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Traditional medicine was once thought of as sorcery or quackery. But the craft is slowly gaining the respect of conventional medical practitioners as its methods and medicines are studied more fully. In Senegal, one group is promoting greater collaboration between practitioners of the two kinds of healing, and has taken measures to get rid of impostors. VOA's Scott Bobb has this report from Dakar.
Senegal is attracting medical experts from all over the world to help fight Sickle Cell Anaemia, a disease that has been haunting Africans for decades. Flexible patient privacy laws mean vital information's been gleaned about the spread of ebola, and combating the outbreak of the zika virus. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
If the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has exposed anything, it is the poor health facilities often stagnated due to poor governance in the region. However, in Senegal the government is going the extra mile to improve its innoculation programme for children to reduce the number of fatalities from preventable diseases. Among the challenges is the design of the vaccination coolers which, although specifically made for the task, are not suitable for travel accross the irregular terrain, according to some nurses. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Nioro, Senegal.
(Dakar, October 24, 2013) -- Tens of thousands of patients in Senegal suffer from excruciating pain every year without relief, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Unnecessarily restrictive government regulations and poor training for healthcare workers impede their effective medical treatment. http://mm.hrw.org/content/senegal-thousands-urgently-need-pain-relief
RYOT went with Olivia Wilde to Senegal to document first-hand the work of the incredible 1 Million Community Health Workers initiative. Started by Columbia's Earth Institute, the goal of the 1 Million Health Workers Campaign is, quite literally, to scale up to 1 million health workers in sub-Saharan African communities by 2015. By training community members in basic healthcare, family planning, sanitation counseling and providing them with medical supplies, this campaign will reduce maternal and infant death rates, provide HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis treatment and bring essential healthcare to regions in desperate need. Subscribe: http://youtube.com/ryot Facebook: http://facebook.com/ryotnews Twitter: http://twitter.com/ryotnews Instagram: http://instagram.com/ryotnews To learn ...
Song: Matthew West- "Do Something" In May of 2015 students from the University of Maine Orono and the University of New England traveled to Mbour, Senegal for a medical mission trip. There they delivered 800 lbs of usable medical supplies as well as treated and assessed countless patients at their day clinics.
A project in Senegal has demonstrated the potential for significant improvements in prompt and effective treatment of malaria at community level, with the proportion of children going to a local health hut for care increasing five-fold in three years. The Pfizer Mobilize Against Malaria Program (MAM) involved local partners and stakeholders in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal and a global evaluation team from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
From: http://beautifulsenegal.com Palm wine is a traditional alcoholic drink and is consumed by more than 10 million people in West Africa. Especially in southern Senegal the palm wine is widely available. The local people drink it as part of their ceremonies like weddings, child naming, family gatherings and even funerals. And then when there’s no party in town the people drink it, just because they fancy a drink. It can be drunk as a sweet juice fresh from the tree (my favorite). At that moment there is nearly no alcohol inside. Leave it for one to two hours and fermentation has started giving you a drink that is reasonably high in alcohol (up to 4%). The longer the palm wine is fermented the stronger it becomes, and after a day fermenting alcohol levels can get as high as 40%. By now ...
Laboratory screening tests which detect medical conditions that threaten maternal and child health constitute an important component of antenatal care (ANC). The SOCIALAB program reveals that in Senegal, less than a 1/3 of pregnant women receive the complete set of 7 recommended ANC tests. Less than 1/5 of the medical conditions detected are appropriately treated, in a context whereby technology for ANC laboratory testing is widely available. This movie uses the under-utilization of ANC testing in Senegal as a case. It was prepared (1) to advocate for trans-disciplinary research to obtain a better understanding of the multifactorial causes of health problems and (2) to propose a strategy for discussing, interpreting and sharing scientific results with international, national and local stak...
Marines from the Security Cooperation Task Force are in the West African nation of Senegal, as part of Africa Partnership Station 2011. The exercise allows the U.S Marines and their Senegalese counterparts to build a partnership by sharing battlefield experiences and learning new skills. One set of skills could make the difference between life or death on the battlefield. See more DoD videos at http://www.dodvclips.mil
This week the DHL AfricaAsOne team visits the colourful nation of Senegal. A land filled with pride, passion and peace. We meet a local chef who prepares some local Senegalese treats for us and we spend some time learning about the wrestling as one of Senegal’s national sports. We also visit a local fashion designer who takes us through the fashion landscape of Senegal. Can’t believe our trip in Africa has come to an end! Off to Europe we go. Creative Agency - 7 Different Kinds of Smoke Logistics and Activations - Treble Group Production and Filming - Hammersmith and Elephant Facebook, Twitter & Influencer marketing - Have You Heard Transport - Land Rover South Africa Telecom - AWE Telemetry Mobile Telecom - Fluxcon Vehicle Modifications - Front Runner Medical Eye test - Mercy Ships Navig...