COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Safety culture among Bangladeshi university students: a cross-sectional survey - Hasan MK, Younos TB.
Safety culture plays a significant role to reduce unintentional deaths and injuries in many industries and educational institutions especially in developing counties; however, students are more susceptible to accidents in Bangladesh, little attention has g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effectiveness of mobile short message service intervention to increase parental socio-demographic knowledge of drowning prevention in Bangladesh - Hossain M, Mani KKC.
BACKGROUND: Drowning is the third leading cause of death for children aged 0-4 years in many Asian countries, and is a serious but neglected health problem in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) like Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, drowning rates are 10 to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Road traffic accidents in Bangladesh: why people have poor knowledge and awareness about traffic rules? - Islam MR, Ali Khan MM, Hossain MM, C Mani KK, Min RM.
PURPOSE: The study aimed to identify the characteristics of road traffic accident (RTA) and to determine the role of different socioeconomic and demographic factors on the knowledge and awareness about traffic rules among people in Bangladesh. Study Desi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

China Promotes Vaccines to Repair Diplomatic Ties and Bring Friends Closer
With pledges of a coronavirus vaccine, China is on a charm offensive to repair strained diplomatic ties and bolster engagement with other countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization China Xi Jinping Politics and Government International Relations Clinical Trials Bangladesh Africa Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas Indonesia Source Type: news

The Rohingya influx, three years on
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh –The 25th of August marked a tragic anniversary: three years since the mass influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar.Today, there are around 1 million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. Nearly 90 per cent of them are living in a network of 30-plus camps in Cox ’s Bazar District, where crowding and sanitation conditions leave them vulnerable to the COVID-9 pandemic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Women ’s access to stimulus packages and post Covid-19 gender equality
Women in the informal economy have been especially hard-hit by the pandemic. Photo: Sk Enamul HaqBy Fahmida HasanSep 1 2020 (IPS-Partners) All crises—natural disasters, wars, pandemics—affect different sections of people in different ways. Like any other crisis, Covid-19 has differing impacts on society. It has affected men and women, rich and poor, and adults and children differently. Since the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic vary across people, measures towards the recovery from this crisis should also be focused towards each section of society distinctively. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, seve...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fahmida Hasan Tags: Gender Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Technology Meets Creativity on Women ’s Empowerment Platform
Artist Ayushi Chauhan’s painting on the Fuzia website. Credit: https://www.fuzia.com/By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) Eight years ago, and at the age of 11, Fuzia co-founder Riya Sinha decided to start the online platform for girls and women. Her story and Fuzia’s DNA are intrinsically wrapped around each other – and highlight how even in the age of feminism where women’s voices tend to be drowned out, a platform for them can become a global success. Sinha in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service explains that Fuzia, with 4-million majority-female followership, was started after ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Arts Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news

40 Under 40 Class of 2020: St. Jude's Jasmine Turner
Research lab specialist, St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital Jasmine Turner has a highly specialized skill set. And, her decade-plus experience in molecular virus detection methods have been a key piece of SARS-CoV-2 detection at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The laboratory Turner works in at St. Jude conducts experiments on influenza detection. In that research, she collaborates with scientists across the world and is the lead liaison for a project in Bangladesh.  As the pandemic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Immediate impact of stay-at-home orders to control COVID-19 transmission on socioeconomic conditions, food insecurity, mental health, and intimate partner violence in Bangladeshi women and their families: an interrupted time series - Hamadani JD, Hasan MI, Baldi AJ, Hossain SJ, Shiraji S, Bhuiyan MSA, Mehrin SF, Fisher J, Tofail F, Tipu SMMU, Grantham-McGregor S, Biggs BA, Braat S, Pasricha SR.
BACKGROUND: Stay-at-home orders (lockdowns) have been deployed globally to control COVID-19 transmission, and might impair economic conditions and mental health, and exacerbate risk of food insecurity and intimate partner violence. The effect of lockdowns ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Systematic human rights violations, traumatic events, daily stressors and mental health of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh - Riley A, Akther Y, Noor M, Ali R, Welton-Mitchell C.
BACKGROUND: Almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees currently reside in refugee camps in Southeastern Bangladesh. Prior to fleeing Myanmar, Rohingya experienced years of systematic human rights violations, in addition to other historical and more recent traumatic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bangladesh ’s top pharma group & Serum Institute of India join hands for Covid-19 vaccine
The investment amount will be treated as an advance and once the vaccine receives regulatory approvals, SII will include Bangladesh among the countries who will be the first to receive an agreed quantity of this vaccine from SII on a priority basis, according to a press release. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lockdowns have economic and social costs for world's poorest families
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Low socioeconomic families - and particularly women - experienced increased financial hardship, food insecurity, domestic violence and mental health challenges during COVID-19 lockdown measures in Bangladesh, a new research study shows. In the first study of its kind, Australian and Bangladeshi researchers documented the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on the wellbeing of women and their families in rural Bangladesh. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Debate About Reopening Schools Is a Preview of Climate-Related Disruption to Come
The list of guidelines to allow students to go to school safely is long and complicated: new classroom designs to protect students, flexible school calendars to prepare for the unpredictable and additional teachers standing by in the event that a large number of them become incapacitated, to name just a few. This agenda could easily be part of a plan to reopen schools in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic—but it actually comes from a 2010 report on how Bangladesh can adapt its education system to climate change. Just a few years prior, thousands of schools in the country had flooded; dozens washed away entirely. It ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 Source Type: news

Forward planning for disaster-related mass gatherings amid COVID-19 - Ebrahim SH, Rahman NMM, Imtiaz R, Gozzer E, Alqahtani SA, Ahmed Y, Memish ZA.
The landfall of cyclone Amphan around the India and Bangladesh border on May 20, 2020, which resulted in the most severe storm in the region since 1999, highlights the limitations to standard disaster responses during pandemics such as the current COVID-19... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Real Life Heroes: building a safe space for Rohingya women refugees
Bangladeshi architect Rizvi Hassan is the driving force behind the construction of a safe space for Rohingya women and girls, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, site of the world’s largest camp for displaced people, and home to around a million Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar. The community centre caters to a marginalized, vulnerable group, at risk of gender-based violence.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Landslide hazard knowledge, risk perception and preparedness in southeast Bangladesh - Alam E.
Over the last thirty years, Bangladesh has been experiencing hill cutting problems and subsequent landslide occurrence in its southeastern hilly region. Since 2000, landslides have caused over 500 deaths, mostly in informal settlements in southeast Banglad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Representing two road traffic collisions in one Accimap: highlighting the importance of emergency response and enforcement in a low-income country - Hamim OF, Hoque MS, McIlroy RC, Plant KL, Stanton NA.
Seemingly erratic pedestrian crossing has become a major source of vehicle-pedestrian collisions on highways in Bangladesh, and across other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In this article, we approach the challenge from a sociotechnical systems ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID Crisis Challenges in People with Disabilities and Hansen ’s Disease
By Padmini MurthyNEW YORK, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) Even during the best of times, unfortunately members of the global community who have special needs are marginalized and often treated as social outcasts. The COVID crisis which has been raging for over the better part of the year 2020 has posed additional barriers and challenges for these already disenfranchised individuals. Padmini MurthyThese people are at a higher risk for contracting COVID -19 with reduced access to health care services, personal protective equipment such as masks, basic hygiene facilities and sanitation .Many of these people with physical and mental disab...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Padmini Murthy Tags: Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide, including Nepal. Credit: BIKRAM RAIBy Sonia Awale and Ramesh KumarKATHMANDU, Aug 3 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus pandemic was a respite for nature everywhere. The air was cleaner, trekking trails were pristine, the summit of Mt Everest was deserted, and worldwide carbon emission dipped by -26%. However, there are dark clouds in that silver lining. The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale and Ramesh Kumar Tags: Asia-Pacific Environment Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence (IPV) with miscarriages, stillbirths and abortions: identifying vulnerable households for women in Bangladesh - Afiaz A, Biswas RK, Shamma R, Ananna N.
This study analyzed the sociodemographic factors responsible for intimate partner violence and its overall association with reproductive healthca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Keeping afloat: a case study tracing the emergence of drowning prevention as a health issue in Bangladesh 1999-2017 - Dodd M, Zwi A, Rahman A, Chowdhury FK, Ivers RQ, Jagnoor J.
BACKGROUND: Drowning is a leading cause of child death in Bangladesh. The present study investigated the emergence of drowning reduction as a priority within Bangladesh and the position it currently holds on the national policy agenda. METHODS: This case... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Formulation of national suicide prevention strategy of Bangladesh: the readiness assessment - Arafat SMY.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Exploring COVID-19 stress and its factors in Bangladesh: a perception-based study - Islam SMDU, Bodrud-Doza M, Khan RM, Haque MA, Mamun MA.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has aggregated mental health sufferings throughout the entire world. Suicide completions are the extreme consequences of COVID-19 related psychological burdens, which was reported in many countries including Bangladesh. Ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Research Provides the Bricks and Mortar for Our Food Systems to ‘Build Back Better’
Elwyn Grainger-Jones is the Executive Director of the CGIAR System Organization.By Elwyn Grainger-JonesMONTPELLIER, France, Jul 22 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the structural weaknesses of today’s food systems, showing how quickly global networks of food production, trade and supply can waver under the impact of a single disease. By compromising access to safe, nutritious food through enforced restrictions on distribution and labour resulting in shortages and price rises, the coronavirus outbreak has shaken the foundations of global wellbeing, with repercussions for health, livelihoods, and equality....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elwyn Grainger-Jones Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Hospital suicide due to non-treatment by healthcare staff fearing COVID-19 infection in Bangladesh? - Mamun MA, Bodrud-Doza M, Griffiths MD.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to individuals fearing COVID-19 infection alongside conditions such anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress. For a small minority, such mental health factors can contribute to suicide. Here we report a novel reason for suicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Glenmark defends price of its COVID-19 drug favipiravir version after DCGI sends notice
“Compared to other therapies approved for emergency use in COVID-19, FabiFlu is much more economical and an effective treatment option,” the company said in a statement. The company said that Favipiravir in India when launched was at the lowest market cost (Rs 103/tab) as compared to its cost in other countries where it was approved like Russia, Japan, Bangladesh and China. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global wrap: Hong Kong 'critical' as Covid cases rise worldwide
Lam says situation out of control, while Melbourne makes face masks compulsoryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus situation in Hong Kong is “really critical”, with a record 100 new infections recorded on Sunday, the territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, said, as Melbourne became the first city in Australia to make wearing masks compulsory in response to a resurgent and aggressive outbreak there.Hong Kongwas held up months ago as a model for its success in keeping down Covid-19 cases in the crowded city-state of 7.5 million people, but its caseload – although s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi and Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news Hong Kong Australia news Bangladesh Czech Republic Asia Pacific Europe South and Central Asia Source Type: news

Big Business in Bangladesh: Selling Fake Coronavirus Certificates
A hospital owner was arrested trying to flee in disguise after selling certificates saying that migrant workers were coronavirus-free. Most were never tested. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Gettleman and Sameer Yasir Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bangladesh Tests (Medical) Frauds and Swindling Migrant Labor (Non-Agriculture) Italy Foreign Workers Source Type: news

Bangladeshi hospital owner arrested over fake virus tests
Officials say security officials in Bangladesh have arrested the owner of two hospitals that issued thousands of fake coronavirus test reports as he attempted to flee the country to India (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Fauci says US must 'stop nonsense'; Beijing Winter Olympics under threat
If Tokyo Games don ’t go ahead,Beijing 2022 also likely to be cancelled;Dr Fauci predicts US will meet vaccine target;Bolsonaro tests positive againGlobal report: Bangladesh hospital owner accused of faking test resultsFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicUK coronavirus updates - live8.24amBSTIf the postponedTokyo Olympics do not go ahead next year due to Covid-19 then the 2022 Beijing Winter Games is also likely to be cancelled, according to long-time International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. Reuters reports:The Beijing Winter Olympics are scheduled for Feb. 4 to 20, 2022, just six months a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases UK news US news Australia news Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Grant studies community response to early warnings on safe drinking water in Bangladesh
(Virginia Tech) " By getting people to load an app on their cell phone, we'll see if people will respond to the information provided, " Boyle said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IPS Webinar: Gender Equality Crucial in ‘ Building Back Better ’ Post-COVID-19
By Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Jul 15 2020 (IPS) While men are more likely to die from COVID-19, women are facing the full blow of the socio-economic fallout from the ongoing pandemic as well as seeing a reversal in equality gains made over the last two decades, says an all-women panel of international thought leaders, who met virtually during a discussion convened by IPS. “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women and Girls” took place on Tuesday, Jul. 14, with the aim to bring to the fore the dangers of neglecting gender dimensions in COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The panel included gender and developm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Poverty & SDGs R Source Type: news

China plans to use Bangladesh population to conduct Phase III Covid-19 vaccine trials
ET has gathered that China is taking advantage of Covid to exploit developing and least developed countries across sectors from pharma to trade. Last month there were reports that China may run the second phase trial of the coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Remdesivir makers told to ramp up production by the department of pharmaceuticals
Delhi ’s state regulator has written to chemists' association also about illegal imports of Covid-related drugs remdesivir, favipiravir and tocilizumab from Bangladesh. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Psychiatric disorders among 14-17 years school going Bangladeshi adolescents - Mallik CI, Radwan RB.
Adolescence is a fertile age for developing psychiatric disorders yet attention to their mental health is not up to the mark in Bangladesh. No prevalence study has yet been carried out on mid adolescents' population in Bangladesh using sound methodology. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of maternal postpartum depression, health-seeking behavior and out of pocket payment for physical illness and cost coping mechanism of the poor families in Bangladesh: a rural community-based study - Hossain SJ, Roy BR, Hossain AT, Mehrin F, Tipu SMMU, Tofail F, Arifeen SE, Tran T, Fisher J, Hamadani J.
The burden of depression is high globally. Maternal depression affects the mother, the child, and other family members. We aimed to measure the prevalence of maternal postpartum depressive (PPD) symptoms having a child aged 6-16 months, health-seeking beha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Covid-19 And Migrant Workers: Planning the return and reintegration of forced returnees
Migrant workers in Dubai. Photo: AFPBy C R AbrarJul 9 2020 (IPS-Partners) During the pandemic, forced return of migrants has become a major issue of concern for intergovernmental bodies and the global civil society engaged in migration issues. The United Nations Network on Migration (UNNM) has urged states “to suspend forced returns during the pandemic, in order to protect the health of migrants and communities, and uphold the human rights of all migrants, regardless of status”. UNNM has called for a halt to arbitrary expulsions and reiterated that their “protection needs must be individually assessed; an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: C R Abrar Tags: Health Labour Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Melbourne goes back into lockdown; Italy stops Bangladesh flights after new infections
Melbourne goesinto full lockdown after rises in cases; Bolsonarotaking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live8.03pmBSTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged EU countries to show solidarity and overcome divisions to approve a massive coronavirus recovery plan this summer.The leaders of the 27 EU states meet in Brussels next week for a crunch summit aimed at agreeing a 750-billi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now) and Haroon Siddique, Damien Gayle, Caroline Davies and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

The Quiet Survivors of a Global Pandemic
By Saima W. HossainDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The issue of women’s rights, feminism and gender is complex and ongoing in most countries including Bangladesh. When I was asked to write about impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, I found myself drawn towards writing about women’s situation in general as that automatically impacts COVID-19 response as well. Since I am a woman who has been a part of many different cultures, yet a Bangali at heart, I am not only a survivor within its ranks but also responsible for being a part of the solution to the problems we face. Saima W. HossainAt the heart of it is ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima W. Hossain Tags: Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Women in Politics Source Type: news

Opportunities for gender transformative approaches in a community-based drowning reduction program in Bangladesh - Gupta M, Rahman A, Dutta NC, Nambiar D, Ivers R, Jagnoor J.
BACKGROUND: Community-based programs in rural low-and middle-income country settings are well-placed to conduct gender transformative activities that aid program sustainability and catalyse wider social change, such as reducing gender inequities that in tu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children in South Asia
Raghbendra Jha is Professor of Economics, and Executive Director Australian National University. By Raghbendra JhaCANBERRA, Australia, Jul 6 2020 (IPS) The onset of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 set off a series of health and economic crises that feed upon each other. The health crisis exacerbates the economic crisis by disrupting supply chains, throwing large number of people (particularly those working in the informal sector) out of work and closing down large numbers of enterprises – particularly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). Raghbendra JhaThe economic crisis, in turn, exacerbates the healt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghbendra Jha Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rohingya refugee crisis: “I want to be educated and become a doctor”
Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde is responding to COVID-19 in the sprawling refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh, which are home to about one million Rohingya refugees. Our teams work with Rohingya volunteers and our local partner PULSE Bangladesh to improve healthcare in the camps and raise awareness about COVID-19 so that residents can protect themselves. Tasmin (not her real name) is a young Rohingya woman who has volunteered as a youth educator. She shared her story with us, just prior to COVID-19’s arrival in Cox’s Bazar. “We Rohingya are a minority ethnic...
Source: Doctors of the World News - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised COVID-19 health promotion refugee camp refugees Rohingya Rohingya refugee crisis testimony Source Type: news

White House Fenced In: Trump, Within, Ploughs a Lonely Furrow
Credit: shutterstock / getty / the atlanticBy Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhuryJun 30 2020 (IPS-Partners) President Donald Trump has got himself a wall. But it is not the one of his choosing, as one on the Mexican border. It is on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, a high fence that now separates him from his people. But as polls for him keep dipping, and the prognosis for a victory in the upcoming November elections keep worsening, a prediction from an unlikely person should bring him cheer. The source is none other than the Foreign Minister of a country that Trump considers to be in the forefront of his list of foes: Javad Z...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Health North America Source Type: news

Looking Beyond the Lowest-common Denominator? DFID/FCO Merger
Poor families can seldom afford the cost of private pre-schooling. They rely on free education provided by NGOs like BRAC to give their children a leg-up in life. Credit: Mahmuddun Rashed Manik / IPSBy Asif SalehDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 25 2020 (IPS) Nazia has a herd of 5 cows. She has two daughters in secondary education, a seat on the Village Council, a savings account and a permanent home. Nazia has dignity, security and prospects beyond poverty. This is Nazia’s story because alongside her commitment and conviction to create a better life, she benefited directly from the UK government, and its global leadership in t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asif Saleh Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Contradictions in judicial support for capital punishment in India and Bangladesh: utilitarian rationales - Hoyle C, Lehrfreund S.
India and Bangladesh share a common history, and each has developed somewhat similarly since partition. However, while both countries now have relatively low murder rates, India has seen a decline in the rate of executions, while Bangladesh continues to im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Broke and broken, sex workers ending up homeless
Photo: AFP By Nilima JahanJun 22 2020 (IPS-Partners) The life of sex workers on the streets, hard as it is during normal times, has taken a worse turn after the coronavirus pandemic hit the country. Many floating sex workers have been pushed into begging, as their regular means of income has almost disappeared. They are also facing assault and harassment at the hands of local goons, law enforcers and other people, living on the streets. Mukta, 40, a floating sex worker, shared how she was attacked and wounded while looking for clients near Golap Shah Mazar at Gulistan in the first week of April. She said three young men a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nilima Jahan Tags: Gender Gender Violence Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 and suicides: the urban poor in Bangladesh - Monjur MR.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Children in Out-of-Home Care: Lessons from the Pandemic
. Credit: Hope And Homes for Children. By Larisa AbrickajaLONDON, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) As the world continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in institutions like prisons or care homes has shown how quickly overcrowded facilities can become a breeding ground for an infectious disease. But what about other congregate facilities like residential institutions for children, such as orphanages? What risks do they face? And how should governments be responding during – and after – this pandemic? How has the pandemic affected orphanages? The Covid-19 pandemic has had one significant impact on so-ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Larisa Abrickaja Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Helping Bangladesh Recover from COVID-19
A municipal truck sanitizes the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh in order to prevent COVID-19.By External SourceDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladesh exemplifies the triple blow that many emerging market countries have suffered from COVID-19: domestic slowdown caused by the disease and the efforts to contain its spread; a sharp decline in exports, particularly in the ready-made garment sector, and a drop in remittances. Its once robust economy has dramatically slowed in recent months. To help Bangladesh during this crisis, the IMF has approved emergency loans...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news