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

COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This leaflet provides information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Kurdish, Nepali and Somali leaflets and British Sign Language video link. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This leaflet is to help healthcare professionals answer questions on the eligibility and availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
All frontline social care workers are being offered the vaccine. This leaflet is for social care workers and includes information on the vaccine. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
All frontline health and social care workers are being offered the coronavirus () vaccine. This leaflet is for healthcare workers and includes information on the vaccine. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This guidance provides information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Punjabi leaflets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults, PHE (updated 20th January 2021)
This guidance contains information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination. Recent updates: 20th January 2021 - added Chinese, Farsi, Kurdish, Nepali and Somali leaflets. 18th January 2021 - added link to easy-read leaflet. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The relationship of pre- and post-resettlement violence exposure to mental health among refugees: a multi-site panel survey of Somalis in the US and Canada - Salhi C, Scoglio AAJ, Ellis H, Issa O, Lincoln A.
BACKGROUND: A large body of research highlights the lasting impact of pre-resettlement violence on the mental health of refugees after resettlement. However, there is limited research on violence exposure after resettlement and its association with mental... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

This Is Not a Goodbye, Kenya – Asante na Kwaheri ya Kuonana
Siddharth Chatterjee with CS Eugene Wamalwa, Heads of Missions from the United Nations Mission and other development partners visited the Frontier Counties Development Council Counties with a view of leveraging on opportunities considering geographic proximities in addressing shared developmental challenges in the marginalized Counties. Credit: West Pokot County, February 2020By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 2021 (IPS)   Happy New Year, Kenya. Several milestones in my personal and professional life have made Kenya a cherished place for me. I started my UNICEF career in Rumbek, South Sudan in June 2000, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

In Somalia, COVID-19 vaccines are distant as virus spreads
As richer countries race to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, Somalia remains the rare place where much of the population hasn't taken the coronavirus seriously (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Conducts Polio Vaccination Campaigns to Ensure the Country Remains Polio Free
[WHO] In November 2020, Ethiopia conducted an oral polio vaccination campaign targeting 7.1 million under-5 children in four regions and two city administrations despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign was conducted in Harari, Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions, and Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa cities. This campaign, which attained 103% of the targeted coverage, was the second-round of a polio vaccination campaign that was conducted in October 2020 also targeting 7.1 million children under- (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Emergency service experience following the terrorist attack in Mogadishu, 14 October 2017, a scene of lay rescuer triage - Demirel ME, Ali H, Bo ğan M.
In this study, we aimed to share our experience and to discu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Maritime trade and piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean (1994-2017) - Hamza FR, Priotti JP.
From the 1990's to early 2000's, the modern face of maritime piracy has plagued the coast of Somalia impacting on one the world's major shipping lanes of the international trade: The Gulf of Aden. In this article, we analyse pirates social and ethnical cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk and protective factors for comorbidity of PTSD, depression, and anxiety among Somali refugees in Kenya - Im H, Swan LE, Warsame AH, Isse MM.
This study aims to explore potential ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trump is pulling troops out of Somalia. But many are staying in the region
Trump is pulling troops out of the country, but many are staying in the region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump orders most US troops to withdraw from Somalia
The move continues a post-election push by Mr. Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Extremely regrettable': U.S. decision to withdraw troops dismays some Somalis
Somalia has been riven by civil war since 1991, but the entry of the peacekeeping force in 2008 helped incubate fledgling government structures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump orders most U.S. troops out of Somalia
The nearly 800 troops stationed inside the East African country were seen as a crucial bulwark against al-Shabab, the extremist group... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump orders US to pull troops from Somalia
Nearly all of 700 troops will leave over next few months follow president’s latest order with short notice (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump orders a near total withdrawal of US troops from Somalia
President Donald Trump has ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia "by early 2021," in just the latest major military policy... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump orders most US troops out of Somalia
President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to remove most of the 700 U.S. troops in Somalia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia
While the number of troops — about 700 — is small, it is a continuation of President Trump’s efforts to withdraw the United States from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Africa: Kenya and Access to Healthy Diets - The Biggest Issue
[Gain] The Republic of Kenya is located in East Africa and borders Uganda to the east, Tanzania to the south and Ethiopia and Somalia to the north. With a population of more than 47.6 million people sprawled across 580,367 square kilometres, Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world. Prior to the advent of COVID-19, it was showing considerable progress in the fight against malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CIA Officer Killed in Somalia, Report Says
A CIA officer was killed in combat in Somalia in recent days, U.S. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differences in well-being amongst Somali, Latino and Hmong adolescents
(University of Minnesota) U of M School of Nursing researchers found that acculturation was positively associated with substance use and negatively with academic achievement in adolescence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Somalia: UAE Blacklists Travellers From Somalia, 11 Others Over Covid-19 Surge
[Dalsan Radio] The United Arab Emirates has temporarily suspended the issuance of new visas to visitors from Somalia and 11 other countries until further notice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia
Facing the end of his time in power, the president is pushing to accelerate withdrawals from counterterrorism conflicts. He campaigned... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender-based violence and its association with mental health among Somali women in a Kenyan refugee camp: a latent class analysis - Hossain M, Pearson RJ, McAlpine A, Bacchus LJ, Spangaro J, Muthuri S, Muuo S, Franchi G, Hess T, Bangha M, Izugbara C.
BACKGROUND: In conflict-affected settings, women and girls are vulnerable to gender-based violence (GBV). GBV is associated with poor long-term mental health such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Understanding the interacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Why It's Necessary to Focus on Gender to Stop Malnutrition
[Gain] The Federal Republic of Ethiopia is a land-locked country flanked by Eritrea  to the north,  Djibouti  to the northeast,  Somalia  to the east,  Kenya  to the south,  South Sudan  to the west and  Sudan  to the northwest. With a population of more than 109 million people as of 2019, the country is the 12 th most populated country in the world, and after Nigeria, the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: UN Condemns Killing of 2 Polio Workers in Somalia
[Shabelle] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed Tuesday that two frontline workers were killed in a militant attack in Mogadishu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Somaliland Opposition Party Leader Tests Positive for Covid-19
[Dalsan Radio] Abdirahman Mohamed Irro, Chairman of the Waddani Opposition Party in Somaliland - a breakaway region of Somalia - tested positive for the COVID-19 on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somalia: Germany Contributes €7.2 Million for the Delivery of Health Sevices Bolster the Covid-19 Emergency Response
[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) has released US$9.26 million to scale up priority life-saving assistance to nearly 300,000 people affected by floods in Somalia. These critical funds, part of the SHF 2020 Reserve Allocation, will support national and international non-governmental partners operating in Banadir, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle Shabelle and Lower Shabelle regions through integrated and Cluster-specific interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Causes of conflict and the role of indigenous conflict resolution mechanism among degodia clan: in case of Dollo Addo District, Somali Region, South East Ethiopia - Hassan AB.
This study was conducted in Dollo Ado District with main objective of identifying the causes of conflict and the characteristic of the indigenous conflict resolution mechanism among Degodia clan of Dollo Ado district. As such, it is aimed to explore the so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Scaling Up SDG4 in Crises
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Oct 9 2020 (IPS) Out of global crises spring opportunities for change. In crisis, change is not an option. It is a necessity. And, as Plato famously noted: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is an invention that sprang out of crisis and was borne of necessity. Yasmine SherifEducation Cannot Wait was conceived as a direct response to the lack of financial resources and crisis-sensitive approaches needed to address the learning crisis for 75 million vulnerable children and adolescents impacted by armed co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraV Source Type: news

Kenya: Desperation Builds In Dadaab, As Promises Of Durable Solutions Falter In The Face Of Covid-19
[MSF] A mental health crisis is growing in the Dadaab refugee complex, where hundreds of thousands of Somalis have been stuck for decades now. A fatal mix of pent-up despair, anxiety and fear, combined with new uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, is forcing refugees to take extreme measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teachers Shoulder the Burden: Improving Support in Crisis Contexts
Globally 75 million children who cannot access education as a result of crises. A dated photo of a Syrian child in a refugee camp in Jordan. Credit: Robert Stefanicki/IPS.By Yasmine Sherif, Dean Brooks and Mary MendenhallNEW YORK, Oct 5 2020 (IPS) Teachers are at the heart of children and young peoples’ educational experiences. Teachers play multiple roles in their students’ lives by supporting their learning, providing them with inclusive and safe environments to grow and develop, and helping them become more confident as they make their way in the world. As we commemorate World Teachers’ Day on Monday, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif - Dean Brooks - Mary Mendenhall Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

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