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Libya conflict lingers leaving nearly 2 million in need of health care
27 January 2016 – As Libya’s yearlong peace talks aimed at establishing a unity government stall again, the lives of millions of people needing urgent health care linger in the balance. WHO and health partners require a total of US$ 50 million in 2016 to meet the urgent life-saving nearly 2 million people. Speaking at a special briefing on Libya in Geneva, Dr Syed Jaffar Hussain, WHO Representative for Libya, urged, “We cannot wait for a political solution in order to respond, we need to act now. We need both financial resources and the international humanitarian community to step up efforts to help...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 27, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Valletta Journal: On a Mediterranean Island, but Far From a Mediterranean Diet
On Malta, a tiny island between Italy and Libya where apples can cost more than stuffed pastries called pastizzi, residents are now the most overweight in the European Union. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAMES KANTER Tags: Obesity European Union Weight Economic Conditions and Trends Longevity Exercise Malta Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Valletta Journal: On a Mediterranean Island, but Far From a Mediterranean Diet
On Malta, a tiny island between Italy and Libya where apples can cost more than stuffed pastries called pastizzi, residents are now the most overweight in the European Union. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 21, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: JAMES KANTER Tags: Obesity European Union Weight Economic Conditions and Trends Longevity Exercise Malta Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

The Libyan civil conflict: selected case series of orthopaedic trauma managed in Malta in 2014 - Ng C, Mifsud M, Borg JN, Mizzi C.
AIM: The purpose of this series of cases was to analyse our management of orthopaedic trauma casualties in the Libyan civil war crisis in the European summer of 2014. We looked at both damage control orthopaedics and for case variety of war trauma at a civ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Negotiating health and life: Syrian refugees and the politics of access in Lebanon - Parkinson SE, Behrouzan O.
In the context of ongoing armed conflicts in Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, it is vital to foster nuanced understandings of the relationship between health, violence, and everyday life in the Middle East and North Africa. In this article, we explore how he... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The One Thing 'Back To The Future II' Could Never Predict
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

8 Popular 'Back To The Future' Lies You Need To Stop Believing
Great Scott! "Back to the Future" day is here! After 30 years of waiting from the first film, and tons of hoaxes, Oct. 21, 2015, aka the day Marty travels to in "Back to the Future Part II," has finally arrived. Fans are planning celebrations all over, and there's even a new "Back to the Future" 30th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray, which "BTTF" writer Bob Gale revealed has a ton of bonus features, including an explanation of why our 2015 isn't like the one in the movie. Gale tells The Huffington Post he and co-creator Robert Zemeckis put so many details in the movie to gi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

5,000 People, 5,000 Stories: Alhassane Zaharia
Voice from the Field5,000 People, 5,000 Stories: Alhassane Zaharia October 14, 2015 Alhassane Zaharia, Benin - 17 years old "In school in Benin we learned about the map of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, America. But how could we know that Italy was so far away? In Libya they lied to us. They said Italy is seven hours away from the Libyan shore. We had no choice but to believe them. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Beyond the Rescue: Saving a Life Means Preserving a Story
VideoBeyond the Rescue: Saving a Life Means Preserving a Story October 14, 2015 Four months since the Dignity I search and rescue ship sailed from Barcelona to Sicily and then into a search and rescue zone 30 miles of the Libyan coast, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team onboard have saved more than 5,000 people from dying in the Mediterranean Sea. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Introducing the Iron Sisters Campaign: Women Empowering Women Through STEM and Business
History teaches us that beneath every glass ceiling is an iron woman, and iron is stronger than glass, especially when one iron woman joins forces with many. I am proud to announce the Iron Sisters Campaign, a movement that will bring together women from around the world who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, (STEM) and business to support each other --- learn from each other, encourage each other, and celebrate each other's success to pave the way for future generations of women to succeed in these fields. Working together -- Iron Sisters -- we can eliminate the stereotypes and remove ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mediterranean crisis: “They are people, not numbers"
Stories of people fleeing Libya from MSF's emergency coordinator onboard our search and rescue ship, the Bourbon Argos. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

The New York Times Magazine: Desperate Crossing
In the NewsThe New York Times Magazine: Desperate Crossing September 03, 2015 A photo story reported from onboard the Bourbon Argos explores MSF's rescue operations in the Mediterranean and the plight of people crossing in crowded, unseaworthy boats from Libya. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

MSF Trains Tunisian Fishermen in Saving Lives at Sea
Field newsMSF Trains Tunisian Fishermen in Saving Lives at Sea August 31, 2015 In order to increase Tunisian fishermen’s capacity to carry out rescues at sea, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has carried out a six-day training course with 116 local fishermen in the town of Zarzis. MSF is also training the Tunisian and Libyan Red Crescents, the Tunisian Civil Protection Service, and the Tunisian National Guard in the management of dead bodies and how to receive people who are rescued and brought to shore. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

New York Times: At Least 150 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks Off Libya
In the NewsNew York Times: At Least 150 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks Off Libya August 28, 2015 Foued Gamoudi describes the aftermath of a boat that wrecked trying to reach Europe from Libya. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

Libya: In Libya's Desert South, a Town Fends for Itself
[IRIN] Ubari -Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Fate of Iran Deal Twists in the Wind
In the dog days of late summer in the northern hemisphere, the fate of the deal that would curb Iran's capacity to produce nuclear weapons twists in the wind. The ongoing uncertainty has revealed just how hard it is for U.S. President Barack Obama to establish his authority over the U.S. Congress and America's allies. The robust public debate over the controversial deal in Iran also reveals it is a much more open society than its Arab counterparts in the region. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former head of the foreign relations committee of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, envisions a new era of relations between Ira...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

MSF Rescuers Pull People Out of Mediterranean Sea
VideoMSF Rescuers Pull People Out of Mediterranean Sea August 12, 2015 On August 5, 2015, a boat holding an estimated 600 people capsized off the coast of Libya. Rescuers from the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue vessel the Dignity I picked up survivors from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Read More: Latest Tragedy at Sea Highlights Urgent Need for Increased Rescue Capacity in the Mediterranean (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Emergency Rescue in the Mediterranean
VideoEmergency Rescue in the Mediterranean August 07, 2015 "We are seeing three boats...people swimming in the water," the project coordinator for the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) search and rescue vessel Dignity I reported on August 5, 2015. A boat holding an estimated 600 people had capsized off the coast of Libya. Among those people struggling to survive was a Palestinian family and their one-year-old daughter. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Silence on the Suez
Egypt is abuzz with Suez fever. On Thursday, world leaders will visit, pop singers will perform, and the world's largest flag spanning twelve kilometers will be unfurled during inauguration celebrations for the New Suez Canal. Thirty-five kilometers of new channels have been dug parallel to the old, and existing channels have been dredged to accommodate larger ships travelling between Asia and Europe. Ship wait time will decrease by eight hours. Annual revenues are projected to increase from $1.5 to $4 billion. And the ambitious project was completed in just one year. But in contrast to the fanfare over the completed cons...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Libya: Medical needs increase as conflict intensifies
Tensions are rising in eastern Libya and, as a result, medical needs are increasing. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Libya: Ongoing Conflict Complicates Provision of Aid
Field newsLibya: Ongoing Conflict Complicates Provision of Aid July 01, 2015 Tensions are rising in eastern Libya and medical needs are increasing in turn. Fighting in the region has now expanded beyond the city of Benghazi, which has been the scene of armed confrontations for more than a year, to Derna, the stronghold of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the area, where clashes started three weeks ago. This violence has strained the health care system and triggered population displacement, including more than 2,000 families who are now seeking sanctuary in Benghazi. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Mediterranean migrants: MSF rescues 732 people in one day
The Bourbon Argos, deployed by MSF, received 732 people on 19 June from multiple rescues in the search and rescue zone of the Mediterranean, north of Libya. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

From Eritrea to Mediterranean: "A Lot of Trouble"
VideoFrom Eritrea to Mediterranean: "A Lot of Trouble" June 30, 2015 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescued 345 people jammed into a small smuggler's boat crossing the Mediterranean on June 19. One man who escaped from Eritrea and risked his life to get from Libya to Italy tells his story. Read more about MSF's sea rescue operations here. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Libya: Italy - MSF Provides Psychological First Aid to Survivors of Fatal Sea Crossing
[MSF] On Sunday 31 May, a team from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provided emergency psychological support at the port of Augusta to 18 out of 454 migrants who had been rescued at sea trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya over the weekend. 17 of the passengers brought to Augusta were already dead before being rescued, due to asphyxiation from inhaling gasoline vapour during an engine breakdown. The 18 people receiving counselling from MSF's psychological first aid team were deeply traumatiz (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MSF Provides Psychological First Aid to Mediterranean Survivors
Field newsMSF Provides Psychological First Aid to Mediterranean Survivors June 02, 2015 On Sunday, May 31, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams provided emergency psychological support to 18 out of 454 migrants at the port of Augusta who had been rescued at sea after trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya over the weekend. Seventeen of the passengers brought to Augusta had already died before being rescued due to asphyxiation from inhaling gasoline vapor during an engine breakdown. The 18 who received counseling from MSF’s psychological first-aid team w...
Source: MSF News - June 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean: "They See No Other Way"
Voice from the FieldMigrant Crisis in the Mediterranean: "They See No Other Way" May 26, 2015 Heading for waters off the Libyan coast aboard the rescue ship MY Phoenix, on which Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in partnership with MOAS, doctor Erna Rijnierse describes her work caring for migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Africa: Governments Take Decisive Step Towards More Affordable Vaccines
[MSF] Governments meeting in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly raised the alarm today on the exorbitant rise in the price to vaccinate a child, and took a decisive step towards addressing the problem by passing a resolution which called for more affordable vaccines and greater transparency of vaccine prices. The resolution was adopted by all member states, with more than 60 countries - including Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Lebanon, Libya, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Niger, Nigeria, South Afric (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: MSF and Moas Rescue 369 People On First Outing
[MSF] Malta -This weekend more than 6,000 people were rescued in several operations on the Mediterranean Sea while making the treacherous crossing from Libya to Europe. Three hundred and sixty nine of those were rescued by the MY Phoenix, a search and rescue vessel run in partnership by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station). Early Monday morning an additional 104 people were rescued with the assistance of the MY Phoenix team and transferred onto a commercial vessel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MSF and MOAS Save Hundreds of People in Mediterranean
Press releaseMSF and MOAS Save Hundreds of People in Mediterranean May 04, 2015 More than 6,000 people making a treacherous crossing from Libya to Europe were rescued over the weekend in several operations in the Mediterranean Sea, among them 369 people rescued May 3 by a search and rescue vessel run in partnership by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Armed opposition groups and the right to exercise control over public natural resources: a legal analysis of the cases of Libya and Syria - Jong DD.
This article examines whether international law provides a legal basis for the exploitation of natural resources by armed opposition groups. This issue is particularly pertinent in light of the ongoing armed conflict in Syria--and the 2011 armed conflict i... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women have ‘very important role’ in Libyan peace process, says UN envoy
Libyan women have a crucial role to play in resolving the crisis in their country, a senior United Nations official said in an address to 250 Libyan women gathered in Tripoli, at a dialogue aimed at including women from all walks of life in the political process. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

U.N.’s Next Stop: Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis
Billions of dollars of humanitarian aid pledged last year have been used to provide food, medical relief and other life-saving support to millions of Syrian families. Credit: Beshr Abdulhadi/CC-BY-2.0By Thalif DeenKUWAIT CITY, Apr 2 2015 (IPS)As the world’s spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take place in Istanbul next year.“Let us make the response to the Syria crisis a launching pad for a new, truly global partnership for h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humani Source Type: news

Create UN military unit to protect ancient sites from Isis, says Italy
World’s archaeological heritage needs protection by UN ‘blue helmets of culture’ force akin to peacekeepers, says culture minister Dario Franceschini Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Rosie Scammell Tags: Archaeology Culture Heritage Science Islamic State Iraq Middle East and North Africa World news Italy Europe Syria United Nations Libya Unesco Source Type: news

Amid chaos of Libya, newly unearthed fossils give clues to our own evolution
A discovery of mammal fossils uncovered in the Zallah Oasis in the Sirt Basin of central Libya date back to the early Oligocene, between about 30 and 31 million years ago. Working in the Zallah Oasis in Libya's Sirt Basin -- an area that has "sporadically" produced fossil vertebrates since the 1960s -- the team discovered a highly diverse and unique group of fossil mammals dating to the Oligocene, the final epoch of the Paleogene period, a time marked by a broad diversity of animals that would seem strange to us today, but also development of species critical to human evolution. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Amid chaos of Libya, newly unearthed fossils give clues to our own evolution
(University of Kansas) Christopher Beard and his team have just published a discovery of mammal fossils uncovered in the Zallah Oasis in the Sirt Basin of central Libya. The fossils date back to the early Oligocene, between about 30 and 31 million years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Isis vandalism has Libya fearing for its cultural treasures
With five World Heritage sites and historical remains stretching back to before Roman times, archaeologists worry a unique legacy may be lost Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Kingsley Tags: Libya Islamic State (Isis) Heritage Iraq Archaeology Culture Middle East and North Africa Science World news Source Type: news

Loving Earth Can Sometimes Require Leaving It
It’s a good thing you can’t see human suffering in infrared wavelengths. That kind of pain is something seen in the visible, felt in the viscera. If it showed up in the infrared it would mean that with the right instruments, you could see it from space, and that would change everything. There’s not a person who’s ever left the planet who hasn’t commented on the transcendent beauty of the blue, green, white Earth hanging in what otherwise appears to be a void. But what if Syria glowed scarlet like the open wound it is? What if West Africa went dark and cold to reflect the Ebola deaths that are ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized apollo 13 Apollo-Soyuz Muhammed Yunus NASA Ron Garan space The Orbital Perspective Source Type: news

Conflict on the Surface: An Excerpt from The Orbital Perspective
During my half year in space, I was moved by many other views of Earth from the windows of the space station besides the India-Pakistan border. One such scene occurred while we passed over the Mediterranean Sea. I was struck by the contrast of colors, the dark blue of the sea against the bright tans and reds of northern Africa, all framed by the curvature of Earth and its paper-thin atmosphere. I quickly grabbed a camera and started snapping away. As it happened, Libya was framed within the picture, which I took on August 24, 2011, the day that Tripoli fell during the Libyan Civil War. Looking at the photo, I found myself ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 18, 2015 Category: Science 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 ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Perhaps We Can Prevent Terrorism
Does it seem like we are winning the "war" on terror? Events in Paris, Syria, Iraq, and Libya in recent weeks make it hard to be optimistic. We should not be surprised. Our pursuit of this "war" conflicts with scientific understanding of human behavior. When people are attacked, their biologically driven response is to counterattack. Yet we continue to pursue a military strategy that focuses narrowly on apprehending or attacking terrorists, while ignoring the collateral effects our actions have in inciting terrorism in the first place. Our science is consistent with the bumper sticker observation that...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Humanity’s Future: Below Replacement Fertility?
A mother and her three children, part of the indigenous Hmong group, in Sin Chai, northwestern Viet Nam. The general trend in world fertility rates shows they are in decline - due to a combination of factors, including economic development and the improved social role of women. Credit: UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Joseph ChamieUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2015 (IPS)Is below replacement level fertility the future for humanity? The answer to this seemingly simple question regarding human reproduction is not only of considerable demographic concern, but also has enormous social, economic and environmental consequences for the planet.Aside...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Population Poverty & MDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health below replacement fertility Fertility Rates Population Source Type: news

H1N1 Swine Flu Fatal Cluster and Spread In Libya
The commentary discusses the H1N1pdm09 cases in Tripoli and Tobruk, Libya. (12/29/14 02:15) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - December 29, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bird Flu Fatal Cluster and Spread In Libya Raise Concerns
The commentary discusses a bird flu fatal cluster in Tripoli and additional case(s) in Tobruk, Libya. (12/27/14 23:45) (Source: Recombinomics)
Source: Recombinomics - December 28, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The falling bullets: post-Libyan revolution celebratory stray bullet injuries - Al-Tarshihi MI, Al-Basheer M.
To report our experience with the post-Libyan revolution celebratory stray bullet injuries by falling bullets. This descriptive study was carried out during the period from November 2011 to February 2012 at the military Jordanian field hospital in Benghazi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Libya crisis situation update
WHO has provided much needed surgical supplies and trauma kits30 November 2014 – A United Nations (UN) interagency assessment mission took place from 17 to 22 October to assess the operational environment in Tripoli. It is now estimated that two million people may have been affected by the conflict, which has generated shortages in food, fuel, water, medical supplies and electricity, as well as reduced access to health care and public services. To fill shortages in medicines and medical supplies, WHO has provided 20 surgical supply kits for 2000 surgical interventions and 34 trauma kits which will cover 3400 med...
Source: WHO EMRO Emergency Preparedness and Humanitarian Action - November 30, 2014 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Symptoms and health complaints and their association with perceived stressors among students at nine Libyan universities - Ansari WE, Khalil K, Stock C.
University students are exposed to many stressors. We assessed the associations between two stressors (educational related and general overall), socio-demographic characteristics (five variables), health behaviours/lifestyle factors (six variables), as wel... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: Ebola Pandemic - Wake-Up Call for Africa
[Zimbabwe Standard]There are instances when I agree with the ideals, principles and vision of pan-African activists that include, but are not limited, to the late Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, former South African president Thabo Mbeki, and Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on African renaissance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel
The African Sahel region needs more resources, more joint action and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges, like climate change, and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya, a senior United Nations humanitarian today said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

U.S. troops take on invisible enemy in Liberia Ebola mission
ROBERTS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Liberia (Reuters) - Marine pilot Captain Chris Legere has dropped troops into combat in Afghanistan and flown into Libya to evacuate U.S. embassy staff, but now he faces an enemy both silent and invisible: Ebola. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ross Douthat: Into Syria
A few different ways of looking at our intervention. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 23, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By ROSS DOUTHAT Tags: Defense and Military Forces Libya Terrorism Free Syrian Army Obama, Barack Filkins, Dexter Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) United States International Relations Source Type: news