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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...

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

...y 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 indicates tha...

Fourteen Global Experts Comment on the Safety and Use of Genetically Modified Food Crops

...se of Lords and founder of the charity Sense about Science * Francois Traore, president of the National Cotton Producers Union of Burkina faso These experts discuss the proven safety of genetically modified food crops, their contributions to the environment over the last decade, and the inhe...

13 Million Die Worldwide Due to Unhealthy Environment: New WHO Report

... more than one third of the disease burden could be prevented through environmental improvements. The worst affected countries include Angola, Burkina faso and Mali, as well as Afghanistan. In 23 countries worldwide, more than 10 percent of deaths are due to just two environmental risk factors: uns...

Environmental Problems Take Huge Toll of Lives Across the Globe

...vented yearly 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 facto...

50% Of India’s Children Are Malnourishe

...e it is 42% in urban regions. Underweight children account for are 46% while in China it is only 8%. On the nutrition front, it is as poor as Burkina, faso and Cambodia which are the poorest countries in the world. On the brighter side, 51% of pregnant women visit the doctors as against 44% in the l...

Solar vaccine cooler invented by Indian Scientist

...sius.' Shende was struck with this idea during his travels in Burkina faso in 2000. He said, 'I thought that if we could develop a vaccine cooler that uses the solar energy so abundant in Burkina faso and other developing countries, it would be a boon for vaccination programm...

West African Ministers Formulate Plan To Combat Bird Flu

...ter. He said in the speech that the nations must put in an united response to fight bird flu that had already hit Nigeria, Niger, Ivory Coast, Burkina faso and Cameroon in west Africa, Egypt in the north and Djibouti in the east. "Considering the serious international danger on sub-regional economy w...

Delayed Start By Niger On Culling Of Poultry

...rld Health Organisation, the virus has killed 109 people, most of them in Asia and involving people who had close contact with infected birds. Burkina faso last Monday became the fifth African country to report the disease after Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Egypt. It has already started culling poultry in...

Sleeping sickness - a silent killer

... Scientists from around the world are gathering in the West African state of Burkina faso to tackle a disease believed to claim 1,00,000 African lives every year. Popularly known as Sleeping Sickness, and officially as 'African Trypanosomi...
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Progress Against Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases Among Highlights at Annual Vaccine Conference

... A Meningitis Vaccine for Africa Public health officials in Burkina faso will soon begin immunizing people aged 1 through 29 with a new vaccine that... vaccine known as MenAfriVac beginning in November or December in Burkina faso and then to other at-risk countries. Together, the countries are home to mo...

STAR Cranial Centers of Excellence Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment to Dallas Area Children

...airment and misaligned ears, eyes, and jaw. "Cranial remolding helmets are worn by children for 23 hours per day anywhere from three to six months," faso said. "The helmet provides gentle, continuous pressure on protruding areas of the head, while room for growth is available for depressed areas of the ...
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NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

...ple 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 is ma...

Old stain in a new combination

...19th century has proven to be safe, well tolerated, and effective in combination with various malaria medications. In the current study in Burkina faso with 160 malaria patients between the ages of six and ten the Heidelberg scientists tested the effect of combination therapies with artemisinins and m...

Reforestation using exotic plants can disturb the fertility of tropical soils

...eir potential impact on the genetic and functional biodiversity of the soil microorganisms. A research programme run since 2005 in Senegal and Burkina faso by an IRD team and its partners1 yielded clues for understanding the influence of exotic plants on the structure and biodiversity of these communities...

New licensing agreement to maximize AIDS drug development

... 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 acquiring HI...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...ate 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 Epidem...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...ate 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 Epidem...
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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

...tions 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 Conversati...
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