Pakistan's prime minister under fire for linking rise in rape cases to how women dress
Hundreds have signed a statement circulating online calling Khan's comments "factually incorrect, insensitive and dangerous." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda
Michael, 34, a nurse at Wurm CHPS, Ghana, washes his hands. Every healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of COVID-19 spending. Credit: WaterAid / Apagnawen AnnankraBy Helen HamiltonLONDON, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. The World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Hamilton Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World
Delegates at an online conference organised by APDA and AFPPD looked at ways to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls. By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) Girls in Asia don’t want to go back to normal – they want to go “back to better than normal”, says Zara Rapoport, a delegate during an online seminar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender. The seminar, held this week, was organised by the Asian Forum for Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) and the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA). It focused on the impact of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Environment Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

UK bans travel from 4 more nations over virus; 39 in all
The British government is to ban international arrivals from four more countries — Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines — amid concerns over new virus variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pakistanis clash with police at shrine shut over coronavirus
Pakistan deployed paramilitary troops early Friday to a shrine closed due to coronavirus restrictions, after hundreds of pilgrims trying to get in clashed with police (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Joins Pakistan in Row Over Covid-19 Profiteering Cartels
[Nation] On March 10, a week after Kenya received the first consignment of the AstraZeneca vaccine, a statement appeared on the Sputnik V's Russian website saying that Kenya had also approved the use of the Russian vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Regional Director's statement for virtual press briefing, 1 April
1 April 2021 – I would like to welcome you all today to this press briefing, and also I would like to give a warm welcome to my colleague Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. WHO and UNICEF have a long history of working hand in hand to address some of the most urgent issues related to the health and well-being of all people in our Region. This solid partnership is at its strongest now during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are facing a global threat that requires even more coordinated efforts. I am proud that our teams – together with many other partners – are ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 1, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

The City Losing Its Children to H.I.V.
A pediatric outbreak in a remote Pakistan city shows the urgency of global health after Covid. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang and Sarah Caron Tags: Tests (Medical) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pakistan Source Type: news

Disaster resilience in Pakistan: a comprehensive multi-dimensional spatial profiling - Sajjad M.
Building disaster-resilient communities require operative resilience frameworks enabling factual decision-making and resource allocation at national and sub-national scales. While Pakistan is frequently hit by several natural hazards (i.e., floods, drought... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive amid surge in coronavirus
Pakistani authorities have launched a five-day vaccination campaign against polio despite facing another surge of coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Pakistan imposes partial coronavirus lockdowns
Pakistani authorities on Monday imposed a partial lockdown in several more high-risk areas in the capital, Islamabad, and elsewhere in the country after the positivity rate from coronavirus infections jumped to over 11% (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Underprivileged women impacted by ethnic violence: deconstructing lives - Habib Z, Soomro KA.
Though the city of Karachi in Pakistan is a nucleus of ethnic violence, only a limited number of studies have been conducted on the predicament of underprivileged women during ongoing conflicts. There has been negligible focus on how the women are coping i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Debate: Child and adolescent mental health services in Pakistan; do we need in-patient mental health facilities for children and young people? - Hamdani SU, Huma ZE, Tamizuddin-Nizami A.
Depression and anxiety are leading causes of morbidity in children and adolescents worldwide. In Pakistan, young people are exposed to many chronic adversities including violence, social and economic inequalities, and are at greater risk of developing ment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Documentary Follows Cher On An Elephant Rescue Mission In Pakistan
The "Moonstruck" icon's journey is chronicled in "Cher & the Loneliest Elephant," which hits Paramount+ on April 22. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
The Commission The Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean was established in 2019 by the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean as an independent, expert Commission. The Commission has conducted an extensive review of health inequities in the Region and has produced a report "Build back fairer: achieving health equity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region". The report provides detailed analysis of the status of health inequities and a list of actionable recommendations. The work of the Commission puts social justice and health equity at the centre of all acti...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 22, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia has prohibited its men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Myanmar. The move is aimed at discouraging...
The move is aimed at discouraging Saudi men from marrying foreigners and additional formalities have been placed before issuing... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani court sentenced two men to death over gang rape of French-Pakistani mother, attack prompted nationwide protests and tough new...
Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani journalist Ajay Lalwani dies after suffering three gunshot wounds
Washington, D.C., March 19, 2021—Authorities in Sindh province, Pakistan, must immediately launch a credible investigation and apprehend... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Lockdowns In Europe As COVID-19 Cases Soar; Pakistan's PM Tests Positive
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia prohibits men from marrying women from Pakistan, 3 other nations: Report
Saudi Arabia has prohibited its men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Myanmar, Dawn reported citing a report in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child sexual abuse in Pakistan schools: a non-systematic narrative literature review - Rahim S, Bourgaize C, Khan M, Matthew L, Barron I.
The current non-systematic narrative review of literature sought to explore the need for research into child sexual abuse (CSA) in Pakistan's schools. The limited literature that exists suggests that CSA is a pervasive problem in Pakistan as it is in neigh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pakistan army chief says ‘it is time to bury the past’ with India
In a rare conciliatory note, General Bajwa calls for peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute and talks with New Delhi. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This thyme-like Iranian plant is an effective alternative medicine for coughs
(Natural News) The thyme-like plant known as Shirazi thyme (Zataria multiflora) is a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family and is native to Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Also called Avishan-e-Shirazi in Iran, this flowering plant is considered a valuable medicinal herb. Shirazi thyme is traditionally used as an antiseptic, carminative (relieves flatulence), stimulant, diaphoretic (induces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India now as autocratic as Pakistan, worse than Bangladesh: Sweden institute's Democracy Report
After Freedom House report said India is only 'partly free' now, V-Dem Institute's Democracy Report has downgraded India from 'world's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Pakistan to receive 45 million doses of Covid vaccine from India as part of Global alliance
Until now, rival nation Pakistan was not the recipient of India’s vaccine outreach initiative (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence against women: a comprehensive depiction of Pakistani literature - Ali T, Karmaliani R, Farhan R, Hussain S, Jawad F.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence against women is a significant problem in Pakistan associated with an alarming set of mental health issues. AIMS: To identify the prevalence of intimate partner violence in Pakistan and the causes, health effects and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The Latest: Pakistan starts vaccinating people 60 or older
Pakistan has started vaccinating people who are 60 years old or above to protect them from COVID-19 amid a steady increase in cases and fatalities from the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gurdeep Singh makes history by becoming first Sikh to win elections in Pakistan Senate
Community will have its own representative in top forum of legislature (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani student Aqsa Jamal won the Lexus Design Award in Milan, Italy for inventing a sewing machine for the visually-impaired
KARACHI: Aqsa Ajmal a Pakistani female student from the National University of Sciences & Technol... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Joe Amon and Christina WillePHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 3 2021 (IPS) In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joe Amon and Christina Wille Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and depression among women in rural Pakistan - LeMasters K, Bates LM, Chung EO, Gallis JA, Hagaman A, Scherer E, Sikander S, Staley BS, Zalla LC, Zivich PN, Maselko J.
BACKGROUND: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a common pathway to adult depression. This pathway is particularly important during the perinatal period when women are at an elevated risk for depression. However, this relationship has not been explore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘Peace of mind and protection’ – why members are getting the jab
COVID-19 vaccinations are rapidly being rolled out across the UK, and UNISON members are among some of the first people to receive them. UNISON member Sharon Fowler is a third-year student nurse in Plymouth. As a Black woman, she’s been waiting for the vaccine to be available to her. “I’m originally from South Africa, and as an ethnic minority, I am considered high risk. One of the reasons I agreed to have this vaccine was for peace of mind and protection. I’m so relieved I got to have it.” In June last year, a Public Health England report on COVID-19 deaths confirmed the risk of dyi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News Covid-19 vaccination vaccine Source Type: news

Pakistan MP Who is in His Late Fifties, Marries 14-Year-Old Baloch Girl; Police Launch Probe
Notably, the girl was a student of Government Girls High School, Jughoor, where her date of birth had been recorded as of October 28,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan MP Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi marries 14-year-old girl from Balochistan; police launch probe
Law in Pakistan does not allow marriage with girls below 16 years of age. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 women who ran empowerment workshops killed in Pakistan
"Is this the way to give back to someone for the hard work they were doing for the poor?” their employer told NBC News. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak
The new Salmonella Typhi strain is related to one in Pakistan and has infected at least 71 people in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Research confirms folk uses of medicinal plants in Pakistan
(Natural News) The use of plant parts to relieve or treat ailments is something that’s still practiced even today. Asian countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are known for their use of traditional herbal remedies in various forms, such as powders, decoctions, infusions or poultice. Despite advancements in modern medicine, many people still rely on these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global poliovirus risk management and modeling
(Society for Risk Analysis) Launched in 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) stands out as one of the largest, internationally coordinated global public health major projects conducted to date, with cumulative spending of over $16.5 billion for 1988-2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 30 years later, stubborn outbreaks of wild poliovirus still occur in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where cases have been increasing since 2018. The global eradication of polio continues to be an elusive goal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harassment and mental health in surgical training: a pilot survey of surgical trainees in Pakistan - Martins RS, Hashmi SA, Inam H, Naeem Janjua MB, Malik MA.
OBJECTIVE: To assess harassment among surgical trainees and its effects on mental health, and to explore its association with gender. METHODS: The nationwide cross-sectional pilot study was conducted by the Association of Women Surgeons of Pakistan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Perinatal depression in Pakistan: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Atif M, Halaki M, Raynes-Greenow C, Chow CM.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and associated risk factors of perinatal depression in Pakistan. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, EMBASE, and Global health, up through May 31, 2019. Studies reporting on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of depression among patients with HIV/AIDS in Lahore, Pakistan: cross-sectional study - Junaid K, Ali H, Khan AA, Khan TA, Khan AM, Khan A, Nazim R, Tahira K.
BACKGROUND: Depression is defined as a psychiatric disorder characterized by depressed mood, lack of concentration, diminished energy, disturbed sleep, and low self-esteem. Depression is more prevalent in HIV/AIDS patients than the general population. Ther... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Violence and precarity: a neglected cause of large family sizes in Pakistan - Ataullahjan A, Vallianatos H, Mumtaz Z.
A key objective of Pakistan's family planning program has been to increase awareness of the benefits of a small family. Despite five decades of effort, family size ideals of four children persist. Research suggests a preference for large families and many ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Autopsies found in dead tiger cubs conclude they may have died of COVID
Two 11-week-old white tiger cubs that died in a Pakistani zoo last month appear to have died of COVID-19, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China moves for more control over Belt and Road in Pakistan
Demand for joint parliamentary oversight indicates Beijing's frustration on projects (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of a school-based sexual abuse prevention program for female children with intellectual disabilities in rural Pakistan- a feasibility study - Warraitch A, Amin R, Rashid A.
BACKGROUND: Child sexual abuse is one of the most pervasive threats to children's wellbeing worldwide. Globally, around 7% to 19% of children have been estimated to be a victim of child sexual abuse. In Pakistan, around 18 thousand instances of child sexua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Family of girl, 12, forced to marry abductor condemn Pakistan authorities
Kidnap of child who was forced to sleep in cattle pen is latest case to highlight widespread abuses of religious minority women and girls (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid mortality in England still higher for some ethnic minorities, study finds
People from Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds faring worse than black people in second wave of pandemicEvidence that ethnic minorities are at elevated risk of contracting and dying from Covid-19 compared with their white counterparts iswell established. But a new sweeping analysis in England shows that between the first and second waves of the pandemic in 2020, death rates in black communities improved, but continued to remain high in people from Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds.Theanalysis– which is yet to be peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal – suggests that while the public health messa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Coronavirus Medical research Science Office for National Statistics Inequality Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Race Health UK news Source Type: news

Incidence of animal-bite injuries registered in public hospitals of post-conflict Swat District, Pakistan in 2014 - Munibullah, Habibullah, Rashid HB, Mushtaq MH, Sadiq S, Hasan S, Chaudhry M.
The Swat district, a conflict-hit territory due to Taliban militancy, had a damaged local health infrastructure. Animal-bite injuries leading to rabies is one of the major health concerns in developing countries, especially within conflict zones. The curre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news