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Social suffering and the psychological impact of structural violence and economic oppression in an ongoing conflict setting: the Gaza Strip - Hammad J, Tribe R.
Structural violence and economic oppression (e.g. control over resources, politically engineered poverty and unemployment) are common features of warfare, yet there is a lack of research exploring the impact this has on civilian wellbeing in conflict-affec...
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Study finds overwhelming support for smoke-free policies among L.A. tenants, landlords
Half of apartment dwellers in Los Angeles report having been exposed to unwanted secondhand smoke in their homes in the last year, and 9 in 10 of them say they favor policies banning smoking from their buildings, a  new study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reveals.Owners of multiunit housing properties in Los Angeles also expressed strong support, with 92% saying they favor smoke-free policies, according to the study, which surveyed more than 5,000 tenants and owners in some of the city ’s most densely populated areas.“We found that 1 in 2 tenants said that they were exposed to secondha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Inside prison during the pandemic, RCGP
The RCGP Secure Environments Group has created resources for clinicians working in secure environments. These can guide those starting out or assisting in a secure environment for the first time or returning from retirement to help cover staff shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. The resources contain guidance on prescribing safely in a context where ordinary medicines are at risk of being misused or diverted and becoming a potential source for bullying.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In race to COVID-19 drugs, EU may fast track remdesivir sale before U.S.
The European Union may give an initial green light in the coming days for sale of the drug remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment, the head of its medicines agency said on Monday, fast-tracking the drug to market amid tight global competition for resources.
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Resources for Veterans, Military Families Amid COVID-19
En espa ñol | The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other aid organizations have mobilized resources specifically for veterans to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. ... The Veterans Healt...
Source: AARP.org News - May 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

South Africa Must Respond – & Lead – on COVID-19 & SDGs
Secretary-General António Guterres poses for a group photo with the members of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance. Credit: Mark Garten / United NationsBy Leila Fourie and Fani TitiJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 18 2020 (IPS) Sitting on the southern tip of Africa during a time of social distancing, while the entire planet fights Covid-19, we cannot help but reflect on how vulnerable our country is to this scourge. The pandemic has highlighted the underlying inequalities in our society. More than half of South Africa’s population lack access to piped water in their homes – never mind electri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Leila Fourie and Fani Titi Tags: Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

My Adherence My Fallacy: Stigma and Mental Health
Credit: Unsplash /Melanie WasserBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, May 18 2020 (IPS) The World Health Organization (2019) states that every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Annually, this represents over 800,000 people, more than the number of people who die in conflict and by homicide put together. Every suicide is a tragedy that has long-lasting effects on the people left behind and most cases stem from prolonged mental health issues and abuses that are not reported. This is the story of Maria Gomez (56), an American citizen, born in Bangladesh, and of her daughter Mila Gomez (25), a mother and daughter duo, who work to raise ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ashwagandha can be effective COVID-19 preventive drug, finds research by IIT Delhi and Japan's AIST
The drug's development may take some time, and in the current scenario, these natural resources -- Ashwagandha and Propolis -- can offer some preventive or even therapeutic value, according to D Sundar, head of the Delhi Indian Institute of Technology's Biotechnology department.
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In charts: healthcare technology in low-income countries
Lack of funding results in a shortage of resources, while doctors are overstretched
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Summer weather could help fight coronavirus spread but won’t halt the pandemic
Heat, humidity and sunshine are helpful, but the virus still spreads in warm-weather countries, and experts warn against complacency.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Freedman Source Type: news

Some school districts struggle with remote learning
When the coronavirus pandemic forced schools across the country to go digital, some wealthier school districts had few problems switching to remote learning. However, other areas where many students lack access to internet, computer hardware and other vital resources had to scramble to make the drastic conversion. Mireya Villarreal reports.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID ‐19 Abortion Bans and Their Implications for Public Health
The American Public Health Association (APHA) has long recognized that access to abortion is a fundamental right and an important component of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.  However, under the guise of trying to protect the U.S. public during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of states have called this right into question. Some politicians have attempted to exploit the current public health crisis to further prohibit or limit access to abortion care, claiming that it is nonessential and that medical resources and personal protective equipment (PPE) need to be redirected to other medical needs and procedures.
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Did You Lose Your Health Insurance Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic? You May Have Other Options
Liz Clausen never thought her husband would lose his job. He was the first full-time hire at the Austin-based startup where he worked as a programmer, and the economy was booming just a few months ago. Then the COVID-19 outbreak hit, and he was unexpectedly laid off at the end of March. When he lost his job, he lost his health insurance, too — and so did Clausen, a freelance writer who was on his plan. Suddenly, the couple — who had just bought their first house last April — faced the possibility of weathering a global pandemic without health insurance. Clausen’s story is all too familiar for milli...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer News Desk UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Forgotten Children
By Satyajeet MazumdarMUMBAI, India, May 15 2020 (IPS) Children residing in Child Care Institutions (CCIs, commonly known as orphanages) in India have often found themselves to be the forgotten lot, when it comes to support and development initiatives by the government. This has also been the case during the current lockdown. This is partly because, according to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act), children in need of care and protection, or CNCP, are supposed to be placed in CCIs temporarily, until suitable means of rehabilitation, such as adoption, placement in foster care, or restora...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Satyajeet Mazumdar Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bypassing the waitlist: examining barriers and facilitators of help-line utilization among college students with depression symptoms - Lueck JA, Poe M.
This study identified the psychological determinants of utilizing a help-line and examined potential bar...
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa: Migrant Neighbours Team Up to Make Masks to Survive
[New Frame] Migrants are particularly vulnerable to the lockdown's economic pinch, but two Joburg neighbours have pooled their resources to start a small business and feed themselves and their families.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Science and Technology : Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Interest
This report examines indicators of U.S. public attitudes and understanding of science and technology ( S&T ) , public concern about S&T issues, and public knowledge of basic S&T facts. The report identifies high-level trends and patterns, some of which are examined by selected demographics of the U.S. public. It also makes comparisons between the United States and other countries, including China, in public attitudes, support for public funding of science, and S&T knowledge. The report finds that nearly three-quarters of Americans in 2018 saw more benefits than harm from science, and 84 % supported federal funding of basic research.
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 15, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Special Collection - Coronavirus (COVID-19): optimizing health in the home workspace
Coronavirus (COVID-19): optimizing health in the home workspaceTo help reduce the spread of COVID-19, workers in many countries have changed their usual work habits and are working from home where feasible. Home working often involves prolonged sitting and working at a computer.This Special Collection, developed in collaboration with Cochrane Work, brings together Cochrane Reviews summarizing evidence for maintaining health and wellbeing when working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions related to maintaining physical activity, optimizing the work...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 15, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

How Russia ’s Coronavirus Outbreak Became One of the World’s Worst
Russian President Vladimir Putin eased the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 30 to stem the spread of the coronavirus, even as Russia becomes Europe’s new hotspot for the infection. With more than 250,000 cases as of May 15, Russia now has the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world. In a televised address to the nation on May 11, Putin said that some sectors would return to work from the following day, though restrictions on large public events across the country would stay in place. Everyone is required to wear face masks and gloves in shops and on public transport. Still closed in Moscow ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer feature Londontime Source Type: news

GPs need resources to tackle 'inevitable' surge in demand amid tumbling A & E visits
GP practices must be given the resources they need to cope with an inevitable surge in demand for routine care during the coronavirus pandemic as patients stay away from A&E departments, the BMA has warned.
Source: GP Online News - May 15, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

Africa: Why Malaria Treatment Shouldn't Take a Back Seat to COVID-19
[The Conversation Africa] Ridding the world of malaria in the near future is a very ambitious goal. Efforts to achieve it have already been weakened by governments shifting resources from malaria control and elimination initiatives to the fight against COVID-19.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality
Announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (ACIM) to be held via webinar on June 17-18, 2020. Agenda items are being finalized but may include updates from HRSA and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, discussion of COVID-19 and infant and maternal health, and updates on priority topic areas for ACIM to address (equity, data, access, and quality of care).
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Biotechs harness AI in battle against Covid-19
Drug discovery and development groups combine resources to fight pandemic
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘A License for Neglect.’ Nursing Homes Are Seeking — and Winning — Immunity Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
It was 11 p.m. on a Sunday in early May when Penny Shaw, a 76-year-old in Braintree, Massachusetts, picked up the phone and reported her nursing home to the local police. The staff on duty had just told her they couldn’t provide any of their usual care because they had no personal protection equipment (PPE). Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, the staff is supposed to wear PPE when helping all patients, but only the home’s administrator, who doesn’t work late on weekends, could give it out. So the certified nursing assistants wouldn’t be able to get masks, gloves or gowns until the morning. Shaw wa...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Behaviour of occupational health services during the COVID-19 pandemic
Disasters, crises and pandemics are emergencies which impact on businesses severely. The COVID-19 pandemic reached its peak in mid-April 2020 in the UK. During this period, NHS Occupational Health Services (OHS) were stretched to their limit along with other health services. OHS may have had to change their pattern of operation, operating times, services offered, etc. to cope with the pandemic. Data about business model modifications, services offered by the OHS businesses during the pandemic could help in better utilization of OHS resources in the future.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model Organism research data related to COVID-19 at the Alliance
The Alliance of Genome Resources has been updated to the 3.0.1 release with a new resource for COVID-19 relevant model organism research data. Check it out!
Source: WormBase - May 14, 2020 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication external website news Alliance of Genome Resources Source Type: news

Without Universal Health Coverage We Are Sitting Ducks When the next Pandemic Strikes
The usually busy UN Avenue in Nairobi, Kenya where traffic is bumper to bumper on the best of days, is almost empty as people stay at home to avoid spreading the coronavirus. Credit: UN Kenya/Newton KanhemaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 2020 (IPS) We live in a different world to the one we inhabited six short months ago. With more than 4 million people infected and over 280,000 dead globally by mid May 2020, Covid-19 has ruthlessly exposed the vulnerability of a globalised world to pandemic disease. People are slowly coming to terms with the frightening and heartbreaking death toll, and we are still not out ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: London transport services will be cut without bailout today, warns Sadiq Khan
Cost of furlough scheme estimated to reach £83bn by October; death toll in Scotland rises by 34; health minister Edward Argar admits more testing capacity needed for care homesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceIs the new antibody test a ‘game changer’?Record drop in A&E attendance ‘a ticking timebomb’Global coronavirus updates - liveFull coverage of the coronavirus outbreak1.56pmBSTThe Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has expressed concern over the differences in lockdown restrictions between England and Wales.While residents of England can travel as far as they want for exercise, people in Wales must stay local....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow andFrances Perraudin (now); Simon Murphy (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics UK news Health Science Jeremy Hunt Nadine Dorries Keir Starmer Office for National Statistics Source Type: news

Essential Workers Are Losing Their ‘Hazard Pay’ Even As the Pandemic Rages On
(Bloomberg) — The hazard pay is disappearing. The hazard is not. Some essential employees across the U.S. have received bonuses or pay bumps to compensate for the risk that comes with clocking in at supermarkets, hospitals and other crowded workplaces during a pandemic. Now companies are walking back those wage increases, even as the threat of Covid-19 lingers. This weekend, Kroger Co. is rescinding the $2 raise it gave to store and warehouse workers. Target Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. will follow later this month, with other firms charting similar moves. The planned cutbacks have rankled unions, employees and customer...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anders Melin and Ben Steverman / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Developing a suicide prevention social media campaign with young people (the #Chatsafe project): co-design approach - Thorn P, Hill NT, Lamblin M, Teh Z, Battersby-Coulter R, Rice S, Bendall S, Gibson KL, Finlay SM, Blandon R, de Souza L, West A, Cooksey A, Sciglitano J, Goodrich S, Robinson J.
BACKGROUND: Young people commonly use social media platforms to communicate about suicide. Although research indicates that this communication may be helpful, the potential for harm still exists. To facilitate safe communication about suicide on social med...
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

White House List Of Testing Labs Wasn't Helpful, States Say
Representatives from a number of states said the list provided to them for coronavirus testing contained labs that they already knew about, or ones that weren't approved for the testing.(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Cochrane rapid review investigates the use of convalescent plasma to treat people with COVID-19
Rapid Review: Plasma from people who have recovered from COVID ‐19 to treat individuals with COVID‐19People who have recovered from COVID-19 develop natural defences to the disease in their blood (antibodies). Antibodies are found in part of the blood called plasma. Plasma from blood donated from recovered patients, which contains COVID-19 antibodies, can be used to make two preparations. Firstly, convalescent plasma, which is plasma that contains these antibodies. Secondly, hyperimmune immunoglobulin, which is more concentrated, and therefore contains more antibodies.Convalescent plasma and hyperimmune immunoglobulin ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus? appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Under COVID Cloud, Prisons in Rural America Threaten to Choke Rural Hospitals
Rural Toole County quickly became Montana's hot spot for coronavirus infections and county officials worry the disease will breach the local correctional facility. Discusses how an outbreak in the prison could overwhelm medical resources in the area and describes efforts by the county and the Montana Department of Corrections to respond in the event this happens.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

It ’ s important for women to prioritize health in every stage of life. Check out our resources on pregnancy, menopause, healthy aging & more, available here: http://go.usa.gov/x9hqy   #NWHW #FindYourHealthpic.twitter.com/IqXvhSj2ku
It’s important for women to prioritize health in every stage of life. Check out our resources on pregnancy, menopause, healthy aging & more, available here: http://go.usa.gov/x9hqy  #NWHW #FindYourHealth pic.twitter.com/IqXvhSj2ku
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - May 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDAWomen) Source Type: news

State Department Teleconference on Digital Sequence Information of Genetic Resources
The U.S. Department of State has announced a public teleconference on the “Use of Digital Sequence Information of Genetic Resources,” on May 14, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern time. This meeting replaces the March 12 in-person meeting. International discussions around the use of digital sequence information (DSI) are currently being conducted in multiple international forums - the Nagoya Protocol, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the World Health Organization, the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction negotiations...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 11, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Religion & its Discontents: Considerations Around COVID-19 & Africa
Credit: United NationsBy Dr. Azza Karam and Dr. Mustafa Y. AliNEW YORK, May 8 2020 (IPS) COVID-19 has spread to many nations around the world, and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. In the global south, the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched the available medical and health resources, triggered economic shocks, and caused social upheavals and insecurity in many countries and localities. While the pandemic has caused huge numbers of infections and deaths in the global north, the consequences in the poorer nations in the global south is acute. Serious challenges arising from responses from authoriti...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Prof. Dr. Azza Karam and Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

COVID-19 Case Investigator Training: Guidance, Resources, and Sample Training Plan
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 5/8/2020. This 27-page document contains a sample case investigator training plan, including training topics that may be helpful for state and local public health jurisdictions to consider when designing their own training plan for COVID-19 case investigators. Each heading represents the learning objective for that section. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Position statement addresses difficult issue: allocating scare resources in COVID-19 era
(American Geriatrics Society) The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on societies worldwide, given the pandemic's rapid, often deadly spread. In health care, the pandemic has raised the pressing question of how society should allocate scarce resources during a crisis. This is the question experts addressed today in a new position statement published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16537).
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contact tracing for COVID-19: current evidence, options for scale-up and an assessment of resources, ECDPC
Contact tracing is an effective public health measure for the control of COVID-19. The prompt identification and management of the contacts of COVID-19 cases makes it possible to rapidly identify secondary cases that may arise after transmission from the primary cases. This will enable the interruption of further onward transmission. Contact tracing, in conjunction with robust testing and surveillance systems, is central to control strategies during de-escalation. Contact tracing has been a key part of the response in several Asian countries that have successfully reduced case numbers. It is possible to scale up contact tr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contact Tracing for COVID-19: Current Evidence, Options for Scale-Up and an Assessment of Resources Needed
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/5/2020. This nine-page document outlines a number of resource measures to use in contract tracing for COVID-19, including the use of well-trained non-public-health staff and volunteers; repurposing existing resources such as call centers; reducing the intensity of contact follow-up; and using new technologies such as contact management software and mobile apps. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sharing Resources: The ABCs of Combating Isolation
Pioneer Network began 23 years ago when a group of committed, innovative, and creative disruptors got together and began to spread the word that the world of aging, and care and support needed to be focused on people, not on institutions. They decided on the name Pioneer Network — with network being the key — and brought together like-minded people and organizations to be involved, disseminate best practices, share information, and provide a place to go when resources and assistance were needed.
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joan Devine Tags: Partner Perspective Source Type: news

Helpful Questions and Answers about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Pets
During the coronavirus pandemic, you've learned a lot about keeping your family safe. If your family includes pets, you want to keep them safe, too. FDA offers some helpful questions and answers about keeping your pets safe during the pandemic.
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Responding to Coronavirus: Resources and Support, BPS
The BPS has put together some useful tips, advice and links to articles that you might find helpful in dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Lays Bare Africa ’s Deficits, but Youth Will Grow the Future
Nteranya SangingaBy Nteranya SangingaIBADAN, Nigeria, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) Africa’s frailties have been brutally exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has reached nearly every country on this continent of 1.3 billion people and the World Health Organization warns there could be 10 million cases within six months. Ten countries have no ventilators at all. Governments are fighting the pandemic with weak health systems where lockdowns are especially punitive in the absence of a welfare state. Many people subsist on daily earnings, living off the informal economy in densely crowded living conditions that make a mocker...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nteranya Sanginga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Source Type: news

Topic Collection: COVID-19 Information and Peer-Reviewed Resources
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 4/29/2020. This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) focuses on information and peer-reviewed resources to inform COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts. Resources include data visualizations, literature collections, resource databases, and other curated collections of information for specific stakeholder groups. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Topic Collection: COVID-19 Regional Support Resources
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 4/29/2020. This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) focuses on plans, tools, templates, and other immediately implementable resources to help with COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts, focusing on regional support. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wellbeing, emotional and mental health support and resources, Society of Radiographers
Guidance and resources for managing wellbeing, emotional and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training Guidance and Resources
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 4/28/2020. This web page provides a sample training plan, including training topics that may be helpful for state and local public health jurisdictions to consider when designing their own training plan for COVID-19 contact tracers. Each heading represents the learning objective for that section. Suggested training modalities/formats are provided, as well as information about sample existing trainings and resources. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science Community Resources for Online Education
Most of the scientific community are rapidly endeavoring to identify how courses can be taught completely online or how meetings can be reorganized and re-envisioned for a virtual environment. We know that many of our member societies and organizations are or have already developed resources that may be of use to others. To help, we have started to facilitate information sharing with others in our community and have created a list of resources we have collected. We will continue to add resources so feel free to send us any you would like to add. Please check back regularly for any new updates.      
Source: AIBS News - April 27, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news