Program aims to help Syrian refugees recover from psychological trauma
Over 10 million people have been displaced by the nine year civil war in Syria, which shows no sign of ending. Millions of them have experienced psychological trauma, but may fear getting help because of a stigma associated with mental illness in the region. Help is also scarce, with less than 1% of aid dedicated to mental health. Michelle Miller traveled with an American aid worker to see a special program meant to address refugees ’ mental health crisis. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polly Dunford to Lead IntraHealth International as New President and CEO
February 14, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCToday, IntraHealth International’s board of directors announced Polly Dunford will be IntraHealth’s next president and CEO. She will assume the role on March 16.Dunford is joining IntraHealth after nearly 20 years of service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Haiti, Jordan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Washington, D.C., most recently as the global director for HIV/AIDS. In this role, she led the agency’s efforts to help countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV/AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Source Type: news

Female Syrian Doctor in Oscar-Nominated Film Hopes to Inspire Women Female Syrian Doctor in Oscar-Nominated Film Hopes to Inspire Women
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
The $683 million will be used for efforts towards women’s reproductive and sexual health rights across 57 countries, of which about $300 million will be directed towards UNFPA’s projects in Arab state regions, including countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world.  At the Humanitarian Action Overview 2020, launched on Thurs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Sexual and Reproductiv Source Type: news

Traumatic life events and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder among Syrian refugees residing in a camp in Turkey - Sagaltici E, Alpak G, Altindag A.
The aim of this study was to identify types and number of traumatic experiences and to determine the predictors of severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Syrian refugees who were residing in a camp in Turkey. Face-to-face psychiatric interview... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical involvement in torture in Syria - Jones P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health services for Syrian women caught up in war, foster safety and hope: UNFPA
Continued displacement from conflict-affected areas in northeast Syria leaves women and girls in urgent need of safe spaces, shelter and reproductive health services, according to a Flash Update this week from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anthropologists confirm existence of specialized sheep-hunting camp in prehistoric Lebanon
(University of Toronto) Anthropologists at the University of Toronto have confirmed the existence more than 10,000 years ago of a hunting camp in the mountains along the modern-day border between Lebanon and Syria -- one that straddles the period marking the transition from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies to agricultural settlements at the onset of the last stone age. Analysis of decades-old data collected from Nachcharini Cave shows it was a short-term hunting camp and that sheep were the primary game. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sometimes they come back: responding to American foreign fighter returnees and other elusive threats - Wright CJ.
Much has been made of the threat of battle hardened jihadis from Islamist insurgencies, especially Syria. But do Americans who return home after gaining experience fighting abroad pose a greater risk than homegrown jihadi militants with no such experience?... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Allow Cross-Border Aid Into Syria, U.N. Pleads as Millions & quot;Trapped & quot; Allow Cross-Border Aid Into Syria, U.N. Pleads as Millions & quot;Trapped & quot;
More than 3 million Syrian civilians are trapped in a war zone in the northwest of the country and utterly dependant on cross-border aid, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as it urged states to extend the mandate for that aid which expires in days.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: Syria, polio, DR Congo, Sudan updates, and - celebrating stolen art
Tuesday’s top stories include: A “daily nightmare” in Syria’s Idlib; polio remains an international health emergency; Guterres extends condolences as Australia bushfires continue; measles in DR Congo; clashes in Darfur displace thousands; and a celebration of stolen art. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: Syria, polio, DR Congo, Sudan updates, and, the art of stealing
Tuesday’s top stories include: A “daily nightmare” in Syria’s Idlib; polio remains an international health emergency; Guterres extends condolences as Australia bushfires continue; measles in DR Congo; clashes in Darfur displace thousands; and a celebration of stolen art. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Syrian med students trade translation services for e-learning access
(Reuters Health) - Arabic-speaking medical students in war-torn Syria are providing translation services to an online educational company in exchange for free access to videos that teach clinical processes and procedures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Psychiatric symptoms in traumatized Syrian refugee children settled in Hatay - G ünes S, Guvenmez O.
Aim: After the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, its cruelty and violence forced about millions to leave their homes. These experiences might create serious mental problems, especially in children and adolescents who might have an increased... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

BOOM: Wikileaks releases documents from chemical weapons watchdog showing cover-up of 2018 report stating a Syrian “chemical attack” may have been staged
(Natural News) The Wikileaks organization has released bombshell documentation revealing a massive cover-up of a dissenting report that found no chemical weapons were used by Syrian government forces against rebels in the city of Douma in 2018. As reported by The Gateway Pundit, the Wikileaks release is the fourth batch in a series of leaked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Health Emergencies Programme (WHE): The Way W(H)E Work; Nurses at the Front
Source: World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM). Published: 12/19/2019. This one-hour presentation highlights how the World Health Organization Health Emergencies (WHE) Programme works in emergencies, such as in Ukraine and Whole-of-Syria, and emphasizes nursing roles in all stages of the emergency management cycle: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. It discusses how nurses and midwives are often left out of planning for emergency preparedness and response, and details the greatest health risks in 2019. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top UCLA news stories of 2019
UCLA began observing its 100th birthday this year and delivered new  advances in research, health care, the arts, community service and teaching. These are some of the top stories from UCLA Newsroom in 2019 — those which made news and engaged the community of Bruins and beyond.UCLA Newsroom will resume publishing on Jan. 2, 2020. For more, be sure toperuse the archives and to followUCLA Newsroom on Twitter. UCLA turns 100UCLA ArchiveUCLA from overhead in the 1930s.Founders of UCLA would marvel at their creationIn just 100 years, UCLA has grown into a respected center of learning, research and health ca...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'He was losing his heartbeat': Windsor teen saves dad's life with CPR learned 2 days earlier
High school student Turki Ayash said he was taught CPR as part of the physical education curriculum. Just two days later, the Windsor, Ont., student, who came to Canada with his family as Syrian refugees, put what he learned to lifesaving use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety in adult Syrian refugees: What do we know? - Peconga EK, H øgh Thøgersen M.
Background: The crisis in Syria has resulted in vast numbers of refugees seeking asylum in Syria's neighboring countries and Europe. Refugees are at considerable risk of developing common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, and post-tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

As fighting rages in north-eastern Syria, UNFPA and partners rush to meet the needs of women
AL TAPQQA, Syria – As clashes rage on in north-eastern Syria, the toll on civilians and health systems continue to mount. Mass displacements have complicated the delivery of basic health services, including reproductive health and maternal health care.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

International humanitarian law and non-state practice in armed conflict: combatant's privilege and Kurdish fighters in Syria - Rothkopf I.
Do fighters associated with non-state armed groups have the combatant's privilege in armed conflict? Non-state armed groups are commonplace in contemporary armed conflicts. However, international humanitarian law (IHL), particularly the law that pertains t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

“Life became a cage”: Syrian girls shed light on conflict, vulnerability and cycle of abuse
DAMASCUS, Syria –“Growing up, I felt as though my wings were slowly clipped against my will, and life became a cage from which there was no escape,” said Amal*, a Syrian adolescent from Qamishli. “An entire world waited outside where women were becoming leaders, scientists, engineers, but I was trapped in a di fferent world where being a girl meant having no voice.”Amal is not alone. Her words paint a grim picture of what it's like for countless girls growing up amid the Syrian crisis. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Innocent children in the Syrian Civil War - Celikkaya ME, At ıcı A, El Ç, Akçora B.
INTRODUCTION:  Our aim is to present the clinical and surgical characteristics of the children affected by the Syrian civil war. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Medical records were reviewed retrospectively for Syrian war victims between the ages of 0 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

As Donors Ramp up Polio Funding, Worries of Comeback Persist
Polio cases around have declined globally by more than 99 percent since 1988, but the type 1 poliovirus remains endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where it has made a comeback this year and infected 102 people. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS By James ReinlUNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2019 (IPS) Efforts to wipe polio off the face of the planet took a step forward this week, with a multibillion-dollar fundraiser in the Middle East helping eradication schemes tackle a virus that disproportionately kills and cripples children in poor countries. Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $2.6 billion on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Reinl Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations polio eradication World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among Syrian refugees residing in the Kurdistan region of Iraq - Mahmood HN, Ibrahim H, Goessmann K, Ismail AA, Neuner F.
BACKGROUND: Since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011, more than half of the Syrian population was forced to escape from their homes, and more than 5 million of them fled their country. The aim of the present study is to estimate the psychological con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Treatment gap and mental health service use among Syrian refugees in Sultanbeyli, Istanbul: a cross-sectional survey - Fuhr DC, Acarturk C, McGrath M, Ilkkursun Z, Sondorp E, Sijbrandij M, Ventevogel P, Cuijpers P, McKee M, Roberts B.
AIMS: Syrian refugees may have increased mental health needs due to the frequent exposure to potentially traumatic events and violence experienced during the flight from their home country, breakdown of supportive social networks and daily life stressors r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

US Begins Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
The Trump Administration has formally started the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a November 4, 2019, letter to the United Nations (UN), Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated the United States’ intention to opt out of the global climate agreement. He expressed concern with the “unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement.” This starts a year-long process of withdrawal from the accord, with the U.S. officially leaving the agreement on November 4, 2020, one day after the 2020 U.S. Pr...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Impact of pre-trauma, trauma-specific, and post-trauma variables on psychosocial adjustment of Syrian refugee school-age children - Khamis V.
This study investigated the psychosocial adjustment in Syrian refugee children and adolescents who resettled in Lebanon and Jordan by examining the potential effects of pre-trauma, trauma-specific, and post-trauma variables. The sample consisted of 1000 ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Determining shelter locations in conflict areas by multiobjective modeling: a case study in northern Syria - Hallak J, Koyuncu M, Mi ç P.
The crisis in Syria broke out on March 15, 2011. Millions of people left the country, and many were displaced as well. In particular, internally displaced persons (IDPs) are facing difficulties in terms of shelter, health, food, and other needs. In light o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Risk at the margins: a natural hazards perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon - Pollock W, Wartman J, Abou-Jaoude G, Grant A.
Quantitative landslide risk analysis is a key step in creating appropriate land use policies. The forced migration of those displaced by recent armed conflict in Syria has highlighted the need for studies to guide humanitarian aid and resettlement policies... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The burden of mental disorders and access to mental health and psychosocial support services in Syria and among Syrian refugees in neighboring countries: a systematic review - Hendrickx M, Woodward A, Fuhr DC, Sondorp E, Roberts B.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to conflict, violence and forced displacement can increase poor mental health among affected populations. Our aim was to examine evidence on the burden of mental disorders and access to and effectiveness of mental health and psychosoci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Monday ’s Daily Brief: US formally announces climate accord withdrawal, young foreigners stranded in Syria, India toxic smog crisis, Ebola worker death shows frontline risks
A recap of stories this Monday: UN reaction to US Paris Agreement withdrawal; UNICEF urges repatriation of children stranded in Syria; Public health emergency in India’s New Delhi; Ebola health worker death in DR Congo shows deadly risks; Guinea Bissau crisis, Security Council update; UNEP campaign targets ocean microplastics. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms among women in Raqqa Governorate, Syria: associations with intimate partner violence, food insecurity, and perceived needs - Falb KL, Blackwell A, Stennes J, Hussein M, Annan J.
BACKGROUND: Raqqa Governorate, Syria has recently been affected by overlapping conflicts related to the Syrian Civil war and occupation by ISIS, resulting in widespread displacement and disruption of economic livelihoods. However, little information is cur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Violence and discrimination against men who have sex with men in Lebanon: the role of international displacement and migration - Orr L, Shebl FM, Heimer R, Khoshnood K, Barbour R, Khouri D, Aaraj E, Mokhbat JE, Crawford FW.
Homosexuality is illegal in Lebanon and men who have sex with men (MSM) may experience discrimination. Displaced Syrians, who currently comprise approximately 20% of Lebanon's population, also face discrimination. Individuals who are members of both groups... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Northeast Syria Response
Over 180,000 people have had to flee their homes in northeast Syria following a military intervention launched by Turkey. This could include up to 80,000 children. While the need for humanitarian aid has increased dramatically, military operations have forced many humanitarian organisations to evacuate their expatriate personnel and suspend or reduce their provision of services. We have been in the area for two years and are currently supporting the displaced population receive the healthcare support they so desperately need. Despite the difficult circumstances, our teams are currently supporting seven health facilit...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: Iraq protests, ‘historic’ Syria talks, Chile pulls out of COP25, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, new nuclear watchdog chief
A recap of Wednesday’s stories: new Syria talks begin in Geneva; Chile pulls out as host of major climate conference; UN calls for national talks to break cycle of violence in Iraq; UN chief voices ‘serious concern’ over Guinea-Bissau political crisis; IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening; UN atomic watchdog appoints new leader.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do Syrian refugee children in Turkey perceive relational factors in the context of their mental health? - Eruyar S, Maltby J, Vostanis P.
Although there has been increasing attention on the impact of risk and resilience factors on refugee children's mental health, there has been limited evidence on the role of parental factors to inform interventions, and this predominantly relies on adult r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The governmental health policy-development process for Syrian refugees: an embedded qualitative case studies in Lebanon and Ontario - Khalid AF, Lavis JN, El-Jardali F, Vanstone M.
BACKGROUND: The unprecedented amount of resources dedicated to humanitarian aid has led many stakeholders to demand the use of reliable evidence in humanitarian aid decisions to ensure that desired impacts are achieved at acceptable costs. However, little ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Monday ’s Daily Brief: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications
A recap of Monday’s top stories: ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands viable two-State solution; gender gap persists in Latin America’s workforce; Syria envoy urges prisoner release ahead of talks in Geneva; Egypt urged to end repression of protesters and rights defenders; future of digital communications discussed at  world conference.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women in refugee camps: which coping resources help them to adapt? - Braun-Lewensohn O, Abu-Kaf S, Al-Said K.
: The present study aimed to explore the coping resources and mental health of women who have fled Syria to a neighboring European country. To that end, we examined the roles of sociodemographic factors, situational factors, and personal and communi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Thank you for joining us at the Clinic Launch
What a joy to have so many of you join us to celebrate the launch of our new east London clinic. Portraits from the collection “Undocumented” exhibited at the clinic. On October 16th, our wonderful supporters, volunteers, and staff members came together to celebrate the opening of our new clinic, now located in Stratford. Since opening in 1998, we have directly helped almost 20,000 people in the UK. This new medical space will provide new opportunities for our patients and volunteers, allowing us to provide more holistic care to our patients in need. Ellen Waters, Director of Development, and Peter Gough, volun...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Sen. Mark Warner On Social Media, Syria And The Election
The Virginia politician realizes that digital tools, even if they don't cost anything, are never really free.(Image credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles – Lebanon
Health authorities in Lebanon are responding to an outbreak of measles. From 1 November 2018 through 12 October 2019, a total of 1,171 cases have been reported, of which 675 (57.6%) were laboratory confirmed, 8 (0.7%) epidemiologically linked cases, and 488 (41.7%) were clinically diagnosed. No associated deaths have been reported as of now. Measles cases have been reported in all eight Lebanese governorates, with Aakar, Baalbek-El-Hermel, Bekaa North, and Mount Lebanon governorates most affected. Ninety percent of suspected measles cases were Lebanese nationals, while 10% were Syrians living in informal settlements and in...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Participation in the international coalition against Daesh and the rise of foreign fighters - Bois CD, Buts C.
The flow of foreign fighters leaving for Iraq and the Syrian Arab Republic has slowed, but they often still pose a serious threat, either by encouraging others toward violence or by directly assisting themselves in a terrorist attack after their return. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas
A recap of Tuesday’s stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of ‘blue helmets’ in Haiti; violence continues ‘on both sides’ of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Syria INGO Regional Forum statement on impact of military developments on the civilian population in northeast Syria
The Syria INGO Regional Forum, comprising 73 INGOs responding to the Syria crisis, expressed deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation since Turkey’s military operation started on the 9 October. The UN estimates that more than 200,000 people have been displaced, and is planning to support up to 400,000 people with assistance and protection in the coming period.   Over three days Hasakeh city saw an estimated 60,000 new arrivals as a result of the violence, while hostilities in the area also damaged the main water station, leaving it out of service. 400,000 people, including 82,000 people i...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Friday ’s Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey’s Syria offensive; history’s made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist’ use of social media in attacks must be curbed. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blog: Our demands – condemning the invasion and suspending the arms trade
This afternoon I wrote to the Prime Minister, urging him to take immediate and decisive action to halt the government of Turkey’s outrageous invasion of north east Syria. This follows the letter I wrote to the Foreign Secretary earlier this week. We stand with the Kurdish community and other minorities already suffering in the region who will be the victims of this further destabilisation. Tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave the area, exacerbating a conflict which has resulted in the displacement of over 12 million people. All this takes place at a time when the UK government are trying to deepen th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

15 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in North-East Syria
Civilians at risk as violence escalates and humanitarian work is suspended. Civilians in north-east Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area, leading aid agencies are warning. Reports from humanitarian responders on the ground say civilians are already on the move and that some vital services have been interrupted, including medical facilities and water supplies. Agencies say that some of their staff have fled with their families, while others are on lockdown. An estimated 450,000 people live within 5 kilometres of the Syria-Turkey border and a...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news