Ecuador approves measure regulating abortion for rape cases
Ecuadorian legislators have approved a measure setting regulations for terminating pregnancies resulting from rape (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Risk of obstructive sleep apnea and traffic accidents among male bus drivers in Ecuador: is there a significant relationship? - Felix M, Intriago Alvarez MB, Vanegas E, Farf án Bajaña MJ, Sarfraz Z, Sarfraz A, Michel J, Cherrez-Ojeda I.
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) represents an important occupational health concern in the transportation industry, affecting a substantial percentage of transportation operators. Our study aims to determine the frequency of individuals at high r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

WHO grants prequalification of Actemra/RoActemra for patients with severe or critical COVID-19
WHO ’s prequalification adds to several mechanisms already in place to improve access to Actemra/RoActemra for people with COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countriesSince the beginning of the pandemic, more than one million patients with severe COVID-19 have been treated with Actemra/RoActemra, as recommended in global treatment guidelinesTwelfth Roche medicine or test to be prequalified Basel, 11 February 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) intravenous (IV) has been granted World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Prequalification is a confi...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Global South Moves Towards Vaccine Sovereignty
A woman is vaccinated against COVID-19 in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. February 2022. Credit: UNICEF/Jospin BenekireBy Svenja Blanke, Felix Kolbitz and Oliver DicksonBUENOS AIRES/ DHAKA/JOHANNESBURG, Feb 11 2022 (IPS) In 2021, Global South countries came out on the short end of vaccine supply deals. In 2022, they are building capacity to produce vaccines themselves. Latin America’s vaccination rate is among the highest in the world. Chile leads the way with 86 per cent of the population completely vaccinated, followed by Uruguay, Argentina, and Ecuador. Some countries even achieve rates of over 90 per cent fo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Svenja Blanke - Felix Kolbitz - Oliver Dickson Tags: COVID-19 Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

The role of gender and romantic jealousy in intimate partner violence against women, a mixed-methods study in Northern Ecuador - Buller AM, Pichon M, Chevalier C, Treves-Kagan S.
Male romantic jealousy is a commonly cited driver of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. An in-depth, contextualised understanding of the pathways and mechanisms from jealousy to intimate partner violence is however needed to inform programmes a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Ecuador landslide: at least 22 dead after hillside collapses in capital Quito
Witness describes water and rocks pouring in through doors and windows before buildings destroyed #quitowitness (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ecuador: Deadly landslide after heaviest rainfall in years
A huge landslide triggered by the rain has killed at least 22 people in the capital, officials say. #rainfall #landslide (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 23 dead in Ecuador landslide
At least 23 people have died after heavy rainfall triggered a landslide on Monday in Quito, Ecuador, authorities said. #rainfall #landslide #quito (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK, France set COVID-19 records as airlines cancel flights: Live
Holiday travel disrupted as Thailand reports first Omicron cluster, Ecuador makes vaccines compulsory. #omicron (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 7th December 2021)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 7 December 2021Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Ukraine can use EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. 22 November 2021Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omicron: entry bans spread as China pledges 1bn jabs for Africa
Hong Kong and Ecuador join ranks of countries imposing new restrictions, cases rise in Australia and Canada, but stock markets bounce backFollow updates in the pandemic hereSee all our coronavirus coverage hereMore countries have imposed travel restrictions on visitors from other parts of the world in order to try to contain the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, as China pledged to send 600m vaccine doses to Africa.As cases of Omicron continued to grow around the world from Japan to Reunion Island, Hong Kong widened its ban on non-residents entering the city on Tuesday to include visitors who have been to Australi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Martin Farrer and Samantha Lock Tags: Coronavirus Science Hong Kong US news UK news Europe Source Type: news

Peru earthquake: Large 7.5-magnitude tremors hit South American country, seismologists confirm
No tsunami warning issued after 110km-deep tremor felt in Ecuador and Colombia #tremor #southamerican #seismologists (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children Address Unequal Access to Education During Pandemic
By Rebeca Rios-KohnDUBAI, Nov 18 2021 (IPS) In the whirl of effort nations are making to combat COVID-19, the powerful role that children and young people can play in overcoming the harmful effects of school closures is too easily overlooked. Children are making a difference on their own within their families, schools, and communities, while also joining forces with adults in countless compelling ways. Their efforts offer us all much hope and inspiration. But we need to do so much more to ensure they can all get back to school, and safely. At EXPO 2020 DUBAI, now underway after a postponement, the spotlight is on the gra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rebeca Rios-Kohn Tags: COVID-19 Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ecuadorian President calls 'crisis cabinet' after prison violence leaves dozens dead
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso has called a "crisis cabinet" after at least 68 inmates were killed in prison clashes on Saturday, according to an official statement of the President's office. #crisiscabinet #inmates #ecuadorian #guillermolasso (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 68 inmates dead in battle between Ecuador prison gangs
A prolonged gunbattle between rival gangs inside Ecuador’s largest prison killed at least 68 inmates and wounded 25 on Saturday. #gangs #inmates #gunbattle (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news