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Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often wit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ian Robinson obituary
Agricultural consultant who developed a system for rapidly assessing the quality of crops that could be used to warn experts of impending food crisesIan Robinson, who has died aged 72, helped to improve the lives of millions of people across the world with his work on monitoring crops and livestock in developing countries and conflict zones. In particular he developed a scoring system for rapidly assessing the quality and quantity of crops and farm animals, which could then be used to alert UN experts and aid organisations to impending food crises.Apart from the creation of such pioneering systems, Ian ’s life as an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ken Booth Tags: Agriculture Africa Famine Farming United Nations Technology Wales Aberystwyth University Global development Source Type: news

Back in Kosovo after life-saving surgery, Lis ’s heart remains in Boston
Like many kids, Lis Spahiu loves wearing his Boston Celtics and New England Patriots t-shirts. His mom, Zana, jokes that sometimes she needs to hide them so he’ll wear something else. But Lis isn’t a typical Boston sports fan. This 5-year-old from Kosovo has grown to love Boston, and its sports teams, after several trips to the Boston Children’s Hospital to receive life-saving care for his heart. “In Kosovo, the health care system is very poor,” explains Lis’s mom Zana. “So when Lis contracted Kawasaki disease at 5 months old, he was misdiagnosed.” Kawasaki disease cause...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Coronary Artery Program Dr. Jane Newburger Dr. Luis Quinonez Kawasaki disease Kawasaki Disease Program Source Type: news

Massimo Calabresi and Alex Altman Chosen to Lead TIME Washington Bureau
The following note was sent by TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal to staff Monday. Team TIME: In a summer that has seen 9 million people come to TIME in a single day for an eclipse and, in Firsts, some of the most ambitious enterprise we’ve ever done, we have also been continually reminded that our coverage of the nation’s capital is in so many ways the engine of our journalism. And so I am delighted to announce some important new roles in our Washington Bureau: Massimo Calabresi, one of the best-sourced and steadiest hands in our business, becomes TIME’s Washington Bureau Chief. Deputy Bureau Chief Alex Altma...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Journalism TIME washington Source Type: news

The relationship between dental trauma, anxiety and aggression behavior in 7 to14 year old children in Kosovo - Haliti F, Juri ć H.
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Dental fear has a negative impact on the treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate dental anxiety among children with different measurement scales, with the aim of getting more precise and thorough estimations, as well a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Discrimination and domestic violence - Shehu-Krasniqi V, Bujupaj-Ismajli H.
Discrimination and gender-based violence is present in our society. In this sense, the Government of Kosovo implemented on 25.08.2011 the program against domestic violence. With the Kosovo Government Decision no. 04/83 a National Coordinator against Domest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A mixed-method evidence of intimate partner violence victimization among female students in Kosovo and its correlates - Kelmendi K, Baumgartner F.
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to examine Kosovo female student victimization (physical, psychological, and sexual) and its correlates using a socioecological framework while testing the applicability of Western models of violence against women in a previously... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring violence socialization and approval of intimate partner violence among university students in Kosovo - Kelmendi K, Baumgartner F.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) among university students is a prevalent problem in many countries; however, it is not currently recognized in Kosovo as a social issue in terms of research, prevention, and intervention. The aim of this article was to exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Violence against children at home and family in Kosovo society: the prevalence, types and perpetrators of violence - Mustafa A.
This study is based on the study of a sample of 618 children grades 10-12, from high schools of Pristina. The sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Medicines Consumption (AMC) Network: AMC Data 2011-2014
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 04/07/2017 This 168-page report sets out and analyzes data from 2011-2014 on antimicrobial medicines consumption (AMC) collected from non-European Union countries in the World Health Organization European Region and Kosovo (in accordance with Security Council resolution 1244, 1999). Its aims are to support countries that are building or strengthening their national surveillance systems on AMC, and to stimulate the sharing of data both within and between countries. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2016
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 11/15/2016 This 148-page report describes antimicrobial resistance data from seven countries and Kosovo in the World Health Organization European Region gathered through the Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR) network. The aim of the report is to create awareness about the current antibiotic resistance situation and advocate antimicrobial resistance control policies in participating countries, provide guidance and inspiration to countries that are building or strengthening their national antimicrobial resistance surveill...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Why the World Needs Joy Now
In April 2015, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu met in Dharamsala for a historic conversation about joy. The Book of Joy (on sale now) chronicles the week-long discussion. On the final day, co-author Douglas Abrams asked the two great spiritual giants about the importance of joy in the world today. "Archbishop, Your Holiness, what an incredible joy and privilege it has been to join you in this conversation to prepare The Book of Joy. Today is just for a few final questions. One we received was, 'Why do you think it is important to write The Book of Joy now, and what do you hope it will do for ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why the World Needs Joy Now
In April 2015, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu met in Dharamsala for a historic conversation about joy. The Book of Joy (on sale now) chronicles the week-long discussion. On the final day, co-author Douglas Abrams asked the two great spiritual giants about the importance of joy in the world today. "Archbishop, Your Holiness, what an incredible joy and privilege it has been to join you in this conversation to prepare The Book of Joy. Today is just for a few final questions. One we received was, 'Why do you think it is important to write The Book of Joy now, and what do you hope it will do for ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injuries in professional male football players in Kosovo: a descriptive epidemiological study - Shalaj I, Tishukaj F, Bachl N, Tschan H, Wessner B, Csapo R.
BACKGROUND: The incidence and severity of football-related injuries has been found to differ strongly between professional leagues from different countries. The aims of this study were to record the incidence, type and severity of injuries in Kosovarian fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Several Dead and Injured as Storm Hits Macedonia Capital
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is mourning the victims of a deadly storm that hit country's capital, leaving at least 21 people dead and more than 70 injured around Skopje. The Macedonian government has declared Monday a day of national mourning. Flags have been lowered and all sport events canceled. Authorities said police and army teams are still searching the northern suburbs of the Macedonian capital for six people still missing in the flash floods that hit late Saturday. On Sunday, the government declared a two-week state of emergency in the area hardest hit by the floods. Macedonian President Gjorg...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 8, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift: A Lifetime of Gratitude
Dads are superheroes. Cape-less warriors that can fix any scraped knee, protect you from bullies, and be there to catch you before you fall. This Father’s Day, Red Crossers share stories of their dad’s influence, sacrifice and service. Red Cross Provides Emergency Communications in Vietnam: Reflection for Father’s Day By Brittany Jennings, Regional Communications Officer, Eastern North Carolina At 18 years old, my dad, Walter Elzie Penland, enlisted in the Marine Corps. It was the Vietnam War era. He hadn’t received a draft letter, but he’d seen his three brothers deploy and he simpl...
Source: Red Cross Chat - June 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: SAF Source Type: news

Human Development Report 2016: Risk-Proofing the Western Balkans; Empowering People to Prevent Disasters
United Nations Development Programme. 05/20/2016This 147-page report focuses on recent flood disasters that struck Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo. A joint vulnerability of the region to disasters calls for a vigorous assessment of the trans-boundary hazards and an expedition of knowledge transfer mechanisms to boost the capacities for risk identification, assessment, monitoring, and early warning in the Western Balkans. The report identifies the key roadblocks and opportunities to this end, and calls for action aimed at risk-proofing the Western Balka...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

A Military Pilot Study Shows How Mindfulness Can Help Ease Pain
Mindfulness meditation may help combat veterans with traumatic brain injury manage their chronic pain, according to a small but promising pilot study published in the journal Military Behavioral Health.  An estimated 44 percent of U.S. combat veterans and 26 percent of Americans in general suffer from chronic pain, a condition in which pain persists for longer than 12 weeks and in some cases for a lifetime. If the pilot study's results are borne out in future research, the military will have an effective and economical tool to help treat soldiers who return from the field with lifelong pain, says Thomas Nass...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcohol drinking among Kosovar adolescents: an examination of gender-specific sociodemographic, sport, and familial factors associated with harmful drinking - Sajber D, Tahiraj E, Zenic N, Peric M, Sekulic D.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent alcohol consumption is a significant public-health problem, although there is a lack of studies investigating this issue in Kosovo. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this investigation was to examine the prevalence of alcohol drinking, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

From the Archives – African American Leadership in the Red Cross
  African Americans Play Important Leadership Role In Red Cross History From the beginning, African Americans have played an important role in the mission of the American Red Cross. In honor of February’s observance of Black History Month, we salute the accomplishments of some remarkable individuals who paved the way by achieving recognition and prominence through service. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)  –  Adviser To Clara Barton African American involvement in the American Red Cross goes back to the beginning of the organization. After the Civil War, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red...
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nicholas Lemesh Tags: Archives Blood History Leadership Volunteers African American Black History Month Source Type: news

Long-term mental health outcome in post-conflict settings: similarities and differences between Kosovo and Rwanda - Eytan A, Munyandamutsa N, Nkubamugisha PM, Gex-Fabry M.
This study considers two surveys conducted in Kosovo 8 years after the Balkans war and in Rwanda 14 years after the genocide. Metho... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ten Points on Science (and) Diplomacy
On Monday, November 2, I addressed the conference 'The CERN Model, United Nations and Global Public Goods'. The underlying theme of the conference was the interplay between science (CERN) and diplomacy (UN) in the globally unique setting of International Geneva. Before you move to the ten points summarizing the notes and illustrations from my keynote address, you can put our deliberation on science and diplomacy into the historical context visualized by Holbein's painting 'The Ambassadors'. Between the two ambassadors is a display with two shelves of objects with strong symbolic meaning. The lower shelf has earthly symb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Outcomes of older adults with burn injury: University Clinical Center of Kosovo - B Duci S, M Arifi H, R Ahmeti H, K Zatriqi V, A Buja Z, T Hoxha E, Y Mekaj A.
BACKGROUND: Advances in burn care over the past 50 years have brought about remarkable improvement in mortality rates such that survival has become an expected outcome even in patients with extensive injuries. Although these improvements have occurred in a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence of suicidal behavior among male drug users in Kosovo - Vehbiu B, Bodinaku B.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of suicidal behavior among male drug users in Kosovo. The study included 209 participants aged 15 to 52 years old from Kosovo. The total sample consisted of two subsamples; one composed of drug users and ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fight against child labour gaining momentum in Kosovo, UN agency says
The International Labour Organization (ILO) today spotlighted the fight against child labour in Kosovo, where, it said, children as young as 10 are forced to work on garbage dumps or in the fields risking their health, and noted that progress is being made to eliminate such “unacceptable ways of providing financial support to a family.” (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How surfing relieves ex-soldiers' post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The next wave is all that counts for Mathew Whitehouse when he can forget the horrors of Kosovo, says Ruth Wood (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric burns in University Clinical Center of Kosovo from 2005-2010 - Duci SB, Arifi HM, Selmani ME, Gashi S.
The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and cause of burns in children of our population. METHODS: This was a retrospective study that included 399 patients with burns, younger than 15 years old who were admitted to th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Domestic violence against women in Kosovo: a qualitative study of women's experiences - Kelmendi K.
Research on gender-based violence describes domestic violence by male partners as a major public health issue and serious human rights violation. Many studies have been conducted in Kosovo to understand the factors that contribute to violence against women... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

A systematic evidence review on suicide in Kosovo - Fanaj N, Melonashi E.
The after-war Kosovo society was characterized by an increasing number of suicides. The aims of the study were the identification, appraisal, selection, and synthesis of studies on suicide in Kosovo. A classical theoretical approach has been used to analyz... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Kosovo’s diaspora unmoved by ‘brain gain’ fund
The lack of interest in the Kosovo Brain Gain Grant shows the hurdles to luring researchers, reports Mićo Tatalović. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - April 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Letters: aid workers need to blow off steam
Emotional and physical release is crucial for people working under stress, but controlled and long-term training is much better than drinking and partying, says a psychologist to aid workersIn July 1999 I was in Kosovo on my first assignment as a mental health officer. I was invited to a party that one of the humanitarian aid agencies was giving, mainly for expatriates. We were in the middle of a Muslim neighborhood where people had suffered massacres and very strong oppression for the last 10 years. The party had very big loudspeakers playing western music, a lot of dancing, alcohol and couples getting together.I was pret...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Global health Psychology Post-traumatic stress disorder Guardian Professional Alcoholism Dealing with risk & wellbeing Alternative medicine Editorial Global development professionals network Professional development Source Type: news

Book of the Week; Free Thinking; The Life Scientific; The Media Show – review
12 Years a Slave was pitch-perfect on Radio 4 but the proper drama was to be found in real-life interviewsBook of the Week (R4) | iPlayerFree Thinking (R3) | iPlayerThe Life Scientific (R4) | iPlayerThe Media Show (R4) | iPlayerWhat a very lucky man is young actor Rhashan Stone. Not without a certain grace in the looks department, he's also a comedian, and jazz musician, and married to the splendid Olivia Williams, and got to voice, and rather beautifully, last week's Book of the Week on Radio 4, which happened to be Solomon Northup's 12 Years a Slave.Comparisons are seldom less than odious, but there were fascinating diff...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Euan Ferguson Tags: Radio 3 Gangs Culture Television & Reviews Radio drama Forensic science BBC Radio 4 The Observer Investigative journalism Factual radio amp; radio Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributor: To Get a Truce, Be Ready to Escalate
The threat of force might get talks over Syria moving, as it did in Kosovo.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 18, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: By WESLEY K. CLARK Tags: Defense and Military Forces Assad, Bashar al- Middle East and North Africa Unrest (2010- ) Obama, Barack United States International Relations Syria Source Type: news

In Kosovo, 5 Are Convicted in Organ Trafficking
Doctors were among those convicted in an organ-trafficking network that lured poor people to the country and sold their organs to wealthy transplant recipients.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAN BILEFSKY Tags: Ratel, Jonathan Dervishi, Lutfi Pristina (Kosovo) Sentences (Criminal) Frauds and Swindling Transplants Hajdini, Sokol Sonmez, Yusuf Kidneys Dervishi, Arban Source Type: news

Five guilty of illegal organ trading
Five people are found guilty of carrying out illegal transplants at a clinic in Kosovo's capital Pristina, while two state officials are cleared. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Convicted in Kosovo Organ Trafficking CaseFive Convicted in Kosovo Organ Trafficking Case
Five men were convicted in Kosovo of involvement in an organ trafficking ring that performed at least 23 illegal kidney transplants at a clinic on the outskirts of the capital. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Reconciliation Deal Opens Research Doors for Kosovo
European Commission rewards agreement with Serbia by granting broader access to funding programs (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 25, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

For East African women, moving from Cheetos to mushmush
Patricia Leigh BrownCarlos A. Moreno/California WatchThe gatherings are meant to help daughters of East African women to understand their heritage and to encourage mothers to adapt healthy versions of American favorites like quiche and pizza.SAN DIEGO– For many daughters, the kitchen contains their mother’s secrets. In the tumult of pots and pans, the pinches of sugar and salt, reside recipes perfected over time without cookbooks, experience and intuition the only guides.For East African daughters in City Heights, a neighborhood that is a major West Coast portal for refugees, the opportunity to cook twice a mon...
Source: http://californiawatch.org/topic/health-and-welfare/feed - March 25, 2013 Category: American Health Authors: Patricia Leigh Brown Tags: Health and Welfare Daily Report cooking East Africa food San Diego traditional arts Source Type: news

Siemens Ultrasound Group Sends Equipment To Kosovo
Siemens Medical Systems, Inc., Ultrasound Group is donating ultrasound equipment and technical training to assist the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 1, 1996 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news