The Latest: WH: US shipped more than 110M doses of vaccines
The White House says the U.S. has shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Afghanistan: Fighting rages as Taliban besiege three key cities
Fears rise of a humanitarian crisis as Islamist militants seek to capture major Afghan urban areas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics of burn casualties treated at role 2 in Afghanistan - Suresh MR, Staudt AM, Trevino JD, Valdez-Delgado KK, Vanfosson CA, Rizzo JA.
BACKGROUND: Role 2 medical treatment facilities (MTFs) are frequently located in austere settings and have limited resources. A dedicated assessment of burn casualties treated at this level of care has not been performed. Therefore, the objective of this s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

As Fears Grip Afghanistan, Hundreds of Thousands Flee
With the Taliban sweeping across much of the country, at least 30,000 Afghans are leaving each week. Many more have been displaced... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body of Reuters Photographer Was Mutilated in Taliban Custody, Officials Say
The body of Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner killed in Afghanistan, was unrecognizable when it was brought to a Kandahar... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN compound in Afghanistan attacked, at least one guard killed
At least one security guard was killed in Afghanistan Friday after the Taliban attacked the central United Nations compound in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complete disaster ’: Inside the Biden team’s chaotic bid to evacuate Afghan interpreters
The Biden administration has expedited the process for a number of applicants who are in the final stages, but thousands are left... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Overview Effect’ Forever Changes Some Astronauts’ Attitudes Towards Earth—But You Don’t Need to Go to Space to Experience It
The best way to appreciate the planet fully is to leave the planet entirely. To inhabit a world is to get awfully used to it. The sky is up there—big as ever. The ground is down there—solid as ever. The ocean is over that way. Canada is up the other way. There are happy places—Paris, Bora Bora. There are parts of the world—North Korea, Afghanistan—where people suffer tremendously. Our own place in all of that determines who we become. We’re like wine grapes; we have a terroir, a home soil that flavors us and changes us, and once we’ve become one thing it’s hard to become&mdas...
Source: TIME: Science - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

First flight of Afghans who risked lives to help American troops arrive in US
The first group of translators and interpreters who helped US soldiers and diplomats in Afghanistan arrived in the US on Friday, even as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revamped UN System Crucial for a Changing World
By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) From an international humanitarian perspective, the first half of 2021 has been disappointing. We’re no further ahead in ending the conflict in Syria and Yemen. From the fledgling democracy that it had become, Myanmar has descended into what most of its people had hoped was a bygone era of military rule. And in Ethiopia, where its Prime Minister, Ably Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, armed conflict in Tigray is preventing the 2020 winners of the very same prize, the World Food Programme, from delivering the food needed to stop at least 350,000 Ethio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change COVID-19 Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Jaishankar, Blinken discuss Quad, Afghanistan, Covid: Key points
India News: NEW DELHI: US secretary of state Antony Blinken met foreign minister S Jaishankar and national security advisor Ajit Doval... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 dead, including a sheriff's deputy, in the wake of California standoff
Phillip Campas, 35, was a five-year veteran of the force and had served as a Marine in Afghanistan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghan beheaded by Taliban for brief stint as US Army translator - report
The Taliban promised that no harm will come to the tens of thousands of Afghans who cooperated with foreign forces, but many in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghan interpreter for US Army was beheaded by Taliban. Others fear they will be hunted down too
Sohail Pardis was driving from his home in Afghanistan's capital Kabul to nearby Khost province to pick up his sister for the upcoming... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US strikes Taliban and captured equipment in support of Afghan forces
The US military carried out two strikes against the Taliban overnight in support of Afghan forces in the Kandahar province, multiple... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recollections of childhood sexual abuse: complexities of religious coping and Muslim religious and psychological adjustment in Afghanistan - Ghorbani N, Chen ZJ, Ghafari F, Watson PJ, Liu G.
This study sought to further explore the complexities of Muslim ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Western diplomats plead for Taliban to halt offensive as US evacuations of Afghan employees begins
President Joe Biden’s administration is evacuating 2,500 Afghan immigrants to a military base in the United States as a Taliban... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghan ambassador, diplomats withdrawn from Islamabad
The Afghan foreign ministry announced on Sunday that it pulled its ambassador and diplomats from Islamabad after the ambassador’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daughter of Afghan envoy kidnapped and injured in Pakistan
Afghan officials urge Pakistan to keep diplomats safe, amid tensions between the two neighbours. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghan Ambassador's Daughter Kidnapped and 'Severely Tortured'
Silsila Alikhil was abducted by unknown assailants for several hours before she escaped. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daughter of Afghan envoy abducted and ‘severely tortured’ in Pakistan
Silsila Alikhil, 26, was badly beaten and held for over five hours in Islamabad, according to diplomatic sources (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daughter of Afghanistan envoy to Pakistan briefly kidnapped and 'severely tortured'
Silsila Alikhil was on her way home when she was seized for several hours. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Afghan ambassador's daughter brutally assaulted in Pakistan
The daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan was abducted in the middle of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, held for several... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among ever-married Afghan women: patterns, associations and attitudinal acceptance - Shinwari R, Wilson ML, Abiodun O, Shaikh MA.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most prevalent forms of violence that women suffer globally. Women in Afghanistan have been exposed to high levels of IPV which coincided with high levels of conflict during more than four decades. We cross-sec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Biden admin now plans to evacuate 2,500 Afghans directly to the U.S
Another 10,000 whose background checks are still pending will go to “a U.S. military base overseas or to third countries," said a State... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reuters photographer killed in Afghanistan: 'He was our eye'
A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the Reuters news service was killed Friday as he chronicled fighting between Afghan forces and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US intel assessments on Afghanistan warn of 'accelerating pace' of Taliban hold on country
US Intelligence assessments paint an increasingly bleak picture of the Taliban's quickening advance across Afghanistan and the potential... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bolton: U.S. didn ’t lose war in Afghanistan
“You have to be defeated to lose a war,” the former Bush and Trump administration official argued. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed while covering clashes between Afghan special forces and the Taliban. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist killed amid clash between Afghan forces, Taliban
Both Danish Siddiqui and a senior Afghan officer were killed in what an Afghan commander described as Taliban crossfire. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reuters photographer killed as Afghan forces fight Taliban
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan government forces battled Friday to retake a border crossing with Pakistan from Taliban insurgents, and the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden administration launching operation to help relocate Afghans who helped United States
The Biden administration is launching "Operation Allies Refuge," an effort to relocate thousands of Afghan interpreters and translators... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fmr top US general in Afghanistan gets 'well done' upon return, as Taliban take key border post with Pakistan
Gen. Austin Scott Miller, commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, arrived home in the U.S. on Wednesday to a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Graphic video shows Taliban executing unarmed Afghan special forces soldiers
The video obtained by CNN shows the Afghan soldiers emerging from a building, after the Taliban called out “surrender, commandos,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taliban fighters execute 22 Afghan commandos as they try to surrender
Videos show the commandos' bodies strewn across an outdoor market. After a fierce battle to hold the town, they the commandos had run... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top US general in Afghanistan stepping down as US military withdrawal from the country nears completion
The top US general in Afghanistan will step down on Monday as the United States' military withdrawal from the country nears completion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top US commander to exit Afghanistan amid Taliban surge
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan relinquished his command at a ceremony in the Afghan capital of Kabul on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With The U.S. Military Gone, The CIA Faces Tough Challenges In Afghanistan
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commander of U.S., NATO forces in Afghanistan is stepping down
The end of Gen. Austin "Scott" Miller's command of U.S. and NATO forces marks the symbolic end of the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jack Reed: Biden made ‘the best of many poor choices’ on Afghanistan
The Rhode Island Democrat said following Trump's plan would have “prompted an incredible increase of violence." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taliban make rapid gains in Afghanistan, raise fears of humanitarian crisis
The Taliban continue to gain territory in Afghanistan and stir international fears of a humanitarian crisis in the wake of the ongoing... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Statement on U.S. Government Donations of Company ’s COVID-19 Vaccine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 9, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson welcomes the U.S. government’s decision to donate an initial 12 million doses of the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility. The United States is sharing the doses via COVAX to multiple lower-income countries across three continents. The first shipment of 1.5 million doses arrived in Afghanistan on July 9, 2021. In the coming weeks, it is anticipated that the U.S. will allocate a second tranche of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to additional lower-income countries. Separately, the U.S. has already donated 8 million doses of ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Pentagon details 'concerning' advancement of Taliban in Afghanistan as US troops pull out
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby on Friday described the Taliban's "concerning" advancement in Afghanistan as the U.S. military pulls... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of retrofitting work on vulnerability reduction of local buildings in Kabul, Afghanistan - Mohammadi M, Fujimi T.
Rapid urbanisation of Afghan cities without proper construction regulation has exposed their population to a high risk of damage from disasters such as earthquakes. With the growing construction of local non-engineered buildings and an existing level of ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Taliban makes gains in Afghanistan, taking over key border crossing to Iran
The Taliban have made further territorial gains in Afghanistan over the past day, capturing two strategic border crossings just days... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden announces U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will end August 31
"We are ending the nation's longest war," the president said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

POLITICO Playbook: Guilfoyle signs up with Greitens
And Biden sets an Afghanistan exit date. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bridging the Gap and Crossing the Bridge
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 9 2021 (IPS) It may be a challenge, but it is also an absolute necessity: bridging the gap between international law and reality and quickly crossing the bridge to reach all crisis-affected children and youth left furthest behind. Inclusive and equitable quality education is the right of every girl and boy and the objective of Sustainable Development Goal 4. Yasmine SherifIn fact, there are multiple challenges to overcome: in 2020, in countries of emergencies and protracted crisis – further hit by COVID-19 – the United Nations also...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Migration & Refu Source Type: news

Gen. Keane: Biden wrong on no 'mission accomplished' sentiment, but right on public view of Afghan war
Gen. Jack Keane, Ret., chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, told Fox News on Thursday that President Biden is wrong when he... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden says U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will end Aug. 31
The announcement comes as Taliban fighters have made significant territorial gains in northern Afghanistan in recent days, inching... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news