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La Côte d’Ivoire franchit la barre des 10 000 malades de la Covid-19

Publié le 04.07.2020 à 00h18 par APA

Près de quatre mois après la déclaration du premier malade de la Covid-19 en Côte d’Ivoire, le 11 mars dernier, le pays a franchi vendredi la barre des 10 000 contaminés, enregistrant au total 10 244 cas confirmés avec 4726 guéris, 70 décès et 5448 cas actifs.L’information a été donnée par le ministère ivoirien de la santé et de l’hygiène publique dans son point quotidien sur l’évolution de cette pandémie en Côte d’Ivoire. Selon les autorités sanitaires, le pays a enregistré ce vendredi 252 nouveaux cas confirmés, 66 nouveaux guéris et 02 nouveaux décès. 

Le ministère rappelle par ailleurs que la pandémie n’est pas terminée exhortant les populations au strict respect des mesures barrières contre cette maladie. 

Le gouvernement ivoirien, au regard de l’évolution de la maladie, a pris certaines mesures. Il s’agit notamment de l’isolement du Grand Abidjan,  la fermeture des boîtes de nuit et la restriction des rassemblements.


Maroc : Le taux de fécondité s’établit à 2,4 enfants par femme en 2020

Publié le 04.07.2020 à 00h18 par APA

Au Maroc, la part des enfants dans la population totale devrait diminuer en raison de la baisse de la fécondité et l’allongement de l’espérance de vie, relève le dernier rapport du Fonds des Nations unies sur l’état de la population en 2020.Selon le rapport, le taux de fécondité s’établit à 2,4 enfants par femme en 2020 et l’espérance de vie des Marocains est de 77 ans. Le FNUAP relève que les femmes mariées âgées de 15 à 49 ans ont de plus en plus recours aux méthodes contraceptives modernes avec un taux qui s’élève à 60%.

Elles sont 70% à utiliser des moyens de contraception. Cette dynamique de la planification familiale a induit des effets positifs, notamment sur la mortalité maternelle. A ce sujet, le document révèle que le taux de mortalité maternelle est de 70 décès au Maroc pour 100.000 naissances vivantes, alors que la moyenne enregistrée dans le monde arabe est de 151 pour 100.000 naissances vivantes.

Ainsi, le ratio de mortalité maternelle a diminué de près de 78% en 25 ans, passant de 332 décès maternels pour 100.000 naissances vivantes en 1992 à 72,6 décès pour 100.000 naissances vivantes en 2017.

Par ailleurs, le taux de fécondité des adolescentes qui mesure le nombre de naissances pour 1.000 femmes âgées de 15 à 19 ans s’est établi à 19% sur la période 2003-2018.

Le risque de décès et d’invalidité maternel est plus élevé chez les adolescentes que chez les femmes de plus de 20 ans. Dans le même temps, les grossesses précoces limitent souvent l’accès à la scolarisation. L’autre donnée importante à relever concerne le mariage des enfants qui a atteint les 14% durant la période 2005-2019. Ce phénomène demeure encore élevé au Maroc.


Accès aux contraceptifs/Covid-19: crainte d’explosion de grossesses non désirées en Côte d’Ivoire

Publié le 04.07.2020 à 00h18 par APA

Une explosion de grossesses non désirées, en Côte d’Ivoire, est à craindre au regard de la baisse de fréquentation des services de santé sexuelle et reproductive, suite à la pandémie de la Covid-19, prévient Dr Sosthène Dougrou, directeur régional Afrique Francophone de IPAS.Dr Sosthène Dougrou s’exprimait en marge d’une rencontre d’échanges, à Abidjan, avec une plateforme des organisations de la société civile, dans le cadre de la promotion du Protocole de la Charte africaine des droits de l’Homme relative aux droits de la femme, bien connu sous le nom de Protocole de Maputo.

Selon Dr Dougrou, l’impact de la pandémie de la Covid-19 sur la santé sexuelle et reproductive, bien qu’il n’y ait pas encore d’étude poussée, mais l’expérience montre que les taux de fréquentation des structures sanitaires baissent drastiquement.

« Il est à craindre que les avortements augmentent pendant et après cette période de la Covid-19, parce qu’ il n’y a plus de planification familiale » ou parce que l’accès aux service de santé sexuelle et reproductive est difficile,  a relevé Dr Dougrou.

La priorité du gouvernement, à l’heure actuelle, est portée sur la crise sanitaire de la Covid-19, avec l’achat ou la commande de masques, de réactifs pour détecter le virus vu la situation d’urgence, a dit Dr Dougrou, avant d’ajouter que l’Etat devrait garder à l’œil sur les besoins contraceptifs. 

Il a  fait savoir que les échanges avec les organisations de la société civile ont porté sur les points clé du protocole de Maputo,  notamment les textes en rapport avec le mandat de IPAS qui travaille dans le domaine de la santé sexuelle et des droits reproductifs. : slogan : santé,  accès et droits.

Pour IPAS,  s’agit de « partager cet instrument juridique et voir comment les organisations de la société civile peuvent nous accompagner dans le plaidoyer pour domestiquer le protocole de Maputo mais aussi amener les gouvernants à traduire le protocole de Maputo en élément concret sur les aspects de santé sexuelle et reproductive, notamment sur la planification familiale, les questions d’avortement sécurisé », a affirmé Dr Dougrou. 

Nicolas Vako, président de l’Unico et coordonnateur du Partenariat d’Abidjan pour la mise en œuvre du Protocole de Maputo, s’est félicité que la Côte d’Ivoire ai signé et ratifié le protocole de Maputo. Ce partenariat vise à exhorter le gouvernement à mettre en œuvre le Protocole de Maputo.

Ce partenariat communautaire devrait par ailleurs « nous mettre ensemble (en tant qu’organisations de la société civile) pour voir ce qu’on peut faire sur plusieurs plans pour mettre en œuvre le protocole de Maputo », a renchéri M. Nicolas Vako.

L’Unico est un réseau comprenant 102 organisations sur le territoire national. Selon M. Vako, il a été mis en place une plate-forme en appelant d’autres réseaux des organisations de femmes, de droit, et la presse….pour impulser le Partenariat d’Abidjan sur le protocole de Maputo.

Le Partenariat d’Abidjan devrait également permettre de « pousser et faire en sorte que les choses avancent sur les plans des droits humains, de l’avancée communautaire » dans le cadre de l’amélioration des droits humains, a-t-il, poursuivi.

Le protocole de Maputo, de son vrai nom est le protocole de la Charte africaine des droits de l’Homme relative aux droits de la femme, a précisé Dr Dougrou, indiquant qu’il a été adopté par l’Union africaine depuis 2003 à Maputo et ratifié par la Côte d’Ivoire en 2011. 

En Côte d’Ivoire, mentionnera-t-il, « 20% des femmes décèdent suite à des avortements non sécurisés.  Et chaque année, c’est entre 210 000 femmes et 290 000 femmes qui pratiquent les avortements et parmi  lesquelles beaucoup décèdent ». 


Meet strange Thailand woman born with very huge hands like Hulk

SURIN-(MaraviPost)-Duangjay Samaksamam is from Surin Province in Thailand. She is thought to have the world’s biggest hands, with each weighing almost one and a half stone.

Duangjay said her mother told her that she was born with big hands and the hands kept growing as she get older, she said that she was angry with life and she hated her self so she decided to isolate herself from the World and for 20 years, she refused to go out and because of that she could not attend school.

Duangjay said that she was determined to stay indoors for the rest of her life, but she was forced to come out because her parents are getting old and she needs to take over the grocery shop, so that she can provide for the family.

She said that it wasn’t easy for her at first but now she has gotten used to it, she said that because of her big hands she finds it hard to do some chores like washing, combing her hair and so many other things.

‘My hands are so heavy I can barely lift them to comb or shampoo my hair, it is very difficult. Getting dressed is also very difficult and painful.

Some doctors said the only solution was to cut off my hands if I wished to walk around freely. But I don’t want to do that’ Duangjay said.

Duangjay also said that she has tried so many times to undergo surgery but the surgery only make things worse for her, there was a time when some surgeon remove excess fat from her hands but it grow big again after few days.

She said that it was only one doctor who could find out the true nature of her sickness.

‘They removed about 700 grams of fat and blood out of my hands but after a month it just grew back.’ she said

Months later she was contacted by a doctor, from Kitasato University in Japan, who flew her to the country for MRI scans and discovered she was suffering from Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa.

Dr Eiju Uchinuma who is a plastic surgeon said: ‘her case is very rare. Both her arms are enlarged. Her arms and hands are enormous so they swell badly but it could be worse. She is the first and only person in the World who has Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa from shoulders to her fingers on both arms.”

“At the moment there is nothing we can do about it” Doctor Eiju added.

Duangjay said that it has not been easy for her but she has to survive for the sake of her family.

See more photos of Duangjay below.

Source: amazgist.com.ng

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Mike Tyson gets stern warning from pro wrestling legend Chris Jericho

It’s an age-old saying that the past would come back to haunt. The saying did come out true in the case of Chris Jericho. The AEW Superstar had a rough patch with Boxing legend Mike Tyson.

The heat reignited when Tyson made an appearance at AEW Dynamite along with former UFC Fighters during a Chris Jericho segment. Jericho recalled a moment years back from WWE. The two stars ended up in a huge brawl and would from then issue out warnings to each other. 

The background

At his time with WWE, Jericho was knocked out by Mike Tyson on WWE RAW back in 2010.

The AEW segment started off addressing the same incident. Jericho asked for an apology which Tyson straightly refused. Tyson started the brawl and many rushed into separate both stars.

Since then, the heat has only grown further among the two. Both have continuously called out each other. A matchup between the two could heavily be in works.

Chris Jericho warns Mike Tyson yet again

Last night AEW went head-to-head with WWE as two companies hosted their own set of PPV’s.

AEW’s Fyter Fest had some spectacular matchups. The two-day event will further continue on the 8th of July. 

Chris Jericho was a commentator for the night and right before Cody Rhode’s title match, Jericho sent out a stern warning for Iron Mike.

Mike Tyson will listen. You show your face again and I will knock you out”, Jericho said.

Is the feud likely to continue down the lane? We could say yes. AEW would look to further cash in on the opportunity. 

At the moment, Jericho is engaged with Orange Cassidy. It looks like Cassidy is up for a huge push. Chris Jericho giving Cassidy the win would be all that he needs to sling into the top. 

Tyson could even make an appearance during their matchup, thus setting up the stage for their big match.

Source: essentiallysports.com

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USA’Texas man‘meets Jesus in afterlife’ who tells him to change his ways

TEXAS-(MaraviPost)-A MAN who clinically died for several minutes believes he saw Jesus Christ in the afterlife and the Messiah told him to change his ways before he could enter Heaven.

The person, who gave his name as Douglas on an online near-death website, was just 17 years old at the time and was suffering from severe insomnia.

Douglas, who lived in Texas, was given a heavy duty sleeping pill by his live-in nurse – but unknown to her, Douglas had already been drinking alcohol.

The alcohol and pill was an extremely potent mix and suddenly Douglas collapsed to the floor, where his heart stopped beating for a few minutes until paramedics arrived.

When he collapsed, Douglas believed he crossed to the ‘other side’, where he encountered Jesus.

Douglas wrote for the Near Death Experience Research Foundation: “I saw my entire life flash before me. The good and bad.

“Then I saw a tunnel with brightness, brighter than the Sun pulling me towards it, the bright light was at the end of the tunnel and I could see my body on the floor.

“It was like I floated above it.

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Life after death: Man ‘meets Jesus in afterlife’ who tells him to change his ways (Image: GETTY)

“The one thing I immediately picked up on was an inner peace like no other. Then I reached the end of the tunnel. What I saw was amazing, it was Jesus. I asked him why.

“He replied if want to enter here you have to change. I said but I don’t want to go, it’s so peaceful here. Jesus said you have to go back it’s not your time yet. I again said I don’t want to go.

“Jesus said, tell them about me. I said I’ll give them hell. Jesus grimaced as if he didn’t care for that comment. My last words to him was, you know what I mean.

“This was said as I was going back to Earth.”

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The man said he was guided down a tunnel (Image: GETTY)

Douglas said he became a devout Christian after his near-death experience.

Some researchers, however, have said these visions are normal phenomenon and not necessarily a sign of an afterlife.

Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City, told a recent Oz Talk: “People describe a sensation of a bright, warm, welcoming light that draws people towards it.

“They describe a sensation of experiencing their deceased relatives, almost as if they have come to welcome them. They often say that they didn’t want to come back in many cases, it is so comfortable and it is like a magnet that draws them that they don’t want to come back.

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“Then I saw a tunnel with brightness, brighter than the Sun pulling me towards it” (Image: GETTY)

“A lot of people describe a sensation of separating from themselves and watching doctors and nurses working on them.”

Dr Parnia said there are scientific explanations for the reaction, and says seeing people is not evidence of the afterlife, but more likely the brain just scanning itself as a survival technique.

He said thanks to modern technology and science “death does not have to be limited to philosophy and religion, but it can be explored through science”.

He added: “They can hear things and record all conversations that are going on around them.”

Source: express.co.uk

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Atupele visits victim of poll violence by MCP

Atupele visits victim of poll violence visit Ellen Kadango by MCP

Shared by Atupele Muluzi on Facebook

Today I went to visit Ellen Kadango at her residence.  She is a victim of political violence. MCP cadres wanted to burn her and colleagues in her car until some good Samaritans pulled them out of the burning vehicle. This was on Election Day in Salima.

 Her ordeal is very disturbing and traumatic. She and her colleagues were kept prisoner at Salima MCP Offices for close to 2 hours where she overheard her captors deciding whether to kill them or turn them over to the MDF. I salute those who stood for good and removed her from the car. We may differ politically, but it need not come to this.

I call upon the administration to bring to book all perpetrators of violence during and after the election.  To Ellen – they can break your bones but not your spirit! I am wishing you a speedy recovery.

 I make one promise to you, I will not rest until your story and those of others who have been victims of organized political violence get justice.

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Malawian Returnees Recently Stranded in Mozambique Arrive Back Home

A total of 64 Malawians who were stranded having been kept for 17 days at Nyamapanda Border in Mozambique; waiting for travel permits, have arrived in the country.

The returnees: 54 males and 10 females (of which 4 are children under the age of five), arrived through Mwanza border on Thursday, 2nd July 2020 at around 8:00 PM, following diplomatic consultations between the Malawi Government and their Mozambican counterparts.

They were ferried under police escort to Machinga Teachers’ Training College where they have been accommodated. They have all been provided with basic necessities such as food, blankets, pails, and soap.

Prior to their accommodation, the returnees underwent security, immigration, and health screening. They have all been tested for Covid-19 and are waiting for their results.

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Malawi President Chakwera strangely appoints son-in-law Sean Kampondeni to officiate Inauguration’ rehearsal

Chakwera’s his son-in-law, Sean Kampondeni

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed his son-in-law, Sean Kampondeni to represent him at the dress rehearsal for the Inauguration ceremony on Saturday, July 3, 2020.

This is strange as normally it is supposed to be a cabinet minister.

So, it means tomorrow, the Commander Chakwera and others will file past the son-in-law and not a minister.

This is coming despite two ministers in place Richard Chimwendo Banda and Felix Mlusu for Homeland Security and Finance respectively.

We will give you more as the story develops…..

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Le CEPICI au contact des investisseurs en difficulté en raison de la Covid-19

Publié le 03.07.2020 à 18h18 par APA

Le ministre ivoirien auprès du premier ministre chargé de la promotion de l’investissement privé, par ailleurs, directeur général du Centre de promotion des investissements en Côte d’Ivoire (CEPICI), Emmanuel Esmel Essis, a visité vendredi le chantier de l’hôtel Mövenpick, un réceptif hôtelier de cinq étoiles en construction au Plateau, le quartier administratif d’Abidjan qui connaît un retard de livraison à cause de la Covid-19.Au terme de cette visite, M. Essis a promis des « facilitations » au bénéfice des promoteurs de cet établissement. « Un projet pareil en plein investissement lié à la Covid-19, il y a des retards qui se font et nous avons garanti au promoteur du projet de faire en sorte que des facilitations soient trouvées pour que les retards observés puissent être prorogés au niveau du code des investissements», a promis M. Essis.

Auparavant, il a exprimé sa satisfaction de voir ce projet avancer malgré la maladie à Covid-19. Avant lui,  Nicolas De Roquefeuil, l’administration de Hospitality Capital Partner (HCP), le promoteur de cet hôtel, a souligné que son  établissement qui devrait être livré en ce mois de juillet, a connu des retards (matériaux et personnels) en raison de la crise sanitaire de la Covid-19.

« Le projet a quand même bien redémarré et on compte le terminer d’ici la fin de l’année», a-t-il assuré. Parlant des difficultés rencontrées par son entreprise, il a relevé des coûts supplémentaires dus au retard de livraison et « un business plan qui n’est plus le même que celui prévu au départ ».

 Le ministère ivoirien chargé de la promotion de l’investissement privé a entrepris d’accompagner les entreprises « en cours d’investissement » qui ont des difficultés en raison de la crise sanitaire de la Covid-19.