Africa: Lessons From Dakar - How Peer Learning and Capacity Strengthening of CSOs Impacts Africa's Development
[Nigeria Health Watch] At the Café De Rome Hotel, 350 meters from the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, academics, and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from across Africa congregated at the Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) conference. Throughout the two-day conference, they discussed how their work impacts the continent's development, particularly, the various ways CSOs safeguard and support human and environmental health in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Landmark Lawsuit Filed Against Senegal Fish Meal Factory #AfricaClimateCrisis
[VOA] Dakar, Senegal -- A Senegalese fisherman's collective is suing the owners of a fish meal factory, which they say has polluted their village and destroyed their livelihoods. The lawsuit is the first of its kind and could set a precedent for other communities fighting against fish factories. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia, Senegal Ranked By HRW Among Countries Protecting Pregnant Girls, Adolescents' Right to Education
[The Point] Human Rights Watch, global rights body with offices in various countries across the world, has ranked The Gambia among countries protecting pregnant girls' and adolescents' right to education and learning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO mission on mRNA technology transfer initiative in Tunisia
29 August 2022 – Tunisia is among 6 African countries (Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia) that was selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of a WHO initiative. A mission of senior WHO experts, who visited Tunisia from 23 to 25 August 2022, had extensive meetings with all stakeholders, including the Institut Pasteur de Tunis, national regulation authority, national drug control laboratory, pharmaceutical inspection, others directorates from the Ministry of Public Health and Technopole of Sidi Thabet. The mission then met with HE the Minister of Health Dr Ali Mrabet to debrief him...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 29, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Tunisia among 6 African countries selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of WHO ...
29 August 2022 – Tunisia is among 6 African countries (Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia) that was selected to receive mRNA technology transfer as part of a WHO initiative. A mission of senior WHO experts, who visited Tunisia from 23 to 25 August 2022, had extensive meetings with all stakeholders, including the Institut Pasteur de Tunis, national regulation authority, national drug control laboratory, pharmaceutical inspection, others directorates from the Ministry of Public Health and Technopole of Sidi Thabet. The mission then met with HE the Minister of Health Dr Ali Mrabet to debrief him...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 29, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotavirus Vaccine Integrated Into National Vaccine Programme Amid Shortfalls
[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- Nigeria this week added a rotavirus vaccine to its national program that is expected to prevent 50,000 deaths of children per year from the diarrheal disease. But the launch comes amid shortages of the vaccine in countries such as Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Institut Pasteur De Dakar, ARC, West African Health Organization, and Africatalyst Form an Alliance to Strengthen Epidemic Preparedness and Response
[New Dawn] DAKAR, Senegal, 2 August 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) has entered into a partnership with the African Risk Capacity (ARC), AfriCatalyst and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to strengthen outbreak preparedness and response to high consequence infectious diseases in West Africa such as Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever, Meningococcal meningitis, and emerging pathogens of concern. The partnership will also evaluate the capacities for epidemiological surveillance (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Integrated Regional Response for the Sahel Crisis
Benoit Thierry, is Sahel Office Director of International Fund for Agriculture Development, DakarBy Benoit ThierryDAKAR, Senegal, Jul 25 2022 (IPS) The current Ukraine-Russia conflict is dominating the global media to the point of overshadowing longer protracted crisis that no longer make headlines, but are still rife. Such is the case with the on-going Sahel crisis, one of the world’s most neglected ones, where acute poverty, the dramatic effects of climate change and rising armed conflicts have become the norm for more than a decade. A situation further exacerbated by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Benoit Thierry...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Benoit Thierry Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Action Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Food and Agriculture Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nation Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS Confirms 2 Marbug Virus Disease Cases in Ashanti Region
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed the Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) following the testing of two cases recorded in the country at the Institute of Pasteur in Dakar, (IPD), Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central Africa: Covid Hurt West and Central Africa's Small-Scale Fishers. They Need More Support
[The Conversation Africa] From Senegal through Ghana to Cameroon, small-scale fishing is both a livelihood and a way of life for people in coastal parts of West and Central Africa, with more than two million small-scale fishers. It has been this way for centuries - but that is changing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Senegalese Foreign Minister A ïssata Tall Sall Before Their Meeting
[State Department] Well, good morning, everyone. It's a pleasure to be able to receive my colleague and my friend, the foreign minister of Senegal. Welcome, A ïssata, to the State Department. I had a wonderful visit where we spent a lot of time together in Senegal. We've had many conversations since then. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A community edutainment intervention for gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health in rural Senegal: a process evaluation - Le Port A, Seye M, Heckert J, Peterman A, Nganya Tchamwa A, Dione M, Fall AS, Hidrobo M.
BACKGROUND: Edutainment aims to spread educational messages in an entertaining way, and often reaches large audiences. While studies increasingly report the impacts of edutainment interventions, there is limited context-specific evidence on the underlying ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gambia: Childfund Distributes 2250 Hygiene Kits to Displaced Children in Fonis
[The Point] As part of Child Fund's efforts in ameliorating the living condition of displaced children affected by the last skirmish between the Senegalese forces serving Ecomig in The Gambia and the MFDC Separatists, ChildFund International- The Gambia recently distributed 2250 hygiene kits to affected communities in the Fonis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal leader says Putin showed willingness to free up Ukrainian grain exports
Senegal's President Macky Sall said Russia's Vladimir Putin had told him on Friday he was ready to enable the export of Ukrainian grain to ease a global food crisis that is hitting Africa... #vladimirputin #ukrainian #mackysall (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senegal: President Macky Sall Leads Inauguration of the World's Largest Purpose-built Hospital Ship, the Global Mercy
[APO] H.E. President of Senegal Macky Sall has inaugurated the world's largest purpose-built hospital ship and committed to accelerate access to surgical, obstetric and anesthetic care for the nations of Africa. Ceremonies commemorated more than 30 years of service in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news