Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 17 September through 15 October 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported eight additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including three deaths. Of the eight cases reported, three were hospital contacts from one hospital in Dammam and two were household contacts in Riyadh. Details of these cases can be found in a separate document (see link below). From 2012 through 15 October 2018, the total global number of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases reported to WHO is 2262 with 803 associated deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

NMC Health, Hassana Investment sign agreement to build Saudi healthcare network
NMC Health said it has signed an agreement with Hassana Investment Company, the investment arm of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GoSI) of Saudi Arabia, to develop a pan Saudi Arabian network of world-class healthcare facilities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UDI: 5 Opportunities You May Not Have Considered
It may only be three letters, but for some manufacturers, UDI is a four-letter word. There are others who see the regulation as an opportunity to better understand product performance, speed up regulatory approval and coverage decisions, and improve the cost of doing business with customers. For those not familiar with the acronym, an increasing number of regulatory bodies around the world, including the U.S. FDA and the European Commission, are requiring manufacturers to fulfill three primary requirements: 1) assign unique device identifiers (UDIs) to their products; 2) label those products with the UDIs in both human and...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Karen Conway Tags: Labeling Source Type: news

The Right to Choose
Manes Feston, flanked by her children, holds her four-month-old son Fedson. He was one of triplets but his siblings died because of a lack of welfare support. High fertility rates can be seen in much of Africa with four or more births per woman. Generally, these countries are poorer with limited access to quality healthcare and contraception. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 2018 (IPS)Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new report says.Every year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) examines the state of the world populatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations fertility Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Peppermint shows potential for killing drug-resistant bacteria
(Natural News) Many plants have great potential in treating infectious diseases, especially drug-resistant ones. One of these plants is peppermint (Mentha piperita). Researchers from Najran University in Saudi Arabia have found that peppermint has potent antibacterial activity, making it a great potential antibacterial agent against many multi-drug resistant pathogens. In the study, which was published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Journalist Disappears, Companies Reconsider Saudi Investment
U.S. executives are pulling out of an investment conference scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, next week — as controversy swirls around the disappearance of a missing Saudi journalist. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ydstie Source Type: news

Wearables support health, build research data to help patients in Saudi Arabia
Manal Almalki, PhD, of Jazan University in Saudi Arabia, is empowering patients to monitor their health at home so they can gain insights into their own body using wearables; the tool is also aggregating data during the patient-run experiments. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Continuing incarceration of women ’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘reprehensible’: UN experts
UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all women human rights defenders, including six imprisoned on charges relating to their peaceful defence of human rights. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oils taken from the lemon-scented gum and the Monterey cypress can be used to treat bacterial infections
(Natural News) A recent study carried out by an international team of researchers has established the therapeutic potential of two trees that are common to Egypt. The research led by Mohamed Salem of Alexandria University, along with collaborators from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and the Medical University of Lublin in Poland, evaluated the antibacterial and antifungal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The one good thing about Brexit? Leaving the EU ’s disgraceful farming system | George Monbiot
The government ’s plans are an improvement, but still fatally flawed. We need a proper agriculture debateI ’m a remainer, but there’s one result of Brexit I can’t wait to see: leaving the EU’s common agricultural policy. This is the farm subsidy system that spends€50bn (£44bn) a year on achieving none of its objectives. It is among the most powerful drivers of environmental destruction in the northern hemisphere. Because payments are made only for land that ’s in “agricultural condition”, the system creates a perverse incentive to clear wildlife habitats, even in p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Farming Agriculture Science Wildlife Environment Food Brexit UK news European Union Politics Animal welfare Animals World news Source Type: news

Factors mediating the impacts of child abuse and intimate partner violence on chronic pain: a cross-sectional study - Alhalal E, Ford-Gilboe M, Wong C, Albuhairan F.
BACKGROUND: Most research on the health impacts of intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse has been conducted in Western countries and may not be generalizable to women living in different contexts, such as Saudi Arabia. Chronic pain, a disabling h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sudan:School Meals in Sudan Get a Nutritious Boost From the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
[WFP] WFP provides daily school meals and take-home rations to more than 27,000 children in 47 schools throughout South Kordofan State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ten die of MERS in Saudi Arabia among 32 cases in last three months: WHO
Ten people have died among 32 infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia since June in a series of clusters of the viral disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
From 1 June through 16 September 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 32 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including 10 deaths. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

How to increase your yield of "Spunta" potatoes
(Natural News) The potato is an important food plant around the world, especially in Saudi Arabia. Given the limited amount of arable land, improving the yield of the food crop is important. Saudi researchers went through the effort of compiling a soil and water quality index (SWQI) that helps determine the best mix of soil... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying among medical and nonmedical students at a university in Eastern Saudi Arabia - AlMulhim AA, Nasir M, AlThukair A, AlNasser M, Pikard J, Ahmer S, Ayub M, Elmadih A, Naeem F.
BACKGROUND: Many medical students, junior doctors, and other health-care professionals have been affected by the negative experience of bullying. Research is scarce on bullying experienced by medical and nonmedical students in Saudi Arabia unlike what is f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province
Saudi Arabia confirmed one cholera infection and three other suspected cases in an area bordering Yemen, where an epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people, state TV reported on Sunday, citing a health ministry official. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging
Saudi Arabia notified the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that it plans to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products, a public health measure strongly opposed by major tobacco firms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Occurrence of traumatic dental injuries among preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Al-Sehaibany FS.
This study was conducted on a randomly ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Two health scares at U.S. airports tied to Mecca pilgrims: U.S. officials
Two major health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights are related to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which ended in late August, U.S. health officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two Airplane Health Scares This Week Were Linked to People Returning From the Hajj in Mecca
A pair of airline health scares this week were related to the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, officials say. Eleven people were treated at a New York City hospital after reports of sick passengers and crew on an Emirates flight from Dubai on Wednesday. The next day, a total of 12 passengers on two flights into Philadelphia International Airport showed flu-like symptoms. “Overall, the common thread is influenza A cases in returning Hajj pilgrims,” Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) spokesman Benjamin Haynes told TIME. The hajj, an annual pilgrimage for practicing Muslims, this year reportedly drew more than 2 milli...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Travel Source Type: news

Two Airplane Health Scares Last Week Were Linked to People Returning From the Hajj in Mecca
A pair of airline health scares last week were related to the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, officials say. Eleven people were treated at a New York City hospital after reports of sick passengers and crew on an Emirates flight from Dubai on Wednesday. The next day, a total of 12 passengers on two flights into Philadelphia International Airport showed flu-like symptoms. “Overall, the common thread is influenza A cases in returning Hajj pilgrims,” Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) spokesman Benjamin Haynes told TIME. The hajj, an annual pilgrimage for practicing Muslims, this year reportedly drew more than 2 milli...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Travel Source Type: news

Fall prevention knowledge and practice patterns among home healthcare professionals in southern Saudi Arabia: an observational study - Asiri F, ALMohiza MA, Faia Aseeri M, Mehtab Alam M, Ataalla SM, Alqahtani M, Alshahrani A.
OBJECTIVEs To determine the knowledge of falls risk factors among home healthcare (HHC) professionals and the practice patterns of HHC professionals regarding falls prevention. METHODS A modified version of a survey designed and validated for use i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
On 22 August 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified WHO about a laboratory-confirmed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The patient is a resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who was visiting the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Saudi medical trainees allowed to stay in Canada for now
More than 1,000 medical trainees from Saudi Arabia have been told they can stay in their Canadian positions for a while longer, bringing relief to teaching hospitals and universities that have come to depend on them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Saudi medical trainees allowed to stay in Canada, for now
More than 1,000 medical trainees from Saudi Arabia have been told they can stay in their Canadian positions for a while longer, bringing relief to teaching hospitals and universities that have come to depend on them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Radiation and its associated health risks: assessment of knowledge and risk perception among adolescents and young adults in Saudi Arabia - Shaaban H, Shaikh MB.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

No major public health events during hajj 2018 (1439 H) thanks to effective and timely ...
23 August 2018, Makkah – An estimated 2.7 million Muslims from 109 countries have safely concluded the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia’s holy region of Makkah.   The hajj is one of largest annual religious mass gatherings in the world, but months of preparedness by the Saudi Ministry of Health meant hajj 2018 (1439 H) was celebrated without major health events.  With technical support from WHO, the Ministry invested in improving readiness, preparedness and response capacities at all levels to prevent and detect potential health threats early on. A comprehensive and integrated plan e...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Pharma Sector Warns Saudis on German Drug Curbs Pharma Sector Warns Saudis on German Drug Curbs
European and U.S. pharmaceutical associations have waded into a diplomatic row between Germany and Saudi Arabia, warning that ongoing restrictions on German-made drugs could hurt Saudi patients and dampen future investment in the kingdom.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Pharma sector warns Saudis on German drug curbs
European and U.S. pharmaceutical associations have waded into a diplomatic row between Germany and Saudi Arabia, warning that ongoing restrictions on German-made drugs could hurt Saudi patients and dampen future investment in the kingdom. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Relationship of media exposure to substance use among adolescents in Saudi Arabia: results from a national study - AlSayyari A, Albuhairan F.
BACKGROUND: With limited social options, young Saudis are increasingly relying on media for entertainment. The media impact has been greatest among the younger generation, which constitutes half of the population of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). There... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teenagers' motorcycle gang community aggression from the Personal Fable and risk-taking behavior perspective - Saudi ANA, Hartini N, Bahar B.
INTRODUCTION: The number of criminal acts committed by teenagers who are members of the motorcycle gang community in the Makassar City of Indonesia continues to increase at an alarming rate. Among the antisocial behaviors of teenagers in motorcycle gangs w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The prevalence of seatbelt and mobile phone use among drivers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: an observational study - Alghnam S, Alrowaily M, Alkelya M, Alsaif A, Almoaiqel F, Aldegheishem A.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the third leading cause of death in Saudi Arabia. Numerous factors may increase the likelihood of RTIs. The prevalence of risk factors associated with RTIs may vary due to several reasons. Because little is kn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Saudi medical residents at Dalhousie University get to stay a bit longer
Dalhousie University has confirmed it was told by the Saudi Cultural Bureau that the deadline for withdrawal of Saudi medical residents has been extended to Sept. 22. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Exodus of Saudi medical trainees reveals vulnerability of Canadian health care
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The sudden loss of Saudi medical trainees who must leave Canada in the next two weeks will negatively affect patient care, which should serve as a wake-up call to governments to increase the number of funded residency and fellowship positions for Canadian medical students, argues Dr. Matthew Stanbrook in an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early warning surveillance system implemented in Saudi Arabia for this year ’s hajj
18 August 2018 – As the number of pilgrims participating in the annual hajj has been increasing in recent years, WHO has been providing support to Saudi Arabia to ensure implementation for the first time during the hajj season of an early warning surveillance system to prevent, early detect, and respond to public health threats during the hajj.  The development of the electronic early warning surveillance system is a joint effort between Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health and WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. This is the first year in which the new system will be used during the ha...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Patterns of injuries and predictors of inhospital mortality in trauma patients in Saudi Arabia - Abolfotouh MA, Hussein MA, Abolfotouh SM, Al-Marzoug A, Al-Teriqi S, Al-Suwailem A, Hijazi RA.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of traumatic injuries and determine the predictors of inhospital mortality in patients admitted to the emergency department. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Saudi temper tantrum could land one devastating blow — to Canadian health care: Neil Macdonald
This year, there are 800 Saudis in addition to the 3308 Canadian-government-funded positions, meaning the Saudis comprise about 20 per cent of the 4108 residents in Canadian hospitals. We can't afford to lose them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Saudi Trainee Doctors Set to Head Home From Canada in Diplomatic Row Saudi Trainee Doctors Set to Head Home From Canada in Diplomatic Row
Saudi Arabia has told hundreds of trainee doctors to leave Canada with only weeks'notice in the midst of a diplomatic spat, a move that could disrupt Canadian hospitals and end a 40-year-old program to train specialists for the kingdom.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia updates clearance policy for medical device shipments
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has published an update to its requirements for clearance of medical device shipments at Saudi ports of entry. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Saudi Arabia updates clearance policy for medical device shipments appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

As Saudi medical trainees ordered home, Canada prepares for potential impact on hospitals
As a diplomatic showdown escalates, Saudi Arabia has told about 800 medical residents and fellows they must leave Canada and do their training elsewhere. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Saudi MDs get brief grace period to remain in Canada
Canadian health authorities say the Saudi doctors and residents who make up the largest segment of foreign medical trainees in the country will remain in the country until the end of the month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia pulls its medical patients from Canadian hospitals
Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

MRI quality training comes up short
A study conducted by Irish and Saudi researchers into opinions and attitudes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT dose comes under close scrutiny in Saudi Arabia Report: Turkey's clampdown has deep impact on medicine Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead Cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Can the burden be reduced? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MERS may be brought back to the UK by Muslims heading to Mecca
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS, is rife in Saudi Arabia, home of the holy Islamic city. The virus is considered one of the 10 most urgent threats to humanity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substance abuse at early age as a potential risk factor for driving under the influence of substance in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Almarhabi Y, Mufti AI, Almaymuni AD, Abdurahman T, Abdulaziz G, Alghamdi AA, Mukhtar AM.
OBJECTIVE: Worldwide, trauma is a major health problem and road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the primary killer of young men in Saudi Arabia. The aim of our study was to estimate the extent of driving under the influence of an abused substance in Saudi Ara... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eat more cress for a healthier liver
(Natural News) You can vastly improve the health of your liver by increasing the amount of garden cress in your diet. Saudi researchers who studied the tangy-tasting edible herb reported that its seeds contain hepatoprotective agents that can manage the potentially deadly effects of hepatitis. Hepatitis can lead to fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), a condition where... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analyzing the hepatoprotective activity of garden cress
(Natural News) A recent Saudi study evaluated the garden cress (Lepidium sativum) for its ability to protect the liver from fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). They found that the plant’s ethanolic extract could provide a safe and effective means of managing hepatitis. King Saud University sponsored the investigation. The findings were published in the science journal BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi regulators revise medical device shipment requirements
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has published revised requirements for clearing imported medical devices at Saudi ports of entry. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Saudi regulators revise medical device shipment requirements appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

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