Rising Sea Levels, Drought, Hurricanes and Deforestation Threaten Latin America and the Caribbean
Coastal view from the Kalinago Territory in Dominica. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2022 (IPS) The highest deforestation rates since 2009. The third most active hurricane season on record. Extreme rainfall, floods, and landslides displaced tens of thousands of people. Rising sea levels. Glaciers in Peru lost more than half their size. Add the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix, and 2021 was a challenging year for Latin America and the Caribbean. That’s according to the World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 202...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Biodiversity Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Latin America & the Caribbean Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Fraud Scheme Involving Baby Formula Leads to 18-Year Federal Prison Sentences for Swindlers
FDA OCI, Johnny Grobman, Raoul Doekhie, Sherida Nabi, Byramji Javat, baby, formula, infant, prison, Suriname, procurement contract, dummy shipment, documentation, wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, medical products, pre-retail, gray market, diversion, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 24, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Prevalence of substance use disorders in an urban and a rural area in Suriname - Jadnanansing R, Blankers M, Dwarkasing R, Etwaroo K, Lumsden V, Dekker J, Bipat R.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders (AUD) have the worst impact in low-middle-income countries (LMICs), where the disease burden per liter of alcohol consumed is higher than in wealthy populations. Furthermore, the median treatment gap for AUDs in LMICs is 7... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Three Individuals Convicted For Participating in International Fraud Scheme
Raoul Doekhie, Suriname, Johnny Grobman, Golden Beach FL, Sherida Nabi, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, Pre-Retail Medical Products, Theft, Conspiracy, Smuggling, Edgar Torres, Brandford FL, infant formula, dummy shipments, U-turn, fraudulent export shipping documents, indictment, convicted jury trial (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Perceptions of adolescents and caregivers of corporal punishment: a qualitative study among Indo-Caribbean in Suriname - van der Kooij IW, Chotoe-Sanchit RK, Moerman G, Lindauer RJL, Roopnarine JR, Graafsma TLG.
While the protection of children from all forms of violence is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, violence remains a part of life for children around the globe. Corporal punishment is a form of violence and a domin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The prevalence of sexual abuse in adolescence in Suriname - van der Kooij IW, Bipat S, Nieuwendam J, Lindauer RJL, Graafsma TLG.
Studies conducted to ascertain the prevalence of child sexual abuse (CSA) in the Caribbean are poorly synthesized. Present study reports on the lifetime and year prevalence of unwanted sexual experiences, the risk of CSA at different ages within adolescenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Let ’s Talk about Health Workers’ Feelings
October 30, 2018Conversations between health workers and members of key populations can transform the health care experience for both.It is easy to forget that doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are just like everyone else. They even have feelings.At a recent Health4All training, a social worker in Suriname explained, “Health workers say that they don’t want to put aside their upbringing or values, and they don’t want to say ‘ma’am’ when you are a biological man. They say, ‘If you have a name like Trixie, I will call you Trixie, but I will not call you ma’am. What about my feelings?’”Health...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Study finds drinking water with food causes blood sugar to spike
Researchers from the Anton de Kom University in Suriname, South America, say drinking half an hour before or after food is better for reducing the impact of sugar on your blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet The Woman Revolutionizing Renewable Energy In The Caribbean
By using cutting edge renewable energy technology, Hannah Olmberg-Soesman is improving lives in the remote indigenous villages of her native Suriname. She was recently honored with CARICOM ' s Energy Personality Award. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Ellsmoor, Contributor Source Type: news

Writers Talk Literary Activism at Paris Book Fair
By SWANPARIS, Mar 22 2018 (IPS)The 2018 Paris Book Fair (Livre Paris) took place against the backdrop of demonstrations in Mayotte that echoed similar protests a year ago in French Guiana, putting the topics of literary activism and popular disaffection high on the agenda at the March 16-19 event.Writers from France’s overseas regions and departments, which include Mayotte in the Indian Ocean, spoke out about their role and contribution to French literature, highlighting the social and economic conditions in their territories.Launching an anthology of short stories titled Guyane: Nou gon ké sa (We’re fed up), Guya...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Development & Aid Europe Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Perceptions of corporal punishment among Creole and Maroon professionals and community members in Suriname - van der Kooij IW, Nieuwendam J, Moerman G, Boer F, Lindauer RJL, Roopnarine JL, Graafsma TLG.
Child discipline is a vital part of child-rearing in all cultures. The need for child discipline is generally recognised, but considerable debate exists regarding the best methods. Corporal punishment (CP) is a dominant practice in Caribbean cultures. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Implementation and evaluation of a parenting program to prevent child maltreatment in Suriname - van der Kooij IW, Bipat S, Boer F, Lindauer RJL, Graafsma TLG.
The prevention of child maltreatment has become a global health concern because child maltreatment is a violation of children's rights. Across the world, a variety of parenting programs have been developed to address this problem. However, no such parentin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Snail fever: the threat in Suriname ’s water
The last steps in fighting the ‘most deadly neglected tropical disease’ are being slowed by a lack of funding (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: With a Focus on Brazil, Colombia and Suriname
United Nations Development Programme. 04/03/2017 This 104-page assessment measures the socio-economic impacts of Zika on countries, families, and communities, and examines institutional responses. A focus is the impact of Zika on the most marginalized and vulnerable women. It finds that Zika is responsible for tangible losses to gross domestic product, imposing an immediate burden on health care and social welfare systems, and could undermine decades of hard-earned health gains and social development progress. It discusses how larger investments in prevention, preparedness, and response strategies at the local, national, a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news