Somalia: Solar-Powered Oxygen Saving the Lives of Somali Children
[VOA] Dhusamareb -- The installation of a solar-powered medical oxygen system at a hospital in central Somalia is proving effective in saving lives, Somali and World Health Organization doctors said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical compani...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

Factors influencing improvement of trauma-related symptoms among Somali refugee youth in urban Kenya - Im H, Swan LET.
This study aimed to identify key factors that contribute... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Somalia: Taiwan Donates 150,000 Covid-19 Vaccines to Somaliland
[Dalsan Radio] Taiwan has announced that it will donate 150,000 doses of the Medigen COVID-19 vaccine to Somaliland as part of its continued assistance to combat the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia ’s President Suspends Prime Minister Over Corruption Allegations
The premier, Mohamed Hussein Roble, defied the order to step down as tensions continued over long-delayed elections. #mohamedhusseinroble #suspends (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measuring sexual violence stigma in humanitarian contexts: assessment of scale psychometric properties and validity with female sexual violence survivors from Somalia and Syria - Murray SM, Lasater ME, Guimond MF, Poku O, Musci R, Al-Fataftah M, Kasina L, Lwambi M, Salaimeh A, Falb K.
This study sought to assess the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trauma, trust in government, and social connection: how social context shapes attitudes related to the use of ideologically or politically motivated violence - Ellis BH, Sideridis G, Miller AB, Abdi SM, Winer JP.
In this study we examine how grievances and social connection among Somali immigrants are associated with attitudes towards radicalization to violence. Data was drawn from structured interviews with 213 Somali young adult men living in North America. Struc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Somali president suspends PM in latest power move, U.S. appeals for calm
Somalia's president said on Monday he had suspended the prime minister for suspected corruption in the latest power struggle distracting the government from an Islamist insurgency, prompting the... #insurgency #primeminister #somali (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Somalia: Two Somali Nationals Test Positive for Omicron in India
[Dalsan Radio] Two Somali nationals have tested positive for Omicron just three days after they arrived in Hyderabad, India. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The climate crisis and devastating drought in eastern Africa
For three consecutive rainy seasons, the eastern Horn of Africa has experienced poor rainfall. Confounded by Covid-19 and desert locust invasions,millions are now facing starvation across parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Already, livestock and wildlife are dying of thirst and hunger in large numbers. And at the heart of it all is the worsening climate crisis.Madeleine Finlay asks climate researcher Chris Funk what ’s causing these devastating weather patterns and speaks to Nairobi reporterPeter Muiruri about the impact the droughts are having in northern Kenya, and what can be done to make regions more drought-resil...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with Peter Muiruri. Sound design by Axel Kacouti é Tags: Science Climate crisis Environment Drought Food security Extreme weather Africa Source Type: news

Somalia: Doctors Save Life of 5-Year-Old Somali Girl - Conduct Complex Kidney Tumor Surgery
[Dalsan Radio] A 5-year-old Somali girl, who was suffering from Wilm's tumour, a very rare type of kidney cancer has been successfully been treated by a team of Oncologists in India. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO strengthens response to attacks on health care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Cairo, 8 December 2021 – Nine countries and territories from the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region met last week for a two-day workshop in Istanbul to prevent and advance WHO response to attacks on health care in complex humanitarian emergencies. The WHO European Centre on Preparedness for Humanitarian and Health Emergencies and the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean collaborated to bring together Attacks on Health Care (AHC) focal points from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, the occupied Palestinian territories, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Northwest Syria, and Yemen to review progress made to date, discuss b...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 8, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Receives Sinopharm Vaccines From China
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia has received 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines to help in the fight against COVID-19 in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Omicron & Developing Countries – Where Threats are the Greatest
A woman receives a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a health clinic in Garowe, Somalia. As scientists continue to investigate the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the World Health Organization (WHO) last week urged countries not to panic but to prepare for its likely spread. Credit: UNICEF/Ismael TaxtaBy Alexander Kozul-WrightGENEVA, Dec 7 2021 (IPS) On 25 November, news emerged from South Africa of a new COVID-19 variant. It has since been identified as Omicron, a Greek alphabet derivation the World Health Organization (WHO) reserves for virus variants “of concern”. For now, scientists are still racing to understand Omicron’...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alexander Kozul-Wright Tags: Africa COVID-19 COVID-19 VACCINES Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news