Activist public relations in developing contexts where rules and norms collide: insights from two activist organizations against gender-based violence in Bangladesh - Ali HM, Saniei S, O'Leary P, Boddy J.
This study aims to broaden the understanding of activist public relations in developing contexts. The power of formal laws and policies in developing contexts diminishes by traditional norms and authorities, and therefore, a great deal of activist ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

World Press Freedom Faces a Perfect Storm
The UN will be commemorating World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The following article is part of a series of IPS features and opinion pieces focused on media freedom globally.By Farhana Haque RahmanTORONTO, Canada, Apr 29 2022 (IPS) Empowered by a global pandemic and the drum beats of war, the strongest despots are growing more despotic, and criminal cartels even more brazen in their violence. Extremists of various hues are also stepping out of the shadows. Just when the world most needs press freedom to thrive, the liberties that societies only really treasure when they are emasculated are coming under more pressure from d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Armed Conflicts COVID-19 Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Human Rights Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau World Press Freedom Day 2022 Source Type: news

Gender and awareness of laws on intimate partner violence: a study among Bengali, Garo, and Santal ethnic communities in rural Bangladesh - Karim R, Wahab N, Hossain D, Swahnberg K.
Previous studies on intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in Bangladesh rarely focused on the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies like legal remedies. There is also a lack of studies on the issues among the ethnic minority communities in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Myth of Development by Privatisation
This article specifically looks at the deteriorating state of basic services and state-owned utilities—including education and healthcare—due to privatisation.  Take for example the Aatmanirbhar Bharat package and the four-year national monetisation pipeline. While globally the ten richest men doubled their fortunes during the pandemic, the incomes of 99 percent of humanity fell; and the richest 98 Indians own the same wealth as the bottom 552 million Indian citizens. This gap has increased over the last decade, as the bottom 50 percent, that held 8 percent of the wealth in 2012, had a mere 6 percent in 2021 Such pol...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Srishty Anand Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Inequality Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Migrants and Health Workers Play Complex ‘Game’ on Europe’s Fringes
Viraj from India, in a squat where he has been living for three months near Velika Kladusa, Bosnia. He hopes to join family in Italy. February 2022. Credit: Chiara LuxardoBy Sara PerriaBihać, Bosnia, Apr 19 2022 (IPS) Responding to several shouts Viraj emerges from the ruins of his shelter in northwest Bosnia. He is originally from India but is now squatting near Bihać in what remains of a house abandoned since the 1990s Balkans war. “I was in the bathroom,” says Viraj – although there is no such facility. The building doesn’t even have windows, just gaps exposed to a freezing wind. Collapsing walls are patc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Perria Tags: COVID-19 Crime & Justice Europe Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Milvik launches mobile health app with wallet feature in Bangladesh
It allows users to earn health points which can be redeemed for healthcare products. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in Bangladesh: the role of family - Arafat SMY, Saleem T, Edwards TM, Ali SAEZ, Khan MM.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a public health problem that gets little attention in Bangladesh especially in prevention aspects. Recent studies revealed that a significant portion of risk factors is closely related to family events. However, potential prevention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

"Most of the cases are very similar.": documenting and corroborating conflict-related sexual violence affecting Rohingya refugees - Green L, McHale T, Mishori R, Kaljee L, Akter Chowdhury S.
BACKGROUND: In August 2017, a large population of Rohingya from northern Rakhine state in Myanmar fled to Bangladesh due to "clearance operations" by the Myanmar security forces characterized by widespread and systematic violence, including extensive confl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Determining prominent factors across system hierarchies to improve road safety in LMICs: a case study of Bangladesh - Hamim OF, Ukkusuri SV.
Road traffic collisions have become a major safety concern in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Traditional collision investigation methods usually identify lower system-level factors whereas systems-based sociotechnical approaches address higher sy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Catherine Spencer to join Cochrane as new Chief Executive Officer
Cochrane ’s Governing Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Spencer as Cochrane’s new Chief Executive Officer. Catherine joins Cochrane fromThe Seafarers ’ Charity where she held the position of CEO.Prior to her role at The Seafarers ’ Charity, Catherine was acting Chief Operating Officer and Director of Communications and Change Management at international public health research organisation,icddrb, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Between 2008-2015 Catherine held various senior management roles at theArmy Families Federation, including three years as Chief Executive.Governing Board Co-Chairs, Tracey How...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 7, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

In her words: A heavy monsoon, a flooded hospital and twins on the way. A midwife ’s story in Bangladesh
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Source: UNFPA News - April 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Is Too Much Autism Awareness Still Not Enough?
By Saima Wazed and Zain Bari RizviDHAKA, Bangladesh, Apr 1 2022 (IPS) When is too much Autism awareness still not enough? This thought recurs every April as we near World Autism Day on April 2, and parents reach out to me after reading enthusiastic and well-meaning news and journal articles – which are actually harmful and hurtful. Saima W. HossainIn 2008, along with a few dedicated parents and professionals, we began our effort to raise awareness around Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We eventually came together to form an advocacy, capacity-building, and research-based not-for-profit organization (Shuchona Foundation)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed and Zain Bari Rizvi Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Profound Effect of Covid Pandemic on Women and Girls in Asia-Pacific Documented
Joint Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) research documented the impact of the COVID-20 pandemic on women and girls. The research also found promising practices emerged during the pandemic. Credit: UNFPABy IPS CorrespondentTokyo, Mar 31 2022 (IPS) Women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region were adversely impacted due to COVID-19 pandemic responses – with marginalized women and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) services profoundly affected. These were the findings of a study by the Asian Population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS Correspondent Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations #GBV Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Source Type: news

To Improve Family Planning Services, Bangladesh Puts Health Workers at the Center of Training
By Mahbubur Rashid, Senior technical advisor Trainers hold up the competency-based training modules at a session in Bangladesh. Photo taken for IntraHealth International.March 30, 2022A little over three years ago, I began hearing about USAID’sAccelerating Universal Access to Family Planning Project in Bangladesh. The project—named Shukhi Jibon, which means“happy life” in Bengali—focuses on developing the family planning workforce and contributes to the health and well-being of Bangladeshis by increasing their use of family planning services. Shukhi Jibon, I knew, could make a big d...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Education Performance Health workforce development World Health Worker Week Systems Management and Performance Health Workers Source Type: news

Impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on intimate partner violence: issues of non-reporting in Bangladesh - Mahmood N, Kamruzzaman M, Rahman A, Reidpath DD, Akhter S.
The objective of this study was to analyze the impact of lockdown on intima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news