US joins Congo and Yemen on WHO watch-list for countries where polio is spreading
The virus has been detected in wastewater from five counties in New York, and one man in the state has been paralyzed by an infection. This met the definition for the WHO-run list. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of violence perpetration in driving externalizing problems and offending behavior among youth from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - Dumke L, Haer R, Zawadka A, Salmen C, Hecker T.
Youth in conflict-affected regions are exposed to a multitude of traumatic events. These individuals often witness violence; experience it firsthand; and, in some cases, become perpetrators. The interplay of events shapes systematic trauma histories that m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessing knowledge and acceptability of a trauma-informed training model to strengthen response to conflict and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Olson RMK, Nelson BD, Mike A, Ulibarr í BJ, Naimer K, Johnson K, McHale T, Mishori R, Macias-Konstantopoulos WL.
BACKGROUND: Conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence is common in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but there are few evaluations of multisectoral training interventions in conflict settings. We conducted high-quality, trauma-informed medi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Transforming Girls ’ Education, Changing The World
By Helen Grant and Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Sep 2 2022 (IPS) As we approach this year’s Transforming Education Summit, global leaders can and must prioritize expertise and mobilize political will to support efforts to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, especially girls. This is at the heart of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as the commitments made in the Charlevoix Declaration and the G7 Declaration on Girls’ Education. Helen Grant Despite the progress made in recent decades, gender inequality between girls and boys, in all their diversity, is deepeni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Grant and Yasmine Sherif Tags: Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Environment Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Inequality Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Source Type: news

Global Monkeypox Cases Drop 21%, Reversing Month-Long Increase
GENEVA — The number of monkeypox cases reported globally dropped by 21% in the last week, reversing a month-long trend of rising infections and a possible signal the outbreak in Europe may be starting to decline, according to a World Health Organization report issued Thursday. The U.N. health agency reported 5,907 new weekly cases and said two countries, Iran and Indonesia, reported their first cases. To date, more than 45,000 cases have been reported in 98 countries since late April. Cases in the Americas accounted for 60% of cases in the past month, WHO said, while cases in Europe comprised about 38%. It said infec...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Londontime monkeypox wire Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Supports DR Congo Authorities As Ebola Resurges in Volatile East
[UN News] Ebola has resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following confirmation of a case in the restive eastern province of North Kivu, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday, citing authorities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO supports DR Congo authorities as Ebola resurges in volatile east
Ebola has resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following confirmation of a case in the restive eastern province of North Kivu, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday, citing authorities in the country.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo reports new Ebola case linked to previous outbreak
Congo's health ministry has confirmed a new Ebola case in Congo’s eastern Beni city and say it was linked to a previous outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Predictors of acute stress disorder in victims of violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo - Bapolisi A, Maurage P, Cishugi MT, Musilimu CS, Kabakuli A, Budema P, Cikomola FG, Mudekereza PS, Mubenga LE, Petit G, de Timary P.
BACKGROUND: The Democratic Republic of the Congo underwent more than 25 years of war resulting in millions of deaths and in survivants struggling with trauma related disorders. The factors contributing to acute stress disorder following a traumatic event r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Ebola Case Suspected; FDA Wants Paxlovid Rebound Study; Beware Wendy's Lettuce?
(MedPage Today) -- Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a suspected Ebola case, the World Health Organization said. (Reuters) First lady Jill Biden tested negative for COVID-19 and has left isolation, according... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Renaming the Monkeypox Variants Curbs Stigma, Africa ’ s CDC Says
KAMPALA, Uganda — The head of Africa’s public health agency says he’s “really pleased” that the World Health Organization is renaming the strains of the monkeypox disease to remove references to African regions amid concerns about stigmatization. The variant of the disease formerly known as the Congo Basin is now called Clade 1 and what was previously known as the West Africa clade is now called Clade 2, the U.N. health agency announced last week, saying it will hold an open forum to rename monkeypox altogether. “We are very glad that now we can be able to call them Clade 1 and Clade 2 r...
Source: TIME: Health - August 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RODNEY MUHUMUZA/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox wire Source Type: news

Trauma exposure and mental health outcomes among male truck drivers from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo: a cross-sectional study - Michalopoulos LM, Jiwatram-Negr ón T, Meinhart M, Ncube N, Simona SJ.
The purpose of this study is to examine potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and adverse mental health outcomes among long distance truck drivers in Zambia. This is the first study to quantitatively investigate PTE exposure and mental health outcomes among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

COVID-19: Scientists Warn That It ’s Not Over Till It’s Over
Mask mandates are now over, but health practitioners and scientists say it’s time to use what we have learnt about COVID-19 to manage other epidemics. Credit: IMF Photo/James Oatway By Fawzia MoodleyJohannesburg, Aug 18 2022 (IPS) After two years of economic and social upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries, including South Africa, have lifted the tough protocols such as lockdowns, the mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing. COVID fatigue, the global economic bloodbath, devastating social and mental health impacts, and the hope that large-scale vaccinations provided sufficient herd immunity, p...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fawzia Moodley Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report South Africa Source Type: news

What to Know About the Monkeypox Drug TPOXX —And Why It ’ s So Hard to Get
Monkeypox, which federal officials declared a public health emergency on August 4, is not as contagious as the other ongoing public health emergency in the U.S.: COVID-19. Monkeypox primarily spreads through contact with infected skin lesions. Theoretically, containing monkeypox should therefore be more feasible, as long as testing, vaccines, and treatments are accessible. But in reality, the rollouts of all three approaches have faced major challenges. Getting the antiviral drug tecovirimat, also known as TPOXX, is particularly difficult. Here’s what to know about the antiviral drug treatment TPOXX. What is TPOXX? T...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Hundreds of Thousands Without Food, Shelter or Healthcare in North Kivu, DRC
[MSF] "The whole family was in the field working when the shooting started. We ran away and walked for three hours to Rumangabo in the rain," says Ponsie Benda, 54. "We couldn't get back to the house. We left with what we had on us." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news