Global Mesothelioma Cases Nearly Double Over 30 Years
The number of people in the world diagnosed annually with mesothelioma cancer has almost doubled in the last 30 years, accentuating the need for more effective and better coordinated efforts to end this preventable, global health problem. Almost 35,000 people were diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2019, compared to an estimated 19,000 in 1990, according to a study by the Clinical Research Center at Shandong University, Jinan, China. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology published the study in September. It is believed to be the most comprehensive and recent evaluation of the annual incidence and mortality rate for mes...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 17, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Mesothelioma Source Type: news

Lesotho: Reproductive Health Nurse Sets an Example With Cervical Cancer Screening
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] Sister Mamofolo Khamokha Joined Egpaf Lesotho in 2019 as a sexual and reproductive health (SRH) nurse in Maseru district. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Policy, system and practice response to alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic in seven countries of the WHO African Region. Brief 9, October 2022.
This Snapshot describes and synthesizes the policy changes in alcohol policies, systems and practices adopted by seven African countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Measures implemented to address the acceptability of alcohol focused on restricting consumption, raising awareness or restricting advertising. Many governments enacted public health restrictions such as changing business hours, closing bars and restaurants and issuing stay-at-home orders that restricted the availability of alcohol. Very few countries implemented regulatory changes...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesotho: Court Rules Out Mandatory Death Penalty for HIV+ Rapists
[Legalbrief] A decision by the constitutional division of Lesotho's High Court has found controversial provisions in that country's sexual offences law, unconstitutional. In particular, the court held that stipulating the death penalty for a convicted rapist, held to have known he was HIV positive at the time of the crime, infringed the constitutional right to freedom from discrimination and to a right to equality before the law. Carmel Rickard unpacks the judgment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho High Court Faults Imposition of Death Sentence On the Basis of HIV Status
[SALC] Court decision upholds that people living with HIV have the same right to life as all others (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 27, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patterns of gendered risk factors and associations with intimate partner violence and low educational attainment among adolescent girls and young women in Lesotho: a latent class analysis - Stamatakis C, Annor F, Massetti G, Hegle J, Low A, Ndagije F, Tlhomola M.
The objective of this study was to use latent c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association between lifetime sexual violence victimization and selected health conditions and risk behaviors among 13-24-year-olds in Lesotho: results from the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS), 2018 - Picchetti V, Stamatakis C, Annor FB, Massetti GM, Hegle J.
BACKGROUND: Sexual violence is a serious public health concern worldwide. In Lesotho, one in seven women and one in twenty men aged 18  years and older experienced sexual violence during childhood. Sexual violence victimization may lead to long-term mental... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho Introduces Family Planning Services With Childbirth in Hospital, to Empower Women
[UNFPA] LERIBE DISTRICT, Lesotho -- After delivering her fifth child, 'Mathabo*, 33, and her husband decided to start using contraceptives a day after the birth, to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. While still in hospital, she had Implanon, a contraceptive implant, inserted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The Dying Children Divide
Sizable differences in the levels of children dying persist especially between more developed and less developed regions. Credit: Franz Chávez/IPSBy Joseph ChamiePORTLAND, USA, Sep 5 2022 (IPS) The chances of a child dying before reaching age five years have dropped substantially worldwide during the recent past. However, a significant divide remains among countries as well as within regions in the chances of children dying. Over the past fifty years, the death rates of infants and children under age five have declined markedly. Since 1971 the world’s infant mortality rate declined from nearly 100 deaths per 1,000 live ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Inequality Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Helping Africa Fight COVID-19 - One-Shot At a Time
[New Dawn] So far, three countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target; Seychelles (81.3%), Mauritius (76.6%0 and Rwanda (76.5%). Also, 10 countries have attained a target of between 40% and 70% include Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sao Tome and Principe. In total, about 21.2% percent of the continent's population is fully vaccinated, hence, to drive increase in COVID-19 uptake, the in-country implementation took place in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihood Helping Africa Fight Covid-19 - One-Shot At a Time
[New Dawn] So far, three countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target; Seychelles (81.3%), Mauritius (76.6%0 and Rwanda (76.5%). Also, 10 countries have attained a target of between 40% and 70% include Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sao Tome and Principe. In total, about 21.2% percent of the continent's population is fully vaccinated, hence, to drive increase in COVID-19 uptake, the in-country implementation took place in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Unesco and Africa CDC Strengthening Community Radio Journalists On Health Reporting
[Africa CDC] "This training workshop equipped me with relevant concepts, practices, lessons and ethics on health journalism. I am now a skilled health reporter who is already sharing my acquired knowledge and experience with my colleagues at the mountain kingdom of Lesotho". Says Marethabile Thibeli, a community radio journalist from Lesotho. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Health Director General Accused of Maladministration, Corruption
[Lesotho Times] The Ministry of Health's director general of health services, Nyane Letsie, has once again been accused of maladministration and corruption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lesotho: Basotho Debating Abortion Rights Reform
[Lesotho Times] The 2022 State of the World Population Report launched last week revealed that about 60 percent of unintended pregnancies in Lesotho end in abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 17, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lesotho: Midwives Seek Approval to Conduct Home Deliveries
[Lesotho Times] THE Independent Midwives' Association of Lesotho (IMAL) has appealed to the government to come up with a policy that allows them help expectant mothers to deliver at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news