Social impact assessment towards sustainable urban mobility in Qatar: understanding behavioral change triggers - Al-Thawadi FE, Banawi AAA, Al-Ghamdi SG.
This study examines some behavioral change trigger... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Surge capacity crisis and mitigation plan in trauma setting based on real-time national trauma registry data - Al-Thani H, Frazier T, Hertelendy AJ, Asim M, El-Menyar A.
The objective of this study was to assess the current breaking point of crisis surge capacity of trauma services in Qatar and to develop a mitigation plan. METHODS: The study utilized real-time data from the National Trauma Registry. Da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia Added to U.K's 'Red List', Mauritius Removed
[PR Newswire] London -- Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia and Qatar to be added to England's red list. Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) and Mauritius to be removed from England's red list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Norwegian football club Troms ø IL becomes the first football team to promote a boycott of the World Cup in Qatar 2022
Tromsø IL har en uttalelse angående fotball-VM 2022. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norwegian football club Troms ø IL becomes the first team to promote a boycott of Qatar 2022
Tromsø IL has a statement regarding the World Cup in 2022. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beach volleyball stars boycott Qatar tournament over bikini ban
German beach volleyball stars Karla Borger and Julia Sude say they will be prevented from wearing their ‘work clothes’ at the tournament (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest comprehensive Middle East GWAS reveals Arab genetic risk factors
(Qatar Foundation) A new study in Nature Communications confirms that the existing global dataset of human genomes, which overrepresent European populations, does not accurately reveal the genetic architecture of diseases affecting Arab populations in the Middle East. The Qatar Foundation-led study of genetic variants across more than 6,000 individuals in Qatar is largest of its kind and a foundation for implementing precision medicine in the Middle East. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup
Guardian analysis indicates shocking figure likely to be an underestimate, as preparations for 2022 tournament continue (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qatari official refuses to recognize female referee during award ceremony
Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani was filmed bumping fists with male officials following Bayern Munich's 1-0 victory in Qatar yesterday.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with perceived stress in Middle Eastern university students - Cheema S, Maisonneuve P, Abraham A, Chaabna K, Tom A, Ibrahim H, Mushannen T, Yousuf W, Lowenfels AB, Mamtani R.
University students face high levels of stress-related factors, such as an unfamiliar environment, challenging workload, and uncertainty about their ability to succeed. Participants: A total of 370 students in Qatar who consented to participate between Feb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The establishment of a medical toxicology consulting service for advancing care of poisoning and overdose in Qatar - Elmoheen A, AlEssai G, Awad Salem W, Thomas SH.
OBJECTIVES: The State of Qatar, in recent decades, underwent rapid, and substantial population growth. The country's emergency medicine (EM) needs are met by government-operated facilities of the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), which see virtually all acu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

End of Qatar blockade is 'a win for the region,' Saudi foreign minister says
The Al-Ula declaration resolves all of the outstanding issues that Qatar and other Arab nations had, said Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia lifts blockade of Qatar in breakthrough agreement easing Gulf crisis
The agreement between the American allies in the Arabian Gulf will be hailed a diplomatic win in Trump's final days in office. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of the risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection in an intense re-exposure setting
Conclusions SARS-CoV-2 reinfection can occur but is a rare phenomenon suggestive of protective immunity against reinfection that lasts for at least a few months post primary infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven passengers found with Covid-19, but Qatar Airways escapes ban thanks to loophole in Hong Kong testing rules
Passengers not in the same place at the same time when test results arrived, so airline is spared penalty (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maturation process and international accreditation of trauma system in a rapidly developing country - El-Menyar A, Mekkodathil A, Asim M, Consunji R, Strandvik G, Peralta R, Rizoli S, Abdelrahman H, Mollazehi M, Parchani A, Al-Thani H.
BACKGROUND: As trauma systems mature, they are expected to improve patient care, reduce in-hospital complications and optimize outcomes. Qatar has a single trauma center, at the Hamad General Hospital, which serves as the hub for the trauma system that was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Discriminatory Laws Still Holding Women Back in the Middle East
By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Dec 14 2020 (IPS) Decades of aggressive efforts to create equal opportunities for women, shatter the glass ceiling and build a more inclusive society only ends up in failure, when the key stake holders refuse to acknowledge discriminatory laws, socio-cultural and religious set ups that continue to threaten progress made by the female work force. Yousra ImranBritish Egyptian writer Yousra Imran’s book ‘Hijab and Red Lipstick’ gives a sharp insight into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sara, the protagonist in the book is torn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Education Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The (un)social network: The emergence of digital thought clones and what to do about them
(Qatar University, College of Law) A groundbreaking study published in Information& Communications Technology Law by experts at the Centre for Law and Development at Qatar University discusses the legal and ethical implications of Big Tech's development of " digital thought clones. " Digital thought clones can allow technology companies to accurately predict and influence people's behavior according to their digital habits. The authors call for legislation to protect people from technology companies' malicious use of their digital footprint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kushner to visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar seeking deal to end crisis
The Gulf standoff has rumbled on for three years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump senior aide Kushner and team heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks in a region simmering... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Mauritian PM Calls for Fair Roll-out of Covid-19 Vaccines
[Qatar Foundation] Port Louis -- Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth calls for Covid-19 vaccines to be 'distributed fairly' amid fears that some parts of the world might be left behind in the dash for coronavirus immunity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Doha, Qatar, was expected to meet with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, who... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Government of Qatar Donates Valuable Medical Equipment, Supplies to Boost Liberia's Covid-19 Fight
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Government of the State of Qatar, through the Qatar Charity, has donated an assortment of valuable medical equipment and supplies to the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Qatar apologizes, investigates forced airport examinations
Qatar has apologized after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Australia to try to identify who might have given birth to a newborn baby found abandoned at the airport earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Qatar Airways forcibly subjected all female passengers on their flight to genital examinations because a baby was found in the airport
Women were examined without consent at a Qatar airport after an abandoned baby was found, witnesses say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qatar 'regrets any distress' after women from 10 flights subjected to compulsory medical examinations at Doha airport
The government of Qatar has said it "regrets any distress or infringement on the personal freedom of any traveler" after it was revealed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian police investigating after women 'strip-searched' at Qatar airport after newborn found abandoned
Australian authorities investigating a disturbing report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women on Qatar flight strip-searched after newborn found in airport toilet
All of the female passengers aboard a Qatar Airways flight to Australia were removed from the plane and forced to undergo vaginal exams... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna announces supply agreement with the Ministry of Public Health to supply Qatar with mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273)
Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced a supply agreement with the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar for mRNA-1273, Moderna's vaccine candidate against COVID-19, to support the Ministry's ongoing efforts to secure early access to a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine for the people of Qatar. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

Australia protests Qatar airport's exams of women passengers
Australia has condemned Qatar authorities’ treatment of female passengers on a flight to Sydney who were subjected to internal examinations after a newborn baby was found abandoned at a Doha airport (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Australia demands answers after women taken from Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched
Thirteen Australians reportedly among women taken off flight at Doha and subjected to medical examination after newborn found abandoned... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women reportedly searched on tarmac in Qatar after foetus found in airport bathroom
The Australian Government expresses "serious concerns" with Qatar after several passengers on board a flight from Doha to Sydney were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female domestic workers in Qatar face 'kicking and hair-pulling' as employers confiscate passports
The claims of mistreatment are the latest against the Gulf state which will host the 2022 football World Cup (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: GFA - We Adhered to All Covid-19 Protocols
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has said that the Association strictly adhered to the Covid-19 Safety protocols in camp in the two international friendlies against Mali and Qatar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Readiness assessment for implementation of a large scale child maltreatment prevention program in Qatar - Alansari K, Al Hammadi ZS, Jilani N, Vaux H, Shadaksharaiah JH, Al-Eissa MA, Saleheen HN, Almuneef M.
The objective of this descriptive study was to as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

South Africa: MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube On Arrival of First International Flight Since the Lockdown
[Govt of SA] Statement by the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube on the arrival of Qatar - the first international flight since the lockdown (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child abuse and neglect in a rapidly developing country: parents' perspectives - Hendaus MA, Al-Khuzaei AM, Samarah O, Hamad SG, Selim BA, El Ansari W.
PURPOSE: To identify parental awareness and knowledge regarding child abuse and neglect in the State of Qatar. Methods: A cross-sectional study using a questionnaire was conducted at Hamad Medical Corporation, the only tertiary pediatric hospital in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children 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

All that glitters is not gold: Misuse of AI by big tech can harm developing countries
(Qatar University, College of Law) The debate on the risks and benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is still ongoing, but one thing is certain: without appropriate regulatory measures, AI is potentially dangerous. A recent study explores how AI can be a threat to the society, especially developing nations, if left unregulated. The study also talks about why AI should comply with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, to ensure that it benefits the society as a whole. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How deadly is Covid-19? Italian study finds mortality rate is 7.4% while Qatari study says 0.01%
Estimation of the fatality rate of Covid-19 range between 0.01 per cent and 1.4 per cent. The World Health Organization said their best guess was that the coronavirus kills 0.6 per cent of cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Qatar Resumes 14 Weekly Flights to Nairobi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Qatar Airways has resumed 14 weekly flights to Kenya's capital Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of fall-related injuries: a retrospective study - Mekkodathil A, El-Menyar A, Kanbar A, Hakim S, Ahmed K, Siddiqui T, Al-Thani H.
BACKGROUND: Fall-related injuries are important public health problem worldwide. We aimed to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of fall-related injuries in a level 1 trauma center. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of Qatar Trauma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

2 Mideast countries have highest confirmed virus rates
The small, neighboring sheikhdoms of Bahrain and Qatar appear to have among the world’s highest per capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

👉 The true story of the heartthrob prince of Qatar and his time at USC via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychosocial and clinical profiles of the cases visiting the emergency department due to accidental self-harm and suicide attempts in Doha, Qatar: a retrospective study - Al-Amin H, Singh R, Abdulrazzak M, Ghuloum S.
The aims of this study were to retrospectively assess the profiles of subjects with suicide attempts and self-harm in Doha, Qatar; and whether the available data were complete. We reviewed all the records of fatal and non-fatal suicides together with accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Global Covid-19 deaths near 355,000 – as it happened
Qatar Covid-19 app ‘exposed 1m people’s personal details’; WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.58amBSTWe ’ve fired up a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Trump criticised over 'preventable' crisis as US passes 100,000 deaths12.41amBSTA loophole in government guidance has caused some of the country ’s most vulnerable people to lose up to 60% of their income and is now forcing many to put their health at risk as lockdown comes to an en...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Damien Gayle, Caroline Davies, and Nick Ames Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news US news Infectious diseases Science Africa Middle East and North Africa Americas Asia Pacific Russia China Brazil Microbiology Medical research Europe Spain Source Type: news

Vulnerability in Qatar's COVID-19 app put its users' private information at risk
According to an Amnesty International investigation, personal information, including names, national  ID numbers, health status and location data could have been exposed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: European commission proposes €750bn Covid-19 recovery plan
Qatar Covid-19 app ‘exposed 1m people’s personal details’; WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America‘Defining’ moment as EU executive pushes for €500bn in grantsColombia designers make cardboard hospital beds that double as coffinsUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance7.58pmBSTThe city of Sydney is bracing itself for a rat ‘plague’ after Covid-19 had forced hungry rodents to turn to cannibalism,Naaman Zhou reports from Australia.Empty offices and restaurants in the city are driving hungry rats into h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Caroline Davies, Nick Ames and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news US news Infectious diseases Science Africa Middle East and North Africa Americas Asia Pacific Russia China Brazil Microbiology Medical research Europe Spain Source Type: news

Qatari contact-tracing app 'put 1m people's sensitive data at risk'
Hackers allowed access to names, national ID, health status and location data of users, says AmnestyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA security flaw in Qatar ’s coronavirus contact-tracing app put the sensitive personal details of more than a million people at risk, according to an investigation by Amnesty International.The app, which is mandatory for Qatari residents to install, was configured in a way that would have allowed hackers “to access highly sensitive personal information, including the name, national ID, health status and location data of more than 1 million users&rd...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alex Hern Tags: Qatar Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Science Middle East and North Africa Source Type: news

Ex-regulator chief returns from Qatar to lead integrated care system
The former chief executive of the Trust Development Authority has been appointed to chair an integrated care system in the North West. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news