Intimate partner violence is a barrier to antiretroviral therapy adherence among HIV-positive women: evidence from government facilities in Kenya - Biomndo BC, Bergmann A, Lahmann N, Atwoli L.
INTRODUCTION: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is linked to low engagement with HIV management services and adverse clinical outcomes, including poor ART adherence. In sub-Saharan Africa, studies on pregnant/postpartum women and transactional sex workers ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Populism and protest - Hirschmann NJ.
The essay considers populism in the present moment in relation to Black Lives Matter as a popular protest movement. Popular protest movements demand that government change; populism in the present moment seeks to act extra-governmentally, and to this end r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Impact of the first COVID-19 shutdown on patient volumes and surgical procedures of a Level I trauma center - Kreis CA, Ortmann B, Freistuehler M, Hartensuer R, Van Aken H, Raschke MJ, Schliemann B.
PURPOSE: In Dec 2019, COVID-19 was first recognized and led to a worldwide pandemic. The German government implemented a shutdown in Mar 2020, affecting outpatient and hospital care. The aim of the present article was to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ringing the alarm on suicide prevention: a call to action - Fortgang RG, Nock MK.
Suicide is among the leading causes of death in the US and worldwide. Devastatingly, it disproportionately affects youth, making it a leading contributor to years of life lost as well. Whereas the US federal government has prioritized the study and prevent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Pathogens, Public Health, & Political Will: Why Sustained Leadership is Critical
Two decades of investments in malaria so far have saved a staggering 7.6 million lives and prevented 1.5 billion malaria cases. But progress plateaued by the end of 2019 with political will and funding declining. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak DasApr 23 2021 (IPS) The occasion of World Malaria Day amidst a global pandemic warrants an examination of the intersection between our decades long battle against the world’s oldest known fever and the newest known pathogen fueling a global pandemic. In our estimation, one theme is abundantly clear: effective management of COVID-19 through coherent pu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak Das Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Malaria Source Type: news

Government weighing faster tests, vaccine approval, say officials
RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) tests may not be the need of the hour because it detects viruses even when a person is not infectious and takes much longer, experts said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Max hospital in Delhi withdraws 'no new patient admission' order after receiving oxygen supply
An Oxygen carrying vehicle has reached Max Hospital, Saket after the hospital sent an SOS to the Delhi government , says DCP South. DCP also informed that another Oxygen carrying vehicle has reached Max Smart Hospital. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: EU asks states to support legal action against AstraZeneca; UK finds 55 more cases of Indian variant
This report is from Reuters.Ontario ’s premierDoug Ford, facing backlash over his government ’s handling of the pandemic, resisted calls to resign on Thursday asCanada ’s most populous province grappled with a third wave of Covid-19 infections that critics said could have been prevented.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now), Yohannes Lowe, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus India Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Small Clinics, Practices Key to COVID Vaccine Success: Officials Small Clinics, Practices Key to COVID Vaccine Success: Officials
The federal government will soon provide smaller vaccine shipments that can more easily be used by individual doctors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on public transportation
An official who spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity said the government is consulting experts about whether to keep the mandate, but refused to predict whether it would be extended. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Parliament unanimously declares the Chinese government is committing a Genocide against Uyghurs in historic first
The House of Commons has unanimously declared that Uyghurs and other minorities in the Xinjiang region are victims of Genocide and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Friends with benefits
The Greensill scandal has once again brought the murky world of lobbying back to the attention of the wider public. As more evidence comes to light of the cosy relationship between the Conservative Party, lobbyists and the private sector, it’s more important than ever that those of us who care about public services – and decency in public life – speak out. Whether it’s David Cameron casually texting Cabinet ministers to do favours for his pals or Boris Johnson bending over backwards to accommodate James Dyson’s tax needs – both during a global pandemic that brought our country to its kne...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: Article General secretary's blog Christina McAnea Source Type: news

German 'emergency brake' plan clears last legislative hurdle
A plan by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to mandate uniform restrictions in areas where the coronavirus is spreading too quickly has cleared its final legislative hurdle (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt of Japan Commits U.S.$1.3 Million to Help Save Lives of Pregnant Women
[263Chat] The Government of Japan and the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, have signed a US$ 1,3 million partnership grant in a project that will help save the lives of pregnant women in Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: AstraZeneca Vaccines to Expire July 9, As Lagos Inoculates 257, 756 Persons
[Leadership] Lagos -- Fresh facts have emerged that the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID vaccine facilitated through support from the COVAX facility to the Federal Government of Nigeria will expire by July 9, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Urgent action needed to address chronic undersupply of NHS staff
The NHS urgently needs billions of pounds of extra investment to shore up staff numbers, and head off a haemorrhaging of doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers. The NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Nursing, the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and Unison have penned a joint letter to the Prime Minister warning of the ‘very real risk’ that if NHS staff leave a vicious circle will be created where ‘staff vacancies are the greatest threat to the retention of NHS staff’. The six organisations, which together represent most of the NHS wo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Ford apologizes after public backlash to enhanced police powers, playground closures
Ontario Premier Doug Ford apologized to Ontarians Thursday morning, days after his government faced intense backlash for introducing a number of additional COVID-19 restrictions that were not recommended by health experts and then nixed earlier this week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Assessment and procurement of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, DHSC(updated 21st April 2021)
How the government assesses offers of COVID-19 tests from developers for procurement and use in the UK. 21 April 2021Updated the'National technical validation process for manufacturers of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) tests'document to update the'Validation stage'table. 19 April 2021Updated list of validated LFD tests ('Outcome of the evaluation of rapid diagnostic assays for specific SARS-CoV-2 antigens (lateral flow devices)'). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental Crises Are Forcing Millions Into Cities. Can Countries Turn Climate Migrants Into an Asset?
When he was a child, James Owuor loved hearing the elders talk about the way life used to be. So it comes as something of a surprise that at 38, he is now the one tasked with the job of describing the Before Times in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Before Lake Baringo started to rise, before it flooded and stole everything he knew. “At the beginning, we just thought it was a bad rainy season, that the water would recede when the dry season came. It didn’t,” he says ruefully, peering over the edge of his motorized canoe at what used to be houses below the milky brown waters. Over the past decade, an unprecedent...
Source: TIME: Science - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker/Kampi Ya Samaki, Kenya Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Covid data: The 8 places with fewest Covid cases - is your area one?
COVID-19 case distributions vary across the UK but have generally declined in recent weeks as the Government moves towards pared-back restrictions. Nevertheless, some regions remain less affected than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Shuts All Covid-19 Vaccination Centres
[Vanguard] The Lagos State government has shut down all COVID-19 vaccination centres across the state even as it ended the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination campaign with 257, 756 persons vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Legislating on the future of health and care in England
This report outlines the views of health care leaders on the White Paper, the implications for the forthcoming health and care Bill and a set of recommendations to government as it develops the finer detail of the legislation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability in Goma. The Power of Staying Together Against Covid-19, War, and Stigma
Credit: Elena L. PasquiniBy Elena L. PasquiniROME, Apr 22 2021 (IPS) Sylvain Kakule Kadjibwami lost the use of his legs during one of those ambushes that bloodlessly bleed North Kivu. “When I was shot, I thought it was the end of my life, but when I shared it with other disabled people, I discovered that life is still possible,” he said. Now it is Covid-19 that risks destroying the dreams of Sylvain, a small trader from Goma, a city whose roads are volcanic rock-ridden screes where pick-ups trudge. Those who walk face the risk of falling at every step. However, for those who cannot, the same roads can become tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia TerraViva United Nations Video Source Type: news

Our champions of champions
Council workers including refuse workers, care assistants, trading standards officers, environmental health inspectors, youth workers, librarians, cleaners, administrators – and so many more – were nominated in the first Local Service Champions awards from UNISON before COVID-19 hit. Hundreds of people who provide outstanding care and service to their communities were nominated – and now we can share the stories of the inspiring winner and runners up, Jenny, Carol and Mark. Winner Jenny Evans is a senior customer services representative at Frodsham library, in Cheshire. She’s worked in libraries for...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 22, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Local service champions Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Launches Covid-19 Vaccination Drive for Tourism and Hospitality Workers
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government through the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has launched a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive for frontline personnel in the Tourism and Hospitality sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: "We're Vindicated On DCs Interdiction Over Covid Funds," Says Malga.
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Local Government Association (Malga) has urged the government to reinstate with immediate all the District Commissioners (DCs) interdicted in line with misappropriated K6.2 billion COVID-19 funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Covid-19 Updates - Highlands Removed From Red Zone List
[Government of Mauritius] The High-Level Committee has taken the decision to remove Highlands from the Red Zone list as from today 18 00 hrs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India hits global record of 314,835 new cases; US passes 200m vaccines
India adds 1m new cases in just four days;more than 80% of Americans over 65 will have had first dose by Thursday; Pfizer confirms fake vaccine shots being sold in Mexico‘The system has collapsed’: India’s descent into Covid hellIndia ’s response to second wave is warning to other countriesUS hits goal of 200m vaccine doses within 100 daysInspection finds peeling walls at US plant that ruined 15m J& J dosesSee all our coronavirus coverage8.13amBSTJapan ’stroubled vaccination rollout has left British residents feeling “trapped” in their adopted home, preventing them visiting par...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam (now) and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus India Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Kenya: Sports Unlikely to Resume Soon, Says Health CS
[Nation] The government has no immediate plans to okay the resumption of sports activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Radically Rural: Reimagining Rural Healthcare Post-Pandemic
Discusses how telehealth utilization has increased in both rural and urban areas during the COVID-19 pandemic due to waivers put in place by the federal government. Addresses barriers to care in rural communities including lack of broadband access and provider shortages. Highlights federal initiatives and COVID relief efforts, such as the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine development built on > $17 billion in NIH funding for vaccine technologies
(Bentley University) The unprecedented development of COVID-19 vaccines less than a year after discovery of this virus was enabled by more than $17 billion of research on vaccine technologies funded by the NIH prior to the pandemic, according to new research from Bentley University's Center for Integration of Science and Industry. The article, " NIH funding for vaccine readiness before the COVID-19 pandemic, " demonstrates the critical role this broad foundation of government-funded research plays in ensuring vaccine readiness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Shortage of paramedics, technicians, accessories hits usage of ventilators
When the pandemic broke out last year, demand for ventilators outstripped supply and companies such as the Tatas, Mahindra& Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki stepped in to make them at the behest of the government. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private companies free to buy vaccines at market price for staff
Along with the decision to make all adults eligible for vaccination from May 1, the government has allowed private companies, hospital chains and states to buy vaccines directly from manufacturers. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private companies free to buy vaccines at market price for employees
Along with the decision to make all adults eligible for vaccination from May 1, the government has allowed private companies, hospital chains and states to buy vaccines directly from manufacturers. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer in vaccine supply talks with India
“For India, Pfizer has offered a not-for-profit price for its vaccine for the government immunization programme. We continue to be in discussions with the government and remain committed to make our vaccine available for deployment in India’s immunization programme," the company spokesperson sai d in a statement on Thursday. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Government launches COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce
The Antivirals Taskforce will identify treatments for UK patients who have been exposed to COVID-19 to stop the infection spreading and speed up recovery time. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

China is behind a newly discovered series of hacks against key targets in the U.S. government, private companies and the country ’s...
China is behind a series of hacks against key targets in the U.S. government, private companies and critical infrastructure, a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maximus to acquire Houston-based Veterans Evaluation Services in $1.4B deal
The Reston government services company purchased Houston-based Veterans Evaluation Services Inc. in a bid to broaden its clinical assessments and appeals business offerings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carten Cordell Source Type: news

The World ’s Leading Medical Journals Don’t Write About Racism. That’s a Problem
Over the past year, rising deaths from COVID-19, police brutality, anti-Asian hate crimes, and the inequitable damage of climate breakdown, have made the manifold harms of racism easier for everyone to see. Harms that were once shielded from public consumption by segregation or shrouded from public scrutiny by stories depicting the U.S. as a nation of fairness and freedoms, are now the center of an ongoing national confrontation with racism and its impacts on health, safety, and justice. Yet amid growing calls for anti-racism and health equity, troubling reports have emerged highlighting the ways the U.S. health care indus...
Source: TIME: Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhea Boyd, Nancy Krieger, Fernando De Maio, and Aletha Maybank Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Jefferson County awarded $1.03 million for pandemic recovery
The state has received funds from the federal government that it is allocating to various municipalities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Scientists warn of challenges to find antiviral pill to treat Covid
Creation of task force by UK government welcomed but no trials have delivered a solution so far (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Air pollution: Coroner calls for law change after Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah's death
Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah's mother calls on the government to "reduce air pollution immediately". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mash-West Receives 9 000 Covid-19 Test Kits
[The Herald] THE GOVERNMENT has availed at least 8 700 antigen test kits to Mashonaland West province as it continues to equip health centres for early detection of the Covid-19 virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (updated 21st April 2021)
Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 21 April 2021 Added links to: Business and charity support; Compliance and enforcement; Council, public and community Buildings; National restrictions; Parks and public spaces; Public health; Schools and education; Social care; Testing; Travel; Vaccines; Other. 1 April 2021 Added links to: business and charity support, council, public and community buildings, elections, local government finance and funding, national restrictions, parks and public spaces, public health, schools and education, shielding and volunteering, social care, test...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France to impose entry restrictions on travelers from India
A government official says France is about to impose new entry restrictions on travelers from India, in order to fight a contagious coronavirus variant spreading in that country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

German lawmakers approve 'emergency brake' virus rules
German lawmakers have approved a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to mandate uniform restrictions in areas where the coronavirus is spreading too quickly (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

MPs urge government to let GPs deliver COVID-19 jabs at practice level
MPs are pressuring the government to let GPs administer COVID-19 vaccines in their own practices after a wave of withdrawals from phase 2 of the vaccination programme. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Statement on FDA Observations at Emergent BioSolutions
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 21, 2021 -- The quality and safety of our COVID-19 vaccine is paramount. On April 3, 2021, Johnson & Johnson announced it would increase its oversight of drug substance manufacturing at the Emergent BioSolutions Bayview facility, including additional controls and personnel, to ensure the quality standards of our company and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) are met. Since then, the Company has worked closely with the U.S. government, including the FDA, concerning the FDA inspection at Emergent Bayview, which concluded on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Johnson & Johnson will exercise...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Statement on FDA Observations at Emergent BioSolutions (Updated)
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 21, 2021 – The quality and safety of our COVID-19 vaccine is paramount. On April 3, 2021, Johnson & Johnson announced it would increase its oversight of drug substance manufacturing at the Emergent BioSolutions Bayview facility, including additional controls and personnel, to ensure the quality standards of our company and the U. S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) are met. Since then, the Company has worked closely with the U.S. government, including the FDA, concerning the FDA inspection at Emergent Bayview, which concluded on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Johnson & Johnson will ex...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Ontario says 'enhancements' to paid sick leave coming as COVID ICU admissions near 800
Ontario reported another 4,212 cases of COVID-19 and 32 more deaths linked to the illness on Wednesday, as the government confirmed "enhancements" to the federal paid sick leave program are coming. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news