At the UN, Climate Change & Security Must Be Tackled Together
People wade through water during floods in the Kurigram district of Bangladesh. Credit: UNICEF/G.M.B. AkashBy Beatrice Mosello and Adam DayNEW YORK, Jul 13 2021 (IPS) Could the next wars be triggered by climate change? Until recently, the question might have seemed like science fiction, but now it is very real. Ethiopia and Egypt are locked in an upward spiral of tensions over the Nile, as a combination of dams and shifting weather patterns pose existential risks to both countries. In the Sahel region, climate-driven changes in pastoralist patterns have contributed to a massive spike in conflicts, while oscillations in t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Beatrice Mosello and Adam Day Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bridging the Gap and Crossing the Bridge
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 9 2021 (IPS) It may be a challenge, but it is also an absolute necessity: bridging the gap between international law and reality and quickly crossing the bridge to reach all crisis-affected children and youth left furthest behind. Inclusive and equitable quality education is the right of every girl and boy and the objective of Sustainable Development Goal 4. Yasmine SherifIn fact, there are multiple challenges to overcome: in 2020, in countries of emergencies and protracted crisis – further hit by COVID-19 – the United Nations also...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Migration & Refu Source Type: news

Unequal gender norms are related to symptoms of depression among young adolescents: a cross-sectional, cross-cultural study - Koenig LR, Blum RW, Shervington D, Green J, Li M, Tabana H, Moreau C.
This study was undertaken among 10- to 14-year-old girls and boys in disadvantaged areas of Shanghai, China; Cuenca, Ecuador; Flanders, Belgium; and Denpasar and Semarang, Indonesia. It aimed to assess whether gender norms are related to depressiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

COVID-19 outbreaks at shelters for women victims of gender-based violence from Ecuador - Vallejo-Janeta AP, Morales-Jadan D, Freire-Paspuel B, Lozada T, Cherrez-Bohorquez C, Garcia-Bereguiain MA.
BACKGROUND: Limited testing capacity was one of the constraints to contain the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador, specially in risk populations such as people living in humanitarian shelters. OBJECTIVE: "United Nations High Commissioner for Re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence and sociogeographical inequalities of violence against women in Ecuador: a cross-sectional study - Edeby A, San Sebastian M.
BACKGROUND: Violence against women (VAW) is a vast public health problem in Latin America. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of violence against women and to assess its sociogeographical inequalities in Ecuador during 2019. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Greg Caton warns the Health Ranger: "End times" global warfare threatens to end the U.S. by 2024
(Natural News) During his time in Ecuador, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, got to know a man by the name of Greg Caton whom he recently had the chance to catch up with on an episode of Brighteon Conversations. During their chat, the two talked about a coming world war that will result in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Women ’s rights advocates have hailed a recent court ruling that will ease restrictions on abortion in cases of rape in Ecuador, the...
Advocates say court ruling that decriminalises abortion in rape cases is an important step, but struggle continues. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"The devil is in the detail": geographical inequalities of femicides in Ecuador - Fonseca-Rodr íguez O, San Sebastian M.
BACKGROUND: Femicide is a very important public health problem in Ecuador. Since regional and country-level femicide rates can obscure significant variations at the sub-national level, it is important to provide information at the lowest relevant level of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ecuador picks president under the shadow of Covid
The young left-wing candidate Andrés Arauz faces pro-market former banker Guillermo Lasso. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two toddlers dropped from 14-foot border barrier into U.S., officials say
A camera operator spotted the girls, 3 and 5, from Ecuador, being dropped in what was described as a remote area Tuesday evening, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescent dating violence: results of a mixed study in Quito, Ecuador - Medina-Maldonado V, Del Mar Bravo M, Vargas E, Francisco J, Ruiz IJ.
This study evaluated the occurrence of different types of adolescent dating violence using a mixed analysis of each data source. The present study addresses the following research quest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nearly 200 Baby Tortoises Are Seized at Gal ápagos Airport
The tortoises were found on Sunday wrapped in plastic inside a red suitcase that was bound for mainland Ecuador. A police officer has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual violence against girls in schools as a public health issue: a commentary on the case Paola Guzm án Albarracín v. Ecuador - Martínez Coral C, Martínez CC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The fight for the Gal ápagos: race to expand reserve as fishing fleets circle
Ecuador ’s president to decide on proposal to expand islands’ marine reserve, seen as vital to protect world heritage site from fishing industryStrolling along a beach dotted with sea lion pups and their mothers barking at one another, utterly unconcerned by your presence, is a singularly magical experience. On the trail leading to the shore on tiny Seymour Island, noisily courting blue-footed boobies and frigate birds are equally unruffled by the presence of humans.Getting up close to the natural world without disturbing it seems as refreshingly easy on the Gal ápagos Islands today as when Charles Darwi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns in the Gal ápagos Islands Tags: Environment Ecuador Americas World news Marine life Wildlife Gal ápagos Islands Charles Darwin Fishing Animals Conservation Science Food Source Type: news

Nine leatherback turtles -- the largest endangered marine turtle in the world -- were hatched along the coast of Ecuador. The...
Endangered leatherback turtles hatch in Ecuador (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chile donates 20,000 doses of Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to Ecuador
Ecuador and Paraguay have both received some 20,000 doses of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine from Chile, the governments of the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 50 inmates killed in riots sparked by rival gangs at three prisons in Ecuador
Ecuadorean security forces were able to seize control of three jails were more than 50 inmates were killed Tuesday morning during riots... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Authorities: Prison riots in Ecuador leave 62 dead
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis
On International Women's Day 2021 we discussed and highlighted minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis.  Watch the recording to hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Anne Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to rais...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis
On International Women's Day 2021 we discussed and highlighted minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis.  Watch the recording to hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Anne Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to rais...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis - 8 March 2021
International Women's Day is March 8th!  Join us as we discuss and highlight minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis. Hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Ann Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to raise money for...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

“Saving Journalism: A Vision for the Post-Covid World”
This article first appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review on January 13, 2021.   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 “Saving Journalism: A Vision for the Post-Covid World” appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: New Report Maps Ambitious Covid-era Efforts Around the World to Save Journalism The post “Sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anya Schiffrin - Hannah Clifford - Allynn McInerney - Kylie Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South America lost an area of forest the size of Ecuador in the last decade as illegal deforestation rose in Indigenous territories & parks
Between 2010 and 2020, South America lost an average of 2.6 million hectares of forest per year, according the Food and Agriculture... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revisiting the Unseen Corners of the World
During a year with limited travel possibilities, our World Through a Lens series offered Times readers a weekly escape. Here are some of the highlights. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The New York Times Tags: Travel and Vacations Islands Forests and Forestry Rural Areas Nuns Road Trips Photography Sea Lions National Parks, Monuments and Seashores Safaris Ecuador Karbala (Iraq) Great Britain Maine Quebec Province (Canada) Georgia Source Type: news

Hope Thrives on Action
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) As Mohammed, a Palestine refugee with impaired vision who attends a specialized UNRWA programme for children with disabilities, told us during our mission to Lebanon a week ago: “I was worried. I was worried that I could not continue my education because the programme was going to be cut. Now I have hope that I can continue to study and make my dream come true.” As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Education Cannot Wait’s mission this past year, two things stand out: hope and action. Amidst multipl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

How U.S. Medical Schools Are Training a Post-Pandemic Generation of Doctors
In February 2019, the Kaiser Permanente health system announced a new kind of medical school. The school would be built “from the ground up” to prepare students for the complexities of the U.S. medical system. The curriculum would emphasize cultural competency, patient and provider well-being, and the elimination of socioeconomic disparities in the medical system. Students would see patients right away, and hands-on learning would replace many lectures. What’s more, the first five graduating classes would pay nothing to attend; Kaiser hoped this would attract a student body more diverse than the typical U...
Source: TIME: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

'Prevent, discourage, confront': South American states tackle Chinese trawlers
Huge fleets’ intrusions into Pacific fishing territory prompt Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to join forces (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ExME, the Spanish-language Students 4 Best Evidence blog, launches today
Today, a group of Iberoamerican medical and other health professions students have launchedEstudiantes por la Mejor Evidencia (ExME), a Spanish-language blog that hopes to be an international hub for promoting, sharing, and disseminating information about evidence-based healthcare. This initiative, which follows in the footsteps of its English-language counterpartStudents for Best Evidence (S4BE), is supported by  Cochrane andCochrane Iberoamerica and  aligns with their Knowledge Translation strategies.  After more than a year of preparations, ExME has launched as a network of students interested in evidence...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

COVID-19: A Global Survey Shows Worrying Signs of Vaccine Hesitancy
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19: A Global Survey Shows Worrying Signs of Vaccine Hesitancy appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

Efficacy of the basic trauma course in family medicine resident physicians in southern Ecuador: it is time to innovate education in trauma - Salamea JC, Figueroa JF, Loyola C, Mart ínez F.
INTRODUCTION: In Ecuador, as in other Latin American countries, trauma has become one of the main reasons to seek medical care in the country. According to data obtained from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), the rate of homicides, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Socio-demographic determinants of violence in older people in Ecuador - Vinueza-Veloz MF, Nu ñez-Rivero Y, Leyva-Montero ML, Montero-López IL, Mera-Segovia CM.
The objective of the present study was to determine the association between violence and various socio-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Troubles escalate at Ecuador's young research university
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wessel, L., Ortega, R. P. Tags: Latin American News, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Conversations about disasters: listening to Ecuadorian children - Carr A, Merch án MA, Ullauri N.
Young children aged 9-11 years, from a small coastal community in Ecuador, recount the everydayness of being prepared for the next earthquake. Their shared narratives contain distressing descriptions of their previous disaster experiences 18 months earlier... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder
Ecuador's Galapagos Islands face threats from illicit industrial fishing, climate change and a drastic drop in tourism dollars, which fund conservation efforts in the park. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanne Rust Source Type: news

First Confirmed U.S. Cases of COVID Reinfections
Unlike most cases of reinfection, the men in Reno, NV, and Virginia, and a 46-year-old man in Ecuador, had more severe symptoms during their second infections, potentially complicating the development and deployment of effective vaccines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banana plantations buried in ash in Ecuador as volcano erupts
(Natural News) Several banana plantations are covered in a blanket of ash after Sangay volcano erupted on Sept. 20. The strong eruption sent massive ash clouds into the sky, temporarily darkening the skies above the province of Chimborazo in central Ecuador. Ecuador is the top banana exporter in the world, and before the eruption, it was posting export... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polyvictimization and recurrent falling in older Ecuadorian adults: the mediation role of depressive symptoms - Reyes-Ortiz CA, Perez-Zepeda MU, Ocampo-Chaparro JM, Campo-Arias A, Borda MG, Holmes HM, Luque JS.
OBJECTIVE: To assess depressive symptoms as a mediator in the association between polyvictimization and recurrent falling. METHODS: Using data from the Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento (Health, Well-being, and Aging) Ecuador Study, we analyzed com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults 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

Coronavirus Found on Ecuador Shrimps in China, State Media Says Coronavirus Found on Ecuador Shrimps in China, State Media Says
A city in China's eastern Anhui province found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of shrimps from Ecuador, state media reported on Wednesday, in the latest instance of the virus being detected on imported products.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Viperidae snakebites in Ecuador: a review of epidemiological and ecological aspects - Ochoa-Avil és A, Heredia-Andino OS, Escandón SA, Celorio-Carvajal CA, Arias-Peláez MC, Zaruma-Torres F, Caldeira CAS, Soares AM, da Silva SL.
Snakebite envenoming is a neglected disease of public health concern. Most snakebite accidents occur in developing countries. In Ecuador, 17 viper species are responsible for 99% of official accidents, and ten species are in critical conservation states. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Hundreds wait hours for coronavirus care in Ecuador capital
Hundreds of people with breathing problems are waiting for hours in long lines in Ecuador’s capital seeking medical attention and tests to determine if they are infected with the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 Compounds Developing Country Debt Burdens
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 23 2020 (IPS) Covid-19 is expected to take a heavy human and economic toll on developing countries, not only because of contagion in the face of weak health systems, but also containment measures which have precipitated recessions, destroying and diminishing the livelihoods of many. Limited fiscal space Developing countries generally have limited fiscal capacities to finance relief and liquidity provision in the short-term while rebuilding economic life on a more sustainable basis in the longer-term. Anis Chowdhury The 2020 Financing for Sustainable De...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

IPS Webinar: Gender Equality Crucial in ‘ Building Back Better ’ Post-COVID-19
By Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Jul 15 2020 (IPS) While men are more likely to die from COVID-19, women are facing the full blow of the socio-economic fallout from the ongoing pandemic as well as seeing a reversal in equality gains made over the last two decades, says an all-women panel of international thought leaders, who met virtually during a discussion convened by IPS. “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women and Girls” took place on Tuesday, Jul. 14, with the aim to bring to the fore the dangers of neglecting gender dimensions in COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The panel included gender and developm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Poverty & SDGs R Source Type: news

Teleworking Is Not Working for the Poor, the Young and the Women
By Mariya Brussevich, Era Dabla-Norris, and Salma KhalidJul 9 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating labor markets across the world. Tens of millions of workers lost their jobs, millions more out of the labor force altogether, and many occupations face an uncertain future. Social distancing measures threaten jobs requiring physical presence at the workplace or face-to-face interactions. Those unable to work remotely, unless deemed essential, face a significantly higher risk of reductions in hours or pay, temporary furloughs, or permanent layoffs. What types of jobs and workers are most at risk? Not surprisingly, t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariya Brussevich - Era Dabla-Norris - Salma Khalid Tags: Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Indigenous Americans had contact with Polynesians 800 years ago, DNA reveals
Study shows groups crossed vast ocean in about the year 1200Proof of encounter found in DNA of present-day populationsIndigenous Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA of present-day populations, new studies have revealed.Whether peoples from what is today Colombia or Ecuador drifted thousands of kilometres to tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific, or whether seafaring Polynesians sailed upwind to South America and then back again, is still unknown.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Americas Pacific islands Archaeology Science World news Source Type: news

Earthquake-related stressors associated with suicidality, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress in adolescents from Muisne after the earthquake 2016 in Ecuador - Gerstner RMF, Lara-Lara F, Vasconez E, Viscor G, Jarrin JD, Ortiz-Prado E.
BACKGROUND: The Ecuadorian earthquake in April 16th was the second strongest and deadliest in 2016 worldwide, with approximately one million people affected. In this paper, we analyzed the psychological impact and the relationship between mental health eve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

You ’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic
By Sonja Davidovic, Delphine Prady and Herve TourpeJun 22 2020 (IPS) The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies alike. Economic lockdowns, physical distancing measures, patchy social protection systems and, especially for low-income countries, the high level of informality, complicate the task. Many governments are leveraging mobile technology to help their citizens. Togo, a small West African nation of 8 million, was able to quickly distribute emergency financial support to half a million...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonja Davidovic - Delphine Prady - Herve Tourpe Tags: Africa Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How many people have REALLY died of Covid-19?
The total number of excess deaths in the UK between March 21 and June 5 stands at 64,402 - 43 per cent higher than the five-year average. Ecuador has the highest excess deaths as a percentage (108%). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news