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 lifelin...
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 ways in...
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 off the genitals of ...
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