Psychological distress and PTSD among clinicians in Roma, Lesotho during the COVID-19 pandemic - Kambulandu M, Ogundipe RM, Bryden M, Sao L, Thompson DM, McGuire CM, Jack BW.
BACKGROUND:  Since 2020, the world has been battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The mortality and morbidity at the height of the pandemic sparked generalised fear and uncertainty about the future. Concerns were raised about the psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Breaking the Silence: Gender-Based Challenges in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project ll
This article has been written as part of the Forus March With Us campaign for gender justice – a full month dedicated to the stories of activists and civil society organisations at the forefront of gender equality and justice. Marianne Buenaventura Goldman is co-Chair, Civil Society Forum of the NDB (Africa) & Project Coordinator for Financing for Sustainable Development, Forus Reitumetse Nkoti Mabula is Executive Director, Seinoli Legal Centre IPS UN Bureau   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){j...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marianne Buenaventura Goldman and Reitumetse Nkoti Mabula Tags: Africa Economy & Trade Environment Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Africa: Researchers Link HIV Infections Spike to Drought
[New Times] Scientists say droughts could heighten the transmission of HIV, particularly through activities like transactional sex, The East African reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa HIV-Aids and STDs Climate East Africa Environment Eswatini Health and Medicine Lesotho Southern Africa Uganda Zambia Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Predicts High Cancer Scourge
[Lesotho Times] Over 35 million new cancer cases are predicted globally in 2050, with Least Developed Countries (LDCs) like Lesotho likely to bear the biggest brunt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences, mental distress, self-harm and suicidality, and cumulative HIV risk by sex in Lesotho - Perry Mohling EW, Recinos M, Kwiringira JN, Phung E, Olwit C, Swahn MH, Massetti G, Self-Brown S.
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been understudied in low- and middle-income countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVES, PARTICIPANTS, SETTING: We explored associations between mental distress, self-harm or suicida... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: WomenLift Health Appoints Akhona Tshangela as Southern Africa Region Director
[WomenLift Health] The Southern African Regional Hub will serve Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Women and Gender Source Type: news

Lesotho: Ministers in Drive to Combat Cervical Cancer
[Lesotho Times] TWO government ministries have announced a major initiative to combat cervical cancer in women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Lesotho Noncommunicable Diseases Southern Africa Source Type: news

Lesotho: Going the Distance - How Lesotho Is Supporting Migrant Workers Living with HIV
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] Leribe is an agricultural district in northern Lesotho that borders the Free State Province of South Africa, which mines one-fifth of the world's gold--along with mining operations for silver, uranium, and diamonds. Workers in Lesotho are drawn to South African mining jobs as well as peripheral positions, such as in housekeeping. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Health and Medicine Lesotho NGOs and Civil Society Southern Africa Sustainable Development Source Type: news

Suicide, Another Face of the Crisis in Venezuela
Suicide rates doubled in Venezuela during the harshest years of its humanitarian crisis. Males between the ages of 30 and 50, a productive age when it is very hard to be left without employment and income, are a group particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted violence. CREDIT: IhpiBy Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Nov 28 2023 (IPS) In the wee hours of one morning in early November, Ernesto, 50, swallowed several glasses of a cocktail of drugs and alcohol in the apartment where he lived alone in the Venezuelan capital, ending a life tormented by declining health and lack of resources to cope as he would have liked. In the last m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 28, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Suicide Venezuela Source Type: news

AI model shows promise detecting COVID-19 in low-resource settings
This study is the first to validate AI tools for COVID-19 detection in an African setting. It demonstrates that screening for COVID-19 using AI with point-of-care blood tests is feasible and can operate at a higher sensitivity level than antigen testing,” the group wrote.Ultimately, although currently there is less need for tests that can detect COVID-19, given that the model combines inputs (blood markers and radiological findings), it could also be investigated in other diseases such as tuberculosis, the researchers noted.“This novel study lays the foundations for future AI development for low resource settings, with...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Artificial Intelligence Source Type: news

Billionaire businessman says young Indians should work 70 hours a week
None He said they need to become "highly determined, extremely disciplined, and extremely hardworking." • None But some say 70-hour workweeks lead to burnout and push women out of the workforce. One of India's top business leaders said that young Indians need to grind out 70-hour workweeks if they…#indians #nrnarayanamurthy #infosyscfo #tvmohandaspai #murthy #infosys #ilo #qatar #congo #lesotho (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesotho: KFC Closes Branches as Precaution Against Avian Flu Outbreak in South Africa
[KFC Lesotho] KFC has suspended business in Lesotho following the spread of avian flu in South Africa, where the fast food giant sources its chicken. A post on Facebook read: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Food and Agriculture External Relations Health and Medicine Lesotho South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news

Lesotho: Services Without Stigma - Halting HIV's Spread in Lesotho Through Non-Discriminatory Care
[UNFPA] Maputsoe -- Since the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the rate of the virus's spread has slowed significantly, with new infections down 59 per cent from 1995. But that hasn't stopped it from newly infecting 1.3 million people globally last year, of whom 500,000 are in East and Southern Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 16, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV-Aids and STDs Health and Medicine Lesotho Southern Africa Source Type: news

To End Child Marriage in Southern & East Africa, Governments Need to Strengthen Laws & Implementation
Nafissa, 17 from Niger, was married at 16. Three months after marrying she became pregnant. She gave birth to a still born baby. Credit: UNICEF/Marieke van der Velden   The UN commemorates International Day of the Girl Child on October 11 -- an annual and internationally recognized observance that empowers girls and amplifies their voices.By Divya SrinivasanGENEVA, Switzerland, Oct 10 2023 (IPS) Almost one third (32%) of women aged 20 to 24 in Eastern and Southern Africa – around 50 million – were married before 18 years old. To address this pervasive problem, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Srinivasan Tags: Africa Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Services without stigma: Halting HIV ’s spread in Lesotho through non-discriminatory care
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Source: UNFPA News - October 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news