Girl child marriage and the social context of displacement: a qualitative comparative exploration of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh - Gausman J, Huda FA, Othman A, Al Atoom M, Shaheen A, Hamad I, Dabobe M, Mahmood HR, Ibnat R, Langer A.
BACKGROUND: There is growing global evidence that girl child marriage (CM) increases during humanitarian crises. Norms, attitudes, and policies that sustain CM are deeply entrenched within families and communities, and may be further exacerbated by conflic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of smartphone addiction and its association with sociodemographic, physical and mental well-being: a cross-sectional study among the young adults of Bangladesh - Ratan ZA, Parrish AM, Alotaibi MS, Hosseinzadeh H.
Smartphones have made our lives easier and have become indispensable for everyday life; however, their uncontrolled and excessive use can trigger "smartphone addiction" (SA). SA is a rising public health issue, particularly among young people around the wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

At least 180 Rohingya feared dead: U.N. refugee agency
At least 180 ethnic Rohingya stranded at sea for weeks after leaving Bangladesh in November are feared dead, as their rickety boat is thought to have sunk this month, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said. Citing unconfirmed reports, the agency said the "unseaworthy" boat probably sank…#unitednations #rohingya #unhcr (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

War, Famine, Disease, Disasters – 2022 – a Year Staring at Apocalypse
By Farhana Haque RahmanTORONTO, Canada, Dec 23 2022 (IPS) A year that started with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and is ending with famine in Africa, while still spreading death and misery through an enduring pandemic and a deteriorating climate crisis — 2022 has been an apocalyptic warning of the frailty of our planet and the woeful shortcomings of humankind. Farhana Haque RahmanBeyond the stark statistics of millions of people displaced by war and natural disasters, it has been a 12 months that tragically highlighted our global interconnections and how a confluence of events and trends can bring another year of r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Armed Conflicts Biodiversity Climate Action Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Energy Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Source Type: news

Racism is'fundamental cause' of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minorities, University of Manchester
Racism is the ' fundamental cause ' of COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy among ethnic minority groups, according to a newly published briefing from the Runnymede Trust and The University of Manchester ' s Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity. During the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the UK, explanations for the lower vaccination rates in people from ethnic minority groups focused on differences in the level of concern about side effects and in a lack of trust in the development and efficacy of the vaccine. The authors of the new briefing argue that by the time people were deciding whether to have the vacci...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thoughts for 2023: Promoting Innovation & New Technologies
Patients seeking treatment at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: World Bank/Dominic Chavez   The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat has called on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.By A.H. Monjurul KabirNEW YORK, Dec 20 2022 (IPS) Promoting innovation and technology to promote inclusive development means using new technologies to enhance equal access to services, eliminate discrimination, increase transparency, and create a stable and just future for all ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: A.H. Monjurul Kabir Tags: Civil Society COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Human Rights TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Unsafe at home: the increased trend of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh - Jahid A.
PURPOSE The pandemic situation has increased the domestic violence rate against women and children significantly around the world. However, it is difficult to measure the accurate rate of increased domestic violence because of restrictions and limited mobi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Child brides fight back against gender-based violence in Bangladesh
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - “I was married at the age of 14 and I lost my first child at 16 during pregnancy.” Ranu Chakma, now 18, says teenage motherhood is not uncommon in her village of Teknaf Upazi (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Occupational safety practice among metal workers in Bangladesh: a community-level study - Islam F, Alam MR, Mamun SAA, Hossain MS.
This study aimed to (i) examine the prevalence of occupational injuries, (ii) explore the level of OHS-related k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Bangladesh government digs in against protests as economy teeters
DHAKA -- Political tensions in Bangladesh are boiling after a weekend that saw tens of thousands take to the streets against the government, raising fears of violence and repression as well as concerns over the impact on an already fragile economy. A series of demonstrations organized by the…#bangladeshnationalistparty #bnp #dhaka (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Employer safety obligations, safety climate, and safety behaviors in the ready-made garment context in Bangladesh - Arefin MS, Roy I, Chowdhury S, Alam MS.
PURPOSE: The impact of employer safety obligations on safety climate and safety outcomes has become an important area of research in organizational and safety sciences. Evidence shows that employer safety obligations positively impact safety outcomes, incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Crash severity analysis and risk factors identification based on an alternate data source: a case study of developing country - Bhuiyan H, Ara J, Hasib KM, Sourav MIH, Karim FB, Sik-Lanyi C, Governatori G, Rakotonirainy A, Yasmin S.
Road traffic injuries are one of the primary reasons for death, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh. Safety in land transport is one of the major concerns for road safety authorities and other policymakers. For this reason, contributory fact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Groundwater Arsenic Contamination Linked To Drug Resistance In Children
In a new study that was conducted in rural Bangladesh, researchers found that areas that have high levels of groundwater arsenic contamination that children drink regularly have a greater prevalence of antibiotic resistance compared to areas that have lower contamination levels. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Air pollution hurts Bangladesh GDP as well as health
(Reuters) - Air pollution in Bangladesh is robbing the South Asian nation of economic growth as well as causing premature death and illness, the World Bank said on Sunday. Pollution sapped gross domestic product by 3.9% to 4.4% in 2019 and was the second-biggest cause of death and disability, the…#worldbank #southasian #dhaka #aworldhealthorganization #bhutan #dandanchen (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pattern of drowning on the beaches: records from lifeguards' incident report [conference abstract #140] - Hossain MS, Dutta N, Rahman A.
Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2022) Context Most of the drowning occurred in low-and middle-income countries. In Bangladesh, over 19,000 people die due to drowning. Process To reduce drown... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news