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 development expe...
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

Colombia's confirmed coronavirus cases rise above 50,000
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Colombia have risen to over 50,000, the country's Health Ministry said on Sunday, while neighboring Ecuador approached the same milestone. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lab in Ecuador's capital forced to halt coronavirus testing
A major laboratory in Ecuador’s capital has closed and halted processing coronavirus tests because technicians didn’t have basic supplies like tubes, pipettes, masks and gloves needed to safely analyze the specimens (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Economic Ghosts Block Post-Lockdown Recovery
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 9 2020 (IPS) As governments the world over struggle to revive their economies after the debilitating lockdowns they imposed following their failure to undertake adequate precautionary containment measures to curb Covid-19 contagion, neoliberal naysayers are already warning against needed deficit financing for relief and recovery. Deficit financing options The range of deficit financing options has changed little since first legitimized by Roosevelt and Keynes in the 1930s and used extensively to finance wartime government spending. Jomo Kwame SundaramFirst, debt financing ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cochrane research group at UTE University of Ecuador receives the " General Rumi ñahui " award for its work related to the COVID-19 pandemic
The Cochrane research group at the UTE University of Ecuador has received the " General Rumi ñahui " award by the Pichincha Provincial Council for its fight against the spread of COVID-19. The collaborating team there, part of Cochrane Iberoamerica has been recognized for their work on epidemiological research at the UTE. This award acknowledges their valuable contribution in modeling the evolution of the pandemic in the province; a fundamental task for taking preventive measures during the country ' s health emergency. On May 24th, a virtual event was held at the UTE to celebrate the award. Cochrane and Cochrane Iberoame...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Cochrane Centre of the UTE University of Ecuador receives the " General Rumi ñahui " award for its work related to the COVID-19 pandemic
The UTE University of Ecuador has received the " General Rumi ñahui " award by the Pichincha Provincial Council for its fight against the spread of COVID-19. The Cochrane Centre ' s collaborating team has been recognized for their work on epidemiological research at the UTE. This award acknowledges their valuable contribution in modeling the evolution of the pandemic in the province; a fundamental task for taking preventive measures during the country ' s health emergency. On May 24th, a virtual event was held at the UTE to celebrate the award. Cochrane and Cochrane Iberoamerica would like to congratulate our colleagues R...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

‘Declare remittance as an essential financial service’
The image shows the countries from which remittance flows to Bangladesh, a service that is severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. By Star Online ReportMay 25 2020 (IPS-Partners) The UK and Switzerland are calling for greater global collaboration to ensure access to digital remittance services to support people during the coronavirus outbreak. Such remittance accounts for more than five percent of the GDP in at least sixty developing countries. The World Bank predicts remittances to low- and middle-income countries will fall by 20 percent or $110 billion in 2020. In a joint press statement, the two European countri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Star Online Report Tags: Economy & Trade Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America
Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World BankBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. The region will receive a projected 77.5 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Source Type: news

Walk'n'roll: mapping street-level accessibility for different mobility conditions in Cuenca, Ecuador - Orellana D, Bustos ME, Mar ín-Palacios M, Cabrera-Jara N, Hermida MA.
In this study, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news