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No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children
'Zuhoor_Yemen' : One-year-old Zuhoor was forced to have the fingers of her right hand amputated after being seriously injured by an airstrikes near Sana'a. Credit: Mohammed Awadh/Save the ChildrenBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict have documented at least 23 SLC airstrikes which injured or killed children, prompting an urgent call for the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi: Phalombe Hospital Construction Starts
[Nyasa Times] The construction of the long-awaited $22 million Phalombe district hospital has started with President Peter Mutharika laying a foundation stone commissioning construction works at Migowi in the district and the Kuwaiti building contractor has been given 10 months deadline to complete the project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports
Egyptian countryside south of Luxor, Egypt. In the background: the village of Al Bayadiyah. Photo: Marc Ryckaert (MJJR). Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, May 24 2017 (IPS)Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase. These are some of the Middle East and North of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs T Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of peer victimization (bullying) among grades 7 and 8 middle school students in Kuwait - Abdulsalam AJ, Al Daihani AE, Francis K.
Background. Peer victimization (bullying) is a universal phenomenon with detrimental effects. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and factors of bullying among grades 7 and 8 middle school students in Kuwait. METHODS. The study is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pesticide knowledge and safety practices among farm workers in Kuwait: results of a survey - Jallow MF, Awadh DG, Albaho MS, Devi VY, Thomas BM.
The unsafe and indiscriminate use of pesticides in agriculture represents a major hazard to the environment and human health. The aim of this study was to assess the levels of knowledge, attitude and practices of Kuwaiti farmers regarding the safe use of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Fungus Spreads Among U.S. Healthcare Facilities
This article was updated from a Nov. 2016 story on C. auris.  This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.    -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GE launches dedicated cardiac CT scanner at ACC
GE Healthcare is introducing a dedicated CT scanner called CardioGraphe at...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE requests review of European gadolinium ruling GE launches new MRI contrast agent at ECR 2017 Reports: GE to move healthcare workers to Chicago GE to modernize five Kuwait hospitals GE Healthcare sees revenue, profit growth in Q4 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE launches new MRI contrast agent at ECR 2017
GE Healthcare is launching its new Clariscan MRI contrast agent at this week's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Reports: GE to move healthcare workers to Chicago Lantheus inks deal with GE for flurpiridaz PET tracer GE scores FDA OK for CT spectral imaging GE to modernize five Kuwait hospitals NBA, GE partner on bone stress injuries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Reports: GE to move healthcare workers to Chicago
GE Healthcare is planning to move "hundreds" of workers from the suburban Chicago...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lantheus inks deal with GE for flurpiridaz PET tracer GE scores FDA OK for CT spectral imaging GE to modernize five Kuwait hospitals NBA, GE partner on bone stress injuries GE Healthcare sees revenue, profit growth in Q4 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

USARad inks distribution deal with Siemens
Teleradiology services provider USARad has signed a worldwide distribution...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USARad.com, Zebra partner to identify bone fractures USARad.com joins forces with Chinese mobile health firm USARad.com lands Kuwait telerad deal USARad.com adds options to second-opinion service USARad.com debuts new telerad service (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE scores FDA OK for CT spectral imaging
GE Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE to modernize five Kuwait hospitals NBA, GE partner on bone stress injuries GE Healthcare sees revenue, profit growth in Q4 GE unveils Vscan Extend portable ultrasound GE purchases expanded rights to Rapiscan stress agent (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE to modernize five Kuwait hospitals
GE Healthcare is partnering with Advanced Technology Co. (ATC) to bring advanced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NBA, GE partner on bone stress injuries GE Healthcare sees revenue, profit growth in Q4 GE unveils Vscan Extend portable ultrasound GE purchases expanded rights to Rapiscan stress agent FDA clears GE MBI biopsy accessory (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Relationship Between Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Primary School Teachers and Their Oral Health-related Quality of Life: A Cross-sectional Study
Conclusion: Oral health knowledge by itself is not enough to change improper OH practices. Developing behaviourchanging interventions based on OHRQoL outcomes may be beneficial. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 20, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What's driving the worldwide obesity epidemic?
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Emerges as a Top Killer Globally – Part 1
Dark pollution clouds over Cairo. Credit: Khaled Moussa Al-Omrani/IPS.By Martin KhorPENANG, Nov 11 2016 (IPS)New research is showing that air pollution is a powerful if silent killer, causing 6.5 million worldwide deaths as well as being the major cause of climate change.   Air pollution has emerged as a leading cause of deaths and serious ailments in the world.  Emissions that cause air pollution and are Greenhouse Gases are also the main factor causing climate change.Therefore, drastically reducing air pollution should now be treated as a top priority.The seriousness of this problem was highlighted by...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Environment Headlines Health air pollution Indoor air quality World Health Organization Source Type: news

This Is The First Drug-Resistant Fungus Found In The U.S.
A drug-resistant fungus that first emerged in the U.S. only a few years ago has been linked to four deaths, and health officials are on guard about its potential to spread in healthcare facilities throughout the country.  C. auris, a yeast that has sickened people around the globe and caused potentially deadly infections, appears to have arrived in the U.S. a few years ago, according to the first report on C. auris released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because C. auris cases have cropped up in other countries, the CDC decided to alert all U.S. clinics, labs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is The First Drug-Resistant Fungus Found In The U.S.
A drug-resistant fungus that first emerged in the U.S. only a few years ago has been linked to four deaths, and health officials are on guard about its potential to spread in healthcare facilities throughout the country.  C. auris, a yeast that has sickened people around the globe and caused potentially deadly infections, appears to have arrived in the U.S. a few years ago, according to the first report on C. auris released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because C. auris cases have cropped up in other countries, the CDC decided to alert all U.S. clinics, labs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The First Cases Of Drug-Resistant Fungus Candida Auris Found In The U.S.
A drug-resistant fungus that first emerged in the U.S. only a few years ago has been linked to four deaths, and health officials are on guard about its potential to spread in healthcare facilities throughout the country.  C. auris, a yeast that has sickened people around the globe and caused potentially deadly infections, appears to have arrived in the U.S. a few years ago, according to the first report on C. auris released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because C. auris cases have cropped up in other countries, the CDC decided to alert all U.S. clinics, labs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The First Cases Of Drug-Resistant Fungus Candida Auris Found In The U.S.
A drug-resistant fungus that first emerged in the U.S. only a few years ago has been linked to four deaths, and health officials are on guard about its potential to spread in healthcare facilities throughout the country.  C. auris, a yeast that has sickened people around the globe and caused potentially deadly infections, appears to have arrived in the U.S. a few years ago, according to the first report on C. auris released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because C. auris cases have cropped up in other countries, the CDC decided to alert all U.S. clinics, labs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, Kuwaiti leaders chose to revise a controversial law mandating DNA collection from all citizens and visitors, researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, admit they waited to report deaths in a cancer study, two major research institutes in California were set to merge, a researcher from the Pasteur Institute Korea breached French biosafety protocol by bringing samples of the Middle East respiratory virus on an airplane, and more. Also, researchers locate the faulty genetic switch that suppresses limb development in snakes. And Science chats with computational geneti...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 27, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine (mailto:soleditor at aaas.org) Tags: SCI COMMUN Source Type: news

Geneticists welcome Kuwaiti decision to amend law on compulsory DNA collection
(European Society of Human Genetics) The European Society of Human Genetics has welcomed the decision of the Emir of Kuwait to request the Kuwaiti Prime Minister to reconsider the scope of the law that would have imposed compulsory DNA testing on all residents as well as visitors to the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 19, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pesticide risk behaviors and factors influencing pesticide use among farmers in Kuwait - Jallow MF, Awadh DG, Albaho MS, Devi VY, Thomas BM.
The widespread overuse of pesticides in agriculture has generated increasing concerns about the negative effects of pesticides on human health and the environment. Understanding farmers' perceptions of risk of pesticides and the determinants of pesticide o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviors among adolescents - the role of school and home environment - Badr HE.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of suicidal behaviors (ideation, planning, and attempts) among adolescents aged 13-16, and to identify psychosocial correlates of suicidal behaviors. METHOD: The 2010 Kuwait Global School-Based Stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

63rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean to open in Cairo
2 October 2016, Cairo – Tomorrow, ministers of health and high-level representatives of the 22 countries and territories of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region and health partners are attending the 63rd session of the Regional Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt. The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region. It meets in October each year to formulate regional policies to protect public health and respond to common public health threats.   H.E. the Minister of Health of Kuwait Dr Ali Saad Al-Obeidi, the chairman of last year’s session, will inaug...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 29, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

63rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean opens in Cairo
3 October 2016, Cairo – Ministers of health and high-level representatives of the 22 countries and territories of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region and health partners are attending the 63rd session of the Regional Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt. The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region. It meets in October each year to formulate regional policies to protect public health and respond to common public health threats.   H.E. the Minister of Health of Kuwait Dr Ali Saad Al-Obeidi, the chairman of last year’s session, inaugurated the meet...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 29, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

New Kuwaiti law on the collection of human DNA threatens scientific collaboration
(European Society of Human Genetics) The law requiring compulsory DNA testing of all Kuwaiti residents, as well as of all those visiting the country for whatever purpose, is a serious assault on the right to privacy of individuals, and is also likely to lead to the isolation of Kuwaiti scientific research and researchers, according to the European Society of Human Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand
On 30 July 2016, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, announced a laboratory confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in an 18-year-old Kuwaiti man who arrived in Thailand on 25 July with his family. The patient developed symptoms on 25 July during a flight from Kuwait to Bangkok. On 26 July he sought medical treatment at a hospital in Bangkok. Although there was no history of direct contact with camels or with a suspected human case of MERS-CoV infection, he had a history of travel in the Middle East in the previous 14 days. On 28 July, he tested positive for MERS-CoV in three separate laboratorie...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

July Was the Single Warmest Month Ever Recorded
July of 2016 was the warmest month ever recorded, the latest in a slew of new temperature records set in the past several years, according to two new reports. Scientists have recorded month after month of record-breaking temperatures this year, but July shattered all those records to become the hottest of any month in any year since record-keeping began. The data was confirmed separately by NASA and the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), provides near-certainty that 2016 will be the hottest year in recorded history. July was 0.78°C (1.4°F) warmer than the 20th century average, according to the JMA. Locations acr...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - August 15, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change weather Source Type: news

You Have To Close Your Eyes To See The Military's Powerful New Weapon
On a March evening in 2002, the USS Oscar Austin began a nighttime transit through the Skagerrak, a busy shipping lane connecting Norway, Denmark and Sweden, when disaster nearly struck.  Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Cordle was on the bridge navigating the ship. “It was a very narrow, confusing transit at night,” Cordle told The Huffington Post. Three Navy ships were following.  It had been a long day. Cordle had pulled an all-nighter, working various shifts. That’s when he nearly caused a drowsy driving catastrophe that could have caused several naval vessels to collide.  &l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East Sets New Temperature Record, and It ’s Blistering
Temperatures Thursday reached an incredible 54°C (129.2°F) in Mitribah, Kuwait, setting the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded outside of California’s Death Valley, according to a Weather Underground report. The report, which still awaits confirmation, came during a heat wave that raised already sweltering temperatures across the region even higher. An all-time temperature record was set in Iraq where temperatures reached 128°F (53.4°C) at Basrah. Temperatures Thursday are expected to reach 126°F in Gotvand, Iran. The heat records push urban centers in the Middle East closer to becom...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized weather Source Type: news

SpectraScience taps Advanced Medical German Co as Middle East distributor
SpectraScience said today it inked a distribution deal with Kuwait’s Advanced Medical German Co. Through the deal, AMG will operate as SpectraScience’s exclusive distributor for the Middle East region, the San Diego, Calif.-based company said today. “We are pleased to be working with the premier distribution company for gastroenterology in the Middle East. We believe that with our innovative products and the sales, marketing, and distribution acumen of AMG in the Middle East we are poised to bring a new level of diagnostic capability to clinicians in colorectal cancer screening,” SpectraScience...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution SpectraScience Inc. Source Type: news

Fire in Kuwaiti Prison Injures 55
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A fire at Kuwait's central prison caused by a short circuit has killed one person and injured 55 people. The state-run Kuwait News Agency reported late Thursday that the fire began around noon in the prison's Ward No. 4. KUNA quoted Maj. Gen. Jamal al-Bulaihees of the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate as blaming the blaze on a short circuit. Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, later issued a statement praising firefighters "who controlled the blaze bravely and professionally and saved the lives of prisoners." Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This mat...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Persian Gulf War Veterans Still Suffering Serious Health Problems
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Persian Gulf War. It was fought in late 1990 through early 1991 by a U.S.-led coalition of 34 countries against Iraq in response to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. It also was the first U.S. war to be waged after the advent of the 24-hour cable television news cycle. The conflict was accompanied by memorably intense and round-the-clock coverage on CNN. But there've been few recognitions of the war's 25-year milestone on the cable news networks, let alone in broadcast or print media. For David Winnett, a Gulf War combat veteran who climbed the ranks from private to capta...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Forgiveness, revenge, and adherence to Islam as moderators for psychological wellbeing and depression among survivors of the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait - Scull NC.
This study examined the relationships of forgiveness, desire for revenge, adherence to Islam, depression, and psychological wellbeing among 220 Muslim Kuwaiti civilians who experienced the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and subsequent seven-month occupation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Statistical analytical study of traffic accidents and violations in the State of Kuwait and its social and economic impact on the Kuwaiti society - Al-Eideh BM.
Traffic accidents and their effects become one of the most important and dangerous challenges facing the community and individuals in their daily lives in the modern age, and because of the resulting deaths, reaching nearly one million and three hundred th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Milky Way no longer visible to one third of humanity, light pollution atlas shows
Scientists describe ‘cultural loss of unprecedented magnitude’ as global atlas reveals extent of light pollution in the world’s skiesIt has inspired astronomers, artists, musicians and poets but the Milky Way could become a distant memory for much of humanity, a new global atlas of light pollution suggests.The study reveals that 60% of Europeans and almost 80% of North Americans cannot see the glowing band of our galaxy because of the effects of artificial lighting, while it is imperceptible to the entire populations of Singapore, Kuwait and Malta. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Astronomy Science Space Pollution Environment Wildlife Source Type: news

Most Of Us Can't See The Milky Way Anymore. That Comes With A Price.
The silver ribbon of stars that wraps the night sky has long been an awe-inspiring sight for anyone who cares to look up. But that’s not the case anymore for people who live under a fog of light pollution. A new analysis using satellite data and sky brightness measurements has found that the Milky Way is hidden from more than one-third of humanity, including 60 percent of Europeans and nearly 80 percent of North Americans. The research was reported Friday in the journal Science Advances. The researchers calculated several degrees of light pollution, starting from the level at which artificial light obscures astr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kuwait to Support Mnazi Mmoja Referral Hospital Renovation
[Daily News] Zanzibar -The historical Mnazi-Mmoja referral hospital in Zanzibar may in the near future look new and attractive should the plans to renovate its buildings, particularly the 'dilapidated' blocks succeed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Desert Locust Invading Yemen, More Arab States
Juvenile desert locust hoppers. Photo: FAO/G.TortoliBy Kareem EzzatCAIRO, Apr 13 2016 (IPS)Now that Yemenis begin to hope that their year-long armed conflict may come to an end as a result of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Nations sponsored round of talks between the parties in dispute, scheduled on 18 April in Kuwait, a new threat to their already desperate humanitarian crisis has just appeared in the form of a much feared massive desert locust invasion. “The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kareem Ezzat Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Source Type: news

Hemispherx signs deal with Saudi Arabian drug company
Hemispherx BioPharma, in its first deal since the company’s new management, pledged to seek more partnerships, has entered into an agreement with a Saudi Arabian drug company. The clinical trial, sales, marketing, distribution, and supply agreement was signed by Philadelphia-based Hemispherx and Scientific Products Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in Riyadh. The contract — which covers Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain — calls for Scientific Products to purchase certain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

What Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Work Looks Like in Spain
You may be a long-time blood donor, a disaster volunteer or a proud CPR-trained citizen. But how much do you know about our work with United States Armed Forces across the world? For Red Cross Month, we have a Q&A with Jonathan Glenn, Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Regional Program Manager at the Naval Station in Rota, Spain. Tell us about your life as an SAF staff member in Spain They say you’ll never work a day in your life if you love what you do; in that case, I haven’t worked in years. I have on the other hand traveled the world, met incredible people and had many life chang...
Source: Red Cross Chat - March 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: SAF Source Type: news

Road safety in Kuwait: results from a recent survey - AlSaeid H, Shehab M, Al-Naki A, Alkhamis MTA, Alrashidi FA.
The aim of this paper is to investigate and analyse the safety and increasing accident rate problems in Kuwait. A review of relevant literature has been carried out, then a questionnaire has been piloted and implemented to collect data. The main survey was... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Iraq cholera outbreak threatens region
Cases rose sharply last month and infections have been confirmed in Bahrain and Kuwait. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - November 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cholera spreads from Iraq to Syria, Kuwait, Bahrain: UNICEF
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Iraq has spread to neighboring Syria, Kuwait and Bahrain, and risks turning into a region-wide epidemic as millions of pilgrims prepare to visit the country, UNICEF's Iraq director said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

62nd session of the WHO Regional Committee concludes in Kuwait
Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, HE Dr Ali Al Obaidi, Minister of Health of Kuwait, Dr Jaouad Mahjour, WHO Director, Programme Management, at the closing session of WHO’s 62nd session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern MediterraneanKuwait, 8 October 2015 – The World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean concluded its 62nd session on 8 October with the adoption of important resolutions and decisions to advance the health agenda in the Region. The resolutions outline joint work expected from Member States and WHO in the areas of health securi...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 9, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Regional Committee continues discussions on strategic health priorities
7 October 2015 The 62nd session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean continued its discussions yesterday in Kuwait on regional and global strategic health priorities. The day's sessions focused on implementation of the United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases with a focus on tobacco use in the Region; global health security with a special emphasis on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and avian influenza A(H5N1); implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005); and emergency preparedness and res...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 6, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO Regional Committee opens in Kuwait; highlights WHO's role in emergency response
5 October 2015 – The opening ceremony of the 62nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean took place in Kuwait today in the presence of more than 200 people, including the representatives of 22 ministries of health from the countries of the Region. His Excellency Mr Said El Aidi, Minister of Health of Tunisia, highlighted the achievements of the last 12 months, particularly in relation to WHO's strategic priorities, including maternal and child health and control of noncommunicable diseases.  Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, welcomed the ministers of ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 5, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

62nd Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, Kuwait, 5–8 October 2015
4 October 2015 The 62nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean opened on Monday evening, 5 October 2015, in Kuwait City. Working sessions will start the following morning. As WHO’s governing body at the regional level, the Regional Committee consists of representatives of all 22 countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait, the opening session was inaugurated by Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Easte...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 4, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Kuwait
On 19 September 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Kuwait notified WHO of 1 additional fatal case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. A 78-year-old male from Kuwait city developed symptoms on 8 September and, on 13 September, was admitted to hospital. The patient, who had comorbidities, tested positive for MERS-CoV on 14 September. The patient owned dromedary camels and had a history of frequent contact with them. He had no history of exposure to other known risk factors in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms. The patient passed away on 19 September. Contact tracing of household...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, coronavirus [subject], coronavirus infections, hygiene [subject], disinfection, disinfect, travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, Disease outbreak news Source Type: news