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Towards the exploitation of the full potential of Moringa

February 4, 2016
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Towards the exploitation of the full potential of Moringa

Haiti Libre: Pursuant to a resolution passed to the States General of malnutrition in 2012 by the Ministry of Health, the Government has decided to promote the Doliv-Moringa (Moringa oleifera), which is since considered one of the main control tools against malnutrition in Haiti. The Government considers that Moringa can play an important role...
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Fears Zika virus could contaminate emergency blood supply

February 2, 2016
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Fears Zika virus could contaminate emergency blood supply

Getty Concerns: Doctors fear the virus can be spread through sex New concerns have emerged over the widespread Zika epidemic as it’s feared the virus can be spread through sex and can impact blood donations. Scientists probing the rapid onslaught of the virus claim pregnant women can catch it through unprotected sex. At least...
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Zika virus: Brazil journalist speaks out over microcephaly fear

February 2, 2016
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Zika virus: Brazil journalist speaks out over microcephaly fear

BBC Image copyright Ana Carolina CaceresBrazilian journalist Ana Carolina Caceres, 24, was born with microcephaly, a congenital malformation that means babies are born with abnormally small heads and may suffer from delayed brain development. The condition is suspected to be linked to the Zika virus, which has been spreading through the Americas. Dismayed by...
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More Than 2,100 Pregnant Colombian Women Infected With Zika Virus

February 1, 2016
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More Than 2,100 Pregnant Colombian Women Infected With Zika Virus

This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, James Gathany/CDC By Julia Symmes Cobb More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country’s national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease...
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Zika virus could become ‘explosive pandemic’

January 28, 2016
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28 January 2016 From the section US & Canada Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionJulia Carneiro has been speaking to expectant mothers.US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say...
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Zika: Brazil to deploy army in fight against virus

January 27, 2016
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Zika: Brazil to deploy army in fight against virus

Brazil’s government says it will deploy 220,000 soldiers in its fight against mosquitoes spreading the Zika virus. The soldiers will go from home to home handing out leaflets on how to avoid the spread of Zika, which has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains. The announcement came after Health...
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Zika virus expected to spread throughout Americas: WHO

January 25, 2016
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Zika virus expected to spread throughout Americas: WHO

Geneva (AFP) – The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said. Zika has suspected but unproven links to microcephaly — in which babies born to women infected during pregnancy have abnormally...
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Britain and Bill Gates pledge 3 billion pounds to fight malaria

January 25, 2016
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Britain and Bill Gates pledge 3 billion pounds to fight malaria

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (L) speaks as he sits with Britain’s Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, Britain January 25, 2016. Reuters/Dave Thompson/pool Britain will spend 500 million pounds ($700 million) per year for the next five years to try and end deaths caused by...
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Zika virus infection – Haiti

January 24, 2016
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Zika virus infection – Haiti

Disease Outbreak News World Health Organiztion 21 January 2016 On 18 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for Haiti notified PAHO/WHO of 5 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus infection. Of the 5 confirmed cases, 4 are from the Delmas commune while the remaining case is from the Pétion-Ville commune. Samples of the patient...
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TOTAL Haiti launches its 2nd Edition of reforestation contest

January 18, 2016
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TOTAL Haiti launches its 2nd Edition of reforestation contest

Haiti Libre: TOTAL Haiti, launched the 2nd edition of its reforestation contest “Konbit Rebwazman se rasin lespwa !” Since January 14, 2016 until February 29, 2016, you can register online at : www.totalhaiti.com/home_professionnels/concours/inscription-concours.html or by collecting a registration form in a TOTAL station or at Sogexpress, Palmis Mikwofinans, Sogebank, Capital Bank, Brana, contest partners....
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