Somalia: Somalia Observes Maritime Sector Role in Post-Covid-19 Economic Recovery
[Dalsan Radio] With its key location along main international shipping routes and 3,300 kilometres of coastline, Somalia's potential as a key maritime player came to the fore recently as it marked World Maritime Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Committed to Promoting Democracy, Accountability Despite Covid-19 Challenge
[UN News] Somalia is working with its international partners to build a democratic, inclusive and prosperous country for its citizens, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as 'Farmajo', told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lack of COVID-19 resources risking millions in Somalia settlement camps
Lack of information and screening services are threatening Somalia ’s internally displaced people, according to new research by YSPH and The Hagarla Institute. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Marks 6 Months of Covid-19
[Shabelle] Somalia is no stranger to emergencies. For decades, Somalis have passed down to younger generations their rich, vibrant culture, along with mechanisms to cope with all kinds of challenges they have faced over the years. Their resilience and Somalia's health system have been tested yet again in the last 6 months ─ this time with the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: UN Lauds Covid-19 Response in Somalia, Urges More Efforts
[Shabelle] The UN in Somalia on Tuesday lauded health workers who have worked tirelessly to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as Mogadishu reached a six-month milestone since the first case was confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Confounding': Covid may have already peaked in many African countries
One explanation for virus not behaving as expected could be previous exposure to other infections, experts tell MPsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has peaked earlier than expected in many African countries, confounding early predictions, experts have told MPs.Scientists do not yet know why, but one hypothesis is the possibility of people having pre-existing immunity to Covid-19, caused by exposure to other infections.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen McVeigh Tags: Global health Global development Coronavirus outbreak Africa Kenya Tanzania Sudan Somalia Yemen Infectious diseases Medical research Middle East and North Africa Science World news UK news Source Type: news

DHS Expands COVID Connect Test Registration Website to Include Spanish, Hmong, and Somali Languages
Today, Governor Tony Evers announced that COVID Connect, the Department of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 test registration website, is now available in Spanish and soon will be available in Hmong and Somali. Since COVID Connect launched in July, more than 180,000 test registrations have been logged on the site. In order to increase access to COVID Connect for all Wisconsinites, DHS will continue to translate this registration tool into more...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 10, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Residential mobility, mental health, and community violence exposure among Somali refugees and immigrants in North America - Gillespie S, Cardeli E, Sideridis G, Issa O, Ellis BH.
This study investigated the effect of past year housing stability on symptoms of posttraumatic st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Somalia: Mogadishu Mayor Warns Against Second Wave of Covid-19 Infections
[Dalsan Radio] Mogadishu mayor who also doubles up as Benadir governor Omar Mohamud has warned Mogadishu residents of the second wave of COVID-19 infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: 12 New Covid-19 Cases Reported
[Dalsan Radio] There are now 3,275 cases of the coronavirus in Somalia according to health ministry's tally with a total of 95 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Court Jails Four Government Officials for Stealing Covid-19 Funds
[Nation] Mogadishu -- A Somali court on Monday sentenced four government officials to jail for having a hand in the theft of public funds meant for Covid-19 emergency response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan May Have Banned FGM, but the Harsh Practice Continues
A performance at a photo show in El Fasher, Sudan, 2018. The new transitional government of Sudan criminalized female genital mutilation this spring, but the practice has not ended. Credit: MOHAMAD ALMAHADY/UNAMIDBy Rhona Scullion, PassBlue*Aug 18 2020 (IPS) Just four months ago, Sudan took the monumental step to ban female genital mutilation, a painful, unnecessary and dangerous procedure that leaves lasting scars. Generally carried out on girls before they reach puberty, genital mutilation is now punishable in Sudan by up to three years in prison and subject to a fine. In a country where 88 percent of women between 15 a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rhona Scullion Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tiny elephant shrew species, missing for 50 years, rediscovered
The speedy Somali sengi had been lost to science until an expedition to DjiboutiA mouse-sized elephant shrew that had been lost to science for 50 years has been discovered alive and well in the Horn of Africa.The Somali sengi mates for life, can race around at 30km/h and sucks up ants with its trunk-like nose. But it had not been documented by researchers since 1968.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Wildlife Conservation Extinct wildlife Djibouti Environment Africa Science Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Somalia: Coronavirus Crisis May Get 'Worse and Worse and Worse', Who Warns
[Dalsan Radio] The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices
Zigunchor in Senegal’s southern Casamence region has the highest literacy rate in the country but here gender-based violence such as such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still practiced. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Growing up in Senegal’s southern Casamence region — a conflict zone —  Fatou Ndiaye, now 43, often heard gunfire and watched fearfully as she saw people flee their villages. But what she dreaded more than a flying bullet was Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In her Wolof community, village grandmothers or professional circumcisers cut ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Senegal Women Deliver Source Type: news

Somalia: Opposition Up in Arms Over Plan to Delay Polls
[East African] Major opposition parties in Somalia are against the decision by the electoral body to postpone the 2020 elections, citing possibilities of inter-clan violence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: More Than 40,000 People Forcefully Evicted During COVID-19 Pandemic
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Poor communities in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia have been left homeless and exposed in the midst of the pandemic, charity says (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Citizens to Wait Longer Travel to EU Countries
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia citizens wishing to travel to the European Union will have to wait longer after Europe opens its external borders later this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Red Cross Fears COVID-19 Spreading Silently in Camps for Displaced People
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi/Garowe -Some 2.6 million people live in camps where it is hard to maintain a safe distance and wash hands regularly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: COVID-19 Cases Reach 2,500
[Nation] Somali has registered 2,500 coronavirus cases, the country's Ministry of Health said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Battling Somalia's epidemic, a grieving British doctor finds peace
British doctor Jihan Mohamud travelled to Somalia for the first time last year to bury her father in the land of his birth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘I Have the Skills, I Have the Training.’ How Refugee Doctors Are Helping the U.S. Fight COVID-19 Even Without a Medical License
Long before he started medical school in Baghdad, Ahmed Al-Sarray knew he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. By the time he graduated in 2015, that search for purpose evolved into a passion for health care in times of crisis. Even a grueling medical residency in the hardest-hit emergency rooms and trauma wards of Baghdad’s war-torn hospitals wasn’t enough to deter him. But the militants were. As rival militias flooded Al-Sarray’s emergency ward starting in 2017, he found himself fighting for his own life as much as those of his patients. Militia leaders demanded that he care for their fi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Monthly Source Type: news

Somalia: UN Agencies Warn Somalia's Gains At Risk From 'Triple Threat'
[Dalsan Radio] The political and security gains made by Somalia over recent years could be at risk of reversal if swift action is not taken by the international community to help local authorities avert a major humanitarian crisis due to the combined effect of devastating floods, desert locusts and the widespread impact of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Country Looks to First Full Elections in 51 Years, Despite COVID-19 Crisis
[UN News] The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are acute for Somalia, but the Horn of Africa nation is doing what it can with the resources it has, even as it looks ahead to its first direct elections in a half-century, the top UN official in the country said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Many Medics Chose Caring for COVID Patients Over Marking Eid
[VOA] Somalia was among Muslim countries Saturday that performed Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the Islamic observance of Ramadan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bomb explosion: ocular effects of primary, secondary and tertiary mechanisms - Kalayci M, Er S, Tahtabasi M.
PURPOSE: To report the type and severity of ocular injuries sustained by the survivors of a bomb-loaded explosion that occurred in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 28, 2019. Patients and Methods: The recorded data included age, gender, wounded eye, initi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Somalia: Covid19 Slowing Fight Against Terrorism-Amisom
[Dalsan Radio] The Head of the African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM), Ambassador Francisco Madeira, on Thursday reported on the progress Somalia has made in economic recovery, inclusive politics, and security through containing terrorism, dialogue and reconciliation, state building, reconstruction and recovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A qualitative examination of how somali young adults think about and understand violence in their communities - Ellis BH, Decker SH, Abdi SM, Miller AB, Barrett C, Lincoln AK.
Violence prevention efforts must take into consideration the potentially stigmatizing labels associated with violence, and how youth perceive different types of violence in their communities. Somali communities and individuals in North America have at time... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kenya Shuts Borders With Tanzania, Somalia Over COVID-19
[East African] Kenya has shut its borders with Somalia and Tanzania as the country strives to stem further spread of the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight virus
Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Why Is the Somali Diaspora So Badly Hit By COVID-19?
[African Arguments] The Somali community in Europe has lost many lives to the coronavirus. We are significantly over-represented in infection and death figures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia COVID-19 Cases Cross 1,000 Mark
[Nation] Somalia's confirmed Covid-19 cases crossed the 1,000 mark over the weekend as the country continues to record an alarming spike in positive results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Thousands Fleeing Due to Floods and Conflict, UNHCR
[Dalsan Radio] The UNHCR has warned that conflict and serious flooding have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes amid risks of COVID-19 in Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Farmaajo Govt Asked Not to Politicize COVID 19 Ahead of Elections
[Dalsan Radio] What's new? Somalia is highly vulnerable to both the COVID-19 virus and the socio-economic dimensions of the crisis. Its first cases of infection have also appeared at a time of heightened political tension over forthcoming parliamentary and presidential elections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: The Nation Faces Dire Threats From Conflict, Natural Disasters, COVID - UN
[VOA] The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is appealing for strong International support to help millions of Somalis facing a growing number of catastrophic threats from conflict, natural disasters and the potential spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boris Johnson Announces a Coronavirus Quarantine for Travelers to U.K.: Live Coverage
Coronavirus cases soar past 4 million as China finds a new cluster near Russia. Ethiopian troops may have shot down an aid plane in Somalia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Records Increasing Number of COVID-19 Cases
[Nation] Mogadishu -Somalia's confirmed cases of Covid-19 were on Thursday night hurtling towards 1,000 after 55 more people contracted the virus disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: COVID-19 - Porous Kenya-Somalia Border a Challenge for Wajir
[Nation] The porous Kenya-Somalia border is proving a challenge in management of the Covid-19 coronavirus disease for counties such as Wajir. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yemen's Houthis report first coronavirus case with death in Sanaa hotel
Authorities in Houthi-held north Yemen confirmed their first case of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, a Somali national found dead in a Sanaa hotel, while the government in the south of the war-torn nation reported nine new infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Somalia: COVID-19 Cases in Somalia Rises to 756 As 34 People Test Positive
[Shabelle] The Somali health ministry on Monday confirmed 34 new cases of a novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 756. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: IOM Ethiopia Assists Hundreds of Returning Migrants in COVID-19 Quarantine Sites
[Africa Renewal] Ethiopia continues to receive thousands of migrants returned from countries across the region and the Middle East, in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. IOM, the International Organization for Migration, is assisting more than 9,400 migrants in the country's quarantine facilities. Migrants have been sent back to Ethiopia from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, and other countries over the last few weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 582 as 54 Test Positive
[Nation] Mogadishu -Somalia's Health minister announced on Wednesday evening that the country's number of coronavirus cases had risen to 582. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Policeman Arrested for Shooting Two During COVID-19 Curfew
[Nation] Mogadishu -Somalia's security agencies were on Saturday holding a police officer accused of shooting and killing two civilians as he enforced a Covid-19 curfew. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Mogadishu Residents Reluctant to Follow State Orders on COVID-19
[Nation] In mid-March, Somalia's council of ministers held a special meeting on Covid-19, as it became clear that the pandemic was soon to hit country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Surge in COVID-19 Cases Raises Alarm
[Nation] Somalia's Covid-19 cases have soared to 135, five times the number at the start of last week in what is turning out to be a frightening tally for the Horn of Africa country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Journalist Gurbiye Arrested Over COVID-19 Facebook Posts
[CPJ] Nairobi -Somali authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye and guarantee that the media can cover and comment on the COVID-19 pandemic without facing jail time, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: COVID-19 Cases Spike in Past 24 Hours
[Nation] Somalia has registered a spike in confirmed Covid-19 cases after 35 People tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Ethiopia, Nurses and Midwives Help Mothers Overcome the Pain and Shame of Fistula
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer ; Omar Mohammed, Program OfficerApril 15, 2020Anab Farah, a young woman in Somali State, Ethiopia, thought she was prepared for the birth of her first child. But when she went into labor at her home, she wasn’t able to give birth. For 24 hours, she suffered from obstructed labor. Her traditional birth attendant didn’t know what to do and, after using inappropriate procedures to induce delivery, Anab was told she had to go to a nearby health center to complete her delivery.When she arrived at the Lafa Ciise Health Center, a midwife helped her deliver a healthy baby boy....
Source: IntraHealth International - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Midwives Source Type: news