Upstate Foundation receives $150,000 grant from KeyBank Foundation for new community initiative
Grant will fund an educational pipeline and employment advancement programs that will introduce participants to desirable health care careers and offer a steady stream of entry-level positions at Upstate (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Federal Scientists and Engineers
Visualization from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics presents trends in the federal employment of scientists and engineers by occupation, agency, and age. Data are from the Office of Personnel Management. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 9, 2022 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Employment at Skilled Nursing Facilities Declined During COVID-19
MONDAY, March 7, 2022 -- There were considerable declines in employment at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) during 2020 and 2021, which were positively associated with the severity of COVID-19 burden, according to a research letter published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Director sacked for harassing trainees loses wrongful dismissal case
A senior medic sacked after sexually harassing two trainees has lost his employment tribunal claim. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 7, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UNISON wins insourcing of Serco staff in five London hospitals
Previously outsourced staff working in facilities management at five hospitals across East London are to be brought back into NHS employment from May 2023, thanks to UNISON’s negotiations with the Barts Health NHS Trust. The move affects around 1,800 cleaners, receptionists, porters, catering and security staff and others who are currently employed by Serco on one of the largest soft facilities management (SFM) contracts in the NHS. This week, the trust’s board decided to bring the services back in-house, ahead of Serco’s contract expiring at the end of April next year. Staff will be joining the existing 17,000 s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 3, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Greater London Region NHS staff outsourcing Source Type: news

Sen. Tim Kaine, Who Has Long COVID, Introduces Bill to Help Long Haulers
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is all too familiar with the harrowing effects of Long COVID. And on Wednesday, the Virginia Democrat introduced legislation to help other Americans struggling with the same mysterious illness. Kaine was diagnosed with COVID-19 nearly two years ago, but still suffers from moderate symptoms. And he’s not alone. Thousands, potentially millions, of Americans have continued to cope with health concerns long after infection. Because more research is needed and diagnoses remain inconsistent, it’s hard to gauge just how many people are plagued by lingering effects of the virus. The Comprehensive...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madison Muller / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate News Desk wire Source Type: news

Women Bear the Brunt of Post-COVID Employment Woes in Latin America
The employment outlook for women in Latin America continues to face obstacles before it can reach pre-COVID-19 levels. But a sustainable and inclusive recovery will require measures to close the gender gaps that already affected employment of women in the region before the pandemic. CREDIT: Mariela Jara/IPSBy Mariela JaraLIMA, Mar 3 2022 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic did not hit everyone equally and employment has shown a clear gender-differentiated impact. Two years after the start of the pandemic, it is more difficult for women than men to recover their jobs, and this is clearly reflected in Latin America. The 2021 Labour ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariela Jara Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Peru Source Type: news

Black overdose death rate exceeds white rate in U.S. for first time in 20 years
In 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of drug overdose deaths among Black Americans surpassed that of whites for the first time since 1999 — a sharp reversal of the situation a decade earlier, when rates were twice as high for whites as for Blacks,new UCLA research shows.Native Americans/Alaska Natives experienced the highest overdose death rate in 2020 and were, along with Blacks and Latinos, among the groups with the largest increase in overdose deaths per 100,000 people over the previous year. Death rates for all four racial and ethnic groups  studied, including whites, not only climbed in 2020 b...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 2, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Protecting Workers & Enabling a Green Recovery from COVID-19
Gig economy has boosted employment of Indian women in the formal sector. Credit: UNDP IndiaBy Haoliang XuUNITED NATIONS, Mar 1 2022 (IPS) 2022 is a decisive year for all of us as recovery prospects remain highly uncertain. Global human development has witnessed a decline for the first time since the measurement began in 1990. As UNDP’s new Special Report on Human Security also reveals, 6 in 7 people worldwide are plagued by feelings of insecurity. The pandemic has placed employer and worker organizations under increased pressure. It is posing new challenges with respect to safeguarding workplace safety and health, incl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Haoliang Xu Tags: COVID-19 Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Gender Lens Crucial to Leaving No One Behind (Part 1)
Getting back on track post-COVID-19 is crucial says Regional Director of UNFPA ASRO, Dr Luay Shabaneh. The UNFPA runs several programmes for women and girls, here girls listen to a youth educator network Y-PEER presentation on the harms of female genital mutilation at their school in Garowe, Puntland. Credit: UNFPA Somalia/Tobin JonesBy IPS CorrespondentJohannesburg , Feb 27 2022 (IPS) Parliamentarians’ leadership in a post-COVID-19 recovery is crucial to achieving the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) agenda. The involvement of lawmakers in ensuring a more equal, just, and sustainable soc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS Correspondent Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) IPS UN Bureau Parliamentarians working to meet SDG's UNF Source Type: news

Caring for The Old
Due to demographic pressures of growing elderly populations and the relative decline of workers paying taxes, governments are increasingly facing the need to adjust budgetary expenditures. Credit: K. S. Harikrishnan/IPSBy Joseph ChamiePORTLAND, USA, Feb 23 2022 (IPS) With the unprecedented ageing of populations worldwide, countries are struggling with the critical questions of who should be responsible for caring for the old and what should be the extent of care provided to women and men in old age. Many believe that the government should be responsible for covering the costs and providing care, support and assistance to t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Financial Instability and Delays in Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Due to COVID-19
Conclusions:  Access to contraception was curtailed during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for those who experienced employment and financial instability. Individuals' and clinics' ability to mitigate these effects were likely dependent on state context and response to the pandemic, among other factors. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

UNISON urges employers to ‘eradicate poverty pay’
UNISON delegates at today’s higher education conference urged employers to “eradicate poverty pay” in their sector. They passed a detailed motion addressing a range of pay ambitions, including a new minimum, bottom spine point of £12 an hour, all universities becoming Living Wage Foundation employers, and a maximum 35-hour week for all staff. The motion outlined an “unprecedented attack on HE pay” over the past two years. Employers made no offer to their staff for the year 2020/21, and only 1.5% for the majority of staff in 2021/22 – almost all of which will be taken up by the government’s increase in nation...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 22, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2022 Higher Education Conference higher education pay Source Type: news

UNISON urges HE employers to ‘eradicate poverty pay’
UNISON delegates at today’s higher education conference urged employers to “eradicate poverty pay” in their sector. They passed a detailed motion addressing a range of pay ambitions, including a new minimum, bottom spine point of £12 an hour, all universities becoming Living Wage Foundation employers, and a maximum 35-hour week for all staff. The motion outlined an “unprecedented attack on HE pay” over the past two years. Employers made no offer to their staff for the year 2020/21, and only 1.5% for the majority of staff in 2021/22 – almost all of which will be taken up by the government’s increase in nation...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 22, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2022 Higher Education Conference higher education pay Source Type: news

Higher education staff have ‘yet again kept the sector going’
UNISON’s higher education members met today for their first national conference since before the start of the pandemic. They gathered, virtually, to discuss a host of challenges facing their members – not least those related to their pay and pensions. Chairing the conference, UNISON vice-president Kath Owen said: “The pandemic has shown the extent to which the country relies on public sector workers, keeping society functioning, and higher education workers keeping the universities functioning. “And I know each and every one of you will have made your own incredible contribution during this most difficult of times....
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 22, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2022 Higher Education Conference Source Type: news