Global Health: South Sudan Halts Spread of Crippling Guinea Worms
It has been 15 months — longer than the worm ’ s life cycle — since the last case of infection, which means the parasite is nearing eradication in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Guinea Worm Disease Parasites Carter Center Carter, Jimmy Hopkins, Donald R South Sudan Atlanta (Ga) Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Survivors Cry for Better Health-Care
[New Dawn] The president of the Ebola Survivors Network in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone Mr. Patrick Farley says Ebola survivors in Liberia are crying for a better healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:WHO Chief Message on Guinea Worm & Carter Center Health Services
[WHO] The transcript of a message from the WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to the Carter Center: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan:South Sudan Stops Transmission of Guinea Worm Disease
[Carter Center] The world's newest nation, South Sudan, has succeeded in interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, the country's minister of health announced Wednesday at The Carter Center. As of the end of February 2018, South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, has recorded zero cases of Guinea worm disease for 15 consecutive months. Because the Guinea worm life cycle is about a year, a 15-month absence of cases indicates the interruption of transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating debilitating Guinea worm
Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating Guinea worm
Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spread of Guinea worm disease in South Sudan ceases
Some good news: South Sudan has stopped transmission of GuineaWorm, the nation's health minister announces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Carter Center: South Sudan has stopped the spread of Guinea worm disease
The Carter Center and Dr. Riek Gai Kok, the minister of health for South Sudan, made a historic announcement Wednesday morning – the African nation has officially stopped the transmission of Guinea worm disease. For many years, the area that is now the nation of South Sudan was the most Guinea worm-endemic nation in the world. Now South Sudan is enjoying 15 consecutive months with zero Guinea worm cases. The announcemen t came during the 22nd annual review of Guinea worm eradiation campaign in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Maria Saporta Source Type: news

Carter Center: South Sudan has stopped the spread of Guinea worm disease
The Carter Center and Dr. Riek Gai Kok, the minister of health for South Sudan, made a historic announcement Wednesday morning – the African nation has officially stopped the transmission of Guinea worm disease. For many years, the area that is now the nation of South Sudan was the most Guinea worm-endemic nation in the world. Now South Sudan is enjoying 15 consecutive months with zero Guinea worm cases. The announcemen t came during the 22nd annual review of Guinea worm eradiation campaign in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Maria Saporta Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 7, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pet Guinea Pigs Likely Cause of Multistate Salmonella Outbreak: CDC Pet guinea pigs are the likely cause of a salmonella outbreak that has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Guinea Pigs May Be Giving People Salmonella, the CDC Says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued an icky warning about pet guinea pigs: they may be spreading salmonella. The CDC has identified nine people who became sick due to a strain of salmonella bacteria that can likely be traced back to contact with pet guinea pigs, according to a report from the agency. The cases affect residents of eight different states and were reported between July 2015 and December 2017. One person was hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Salmonella is a serious bacterial infection that results in gastrointestinal distress and can develop into a life-threaten...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Insecticide-laced mosquito netting has become widely used in fishing, releasing toxins into aquatic environments
(Natural News) From Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, to Madagascar, the populations of developing countries are turning insecticide-laced mosquito nets into makeshift fishing nets. A new study warned that this practice could have major repercussions for the environment, reported a Mongabay article. The study was inspired by the African experiences of lead author Rebecca Short. A researcher with the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snickers Ad Spoofs Asbestos in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
The back cover of the recently published 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue features a model dressed in a white asbestos abatement worker’s suit layered with a hot pink tiger-striped two-piece swimsuit. She’s wearing full makeup and a respirator mask. The back cover ad includes the title: “Goddesses of Asbestos Removal.” The unusual advertisement is the latest contribution in Snickers’ long-running “You’re not you when you’re hungry” campaign. It is also the most recent example of how deadly asbestos is used as a punch line in popular culture. New York advertisin...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Lassa fever – Liberia
On 9 January 2018, a patient from Guinea with fever, neck pain, body pain and vomiting was admitted to a hospital in Ganta in Nimba County, Liberia. The patient was treated with Ribavirin until her death on 11 January 2018. The patient first experienced symptoms on 29 December 2017. Prior to hospitalization in Liberia, she sought medical care at a health facility in Di écké in N'Zérékore Region, Guinea where she was treated for typhoid and malaria. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella, CDC Says
Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement -- typically to help manage pain and boost energy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak, signs of recovery for Liberian healthcare system
(PLOS) The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014-2015 disrupted the provision of healthcare in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. In a research article published this week in PLOS Medicine, Bradley Wagenaar, of the University of Washington, and colleagues quantify the health system output losses in Liberia during and in the immediate aftermath of the EVD outbreak, and the recovery of the health systems in the two years following. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Project to Improve Health and Nutrition in Nine West African Francophone Countries
February 14, 2018IntraHealth International will implement a new regional project to improve nutrition and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) in the nineOuagadougou Partnership countries of West Africa, thanks to a three-year, $7 million award from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation.Francophone West Africa has among the highest maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 303,000 women died in 2015 due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, more than one-third of them in West and Central Africa. The global maternal mortali...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

West African country reports death from Lassa fever
Authorities in Guinea announced the first death from Lassa fever in more than two decades Thursday, heightening anxiety about another hemorrhagic fever in the West African country where an Ebola epidemic first emerged. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

West African nation of Guinea reports Lassa fever death
West African nation of Guinea reports 1st Lassa fever death in nearly 25 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017
A client receives a contraceptive implant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.January 31, 2018In 2017, the nine countries of theOuagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users. In two years, the partnership has reached 41% of its goal of an additional 2.2 million women in the region using contraceptives by 2020.Burkina Faso and Cote d ’Ivoire are leading the way, reporting last month at the partnership’san...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

East Africa:Report - EAC 'Free of Worms'
[Daily News] ALL six countries making up the East African Region have been declared free from Guinea Worm disease after 'Zero Cases' were reported in South Sudan, according to the latest study report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The use of home brew in Pacific Islands countries and territories - Nosa V, Duffy S, Singh D, Lavelio S, Amber U, Homasi-Paelate A, Alfred J.
This review examines what is known about the production and use of home brew in the Pacific Islands countries and territories. Data collection involved interviews of 78 men and women from the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Toga, and Tuvalu. The interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan
The country had just eight polio cases last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter won ’ t derail vaccinations, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan
The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

TB vaccine SCAM: Scientists gave 1,400 babies a new vaccine for tuberculosis despite FAILED safety trials
(Natural News) An investigation by the British Medical Journal has exposed a horrifying vaccine scam that took place in the same place that many unethical vaccine stories come from – Africa. There, babies were used as guinea pigs to test out a vaccine after the monkeys it was tested on died. According to the report,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease
; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

FLUPOCALYPSE: Over-crowded and under-staffed, American hospitals are not able to handle the flu this season
(Natural News) Despite another year-long propaganda push for flu shots, despite scores of guinea pigs lining up to get injected with this year’s flu vaccine, there has never been so much sickness across the United States. From California to New Jersey, from Illinois to Texas, over-crowded and under-staffed American hospitals are not able to handle the flu... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Nation Declared Guinea-Worm-Free, Awaits WHO Nod
[East African] Kenya has been declared free of Guinea-worm disease, after a comprehensive evaluation by international experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fire in New York City Apartment Building Kills 12
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. Those who died Thursday night included girls ages 1, 2 and 7, and a boy whose age was not given. De Blasio, a Democrat, says responders saved at least 12 lives. "Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the fire, "historic in its magnitude," because of the number of lives lost. Excluding the Sept. 11 attacks, it was the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis
This report highlights the remarkable progress made in the global eradication of dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm disease; from over 3 million cases per year in the 1980s to just 25 in 2016.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Race To Eradicate Guinea Worm And Polio Experienced Roadblocks In 2017
This year, the world came tantalizingly close to wiping out two human diseases: Guinea worm and polio. But right at the finish line, both eradication projects have run into surprising roadblocks. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Why UHC Day Is a Call to Action for the World ’s Youth
December 14, 2017Our potential as  advocates and partners in achieving universal health coverage is woefully untapped.It ’s no accident that Universal Health Coverage Day — December 12 — falls on the heels of Human Rights Day. Universal health coverage (UHC), the goal of ensuring that all people can access essential health services without exposure to financial hardship, is a dignity and a right not afforded to many around the world.Today, I remember Gabriel, a Panamanian boy half my age who first taught me how a fractured health system fails people.Where someone lives should never deter...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Treating AIDS Patients in Guinea
VideoTreating AIDS Patients in GuineaDecember 01, 2017Only 1 in 4 people living with HIV are receiving treatment in Guinea; without treatment, they can easily develop AIDS. Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports a hospital in Conakry, Guinea, that treats those who have developed AIDS. Patients arrive very ill, often with opportunistic infections. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea: MSF Statement on Access to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Manus Island Transit Centers
In the NewsPapua New Guinea: MSF Statement on Access to Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Manus Island Transit CentersNovember 26, 2017The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to allow access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Island transit centers, in order to assess refugees’ conditions and provide essential medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea: MSF Calls for Access to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Manus Island Transit Centers
In the NewsPapua New Guinea: MSF Calls for Access to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Manus Island Transit CentersNovember 28, 2017SYDNEY/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 —The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called on Papua New Guinea to allow MSF to assess refugees' conditions and provide essential medical care in transit centers on Manus Island. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence
Angela, 15, from Hyderabad, India. Her vision of a violence-free world would be to live like the mermaid in her painting - free and happy. Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulINDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 2017 (IPS)Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.This was good for the girls because it would keep them safe from men, she had often heard her elders say. So one day, when her moth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Gender-Based Violence Orange Campiagn UN Women Women's Empowerment Source Type: news

What's the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists?
Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities?An anthropologist, an explorer and a tourist walk into a bar. They ’re each clutching a spear. The anthropologist describes how it was presented to her on her seventh fieldwork season by the elders of the tribe. The explorer regales them with the tale of how he won the spear upon completing an initiation challenge the tribe had set for him, filmed for a documenta ry. The tourist explains that he paid $10 for his at the market, and needs to get back now otherwise the cr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mary-Ann Ochota Tags: Science Anthropology Colonialism Travel Research Source Type: news

Australia, NZ Officials Discuss Screening for Manus Refugees Australia, NZ Officials Discuss Screening for Manus Refugees
New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Evaluation of ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Ebola Deployment in Guinea: Final Report
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/17/2017 This 31-page evaluation reviews the implementation, determines the lessons learned, and formulates recommendations to strengthen the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)'s capacity to mobilize experts for field deployment to support future outbreak response initiatives, based on the deployment of experts to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. The evaluation looked at all the key stages of deployment operations in order to assess preparation, appropriateness, and implementation of ECDC plans, procedures, structures, and tools to su...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The efficacy of HI-6 DMS in a sustained infusion against percutaneous VX poisoning in the guinea-pig - Whitmore C, Cook AR, Mann T, Price ME, Emery E, Roughley N, Flint D, Stubbs S, Armstrong SJ, Rice H, Tattersall JEH.
Post-exposure nerve agent treatment usually includes administration of an oxime, which acts to restore function of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE). For immediate treatment of military personnel, this is usually administered with an autoinjector devi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Africa:Pneumonia Claims 1 Million African Kids Yearly
[CAJ News] Dakar -CIVIL society organisations across Africa are advocating for governments to invest in immunisation and eradicate pneumonia. The disease kills nearly 1 million children in Africa per year. Organisations in some ten countries have met in Senegal where they called for more domestic financing to pneumonia vaccines, routine immunisation programmes and strengthening of health systems. The organisations that met under the auspices of the just-commemorated World Pneumonia Day are from Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivor (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Enduring impact of conflict on mental health and gender-based violence perpetration in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea: A cross-sectional study - Jewkes R, Jama-Shai N, Sikweyiya Y.
We describe the conflict experiences of men and women from the general population of Bougainville Papua New Guinea, perceptions o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of dingoes
(University of New South Wales) A major study of dingo DNA has revealed dingoes most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves via a former land bridge with Papua New Guinea. The find has significant implications for conservation, with researchers recommending the two genetically distinct populations of dingoes be treated as different groups for management and conservation purposes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evaluation of ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) Ebola Deployment in Guinea: Final Report
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 10/2017 This 31-page evaluation of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)'s Ebola deployment in Guinea reviews its implementation, determines the lessons learned, and formulates recommendations to strengthen ECDC's capacity to mobilize experts for field deployment to support future outbreak response initiatives, both in and outside the European Union. The evaluation looked at all the key stages of deployment operations (i.e. pre-deployment, during deployment, and post-deployment) in order to assess relevance, appropriateness, efficie...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Skull found in Papua New Guinea was world's 'oldest-known tsunami victim'
Skull fragment from coastal site believed to date from 6,000 years agoScientists say sediments in which bone found bear hallmarks of giant waveA mysterious partial skull unearthed inPapua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species now turns out to have another unique distinction. Scientists believe it belongs to the oldest known humantsunami victim. Researchers said on Wednesday that new examinations of the sediments where the 6,000-year-old skull was found detected hallmarks of a tsunami, with a composition remarkably similar to the remnants of a deadly 1998 tsunami that lashed the same...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Reuters in Washington Tags: Palaeontology Tsunamis Papua New Guinea World news Science Natural disasters and extreme weather Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Guinea: Rapid Rehabilitation Improving Health Facilities
U.S. Agency for International Development. 03/2017 This two-page case study, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), examines some of HC3's activities and tools that were part of an overall social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy to improve health behaviors and increase the demand for and use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Guinea as it continues to recover from the Ebola outbreak. HC3 initiated rapid rehabilitation activities to improve health facilities aiming for Gold Star accreditation. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news