Europe's Inaction Is Bad News For The Mental Health Of Refugees And Migrants
Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants continue to languish in camps and informal settlements across Europe, waiting for word on what their next move will be. The uncertainty these predicaments create are placing even more weight atop already fragile mental states, those working with them on the ground say. “Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo,” UNICEF warned Thursday in a press release. It’s impossibl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Between Towering Ruins and Detention Centers: A Look Inside Libya
Since mid-2014, the humanitarian situation in Libya has deteriorated due to the resumption of the civil war.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Between Towering Ruins and Detention Centers: A Look Inside Libya
Voice from the FieldBetween Towering Ruins and Detention Centers: A Look Inside LibyaApril 24, 2017The fighting continues inLibya, a country fragmented by a multitude of power centers. Since mid-2014, the humanitarian situation there has deteriorated due to the resumption of the civil war and the political instability it brings. Millions of people across Libya are impacted, including refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants. Dr. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Impact of the 2011 Libyan conflict on road traffic injuries in Benghazi, Libya - Bodalal Z, Bendardaf R, Ambarek M, Nagelkerke N.
Background Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major public health concern in Libya. In the light of the armed conflict in Libya that broke out on February 2011 and the subsequent instability, the rate and pattern of RTIs was studied. METHODS RTI pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all
You may think that a smuggler in the Tunisian desert has nothing to do with your trip to the supermarket. You ’re wrongAs I talk to him, Ahmed pulls his chair into his store to escape the hot Tunisian sun. He is a retired teacher – the years of screaming children can be counted in the rings framing his eyes. Behind him is his merchandise. To make up for a small pension, Ahmed is selling kitchenware in a market near the Libyan border, over four hundred tiny concrete garages surround him, goods piled high: clothes, bags, mic rowaves. It looks like any other market, but note an invisible detail: everything sold he...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Max Gallien Tags: Gig economy Economics Science Business Zero-hours contracts Source Type: news

WEBCAST: A Voice from the Field
March 30, 2017Join us as experienced field anesthesiologist Dr. Gerry Bashein discusses his experiences over 12 years with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). At this unique in-person event Dr. Bashein will share stories and anecdotes gathered in over 15 assignments with MSF, including his work in Liberia, Syria, Libya, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Nigeria, among others. Find out what the real challenges are when trying to perfor m surgical procedures in the middle of a civil war, or during the Arab Spring, or in places where health care is chronically insufficient. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Stephen Figge Source Type: news

WEBCAST: A Voice from the Field
March 30, 2017Join us as experienced field anesthesiologist Dr. Gerry Bashein discusses his experiences over 12 years with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). During this unique event, Dr. Bashein will share stories and anecdotes gathered in over 15 assignments with MSF, including his work in Liberia, Syria, Libya, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Nigeria, among others. Find out what the real challenges are when trying to perform sur gical procedures in the middle of a civil war, or during the Arab Spring, or in places where health care is chronically insufficient. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Stephen Figge Source Type: news

Africa: Somalia Cholera, Libyan Oil, and Digital Aid Dollars - the Cheat Sheet
[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN's team of editors flags up what's on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MSF On the Road: A Voice from the Field in Miami
March 30, 2017Join us as experienced field anesthesiologist Dr. Gerry Bashein discusses his experiences over 12 years with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). At this unique in-person event Dr. Bashein will share stories and anecdotes gathered in over 15 assignments with MSF, including his work in Liberia, Syria, Libya, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Nigeria, among others. Find out what the real challenges are when trying to perfor m surgical procedures in the middle of a civil war, or during the Arab Spring, or in places where health care is chronically insufficient.Location: James L. Knight...
Source: MSF News - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Stephen Figge Source Type: news

Assessment of the knowledge of blast injuries management among physicians working in Tripoli hospitals (Libya) - Oun AM, Hadida EM, Stewart C.
Introduction No study on hospital staff preparedness for managing blast injuries has been conducted in Libya. The internal conflict in Libya since 2011 and the difficulties faced by the hospitals has highlighted the need for such studies. Hypothesis Physic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Trump’s New Travel Ban Could Hinder Research On HIV And Mental Health
WASHINGTON ― A scientist at Harvard Medical School planned to keep on collaborating with Iranian academics on HIV/AIDS research. Scholars at Columbia Law School’s human rights clinic wanted to study the impact of armed conflict on the mental health of people in Yemen, a country in the midst of a deadly civil war. And thousands of students from Muslim-majority countries hoped to attend American universities. When President Donald Trump signed a temporary ban on travel from seven countries in January, all those plans were thrown into disarray. And although the revised ban, announced Monday, represents a major po...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Here's Why Trump's New Travel Ban Could Make Us Sicker, Not Safer
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 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[In Depth] Raising the drawbridge
President Donald Trump's executive order banning U.S. entry of citizens from seven nations is on hold, but perhaps not for long. The travel ban, meant to last for 90 days as visa vetting procedures were overhauled, roiled students and researchers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. A court last month overturned it, but Trump has vowed to issue a streamlined order. Just how many scientists from each country might be hit? Iran, with its large academic community, seemed likely to top the list, an impression borne out by new analyses of publications and mobility data from Elsevier's SciVal and Scopus data...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jia You Tags: The immigration order Source Type: news

'I will give up a kidney': Canadian seeks aid for family trapped in Libyan conflict
Barack Obama has said the biggest mistake of his presidency was not planning enough for what would follow in Libya. Six years after a revolutionary uprising, Libyans outside trying to get help to family inside say we haven't learned from those mistakes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

Migrating children and women, suffer ‘ sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention ’ – UN agency
A senior United Nations Children ’ s Fund (UNICEF) official is calling the routes from sub-Saharan Africa into Libya and across the sea to Europe one of the “ world ’ s deadliest and most dangerous for children and women, ” as the agency reported that nearly half of the women and children interviewed after making the voyage were raped. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MSF Report: Eritrean Refugees Dying En Route to Europe
Special reportMSF Report: Eritrean Refugees Dying En Route to EuropeFebruary 27, 2017FEBRUARY 27, 2017 —Thousands of people trying to flee Eritrea are suffering from inhumane, violent, and deadly treatment as the European Union increasingly collaborates with the governments of Eritrea, Libya, Sudan, and Ethiopia to stop them from reaching European shores, according to a new report by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

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