Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children
Mary RobinsonBy Mary RobinsonDUBLIN, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception. The pandemic has resulted in increased rates of violence against women and has exacerbated challenges in accessing justice. Women are losing their livelihoods faster than men. Millions of women are assuming disproportionate responsibility for caregiving. Many women have found themselves unable to access contraception and other sexual and reproductive health services. UN experts predict that as many as 13 million more child marriages could take place over the next 10 years because of COVID-19 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Robinson Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 Live Updates: Michael Caputo, Trump Health Official, Apologizes for Facebook Outburst, Considers Leave of Absence
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House would not leave for the November elections without acting on an additional round of aid. Pakistani high schools and universities reopened for the first time in nearly six months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Communication (un)savviness and the failure of terrorism: a case of Pakistani terrorist organizations - Feyyaz M.
The central hypothesis of this article is that there are a large number of terrorist groups which prolifically employ strategic communication (stratcom), while paradoxically, there are others who markedly underutilize it, and therefore, fail to mobilize su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

The relationship between smartphone addiction and depression among university students in Karachi: a cross-sectional study - Abid U, Khan TJ, Sheikh A, Saleem S, Kayani HA, Habib MA.
BACKGROUND: Pakistan demographic and health survey (PDHS) estimated extensive ownership of cell phones in Pakistan with 94.7% in the urban population. Pakistan Advertiser Company reported 77 % of cell phone users aged between 21-30 years. Although, no rese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patterns and characteristics of injuries encountered in road traffic accidents and effect of pre-hospital care on their outcome: a tertiary-hospital study in Lahore, Pakistan - Ikram M, Fatima R, Ikram A, Shahid F, Rafiq M, Nisar T.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents are the eighth leading cause of death worldwide, contributing significantly to the global disease burden. As there is a paucity of published data on RTAs in Lahore, this study was carried out to highlight injuries encount... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pervasiveness of ambulance etiquette and knowledge in general population: a perspective from Pakistan - Zehra FT, Nisar D, Zehra A, Javed M, Usman M, Mahmood SU.
BACKGROUND: Ambulance ethics refers to the principles of moral conduct that make the journey of an ambulance safe, convenient whereby ensuring provision of effective pre-hospital care to the patient. It concerns three sets of population: the paramedical st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The socioeconomic determinants of crime in Pakistan - Umair M.
Crime is one of the major issues in Pakistan. It not only affects our society but also our economy. The main purpose of this study is showing the effects of socio-Economic factors such as Inflation, Population, income and economic growth to crimes. For thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Gunshot injury to spine: an institutional experience of management and complications from a developing country - Sajid MI, Ahmad B, Mahmood SD, Darbar A.
PURPOSE: Gunshot wounds are the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Surgical intervention for gunshot injury to the spine carries a high rate of complications. There is a scarcity of data on civilian gunshot injuries to the spine in Pakistan. App... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How do rural-urban linkages change after an extreme flood event? Empirical evidence from rural communities in Pakistan - Jamshed A, Birkmann J, McMillan JM, Rana IA, Feldmeyer D, Sauter H.
Extreme flood events can lead to dramatic changes in societal processes, disrupt rural-urban linkages and affect rural vulnerabilities. Changes in rural-urban linkages due to extreme flooding have been theoretically discussed with limited empirical evidenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Latest: Pakistan to start opening schools as cases fall
Education officials in Pakistan say authorities will start reopening schools from Sept. 15 amid a steady decline in coronavirus deaths and infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

Technology Meets Creativity on Women ’s Empowerment Platform
Artist Ayushi Chauhan’s painting on the Fuzia website. Credit: https://www.fuzia.com/By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) Eight years ago, and at the age of 11, Fuzia co-founder Riya Sinha decided to start the online platform for girls and women. Her story and Fuzia’s DNA are intrinsically wrapped around each other – and highlight how even in the age of feminism where women’s voices tend to be drowned out, a platform for them can become a global success. Sinha in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service explains that Fuzia, with 4-million majority-female followership, was started after ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Arts Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news

The Guardian view on African success: a step closer to conquering polio | Editorial
We are tantalisingly close to eradicating the disease. Things may slip backwards because of science, thugs and exponents of ignorancePolio arrives, if it announces itself at all, as a high temperature. Or a sore throat. Maybe a headache, or an upset stomach. It can go within a week or so, and be mistaken for flu. It is transmitted by poor hygiene, largely affects children under five, and many don ’t realise they’ve had it. In 5-10% of cases, however, the virus affects the nerves, paralysing the legs in particular; sometimes it reaches the lungs. For most, this is temporary. For others –30 years ago, this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Polio Vaccines and immunisation Children Pakistan Afghanistan Hepatitis B Taliban Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Health Medical research Science South and Central Asia Society Source Type: news

Africa: Nigeria, Other African Countries Declare Polio-Free
[Vanguard] Nigeria and other African countries were on Tuesday, declared free from wild polio by the Africa Regional Certification Commission. With this development, the disease is now only found in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pakistan's former ambassador to Indonesia sold embassy building illegally at 'throwaway price'
Pakistan's top graft body, NAB has found its former ambassador to Indonesia Major General (retd) Syed Mustafa Anwar guilty of illegally... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World Health Organization Declares Africa Polio-Free
Nobody will ever know the identity of the thousands of African children who were not killed or paralyzed by polio this year. They would have been hard to keep track of no matter what because in ordinary times, they would have followed thousands last year and thousands the year before and on back in a generations-long trail of suffering and death. Instead, no African children were claimed by polio this year or last year or the year before. It was in 2016 that the last case of wild, circulating polio was reported in Nigeria—the final country on the 54-nation African continent where the disease was endemic. And with a r...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

First Person: Pakistan health worker commits to polio fight, despite COVID fears
Despite suffering the after-effects of the COVID-19 virus, Husna Gul, a staff member with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Pakistan, is committed to ensuring that as many children as possible are vaccinated against the devastating consequences of polio, which can cause muscle-wasting, paralysis and death.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of Urdu version of adolescent peer relation instrument in Pakistan - Mansoor M, Shahzad S.
OBJECTIVE: To translate the Adolescent Peer Relation Instrument into Urdu language, to make cultural adaptations, and to determine its psychometric properties. METHODS: The two-phase study was done in Karachi; the translation was done from May 2016 to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

The role of sense of place, risk perception, and level of disaster preparedness in disaster vulnerable mountainous areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan - Khan G, Qureshi JA, Khan A, Shah A, Ali S, Bano I, Alam M.
The study endeavored to analyze the risk perception, sense of place, and disaster preparedness in response to landslide disaster-prone mountain areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. To this end, we surveyed 315 rural residents of two vulnerable landslide di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Measuring education sector resilience in the face of flood disasters in Pakistan: an index-based approach - Shah AA, Gong Z, Ali M, Jamshed A, Naqvi SAA, Naz S.
School resilience is characterized as risk management techniques to build a safe environment for students. Recognizing the need of building disaster resilience for the education sector, this study is aimed at assessing flood disaster resilience of elementa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Work-family conflict and suicidal ideation among physicians of Pakistan: the moderating role of perceived life satisfaction - Akram B, Bibi B, Ashfaq Ahmed M, Kausar N.
Recent studies have shown an increased level of suicidal behavior among physicians, not only in Pakistan but all over the world. In this cross-sectional study, 622 physicians, aged 32-55  years, participated from 50 private and public hospitals located in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predictors of aberrant driving behaviors of Pakistani drivers by using proportional odds (PO) model [RETRACTED?] - Hussain M, Shi J.
This article is no longer available from the publisher's website for this journal issue. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Polio vaccination campaigns restart in Afghanistan and Pakistan after COVID-19 hiatus
Polio vaccination campaigns have resumed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, months after having been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The World Records Its 20 Millionth Case of COVID-19
There are a lot of ways to try to capture grim milestone the world crossed Monday night when it recorded its 20 millionth case of COVID-19. It’s two Swedens, four Irelands, 10 Slovenias. It’s greater than the entire population of the state of New York. The outbreak that began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has now spread to 188 countries and regions, touching every continent but Antarctica. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases, having crossed its own milestone—to 5 million—on August 9. Brazil comes next, with 3 million; followed by India at 2.2 million; Russia at 890,000; and South ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature overnight UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

The World Records Its 20 Millionth Case of COVID-19
There are a lot of ways to try to capture grim milestone the world crossed Monday night when it recorded its 20 millionth case of COVID-19. It’s two Swedens, four Irelands, 10 Slovenias. It’s greater than the entire population of the state of New York. The outbreak that began in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has now spread to 188 countries and regions, touching every continent but Antarctica. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases, having crossed its own milestone—to 5 million—on August 9. Brazil comes next, with 3 million; followed by India at 2.2 million; Russia at 890,000; and South ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature overnight UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

EU health agency calls for new lockdowns as Greece 'formally' enters second wave – as it happened
Finland imposes 14-day quarantine on those arriving from high-risk countries;Pakistanis flock to reopened gyms and restaurants;US halts upward trend in deaths. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.16amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – the world is on the bring of passing 20m coronavirus cases. Head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO chief says ‘it’s never too late to turn outbreak around' as cases near 20m12.12amBSTTime has never moved as slowly as it did in that last week. But eventually, the day arrived. In the five month...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Lucy Campbell , Damien Gayle , Aamna Mohdin , and Amy Walker Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Cause More Annual Deaths Than Infectious Disease by 2100
In recent decades, tens of thousands of people around the globe have died as the result of extreme heat, and yet the phenomenon of deadly heat would be easy to miss. That may not be true much longer. A new analysis published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that, if left unchecked, climate change could drive temperatures up to the point where they would lead to 85 deaths per 100,000 people globally per year by the end of the century. That’s more than are currently killed by all infectious diseases across the globe. “We’re doing a lot of things around the world that are improv...
Source: TIME: Science - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

👉 American Citizen Shot Dead in a Pakistan Courtroom After Being Accused of Blasphemy via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing juvenile offenders with conduct disorder in Pakistan - Hasan S, Adil M.
[Abstract unavailable] Keywords: Juvenile justice Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

India recently put Beijing in range of its nuclear weapons, report says
(Natural News) Although India has long focused its nuclear defense strategy on Pakistan, they have recently been focusing extra attention on China. Recent analysis carried out by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists shows that India has positioned new Agni missiles in a way that suggests their main target is China. The analysis was carried... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: man, 103, recovers in Pakistan – as it happened
This blog is closed – make sure tofollow latest coronavirus developments here12.19amBSTWe are switching this one off but you cankeep following developments at our latest live blog.Here is a summary of the latest developments:11.34pmBSTGood morning,Josh Taylor with you reporting from Melbourne for the coronavirus live blog for today.As Australia wakes on Saturday morning, the focus will again be on the southern state of Victoria, which now accounts for the majority of cases of coronavirus and Covid-19 deaths in Australia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Amy Walker, Nazia Parveen and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Factoid on Illicit Trade Leading Governments Astray
Credit: SEATCABy Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor and Dr. Hana RossBANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 21 2020 (IPS) A factoid is unreliable information repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact. One such factoid repeatedly echoed across the globe by the tobacco industry is that tobacco tax increases worsen cigarette smuggling. For governments facing challenges to curb smuggling, particularly in the global South, this factoid has scared political leaders from effectively using taxes as a public health tool. Tax increases used as part of comprehensive tobacco control have been shown to successfully reduce smoking in many countri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sophapan Ratanachena-McWhortor and Dr. Hana Ross Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UNESCO, UNHCR & EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT Call for the Inclusion of Refugees in the Post-Covid-19 Education Effort
Angelina Jolie with Syrian refugees. Credit: UNHCR / Laban MatteiBy External SourceNEW YORK, Jul 14 2020 (IPS-Partners) We must not leave young refugees by the wayside, urged UNESCO, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Education Cannot Wait as they urged more support in favour of young refugees’ education during an online debate today, moderated by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, on how best to provide them with improved learning during and after the pandemic. “Mobilizing for refugees is extremely urgent at a time when they are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Migration & Refugees Source Type: news

Effect of physical abuse, self-image, and emptiness on academic performance of female college students in Pakistan - Zareen M, Cheng T.
The major objectives of the study were to predict the effect of physical abuse on academic achievement among college-level Pakistani female students as well as to correlate the association concerning physical abuse, self-image, feeling of emptiness and aca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Frequency of acute poisoning cases presented to Allied Hospital Emergency during March, 2017 to February, 2018 - Ahmad E, Ashraf M, Ehsan S, Riaz S, Fayyaz N, Ashfaq M.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the trend of acute poisoning in terms of age group, gender, types of poisons and month wise distribution. Study Design: The retrospective study. Settings: Allied Hospital, Faisalabad Pakistan. Duration: During March, 2017 to Februar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

COVID-19 & Why We Care
This article originally appeared in the UN Academic Impact Weekly Newsletter academicimpact@un.org The post COVID-19 & Why We Care appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Ramu Damodaran is Chief, United Nations Academic Impact* The post COVID-19 & Why We Care appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ramu Damodaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Organophosphate poisoning: demographics, severity scores and outcomes from National Poisoning Control Centre, Karachi - Amir A, Raza A, Qureshi T, Mahesar GB, Jafferi S, Haleem F, Ali Khan M.
Introduction Organophosphate ingestion is the commonest cause of self-harm encountered at poison control centers in Pakistan. It usually affects a young populous. Organophosphates are found in various forms and formulations that are easily accessible to th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The Quiet Survivors of a Global Pandemic
By Saima W. HossainDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The issue of women’s rights, feminism and gender is complex and ongoing in most countries including Bangladesh. When I was asked to write about impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, I found myself drawn towards writing about women’s situation in general as that automatically impacts COVID-19 response as well. Since I am a woman who has been a part of many different cultures, yet a Bangali at heart, I am not only a survivor within its ranks but also responsible for being a part of the solution to the problems we face. Saima W. HossainAt the heart of it is ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima W. Hossain Tags: Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Women in Politics Source Type: news

New trust CEO promises to be ‘advocate for diversity’
An NHS leader who worked in health development in Zimbabwe, Somaliland and Pakistan has promised to be a ‘strong advocate for diversity’ after being named chief executive of a northern trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High-risk behaviors among commercial drivers: a cross-sectional study in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - khattak I.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the leading cause of death in the world in the young age category. Pakistan is a populous country with a huge number of vehicles on the roads with little safety and security measures in place. The aim of this ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prevalence of nonuse of helmet and seat belt and distracted driving on national highway in Pakistan - Khan Khoso A.
BACKGROUND: Pakistan is a developing country with high number of road traffic injuries. High magnitude of road traffic injuries highlights deficiencies in road traffic laws which are not at par with current safety requirements resultantly fail to address ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children in South Asia
Raghbendra Jha is Professor of Economics, and Executive Director Australian National University. By Raghbendra JhaCANBERRA, Australia, Jul 6 2020 (IPS) The onset of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 set off a series of health and economic crises that feed upon each other. The health crisis exacerbates the economic crisis by disrupting supply chains, throwing large number of people (particularly those working in the informal sector) out of work and closing down large numbers of enterprises – particularly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). Raghbendra JhaThe economic crisis, in turn, exacerbates the healt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghbendra Jha Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and acquired brain injury among civilian patients - Zaman S, Arouj K, Irfan S.
PURPOSE: Patients with acquired brain injury are a vulnerable group in Pakistan with limited psychosocial services available to them. The current study sought to determine the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in ABI patients with traumati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drugs, Doctors, and Donors: Pakistanis Turn to'Corona Warriors' Facebook Group Drugs, Doctors, and Donors: Pakistanis Turn to'Corona Warriors' Facebook Group
When musician Zoraiz Riaz set up a Facebook group to help coordinate convalescent plasma donations for people fighting COVID-19 in Pakistan, he expected perhaps a few hundred responses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Three years analysis of poisoning cases of forensic medicine toxicological laboratory, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar - Shazia S, Wazir AH, Rashid HU, Khalil ZH.
BACKGROUND: Poison is defined as any substance which harms, endangers or even kills a person irrespective of the quality or quantity. Pakistan is a developing country and farming is the major occupation of the majority of the population. Due to the easy av... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Rising suicide rates in Pakistan: is it about time to break the silence? - Yousafzai AW, Yousafzai S, Khan SA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Pakistan was the origin for HALF of Britain's 60 recent imported coronavirus cases
As many as half of Britain's 60 most-recently imported coronavirus cases are believed to have come into the country on flights from Pakistan, data from Public Health England suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gilead prices COVID-19 drug candidate remdesivir at $2,340 per patient
Gilead has tied up with generic drugmakers based in India and Pakistan, including Cipla Ltd and Hetero Labs Ltd, to make and supply remdesivir in 127 developing countries. Cipla's version is priced at less than 5,000 Indian rupees ($66.24), while Hetero Lab's version is priced at 5,400 rupees. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia - Torres-Rueda S, Ferrari G, Orangi S, Hitimana R, Daviaud E, Tawiah T, Prah RKD, Karmaliani R, Kapapa E, Barasa E, Jewkes R, Vassall A.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a global problem with profound consequences. Although there is a growing body of evidence on the effectiveness of VAWG prevention interventions, economic data are scarce. We carried out a cross-country study to ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news