Kenya: Cuban Doctors Leave Lamu, Garissa, Wajir and Tana River
[Nation] Cuban doctors posted to counties bordering Somalia are leaving their stations in fear after their colleagues were kidnapped in Mandera and taken to Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Cuban Doctors Leave Lamu, Garissa and Wajir
[Nation] Cuban doctors posted to counties bordering Somalia are leaving their stations after their colleagues were kidnapped in Mandera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Health and Nutrition Programme Launches in Two Regions of Somalia
[Dalsan Radio] The Somali Health and Nutrition (SHINE) programme comes at a critical point in Somalia's history with the aim of improving the health and nutrition status of Somalis, with a particular focus on women and children. The UKAid funded programme commenced in 2016 and will run through to 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Wardi Hospital Deny Kicking Out Woman in Labor
[Dalsan Radio] WARDI hospital has moved in to clarify the circumstances which led to a woman who had sought attention at their facility giving birth on the roadside. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Qatar Charity Inks Pact With Somalia's Health Ministry
[Dalsan Radio] The agreement was signed by Dr Fawziya Abikar, Minister of Health and Social Care, and Abdul Nour Haj Ali, director of the QC office in Somalia, in the presence of other officials (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Mogadishu Mother Gives Birth in the Open After Being Kicked Out of Germany - Funded Health Facility
[Dalsan Radio] Khadra Mohamed 19 Yers old who was kicked out of hospital for failing to pay $20 (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

‘ Overcoming Barriers: Autism in the Somali community ’ film premiere
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is an internationally recognised day on 2 April every year to raise awareness of the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face every day. Following research by the University of Bristol, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Autism Independence, a film that tells the stories of Bristol-based Somali families affected by autism and the professionals who support them will be premiered tomorrow [Wednesday 3 April]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Senegal: A Village in Senegal Taught Me How We Can End Female Genital Cutting Globally
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] I've been campaigning for an end to female genital cutting, something I experienced at the age of 7 in my home country of Somalia, for the last 15 years. With millions of women and girls affected around the world by cutting, the removal of a girls' external genitals for non-medical reasons, this is an issue that's close to my heart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: New Mobile App to Boost Blood Bank
[Dalsan Radio] New Mobile App has been launched in Mogadishu with the aim of linking blood donors with the people in need. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Major Polio Vaccination Drive Starts Throughout the Country
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia kicked off a countrywide polio campaign, as part of ongoing efforts to sustain polio immunity and protection in response to the outbreaks of two strains of poliovirus currently circulating. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Queensland Jailed for Genital Mutilation Forced On Daughters
[Shabelle] An extremely sick Queensland mum who took her two daughters to Somalia for painful genital mutilation will go to prison as a deterrent to others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Addressing Health Needs of Women and Children in Baidoa, Somalia
[MSF] In Somalia, maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the worldUNICEF Somalia. One in 12 women is likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth, or the postpartum period because of a lack of access to health services. Infant mortality is exceptionally high with one in seven children not reaching the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring barriers to reproductive, maternal, child and neonatal (RMNCH) health-seeking behaviors in Somali region, Ethiopia - Jalu MT, Ahmed A, Hashi A, Tekilu A.
INTRODUCTION: Health-seeking behaviours are influenced by internal and external contributing factors. Internal factors include attitudes, beliefs and core values, life adaptation skills, psychological disposition whereas external factors include social sup... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Somalia: Japan Donates U.S.1$ Million for Reduction of Threat Posed By IED in Somalia
[Shabelle] The government of Japan has donated $1 million to the United Nations to combat improvised explosive devices and remnants in Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wide ranging reforms needed to how authorities approach FGM safeguarding
Mothers, fathers and young Somali adults have expressed a pervasive sense of disempowerment, traumatisation and victimisation at the hands of statutory services, feeding into a new report that urges authorities to change their approach. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Somalia: Somali Woman Guilty Over Daughters' Genital Mutilation in Landmark Prosecution
[Shabelle] A Queensland woman has been found guilty of taking her two daughters to Somalia to undergo female genital mutilation - the first prosecution of its type in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aloe sanguinalis, a new red Aloe from Somaliland
(Pensoft Publishers) Aloe sanguinalis, or Somali Red Aloe, forms large, conspicuous clumps and has blood red sap. Its clumps can easily be spotted from the road, but the species has only just been named and described in the open access journal PhytoKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Developing Comprehensive Plan to Improve Health of Mothers, Children and Adolescents
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia is currently developing a strategy that will change the rhetoric in the country and ensure Somali mothers and children can access quality health services equitably all across urban, rural areas in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: AU Troops Provide Free Medical Treatment to Needy Residents in Somalia
[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] troops last week conducted free medical camps in Ceeljale and Qoryooley areas of Lower Shabelle region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey for Children, Women
[Shabelle] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Somali health ministry on Wednesday launched the first major nutrition survey in the country since 2009. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

State and clan violence in Somalia - Ingiriis MH.
The existing academic literature on the Somali conflict confounds state violence with clan violence. The thin line between the two forms of violence has perplexed--if not puzzled--pundits and political scientists studying the Somali state and society. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Routes, locations, and social imaginary: a comparative study of the on-going production of geographies in Somali forced migration - Shaffer M, Ferrato G, Jinnah Z.
Drawing on the thresholds approach, a model that incorporates geography and mobility studies to understand migration from the perspective of migrants, this article examines the importance of location and route(s) in determining the journeys of Somali migra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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

UN police officer recognized for protecting vulnerable Somali women from abuse
United Nations Police Officer Phyllis Osei has been awarded the 2018 UN Female Police Officer Award, in recognition for her outstanding work with the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), at a ceremony in New York on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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 12, 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