Evacuees preferred to continue living in relocation sites rather than return: misunderstanding of the government and media about the true intentions of evacuees - Fujikura R, Maekawa M, Nakayama M, Sasaki D.
The Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 induced massive temporary relocation of the people in the Maldives, from the small atolls they lived in to nearby larger atolls. Once they were permitted to return home, some evacuees proved reluctant to leave temporary hou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Alternatives for the Marshall Islands to cope with the anticipated sea level rise by climate change - Nakayama M, Fujikura R, Okuda R, Fujii M, Takashima R, Murakawa T, Sakai E, Iwama H.
There are four atoll states in the world: The Republic of Kiribati, the Maldives, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and Tuvalu. These countries are comprised entirely of low-lying land approximately 2 m above sea level. The Intergovernmental Pane... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves Maldives for Singapore after fleeing crisis back home
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled Maldives on board a flight for Singapore, a high-ranking security source in Colombo told CNN, as anger grows in his home country over his refusal... #srilankan #homecountry #gotabayarajapaksa #colombo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka protest sites calm as president's resignation awaited
Sri Lanka's main city, Colombo, was calm on Thursday as people waited for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled to the Maldives to escape a popular uprising that erupted as the... #gotabayarajapaksa #srilanka #colombo #protestsites #resignation #uprising (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka Live Updates: President Rajapaksa Flees to the Maldives
Protesters had overrun the residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after months of demonstrations over the worst economic crisis in the island nation’s history. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives amid protests, Rajapaksa dominance ends
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country for the Maldives on Wednesday, hours before he was due to step down amid widespread protests over his handling of a devastating economic... #gotabayarajapaksa #protests #srilankan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maldives shelters sanctioned Russian billionaires' yachts
A day after coal and fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was placed on the European Union's sanctions list on March 9, his superyacht Motor Yacht A stopped broadcasting its location while in... #billionaires #motoryachta #shelters #andreymelnichenko #datashows (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is Too Much Autism Awareness Still Not Enough?
By Saima Wazed and Zain Bari RizviDHAKA, Bangladesh, Apr 1 2022 (IPS) When is too much Autism awareness still not enough? This thought recurs every April as we near World Autism Day on April 2, and parents reach out to me after reading enthusiastic and well-meaning news and journal articles – which are actually harmful and hurtful. Saima W. HossainIn 2008, along with a few dedicated parents and professionals, we began our effort to raise awareness around Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We eventually came together to form an advocacy, capacity-building, and research-based not-for-profit organization (Shuchona Foundation)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed and Zain Bari Rizvi Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Russia billionaires move superyachts to Maldives as sanctions tighten
At least five superyachts owned by Russian billionaires were anchored or cruising on Wednesday in Maldives, an Indian Ocean island nation that does not have an extradition treaty with the United... #indianocean #billionaires #superyachts (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health implications of racialized state violence against South Asians in the USA - Misra S, Tankasala N, Yusuf Y, Rao T, Paul A, Khan S, Singh S.
South Asians, one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the USA today, trace their roots to countries in the Indian subcontinent (e.g., Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and its global diaspora. With a wide range of cul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Big Tobacco Industry Rides COVID-19 Pandemic as Countries Grapple for a Response
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries in the developing world continue to grapple with basic issues such as securing sufficient vaccines and providing essential medical care for their sick. Many economies are in recovery mode as governments scramble to resuscitate them with recovery packages and build back better plans. In this mix, COVID-19 did not dent Big Tobacco’s profits as it exploited the pandemic and persuaded governments to treat cigarettes as “essential,” accept its charity, obtain perks such as tax breaks and treat new tobacco pr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

The First Draft of the COP26 Climate Agreement Shows How Far Apart Rich and Poor Nations Are On What Needs to Be Done
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Governments are poised to express “alarm and concern” about how much Earth has already warmed and encourage one another to end their use of coal, according to a draft released Wednesday of the final document expected at U.N. climate talks. The early version of the document circulating at the negotiations in Glasgow, Scotland, also impresses on countries the need to cut carbon dioxide emissions by about half by 2030 — even though pledges so far from governments don’t add up to that frequently stated goal. In a significant move, countries would urge one another to &ldquo...
Source: TIME: Science - November 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein, Aniruddha Ghosal and Frank Jordans / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything wire Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the Sustainable Devel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

“We Need to Act Now” — as Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Third Wave of Covid-19
Health workers on Bwama Island on Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines. “The threat of a third wave in Africa is real and rising”, said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. “Our priority is clear – it’s crucial that we swiftly get vaccines into the arms of Africans at high risk of falling seriously ill and dying of COVID-19.” Credit: UNICEF/Catherine NtabaddeBy Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro SelassieWASHINGTON DC, Jun 30 2021 (IPS) Sub-Saharan Africa is in the grips of a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to be even more brutal than the two that c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro Selassie Tags: Africa Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news