Food insecurity, morbidity, and susto: Factors associated with depression severity in Guatemala measured with the Personal Health Questionnaire 9 - Maupin J, Hackman J.
BACKGROUND: Depression is the largest contributor to non-fatal health loss globally and the majority of this burden occurs in low- and middle-income countries. Yet, estimates of prevalence rates and severity in these contexts may be uncertain due to limite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Gangs and modern-day slavery in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala: a non-traditional model of human trafficking - Boerman T, Golob A.
Trafficking in persons, also known as human trafficking or modern-day slavery, is a criminal enterprise that affects virtually every country in the world. Although coercion and force are often employed, the traditional model of human trafficking commonly i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence victimisation, HIV-related behaviours and STIs among adult, urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Guatemala - Davis DA, Duarte G, Villatoro D, Letona P, Barrington C, Wheeler J.
Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men are disproportionately affected by HIV in Guatemala; interpersonal violence may increase behaviours that augment the risk of HIV in this group. Although 44% of Guatemalans identify as Indigenous, little inf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Psychological experiences of the Guatemalan civil war and postwar violence on a Kaqchikel community:an exploratory qualitative study - Dass-Brailsford P, Jain D, C óbar AA, Arriaza MC, Grazioso MP, González AG.
The Kaqchikel are an indigenous population who experienced political violence during the civil war and postwar conflict in Guatemala because their political ideology was in opposition to the military government. This formative study explored their trauma e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Program Update: The National Children ’s Cancer Society and Fosun...
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) secured a large quantity of Voriconazole, a drug used to treat fungal infections, for a hospital in Guatemala thanks to support from Fosun Pharma USA...(PRWeb August 20, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/program_update_the_national_childrens_cancer_society_and_fosun_pharma_partner_to_help_patients_in_guatemala/prweb18133780.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deported wounded with 'blood on my clothes,' says migrant van crash survivor
A migrant from Guatemala who survived a deadly crash in Encino, Texas that killed 10 people said he was expelled to Mexico despite his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk perceptions and management strategies in a post-disaster landscape of Guatemala: social conflict as an opportunity to understand disaster - Fernandez M.
This work analyses a post-disaster case study in Guatemala where a large landslide named "Los Chorros" affected several communities and one of the country's main highways. Risk managers, starting from their own assessment, decided to respond in a way that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

We ’re in a Water Crisis. We Need to Act Like It
One of the greatest lessons of the pandemic is that we can meet the challenges of existential threats when we combine the collective power of our creativity, innovation and industry. As the climate crisis worsens, we need to address protecting and preserving water with the same urgency that we put into creating vaccines. We need to act like lives are hanging in the balance—because they are. Water is already shaping our politics, our economy and our national security too. Whether it’s floods or droughts, storms or wildfires—too much water, or too little—water shapes lives in the United States and aro...
Source: TIME: Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: José Andrés and Caryl Stern Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What counts as 'safe?': exposure to trauma and violence among asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle - Cuneo CN, Huselton KE, Praschan NC, Saadi A, Gartland MG.
In 2019 the United States signed Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, in Central America. In November 2019 the Trump administration announced that these agreements would be used to perm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fecal records show Maya population affected by climate change
(McGill University) A McGill-led study has shown that the size of the Maya population in the lowland city of Itzan (in present-day Guatemala) varied over time in response to climate change. The findings, published recently in Quaternary Science Reviews, show that both droughts and very wet periods led to important population declines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A novel adolescent road traffic injury prevention engagement project [conference abstract] - Landry J, Vel ásquez NCR, Reyna MIB, Dixon C.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # P4.014 Background Injury accounts for 30% of adolescent deaths in Guatemala; more than one-third are due to road traffic injuries (RTI). Little has been documented about a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A novel adolescent injury prevention program [conference abstract] - Landry J, Vel ásquez NCR, Reyna MIB, Dixon C.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # P4.006 Background Injury is the leading cause of adolescent mortality in rural Guatemala. Effective injury prevention approaches are conceptualized by local communities to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

After COVID silenced marimbas in California, an instrument sings again
A marimba repairman came to rescue an aging instrument in Guatemala's Los Angeles consulate. "I wanted to give it life again," he said. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittny Mejia Source Type: news

Fear, violence, inequality, and stunting in Guatemala - Bogin B.
BACKGROUND: Stunting is defined by the public health community as a length- or height-for-age ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child protection practices and attitudes of faith leaders across Senegal, Uganda, and Guatemala - Jailobaeva K, Diaconu K, Ager A, Eyber C.
Tackling violence against children is the focus of sub-goal 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Relative to the previous Millennium Development Goals, the SDG agenda puts a stronger emphasis on child and youth development looking beyond child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hannity Exclusive: Guatemalan president chides Biden administration for mixed messaging
In a “Hannity” exclusive, investigative journalist Sara Carter sat down with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei to discuss Kamala... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tom Homan slams Kamala Harris: 'Root cause' of border crisis is Biden
Fox News contributor Tom Homan said there is no need for Vice President Kamala Harris to go to Guatemala to try to end the migrant surge... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kamala Harris' Guatemala comments would've led media to brand her a 'racist' 6 months ago, Gutfeld says
Vice President Kamala Harris issued cautionary remarks directed people who may seek to illegally immigrate to the US through the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter mocks Kamala Harris for passing out cookies of her faceless head to reporters
The vice president traveled to the Central American country on Monday to meet with the Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in her... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kamala Harris Tells Guatemalans: Don't Come To The US
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guatemala is Kamala Harris' first stop on her trip to talk migration. Why is that nation an important player?
Over the past several months, Vice President Kamala Harris has worked closely with Guatemala and Mexico to address the root causes of migration. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harris takes her first steps onto world stage, into migration policy spotlight
The vice president begins her trip to Guatemala and Mexico without yet having defined concrete goals or strategies for her approach to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kamala Harris forced to return to Maryland on way to Guatemala due to 'technical issue'
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technical issue turns Kamala Harris' plane around just after takeoff for Guatemala
The vice president was about 30 minutes into her flight to Guatemala City when the plane was forced to return to Maryland. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Announces a Donation of 19 Million COVID-19 Vaccines to COVAX, With More to Follow
(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, acting as more Americans have been vaccinated and global inequities have become more glaring. Of the first tranche of 25 million doses, the White House said about 19 million will go to COVAX, with approximately 6 million for South and Central America, 7 million for Asia and 5 million for Africa. The doses mark a substantial — and immediate — boost to the lagging COVAX effort, which to date has shared just 76 million doses with needy countri...
Source: TIME: Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZEKE MILLER / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Colorado School of Public Health receives grant to address kidney disease among women in Guatemala
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The three-year K01 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will provides support to examine the environmental determinants of kidney injury in female sugarcane workers and female community members in Guatemala. The new study is part of CHWE's efforts to identify and prevent exposures that may contribute to the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Central America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Large Corporations Cash in on COVID-19 Relief Funds
The large part of COVID-19 relief funds is going to big corporation. People who are likely to have been impacted the most by the pandemic in the Global South, such as smaller businesses, marginalised communities, women, and those in poverty, have been left out. Credit: Dionny Matos/IPSBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA , May 18 2021 (IPS) Poverty and income inequality are being deepened as COVID-19 relief funds are handed out to large corporations instead of social protection programmes in developing countries, groups involved in a new study of COVID-19 bailouts have said. A report by the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) civil soc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 public bailout funds Source Type: news

Central American leaders resisting Biden ’s anti-corruption efforts
The Biden administration says graft is helping to drive migration, but El Salvador and Guatemala have sidelined anti-corruption judges. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guatemalan Government Paid Q614.5M to Russia for the Sputnik Vaccine but Sent the money to "broker" that now they can't locate or...
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Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Free & Accessible Vaccine is Just out of Reach for Palestinians
Young Palestinians drive their boat along the coast near the Gaza Sea port, selling boat rides as a way to earn a living. Credit: Laila Barhoum/ Oxfam By Laila BarhoumGAZA, Apr 29 2021 (IPS) We were able to keep the coronavirus at bay for five months in Gaza, the densely populated Palestinian strip of land surrounded by Israel that I call home. But the Coronavirus doesn’t respect walls or artificial borders. While preparations were made for the pandemic to inevitably breach a blockade so few Palestinians can, we waited for it to come for us. And it did. In one of the most sealed off places in the world, we knew the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laila Barhoum Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.S. announces $310 mln in humanitarian, food aid to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, in a virtual meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday, announced an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. to help Guatemala train its border protection force
The U.S. offer came during a video call between Vice President Kamala Harris and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet Three Health Workers In Central America Who Won't Let COVID-19 Stand In the Way of HIV Care
By Claudia Guzm án A nurse takes escorts a client to health services in Guatemala. Photo by Anna Watts for IntraHealth International.April 08, 2021Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, health workers in Central America have been working to ensure all people living with HIV have access to health care. In their communities throughout the region, they’re delivering medicines and adapting to new ways of providing services to the most vulnerable populations during the pandemic.Here’s how.Home visits in GuatemalaPedro (not his real name) is a university student, who, according to his medical record, lives in ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Source Type: news

Challenges and innovations in Guatemala ’s psychology
Guatemalan psychologists have been implementing a number of innovations to benefit the mental health of the local population. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

$3 Million NIH grant for Colorado School of Public Health Worker Health study
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Three groups from the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) have been awarded a $3 million 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of air pollution and climate on the kidney health of sugarcane workers in Guatemala. The award provides funding to identify how air pollutants contribute to chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), a growing international epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using their networks, Mexican and Guatemalan Indigenous leaders take on vaccine inequity
Mexican and Guatemalan Indigenous leaders in L.A. and across California play a crucial role in helping underserved communities get vaccinated. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leila Miller Source Type: news

Biden's America: 13 dead in serious crash near Mexican border were illegal aliens being trafficked
(Natural News) It has been confirmed that the 13 people who died in a horrific vehicle collision near the United States-Mexico border earlier in the week are, in fact, illegal aliens from Mexico and Guatemala who were being trafficked into the country. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced that all of the crash victims are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Asylum-Seekers Needed Help at the Border. Inside the Program That Provided Care —and Community
Xiomara was already having labor pains when she presented herself to U.S. Border Patrol officials to make a claim for asylum. She had fled gang violence in El Salvador six months earlier, working under the table in Mexico to afford bus tickets for her and her three young children to make it to the border. When she finally arrived, nine months pregnant and feeling contractions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offered to take her to a hospital. But she had heard about family separations and was worried about losing her kids if she were hospitalized, so instead she was sent back to the streets of Ciudad Juárez...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Immigration Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview
One year after the pandemic was officially declared, the enormous demographic impact of the coronavirus is becoming increasingly evident as more data are compiled and analyzed. Credit: United Nations.By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Mar 2 2021 (IPS) The demographic impact of the coronavirus one year after being declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 has been enormous. The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration. In terms of mortality, the reported number of Covid-19 deaths worldwide is approaching 3 million, with...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health Population Source Type: news

'Good bacteria' in breast milk changes over time
(McGill University) The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act like a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism. The research, conducted by scientists from Montreal and Guatemala and published in Frontiers in Microbiology, has important implications for infant development and health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International groups have offered Mexico their aid in identifying the bodies of 19 migrants believed to be from Guatemala who were...
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethnoracial patterns of violence in Guatemala: an empirical examination of the relationship between Mayan-majority municipalities and homicide rates in Guatemala - Lesniewski J, Kang E, Qin L, Helmuth J.
The current study empirically tests the relationship between homicide rates and the population of indigenous Mayans at the municipal level in Guatemala. Using data from the most recent Guatemalan Census (2018) and independently aggregated national police d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence against indigenous women in Solol á, Guatemala: qualitative insights into perspectives of service providers - Wands ZE, Mirzoev T.
Over a third of women in Guatemala are subjected to intimate partner violence (IPV). Indigenous Mayan women are particularly vulnerable, due to the intersection of race, gender, and poverty. However, no research exists into the causes of IPV among this gro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Migrant caravan: Mexico presses US to reform immigration policies
The Mexican president spoke out as thousands gathered in Guatemala en route to Mexico and the US. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guatemalan security forces clash with thousands of migrants heading for US border
Thousands of authorities and migrants clashed, with some migrants fleeing into the nearby mountains as the violence intensified. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migrant Caravan, Now in Guatemala, Could Pose Early Test for Biden
As many as 9,000 migrants from Honduras are hoping to reach the United States to escape poverty intensified by hurricanes and the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 8,000 US-bound migrants enter Guatemala from Honduras
An estimated 7,000 to 8,000 US-bound migrants have entered Guatemala from Honduras since Friday, a spokesman for Guatemala's official... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swimming With My Shirt Off
At 13, I was a guy with breasts, and I needed to get rid of them to survive my upcoming teenage years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: J. Martinez-Paz Tags: Surgery and Surgeons Plastic Surgery Teenagers and Adolescence Breasts Homosexuality and Bisexuality Guatemala City (Guatemala) Source Type: news

2020 Was a Year of Climate Extremes. What Can We Expect in 2021?
2020 was a year of extreme weather around the world. Hot and dry conditions drove record-setting wildfires through vast areas of Australia, California and Brazil and Siberia. A record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season landed a double blow of two hugely destructive storms in Central America. Long-running droughts have destroyed agricultural output and helped to push millions into hunger in Zimbabwe and Madagascar. A super-cyclone unleashed massive floods on India and Bangladesh. And overall, 2020 may end up the hottest year on record—despite a La Niña event, the ocean-atmospheric phenomenon which normally temp...
Source: TIME: Science - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Effects of brief training on mental health provider's knowledge of working with youth at risk of suicide in Guatemala - Alonzo D, Popescu M, Zubaroglu-Ioannides P.
BACKGROUND: Resources for mental healthcare are lacking in Guatemala, yet rates of mental illness and suicide are quite high. Mental healthcare providers often lack the knowledge needed to effectively work with young at-risk of suicide. To address this ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news