COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Palestinian emergency nurses' knowledge and role perception about disaster management: a need for immediate actions - Saidam MN, Eljedi AY.
BACKGROUND: Preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters have become a priority for everyone. Gaza Strip in Palestine is constantly exposed to wars and disasters. One of the most prominent respondents to disasters in the health c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches $95 million appeal to keep COVID at bay  
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a health and socio-economic emergency across the occupied Palestinian territory, the UN agency for the region warned on Friday, noting a swell of coronavirus cases in recent weeks.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump Undermines WHO, UN System
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) After accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of pro-China bias, President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the UN agency. Although the US created the UN system for the post-Second World War new international order, Washington has often had to struggle in recent decades to ensure that it continues to serve changing US interests. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Invisible virus trumps POTUS In early July, Washington gave the required one-year notice officially advising the UN of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, created by the US as t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Hamas and Israel agree end to cross-border bombing in Gaza
A Qatari-broken truce commits Israel to easing its 13-year-old blockade of the Palestinian territory (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethinking sense of coherence: perceptions of comprehensibility, manageability, and meaningfulness in a group of Palestinian health care providers operating in the West Bank and Israel - Veronese G, Dhaouadi Y, Afana A.
Drawing on a salutogenic perspective, we explored sense of coherence (SOC) in a group of Palestinian mental health care providers living and working in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories (West Bank). Specifically, we conducted a qualitative ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Israeli Officer Need Not Have Shot Autistic Palestinian, Commander Says: The commander testified that the man his partner killed, Iyad...
The commander testified that the man his partner killed, Iyad al-Hallaq, was not resisting and posed no danger, in a case that ignited... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel's top court rules for removal of settler homes from Palestinian land
Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a cluster of homes in a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank was built on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palestinians express anger and despair over UAE-Israel peace deal
When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared the deal... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Perceptions of non-communicable disease and war injury management in the Palestinian health system: a qualitative study of healthcare providers perspectives - Mosleh M, Aljeesh Y, Dalal K, Eriksson C, Carlerby H, Viitasara E.
BACKGROUND: Palestine, like other low-income countries, is confronting an increasing epidemic of non-communicable disease (NCD) and trend of war injury. The management of health problems often presents a critical challenge to the Palestinian health system ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The UN General Assembly: A 75-Year Journey Towards the Future We Want
This article was first published by the UN Chronicle on 6 July 2020.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post The UN General Assembly: A 75-Year Journey Towards the Future We Want appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Tijjani Muhammad-Bande is President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and Permanent Representat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tijjani Muhammad-Bande Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations UN at 75 Source Type: news

Sources of functioning, symptoms of trauma, and psychological distress: a cross-sectional study with Palestinian health workers operating in West Bank and Gaza strip - Veronese G, Pepe A, Alzaanin W, Shoman H.
Health-care workers operating in conflict zones are at severe risk of psychological consequences, given their extended exposure to traumatic events under conditions of stress and violence. This quantitative, cross-sectional study was designed to explore th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Impact of trauma and living conditions on psychopathology of ambulance personnel - a comparison between German and Palestinian ambulance drivers - Wittmann J, Thabet AAM, Shiban Y.
The prevalence and the types of traumas experienced by people differ significantly depending on the situation people live in, e.g., in a generally safe environment or in a stressful one. The current study compares German and Palestinian ambulance drivers i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Child abuse in the West Bank of the occupied Palestinian territory (WB/oPt): social and political determinants - Harsha N, Lynch MA, Giacaman R.
This study aims to assess prevalence of child abuse in the West Bank (WB) of the occupied Palestinian territo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Israel-Palestine: Breakdown in cooperation over COVID, now putting lives at risk
Cooperation between Israelis and the Palestinians at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic is breaking down, putting human lives at risk as the economy goes into meltdown and the threat of Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank lingers, the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process says. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of psychological reactions among teenage married girls in Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan - Malak MZ, Al-Amer RM, Khalifeh AH, Jacoub SM.
INTRODUCTION: Girls married at an early age are more likely to be victims of violence from their husbands or their in-laws. This may lead them to experience mental problems such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and/or anxiety. There are a lack of data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Schizophrenia in the context of mental health services in Palestine: a literature review - Marie M, Shaabna Z, Saleh M.
BACKGROUND: Mental health conditions remain a significant cause of disability in the Arab World. Palestinians are predominantly at a higher risk for mental health problems due to their chronic exposure to political violence, prolonged displacement, and oth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Report: 1,200+ Incidents of Violence Against Health Care in 2019
This article was originally published by theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Global health security Health Workers Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2 million as Mexico confirms record daily infections
Brazil deaths near 40,000; Pence claims protests have not increased cases; Belgian Prince fined for going to party; Follow the latest updatesUS cases near 2 millionMexico confirms 4,883 coronavirus cases in new one-day recordGlobal report: EU nations continue steady exits from lockdownAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage5.30amBSTThousands of Palestinians stranded around the world by the coronavirus are still seeking a way home, months after countries closed their borders and grounded flights in the face of the pandemic, AFP reports.The Palestinian Authority says 6,000 people want to co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases World news Science Microbiology Medical research UK news US news Australia news Source Type: news

The government must act now to stop the illegal annexation of Palestine
Today I wrote to the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, to urge him to take immediate steps to oppose the Israeli government’s illegal plans to annex huge swathes of Palestinian land in the West Bank to Israel from 1 July. These dangerous proposals, which are supported by US President Donald Trump, represent a serious attack on decades of international law and successive United Nations resolutions, and further undermine the rights of the Palestinian people and the prospects of peace in the Middle East. As the world is focused on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Israeli government is rushing to implement these...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Evaluation of pedestrian walking speed change patterns at crosswalks in Palestine - Hassouna FMA.
BACKGROUND: Pedestrians and vehicles are the two most important elements in designing roads and highways. However, for a long time, the designer focused on vehicle issues and did not give sufficient attention to pedestrian safety. Recently though, pedes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Demand for counselling services spikes in Palestine amid COVID-19 lockdown
GAZA STRIP, Palestine –“Sometimes I feel that this is a nightmare that I will eventually wake up from, but the nightmare is never-ending and I do not know how much longer I can handle this,” T.C.* told UNFPA.  She is a resident in Al-Bureij camp, one of the poorest and most crowded camps in the Gaza Strip. Her husband, a taxi driver, has long been both physically and verbally abusive, but the situation took a dramatic turn for the worse under the COVID-19 pandemic.The abuse became a daily occurrence. T.C. felt she was “not living anymore,” she said.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with depressive and anxiety symptoms among Palestinian medical students - Shawahna R, Hattab S, Al-Shafei R, Tab'ouni M.
This study was conducted to determine prevalence of depressive and anxiety s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Barriers to managing and delivery of care to war-injured survivors or patients with non-communicable disease: a qualitative study of Palestinian patients' and policy-makers' perspectives - Mosleh M, Al Jeesh Y, Dalal K, Eriksson C, Carlerby H, Viitasara E.
BACKGROUND: Improving access to optimal quality of care is a core priority and ambitious health policy goal in spite of impediments, threats and challenges in Palestine. Understanding the factors that may impede quality of care is essential in developing a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Design for safety implementation among design professionals in construction: the context of Palestine - Abueisheh Q, Manu P, Mahamadu AM, Cheung C.
Design for safety (DfS), also known as prevention through design, is a prominent means for tackling work-related illnesses and injuries in construction. However, the available DfS studies in construction have paid very limited attention to developing count... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

In Israel, Modern Medicine Grapples With Ghosts of the Third Reich
A Palestinian surgeon, a Jewish patient, a Nazi medical text — and an unlikely bond. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabel Kershner Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Anatomy and Physiology Israel Surgery and Surgeons Cadavers University of Vienna Research Source Type: news

UN officials call for release of detained Palestinian children amid pandemic
Three senior United Nations officials in the Middle East are calling for the release of Palestinian children from Israeli-run prisons and detentions centres, saying they are at particular risk of COVID-19 infection. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Survival and resilience among Palestinian women: a qualitative analysis using individual and collective life events calendars - Veronese G, Sousa C, Cavazzoni F.
Responding to the need for more information concerning the mental health and psychological well-being of women living amid political oppression and war, this study aimed to explore specific factors that contribute to women's individual and collective perce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

China Quiets Talk of Coronavirus Cover-Up in Wuhan
Demands for accountability run afoul of China ’s nationalist narrative. A dozen countries, including Italy and India, began to relax lockdowns, and Israel all but declared victory. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Palestinians Pompeo, Mike Beirut (Lebanon) Source Type: news

Evaluation of pedestrian walking speed change patterns at crosswalks in Palestine
(Bentham Science Publishers) One of the main pedestrian issues considered in facilities and traffic signal design is pedestrian walking speed. It is, therefore, necessary to evaluate the walking speed change patterns at crosswalks and the appropriate design walking speed for pedestrians, which can then be used to design pedestrian facilities and traffic signals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China Silences Talk of Coronavirus Cover-Up in Wuhan: Live Coverage
Demands for accountability run afoul of China ’s nationalist narrative. A dozen countries, including Italy and India, began to relax lockdowns, and Israel all but declared victory. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Palestinians Pompeo, Mike Beirut (Lebanon) Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes Supreme Court decision on ethical LGPS investment
UNISON has welcomed a Supreme Court decision overturning a ban on Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) investment decisions which differ from government foreign and defence policy. Yesterday’s decision overturned regulations introduced in 2016 which banned the funds from disinvesting in companies or countries on ethical grounds, except where the government has imposed official sanctions. These were aimed at campaigns calling on pension funds to disinvest from companies which profit from, for instance, arms sales or the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Reacting to the court’s decision, UNISON head...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article disinvestment international LGPS local government pale pensions pensions divestment Source Type: news

Common coronavirus enemy, forges some Palestine-Israel cooperation, but West Bank annexation looms
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating opportunities for cooperation that Israelis and Palestinians must embrace to sustain Middle East peace efforts and bring an end to decades of conflict, the United Nations’ top envoy in the region said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US states start to reopen as detained Wuhan journalist reappears
World has ‘a long way to go’, warns WHO chief; Singapore cases pass 10,000; first case among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Follow the latest updates.Coronavirus latest: at a glanceRamadan in a time of plague: ‘The best thing is to stay home, stay quiet’UK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage2.55amBSTNew Zealand Says It Has Recorded Two New Deaths Related To Covid-19, and three new cases.The deaths announced today take the country ’s total to 16.Two of the three new cases are confirmed and one is probable. However there is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Europe Asia Pacific Middle East and North Africa Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UN warns of 'biblical' famine; first case seen in Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
Trump to halt immigration for 60 days initially;256m people could starve, says UN; cases worldwide pass 2.5 millionCoronavirus latest: at a glanceFears of prolonged downturn and second wave of US casesRamadan in a time of plague: ‘The best thing is to stay home, stay quiet’UK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage11.56amBSTZambia has reported four new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.Catch the daily update by Hon. Chitalu Chilufya on the@mohzambia facebook pagehttps://t.co/wITtwtfnil In the last 24hrs,#Zambia recorded 4 new confirmed cases of#COVID19.#StayHome#StaySafe#WashYou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Jessica Murray and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Australia news UK news US news Asia Pacific Middle East and North Africa Science Source Type: news

Global Tracker: Denmark, India, Germany, Spain Virus News
Nearly 150,000 people with the virus have died. A dispute over coronavirus measures in Sudan ’s capital has prompted fears that the military would use a lockdown to seize power. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United Nations Brazil China Economic Conditions and Trends Palestinians Quarantines Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ) Trump, Donald J Europe Gaza Strip Great Britain United States Source Type: news

China Raises Wuhan ’s Coronavirus Death Toll 50 Percent: Live Coverage
Germany ’s national health institute says the country’s average rate of new coronavirus infections has dropped significantly. Israel begins mapping out a controlled lifting of restrictions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United Nations Brazil China Economic Conditions and Trends Palestinians Quarantines Bolsonaro, Jair (1955- ) Trump, Donald J Europe Gaza Strip Great Britain United States Source Type: news

Q & A: How to #BeActive during COVID-19 Lockdown
Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach Division at the United Nations Department of Global Communications, says that its important for people to remain active during the coronavirus lockdown, not only physically, but mentally also. Courtesy: Maher NasserBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 2020 (IPS) Growing up in Ramallah in Palestine, Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach Division at the United Nations Department of Global Communications, never really liked running. “I only ran when I needed to: to catch a bus or to run from soldiers,” he tells IPS. But now with three marathons under his belt &mdas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations #BeActive #HealthyAtHome Coronavirus COVID-19 Source Type: news

Boris Johnson Is Moved Out of Intensive Care: Live Tracker
Oil prices gyrated on hopes for a deal to cut output, while European finance ministers tried to agree on emergency spending. Botswana ’s entire Parliament was ordered to quarantine, and Palestinians fear a coming storm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

10 Ways Young People are Leading the Way Against COVID-19
A graphic shared in Hashim's #AgirContreCOVID19 Twitter Chat to stop misinformation.By External SourceApr 9 2020 (IPS-Partners) As the world grapples with unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, young people are demonstrating their continued leadership in their communities and countries. According to a new UN plan to address COVID-19, young people are some of the most affected by the pandemic’s socio-economic impacts. Nevertheless, youth are also among the most active in global responses: Not only are they on the frontlines as health workers, but they are also advancing health and safety in their rol...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Active Citizens Health Source Type: news

Culturally informed resilience in conflict settings: a literature review of Sumud in the occupied Palestinian territories - Hammad J, Tribe R.
Investigating culturally specific views and experiences of trauma and resilience can offer new insights that can aid distress management, meaning making, coping and resilience in adverse conditions, and inform emergency and disaster responses. Sumud is a P... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Fierce Urgency of Now – ECW Allocates $15M in Emergency Funds
By PRESS RELEASEApr 3 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Education Cannot Wait Global Fund (ECW) allocates a total of US$15 million in an initial series of emergency grants for the rapid delivery of holistic education services to protect and support vulnerable children and youth hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 16 countries/emergency contexts. These girls and boys are already impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and protracted crises. An additional series of grants to support the response in other crisis-affected countries will be released shortly and reach partners in-country in the coming days. &ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Education Health Source Type: news

The Gaza Strip and COVID-19: Preparing for the Worst
A Palestinian family on the street in Beit Lahia in north Gaza. Credit: Mohammed Omer/IPS.By External SourceGAZA CITY/JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS, Apr 2 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus is now present in Gaza, the populous Palestinian enclave blockaded by air, land and sea since 2007. An epidemic would be calamitous. Hamas should tighten public health measures; Israel should loosen restrictions so that medical supplies can enter and afflicted Palestinians can leave. What’s new? COVID-19 cases have appeared in the Gaza Strip, where close to two million Palestinians live in 365 sq km, many of them in crowded refugee camps where ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic in Locations with a Humanitarian Response
Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Published: 3/30/2020. This map shows the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in locations with Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) or other types of response plans. The countries include Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Сentral African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide prevention in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - Rezaeian M, Khan MM.
The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) consists of 22 countries including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

COVID-19: UN envoy hails strong Israel-Palestine cooperation
Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, has praised the coordination between the Israeli and Palestine authorities in reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Palestinians report 1st cases of coronavirus in Gaza Strip
The Palestinian Health Ministry has announced the first two cases of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shiite Hardliners in Iran Storm 2 Shrines That Were Closed to Stop Coronavirus Spread
(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Hard-line Shiite faithful in Iran pushed their way into the courtyards of two major shrines just closed over fears of the new coronavirus, Iranian state media reported Tuesday, as the Islamic Republic pressed on with its struggle to control the Mideast’s worst outbreak. Roughly nine out of 10 of the over 17,000 cases of the new virus confirmed across the Middle East come from Iran, where authorities denied for days the risk the outbreak posed. Officials have now implemented new checks for people trying to leave major cities ahead of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, on Friday, but ha...
Source: TIME: Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JON GAMBRELL / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Exposure to violence and its relationship to mental health among young people in Palestine - Wagner G, Glick P, Khammash U, Shaheen M, Brown R, Goutam P, Karam R, Linnemayr S, Massad S.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to violence is a significant risk factor for the development of psychopathology in young people. Research on the mental health consequences of violence exposure in youth has focused mostly on post-traumatic stress disorder, however, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news