Ethiopia: Thousands Affected By Measles Outbreak in Five Regions
[Addis Standard] A total of more than 12 thousand cases of measles were reported in 36 zones of 5 regions of Ethiopia in the past 13 months beginning January 2019, according to the UN. "Oromia region bore the brunt of the outbreaks, with 67 per cent of cases, followed by Somali with 21 per cent," the UN added. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"Where it begins": Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia
The young locusts in northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting East Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in decades (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
The $683 million will be used for efforts towards women’s reproductive and sexual health rights across 57 countries, of which about $300 million will be directed towards UNFPA’s projects in Arab state regions, including countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world.  At the Humanitarian Action Overview 2020, launched on Thurs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Sexual and Reproductiv Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Pledges to Help China Fight Coronavirus
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia has joined many other countries in expressing solidarity with China in the fight against the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Digital Civil Registration Can Reduce the Number of ‘Invisible’ People and Bring Kenya Closer to the SDGs
Kenyans register Huduma-Namba. Credit: Reuters/Goran TomasevicBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) A recent opinion piece in the New York Times titled, “Kenya’s New Digital IDs May Exclude Millions of Minorities” raises an issue that the UN is passionate about: that the pursuit of sustainable development should leave no one behind. In seeking inclusivity of all in the development narrative. Kenya is making important gains in making the invisible, visible. The court ruling that gave the Government the green light to continue with digital civil registration- if implemented in an inclusiv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Exploring barriers to seeking health care among Kenyan Somali women with female genital mutilation: a qualitative study - Kimani S, Kabiru CW, Muteshi J, Guyo J.
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a cultural practice associated with health consequences, women rights and deprivation of dignity. Despite FGM/C-related health consequences, circumcised women may encounter additional challenges whil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Somalia: An Outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea Leaves 8 Dead in Somalia
[Shabelle] An outbreak of acute watery diarrhea has killed 8 people, including women and children in Somalia's central region of Hiraan, an official confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Families give high marks to parenting supports 'for refugees, by refugees,' study finds
(Boston College) A parenting program, developed by Somali and Bhutanese refugees in partnership with Boston College researchers, retained a majority of participants and showed promise reducing reports of childhood depression and family conflict and improving behavior among children, according to findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Students in Wuhan Speak of Fear, Loneliness, Hunger
[VOA] Somali students in coronavirus-stricken Wuhan say they are trapped in their university rooms feeling frightened and lonely, and are appealing for the Somali government to help them leave the besieged Chinese city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Turkey Sends Team to Airlift Victims of Weekend Bombing N Mogadishu for Treatment
[Dalsan Radio] Members of the Turkey's National Medical Rescue Team departed for Somalia's capital Tuesday to bring those wounded in a suicide car bombing over the weekend back to Turkey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: 145 Cases of Suspected Cholera Reported
[Dalsan Radio] The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 145 new suspected cases of cholera, with one death reported, for epidemiological week 2 (6-12 January 2020). The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases since the beginning of this outbreak is 10 113, including 51 associated deaths. So far in 2020, active transmission has been reported from Banadir and Lower Shebelle regions. Of the 145 cases reported during this week, 79% of the cases (114) are children under 5 years of age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: PM Visits Wounded Turkish and Somali Citizens At Hospital
[Shabelle] Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire visited Turkish nationals together with several Somali security agencies wounded in the al-Shabaab car bomb attack on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Probability of dying from road injury has dropped worldwide in all but 5 nations
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Road injuries have become more frequent but less fatal over the past three decades, according to a new scientific study.The probability of dying from a road accident increased in only five nations since 1990 -- Central African Republic, Jamaica, Somalia, Swaziland, and United Arab Emirates.Disability from road injuries is multifactorial, and largely driven by injuries such as lower limb fracture, traumatic brain injury, open wounds, digit amputations, and muscle and tendon injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Relief As No New Cases of Polio Reported in Somalia Since May 2019
[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia Polio Programme has not confirmed any new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) since 8 May 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: Qatar Provides Electronic Devices to Somalia
[Shabelle] The State of Qatar has provided the Federal Republic of Somalia with computers, printers and radio devices as a gift from Qatar's Civil Aviation Authority to its Somali counterpart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Oral Vaccine, Quicker Response Reduce Cholera Cases - WHO
[East African] Africa's cholera cases in 2018 reduced by a commendable 37 per cent from more than 165,000 to 120,652 cases, partly due to containing a protracted outbreak in Somalia and South Sudan, as well as reducing cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports the World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Safari Doctors Risk Al-Shabab to Provide Remote Health Care
[VOA] In Kenya's remote island communities near the border with Somalia, the threat from al-Shabab militants has scared away most medical personnel. But one group of volunteers   -- the Safari Doctors -- is braving the danger to provide much-needed health care to the area's most vulnerable in Lamu County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why al-shabaab attacks Kenya: questioning the narrative paradigm - Cannon BJ, Pkalya DR.
This article questions the current narrative paradigm and argues that al-Shabaab attacks Kenya for strategic and highly rational reasons, beyond sharing a border and having bases in southern Somalia closer to major population centres than Ethiopia or Ugand... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Somalia: The First Phase of a Nationwide Integrated Polio and Measles Vaccination Ends in Somalia, Achieves High Coverage
[Dalsan Radio] The first phase of a nationwide integrated polio and measles vaccination campaign has concluded in Somalia having achieved high coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Including Everyone: Strengthening the Collection and Use of Data About Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Situations
Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Published: 12/2019. This 32-page publication presents four humanitarian case studies: the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the ongoing humanitarian response in Somalia, the Rohingya refugee operation in Bangladesh, and the European migrant and refugee crisis. Each example provides perspectives on the importance of disability-disaggregated data in shaping humanitarian actors ’ planning and implementation processes. It also briefly documents progress in policies and guidelines related to disability data in the humanitarian sector, and reviews the existing tools and mechanisms for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ilhan Omar accused of being an asset for Qatar and accessing sensitive information for Iranian government
(Natural News) The anti-Semitism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is well known and well-documented. This Somali-born U.S. congresswoman has demonstrated an open hostility towards Israel since she entered public life. Not only that, but in 2016 she wrote to a state judge in Minnesota on behalf of Abdirahman Yasin Daud, who was one of two... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UN agencies ramp up Somalia measles and polio campaign
A campaign to vaccinate some 1.7 million children in Somalia was launched on Sunday by the country’s government, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Forgotten Refugees in Kenya Dadaab Camps Appeal for Dignity
[MSF] Dimming prospects of lasting solutions amid continued insecurity in Somalia and ever-shrinking resettlement slots have locked refugees in Kenya's Dadaab camps in conditions of vulnerability and dependency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: From Malnutrition to TB - Responding to Needs in Central Somalia
[MSF] Southern and central parts of Somalia are currently affected by floods that have forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and triggered a humanitarian crisis. But even before the floods, people in Somalia were very vulnerable following decades of protracted conflict. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Model Halima Aden shares new project; Blacksmith classes for veterans with PTSD
Watch Part 4 of "CBS This Morning": Somali-American model Halima Aden, who made history when she wore a burkini and hijab during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016, shares why she became an executive producer of a new film about a young refugee. Also, veterans in Virginia find a surprising safe haven to manage their PTSD. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Somalia: Toxins Increase in Crops Under Climate Shocks
[VOA] Somalia is one of the world's countries worst affected by global warming, suffering near-constant droughts, heat waves and floods. Recent flooding in south central Somalia affected 547,000 people, according to U.N. estimates, at a time when more than 2 million are food-insecure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Responding to Massive Needs in the Wake of Widespread Flooding
[MSF] Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian affairs advisor Mohamed Kalil was part of the first emergency team deployed in Beledweyne, Somalia, after heavy rains caused widespread flooding in October. Here, he describes the situation and MSF's response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Crime victimization, health, and female genital mutilation or cutting among Somali women and adolescent girls in the United States, 2017 - Fox KA, Johnson-Agbakwu C.
Objectives. To examine if exposure to victimization (e.g., homicide, violence, sexual assault, arson, kidnapping) is related to health problems, health care access and barriers, and health needs-beyond the effects of female genital mutilation or cut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Somalia: Floods in Somalia Leave Thousands Vulnerable and in Need
[MSF] Mohamed Kalil is MSF's humanitarian affairs advisor for Somalia and Somaliland. He has been working for the organisation for over a decade and was part of the first emergency team deployed in Beledweyne, central Somalia, to respond to the flood crisis. Now back from the field, he shares his experience. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Forgotton Refugees in Kenya's Dadaab Camps Appeal for Dignity
[MSF] Dimming prospects of lasting solutions amid continued insecurity in Somalia and ever-shrinking resettlement slots have locked refugees in Kenya's Dadaab camps in conditions of vulnerability and dependency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Disease Outbreak Fears Over Floods
[Dalsan Radio] Weeks of heavy rain in Somalia spark fears of malaria and malnutrition as more than a quarter of a million people displaced in a few days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Floods to Spark Outbreaks of Malnutrition, Disease in Somalia - UN
[Shabelle] Flooding in Somalia increases risk of malnutrition and disease outbreaks, the United Nations Children's Fund(UNICEF) warned on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Qatar Dispatches 42 Tones of Relief and Medical Supplies to Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] Qatar has provided humanitarian aid to Somalia to alliterate the sufferings of those displaced by the floods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Ugandan Dictator Iddi Amin's Somali Sons
[Dalsan Radio] Following the field visit by Ugandan MPs on Sunday to Albeska forward operating base where they interacted with UPDF troops and local leadership as well as witnessing a demonstration by the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), the legislators. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Ministry of Health Reports 25 New Cholera Cases
[Dalsan Radio] The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 25 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 39 (23-29 September) in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Anti-Polio Programme Bearing Fruits
[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia Polio Programme has not confirmed any new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) since 8 May 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Paul Polak, Entrepreneur for Those Living on $2 a Day, Dies at 86
A former psychiatrist and real-estate speculator turned to helping the poor make money by selling foot pumps, charcoal and clean water (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Foreign Aid Philanthropy Deaths (Obituaries) Poverty Refugees and Displaced Persons Third World and Developing Countries United Nations High Commission for Refugees World Bank Colorado Czechoslovakia India Somalia Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia to Set Up First Blood Bank After More Than Two Decades
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia's government says it is setting up a national blood bank for the first time in more than two decades. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Anti-FGM Campaigner Nimco Ali Launches Global Bid to Protect Girls
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Somali-born British campaigner hopes launching her campaign will build a network of activists and find new sources of funding to end the abuse of women (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: WHO Sees Reduction of Cholera Deaths Toll
[Shabelle] The World Health Organization (WHO) said it has seen a reduction in the number of cases of cholera and related deaths in Somalia since December 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: WHO Boss Launches Universal Health Care Roadmap
[Dalsan Radio] The World Health Organizations' Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari has concluded his first visit to Somalia, where he launched the country's roadmap to universal health coverage (UHC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Push for Peace-From the Global Village to the Global Neighborhood
Hiroshima, Japan. Photo: Internet Archives 1945By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 11 2019 (IPS) From the ashes of a tragedy that wiped out almost 90% of the city of Hiroshima on 5 August 1945, an institute called the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) rose like a phoenix of hope that is pioneering the creation of a global pool of peacebuilders. It is driven by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development declaration that “there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.” Hiroshima underwent miraculous post-war reconstruction after World War II, and it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Weapons Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NGO intervention in jihadist conflicts: a closer look at Afghanistan and Somalia - Hodwitz O.
This study seeks to examine the role that NGO activities have on terrorist act... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Anti-Semitic lawmaker Ilhan Omar believes global forces belonging to the U.N. should take over American border security
(Natural News) If you were looking for additional proof that Somali immigrant Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was as anti-American as she is anti-Semitic, here you go. In recent days, Omar — a frequent critic of President Donald Trump’s efforts to protect the integrity of our boundaries, like all civilized, first-world countries do — said that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: The troubles of a science PhD from the West
This article highlighted the struggles of young African researchers, especially in the biomedical field. There is a chronic shortage of PhDs in the continent to build a critical mass of researchers, and this is exacerbated by a poor state of the education system in the continent. Therefore, aspiring researchers have sought education abroad mostly through scholarships, in which one of the conditions is that they will come back home and contribute to alleviating the shortage of researchers. Many of the PhDs returned home to a bureaucratic system that makes it difficult for them to employ and use their skills. 14 PhDs who spo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Verah Vashti Okeyo Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Somali Regional State to Vaccinate Over Half Million Under 5 Children Against Polio
[Addis Standard] Five zones of Somali region of Ethiopia and, Somalia/Somaliland and Puntland from the WHO Africa and Eastern Mediterranean regions respectively jointly launched the synchronized cross border polio vaccination campaign where the Somali region alone targets to reach over half million (586, 511) children whose age are 0-59 months from the five high risk zones namely Fafan, Jarar, Dollo, Erar and Nogob. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Countries Launch Synchronized Cross Border Campaign to Fight Against Polio - Somali Region of Ethiopia Alone to Vaccinate Over Half Million Under 5 Children
[WHO] Polio is a highly infectious, debilitating disease which affects children and causes permanent paralysis. Polio is not curable, and can only be prevented by vaccination. Families and communities must ensure their children are vaccinated both during polio campaigns and through routine immunization. The Horn of Africa is currently in emergency with imported poliovirus of circulating vaccine derived polioviruses placing polio eradication as unfinished business. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: 39 New Cholera Cases Reported As Government Battles to Contain Outbreak
[Dalsan Radio] The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 39 new suspected cases of cholera, with no deaths, for epidemiological week 31 (29th-4th August) in 2019. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases since the beginning of this outbreak in December 2017 is 8493, including 46 associated deaths. During this reporting period, all of the cases were reported from a total of 17 districts in Banadir region. Of the 39 cases reported during week 31, 59% of the cases are children below 5 years of age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Displaced women in eastern Ethiopia stand up to pressure, stigma over family planning
UNITED NATIONS, New York/SOMALI REGION, Ethiopia –Trik Dulene knows all about bullying and coercion when it comes to a woman ’s reproductive choices. Although she and her husband agreed to usefamily planning after their two daughters were born, her in-laws demanded she give them more grandchildren. The pressure eventually broke apart her marriage: When her daughters were 12 and 15, her husband left them.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news