Are UN ’s Sustainable Development Goals in the Doldrums Due to the Corona Virus?
A Somali resident sells meat at a market in Hudur, where food shortages continue to cause suffering. Meanwhile, between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020 – some 161 million more than for 2019 – the UN Secretary-General said July 12; “new, tragic data”, which indicates the world is “tremendously off track” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Credit: UN Photo/Tobin JonesBy Jan Servaes and Muhammad Jameel Yusha'uBRUSSELS, Belgium / JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jul 30 2021 (IPS) A short answer to this question is yes, but it is obvious and predict...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Servaes - Muhammad Jameel Yusha Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care, DHSC (updated 8th July 2021)
Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak. 8 July 2021Added translations of the guidance in Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi (Gurmukhi and Shamukhi), Slovak, Somali, Urdu and Welsh. Also added easy-read and large-print versions in English. 21 June 2021Updates made to guidance in line with minor changes on the 21st June in restrictions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bridging the Gap and Crossing the Bridge
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 9 2021 (IPS) It may be a challenge, but it is also an absolute necessity: bridging the gap between international law and reality and quickly crossing the bridge to reach all crisis-affected children and youth left furthest behind. Inclusive and equitable quality education is the right of every girl and boy and the objective of Sustainable Development Goal 4. Yasmine SherifIn fact, there are multiple challenges to overcome: in 2020, in countries of emergencies and protracted crisis – further hit by COVID-19 – the United Nations also...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Migration & Refu Source Type: news

Kenya: The Women Resisting Al-Shabaab's War on Covid-19 Vaccines
[Nation] In a desolate, windswept corner of northern Kenya, pastoralist communities live in fear of attacks by Al Shabaab militants operating just over the border in Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Puntland Moves to Ban Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Banning female genital mutilation (FGM) would help curb the centuries-old practice in Somalia, which has the world's highest rates of FGM, say campaigners (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Update on COVID-19 in WHO ’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
9 June 2021 – As of 08 June 2021 (11:59 PM), the Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported 10 353 336 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 206 573 deaths. While the total number of cases has declined over the past 6 weeks and the number of deaths stabilized, 9 countries reported an increase in cases last week, compared to the previous week. These include Somalia, Sudan and Afghanistan, who reported the highest increase in cases. Eleven countries reported an increase in deaths last week, with the highest numbers reported from Sudan, Afghanistan and Morocco.  Variants of concern (VOC) continue to circulate acr...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 9, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Child marriage among Somali refugees in Ethiopia: a cross sectional survey of adolescent girls and adult women - Elnakib S, Hunersen K, Metzler J, Bekele H, Robinson WC.
This study sought to quantify child marriage among Somali adolescent girls residing in Kobe refu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Imaging findings in patients after the bomb explosion in Somalia on December 28, 2019 - Tahtabasi M, Er S, Kalayci M.
This study aimed to present the radiological findings of injuries in victims as a result of a suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia. METHODS: Of the 82 injured cases admitted to the emergency department within the first six hours afte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Are There Clinically Meaningful Differences Between anti-COVID-19 Vaccines?
A health worker prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to her colleague at a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.In a video message on May 24 to the World Health Assembly , the decision-making body of UN agency WHO, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned against the dangers of “a two-speed global response”, a concern he has frequently expressed. “Sadly, unless we act now, we face a situation in which rich countries vaccinate the majority of their people and open their economies, while the virus continues to cause deep suffering by circling and mutating in the poorest countries,” he said. Credi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Women Leading Somalia ’s Health System
This report by Oxfam states that, “the multitude of crises and rates of inflation have left the majority of families food insecure and without income, halted education and health services, and exacerbated existing vulnerabilities and the incidence of violence. Needs far exceeds the current available resources and capacity.” One of the doctors leading healthcare and currently involved in the fight against COVID-19 in Somalia is Dr. Deqo Aden Mohamed, an obstetrician-gynecologist, founder of ‘The Hagarla Institute’ and co-founder of ‘The Somali Cancer Society’. Dr. Deqo has been working ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Pover Source Type: news

Female genital mutilation/cutting among Somali women in the U.S. state of Arizona: evidence of treatment access, health service use and care experiences - Michlig G, Warren N, Berhe M, Johnson-Agbakwu C.
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is associated with adverse sexual, reproductive and psychological sequelae. The aim of this study was to quantitatively explore factors related to satisfaction with FGM/C-related care in the US focusing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Africa: Xenophobia and Covid-19 Don't Deter Somali Refugee
[New Frame] A Somalian in Johannesburg recounts his struggle to build not one business but two, after the first was destroyed in the 2008 xenophobic attacks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gunfire Erupts in Mogadishu as Somalia ’s Political Feud Turns Violent
Tensions had been rising since the president, a former American citizen, failed to hold scheduled elections, then extended his term in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Somalia: Authorities Hail Progress in Malaria Fight
[VOA] Mogadishu -- As the world marks World Malaria Day (April 25), several African countries continue to battle the impact of a preventable disease claiming thousands of lives. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, malaria has claimed an estimated 380,000 lives in 2018 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But there are some signs of hope in Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Malaria Day: let's draw the line against malaria
25 April 2021, Cairo – On World Malaria Day (25 April) WHO is calling for increased political commitment and investment in malaria prevention and control to reach the zero malaria target, and is urging individuals in malaria-endemic countries to draw the line against malaria by getting tested for both malaria and COVID-19 in case of fever, policy-makers to increase coverage of malaria prevention and treatment interventions as part of efforts to achieve universal health coverage, and regional donors to scale up efforts to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases. "Drawing the line against malaria is the the...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Mogadishu Medic Abdulkadir Adan Saving Lives Amid Pandemic
[Nation] Somalia, is one of the poorest country in the world. Basic healthcare facilities are poor. The Horn of Africa country is also faced by constant attacks by terrorist, leaving many dead and others injured. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drought in Somalia forces displacement, posing particular challenges for women and girls
SOUTH-WEST STATE, Somalia – Weeks turned into months, and still the rains never came. As the drought in Somalia scorches the land, the chances for a family ’s survival wither and die like crops and livestock, forcing them to search for lifelines elsewhere.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Identities
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