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Senior UN official urges Libya to protect migrants from conflict-related sexual violence
The highest United Nations official tasked with advocating against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war urged today Libyan authorities to protect migrants from rape and other human rights violations. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Trump's Hiring Freeze Could Imperil Breakthrough Discovery On Bees
Julia Fine was all set for the next chapter. She’d packed her bags and moved out of her apartment, and was days away from making the drive from Pennsylvania to Utah, where she planned to start work as a postdoctoral scholar with the Agricultural Research Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research agency. “I had made all the plans,” said Fine, a bee researcher who recently completed her doctorate in entomology at Pennsylvania State University. “I was supposed to start as soon as possible.” But on Jan. 23, just three days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

MSF Warns of Inhumane Detention Conditions in Libya as EU Discusses Migration
Press releaseMSF Warns of Inhumane Detention Conditions in Libya as EU Discusses MigrationFebruary 02, 2017AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK — As European Union leaders meet in Malta tomorrow to discuss migration, with an intention to "close down the route from Libya to Italy" by increasing cooperation with the Libyan authorities, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is raising grave concerns about the fate of people trapped in Libya or returned to the country. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

[In Depth] Immigration order threatens overseas talent
Last week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order barring the entry of any citizen from seven mostly Muslim nations for 90 days while procedures for more-rigorous vetting of visa applicants are put in place. The order sparked chaos at airports in the United States and abroad, as dozens of academics and others with valid U.S. entry documents were not allowed to board U.S.-bound flights or were turned back after arriving. It provoked angst in scientists and students from the target countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen—who had secured a visa to come to the United States, and in t...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Richard Stone Tags: Policy Source Type: news

Providence CEO: The work of 300 caregivers affected by Trump immigration ban 'literally saves lives'
It is not only Puget Sound-area technology companies that are reacting to President Donald Trump's recent immigration ban. At least 76 Microsoft employees and 49 Amazon workers are affected by the order — which banned citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. Health care systems, however, may be disproportionately impacted due to a "sever shortage of U.S.-educated health care providers," Liz Dunne, CEO of Vancouver-based PeaceHealth said in a blogpost… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Providence CEO: The work of 300 caregivers affected by Trump immigration ban 'literally saves lives'
It is not only Puget Sound-area technology companies that are reacting to President Donald Trump's recent immigration ban. At least 76 Microsoft employees and 49 Amazon workers are affected by the order — which banned citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. Health care systems, however, may be disproportionately impacted due to a "sever shortage of U.S.-educated health care providers," Liz Dunne, CEO of Vancouver-based PeaceHealth said in a blogpost… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Trump's executive order meets with silence from top Mass. biotechs
Some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Massachusetts aren't publicly denouncing President Donald Trump ’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, even as the state’s biotech trade group and its top research institute sharply criticized the move. The local biotech community relies heavily on skilled employees, researchers and students from foreign countries. Trum p’s order on Friday targets people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Statement from Mayo Clinic President and CEO on travel ban
Rochester, Minn --?On Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that temporarily bans travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven countries. The countries affected include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The following is a statement from John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic President and CEO. "Although questions remain about the order's [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mental health and trauma in asylum seekers landing in Sicily in 2015: a descriptive study of neglected invisible wounds - Crepet A, Rita F, Reid A, van den Boogaard W, Deiana P, Quaranta G, Barbieri A, Bongiorno F, Di Carlo S.
BACKGROUND: In 2015, Italy was the second most common point of entry for asylum seekers into Europe after Greece. The vast majority embarked from war-torn Libya; 80,000 people claimed asylum that year. Their medical conditions were assessed on arrival but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Libya: WHO Fills Gap in HIV Treatment for Patients
[UN News] Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing much-needed anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs to patients living with HIV in Libya, following the country's collapse in medical services and inability to provide life-saving drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN health agency fills gap in HIV treatment for patients in Libya
Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing much-needed anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs to patients living with HIV in Libya, following the country ’ s collapse in medical services and inability to provide life-saving drugs. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Earliest evidence discovered of plants cooked in ancient pottery
Scientists have uncovered the earliest direct evidence of humans processing plants for food found anywhere in the world. Researchers studied unglazed pottery dating from more than 10,000 years ago, from two sites in the Libyan Sahara. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Science 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

Libya: MSF Seeing Malnutrution, Mental Health Issues, and Other Medical Needs Among Detained Refugees and Migrants
Field newsLibya: MSF Seeing Malnutrution, Mental Health Issues, and Other Medical Needs Among Detained Refugees and MigrantsDecember 13, 2016Libya remains fragmented by ongoing conflict in several parts of the country. The insecurity, economic collapse, and breakdown of law and order make daily life a struggle for many Libyans, and for the hundreds of thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants who enter the country after fleeing conflict, extreme poverty, or persecution in their home nations. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Libya: MSF Teams Providing Medical Care to Detained Refugees and Migrants
Field newsLibya: MSF Teams Providing Medical Care to Detained Refugees and MigrantsDecember 13, 2016Libya remains fragmented by ongoing conflict in several parts of the country. The insecurity, economic collapse, and breakdown of law and order make daily life a struggle for many Libyans, and for the hundreds of thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants who enter the country after fleeing conflict, extreme poverty, or persecution in their home nations. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff 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

Morocco And Egypt Dominate North Africa's Private Equity Industry, In Latest Research
The two countries account for 81% of the value of all private equity deals in the region since 2010. Tunisia lies in third place, with Algeria and Libya trailing far behind (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dominic Dudley, Contributor Source Type: news

New Book Provides a Timely Guide to Understanding Insurgency Warfare
A new book from terrorist expert Seth G. Jones explores the history and details of 181 insurgencies since the end of World War II, providing lessons for those fighting insurgent campaigns today in such countries as Syria, Libya, and Iraq. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - October 31, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

What I Heard in the Middle of the Mediterranean in the Middle of the Night
Migrants don’t launch off the Libyan coast during the day. It’s more like midnight. When the waves are low and winds are gentle, smugglers crowd 100, 200, 300 souls into ... The post What I Heard in... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - October 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jenelle Eli Tags: International ifrc Migrant refugee Source Type: news

Memories of a Secret C.I.A. Prison
Khaled al-Sharif spent two years in a secret C.I.A. prison, accused of having ties to Al Qaeda. He tells New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink what happened there, and how the experience continues to affect him. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Detainees Central Intelligence Agency Torture Al Qaeda Terrorism Libya Source Type: news

Libya: Sirte Residents Face 'Collapsed' Health System, Food Shortages - Charity
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Once Islamic State is ousted from the city, huge challenge looms in rebuilding infrastructure and re-establishing services, charity says (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Over a Hundred Rescued from Mediterranean After Migrant Boat Capsized
CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying African migrants headed to Europe capsized off the Mediterranean coast near the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people, Egyptian authorities said. Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said that the total number of dead was still unknown. Local official Alaa Osman from Beheira province said the migrants were from several African countries. He said 155 people have been rescued so far but that bodies are still being pulled from the water. Egypt's official news agency MENA said the boat was carrying 600 people when it sank near the coast, some 180 kilometers ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Over a Hundred Rescued from Mediterranean After Migrant Boat Capsized
CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying African migrants headed to Europe capsized off the Mediterranean coast near the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people, Egyptian authorities said. Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said that the total number of dead was still unknown. Local official Alaa Osman from Beheira province said the migrants were from several African countries. He said 155 people have been rescued so far but that bodies are still being pulled from the water. Egypt's official news agency MENA said the boat was carrying 600 people when it sank near the coast, some 180 kilometers ...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

R2P in the UN Security Council: Darfur, Libya and beyond - Gifkins J.
It has been argued that consensus on the responsibility to protect (R2P) was lost in the United Nations Security Council as a result of the NATO-led intervention in Libya in 2011. This argument assumes that there was more agreement on R2P before the Libyan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Curious travelers: Your pictures can help preserve world heritage
(University of Bradford) Archaeologists from the UK are calling on members of the public to help them preserve the legacy of some of the world's most important monuments and historic sites, including those most at risk in Syria and Libya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Central Mediterranean: MSF Condemns Attack on Rescue Vessel
Press releaseCentral Mediterranean: MSF Condemns Attack on Rescue VesselAugust 25, 2016BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, AUGUST 25, 2016 —On August 17, while conducting search and rescue operations off the Libyan coast, the Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières(MSF) rescue vessel the Bourbon Argos was approached and attacked by a group of armed men onboard an unidentified speedboat, MSF said today, strongly condemning the attack. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Conflict dynamics in post-2011 Libya: a political economy perspective - Costantini I.
After the fall of the Qadhafi regime Libya has become a theatre of conflict and violence. In the midst of the vacuum left by the sudden collapse of the old regime, various groups have come to contest their role in a new Libya. Illicit trafficking and the e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Libyan Health Crisis Sharpens as Resources Dwindle Libyan Health Crisis Sharpens as Resources Dwindle
Unable to get specialist care for his six-year-old daughter in Libya or a visa for treatment abroad, Abdulhakim Shaybi bought a motor boat and set off with her last month across the Mediterranean. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Libyan health crisis sharpens as resources dwindle
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Unable to get specialist care for his six-year-old daughter in Libya or a visa for treatment abroad, Abdulhakim Shaybi bought a motor boat and set off with her last month across the Mediterranean. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Evacuation of war-wounded from Libya by boat
It ’s 11.30 on Sunday morning, and we are sitting in international waters, 20 miles off the Libyan coast, trying to make a vital contact to give us the all clear to enter the port of Misrata. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Trapped in Transit: Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers Stranded and Suffering in Libya
Field news Trapped in Transit: Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers Stranded and Suffering in Libya July 22, 2016 "Libya is a very dangerous place. There are a lot of armed people. People are killed and kidnappings are common. Arriving in Tripoli, we were locked in a house with 600 to 700 other people. We had no water to wash ourselves, we had very little food, and we were forced to sleep on top of each other. It was very difficult for my daughter —she fell sick many times. There was a lot of violence. I was beaten with bare hands, with sticks, and with guns. If you move, they beat you. If y...
Source: MSF News - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Trapped in Transit: Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers Stranded and Suffering in Libya
Field news Trapped in Transit: Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers Stranded and Suffering in Libya July 22, 2016 "Libya is a very dangerous place. There are a lot of armed people. People are killed and kidnappings are common. Arriving in Tripoli, we were locked in a house with 600 to 700 other people. We had no water to wash ourselves, we had very little food, and we were forced to sleep on top of each other. It was very difficult for my daughter —she fell sick many times. There was a lot of violence. I was beaten with bare hands, with sticks, and with guns. If you move, they beat you. If y...
Source: MSF News - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

PBS NewsHour: Aboard a Mediterranean rescue ship, migrants share horror stories from Libya
In the NewsPBS NewsHour: Aboard a Mediterranean rescue ship, migrants share horror stories from Libya July 20, 2016 A look at MSF's search and rescue efforts in the central Mediterranean, where thousands of people are at risk of drowning as they try to reach Europe on unseaworthy boats. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

From ISIS to ICISS: a critical return to the Responsibility to Protect report - Cunliffe P.
In light of the post-intervention crisis in Libya, this article revisits critically the vision of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) offered in the 2001 report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) - frequently take... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Senior physicians recognized for caring for the underserved
Four physicians are being recognized by the AMA Foundation for showing an extraordinary commitment to leadership, community service and care for those in need—each with decades of service that run the gamut from Ebola research to primary care. Find out who has been awarded this year’s honors. Serving underserved international populations The AMA Foundation presented this year’s Excellence in Medicine Awards to  physicians June 10 at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Jennifer A. Downs, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Ce...
Source: AMA Wire - July 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

WHO condemns attacks on multiple health facilities in Benghazi, Libya
26 June 2016, Tunis, Tunisia – The World Health Organization condemns recent attacks on 2 health facilities in Benghazi. Libya. On 21 June, a rocket hit the roof of the Ear, Nose and Throat and Urological Centre, directly above the operating theatres, causing damage to the roof, all oxygen supply pipes, and the central ventilation. The roof had been reconstructed in 2014 following damages sustained during the 2011 conflict in Libya. The centre has a capacity for 300 inpatients, and more than 470 people were in the centre at the time of the attack. Due to damage as a result of the attack, the operating theatres are n...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 26, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Fences and Walls: A Short-sighted Response to Migration Fears?
Discussion Paper 01331, Washington DC, 2014 (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva and Andrew MacMillan Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Natural Resources Peace Poverty Source Type: news

Senior physicians recognized for caring for the underserved
Four physicians are being recognized by the AMA Foundation for showing an extraordinary commitment to leadership, community service and care for those in need—each with decades of service that run the gamut from Ebola research to primary care. Find out who has been awarded this year’s honors. Serving underserved international populations The AMA Foundation presented this year’s Excellence in Medicine Awards to  physicians June 10 at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Jennifer A. Downs, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Ce...
Source: AMA Wire - June 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks 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

Libya: Providing Care in an "Oasis of Calm"
MSF project coordinator  describes MSF"s work in Zuwara during troubled days for Libya Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

WHO condemns attack on Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi, Libya
30 May 2016 - WHO condemns the multiple attacks on 27 and 28 May 2016 on the Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi, Libya. More than 600 patients and health workers were in the medical center at the time of the attacks. No casualties inside the center have been reported, although there are substantial damages to infrastructure. Benghazi Medical Center is the only health facility providing tertiary health care to more than 500,000 people in Benghazi. Damages to the intensive care unit and other parts of the medical centre have now further reduced the availability of health services in Benghazi. The bombing represents a seri...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 30, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The 'Apology' That Matters Is to Never Again Use Nuclear Weapons
This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking convincing actions today that ensure what happened in the past never happens again. That future-oriented apology remains lacking all around. Writing from Tokyo, Ryan Takeshita is not looking for an apology or blame, for which he says Japan's own actions are not exempt. He ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Libya: Providing Health Care in an “Oasis of Calm”
Field newsLibya: Providing Health Care in an “Oasis of Calm” May 27, 2016 The ongoing conflict in Libya has left its health care system in disarray. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in the east and west of the country to provide people access to medical services. Here, Issiaka Abdou, MSF project coordinator in the town of Zuwara, describes the situation. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news