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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 has officially launched the new Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training. Presided over by President Macky Sall, the launch brought together health professionals and researchers from all over the world. The Institute is the brainchild of Senegalese researcher Souleymane Mboup -- one of the first scientists to discover HIV-2, a form of the HI virus. The institute is set to become a hub for health research, surveillance and training in Africa. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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.
Senegal is making sweeping changes to its healthcare system. Vaccinations, doctor's visits and emergency care for children under five will all be paid for by the state. But some say the measures don't go far enough. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Thies.
(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
In Senegal, the Chinese Medical Mission has provided free healthcare services to locals in Dakar. Hundreds of men, women and children have been treated. Chinese and Senegalese doctors worked alongside each other, offering a range of treatments, from gynecological to orthopedic. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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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.
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.
In February 2018, Senegal was at the center of global efforts to build resilience in people and the environment. Leaders came to Dakar to urge support for an effort to increase the number of children in school and learning. Action was also needed to save the city of Saint-Louis, threatened by coastal erosion. Senegal President Macky Sall, Emmanuel Macron, President of France, and Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, visited the historic city and announced a plan to help.
Open heart surgery is nothing new in Senegal, but for the first time, the procedure is being done in a hospital in Dakar on non-Senegalese children -- children from neighbouring west-African countries where there are no clinics, and who are too poor to get the treatment done abroad.Duration: 01:48
On 17-19 April, leading global health experts, policy makers and parliamentarians will gather in South Africa for Countdown to 2015 -- a conference on child and maternal mortality. This is one in a series of related stories. MOUNTING HAMADY, Senegal, 10 April 2008 -- Bintou Sabaly, 21, has given birth to three healthy children in the remote Senegalese village of Mounting Hamady, where no one has access to running water or electricity. Ms. Sabaly says the biggest development in her recent memory was the creation of the new health centre, located just 5 km away, which serves 10,000 people from 35 surrounding villages. The centre has a pharmacy, examination rooms and even a delivery room "In my village, there is only a small medical station, which is very basic," she says. "For me an...
Human Appeal is working in Senegal giving medical support to local communities. Opened in 2002, this centre has so far served more than 11,000 patients. With limited staff, our doctors help more than 80 people each day. With your help, we can continue improving the medical equipment and increase medical supplies.
Senegal's Minister of Health Awa Marie Coll-Seck has announced her plan to prevent the spread of Ebola into the country. Measures include the setting-up of a 24-hour crisis centre and providing specialised medical clothing for workers at hospitals and airports. The Senegalese government has already closed its borders with Guinea, where more than 70 people have been killed by the virus. However, despite attempts to reassure the population, paranoia about the illness persists with some reluctant to shake hands and limiting contact with others. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the capital, Dakar.
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