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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...

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Mali in Medical Technology

'Best Week Ever' for Nothing But Nets

...luding a recent distribution to provide full coverage for children and families in Congo. More than 300,000 more nets will be distributed in Gabon and mali this fall. Bed net distributions are organized and implemented by the Measles Initiative, a partnership of the American Red Cross, the United Nations ...
Mali in Biological News

USAID grant awarded to improve food security in Africa

...will address food security and trade issues in the sub-Saharan countries of mali and Senegal in West Africa and Uganda in East Africa. Both mali and Senegal have stable governments interested in addressing agricultural i...

The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium

...ntified Aspergillus from dust samples, although often only to the genus level. To test this, researchers isolated fungi from dust samples collected in mali and St. Croix. Although a diversity of fungi was documented from African dust, including seven species of Aspergillus, none of the samples contained A...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 28, 2007

...E First identification of blood on sculptures from ancient Kingdom of mali Analytical Chemistry Scientists in France are reporting for the... first time that sculptors from the fantastically wealthy ancient Empire of mali once the source of almost half the worlds gold used blood to form the bea...

Electric jolt triggers release of biomolecules, nanoparticles

...Searson and Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering graduate students Prashant mali and Nirveek Bhattacharjee concluded that this controlled release of molecul...olecules to an electrode and use it again." Earlier this year, Searson, mali and Bhattacharjee reported on their technique in the journal Nano Letters. ...

UN pours polio vaccine into Yemen amid outbreak

...Afghanistan and Egypt, it said, with another six where polio has been re-established ?Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, mali and Sudan. ...

Six million Africans face famine because of locusts, drought

...s much as doubled, OCHA said, while the prices for undernourished cattle and other livestock have plummeted. Children younger than 5 in Mauritania, mali and Niger are suffering from rapidly spreading malnutrition and in Niger many villagers have been feeding themselves with wild plants, it said. ...

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