Road traffic injuries in republic of North Macedonia - Tozija F, Memeti S, Milenkovska A.
BACKGROUND: The main objective of the study is to estimate the burden of road traffic injuries (RTI) in Republic of Macedonia and to suggest preventive measures for policy intervention. Methods: The study is designed as a retrospective cross-sect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Local ownership and international oversight: police reform in post-Yugoslav states - Skendaj E, Babunski K, Milivojevic Z, Byty çi S.
This article compares the results of police reform in three post-Yugoslav states that vary in terms of local ownership. Using survey, focus group, and interview data gathered in Kosovo, Serbia, and Macedonia, we find that the public perceives the police fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Women's safety and gender-based violence in the Republic of North Macedonia - Tozija F.
Violence against women in the Republic of North Macedonia is the most common form of human rights violation, and women's safety is thus a high-priority public health problem. There have been significant achievements in the area of policy development: legis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

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 cyberwarfa...
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 feet)...
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