UK donating millions of COVID-19 vaccines overseas
The UK will this week begin delivering 9 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world, including to Indonesia, Jamaica and Kenya, to help tackle the pandemic, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinal: USA vs Jamaica - Starting XI, Lineup Notes, TV Channels & Start Time
Live Broadcast: Coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. ET FS1, Univision and TUDN. Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Form and content of Jamaican cannabis edibles - Lindsay CM, Abel WD, Jones-Edwards EE, Brown PD, Bernard KK, Taylor TT.
BACKGROUND: In 2017, the Jamaican government banned the sale of cannabis-infused edibles after reports of over-intoxication in adults and children. There is a general lack of public awareness regarding the risk involved with edible dosage. Vandrey et al. i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Elsa kills 3 in the Caribbean; expected to hit Florida ’s Gulf Coast on Tuesday
Elsa, over water between Jamaica and Cuba on Sunday afternoon, is expected to approach hurricane strength before landfall in Cuba Monday morning. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Watch Issued in the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Elsa Nears Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba
Here's the latest, complete forecast briefing on the fifth named storm of the hurricane season. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hurricane Elsa takes aim at Dominican Republic and Haiti, and could threaten Florida next week
Tropical Storm Elsa is set to batter southern Hispaniola and Jamaica with heavy rain and high winds on Saturday and Cuba later this... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of a teacher-training violence prevention program in Jamaican preschools on child behavior, academic achievement, and school attendance in grade one of primary school: follow up of a cluster randomized trial - Baker-Henningham H, Scott Y, Francis T, Walker SP.
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of a universal, teacher-training, violence-prevention program implemented in preschool, on high-risk children's behavior, achievement, and attendance in grade one of primary school. METHODS: A cluster-randomized t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Psychedelic Medicine Company Approved To Study Sublingual Psilocybin For Major Depressive Disorder
Toronto-based Cybin will launch a phase two clinical trial at the University of Jamaica to test its under-the-tongue tab of psilocybin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Women with genetic disorder more reassured after breast screening
Women with a genetic disorder that increases their risk of breast cancer di...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI has opportunities for more acceptance in screening mammography USPSTF releases final research plan for breast cancer screening recs Mammography underutilized in Jamaica Is it time for population-based breast screening in India? AI can help classify masses found on breast ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mammography underutilized in Jamaica
Breast cancer screening mammography is underutilized in Jamaica, with breas...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast cancer screening beyond mammography needs better coverage Combining DBT with ultrasound could decrease recall rates Mammography device reduces compression pain How important is age in breast cancer risk assessment? Is COVID-19 making breast radiologists work harder? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
The Commission's report into racial and ethnic disparities in the UK. 28 April 2021 4 sections have been amended in the HTML version, as follows: (1)'Foreword from the Chair', in the section'Foreword, introduction, and full recommendations'– added a footnote to the line'There is a new story about the Caribbean experience which speaks to the slave period not only being about profit and suffering but how culturally African people transformed themselves into a re-modelled African/Britain.'The footnote reads:'To clarify, this is to say that in the face of the inhumanity of slavery, African people preserved their hum...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It ’s the Climate’s Turn
On her third day as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge phoned the White House. She had taken over an agency with a role to play addressing a range of crises as the lack of affordable housing in U.S. cities has left hundreds of thousands homeless and millions more in financial straits. She connected with Joe Biden’s climate team. Fudge and Gina McCarthy, Biden’s national climate adviser, talked about addressing climate change and the affordable-­housing shortage at the same time. Three weeks later, the Administration announced plans to provide for more than 1 million resilient and e...
Source: TIME: Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Cover Story feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Jamaican barbecued pork tenderloin
Coated with a jerk-style spice rub, this grilled pork tenderloin is an easy and healthy addition to your menu. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Irie Classroom Toolbox, a universal violence-prevention teacher-training programme, in Jamaican preschools: a single-blind, cluster-randomised controlled trial - Baker-Henningham H, Bowers M, Francis T, Vera-Hern ández M, Walker SP.
BACKGROUND: Violence is a leading global public health problem, and interventions in early childhood are important in the primary prevention of violence. We tested whether the Irie Classroom Toolbox, a violence-prevention teacher-training programme reduced... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

As Pandemic Eases Elsewhere, Still Severe Outbreaks in Caribbean As Pandemic Eases Elsewhere, Still Severe Outbreaks in Caribbean
In Jamaica, patients overflow into corridors on chairs and stretchers in some hospitals, prompting the Caribbean nation to open three emergency field hospitals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Jamaica should repeal homophobic laws, rights tribunal rules
Commission finds Jamaican government responsible for violating the rights of two gay people (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An American was alleged to have been kidnapped in Jamaica. Authorities say it was a lie
Kalina Collier had tested positive for the coronavirus and was placed in isolation, in keeping with Covid-19 prevention protocols, the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Abortion Legislation Sparks Hope in Caribbean Region
Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Credit: Kate Chappell By Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 2021 (IPS) It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Joe Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which ess...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt among children and adolescents: findings from Uganda and Jamaica - Boduszek D, Debowska A, Ochen EA, Fray C, Nanfuka EK, Powell-Booth K, Turyomurugyendo F, Nelson K, Harvey R, Willmott D, Mason SJ.
BACKGROUND: Youth non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide are major public health concerns, but limited data are available on the prevalence and correlates of these problems in developing countries. The aim of this study is to describe experiences of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Holding the whip-hand: the female slaveholder in myth and reality - Zacek N.
This article examines two female slaveholders, one real and one fictional, to explore the relationship between gender and slave management in both history and popular culture. Annie Palmer, the "White Witch of Rose Hall" plantation in Jamaica, although the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

"[M]anaged at first as if they were beasts": the seasoning of enslaved Africans in eighteenth-century Jamaica - Radburn N.
This article answers that question by examining the "seasoning" of twenty-five enslaved people on Egypt, a mature sugar plantation in Jamaica's W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Jamaica faces marijuana shortage as farmers struggle
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is running low on ganja. Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

October-December eukaryotic genome annotations in Refseq
Since October, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released new annotations in RefSeq for a large number of organisms. We’ve separated them by group; click on “details” to see the full list for each. Mammals Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat) Arvicola amphibius (Eurasian water vole) Balaenoptera musculus (Blue whale) Cebus imitator (Panamanian white-faced capuchin) Chlorocebus sabaeus … Continue reading October-December eukaryotic genome annotations in Refseq → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - January 28, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Eukaryotic genome annotation RefSeq Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Public health agency president says employee's trip to Jamaica was 'unacceptable'
The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada says it is "unacceptable" that one of the agency's managers ignored advice and vacationed in Jamaica last fall. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Janitorial Supervisor At Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Becomes First State Employee To Receive COVID Vaccine
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Pfizer Source Type: news

Pandemic Puts Jamaican Children at Heightened Risk of Abuse
A group of children being instructed by a teacher in an inner-city community. She has painted blackboards on walls to continue her lessons in the pandemic after schools were closed. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 16 2020 (IPS) In Jamaica, school playgrounds are deserted, filled only with phantom shrieks of delight. Blackboards remain devoid of arithmetic and uniforms hang wrinkle-free in closets. When the first case of Covid hit Jamaican shores in early March, the government closed primary and secondary schools and over 500,000 children transitioned to remote learning. The majority of schools h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Keeping Climate Ambition Alive: Challenges Remain but Signs of Progress Abound
By Pablo Vieira SamperWASHINGTON DC, Dec 3 2020 (IPS) For those of us in the international climate action community, 2020 isn’t ending the way we expected when we rang in the new year. Even before 2020 dawned, countries were hard at work planning for their first updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in line with the Paris Agreement’s five-year NDC revision cycle. NDCs are official statements, prepared by countries themselves, outlining the commitments they are making to reduce national emissions and adapt to climate change’s impacts. They are at the heart of putting the Paris Agreement into ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pablo Vieira Samper Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment NDC Partnership Source Type: news

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Police Accountability Bill
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston George Floyd Police Reform Source Type: news

'Longest-serving cannabis offender' to be released early from 90-year prison sentence
Richard DeLisi was sentenced in 1989 for conspiring to traffic more than 100 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. from Jamaica. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman Reported Missing In Boston Found Safe
BOSTON (CBS) – A woman who was reported missing Monday morning in Boston has been found safe. Boston Police issued a missing person alert for 24-year-old Trish Simpson, who was last seen in Jamaica Plain on Sunday. On Monday night, police said Simpson was “safely located and reunited with her family.” No other information was released. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Police Trish Simpson Source Type: news

Boston Police Seek Help In Search For Missing Woman Trish Simpson
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Police Trish Simpson Source Type: news

A discussion on sexual violence against girls and women in Jamaica - Smith DE, Cooke WCML, Morrison SS.
Sexual violence against women and girls in Jamaica is endemic. However, the problem has not amassed the public outrage and attention that other forms of violence have garnered. It also has not received the scholastic intensity and the communal investments ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

News That COVID-19 Vaccine Is Close Fuels Optimism In Boston
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Christina Hager Coronavirus Pfizer Source Type: news

Assessment of interrater reliability of the Emergency Severity Index after implementation in emergency departments in Jamaica using a learning collaborative approach - French S, Gordon-Strachan G, Kerr K, Bisasor-McKenzie J, Innis L, Tanabe P.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of this approach by assessing the interrater reliability among new users trained... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Rarest fern in Europe' discovered in Ireland
Variety has only ever been found in Caribbean more than 4,000 miles across AtlanticEurope ’s rarest fern has been discovered in Killarney, Ireland, leaving botanists baffled over how it remained undetected for so long.The neotropical fern,Stenogrammitis myosuroides, has only ever previously been found in the mountainous cloud forests of Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic – more than 4,000 miles across the Atlantic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Plants Environment UK news Ireland Europe Science World news Caribbean Conservation Source Type: news

Financing Economic Recovery
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 8 2020 (IPS) As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With continued lockdown measures and restricted borders, economic rebound seems uncertain. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaCompared to 2019’s e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Music Collective ‘ Megative ’ Dubs Out the Negative
The members of Megative, with Gus van Go (far left). Credit: Daviston JeffersBy SWANPARIS, Sep 2 2020 (IPS) Even as their income dries up and their touring opportunities disappear because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some artists are using their work to call out injustice, criticize inept leaders and spark social change. The members of Megative – a Brooklyn-based, reggae-dub-punk collective – are among those aiming to fight negative global currents, and they’re doing so through edgy, scorching music. “I think activism is the most important thing we have right now in 2020. It’s do or die right now...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Arts Civil Society Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Kamala Harris' ancestors owned slaves
(Natural News) Though the “fact-checkers” are already decrying it as “fake news,” evidence continues to pour in showing that vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, who is not actually black, is directly descended from one of the most notorious slave owners in Jamaican history. Hamilton Brown, a relative of Kamala, owned so many slaves in Jamaica... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School-facilitated juvenile delinquency - Wilkinson K.
Juvenile delinquency, as a known antecedent of crime, poses a significant threat to human security in Jamaica. This paper shows how the school system facilitates juvenile delinquency through the use of policies and practices that hurt low-achieving student... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: daily cases jump to 1,522; Switzerland, Czech Republic and Jamaica added to quarantine list
UK ’s daily cases tallyup from 1,048 on Wednesday; transport secretary confirmsthree countries added to quarantine list; government falls short of contact-tracing targetfor ninth week in rowData on care home deaths kept secret ‘to protect commercial interests’£13 a day to self-isolate ‘slap in face’ for low-paidFootballer Pogba tests positiveHundreds self-isolate amid Norfolk poultry plant outbreakGlobal coronavirus latest - live6.51pmBSTHere ’s a round-up of the key events of the day.•The government announced the biggest single-day increase in coronavirus cases since 12 June ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland (now); Caroline Davies and Damien Gayle (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics UK news Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Usain Bolt Tests Positive for COVID-19, Self-Isolating at Home in Jamaica
Eight-time gold medalist Usain Bolt is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after testing positive for the coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus after birthday party with friends in Jamaica
Jamaica's health ministry confirms Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus, after revellers ignored social distancing at his 34th... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

The impact of tropical storms on households: evidence from panel data on consumption - Henry M, Spencer N, Strobl E.
This paper investigates the impact of tropical storms on Jamaican household consumption. We build a panel data set that follows individual households over time thus enabling us to take account of time invariant household and location unobservables that cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Food Insecurity Concerns for Latin America and the Caribbean
A woman wearing a mask to protect herself from the contagion of the coronavirus, waits to buy food outside a store in the Playa municipality, in Havana, Cuba. As of Tuesday, Jun. 16, 1.7 million people have been affected by the virus across Latin America and the Caribbean -- doubling in the last week. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños / IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) The multi-dimensional impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America could lead to a “hunger pandemic” if not addressed with urgency.  Norha Restrepo, communications officer at the World Food Programme’s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Na Source Type: news

Africa: Despite the Pandemic, Frontline Nations Push Ahead On Stronger Climate Plans
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Countries from Jamaica to Kenya and Gabon "know how vital this process is" of boosting national action to meet global climate goals (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news