Association between intimate partner violence and HIV status among Haitian Women - Saxena A, Deschamps MM, Dorvil N, Christophe I, Rosenberg R, Jean-Gilles M, Koenig S, Pape JW, D évieux JG.
We examined the association between IPV and HIV status among these women in H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Racialized violence in the lives of Black people: illustrations from Haiti (Ayiti) and the United States - Nicolas G, Thompson CEF.
Notwithstanding the cessation of the transatlantic slave trade in the 19th century and the end of "classical" colonization in African and Caribbean nations in the last century, racialized violence persists and continues to adversely impact the lives of Afr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Culturally anchoring an intervention for gender-based violence - Killion CM, Sloand E, Gary FA, Glass N, Dennis BP, Muller NC, Hassan M, Callwood GB, Campbell DW.
Haitians continue to rebuild following the devastating earthquake in 2010, as many also strive to recover and heal from associated horrific events. Immediately following the earthquake, domestic and international agencies reported dramatic increases in vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Chair of Frontline Health Workers Coalition Encourages Focus on Women ’s Empowerment, Economic Growth
March 19, 2019Kate Greene of Abt Associates is the newest chair of theFrontline Health Workers Coalition’s member-led steering committee.IntraHealth International has led the coalition ’s secretariat since 2012.Greene, a health workforce specialist with a strong history of policy and advocacy work, will build on the coalition ’s years of work to urge greater and more strategic US investment in frontline health workers around the world and solidify global policies that support these workers to provide high-quality health services to every community.“We are now seeing the importance of frontline healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

Spain logs hundreds of shipwrecks that tell story of maritime past
Weather rather than pirates caused majority of sinkings, says culture ministry teamThe treacherous waters of the Americas had their first taste of Spanish timber on Christmas Day 1492, when Christopher Columbus ’ flagship, theSanta Mar ía, sank off the coast of what is now Haiti.Over the following four centuries, as Spain ’s maritime empire swelled, peaked and collapsed, the waves on which it was built devoured hundreds of ships and thousands of people, swallowing gold, silver and emeralds and scattering spices, mercury and cochineal to the currents.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Spain Archaeology Europe World news Science Source Type: news

Integrating mental health and disaster preparedness in intervention: a randomized controlled trial with earthquake and flood-affected communities in Haiti - James LE, Welton-Mitchell C, Noel JR, James AS.
BACKGROUND: Given the frequency of natural hazards in Haiti, disaster risk reduction is crucial. However, evidence suggests that many people exposed to prior disasters do not engage in disaster preparedness, even when they receive training and have adequat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Spain Tops Italy as World ’s Healthiest Country While U.S. Falls: Report
Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. Four additional European nations were among the top 10 in 2019: Iceland (third place), Switzerland (fifth), Sweden (sixth) and Norway (ninth). Japan was the healthiest Asian nation, jumping three places from the 2017 survey into fourth and replacing Singapore, which dr...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lee Miller and Wei Lu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Climate change 'cause of most under-reported humanitarian crises'
Report says few headlines sparked by food crises that ravaged Madagascar, Ethiopia and HaitiClimate change was responsible for the majority of under-reported humanitarian disasters last year, according to analysis of more than a million online news stories.Whole populations were affected byfood crises in countries ravaged by by drought and hurricanes such as Ethiopia and Haiti, yet neither crisis generated more than 1,000 global news stories each.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Arthur Neslen Tags: Climate change Media Natural disasters and extreme weather Environment Famine Ethiopia Africa Haiti Americas Madagascar Science Society World news Source Type: news

Violent protests prevent N.B. doctor, nurses from leaving Haiti
An emergency room nurse and doctor from Woodstock, N.B., along with a nurse from Halifax, say they are safe but have no idea when they will be able to leave Haiti as violent protests continue in that country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Seas of Death and Hope
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS)The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal policies of fortress Europa”. The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Arts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Engineered DNA vaccine protects against emerging Mayaro virus
(PLOS) Recent laboratory studies showing mosquito vectors can transmit Mayaro virus, as well as a reported case of MAYV infection in Haiti in 2015, reveal the potential for the virus to expand its range further into tropical regions of the Caribbean and Central and South America. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have developed a novel vaccine capable of inducing protective immunity against MAYV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Converging drivers of interpersonal violence: findings from a qualitative study in post-hurricane Haiti - Bermudez LG, Stark L, Bennouna C, Jensen C, Potts A, Kaloga IF, Tilus R, Buteau JE, Marsh M, Hoover A, Williams ML.
OBJECTIVE: Interpersonal violence affecting women and children is increasingly recognized as a public health priority in humanitarian emergencies. Yet, research and intervention efforts have been fragmented across gender-based violence and child protection... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Haiti's first-ever private nature reserve created to protect imperiled species
(Temple University College of Science and Technology) In a race against time, an American professor and a Haitian CEO have teamed up to establish private nature reserves to protect Haiti's disappearing species. Now, with funding from Global Wildlife Conservation and Rainforest Trust, the first such park has been purchased: Grand Bois, a mountain in the southwest of Haiti with rare and endangered plants and animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Haitian Women Struggle to Get Help for Children Fathered by U.N. Troops Haitian Women Struggle to Get Help for Children Fathered by U.N. Troops
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Madariaga virus spreads to Haiti
(PLOS) Madariaga virus (MADV), or South American eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), has -- until now -- been found primarily in animals of South and Central America, with the first human outbreak occurring in Panama in 2010. Now, scientists writing in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report the identification of MADV in eight children in Haiti in 2015 and 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Haiti: 2019-2020 Humanitarian Response Plan - Summary
Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Published: 2019. In 2019, more than 2.6 million people in Haiti will need assistance, including 1.3 million people targeted by the Humanitarian Response Plan. This 16-page document summarizes the successive shocks that have affected the country, including natural disasters, epidemics, and population displacements. It provides a multi-year strategic framework to address the vital needs of vulnerable people affected by a crisis, strengthen disaster preparedness, contribute to the elimination of diseases with epidemic potential, and promote th...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amgen And Direct Relief Partner To Aid Cancer Patients In 18 Developing Countries
Amgen Donates $93 Million Worth of Cancer Medicines THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Direct Relief today announced a joint initiative in which Direct Relief will distribute $93 million worth of Amgen donated cancer treatments and supportive care medicines. This donation will provide cancer patients in 18 developing countries access to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim) and Vectibix® (panitumumab). Patients will access the donated medicines through Direct Relief-partner hospitals and clinics in the following countries: Ar...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Haitii boy, 9, get treatment for dangerous tumor from missionary, doctor and family
'Little John' Olivier, nine, from Haiti, had a benign tumor growing on his jaw for four years. Last year, his father was told that if the tumor wasn't removed, the mass would suffocate his son. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health System in Haiti Takes Key Step by Launching National Tuberculosis Tracker
By Atwood Raphael, Deputy chief of party, USAID/Haiti Strategic Health Information System ProgramDecember 17, 2018Newly digitized data will help  the government address the disease, decide where to invest in clinics and staff, and more.Haiti ’s government this year launched a national electronic platform for reporting and tracking tuberculosis (TB), a key step in its efforts to capture, monitor, and report all patient-level data across the country.Information on cases of TB —a contagious and often deadly disease plaguing the Caribbean nation—is being prepared for aggregation into the System d&rsquo...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tuberculosis Haiti Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Measuring Separation in Emergencies: A Population-Based Estimation in Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew
Source: Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. Published: 8/29/2018. This 32-page report provides information about a study of unaccompanied and separated children in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew in 2016. It was part of the Measuring Separation in Emergencies (MSiE) project, to strengthen emergency response programs for unaccompanied and separated children through the development of practical, field-tested tools to enhance the assessment of the scale and nature of separation in emergencies. It is an interagency initiative funded by the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and is coordinat...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Challenges to mobilising resources for disaster recovery and reconstruction: perspectives of the Haitian diaspora - Sewordor E, Esnard AM, Sapat A, Schwartz L.
Diasporas and diaspora non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are increasingly important as resource lifelines to their home countries, yet the resources that they mobilise, the types of challenges that they face, and their coping mechanisms are not well ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Anna KucirkovaTEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS)Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.Cholera is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated with the Vibrio cho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Kucirkova Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

A Self-sustaining Neurosurgical Residency Program in Haiti A Self-sustaining Neurosurgical Residency Program in Haiti
This article describes an initiative to create a neurosurgical training program to meet this urgent need.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Single-Dose Cholera Vaccine May Only Protect Short Term
(MedPage Today) -- But data from Haiti showed two doses were required for long-term immunity (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly complete
(Oregon State University) Species of reptiles, amphibians and other vertebrates are becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation has claimed more than 99 percent of the country's original wooded areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
I used to work at a community mental health center. A client could be there totally on his or her own (which was the exception) or could have been referred by any of the following, and sometimes by more than one: state probation and parole (which sometimes included out-of-state referrals), community corrections local probation, federal probation and parole, DUI and drug possession probation, child protective services, adult protective services, juvenile probation, direct referral from various court systems, special justice ordered outpatient care in lieu of inpatient hospitalization, etc. The referral could include an eva...
Source: Psych Central - September 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Dual Diagnosis Education Ethics & Morality Family General Medications Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatm Source Type: news

Prevalence of stressful life events and their association with post-traumatic stress disorder among youth attending secondary school in Haiti - Grelotti DJ, Gerbasi ME, Eustache E, Fils-Aim é JR, Therosmé T, Severe J, Raviola GJ, Darghouth S, Legha R, Pierre EL, Affricot E, Alcindor Y, Boyd K, Becker AE, Smith Fawzi MC.
This study examines... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

This woman is tackling 50 Ironman-distance triathlons in 50 days
The fitness celebrity embarked on a journey from Haiti, through 48 states. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Ashley Horner shares about her 50 Ironman-distance triathlons in 50 days
The fitness celebrity embarked on a journey from Haiti, through 48 states. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: This woman is tackling 50 Ironman-distance triathlons in 50 days
The fitness celebrity embarked on a journey from Haiti, through 48 states. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Health systems in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to diagnose and treat common diseases
Cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are among the leading causes of death worldwide. A new UCLA study has found that Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can provide the full suite of supplies and equipment, trained staff and medication that are needed to properly diagnose and treat all three diseases.“These five countries, paralleling global trends, are seeing an increase in the number of people with these noncommunicable diseases,” said the lead author, Corrina Moucheraud, assistant professor of health policy and managemen...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Request for Proposals: A cross-sectional survey of HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women and their male sexual partners in Haiti
MEASURE Evaluation is seeking a local organization to serve as an implementing partner for a cross-sectional survey of HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women and their male sexual partners. Proposals are due by August 31, 2018. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic
Inmates at the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: David BrydenBy David BrydenWASHINGTON DC, Jul 19 2018 (IPS)Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.Their physical discomfort was so palpable, I could almost feel it. Because of my work, I also knew of at least one serious unseen risk facing them – that of contracting tuberculosis in the cramped, poorly ventilated space. Touring the largest prison in Port-au-Prince was part of a research visit I made there in 2106. Two years later, the image of those...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Bryden Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ocular morbidity in natural disasters: field hospital experience 2010-2015 - Osaadon P, Tsumi E, Pokroy R, Sheleg T, Peleg K.
PURPOSE: To determine the characteristics of ocular injuries treated by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) field hospital following three natural disasters: the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines, and the 2015 earthquake and avalanche i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Hurricane Beryl Has Been Downgraded to a Tropical Storm. Here ’s Where it’s Headed
Hurricane Beryl was downgraded to a tropical storm Saturday morning, after being named the first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season on Friday. The path of the relatively tiny Tropical Storm Beryl is currently tracking westwards through the Atlantic in the general direction of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It is expected to reach the Lesser Antilles by Sunday night or Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHS). Here are the 11 AM AST July 7 Key Messages for Tropical Storm #Beryl. More information at https://t.co/RX183IoxPZ pic.twitter.com/TyhnkH3s1x — NHC Atlanti...
Source: TIME: Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized 2018 hurricane season onetime weather Source Type: news

Securitization, racial cleansing, and disaster capitalism: neoliberal disaster governance in the US Gulf Coast and Haiti - Pyles L, Svistova J, Ahn S.
Through a critical discourse analysis of news media after the US Gulf Coast hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake disasters, we draw from Soss et al.'s (2011) ideas about US poverty governance - neoliberal paternalism - to identify how a similar pheno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

To engage or not to engage Haiti's urban armed groups? Safe access in disaster-stricken and conflict-affected cities - Schuberth M.
International agencies responding to humanitarian crises in cities are increasingly faced with urban armed groups controlling neighbourhoods where the most vulnerable sections of society are located. In such settings, it is not clear how to deliver aid to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Using a population-based survey approach to estimate child separation after a natural disaster: findings from post-Hurricane Haiti - Stark L, MacFarlane M, Rubenstein BL, Yu G, Jensen C, Williamson K.
This study explores findings of a population-based approach to measure the prevalence of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) during the Hurricane Matthew aftermath in Haiti. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey using... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Reducing Mental Health Barriers to Preparedness: Lessons from Haiti and Nepal
This report discusses how mental health can be an important factor in solving the puzzle of why people don ’t prepare for disasters, with lessons from Haiti and Nepal, which have recently been devastated by a series of major disasters that are exacerbated by ongoing economic and political instability. It explores design and cultural adaptation of an intervention, and results that indicate that mental h ealth-integrated disaster preparedness is effective. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACR Foundation doles out global humanitarian award
The American College of Radiology Foundation has named Dr. Michael Nelson...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR bestows ASRT Foundation with humanitarian award ACR Foundation presents humanitarian awards GE donates to ACR Foundation ACR Foundation launches fundraising campaign Radiologists return to Haiti to provide education (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nurse who sued hospital for retaliation awarded $28 million
A jury has ruled that a Boston hospital retaliated against a Haitian-American nurse who stood up for a black colleague and has awarded her $28 million (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Agricultural Trade Liberalization Undermined Food Security
Africa has been transformed from a net food exporter into a net food importer, while realizing only a small fraction of its vast agricultural potential. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR AND SYDNEY, May 21 2018 (IPS)Agriculture is critical for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) notes, ‘From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lies at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.’ For many, the answer to poverty and hunger is to accelerate e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade Source Type: news

Haiti vasectomy campaign draws over 300 per cent anticipated turnout
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– “At 55, I already have four children. I realized that I do not have enough resources to take care of more mouths in my family,” explained Lamour Denis, at a reproductive health clinic in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. “So,” he added, resolutely, “I decided to do it.”He decided to get a vasectomy. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

How Trump ’s Immigration Policies Could Hurt Senior Care
When Norma was recently injured in a car accident, she had to take time off from her job caring for a 93-year-old woman in California’s San Fernando Valley. While she was away, her client fell down and ended up hospitalized. It’s the kind of danger that the elderly face without home care, something that has Norma concerned about her absence. “I think of it as if I’m caring for my own grandmother or mother,” she says. But Norma worries that even after she is able to return to work, she won’t be able to stay on the job for long for a very different reason: her immigration status. Norma, wh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Donal Trump Healthcare Immigration Source Type: news

Missing Millions: How Older People with Disabilities Are Excluded from Humanitarian Response
HelpAge International. 04/30/2018 This 60-page study explores the experiences of older people with disabilities across a range of humanitarian settings. It reveals how older people with disabilities fared worse than those without disabilities, and how this is related to various physical and institutional barriers, as well as hostile attitudes. The study analyzed data from six population-based disability surveys comparing the living situation of older people with and without disabilities, including databases from two crises-affected populations in Haiti (post-earthquake) and Palestine. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin M. Stuckey Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news

Givaudan turns to Haitian roots for anti-wrinkle ingredient
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss fragrance and flavors company Givaudan has begun recycling Haitian vetiver roots now used to make oil for fragrances to produce a new cosmetic substance it said can reduce wrinkles and help scents linger longer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What happened to $37 million in cash from the Clinton Foundation that was supposed to go towards Haiti relief in 2010?
(Natural News) Former investment banker-turned-fraud investigator Charles Ortel has a question he’d like current FBI and Justice Department officials like special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to answer: Why did the Clinton Foundation send a $37 million grant for the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund in 2010 to a Baltimore post office box when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news