' What happened in Pakistan will not stay in Pakistan,' flood-ravaged country warns UN
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has warned that climate change will not spare other countries the sort of disaster that left up to one third of his country underwater and millions of its... #shehbazsharif (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women and girls in Pakistan need urgent health and protection services amid epic flood disaster
BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan– “I walked for about 35 kilometres while in labour because the floods had damaged the road between my village and the hospital,” said Bakhtnama Khairulla (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate change likely helped cause deadly Pakistan floods, scientists find
Extremely heavy rain fell in the hardest-hit provinces. About 75% more water is falling during the heaviest rainstorms in the region, according to a new scientific analysis. (Image credit: Pervez Masih/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

World Health Organization Raises Alarm on Disease in Flood-Hit Areas of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD — The World Health Organization raised the alarm Saturday about a “second disaster” in the wake of the deadly floods in Pakistan this summer, as doctors and medical workers on the ground race to battle outbreaks of waterborne and other diseases. The floodwaters started receding this week in the worst-hit provinces but many of the displaced — now living in tents and makeshift camps — increasingly face the threat of gastrointestinal infections, dengue fever and malaria, which are on the rise. The dirty and stagnant waters have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. The unprecedented mo...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZARAR KHAN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

WHO raises alarm on disease in flood-hit areas of Pakistan
The World Health Organization is raising the alarm about a “second disaster” in the wake of the deadly floods in Pakistan this summer, as doctors and medical workers on the ground race to battle outbreaks of waterborne and other diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Climate Change Combined With Social and Historic Vulnerabilities Worsened Pakistan Floods, Study Finds
Climate change likely juiced rainfall by up to 50% late last month in two southern Pakistan provinces, but global warming wasn’t the biggest cause of the country’s catastrophic flooding that has killed more than 1,500 people, a new scientific analysis finds. Pakistan’s overall vulnerability, including people living in harm’s way, is the chief factor in the disaster that at one point submerged one-third of the country under water, but human-caused “climate change also plays a really important role here,” said study senior author Friederike Otto, a climate scientist at Imperial College of ...
Source: TIME: Science - September 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Seth Borenstein/AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change extreme weather healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Experts slam'pittance' in aid to Pakistan as they find climate crisis played a role in floods
An analysis of Pakistan's devastating floods has found "fingerprints" of the human-made climate crisis on the disaster, which killed more than 1,500 people and destroyed so much land and... #floods #southasian #climatecrisis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio is back in rich countries, but it poses a far bigger threat to developing world
Here’s how this year’s closely related polio outbreaks in New York state, London, and greater Jerusalem might have started. A child in Afghanistan or Pakistan received two drops of Albert Sabin’s oral polio vaccine (OPV), which contains a weakened, live virus, in December 2021 or so. Soon after, when the child was still shedding some virus in their stool, their family traveled to the United Kingdom, where the vaccine virus found fertile ground in an undervaccinated Orthodox Jewish community in London and began to circulate person to person. Somewhere along the way, it also began to change, picking up mutations that c...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

The World Is ‘ Heading in the Wrong Direction ’ as Climate Disasters Mount, U.N. Warns
(GENEVA, Switzerland) — With weather disasters costing $200 million a day and irreversible climate catastrophe looming, the world is “heading in the wrong direction,” the United Nations says in a new report that pulls together the latest science on climate change. The World Meteorological Organization, in the latest stark warning about global warming, said weather-related disasters have increased fivefold over the last 50 years and are killing 115 per day on average—and the fallout is poised to worsen. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cited the floods in Pakistan, heat waves in Europe, drough...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized climate change extreme weather healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Effect of frequency of parent to child maltreatment on symptoms of anxiety disorder in Pakistani adolescents: a community based cohort study - Lakhdir MPA, Pasha A, Allana A, Khaliq A, Farooq S, Ali NA, Nathwani AA, Azam SI.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between Parent to Child Maltreatment and the occurrence of anxiety disorder symptoms among Pakistani adolescents under 18  years. METHOD: A prospective study was conducted to examine the effect of frequency... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

WHO airlifts medical supplies to Pakistan amid evolving humanitarian crisis
09 September 2022, Islamabad, Pakistan – Two shipments carrying much needed emergency medical supplies and equipment arrived in Karachi, Pakistan, today in response to critical shortages in the country, ravaged by the most extensive floods in recent history. The shipments contain 15.6 metric tons of cholera kits, water and multipurpose tents that can be used as medical tents. The supplies, estimated at a total value of US$ 174,816, were delivered to Pakistan with the support of the Government of Dubai and the International Humanitarian City. The Government of Dubai and the International Humanitarian City have establish...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 9, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Developing Countries Must Grow More FoodClimate change and war on Ukraine a wake-up call
CHINA - Constructing an irrigation network in Qinghai Province. Workers were paid part of their wages in food supplied by the World Food Programme. Credit WFP/Sarah ErringtonBy Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 8 2022 (IPS) As our planet continues to heat up, extreme weather has affected many of us. From the west coast of North America across Europe, the Middle East and Asia to Pakistan and New Zealand, wildfires and flash floods have destroyed homes and property and disrupted the daily lives of millions. Supply chains, already badly affected by COVID, have been further complicated by drying rivers and waterways. In the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IP Source Type: news

Self-harm and suicidal ideation in Pakistani youth amid COVID-19 pandemic: findings of a large, cross-sectional study - Salman M, Shehzadi N, Mustafa ZU, Mallhi TH, Khan YH, Khan TM, Hussain K.
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among young people. COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated various factors which could lead to suicidal ideation. Therefore, this study was aimed to assess self-harm and suicidal ideation among university students in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eight International Development Priorities for the new UK Prime Minister
In conclusion, through UK-led international development, the new Prime Minister has the opportunity to help tackle the significant crises we all face. As new disasters around the world unfold with increasing frequency and severity, we are constantly reminded that the cost of delay or denial is far too high. Melissa Leach is Director, Institute of Development Studies, UK. IPS UN Bureau   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.pa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Leach Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Europe Global Headlines Health Inequality Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Stressful life events, intimate partner violence, and perceived stress in the postpartum period: longitudinal findings in rural Pakistan - Haight SC, Gallis JA, Chung EO, Baranov V, Bibi A, Frost A, Hagaman A, Sikander S, Maselko J, Bates LM.
PURPOSE: While the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and stress is well documented, the directionality of this relationship is unclear. We use an adjusted longitudinal study design to better understand if stressful life events in the home... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news