Africa: Drawing The Line On Malaria
[allAfrica] A recent survey conducted by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and Gallup International shows that African youth are determined to end malaria. Conducted across six countries - Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa - the findings reveal that 9 in 10 youth in Africa believe that we can have an impact against the disease. These statistics come as light at a dark time in the malaria response due to the socioeconomic recession brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has sw (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Announcing the launch of Global Africa, a new African academic journal
(Institut de recherche pour le d é veloppement) The Universit é Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal (UGB) announced the launch of Global Africa in Dakar. This international and interdisciplinaryacademic journal is part of a wider effort to promote African research, with € 1.5 million of support from the Agence fran ç aise de d é veloppement (AFD). This program will involve around a dozen partner institutions, both in France and on the African continent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Senegal protests: The country is on the verge of an apocalypse ™
A top official gives a stark warning after at least five people die in anti-government protests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Joe Amon and Christina WillePHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 3 2021 (IPS) In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joe Amon and Christina Wille Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Allocates U.S.$1.25 Million to Fight Ebola Outbreak
[Africa Renewal] WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Solidarity With Neighbours - Senegal Offers 20,000 Doses of Vaccine to Gambia, Guinea Bissau
[The Point] Senegal has offered 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to The Gambia and Guinea Bissau as a show of solidarity with its West African neighbors, Senegalese media reported on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana Receives World ’s First Coronavirus Vaccine Delivery from COVAX
(ACCRA, Ghana) — Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday—the long-awaited start for a program that has thus far fallen short of hopes that it would ensure shots were given quickly to the world’s most vulnerable people. The arrival of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the West African country marks the beginning of the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It is a linchpin of efforts to bring the pandemic to an end and has been ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FRANCIS KOKUTSE and CARLEY PETESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Liberia: Red Cross Intensifies Response Amidst Fears of Ebola Spreading in the Region
[New Dawn] Red Cross volunteers and staff in Guinea, Liberia, C ôte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitization efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea Declares Ebola Epidemic as Neighboring Countries Act to Prevent Further Spread
DAKAR, Senegal — Guinea has officially declared it has an Ebola epidemic after at least three people have died and four others have been infected in the West African nation. Neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia have put their citizens on high alert as the three West African nations battled the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has flown to consult with Guinean President Alpha Conde. Guinea’s new Ebola outbreak occurred in N’Zerekore, in southern Guinea, where health offi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLEY PETESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gambia: Senegal to Order 200,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine
[The Point] The Senegalese government has paid 3.7 million U.S. Dollars for 200,000 doses of vaccine, according to Reuters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intellectual Property Cause of Death, Genocide
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Feb 9 2021 (IPS) Refusal to temporarily suspend several World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property (IP) provisions to enable much faster and broader progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic should be grounds for International Criminal Court prosecution for genocide. Jomo Kwame SundaramMaking life-saving vaccines, medicines and equipment available, freely or affordably, has been crucial for containing the spread of many infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, polio and smallpox. Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine, insisted...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: COVID 19: TrustAfrica V6 CO Online Medical Supplies Provide Relief for Healthcare Workers in Senegal
[TrustAfrica] TrustAfrica Foundation will be providing much-needed relief to healthcare workers in Senegal as part of its contribution to the concerted efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Foundation plans to donate about thirty thousand high-quality masks from Wednesday, January 27, to be used for the protection of frontline healthcare providers in the fight against the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First human culture lasted 20,000 years longer than thought
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Homo sapiens emerged in Africa around 300 thousand years ago, where their fossils are found with the earliest cultural and technological expressions of our species. This repertoire, commonly referred to as the " Middle Stone Age " , remained widely in use across much of Africa until around 60-30 thousand years ago. New research in Senegal shows this 'first human culture' persisted until 11 thousand years ago - 20 thousand years longer than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 21 New Cases, Senegal Imposes Curfew
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 21 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 3,833. This is the highest single-day number of cases recorded in over five weeks, while rising number of cases forced Senegal to impose curfew. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal Declares State of Emergency, Curfew to Combat Spike in Covid-19
[RFI] Senegal has announced a night-time curfew on two regions, including the capital Dakar, in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: National Calls for Proposals (The Gambia, Ghana, Senegal) - Supporting Remittances in Times of Crisis in Africa
[IFAD] The Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to announce the 2020 National Calls for Proposals: Supporting Remittances in Times of Crisis in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Senegal
From October to December 2020, a total of seven confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) have been reported from four health districts in three regions in Senegal. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Records 1 More Covid-19 Case, Senegal - 66
[The Point] According to reports from the Ministry of Health, The Gambia has registered one Covid-19 case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Teen Seeks Medical Help After Release From Senegalese Prison
[The Point] A Gambian teenager, Ousman Ceesay, is seeking assistance from The Gambia government, NGOs and other philanthropists to cater for medical expenses following months of his imprisonment by Senegalese authorities in Ziguinchor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Good Morning Mr. President - the Second Wave of Covid-19 Is At Neighbour's
[The Point] Mr. President, our next door neighbour, Senegal is now facing the second wave of COVID-19 which should draw our attention here in The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Ifad Joins With Partners to Build Resilience and Boost Development in the Sahel
[IFAD] Rome -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is joining with the other Rome-based UN agencies (RBAs) - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) - as well as the G5 Sahel and the Green Climate Fund to revitalize economic activities and food systems in the Group of Five Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) and in the Republic of Senegal. These efforts will strengthen the resilience of rural communities impac (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Health Ministry On Alert Amid Senegal's Mysterious Disease
[The Point] Head of Epidemiology and Disease Control Center at the Ministry of Health has stated that an expatriate technical committee of epidemiologists, lab technicians, clinical and communication has been set-up to monitor the situation of an infectious mysterious disease in Senegal to prevent it from entering The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal Grapples With Mysterious Disease
[The Point] Senegal is pointing fingers at ships believed to be carrying toxic products as mysterious disease manifested in the country. It has affected nearly 700 people so far as the country equally battles with coronavirus disease (covid-19) - a pandemic that has affected every corner of the World. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Middle Stone Age populations repeatedly occupied West African coast
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) In a study published in theJournal of Archaeological Science Reports, researchers from the Universit é Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH), and the University of Sheffield, reveal evidence of Middle Stone Age occupations of the West African coast. Ranging from 62 to 25 thousand years ago, the largest well-dated assemblages from the region clearly document technological continuity across almost 40,000 years in West Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever – Mauritania
The Ministry of Health (MoH) notified WHO that between 13 September and 1 October 2020, eight cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) including seven deaths were confirmed in animal breeders. Districts affected include Tidjikja and Moudj éria (Tagant region), Guerou (Assaba region) and Chinguetty (Adrar region). Laboratory confirmation of RVF infection was performed using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at the National Institute for Public Health Research (INRSP) in Nouakchott. The age of infected patient s varied between 16 and 70 years old and included one woman and seven men. All seven deaths ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The Covid Pandemic: Broadening the Discourse
Thailand’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator’s BlogBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 10 2020 (IPS) SARS-CoV-2, the corona virus that causes COVID-19, has been spreading exponentially across the world over the last ten or so months. As of November 6th, according to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, there have been 49,195,581 cases of COVID-19, including 1,241,031 deaths. More than a third of the global population has been placed on lockdown. The global economy is experiencing the deepest global recession since World War 2 and m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Senegal: Enhancing Diagnosis to Beat Covid-19 in Senegal
[WHO] Dakar -- Senegal's Institut Pasteur was one of only two laboratories in Africa able to test for COVID-19 at the onset of the pandemic in early 2020. The institution's director, Dr Amadou Sall, speaks about the efforts Senegal has made to strengthen testing as well as the challenges faced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can Agroecology Feed the World?
Credit: KMP in the Philippines, supported by the Agroecology FundBy Elena L. PasquiniROME, Oct 23 2020 (IPS) Producing food and ensuring nutrition security, protecting the environment and restoring biodiversity, building sustainable and fair food systems: That’s the promise of agroecology. It is a dream? Or an economically feasible model that can feed a growing world population, expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, reaching 9.7 billion in 2050? “Some people have been saying: Maybe it is more sustainable or it’s more resilient, but it’s not as productive and not as econom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A latent class analysis of attitudes concerning the acceptability of intimate partner violence in rural Senegal - Sandberg J, Fennell R, Boujija Y, Douillot L, Delaunay V, Bignami S, Xie W, Sokhna C, Rytina S.
BACKGROUND: Research concerning the causes and consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV), particularly in less developed areas of the world, has become prominent in the last two decades. Although a number of potential causal factors have been investi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: The Urban Poor Are Fighting Back Against Covid-19
[IPS] Dakar, Senegal -- For those who live in slums and informal settlements, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront their greatest vulnerabilities. But they are fighting back; organising, and coming up with creative ways to protect their communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Urban Poor are Fighting Back Against COVID-19
Maria 5, and Tendo, 4, have learnt the habit of regularly washing their hands whenever they arrive back home from playing with their friends, Kamwokya II Ward, Central Division, Kampala City, Uganda. April 2020. Credit: WaterAid/ James KiyimbaBy Mbaye MbeguereDAKAR, Senegal, Oct 14 2020 (IPS) For those who live in slums and informal settlements, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront their greatest vulnerabilities. But they are fighting back; organising, and coming up with creative ways to protect their communities. Regular handwashing with soap and water is a first line of defence in protecting from deadly di...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mbaye Mbeguere Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Gambia: Govt Urges Travellers to Grand Maggal to Adhere to Health Guidelines
[The Point] The Gambia government has urged that those who are planning to travel to Senegal for the annual pilgrimage to adhere to the health guidelines to avoid contacting coronavirus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

TCI ’s Francophone West Africa Hub Holds Webinar on Improving Access to Family Planning Among Urban Poor
This article originally appeared ontciurbanhealth.org on October 2, 2020. You can find it here. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Why Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Liberia Are Ideal Birthplaces
[East African] Bill Gates, co-founder of tech giant Microsoft, philanthropist, and one of the world's richest men scares some people, especially those on the extreme political right. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa at the Crossroads: Time to Abandon Failing Green Revolution
By Million Belay and Timothy A. WiseSTOCKHOLM, CAMBRIDGE (US), Sep 23 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture? Million Belay It is time to choose. Africa is projected to overtake South Asia by 2030 as the region with the greatest number of hungry people. An alarming 250 million people in Africa now suffer from &ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Million Belay and Timothy A. Wise Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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