Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Nepal earthquake: an experience from ground zero - Koirala J, Basnet S.
The Annual Conference of the Society of Internal Medicine of Nepal was in progress at Hotel Crowne Plaza Soaltee in Kathmandu, when an earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. It seemed as if the world was ending. The lights went out, and there was a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan
(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the situation under control, but said travel restrictions and other strict measures should bring results...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Moritsugu / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Spatial concentrations of wildlife attacks on humans in Chitwan National Park, Nepal - Ruda A, Kolejka J, Silwal AT.
The study was conducted within and adjacent to Chitwan National Park in Nepal (CNP), where several wildlife species are involved in conflicts with humans. We assessed the spatial relationships between the number of victims/km2 (=victim density o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

What we know so far about the coronavirus outbreak
Death toll stands at 26 and 1,000-bed hospital being built in Wuhan to deal with outbreak is due to open next weekCoronavirus outbreak latest - liveThe officialdeath toll stands at 26 people, most of them in Hubei province in central China, but two people have died outside of that zone – one man just outside of Beijing, and the other in the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang, which borders Russia.More than 800 people in China have been confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus so far.The Chinese government hasrestricted the movement of about 33 million people with an unprecedented and indefinite lockdown...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science UK news World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Menstruation huts destroyed in Nepal, where exile persists
Authorities are knocking down tiny huts in western Nepal where women have been exiled during menstruation and exposed to cold weather and threats from animals and even sexual assaults (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Transient diabetes insipidus following organophosphorus poisoning - Keyal NK, Bhujel A.
INTRODUCTION: Organophosphorus poisoning is the most common poison used for suicidal attempt in Nepal. Diabetes insipidus is unusual and rare in this poisoning. This is the second case report of Diabetes insipidus developing in organophosphorus poisoning. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Burden of injuries in Nepal, 1990-2017: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 - Pant PR, Banstola A, Bhatta S, Mytton JA, Acharya D, Bhattarai S, Bisignano C, Castle CD, Prasad Dhungana G, Dingels ZV, Fox JT, Kumar Hamal P, Liu Z, Bahadur Mahotra N, Paudel D, Narayan Pokhrel K, Lal Ranabhat C, Roberts NLS, Sylte DO, James SL.
BACKGROUND: Nepal is a low-income country undergoing rapid political, economic and social development. To date, there has been little evidence published on the burden of injuries during this period of transition. METHODS: The Global Burden of Disea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Impact of the Change Starts at Home Trial on women's experience of intimate partner violence in Nepal - Clark CJ, Shrestha B, Ferguson G, Shrestha PN, Calvert C, Gupta J, Batayeh B, Bergenfeld I, Oakes JM.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects 1 in 3 women worldwide. Research in low- and middle-income countries suggests that multicomponent interventions incorporating media, group work, and community mobilization may be effective at changing social norms th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

An Old Menstruation Taboo Killed Her. This Time, a Man Went to Jail.
In a first for Nepal, the authorities have arrested a man who forced his sister-in-law to sleep out in a cold hut during her period. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bhadra Sharma and Jeffrey Gettleman Tags: Women and Girls ' s Rights Nepal Menstruation Superstitions Source Type: news

Adolescents' perspectives on the psychological effects of natural disasters in China and Nepal - Newnham EA, Gao X, Tearne J, Guragain B, Jiao F, Ghimire L, Chan EY, Leaning J.
Adolescents are disproportionately represented in nations vulnerable to humanitarian crises. The mental health effects of exposure to trauma are significant, but evidence concerning the experience of disaster-affected adolescents in Asia is limited. The cu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analyzing and improving national and local child protection data in Nepal: a mixed methods study using 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data and interviews with 18 organizations - Bhatia A, Krieger N, Victora C, Tuladhar S, Bhabha J, Beckfield J.
BACKGROUND: Globally, progress to improve data on child protection outcomes has been slower than efforts to improve data on child nutrition, vaccination and development outcomes in the under-five age group. The Sustainable Development Goals included severa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kung Fu Nuns in Nepal boost their health in the fight for women's rights
A Buddhist nunnery in Nepal defys conservative norms to teach their nuns kung fu, aiding their physical and mental health and their fight for women's rights. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal boost their health in the fight for women's rights
A Buddhist nunnery in Nepal defys conservative norms to teach their nuns kung fu, aiding their physical and mental health and human rights. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: Initiative Starts Mental Health Sessions for Bangladeshi Garment Workers
Mental health concerns for Bangladeshi garment workers — especially females — has always been of concern, even before the collapse of Rana Plaza. Credit: Obaidul Arif/IPSBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 2019 (IPS) Nearly seven years ago, garment workers in Bangladesh were victims of one of the gravest man-made disasters in history — a factory collapse that left more than 1,100 workers dead, and rendered thousands with injuries — in many cases lifelong ones.  For many of the workers from Rana Plaza, the trauma remains real even to this day. Bangladesh relies heavily on its garment indust...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Bangladesh mental health Source Type: news

Nepali Woman Dies In “Period Hut” During Week Of Menstrual Exile
In many parts of Nepal, menstruation is considered to be a time of “untouchability,” mandating women to live away from people and livestock during their menstrual periods. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Travel cost and dropout from secondary schools in Nepal - Sharma S, Levinson D.
The study relates the association between travel time to the lower secondary and secondary public schools of Nepal and the dropout grade before leaving secondary school. Using an ordered logit model we find that as the travel time to the school increases, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Girls in Nepal sleep in 'menstruation huts' despite ban, study finds
Nearly eight out of 10 girls in a region of mid-Western Nepal sleep in dangerous outdoor "menstruation huts" during their period, despite the practice being outlawed, a study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling air pollution: researchers present emissions inventory for Nepal
(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) Data on emission amounts and sources have an important role to play in shaping policy on climate protection and air quality. Now, scientists from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, have presented the first high-resolution inventory to record emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in Nepal over an extended period of time. Their research reveals that the air pollution problem is growing at a much faster rate than the economy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Typhoid vaccine over 81% effective in tackling disease in Nepal
(University of Oxford) A large field study of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in Nepal has shown a single dose to be safe and effective in reducing typhoid in children aged 9 months to (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mosquitoes bring ‘mystery illness’ to the mountain villages of Nepal
Rising temperatures linked to outbreaks of dengue fever high in the Kathmandu Valley, experts say•Global heating behind record number of cases of the diseaseLilawati Awasthi is used to the risks that come from living in a remote mountainous district in the far west of Nepal. Floods, landslides and treacherous roads are a part of daily life. But this year she faced a new hazard: mosquitoes carrying a mystery illness.When she began to feel sick in September she was not overly concerned at first. “I thought it was a simple fever, but it wouldn’t go away,” says the 50-year-old. “We went to the hosp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Pete Pattisson and Roshan Sedhai in Kathmandu Tags: Nepal Infectious diseases Climate change Environment Global development South and Central Asia Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Including Everyone: Strengthening the Collection and Use of Data About Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Situations
Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Published: 12/2019. This 32-page publication presents four humanitarian case studies: the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the ongoing humanitarian response in Somalia, the Rohingya refugee operation in Bangladesh, and the European migrant and refugee crisis. Each example provides perspectives on the importance of disability-disaggregated data in shaping humanitarian actors ’ planning and implementation processes. It also briefly documents progress in policies and guidelines related to disability data in the humanitarian sector, and reviews the existing tools and mechanisms for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of a risk-based licensing scheme on the incidence of alcohol-related assault in Queensland, Australia: a quasi-experimental evaluation - Nepal S, Kypri K, Attia J, Evans TJ, Chikritzhs T, Miller P.
: Amid concerns about increasing alcohol-related violence in licensed premises, Queensland introduced a system of risk-based licensing (RBL) in 2009, the first of five Australian jurisdictions to do so. Under RBL, annual license fees are supposed to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Outline of hand and wrist injuries presenting to an emergency of a tertiary care centre in Nepal - Shrestha S, Tamrakar S, Banskota AK.
This study aims to identify the prevalence and pattern of hand and wrist injuries presenting to the emergency department of a tertiary care center... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quality of life in patients with spinal cord injury attending selected rehabilitation centers of Nepal - Gautam P, Marasini RP, Shrestha R, Gautam P, Marasini L.
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma, diseases or degenerations. The aim of this study is to identify the quality of life among the patients with spinal cord injury in relation to the physical, psychological, so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reproductive health issues and depression in wives of labor migrant workers - Aryal S, Shrestha D, Pant SB.
BACKGROUND: Young Nepalese men have been forced to migrate to other countries in search of better opportunities. Wives of these migrant workers are in a vulnerable state and face various problems. The aim of this study wasto assess the prevalence of reprod... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study on hanging with brief discussion upon ambiguity in method of choice and gender differences for completed suicide in existing literatures in Nepalese scenario - Atreya A, Nepal S, Kanchan T.
Background Hanging is one of the common forms of violent mechanical asphyxial deaths. When compared to other forms of unnatural death all over the world this method stands on top as death is instantaneous. Death due to hanging is always suicidal until and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Multiplicity of stigma: the experiences, fears and knowledge of young trafficked women in Nepal - Ong T, Mellor D, Chettri S.
We undertook a reproductive health study on young formerly trafficked women in Nepal using a new research method - the Clay Embodiment Research Method - designed with their vulnerability and the cultural context in mind. Following a two-month period of par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25
Ann Kihii (25) spends time with other young women from poor communities in Nairobi and use embroidery to create images that tell a story about the daily challenges they face. They also get a chance to discuss the issues among themselves in a safe space. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) While women find it hard to talk about their painful experiences, some have found a way of expressing themselves through art. Women, trained as artists, from Nairobi’s informal settlements Kibera and Kangemi, have produced a beautiful quilt that tells stories about their daily challenges....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Arts Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Wednesday's Daily Brief: UN bid to aid diabetics, Israel-Gaza attacks, climate change in Nepal, Iraq envoy appeal to MPs
A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: UN leads plan for insulin supply boosts; ‘No justification’ for Gaza border violence; Iraqis paying ‘unthinkable price’ in protests; $1.35 billion needed for Venezuela crisis; Record flooding affects 100,000 Nigerians. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The thrust of the problem
(University of California - Riverside) For decades, scientists have debated the structure of the Main Himalayan Thrust -- the fault responsible for a 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000, and destroyed 600,000 homes in Gorkha, Nepal. A new understanding of the fault can help scientists better predict where and when the next big one will hit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tailoring disaster risk reduction for adolescents: qualitative perspectives from China and Nepal - Newnham EA, Tearne J, Gao X, Guragain B, Jiao F, Ghimire L, Balsari S, Chan E, Leaning J.
There is great potential for adolescents to play an active role in disaster response. Yet a dearth of evidence limits efforts to provide age-appropriate services and roles after emergencies. Sixty-nine adolescents (51% female, ages 13-19) and 72 adults (47... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Transition in subjective factors to trigger recovery action of rural residents affected by the 2015 Gorkha Nepal earthquake - Kotani H, Honda R, Sugitani R.
For efficient disaster recovery, it is essential for affected people to take voluntary recovery action. We aimed to identify subjective factors that triggered early recovery action in a rural community affected by the 2015 Gorkha Nepal earthquake. We defin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished
Mother’s group in Accham feed home-cooked meal to their children. Credit: MARTY LOGANBy Sonia AwaleKATHMANDU, Nov 8 2019 (IPS) For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress has stalled. Nepal registered one of the most dramatic reductions in undernourishment among children and women after the government and international agencies took action in recent decades to reverse shocking statistics that showed half of under-5 mortality in the country was due to insufficient nourishment. “Nepal is the best country to showcase how political will can implement a multi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Child Malnutrition Source Type: news

These Researchers Are Using AI Drones to More Safely Track Wildlife
In the late ’90s, wildlife conservationists Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai were grappling with a troubling realization. The pair had been studying black rhino populations in Zimbabwe, and they spent a good deal of their time shooting the animals with tranquilizer darts and affixing radio collars around their necks. But after years of work, the researchers realized there was a major problem: Their technique, commonly used by all manner of wildlife scientists, seemed to be causing female rhinos to have fewer offspring. The researchers published their findings in 2001, igniting a controversy in the conservation world. The ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized innovations MSFTAI2019 Source Type: news

Nepal and Colombia Struggle With Mental Health Burden of Conflict
Credit: SEWA BHATTARAIBy Sewa BhattaraiOct 29 2019 (IPS) Children sit in a circle experimenting with different colours on palettes at a shelter in Godavari one morning this week. Some design flowers in bright colours, others draw homes nestled below mountains. Many of the children are survivors of rape or domestic violence, from rural parts of Nepal. The one thing they have in common is mental trauma. For Colombian painter Dairo Vargas (pictured with students of Kitini College) who is coaching these and other Nepali children, the situation is very familiar to that of his own country. Vargas himself suffered depression as ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sewa Bhattarai Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Colombia mental health Nepal Source Type: news

Change in treatment coverage and barriers to mental health care among adults with depression and alcohol use disorder: a repeat cross sectional community survey in Nepal - Luitel NP, Garman EC, Jordans MJD, Lund C.
BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of evidence-based treatment, there is a substantial gap between the number of individuals in need of mental health care and those who receive treatment. The aim of this study was to assess changes in treatment coverage ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nepal benefits from end to open toilet use
Sunaina lives in Majhi, a village of 104 people in Nepal’s impoverished Terai region. Huts fashioned of mud, thatch and straw stand in a row along the shoulder of a dirt road that carves through rice fields, where Sunaina, and the majority of her neighbours earn their living. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enhancing earthquake resilience of communities: an action by women's groups in Nepal - Shrestha N, Shrestha SN, Parajuli B, Dixit AM, Upadhyay BK, Khanal OK, Oli KS.
Nepal is exposed to frequent earthquakes. There is a felt need for promoting disaster risk reduction action at community level, promoting existing community cohesion for use in disaster preparedness and replication of positive experiences. Involvement of w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Rwanda: Lessons From Rwanda On How Trust Can Help Repair a Broken Health System
[The Conversation Africa] Seven countries around the world - three of them in Africa - have made faster than expected progress over the past 15 years in reducing deaths among children younger than five. These seven countries, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda and Senegal, were selected because they have all performed unexpectedly well in improving childhood health relative to their economic growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Social and cultural factors leading to suicide attempt via organophosphate poisoning in Nepal - Licata C, Liu L, Mole D, Thorp J, Chand R, Chaulagain S.
Organophosphates are commonly used in rural, agricultural communities worldwide. Poisoning in Nepal is commonly a result of suicide attempt via ingestion with a mortality rate of 41 times higher than in the United States even after appropriate treatment. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease
Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Bahamians in the hardest-hit areas are already suffering from cuts and gashes caused by widespread debris and wreckage. But now aid groups are saying survivors are beginning to show signs of gastrointestinal issues from contaminated water. Those with chronic illnesses are struggling without access to t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized Bahamas Infectious Disease onetime weather Source Type: news

Presenting complaints and mortality in a cohort of 22  000 adult emergency patients at a local hospital in Nepal - Giri S, Rogne T, Uleberg O, Skovlund E, Shrestha SK, Koju R, Damås JK, Solligård E, Risnes KR.
BACKGROUND: There is a need to develop sustainable emergency health care systems in low-resource settings, but data that analyses emergency health care needs in these settings are scarce. We aimed at assessing presenting complaints (PCs) and post-discharge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Breaking through barriers and building disaster mental resilience: a case study in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes - Kc A, Gan CCR, Dwirahmadi F.
INTRODUCTION: Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes in 2015 that disrupted its socio-economic system and shattered many lives, resulting in increased mental health issues during the post-earthquake phase. Disasters can have severe mental health impa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Child and adolescent mental health problems in Nepal: a scoping review - Chaulagain A, Kunwar A, Watts S, Guerrero APS, Skokauskas N.
INTRODUCTION: Globally, 10-20% of children and adolescents suffer from mental disorders, with half of all them starting by the age of 14 and three-quarters before the age of 25. In Nepal, 40% of the population is younger than 18  years of age, and as such ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news