Effect of soil geomechanical properties and geo-environmental factors on landslide predisposition at Mount Oku, Cameroon - Djukem WDL, Braun A, Wouatong ASL, Guedjeo C, Dohmen K, Wotchoko P, Fernandez-Steeger TM, Havenith HB.
In this work, we explored a novel approach to integrate both geo-environmental and soil geomechanical parameters in a landslide susceptibility model. A total of 179 shallow to deep landslides were identified using Google Earth images and field observations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Vaccination - Explaining Recurrent Low Risk Perception, Parental Refusal
[Cameroon Tribune] Surprisingly, the toughest resistance to the vaccination of children against the debilitating disease is from residents of Bafoussam, Douala and Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Eradication - Stanley Enow Rounds Up Promotion Tour
[Cameroon Tribune] He was in the Littoral and Centre Regions for three days to raise awareness on the benefits of vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Eradication - 'There Is Resistance, but Many People Listen to Me'
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroonian star rapper, Stanley Enow, held a press conference in Yaounde on September 10, 2020 to close a three-day tour to raise awareness on polio vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Owing to Covid-19 - Air Ticket Sales, Travel Agencies Still in Shock
[Cameroon Tribune] The pandemic has posed record challenges to the world, including the international air transport sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Incidence of recreational sports-related sudden cardiac arrest in participants over age 12 in a general African population - Tchanana GMK, Ngantcha M, Yuyun MF, Ajijola OA, Mbouh S, Tchameni SCT, Suliman A, Bonny A.
BACKGROUND: The incidence of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest (SrSCA) in sub-Saharan Africa is unknown. Objective: To determine the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in non-competitive athletes in an urban population of Cameroon, a country in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa: UCT Professor's Research Offers Hope of Treatment for Sickle Cell Anaemia
[GroundUp] In a study performed in Cameroon, UCT professor Ambroise Wonkam has identified genetic factors which protect some patients from the effects of sickle cell anemia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The impact of the Anglophone conflict on women and children and their advocacy for peace in Cameroon - Ashu GM.
The paper examines the impact of the Anglophone conflict on women and children and the initiatives the women have taken to bring peace to their regions. It analysis series of documents that have been written on the conflict to identify the impact on women ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Africa: Wild Polio Virus - Africa Continent Certified Polio-Free
[Cameroon Tribune] The announcement was made during a virtual live stream session of the 70th WHO Regional Committee for Africa, on August 25, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: How Covid-19 Sways Cash-Strapped Country Into Debt Relief
[Africa In Fact] Prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Cameroon, an oil exporter with a bloated bureaucracy, was still reeling from the 2014-2016 oil price collapse - one of the most significant oil price slumps in modern times. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pesticide usage and occupational hazards among farmers working in small-scale tomato farms in Cameroon - Tambe AB, Mbanga BMR, Nzefa DL, Nama MG.
BACKGROUND: Agriculture is undoubtedly the backbone of the Cameroonian economy, and other economic activities thrive only if production in this sector is assured. It has been estimated that approximately 25 million agricultural workers worldwide experience... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Cameroon: Fight Against Covid-19 - Focal Points Instructed to Facilitate Screening
[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute gave instructions to members of government on the effective ways of eradicating the coronavirus pandemic, yesterday August 20, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Cameroon: Eliminating Malnutrition - Hon. Monjowa Lifaka Made Nutrition Ambassador
[Cameroon Tribune] The Deputy House Speaker was distinguished on August 12, 2020 by SUN Movement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From the mother to the child: the intergenerational transmission of experiences of violence in mother-child dyads exposed to intimate partner violence in Cameroon - Wadji DL, Ketcha Wanda GJM, Wicky C, Morina N, Martin-Soelch C.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a widespread social problem with serious consequences for the health of both women and their children. However, little is known about the combined effect of maternal childhood abuse and current exposure to IPV with respec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cameroon: Tomato Farmers Count Losses to Wild Weather and Lockdown
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -- Too little rainfall and then too much has paired with coronavirus impacts in Central Africa, leaving growers struggling (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa
This article originally appeared in Africa Renewal—a UN publication focusing on African news and analysis. www.un.org/africarenewal.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: “Social cohesion is bu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angela Lusigi and Achievement Dhlakama Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon Adopts 3T Strategy but Emergency Fund Remains Cloudy
[Africa In Fact] Cameroon is one of the most badly hit countries by the coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa. By 11 July, the country had recorded 15,173 cases, emerging with about half of the total number of cases in the central African sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during the confinement period of the COVID-19 pandemic: exploring the French and Cameroonian public health policies - Tochie JN, Ofakem I, Ayissi G, Endomba FT, Fobellah NN, Wouatong C, Temgoua MN.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an unprecedented pandemic. COVID-19 is a highly contagious and potentially fatal respiratory infection which has spread within three months of its outbreak to more than 173 countries, causing 3.7 million infections and 256... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The World Needs You. Now.
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 20 2020 (IPS) “We may all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now,” Martin Luther King Jr once said. His timeless wisdom rings truer than ever today for the many challenges the world is facing. COVID-19, continued armed conflicts and forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters, deep divides and widespread discrimination mark the human family in the 21st century. Yasmine SherifWhile COVID-19 is indeed a health crisis, the state of the world is in a bigger, multi-dimensional crisis. The one safe solution is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cameroon: Coronavirus Snatches Scarce Jobs
[Africa In Fact] When Cameroon closed universities, primary and high schools on 17 March as part of preventive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Tongwa Francis was left without a job. The energetic young man had been making a living by offering part-time teaching services at private high schools in the capital Yaounde. But then, the coronavirus emerged, causing Tongwa's source of income to vanish. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Yaounde Paediatric Hospital - Siamese Twins Under Examination
[Cameroon Tribune] Both girls, the babies are joined around the buttocks area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

UNESCO, UNHCR & EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT Call for the Inclusion of Refugees in the Post-Covid-19 Education Effort
Angelina Jolie with Syrian refugees. Credit: UNHCR / Laban MatteiBy External SourceNEW YORK, Jul 14 2020 (IPS-Partners) We must not leave young refugees by the wayside, urged UNESCO, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Education Cannot Wait as they urged more support in favour of young refugees’ education during an online debate today, moderated by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, on how best to provide them with improved learning during and after the pandemic. “Mobilizing for refugees is extremely urgent at a time when they are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

Cameroon: Emotional Wellness - Application Helps to Relieve Stress
[Cameroon Tribune] The HearMe app has been designed to provide peer to peer emotional support. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prehospital conditions and outcomes following craniotomy for traumatic brain injury performed within 72 hours in central Cameroon: a cross-sectional study - Takoukam R, Kanmounye US, Robertson FC, Zimmerman K, Nguembu S, Lartigue JW, Park KB, Figuim B, Esene I.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common neurosurgical condition globally. In Cameroon, there are 572 cases of TBI per 100,000 people, but less than 40% of Cameroonians live within 4 hours of a neurosurgical facility. The authors sough... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Snakebite epidemiology and health-seeking behavior in Akonolinga health district, Cameroon: cross-sectional study - Alcoba G, Chabloz M, Eyong J, Wanda F, Ochoa C, Comte E, Nkwescheu A, Chappuis F.
BACKGROUND: Snakebite envenoming causes 81,000-138,000 annual human deaths and pain, terror, or disability in 4.5-5.4 million victims. Accurate community-based epidemiological data is scarce. Our objective was to assess snakebite incidence, mortality, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa ’s Post-pandemic Future Needs to Embrace Youth in Agriculture
Aslihan Arslan, Senior Economist, Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD and Zoumana Bamba, IITA Country Representative, DR CongoBy Aslihan Arslan and Zoumana BambaJun 29 2020 (IPS) Warnings at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic that Africa could be hit by a wave of up to 10 million cases within six months thankfully now seem unfounded, although it is still far too early to be over-confident. The World Health Organization said on May 22 that the virus appears to be “taking a different pathway” on the continent, with a lower mortality rate and a slower rise in cases than other regions. However, th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aslihan Arslan and Zoumana Bamba Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Source Type: news

Cameroon: National Assembly - Synergy to Develop, Valorise Traditional Medicine
[Cameroon Tribune] An information sharing forum took place at the National Assembly on June 25, 2020 on traditional medicine during a special plenary sitting of the House. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: North West - Vulnerable Women Trained to Confront COVID-19
[Cameroon Tribune] Hope For Needy Association, trains IDP women and girls in the NW, SW, West, Littoral and Centre regions to enhance livelihood and fight against the ravaging pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Anti-COVID Material for Hospitals
[Cameroon Tribune] The three main treatment centers were offered gifts worth FCFA 120 million to keep the pandemic at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Face Masks Are Mandatory - but Not for Mr President
[Africa In Fact] Cameroon occupies a prominent position on the list of countries in sub-Saharan Africa badly hit by the coronavirus. By 15 June, the country had surpassed the 10,000 mark in terms of confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 275 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Hospitals Turn to Telemedicine as Patients Flee Over COVID-19 Scare
[East African] Yaound é -Some health facilities in Cameroon are turning to telemedicine as patients have been keeping away from and fleeing medical facilities for fear of contracting the coronavirus Covid-19, which has so far killed 313 people in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: The Poor Benefit, While Food Traders Suffer from Pandemic Closures
[VOA] Cameroon says the temporary closure of most restaurants and border trade during the COVID-19 pandemic has dropped food prices by up to 70 percent.   While food sellers are suffering the lost income, cheaper prices have helped some of Cameroon's poorest to cope during the economic disruption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Aid Workers Welcome High Profile Calls for COVID-19 Cease-fire
[VOA] Cameroonian aid and health workers have welcomed calls by Nobel Peace laureates and former heads of state for a COVID-19 cease-fire in the country's troubled western regions.   Fighting between Cameroon's military and rebels has forced over a thousand health and aid workers to flee, putting tens of thousands of patients at risk in the middle of the pandemic.  Cameroon has so far confirmed 12,321 infections and 309 deaths from the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A natural treatment for superbugs, thanks to traditional remedies from Cameroon
(Natural News) The use of traditional medicine is prevalent in many developing countries, thanks to it being accessible and reliable, as well as affordable. Of the many ailments traditional remedies address, infectious diseases caused by fungal or bacterial pathogens are among the most common. In Cameroon, a large portion of the population considers natural remedies as their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait Interviews Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-general of the United Nations
By External SourceJun 19 2020 (IPS-Partners) Ms. Amina J. Mohammed is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Mohammed served as Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she steered the country’s efforts on climate action and efforts to protect the natural environment. Ms. Mohammed first joined the United Nations in 2012 as Special Adviser to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the responsibility for post-2015 development planning. She led the process that resulted in global agreement ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Gender Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Poliomyelitis - Cameroon Gains 'Polio-Free' Certification
[Cameroon Tribune] This was one of the resolutions of the ARCC meeting held via videoconference, which ends this Thursday, June 18th. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Disabled Protest Neglect as Coronavirus Spreads
[VOA] Hundreds of people with disabilities fanned out across Cameroon's capital Monday, protesting against the neglect they say they've suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The campaigners say social distancing rules have discouraged caregiving for the disabled, leaving many more vulnerable to the virus.  Cameroon has seen nearly 10,000 coronavirus cases and 276 coronavirus-related deaths, making it one of the worst-affected countries in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Social  Media Used to Fight Misinformation
[VOA] Cameroon  is one of the African countries worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and has been struggling against misinformation and fake news on the virus.  Cameroon's  digital  first responders have taken to social media to  counteract the misinformation.   (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Doctors Begin Home   Consultations  for  COVID-wary Patients
[VOA] The U.N. Population Fund says many women  are reluctant to seek medical care at health facilities for fear they may be exposed to the coronavirus.  In Cameroon, a nonprofit group of doctors has started to make home visits, the first program of its kind in the country.  (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Financial risk protection and hospital admission for trauma in Cameroon: an analysis of the Cameroon National Trauma Registry - Shah PA, Christie SA, Motwani G, Dissak-Delon FN, Mefire AC, Mekolo D, Ngono GM, Dicker R, Etoundi GAM, Juillard C.
BACKGROUND: Half of the global population is at risk for catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) in the event that they require surgery. Universal health coverage fundamentally requires protection from CHE, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (L... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

African Development Bank COVID-19 response: moving from commitment to action
By African Development BankJun 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) The African Development Bank has responded swiftly to the needs of its member countries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s operations have continued to run smoothly since the first cases appeared in early March, despite the wide range of lockdowns and measures imposed by governments to flatten the curve. The COVID-19 pandemic is forecast to cause Africa’s GDP to drop by between $22.1 billion and $88.3 billion. African countries, with the experience of having fought off Ebola, are working to adapt to this new threat and looking to the Bank for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Africa Aid Economy & Trade Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: COVID-19 Treatment - Cameroonian Wins International Prize for Discovery
[Cameroon Tribune] Dr Euloge Yiagnigni Mfopou on June 12, 2020 in Yaounde received the award from the International Committee of Excellence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Caught between conflict and coronavirus in Cameroon
[Plan International] "After doing my chores in the mornings, I used to go to the support centre for my studies. But now, I can't any more because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now I stay at home every day and doing nothing reminds me of all the stress that my family and I are going through," says 17-year-old Sonia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Clinic Helps Victims Traumatized by Separatist Conflict
[VOA] The ongoing separatist conflict in Cameroon's western regions has created a growing humanitarian emergency that has affected close to two million people.   Humanitarian experts say those displaced by the fighting need help resettling, but also psychological support.  A clinic in Cameroon's capital provides rare trauma therapy for those affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Child Marriage Worries Rise Amid Coronavirus Lockdown in Cameroon
[The New Humanitarian] NGAOUND ÉRÉ, Cameroon -'At night, I pray he doesn't come to my room.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Parasites and the microbiome
(University of Pennsylvania) In a study of ethnically diverse people from Cameroon, the presence of a parasite infection was closely linked to the make-up of the gastrointestinal microbiome, according to a research team led by Penn scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: COVID-19, Humanitarian Aid - Canada Offers 4 Billion FCFA to Cameroon
[Cameroon Tribune] High Commissioner Richard Bale disclosed this in Yaounde on June 9, 2020 after meeting the Minister for External Relations, Lejuene Mbella Mbella. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Working together to beat COVID-19: Cochrane ’s consumer rapid response group
In April 2020, Cochrane launched theCOVID-19 consumer rapid response group. Currently, nearly 100 people with lived experience related to COVID-19 have joined the group, signing up to offer their time, skills, and experience to get involved with Cochrane ’s work on COVID-19 rapid reviews and accommodate limited timelines. Thus far, 16 consumers have been connected with research teams for 13COVID-19 rapid reviews, either as members of author teams or as peer reviewers. Interested consumers can still become involved in the COVID-19 consumer rapid response group;  find out more and sign up.As the full implicat...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

World Protests Show Rising Outrage and Mounting Discontent
Protests Against Racism in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy Isabel Ortiz, Sara Burke and Hernan Cortes SaenzNEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Jun 10 2020 (IPS) After a period of forced silence because of the Covid-19 quarantines, citizens around the world are defying coronavirus restrictions and claiming the streets to fight for real democracy, jobs, living wages, public services, human rights and against corruption, inequality and injustice. We predict an increasing wave of protests all over the world led by different types of people defying the status quo. Unless policies change, clashes in the street are likely to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz - Sara Burke - Hernan Cortes Saenz Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news