Assessing gender differences in emotional, physical, and sexual violence against adolescents living in the districts of Pikine and Kolda, Senegal - Anwar Y, Sall M, Cislaghi B, Miramonti A, Clark C, Bar Faye M, Canavera M.
BACKGROUND: Locally representative research and data on violence against children are important to understand the nature and scale of the issue and to inform effective prevention and response programs and policies. In Senegal, few population-level data est... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

' Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread'Fragile' Africa Prepares for High Risk of Coronavirus Spread
An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and Guinea are being screened for fever and other viral symptoms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, 5 Other African Countries Can Diagnose Coronavirus - WHO
[Vanguard] There are currently six laboratories in Africa with capacity to diagnose the novel coronavirus. The laboratories are in Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

People's perceptions of violence against women in Senegal - Leye MM, Sougou NM, Faye A, Seck I, Dia AT.
INTRODUCTION: The lack of empowerment and the poverty in which women and girls live are factors that perpetuate violence in society. The purpose of this study is to analyze people ’s perceptions of violence against women and girls in Senegal. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rep. Ayanna Pressley Reveals Her Hair Loss as She Shares Her ‘Very Personal’ Alopecia Diagnosis
In a moving interview with The Root, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley opened up about living with alopecia and revealed that she has gone completely bald. Pressley, 45, said she decided to go public about her hair loss because she felt she owed an explanation to all the women of color who have reached out to her about what had become known as her signature hairstyle: Senegalese twists. She added that she decided to open up about going bald “to be freed from the secret, and the shame that that secret carries with it.” “I’m not here just to occupy space,” she also said. “I’m here t...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized democrats onetime Source Type: news

Trained Supply Chain Workers Are Key to Improving Access to Health Products at Senegal's Last Mile
By Batouo Souare, Communications Officer, IntraHealth International ; Melanie Joiner, Senior technical manager, IntraHealth InternationalJanuary 08, 2020We sometimes say,“No product, no program,” within global health programs—because no health program can succeed if the medicines and health products people need aren’t available when and where they need them. It has become clearer than ever that without qualified, well-trained human resources to manage supply chains, health products do not reach the last mile.For the past seven years, IntraHealth has been working with the Ministry of Health and S...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Human Resources Management Private-Sector Approaches Health Workforce Systems Pharmacists Source Type: news

Excessive antibiotic prescriptions for children in low-, middle-income countries
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Between 2007 and 2017, children in eight low- and middle-income countries received, on average, 25 antibiotic prescriptions from birth through age 5 -- up to five times higher than the already high levels observed in high-income settings. The number of antibiotic prescriptions for young children ranged from one per year for children in Senegal to 12 per year for children in Uganda. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Senegal: When Microfinance Leads to Major Healing - Bridging Agriculture and Health in Senegal
[WHO] Astou Dieng recently joined a savings group cooperative with many other women farmers that is changing her health and the health of her family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young Advocates, Political Will Drive Progress on Family Planning in Francophone West Africa
December 05, 2019Countries throughout francophone West Africa are celebrating progress in family planning this week at the Ouagadougou Partnership (OP)annual meeting in Cotonou, Benin, where the theme isWe Demand More: Youth and Social Behavior Change.In 2015, the nine OP countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—exceeded their initial goal of reaching one million additional individuals with modern contraception and then committed to reaching 2.2 million additional users by the end of 2020. So far, OP leaders announced Tuesday, the countrie...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Leadership and Governance Policy Advocacy Source Type: news

Five Hurdles to Localizing Global Development —and How NGOs Can Help Overcome Them
By Pape Amadou Gaye, President and Chief Executive OfficerNovember 27, 2019Just 20 years ago, we could hardly imagine an AIDS-free generation. And the idea that poor countries would no longer rely on foreign aid to care for their people was inconceivable.But today, I believe both are in sight.The entire field of global health and development is shifting. Major funders, such as the U.S. government, are pushing ahead with an approach called localization, wherein countries manage their own foreign aid, mobilize their own public and private revenues, and eventually become self-reliant.This is what so many of us in nongo...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

In Senegal, HIV Peer Mediators Are a Lifeline for These Young Men
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International“I’ve always wanted to go into medicine, to be an OB-GYN or a primary health physician,” says a young man we’ll call Youssef. “It’s my childhood dream.” When he was diagnosed with HIV at 17, he worried that dream was over. All photos by Clément Tardif for IntraHealth International.November 27, 2019Imagine you’re young, smart, ambitious, poor. You dream of leaving your small town for the big city, where you’ll go to medical school and enjoy a more open-minded atmosphere. You certainly have the...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement World AIDS Day Social Services Youth Source Type: news

IntraHealth and PEPFAR Partnership Means HIV Services for Millions
November 26, 2019Thanks to IntraHealth International’s longstanding partnership with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, millions of people across the globe have received lifesaving services for HIV prevention, care, and treatment.Our PEPFAR-funded programs span Central America and Africa, and range from preservice education for health workers to voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV, which reduces men’s risk of acquiring HIV through heterosexual intercourseby around 60%. With support from PEPFAR, we’ve worked with local partners, health workers, and minis...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

Gender-based violence in Senegal: its catalysts and connections from a community perspective - Werwie TR, Hildon ZJL, Camara AD, Mbengue OK, Vondrasek C, Mbaye M, Mills H, Kumoji K, Babalola S.
Gender-based violence is associated with an array of negative health outcomes for women and limits their opportunities to fully participate in society. Only recently have studies begun to explore the interconnectedness of emotional, physical and sexual gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Health Worker Training Is Improving Hypertension Care and Prevention in Senegal
October 31, 2019During interviews with almost 2,000 health workers and clients in Dakar, Senegal, IntraHealth International found that some 40% of health workers had not been trained to care for clients with hypertension, and 83% of clients who did not have hypertension knew no more than a single warning sign. But a 2019 evaluation reveals significant progress in under two years.The results from our 2017-2018 situational analysis uncovered gaps in hypertension care and prevention in Dakar, including insufficiencies in equipment, hypertension management skills, and patient education.Those results helped guide theBetter Hear...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Senegal Neema Noncommunicable Diseases Human Resources Management Primary Health Care Source Type: news

More Than 4,000 People Died From Measles in World ’s Largest Outbreak in Congo
(DAKAR, Senegal) — More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world’s largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children’s agency said Wednesday. The Central African nation is also battling an Ebola outbreak that has killed about half that number since August 2018. Since January, more than 200,000 cases of measles have been reported across Congo, UNICEF said. More than 140,000 involve children under 5, who also make up nearly 90 percent of deaths. “We’re facing this alarming situation because millions of Congolese children miss out on routine immunization and lack access to ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLEY PETESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized Disease onetime the Democratic Republic of Congo Source Type: news

Africa: African Dermatologists Win L'or éal Research Grants
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THREE African dermatologists, hailing from Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal, have been honoured for their momentous research projects that expand knowledge about African skin and hair. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Lessons From Rwanda On How Trust Can Help Repair a Broken Health System
[The Conversation Africa] Seven countries around the world - three of them in Africa - have made faster than expected progress over the past 15 years in reducing deaths among children younger than five. These seven countries, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda and Senegal, were selected because they have all performed unexpectedly well in improving childhood health relative to their economic growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Senegal to Offer Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The government of Senegal will begin to offer free breast or cervical cancer chemotherapy in public hospitals from October 2019, reports the BBC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police
Due to the stigma associated with sex work in Senegal, the women CNN interviewed asked that their identities be protected. They are identified using pseudonyms. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven Creative Approaches to Health Workforce Challenges
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalSeptember 13, 2019Over the course of our 40-year history, IntraHealth International has consistently designed creative solutions to health workforce challenges. From new technologies to old-fashioned human storytelling, we find new solutions to longstanding problems.  In a new technical publication, we highlight seven examples of how and why we look for new ways to get results. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s inside The Future of Global Health Starts Here: 7 Creative Approaches to Health Workforce Challenges. Funding the Nex...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Noncommunicable Diseases Digital Health Education Performance Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Health Workers Source Type: news

Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa?
The seedlings are ready. One hundred and fifty thousand shoots of drought-resistant acacia, hardy baobab and Moringa spill out of their black plastic casings. The ground has been prepared with scores of kilometer-long furrows leading to a horizon studded with skeletal thorn trees. It’s early August, and in less than a week, 399 volunteers from 27 countries will arrive in this remote corner of northern Senegal to participate in one of the world’s most audacious efforts to combat the effects of climate change: an $8 billion plan to reforest 247 million acres of degraded land across the width of Africa, stretching...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker / Mbar Toubab, Senegal Tags: Uncategorized Africa Climate 2019 climate change Source Type: news

West Africa: Launch of the program "POPULATION D'AFRIQUE" on TV5 Monde
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 6 September 2019: A new television programme dedicated to population issues in Africa, entitled "Population d'Afrique", will go on air as from Saturday 7 September 2019, and throughout the year on TV5MONDE Africa and Europe. The first broadcast airs on Saturday, September 7, 2019 (4:30 UTM). Weekly broadcasts and rebroadcasts will follow on Sundays (1:10pm UTM) and Tuesdays (8:00pm UTM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Satellite Data Shows Hunger Looming in Senegal, Mauritania
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The maps show large areas of barren pastures, which means animals will die, stripping owners of their sole source of food and income (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Efforts to Use Drones to Provide Healthcare Yield Mixed Results Efforts to Use Drones to Provide Healthcare Yield Mixed Results
Bidirectional transport drones, which can land in a remote health facility or village and return, have been employed with mixed success in the healthcare programs of Madagascar, Malawi and Senegal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Infanticide in Senegal: results from an exploratory mixed-methods study - Moseson H, Ouedraogo R, Diallo S, Sakho A.
This article presents formative research on the practice of infanticide, the intentional killing or fatal neglect of a child less than one-year-old. We hypothesised that the abortion law in Senegal, one of the most restrictive in the world, contributes dir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

In Senegal, the Health and Education Sectors Are Teaming Up for Teens
By Amadou Khoury K ébé, Adolescent and youth services technical advisor, IntraHealth International in Senegal Outside Dabo middle school in Kolda, southern Senegal. Photo by Cl ément Tardif for IntraHealth International.August 09, 2019At the Dabo middle school in Senegal’s southern region of Kolda, more students—especially girls—are becoming more comfortable sharing their worries with school staff.“For example, a ninth-grader, a 15-year-old girl, was going to be married off during Easter holidays,” says Samba Baldé, the mediator focal point for the school. He wa...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Child Health Community Engagement Advocacy Youth Social Service Workers Source Type: news

West Africa: Promoting civil registration and vital statistics to leave no one behind in Africa
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal - 27 July, 2019: An inception meeting on sharing technical standards and implementation strategies of a project on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) was held in Dakar, Senegal from 24 to 26 July 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s How the World Can Be Better Prepared to Handle Epidemics
In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the “G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration”, which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness.  These efforts are commendable, but the G20, compris...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study of the factors associated with the delay of health consultation of victims of rape in Senegal - Leye MMM, Diouf AA, Diongue M, Seck I, Dia AT.
The objective of this study is to identify the factors associated with the delay in rape victims seekin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How to Evaluate an Integrated Health Program Despite Strikes, Elections, and Delays
By Morgan Yucel, Associate, ideas42May 30, 2019Sometimes reality gets in the way. But you can still get results.“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”An 18th century poet like Robert Burns could scarcely have imagined something akin to the model thatideas42and our partners atIntraHealth International designed to integrate family planning services with immunization days at health posts in Senegal, but he couldn ’t have offered a better characterization of the challenges we faced implementing this intervention.Our best laid plansThe months following childbirth are a  critica...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning Maternal and Newborn Health Health Workforce & Systems Measurement and Evaluation Primary Health Care Senegal Source Type: news

Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Door-to-Door Hypertension Care in Dakar Brings a Pervasive Public Health Problem to Light
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalMay 16, 2019Many health workers in Senegal didn ’t know what hypertension was or how to treat it—until now.Fatima* felt terrible. She was having headaches and dizziness, and she was so tired.This went on for months. When she went to the local health facility in Podor —her tiny hometown in northern Senegal—they found that her blood pressure was high.“Stop eating so much,” the health worker told Fatima. “And don’t eat late in the day.”Fatima followed this erroneous advice. She ate all her usual foods,...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Better Hearts Better Cities - Dakar Noncommunicable Diseases Community Engagement Health Workforce & Systems Primary Health Care Community Health Workers Senegal Source Type: news

West Africa: End of visit of UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa to Benin: Mabingu é Ngom renews his commitment to youth
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 13th May 2019: The Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for West and Central Africa Mr. Mabingu é NGOM made a working visit to Benin from 05 to 09 May 2019 During his stay, the Regional Director participated in several activities of regional scope. These include the meeting with young people on the issue of capturing the demographic dividend, the launch of the report on the state of the world 's population, the official opening ceremony of the work of (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A descriptive study of trauma cases encountered in the Grand M'Bour Hospital Emergency Department in Senegal - John K, Faye F, BeLue R.
This study analyzed the trends of trauma cases that presented to the Emergency Department (ED) in the Grand M'Bour Hospital. We examined demographics of patients, mechanisms of trauma and types of injuries that result and times from injury to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Senegal: Synchronized Campaign By Senegal and the Gambia for Treated Bed Nets Distribution
[WHO] The 5th of May 2019 was a momentous occasion in the fight against malaria for both The Gambia and Senegal. Both countries successfully launched a synchronized Long Lasting Insecticide Bet Net (LLIN) Campaign at Kerr Ayoub a border town between The Gambia and Senegal. Regional Governors from the two adjacent Regions, Ministers of Health, Religious and cultural leaders, Partners and UN agencies from both The Gambia and Senegal took part in this historic occasion which also formed part of the World Malaria Da (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Over 11 Million Bed Nets to Be Distributed
[Foroyaa] Muhammed Lamin Samateh the Minister of Health said over eleven (11) million LLIN bed nets will be distributed at the community level of The Gambia and Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2019: Day 1
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 25, 2019It takes tenacity to work in global health and development. These folks have it.I ’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if you work in global health or international development, you might know what frustration feels like.Maybe the project funding cycle gets you down. Maybe you ’ve struggled with a public policy that hurts more people than it helps. It could be that you’ve grappled with shoddy data sets, or corrupt officials, or the fickle winds of politics that so often blow our efforts off course.You ne...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: SwitchPoint Source Type: news

IntraHealth CEO Pape Gaye Named 2019 Triangle Global Health Champion
April 16, 2019The Triangle Global Health Consortium has namedPape Gaye, president and CEO ofIntraHealth International, its 2019 Triangle Global Health Champion. Each year, the consortium recognizes one local leader ’s passion and dedication to global health. They chose Gaye as their 2019 champion because of his lifelong commitment to advancing the field.Gaye is a native of Senegal. Over the past 30 years, he has advocated for health workers, strong health systems, and access to health care for all. Today he oversees work in more than 40 countries to strengthen their health workforces and health systems.Under his lead...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2019 to Tackle Global Health Impacts of Misinformation, Immersive Tech, African Innovation, and More
April 15, 2019 Chapel Hill, NCHumanitarian experts and innovators from around the world will gather April 25 and 26 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, for IntraHealth International ’s annualSwitchPoint conference. This year ’s lineup features speakers from throughout Africa, Central America, and the US, including:Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, who will be talking about women in the health workforce, maternal and child health, gender equity, and more.Leah Borromeo, creator of the Climate Symphony, which turns data on climate change into musical composition.Andrew Zolli, head...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Technology Advocacy SwitchPoint Gender Equality Source Type: news

From Malaria Prevention to Postpartum Family Planning, Midwives Are Changing the Story for Women in Rural Senegal
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 02, 2019These health workers tell us what it looks like in practice.It was late at night during Ramadan when Fatou Mbaye had to make some fast decisions.A pregnant woman had just stumbled into Tanaf Health Post, where Fatou works as a midwife. It was clear the woman was sick. A quick examination pointed to preeclampsia, a dangerous elevation in blood pressure that can be fatal for both mom and baby.But what to do? The woman needed more specialized care than the little health post in Senegal ’s Goudomp district could provide. She needed the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Neema Family Planning & Reproductive Health Malaria Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Policy Advocacy World Health Worker Week Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Youth Midwives Senegal Source Type: news

Senegal: A Village in Senegal Taught Me How We Can End Female Genital Cutting Globally
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] I've been campaigning for an end to female genital cutting, something I experienced at the age of 7 in my home country of Somalia, for the last 15 years. With millions of women and girls affected around the world by cutting, the removal of a girls' external genitals for non-medical reasons, this is an issue that's close to my heart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: New WHO Report on the State of Health in the African Region Lauds Seychelles as Example
[Ministry of Health Republic of Seychelles] Minister Jean-Paul Adam participated in a special event at the 68th session of the African Health Ministers meeting in Dakar Senegal, to launch the new 'State of Health in the WHO African region' report, whereby Seychelles' efforts were hailed as exemplary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Discovery of common chemical exposures across three continents using silicone wristbands - Dixon HM, Armstrong G, Barton M, Bergmann AJ, Bondy M, Halbleib ML, Hamilton W, Haynes E, Herbstman J, Hoffman P, Jepson P, Kile ML, Kincl L, Laurienti PJ, North P, Paulik LB, Petrosino J, Points GL, Poutasse CM, Rohlman D, Scott RP, Smith B, Tidwell LG, Walker C, Waters KM, Anderson KA.
To assess differences and trends in personal chemical exposure, volunteers from 14 communities in Africa (Senegal, South Africa), North America (United States (U.S.)) and South America (Peru) wore 262 silicone wristbands. We analysed wristband extracts for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Senegal ’s New eLearning Platform Helps Prevent Service Disruptions as Health Workers Train
By Moussa Dia, Technical advisor for health systems performance, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 21, 2019Unlike other online platforms, it covers several areas of care and is useful for all types of health workers.en fran çaisMaty* is the only nurse in her remote village in Senegal. When she travels to the health district for training —which she must do frequently—it means there are no qualified medical personnel in her village to care for pregnant women, deliver babies, treat sicknesses, or respond to medical emergencies.If she ’s gone and her clients need help, they must either wait or go to ano...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Neema Digital Health Mobile Technology Education & Performance eLearning Management and Performance Nurses Senegal Source Type: news

Driver Sets Fire to Bus Carrying Children in Italy
MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages' lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri blockade. Officers from the national police force broke windows at the back of the bus to reach the passengers and got all of them out without serious injuries before flames destroyed the vehicle, authorities said. Photos: Driver Sets Bus with Children on Fire The driver was apprehended and treated for burns. Prosecutors described him as a 47-year-old Italian citizen of Senegalese origin and said he told authorities he wante...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Source Type: news

3 Cases for Optimism at SwitchPoint and Beyond
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 07, 2019Meet three of the wonder women who will rock the SwitchPoint stage next month.  When bad news gets us down, we look for the beacons of progress and ingenuity that may not make the front page —because we know none of us can solve our big global challenges alone. And these powerful women in development are just the beacons we were looking for. They ’re making strides in advocacy, aid delivery, and reproductive health. And they’ll all be speaking at IntraHealth International’s 2019SwitchPoint conference.Meet three of the intrepid...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

In developing nations, national parks could save endangered species
(Purdue University) A new study of animal populations inside and outside a protected area in Senegal, Niokolo-Koba National Park, shows that protecting such an area from human interaction and development preserves not only chimps but many other mammal species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Launch of 2018 Progress Report on Demographic Dividend in West and Central Africa
[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 27 February 2019: The West and Central Africa Regional Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA WCARO), in collaboration with the African Group of Ambassadors, is launching the 2018 Annual Report of its interventions in the 23 countries of the region. This launch event will take place on Tuesday, 5 March, 2018 from 9:00 am at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar, Senegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye Ndiaye are living in the UK
Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndye Ndiaye have an uncertain future after moving from Senegal to the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatimata Sy on Partnering to Expand Access to Contraceptives
By Ruchika Tulshyan, Contributor, The OptimistJanuary 17, 2019Fatimata Sy  talks to The Optimist about her work, the future of family planning, and her own audacious personal goal.When it launched in 2011, theOuagadougou Partnership set an audacious goal for 2020: Increase the number of women using modern contraceptives by at least 2.2 million in nine francophone West African countries.Historically, not many women in the region used contraceptives because of socio-cultural factors and infrastructure challenges. But members of the Partnership were determined to prove that with the right approach, family pla...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news