RUDN medics called the world to action against hepatitis in Somalia
(RUDN University) Using mathematical statistics methods, RUDN medics analyzed the data of 30 studies of the cases of hepatitis in Somalia. The studies also included Somali people who immigrated to Italy, the United States, United Kingdom and Libya and were screened for hepatitis viruses The research demonstrated critical spread rates of 5 types of viral hepatitis. The authors emphasize that, according to the results, immediate action should be taken by the international community. The results of the study were published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: HIV/Aids Activist Shot Dead in Mogadishu
[Dalsan Radio] Abdirashid Sheikh Abdi was on Sunday night shot dead by unknown gunmen in the capital Mogadishu. Abdi gained prominence by championing the rights of people living with HIV and Aids in a country where the disease is still a taboo subject. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: WHO Technical Team Meets to Assess Anti-Polio Campaign
[Capital FM] Nairobi -World Health Organization's Polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is this week meeting in Nairobi to evaluate progress made in ending outbreaks of polio-virus in Kenya and Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Australia Stabbing Attack Linked to Terrorism
SYDNEY (AP) — A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, one fatally, in Australia's second-largest city on Friday in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker. Police said the man got out of a pickup truck, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife. He also attempted to attack police who arrived on the scene before being shot in the chest by an officer. The suspect died later at a hospital. One of the victims also died, w...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter International Source Type: news

Somalia:Towns Get Health Care After 30 Years of War
[VOA] The UN Migration Agency has begun providing life-saving health care to two Somali towns previously inaccessible because of war and conflict. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Film Raises Funds for Isolated Hospital in War Zone
[VOA] With the unrelenting violence in places such as South Sudan and Somalia, the world seems to have overlooked the people of Sudan's Nuba Mountains, where for several years President Omar al-Bashir waged war against his own people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

White Americans see many immigrants as 'illegal' until proven otherwise, survey finds
(Washington University in St. Louis) Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President Donald Trump labeled 'shithole' nations have no legal right to be in the United States, new research in the journal American Sociological Review suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health in Somali youth in the United States: the role of protective factors in preventing depressive symptoms, suicidality, and self-injury - Wilhelm AK, McRee AL, Bonilla ZE, Eisenberg ME.
OBJECTIVES: Community, school, family, and individual factors protect against mental illness in general samples of adolescents. How these assets apply to Somali youth resettled to the United States (U.S.), a group with significant trauma exposure, remains ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women ’s empowerment. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lifetime prevalence, correlates and health consequences of gender-based violence victimisation and perpetration among men and women in Somalia - Wirtz AL, Perrin NA, Desgroppes A, Phipps V, Abdi AA, Ross B, Kaburu F, Kajue I, Kutto E, Taniguchi E, Glass N.
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian emergencies increase the risk of gender-based violence (GBV). We estimated the prevalence of GBV victimisation and perpetration among women and men in urban settings across Somalia, which has faced decades of war and natural disast... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Somalia:How Poor Health in Somalia Hurts Mandera Locals
[Shabelle] Mandera is prone to outbreaks of chikungunya, cholera, dengue fever and polio because of proximity to Somalia and the nomadic lifestyle of residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Violent crime is like infectious disease -- we can stop it spreading
In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary S.kin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Case Reported in Minnesota
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- A Somali-American child in Minnesota has been diagnosed with the measles after returning from a trip to Africa, state health officials said Tuesday, adding that the unidentified 5-year-old in Hennepin County was not... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Measles Case Reported in Minnesota A Somali-American child in Minnesota has been diagnosed with the measles after returning from a trip to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Caravans and containers: children on the move, immobilized - Esmaili BE.
On the Greek island of Leros, newly arriving families from Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond are routinely received at the landing dock and escorted into barbed wire –lined refugee camps. Many ask if they are being taken to prison. Insi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The evolution of political violence: the case of Somalia's Al-Shabaab - Mueller JC.
This research investigates the development and expansion of the al-Shabaab movement in Somalia from 2000 to 2013. Initially a marginal player in Somalia, by 2013 al-Shabaab had transformed into the most formidable armed opposition to challenge the nascent ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Somalia:Somalia Announces First Prosecution for Female Genital Mutilation
[This is Africa] Speaking at a conference on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Mogadishu recently, Somalia's attorney general, Ahmed Ali Dahir, announced that the country will conduct its first FGM prosecution after 10-year-old Deeqa Dahir Nuur's death. The attorney general said that state prosecutors and the criminal investigation bureau have been dispatched to collect evidence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia Announces First Prosecution for Female Genital Mutilation Somalia Announces First Prosecution for Female Genital Mutilation
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Somalia:Attorney General Opens First Prosecution for Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Somalia's Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country's first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Somali 10-Year-Old Dies After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country with the world's highest rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation
10-year-old Somali girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation, activist says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Mother Gives Birth On Mogadishu Street After She Was Denied Access to Hospital At a Security Checkpoint
[Dalsan Radio] As Somalia nationals were celebrating Independence Day on the 26 an expectant woman was fighting for her life and that of her unborn baby on the streets of Mogadishu when she was denied access through a security checkpoint. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'FGM has stopped in Wales' but women still 'persecuted'
Women from Cardiff's Somali community say FGM safeguarding procedures "persecute" them for the crimes of their ancestors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debating war and peace: US Congress and the domestic legitimization of military interventions - B öller F.
This article investigates how members of US Congress legitimized their votes in four cases of military interventions after the Cold War (Iraq 1991, 2002-2009; Somalia 1993; Libya 2011). Using an original dataset on congressional rhetoric, the qualitative c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Somalia:'Always Looking At The Sky': Life Amid Somalia's Flood Waters
[IRIN] After enduring a year of drought and then the heaviest rainfall in over three decades, more than 750,000 Somalis must now figure out how to secure food and shelter and deal with emerging health risks. Last month, Somalia's government and the UN appealed for $80 million to help people affected by flooding in the south and centre of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Safeguarding health during storm season: preparedness and emergency response in the Gulf of Aden
5 June 2018 – Within a week, 2 record-setting tropical cyclones that formed in the Gulf of Aden made landfall, wreaking widespread havoc in Somalia, Oman and Yemen. The World Health Organization is supporting direct response efforts in Somalia and Yemen, while Oman relies on its preparedness developed in partnership with WHO. On 19 May, cyclone Sagar made landfall in north-western Somaliland with heavy rainfall, strong winds and flash floods. Subsequent flooding displaced nearly 230 000 people, killed at least 34 people, damaged cropland and infrastructure, and killed livestock. In total, over 750 000 people we...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Project to Improve Sexual Reproductive Health
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Sexual Reprodu ctive Health and Rights Services, a three-year project that focuses on building resilience through universal access to sexual reproductive health in Somali state, was officially launched last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 31, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The prevalence of substance use among Russian, Somali and Kurdish migrants in Finland: a population-based study - Salama E, Niemela S, Suvisaari J, Laatikainen T, Koponen P, Castaneda AE.
BACKGROUND: Substance use is a well-known public health problem, but population-based research on migrants' substance use in Europe is limited. Factors related to the cultural background and current life situation might influence substance use among migran... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses – Horn of Africa
In Somalia, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) has been confirmed, following isolation of this virus from four environmental samples collected between 8-22 March from two environmental sites in Waberi District, Banadir Province (Mogadishu). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Issues Terror Alert After Al-Shabaab Operative Sneaks From Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] Kenya Police is on a manhunt for a suspected Alshabaab militant said to have sneaked into the East African country to execute terror attacks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Statement on the death of a WHO team member in Somalia
2 May 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed and condemns in the strongest terms the killing of Mariam Abdullahi Mohamed, a dedicated frontline worker in the WHO Somalia team, who was shot in Mogadishu on 1 May 2018. All WHO staff and the wider humanitarian community in Somalia are shocked and saddened by the news of this brutal attack. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ms Abdullahi, who was working to support polio eradication and immunization efforts. “Ms Mariam was a much loved colleague who worked tirelessly to help ensure that Somali children get the best possibl...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 2, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Make every day a day for girls in ICT, says UN
From Switzerland to Somalia girls are creating their own apps; they are programming the robots they build. On Girls in Information  and Communications Technologies (ICT) Day, the United Nations is urging more girls to pursue careers in the fast-paced science and tech industry, generally regarded as a ‘boys-only’ club. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Mentally Disturbed Woman Commits Suicide in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] A middle-aged woman has committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling in his house in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Saturday night, her family confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AMISOM: charting a new course for African Union peace missions - Wondemagegnehu DY, Kebede DG.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is an atypical peace support operation (PSO) that has evolved sui generis and continues to chart its own trajectory politically and militarily. With a view to contributing to the African Union (AU) Commission's... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Cholera – Somalia
The ongoing cholera outbreak in Somalia started in December 2017. As of 18 March 2018, a total of 1613 cholera cases, including nine deaths (case fatality rate = 0.6 %), have been reported from four regions: Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Somalia:Under-Pressure Donors Urged to Help Avoid Famine in Somalia
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The competing demands of numerous global crises mean some 2.7 million people in Somalia who need food are at risk of being ignored by donors, increasing the country's likelihood of famine, aid agencies said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Somalia
Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in Somalia. Disease news outbreak for Somalia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

AMCHP Conference Workshop: Addressing Health Care Coverage Inequities Among Children with Special Health Care Needs
Slides from a February 2018 presentation at the Association of Maternal& Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference that presented the results of four focus groups that were conducted with parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who are from the Somali community in Boston, focusing on accessing health care for their CYSHCN. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New Delhi -The Horn of Africa nation has the world's highest rate of FGM, according to the United Nations (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Humanitarian Assistance Needs Rigorous Evaluation
Residents of the camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) receive food rations distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with an international non-governmental organization, CARITAS. North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: Flickr/UN Photo/Marie Frechon.By Dr Anastasia AladyshevaSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 31 2018 (IPS)According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the number of people in need of humanitarian aid in 2017 rose to 141.1 million and they were located in 37 countries. The Global Humanitar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anastasia Aladysheva Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Viral Video From A Somali Comic Conquers The Internet
Millions are watching Barbar, a music video from Somali-born comedian Oomaar. Fans are making their own versions. What's it all about?(Image credit: Liibaan Jama/Screenshot by NPR (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOk6YvTZT3Y)) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Menaka Wilhelm Source Type: news

Somalia:Half of Drought-Hit Somalia Needs Aid in 2018 - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Somalia's 2011 famine killed 260,000 people, half of whom died before the official declaration of famine, caused by drought, war and lack of access for humanitarian aid (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Govt Seeks U.S.$1.6 Billion to Feed Starving Citizens
[East African] Despite the swift international response that saved millions of Somalis from starvation last year, an estimated 6.2 million people are still in need of humanitarian assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thousands Still Dying at Sea En Route to Europe
Somali refugees on the Tunisian desert. Credit: IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2018 (IPS)Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places. Though the influx of refugees and migrants has slowed, many are still embarking on dangerous journeys to Europe.“[We] have been advocating for a comprehensive approach to address movements of migrants and refugees who embark on perilous journeys across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean,” said spokesperson for the Off...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated against measles in UN-backed campaign
One million children aged six months to 10 years in Puntland and 4.2 million across Somalia were reached during a five-day measles campaign that wrapped up on Sunday, the United Nations has reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Refugees in Kenya Caught Between Ration Cuts and War At Home
[Shabelle] Somali refugees in Kenya are free to choose whether to go home, a top U.N. official said on Tuesday, despite many families saying debts accumulated to feed their children after cuts in rations are forcing them to return to a war zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Treating refugees from Western perspective leaves providers, patients lost in translation
(University at Buffalo) University at Buffalo nursing research revealed that Somali Bantu women are open to family planning when methods help to space births of future children, rather than preventing new additions to their families. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN envoy welcomes new Somali policy on role of youth in peacebuilding
Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia:Aamin Ambulance Offers Free First Aid in Response to Terror Attacks in Mogadishu
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mogadishu based medical emergency service provider Aamin Ambulance Service has launched a free first aid training in Mogadishu to train the citizens on first aid and emergency response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news