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Cholera Outbreaks in Central and West Africa: 2021 Regional Update - Week 1– 43

Reliefweb 08 Dec 2021
... health districts of Biyem-Assi and Ekondo Titi. A new cholera outbreak started in the Djougou health district in Benin with a total of 113 cases and 6 deaths (CFR 5.3%) from week 40 to 43, investigations have found no epidemiological link with other small outbreaks in the country.
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Obaseki earmarks N14.1bn for healthcare in 2022

Business Day Online 03 Dec 2021
Presenting the 2022 budget estimate of N214.2billion to the state House of Assembly in Benin City, Obaseki said the amount earmarked for health would help to consolidate on the gains made in ...
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Drones to transport maternal health medicines to rural Benin

Reliefweb 01 Dec 2021
Midwife Germaine Balogoun and colleague offloading health products from the drone, at Firou maternity yard, Department of Atacora, Benin ... When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Benin on 16 March 2020, authorities knew the virus posed a dire threat to other health priorities – especially maternal and newborn health.
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COVID-19 numbers seen spiking on Christmas travels

Business Day Online 16 Nov 2021
Experts, therefore, say that to avoid a rise in COVID-19 cases during Christmas, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Port Health Services must put in place measures to contain the spread of the virus ... Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation ...
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World Diabetes Day : WHO calls on governments to invest in diabetes diagnostics and management tools

Business Ghana 15 Nov 2021
This, she said, should be backed by training of health workers in non-communicable disease prevention and management at the district and community level towards improving service availability ... Benin, Eritrea, Eswatini, Lesotho and Togo have achieved national expansion, covering all primary health care facilities.
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World Diabetes Day 2021: Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti

Ghana Web 14 Nov 2021
Even when patients are diagnosed, insulin stockouts in public health facilities and the costs of insulin, result in individuals not getting the treatment they need ... Benin, Eritrea, Eswatini, Lesotho and Togo have achieved national expansion covering all primary health care facilities.
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COVID-19 More Deadly in Africans with Diabetes

Business Ghana 12 Nov 2021
Lockdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19, for example, have impeded access to health care and the basic elements of proper disease management, such as routine glucose monitoring and eating a healthy diet ... Benin, Eritrea, Eswatini, Lesotho and Togo have achieved national expansion covering all primary health care facilities.
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Benin's groundbreaking new abortion law will save the lives of many women

Phys Dot Org 08 Nov 2021
The ongoing ethnographic study that the African Population and Health Research Center (where I work) is conducting in Benin in collaboration with Rutgers as part of the "She makes her safe choice program' concurs with such findings ... This development in Benin demonstrates that ...
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COP26: Will Rich Nations Allow Our Planet to Breathe?

Consortium News 08 Nov 2021
Rather than focus on the necessary energy transition, Vijay Prashad says developed countries have taken to crude propaganda against a handful of developing states ... By Vijay Prashad. in Glasgow, Scotland ... The U.S ... At the conference, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (Benin City, Nigeria) and I spoke about the catastrophe together ... ….
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Will the People with Guns Allow Our Planet to Breathe

Dissident Voice 04 Nov 2021
Chris Jordan (USA), Crushed Cars #2 Tacoma, 2004 ... 11, ‘Only One Earth’) ... While the US pressured OPEC+ to boost oil production, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released its key report on global emissions ... At the conference, Nnimmo Bassey of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (Benin City, Nigeria) and I spoke about the catastrophe together ... … ... .
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Digital Health Instructional Design Consultant

Reliefweb 22 Oct 2021
Digital Health and Monitoring Department ... The Digital Health and Monitoring ... The 4 eLearning course target health workforce in 16 Impact Malaria’s countries and the courses are the same for all countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, D.R.
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Benin parliament votes to legalise abortion

Reuters 21 Oct 2021
COTONOU, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Benin's parliament has voted to legalise abortion in most circumstances, the health ministry said on Thursday, becoming one of only a handful of African countries to do so ... Teenage pregnancy is common in Benin and only about 12% of people use ...
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Benin’s parliament votes to legalise abortion

Al Jazeera 21 Oct 2021
Parliamentarians in Benin have voted to legalise abortion in the West African country, where it was already authorised under very restricted conditions ... “In Benin, nearly 200 women die each year as the result of abortion complications,” said Minister of Health Benjamin Hounkpatin in a statement on Thursday.
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