Victoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Sutton apologises to Afghan community
State ’s chief health officer says it was ‘inappropriate’ to single out migrant community in CaseyVictoria ’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, has apologised for comments he made singling out Melbourne’s Afghan community in relation to a Covid-19 outbreak in Casey.Sutton made the apology as the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced 21 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths in the state on Saturday. It was the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in the state since 24 June.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Victoria Infectious diseases Science Daniel Andrews Australian politics Victorian politics Queensland Queensland politics Source Type: news

Serious inhalation injuries from military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria - Coulter MJ, Mickelson RC, Dye JL, Shannon KB, Ambrosio AA.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize serious inhalation injuries seen during recent military operations, and assess whether bronchoscopic severity findings were associated with clinical presentation and outcomes. METHODS: Service members who suffered inhalation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

War surgery in Afghanistan: a model for mass causalities in terror attacks? - Wichlas F, Hofmann V, Strada G, Deininger C.
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to identify solution strategies from a non-governmental (NGO) hospital in a war region for violence-related injuries and to show how high-income countries (HIC) might benefit from this expertise. METHODS: NGO trauma ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Assessing success of the Global War on Terror: terrorist attack frequency and the backlash effect - Kattelman KT.
Do states contributing military forces to the Global War on Terror leave their citizens vulnerable to retaliatory terrorist attacks? Despite the vast amount of coverage dedicated to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, few studies have empirically tested whet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Demand for Afghanistan ’s midwives unflagging during COVID-19 pandemic
KABUL, Afghanistan –“When I returned home from work, I had to isolate myself,” described Suhaila Sadat, a midwife at the Malalai Maternity Hospital in Afghanistan. “My parents were worried about me because I interact with patients all day at the hospital. The risk of COVID-19 infection exists here.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Mobile health teams bring critical services to women in remote Afghanistan
BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan – It has been a harrowing year for women and girls in Afghanistan. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

The association between child marriage and domestic violence in Afghanistan - Qamar M, Harris MA, Tustin JL.
Child marriage and intimate partner violence have been globally recognized as human rights violations. Both indicators can derail an individual's future and have various public health implications. Previous studies have shown an association between child m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Guardian view on African success: a step closer to conquering polio | Editorial
We are tantalisingly close to eradicating the disease. Things may slip backwards because of science, thugs and exponents of ignorancePolio arrives, if it announces itself at all, as a high temperature. Or a sore throat. Maybe a headache, or an upset stomach. It can go within a week or so, and be mistaken for flu. It is transmitted by poor hygiene, largely affects children under five, and many don ’t realise they’ve had it. In 5-10% of cases, however, the virus affects the nerves, paralysing the legs in particular; sometimes it reaches the lungs. For most, this is temporary. For others –30 years ago, this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Polio Vaccines and immunisation Children Pakistan Afghanistan Hepatitis B Taliban Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Health Medical research Science South and Central Asia Society Source Type: news

Africa: Nigeria, Other African Countries Declare Polio-Free
[Vanguard] Nigeria and other African countries were on Tuesday, declared free from wild polio by the Africa Regional Certification Commission. With this development, the disease is now only found in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The World Health Organization Declares Africa Polio-Free
Nobody will ever know the identity of the thousands of African children who were not killed or paralyzed by polio this year. They would have been hard to keep track of no matter what because in ordinary times, they would have followed thousands last year and thousands the year before and on back in a generations-long trail of suffering and death. Instead, no African children were claimed by polio this year or last year or the year before. It was in 2016 that the last case of wild, circulating polio was reported in Nigeria—the final country on the 54-nation African continent where the disease was endemic. And with a r...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

French military deaths in Afghanistan: a retrospective analysis of 450 combat casualties between 2010 and 2012 - Hoffmann C, Poyat C, Alhanati L, Haus-Cheymol R, de Rudnicki S, Bouix-Picasso J, Donat N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Elusive justice: reflections on the tenth anniversary of Afghanistan's law on elimination of violence against women - Hakimi MJ.
The Taliban's fall in 2001 elevated hopes for improving the plight of women and girls in Afghanistan. Those aspirations were bolstered with the promulgation of the country's landmark Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) in 2009. The tent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Polio vaccination campaigns restart in Afghanistan and Pakistan after COVID-19 hiatus
Polio vaccination campaigns have resumed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, months after having been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

👉 Outrage in Germany after Afghan migrant who was arrested for 'raping an 11-year- old' was released after 12 days then 'raped another girl, 13' via Hvper.com
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Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special needs of and promising solutions for incarcerated veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn - Pajak A.
Over 2.5 million military service members have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND). Research indicates OEF/OIF/OND veterans, compared to veterans of other se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Understanding the mental health needs of people leaving the Armed Forces
By Andy Bell The mental health of people returning to civilian life after serving in the Armed Forces has been a major concern for public policy over the last decade. Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq in particular have raised awareness and understanding of the emotional and psychological challenges some men and women face when they leave the Forces. These concerns have brought about some significant responses, including the development of new and expanded mental health support services for both serving personnel and veterans, from both the NHS and the charitable sector. There has also been a great deal of research seeking...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Families step in at Kabul COVID-19 ward to care for patients
The intensive care unit at the main COVID-19 hospital in the Afghan capital is a medical nightmare (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Comorbid PTSD and depression diagnoses mediate the association of military sexual trauma and suicide and intentional self-inflicted injury in VHA-enrolled Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, 2004-2014 - Livingston WS, Fargo JD, Gundlapalli AV, Brignone E, Blais RK.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to military sexual trauma (MST) in veterans is associated with suicidal ideation. Previous research suggests there are mechanisms of this association, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Research has yet to e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Co-occurrence of hearing loss and posttraumatic stress disorder among injured military personnel: a retrospective study - MacGregor AJ, Joseph AR, Walker GJ, Dougherty AL.
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and hearing loss are hallmark public health issues related to military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although both are significant individual contributors to disability among veterans, their co-occurrence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing aid as well as mass unemployment. The report estimates that COVID-19 related hunger could cause 12,000 deaths per day: the peak global mortality rate for COVID-19 in April was 10,000 deaths per day. “COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling w...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Long-term outcomes of thoracic trauma in U.S. service members involved in combat operations - Hughes SM, Borders CW, Aden JK, Sjulin TJ, Morris MJ.
INTRODUCTION: Nearly 10% of all combat injuries during the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan involve thoracic trauma. The long-term outcomes of these combat-related injuries with respect to lung function have not been fully evaluated. Limited r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A qualitative study of women's lived experiences of conflict and domestic violence in Afghanistan - Mannell J, Grewal G, Ahmad L, Ahmad A.
This article empirically explores women's lived experiences of domestic violence and conflict in Afghanistan. A thematic analysis of 20 semistructured interviews with women living in safe houses produced three main themes about the relationship between con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Long-shut factory helps COVID-struck Afghans breathe free
For seven years, Najibullah Seddiqi's oxygen factory sat idle in the Afghan capital Kabul (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Eye Opener: Fauci says U.S. not in control of coronavirus pandemic
Dr. Anthony Fauci told lawmakers the U.S. is not in control of the coronavirus pandemic as health officials beg the public to wear masks. Also, Democrats are demanding more answers from President Trump after intelligence reports say Russian forces offered bounties for U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye Opener: WHO warns coronavirus pandemic is far from over
The World Health Organization warned that the coronavirus pandemic is not even close to being over as states around the U.S. halt their reopenings amid surging cases. Also, the White House is denying that President Trump had any knowledge of a Russian plot to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerebral perfusion is associated with blast exposure in military personnel without moderate or severe TBI - Sullivan DR, Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Robinson ME, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Wang DJ, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Salat DH.
Due to the use of improvised explosive devices, blast exposure and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have become hallmark injuries of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Although the mechanisms of the effects of blast on human neurobiology remain active areas ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Prevalence of tinnitus and association with self-rated health among military personnel injured on combat deployment - MacGregor AJ, Joseph AR, Dougherty AL.
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus is an auditory problem frequently reported by military personnel and is currently responsible for 1 billion dollars annually in disability compensation. Recent military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan saw high levels of combat expo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

👉 Phony hit job by fake news NYT, says Trump on claims of so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

👉 Trump wasn't briefed on report Russia paid Taliban to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, White House says via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

👉 Outrage mounts over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

👉 Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of conflict on maternal and child health service delivery: a country case study of Afghanistan - Mirzazada S, Padhani ZA, Jabeen S, Fatima M, Rizvi A, Ansari U, Das JK, Bhutta ZA.
INTRODUCTION: Since decades, the health system of Afghanistan has been in disarray due to ongoing conflict. We aimed to explore the direct effects of conflict on provision of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

After tragedy, refugee family finds safety and community in Turkey
KONYA, Turkey –Salimeh was nervous about fleeing from Afghanistan to Turkey as a refugee, but her husband insisted life would be better. They would be safer. They would rise out of poverty. He had no way of knowing she would have to create that new life for herself – without him.“First, I did not want to leave my family and country behind, but my husband convinced me,” she said.He resettled first, in the city of Konya. He found work in construction, and a year later was able to pay for Salimeh and their three children to join him. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

High psychological distress among school-going adolescents in Afghanistan: prevalence and correlates from a national survey - Pengpid S, Peltzer K.
The aim of this investigation was to assess the prevalence and correlates of psychological distress among adolescents Afghanistan. Cross-sectional 2014 'Global School-based Health Survey (GSHS)' data included 2579 students that were representative of all s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Report: 1,200+ Incidents of Violence Against Health Care in 2019
This article was originally published by theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Global health security Health Workers Source Type: news

Killed in action (KIA): an analysis of military personnel who died of their injuries before reaching a definitive medical treatment facility in Afghanistan (2004-2014) - Webster S, Barnard EBG, Smith JE, Marsden MER, Wright C.
INTRODUCTION: The majority of combat deaths occur before arrival at a medical treatment facility but no previous studies have comprehensively examined this phase of care. METHODS: The UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry was used to identify all UK militar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘I Have the Skills, I Have the Training.’ How Refugee Doctors Are Helping the U.S. Fight COVID-19 Even Without a Medical License
Long before he started medical school in Baghdad, Ahmed Al-Sarray knew he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. By the time he graduated in 2015, that search for purpose evolved into a passion for health care in times of crisis. Even a grueling medical residency in the hardest-hit emergency rooms and trauma wards of Baghdad’s war-torn hospitals wasn’t enough to deter him. But the militants were. As rival militias flooded Al-Sarray’s emergency ward starting in 2017, he found himself fighting for his own life as much as those of his patients. Militia leaders demanded that he care for their fi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Monthly Source Type: news

Vital sign thresholds predictive of death in the combat setting - April MD, Becker TE, Fisher AD, Naylor JF, Schauer SG.
This study measures the vital sign values predictive of mortality among combat casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS: We used data from th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Afghan testing lapse suggests growing and hidden coronavirus crisis
Fewer than one in 10 of coronavirus test samples collected daily in Afghanistan are being processed, officials said on Tuesday, and of those more than 30% are consistently testing positive, suggesting a high and hidden number of infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Combat thoracic surgery in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2002-2016 - Stern CA, Stockinger CZT, Gurney LJM.
This study examines thoracic surgical workload in Iraq and Afghanistan to help define surgical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

No Woman Should Ever Die Giving Life
Rafiullah Wardak looks upon his newborn daughter Amina, recovering after being wounded by gunmen who stormed a maternity award in Kabul on May 19, 2020. Mr. Wardak's wife, Nazeya, was among at least 24 people killed in the attack, including women, nurses, and newborns. Credit: Courtesy of the Rafiullah Wardak family published @csmonitorBy Sheikha Hend Al Qassimi and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 2020 (IPS) Consider this. 24 women, children and babies were murdered at a hospital in Kabul, the Afghan capital. Even by standards of a country as accustomed to bloodshed as Afghanistan, the May 12 attack on a Kabul m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sheikha Hend Al Qassimi and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Austria's president apologises for Covid-19 curfew breach – as it happened
France asks citizens to avoid foreign trips; US likely to impose travel restrictions on Brazil; Afghanistan cases top 10,000. This blog has closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog here for live updatesAustrian president apologises for breaching curfew12.31amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below - head there for the latest coronavirus news from around the world:Related:Coronavirus live news: US bars travel from Brazil as British PM ’s adviser reported to police over lockdown breach12.22amBSTDoctors ’ leaders have condemned ministers and Public Health England (PHE) for throwing a “sh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Clea Skopeliti , Nick Ames, and Aaron Walawalkar Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news US news Science Infectious diseases Asia Pacific Microbiology Medical research Americas Africa Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: France asks citizens to avoid foreign trips; Wuhan lab had bat viruses but not Covid-19
US likely to impose travel restrictions on Brazil; Afghanistan cases top 10,000; Taliban announces ceasefire over EidWuhan lab says its bat strains were not Covid-19 as US nears 100,00 deathsCoronavirus latest: at a glance7.22pmBSTIn what has become a regular fixture of recent weeks,Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has once more encouraged a rally in the country’s capital to back his administration, days after Brazil passed Russia to become the world’s No. 2 hotspot after the US.Surrounded by security guards wearing masks, but not wearing one himself, Bolsonaro was shown in a live streaming video on his ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now); Nick Ames, Helen Sullivan and Aaron Walawalkar(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news US news Science Infectious diseases Asia Pacific Microbiology Medical research Americas Africa Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

All-Girl Robotics Team In Afghanistan Works On Low-Cost Ventilator ... With Car Parts
Automated ventilators are expensive. Hand-operated ventilators require a lot of labor. So these teens are on a quest to create a mechanized bag-valve-mask that'll do the job.(Image credit: The Digital Citizen Fund) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Diaa Hadid Source Type: news

Aspects of executive dysfunction and racial/ethnic minority status are associated with unemployment duration in veterans with a history of mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury - Clark JMR, Seewald PM, Wu K, Jak AJ, Twamley EW.
OBJECTIVE: To examine demographic, psychiatric symptom, and neuropsychological performance factors associated with duration of unemployment in Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans with a history of mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Cross-sect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

We Cannot Let the Education Gap Widen at the Start of the Decade of Action
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, May 13 2020 (IPS) Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we estimated that 75 million children and youth – of whom 39 million are girls – were not able to access a quality education in countries impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and climate change-induced emergencies. The impact of COVID-19 has both globally and exponentially deepened the already existing critical education crisis. Yasmine SherifIn countries affected by humanitarian crises, restrictive movement measures (including curfews), have led to the cl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Education Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

VE Day Marks the End of the Second World War-But the World is Still at War
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on President Ashraf Ghani during a visit to Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to show solidarity with the Afghan people. Photo UNAMA / Fardin Waezi/June 2017By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 2020 (IPS) The world commemorated the 75th Anniversary to mark the end of the 2nd World War also called VE Day on 08 May 2020. With her nation, and much of the world still in lockdown due to COVID 19, England’s Queen marked 75 years since the allied victory in Europe with a poignant televised address. From Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth said, “the wartime generation ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ethics, the military imaginary, and practices of war - Öberg D.
Maja Zehfuss' book War and the politics of ethics makes the claim that Western practices of war are constituted by debates and ideas of ethics, illustrated in particular through the Western wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Herein, this claim is assessed by dr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Latest: Afghan health minister tests positive for virus
Afghan officials say the country’s health minister has tested positive for the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news