Vaccination Is the Best Bet Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs — Experts
Experts encourage parents to vaccinate their children against typhoid to ensure that the child has access to clean drinking water. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS By Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Jul 6 2023 (IPS) The first thing you notice about eight-month-old Manahil Zeeshan is how tiny she looks on the adult-size hospital bed at the government-run Sindh Institute of Child Health and Neonatology (SICHN) in Korangi, a neighbourhood in Karachi. Her right foot is taped with a cannula, and she whimpers incessantly. “I have been in and out of the hospital for the last seven days,” said Uzma Mohammad, Zeeshan’s mom, with worry lines...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Pakistan Source Type: news

Child drowning and associated risk factors: findings from a qualitative study in Bangladesh - Al ‐Mamun M, Alam M, Hossain MJ, Khatun MR, Das PK, Alam F, Islam MR, Ahmed F, Islam MM.
BACKGROUND:World Health Organization (WHO) has classified drowning as a major public health problem. The most vulnerable victims of drowning are children from low and middle ‐income countries. Previously, it was the primary cause of death among children a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for major depression in Bangladesh - Ara J, Deeba F, Dobson KS.
This was a randomized controlled trial, conducted to determine the effectiveness of CBT for depression delivered by trained therapists with an adapted Bengali CBT (BaCBT) manual, as compared to a control group. A total of 148 patients with a diagnosis of d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Hazardous child labour, psychosocial functioning, and school dropouts among children in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional analysis of UNICEF's Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) - Thi AM, Zimmerman C, Ranganathan M.
Child labour is a common financial coping strategy in poor households, especially in low-and middle-income countries with many children working under hazardous conditions. Little is known about the linkages between hazardous work conditions and psycho-soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Malaysia and Other Countries Are Decriminalizing Suicide
Malaysia’s parliament passed three bills last week related to decriminalizing suicide, marking a momentous shift in how the largely taboo topic is treated in the country and making the Southeast Asian nation of over 33 million people the latest in a growing list of countries that are amending suicide legislation. In March, Ghana’s parliament passed a bill to decriminalize attempted suicide. Guyana did the same in November last year, followed by Pakistan in December. India and Singapore changed their laws in 2018 and 2020, respectively. These reforms come amid a global push by mental health advocates and academi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Koh Ewe Tags: Uncategorized Malaysia Source Type: news

Rohingya Camps Become Dengue Hotspots in Bangladesh
With the monsoon refugees in the cramped camps in Cox’s Bazar are expected to be impacted by an increase of dengue, which last year accounted for 1,283 cases in the Rohingya camps. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Jun 27 2023 (IPS) With the monsoon in Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar have emerged as a dengue hotspot, with the mosquito-borne disease continuing to spread among the stateless refugees. “A total of 1,066 dengue cases were reported in highly cramped refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar up to May 23 this year, while the case tally was only 426 among the local community ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Bangladesh Cox’s Bazaar IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Rohingyha T Source Type: news

Measuring accessibility of movement challenged persons during earthquake evacuation of Dhaka City, Bangladesh: a participatory GIS-Based approach - Rahman Bhuiya MM, Shao W, Jones S.
This study thus aims to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Earthquake preparedness in an urban area: the case of Dhaka city, Bangladesh - Rahman MM, Asikunnaby, Chaity NJ, Abdo HG, Almohamad H, Al Dughairi AA, Al-Mutiry M.
This study aims to assess people's preparedness for a potential earthquake in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. We have employed a model with six dimensions of holistic individual preparedness. A self-reported online survey included 677 total participants.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

BRICS: Bangladesh Concerned For Potential “Geopolitical Trap”
In recent weeks, Bangladesh has reportedly submitted its formal request for membership in the BRICS bloc. However, statements from the country’s foreign minister have shown that the decision hasn’t come without some concern from the country. Specifically, the worry that BRICS membership could…#brics #dailystar #akabdulmomen #momen #fengyongbin #chinadaily #mhumayunkabir #universityofdhakas #selimraihan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh Eyes BRICS Invite as Rumors Swirl of Formal Request
In mid-May, several reports indicated that Bangladesh and India were engaging in currency trading using their respective currencies in order to address U.S. dollar liquidity challenges. Recent sources now reveal that Bangladesh is welcoming a formal invitation to join the BRICS bloc. Speaking to…#akabdulmomen #southafrica #brazil #algeria #argentina #bahrain #belarus #comoros #cuba #egypt (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh Formally Sends Application To Join the BRICS Alliance
Bangladesh has sent a formal application to join the BRICS alliance. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina put forward a request to the South African President Matamela Ramaphosa in Geneva, Switzerland last Wednesday. Ramaphosa positively addressed the issue and Bangladesh might soon become a…#brics #sheikhhasina #southafrican #matamelaramaphosa #geneva #switzerland #dhakatribune #iraq #egypt #bricsalliance (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh Raises Repo Rate to Slow Inflation at Decade High
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Households' vulnerability assessment: empirical evidence from cyclone-prone area of Bangladesh - Rahman MM, Arif MSI, Hossain MT, Almohamad H, Al Dughairi AA, Al-Mutiry M, Abdo HG.
Despite Bangladesh being vulnerable to cyclones, there is a dearth of research on cyclone vulnerability assessment. Assessing a household's vulnerability is considered a crucial step in avoiding the adverse effects of catastrophe risks. This research was c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Exploring improvisations in road safety in a low-income setting - Shafie IK, Das RC, Hamim OF, Hoque MS, McIlroy RC, Plant KL, Stanton NA.
Road collision types repeat themselves, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where countermeasures are often improvised and implemented with little planning. At the Shahbag intersection in Dhaka, Bangladesh, speed bumps were quickly cons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Midwives in Bangladesh bring hope to survivors of Cyclone Mocha in world ’s largest refugee camp
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh– Khadija*, 21, lives in a displacement camp for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 15, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news