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By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Troops in Somalia Get First Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine
[Nation] Kenyan troops in Somalia have got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Autism in the Somali community – myth-busting short films offer advice and top tips for parents
A series of five evidence-based short films and factsheets about autism for the Somali community have been launched by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol and community organisation Autism Independence. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Troops in Somalia Get First Dose of Covid Vaccine
[Nation] Kenyan troops in Somalia have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia's Women Voices - Pushing for Gender-Inclusive Representation
[World Bank] Nairobi -- When a crisis hits Somalia, women and girls often bear the worst of it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
The Commission The Commission on the Social Determinants of Health in the Eastern Mediterranean was established in 2019 by the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean as an independent, expert Commission. The Commission has conducted an extensive review of health inequities in the Region and has produced a report "Build back fairer: achieving health equity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region". The report provides detailed analysis of the status of health inequities and a list of actionable recommendations. The work of the Commission puts social justice and health equity at the centre of all acti...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 22, 2021 Category: Middle East Health 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

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Research brief: School connectedness as a protective factor for ethnic minority adolescents
(University of Minnesota) U of M School of Nursing Professor Eunice Areba found that prevention programs in schools can reduce suicide ideation and attempts among Somali, Latino, Hmong and Non-Hispanic white adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia: MP Dies of Covid-19 in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] A member of the Somali national assembly Ahmed Dhimbil has passed away after contracting the Covid-19 in Mogadishu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As Somalia's COVID-19 cases surge, a variant is suspected
A resurgence of COVID-19 cases is hitting Somalia hard, straining one of the world’s most fragile health systems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Covid-19 Cases Rise to 6,444
[East African] Somalia recorded 198 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, Minister of Health Dr Fawziq Abikar Nur said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Records 105 New Covid-19 Cases
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia has reported 105 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 6,549. The new cases are from the Benadir region, Jubaland, Puntland, Southwest, HirShabelle and Galmudug. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Bans Opposition Protests in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The Somalian government on Tuesday banned protests in the capital Mogadishu due to rising COVID-19 cases and security threats in the Horn of Africa country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Passport Applications Suspended Due to Resurgence of Covid-19
[Dalsan Radio] The Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services has suspended passports application due to the rising of COVID-19 infections in Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Records 198 New Coronavirus Cases
[Shabelle] Somalia on Wednesday confirmed 198 new positive Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 6,444. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Govt Bans Street Protests to Curb Covid-19
[Nation] Somalia on Tuesday banned street protests citing Covid-19, in what could raise another possibility of confrontations with opposition groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Govt Shuts Schools and Universities for 2 Weeks for Covid-19
[Shabelle] A youth reads a billboard with Coronavirus awareness messages campaign at KM4 junction in Mogadishu, Somalia on 22 April 2020. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing huge impact on people's lives, families and communities in Somalia. UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Bans Public Gatherings Amid Resurgence in Covid-19 Infections
[Dalsan Radio] The Somali government has banned public gatherings and called on non-essential workers to work from home amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Govt Bans Public Gatherings Over Spike in Covid-19 Cases
[East African] Mogadishu -- The Somali government has banned public gatherings in the country following a spike in Covid-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Govt Orders Government Employees to Work From Home
[Shabelle] Somalia instructed all government employees to work from home Wednesday following a surge in coronavirus infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Triple threat’ adds to long-standing crises menacing food security in Somalia – FAO
Poor rainfall, flooding and desert locusts are contributing to extreme food insecurity in Somalia, threating 2.6 million people, the UN agriculture agency said in a new analysis released on Wednesday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Covid-19 Kills a Renowned Cleric As Somalia Toll Hits 164
[Shabelle] The novel coronavirus killed a top cleric on Tuesday night, the government said as it reported yet another record high single-day death toll in one of the world's poorest countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: PM Roble Warns of Covid-19 Surge in Large Gatherings
[Dalsan Radio] Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble has urged members of the public to avoid large gatherings after COVID-19 cases surged again ahead of the scheduled anti-government protest rally on Friday by the opposition candidates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Doctors Report Sudden Coronavirus Spike
[Shabelle] Health authorities in Somalia say the country has been hit by a second wave of the coronavirus, blaming travels abroad and public gatherings ahead of elections for the increase in cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers look at aloe rabaiensis – a lesser-known but equally medicinal aloe species
(Natural News) Aloe rabaiensis is a succulent and dense shrub related to aloe vera. It is native to east tropical Africa, particularly southern Somalia, Kenya and northern Tanzania. Grown as an ornamental, A. rabaiensis is highly sought-after by succulent collectors and also produces a gel that’s rich in polysaccharides and lectins. And like its more famous cousin,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Somalia: Health Minister Sounds Alarm Over Virus Surge
[Shabelle] Somalia's health minister said on Wednesday she is "extremely alarmed" by the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Over 10 Children Dead in Lower Shabelle Cholera Outbreak
[Dalsan Radio] More than 10 children have died from a suspected Cholera break out at an IDP in the outskirts of Marka district in Lower Shabelle region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: EU Launches Project to Curb Spread of Covid-19 in Somalia
[Shabelle] The European Union (EU) on Wednesday launched a 6 million U.S. dollar three-year project to support the World Health Organization (WHO) and Somalia to prevent further community spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: AMISOM Organizes Blood Donation Drive in Mogadishu
[Dalsan Radio] African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Police component on Tuesday organized a blood donation drive to help boost the AMISOM blood bank for emergencies within the mission area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Disability, violence, and mental health among Somali refugee women in a humanitarian setting - Hossain M, Pearson R, McAlpine A, Bacchus L, Muuo SW, Muthuri SK, Spangaro J, Kuper H, Franchi G, Pla Cordero R, Cornish-Spencer S, Hess T, Bangha M, Izugbara C.
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence on the relationship between disability, experiences of gender-based violence (GBV), and mental health among refugee women in humanitarian contexts. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted of baseline ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Somalia: FAO Launches $17m Project to Enhance Food Security in Somalia
[East African] The Food Agriculture Organization in collaboration with the European Union on Wednesday launched a three-year project in Somalia to enhance food security by increasing job opportunities in the fisheries and livestock sectors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together
This article was originally published by the United Nations.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Siddharth Chatterjee, is UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in Kenya, and RC designate to China The post A BASIC TRUTH: ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This leaflet provides information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Kurdish, Nepali and Somali leaflets and British Sign Language video link. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This leaflet is to help healthcare professionals answer questions on the eligibility and availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
All frontline social care workers are being offered the vaccine. This leaflet is for social care workers and includes information on the vaccine. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
All frontline health and social care workers are being offered the coronavirus () vaccine. This leaflet is for healthcare workers and includes information on the vaccine. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This guidance provides information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This guidance contains information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Kurdish, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added link to easy-read leaflet. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The relationship of pre- and post-resettlement violence exposure to mental health among refugees: a multi-site panel survey of Somalis in the US and Canada - Salhi C, Scoglio AAJ, Ellis H, Issa O, Lincoln A.
BACKGROUND: A large body of research highlights the lasting impact of pre-resettlement violence on the mental health of refugees after resettlement. However, there is limited research on violence exposure after resettlement and its association with mental... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

This Is Not a Goodbye, Kenya – Asante na Kwaheri ya Kuonana
Siddharth Chatterjee with CS Eugene Wamalwa, Heads of Missions from the United Nations Mission and other development partners visited the Frontier Counties Development Council Counties with a view of leveraging on opportunities considering geographic proximities in addressing shared developmental challenges in the marginalized Counties. Credit: West Pokot County, February 2020By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 2021 (IPS)   Happy New Year, Kenya. Several milestones in my personal and professional life have made Kenya a cherished place for me. I started my UNICEF career in Rumbek, South Sudan in June 2000, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

In Somalia, COVID-19 vaccines are distant as virus spreads
As richer countries race to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Somalia remains the rare place where much of the population hasn't taken the coronavirus seriously (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Conducts Polio Vaccination Campaigns to Ensure the Country Remains Polio Free
[WHO] In November 2020, Ethiopia conducted an oral polio vaccination campaign targeting 7.1 million under-5 children in four regions and two city administrations despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign was conducted in Harari, Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions, and Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa cities. This campaign, which attained 103% of the targeted coverage, was the second-round of a polio vaccination campaign that was conducted in October 2020 also targeting 7.1 million children under- (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Emergency service experience following the terrorist attack in Mogadishu, 14 October 2017, a scene of lay rescuer triage - Demirel ME, Ali H, Bo ğan M.
In this study, we aimed to share our experience and to discu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Maritime trade and piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean (1994-2017) - Hamza FR, Priotti JP.
From the 1990's to early 2000's, the modern face of maritime piracy has plagued the coast of Somalia impacting on one the world's major shipping lanes of the international trade: The Gulf of Aden. In this article, we analyse pirates social and ethnical cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk and protective factors for comorbidity of PTSD, depression, and anxiety among Somali refugees in Kenya - Im H, Swan LE, Warsame AH, Isse MM.
This study aims to explore potential ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trump is pulling troops out of Somalia. But many are staying in the region
Trump is pulling troops out of the country, but many are staying in the region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump orders most US troops to withdraw from Somalia
The move continues a post-election push by Mr. Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Extremely regrettable': U.S. decision to withdraw troops dismays some Somalis
Somalia has been riven by civil war since 1991, but the entry of the peacekeeping force in 2008 helped incubate fledgling government structures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump orders most U.S. troops out of Somalia
The nearly 800 troops stationed inside the East African country were seen as a crucial bulwark against al-Shabab, the extremist group... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news