‘Not Equitable and Not Fair.’ How the WHO Plans to Solve Africa’s Desperate Shortage of COVID-19 Vaccines
(JOHANNESBURG) — The World Health Organization is in talks to create the first-ever technology transfer hub for coronavirus vaccines in South Africa, a move to boost supply to the continent that’s desperately in need of COVID-19 shots, the head of the U.N. agency announced. The new consortium will include drug makers Biovac and Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, a network of universities and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. They will develop training facilities for other vaccine makers to make shots that use a genetic code of the spike protein, known as mRNA vaccines. “We are now in dis...
Source: TIME: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait for Refugee Children in Crisis, says Yasmine Sherif
Yasmine Sherif in Lebanon with Palestine refugee children. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW)By Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Jun 19 2021 (IPS) With financing, the number of out-of-school refuges could be reduced to zero, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) says, as the world commemorates World Refugee Day. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with IPS in New York, Sherif shared her vision for a world where dignity and the right to believe in better prospects are returned child refugees – something, she says, can be delivered through education. “When you sit down and listen to young refugees in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Bans Travel From India as Covid-19 Cases Rise
[RFI] Monrovia -- Amid a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Liberian government has announced a ban on travellers coming from the Indian subcontinent, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Roundup: COVID-19 passport system launched in Hong Kong, Tata Digital to acquire Indian digital health firm and more briefs
Also, a study using autonomous AI to tackle diabetic eye disease will be launched in Bangladesh. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Displaced Rohingya navigate new parenthood in Bangladesh
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – Kawser and Mohammed met in a Rohingya camp here in 2018 after being forced to flee their homes in Myanmar. “She had seen me with my siblings and my mother, whereas I got to know her through my brother. I was too shy to introduce myself in person,” Mohammed, 25, said. “She was too pretty for me, and I was not sure if I could handle her beauty.”   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Routine mortality surveillance to identify the cause of death pattern for out-of-hospital adult (aged 12+ years) deaths in Bangladesh: introduction of automated verbal autopsy - Shawon MTH, Ashrafi SAA, Azad AK, Firth SM, Chowdhury H, Mswia RG, Adair T, Riley I, AbouZahr C, Lopez AD.
In Bangladesh, a poorly functioning national system of registering deaths and determining their causes leaves the country without important information on which to inform health programming, particularly for the 85% of deaths that occur in the community. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation and spatial analysis of road accidents in Bangladesh: an emerging and alarming issue - Islam MA, Dinar Y.
Around 1.2 million people are being killed, and more than 50 million people are being injured in road accidents each year around the world. Due to Urbanization and motorization road accident has been increasing dramatically over the last few years. Accordi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Suicide after Facebook posts-an unnoticed departure of life in Bangladesh - Islam MR, Qusar MMAS, Islam MS.
Social networking sites have changed the concept of social interaction and communication. There is increasing evidence of using Facebook to express suicidal ideas and feelings, predominantly among young people. Here, we report a series of cases where victi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Suicide and suicidal behaviors in the context of CoViD-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: a systematic review - Mamun MA.
BACKGROUND: Without integration of the available information, appropriate suicide preventive actions can be hindered. Therefore, this study attempts to review the Bangladeshi COVID-19-related suicide studies for the first time. METHODS: For conduct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Letter from Rome – Italy at the Crossroads
By Daud KhanROME, Jun 14 2021 (IPS) Italy, as other countries, has been struggling to balance the health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19. Controlling the spread of the virus implied restrictions on economic activity, on school and college attendance, and on personal movement. It also had to deal with the economic and social implications of a fall of almost 10% in GDP. This has been hard for a country which, even before the pandemic, was one of the slowest growing economies in Europe, with unemployment, especially among young people in the South of the country, at alarming levels. Daud KhanSo far the Government m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daud Khan Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Empirical studies on suicide in Bangladesh in a decade (2011-2020) - Arafat SMY, Hussain F, Jakaria KM, Itu ZT, Islam MA.
BACKGROUND: An adequate number of empirical studies is necessary to formulate a national suicide prevention programme.Aims: To assess the extent of empirical studies on suicide in a decade (2011-2020) in Bangladesh.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literatu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

‘I Truly Did Find My Calling.’ Meet the Young People Shaping Health Care’s Post-Pandemic Future
The COVID-19 pandemic has been exhausting for the world’s health care workers, who have spent the last year-plus putting their lives on the line to keep the rest of us safe and healthy. Now, their tireless efforts are inspiring a new generation to join their ranks: applications to U.S. medical schools shot up nearly 20% in fall 2021, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Individual schools are reporting similar spikes—New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing saw a 33% increase in applications this year over the previous year, for instance. To learn more about the people wh...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

From Climate Change to Covid, Are We Ready to Deal with Disasters?
Credit: Bibbi AbruzziniBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) In the last 20 years, disasters affected over 4 billion people. At global level we witness on average one sweeping disaster a day, the majority of which are floods and storms. From the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, calamities are taking new shapes and sizes, infiltrating every dimension of society. From the emotional to the political, how do we deal with disasters? How can we create a whole-of-society approach to disaster risk reduction? Right through this vortex of intersecting crises, a new toolkit and interactive website by Forus, the Global Netwo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Education Environment Food Security and Nutrition Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitat Source Type: news

VacciNation: Exploring vaccine confidence, Healthwatch England
New research explores vaccine confidence amongst people from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean, and Pakistani backgrounds in an attempt to understand barriers and ensure key lessons are taken forward for future public health campaigns. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling gender-based violence also requires focus on the perpetrators - Nash K, Chandan JS.
The recent piece by Mamun and colleagues highlighting gender-based violence (GBV), specifically sexual violence, in Bangladesh is particularly timely due to rising rates of GBV globally secondary to the pandemic. Recommendations highlighted by Mamun and co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Increasing access to sexual and reproductive health and HIV programmes for gender-diverse communities in Bangladesh
COX ’S BAZAR/DHAKA, Bangladesh – ”I have never been loved or respected by anyone in my life except a few early years by my mother,” said Shohan Hijra, a transgender woman living in Dhaka who left her family when she was 11.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Vital lessons for public health campaigns
Healthwatch England has joined forces with Traverse to explore vaccination confidence among people from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean and Pakistani backgrounds living in the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Does childhood experience of family victimization influence adulthood refusal of wife abuse? Evidence from rural Bangladesh - Karim R, Rahman S, Rahman H, Habib TZ, Arefin S, Swahnberg K.
This study examined how different forms of childhood family victimization are associated with the attitudinal (not actual action) refusal of wife abuse among women and men in rural Bangladesh. It included 1,929 randomly selected married women and men. Of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impoverishment impact of out-of-pocket payments for healthcare in rural Bangladesh: do the regions facing different climate change risks matter? - Begum A, Hamid SA.
This study assesses the variation in ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Residential district multi-hazard risk is associated with childhood undernutrition: evidence from Bangladesh - Hossain MB, Khan JR, Parvez M.
This study assessed the association between residential district multi-hazard-risk and undernutrition among children... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Displacement, violence, and mental health: evidence from Rohingya adolescents in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - O'Connor K, Seager J.
This study exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traffic crashes in Dhaka, Bangladesh: analysing crashes involving unconventional modes, pedestrians and public transit - Saha B, Fatmi MR, Rahman MM.
This study presents a spatial and temporal analysis of collision frequency and injury severity of crashes in D... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Bangladeshi woman cuts off attacker's penis in Spain
The woman was arrested after admitting to the assault, alleging that her boss was attempting to rape her (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Investing in Women Is Key to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Credit: iFarmerBy Kaveh ZahediBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 1 2021 (IPS) Last year, the Asia-Pacific region recorded its worst economic performance in decades. With the pandemic far from over, the region’s recovery is slow, fragile and highly uneven both across and within countries. As the region struggles to recover, how can countries rebuild their economies and revive their development? The answer can be found in the flea market of Suva, the Facebook commerce online stores of Bangladesh, and the digital learning centers across Viet Nam. In these and so many other spots across the Asia-Pacific region, it is clear that wom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaveh Zahedi Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

2021: The Year that Matters for the Poorest People on the Planet
Women and girls, like Susmita who lives in the Sundarbans, West Bengal, spend an estimated 200 million hours a year walking to fetch water, and climate change is making things even worse. Credit: Wateraid/Ranita By Jonathan FarrLONDON, Jun 1 2021 (IPS) This year is being described as pivotal for climate change. That’s not only because we’re reaching a point of no return when it comes to the rise in global temperature, it’s because the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties – commonly known as COP26 – is due to take place in November in Glasgow. COP26 is widely considered the last ch...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jonathan Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and social connection among married women in rural Bangladesh - Stoff LW, Bates LM, Schuler SR, Renner LM, Erickson DJ, Osypuk TL.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is high among married women in Bangladesh. Social isolation is a well-established correlate of women's exposure to IPV, but the role of such factors in low-income and middle-income countries is not well understoo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Motorcycle Diaries with a Twist
By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, May 31 2021 (IPS) Four women, two motorbikes, 64 districts and a journey of a lifetime, this is the story of Dr. Sakia Haque from Bangladesh. In November 2016, Dr Haque co-founded “Travelettes of Bangladesh – Bhromon Konya,” a women’s only group, with the motto of “empowering women through travelling.” This platform is not just an ordinary online travel group, but it is a platform of connection, sisterhood and networking of almost 60,000 girls and women in Bangladesh that empowers them by teaching them to raise their voices and encourages them to step o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Effectiveness of containment strategies and local cognition to control vehicular traffic volume in Dhaka, Bangladesh during COVID-19 pandemic: use of Google Map based real-time traffic data - Zafri NM, Afroj S, Ali MA, Hasan MMU, Rahman MH.
BACKGROUND: To prevent the viral transmission from higher infected to lower infected area, controlling the vehicular traffic, consequently public movement on roads is crucial. Containment strategies and local cognition regarding pandemic might be helpful t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Leprosy Must Not Be Forgotten amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
A 14th century painting depicts two leprosy patients denied entrance to town. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsBy Yohei SasakawaMay 31 2021 (IPS-Partners) The 74th World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place from May 24 to June 1. This year’s gathering is likely to be dominated by Covid-19, but here I want to talk about a different disease—leprosy—and a resolution that was adopted at the WHA exactly 30 years ago. This resolution called for the elimination of leprosy as a public health problem at the global level by the year 2000, with elimination defined as a prevalence rate of less than 1 case per 10,000 population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yohei Sasakawa Tags: Health Source Type: news

Demographic risk factors and motives of male suicide in Bangladesh: a retrospective content analysis - Khan AR, Kayes Shimul SMA, Uddin H.
Suicide is a serious but under-attended public health issue in Bangladesh. There is no national suicide surveillance mechanism or central data/information repository. At this backdrop, a data repository is being developed by the researchers on male suicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

"I held on to the police's leg for mercy": Experiences of adversity, risk and harm among people who inject drugs during an anti-drug drive in Dhaka, Bangladesh - Khan SI, Irfan SD, Khan MNM.
BACKGROUND: A number of countries across Asia have instituted "drug wars", aimed at eradicating drug supply and consumption. These wars often employ strategies like arbitrary arrest and detention, increased surveillance, harassment and sometimes extrajudic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Infrared imaging to detect lymphatic filariasis
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers from LSTM's Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD) have been using an infrared thermal imaging camera to detect subclinical cases and predict the progression of lymphatic filariasis in Bangladesh. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The role of vaccinations in India’s SURGING death rate can no longer be denied
(Natural News) Rotting corpses are washing up in record numbers along the banks of the Ganges, a major river that flows through India and Bangladesh. Just a week ago, a total of seventy-one bodies washed up just outside the Chausa village. The locals in Uttar Pradesh found dozens of dead bodies when they went to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender differences in marital violence: a cross-ethnic study among Bengali, Garo, and Santal communities in rural Bangladesh - Karim R, Rahman H, Rahman S, Habib TZ, Swahnberg K.
Studies on marital violence (MV) in Bangladesh have primarily focused on the women of the mainstream Bengali people, although half of the population is men, and there are also ethnic minority communities with diverse gender constructions. The current study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Development of the Social Acceptance of Wife Abuse Scale in rural Bangladesh - Karim R, Swahnberg K.
This study aimed to develop and validate the Social Acceptance of Wife Abuse Scale (SAWAS) in a Bangladeshi context. A total of 18 initial items were generated through literature review and focus group interviews with 16 university students. After meetings... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide with and without mental disorders: findings from psychological autopsy study in Bangladesh [letter] - Arafat SMY, Mohit MA, Mullick MSI, Khan MAS, Khan MM.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Large Corporations Cash in on COVID-19 Relief Funds
The large part of COVID-19 relief funds is going to big corporation. People who are likely to have been impacted the most by the pandemic in the Global South, such as smaller businesses, marginalised communities, women, and those in poverty, have been left out. Credit: Dionny Matos/IPSBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA , May 18 2021 (IPS) Poverty and income inequality are being deepened as COVID-19 relief funds are handed out to large corporations instead of social protection programmes in developing countries, groups involved in a new study of COVID-19 bailouts have said. A report by the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) civil soc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 public bailout funds Source Type: news

Risk factors of suicidality among married adults: a cross-sectional survey in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh - Wadood A, Karim R, Hussain AAM, Rana M, Hossain G.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a serious public health concern all over the world including Bangladesh. About 9% of the patients admitted with suicidal ideation (SI) or suicide attempt (SA) later complete suicide. To understand and prevent suicide, the study of SI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Budding photographers in post-cyclone Bangladesh capture wreckage – and resilience
PATUAKHALI DISTRICT, Bangladesh – One year ago this month, Cyclone Amphan unleashed itsfury across Bangladesh, killing 26 and damaging thousands of homes, agricultural lands, bridges and roads. But even as the headlines receded like the waters and the news cycle moved on like the winds, four young budding photographers captured life in the south-central part of the country, an area already burdened by the pandemic.    (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

How to get Bangladeshi men talking about mental health
Bangladeshi men in the UK are being encouraged to talk about the effects the pandemic has had on them. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Bangladeshi Firm to Make Diabetes, Malaria Drugs in Kenya
[East African] One of Bangladesh's largest drugmakers, Square Pharmaceuticals, will start producing medicines at its multibillion production facility in Kenya in the next four months, targeting unmet demand in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

As India surges, Bangladesh lacks jabs, faces virus variants
India’s surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighbor. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mask-wearing is still essential — new research shows it can be tripled
A Yale-led study in Bangladesh tested multiple methods for encouraging use of masks and identified a group of simple interventions that tripled usage. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Child marriage and adolescent motherhood: a nationwide vulnerability for women in Bangladesh - Bhowmik J, Biswas RK, Hossain S.
This study investigated the division-wise prevalence and the influence of education and religious affiliation on child marriage and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UN Women Launches New Programme to Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry
Credit: UN Women/Olivia OwenBy Eugenia Shevchenko, Lotte-Marie Brouwer and Minji Kwag*BANGKOK, Thailand, May 3 2021 (IPS) The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea of when they can return. Actually, the pandemic has merely exacerbated the existing stereotypes about the role of women, who are reflexively expected to take care of their family members,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eugenia Shevchenko - Lotte-Marie Brouwer - Minji Kwag Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Asians in UK at greater risk from Covid
People from an Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi background suffered more, the Lancet study shows. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virus surge, vaccine shortages spread beyond India's borders
India has tried to fight skyrocketing coronavirus infections by increasing its production of vaccines and banning their export, cutting off supplies to neighbors such as Bangladesh and Nepal as they struggle with surges of their own (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India approaches Egypt, UAE, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh for Remdesivir
Faced with an acute shortage of the antiviral drug, India had earlier this month waived import duty on import of Remdesivir and the raw materials used to manufacture it. Official sources here described as a diplomatic victory Remdesivir owner Gilead's decision to donate 450 vials of the drug and also provide raw materials for ramping up local production. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sexual violence and rapes' increment during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh - Al Mamun F, Hosen I, Mamun MA.
Sexual violence includes acts ranging from verbal sexual harassment to sexual coercion to forced penetration. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sexual violence is "any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The sustainability-peace nexus in crisis contexts: how the Rohingya escaped the ethnic violence in Myanmar, but are trapped into environmental challenges in Bangladesh - Ahmed S, Simmons WP, Chowdhury R, Huq S.
Because of ethnic and cultural violence in Myanmar, approximately a million Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh starting from August 2017, in what the UN has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Those arriving in Bangladesh were able to esc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news