Paul McDonald obituary
My friend Paul McDonald, who has died aged 74, was a physicist and expert in cryogenics whose work advanced a variety of technologies, including satellite tracking, superconducting magnets and cryostat thermometers. He was also a keen supporter of Cruisewatch, the protest group that tracked cruise missile convoys at Greenham Common, Berkshire, in the 1980s.Born in Salford, Paul was the eldest son of Frank McDonald, a PoW survivor of the Burma Railway, and Elsie (nee Rosser), who had nursed Frank back to life in the Tropical Medicine hospital, Liverpool.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wendell Bailey Tags: Physics Greenham Common People in science University of Southampton Source Type: news

How A Beloved Gemstone Became A Symbol Of Environmental Tragedy In Myanmar
Decades of mining for jade has left the landscape desolate. Local activists want to make a change — but can they stand up to the powerful companies that dominate the industry?(Image credit: Hkun Lat) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Fishbein Source Type: news

Domestic violence victimisation and its association with mental distress: a cross-sectional study of the Yangon Region, Myanmar - Aye WT, Lien L, Stigum H, Schei B, Sundby J, Bjertness E.
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of domestic violence, with subgroups of physical, sexual and emotional violence, among men and women and to assess the association between any lifetime domestic violence (DV) and mental distress among ever-married men... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes 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

World's oldest animal sperm found in tiny crustaceans trapped in Myanmar amber
(Queen Mary University of London) An international collaboration between researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Chinese Academy of Science in Nanjing has led to the discovery of world's oldest animal sperm inside a tiny crustacean trapped in amber around 100 million years ago in Myanmar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Establishing accountability for gross human rights violations: an analysis of the Rohingya conflict - Kirabira TR.
This article explores a key challenge towards transitional justice in conflict-affected states and the nexus with international humanitarian law. It reviews empirically grounded studies on the Rohingya conflict in Myanmar. The article considers the deve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Myanmar bans flights, travel from Yangon as virus spreads
Myanmar has reimposed its toughest measures so far to control the spread of the coronavirus, banning travel out of the country’s biggest city, Yangon, and grounding all domestic flights (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Myanmar locks down parts of Yangon amid virus increase
Myanmar is accelerating efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, which has led to campaigning for November’s general election to be suspended in some areas due to partial virus lockdowns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Rohingya influx, three years on
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh –The 25th of August marked a tragic anniversary: three years since the mass influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar.Today, there are around 1 million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. Nearly 90 per cent of them are living in a network of 30-plus camps in Cox ’s Bazar District, where crowding and sanitation conditions leave them vulnerable to the COVID-9 pandemic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Systematic human rights violations, traumatic events, daily stressors and mental health of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh - Riley A, Akther Y, Noor M, Ali R, Welton-Mitchell C.
BACKGROUND: Almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees currently reside in refugee camps in Southeastern Bangladesh. Prior to fleeing Myanmar, Rohingya experienced years of systematic human rights violations, in addition to other historical and more recent traumatic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An acute bout of soccer heading subtly alters neurovascular coupling metrics - Smirl JD, Peacock D, Wright AD, Bouliane KJ, Dierijck J, Burma JS, Kennefick M, Wallace C, van Donkelaar P.
OBJECTIVE: The current investigation examined how a bout of soccer heading may impact brain function. DESIGN: Semi-randomized crossover cohort. Setting: Controlled soccer heading. Participants: Seven male soccer players (24.1 ± 1.5 years). Interve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

"Mental health is for crazy people": perceptions and barriers to mental health service use among refugees from Burma - Kim W, Yalim AC, Kim I.
Good mental health is essential to successful integration for refugee populations that resettle in the U.S. We explored perceptions of mental illnesses and barriers to mental health service use as well as solutions to current mental health problems from th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK records 1,108 new confirmed cases as Myanmar reports biggest daily rise
Demonstration against coronavirus curbs gets go-ahead for German capital; Australian state records 18 deaths and 94 cases; India records 76,472 new cases. Follow all the updates liveRepatriating 100,000 stranded Australians could take six monthsLocals rediscover streets and beaches absent of foreign touristsUK businesses offer incentives to lure back office workers5.00pmBSTFrance reported 5,453 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday, down from 7,379 on Friday.The health ministry said the cumulative number of Covid-19 deaths rose to 30,602 from 30,596.4.46pmBSTGerman police just addressed a crowd of protesters inBerlin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Sarah Marsh, Lisa Cox and Naaman Zhou (earlier) Tags: World news Science Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Real Life Heroes: building a safe space for Rohingya women refugees
Bangladeshi architect Rizvi Hassan is the driving force behind the construction of a safe space for Rohingya women and girls, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, site of the world’s largest camp for displaced people, and home to around a million Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar. The community centre caters to a marginalized, vulnerable group, at risk of gender-based violence.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The New Poor Post-pandemic: Time for Cushioning the Most Vulnerable in Southeast Asia
Credit: Unsplash / Lynda Hinton By Kaveh Zahedi and Van NguyenBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) After decades of impressive growth, for the first time, Southeast Asia is experiencing a drop in measured human development. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely take months to reveal itself and years to put right. Yet, a legacy of mobilizing under constraints is leading Southeast Asia’s pandemic response. During the first two months of COVID-19 lockdown, the once bustling streets of Bangkok were unusually quiet. In the alley nested between two high-end shopping malls in downtown Bangkok, an elder...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kaveh Zahedi and Van Nguyen Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic
A boat on Pasig River in the Philippines. The Philippines has the highest mortality rate from the coronavirus in Southeast Asia. Credit:Kara Santos/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing.  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said while the pandemic has introduced new challenges in the region, including threats to peace and security, &ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus CO Source Type: news

Plastics, pathogens and baby formula: What's in your shellfish?
(University of California - Irvine) The first landmark study using next-generation technology to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar reveals alarming findings: the widespread presence of human bacterial pathogens and human-derived microdebris materials, including plastics, kerosene, paint, talc and milk supplement powders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population
In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingya refugee crisis: “I want to be educated and become a doctor”
Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde is responding to COVID-19 in the sprawling refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh, which are home to about one million Rohingya refugees. Our teams work with Rohingya volunteers and our local partner PULSE Bangladesh to improve healthcare in the camps and raise awareness about COVID-19 so that residents can protect themselves. Tasmin (not her real name) is a young Rohingya woman who has volunteered as a youth educator. She shared her story with us, just prior to COVID-19’s arrival in Cox’s Bazar. “We Rohingya are a minority ethnic...
Source: Doctors of the World News - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised COVID-19 health promotion refugee camp refugees Rohingya Rohingya refugee crisis testimony Source Type: news

The country where hundreds of thousands of people haven't heard of Covid-19
Hundreds of thousands of people trapped near fierce fighting in Myanmar's far west may know nothing of Covid-19 thanks to a yearlong internet shutdown, according to rights groups. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disaster risk reduction in conflict contexts: lessons learned from the lived experiences of Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Zaman S, Sammonds P, Ahmed B, Rahman T.
Bangladesh is currently hosting more than one million stateless Rohingya refugees, who fled from the Rakhine State to avoid genocide and serious crimes against humanity persecuted by the Myanmar Army. The newly arrived Rohingyas were accommodated in overcr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Women Leadership Is Key to Successful Post-COVID-19 Era, Says Cherie Blair
Cherie Blair meets with graduates from the Asian University for Women (AUW) at the Rohingya refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 40 women from the university are involved in humanitarian work in the area. By Cecilia RussellLondon, Cox’s Bazaar, Johannesburg, Jun 17 2020 (IPS) The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns falls heavily on the shoulders of women even in the global north. Women take the brunt of housework and caretaking duties, homes schooling, working from home and perhaps looking after elderly parents, says Cherie Blair. “Imagine you’re a woman in the Rohingya refugee camp (near C...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Delivering Humanitarian Assistance in Cox ’s Bazar During COVID-19
Congestion before the project came into force. Credit: WFP/Nalifa MehelinBy Srabasti SarkerCox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jun 15 2020 (IPS) The novel coronavirus has affected the lives of millions worldwide at its very onset. The situation in Bangladesh is no different. Wearing masks and washing hands frequently have become the new normal. The first laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case was identified in Cox’s Bazar on 23 March. Unforeseen circumstances often lead to unprecedented innovative actions as is exemplified by a Humanitarian Access Project. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 amongst the 860,000 Rohingya refug...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Srabasti Sarker Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Expulsion from the motherland: association between depression & health-related quality of life for ethnic Rohingya living with refugee status in Bangladesh - Hossain KMA, Walton LM, Arafat SMY, Maybee N, Sarker RH, Ahmed S, Kabir F.
BACKGROUND: The Rohingyas are an ethnic minority group from Myanmar who have experienced severe forms of violence such as murder, rape, humanitarian defilement and forcible expellation from their motherland. Exposure to trauma has a long-lasting impact on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Report: 1,200+ Incidents of Violence Against Health Care in 2019
This article was originally published by theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Global health security Health Workers Source Type: news

‘I Have the Skills, I Have the Training.’ How Refugee Doctors Are Helping the U.S. Fight COVID-19 Even Without a Medical License
Long before he started medical school in Baghdad, Ahmed Al-Sarray knew he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. By the time he graduated in 2015, that search for purpose evolved into a passion for health care in times of crisis. Even a grueling medical residency in the hardest-hit emergency rooms and trauma wards of Baghdad’s war-torn hospitals wasn’t enough to deter him. But the militants were. As rival militias flooded Al-Sarray’s emergency ward starting in 2017, he found himself fighting for his own life as much as those of his patients. Militia leaders demanded that he care for their fi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Monthly Source Type: news

Bangladesh confirms 1st death of Rohingya from coronavirus
Authorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims have been living since fleeing from neighboring Myanmar (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats
Researchers whose canceled U.S. grant caused an outcry from other scientists urge preventive monitoring of viruses in southwestern China. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bats SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) EcoHealth Alliance National Institutes of Health Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Daszak, Peter Ebright, Richard H Trump, Donald J China Laos Myanmar Source Type: news

UCLA creates multilingual website for coronavirus information
It ’s abundantly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not hit all people equally, and part of that disparity is informational. Many communities have an increased vulnerability because of a lack access to official news, public health information and safety recommendations in a language other than Engl ish.To help remedy that, faculty from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Asian American Studies Center quickly came together recently to launchTranslateCovid.org. This new website presents health and safety recommendations and other information in more than 40 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Developing an inclusive conceptual model for preventing violence in the home in humanitarian settings: qualitative findings from Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo - Falb K, Asghar K, Pardo NM, Hategekimana JDD, Kakay H, Roth D, O'Connor M.
This qualitative study sought to explore the shared risk factors and social norms that may underpin the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, and violence against other marginalized household members in the home. Data are drawn fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The Latest: Philippine police raid illegal hospital
A Canadian pastor charged in Myanmar with violating a ban on large gatherings has made his first court appearance after being released from a quarantine reportedly imposed because he had contracted COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Raids Reveal Massive Fentanyl Production in Myanmar
China ’s crackdown on makers of the drug, which has fueled the U.S. opioid crisis, may have simply created opportunities for crime syndicates elsewhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Beech and Saw Nang Tags: Myanmar Fentanyl Methamphetamines Drug Abuse and Traffic Organized Crime Opium Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) China Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury in Myanmar: preliminary results and development of an adjunct electronic medical record - Rock JP, Prentiss T, Mo SM, Myat Hnin Aye NS, Asmaro K, Win AT, Phyu AM, Maung TM, Khaing EE, Naung Z, Park KB, Hlaing K, Myaing W.
BACKGROUND: The treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Myanmar is a major health issue. Comprehensive appreciation of the pathology is limited given the lack of granular metadata available. In this proof-of-concept study, we analyzed demographic data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Myanmar Raids Reveal New Production of Fentanyl, a Killer Drug
After dominating the global methamphetamine trade, crime syndicates in Myanmar are starting to make fentanyl, the drug that has fueled the U.S. opioid crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Beech and Saw Nang Tags: Myanmar Fentanyl Methamphetamines Drug Abuse and Traffic Organized Crime Opium Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) China Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: In the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic We Are Only as Strong as the Weakest of Us
By David Nabarro and Joe ColombanoGENEVA, May 19 2020 (IPS) When the COVID-19 virus travelled from Wuhan, China halfway across the world through Europe, the Americas and beyond in the space of a few weeks, it gave us proof, if one was ever needed, of how tightly interconnected we all are. Not only are our globalized economies interdepended, but also we ourselves are one with the environment around us, and with one another. We are one humankind sharing one planet. And yet, all too often we seem to forget it, as we carelessly revert to misguiding differences between “us” and “them.” Take, for example,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Nabarro and Joe Colombano Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Experiences of workplace violence among healthcare providers in Myanmar: a cross-sectional survey study - Lindquist B, Feltes M, Niknam K, Koval KW, Ohn H, Newberry J, Strehlow M, Walker R.
Background Healthcare providers face enormous threats to personal safety from workplace violence (WPV). Prior investigations estimate a highly varied prevalence of WPV in the United States and around the world, including both verbal and physical assault. L... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women Taking Charge during COVID-19
A Rohingya woman crosses the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh near the village of Anzuman Para in Palong Khali. Credit: UNHCR/Roger ArnoldBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, May 11 2020 (IPS) As the COVID-19 mayhem carries on in most countries, the role of mothers, daughters, and female caregivers have been affected the most. Besides looking after the household and home schooling children, they are also working on the front lines, actively or passively caring for their respective communities. Globally, women make up the majority of workers in the health and social welfare sectors. Nearly one in three women work in agriculture and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Protect Journalists ’ Rights so We can Stop the COVID-19 Disinfodemic
Jerald Aruldas, a journalist from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and his colleague, were held by city police for 9 hours for reporting on stories around alleged government corruption around the food aid distribution system and how doctors in Coimbatore faced food shortages while working during the COVID-19 lockdown. Courtesy: Jerald AruldasBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , May 1 2020 (IPS) Andrew Sam Raja Pandian, a digital journalist and founder of a news portal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, was arrested for running two news articles related to COVID-19. One of the articles exposed corruption in the government fo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Press Freedom Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Press Freedom Needs Protection from Pandemic too
By Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Apr 30 2020 (IPS) Wearing an orange jacket and face mask, Li Zehua, a Chinese freelance journalist, can be seen filming himself in a car. He is sure that state security agents have been pursuing him since he began documenting events in Hubei’s capital Wuhan, the first epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic. A second YouTube video, circulating widely since he launched his appeal, ends abruptly when two men knock at his apartment. He has just reappeared online after two months, saying police interrogated him and put him in quarantine and that he was well looked after during this period. Other ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Singapore Was a Coronavirus Success Story —Until an Outbreak Showed How Vulnerable Workers Can Fall Through the Cracks
Since mid-March, Asadul Alam Asif has watched nervously as Singapore reported more and more COVID-19 cases in migrant workers’ dormitories like the one where he lives. The 28-year-old Bangladeshi technician counted himself lucky each day that nobody was infected in his housing block, where around 1,900 workers reside in cramped conditions that make social distancing impossible. To relieve congestion, Asif’s company rehoused some people, which left half of the 16 bunk-beds in his small room empty. But then, one day last week, seven people in Asif’s dorm tested positive. He received a text message instru...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature News Desk overnight Source Type: news

World Press Freedom Day: The Assault on Media Freedom in Asia Worsens During COVID-19 Pandemic
By Josef BenedictKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day around the world. During this COVID-19 pandemic, a robust media environment is critical: access to life-saving information is key in the fight against the virus. As governments impose a range of restrictions in attempts to curb the pandemic, journalists help hold authorities to account by providing analysis, engaging in debate about government actions, and creating a space for dialogue about the future we all hope to see. However, civic freedoms are under assault across the world. Data released by the CIVICUS Monitor in its Pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josef Benedict Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: Journalism Without Fear or Favour
By External SourceApr 29 2020 (IPS) MEDIA WORLDWIDE is facing crises on multiple fronts, exacerbated by the COVID19 pandemic. Reporters without Borders released its 2020 World Press Freedom Index on April 21st, noting that the Coronavirus is being used by authoritarian governments to implement “shock doctrine” measures that would be impossible in normal times. The index shows a “clear correlation between suppression of media freedom in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and a country’s ranking in the Index.” Of the 180 countries and territories in the index, Iran (ranked at 173) censored t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Video World Press Freedom Day 2020 Source Type: news

World Bank to lend $50M to help Myanmar fight coronavirus
The World Bank says it has approved $50 million in emergency financing to help Myanmar improve its hospital system to deal with the coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Concerns for the Nearly 400 Rohingya Refugees Rescued off the Coast of Bangladesh
Nearly 400 Rohingya refugees have been rescued in Bangladesh after being at sea for two months. Experts are concerned about the spread of coronavirus if these refugees are housed in the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar along Bangladesh border with Myanmar. Credit: ASM Suza Uddin/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 2020 (IPS) Nearly 400 Rohingya refugees have been rescued in Bangladesh after being at sea for two months.  Bangladesh coast guards reported rescuing 382 Rohingyas, including many women and children, who were starving and stuck on a boat as they were trying to reach Malaysia, the BBC r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Rohingya Tales of the 21st Century: Rohi Source Type: news

99 Year-Old WWII Veteran Raises $10 Million for U.K. Health Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
(LONDON) — A 99-year-old British army veteran who started walking laps in his garden as part of a humble fundraiser for the National Health Service has surprised himself by generating millions of pounds within days. Tom Moore’s family used social media to help him get donations to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic as a way to thank the doctors and nurses who took care of him when he broke his hip. Read more: Front Line Workers Tell Their Own Stories in the New Issue of TIME Moore, who uses a walker while putting in his paces, is well on his way to completing 100 laps of his 25-meter ga...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk United Kingdom wire Source Type: news

No Space for Social Distancing in Rohingya Refugee Camps
Mohammad Rafique (right) and other refugee children gathered at the Rohingya market in Kutupalong camp to sell vegetables he brought earlier from a local market in this photo dated Mar. 11, 2020. This was two weeks before Bangladesh went into a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS By Rafiqul IslamCOX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Apr 15 2020 (IPS) Nine-year-old Mohammad Rafique used to collect vegetables from Kutupalong Bazaar and sell them at a market inside Kutupalong camp, a camp of some 600,000 Rohingyas, in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. But nowadays...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rafiqul Islam Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 Rohingya Tales of the 21st Centur Source Type: news

Coronavirus Finds Fuel in a World of Migrants
Migrant workers have not only been victims of Covid-19, but spreaders, too, creating a new world of risk for a vulnerable population. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Beech Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Foreign Workers Remittances Illegal Immigration Immigration and Emigration Modi, Narendra Thailand India China Afghanistan Bangladesh Myanmar Philippines Singapore Iran International Labor Organization Source Type: news

Interethnic conflict and genocide in Myanmar - Anwary A.
This article, based on event history and a narrative analysis of reports produced by human rights groups, reveals that the genocide of Rohingyas of the Rakhine state of Myanmar is the result of the Myanmar military government's deliberate policies and unpr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Myanmar reports first coronavirus death as case numbers rise
Myanmar reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, a 69-year-old man who also had cancer and died in a hospital in the commercial capital of Yangon, a government spokeswoman said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic in Locations with a Humanitarian Response
Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Published: 3/30/2020. This map shows the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in locations with Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) or other types of response plans. The countries include Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Сentral African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news