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Recent lightning-related fatalities and injuries in Bangladesh - Dewan A, Hossain MF, Rahman MM, Yamane Y, Holle RL.
A database of lightning-related deaths and injuries in Bangladesh was developed from 1990 to mid-2016 from a variety of sources that contains a total of 5468 casualties, composed of 3086 fatalities and 2382 injuries. Spatial, temporal, and demographic aspe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The HERrespect intervention to address violence against female garment workers in Bangladesh: study protocol for a quasi-experimental trial - Al Mamun M, Parvin K, Yu M, Wan J, Willan S, Gibbs A, Jewkes R, Naved RT.
BACKGROUND: Women in Bangladesh experience high rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). IPV is more prevalent against income earning women compared to their non-earning counterparts, and Workplace Violence (WPV) is also common. Such violence is a violati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for the Cox's Bazar Education Sector
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 04/15/2018 This 41-page document provides a plan for the education sector responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, to address issues of preparedness ahead of monsoon season and quickly respond to the needs of the population. The plan is based on a set of overarching objectives established by the sector. It will be a key tool of the sector and partners to take practical action at the organizational and sectoral level, while also providing strategies to respond to emergencies at learning spaces. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Building a New Hospital for Rohingya Refugees
MSF teams raced to complete construction within two months to respond to the growing emergency.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Building a New Hospital for Rohingya Refugees
Field newsBangladesh: Building a New Hospital for Rohingya RefugeesApril 16, 2018This week, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a new hospital for Rohingya refugees at the heart of the vast Kutupalong-Balukhali camp inBangladesh. Known as “the hospital on the hill,” it is easy to spot perched atop one of the many hills that form the landscape of Cox’s Bazar district. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavita Menon Source Type: news

Physicians for Human Rights Reiterates Need for Investigation Before Any Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees
PHR is calling for international investigation, oversight, and protection in the wake of Myanmar ’s claim that it has repatriated the first Rohingya refugees from neighboring Bangladesh. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PHR Reiterates Need for Investigation Before Any Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees
PHR is calling for international investigation, oversight, and protection in the wake of Myanmar ’s claim that it has repatriated the first Rohingya refugees from neighboring Bangladesh. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Responding to Needs of Families Living With Autism Spectrum Disorder
[IPS] Dhaka -Shuchona Foundation is a not-for-profit policy advocacy, research, and capacity-building organization specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and mental health. It is the culmination of the efforts to coordinate and mainstream policies and programs for mental health and NDD's that began with the launch of the of the GAPH-Bangladesh in 2011. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Responding to Needs of Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cover artists Dhrupod & Poshla with Saima Hossain at the launch of Unique Glimpses.By Saima Wazed HossainDHAKA, Mar 29 2018 (IPS)Shuchona Foundation is a not-for-profit policy advocacy, research, and capacity-building organization specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and mental health. It is the culmination of the efforts to coordinate and mainstream policies and programs for mental health and NDD’s that began with the launch of the of the GAPH-Bangladesh in 2011.Shuchona’s work is geared towards creating a productive and meaningful life for persons with any disabilities as included – n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Researchers investigate riverbank erosion and resilience in coastal Bangladesh
(Virginia Tech) Coastal residents in Bangladesh are losing their homes and farmland at an astonishing rate due to riverbank erosion, which affects roughly 1 million people and displaces 50,000 to 200,000 every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

To connect is to be influenced: what determines a third ‐party's forgiveness attitudes to conflicting groups' violent partisan members? -
The present research seeks to answer the question of what determines an uninvolved third party's forgiveness attitudes toward conflicting groups' violent partisan members. Specifically, Bangladeshi participants read a fictitious interview with a radicalize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Mastaans' and the market for social protection exploring mafia groups in Dhaka, Bangladesh - Atkinson-Sheppard S.
This paper presents a study of mafia groups in Bangladesh. Drawing on the views and experiences of 22 street children, 80 interviews with criminal justice practitioners, NGO workers and community members and over 3 years of participant observation of the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Celebrations Herald a New Set of Hurdles for Bangladesh
Between March 20 and 25, Bangladesh celebrated the graduation with colourful rallies, service week for citizens by the government agencies, cultural programmes, laser shows and fireworks. Credit: A.Z.M. Anas/IPSBy A.Z.M. AnasDHAKA, Mar 27 2018 (IPS)Bangladesh’s great strides in human development were widely celebrated this month, although they come at the potential cost of Western trade benefits that have helped underpin the nation’s export success for decades.On March 15, Bangladesh became eligible to graduate from Least Developed Country status after a United Nations policy panel said the South Asian nation m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: A.Z.M. Anas Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Bangladesh Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Source Type: news

Single-Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine Protects Older Children, Adults Single-Dose Oral Cholera Vaccine Protects Older Children, Adults
A single-dose regimen of inactivated whole-cell oral cholera vaccine protects adults and children over 5 from infection for at least two years, according to a randomized trial conducted in Bangladesh.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

"Today I became a refugee": Rohingya Continue to Arrive in Bangladesh
New arrivals in Bangladesh describe ongoing violence and arrests in villages across Myanmar ’s Rakhine state, where few Rohingya people remain.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say
A Rohingya refugee woman carries relief supplies to her makeshift shelter. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 2018 (IPS)In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar. Since violence renewed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in August 2017, almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.Often arriving to limited food and shelter, refugees have brought with them stories of serious human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, sexual v...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"Today I became a refugee": Rohingya Continue to Arrive in Bangladesh
Video"Today I became a refugee": Rohingya Continue to Arrive in BangladeshMarch 13, 2018Widespread and targeted attacks against the Rohingya community by Myanmar authorities starting in August 2017 drove nearly 700,000 refugees into Bangladesh over the past six months. Even today, people continue to cross the border seeking safety. New arrivals describe ongoing violence and arrests in villages across Myanmar ’s Rakhine state, where few Rohingya remain. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Types of violence and psychiatric symptoms among women survivors of violence in Bangladesh - Akter F, Deeba F.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Plane Carrying 71 People Crashes in Kathmandu, at Least 50 Dead
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said. The exact number of dead and injured remained unclear amid the chaos of the crash and the rush of badly injured people to nearby hospitals, but Brig. Gen. Gokul Bhandari, the Nepal army spokesman, said it was clear that at least 50 people had died. Officials at Kathmandu Medical College, the closest hospital to the airport, said they were treating 16 survivors. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Men's perpetration of partner violence in Bangladesh: community gender norms and violence in childhood - Yount KM, James-Hawkins L, Cheong YF, Naved RT.
Men's perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) is common, but its multilevel determinants are understudied. We leveraged novel data from a probability sample of married junior men (N = 570; age 18 to 34 years) from 50 urban and 62 rural communities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Helping Women, Period
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 9 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Headquarters and Brooklyn Bridge were lit up on Thursday night not to help tourists navigate the major landmarks but to bring attention to a key issue that many women and girls face today: period poverty. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the innovative menstruation-proof underwear company THINX shed the light on period poverty and urged world leaders to ensure that menstrual equity exists around the world.“Today of all days on Women’s Day, we want to come together and light the path forward for greater equality,&rdquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Financial Crisis Gender Global Headlines Health Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Violence against women and mental disorder: a qualitative study in Bangladesh - Islam MM, Jahan N, Hossain MD.
BACKGROUND: Violence affects 15-75% of women across the globe and has a significant impact on their health, well-being, and rights. While quantitative research links it to poor mental health, there is a lack of qualitative enquiry in how women experience i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women's empowerment and intimate partner violence in Bangladesh: investigating the complex relationship - Sanawar SB, Islam MA, Majumder S, Misu F.
The aim of this study was to assess whether women's empowerment ensures reduced intimate partner violence (IPV). The differential relationship between women's empowerment and IPV among married women in Bangladesh was investigated using 2007 Demographic and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Supporting Rohingya Survivors of Sexual Violence: Ruksana's Story
VideoSupporting Rohingya Survivors of Sexual Violence: Ruksana's StoryMarch 07, 2018Sexual violence can be opportunistic or organized. It can be a reason to flee, but also can be experienced along the journey at any stage of displacement.Ruksana, a midwife, has been working in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, for six years. In August 2017 her clinic started to see a sharp increase in patients who had suffered sexual violence among the new influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Burden of injuries in Bangladesh: a population-based assessment - Agrawal P, Hyder AA.
Injuries claim over 5 million lives, with more than 90% of those occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICS) [...]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.The post Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs India International Women's Day 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Source Type: news

Violence and the breakdown of the political settlement: an uncertain future for Bangladesh? - Hassan M, Nazneen S.
We explore the dynamics of the elite political settlement in Bangladesh after the democratic transition in 1991 and its impact on the elite interactions in the arena of competitive electoral democracy. We trace the history of how a political settlement aro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Monsoon Season Threatens More Misery for Rohingyas
Labourers urgently construct new roads ahead of the monsoon season in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong Rohingya camp. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Naimul HaqDHAKA, Feb 28 2018 (IPS)More than half a million Rohingya refugees crammed into over 30 makeshift camps in Cox’s Bazar in southeast Bangladesh face a critical situation as the cyclone and monsoon season begins in a few weeks’ time.The United Nations and international and local NGOs, along with the Bangladeshi government, have issued emergency calls to safeguard the population, especially those who are most vulnerable.Already burdened with the world’s largest...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Water & Sanitation Bangla Source Type: news

What ’s Behind the Diphtheria Outbreak in Bangladesh?
VideoWhat ’s Behind the Diphtheria Outbreak in Bangladesh?February 26, 2018MSF has now treated more than 4,000 people for diphtheria since December 2017, according to Carla Pla, project medical director for an MSF hospital in Cox's Bazar, inBangladesh. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees are living in camps in this area.    (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Dispatches from the road: UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd on the horrors facing Rohingya refugees
In mid-February, humanitarian advocate, writer and actor  Ashley Judd travelled to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya refugees who have escaped violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. There, she visited UNFPA-supported clinics and women-friendly spaces. Below are excerpts from diaries of her trip, edited for length and clarity. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Moudio Source Type: news

Dung-Eating Earthworms Restore Soil Nutrients in Bangladesh
The post Dung-Eating Earthworms Restore Soil Nutrients in Bangladesh appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Sarker Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Monsoon Season Could Wreak Havoc on Refugee Camps in Bangladesh
VideoMonsoon Season Could Wreak Havoc on Refugee Camps in BangladeshFebruary 23, 2018Since August 25, 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled targeted violence and persecution in Myanmar to take refuge in makeshift shelters in camps in Bangladesh. Now they are threatened by the approaching monsoon season. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Diphtheria: Clinical Management of Respiratory Diphtheria
World Health Organization. 12/2017 This course is for clinicians who will be or are caring for patients with respiratory diphtheria during outbreaks in vulnerable settings, such as in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. It is also applicable to clinicians working in settings that share similar challenges due to limited laboratory capacity, limited availability of treatment facilities, limited number of trained staff, and limitations in medications, medical supplies, and supportive care. It discusses how to recognize patients with respiratory diphtheria, and give antitoxin and antibiotics safely to appropriate patients. (Video or Mult...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Bangladeshi Staff at the Heart of Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Voice from the FieldBangladeshi Staff at the Heart of Response to Rohingya Refugee CrisisFebruary 21, 2018More than 2,000 Bangladeshi and international staff members —from doctors, nurses, and mental health counselors to logisticians, translators, and social workers—are working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to respond tothe Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. MSF operations here have rapidly scaled up since late August 2017. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugees Face New Dangers as Rainy Season Approaches
MSF emergency coordinator Kate Nolan writes from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar are living in dire conditions.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Journeys of Life and Death: Rohingya Refugees Share Their Stories
Voice from the FieldJourneys of Life and Death: Rohingya Refugees Share Their StoriesFebruary 20, 2018More than688,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox's Bazar, a district in southeastern Bangladesh, since late August 2017 after fleeing a campaign of targeted violence and persecution in Rakhine state, Myanmar. They join hundreds of thousands more ethnic Rohingya who had made the same journey during previous crises. The Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim minority denied citizenship and other rights in Myanmar, have settled in existing camps as well as in new makeshift settlements established by Bangladeshi authorities. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugees Face New Dangers as Rainy Season Approaches
Voice from the FieldBangladesh: Rohingya Refugees Face New Dangers as Rainy Season ApproachesFebruary 20, 2018Thousands of Rohingya refugees continue to cross the border into Bangladesh, fleeing targeted violence and persecution in Myanmar. Here, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Kate Nolan describes the current situation and the challenges on the horizon. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Community Program Helps Bangladeshi Patients in NYC Manage Diabetes Community Program Helps Bangladeshi Patients in NYC Manage Diabetes
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Does intimate partner violence decline as women's empowerment becomes normative? Perspectives of Bangladeshi women - Schuler SR, Nazneen S.
Studies addressing the relationship between women's empowerment and intimate partner violence (IPV) have yielded conflicting findings. Some suggest that women's economic and social empowerment is associated with an increased risk of intimate partner violen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news