What ’s in Store for Indian Farmers After Cop 28’s Conclusion in Dubai?
Food and Agriculture for Climate Justice action by Climate Action Network International at COP28 Credit: COP28/Neville HopwoodBy Umar Manzoor ShahDUBAI & SRINAGAR, INDIA, Dec 21 2023 (IPS) Durga Das*, a 59-year-old farmer from the Indian state of Maharashtra, committed suicide last year by ingesting a poisonous substance. He was unable to repay the loan he had taken from the bank for the renovation of his single-story house. This year, his 32-year-old son, Pradeep Das, a father of two children, is equally desperate. The family owns half an acre of cultivated land where they grow cotton. The harvest has been devastated due...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 21, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Umar Manzoor Shah Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Climate Change Finance COP28 Featured Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

UN and Humanitarian Partners Seek $46 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance
CARE Somalia, a UN partner, could provide emergency services to drought-affected communities through humanitarian funding. Credit: OCHA-Yao ChenBy Naureen HossainUNITED NATIONS, Dec 18 2023 (IPS) Funding humanitarian programs will continue into the new year, but the funding cuts of the previous year may impact the prioritization of the most immediate and most life-threatening needs. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for 2024. This annual assessment of the global humanitarian sector provides insight into the humanitarian action undertaken by the UN...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naureen Hossain Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UN and Humanitarian Partners Seek USD 46 Billion for Humanitarian Assistance
CARE Somalia, a UN partner, could provide emergency services to drought-affected communities through humanitarian funding. Credit: OCHA-Yao ChenBy Naureen HossainUNITED NATIONS, Dec 18 2023 (IPS) Funding humanitarian programs will continue into the new year, but the funding cuts of the previous year may impact the prioritization of the most immediate and most life-threatening needs. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for 2024. This annual assessment of the global humanitarian sector provides insight into the humanitarian action undertaken by the U...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naureen Hossain Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

India ’s Sexual Violence Bills Fail to Criminalize Marital Rape
A women is advised by a BLAST counsellor. Human rights experts are concerned that the law a law which legalizes marital rape will remain on the statutes. Credit: BLAST By Ranjit DevrajNEW DELHI, Dec 14 2023 (IPS) A batch of three bills introduced in India’s Parliament in August to replace archaic, colonial period laws and revamp the criminal justice system will, however, retain the existing law that legalizes marital rape. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), originally introduced in 1860, criminalized rape but made an exception for “sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ranjit Devraj Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Sustainable Development Goals Women's Health Youth Bangladesh Source Type: news

Dengue Fever Is Soaring Worldwide. Here ’s What to Know—and How to Stay Protected
Governments and public health experts around the world are sounding the alarm about the record-high spread of one of the most notorious—and incurable—diseases, which about half the world is at risk of catching: dengue. The mosquito-borne virus has a long history in warm climates but is now also emerging in regions where it had been generally unheard of—such as in Europe and parts of the U.S. By early December, there had already been more than five million dengue infections worldwide this year—a dramatic increase from some 500,000 cases in 2000—recorded across at least 80 countries and terri...
Source: TIME: Health - December 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Koh Ewe Tags: Uncategorized Explainer News Desk Source Type: news

How Gender Bias Blocks Better Healthcare In Bangladesh
Female founders in emerging markets have huge potential, yet they face discrimination and lack financial support. In Bangladesh, Praava Health is overcoming the odds. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Geri Stengel, Contributor Tags: ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare forbeswoman standard Source Type: news

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Clinch Final Approval for IMF Loan Payouts
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide prevention among farmers in Bangladesh - Ashraf S, Patwary MM, Shoib S.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Indian Filmmaker Q ’s TikTok Saga ‘Zewel’ Boarded by Bangladesh’s Chorki, U.S.’s Luminary (EXCLUSIVE)
Streamer Chorki has acquired Bangladesh rights to iconoclastic Indian filmmaker Q‘s latest film “Zewel,” it was revealed on the sidelines of Singapore’s Asia TV Forum and Market. Chorki has also boarded the project as a co-producer alongside Rita Meher, curator of Tasveer Festival and CEO of…#streamerchorki #singapore #asiatvforum #chorki #ritameher #tasveerfestival #luminarypictures #seattle #oddjoint #tiktoker (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Dhaka to Melbourne, Asia-Pacific eyes local climate solutions
DUBAI -- Climate change is always close to the mind of Mohammad Atiqul Islam, a local mayor in Bangladesh's chaotic capital Dhaka. The politician sees thousands flock daily to his city to escape drought, eroding coastlines and other hazards in the disaster-prone nation. But as officials scramble…#mohammadatiqulislam #dhaka (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring the knowledge and practices on road safety measures among motorbikers in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study - Das SK, Tamannur T, Nesa A, Noman AA, Dey P, Kundu SK, Sultana H, Riaz BK, Islam AS, Sharower G, Dhar BK, Rahman MM.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic injuries (RTIs), particularly motorbike injuries, are one of the leading causes of death worldwide and have been a serious concern in low- and middle-income countries like Bangladesh. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the lev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Using the network scale-up method to characterise kidney trafficking in Kalai Upazila, Bangladesh - Li MH, Yu Y, Siddique AB, Lee N, Haque MR, Rahman MLT, Ahmad M, El-Amine H, Koizumi N.
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of illegal kidney sales in Kalai Upazila, Bangladesh, using the Network Scale-Up Method (NSUM), an ego-centric network survey-based technique used to estimate the size of hidden populations. The study estimated t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prevalence of depression and its associated factors among undergraduate admission candidates in Bangladesh: a nation-wide cross-sectional study - Siddik MAB, Hasan MN, Mahmud A, Munmun MS, Milad MH, Ali A, Ahmed Z, Uddin MJ.
BACKGROUND: The undergraduate admission test is one of the most stressful assessments in a student's life, as it is required for admission to any of Bangladesh's public universities or medical colleges. Those taking the admissions test are under a lot of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes Bangladesh region - GFZ
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck the Bangladesh region on Saturday, the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said. The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), GFZ said.#gfz (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Matter of Facts — December 2023
dtarnowskiNovember 29, 2023From Our Acting CEOAs we approach 2024, I ’d like to share what you can expect from Guttmacher in what promises to be a critical year for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).In the United States, where abortion is now banned in 14 states and restricted in many others, we will continue to document the impact of theDobbs decision. Our researchers will produce monthly estimates of facility-based abortion provision, and our policy experts will document state policy trends in real time. We ’ll also test new approaches for measuring self-managed abortion in states with restrictive abor...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 29, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: dtarnowski Source Type: news