What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak
Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit bats and other animals. Here’s what you should know about the outbreak. What is the Nipah virus? The Nipah virus is a highly contagious and deadly virus that was first identified in 1999 when pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore became very sick. During that outbreak, nearly 300 people were infected, and more than 100 people died. To stop the outbreak, authorities had to euthanize over one million pigs. Since then, the virus has been identified in outbreaks in Bangladesh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Nurse Dies After Contracting Rare Nipah Virus While Treating Outbreak in India
(NEW DELHI) — The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus. “I think I am almost on my way. I may not be able to see you again. Sorry,” Lini Puthusheri wrote her husband in a tangle of English and Malayalam, the main language of the south Indian state of Kerala. “Take care of our children,” wrote Puthusheri, who was infected with Nipah virus while caring for sick patients. She signed it “Lots of love.” She died Monday. At least 10 people h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized India onetime Source Type: news

Nurse Dies After Contracting Rare Nipah Virus While Treating Outbreak in India
(NEW DELHI) — The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus. “I think I am almost on my way. I may not be able to see you again. Sorry,” Lini Puthusheri wrote her husband in a tangle of English and Malayalam, the main language of the south Indian state of Kerala. “Take care of our children,” wrote Puthusheri, who was infected with Nipah virus while caring for sick patients. She signed it “Lots of love.” She died Monday. At least 10 people h...
Source: TIME: Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized India onetime Source Type: news

A Deviance Approach to Understanding Use of Maternal Health Care Services in Bangladesh
CONCLUSIONUnderstanding associations between deviation from community norms and receipt of maternal health care may provide deeper understanding of variation within communities regarding whether women use services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

From coping to adaptation: flooding and the role of local knowledge in Bangladesh - Islam MR, Ingham V, Hicks J, Kelly E.
Bangladesh is prone to repeated flooding events. The evidence indicates that these events are on the rise and increasing in severity. Our research, conducted by field trips to Bangladesh in 2010 and 2015, utilised in-depth interviews with participants from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Reasons for non-compliance with cyclone evacuation orders in Bangladesh - Saha SK, James H.
Despite significant improvement in cyclone early warning systems and emergency evacuation procedures in Bangladesh, a considerable number of potential victims do not evacuate. This paper, based on secondary published sources and administrative data, explor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Social networks and challenges in government disaster policies: a case study from Bangladesh - Islam R, Walkerden G.
This study analyses recent disaster management and climate change policies in Bangladesh, evaluating the ways in which they do, and do not, take households' social networks into account. The analysis of the policy documents is qualitative: drawing out expl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Vulnerability assessment and construction recommendations of local houses in the cyclone prone coastal areas of Bangladesh - Alam MR, Kaish ABMA, Zain MFM, Dev SK, Mahzabin MS.
Bangladesh has approximately 710km long coastline at its southern part. This huge coastal region is very much prone to tidal surge and cyclones; and approximately in every 5 years devastating cyclonic storm hits these coastal areas. The entire coastline su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

For Rohingya refugees, imminent surge in births is traumatic legacy of sexual violence - special report
Late last year, as violent repression in Myanmar sent Rohingyas fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, women from the mainly Muslim minority were subjected to what a United Nations official called “a frenzy of sexual violence”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Diarrhea and Acute Respiratory Infection, Oral Cholera Vaccination Coverage, and Care-Seeking Behaviors of Rohingya Refugees — Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October–November 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cost analysis of RCC, steel and composite multi-storied car parking subjected to high wind exposure in Bangladesh - Kuddus MA, Dey PP.
Steel-concrete composite constructions in Bangladesh are nowadays very popular owing to their advantages over conventional concrete and steel constructions. Concrete structures are massive and allot more seismic weight and less deflection whereas steel str... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: "Bracing for the worst" as the rainy season approaches
The impending rains could cause catastrophic flooding and threaten access to safe water and sanitation services throughout the sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees are "bracing for the worst"
Impending monsoon rains could cause catastrophic flooding and threaten access to safe water and sanitation services in the refugee camps.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: "Bracing for the worst" as the rainy season approaches
Field newsRohingya refugees in Bangladesh:"Bracing for the worst" as the rainy season approachesMay 07, 2018As the mass exodus of Rohingya people fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar ’s Rakhine state continues, refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh are struggling to provide the necessary space and resources to new arrivals. The already dire situation is further complicated by the impending rainy season, which stands to cause catastrophic flooding and threaten access to safe water and sanitation services throughout the sprawling camps. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Street children and 'protective agency': exploring young people's involvement in organised crime in Dhaka, Bangladesh - Atkinson-Sheppard S.
Children's agency has dominated discourse about young people in recent years, yet little is known about street children's agency in regard to involvement in organised crime, particularly in Bangladesh. Drawing on interviews with 22 street children, 80 inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Washington Post: Asia & Pacific Rohingya Refugees Who Fled Massacres in Burma Face Another Lethal Force: The Monsoon.
Washington Post: Asia& Pacific Rohingya Refugees Who Fled Massacres in Burma Face Another Lethal Force: The Monsoon.May 04, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is preparing for the upcoming monsoon season and potential disease outbreaks, such as cholera, in Bangladesh's refugee camps where many Rohingya fleeing from Myanmar have settled.View External Media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

FAO Releases Alarming Report on Soil Pollution
Untreated urban waste is amongst those human activities that contaminate our soils. Credit: Hermes Rivera on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, May 4 2018 (IPS)Soil pollution is posing a serious threat to our environment, to our sources of food and ultimately to our health. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that there is still a lack of awareness about the scale and severity of this threat.  FAO released a report titled “Soil Pollution: A Hidden Reality” at the start of a global symposium which has been taking place 2-4 May, 2018 at FAO headquarters, participated by experts a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & San Source Type: news

Demography and risk factor of suicidal behavior in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional observation from patients attending a suicide prevention clinic of Bangladesh - Shah MMA, Sajib MWH, Arafat SMY.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Facebook expands blood donation features in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh to promote proactive donation
Facebook is expanding its blood donation feature in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, the company announced this morning at its F8 developer conference. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Female participation in household decision making and the justification of wife beating in Bangladesh - Alam MS, Tareque MI, Peet ED, Rahman MM, Mahmud T.
We examined female participation in household decision making and its association with the justification of wife beating in Bangladesh. We used nationally representative data from the 2014 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. Our sample consisted of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

First monsoon rains descend on Rohingya refugee camps, omen of challenges ahead
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh –Early monsoon rains have arrived in Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are living in flimsy tents of bamboo and tarpaulin, renewing fears of flooding, mudslides, water-borne diseases and further displacement among an already beleaguered population. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

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 28, 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