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Malcolm X Daughter Travels to Ancestral Home; Joins Muslim-American Leadership to Fight Malaria in Mali

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In her 2002 book "Growing Up X," Ilyasah Shabazz describes growing up as the daughter of martyred civil rights leader Malcolm X. More recently, Ms. Shabazz has delved deeper into her family tree, discovering her roots in the African nation of Mali. ...

Female Circumcision highly Prevalent in Mali

Female Circumcision highly prevalent in Mali with 90% women getting circumcised in the age group between 15 to 49 years.// The circumcision are performed by witch doctors in the most unhygienic environment. Over 12 million women worldwide have been subjected to genital mutilation by qu...

Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving

...hy populations like Micronesia and the Solomon Islands receive more health aid per capita than disease-stricken countries like Niger and Burkina Faso. mali and Colombia have about the same level of sickness, but Colombia receives three times as much health funding. The study also found that two of the wor...

Narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder, Stanford researcher says

.... The co-first authors are Juliette Faraco, PhD, and Joachim Hallmayer, MD; other Stanford co-authors are Ling Lin, MD, PhD; Minae Kawashima, PhD, and mali Einen. ...

As Global Recession Worsens, is Malaria Killing Africa's Potential?

...s partnering with the Against Malaria Foundation to provide 3 million long-lasting, insecticidal bed nets to families in Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya and mali over the next two years. "Bed nets are a simple and low-cost item by American standards, but are out of reach for poor families in many hard-hit ...

LSTM and MiP Consortium awarded further $4.5 million

...se of SP." The project involves four European partners in the UK, Austria and Denmark and five African institutions in Malawi, Ghana, The Gambia, mali and Burkina Faso. It will include a significant element of capacity building in the African host nations, including infrastructural upgrading of five...

USAID Expedites Emergency Food Aid to Horn of Africa

...gin more than 20 new multi-year assistance programs in 10 developing countries, including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, mali and Niger. Designed to reduce food insecurity over a three- to five-year period, these programs target the most vulnerable population groups in these ...

USAID Awards $70 Million for the Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Fistula

...build the capacity of local health care providers in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Niger, mali and Bangladesh. In 2006, USAID also supported Mercy Ships in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Mercy Ships is an international organization that operates a flee...

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Trial

...is endemic produced strong results THURSDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new malaria vaccine looked strong in a small trial conducted in mali by a team of international researchers. The vaccine -- designed to prevent the malaria parasite from entering blood cells -- was safe and provoked ...

Laura Bush in Senegal for Anti-HIV/AIDS, Malaria Campaigns

...alaria strategies. She was met at the airport by President Abdoulaye Wade's wife Viviane. From Senegal she is due to travel to nearby mali then Zambia and Mozambique during a five-day long trip to the continent which will also focus on education and women's empowerment. She is due...

Bush Announces Request for $30B, Five-Year Extension of PEPFAR

...ng to need to respond if we are going to achieve these goals". Bush on Wednesday also announced that first lady Laura Bush will visit Zambia, Senegal, mali and Mozambique at the end of June to meet with community leaders and participants in HIV/AIDS programs. ...

Improved Meningitis Vaccine for Africa Expected to End Deadly Scourge

...ion, including the unvaccinated, a phenomenon know as herd immunity. The new meningococcal conjugate vaccine trial, in 12- to 23-month-olds in mali and The Gambia, shows that the vaccine was safe, and that it produced antibody levels almost 20 times higher than those obtained with the marketed pol...

Environmental Problems Take Huge Toll of Lives Across the Globe

...arly by reducing environmental risks . The study released on Wednesday said that Afghanistan and the African countries of Angola, Burkina Faso and mali are among the most affected by environmental troubles. In 23 countries, more than 10 per cent of deaths can be traced to two risk factors: unsaf...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

...d Heritage", features 26 examples - including Sundarbans (in India and Bangladesh), Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal), the Tower of London, Timbuktu in mali and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The World Heritage List has 830 sites across the world. Along with global sea level rise, there i...

More Funds To Fight H5N1 – The Deadly Bird Flu Strai

...ause of the global fight against bird flu// at the mali conference on Friday. Already about US$600 million... that could kill millions. Organizers of the mali conference had hoped for up to twice the amount pl...ss the continent," the statement circulated at the mali conference said. The Bird flu has made its p...

Africa Set to Control Malaria Using Specialized Software

...ftware. Due to efforts of non-profit organisations ICVolunteers and Informaticiens sans Frontieres, researchers from the University of Bamako in mali and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie in Bamako and in Yaoundé, Cameroon, were able to join the project team based at CERN. Tom Smith,...

Malaria Resistant Mosquitoes Could Help In Combating Malaria

... A new breed of mosquitoes found in mali in West Africa, which is said to be naturally resistant to malaria could be helpful in combating the disease, according to scientists//. A team ...

Cost-effective Meningitis Vaccine To Be Launched In Africa

...on-profit group headed by Dr Mark LaForce, would coordinate the clinical trial. Phase II clinical trials of the vaccine would soon be initiated in mali and Gambia. Dr Mark LaForce intends to license the vaccine in India soon and request the WHO to permit bulk purchase of the vaccine, through the UNICE...

Mobile Clinic For Sex Workers In Pune

...ntity. Like static clinics all patients would get an identity number and through that they will maintain their health record and the progress report," mali said. --Edited IANS ...

Scientists Unveil Mechanism Behind Resistance to Severe Malaria

...tery, Dr. Wellems and his colleagues studied laboratory-infected red blood cells and blood drawn from children with malaria from the African nation of mali and studied three phenenomenon and found how well parasitized red blood cells can be made to stick to one another, to uninfected red blood cells and ...
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