Matching action to need: an analysis of Global Burden of Disease 2017 and population health data to focus adolescent health policy and actions in Myanmar - Cini KI, Win PM, Swe ZY, Than KK, Win TM, Aung YW, Myint AA, Wulan NR, Burns LJ, Kennedy EC, Francis KL, Sanda, Myat SM, Swe S, Ko AK, Yadanar, Hellard M, Hughes CL, Patton GC, Mokdad AH, Azzopardi PS.
BACKGROUND: Myanmar is a country undergoing rapid transitions in health. Its national strategic policy for young people's health is being revised but there is a paucity of population data to inform local priorities and needs. OBJECTIVE: In this pap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents 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

Rohingya Camp in Bangladesh Struck by Fire
The blaze comes as officials in Bangladesh look for longer-term solutions for the refugees from Myanmar, who fled anti-Muslim violence. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tales of the 21st Century: Rohingyas Without home
By Mohammad Rakibul HasanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 8 2021 (IPS) Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Bangladeshi documentary photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and visual artist who has been visiting the camps in Cox’s Bazaar to document the Rohingya refugee crisis. Rakibul Hasan is a recipient of the Lucie Awards Discovery of the Year 2018. He also received the 23rd Human Rights Press Awards from The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Journalists Association, for his series “The Looted Honor” which documents Rohingya refugee rape survivors. Rakibul Hasan has ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Slideshow TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Moths to monkeys: 503 new species identified by UK scientists
Spectacular discovery of monkey in Myanmar among new species described this year by Natural History Museum scientistsScarab beetles from New Guinea, seaweed from the Falklands and a new species of monkey found on an extinct volcano in Myanmar are among 503 species newly identified by scientists at theNatural History Museum.The museum ’s work in 2020 describing species previously unknown to science includes naming new lichens, wasps, barnacles, miniature tarantulas and a lungless worm salamander.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Biodiversity Animals Conservation Environment Wildlife Natural History Museum UK news World news Science Source Type: news

Myanmar after Bangladesh to procure COVID-19 vaccines from India
India ’s high commissioner to Myanmar, Saurabh Kumar, met Myanmar’s health minister U Myint Htwe last week to discuss the issue of purchase of vaccines from SII, said people aware of the matter. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Social media use by young people in conflict-ridden Myanmar
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Myanmar youth rely heavily on Facebook for news and information. This can be a platform for disseminating fake news and hate speech. With poor digital literacy skills, these youths may be susceptible to disinformation campaigns and other online dangers (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Refugees, Their Options Were Limited. Others Saw a Profit
Even after decades in Thailand, Kayan women who fled Myanmar make their living from their traditional neck rings. But that’s changing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Crowded Camps to a Remote Island: Rohingya Refugees Move Again
More than a million Rohingya Muslims have fled atrocities in Myanmar for tent cities in Bangladesh. Some are now being taken to a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China buys first Indian rice in decades amid scarce supply
China has begun importing Indian rice for the first time in at least three decades due to tightening supplies from Thailand, Myanmar and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 second wave in Myanmar causes dramatic increases in poverty
(International Food Policy Research Institute) New evidence combining surveys from urban and rural Myanmar and simulation analysis find COVID-19 second wave dramatically increasing poverty and food insecurity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spousal violence against women and its association with sociodemographic factors and husbands' controlling behaviour: the findings of Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey (2015-2016) - Tun T, Ostergren PO.
This study examines th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Secretive Mega-Trade Deal Rules Could Harm Asia ’s Covid-19 Recovery
Community Health warriors (Anganwadi center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu). Credit: Public Services International (PSI)By Lyndal RowlandsBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 13 2020 (IPS) Fifteen countries will sign a mega-trade deal at the ASEAN conference this weekend imposing secretive restrictions on how governments help workers through the pandemic, trade union leaders and parliamentarians have warned. The text of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is so secretive that even elected representatives have not been allowed to see it, even though it will potentially lock future governments into rules that will li...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins majority in election
The NLD is set to form Myanmar's next government amid objections from the opposition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aung San Suu Kyi party wins enough seats to form Myanmar's next government
The ruling party of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won enough parliamentary seats to form the next government, according to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strong Turnout in Myanmar Shows Voters ’ Support for Nascent Democracy
Despite defections, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is expected to remain the strongest force in the Parliament. The military, which ruled... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A look at Myanmar's election and Suu Kyi's expected victory
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar holds national and state elections Sunday in which Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Person: supporting migrants on the COVID-19 frontline in Myanmar
One of the far-reaching effects of the global lockdown brought on the COVID-19 pandemic has been the return of migrant workers to their home countries.  The UN gender agency, UN Women has been supporting the authorities in Myanmar, under the EU–UN funded Spotlight Initiative, to provide for the needs of women. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baptist policing in Burma: swarming, vigilantism or community self-help? - Ko NK, Braithwaite J.
This is a study of how vacuums in state services attract alternative providers. Christian churches in Kachin state engage in police work to tackle drug markets in response to heavy participation of state police in those markets and limited police interest ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

UN in Myanmar comes together to protect people from COVID-19
More than 20 UN agencies in Myanmar have come together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and staff are putting their lives on their line to support the Organization’s efforts to protect lives and boost livelihoods.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

India to help Myanmar develop COVID-19 vaccine to combat the pandemic
The country announced this during foreign office consultations with Myanmar held virtually on Thursday. The development comes a few weeks after India sealed a deal with Bangladesh to develop anti-Covid vaccine through collaboration between top institutes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund 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

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

"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