Mozambique: MSF Improving Healthcare in Remote and Conflict-Ridden Northern Mozambique
[MSF] MSF has been providing healthcare in Cabo Delgado province, one of the poorest and most isolated regions of Mozambique, since February 2019. Early activities were rapidly disrupted by Cyclone Kenneth in late April 2019, and replaced with emergency response to displacement and cholera. Since then, MSF has been building up healthcare activities. Bruno Cardoso, MSF's project coordinator, has just returned from Mozambique and tells us more about the situation and what MSF does there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polly Dunford to Lead IntraHealth International as New President and CEO
February 14, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCToday, IntraHealth International’s board of directors announced Polly Dunford will be IntraHealth’s next president and CEO. She will assume the role on March 16.Dunford is joining IntraHealth after nearly 20 years of service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Haiti, Jordan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Washington, D.C., most recently as the global director for HIV/AIDS. In this role, she led the agency’s efforts to help countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV/AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Source Type: news

Mozambique: USAID and Total Sign Memorandum On Health
[AIM] Maputo -The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the French multinational company Total, under which, according to a USAID press release, both organisations agreed to invest five million US dollars each "to promote improved community health outcomes, prevent child marriage, and encourage positive youth development in Cabo Delgado province". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Survival analysis and prognostic factors of time to first domestic violence after marriage among Nigeria, Kenya, and Mozambique women - Fagbamigbe AF, Akintayo AO, Oshodi OC, Makinde FT, Babalola M, Araoye ED, Enabor OC, Dairo MD.
This study sought to assess the timing of first domestic violence (FDV) against women after marriage and determined the factors assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Mozambique: Government Prepared for Possible Coronavirus Outbreak
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government announced on Friday the creation of an inter-ministerial team to deal with any outbreak of the coronavirus, which has claimed over 270 lives in China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: EU Pledges to Support Fight Against Malnutrition
[AIM] Maputo -The European Union has pledged financial support to a campaign to combat chronic malnutrition, launched in Maputo on Wednesday by the civil society platform known as SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition)-Mocambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Visas Between Mozambique and China Suspended
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government announced on Tuesday that it is suspending the issuing of entry visas for visitors from China, a measure aimed at preventing the spread to Mozambique of the coronavirus epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Economic costs of violence against women in Mozambique - Tchamo S, Mucambe M, Jos é G, Manuel B, Mataveia G.
Huge efforts have been made to make society aware of the concerns of violence against women (VAW). Hiding this phenomenon creates obstacles to quantify and clearly understand related aspects as well as leads to barriers to undertake actions for the reducti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mozambique: Fruit Fly Infestation Threatens Exports
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture has expressed serious concern about the spread of the fruit fly, which is posing a serious threat to exports of Mozambican fruit and vegetables. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Consensus Reached At Health Meeting
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Coordination Mechanism for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday reached consensus on the need to create strong and resilient health systems that can respond effectively to the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Quick Reference Guide: Responding to and Preparing for Natural Disasters
Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Published: 1/23/2020. This three-page document provides lessons learned from the successful coordinated response to restoring the public health supply chain after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, which occurred in March 2019. The response to Cyclone Idai largely avoided many of the most significant challenges that can hinder a public health supply chain's response to natural disasters. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Sofala Health Centre Attacked and Burnt Down
[AIM] Maputo -Unidentified armed men on Monday night attacked a health centre in the village of Macorococho, in Nhamatanda district, in the central province of Sofala, killing four people, according to a report in Wednesday's issue of the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can 'Made in Africa' cigars compete with Cuba?
While drinking in a nightclub in Mozambique in 2015, Kamal Moukheiber had an idea: a luxury cigar made not in Cuba, but in southern Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical curricula on intimate partner violence in Mozambique - Manuel B, Roelens K, Tiago A, Keygnaert I, Valcke M.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study described in this paper is to screen medical curricula in relation to the attention paid to intimate  partner violence, by applying a framework derived from the international literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We screened ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Africa: Cancer, Climate Change, Re-Emerging Diseases to Dominate Research This Year
[East African] It was a tumultuous year, research scientists say of 2019, as they point to cholera that swept through Mozambique, threatening the population just as the protracted Ebola crisis hit the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique Is Racing To Adapt To Climate Change. The Weather Is Winning
Two major cyclones and a prolonged drought in 2019 are a reminder that Mozambique's residents are on the front lines of climate change. And they do not have all the resources they need.(Image credit: NicholeSobecki/VII for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Africa: Three African Countries Halt Polio Outbreaks
[WHO] Brazzaville -Kenya, Mozambique and Niger have curbed polio outbreaks that erupted in different episodes over the past 24 months, allowing them to regain their polio-free status, World Health Organization (WHO) announced today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change In Mozambique
As world leaders gather for a climate summit in Madrid, some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change say they need improved forecasting tools.(Image credit: Nichole Sobecki/VII for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Right to Food Denied by Poor Policies and Inaction
By Busani BafanaMILAN, Italy, Dec 3 2019 (IPS) Global food systems are ripe for transformation if people are to be nourished and the planet sustainable, says Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur of the Right to Food of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur of the Right to Food of the United Nations Human Rights Council speaking at the 10th International Forum on Food and Nutrition convened in Milan. Credit: Busani Bafana / IPS Elver, told delegates at the 1oth International Forum on Food and Nutrition convened in Milan by the Barilla Centre, that the world needs food citizens who will act res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Africa Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Multimedia Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Video Source Type: news

Mozambique: Aids-Related Deaths Fell By 2o Per Cent in Five Years
[AIM] Maputo -Nampula (Mozambique), 2 Dec (AIM) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared on Sunday, in the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Students Leave for Medical Training in Cuba
[AIM] Maputo -Eleven young Mozambicans are travelling on Wednesday to Cuba where they will study medicine under an accord reached between the Mozambican and Cuban governments covering education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Contingency Plan Faces Funding Deficit
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government is facing a deficit of 1.2 billion meticais (about 19 million US dollars) in the financing for its contingency plan to face possible natural disasters during the 2019/2020 rainy season, reports Tuesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

November updates from the International Society of Endocrinology Society
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology Society (ISE).You can read this month's updates in their online newsletter, including the new Education Editor, how ISE is supporting endocrinology in Mozambique & event updates from around the world. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mozambique: 3,000 Facing Hunger in Dombe
[AIM] Maputo -About 3,000 people in the Dombe administrative post, in the central Mozambican province of Manica, are facing hunger because they lost many of the crops they had planted when Cyclone Idai struck central Mozambique on 14 March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

After the Storm: Key Learnings from Disaster Response Following Cyclone Idai in Mozambique
Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Published: 11/2019. This one-page document summarizes the lessons learned from the disaster response in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai in March 2019. It details how partners mobilized immediately to coordinate emergency response, and lists logistics actions. As part of the analysis of the emergency response, the document lists the components of an emergency preparedness plan that partners developed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Colonial Hotel: spacing violence at the Grande Hotel, Beira, Mozambique - Sarmento J, Linehan D.
In spite of its dereliction, the Grande Hotel in Beira, Mozambique, has emerged as an iconic African building. The dissonant meanings of this site, offer multiple opportunities to investigate the intersection of space and colonialism. We focus upon the cul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Religion and Use of Institutional Child Delivery Services: Individual and Contextual Pathways in Mozambique
CONCLUSIONSOrganized religion is associated with critical health outcomes in Mozambique and, potentially, in other Sub-Saharan African contexts. Policymakers should consider designing programs and interventions that promote the use of institutional delivery services among members of religious groups characterized by low use of these services and in areas where such religious groups have a strong presence. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Africa ’s Investment Drive Gathers Pace
Africa Investment Forum 2018By Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Oct 18 2019 (IPS) Headwinds are blowing amid IMF warnings of a “synchronised slowdown” in global economic growth, yet Africa’s investment drive is still gathering pace, supported by intense international competition in development finance. Despite the global slowdown, 19 sub-Saharan countries are among nearly 40 emerging markets and developing economies forecast by the IMF to maintain GDP growth rates above 5 percent this year. Particularly encouraging for Africa is that its present growth leaders are richer in innovation than natural resources. Wh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Peace TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Mozambique: Decline in Malaria Recorded in Niassa
[AIM] Maputo -Lichinga (Mozambique), 2 Oct - The Niassa Provincial Directorate of Health, in northern Mozambique, has claimed a slight reduction in the number of cases of malaria diagnosed in the province, compared with last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coordinated Response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique Provides Model for Supply Chain Emergency Response
Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Published: 10/2019. In Mozambique, the response to Cyclone Idai, which occurred in March 2019, largely avoided many of the challenges that can hinder a public health supply chain's response to natural disasters. This 40-page report documents Mozambique's response and includes several tools to help others in their disaster response planning, including job descriptions, lists of equipment, explanatory diagrams, and a sample emergency request form. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Nyusi Praises Coexistence With Malawians
[AIM] Maputo -Tsangano (Mozambique), 22 Sep (AIM) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday congratulated the residents of Tsangano district, on the border with Malawi, for their peaceful coexistence with their Malawian neighbours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Damaged Infrastructure Inhibit Swift Health Care Delivery Ahead of Rainy Season
[263Chat] Cyclone Idai has come and gone. But six months after the national disaster ravaged three Southern African neighbouring countries, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, a visit to one of the affected areas in Chimanimani still resembles a sad story of lives lost and damaged infrastructure while the few people spared of the cyclone wrath were subsequently dispersed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Ignoring Africa ’s Climate Change Problem Could Have Devastating Effects
Harry Campbell for TIME Climate change is a global challenge that demands global solutions. But we must acknowledge the fact that the most underresourced parts of the world are bearing the brunt of climate change, despite bearing the least responsibility for rising emissions. I have seen this with my own eyes in my native country of Mozambique. Earlier this year, Cyclones Idai and Kenneth wrought devastating havoc there and in neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. The city of Beira, one of the largest in Mozambique, was all but wiped from the face of the earth. Nationwide, more than 600 people were killed. The impact will be f...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Graça Machel Tags: Uncategorized Africa Climate 2019 climate change Source Type: news

The lack of social belonging: reflections on violence against children in Mozambique - Teles N.
With the aim of reflecting on violence against children in Mozambique, the Health and Society Research Group (HSRG) at the Department of Sociology, Eduardo Mondlane University, held interviews and conducted focus groups with children and professionals in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

First Global Forum of Leprosy-Affected People ’s Organisations Kicks off in Manila
At the first Global Forum of People’s Organizations on Hansen’s Disease, which begun on Sept. 7 in Manila, Philippines, participants present their ideas on entrepreneurship models to attain sustainability. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMANILA, Sep 7 2019 (IPS) Being part of a platform where leprosy-affected people from all over the world can freely interact, exchange and share opinions, ideas, experiences and strategies was always something Tasfaye Tadesse dreamt of. So this week, Tadesse packed his bags and travelled for 36 hours from his home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to reach the Philippine capital of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Africa Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundatio Source Type: news

Mozambique: Agreement Against Tuberculosis Signed With USAID
[AIM] Maputo -The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide 20 million dollars to finance the fight against tuberculosis in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gaps in medical students' competencies to deal with intimate partner violence in key Mozambican medical schools - Manuel B, Roelens K, Tiago A, Keygnaert I, Valcke M.
Purpose: The researchers aimed to identify the gaps in competencies designed to help medical students to deal with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in key Mozambican medical schools curricula. Method: A survey was administered to 3rd and 6th-y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique Stepping Up Surveillance Against Ebola
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Health Ministry has announced that it is strengthening epidemiological surveillance on the country's borders to detect any possible cases of ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Sofala Cholera Vaccination Regarded As Successful
[AIM] Maputo -The two rounds of mass vaccination against cholera in the central Mozambican province of Sofala were successful, reaching the great majority of the target population (people over the age of one), according to the deputy national director of the National Health Institute, Eduardo Samo Gudo, cited in Wednesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Malaria Consortium Announces New Malaria Surveillance Programme in Mozambique
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of a three-year project entitled "Strengthening malaria surveillance for data-driven decision making in Mozambique". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV Expands
[AIM] Maputo -By September 2018, Mozambique had expanded to 63 the number of health units with independent testing, under the project for Early Infant Diagnosis, which seeks to ensure that HIV-positive children start anti-retroviral treatment in due time, thus allowing them to live long and healthy lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Health Minister Insists That District Hospitals Will Be Built
[AIM] Maputo -Nampula (Mozambique), 29 Jul (AIM) - Mozambican Health Minister Nazira Abdula declared on Saturday that the project "One District, One Hospital" will be gradually implemented, and with financial resources made available either by the government, or by its cooperation partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exposure to air pollution among women in Mozambique greatly intensified by the use of kerosene lamps
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Study shows that women living in the Manhi ç a region are breathing air with much higher concentrations of black carbon than those found in Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and mental health care-seeking in central Mozambique - Halsted S, Ásbjörnsdóttir KH, Wagenaar BH, Cumbe V, Augusto O, Gimbel S, Manaca N, Manuel JL, Sherr K.
PURPOSE: There is scant research on depressive symptoms (DS), suicidal ideation (SI), and mental health care-seeking in Mozambique. METHODS: Generalized estimating equations were used to assess factors associated with DS, SI, and mental health care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Africa: New Rural Finance Project to Help Boost Rural Enterprise Sector in Mozambique
[IFAD] A new Rural Enterprise Finance Project (REFP), which will help more than 287,700 rural people engaged in agriculture, fisheries and small and medium-sized enterprises in 10 provinces improve their access to national and regional markets, was launched on 15 July in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Second Dose of Anti-Cholera Vaccination Begins
[AIM] Maputo -Brigades from the Mozambican Health Ministry began on Monday to administer a second dose of cholera vaccine to people living in parts of the central province of Sofala that were struck by cyclone Idai in March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief: Poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’, measles compounds DRC Ebola woes, Guterres visits Mozambique, Bangladesh update, freedom of expression online
This Thursday, we cover: New poverty report cites ‘vast inequalities’; measles campaign in Ebola-hit DR Congo; World Population Day; UN chief visits cyclone-ravaged Mozambique; monsoon rains cause ‘misery’ for refugees; and why the internet’s ‘essential’ for free expression. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: 12 Per Cent of Medicines in Mozambique Are Fake
[AIM] Maputo -According to the Mozambican health authorities, 12 per cent of the medicines on sale in the country are counterfeit, and are thus a danger to public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical students learn about practicing medicine with limited resources in Peru
Five UCLA medical students flew to Peru shortly before graduation to complete a clinical rotation at a hospital in Iquitos. Surrounded by the Amazon jungle, it ’s the world’s largest city that’s unreachable by road.After four years of working with the latest technology and state-of-the-art treatments, the students found their interaction with patients, who sometimes traveled weeks on the Amazon River by boat from remote villages,  a life-changing experience.Organized by theglobal health program in theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the three-week training, which was captured byNBC News, imme...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns
Developing countries must prepare now for profound impact, disaster representative saysClimate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is urgently needed to prepare developing countries for the profound impacts, the UN has warned.Catastrophes such as cyclonesIdai andKenneth in Mozambique and thedrought afflicting India make headlines around the world. But large numbers of “lower impact events” that are causing death, displacement and suffering are occurring much faster than predicted, said Mami Mizutori, the UN secretary-general’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Climate change United Nations Environment Science World news Source Type: news