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2013-05-08 13:26:42

Many adults 45 years and older in Africa have limited functional ability The number of adults living into older age in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly growing yet many older men and women will have an illness or disability that limits their ability to function, according to a study by researchers from the US and Malawi published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The researchers, led by Collin Payne from the University of Pennsylvania, also show that remaining life spent with severe...

2013-04-30 23:04:08

Lack of autoclave use and proper sanitary practices lead to rampant transmission of the AIDS virus in Africa. The Revolutionary Science Saniclave 200 autoclave is affordable and is available in 120 VAC and 240 VAC. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 69% of the world's HIV positive population. This number continues to climb. Studies show that contrary to popular belief, this pandemic is not caused by lifestyle choices alone. Part of this problem can be...

2013-04-08 12:20:53

PARIS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The range of channels broadcasting across sub-Saharan Africa via the EUTELSAT 16A satellite further increased today with the launch of Eurochannel, the international TV channel dedicated to European films and series. Eurochannel's selection of EUTELSAT 16A marks the latest step in its international expansion and comes three months after its launch into all Europe via Eutelsat. The channel has signed a new five-year contract for capacity and...

2013-03-11 12:28:04

ELSTREE, England, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Talent acquisition firm Eutopia continues its international expansion with the launch of its Africa office next month, following the astonishing success of its UAE Dubai practice. Client demand, and a formidable growth trajectory in the region across technology/telecoms markets, makes the decision to launch in South Africa a key growth strategy for Eutopia. The new South Africa team will be building on Eutopia's reputation...

2012-11-30 08:24:34

FHSSA's Online Crowdfunding Site will Raise Awareness and Support ALEXANDRIA, Va, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time of international outreach to raise awareness of the global AIDS pandemic. Nowhere has the magnitude of the pandemic been felt more strongly than in sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121130/DC21441) UNAIDS offers some statistics on HIV/AIDS in the region that underscores the need: In 2011, there...

2012-11-28 12:22:31

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The emerging cogeneration market is proving to be an asset in Africa where access to power is limited. However, its worth as an electricity production mechanism for export to the national grid is still undervalued and underutilised, mainly due to a lack of understanding, funding and support from Government and financial institutions. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.energy.frost.com), The Emerging Cogeneration Market in...

2012-11-19 08:26:16

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Save Africa's Children (SAC) will host its 10th Year Celebration of the charitable work the organization is conducting on behalf of children affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and conflict throughout Sub-Saharan African and Haiti. This is the organization's fundraising event to support programs that provide care for these children. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121119/LA15592) The highly anticipated VIP Reception and Dinner will take...

2012-11-13 04:22:42

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today revealed that sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest-growing mobile market in the world, with a prodigious average annual growth rate of 44 per cent since 2000(1). Mobile connections have leapt to 475 million, compared to just 12.3 million fixed line connections, representing the highest proportion of mobile versus fixed line connections in the world. With necessary spectrum allocations and transparent regulation, the mobile...

2012-10-19 04:00:08

Survey finds empowerment programme helps 57 percent of respondents reduce socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS by providing tools to reduce poverty and emotional burden of disease Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 New research presented today at the first Africa Regional Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics concluded that Grandmothers Against Poverty & AIDS (GAPA), a nonprofit grantee of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation´s SECURE THE FUTURE® programme, has been...

2012-10-18 07:25:47

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Survey finds empowerment programme helps 57 percent of respondents reduce socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS by providing tools to reduce poverty and emotional burden of disease New research presented today at the first Africa Regional Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics concluded that Grandmothers Against Poverty & AIDS (GAPA), a nonprofit grantee of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's SECURE THE...


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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