Impact of socio-demographic and economic factors on intimate partner violence justification among women in union in Papua New Guinea - Adu C, Asare BYA, Agyemang-Duah W, Adomako EB, Agyekum AK, Peprah P.
BACKGROUND: Justification of intimate partner violence (IPV) has several implications, including reduced likelihood of help-seeking, increased experiences episodes of partner abuses, and poor health  status and outcomes. However, in Papua New Guinea (PNG),... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

On a mission to cut Papua New Guinea ’s high levels of sexual violence
Nearly 60 per cent of women and girls aged 15-49 in Papua New Guinea have experienced some form of physical sexual violence, almost twice the global average. A health support group, backed by the UN, is educating young people and supporting survivors. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Commitment to African Medicines Agency Needs More Than Words
To date, 19 countries have already ratified the treaty. However, this number remains far short of the 55 AU member states and excludes some of the region’s power houses such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Senegal. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPSBy Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga ChilalikaNAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG, Apr 29 2022 (IPS) Across Africa, local manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies are responding to the urgent need for locally produced medical products and technologies despite the existing regulatory challenges. We can support manufacturing capacity by expediting the establishment and operationalisation of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga Chilalika Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

FDA and Kratom
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to useMitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom, a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. FDA is concerned that kratom, which affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine, appears to have properties that expose users to the risks of addiction, abuse, and dependence. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 27, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

New clues shed light on ‘pivotal’ moment in the great Pacific migration
Archaeologists say find of tools and bones changes our understanding of the Lapita people, the first to make landfall in Remote OceaniaGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingThe peopling of the Pacific is one of the most significant migrations in human history. And now an archaeological discovery on a small island in Papua New Guinea has recast the early scope of this settlement, in a finding archaeologists say could explain the migration east three millennia ago.The unearthing of animal bones and tools on Brooker Island, 200km east of mainland Papua New Guinea, suggests that the migration of Lapita people thr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Pacific islands Papua New Guinea Asia Pacific Research Archaeology Source Type: news

The first known interstellar meteor hit Earth in 2014, U.S. officials say
The meteor crash-landed off the coast of Papua New Guinea in January 2014. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaclyn Diaz Source Type: news

Where Are They Now? Guinea's Youth Ambassadors Continue to Promote Family Planning
By Katherine Seaton, Communications writer/editor, IntraHealth International ; Jen SnellApril 06, 2022When Abou Maimouna Diallo was a teenager, he didn’t have much information about sex. He had never talked about it with his parents or learned about it in school.After his girlfriend became pregnant, he knew he had to educate himself.“I decided to commit myself to the promotion of information on sexual and reproductive health and family planning,” he says.“To make sure I didn’t repeat the same mistakes, but also to help other young people.”So in 2016, he became a youth ambassador with I...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Youth Source Type: news

Association between experiences of intimate partner sexual violence and cigarette smoking among women in union in Papua New Guinea: evidence from a nationally representative survey - Asare BYA, Agyemang-Duah W, Adomako EB, Puri P, Ogundare DO, Vishwakarma D, Peprah P.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) is a prevalent public health problem affecting millions of people each year globally, particularly in developing countries like Papua New Guinea (PNG). Although over two-thirds of women in PNG are estimat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in West Africa Expands to Guinea
April 01, 2022More women and babies in francophone West Africa will have access to integrated services as IntraHealth’sINSPiRE project expands into Guinea. In Guinea, as well as in eight otherOuagadougou Partnership countries in the region, INSPiRE works to integrate family planning, nutrition, and maternal, newborn, and child care. This means providing clients with a comprehensive package of essential health services during each visit—such as family planning and nutrition services and maternal care and infant care—to eliminate missed opportunities for care and make services more accessible for women and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Guinea INSPiRE Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Education Performance Health workforce development Source Type: news

What the humble bowerbird can teach us about marketing
Why is Apple like the bowerbird? The bowerbird, an inhabitant of Australia and Papua New Guinea is a great marketing metaphor that every business owner would do well to learn from. In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if even the late, great Steve Jobs himself had been secretly influenced by this fascinating avian character. In essence, this little creature has developed a marketing strategy that is as extraordinary as it is helpful to us here in the human world. It has harnessed the power of getting and keeping the attention of the audience it’s seeking. Of course, unlike its human counterparts, its purpose...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Marketing metaphor Source Type: news

Africa: Nations Pledge to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease
[Carter Center] High-ranking representatives of several countries pledged this week to devote all resources needed to interrupt transmission of Guinea worm disease and certify its eradication by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Eight Nations Pledge to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease
[New Dawn] The Abu Dhabi Declaration on the Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease was endorsed at Qasr al Watan to reaffirm commitment to ending Guinea worm disease by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How COVID Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Maritime piracy, military capacity, and institutions in the Gulf of Guinea - Denton GL, Harris JR.
West African security threats have become more frequent in recent years, most notably in the Gulf of Guinea. As increasing quantities of the world's trade pass through the maritime domain, ship hijackings and other maritime criminal activities have garnere... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The direct medical cost of trauma aetiologies and injuries in a resource limited setting of Papua New Guinea: a prospective cost of illness study - Umo I, James K, Didilemu F, Sinen B, Borchem I, Inaido D, Ikasa R.
BACKGROUND: Injuries are a significant public health concern globally. Papua New Guinea has failed to achieve all eight health millennium development goals, and in doing so has not prioritized injuries in previous health policies. Understanding costs relat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news