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2009-08-11 10:00:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) today announced a joint initiative to help protect health workers and patients in African countries by improving blood collection safety in clinics and hospitals. In recent years, safer blood collection has become more critical than ever in sub-Saharan nations and other developing countries severely...

2009-08-06 14:07:37

Hiring the nearly 800,000 workers needed to eliminate the staggering shortage of health care professionals in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 will cost $2.6 billion a year, or 2.5 times the annual funds currently allocated for health worker wages in the region, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and collaborators from the World Health Organization (WHO) and The World Bank."To say that generating the funds needed to alleviate the shortage will be...

2009-07-31 00:18:00

PARIS, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Strong growth of all business applications: revenues up 7.2% to EUR940.5 million - EBITDA[1] margin of 78.9% maintained at the highest level of leading satellite operators - Sharp increase in Group share of net income: up 43.6% to EUR247.3 million - Proposed distribution to shareholders: EUR0.66 per share, representing a pay-out ratio of almost 59% - Strengthened financial structure: net debt...

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2009-06-18 15:49:15

Synthetic fertilizers have dramatically increased food production worldwide. But the unintended costs to the environment and human health have been substantial. Nitrogen runoff from farms has contaminated surface and groundwater and helped create massive "dead zones" in coastal areas, such as the Gulf of Mexico. And ammonia from fertilized cropland has become a major source of air pollution, while emissions of nitrous oxide form a potent greenhouse gas. These and other negative environmental...

2009-06-08 06:57:00

LOMBARD, Ill., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A major session at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) 2009 Annual Global Conference will focus on how supply chains are helping to improve health and living conditions in sub-Saharan Africa. The conference will be held September 20-23 in Chicago, Illinois. At the center of the international issue of improving delivery of drugs, vaccines, and other remedies to needy populations is the role of the supply chain. The session,...

2009-06-04 14:15:24

Increasing population density, rather than boosts in human brain power, appears to have catalysed the emergence of modern human behaviour, according to a new study by UCL (University College London) scientists published in the journal Science. High population density leads to greater exchange of ideas and skills and prevents the loss of new innovations. It is this skill maintenance, combined with a greater probability of useful innovations, that led to modern human behaviour appearing at...

2009-05-12 07:23:00

- GSK to acquire 16% shareholding in Aspen in exchange for transfer of specialist products and manufacturing facility in Bad Oldesloe, Germany - Activities combined in Sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa) LONDON, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) today announced that it has agreed to extend its strategic relationship with Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (Aspen) and to acquire a 16% shareholding in the South African based pharmaceuticals company. This is...

2009-04-16 07:30:00

Companies aim to extend AT&T's global networking reach to Sub-Saharan Africa and boost Telkom's strategy to grow a strong ICT footprint on the continent JOHANNESBURG, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telkom, one of the largest communications services providers on the African continent, and global communications leader AT&T*, have entered into an agreement that will allow both companies to explore ways to provide global seamless communication and technology solutions and services to...

2009-03-23 23:07:30

Education is helping slow the spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa after having the opposite effect during the early stages of the pandemic, researchers said. During the early stages of the pandemic, researchers found that males with a higher than average education were more likely than others to contract the disease. Before the 1990s, in the impoverished regions of sub-Saharan Africa, even modest amounts of education afforded males higher income, more leisure time, and, for some males,...

2009-03-23 14:47:23

A U.S. sociologist says increased schooling across sub-Saharan Africa might be lowering the number of new HIV infections among younger adults. If that is true, Penn State University Professor David Baker says it would suggest a shift in a decades-long trend in which a formal education was considered an AIDS risk factor. Before the 1990s, in the impoverished regions of sub-Saharan Africa, even modest amounts of education afforded males higher income, more leisure time and, for some males,...


Latest sub-Saharan Africa Reference Libraries

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2013-07-16 10:56:07

The inspector (Chalcostephia flavifrons), also known as the yellowface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habit in tropical and subtropical areas near lakes, marshes, wetlands, swamps, and springs. The total population number and population trends of this species are unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to...

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2009-02-27 15:34:28

The African Wattled Lapwing or Senegal Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus) is a species of wading bird of the family Charadriidae. It is found in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests. Although it is mostly a resident species, it does show seasonal movements. Its thrives in wet lowlands and damp grassland. It is a readily noticeable and unmistakable bird. It is brown with a black crown, white forehead and large yellow facial wattles. The tail is white and tipped black. The...

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2009-01-17 15:45:21

The Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Merops hirundineus) is a species of bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is found in savannah woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers more wooded country than most bee-eaters. It is somewhat migratory depending on rainfall patterns. This is a richly colored, slender bird, like other bee-eater species. Its colors and easily seen forked tail make this species unique. It is mostly green with a yellow throat and black eye stripe and beak. It is about...

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2008-11-29 19:27:30

The White-rumped Swift (Apus caffer), is a species of swift that is similar to a house martin, but is completely unrelated to that species. They are native to sub-Saharan Africa, and have expanded into Morocco and southern Spain. The wintering grounds of those that migrate is not well known. Only the tropical African populations are year-round residents. The White-rumped Swift is 5.5 to 6 inches long and has a short forked tail and long swept-back wings that resemble a boomerang or...

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2008-10-18 12:34:12

The Common Fiscal (Lanius collaris) also known as the Fiscal Shrike, or "Jacky Hanger", is a member of the shrike family found through most of Sub-Saharan Africa. It has a wide range of habitats from grassland to acacia or woodland. It avoids very dense areas where it is impaired by hunting. This is a unique 8.25 to 9 inch passerine with white underparts and black upperparts that extend from the top of the head down to the tail. It has a white V-shape on its back and a long black tail with...

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