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

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

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas
A recap of Tuesday’s stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of ‘blue helmets’ in Haiti; violence continues ‘on both sides’ of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sexual victimization, PTSD, depression, and social support among women survivors of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: a moderated moderation model - C énat JM, Smith K, Morse C, Derivois D.
BACKGROUND: In 2010, an important earthquake devastated Haiti and caused thousands of deaths. In a social context where women are particularly vulnerable, this cross-sectional study examined the associations between sexual assaults experienced by women bef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Climate Crisis is Global, but These 6 Places Face the Most Severe Consequences
Climate change is expected to affect every country in the world, but its impact will not be felt equally across all regions and some will be worse hit than others because of a range of different threats. Developing countries, places with widespread poverty, and countries with ineffective governments sometimes face the gravest risks from the changing climate, and are usually poorly equipped to find ways to prepare for and prevent environmental threats. Measuring the future impact of climate change is very challenging, because scientists’ climate change projections cannot be completely exact and because there are many ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease
Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Bahamians in the hardest-hit areas are already suffering from cuts and gashes caused by widespread debris and wreckage. But now aid groups are saying survivors are beginning to show signs of gastrointestinal issues from contaminated water. Those with chronic illnesses are struggling without access to t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized Bahamas Infectious Disease onetime weather Source Type: news

UN, U.S. Coast Guard and Others Aid Stricken Bahamas
A Bahama's Army officer delivers water to the people evacuated prior boarding a ferry to Nassau at the Port in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)   ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — The hurricane death toll is rising in the Bahamas, in what its leader calls "this hour of darkness." Search and rescue teams were still trying to reach some Bahamian communities isolated by floodwater...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: A Multipartner Response to Prevent a Binational Rabies Outbreak --- Anse- à -Pitre, Haiti 2019
Canine rabies is endemic in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Animal-Related Diseases Dog Bites Eye and Vision Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Rabies Source Type: news

Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.
Sometimes the interests of humans and animals are the same, but humans have to save the animals first. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Dogs Rabies Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Humane Society International World Health Organization Mission Rabies Ahmedabad (India) Goa (India) Haiti Malawi Source Type: news

Every Heartbeat Matters Initiative Could Impact 1.5 Million Underserved People by 2020
Although Edwards Lifesciences has long considered philanthropy to be an important part of its company philosophy, several years ago the company began to consider taking a more proactive stance in its giving. “We began to think about how we can bring the time and the talent of our employees, and our connections to having a meaningful impact on an issue, and positively influence and inspire others to join us,” said Amanda C. Fowler, executive director, global corporate giving, Edwards Lifesciences and Edwards Lifesciences Foundation, in an interview with MD+DI. Her team and the...
Source: MDDI - July 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Characteristics and psychological consequences of sexual assault in Haiti - Deschamps MM, Theodore H, Christophe MI, Souroutzidis A, Meiselbach M, Bell T, Perodin C, Anglade S, Devieux J, Cremieux P, Pape JW.
This study aimed to describe the characteristics of sexual assault and its psychological conseque... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The internal brain drain: foreign aid, hiring practices, and international migration - Lemay-H ébert N, Marcelin LH, Pallage S, Cela T.
Building on empirical material gathered in Haiti, this article advances a new and innovative understanding of the internal brain drain phenomenon-the poaching of local skilled workers by international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) or international... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

H ôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti's new CEO on a mission to save hospital
Many factors are threatening the struggling Haitian health system with Pittsburgh ties. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Florida K9 Unit Prepares for Hurricane Season
MIAMI (AP) — Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season. Miami-Dade firefighters held a demonstration Wednesday to show off the recovery tactics of a special K-9 unit. The Miami-based, 210-person Florida Task Force 1 has responded to numerous disasters, including the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. "You have to prepare your dogs physically and mentally, as well as yourself, for the heat and type of disasters that we can be faced with," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. Kristian Labrada said. The K-9 unit has a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Florida K9 Unit Prepares for Hurricane Season
MIAMI (AP) — Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season. Miami-Dade firefighters held a demonstration Wednesday to show off the recovery tactics of a special K-9 unit. The Miami-based, 210-person Florida Task Force 1 has responded to numerous disasters, including the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. "You have to prepare your dogs physically and mentally, as well as yourself, for the heat and type of disasters that we can be faced with," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. Kristian Labrada said. The K-9 unit has a...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Locally based Haitian social entrepreneurs empower disaster-stricken villagers to rebuild and improve their communities
(Aalto University) The Academy of Management Journal has just published a paper titled Collective emotions in institutional creation work, which has been produced at Aalto University School of Business in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. The paper addresses the often overlooked issue of how communities rebuild long after the NGOs have moved onto the next disaster. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scathing probe of Oxfam GB slams aid group's failure to stop sexual, physical misconduct
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: U.K.'s Charity Commission releases damning report following an 18-month probe into Oxfam GB's actions in Haiti; two New Brunswick teenagers have come up with a new system to predict floods. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news

Emotional and physical child abuse in the context of natural disasters: a focus on Haiti - Subedi S, Bartels S, Davison C.
Objective:To investigate the social and living conditions of households in Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake and to determine the prevalence of emotional and physical abuse of children aged 2 to 14 in households after the earthquake. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

IntraHealth ’s Jeanne Tessougué of Mali Honored as Heroine of Health during World Health Assembly
May 22, 2019Women in Global Health honored IntraHealth International ’sJeanne Tessougu é as a Heroine of Health Sunday during the 72nd annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Tessougu é was one of seven women honored for their leadership in improving health care and advancing gender equality. The annual Heroines of Health awardshighlight women ’s major contributions to the global health care industry. Women currently hold 70% of jobs in the industry and contribute nearly $3 trillion to the health and social sectors,according to Women in Global Health, yet comprise a small percentage of global...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Mali Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity World Health Assembly Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Trends and risk factors associated with the perpetration of physical intimate partner violence by women in Haiti, 2000-2012 - Kayibanda JF, Alary M.
Trends in the proportion of women reporting ever having perpetrated physical intimate partner violence (IPV) and factors associated with such IPV in Haiti between 2000 and 2012 were analyzed. We used datasets from Haitian couples in the 2000, 2005, and 201... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

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
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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