Africa: Africa's Top Health Forum Opens to Tackle Major Challenges
[WHO-AFRO] Lom é -- The President of the Republic of Togo, H.E President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé opened the Seventy-second session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa with African health ministers and government representatives in attendance. The region's foremost public healt h gathering held annually will discuss and agree on measures to lower the burden of diseases, seek ways to curb the drivers of ill health and endorse strategies to promote access to health services and people's (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Minister Joe Phaahla - 72nd Session of the Who Regional Committee for Africa
[Govt of SA] Speaking notes by Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla during the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, in Togo from Monday, 22 - Friday, 26 August 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Analysis of abortion cases data at the referral hospital of Haho Health District, Nots è - Togo, 2012 - 2017 - Abalo AMET, Akara EM, Assane H, Komi D, Kpeglo E, Sawadogo B, Antara S.
BACKGROUND: More than 95 percent of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries and contribute to 4.70 percent to 13.20 percent of maternal deaths. Abortions' magnitude and characteristics are unknown at Nots è hospital yet these parameters are critical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production
Children working on tobacco farms in Chipangali District in Eastern Province of Zambia. Credit: Brenda Chitindi          “Most major tobacco producing countries use child labour in tobacco growing. Almost no cigarette can be          guaranteed to be free from child labour.”                                         British Medical Journal,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Judith Mackay and Leonce Dieudonne Leonce Tags: Child Labour Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Defect detection of subway tunnels using advanced U-Net network - Wang A, Togo R, Ogawa T, Haseyama M.
In this paper, we present a novel defect detection model based on an improved U-Net architecture. As a semantic segmentation task, the defect detection task has the problems of background-foreground imbalance, multi-scale targets, and feature similarity be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Engineering the future: meet the Africa prize shortlist innovators
Turning invasive plants into a force for good and powering healthcare with solar – here are three of the 2022 nomineesFrom a solar-powered crib that treats jaundiced babies to fibre made from water hyacinth that absorbs oil spills, innovators from nine African countries have been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering ’s 2022Africa prize.This year half of the shortlist of 16 are women, and for the first time it includes Togolese and Congolese inventors. The entrepreneurs will undergo eight months of business training and mentoring before a winner is chosen, who will receive £25,000, and three runners-up, who...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jo Griffin Tags: Global development Africa Engineering Science Technology World news Kenya Congo-Brazzaville Nigeria Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Climate crisis Environment Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Vanessa Nakate Wants Climate Justice for Africa
In October 2019, the Rotary Club of Bugolobi asked me to talk on the environment and climate change. I looked forward to the opportunity. It would be the first time as an activist that I’d be addressing Ugandan professionals, many of whom were my parents’ age (I’m 24). The audience would be civic-minded middle-class men and women who could raise awareness about the climate crisis and put pressure on the government and the private sector. Or they could do exactly the opposite: resist any change they perceived as slowing down what they considered “development” or “progress,” and dism...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Nakate Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Cover Story Excerpt feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Togo: Togo Vaccinates Over 90% of Health Workers Against Covid-19
[WHO-AFRO] Lom é -- When Togo launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on 10 March, health workers on the frontlines of the pandemic were identified among the priority groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species
(Yale University) A new study in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society co-authored by Yale anthropologist Eric Sargis finds that the barking hyraxes are a separate species from their shrieking neighbors. The newly described species, Dendrohyrax interfluvialis, populates the wet and dry forests that lie between the two rivers in coastal regions of southeastern Ghana, southern Togo and Benin, and southwestern Nigeria. The researchers based their conclusion on the distinctive calls combined with anatomical and genetic differences they identified among tree hyrax populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million New Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’sCivil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d ' Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement t...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Francophone West Africa Adds 3.8 Million Family Planning Users
June 09, 2021IntraHealth International’s Civil Society for Family Planning (CS4FP) project partnered with nine countries in francophone West Africa to add 3.8 million additional family planning users and doubled the number of women using modern contraceptives in the region.For the past ten years, CS4FP has been working with strong, high-functioning civil society coalitions, young people, and religious and traditional leaders in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d ' Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo (Ouagadougou Partnership countries) to collaborate with and advocate to governments to implement ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Benin Burkina Faso C ôte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo Civil Society for Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Youth Source Type: news

Togo: New Report - Skills Matching and Technology Sustain Jobs in Togo
[ITC] Strong employee skills matching and technological capabilities have helped Togolese firms retain workers during the COVID-19 crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pathways to a more peaceful and sustainable world: the transformative power of children in families - Britto PR, Han öz-Penney S, Ponguta LA, Sunar D, Issa G, Hein SD, Rosário MC, Almuneef MA, Korucu I, Togo Y, Kurbonov J, Choibekov N, Phan HTT, Fallon NS, Artukoğlu BB, Hartl FJ, Salah R, Fitzpatrick S, Connolly P, Dunne L, Miller S, Pruett K, Leckman JF.
This article provides an overview of selected ongoing international efforts that have been inspired by Edward Zigler's vision to improve programs and policies for young children and families in the United States. The efforts presented are in close alignmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: ECA Appreciates Digital Business Amid Covid-19
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- Digitization is the best opportunities for African countries to lift themselves from the trap of poverty they find themselves in at present, so confirmed Economic Commission for Africa. The COVID-19 has hit hard the economies of many African countries and led their respective citizens to poverty, but some countries like Rwanda and Togo have used digitization to keep their economies running. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cote d'Ivoire: WHO Validates Cote d'Ivoire for Eliminating Sleeping Sickness As a Public Health Problem
[WHO] C ôte d'Ivoire has successfully eliminated human African trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness", as a public health problem, becoming the second African country after Togo to be validated by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news