Stampede at Guatemala music festival kills at least nine including two children
Witnesses at the scene said the venue only had two exits and that chaos ensued as everyone rushed the exits. #musicfestival (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a Cure for HIV Finally within Reach?
By Esther Tumbare, Senior global technical director for HIV A health worker at the San Marcos National Hospital in Guatemala holds an HIV test. Photo by Levi Dieguez for IntraHealth International.July 26, 2022Despite huge strides and years of methodical research, efforts to find a simple, easily scalable HIV cure have evaded the scientific world. An HIV cure includes both remission and eradication and needs to be accessible to the millions of people living with HIV, most of them in Africa.Today we are closer to a cure than we’ve ever been before.In 2008, the first cure in an HIV-infected patient was announced. ...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Source Type: news

Rising Sea Levels, Drought, Hurricanes and Deforestation Threaten Latin America and the Caribbean
Coastal view from the Kalinago Territory in Dominica. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2022 (IPS) The highest deforestation rates since 2009. The third most active hurricane season on record. Extreme rainfall, floods, and landslides displaced tens of thousands of people. Rising sea levels. Glaciers in Peru lost more than half their size. Add the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix, and 2021 was a challenging year for Latin America and the Caribbean. That’s according to the World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 202...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Biodiversity Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Latin America & the Caribbean Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Unaccompanied migrant youth from Central America: challenges and opportunities - Silva MA, McQuaid J, Perez OR, Paris M.
Unaccompanied youth from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, represent a growing demographic in communities nationwide. This vulnerable group often presents with early childhood adversity and repeated traumas that heigh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Landslide inventory dataset post Hurricane Stan (2005), Lake Atitlan region, Guatemala - Machado EA, Gorokhovich Y, Ghahremani M.
Landslides are a global hazard of devastating impacts resulting in thousands of fatalities every year, substantial economic losses, and long-term economic disruption. Examining the frequency and distribution of landslides is important to better understand ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Biden Hosts Summit of the Americas: Live Updates
The summit is focused on immigration, but the heads of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are skipping the meeting in Los Angeles. Their absence is a sign of a growing rift between the... #elsalvador #latinamerican (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour
Delegates at the Youth Forum at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in Durban, South Africa, demanded that all forums in the future include their participation. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPSBy Lyse CominsDurban, May 20 2022 (IPS) Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine. Her work resume might be impressive to some – street trader, farmworker and tailor – but she, like 160 million children around the world, is trappe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyse Comins Tags: Africa Child Labour COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Human Rights Human Trafficking Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Durban IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

The demographic drivers of grief and memory after genocide in Guatemala - Alburez-Gutierrez D.
Mortality crises are relatively common demographic events, but we know little about how they affect local populations beyond excess mortality. I argue that using a kinship perspective to study mortality crises provides valuable insights into (1) how excess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Skulls at Mexico ‘crime scene’ were sacrificial remains from AD900
A decade of tests on bones recovered from Guatemalan cave revealed the victims were ritually decapitated #guatemalan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Actemra/RoActemra for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalised adults
If approved,Actemra/RoActemra would be the first U.S. FDA-approvedimmunomodulator for the treatment of COVID-19 inhospitalised patientsSince the beginning of the pandemic, more than one million peoplehospitalised with COVID-19 have been treated withActemra/RoActemra worldwide1Actemra/RoActemra is approved for the treatment of COVID-19 in many territories including the European UnionRoche has established a comprehensive access approach to improve availability ofActemra/RoActemra around the worldBasel, 04 April 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acce...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. FDA grants priority review to Roche ’s Actemra/RoActemra for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalised adults
If approved,Actemra/RoActemra would be the first U.S. FDA-approvedimmunomodulator for the treatment of COVID-19 inhospitalised patientsSince the beginning of the pandemic, more than one million peoplehospitalised with COVID-19 have been treated withActemra/RoActemra worldwide1Actemra/RoActemra is approved for the treatment of COVID-19 in many territories including the European UnionRoche has established a comprehensive access approach to improve availability ofActemra/RoActemra around the worldBasel, 04 April 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acce...
Source: Roche Media News - April 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19, violence, and mental health among Indigenous gay and bisexual men in Guatemala: an urgent call from key stakeholders - Davis DA, Orellana ER, Estrada-Villalta S, Brouwer KC.
We explored how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and wellbeing of Indigenous gay and bisexual men (GBM) in Guatemala, a group that experiences intersectional stigma and structural barriers to health. Between February and May 2021, we conducted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Guatemala increases abortion penalty, bans same-sex marriage
Guatemalan lawmakers have greatly increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2022Sexual Violence Laws are Failing Adolescents
By Jacqui HuntLONDON, Mar 3 2022 (IPS) At Equality Now, we have been on a years-long journey to track and analyze sexual violence laws and their implementation around the world. This work was born after working with survivors of sexual violence for over two decades and observing that women and girls reported similar barriers to justice regardless of where they were from. While local, national, and regional context impact a victim’s experience, it is also clear that many of the challenges they face are universal. From Eurasia to the Caribbean, to South Asia and North Africa, we discovered laws which were supposedly mean...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jacqui Hunt Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Women's Day 2022 I Source Type: news

For two indigenous girls in Guatemala, early unions spell the end of dreams
(Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news