War-related penile injuries in Libya: single-institution experience - Etabbal AM, Hussain FF, Benkhadoura MO, Banni AM.
OBJECTIVE: To report on our initial experience in the management of war-related penile injuries; proper diagnosis and immediate treatment of penile injuries is essential to gain satisfactory results. Besides treating primary wounds and restoring penile fun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Europe, sharing the love?
Mediterranean waters in Spain. Credit: Photo by David Aler on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, Jun 15 2018 (IPS)Even if arrivals of migrants into Italy by sea have decreased between 2017 and 2018 so far, recent events in the Mediterranean rim have strongly drawn attention to the migration issue and a fierce debate is now underway among European countries. On June 10, Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, barred the ship Aquarius, jointly operated by the NGOs‘SOS Mediterranée’ and ‘Doctors Beyond Borders’ (MSF), from docking at Italian ports. There were 629 migrants on the ship. Among...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Europe Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) Source Type: news

Debating war and peace: US Congress and the domestic legitimization of military interventions - B öller F.
This article investigates how members of US Congress legitimized their votes in four cases of military interventions after the Cold War (Iraq 1991, 2002-2009; Somalia 1993; Libya 2011). Using an original dataset on congressional rhetoric, the qualitative c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Libya: Dozens of refugees and migrants wounded after escaping horrific captivity
More than 100 people escaped from a clandestine prison west of Bani Walid and were shot at while fleeing.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Libya: Dozens of refugees and migrants wounded after escaping horrific captivity
Press releaseLibya: Dozens of refugees and migrants wounded after escaping horrific captivityMay 25, 2018PARIS/NEW YORK —Dozens of refugees and migrants held captive by human traffickers inLibya were shot and wounded while escaping during the night of May 23, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Libya:Caring for Migrants and Refugees 'Enduring Hell' in Detention
[MSF] In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are working to care for migrants and refugees in the Bani Walid region and in detention centers in Khoms and Misrata. Here, MSF head of mission Christophe Biteau shares his analysis of the current situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Libya: Caring for migrants and refugees “enduring hell” in detention
MSF teams provide care to migrants and refugees who are detained in “official” detention centers or abducted and held in clandestine prisons.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Libya: Caring for Migrants and Refugees “Enduring Hell” in Detention
Field newsLibya: Caring for Migrants and Refugees “Enduring Hell” in DetentionMay 14, 2018InLibya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are working to care for migrants and refugees in the Bani Walid region and in detention centers in Khoms and Misrata. Here, MSF head of mission Christophe Biteau shares his analysis of the current situation. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Libya: Time Running Out For Hundreds of Migrants and Refugees in Dangerously Overcrowded Detention Center
Roughly 800 people are detained in dangerously overcrowded inhumane conditions without adequate food or water.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Libya: Time Running Out For Hundreds of Migrants and Refugees in Dangerously Overcrowded Detention Center
Press releaseLibya: Time Running Out For Hundreds of Migrants and Refugees in Dangerously Overcrowded Detention CenterMay 03, 2018AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, MAY 3, 2018 —Hundreds of migrants and refugees are being held in a dangerously overcrowded detention center inLibya, without adequate food or water and in inhumane conditions, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Libya:How Do You Provide Life-Saving Medical Care in Conflict-Ridden Libya? Rent a Van
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] How do you provide life-saving medical care in a conflict-ridden country? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mediterranean: MSF's Search and Rescue Ship Aquarius Evacuates 39 Vulnerable People from Boat in Distress
Press releaseMediterranean: MSF's Search and Rescue Ship Aquarius Evacuates 39 Vulnerable People from Boat in DistressApril 01, 2018On the morning of March 31, the search and rescue ship Aquarius —operated in partnership by MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE—along with the Libyan Coastguard, were alerted by the Italian Rescue Maritime Coordination Centre (IMRCC) to a rubber boat in distress with an estimated 120 people in international waters 23-24 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Mediterranean: European Governments Continue to Obstruct Lifesaving Rescues and Return People to Unsafe Conditions in Libya
Press releaseMediterranean: European Governments Continue to Obstruct Lifesaving Rescues and Return People to Unsafe Conditions in LibyaMarch 21, 2018The decision by Italian authorities to seize Open Arms, a rescue vessel belonging to the Spanish NGO Proactiva, shortly after its crew rescued and disembarked 216 people in the Central Mediterranean on Sunday is the latest in a long series of actions obstructing non-governmental organizations from carrying out lifesaving rescue operations at sea, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) toda...
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

The absence of ants -- Entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years ago
(University of Huddersfield) Dr Stefano Vanin was part of an international team working on discoveries at the Holocene age hunter-gatherer site at Takarkori in south-western Libya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nursing by association
Elizabeth Bayliss and Kareema McCarthy. Pictures: Marcus Rose ALTHOUGH Elizabeth Bayliss and Kareema McCarthy work at the same hospital, Kettering General in the East Midlands, they have only recently become friends – not on the wards, but at university. That’s because the pair, who a few months ago were both healthcare assistants in different parts of the hospital, are now part of the pilot scheme to create a new breed of healthcare professional – the nursing associate. Posited as a role that sits between the healthcare assistant and the registered nurse, with its own level of knowledge and skills, it in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine NHS NHS bursary NHS staff recruitment nursing associates Source Type: news

Libya:ARVS Shortage Hits Conflict-Torn Libya
[CAJ News] Tripoli -AT least one person has died of HIV/AIDS complications and seven others admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) as a result of shortages of anti-retroviral (ARVs) medicines in Libya. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Nurses Threaten to Sue Firm Over Botched Benghazi Deal
[Independent (Kampala)] Popular employment sourcing company Middle East Consultants has been put on spot by a group of medical workers that had been promised jobs in Benghazi Libya. The company is said to have promised a starting salary of Shs3.6million for nurses and laboratory technicians and Shs7million for doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Changing pattern and etiology of maxillofacial fractures during the civil uprising in Western Libya - Elarabi MS, Bataineh AB.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate changing pattern in characteristics of maxillofacial fractures and concomitant injuries in Western Libya During revolution and to assess the association between mechanism of injury and fracture p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender and educational differences in perception of domestic violence against women among Libyan migrants in Manchester - El Abani S, Pourmehdi M.
Domestic violence against women (DVAW) is a worldwide phenomenon and refers to any act committed against women that results in physical and psychological harm, and coercion, loss of liberty, and deprivation. There is a dearth of research and information ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

The deterrent effects of the International Criminal Court: evidence from Libya - Hillebrecht C.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was designed to try the worst war criminals for crimes against humanity, genocide, and other instances of mass human suffering. By providing a permanent, international mechanism to hold perpetrators of mass human righ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Thousands Still Dying at Sea En Route to Europe
Somali refugees on the Tunisian desert. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2018 (IPS)Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places. Though the influx of refugees and migrants has slowed, many are still embarking on dangerous journeys to Europe.“[We] have been advocating for a comprehensive approach to address movements of migrants and refugees who embark on perilous journeys across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean,” said spokesperson for the Off...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Smuggling Boat Sinks in Mediterranean, 64 Feared Dead
ROME (AP) — As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers' overcrowded rubber dinghy from Libya started sinking in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said Monday. The Italian coast guard rescued 86 people from the boat hours after it started sinking Saturday morning after it took on water and started deflating, a U.N. migration agency official said. Specially trained rescue divers leapt into the water to pull dozens to safety, including those who managed to stay aboard the half-submerged dinghy as well as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Francese D'Emilio, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

"Now drugs in Libya are much cheaper than food": a qualitative study on substance use among young Libyans in post-revolution Tripoli, Libya - Elamouri FM, Musumari PM, Techasrivichien T, Farjallah A, Elfandi S, Alsharif OF, Benothman H, Suguimoto SP, Ono-Kihara M, Kihara M.
BACKGROUND: Libya is facing a rapidly growing epidemic of illicit drug use and HIV. This situation is fueled by a complex array of factors, mainly the consequences of the political and military turmoil of the Arab Spring. Although it is extensively documen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria:Edo - Libyan Returnees to Undergo Compulsory HIV/Aids Screening
[This Day] Benin City -Worried by the number of indigenes deported from Libya, the Edo State government wednesday declared that for them to be fully integrated into the society, it is making efforts to recall all those deported to undergo compulsory HIV/AIDS test. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Some Libya Returnees Tested HIV Positive - Edo Saca Boss
[Vanguard] Benin -Edo State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, has said that it has concluded arrangements to recall indigenes of the state who were deported from Libya, so they can undergo HIV/AIDS screening before integrating them into the society. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Libya:Solar Energy Is Saving Lives in Libya's Hospitals
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] After years of conflict, much of Libya's basic infrastructure has broken down (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

European Policies Trapping Migrants and Refugees in Libya
Political leaders expressing outrage at crimes against migrants in Libya have been pursuing an overt policy to return and keep them there.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

European Policies Trapping Migrants and Refugees in Libya
This article has been translated from French.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Health Staff in Southern Libya Strike After Doctor's Kidnapping Health Staff in Southern Libya Strike After Doctor's Kidnapping
Medical staff in the southern Libyan city of Sabha said on Monday they were suspending work for 10 days in protest over poor security after a doctor was kidnapped.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news

Theresa May Overcomes a Heckler and a Cough to Urge Party to ‘Shape Up’
British Prime Minister Theresa May attempted to wrest back control of her divided Conservative Party in a keynote speech at its annual conference on Wednesday. “Let us shape up and give the country the government it needs,” May told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference, in a nod to the infighting that has beset her Conservatives—or “Tories”—since they lost their parliamentary majority in June’s general election. May’s most senior ministers are split on the question of Brexit, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pushing for a more severe split from the European Unio...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized United Kingdom Source Type: news

Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region
International Day of Non-Violence – 2 October 2017By Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al QassimGeneva/Dubai, Oct 2 2017 (IPS)The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim“The Arab region is witnessing yet again a wave of extremist violence owing to the proliferation of local and inter...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump ’s Travel Ban
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the case. The court had been ready to hear argument about the legality of a 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees from around the world. The ban expired Sunday and was replaced by a new policy that affects eight counties and has no expiration date. Those countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, Nort...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

Why President Trump Picked a Fight with Athletes
You’d need to be living under a rock to have missed this weekend’s latest Trump-driven controversy, as he inserted himself into debates over the national anthem and picked a fight with professional athletes. The ensuing firestorm infected what had previously been one of the glaring holdouts from the present “all about politics” culture. (The tech industry lost its immunity a year ago, or longer, and is proving to be poorly adept at navigating the new political landscape.) The presidential escalation in the freshly heated culture wars was notable not for its novelty — Trump has played this card...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trust pursuing foreign government in court over unpaid debt
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust is taking legal action against the Libyan government over unpaid debt, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

President Trump ’s U.N. Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear
All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries to the “Hitler-esque” U.S. troops — who, displays claim, slaughtered 35,000 civilians nearby at the start of the 1950-53 Korean War — America is portrayed...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees
Young African migrants seek opportunities abroad as the World Bank projects that “the world’s extreme poor will be increasingly concentrated in Africa”. Credit: Ilaria Vechi/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 2017 (IPS)Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Europe Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news