India helping to address issue of vaccine equity: Top UN Women official
India has provided 56 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines under grants assistance to a number of countries. The vaccines were sent to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First wave of COVID-19 vaccine syringes start journey to Maldives
The critical task of ensuring that all countries have enough medical equipment to vaccinate people safely against COVID-19 gathered pace on Tuesday, with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announcing that 100,000 syringes have been sent to the Maldives, ahead of an inoculation drive there. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Boon and Bane of LDC Graduation: The Bangladesh Experience
By Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, Feb 22 2021 (IPS) Bangladeshis at the present time share a modicum of justifiable pride in the fact that the world merits this country worth watching in terms of its economic potentials. To my mind , we have reached this stage for the following reasons: First, effective utilization of early foreign assistance; second a steady ,albeit sustained, move away from a near -socialistic to an open and liberal economy; third , a shift from agriculture to manufacturing as land-space shrank to accommodate urbanization; fourth , an unleashing of remarkable entrepreneurial spirit among private sect...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lawyers Are Working to Put ‘Ecocide’ on Par with War Crimes. Could an International Law Hold Major Polluters to Account?
When a Nigerian judge ruled in 2005 that Shell’s practice of gas flaring in the Niger Delta was a violation of citizens’ constitutional rights to life and dignity, Nnummo Bassey, a local environmental activist, was thrilled. Bassey’s organization, Friends of the Earth, had helped communities in the Niger Delta sue Shell for gas flaring, a highly polluting practice that caused mass disruption to communities in the region, polluting water and crops. Researchers had found that those disruptions were associated with increased rates of cancer, blood disorders, skin diseases, acid rain, and birth defects&mdash...
Source: TIME: Science - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Lawyers Are Working to Put ‘Ecocide’ on a Par with War Crimes. Could an International Law Hold Major Polluters to Account?
When a Nigerian judge ruled in 2005 that Shell’s practice of gas flaring in the Niger Delta was a violation of citizens’ constitutional rights to life and dignity, Nnummo Bassey, a local environmental activist, was thrilled. Bassey’s organization, Friends of the Earth, had helped communities in the Niger Delta sue Shell for gas flaring, a highly polluting practice that caused mass disruption to communities in the region, polluting water and crops. Researchers had found that those disruptions were associated with increased rates of cancer, blood disorders, skin diseases, acid rain, and birth defects&mdash...
Source: TIME: Science - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Report exposes Saudi crown prince ’s debauchery in Maldives resort
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has spent a whopping $1.18 billion on lavish celebrations, cruise ships and female... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neighbourhood first: Vaccines from India reach Maldives
India ’s vaccine diplomacy is yet another testament to its Neighbourhood First policy, in which Maldives occupies a special and central place. This is reciprocated in full measure by the ‘India First’ policy of the Government of Maldives. Prime Minister during his visit to Maldives in June 2019 righ tly said ‘Neighbourhood First is our priority; and in the Neighbourhood Maldives is priority’. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighboring nations
India's Foreign Ministry said the country would send 150,000 shots of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine, manufactured locally by Serum Institute of India, to Bhutan and 100,000 shots to the Maldives on Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccines sent by India reach Bhutan and Maldives; Sri Lanka, Afghanistan in line
On Tuesday, India had said it would send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to ship vaccines to neighbours in few weeks
The first destinations would be in India ’s immediate neighbourhood, like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives and Mauritius to help them kickstart their own vaccination processes against the coronavirus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Queensland health minister says crew of coronavirus-infected superyacht 'not cooperating'
Police investigating the Lady E after it arrived in Cairns from the Maldives with a positive case on board (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asia Today: Maldives considers burying Sri Lankan Muslims
The Maldives president’s office says it is discussing how to provide a “humane response” to a request from neighboring Sri Lanka to allow burials for Muslims who die of COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Celebrating Vanuatu ’s Path to Sustainable Development
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) The Pacific Island Developing State of Vanuatu has emerged as one of the region’s great success stories. Vanuatu has joined the ranks of Samoa and the Maldives as one of only six countries to graduate from being a least developed country, since the category was introduced by the United Nations in 1971. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaThis historic achievement is the result of major development gains and strategic planning. It shows that the country has successfully raised levels of income and improved social development indicators, with marked declines in m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Push Is On in US to Figure Out South Asians' High Heart Risks Push Is On in US to Figure Out South Asians' High Heart Risks
South Asian Americans -- people with roots in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives -- have a disproportionately higher risk for heart disease.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

India launches programme to strengthen clinical trial research capacity of vaccines in neighbouring countries
The training programme which will extend for about six to eight weeks will see participation of investigators, epidemiologists, clinicians and representatives from different departments from Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Afghanistan. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Turkey infections hit two-month high; India tops global tally of new cases for 18th day
Turkey records highest number of new cases since mid-June;India worse than US and Brazil in number of daily new cases;European re-infections add toimmunity concerns prompted by Hong Kong caseFears of ‘catastrophic’ Covid outbreak in Gaza after first cases outside quarantine emergeSpain warns of fired impact of second coronavirus lockdownXinjiang residents handcuffed to homes in Covid lockdownUK coronavirus latest - liveOxford University Covid-19 vaccine firm denies Trump talks9.52pmBSTFormer Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom said he has tested positive for coronavirus as the island nation battles an incre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Lucy Campbell, Amy Walker, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Maldives records highest level of micro plastics on the planet
(Flinders University) The amount of micro plastic pollution in waters around the Maldives, a global tourist hotspot known for its beautiful coastline, is amongst the highest in the world and has the potential to severely impact marine life in shallow reefs and threaten the livelihoods of island communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and attributable harm in middle-income South-East Asian countries: epidemiology and policy options - Sornpaisarn B, Shield K, Manthey J, Limmade Y, Low WY, Van Thang V, Rehm J.
Background Factors and policies which potentially explain the changes in alcohol consumption and related harms from 2010 to 2017 in 11 middle-income countries in the South-East Asian region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

WHO says Sri Lanka and Maldives eliminate measles, rubella
The World Health Organization says Sri Lanka and Maldives are the first two countries in its South-East Asia region to eliminate both measles and rubella ahead of a 2023 target (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Roadwork: expertise at work building roads in the Maldives - Heslop L, Jeffery L.
This article engages critically with concepts of 'skill', 'expertise', and 'capacity' as they operate as markers of distinction and domination and shape migratory labour relations among road construction workers from across South Asia in the Maldives archi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Sustainable Tourism and Fisheries Key to Growth in Post-COVID Pacific
A boat rests on the shores of Fiji. Credit: Unsplash / Nicolas WeldinghBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 30 2020 (IPS) Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are experiencing unbalanced tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grim milestones in infections and deaths have left countless devastated. Yet, we must look at the economic and social impacts in small island developing States (SIDS), where setbacks are likely to undo years of development gains and push many people back into poverty. Compared to other developing countries, SIDS in the Asia-Pacific region have done well in containing the spread of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Maldives sees rapid spike in coronavirus patients
The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago nation with one of the most congested capitals in the world, has seen a rapid rise in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World ’s Poor Hit by Double Jeopardy: a Deadly Virus & a Devastating Debt Burden
Credit: UNFPABy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, May 7 2020 (IPS) The world’s poorer nations, reeling under an unrelenting attack on their fragile economies by the COVID-19 pandemic, have suffered an equally deadly body blow: being buried under heavy debt burdens. Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, said last week that in 2019, 64 countries, nearly half of them in sub-Saharan Africa, spent more on servicing external debt than on health. Ethiopia alone, he said, spends twice as much on paying off external debt as on health. “We spend 47 percent of our merchandise exp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in Small Island Developing States
An undersea restaurant in the Maldives, a Small Island Developing State (SIDS)By Pamela Coke-HamiltonGENEVA, May 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to contain its diffusion are taking a heavy toll on the tourism sector. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the COVID-19 pandemic will result in a contraction of the tourism sector by 20% to 30% in 2020. This estimate is likely to be conservative for countries relying on foreign tourists, as the recent data on daily air traffic indicate a drop of almost 80% since January 2020. While many economic sectors are expecte...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pamela Coke-Hamilton Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Asia coronavirus cases hit 22,000 as Maldives locks down capital
The number of people infected with the coronavirus crossed 22,000 in densely populated South Asia on Friday driven by a rise in cases in India as the tiny Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives locked down its capital. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Maldives confirms first two coronavirus cases; two resort islands locked down
The Maldives has curbed movement on several resort islands, authorities said on Sunday, after the country reported its first two cases of coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Terrified of Climate Change? You Might Have Eco-Anxiety
Under the bright white lights of a central London exhibition space, a few dozen people are sorting themselves into groups. An instructor tells those that feel extremely worried about climate change to go to the far end of the room. Those that are less worried should stay closer to her. Moments later, she is mostly alone. Thirty feet away, strangers awkwardly cram together, signaling that they suffer “eco-anxiety.” This workshop, organized by King’s College London, is one of several events organized in the British capital this fall to help people work through the feelings of anxiety, depression and grief ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

Prepare to Win: Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness
Young students take part in Tsunami evacuation drills in Bali, Indonesia. Credit: UNDP Asia-PacificBy Asako OkaiUNITED NATIONS, Nov 5 2019 (IPS) Once considered rare in their occurrence, in the last 10 years tsunamis have struck nearly every year: from Samoa to Chile, and from Iceland to New Zealand. Usually triggered by a massive earthquake which is impossible to predict, there is often very little time to respond to a tsunami warning. Yet, if the warning is clear and people know what to do, thousands of lives can be saved. As we mark World Tsunami Awareness Day November 5, I’d like to express my appreciation to th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asako Okai Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Why Your Brain Can ’t Process Climate Change
Last week saw the latest in a series of increasingly dire reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This past July was the hottest month on record, punctuated by intense heat waves throughout Europe and the Arctic, leading to a record-breaking 12.5 billion tons of ice melting on Greenland on Aug. 1. Yet despite the bad news rising with the mercury, on the whole the world is doing little to slow the pace of climate change, with carbon dioxide emissions reaching an all-time high in 2018. We know—at least those of us not in the grips of outright climate denial—how bad it is. But we can’t se...
Source: TIME: Science - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized Books climate change ideas Science World Source Type: news

£ 1 million research program explores human impacts on remote marine environment
(University of Plymouth) The Chagos Archipelago, a remote British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) located 500km south of the Maldives, is one of the most pristine marine environments on earth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Youth advocates for family planning break taboos in the Maldives
MALE ’, Maldives –When Azlifa was 11 years old, something troubling happened to her friend.“She dropped out of school,” Azlifa remembers. “Her family was very upset. Everyone on the island – it was a very small community – would gossip about her, but nobody would mention the boyfriend.”“The boyfriend,” Azlifa soon learned, was about to become the father of her friend’s baby. At the time, though, Azlifa knew nothing about sex or reproductive health. She had to Google the word ‘period’ when she first heard it.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Fear of crime in an island paradise: examining the generalizability of key theoretical constructs in the Maldivian context - Hodgkinson T, Gately N, McCue J, Shuhad A, Corrado RR, Andresen MA.
Numerous empirical studies have examined fear of crime. Key theoretical constructs include age, gender, vulnerability, marital status, social cohesion, social incivilities, and perceptions of police. While these constructs have extensive empirical support ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Over coffee, young people in the Maldives discuss sexual and reproductive health
MALE ’, MALDIVES –As the hammering, buzzing and whirring of construction drone on outside – the soundtrack of a growing capital city – young people gather at Male’s Jazz Café to talk relationships, sex and family planning. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

OIST to harness energy from ocean waves in the Maldives
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE) of the Republic of Maldives and Kokyo Tatemono Company Limited (Kokyo) of Tokyo, Japan, to embark on a wave energy project in the Maldives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seventieth session of WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia
WHO Director-General's speech at the Regional Comm for South-East Asia, WHO (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], governance [subject], Maldives [country], South-East Asia Region [region], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Saving olive ridleys of the Indian Ocean
Richard Aspinall talks to Martin Stelfox from the Olive Ridley project about protecting one of the world ’s smallest turtles from ‘ghost fishing’ in the MaldivesOne of the world ’s smallest turtle (some sources claim smallest is Kemp’s ridley) is also the most abundant, yet to me, it seems to be the hardest to find! I’ve dived on reefs across the tropics, with camera in hand, and have yet to encounter a single olive ridley. I’ve seen scores of hawksbills and greens, and even a few loggerheads, but the olive ridley, with its distinctive heart-shaped shell is an animal I’ve onl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Richard Aspinall Tags: Science Endangered species Conservation Environment Wildlife Fishing Marine life Source Type: news

Teleradiology Solutions partners with Zebra Medical
Teleradiology Solutions and artificial intelligence software developer Zebra...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zebra unveils deep learning in Australia, New Zealand Teleradiology Solutions, GE partner on India venture Intermountain adopts Zebra Medical machine learning Zebra unveils new software algorithm Teleradiology Solutions signs African contract Teleradiology Solutions inks Maldives deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bhutan and Maldives Eliminate Measles - WHO Bhutan and Maldives Eliminate Measles - WHO
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles: WHO
Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO: Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles
The World Health Organization says Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World Order Could Hinge On Solving The Climate Crisis, Security Experts Warn
WASHINGTON — From flooding in coastal cities to conflicts driven by food and water shortages, people are already feeling the effects of climate change. And if the world does not mitigate climate-related impacts, they are likely to “intersect, amplify and ripple across countries,” disrupting international security, a team of climate and security experts warns in a new report.  The lengthy report from The Center for Climate and Security identifies 12 key climatic risks, or “epicenters,” and makes the case for why addressing them should be of the highest priority for worl...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Climate Change May Force Millions Of Americans To Move Inland
In low-lying island nations like Tuvalu and the Maldives, the term “climate migrant” is all too familiar. Rising sea levels have already forced some Pacific Ocean communities to flee from their homes and there are fears that several whole islands will be underwater in just a few decades. But it’s not just island dwellers who need to worry about climate-related migration. As coastal areas are deluged over this century, millions of mainland Americans could be forced to flee inland, where they may overwhelm already crowded cities, according to new research from the University of Georgia. &ldqu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Teleradiology Solutions, GE partner on India venture
Teleradiology Solutions and GE Healthcare have inked a partnership to provide...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE, Partners HealthCare team up for deep-learning venture GE reaches development milestone in Check-Cap deal GE joins with Check-Cap for x-ray colon camera pill Teleradiology Solutions signs African contract Teleradiology Solutions inks Maldives deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Furore Over Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Guardian] As Nigeria joins the rest of the globe to celebrate the World Malaria Day (WMD), today, April 25, seven countries have been certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as having eliminated malaria: United Arab Emirates (2007), Morocco (2010), Turkmenistan (2010), Armenia (2011), Maldives (2015), Sri Lanka (2016) and Kyrgyzstan (2016). This certification is granted by WHO when countries achieve at least three consecutive years of zero locally-acquired cases of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

House Democrat Fact-Checks Science Committee’s Climate Nonsense
WASHINGTON — Fed up with the anti-science nonsense that now dominates hearings of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, vice ranking member Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) has launched a project to make it easier for scientists to set the record straight. The appropriately named FactCheck Project was sparked in particular by last month’s hearing on climate change, which committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) stacked with three likeminded climate change skeptics. The panel’s Democratic minority got to name one witness: Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State U...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

We Must End TB By 2030
“From the Indian Prime Minister to the Russian President, from the Indonesian Vice President to the First Lady of Nigeria, from Ministers of Health from South Africa, Thailand and Belarus to people asking for their rights to diagnosis and treatment ― is TB finally getting the political attention and visibility it needs and deserves?” Ending TB by 2030 is one of the SDGs and an ambitious goal that the world must achieve. It will not be easy as the burden is huge: an estimated 2 billion people infected globally, 10.5 million new TB cases every year with just a bit more than 6 000 000 detected and treated with p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi king postpones visit to Maldives over flu outbreak
(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman has postponed a visit to the Maldives due to an outbreak of flu, the government of the Indian Ocean archipelago said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists Are Racing to Prevent a Total Wipeout of the World ’s Coral Reefs
(SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives) — There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What’s left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in what has fast become a full-blown ecological catastrophe. The world has lost roughly half its coral reefs in the last 30 years. Scientists are now scrambling to ensure that at least a fraction of these unique ecosystems survives beyond the next three decades. The health of the planet depends on it: Coral reefs support a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elena Becatoros / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Conservation Coral Reefs Environment Marine research onetime Source Type: news