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
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
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 24, 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
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
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 6, 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
COVID-19 Pandemic in Locations with a Humanitarian Response
Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Published: 3/30/2020. This map shows the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in locations with Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) or other types of response plans. The countries include Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Сentral African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Haiti's Scouts set up mobile hand washing sinks to ward off coronavirus
In impoverished Haiti, where access to clean water is tricky and education is lacking, Boy and Girl Scouts are taking to the streets with portable sinks to allow passersby to wash their hands and teach them the importance of doing so to ward off the novel coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Haitians rush for supplies after first COVID-19 cases found
Haitians are rushing to buy food, gas, soap and face masks after the announcement of two imported cases of the coronavirus sparked worries that the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation could be overwhelmed by the illness (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Trump Says Hospital Ships Are Headed to Help Combat Coronavirus. It Could Be Awhile
President Donald Trump announced that help from the U.S. military was on its way Wednesday when he directed the Navy to dispatch two hospital ships to the East and West coasts to deal with the spreading coronavirus pandemic. “They are massive ships. The big white ships with the red cross on the side. One is called Mercy and the other is called Comfort. They are in tip-top shape,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “Those two ships are being prepared to go and they can be launched over the next week or so, depending on need.” However, neither of the 1,000-patient ships are ready to go anywhere....
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
A validation study of the Zanmi Lasante Depression Symptom Inventory (ZLDSI) in a school-based study population of transitional age youth in Haiti - Legha RK, Gerbasi ME, Smith Fawzi MC, Eustache E, Therosm é T, Fils-Aimé JR, Raviola GJ, Affricot E, Pierre EL, Alcindor Y, Severe J, Boyd KA, Grelotti DJ, Darghouth S, Rasmussen A, Becker AE.
BACKGROUND: The Zanmi Lasante Depression Symptom Inventory (ZLDSI) is a screening tool for major depression used in 12 primary care clinics in Haiti's Central Plateau. Although previously validated in a clinic-based sample, the present study is the first t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Did internal displacement from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti lead to long-term violence against children? A matched pairs study design - Cerna-Turoff I, Kane JC, Devries K, Mercy J, Massetti G, Baiocchi M.
BACKGROUND: Empirical evidence is limited and contradictory on violence against children after internal displacement from natural disasters. Understanding how internal displacement affects violence is key in structuring effective prevention and response. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Polly Dunford to Lead IntraHealth International as New President and CEO
February 14, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCToday, IntraHealth International’s board of directors announced Polly Dunford will be IntraHealth’s next president and CEO. She will assume the role on March 16.Dunford is joining IntraHealth after nearly 20 years of service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Haiti, Jordan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Washington, D.C., most recently as the global director for HIV/AIDS. In this role, she led the agency’s efforts to help countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV/AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Source Type: news
Posttraumatic growth in the 2010 Haitian earthquake survivors and its relationship with posttraumatic stress symptoms three years after the earthquake - Mesidor JK.
Posttraumatic growth (PTG) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms were examined for a sample of 256 Haitians after they were exposed to the 2010 earthquake. Participants completed a survey containing measures of PTSD and PTG. A bivariate correla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
Determinants of resilience in Haitian street children four years after the January 2010 earthquake - Derivois D, C énat JM, Karray A, Charpillat-Richard E.
This study assesses determinants of resilience among street children 4 years after the earthquake. One hundred twenty-eig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Xenophobia ‘Is A Pre-Existing Condition.’ How Harmful Stereotypes and Racism are Spreading Around the Coronavirus
As 10-year-old Connor and a friend played one recent day at recess, they were approached by a group of boys wanting to play a game — testing the boys for coronavirus. Connor, who is half-Chinese, and his friend, also Chinese, played along at first, but Connor’s mother Nadia Alam tells TIME that they quickly became uncomfortable and that the other boys wouldn’t stop, she says. “In this instance, I honestly don’t think the kids who targeted my son acted out of malice,” Alam said in an emailed statement to TIME. “They were acting out the fear and ignorance around them. My son was upse...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV onetime Source Type: news
Haiti cholera outbreak ‘stopped in its tracks’
After a nine-year long cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed close to 10,000 people, this week the country reached the milestone of an entire year free from any new cases of the deadly waterborne disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent
Credit: UN WomenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS) The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights. But many countries on the Human Rights Council continue to negotiate women’s human rights off the table, she pointed out. In Sept 2019, she sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news
Prevalence and factors associated with intimate partner violence among women in Haiti: understanding household, individual, partner, and relationship characteristics - Occean JR, Thomas N, Lim AC, Lovett SM, Michael-Asalu A, Salinas-Miranda AA.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health issue with detrimental consequences for women's reproductive, mental, and physical health. In Haiti, IPV is a major obstacle to women's development. Yet, the determinants of IPV victimization a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news
St. Boniface Hospital, a beacon of hope in post-quake Haiti
Basic medical care can be almost impossible to find on much of the island, but a teaching hospital in a hard-to-reach mountain community, surviving on private donations and grants, treats 500 patients a day, and turns no one away (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Ten Years After Haiti Quake, a Man Left Disabled Struggles to Rebuild His Life Ten Years After Haiti Quake, a Man Left Disabled Struggles to Rebuild His Life
Haiti's calamitous earthquake a decade ago leveled much of the capital, killed tens of thousands and left some 1.5 million people homeless.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news
'Even peacekeepers expect something in return': a qualitative analysis of sexual interactions between UN peacekeepers and female Haitians - Vahedi L, Bartels SA, Lee S.
The UN maintains a zero-tolerance policy on sexual interactions between peacekeepers and beneficiaries of assistance. Our research describes the lived experience of engaging sexually with UN peacekeepers during Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Using Behavioral Insights to Improve Disaster Preparedness, Early Warning and Response Mechanisms in Haiti
The objective of this report is to understand, through a behavioral approach, the structural and behavioral barriers that limit evacuation decisions in Haiti. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
UN peacekeepers deployed to Haiti “fathered hundreds of babies” but then left them in squalor to fend for themselves
(Natural News) In theory, the United Nations was a great idea. The descendant of the failed “League of Nations,” which was formed in the ashes of World War I, the UN was formed in the ashes of World War II as, according to the History Channel, “a new global organization to maintain peace and avoid... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Associations between mental distress, poly-victimisation, and gender attitudes among adolescent girls in Cambodia and Haiti: an analysis of Violence Against Children surveys - Juan C, Edmeades J, Petroni S, Kapungu C, Gordon R, Ligiero D.
This study aims to explore the effects of poly-victimisation (defined as the experience of multiple different forms of violence, including physical, emotional, and/or sexual) and gender attitudes on mental distress and suicidal ideation among adolescent gi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Zero new confirmed cholera cases in Haiti for nine months: UN envoy
Although Haiti is in the “homestretch” of defeating a cholera outbreak first declared nine years ago, the battle is far from over before the country is free of the deadly disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
An evidence-based urban DRR strategy for informal settlements - Sarmiento JP, Polak S, Sandoval V.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the evidence-based research strategy (EBRS) used to evaluate eight projects that applied the neighborhood approach for disaster risk reduction (NA-DRR) in informal urban settlements in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Hon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: Soaring obesity rates, sustainable development funding alliance, new UN office to support Haiti
A recap of Wednesday’s main stories: Poor global diets triggering obesity; cancer incidents expected to rise indicates new 'atlas'; CEOs join UN to tackle SDG funding; New UN Mission launches in Haiti; to blend better into Big Apple life, NYC restaurant gives migrants, refugees and fresh start. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news