Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa
Discussions included the need to engage the younger generation in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Similarly, Marcos Costa, from Morhan in Brazil, spoke of the first Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Meeting of young people affected by leprosy, their family members, and supporters. The meeting, he said, sought to engage young people and their families in a dialogue centered on the challenges faced by those affected by the disease and to explore policy solutions to the problem. “In Brazil, it is reported that many new leprosy cases were not diagnosed in 2020 because of COVID-19. The pandemic has compounded ch...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

Visual impairment and risk of self-reported road traffic crashes among bus drivers in Bangladesh - Ahmed M, Patnaik JL, Whitestone N, Hossain MA, Alauddin M, Husain L, Hossain MP, Islam MS, Hossain MI, Imdad K, Cherwek DH, Congdon N.
This study assesses the prevalence and the causes of visual impairment among bus drivers undergoing screening in Bangladesh and associations with self-reported crashes. METHODS: Eye health screenings including refraction and questionnaires... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The World ’s Largest Vaccine Manufacturer Stumbled in 2021. Its CEO Bets He Can Still Help End COVID-19
Adar Poonawalla is no stranger to gambles. He owes his multibillion-dollar empire to a series of big bets that paid off handsomely. Cyrus Poonawalla, his father, made his own fortune on horses—and then multiplied it by making another bet in 1966: that he could make more money producing vaccines than he could on horse breeding and racing. He formed the Serum Institute of India (SII), which grew slowly for three decades, selling antivenoms and lifesaving vaccines for India. When Adar, then just 21, joined the company in 2001, he persuaded his father to dramatically ramp up production—wagering that they could fill...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abhishyant Kidangoor Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 COVID-19 Davos feature Magazine overnight Special Project Source Type: news

Workplace violence among health care professionals in public and private health facilities in Bangladesh - Shahjalal M, Gow J, Alam MM, Ahmed T, Chakma SK, Mohsin FM, Hawlader MDH, Mahumud RA.
OBJECTIVES: The main objectives of this study were to examine the prevalence of workplace violence (WPV), its associated factors and explore the experiences of healthcare workers. METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study design used a nation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Intersectional inequalities in younger women's experiences of physical intimate partner violence across communities in Bangladesh - Rahman L, Du Mont J, O'Campo P, Einstein G.
BACKGROUND: Physical intimate partner violence (IPV) risk looms large for younger women in Bangladesh. We are, however, yet to know the association between their intersectional social locations and IPV across communities. Drawing on intersectionality theor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviors among Bangladeshi university students: prevalence and risk factors - Rasheduzzaman M, Al-Mamun F, Hosen I, Akter T, Hossain M, Griffiths MD, Mamun MA.
BACKGROUND: Bangladeshi university students are considered to be highly suicide-prone compared to other populations and cohorts. However, no prior epidemiological studies have assessed the suicidality (i.e., past-year suicidal ideation [SI], lifetime suici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological distress among Bangladeshi dental students during the CoViD-19 pandemic - Sabrina F, Chowdhury MTH, Nath SK, Imon AA, Quader SMA, Jahan MS, Noor AE, Podder CP, Gainju U, Niroula R, Rahman MA.
This study assessed the levels and identified factors associated with psycholo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Validating Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) in a Bangladeshi population: using classical test theory and Rasch analysis - Mamun MA, Alimoradi Z, Gozal D, Manzar MD, Brostr öm A, Lin CY, Huang RY, Pakpour AH.
The COVID-19 outbreak is associated with sleep problems and mental health issues among individuals. Therefore, there is a need to assess sleep efficiency during this tough period. Unfortunately, the commonly used instrument on insomnia severity-the Insomni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

UN ’s Overall Development Agenda at Risk as the Coronavirus Pandemic Escalates
Twelve-year-old boy in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, sorts through hazardous plastic waste without any protection, working to support his family amidst the lockdown. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last year that the pandemic has “laid bare” challenges –such as structural inequalities, inadequate healthcare, and the lack of universal social protection – and the heavy price societies are paying as a result. Ending poverty sits at the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and is the first of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite this, poverty and hunger, the UN chief remi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Purnima Mane Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Inside the Project to Genetically Modify Rice to Emit Fewer Greenhouse Gases
A cup of tea in 2006 changed genetic engineering forever. Jill Banfield, a University of California at Berkeley ecosystem scientist and 1999 MacArthur Foundation fellow, had become curious in 2006 about mysterious repeating DNA sequences that were common in microbes that live in some of the planet’s most extreme environments, such as deep-sea heat vents, acid mines and geysers. She just needed a biochemist to help explain what the sequences known as Crispr/Cas9 were, and ideally somebody local. The best scientist-location tool available to the highly decorated PhD researcher—a web search—recommended a Ber...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Eric Roston / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire climate change Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Bangladeshi firm launches first generic of Pfizer drug
Bangladesh's directorate general of drug administration on Thursday granted emergency use authorisation for the oral antiviral drug to treat mild-to-moderate Covid-19 in adults and children of 12 years and above. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trend and gender-based association of the Bangladeshi student suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic: a GIS-based nationwide distribution - Mamun MA, Mamun MA, Hosen I, Ahmed T, Rayhan I, Al-Mamun F.
BACKGROUND: Students are one of the most vulnerable groups to suicide. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a Bangladeshi study was conducted assessing their suicide patterns regarding gender-based associations. But how has the pandemic changed the Bangladeshi st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bangladesh drug maker Beximco launches world's first generic of Pfizer's COVID antiviral
Pfizer's novel antiviral pill showed almost 90% efficacy in preventing hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients, and recent data from Pfizer suggests the drug retains its effectiveness against the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Potential of community volunteers in flood early warning dissemination: a case study of Bangladesh - Al-Mueed M, Chawdhery MRA, Harera E, Alhazmi RA, Mobrad AM, Althunayyan SM, Al-Wathinani AM.
Flood early warning (FEW) is a vital component of disaster risk management and is particularly important for saving lives, developing a sustainable agro-based economy, economic stability, and the overall development of the people of Bangladesh as well as o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news