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Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: CAR Refugee Influx Triggers HIV, Humanitarian Crises
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 140 000 civilians have fled Central African Republic to the equally-troubled Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering a severe humanitarian and health emergency. The refugees have fled deadly clashes between the pro-Muslim Seleka rebels and pro Christian anti-Balaka to settle in the North Ubangi and Bas-U élé Provinces in the neighbouring country that is suffering its militancy problems of its own. There is a great deal of concern about the massive displacement of populations and the (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Cholera Death Toll Rising
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AN outbreak of cholera has killed more than 500 people in the conflict-ton Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic
Credit: Saber Jendoubi/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Lindah MogeniUNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 2017 (IPS)Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International. The UN peacekeeping force in the region, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), tasked with civilian protection, has been unable to curb these systematic abuses, Amnesty says.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindah Mogeni Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion Source Type: news

Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads: WHO Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads: WHO
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Over 500 dead as Congo's cholera epidemic spreads: WHO
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping Congo, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO
KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

"My heart is in his hands": the lived spiritual experiences of Congolese refugee women survivors of sexual violence - Smigelsky MA, Gill AR, Foshager D, Aten JD, Im H.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced widespread violence, including sexual violence. Sexual violence toward women includes rape, genital mutilation, and sexual slavery. Many Congolese have sought to escape such conditions as refugees in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Voices and views of Congolese refugee women: a qualitative exploration to inform health promotion and reduce inequities - McMorrow S, Saksena J.
Refugees have recently been thrust into the spotlight worldwide. The strikingly negative rhetoric currently surrounding refugees calls for increased action from public health educators. In 2016, the largest proportion of refugees to the United States came ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WHO declares new Ebola epidemic as infections soar in Africa
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an “Ebola epidemic” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after they confirmed nine cases linked to the virus in the remote forested region. Three people have reportedly died, causing alarm among health officials who fear that this could be another outbreak similar to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differentials for burying the war dead | Brief letters
Eton cheating | Graham Greene | First world war burials | Armageddon | Yotam Ottolenghi ’s ingredientsPJ Murphy wonders if the young men of Eton and Winchester who colluded to cheat in examinations are heading for a career in banking (Letters, 1 September). If history is a guide, I suspect that they are as likely to make their way into politics, where they will find they are equally well prepared and be welcomed by familiar faces who had been taught in the same way.Alan BrownYork• Mark Lawson isn’t quite accurate with his assertion (Strike action, Review, 26 August) that Graham Gre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Brief letters Tags: Private schools Education Exams Graham Greene Books First world war Space Science Mathematics Food & drink Life and style UK news Source Type: news

Violence, fear limit access to pregnancy care in Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai area
Language EnglishKALOMBA, Democratic Republic of the Congo –Jacqueline Lusambo is 18 and pregnant, and has spent the last six months living in the bush, hiding from the conflict that rages through Kasai Central, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.She did not think it would be this way. When she learned, eight months ago, that she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband were living comfortably in the village of Milambo. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: South Kivu Cholera Outbreak Threatens to Spread Out of Control
[MSF] A recently declared cholera outbreak in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, threatens to spread out of control unless a full response is implemented, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned. MSF teams are providing assistance in the towns of Minova, Bukavu, Bulengo, Numbi, Sebele, Nyange and Baraka, with the disease threatening to spread rapidly unless prevention measures are in place, including in the large towns of Minova and Bukavu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: HIV Is Still Taboo in the DRC - Chronicles From Kinshasa
[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -In 2016 I conducted in-depth interviews with patients at a 42-bed AIDS unit run by M édecins Sans Frontières in Centre Hospitalier Kabinda in Kinshasa, as well as caregivers and health staff. My research, which has not yet been published, uncovered the complex, often heartbreaking web of challenges people face living with HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nearly 570 0 00 people live with the disease, which is highly stigmatised. In 2016, the unit treated 2500 AIDS patients. At lea (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Malnutrition Threat Grows As Aid Groups Leave
[MSF] Three-year-old Rachel sways gently on her mother's lap and stares blankly at the women trickling into a health center in Kalonge, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Rachel is suffering from malnutrition, and, with wrinkled skin and sagging eyes, is much too small for her age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Overcrowding and Lack of Water in Kal émie
[MSF] Tanganyika province in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been plagued by intercommunal violence for over a year now. With a resurgence of old conflicts forcing people from their homes and the arrival of the rainy season, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is growing increasingly concerned about the living conditions of those displaced around Kalémie. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: No Water, No Space - Dire Living Conditions in Kal émie
[MSF] Tanganyika province in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been plagued by intercommunal violence for over a year now. With a resurgence of old conflicts forcing people from their homes and the arrival of the rainy season, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is growing increasingly concerned about the living conditions of those displaced around Kalémie. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Alert as Two Test Postive
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda has been placed on high alert as the Ministry of Health investigates and monitors suspected cases of the deadly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in the central districts of Kiboga and Nakaseke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

American Surgeons Poorly Prepared for Humanitarian Operations American Surgeons Poorly Prepared for Humanitarian Operations
A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

American surgeons poorly prepared for humanitarian operations
(Reuters Health) - A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

DRC: Overcrowding, Unsanitary Conditions, and Lack of Water in Kal émie
Field newsDRC: Overcrowding, Unsanitary Conditions, and Lack of Water in Kal émieAugust 17, 2017Tanganyika province in southeasternDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been plagued by intercommunalviolence for over a year now. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

DRC: Overcrowding and Lack of Water in Kal émie
Field newsDRC: Overcrowding and Lack of Water in Kal émieAugust 17, 2017Tanganyika province in southeasternDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been plagued by intercommunalviolence for over a year now. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Monitoring and reporting attacks on education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia - Bennouna C, van Boetzelaer E, Rojas L, Richard K, Karume G, Nshombo M, Roberts L, Boothby N.
This study e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Polio Remains Public Health Emergency, but WHO Encouraged by Progress (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The World Health Organization has determined that polio still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Namibia: Three in Isolation After Congo Fever Death
[Namibian] Three people, who were in close contact with a man who died of Congo fever on Wednesday, have been admitted to the Windhoek Central Hospital, and are being kept in isolation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Investing in women key to sustainable peace in DR Congo and Nigeria – UN deputy chief
Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congolese Fleeing Violence in Kasai Seek Refuge in Angola
More than 32,000 refugees with a range of medical needs are now living in camps in northern Angola.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Congolese Fleeing Violence in Kasai Seek Refuge in Angola
SlideshowCongolese Fleeing Violence in Kasai Seek Refuge in AngolaAugust 09, 2017More than 32,000 people who fled the Kasa ï region in the Democratic Republic of Congo have settled in a series of camps in northern Angola. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Mozambique: Ban On Poultry Products Driving Prices Up
[AIM] Maputo -The ban imposed in June by the authorities on imports of all birds and their derivatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in those countries is driving prices up in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statement of the 14th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The Secretariat presented a report of progress for affected IHR States Parties subject to Temporary Recommendations. The following IHR States Parties presented an update on the current situation and t...
Source: WHO news - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

DRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against Measles
Press releaseDRC: Doctors Without Borders Vaccinates More than One Million Children Against MeaslesJuly 28, 2017As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the deadly disease during a nine-month campaign by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

UN Appoints Experts to DRC ’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses
By Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 2017 (IPS)The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Security Council observes a moment of silence in memory of two UN experts who were killed recently while monitoring the sanctions regime in the Kasaï Central region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Credit: UN PhotoCentral Kasai has been mired in a conflict between g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Indigenous Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Wrapping up Africa trip, UN deputy chief vows to ensure displaced women return home in dignity
The United Nations deputy chief wrapped up her visit to two African countries– Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo– where today she stressed the importance of women's participation in peace, security and development processes. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Peace is the'bedrock' for women's development and human rights UN deputy chief says in DR Congo
The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (AU) mission to Africa, which today visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angola: Egyptian Physicians Help DR Congo Refugees
[ANGOP] Luanda -Five Egyptian doctors arrived Sunday in Luanda, en route to Lunda Norte province, where they will provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Angolan territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: An Outbreak of Ebola Has Been Contained. What Went Right This Time?
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation recently declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Crimean-Congo Fever Reemerging, Cases Suggest Crimean-Congo Fever Reemerging, Cases Suggest
Two cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever have been reported in Spain, suggesting the virus is reemerging and spreading geographically.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo's Economy Loses Over $1 Billion to Child Undernutrition, Finds UN-Backed Study
[UN News] The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is losing as much as 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a United Nations-backed study released today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: New Study Reveals Economic Toll of Malnutrition in Democratic Republic of Congo
[WFP] The social and economic costs of undernutrition are revealed in a new study released in Kinshasa today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DR Congo ’ s economy loses over $1 billion to child undernutrition, finds UN-backed study
The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is losing as much as 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a United Nations-backed study released today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DRC: MSF Provides Emergency Medical Care in Conflict-Affected Kasai Region
Field newsDRC: MSF Provides Emergency Medical Care in Conflict-Affected Kasai RegionJuly 06, 2017In less than a year, the greater Kasai region in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has transformed from a peaceful area in a troubled country to the epicenter of one of the most serious humanitarian crises in the world. A spark in August 2016 —the killing of a local chief by Congolese armed forces—quickly escalated, causing generalized unrest across an area as large as Italy. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

UN health agency declares end to latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is over, the United Nations health agency today said, while adding that enhanced surveillance for the virus continues. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in DRC is over, WHO says
The World Health Organization declared an end to the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, marking the latest key milestone in the fight against the deadly disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news