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USAID Provides $3.7 million to Assist with Global Food Security in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is providing more than $3.7 million in assistance to lower rates of malnutrition and increase food security of families in Senegal. Of ...

NABJ Joins with U.N. to Cover Climate Change and Development in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Journalists from leading U.S. news organizations are heading to Senegal on a press trip organized by the United Nations and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) on Dec. 1-9, to report on the impact of climate change, the fight against HIV...

Safe water is theme of African science academies conference in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal -- The National Academy of Sciences and Technologies of Senegal is hosting the third annual conference of the African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI), a 10-year effort to boost the ability of African academies to provide their nations with evidence-based advice. The ...

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

The First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush arrived in the Senegalese capital of Dakar Monday at the start of a four-nation Africa tour to bolster the US government's anti AIDS and malaria strategies. She was met at the airport by President Abdoulaye Wade's wife Viviane. From S...

Deploying the Power of Music to Save Lives West Africa's Most Beloved Singer Raises His Voice to End Malaria

...y the fight against malaria in his home country of senegal with a new song "Xeex Sibbiru" ("Fight Malaria" in...wareness about malaria prevention and treatment as senegal prepares for a mass distribution of mosquito nets ...and effective medicines. "Malaria has plagued senegal for too long. I wrote Xeex Sibbiru because I am ti...

First Annual World Meningitis Day Gaining National Support

...of Travel Medicine. "The disease is endemic in the meningococcal belt which runs through sub-Saharan Africa," added Lessans. "This area stretches from senegal to Ethiopia across the middle of the continent." The meningitis vaccine is especially recommended, if not required, for the following people: st...

Every 30 Seconds an African Child Dies from Malaria; Education Key to Prevention

...ant in 2007 to lead a five-member consortium for the Community Action Against Malaria campaign in support of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). senegal is one of 15 African countries targeted by the PMI to reduce mortality rates from malaria by 50 percent. Almost 880,000 children under 5 years of...

Inverness Medical Innovations Presents the pima(TM) Point-of-Care CD4 Instrument at ICASA 2008

...on will be launched to select markets in mid 2009. Inverness has featured the product at the 15th Annual Conference on AIDS and STIs (ICASA) in Dakar, senegal on December 3-7, 2008. Information on the system can also be found on the product website at www.pimatest.com . In those who have been confirme...

Thousands Sign Petition for Action on HIV/AIDS and Malaria

... Initiative demands free malaria prevention and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS. Dakar, senegal (PRWEB) December 8, 2008 -- Following the 20th annual World AIDS Day , global health activists gathered for the International Conference on AIDS and ...

UCAR weather forecasts aim to reduce African meningitis epidemics

...demics of bacterial meningitis break out periodically across sub-Saharan Africa's so-called meningitis belt, which stretches across the continent from senegal to Ethiopia. The disease affects the meninges, the thin linings that surround the brain and spinal cord, and is often fatal. In Africa, more than 250,...
Senegal in Medical Technology

Progress Against Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases Among Highlights at Annual Vaccine Conference

...a new vaccine that is expected to end epidemics of Group A meningitis in 25 countries across the mid-section of the African continent, stretching from senegal to Ethiopia. The area, known as the meningitis belt, is prone to meningitis epidemics because of its six-month dry season when winds whip up dust, cau...

Inverness Medical Innovations Participates in Meeting on HIV/AIDS with UN Secretary-General

...ill be launched to select markets in mid-2009. Inverness plans to feature the product at the 15th Annual Conference on AIDS and STIs (ICASA) in Dakar, senegal December 3-7, 2008. Ron Zwanziger, President and CEO Inverness Medical Innovations, stated, "We are very pleased with the development progress of th...
Senegal in Biological News

USAID grant awarded to improve food security in Africa

...de 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 a...ey and the Institute of Rural Economy in Mali, the senegal Institute of Agricultural Research, and the Nation...

Reforestation using exotic plants can disturb the fertility of tropical soils

...iversity 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 underst...evelopment of the plant cover. The conclusions of the study conducted in senegal in a precisely defined environment cannot, however, be generalized to tropi...

Major scientific push to tackle agricultural productivity and food security in developing world

...hreat - subsistence crops relied on by billions are at constant risk of attack by the noxious parasitic plant witchweed. Researchers the UK, India and senegal are identifying ways to protect the livelihoods of some of the world's poorest farmers by developing resistant crops. Improving food security for 5...

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

... internationally respected long-term project involving scientists from UCR, senegal and Ghana. The project trained 13 African scientists (10 doctorates; 3 m... science degrees) and released improved, early maturing cowpea varieties in senegal (3 varieties: Mouride in 1992, Melakh in 1995, and Yacine in 2004), Ghana (...

The insect vector always bites twice

...re of humans to bites, which could in the long term allow improved assessment of the risk of transmission of these diseases in a given region. In senegal the rate of antisalivary antibodies against Anopheles in young children (under 5 years), the population most exposed to the risk of malaria, appeared ...

Multiple malaria infection inhibits spread of parasite

...d of the parasite. Dutch researcher Mike van der Kolk discovered this during his research into malaria transmission under the inhabitants of Cameroon, senegal and Indonesia. After just a few infections, people can develop immunity that inhibits transmission. Malaria is not caused by a mosquito but by a pa...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...in many countries ?even in countries with high and growing prevalence. In 24 sub-Saharan countries (including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, senegal and Uganda), two-thirds or more of young women (aged 15-24 years) lacked comprehensive knowledge of HIV transmission. According to a major survey carr...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...in many countries ?even in countries with high and growing prevalence. In 24 sub-Saharan countries (including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, senegal and Uganda), two-thirds or more of young women (aged 15-24 years) lacked comprehensive knowledge of HIV transmission. According to a major survey carr...

Study reveals dramatic difference between breast cancers in US and Africa

... A study comparing, for the first time, breast cancers from Nigeria, senegal and North America has found that women of African ancestry are more likely ...on. Tumors from African women -- from three locations in Nigeria and one in senegal -- are more likely to originate from a different group of cells within the ...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED), and Foster Agblevor, associate professor of biological systems engineering, traveled to senegal to speak about their biopesticide research at the "International Scientific Seminar on Desert Locusts" held in Dakar in January. Biopesticides are t...
Senegal in Biological Technology

Growing Interest in DNA-Based Genetic Testing Among African American with Historic Election of President Elect Barack Obama

...omas -- Sierra Leone Dr. John Hope Franklin - Cameroon Dr. Wade Nobles -- Sierra Leone Dr. Mae Jemison -- Cameroon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, senegal Power in Knowing -- From Kenya to U.S. Presidency: President-Elect Obama's paternal lineage is rooted in Kenya on Africa's eastern coast. While ...
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