Education, pauvreté, santé / Education - Poverty - Health
Climate crisis a 'substantial risk' to fight against malaria, says WHO
New report says disease-carrying mosquitoes thrive in rising temperatures, leading to transmission in hitherto unaffected areasThe climate crisis poses a major threat to the fight against malaria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with evidence suggesting extreme weather events and rising temperatures have already led to spikes in cases.Mosquitoes, the carriers of the disease, thrive in warm, damp and humid conditions, which are increasing with global heating. Continue reading...
Au Sénégal, premières transplantations rénales : « Presque toute l'équipe a pleuré ! »
Réalisées grâce à la collaboration du CHU Le Dantec de Dakar et de l'hôpital militaire de Ouakam, les opérations suscitent l'espoir chez les dialysés, pour qui la maladie est un fardeau physique autant que financier.
Nigerians struggle to find medication after GSK pull-out
Asthma sufferers among those rationing drugs amid shortages and high prices after the pharmaceutical company ceased business in Nigeria this yearSalamat Olashile takes a tablet from a white-and-green sachet. Five minutes later, her breathing is still laboured. "It will soon come down," she says. She used to have an inhaler, which would have eased her asthma attack faster, but prices have increased dramatically since GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) "exited" the country. She is now reliant on a slower-working tablet called Araminol.GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria, the country's subsidiary of the British pharmaceutical firm, first announced in June that Nigeria's economic problems and foreign currency crisis were severely affecting its work. In August, it said that it would be shutting down operations. Continue reading...
Babies in the global south are being poisoned by plastic from the north. Yet they are missing from the data | Aidan Charron
We are belatedly waking up to the many health risks of microplastics. Yet too little research focuses on the most exposed demographic of allFor the last 70 years, we have all been lab rats in the biggest health experiment of human history, one that none of us signed up for, least of all our children.In the run-up to attending the global plastic treaty negotiations in Nairobi, I was feeling frustrated about the coverage of microplastics and their impact on human health, so I wrote a report, Babies v Plastics. I wanted to emphasise that these tiny, insidious fragments of plastic are associated with not just one health risk, but with an entire range of health issues, from elevated miscarriage rates to early puberty. Continue reading...
Enhancing functionality of digital id systems: use case implementation for Kaduna state pension bureau
Language English Kaduna State, Nigeria, 21 November 2023 (ECA) - The majority of people without any form of ID live in Africa and represent 470 million of the continent's population. These people lack access to vital services including healthcare, social protection, education, and finance. Closing the global identity gap requires a coordinated effort and proven interventions aimed at accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal target 16.9 legal identity for all, including birth registration and SDG 17.19.Share this:facebooktwitteremailprint
À Paris, grâce aux Émiratis, la Cemac assure le financement de ses infrastructures
De hauts responsables de la Cemac étaient réunis à Paris les 28 et 29 novembre pour convaincre les investisseurs de financer une nouvelle tranche de « projets intégrateurs ». Ils assurent avoir réussi à mobiliser 9,2 milliards d'euros, soit un peu plus qu'escompté, notamment grâce au soutien des Émirats arabes unis.
Blog: Realizing Africa's development aspirations through education
Language English By Jane Muthumbi* and Sweta Saxena* Africa has ambitious development aspirations. Realizing these aspirations - reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063: the Africa We Want requires actions that promote inclusive and equal opportunities for all.Share this:facebooktwitteremailprint
En RDC, une épidémie de variole du singe est à l'origine de 581 décès depuis janvier
L'Organisation mondiale de la santé mène une mission d'évaluation de l'activité du virus qui se répand notamment à Kinshasa et dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo.
Where are all the 'godmothers' of AI? Women's voices are not being heard
Amid the coverage of Sam Altman returning to the helm of OpenAI, women are being written out of the future of AI'We are heading toward the best world ever," said Sam Altman in an interview earlier this month, just before the saga of his firing and rehiring as OpenAI's chief executive. As an expert on gender equity in news, this statement made me wonder: whose world was heading towards being the best ever?As it turns out, the one the Altman team is crafting is largely devoid of women. My analysis amid the furore around his dismissal revealed fascinating insights: for example, of the 702 (out of 750) employees who signed the letter demanding Altman's reinstatement more than 75% were men, a gender imbalance that matches that identified in AI teams in McKinsey's The State of AI in 2022 report. Continue reading...
Au Maroc, un réveil créatif porté par une jeunesse fière et ultraconnectée
Le dernier séisme n'a pas entamé le vent de création qui souffle sur le pays. De Tanger à Marrakech, une nouvelle génération d'artisans, de stylistes, de photographes, réinterprète les arts traditionnels avec les codes d'aujourd'hui. Mais cette effervescence, émancipée du regard occidental, se confronte aussi à la réalité économique.