To End AIDS, We Need to End Punitive Laws Perpetuating the Pandemic
A man is tested for HIV at a health centre in Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: UNICEF/Frank DejonghBy Suki BeaversMONTREAL, Aug 2 2022 (IPS) This week, the global HIV response community is gathering in Montreal to address the crisis of stalling progress that is putting millions of people in danger. Delegates here are clear on two things: first, the world is not on track to end AIDS, second, the world can still get on track and end AIDS as a public health crisis by 2030, but only if leaders are bold. This includes removing laws which are perpetuating the pandemic. Punitive and criminalizing approaches to law have been c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Suki Beavers Tags: Aid COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Performance of an emergency road ambulance service in Bhutan: response time, utilization, and outcomes - Tshokey T, Tshering U, Lhazeen K, Abrahamyan A, Timire C, Gurung B, Subedi DC, Wangdi K, Vilas VDR, Zachariah R.
BACKGROUND: An efficient ambulance service is a vital component of emergency medical services. We determined the emergency ambulance response and transport times and ambulance exit outcomes in Bhutan. METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving real... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Barriers to help-seeking from intimate partner violence among Bhutanese women - Choden P, Sendall MC, Armstrong K.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) silently pervades Bhutanese women's lives and is closely linked to the country's unique collectivist societal structure. There is a dearth of empirical research identifying and addressing barriers to help-seeking for wome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Health implications of racialized state violence against South Asians in the USA - Misra S, Tankasala N, Yusuf Y, Rao T, Paul A, Khan S, Singh S.
South Asians, one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the USA today, trace their roots to countries in the Indian subcontinent (e.g., Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and its global diaspora. With a wide range of cul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, DHSC (Updated 5th January 2022)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 5 January 2022 Bhutan, Cameroon, Cote d ' Ivoire, Cyprus northern, Fiji, The Gambia, Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Solomon Islands and Uzbekistan will be added to this list 4am Monday 10 January. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children Address Unequal Access to Education During Pandemic
By Rebeca Rios-KohnDUBAI, Nov 18 2021 (IPS) In the whirl of effort nations are making to combat COVID-19, the powerful role that children and young people can play in overcoming the harmful effects of school closures is too easily overlooked. Children are making a difference on their own within their families, schools, and communities, while also joining forces with adults in countless compelling ways. Their efforts offer us all much hope and inspiration. But we need to do so much more to ensure they can all get back to school, and safely. At EXPO 2020 DUBAI, now underway after a postponement, the spotlight is on the gra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rebeca Rios-Kohn Tags: COVID-19 Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Alcohol policy compliance among retailers in Bhutan: a multisite community intervention study - Gyeltshen T, Penjor T, Dorji L, Tshering L, Dorji K, Subedi BN, Tshering D, Xu YY, Dorji G, Gueye GN.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use is a major public health problem in Bhutan. Compliance with regulations at the point of sale is an important strategy in alcohol control. Retail outlets were briefed on sale regulations and provided notification of rules, which they... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A qualitative study of perceptions of risk and protective factors for suicide among Bhutanese refugees - Meyerhoff J, Iyiewuare P, Mulder LA, Rohan KJ.
Over 100,000 ethnically Nepalese, "Lhotshampa," people experienced systematic oppression, disenfranchisement, and violence during the latter part of the 20(th) century. The Lhotshampa people were forced to flee their homes in southern Bhutan and enter refu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The mental health of refugees during a pandemic: the impact of CoViD-19 on resettled Bhutanese refugees - McGuire T, Yozwiak D, Aultman JM.
This paper is the first of two in a series. In this paper, we identify mental health needs and challenges in the age of COVID-19 among Nepali-speaking, Bhutanese resettled refugees in the USA. We argue for a public health justice framework that looks criti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of active fire remote sensing data: examples from South Asia - Devkota JU.
Active fires emit aerosols and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In this paper, the behavior of active fires over a period of 1  year in Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka is studied using spatial statistics. In these countries, these fires are mainly forest a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Measuring landslide vulnerability status of Chukha, Bhutan using deep learning algorithms - Saha S, Sarkar R, Roy J, Hembram TK, Acharya S, Thapa G, Drukpa D.
This study is intended to provide an improved framework for the assessment of landslide vulnerability mapping (LVM) in Chukha Dzongkhags (distric... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence (IPV) in Bhutan: understanding women's responses to IPV using the transtheoretical model of behavior change - Choden P, Armstrong K, Sendall MC.
Intimate partner violence is highly prevalent in Asian region. It is largely committed by male against their female intimate partner. This is often associated with the region's unique social and cultural norms which subordinate women throughout their lives... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the Sustainable Devel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bhutan fully vaccinates 90% of eligible adults within a week
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible adult population in one week, exceeding the rates in countries with far greater resources (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’
Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they performI have been fascinated byinsects all my life. One of my earliest memories is of finding, at the age of five or six, some stripy yellow-and-black caterpillars feeding on weeds in the school playground. I put them in my empty lunchbox, and took them home. Eventually they transformed into handsome magenta and black moths. This seemed like magic to me – and still does. I was hooked.In pursuit of insects I have travelled the world, from the deserts of Patagonia to t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dave Goulson Tags: Insects Biodiversity Environment Bees Wildlife Biology Pesticides Food Conservation Science Butterflies Birds Source Type: news