2018 a Year of Dangerous Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities
May 14, 2019 WashingtonThere were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the  Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the coalition reported 701 such instances.The coalition ’s sixth annual report documents attacks on vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, community volunteers, drivers, and guards, in violation of international norms an...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Policy & Advocacy Source Type: news

Health funding gap means 1,700 in Gaza may face amputations: U.N.
A lack of health funding in Gaza means 1,700 people shot by Israeli security forces may have to have amputations in the next two years, Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for occupied Palestinian territory, told reporters on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

#ICYMI The @US_FDA is alerting patients who had a mammogram(s) at East Palestine Family Medical Clinic, located in East Palestine, Ohio, on or after March 28, 2017, about possible problems with the quality of their mammograms. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xmR3f   pic.twitter.com/rUtwrLjwQx
#ICYMI The @US_FDA is alerting patients who had a mammogram(s) at East Palestine Family Medical Clinic, located in East Palestine, Ohio, on or after March 28, 2017, about possible problems with the quality of their mammograms. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xmR3f  pic.twitter.com/rUtwrLjwQx (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - May 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Palestinian refugee children: violence in school and family - Kortam M.
This article employs a Foucauldian perspective to examine how Palestinian refugee children are governed through dominance and control strategies in social spaces, such as school and family. Each of these institutions is dedicated to the control and regulat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Palestinian managers' views and practices regarding the prevention of home injuries: an explorative qualitative study - Alrimawi IA, Watson MC, Hall C, ALBashtawy M, Al-Yateem N.
BACKGROUND: Unintentional injuries are an important global public health problem. Potentially, some senior managers have a major role to play in the prevention of home injuries. AIMS: To explore senior managers' perceptions and practices regarding the prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Preventing unintentional injuries to children under 5 in their homes: Palestinian mothers' perspectives - Alrimawi I, Watson MC, Hall C, Saifan AR.
Unintentional injuries are a growing global public health problem, causing mortality, morbidity, and disability among children. The rates of injuries were highest among children under the age of 5 years, and this forms a significant burden on health care s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Statement On The Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry On The 2018 Gaza Protests
This report was shared with the Commission of Inquiry. In this report, Doctors of the World observes that Palestinian health NGOs face unprecedented levels of violence against its personnel, structures and ambulances. These attacks and the death of their colleagues have also left strong psychological scars. Beyond the atrocious violations of international law, the impact of these violations is difficult to quantify or measure through the untold stories of those who died or suffer serious life-long consequences because those who were supposed to help were killed or incapacitated. Doctors of the World takes thus this opportu...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Attacks on Houses of Worship over Last Decade
Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: Oct. 31, 2010: Al-Qaida in Iraq militants attack Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in Baghdad during Sunday night mass, killing 58 people in the deadliest assault targeting Christians since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion there. Al-Qaida in Iraq later became the Islamic State group. Dec. 15, 2010: Two suicide bombers from the Sunni extremist group Jundallah blow themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran, including six Revolutionary Guard commander...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

"Law and order" vs. "injustice and defiance": Al Jazeera and CNN framing of the 2017 Temple Mount/Al Aqsa Mosque crisis - Qasem A, Hussein AB.
This study compares between the performance of the U.S. and Arab mainstream media following the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The textual coverage of the CNN and Al Jazeera of the 2017 Al Aqsa Mosque/Temple Mount Crisis is under examination through operati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and planning among Palestinian middle school students living in Gaza Strip, West Bank, and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) camps - Itani T, Jacobsen KH, Kraemer A.
The goal of this study was to identify the prevalence and correlates of suicidal thinking among Palestinian middle school students by using complex samples analysis to explore data about suicidal ideation and suicidal planning in the past year from 14,303 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children on the front lines: responsibility to protect in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict - Spitka T.
Children are disproportionally affected in violent conflict, are vulnerable to exploitation and lack protection when a state is failing in its responsibility to protect. In the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, children, particularly those living in Gaza, East... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

It's time for radical, Israel-hating Leftist Ilhan Omar to resign from Congress for racist attacks on Jewish people
(Natural News) The more skeptical among us had bad vibes when voters in Michigan and Minnesota elected, respectively, Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim woman of Palestinian descent, and Ilhan Omar, a Muslim woman of Somalian descent, to Congress. Why? Given Democratic outrage over some of POTUS Donald Trump’s first official acts in office —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Termination of West Bank Project Affects 120,000+ Clients and 100,000+ Health Workers
February 08, 2019IntraHealth International ’sPalestinian Health Capacity Project shut down its activities on January 31 —eight months before the project was scheduled to end—due to a request by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in response to the newAnti-Terrorism Clarification Act.This early termination will affect more than 120,000 clients who seek specialized medical care outside the West Bank and thousands of West Bank health workers who had been benefiting from the project ’s preservice and continuing education and digital health improvements.Since 2013, IntraHealth led this f...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: West Bank Palestinian Health Capacity Project Technology Policy & Advocacy Health Financing Health Workforce Systems Health in Conflict Source Type: news

Serious violent behavior and antisocial outcomes as consequences of exposure to ethnic-political conflict and violence among Israeli and Palestinian youth - Dubow EF, Huesmann LR, Boxer P, Smith C, Landau SF, Dvir Gvirsman S, Shikaki K.
We examine whether cumulative-past and concurrent exposure to ethnic-political violence among Israeli and Palestinian youth predict serious violent behavior and antisocial outcomes toward the in-group and the out-group. We collected four waves of data from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Victims of war: dehydroepiandrosterone concentrations in hair and their associations with trauma sequelae in palestinian adolescents living in the West Bank - Schindler L, Shaheen M, Saar-Ashkenazy R, Bani Odeh K, Sass SH, Friedman A, Kirschbaum C.
Due to its anti-glucocorticoid properties, the steroid hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) might play a role for coping with traumatic stress and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The majority of studies report elevated DHEA secretion and decreased c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Empathy needed to end Israel-Palestine violence | Letters
Israeli ambassadorMark Regev,Sebastian Monblat,Hilary and Steven Rose,Naomi Wayne,Karl Sabbagh andLaurel Farrington respond to a Guardian editorial and an article by Simon Baron-CohenThe certainty with which your editorial (If one can kill with impunity then can one lie without consequence?, 23 January) labels the Gaza border violence “protests” is alarming, considering that they are orchestrated by a terror regime with the openly stated goal to “take down the border” with Israel and “tear out their [the Israelis] hearts”. This, while the same radical Islamist regime violently suppresses...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Israel Middle East and North Africa Palestinian territories Gaza Psychology World news Source Type: news

Only empathy can break the cycle of violence in Israel-Palestine | Simon Baron-Cohen
I ’ve spent my career studying empathy. It’s a vital first step in conflicts where both sides have dehumanised each otherEmpathy is all about imagining other minds, appreciating that different people have different perspectives, and responding to their thoughts and feelings with an appropriate emotion. After a career studying autism and the nature of empathy, I see empathy as one of our most valuable natural resources. It has particular promise as an approach to conflict resolution, one that has advantages over viewing a problem through a chiefly military, economic or legal lens.We can see this if we look at th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Simon Baron-Cohen Tags: Psychology Israel Palestinian territories Middle East and North Africa Society Politics World news Source Type: news

Traumatic amputations caused by drone attacks in the local population in Gaza: a retrospective cross-sectional study - Heszlein-Lossius H, Al-Borno Y, Shaqqoura S, Skaik N, Melvaer Giil L, Gilbert MF.
BACKGROUND: Little data exist to describe the use and medical consequences of drone strikes on civilian populations in war and conflict zones. Gaza is a landstrip within the Palestinian territories and the home of 2 million people. The median age in Gaza i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Blog: Let ’s make 2019 our union’s best year yet
New year is a special time. It’s a time to look forwards with hope to the possibilities of the year ahead, and it’s an opportunity to look back at what’s gone before to see how far we’ve come. In UNISON, we like to look forward. 2019 will be another challenging year for public services and everyone who works in them. Yet it’s also a year that holds genuine promise. It’s a year when we can continue the fightback against austerity, it’s a year when our union can continue to strengthen and grow and it’s a year when we might get to chuck the Tories out of Downing Street and elect...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News 2019 New Year Source Type: news

Health and dignity of Palestine refugees at stake: a need for international response to sustain crucial life services at UNRWA - Kitamura A, Jimba M, McCahey J, Paolucci G, Shah S, Hababeh M, Shahin Y, Seita A.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals affirm equality and dignity as essential to the enjoyment of basic human rights, including the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, which promotes global solidarity among all people, i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Blog: Our union stands against cruel and callous actions of the Israeli government
Everyone deserves the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, protected from violence and fear. Our children deserve that most of all. These rights are enshrined in the UN convention on the rights of the child, which celebrated its 29th anniversary last week. Yet for too many Palestinian children, those rights have been taken from them by the cruel and callous actions of the Israeli government. This morning I was at 10 Downing Street, standing alongside friends from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, to demand that Theresa May take action to end to the mistreatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military dete...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News international Palestine Source Type: news

Positivity ratio links self-control skills to physical aggression and happiness in young Palestinians living in Gaza: - Rosenbaum M, Ronen T, Abuelaish I, Orkibi H, Hamama L.
The study examined a potential underlying mechanism through which self-control skills (SCSs) may predict more happiness on the one hand and less hostility, anger and peer aggression on the other hand in an understudied sample of 744 Palestinian youngsters ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Delegates discuss international concerns
In one of a series of debates on international issues at UNISON’s LGBT conference in Harrogate, Bernie McGuire from the West Midlands highlighted the issue of Palestine and how support for the actions of the Israeli state is coming from “reactionary” regimes. For the national committee, Jackie Lewis pointed out that, on the 14 May, as Israel and the US celebrated the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, unarmed protestors against the illegal, 11-year blockade of Gaza were being shot at and killed. She warned against pinkwashing – attempts by the Israeli state to portray itself as a liberal so...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference colombia international Israel jamaica LGBT members Palestine Turkey Source Type: news

Life after conflict-related amputation trauma: a clinical study from the Gaza Strip - Heszlein-Lossius HE, Al-Borno Y, Shaqqoura S, Skaik N, Giil LM, Gilbert M.
We describe the injuries, complications, living conditions and health am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The burden of war-injury in the Palestinian health care sector in Gaza Strip (Correction) - Mosleh M, Dalal K, Aljeesh Y, Svanstr öm L.
In the original publication of this article [1] the background section contained an inaccurate mention of the amount of civilian deaths in the 2014 Gaza war. In this correction article the incorrect and correct information are published for clarification.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

God or country? Fusion with Judaism predicts desire for retaliation following Palestinian Stabbing Intifada - Fredman LA, Bastian B, Swann WB.
Research indicates that existential threat may motivate in-group members to retaliate against out-group members. Less is known about the impact of alignment with one's religious or national group on retaliatory activity. We addressed this deficiency in a l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Victims of war-psychoendocrine evidence for the impact of traumatic stress on psychological well-being of adolescents growing up during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Shaheen M, Schindler L, Saar-Ashkenazy R, Bani Odeh K, Soreq H, Friedman A, Kirschbaum C.
Violent conflicts are severe traumatic stressors with detrimental effects on physical and mental health, with children and adolescents being particularly at risk. For the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, characteristic patterns of dysregulation i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Narrating hope and resistance: a critical analysis of sources of agency among Palestinian children living under military violence - Veronese G, Cavazzoni F, Antenucci S.
BACKGROUND: In light of critical and socioconstructionist theories, the aim of our research was to analyze source of agency, psychological adjustment to trauma as protective factors against political violence in children living in three different refugee c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Old (Molotov) cocktails in new bottles? "Price-tag" and settler violence in Israel and the West Bank - Eiran E, Krause P.
In the early morning of July 31, 2015, masked attackers threw firebombs into two Palestinian homes in the West Bank village of Duma, south of Nablus, killing three Palestinian civilians. Contrary to claims by Israeli and Palestinian politicians, this attac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Enhancing resilience and inclusive development for adolescents with disabilities (2018)
Report summarizes findings from a survey of adolescents with disabilities from Jordan, Ethiopia, Palestine, and Bangladesh, focusing on barriers to education, health services, psychosocial wellbeing, protection from violence, mobility, and opportunities to participate in their communities.(ODI) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Palestinian adolescents' prolonged exposure to political violence, self- esteem, and post-traumatic stress symptoms - Haj-Yahia MM, Greenbaum CW, Lahoud-Shoufany L.
We examined the relations among EPV, PTSS, and self-esteem to determine whether self-esteem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coping with trauma and adversity among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip: a qualitative, culture-informed analysis - Afana AJ, Tremblay J, Ghannam J, Ronsbo H, Veronese G.
In this article, we propose that coping is not only an individual property but also a structural feature. Coping shapes what is referred to in social network theory as multiplex networks, which are based on relations with multiple functions, values and mea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

£ 1.7 million awarded to tackle domestic violence in low and middle-income countries
Professor Gene Feder at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded £ 1.7 million by the National Institute for Health Research to fund a Global Health Group for research into health systems responses to violence against women in Palestine, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Health, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

The burden of war-injury in the Palestinian health care sector in Gaza Strip - Mosleh M, Dalal K, Aljeesh Y, Svanstr öm L.
BACKGROUND: War-related injury is a major public health concern, and a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability globally, particularly in low and middle-income countries such as Palestine. Little is known about the burden of war-related injury... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Two immigrant children with vitamin D poisoning - Mohammad LG.
The Danish National Board of Health recommends vitamin D supplement for children under two years, regardless of race or nutrition source. Danish studies have found, that 50-80% of children of Palestinian and Pakistani origin of the ages 0-16 years had vita... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Perceived peer norms, health risk behaviors, and clustering of risk behaviors among Palestinian youth - Glick P, Khammash U, Shaheen M, Brown R, Goutam P, Karam R, Linnemayr S, Massad S.
Relatively little is known about patterns of health risk behaviors among Middle Eastern youth, including how these behaviors are related to perceived peer norms. In a sample of approximately 2,500 15-24 year old Palestinian youth, perceived engagement of g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Routinergency: domestic securitization in contemporary Israel - Shapiro M, Bird-David N.
The Israeli law obliges the construction of bomb shelters as integrated rooms within every residential unit throughout the country. Based on 12 months of fieldwork and extensive interviews with both Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The role of collective memory in protracted conflict - Nicholson C.
This paper examines the role of interpretations of historical events when discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, by those with a lived experience of it. The research literature relating to representations of collective memory and perceived intractabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Conference urges an end to the detention of Palestinian children
Children as young as 12 are routinely taken from their homes at gunpoint then blindfolded, bound and shackled, UNISON’s national delegate conference heard in a passionate and sobering debate on the detention of Palestinian children. Many UNISON members gave informed and moving speeches on the topic. “Each year the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 500 to 700 children,” said one delegate. “From the moment of arrest, Palestinian children encounter ill-treatment and a denial of their basic rights,” said another. “I was 14 years old when this occupation first started, and I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference international International workers NDC 2018 Palestine Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NEC gears up for union ’s annual ‘parliament’
UNISON’s national executive council (NEC) met in London today to finalise arrangements for the union’s annual “parliament” in Brighton later this month. UNISON’s national delegate conference runs from 19-22 June and brings together 2,000 delegates from across the UK to debate policy and set the union’s agenda for the coming year. The NEC agreed policy positions on proposed amendments to motions and rule changes; noted the order of business for the conference and confirmed that guest speakers would include Loretta Johnson of the American Federation of Teachers and Angie Rayner MP. Labour ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference national executive council NEC Source Type: news

Gaza Report: Treating the influx of wounded
VideoGaza Report: Treating the influx of woundedJune 01, 2018The Israeli army has used disproportionate force against Palestinian protesters inGaza. Since mass demonstrations began on March 30, 128 people have been killed and 3,664 people have been wounded by live ammunition fired by Israeli forces, according to United Nations authorities. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Poverty compounding health challenges for Palestine refugees – UN agency
Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and smoking-related ailments, account for the majority of the chronic health problems confronting Palestine refugees across the Middle East, a new report by the United Nations agency which supports them, has found. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interpersonal and institutional ethnic discrimination, and mental health in a random sample of Palestinian minority men smokers in Israel - Daoud N, Gao M, Osman A, Muntaner C.
We examined the associations between interpersonal and institutional ethnic discrimination, and anxiety and depression among Palestinian-Arab minority... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Physicist Kate Shaw: ‘Even in conservative places, you do not have to be in conflict with scientific ideas’
The Cern scientist on her dual role in studying quarks and helping to train a new generation of scientists from Palestine to PeruKate Shaw is a physicist based at the University of Sussex, where she studies the data that pours out of the Atlas experiment, one of the huge detectors that forms part of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, in Geneva. She is also the founder of Physics Without Frontiers,a Unesco-backed organisation that runs lectures, workshops and schools in war-torn nations to help kindle an interest in science and help local recovery.You work on theAtlas experimentat the Large Hadron Collider. What does that i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Particle physics Cern Teaching Afghanistan Palestinian territories Gaza Science University of Sussex Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Gaza Hospitals Strive to Cope With Numbers of Wounded Protesters Gaza Hospitals Strive to Cope With Numbers of Wounded Protesters
Worried families crowded the halls and spilled out of rooms in Gaza's hospitals on Tuesday, as patients wounded at a border protest awaited treatment for injuries suffered on Monday, the deadliest day for Palestinians in years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news