Correction: Virus Outbreak-Haiti story
In a story April 5, 2021, about the lack of vaccines in Haiti, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Pan American Health Organization had given the country 500 testing kits (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A year after pandemic hit, Haiti awaits vaccines amid apathy
Haiti does not have a single vaccine to offer its more than 11 million people more than a year after the pandemic began (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mass casualty incident management for resource-limited settings: lessons from central Haiti - Rouhani SA, Rimpel L, Plantin JJ, Calahan CF, Julmisse M, Edmond MC, Checkett KA, Marsh RH.
OBJECTIVE: Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) have gained increasing attention in recent years due multiple high-profile events. MCI preparedness improves the outcomes of trauma victims, both in the hospital and prehospital settings. Yet most MCI protocols are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Extinct Caribbean bird's closest relatives hail from Africa, South Pacific
(Florida Museum of Natural History) In a genetic surprise, ancient DNA shows the closest family members of an extinct bird known as the Haitian cave-rail are not in the Americas, but Africa and the South Pacific, uncovering an unexpected link between Caribbean bird life and the Old World. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A massive prison break in Haiti has resulted in the escape of hundreds of inmates and the deaths of at least 25 people, including the...
As of late Friday, more than 200 inmates were still on the run, according to authorities. The outbreak is another setback for a country... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haitian Capital
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Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police: Infamous gang leader killed after prison breakout
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities announced Friday that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities announced Friday that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'They came with cholera when they were tired of killing us with bullets': community perceptions of the 2010 origin of Haiti's cholera epidemic - Fraulin G, Lee S, Bartels SA.
In 2010 following a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti saw the beginning of what would become the world's largest cholera epidemic. Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers were later implicated as the source of cholera. Our research examines Haitian community bel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Several thousand people demonstrated in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, saying the government was trying to establish a new...
Thousands of Haitians protest, alleging new dictatorship (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcry as more than 20 babies and children deported by US to Haiti
Ice accused of sending ‘defenseless babies into the burning house’ as deportations of 72 carried out in apparent breach of Biden order (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Executive Voice: 10 Questions with CEO Polly Dunford
This article originally appeared in the Triangle Business Journal on December 3, 2020. You can read ithere. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Health Workers Source Type: news

Even the Pandemic Hasn ’t Made Public-Health Icon Paul Farmer Lose Hope
“Am I allowed to be a normal human and say, ‘How are you?'” asks Dr. Paul Farmer as soon as our Zoom call connects. It’s an apt introduction for a man who became a living legend in the global health world mostly by being a normal human who does extraordinary things–starting with co-founding the Boston-based nonprofit organization Partners in Health (PIH) in 1987, before graduating from Harvard Medical School. Since then, PIH and its global staff of 18,000 have helped strengthen health systems in the “clinical deserts” of Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Russia and numerous other countries. PIH...
Source: TIME: Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Public Health Second click Source Type: news

Millions of New Poor Are on the Way – Who Cares?
Batara slum in a Dhaka suburb. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Roberto SavioROME, Nov 26 2020 (IPS) The recent meeting of the G20 – scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic – has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership. It was, in a sense, a showcase. Everybody had to accept the view that the host of the meeting, the ailing King Salman of Saudi Arabia, was accompanied on TV screens by his apparent heir, Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who is clearly the mastermind of the brutal assassination, dismembering and disappearance of the body of d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Environment Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Anatomy of a Nurse
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Baker Nominates Judge Serge Georges Jr. To Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Politics Syndicated Local Serge Georges Jr. SJC Supreme Judicial Court Source Type: news

Life expectancy, death, and disability in Haiti, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 - Fene F, R íos-Blancas MJ, Lachaud J, Razo C, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Liu M, Michel J, Thermidor R, Lozano R.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the magnitude and distribution of the main causes of death, disability, and risk factors in Haiti. Methods: We conducted an ecological analysis, using data estimated from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 for the period ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COMMENTARY: The Sinatra Doctrine Confronts a Global Consensus
A photo-collage. Credit: Peter Costantini.By Peter CostantiniSEATTLE, Oct 23 2020 (IPS) By late September, the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States had claimed 200,000 lives. That’s equivalent to a slightly higher toll than the 418,500 United States deaths in World War II, adjusted for relative population and duration. [See note below.] With four percent of the world’s population, the U.S. has suffered 20 percent of global COVID-19 deaths. Tragically, most of these deaths need never have happened. They were caused primarily by the public-health equivalent of friendly fire: massive malpractice and deception by...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Peter Costantini Tags: Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"Give me proof": a covert but coercive form of non-partner sexual violence contributing to teen pregnancy in Haiti and opportunities for biopsychosocial intervention - Rahill GJ, Joshi M, Zlotnick C, Lamour S, Beech H, Sutton A, Burris C, Paul P.
Adolescent girls in low-resource settings account for over 7.3 million births annually (generally unplanned). Unplanned teen pregnancies are increasing in low-resource settings. As part of a funded Round 20 Grand Challenges Exploration project (Healthy Min... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An Earthquake, an Orphanage, and New Beginnings for Haitian Children in America
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 19 children from one orphanage were flown to the U.S. to be adopted by American families. One would... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Presses His Case to Florida Voters and Renews Criticism of Trump
Speaking in Miami to Haitian-Americans, Cuban-Americans and others from immigrant backgrounds, Joe Biden wished the president well but... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of childhood sexual abuse: the role of anxiety and alcohol use among Haitian women living with HIV - Villalba K, Attonito J, Jean-Gilles M, Rosenberg R, Sanchez M, Devieux J.
Childhood abuse has been linked to problematic drinking in adulthood. It is also documented that people living with HIV have higher rates of alcohol use than the general population. In Haiti, a total of 25% of women living with HIV have experienced childho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Female sex workers' experiences of violence and substance use on the Haitian, Dominican Republic border - Hearld KR, Budhwani H, Mart ínez-Órdenes M, Altaf A, Hasbun J, Waters J.
BACKGROUND: Female sex workers (FSW) are socially and economically marginalized, and this vulnerability can be exacerbated when they hold the intersectional identity of also being an immigrant, such as in the case of Haitian FSWs in the Dominican Republic.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mental health among children older than 10  years exposed to the Haiti 2010 earthquake: a critical review - Blanc J, Eugene D, Louis EF, Cadichon JM, Joseph J, Pierre A, Laine R, Alexandre M, Huang KY.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is evidence that the exposure to a major natural disaster such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti may have devastating short- and long-term effects on children's mental health and overall development. This review summarizes what has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Amid pandemic disruptions, Haiti ’s midwives urge pregnant women to continue antenatal care
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti –“In the past, I was really afraid because of COVID-19,” Frantzia Noël told UNFPA. She is 35 years old and 4 months pregnant, living in north-western Haiti.Fear of the virus has discouraged many women from seeking maternal health care. Some maternity facilities have reported as much as a 25 per cent decline in patients. Health officials warn that complications of pregnancy and maternal injury or death could rise as a result. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Looking for the light in Haiti
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Bazell, R. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

13 Religious Sisters Have Died From COVID-19 at a Single Convent in Michigan
Thirteen religious sisters at a Michigan convent have died from the coronavirus, with twelve sisters passing in the span of a month. The women, aged 69 to 99, were all members of a Felician Sisters convent in Livonia, Mi. On Good Friday, the virus took the life of Sister Mary Luiza Wawrzyniak, 99. By the end of the month, eleven other sisters had passed; seventeen more were infected but recovered, according to Sr. Noel Marie Gabriel, the director of clinical health services for Our Lady of Hope Province. A thirteenth sister, despite an initial recovery, passed away in June. “The sisters in Presentation of the Blesse...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Michigan News Desk wire Source Type: news

These Maps Show How Drastically COVID-19 Risk Varies By Neighborhood
One of the scariest parts of the coronavirus pandemic is the idea that anyone could get infected at any time. With the virus circulating as widely as it is, anyone could be unlucky. But while we are all at risk of COVID-19 infection, we are not all at equal risk. You’re clearly more likely to get sick if you live in an area currently experiencing a surge in cases, like Florida, Arizona and Texas. But even within the same city, your risk of getting infected is deeply tied to where you live. New data from the City Health Dashboard, a project run by New York University Langone Health, shows how drastically the risk of C...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing aid as well as mass unemployment. The report estimates that COVID-19 related hunger could cause 12,000 deaths per day: the peak global mortality rate for COVID-19 in April was 10,000 deaths per day. “COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling w...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Costs of dog-rabies vaccination in Haiti
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: confirmed Covid-19 cases exceed 10m globally
Infections pass milestone;new Covid-19 clusters across world spark fear of second wave;Iran makes masks compulsoryAustralia considers new lockdown in MelbourneVictoria nurse tests positive as state reports jump of 41 casesUS cases pass 2.5mUS one-day case high as states delay reopeningSee all our coronavirus coverage6.53pmBSTAFP has the latest onPoland ’s presidential election, in which polls indicate that incumbent Andrzej Duda will fall short of a majority and there will need to be a run-off on 12 July.Turnout was at a record high by 5pm with almost 48% having voted compared to about 34% by the same time in the las...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now), Aaron Walawalkar, Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news US news Science Infectious diseases Melbourne Health Victoria Welfare Source Type: news

Age moderates the association between microfinance membership and physical abuse, relationship power, and transactional sex in Haitian women - Luetke M, Jules R, Kianersi S, Jean-Louis F, Rosenberg M.
Microfinance interventions may have differential effects on relationship dynamics among subpopulations of women. We estimated the association between microfinance participation duration and physical abuse, relationship power, and transactional sex in a sam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Racism, Shitholes and Re-election
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 23 2020 (IPS) Over the course of his presidency, US President Donald Trump’s racism has become more evident with more leaks of his private remarks, which he has been generally quick to deny, qualify and explain away. Despite his thinly disguised contempt for women, ‘non-white’ ethnic minorities, and most foreigners, unsurprisingly, he is respectful of power and privilege, especially when they may help him. Trump’s version of ‘kiss up, kick down’. Anis Chowdhury “Least racist person in the world” Unsurprisi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

‘I Have the Skills, I Have the Training.’ How Refugee Doctors Are Helping the U.S. Fight COVID-19 Even Without a Medical License
Long before he started medical school in Baghdad, Ahmed Al-Sarray knew he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. By the time he graduated in 2015, that search for purpose evolved into a passion for health care in times of crisis. Even a grueling medical residency in the hardest-hit emergency rooms and trauma wards of Baghdad’s war-torn hospitals wasn’t enough to deter him. But the militants were. As rival militias flooded Al-Sarray’s emergency ward starting in 2017, he found himself fighting for his own life as much as those of his patients. Militia leaders demanded that he care for their fi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Monthly Source Type: news

Localizing syndemics: a comparative study of hunger, stigma, suffering, and crime exposure in three Haitian communities - Brewis A, Wutich A, Galvin M, Lachaud J.
We present a comparison across three sites in Haiti, from data collected in June-august 2017 testing for localizations o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SDG Setback ‘ Tremendous ’ as COVID-19 Accelerates Slide
Open drainage ditch, Ankorondrano-Andranomahery, Madagascar. Credit: Lova Rabary-Rakontondravony/IPSBy Gareth Willmer and Fiona BroomMay 26 2020 (IPS) Crucial global goals to reduce hunger and poverty and curb climate change have gone backwards or stalled, the United Nations Secretary-General warns in a new report, as the COVID-19 outbreak moves from being a health crisis to becoming the “worst human and economic crisis of our lifetimes”. The number of people suffering hunger has increased, climate change is occurring faster than predicted, and inequality is increasing within and among countries, António...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gareth Willmer and Fiona Broom Tags: Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Coronavirus Source Type: news

Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: a systematic review and meta-analysis - C énat JM, McIntee SE, Blais-Rochette C.
BACKGROUND: The 2010 earthquake in Haiti caused significant human and material damages, thousands of deaths and injuries, and 1.5 million homeless. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to synthesize research on the prevalence and factors associate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

‘Could It Work as a Cure? Maybe.’ A Herbal Remedy for Coronavirus Is a Hit in Africa, But Experts Have Their Doubts
On April 20, the president calls a press conference to announce a breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. It’s a new use for an old malaria treatment, he says, one that is seeing miraculous results among the country’s most ill patients. It’s so safe that even schoolchildren could take it. In fact, he urges them to do so daily, as a preventative. He admits that he, too, is taking the medicine. No, this is not the President of the United States touting an unproven remedy for a virus that has infected nearly 5 million people worldwide. It is Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, who is just as wi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Analysis of the relationship between earthquake-related losses and the frequency of child-directed emotional, physical, and severe physical abuse in Haiti - Subedi S, Davison C, Bartels S.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse is a public health and human rights issue that is prevalent worldwide. All forms of abuse against children can have negative physical and mental health consequences. Under post-disaster situations, where there is a potential for inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America
Remittances now account for an important portion of GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean and support millions of families, so the drop in this source of income is shaking the economies of many countries and deepening poverty in the region. CREDIT: World BankBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. The region will receive a projected...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Source Type: news

Time for the World Bank and IMF to Be the Solution, Not the Problem
Franciscka Lucien is Executive Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. Joel Curtain is the Director of Advocacy at Partners in Health.By Franciscka Lucien and Joel CurtainPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti and BOSTON, May 7 2020 (IPS) The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have a historic opportunity to help stabilize a world reeling from COVID-19. Doing so will require the institutions to change course and aggressively support poor countries’ ability to invest broadly in the government services their populations need. The pandemic is exposing the consequences of four decades of reduced ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Franciscka Lucien and Joel Curtain Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gender differences in the association between childhood sexual abuse and risk behaviors among people living with HIV in Haiti - Villalba K, Attonito J, Jean-Gilles M, Rosenberg R, D évieux JG.
Research shows that in the Caribbean one-third of people living with HIV continue to engage in unprotected sexual practices. Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and HIV-related risk behaviors have been found to play a contributory role in HIV transmission. We aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

COVID-19. No school meals, millions of kids at risk of food insecurity
By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Apr 15 2020 (IPS-Partners) For millions of children around the world, the COVID-19 outbreak means not getting the most important, if not the only, meal of the day. ‘We estimated that around 360 million children [out of 380 million] do not have access to those meals … Of those children, about half of them are in low and lower-middle-income countries’, Carmen Burbano, director of the World Food Programme’s School Feeding division, told Degrees of Latitude. The most affected are the poorest, those kids already struggling because of war, hunger, food insecurity and poverty, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Food & Agriculture Health Source Type: news

Violence victimization and negative health correlates of youth in post-earthquake Haiti: findings from the cross-sectional violence against children survey - Lai BS, Osborne MC, De Veauuse-Brown N, Swedo EA, Self-Brown S, Massetti GM.
We examined the prevalence of and relationships between violence victimization and negative health correlates of Haitian youth exposed to the 2010 earthquake. METHODS: Participants were randomly selected 13-24  year-old youth (1457 fema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fear, bigotry and misinformation – this reminds me of the 1980s Aids pandemic | Edmund White
I saw the damage Aids did to the gay community, and I live with it myself. Now, at 80, I worry I won ’t survive coronavirus• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageI am a gay man who lived through the Aids pandemic, so many people have asked me to compare that crisis with the one we now face. The main difference between the two is that Aids at first appeared to afflict specific populations, while coronavirus is an equal opportunity malady. I remember when I visited Paris in 1981 I told Michel Foucault, the French philosopher, about Aids and he laughed at this American invention that see...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Edmund White Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Epidemics Aids and HIV Infectious diseases Microbiology Science Society World news Source Type: news

Haiti reports first death from coronavirus: Health Ministry
Haiti on Sunday reported its first death linked to the coronavirus outbreak, with 21 confirmed cases of the respiratory disease in the impoverished Caribbean nation, the Health Ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news

U.N. Releases Report on Socio-economic Effects of Coronavirus
A United Nations report states that the fact that women make up 70 percent of the global health workforce puts them at greater risk of infection. This is a dated photo of Catherine a nurse at Jinja referral hospital,in Uganda. Credit: Lyndal Rowlands/IPS.By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 3 2020 (IPS) As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, concerns are simultaneously growing about the current and long-term effects this will have on certain demographics — specifically, women, the youth, migrant workers, and many employees around the world.  This week, the United Nations launched a report “S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 International Organ Source Type: news