Cambodia's Angkor site shut for 2 weeks to curb coronavirus
Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Doctor Survived Cambodia's Killing Fields, but Not COVID Doctor Survived Cambodia's Killing Fields, but Not COVID
With little English or education when she arrived, Lim put herself through college and medical school. As an internal medicine doctor, she treated farmworkers and other Cambodian refugees.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS) I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
The Latest: Cambodia reports 2nd known death of pandemic
Cambodia’s Health Ministry announced the country’s second confirmed death from COVID-19 on Friday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Cambodian policewoman showered with gifts after being shamed for breastfeeding at work
Sithong Sokha received $2,500 from the wife of Prime Minister Hun Sen after being forced to apologise for her breastfeeding social media post. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cambodian study assesses 3D scanning technologies for prosthetic limb design
(University of Southampton) Cutting-edge 3D scanners have been put to the test by researchers from the University of Southampton and partners Exceed Worldwide to help increase the quality and quantity of prosthetics services around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Detaining people who use drugs in Cambodia: a dual-track system - Hasselg ård-Rowe J.
Reports focusing on drug detention centres in Cambodia have predominantly been concerned with documenting conditions and human rights abuses in the government centres, while highlighting the failure of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to adopt a huma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Cambodia reports first COVID-19 death, 1 year into pandemic
Cambodia has confirmed its first death from COVID-19 since the pandemic began more than a year ago as it battles a new local outbreak that has infected hundreds of people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
The Key to Building Resilience in a Crisis
Resilience is the ultimate end goal in tough times. We want our children to “learn resilience”; we all want to become “more resilient” ourselves; we hear about resilient communities. But what does resilience actually mean—and how do we cultivate more of it? “Resilience is the capacity of a person, community, family or economy to adapt successfully to challenge,” says Ann Masten, a professor of child at development at the University of Minnesota and author of several books about resilience. “Resilience in people involves many processes and multiple systems, which is one of the...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Rope Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen inoculated against COVID-19
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been inoculated with a vaccine supplied by the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative, as a plan to immunize up to two thirds of the country’s population remains on track to be completed by the end of the year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
What Role Can South-South Cooperation Play in Post COVID-19 Recovery?
By Matteo MarchisioBEIJING, Mar 2 2021 (IPS) Five years ago, at the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations, world leaders adopted the ambitious Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The Agenda was to be accomplished through the achievement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030: eradicating poverty, ending hunger, addressing climate change – just to name a few. Matteo MarchisioThe COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 suddenly disrupted advancement toward meeting this goal, in many cases rolling back years of progress. The World Bank, for example, estimated that COVID-19 has pushed an additional 88 to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Matteo Marchisio Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs South-South TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Lifeline for vulnerable Cambodians as poverty doubles during COVID-19 pandemic
In Cambodia, the shrinking economy, hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected all population groups, but particularly the most vulnerable. A first-of-its-kind government scheme, managed with digital tools supplied by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), is ensuring that the poorest receive a level of social protection. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Piecing Together the Next Pandemic
From a small lab in Cambodia, Dr. Jessica Manning is on the lookout for emerging diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amos Zeeberg Tags: your-feed-science Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity Malaria DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Mosquitoes Third World and Developing Countries Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Pasteur Institute Cambodia your-f Source Type: news
Cambodia begins vaccination campaign against COVID-19
Three sons of Cambodian leader Hun Sen were inoculated against COVID-19 as the country began distributing vaccines donated from its closest ally, China (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Study: Look beyond geography to identify smaller at-risk groups for pandemic relief
Delivering COVID-19 vaccines and other pandemic relief to certain small ethnic populations in California may be a particular challenge for a somewhat ironic reason: Many members of those groups do not live in neighborhoods that have been identified as being highly vulnerable to virus transmission.A newUCLA study looked at five ethnic groups — American Indians, Pacific Islanders, Cambodians, Filipinos and Koreans — which, current data suggests, have higher-than-average rates of COVID-19 infections or deaths.“The data we’ve been compiling show that Pacific Islander and other smaller Asian groups are t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Cambodia gets first COVID-19 vaccine from key ally China
Cambodia has received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine, a donation of 600,000 doses from China, the country’s biggest ally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
If Covid-19 is Primarily a ‘First World’ Virus, Why is the Global South in Lockdown?
A lockdown closer home. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walking the empty corridors of the UN Secretariat building in New York in 2020. Credit: United NationsBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) The currently available Covid-19 vaccines have been authorized for ‘emergency use ‘in Europe and North America. This is due to an apparent spike in Covid-19 flu cases in the northern hemisphere as winter advances. Highly advertised vaccines are being produced and rolled out at ‘warped speed’ by powerful pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies headquartered in Euro-Ameri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Effective disaster measures for Cambodia: implications from focus group interview with potential young professionals in Cambodia - Jeon HS, Lee K, Lee Y, Park E, Choi YS.
This study diagnosed the current problems of Cambodia's disaster prevention and preparedness, and found more effective disaster measures through two focus group interviews. Participant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
Auditory hallucination among traumatized cambodian refugees: PTSD association and biocultural shaping - Hinton DE.
At a psychiatric refugee clinic for survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, a survey revealed that 42% (38/90) had auditory hallucinations (AHs) in the last month. Of those with AHs, 87% (33/38) had PTSD, whereas of those without AHs, 31% (16/52) had PTSD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
If Your Civic Space is Closed, your Human Rights Dissolve
Credit: Forus InternationalBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) On Human Rights Day, civil society calls for the protection of civic space as a fundamental freedom, as more than 80% of the world’s population live in countries where civic space is closed, repressed or obstructed. Protecting civil society and fundamental freedoms means protecting the rights to associate and assemble, to express views and opinions. Civic space is the bedrock of any open and democratic society. When civic space is open, citizens and civil society organizations are able to organize, participate and communicate, claiming their right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Human Rights Day 2020 Source Type: news
Executive Voice: 10 Questions with CEO Polly Dunford
This article originally appeared in the Triangle Business Journal on December 3, 2020. You can read ithere. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Health Workers Source Type: news
World's loneliest elephant starts a new life in sanctuary in Cambodia
Kaavan found a surprising ally in singer Cher who fought for years for his release from a Pakistani zoo. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Prevalence of childhood exposure to intimate partner violence and associations with mental distress in Cambodia, Malawi and Nigeria: a cross-sectional study - Kieselbach B, Kress H, MacMillan H, Perneger T.
BACKGROUND: Research from high-income countries shows that witnessing intimate partner violence (IPV) between caregivers is experienced by up to a third of all children and is related to poor mental health outcomes. Much less is known about the burden of w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Cher helps rescue world's 'loneliest elephant' from zoo in Pakistan
The elephant named Kaavan is set to leave for a sanctuary in Cambodia on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Vietnam and Cambodia: Leveraging Support to Enhance Climate Ambition
By Say Samal and Trần Hồng HàWASHINGTON DC, Nov 19 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every facet of our lives and delayed what was slated to be a landmark Conference of the Parties (COP26). This pivotal year marks the first due date for countries to submit revised national climate plans per the five-year cycle required by the Paris Agreement. Remarkably, countries are still moving forward with renewed urgency. And many countries are integrating green recovery into their COVID-19 responses, further contributing to climate action. While many countries have positive stories to tell, both of our ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Say Samal and Tran Hong Ha Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs NDC Partnership Source Type: news
UCLA model ID ’s areas that should have priority for vaccine, other COVID-19 help
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, UCLA public health and urban planning experts have developed a predictive model that pinpoints which populations in which neighborhoods of Los Angeles County are most at risk of becoming infected.The researchers hope the new model, which can be applied to other counties and jurisdictions as well,will assist decision makers, public health officials and scientists in effectively and equitably implementing vaccine distribution, testing, closures and reopenings, and other virus-mitigation measures.The model maps Los Angeles County neighborhood by neighborhood, based on four i...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Secretive Mega-Trade Deal Rules Could Harm Asia ’s Covid-19 Recovery
Community Health warriors (Anganwadi center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu). Credit: Public Services International (PSI)By Lyndal RowlandsBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 13 2020 (IPS) Fifteen countries will sign a mega-trade deal at the ASEAN conference this weekend imposing secretive restrictions on how governments help workers through the pandemic, trade union leaders and parliamentarians have warned. The text of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is so secretive that even elected representatives have not been allowed to see it, even though it will potentially lock future governments into rules that will li...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Enhancing food security, sustainability in Cambodia
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) A new $750,000 grant from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL) to the University of Tennessee Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture will fund the program called " Scaling Suitable, Sustainable Technologies. " Nicknamed " S3, " the program will work to increase overall agricultural production in Cambodia and enhance the resilience of cropping systems, which will also support food security and enhanced nutritional outcomes for farmers and their communities. (Source: EurekAlert...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Cambodian PM isolating after Covid outbreak linked to Hungarian minister
Schools, bars and cinemas in Phnom Penh locked down as cases reported after trade tripCambodia ’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has gone into quarantine and the country has locked down schools, bars and cinemas in the capital, Phnom Penh, and a surrounding province, after an outbreak of coronavirus cases linked to a visit by the Hungarian foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó.Szijj ártó made a short visit to Cambodia on 3 November as part of a planned trade tour to the region, then tested positive for Covid-19 when he arrived in Thailand later the same day. All his meetings were cancelled an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison and agencies Tags: Cambodia Asia Pacific World news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Hungary Source Type: news
Cambodia bans state-organized events in capital over virus
Cambodia has banned all state-organized events in the capital and a neighboring province for two weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a number of people connected to a Hungarian official’s visit tested positive (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
The Covid Pandemic: Broadening the Discourse
Thailand’s COVID-19 response an example of resilience and solidarity: a UN Resident Coordinator’s BlogBy Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 10 2020 (IPS) SARS-CoV-2, the corona virus that causes COVID-19, has been spreading exponentially across the world over the last ten or so months. As of November 6th, according to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, there have been 49,195,581 cases of COVID-19, including 1,241,031 deaths. More than a third of the global population has been placed on lockdown. The global economy is experiencing the deepest global recession since World War 2 and m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asoka Bandarage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Cambodia's prime minister in quarantine after Hungarian meet
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and four of his Cabinet members are in quarantine after meeting with a visiting envoy who later tested positive for the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Asia Today: Cambodia reopens schools after virus shutdown
Schools in Cambodia have opened for the first time since March, but class sizes and hours are limited as a coronavirus precaution (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Q & A: Why are Stillbirths still Societal Taboo?
There are nearly two million stillbirths every year. Credit: UNSPLASH/Claudia WolffBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 2020 (IPS) Societal taboo and a lack of understanding about stillbirth can cause the issue to be neglected among health practitioners, according to Dr. Danzhen You, a senior adviser on Data and Analytics at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She shared her insight with IPS after a U.N. high-level meeting organised to raise awareness and to end preventable stillbirths last week. There are nearly two million stillbirths every year, according to a joint statement released ahead of th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Stillbirths United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Source Type: news
How Climate Change May Be Contributing to Our Political Instability
If you pick up the newspaper these days, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the headlines: historic wildfires, a deadly pandemic and an impending U.S. election unlike any in recent memory. When you take a step back, it seems a bit like the fabric of society is fraying. Climate change isn’t entirely responsible for any of these problems, but there is a growing body of literature suggesting that climate change shapes political and social stability. Research has shown repeatedly that warmer temperatures and more extreme weather contribute to a slew of adverse outcomes: violent crime, political instability and the...
Source: TIME: Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Gender-based violence and factors associated with victimization among female entertainment workers in Cambodia: a cross-sectional study - Wieten CW, Chhoun P, Tuot S, Brody C, Yi S.
This study aims to examine the prevalence of GBV amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
A qualitative study of the context of speed management in Cambodia - King M, Pen S.
Key Findings •The context of speed management in Cambodia presents a number of challenges; • A functional road hierarchy and a less complex speed limit system are needed; • Effective enforcement requires resourcing and addressing of issues a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Live-tweeting and distant suffering: Nicholas Kristof as global savior - Barnes L.
This essay interrogates Nicholas Kristof's reporting on sex trafficking in Cambodia, examining the New York Times columnist's narrative self-fashioning in the context of the neoimperialist rescue fantasies his writing perpetuates. It explores the intersect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
They escaped the worst of COVID-19. Now Cambodians face a debt crisis
Millions are at risk of defaulting on loans as the coronavirus pandemic halts Cambodia's recovery from decades of war and poverty. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles McDermid, Kea Pav Source Type: news
Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic
A boat on Pasig River in the Philippines. The Philippines has the highest mortality rate from the coronavirus in Southeast Asia. Credit:Kara Santos/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said while the pandemic has introduced new challenges in the region, including threats to peace and security, &ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus CO Source Type: news
Alcohol consumption and attributable harm in middle-income South-East Asian countries: epidemiology and policy options - Sornpaisarn B, Shield K, Manthey J, Limmade Y, Low WY, Van Thang V, Rehm J.
Background Factors and policies which potentially explain the changes in alcohol consumption and related harms from 2010 to 2017 in 11 middle-income countries in the South-East Asian region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
The Latest: Virus infects Cambodians who went on UN mission
Cambodia says the coronavirus has been detected in four members of a Cambodian military force that was stationed in Mali on a U.N. peacekeeping mission (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
The Latest: 2 US diplomats among new virus cases in Cambodia
Two U.S. diplomats are among five new cases of coronavirus in Cambodia announced Friday by health officials (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Children in Out-of-Home Care: Lessons from the Pandemic
. Credit: Hope And Homes for Children. By Larisa AbrickajaLONDON, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) As the world continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in institutions like prisons or care homes has shown how quickly overcrowded facilities can become a breeding ground for an infectious disease. But what about other congregate facilities like residential institutions for children, such as orphanages? What risks do they face? And how should governments be responding during – and after – this pandemic? How has the pandemic affected orphanages? The Covid-19 pandemic has had one significant impact on so-ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Larisa Abrickaja Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news
Popular doesn't mean influential among Cambodian farmers
(University of Sydney) Published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, their research examined the role of social network brokers - well-connected individuals within a community - in the adoption of innovative farming practices in Battambang Province in North-Western Cambodia. The authors, Dr Petr Matous, Junjian Zhang and Associate Professor Daniel Tan found that less popular farmers were better influencers, compared to their more popular peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Covid-19: Caring for Care Workers
Credit: UN WomenBy Lan Mercado, Mohammad Naciri, and Yamini MishraUNITED NATIONS, Jun 5 2020 (IPS) COVID-19 has brought the world to a halt. Nations, businesses, and schools have closed, and billions are confined to their homes. Yet millions of care workers step out daily to keep the lights on and support those in need. The majority of them are women – nurses, community health workers, sanitation workers, and others. They earn little and are grossly undervalued despite keeping our society and economy running. Other forms of care – looking after families, cooking, cleaning, and fetching water aren’t paid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lan Mercado - Mohammad Naciri - Yamini Mishra Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Why disasters happen: cultural framings from the Diamond Island stampede in Cambodia - Eisenbruch M.
Human stampedes are anthropogenic disasters. The purpose of this study is to identify the emic construction of disaster in Cambodia and thus enable a cultural framing. The case study is the 2010 human stampede at Diamond Island in Phnom Penh, which resulte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
UCLA creates multilingual website for coronavirus information
It ’s abundantly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not hit all people equally, and part of that disparity is informational. Many communities have an increased vulnerability because of a lack access to official news, public health information and safety recommendations in a language other than Engl ish.To help remedy that, faculty from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Asian American Studies Center quickly came together recently to launchTranslateCovid.org. This new website presents health and safety recommendations and other information in more than 40 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Syndemic psychosocial health conditions associated with recent client-perpetrated violence against female entertainment and sex workers in Cambodia - Couture MC, Evans JL, Draughon Moret J, Stein ES, Muth S, Phou M, Len A, Ngak S, Sophal C, Neak Y, Carrico AW, Maher L, Page K.
Female entertainment and sex workers (FESW) are vulnerable to violence, which impedes safer sex behaviors and increases risk of HIV. FESW are also disproportionately affected by co-occurring psychosocial health conditions, including substance use, depressi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news