The Scoop LOME, Togo — Lagos-based Access Bank, one of Africa’s biggest banks, is close to finalizing a regulatory process to launch its first full banking service in Asia in the first quarter of 2024, the chief executive of its holding company told Semafor Africa. The Asian bank plan is part of a…#scoop #togolagos #accessbank #africa #semaforafrica #francophoneafrica #northafrica #herbertwigwe #accessholdings #access (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Deforestation, Encroachment Threaten West Africa ’s One Health Plans
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary – a conservation center dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and protecting Sierra Leone’s national chimpanzee. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulFREETOWN, Nov 3 2023 (IPS) Thirty-three years ago, Bala Amerasekaran – a Sri Lankan by birth – visited Freetown, Sierra Leone. Since then, the West African nation has been his home, where Amerasekaran has dedicated his life to conserving the chimpanzee – Sierra Leone’s national animal. In 1995, with support from the national government, he founded Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary – the country’s first conservation center that rescue...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Biodiversity Conservation COVID-19 Environment Featured Headlines Health Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Sierra Leone Source Type: news
Longitudinal relationships of psychotic-like experiences with suicidal ideation and self-harm in adolescents - Zhou R, Foo JC, Nishida A, Ogawa S, Togo F, Sasaki T.
Research in adolescents suggests associations between psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs), but insights into their temporal relationship, which may inform prediction, have been limited. Psychological distress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Epidemiology of psychoactive substance use in Togo: results of WENDU data collection from 2015 to 2019 - Saliou S, Wenkourama D, Kanekatoua S, Affo C, Bawi G, Dassa Kolou S.
INTRODUCTION: Addiction to psychoactive substances (PAS) is nowadays a public health problem. In Togo, data on the use of PAS are scattered, and do not give the national scope of the phenomenon. AIM: To describe the epidemiological characteristics ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Nigeria: Anthrax Outbreak - Nigeria's Health Ministry Issues Alert, Asks Hajj Pilgrims to Shun 'Ponmo', Bushmeat
[Premium Times] The ministry said Anthrax has been discovered in some West African countries, including Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news
Mali: WHO Congratulates Benin and Mali for Eliminating Trachoma As a Public Health Problem
[WHO] WHO has validated Benin and Mali as having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, making them the fifth and sixth countries in WHO's African Region to achieve this significant milestone. Countries that previously received WHO validation for trachoma elimination are Ghana (June 2018), Gambia (April 2021), Togo (May 2022) and Malawi (September 2022). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news
The case for African soft power
The Facts Soft power is a concept first coined by the political scientist Joseph Nye in his seminal 1990 book Bound to Lead. It's defined loosely as a nation's ability to influence other countries by using tools such as political values and cultural exchange, rather than a threat of economic…#josephnye #boundtolead #hollywood #wolfwarrior #equityalliance #claudegrunitzky #kyoto #africa #togo #trace (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Gambia: U.S Extends Anti-Malaria Support to Gambia
[The Point] To mark World Malaria Day, U.S. President Joseph Biden announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) will form a partnership with The Gambia as part of the effort to eliminate malaria around the world. This announcement, which also included Burundi and Togo, will increase the number of PMI partner countries to 30, with 27 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and three in Southeast Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Hidden details of world ’s most famous sled dog revealed in massive genomics project
In 1925, a sled dog named Balto made headlines around the world when he braved fierce winds, a raging blizzard, and splintering river ice to bring lifesaving serum to an isolated Alaskan town struck with diphtheria. (Although another sled dog, Togo, may deserve most of the credit .) Now, researchers have pieced together a fuller picture of the celebrated canine from DNA taken from the underbelly of his stuffed, faded carcass. Aided by hundreds of newly sequenced genomes and an extensive database of dog DNA, they were able to glean details about Balto’s size, appearance, and stamina not captured in historical ph...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
Mercury Project Puts Great UNEP Treaty at Risk
The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry delegates at Minamata COP-4, on 23 March, 2022, Bali, Indonesia. Credit: Kiara Worth, IISD/ENB (Earth Negotiation Bulletin) By Charlie BrownLOME, Togo, Apr 26 2023 (IPS) The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a stellar success story to date, has been favorably compared to the prototype success story for a treaty on toxins: the Montreal Protocol. Both had a single focused mission; both gained universal support across the globe; both matched technological innovation with environmental science to discard old polluting methods. But emerging after hidden negotiations with the mercury...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Charlie Brown Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news
Togo: Leprosy, Scabies and Yaws - Togo's Neglected Tropical Skin Diseases Need Attention
[The Conversation Africa] Neglected tropical diseases are a group of 20 diseases found mostly in tropical regions that are strongly associated with poverty. Among them are skin diseases like scabies, leprosy and yaws. They are caused by some bacteria, viruses, mosquitoes or mites and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), they affect more than one billion people worldwide, mainly in lower-income settings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Head injuries caused by contact with teeth during sports and exercise activities in Japanese schools during the period 2012-2018 - Kanemitsu A, Nakajima K, Arata T, Sakaue T, Togo S, Takeda T, Fukuda K.
This study aimed to cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
“ I Was Blind, But Now I See ” – Celebrating Malawi’s Progress on World NTD Day
Vainesi, a former trachoma trichiasis patient, cheers in celebration knowing that trachoma has been eliminated in Malawi. Vainesi had suffered with the pain caused by trachoma for 10 years before a local disability mobiliser encouraged her to go to the hospital for treatment. By Lazarus McCarthy ChakweraLILONGWE, Jan 30 2023 (IPS) “I was blind, but now I see.” This is what Vainesi, from Salima District in Central Malawi, said after surgery to treat trachoma. A mother of three, Vainesi had been unable to work or provide for her family once the disease began to affect her eyesight. Vainesi is one of millions of Malawians...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 30, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news
Africa: Eliminating Neglected Diseases in Africa - There Are Good Reasons for Hope
[The Conversation Africa] Togo had reason to celebrate in 2022 when it became the first country in the world to eliminate four neglected tropical diseases. The west African nation stamped out Guinea worm disease in 2011, lymphatic filariasis in 2017, sleeping sickness in 2020, and trachoma last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Digital Politics: “Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities”
An activist during COP27 in Egypt. Credit: Oliver Kornblihtt / Mídia NINJABy Bibbi AbruzziniBRUSSELS, Jan 25 2023 (IPS) In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence ever for a peaceful activist. Fast forward and award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was charged with two counts of “offensive communication” after making unflattering remarks about the president and his son on Twitter. The message is clear: your well-crafted 280 characters can land you in jail. But what if, not only your online expr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Africa Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news