Digital Media on the Frontline: Supporting the Ones who Support the Rest
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Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Aid Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

First They Lace Up Their Skates. Then They Fight Terrorism
The police in Karachi, Pakistan, put 20 officers on in-line skates for counterterrorism patrols and to soften the force’s image. Critics... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Bans Travel From India as Covid-19 Cases Rise
[RFI] Monrovia -- Amid a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Liberian government has announced a ban on travellers coming from the Indian subcontinent, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal? | Anne Wafula Strike
Instead of cutting the aid budget – including 95% from the plan to stamp out the disease – Britain should take a global leadDespite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding places for the disease. But eradication is not guaranteed. Polio is virulent and spreads quickly. Even one case poses a threat to unvaccinated children everywhere, which is why a new strategylaunched last week by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) outlines a plan to utilise this small window of opportunity for the world to end p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anne Wafula Strike Tags: Polio Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World news Afghanistan Pakistan Aid Global development UK news South and Central Asia Health Source Type: news

Patterns and Outcomes of dog bite injuries presenting to emergency department in a tertiary care hospital at Karachi - Ali MI, Jamali S, Ashraf T, Ahmed N.
OBJECTIVES: To assess patterns& outcomes of dog bite injuries coming to a public sector tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: This was a one-year descriptive cross sectional study from 1(st) June 2018- 31(st) May 2019 using consecu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Child physical abuse: awareness and practices of medical and dental doctors in Pakistan - Ali Khan HM, Mansoori N, Sohail MH, Humayun MA, Liaquat A, Mubeen SM.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the awareness and practices of doctors and dentists in detecting and reporting suspected cases of child physical abuse. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2017 to June 2018 at the Hamdard College ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

"Expecting the unexpected:" nurses' response and preparedness of terrorism-related disaster events in Quetta City, Pakistan - Khilji FUR, Raziq A, Shoaib M, Baloch NS, Raza S, Iqbal Z, Ishaq R, Haider S, Iqbal Q, Ahmad N, Saleem F.
BACKGROUND: In addition to the psychiatric and societal misery, terrorism places an exceptional burden while delivering healthcare services. Accordingly, a responsive and well-prepared healthcare system ensures effective management of terrorism-related eve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Wheat pill poisoning: complications and management - Rehman HU, Mansoor VB, Syed F, Arif MA, Javed A.
Wheat pill (zinc or aluminium phosphide), also known as rice pill, is used as rodenticide in wheat and rice storage reservoirs. In developing countries such as Pakistan there has been an increase in the number of aluminium phosphide (wheat pill) poisoning ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Letter from Rome – Italy at the Crossroads
By Daud KhanROME, Jun 14 2021 (IPS) Italy, as other countries, has been struggling to balance the health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19. Controlling the spread of the virus implied restrictions on economic activity, on school and college attendance, and on personal movement. It also had to deal with the economic and social implications of a fall of almost 10% in GDP. This has been hard for a country which, even before the pandemic, was one of the slowest growing economies in Europe, with unemployment, especially among young people in the South of the country, at alarming levels. Daud KhanSo far the Government m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daud Khan Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Children pay the price in Pakistan's mass HIV outbreak linked to re-used needles
Since his son was diagnosed with HIV during a mass outbreak in Pakistan among babies and children, hard-up Shahzado Shar has often been... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A unified and whole-of-system approach necessary to make sure every child in Pakistan is ...
Friday 12 June, Islamabad – WHO and UNICEF have applauded the Government of Pakistan’s continued efforts to eradicate polio. The United Nations agencies commended the concerted efforts made to make sure that vaccination programmes continued even during COVID-19 surges in the country.  Both agencies urged greater solidarity and investment to sustain the momentum and reach every child with life-saving vaccines. These reflections were made by UNICEF South Asia Regional Director George Laryea-Adjei and WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari as they concluded a week-long joint vi...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

The government wants your children and grandchildren to become transgenders, and it'll kidnap them if necessary
(Natural News) A Pakistani family that lives in the state of Washington is learning the hard way that Western culture now sees children as targets for sexual and hormonal mutilation. And if you disagree with this agenda, then the government might steal your children from you and forcibly “transify” them without your permission. The City... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mob attacks funeral of non-Muslim woman in Pakistan
A mob led by right-wing Muslim clerics attacked the funeral of an Ahmadi woman in Pakistan's northwestern region on Sunday. The minority... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police in Pakistan arrest cleric over threats to kill Malala Yousafzai
Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani threatened to target Malala with a suicide attack when she returns to Pakistan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani online pharmacy Dawaai nets $8.5M in latest funding round to scale supply chain
The online pharmacy also offers teleconsultations and at-home lab testing. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: < div class= entity entity-paragraphs-item paragraphs-item-enterprise-taxonomy about= typeof= > content /div Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

A Multibillion-Dollar Plan to End Polio, and Soon
A global partnership announced plans to spend more than $5 billion to eradicate poliovirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Campaign Finance Taliban Afghanistan Africa Nigeria Pakistan your-feed-science Source Type: news

Pakistan makes Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for everyone who is employed
Walk-in facility at vaccination centres to open for citizens above 18 years of age from June 11. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VacciNation: Exploring vaccine confidence, Healthwatch England
New research explores vaccine confidence amongst people from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean, and Pakistani backgrounds in an attempt to understand barriers and ensure key lessons are taken forward for future public health campaigns. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinicians' perspectives on self-harm in Pakistan: a qualitative study - Kiran T, Chaudhry N, Bee P, Tofique S, Farooque S, Qureshi A, Taylor AK, Husain N, Chew-Graham CA.
This study exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Latest: Pakistan administers 10M doses as cases decline
Pakistan has administered 10 million vaccine doses as COVID-19 cases and deaths steadily decline in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vital lessons for public health campaigns
Healthwatch England has joined forces with Traverse to explore vaccination confidence among people from African, Bangladeshi, Caribbean and Pakistani backgrounds living in the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Violence and abuse among working children in urban and suburban areas of lower Sindh, Pakistan - Iqbal M, Fatmi Z, Khan K, Nafees A.
BACKGROUND: Child labourers are exposed to an insecure environment and higher risk of violence. Violence among child labourers is an under-studied phenomenon which requires contextual assessment. AIMS: We applied Bronfenbrenner's ecological model (micro-, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Author Correction: Association of serotonin system-related genes with homicidal behavior and criminal aggression in a prison population of Pakistani Origin - Qadeer MI, Amar A, Huang YY, Min E, Galfalvy H, Hasnain S, Mann JJ.
Correction To: Scientific Reports https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81198-4, published online 18 January 2021 This original version of this Article contained an error, as the paper did not discuss the related work of Cherepkova et al. (2018). As a resu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Frequency of psychiatric disorders in suicide attempters: a cross-sectional study from low-income country - Pooja F, Chhabria P, Kumar P, Kalpana F, Kumar P, Iqbal A, Qamar Z, Khalid D, Rizwan A.
INTRODUCTION: In Pakistan, due to legal and religious association, cases of attempted suicides are underreported in Pakistan, yet it is essential to have accurate data so that the causality leading to this national tragedy can be studied and minimized. Psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Dozens killed in train crash in southern Pakistan
Dozens of passengers were killed and several others injured after a train collision in southern Pakistan on Monday morning. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan train crash kills at least 33
Accidents on the decrepit system are common. In 2005, about 130 people were killed in a collision involving three trains in the same district. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Train Crash in Pakistan Kills Dozens
Most of the passengers on an express train were asleep when it derailed and its cars fell across the track into the path of another. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexist Pakistanis Lash at Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai for Questioning Marriage
Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai recently appeared on the cover of British Vogue. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fodder cutter (Tokka) injuries: a preventable morbidity - Ali D, Kaiser MA, Khokhar MI, Zeb A, Zaheer H, Afzal MF.
Pakistan is an agricultural country where fodder cutter (Tokka) is a commonly used machine on the farms. While using it, farmers often meet with accidents causing injuries which are disastrous, and mainly involve the young generation often causing lifelong... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An integrated multicriteria decision-making approach to evaluate traveler modes' priority: an application to Peshawar, Pakistan - Farooq A, Stoilova S, Ahmad F, Alam M, Nassar H, Qaiser T, Iqbal K, Qadir A, Ahmad M.
The transport planning is essential to meeting passengers' needs for fast, safe, and reliable transport. The research goals of this study are to determine the most suitable mode of transport between predetermined alternatives according the criteria related... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Identifying factors contributing to the motorcycle crash severity in Pakistan - Pervez A, Lee J, Huang H.
Motorcycle is a popular mode of transportation in many developing countries, including Pakistan. Since the last decade, the registered number of motorcycles in Pakistan has increased by six times, constituting 74% of the total registered vehicles. However,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

More than 10 million cases of COVID-19 reported in WHO ’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
Cairo, 31 May 2021 – More than 10.1 million COVID-19 cases and 202 121 deaths have been reported from 22 countries across WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region since the first documented case on 29 January 2020. “This is a troubling milestone for everyone in our Region. Despite all our efforts over the past 16 months, we have not yet controlled the pandemic and there is much work to do. We all have a role in reducing infections and deaths by acting responsibly to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” said Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. As of 30 May, almost...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 31, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice of child abuse amongst health care professionals working in tertiary care hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan - Nihan K, Makda A, Salat H, Khursheed M, Fayyaz J, Khan UR.
INTRODUCTION: UNICEF report (2004) states that a significant percentage of total child population under the age of 5 years suffered malnutrition. Child sexual abuse remains undiscussed across Pakistan. Health care professionals (HCPs) are usually the first... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

‘They fired at everyone’: peril of Pakistani villagers protesting giant luxury estate
Activists were shot and beaten at demonstration to stop property giant Bahria Town building on indigenous land they say was taken with force (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workplace mistreatment and mental health in female surgeons in Pakistan - Malik MA, Inam H, Martins RS, Janjua MBN, Zahid N, Khan S, Sattar AK, Khan S, Haider AH, Enam SA.
This study explored har... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Drivers of violent extremism in higher education institutions of Pakistan - Ahmed ZS, Jafri QA.
Since 2004, madrassas (Islamic seminaries) of Pakistan have been the primary focus of peace education interventions in Pakistan. The incidents of violence involving university students are a historic phenomenon in Pakistan, but the tendencies of violent cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UN poised to approve war crimes probe into Israel on Gaza, Jerusalem
Pakistan and the Palestinian Authority submitted a resolution on the creation of a fact-finding mission that will be voted on Thursday... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Pakistan health official doesn't foresee India scenario
Pakistan’s top health official says the COVID-19 variant that devastated neighboring India, causing record infections and deaths, has not yet been detected in Pakistan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Analysis of road traffic accident fatalities in Karachi, Pakistan: an autopsy-based study - Khurshid A, Sohail A, Khurshid M, Shah MU, Jaffry AA.
Background Road traffic accident (RTA) fatalities account for a significant number of unnatural deaths in Pakistan. Hence, it is necessary to investigate RTA fatalities in order to implement measures to reduce them. In the present study, we aimed to assess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emotional intelligence and aggression among university students of Pakistan: a correlational study - Bibi A, Saleem A, Khalid MA, Shafique N.
The present study aims at examining the relationship between emotional intelligence and aggression and investigating gender differences for both variables. A sample of 100 University students (50 males and 50 females) were recruited from two adjacent citie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Role of prayers in anxiety management among the youth of Pakistan: an exploratory study - Shabir G, Ahmad A, Shah I, Ali RF.
BACKGROUND: Regular feelings of anxiety is a severe life and highly prevalent psychiatric disorder which becomes one of the major cause of death across the globe. Although the exact causes responsible for anxiety are not known only in Pakistan 44 % of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK travellers complain of ‘prison-like’ conditions in quarantine hotels
Concerns raised over food, lack of fresh air and social distancing after coming back from red list countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers staying in quarantine hotels in the UK after returning from “red list” countries have complained of “prison-like” conditions, including windows that do not open, a lack of fresh air, exercise and decent food.The Guardian spoke to nine travellers who are or have recently been in quarantine hotels after returning from countries including Brazil, India, Pakistan and South Africa. They complained of a deterioration in the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Diane Taylor Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Source Type: news

CIA plan to flush out Bin Laden through fake vaccine drive has driven jab hesitancy in Pakistan
A Warwick University study published today found the 2011 operation led to a decline in overall vaccine rates in Pakistan by up to 40 per cent the following year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CIA's misleading inoculation drive led to vaccine decline in Pakistan
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in the Journal of the European Economic Association indicates that distrust generated by a 2011 CIA-led vaccination campaign ruse designed to catch Osama Bin Laden resulted in a significant vaccination rate decline in Pakistan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indian virus variant found in Thai travelers from Pakistan
Health authorities in Thailand say they have confirmed the country’s first cases of the Indian variant of the coronavirus, in a Thai woman and her 4-year-old son who have been in state quarantine since arriving from Pakistan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Pakistan receives 1st vaccines through COVAX
Pakistan has received its first supply of COVID-19 vaccines through the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, over 1.2 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bahria Town, a corrupt real estate entity in the Sindh region of Pakistan has started attacking and shooting at Sindhi villagers and...
The violence occurred as BTK officials were trying to bulldoze agricultural land to pave the way for housing projects. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan receives first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines via COVAX Facility
More than one million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine delivered by COVAX Facility to support Government’s efforts to vaccinate high-risk people across Pakistan Islamabad, 8 May 2021 – Today Pakistan received its first shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines (SII-AZ AZD1222) from the COVAX Facility.  The consignment of 1 238 400 doses of vaccines, which will be followed by another of 1 236 000 in a few days, will support the Government of Pakistan’s ongoing historic drive to bring the pandemic to an end. Further allocations from June onwards will be confirmed in due cour...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 8, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Heat emergencies: perceptions and practices of community members and emergency department healthcare providers in Karachi, Pakistan: a qualitative study - Khan UR, Ahmed N, Naeem R, Khudadad U, Masud S, Khan NU, Razzak JA.
Heat waves are the second leading cause of weather-related morbidity and mortality affecting millions of individuals globally, every year. The aim of this study was to understand the perceptions and practices of community residents and healthcare professio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news