Macedonia imposes urgent measures due to severe pollution
North Macedonia’s government is imposing urgent measures on country’s capital and a main western city because of severely high levels of air pollution (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Balkan wars: an expected opportunity for ethnic cleansing - Despot I.
The Balkan states in 1912 created a system of alliances ultimately aimed at the expulsion of the Ottoman Empire from the Balkan territory and from Europe. The changes that happened during the Balkan wars in the Macedonian territory were far-reaching. Balka... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Dirty air, emigration threaten North Macedonia, leader says
North Macedonia’s president has singled out heavy air pollution and the emigration of young, skilled professionals as the most serious threats the small Balkan country faces (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sex workers face high HIV risks – and high barriers to care
SKOPJE, North Macedonia –As a transgender sex worker, Lila Milic has endured more than her share of mistreatment. Yet she does not feel safe seeking care and protection in the one place that should be a safe haven for all – the health facility.“One time, when I was 24 years old, I was returning home when three clients intercepted me,” Ms. Milic recently recounted to UNFPA in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.“They pushed me violently in their car and abused me, both mentally and sexually.”She was too afraid to report her attackers to the police.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Young adults' fear of disasters: a case study of residents from Turkey, Serbia and Macedonia - Cvetkovi ć VM, Öcal A, Ivanov A.
This paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding the level and the causes of fear of disasters among young adults in Turkey, Serbia, and Macedonia. The survey was conducted using a questionnaire that was given and then collected hand by h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers Discover What Became of a Lost Continent, Now Hidden Under the Adriatic Sea
Researchers with Utrecht University in the Netherlands have uncovered what became of a lost continent that broke off from Africa and wedged itself under Europe, creating mountain ranges that span across 30 different countries from Spain to Iran. “What we have studied is the very complex history of the geology of the Mediterranean region,” Utrecht professor Douwe van Hinsbergen, the lead researcher on the project, tells TIME. Researchers had already known for decades that a continent created the mountain ranges of Europe and the Middle East. “What that continent might have looked like, however, was until n...
Source: TIME: Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized adriatic sea europe geology onetime Science Source Type: news

North Macedonia doctors, nurses protest hospital assaults
Hundreds of North Macedonian state hospital doctors and nurses have marched through the capital, Skopje, to demand better security after a spate of assaults on hospital staff by patients and their relatives (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

North Macedonia banks on medicinal cannabis growth to boost economy, exports
Slave Ivanovski was among North Macedonia's biggest exporters of tomatoes and peppers until two years ago he switched to growing cannabis for medical use. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could language be the key to detecting fake news? | David Shariatmadari
Purveyors of disinformation can be caught out by the particular words they use, according to new researchThe internet represents the biggest explosion of data in human history. There ’s more out there, and more access to it than ever before. The information ecosystem is a bit like a tropical rainforest: luxuriant, dense and fiercely competitive. As such, it contains its fair share of predators and poisonous plants.Deliberately misleading articles, websites and social media posts can come about for lots of different reasons: they might be trying to influence elections or policies; they might represent a form of cyberw...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Shariatmadari Tags: Language Science Media Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of North Macedonia: Mission Report: 11-15 March 2019
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 6/2019. This 76-page evaluation was based on a joint external assessment held on March 11-15, 2019, of the International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities of the Republic of North Macedonia using the World Health Organization (WHO) IHR Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool. There is multi-level, multi-sectoral, centrally coordinated capacity to respond to emergencies, and the country has international coordination mechanisms that have been developed under the IHR framework. The report provides four overarching recommendations. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

North Macedonia declares measles epidemic
following warnings on risks of popular anti-vaccination campaigns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bus Crashes into Ravine in Macedonia Killing 14
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A bus carrying workers in North Macedonia crashed into a ravine outside the capital of Skopje Wednesday, killing 14 people and injuring about 30, officials said. Venko Filipce, the newly renamed European nation's health minister, said seven people were pronounced dead at the scene and the rest died after being taken to a hospital. Six of those injured had life-threatening conditions. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev declared two days of national mourning. The bus was carrying about 50 people when it veered off a highway linking Skopje with the western town of Tetovo and plunged 10 meters (30 f...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution
Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2017
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 6/2018. This 143-page report describes antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data gathered through the Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR) network from nine countries in the World Health Organization European Region – Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey – and Kosovo. The aim of the report is to provide guidance and inspiration to countries that are building or strengthening their n...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a novel high-density EEG approach disentangle the differences of visual event related potential (N170), elicited by negative facial stimuli, in people with subjective cognitive impairment?
(IOS Press) Thessaloniki- Macedonia, Greece -- Sept. 14, 2018 -- Greek researchers investigated whether specific brain regions, which have been found to be highly activated after negative facial stimulus, are also activated in different groups of people with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) compared to healthy controls (HC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contego Medical launches Neuroguard IEP trial
Contego Medical said today it launched the Performance I trial of its Neuroguard IEP 3-in-1 carotid stent and post-dilation balloon system with integrated embolic protection designed to treat carotid artery stenosis. The first patient in the trial has already been enrolled and treated at Skopje, Macedonia’s University Clinic of Cardiology by Dr. Saško Kedev, the Raleigh, N.C.-based company said. “We are pleased to initiate this trial evaluating the Neuroguard IEP System, the first of its kind for carotid stenting. Protection from stroke is key during carotid artery interventions. This 3-in-1 system inclu...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Contego Medical Source Type: news

Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often wit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Back in Kosovo after life-saving surgery, Lis ’s heart remains in Boston
Like many kids, Lis Spahiu loves wearing his Boston Celtics and New England Patriots t-shirts. His mom, Zana, jokes that sometimes she needs to hide them so he’ll wear something else. But Lis isn’t a typical Boston sports fan. This 5-year-old from Kosovo has grown to love Boston, and its sports teams, after several trips to the Boston Children’s Hospital to receive life-saving care for his heart. “In Kosovo, the health care system is very poor,” explains Lis’s mom Zana. “So when Lis contracted Kawasaki disease at 5 months old, he was misdiagnosed.” Kawasaki disease cause...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Coronary Artery Program Dr. Jane Newburger Dr. Luis Quinonez Kawasaki disease Kawasaki Disease Program Source Type: news

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky – in pictures
Views from UK, Macedonia, Spain and Turkey of the Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every year when the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-TuttleContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Meteors Space Astronomy Science UK news World news Source Type: news

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Health System Review.
Authors: Milevska Kostova N, Chichevalieva S, Ponce NA, van Ginneken E, Winkelmann J Abstract This analysis of the health system of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The country has made important progress during its transition from a socialist system to a market-based system, particularly in reforming the organization, financing and delivery of health care and establishing a mix of private and public providers. Though total health care expenditure has risen in a...
Source: Health systems in transition - May 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Ethnographic Assessment of Psychosocial Needs of Children at Vasilika Camp
International Medical Corps. 02/2017 This 16-page report discusses the findings of a study of the conditions in August 2016 of the Vasilika camp in northern Greece, which is one of the camps established by the Greek Government to house the Syrian refugee population trapped in the country after Macedonia closed its border in March 2016. The aim was to have a better understanding of children's psychosocial concerns and needs, and how these might be addressed. The report makes recommendations for the psychological well-being for these children. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical Clinic Replaces Nichols Furniture After $3M Purchase (Real Deals)
Redevelopment of a 31,884-SF retail project in west Little Rock is in motion after a $3.03 million transaction. PTCOA Shackleford Clinic LLC, led by Dr. Meraj Siddiqui and Dr. Ronald Tilley, bought the Nichols Furniture store at 108 N. Shackleford Road. The seller is Nichols Building LLC, led by John Nichols. The deal is financed with a seven-year loan of $4.2 million from First Community Bank of Batesville. The 2.35-acre development was acquired for $1.7 million in July 1987 from Phoenix Properties Inc., led by Patsy Thomasson.Burger BuyA 9,364-SF office-eatery project in Maumelle tipped the scales at $1.4 million. Atkins...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Macedonia reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu at farm: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Macedonia reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a farm in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the local veterinary authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Preschoolers with autism show gains after play-based program
Treatments for autism spectrum disorder that appear promising in a research lab often don ’t work as well in real-life settings.But one intervention, developed over the past 15 years by UCLA scientists, has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of autism in preschool-age children, even when it ’s carried out in facilities with less substantial resources and by mostly young teaching assistants.“Children who received the intervention were more engaged with their teacher, used more communication gestures and words than did children who were not in the intervention,” said Connie Kasari, the pa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

State of Emergency Declared as Death Toll in European Cold Snap Rises to 61
  BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials suspended shipping along Europe's second-longest waterway on Tuesday as a polar spell gripped a large swathe of the continent, causing hardship especially among migrants, the homeless and the elderly. The deep freeze has caused at least 61 deaths since it began last week, a third of those in Poland. Romanian police halted shipping at midday for an undetermined period along a 900-kilometer (565-mile) stretch of the Danube River, which crosses Romania. Croatian and Serbian authorities also stopped river traffic on the Danube. In Serbia, shipping was banned on the River Sava be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Good At Spotting Fake News? You Might Have A Superior Memory
In this “post-fact world” we live in, with fake news permeating social media feeds, the ability to sniff out what’s responsible journalism and what’s garbage is its own reward. But according to a small new study, a knack for spotting Macedonian teen fiction masquerading as political news might also be a sign you’ve got a good memory. Research published by the Association for Psychological Science found that an ability to detect misinformation was associated with an improved ability to recall information later on. In an experiment, people who noticed factual inaccuracie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Good At Spotting Fake News? You Might Have A Superior Memory
In this “post-fact world” we live in, with fake news permeating social media feeds, the ability to sniff out what’s responsible journalism and what’s garbage is its own reward. But according to a small new study, a knack for spotting Macedonian teen fiction masquerading as political news might also be a sign you’ve got a good memory. Research published by the Association for Psychological Science found that an ability to detect misinformation was associated with an improved ability to recall information later on. In an experiment, people who noticed factual inaccuracie...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survivor found she was farting through her vagina after botches surgery
Jasminka Velkovska was undergoing cancer treatment at the September 8th hospital in the Macedonian capital Skopje three years ago when medics made their mistake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building National Resilience for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Learning from Current Experiences
Women's Refugee Commission. 03/2016 This 54-page report summarizes a project that collected examples of efforts to integrate sexual and reproductive health within emergency and disaster risk management for health, exploring achievements, challenges, and reflections in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, Macedonia, and Pakistan. It provides conclusions and identifies common challenges across case studies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Several Dead and Injured as Storm Hits Macedonia Capital
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is mourning the victims of a deadly storm that hit country's capital, leaving at least 21 people dead and more than 70 injured around Skopje. The Macedonian government has declared Monday a day of national mourning. Flags have been lowered and all sport events canceled. Authorities said police and army teams are still searching the northern suburbs of the Macedonian capital for six people still missing in the flash floods that hit late Saturday. On Sunday, the government declared a two-week state of emergency in the area hardest hit by the floods. Macedonian President Gjorg...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 8, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Art from the gut: the scientifically inspired work of Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva
Aesthetic meets gastric in the surprising and beautiful sculptures of artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, finds Kit BuchanThe highly respected Macedonian artistElpida Hadzi-Vasileva will show a selection of her recent work at theDjanogly gallery in Nottingham later this month, demonstrating her unusual and ambitious installations in a grand, three-part exhibition. Hadzi-Vasileva specialises in mixed-media “interventions” in public buildings and spaces and the new exhibition,Making Beauty, incorporates two earlier large-scale works along with a third gallery containing her newer sculptures. Perhaps the most intriguing...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Kit Buchan Tags: Art Medical research Sculpture Installation Art and design Biology Science Source Type: news

Sharp Increase in Violence Against Migrants and Refugees in the Wake of Balkans Border Closings
Field news Sharp Increase in Violence Against Migrants and Refugees in the Wake of Balkans Border Closings July 22, 2016 On March 9, 2016, European leaders announced that the so-called "Balkan route" was closed after Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Slovenia completely shut their borders to people trying to pass through to seek asylum in northern Europe. For thousands of people fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, this route represented one of very few ways to reach safety and protection in Europe. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Sharp Increase in Violence Against Migrants and Refugees in the Wake of Balkans Border Closings
Field news Sharp Increase in Violence Against Migrants and Refugees in the Wake of Balkans Border Closings July 22, 2016 On March 9, 2016, European leaders announced that the so-called "Balkan route" was closed after Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Slovenia completely shut their borders to people trying to pass through to seek asylum in northern Europe. For thousands of people fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries, this route represented one of very few ways to reach safety and protection in Europe. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff 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

Ethiopia: Manigoff Trustee Donates 100,000 Br to Macedonians
[Addis Fortune] A trustee of the late Jean Pierre Manigoff, the founding general manager of the Sheraton Addis, has donated 100,000 Br to support the Macedonians Humanitarian Association, a private charity for homeless elders and the mentally ill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Projected heat-related mortality under climate change in the metropolitan area of Skopje - Martinez GS, Baccini M, De Ridder K, Hooyberghs H, Lefebvre W, Kendrovski V, Scott K, Spasenovska M.
BACKGROUND: Excessive summer heat is a serious environmental health problem in Skopje, the capital and largest city of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This paper attempts to forecast the impact of heat on mortality in Skopje in two future period... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Human Development Report 2016: Risk-Proofing the Western Balkans; Empowering People to Prevent Disasters
United Nations Development Programme. 05/20/2016This 147-page report focuses on recent flood disasters that struck Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo. A joint vulnerability of the region to disasters calls for a vigorous assessment of the trans-boundary hazards and an expedition of knowledge transfer mechanisms to boost the capacities for risk identification, assessment, monitoring, and early warning in the Western Balkans. The report identifies the key roadblocks and opportunities to this end, and calls for action aimed at risk-proofing the Western Balka...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Positive parenting attitudes and practices in three transitional Eastern European countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia - Petrovic M, Vasic V, Petrovic O, Santric-Milicevic M.
OBJECTIVES: To identify potential predictors of using only non-violent forms of discipline for children aged 2-14 years and of being against physical punishment among Roma and non-Roma parents/caregivers in Eastern European countries with similar cultural... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Human psychology: Why do we have equivalents of bogeyman in so many countries around the world?
Bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man) is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them. Bogeymen may target a specific mischief—for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs—or general misbehavior, depending on what purpose needs serving. Source: Wikipedia.Examples - by country -...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Psychology Source Type: news

MSF Treats Hundreds After Greek-FYROM Border Violence
Field newsMSF Treats Hundreds After Greek-FYROM Border Violence April 10, 2016 Medical teams for the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated hundreds of people today, April 10, following violence at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). At least 10 people have reported to MSF teams that they were beaten by FYROM police; around 40 people were injured by rubber bullets.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

FDA releases February 2016 510(k) clearances
February 2016 510(k) Clearances 510(k) summaries or 510(k) statements for final decisions rendered during the period February 2016. TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 224 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 213 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 11 February 2016 510(k) Clearances 510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD February 2016 DEVICE: ANI Monitor MDOLORIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS SAS 510(k) NO: K142969(Traditional) ATTN: MATHILDE COLLET PHONE NO : 011 333 62092081 6, RUE DU PR LAGUESSE SE DECISION MADE: 23-FEB-16 LILLE FR 59037 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: DBSWIN and VistaEasy Imaging Software Durr Dental...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

"Help Us Find A Safe Path": A Refugee's Plea in Greece
In Idomeni, on the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, more than 11,000 people are crammed into a transit camp that was designed for only 1,500. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

On the move: A new mobile clinic reaches refugee women in the Balkans
Language English TABANOVCE, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – On a bleak, cold day in late February, hundreds of refugees, bundled in winter coats and carrying bulging bags and baskets, stream into the Tebanovce transit centre, stationed on the border between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Most have been travelling for months, and will likely only rest here for a few hours before hoisting there bags back up to move again – on into camps in Serbia and other neighbouring countries. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: lscott Source Type: news

From the Archives – African American Leadership in the Red Cross
  African Americans Play Important Leadership Role In Red Cross History From the beginning, African Americans have played an important role in the mission of the American Red Cross. In honor of February’s observance of Black History Month, we salute the accomplishments of some remarkable individuals who paved the way by achieving recognition and prominence through service. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)  –  Adviser To Clara Barton African American involvement in the American Red Cross goes back to the beginning of the organization. After the Civil War, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red...
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nicholas Lemesh Tags: Archives Blood History Leadership Volunteers African American Black History Month Source Type: news

Initial Assessment Report: Protection Risks for Women and Girls in the European Refugee and Migrant Crisis
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 01/20/2016This 25-page report describes a seven-day assessment mission to understand the protection risks facing women and girls in the European refugee and migrant crisis. The mission to Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was undertaken in November 2015 by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Women's Refugee Commission (WRC). The assessment found that women and girl refugees and migrants face grave protection risks, and that the current responses by governments, humanitarian actors, European U...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Irish emergency care waiting times rated worst in Europe
Lower-income countries such as Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia rank ahead of Ireland (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - January 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restorative justice in the Republic of Macedonia and the possibility of its application in juvenile delinquency with special emphasis on the work of the mediator, as a European tendence - Avziu Q, Osmani A.
This paper aims to demonstrate and explain the notion, meaning and concept of restorative justice and the possibility of its application in juvenile delinquency. In fact here we will discuss the benefits and social progress that provides this law concept. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Refugees in the Balkans: "They've Already Crossed So Many Borders"
Field newsRefugees in the Balkans: "They've Already Crossed So Many Borders" October 16, 2015 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator Jota Echevarría recently returned from projects in Hungary, Serbia, and Croatia, where in recent weeks MSF teams have been providing medical services to thousands of refugees, mainly from Syria, who are fleeing war and trying to reach the heart of Europe, where they hope to find safe asylum. Their long, dangerous journey has taken them through Turkey into Greece, and from there on foot or by bus across Macedonia and ...
Source: MSF News - October 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news