices and attitudes of faith leaders across Senegal, Uganda, and Guatemala - Jailobaeva K, Diaconu K, Ager A, Eyber C.
Tackling violence against children is the focus of sub-goal 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Relative to the previous Millennium Development Goals, the SDG agenda puts a stronger emphasis on child and youth development looking beyond child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’s Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement th...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million New Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’sCivil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement the...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Senegal: France Donates Astrazeneca Vaccines Via WHO Programme
[RFI] France has donated 184,000 doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to Senegal through the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Agroecology Under Threat
Credit: World Food Programme WFPBy Lauren BakerTORONTO, Canada, Jun 3 2021 (IPS) This week*, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is expected to endorse recommendations on agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable food systems, after an intense period of negotiation involving governments, UN agencies and institutions, Indigenous People’s organizations, civil society, and the private sector. As they do so, they must also take a stance against the creeping co-option and “greenwashing” of agroecology and uphold the social and political foundations of agroecology. It is these inher...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lauren Baker Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Analysing normative influences on the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting among 0-14 years old girls in Senegal: a spatial bayesian hierarchical regression approach - Kandala NB, Nnanatu CC, Atilola G, Komba P, Mavatikua L, Moore Z, Matanda D.
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful traditional practice affecting the health and rights of women and girls. This has raised global attention on the implementation of strategies to eliminate the practice in conformity with th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news