Flood disaster risk mapping in the Lower Mono River Basin in Togo, West Africa - Ntajal J, Lamptey BL, Mahamadou IB, Nyarko BK.
Flooding is the most devastating hydro-meteorological hazard in Togo. For instance, communities in the Lower Mono River Basin needs attention because they suffer the impacts almost every year. This paper focused on assessment and mapping of social flood ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Surgery Lit by Cellphone: Togo Doctors Strike Over Deplorable Hospitals
To protest overcrowded and undersupplied hospitals, health care workers in the West African nation are staging walkouts, adding their voices to a growing swell of political opposition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIM MCDONNELL Tags: Togo Hospitals Gnassingbe, Faure Medicine and Health Strikes Demonstrations, Protests and Riots Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lagos Arrests Togolese Birth Attendant for Allegedly Running Illegal Maternity Home
[Guardian] Following expiration of the two weeks ultimatum given to operators of illegal homes and orphanages in Lagos State, the enforcement team of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development at the weekend arrested a woman allegedly harbouring pregnant women illegally under the guise of operating a traditional birth maternity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Togo Charity Wins Award for Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water Togo Charity Wins Award for Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

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

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

UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence
Angela, 15, from Hyderabad, India. Her vision of a violence-free world would be to live like the mermaid in her painting - free and happy. Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulINDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 2017 (IPS)Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.This was good for the girls because it would keep them safe from men, she had often heard her elders say. So one day, when her moth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Gender-Based Violence Orange Campiagn UN Women Women's Empowerment Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Women and Malnutrition in Africa
In conclusion, it is arguable that there are improved impacts on nutrition if agricultural interventions are targeted to women and when specific work is done around women’s empowerment (for example, through behaviour change communication), mediated through women’s time use, women’s own health and nutrition status, and women’s access to and control over resources as well as intrahousehold decision-making power. That this may be dismissed out of hand is not unlikely either, given the persistence of male dominance.The post Women and Malnutrition in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source:...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Vani Kulkarni Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa
Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. We tested whether a psychology-based personal initiative training approach, which teaches a proactive mindset and focuses on entrepreneurial behaviors, could have more success. A randomized controlled trial in Togo assigned microenterprise owners to a control group (n = 500), a leading business training program (n = 500), or a personal initiative training program (n = 500). Four follow-up surveys...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Campos, F., Frese, M., Goldstein, M., Iacovone, L., Johnson, H. C., McKenzie, D., Mensmann, M. Tags: Economics, Psychology reports Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Togo reports H5N1 bird flu in southern part of the country: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Togo reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Togolese farm ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

West Africa: Ghana & Togo Partner to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation
[Ghana Govt.] An Excisors Reconversion Seminar on the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has taken place at at Pusiga in the Upper East Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HIV/sexually transmitted infections and intimate partner violence: results from the Togo 2013-2014 Demographic and Health Survey - Nguyen AH, Giuliano AR, Mbah AK, Sanchez-Anguiano A.
This study evaluated the associations bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

To the Wise Women and Men of Midwifery: Thank You
May 05, 2017Midwifery is more than clinical services. It ’s a science and an art with deep history.If you ’ve ever been present for a baby’s birth, you know firsthand it’s a magical, transformative moment. With one final push (or surgical procedure), suddenly the number of sentient human beings in the room goes up.You also may know that the presence of someone else —ideally someone skilled and wise—is essential. So much could go wrong, and two lives depend on the mother’s hard and painful work. Her labor and delivery need guidance—and often intervention—by a clinical ex...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Earning a living, but at what price? Being a motorcycle taxi driver in a Sub-Saharan African city - Diaz Olvera L, Gu ézéré A, Plat D, Pochet P.
Motorcycle taxis have become an essential part of the transport sector in an increasing number of Sub-Saharan African cities. An analysis of the way this activity operates in Lom é (Togo), based on field surveys, provides a better understanding of the reas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Togo Becomes First Country in Africa to Validate the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis as a Public Health Problem
Dateline City: LOME, TOGOLOME, TOGO -- GSK, Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada), and the MECTIZAN® Donation Program (MDP) congratulate President Faure Gnassingb é, the government and the people of Togo for becoming the first country in Africa recognized by the World Health Organization to have eliminated lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem.Language: Englishread more (Source: Merck.com - Corporate News)
Source: Merck.com - Corporate News - April 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Corporate News Corporate Responsibility News Latest News Source Type: news

Liberia: Togolese Leader Gnassingb é Gets Sirleaf's Pat Over Ebola Role
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has paid tribute to the role of Togolese President Faure Gnassingb é in mobilizing assistance from the international community during the Ebola outbreak in the West African sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

17 Stories of Health Workers on the Front Lines of Care
April 03, 2017Health workers are real people, helping other real people. Their stories are complicated, frustrating, and inspiring.This is our favorite time of year.*It ’sWorld Health Worker Week, when all eyes are on the nurses, midwives, physicians, and other health workers we rely on throughout our lives.Well, notall eyes.Most people don ’t realize there’s a global shortage of18 million health workers on the way. Or that the 20 countries with the highest child mortality rates are also those with the most severe health worker shortages. Or that right now,70% of countries are unprepared to handle infecti...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

For Midwives in Togo, Counseling Clients on Contraceptives Is Often a Balancing Act
March 22, 2017Voluntary informed choice  is personal and complicated.When Mrs. Iwu arrived at the maternity ward at Atapkame Regional Hospital in Togo, she was bleeding heavily —experiencing her second miscarriage. It may have been the result of multiple closely spaced pregnancies.At 43, Mrs. Iwu had seven children between the ages of 20 months and 10 years.Despite the risk that she might become pregnant again too soon, Mrs. Iwu left the health center without a contraceptive method.Culturally, she is expected to have children with the new husband or she will not be accepted in the family.“She did not want ...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Smiling Towards Development
Happiness doesn’t just result in more smiles: studies are increasingly illuminating stronger and stronger links between happiness and progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credit: Mahmud Rassel/cc by 2.0By Andrea ValeROME, Mar 20 2017 (IPS)Previous indications of national prosperity have focused on income, poverty, health and, above all, Gross Domestic Product, but on March 20th, World Happiness Day commemorates what is perhaps becoming the new way to measure welfare: happiness.On this day, the 2017 World Happiness Report – the fifth to be published since the inaugural 2012 report &ndash...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Andrea Vale Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs World Happiness Day Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso
On 20 February 2017, the Ministry of Health of Benin notified WHO of a Lassa fever case in Tchaourou district, Borgou Department, Benin, close to the border with Nigeria. The case was a pregnant woman who was living in Nigeria (close to the border with Benin). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Meningococcal disease – Togo
Since 1 January 2017, 201 suspected cases of meningitis with 17 deaths were reported by 19 health districts. In week 2, the district of Akebou which is part of the Plateau Region issued an alert after four cases of meningitis were reported. In week 4, the epidemic threshold was reached with nine cases and an attack rate of 12.4 per 100 000 inhabitants. From 2 January to 12 February 2017, 48 suspected meningitis cases with three deaths were reported (case fatality rate of 6.3%). Of these, 14 specimens were confirmed as Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W by PCR. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Lab notes: It's life, Jim, but not as we know it
Things took a turn for the mythological this week with the creation ofa human-pig hybrid, or chimera. It marks the first time that embryos combining two large, distantly-related species have been produced and is a big step towards being able to generate human hearts, livers and kidneys for transplant. And as if pig-humans (or human-pigs, or ... whatever) weren ’t enough, researchers havemodifiedE coli microbes to carry an expanded genetic code. Apparently this will ultimately allow them to be programmed, but also paves the way for the creation and exploitation of entirely new life forms. Given that human interactions...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Appetite loss as a potential predictor of suicidal ideation and self-harm in adolescents: A school-based study - Kitagawa Y, Ando S, Yamasaki S, Foo JC, Okazaki Y, Shimodera S, Nishida A, Togo F, Sasaki T.
Suicide is a leading cause of death in adolescents, but detection of its risk is often challenging. Many mental illnesses share the common symptom of appetite loss and it is also known that people who suffer from these illnesses are at greater risk of suic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Quality Improvement Approach Increases Use of Contraceptives among Postabortion Care Clients in Togo
November 08, 2016Five health facilities in Togo drastically improved family planning services for and increased use among clients seeking care for postabortion complications, thanks to IntraHealth International ’s signature quality-improvement approach:Optimizing Performance and Quality. These results were published this fall inGlobal Health Science and Practice.Before the intervention, only 31% of postabortion care (PAC) clients received family planning counseling, and, of those who did, 37% accepted a contraceptive. During the intervention period, 91% of clients received counseling, and 60% of those women opted to ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Quality Improvement Approach Increases Use of Contraceptives among Postabortion Care Clients in Togo
Five health facilities in Togo drastically improved family planning services for and increased use among clients seeking care for postabortion complications, thanks to IntraHealth International’s signature quality-improvement approach:Optimizing Performance and Quality. These results were published this fall inGlobal Health Science and Practice.Before the intervention, only 31% of postabortion care (PAC) clients received family planning counseling, and, of those who did, 37% accepted a contraceptive. During the intervention period, 91% of clients received counseling, and 60% of those women opted to use a contraceptiv...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiological data and forensic aspects of road traffic fatalities in Lom é, Togo - Tchin D, Atsi W, Tchaa TH, Essossinam K, Edèm JY, Amégbor KK, Gado NK.
We collected 190 forensic records from the only pathology laboratory in Lom é, over the period from January 2010 to December 2014. The sex ratio (M/F) was 4.4 and the decedents' average age 33.4 years. In 43.2% of cases, the accident resulted from a collis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Fatigue and sleep among employees with prospective increase in work time control: a 1-year observational study with objective assessment - Kubo T, Takahashi M, Liu X, Ikeda H, Togo F, Shimazu A, Tanaka K, Kamata N, Kubo Y, Uesugi J.
OBJECTIVES: This observational study aimed to determine how 1-year changes in work time control (WTC) have an impact upon objectively measured fatigue and sleep among employees. METHODS: Thirty-nine employees were divided into two groups according ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Through The Challenge Initiative, IntraHealth will Improve Access to Contraception in Cities across West Africa
IntraHealth International is proud to announce its participation in The Challenge Initiative(TCI), a new three-year urban reproductive health program funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.According to the United Nations,66% of people around the world will be living in urban areas by 2050—2.5 billion more people than today.Ninety percent of this increase will be in cities in Asia and Africa. Despite increasing urbanization, the poorest people living in cities rarely have adequate access to health information and services.TCI builds on the former Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), which the Gates F...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Togo slaughters 11,500 chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak
LOME (Reuters) - Togolese authorities said on Saturday they had slaughtered 11,500 chickens in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the capital Lome and the town of Adetikope, about 25 km north of Lome. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tarantula toxin untangles pain pathways
A toxin isolated from the Togo starburst tarantula provides new insights into pain mechanisms and could lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndromeWith their large, hairy bodies and long legs, tarantulas are an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare. For pain researchers, however, these outsized spiders are a dream come true: Their venom contains a cocktail of toxins, each of which activates pain-sensing nerve fibres in different ways, and researchers in the United States have now identified one such toxin that will help them to better understand pain, and could also lead to treatments for the chronic pain associated...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi Tags: Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

Mosquito Nets or Fishing Nets?
Mosquito bed nets were enthusiastically championed by international NGOs as a low-cost strategy to treat malaria, and other diseases, such as dengue fever, that are also carried by mosquito. But, following high-profile and expensive failures, bed nets programs have been criticized for failing the original vision. Anecdotes shared through the NGO community speak to their misuse; field workers describe their return to points of distribution only to find nets unused, or repurposed for some other activity, like fishing. There are many theories as to why the nets are not more highly valued. The Guardian cite the uncomforta...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Thomas Disley Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Togo
As of 9 March 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Togo notified WHO of the country’s first 2 cases of Lassa fever infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meet Pharma’s Biggest Innovators
With projects submitted from Scotland to Togo, the 2016 eyeforpharma Barcelona Awards were truly a global occasion. Although we had wide participation from pharma’s top 20 (18 out of 20 to be exact, we’ll get the full set in 2017), UCB once again stood out from the pack. 2016 marked the second consecutive year in which they have taken home two awards; this time in the ‘Most Valuable Pharma Collaboration’ and ‘Customer Innovator’ categories. Many entrants had a strong technology component, with patient support and HCP education apps, tech-inspired hackathons, and the first social network ...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Thomas Disley Source Type: news

Designing to Succeed
The finalists for this year’s Most Valuable Patient Initiative or Service at the 2016 eyeforpharma Barcelona Awards showcase the potential for impact when patients become collaborators in design. Understanding the human aspects of living with a condition is in many ways less straightforward than drug development. Everyone experiences their health challenges differently, and it’s clear this can’t be designed for in a lab. That’s why collaborating with the patient brings benefits. Here are three lessons we learned from this year’s crop of patient innovators:  1. Ongoing engagement with the ...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Thomas Disley Source Type: news

Americans Still Don't Know What Climate Change Is, Google Shows
World leaders took a major step forward Saturday when they reached an accord on curbing the climate change crisis facing our planet -- but if Google search data is anything to go by, Americans are barely aware that there was a problem to begin with. A look at Google Trends data on Monday shows that the "top questions" people in the United States typed into the search engine include "Is climate change real?" and "Why is climate change important?" trends.embed.renderWidget("US_cu_IkNoElEBAAAb0M_en", "fe_list_0faf3462-fc76-4fd0-a38c-bc61195ad99b", {}); While the chart ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Benin to Host the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Ouagadougou Partnership
[AMA] The international conference, which will be held in Cotonou from December 09-11, 2015 aims to celebrate the significant strides made in facilitating access to family planning methods in the nine countries composing the Ouagadougou Partnership, namely, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The Chains of Mental Illness in West Africa
In parts of West Africa, religious retreats set up camps for people with mental illnesses, where patients are frequently shackled and prayer is often the only treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Human Rights and Human Rights Violations United Nations Alternative and Complementary Medicine Human Rights Watch Togo Source Type: news

Q&A: Photographing Mental Illness With Sensitivity
Joao Silva, a New York Times staff photographer, explains the thinking behind an image of a man in chains at a prayer camp in Togo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Photography Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Togo: Togo and the Global Fund Bolster Their Partnership
[Global Fund] Lomé, Togo -Togo and the Global Fund have reaffirmed their partnership today by signing two new grant agreements totalling close to 37 million euros to combat AIDS and tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Four-Course Menu For Fueling Economies
Eight, for some, is the luckiest number, being linked in some cultures to wealth and prosperity. It is therefore fitting that the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 relates to strong, uninterrupted growth and decent jobs for all. Where do we stand today on jobs, a good eight years after the global financial and economic crisis started brewing in late 2007? The number of unemployed persons globally amounts to 201 million. The level of unemployment has not yet returned to pre-crisis levels, and youth are hard hit with 74 million young persons out of work last year. Beyond the inadequate number of available pos...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Extremity injuries in soldiers during the conflict in Mali: experience of Togo Level two Hospital - Akpoto YM, Abalo A, Adam S, Sama HD, Dellanh YY, Amavi KA, Bakriga B, Walla A, Dossim A.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyse war-related and non-war-related extremity injuries in soldiers in the Mali conflict. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was performed from 1 May 1 to 31 December 2014. It concerned extremity ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brakes and hairs from a maiden: The Pteridaceae fern family diversity in Togo
A revision of the Pteridaceae fern family from Togo was performed with recent field data and herbaria specimens from Lome and Paris. The study provides the first local scientific information on Togolese ferns. It confirms the presence of the Pteris similis species and brings the family's diversity up to 17 species. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Togo: Togolese Physician Promotes Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine
[Focac] Lome -For close to 20 years, Dr. Yves Amegandji, a Togolese physician, has been providing traditional Chinese medicine treatment from his private clinic called "Orient" which is situated in the Togolese capital's populous neighbourhood of Bè. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effects of school-based mental health literacy education for secondary school students to be delivered by school teachers: a preliminary study - Ojio Y, Yonehara H, Taneichi S, Yamasaki S, Ando S, Togo F, Nishida A, Sasaki T.
AIM: Improving knowledge and beliefs about mental health (or mental health literacy: MHL) may promote appropriate help-seeking by adolescents who are suffering from mental health problems. We develop a concise, school-staff led MHL program and examine its ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news