Treatment of self-poisoning at a tertiary level hospital in Bangladesh: cost to patients and government - Verma V, Paul S, Ghose A, Eddleston M, Konradsen F.
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 10,000 people die from suicide annually in Bangladesh, many from pesticide poisoning. We aimed to estimate financial costs to patients and health services of treating patients with self-poisoning. METHODS: Data on direct c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stopping Child Marriage Forever
Akhter and her mother, Panna Begum, who saved her from being married off at the age of 13. Credit: Shahiduzzaman/IPSBy ShahiduzzamanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he’d arranged for their daughter. Panna argued vehemently that Shumi was just a child and it was wrong for her to be married off at such a tender age. Dulal was adamant, countering that it was tradition and custom and his responsibility as a father to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Lack of International Action on Rohingya Crisis Called a “Disgrace”
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2017 (IPS)As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since the renewal of violence on August 25, making it the fastest-growing refugee emergency in the world.Idriss Jazairy. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeThe UN warns that up to one million—representing the entire Muslim population of Rakhine state—could flee to the neighboring nation by the end of the year if the crisis continues.Rohingya ref...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Voices from the Violence
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Voices from the ViolenceOctober 23, 2017Since August 25 more than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled targeted violence in Myanmar and sought safety across the border in Bangladesh, bringing the total of Rohingya refugees in that country to nearly a million. The new arrivals share horrific stories with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams about their villages being raided and burned and of widespread violence against civilians. They carry the scars from bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: "It's Hard to Comprehend the Magnitude of the Crisis"
MSF president Dr. Joanne Liu describes her recent visit to Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee crisis is escalating.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: "It's Hard to Comprehend the Magnitude of the Crisis"
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh:"It's Hard to Comprehend the Magnitude of the Crisis"October 23, 2017Today in Geneva Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) President Dr. Joanne Liu spoke at a Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and co-hosted by the European Union and Kuwait. Here, Dr. Liu describes her recent visit to Cox ’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee cri...
Source: MSF News - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Assessing risks from cyclones for human lives and livelihoods in the coastal region of Bangladesh - Quader MA, Khan AU, Kervyn M.
As a disaster prone country, Bangladesh is regularly hit by natural hazards, including devastating cyclones, such as in 1970, 1991 and 2007. Although the number of cyclones' fatalities reduced from 0.3 million in 1970 to a few thousand or fewer in recent e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bangladeshi immigrants' willingness to report crime in New York City - Khondaker MI, Wu Y, Lambert EG.
Crime reporting by citizens has important implications for police effectiveness in crime control and community safety, yet research on immigrants' willingness to report crime to the police is very limited. Relying on a purposive and convenience sample of 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sexual violence devastating, humanitarian needs mounting in Rohingya crisis
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh –“My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border since 25 August, escaping brutal violence amid the escalating crisis in Myanmar ’s Rahkine State. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS)The world’s tobacco companies – which have been widely ostracized in the UN system – may be ousted from one of their last fortified strongholds in the United Nations: the International Labour Organization (ILO). A letter signed by nearly 200 public health organizations and labour rights groups worldwide is calling on the Governing Body of the Geneva-based UN agency to expel tobacco companies from its subsidiary membership.“Tobacco companies victimize fa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bangladeshi immigrants' willingness to report crime in New York City - Khondaker MI, Wu Y, Lambert EG.
Crime reporting by citizens has important implications for police effectiveness in crime control and community safety, yet research on immigrants' willingness to report crime to the police is very limited. Relying on a purposive and convenience sample of 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Scaling Up Response to a Humanitarian Crisis
In nearly two months MSF has treated more than 30,000 patients in the Cox ’s Bazar area of Bangladesh.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Need for Clean Water Is Still Extreme
Voice from the FieldRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Need for Clean Water Is Still ExtremeOctober 18, 2017Since August 25 more than half a million Rohingya refugees have arrived inBangladesh following a wave of targeted violence in neighboring Myanmar ’s Rakhine state. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without adequate access to shelter, food, clean water, or latrines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert Paul Jawor recently returned from southeast Bangladesh. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Scaling Up Response to a Humanitarian Crisis
Field newsRohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Scaling Up Response to a Humanitarian CrisisOctober 18, 2017In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Cox ’s Bazar,Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has massively increased its operations in the country. This scale-up follows the influx of more than 582,000 Rohingya refugees since August 25, after a wave of targeted violence against the Rohingya in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine state. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bans of WHO Class I pesticides in Bangladesh-suicide prevention without hampering agricultural output - Chowdhury FR, Dewan G, Verma VR, Knipe DW, Isha IT, Faiz MA, Gunnell DJ, Eddleston M.
BACKGROUND: Pesticide self-poisoning is a major problem in Bangladesh. Over the past 20-years, the Bangladesh government has introduced pesticide legislation and banned highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) from agricultural use. We aimed to assess the impact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Bangladeshi man with huge tumour hasn't walked in 40 years
Haroon Patwari, 53, from Narayanpur in Chandpur district, has his whole body riddled with tiny tumours, one of which has grown to enormous proportions on his upper right leg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Land Settlement Empowers: Bangladesh Sets an Example
Afrusa Begum and Shafiul Alam receiving land title from Deputy Commissioner Md Mahbubul Alam TalukderBy ShahiduzzamanMaijdee, Noakhali (Bangladesh), Oct 13 2017 (IPS)History was made for 400 landless families in the remote char lands of Noakhali district. On October 11, they all received land titles from the government for which they had waited for over two decades. In Bangladesh, as in other countries, the title is a permanent legal ownership document. Over a thousand people, including the landless families, children, friends and neighbours, gathered under a big colourful ‘pandal’ (marquee) near Saddam Bazar o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh ’ s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

"If This Is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboring Myanmar are living in dire conditions.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: "If This Is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in neighboring Myanmar are living in dire conditions.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Service Delivery Correlates of Choosing Short-Acting Contraceptives at the Time of Uterine Evacuation in Bangladesh
CONCLUSIONSUterine evacuation service delivery characteristics may act as barriers to women's choosing a contraceptive method following an abortion. Training and monitoring providers may help ensure that all uterine evacuation clients have access to the full range of contraceptive information and services and that their choices, rather than service delivery factors, drive postabortion contraceptive use. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

No Health Without Mental Health
This World Mental Health Day, hear stories from our patients and staff in Bangladesh, Colombia, and DRC.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

UN agencies launch cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Cox ’ s Bazaar, Bangladesh, United Nations agencies launched on Tuesday a massive immunization campaign. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence
Women and children who escaped the brutal violence in Myanmar wait for aid at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Parvez Ahmad Faysal/IPSBy Naimul HaqCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 10 2017 (IPS)Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.Three weeks ago, when she was still in her home in Hpaung Taw Pyin village in Myanmar, she was raped by a group of soldiers as houses burned, people fled and gunfire shattered the air.“I have been working as a human rights activist for the last 20 years but never heard of such an extrem...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Bangladesh International Organization for Migration (IOM) Myanmar Rape Rohingyas U.N. High Source Type: news

UN starts cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees
UN agencies and Bangladesh's Health Ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the waterborne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya
U.N. agencies say they have begun a "massive cholera immunization campaign" to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tajbir Akhtar has one-stone hand larger than his head
Tajbir Akhtar, five, from Bangladesh, has been shunned by villagers, who have even asked his mother,  Parvin Akhtar, to keep her son out of their sight. Tajbir is unable to attend school. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: "People are in Need of Profound Help"
Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: "People Have Lost Everything"
Following a wave of targeted violence against ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bangladesh: "A Tiny Bit More Bad Luck and We ’ll Have an Epidemic on our Hands"
Voice from the FieldBangladesh:"A Tiny Bit More Bad Luck and We ’ll Have an Epidemic on our Hands"October 05, 2017Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. This new influx of refugees has added to hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years. Conditions are dire for these refugees, most of whom have little or no access to safe water, essential supplies, or medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Refugees in Bangladesh: "If This is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"
Voice from the FieldRefugees in Bangladesh:"If This is the Better Option, the Other Must Have Been a Living Hell"October 05, 2017Following a wave of targeted violence against Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar, more than half a million people have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. This new influx of refugees has added to hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled across the border during episodes of violence in previous years. Conditions are dire for these refugees, most of whom have little or no access to safe water, essential supplies, or medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

The quality of medical death certification of cause of death in hospitals in rural Bangladesh: impact of introducing the International Form of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death - Hazard RH, Chowdhury HR, Adair T, Ansar A, Quaiyum Rahman AM, Alam S, Alam N, Rampatige R, Streatfield PK, Riley ID, Lopez AD.
BACKGROUND: Accurate and timely data on cause of death are critically important for guiding health programs and policies. Deaths certified by doctors are implicitly considered to be reliable and accurate, yet the quality of information provided in the inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

A Beauty Queen Says She Was Dethroned After Making a Video on the Rohingya Crisis
A Myanmar beauty queen claims she has been defamed and unceremoniously dethroned over a video she made commenting on ethnic and religious violence in her country’s volatile west. Shwe Eain Si, a 19-year-old pageant runner-up, lost her Miss Grand Myanmar title, as well as her eligibility to compete in an upcoming pageant after she waded into politically charged waters. In the video, Shwe Eain Si blamed the crisis, which has sent more than 509,000 refugees fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, on Rohingya militants. The video sets graphic images of mutilated bodies to a piano accompaniment as the beauty contestant s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laignee Barron Tags: Uncategorized Burma myanmar onetime Rohingya Source Type: news

Developmental assessments during injury research: is enrollment of very young children in cr èches associated with better scores? - Nair D, Alonge O, Derakhshani Hamadani J, Sharmin Salam S, Islam I, Hyder AA.
The Developmental Study is part of a larger intervention on "saving of lives from drowning (SoLiD)" where children were enrolled either into cr èches (daycare centers) or playpens to prevent drowning in rural Bangladesh. Sampling ~1000 children between the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

As Rohingya crisis continues, UNICEF seeks funds to reach 720,000 children in need
Amid the deepening refugee crisis in Bangladesh and its attendant toll on children, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNCEF) launched today an appeal for its emergency response to reach some 720,000 children– both in Rohingya refugee and host communities– with protection and assistance. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘A Human Rights Nightmare.’ U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to Halt Anti-Rohingya Operations
(UNITED NATIONS) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s authorities on Thursday to immediately end military operations that have sent over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, calling the crisis “the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.” The U.N. chief warned that the humanitarian crisis is a breeding ground for radicalization, criminals and traffickers. And he said the broader crisis “has generated multiple implications for neighboring states and the larger region, including the risk of inter-communal strife...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news