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Meningococcal Disease in Burkina Faso

From 1 January to 31 January 2007, the Ministry of Health reported 789 suspected cases including 96 deaths (case-fatality rate, 12.2%) in the country. // Ouargaye district has an attack rate above the epidemic threshold and another three districts, Banfora, Batie and Sapouy are in the alert phas...

Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving

...latively healthy 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...

LSTM and MiP Consortium awarded further $4.5 million

..." 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 research si...

UNC study: Common vaginal infection may increase risk of HIV infection

...alyzed by Smith and colleagues included women from the U.S., Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, burkina Faso and Gambia. Prevalence of BV in women in these countries ranged from about 11 percent to as high as 70 percent. The analysis of data indicate...

French Agency Receives 10 Million Dollar Grant From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support the Establishment of National Vaccine Advisory Committees in Africa and Asia

...ut AMP - the Agence de Medecine Preventive is a not-for-profit organization, with headquarters at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and offices in Benin, burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire et Senegal. Its mission is to promote preventive medicine in the field of vaccinology and infectious disease. AMP develops experti...

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Challenges World Economic Forum on Africa to Invest in Women's Health

...y was joined by White Ribbon Alliance leaders from 17 countries - including burkina Faso, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia - who uphold maternal health...hildbirth," said Jeremie Zoungrana, National Coordinator of the Alliance in burkina Faso. "We urge the members of the World Economic Forum to use their influen...

USAID Fights Neglected Tropical Diseases

...e. USAID's Commitment to Fighting NTDs USAID began an integrated NTD control program in 2006, focusing initially on five countries in Africa - burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Uganda. In its first year of implementation, this program delivered more than 35 million NTD treatments to more than 14 ...

Supplementary approach to malaria

... the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sant (IRSS) in Bobo Dioulasso, burkina Faso, and colleagues explain that vitamin A and zinc play a critical role i...entation in children aged 6 to 72 months in the village of Sourkoudougou in burkina Faso. Half were given placebo. They evaluated the children daily for signs ...

Roche Engages in Four Additional AIDS Technology Transfers to Strengthen Local Manufacturing in World's Poorest Countries

...in the following countries are invited to contact Roche to discuss the Technology Transfer Initiative: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, burkina Faso, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, D...

New study shows world's protected areas threatened by climate change

...e of the total protected territory has climate conditions that will disappear globally or be transformed to novel climates are Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Niger, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda and Ven...
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Progress Against Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases Among Highlights at Annual Vaccine Conference

...n within the next few days among 14,000 infants in burkina Faso, Ghana, Gabon, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi and Mo...accine for Africa Public health officials in burkina Faso will soon begin immunizing people aged 1 thro... MenAfriVac beginning in November or December in burkina Faso and then to other at-risk countries. Together...
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NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

...rest people most at risk. Prices for wheat, rice, and corn have more than doubled in the last 24 months, hitting countries like Haiti, Bangladesh, and burkina Faso the hardest. And the U.S. is not unaffected -- drought in 2008 led to an estimated $1.1 billion in crop losses in Texas alone. "This advance ...

Old stain in a new combination

... "Roll Back Malaria Initiative." In a study on 160 children with malaria in burkina Faso, specialists in tropical medicine from the Heidelberg University Hospi...n combination with various malaria medications. In the current study in burkina Faso with 160 malaria patients between the ages of six and ten the Heidelbe...

Reforestation using exotic plants can disturb the fertility of tropical soils

...A research programme run since 2005 in Senegal and burkina Faso by an IRD team and its partners1 yielded clue...ity of these communities of fungi and bacteria. In burkina Faso, controlled experiments showed that the devel...tigations on another A. holosericea plantation, in burkina Faso, yielded the observation of an increase in mi...

UCR researchers awarded nearly $1.7M to develop improved cowpea varieties

...n with their African partners in the national breeding programs of Senegal, burkina Faso, Cameroon as well as with the International Institute of Tropical Agri...ty. Since 2002, UCR has worked closely with cowpea breeding programs in burkina Faso, where new candidate varieties developed by UCR are being tested on-fa...

Anti-herpes treatment reduces HIV levels in women infected with both viruses

...ne (UK) carried out the trial among women co-infected with the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) and the virus that causes genital herpes (HSV-2) in burkina Faso. The results showed that having the herpes virus increased the replication of HIV, and also revealed that the quantity of HIV in the blood and in...

New licensing agreement to maximize AIDS drug development

...urrently in clinical trials. They are currently managing a second Phase III trial of a microbicide called Ushercell in Uganda and South Africa, Benin, burkina Faso and two centers in India. The trials will evaluate Ushercell for the prevention of HIV infection among 2,574 adult women at high risk of acquiri...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...in the late 1990s to 7% in 2003 and evidence of drops in HIV rates among pregnant women in Zimbabwe from 26% in 2003 to 21% in 2004. In urban areas of burkina Faso prevalence among young pregnant women declined from around 4% in 2001 to just under 2% in 2003. These latest findings were published in AIDS E...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...in the late 1990s to 7% in 2003 and evidence of drops in HIV rates among pregnant women in Zimbabwe from 26% in 2003 to 21% in 2004. In urban areas of burkina Faso prevalence among young pregnant women declined from around 4% in 2001 to just under 2% in 2003. These latest findings were published in AIDS E...

Six million Africans face famine because of locusts, drought

...wn farming efforts in the form of fertilizer and other inputs for the coming planting season." In some areas of Mauritania, northern Senegal, Mali, burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, the prices of food, especially millet, have as much as doubled, OCHA said, while the prices for undernourished cattle and other ...
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PATH, World Health Organization, and Partners Introduce Meningitis Vaccine in Burkina Faso

SEATTLE, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Clinton Global Initiative annual conference, PATH announced the introduction of a ground-breaking vaccine to eliminate epidemic meningitis in Burkina Faso. The meningococcal conjugate vaccine, developed by the Meningitis Vaccine Project, a partne...

Dietitian Mary Lee Chin Comments on Proven Value and Safety of Food Biotechnology in New Online Video

...Conversations about Plant Biotechnology Web site. In addition, visitors to the Web site can view videos with farmers about the need for GM crops in burkina Faso , as well as with global experts who want greater access to GM technology in developing countries to benefit subsistence farming . The Conve...

Biotech Crops Experience Remarkable Dozen Years of Double-Digit Growth

... growth in coming years, particularly in developing countries that have the greatest need for this technology," James said. According to the report, burkina Faso, Egypt and possibly Vietnam are the next mostly likely countries to approve biotech crops. Australia is field-testing drought-tolerant wheat and ...
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