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

Australia gives COVID-19 shots to virus-hit Papua New Guinea
Australia will send COVID-19 vaccines from its own supply to neighboring Papua New Guinea and will ask AstraZeneca to send more to try to contain a concerning wave of infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Philippines Covid variant found in England – as it happened
Public Health England said variant contains number of notable mutations, including the E484K spike protein found in Manaus mutation. This blog is now closed. Follow our new one belowCoronavirus live news12.13amGMTWe are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all our coronavirus news on our new blog below:Related:Coronavirus live news: 'no indication' Oxford vaccine is linked to blood clots, says EU regulator11.33pmGMTAt Port Moresby General Hospital, about 20% of women presenting in labour have symptoms of Covid-19. Of these, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive.We get the test results ba...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby ,Haroon Siddique, Jedidajah Otte,Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World Health Organization World news Source Type: news

Covid outbreak has reached my hospital in Papua New Guinea. People could soon be dying in the parking lot | Glen Mola
Port Moresby General Hospital is one of the few safe places for women to give birth, but 30% of our workforce has Covid-19 and we may have to shut our doorsAt Port Moresby General Hospital, about 20% of women presenting in labour have symptoms of Covid-19. Of these, about one-third (four to five women a day) test positive.We get the test results back about two to three hours after we take the swabs, so often by the time the woman is delivering her baby it is too late to transfer her to the Covid isolation ward for the birth and staff have attended to her and been exposed to the virus, without being able to don the appropri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Glen Mola Tags: Coronavirus Papua New Guinea World news Science Source Type: news

Guinea: Questions and Answers on the New Ebola Outbreak
[MSF] On 14 February 2021, the Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak. As one of the key medical organisations responding in the huge 2014 -- 2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, MSF immediately started mobilizing a team of Ebola-experienced specialists to form the core of a response team. Anja Wolz is the Ebola Emergency Coordinator overseeing MSF's response: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Threat of Double Epidemic Worries Guineans As Ebola Vaccines Dispatched
[RFI] Some 11,000 vaccines for the Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Guinea this weekend, as a new outbreak has left five people dead and almost 200 contact cases. The stark reminder of the last West African outbreak comes with added complications of the Covid-19 crisis, which is already creating new challenges for health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea Declares Ebola Epidemic as Neighboring Countries Act to Prevent Further Spread
DAKAR, Senegal — Guinea has officially declared it has an Ebola epidemic after at least three people have died and four others have been infected in the West African nation. Neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia have put their citizens on high alert as the three West African nations battled the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has flown to consult with Guinean President Alpha Conde. Guinea’s new Ebola outbreak occurred in N’Zerekore, in southern Guinea, where health offi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLEY PETESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Two die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea
Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, two of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three die as new Ebola outbreak declared in southern Guinea
Guinean health authorities have declared an outbreak of Ebola in a rural community in the south of the country, with at least seven people infected, three of whom died, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guinea: Four Die in Suspected Ebola Outbreak in Guinea
[Nation] Freetown -- Guinean authorities on Saturday said four people had died from suspected Ebola virus complications, sparking fears of the return of the deadly viral disease in West Africa, four years after the world's largest outbreak of the disease in the sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Perpetration of violence by female sex workers in Papua New Guinea: 'we will crush their bones' - Kelly-Hanku A, Worth H, Redman-MacLaren M, Nosi S, Boli-Neo R, Ase S, Hou P, Aeno H, Kupul M, Amos A, Badman SG, Vallely AJ, Hakim AJ, Kauntim mi tu Study Team.
There is a small but important body of literature on female sex workers' (FSWs) violence towards others, but little of that focused on low- and middle-income countries. Drawn from a larger biobehavioural study of FSWs in three cities in Papua New Guinea, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Moths to monkeys: 503 new species identified by UK scientists
Spectacular discovery of monkey in Myanmar among new species described this year by Natural History Museum scientistsScarab beetles from New Guinea, seaweed from the Falklands and a new species of monkey found on an extinct volcano in Myanmar are among 503 species newly identified by scientists at theNatural History Museum.The museum ’s work in 2020 describing species previously unknown to science includes naming new lichens, wasps, barnacles, miniature tarantulas and a lungless worm salamander.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Biodiversity Animals Conservation Environment Wildlife Natural History Museum UK news World news Science Source Type: news

Restorative justice preferred among the Enga in Papua New Guinea
(University of Utah) Most large-scale populations employ a punitive judicial system. Advocates have long called for a more restorative justice system that repairs harm to victims and reintegrates wrongdoers into society. A study analyzing 10 years of court cases of the Enga of Papua New Guinea show that they overwhelmingly emphasize restorative justice, allowing both sides and community members share their story, the community assists paying compensation to the victim, and supports reintegrating the offender back into society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate Action for Human Rights
School children in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPSBy Cameron DiverNEW CALEDONIA, Dec 9 2020 (IPS) Climate change and human rights are two key issues in international development and their interaction is increasingly in need of focus at national, regional and international levels. In the Pacific, where the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories are on the front line of both climate ambition and the ongoing effects of the climate crisis, climate change is recognised as the region’s single greatest threat. Urgent climate action is consistently called upon to protect ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cameron Diver Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Human Rights Day 2020 The Pacific Source Type: news

The New Guinea "singing dog," once thought extinct, found alive in the wild
An analysis of the DNA of three wild dogs living above 4,300 meters (14,000 feet) on the island of New Guinea matches that of captive... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On the hunt for wild bananas in Papua New Guinea
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Scientists are racing to collect and conserve wild banana species. A recent expedition to the epicenter of banana diversity shows that wild species hold traits critical to helping the world's favorite fruit survive climate change, pests and diseases (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Marijuana use related homicide a case study in Papua New Guinea - Pham BN, Silas V, Jorry R, Okely AD, Pomat W.
Production, trade and consumption of marijuana are illegal in Papua New Guinea. However, marijuana is still produced and used locally, with little known studies into the impact it may have on the individual and community. This paper reports two death incid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How we age
(University of California - Santa Barbara) It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. Whether you live in Tokyo, rural Tennessee or the forests of Papua, New Guinea, the older you are, the more likely you are to succumb to any number of different ailments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Singing Dogs, Once Thought Extinct, Found in the Wild
A new genetic analysis confirms prior sightings in New Guinea. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 800,000; Australian state of Queensland brings in new restrictions
Australian state of Victoria records 13 more deaths and 182 new cases; WHO hopes pandemic will finish in less than two years; Spain records 8,000 new cases. Follow latest updatesDozens of schools report infections in BerlinNurses horrified by neglect of woman from Melbourne nursing homePapua New Guinea bans Chinese mine staff ‘given experimental vaccine’Tour de France: teams will be expelled if two members test positiveSee all our coronavirus coverage4.00amBSTNow is probably a good time to catch up on all the news so far today:3.46amBSTSouth Korea has reported its ninth straight day of triple-digit case increas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

PNG demands China explain COVID-19 vaccine trial on miners
Papua New Guinea says it has halted the arrival of Chinese workers after a Chinese mining company claimed to have immunized employees against COVID-19 in an apparent vaccination trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PNG questions Chinese company claim to use COVID-19 vaccine
Papua New Guinea says it halted the arrival of Chinese workers after a Chinese mining company claimed to have immunized employees against COVID-19 in an apparent vaccination trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New humanitarian air service boosts COVID-19 response in the Pacific
A flight carrying protective masks, ventilators and other essential medical supplies for COVID-19 response, landed in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, marking the start of a humanitarian air service for the Pacific region, Governments and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have announced. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists
The 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize, which is awarded every five years and recognizes those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity, will go this year to Marianna Vardinoyannis, of Greece, and Doctor Morissana Kouyaté, of Guinea, it was announced on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"A vicious circle": repatriation of Bissau-Guinean Quranic schoolboys from Senegal - Boiro H, Einarsd óttir J.
This article treats repatriation of Bissau-Guinean Quranic schoolboys from Senegal where they beg for their teachers who are named marabouts. Data is based on fieldwork that occurred between 2009 and 2017 and focuses on the marabouts, parents, villagers, N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Papua New Guinea is not prepared': 4,000 nurses to strike over Covid-19 readiness
Thousands of nurses expected to stop work this week over concerns about lack of personal protective equipmentFour thousand nurses are expected to participate in strikes across Papua New Guinea this week over concerns that the Pacific nation lacks the medical supplies and funding to handle a potential coronavirus outbreak.The industrial action follows a sit-in by nearly 600 nurses in the capital of Port Moresby on Thursday over concerns about the lack of personal protective equipment for medical staff.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lyanne Togiba in Port Moresby Tags: World news Papua New Guinea Asia Pacific Pacific islands Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

No sustainable development or peace without women: UN deputy chief
The world will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if half the planet is left behind, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said in Papua New Guinea on Sunday: International Women’s Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global heating a serious threat to the world's climate refuges, study finds
Biodiversity hotspots with millions of years of climate stability could be among the world ’s hardest hit regionsBiodiversity hotspots that have given species a safe haven from changing climates for millions of years will come under threat from human-driven global heating, a new study has found.Species that have evolved in tropical regions suchAustralia ’s wet tropics, the Guinean forests of Western Africa and the Andes Mountains will come under increasing stress as the planet warms, the study finds.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Environment Climate change Biodiversity Conservation Wildlife Australia news Science Endangered species Endangered habitats Animals Source Type: news

Remarkable Walking Sharks Are Strutting All Over and Here ’s Their Deal
Scientists have discovered four new species of walking sharks proving the ocean somehow can always seem a little more mysterious. According to a study published in the Marine and Freshwater Research journal on Tuesday, the Hemiscylliidae genus of sharks “walk” using their pectoral and pelvic fins to move across the ocean floor and live in coastal waters around northern Australia and the island of New Guinea. But if you’re now having visions of a walking Jaws strolling toward you through the surf, not to worry. The scientists who authored the study say that walking sharks, also called “epaulette&rdqu...
Source: TIME: Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized animals clickmonsters onetime viral Source Type: news

In the Loop: Volunteering as a family in Papua New Guinea
A six-month overseas mission trip with her family was life changing in many ways for Jenn Rodemeyer, including how she views her work as a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic. Jenn Rodemeyer stood among her students, sharing simple lessons about good hygiene. When it came time to share tips for tooth brushing, she picked [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 20, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Multiple Denisovan-related ancestries in Papuans
(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) Researchers examined DNA fragments passed down from Neanderthals and Denisovans to modern people living in Island Southeast Asia and New Guinea and found: the ancestry of Papuans includes not just one but two distinct Denisovan lineages, which had been separated from each other for hundreds of thousands of years. One of those Denisovan lineages is so different from the other that they might even be considered an entirely new group of archaic hominins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chinese evergreen plant (Aglaonema) poisoning in a child presenting to an urban hospital in Papua New Guinea - Oge R.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

At what age do you feel 65?
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) At what age do you feel 65? New study reveals wide variations in how well or poorly people age. A 30-year gap separates countries with the highest and lowest ages at which people experience the health problems of a 65-year-old, according to a new scientific study. Researchers found 76-year-olds in Japan and 46-year-olds in Papua New Guinea have the same level of age-related health problems as an " average " person aged 65. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – Indonesia
On 12 February, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed in Papua province, Indonesia. Two genetically-linked VDPV1 viruses were isolated from a child with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) with onset of paralysis on 27 November 2018 and in a healthy community contact, a child whose stool sample was collected on 24 January 2019. The location of this healthy child, with the VDPV isolation, is in a remote village, approximately 3 –4 km away from the AFP case with onset of paralysis on 27 November 2018. Even though this province shares a border with Papua New Guinea, this outbreak is not l...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – Papua New Guinea
On 26 June 2018, an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was declared in Papua New Guinea following laboratory confirmation of cVDPV1 isolation in two healthy community contacts of the index case. Since the declaration, a total of 26 confirmed cVDPV1 cases have been reported in the following nine provinces: Eastern Highlands (six), Enga (five), East Sepik (four), Madang (three), Morobe (three), Jiwaka (two), Gulf (one), Southern Highlands (one), and National Capital District (NCD) (one). The last laboratory-confirmed case reported having experienced the onset of paralysis in late October 2018....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Type 1 and Outbreak Response --- Papua New Guinea, 2018
On June 22, 2018, the Papua New Guinea National Department of Health confirmed an outbreak of poliomyelitis caused by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 following isolation of genetically linked virus from a patient with paralysis and nonhousehold community contacts. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 7, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Vaccines Source Type: news

'Full price, full body': norms, brideprice and intimate partner violence in highlands Papua New Guinea - Eves R.
This paper draws on qualitative research in Jiwaka Province, in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), to examine the changing nature of marriage in that context. In particular, it examines how changes in the practice of brideprice have been associated w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Meet Denny, the ancient mixed-heritage mystery girl
After the unearthing of a Neanderthal-Denisovan fossil, UK scientists are using groundbreaking techniques to learn more of the species ’ complex bonds with humansOf all the ancient peoples that have been studied by scientists, none has set puzzles quite so profound as those left behind by the Denisovans. Only a few tiny pieces of bone and teeth have ever been found of this long extinct species – fragmentary remains that would all fit snugly inside a cigarette packet.Yet these fossil scraps suggest that Denisovans had a considerable influence on people today. Up to 6% of the genes now found in modern New Guinean...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Evolution Anthropology Neanderthals Science Biology Research University of Oxford University of Manchester Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea Is Rich in Resources but Poor in Health
The Pacific nation hoped that hosting the APEC summit meeting would elevate its international profile, but a national health crisis threatens to overshadow it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JO CHANDLER Tags: Medicine and Health Epidemics Poliomyelitis Australia Papua New Guinea Manus Island (Papua New Guinea) Source Type: news

Malaria Hits Papua New Guinea Once Again
(MedPage Today) -- Historic declines in 2013-2014 offset by major increase in 2017 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First humans to reach Australia likely island-hopped to New Guinea then walked – study
Researchers map likeliest route using least-cost calculations, line-of-sight sailing and likely sea levelsThe first people to arrive in Australia are likely to have sailed east from Borneo to Sulawesi and island-hopped to New Guinea, according to research.A study led by Australian National University PhD candidate Shimona Kealy andpublished in the Journal of Human Evolution has modelled the most likely route from southeast Asia to the Australian mainland based on which pathway would have required the least expenditure of energy and resources.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Indigenous Australians Asia Pacific Australia news Australian universities World news Archaeology Anthropology Evolution Science Source Type: news

Girls are saying no to FGM – and they need political champions
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “When I was young, I did not want to be cut,” said Aissata Camara, speaking at the High-Level Panel on Female Genital Mutilation, held during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.“I am one of those 200 million girls who have been cut,” said the Guinean-American activist and co-founder of the There Is No Limit Foundation. “I am here to speak for the 68 million that are now at risk.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

STI that causes genitals to erupt and rot is diagnosed in Southport
Usually found in tropical locations, such as New Guinea, the STI, known as donovanosis, causes ulcers to grow and spread on the intimate regions, before the flesh of the genitals starts to eat itself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare flesh-eating STI that causes genitals to erupt and ROT has been diagnosed in Southport
Usually found in tropical locations, such as New Guinea, the STI, known as donovanosis, causes ulcers to grow and spread on the intimate regions, before the flesh of the genitals starts to eat itself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A critical review of potential tsunamigenic sources as first step towards the tsunami hazard assessment for the Napoli Gulf (Southern Italy) highly populated area - Alberico I, Budillon F, Casalbore D, Fiore VD, Iavarone R.
Catastrophic tsunami events like those occurred in Papua New Guinea in 1998, Sumatra in 2004 and Japan in 2011, attracted the attention of the scientific community and promoted the development of different tools for assessing tsunami hazard. A preliminary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Madagascar:HIV-TB Connection - Key to Ending Infections
[IPS] London -A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who have sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV-TB Connection: Key to Ending Infections
Michelle, a transgender peer educator, walks through her village in Joyce Bay, Port Moresby. Credit: Tom MaguireBy Tom MaguireLONDON, Jul 24 2018 (IPS)A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who have sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). She asks them how regularly they have sex and whether they have been tested for HIV or tuberculosis (TB). Her questions are met with giggles, intrigue and confusion. It turned out that none of the eight present have been tested for either disease. Michelle is a peer educator working to test key populat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tom Maguire Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news