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Picture It: A New Mother ’s Room in Tajikistan
(Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue
Rev. Patricia Ackerman is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York, and the New York UN Representative for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.By Rev. Patricia AckermanNEW YORK, Oct 20 2017 (IPS)On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country’s Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Ackerman Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Picture It: For Tajikistan ’s Moms & Babies
(Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Safer Toilets Bring Better Health, New Business to Tajikistan
September 01, 2017New ventilated improved pit latrines are creating  fresh opportunities for local families.Nineteen-year-old Usmonali Gafurov built a thriving family business doing something he never expected: building toilets.It started when his brother Khurshed began working with Feed the Future ’s Tajikistan Health& Nutrition Activity, which trained him to build ventilated improved pit latrines in their home district of Yovon in southern Tajikistan.Only 7% of households in southern Tajikistan have access to improved sanitation facilities.“After these trainings, we opened a small family busines...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Alert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2
Quarterly NewsletterAlert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2July 17, 2017Tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.8 million people last year, overtaking HIV/AIDS as the world's deadliest infectious disease. Another nine million people suffer from TB. MSF is among the largest non-governmental providers of TB care in the world. We supported more than 20,000 patients on treatment in 2016 —including more than 2,000 patients fighting DR-TB. We run 24 projects to treat the disease, in places from Swaziland to Tajikistan. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

8 Dead, 20 Injured After Moderate Quake in Western China
BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake that struck close to the earth's surface killed eight people and injured more than 20 others in far western China on Thursday, the region's earthquake administration said. The morning quake struck in Taxkorgan county, a remote mountainous area that borders Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan in China's Xinjiang region. The Xinjiang Earthquake Administration said 23 people had been injured, including one seriously, and more than 180 houses had collapsed in the lightly populated area. Most houses in the area were made of wood and mudbricks or rock, it said. Search and rescue work w...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

At the Farmers' Fair, Growers Display Foods for a Healthier Tajikistan
March 17, 2017Health workers are reaching beyond their health facilities to educate  communities on the power of food and water.Food and water —can’t live without'em. They are two of the most basic necessities for a healthy life, and yet793 million people around the world remain undernourished and780 million people don ’t have access to clean drinking water.We ’re working to change that.IntraHealth International’sFeed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity (THNA) is helping health workers educate their communities about the power of food and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygie...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

A national survey of attitudes toward intimate partner violence among married women in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan: implications for health prevention and intervention - Joshi M, Childress S.
Attitudes toward intimate partner violence (IPV) can affect the prevalence of IPV, response of victims' to IPV (e.g., whether to seek help), and the response of professionals (e.g., police, social workers, health care professionals) to IPV. Knowledge about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Micronutrients Could Have Macro Effects for Health and Nutrition in Tajikistan
November 01, 2016A major new undertaking could help solve serious nutrient deficiencies in the country.In Tajikistan, the poorest country in Central Asia,up to 35% of women of reproductive age are anemic. About 70% are deficient in folic acid.  These deficiencies lead to serious problems in pregnancy and delivery, and if they are not addressed, an estimated $878 million will be lost over ten years in added health care costs and reduced economic productivity.We're supporting a major undertaking for the country: the production of micronutrient supplements in Tajikistan.Iodine deficiency is another problem. Over 53% of c...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

TB Patients in Tajikistan Celebrate New Treatment Access
Tuberculosis medicines now available in Tajikistan give patients new hope for recovery.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

TB Patients in Tajikistan Celebrate New Treatment Access
SlideshowTB Patients in Tajikistan Celebrate New Treatment AccessNovember 07, 2016In an attempt to break up the everyday routine for children undergoing tuberculosis treatment in Tajikistan, the MSF psychosocial team organizes celebration parties as part of MSF ’s pediatric therapeutic play program. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

People Keep Killing Snow Leopards For Eating Their Livestock
Humans kill hundreds of snow leopards every year, often as “retaliation” for attacking livestock, according to a new report from wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC. The elusive, endangered felines — nicknamed “mountain ghosts” — roam the high mountains of central Asia, and population estimates vary. As few as 4,000 snow leopards may remain in the wild, according to a news release from TRAFFIC, which is a joint effort by the World Wildlife Fund and the International Union for Conservation of Nature. However, big cat protection group Panthera notes that scientists est...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Snow Leopards And Humans Are Competing For Food, With Tragic Results
This article has been updated with comment from Rishi Kumar Sharma. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Many Tajikistan Hospitals Not Equipped to Care for Moms and Newborns, Assessment Shows
TheIntraHealth International-ledTajikistan Health& Nutrition Activity (THNA) has achieved a major landmark in the country’s approach to improving the quality of its maternal health care. THNA’s in-depth assessments of 14 hospital maternity wards and six primary care centers mark the first significant assessment of hospitals in the country.Tajikistan is the poorest country in central Asia, and health care for pregnant women, mothers, and newborns is inadequate. Using an assessment protocol established by the World Health Organization, THNA experts and specialists from Tajikistan's Scientific Research Institu...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pediatric eye trauma in the Republic of Tajikistan: more than meets the eye - Karim-Zade K, Leak C, Karim-Zade B.
PURPOSE: Pediatric eye injury (PEI) is the leading cause of preventable monocular vision loss in children, with an estimated prevalence of 5.7 million cases. Epidemiological information on PEI is rare, skewed towards high-income countries, and commonly ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiologic study of animal bites in Rasht County, Guilan Province, Iran's North, 2012 - Zohrevandi B, Asadi P, Kasmaie VM, Tajik H, Fatemi MS.
INTRODUCTION: Animal bite because of following killing infections such as Rabies is considered as one of the health problem issues in Iran and other countries. Although extensive progressions have been achieved in prevention and treatment areas, spread of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

An epidemiologic study of trauma in elderly diabetic patients: a preliminary report - Zohrevandi B, Asadi P, Kasmaei VM, Ziabari SMZ, Tajik H, Marefati F.
INTRODUCTION: Elderly diabetic patients are prone to trauma due to background illnesses or physical disabilities. In the present epidemiologic study, we aimed to evaluate pattern of trauma in elderly diabetic patients referred to the emergency department ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

These Lakes Are Actually Craters Made By Asteroids
On June 30th, 1908, an asteroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere above Tunguska, Siberia and exploded with the energy of about 185 Hiroshima-level atomic bombs. In memory of that catastrophic event, every year on June 30th is Asteroid Day, a “global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts.” Rocks from space are constantly bombarding the Earth. While most burn up completely in the atmosphere, some larger ones are able to reach the Earth&rsqu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marisa Gertz Tags: Uncategorized asteroid asteroid day asteroids impact craters Lakes meteor crater photography Science Source Type: news

Tajikistan: Health System Review.
Authors: Khodjamurodov G, Sodiqova D, Akkazieva B, Rechel B Abstract The pace of health reforms in Tajikistan has been slow and in many aspects the health system is still shaped by the countrys Soviet legacy. The country has the lowest total health expenditure per capita in the WHO European Region, much of it financed privately through out-of-pocket payments. Public financing depends principally on regional and local authorities, thus compounding regional inequalities across the country. The high share of private out-of-pocket payments undermines a range of health system goals, including financial protection, equit...
Source: Health systems in transition - May 16, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

New Award Will Improve Health and Nutrition in Tajikistan
Through a new $13 million award from the US Agency for International Development, IntraHealth International will improve health and nutrition in Tajikistan, particularly for women and children in the Khatlon oblast, an administrative region.The five-year project—Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Program—led by IntraHealth will integrate high-quality maternal, newborn, and child health care at the family, community, clinical, and national levels, with an emphasis on nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene. IntraHealth’s partners include Abt Associates and Mercy Corps. This project seeks to synergi...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Introducing the Iron Sisters Campaign: Women Empowering Women Through STEM and Business
History teaches us that beneath every glass ceiling is an iron woman, and iron is stronger than glass, especially when one iron woman joins forces with many. I am proud to announce the Iron Sisters Campaign, a movement that will bring together women from around the world who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, (STEM) and business to support each other --- learn from each other, encourage each other, and celebrate each other's success to pave the way for future generations of women to succeed in these fields. Working together -- Iron Sisters -- we can eliminate the stereotypes and remove ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tajikistan names 'planet' after... Tajikistan
State media says the name honours the country’s contributions to space study, but critics have dismissed the award as a PR stuntTajikistan’s state news agency Khovar has reported that a planet has been named after the country, in recognition of contributions made by its scientists to astrophysics and space studies. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Eurasianet.org and The Calvert Journal, part of the New East network Tags: Tajikistan Space Science World news South and Central Asia Source Type: news

Drug scene, drug use and drug-related health consequences and responses in Kulob and Khorog, Tajikistan - Latypov A, Otiashvili D, Zule W.
BACKGROUND: Tajikistan and other Central Asian republics are facing intertwined epidemics of injecting drug use and HIV. This paper aims to examine drug scene, drug use, drug-related infectious diseases, drug treatment and other responses to health consequ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 6, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tajikistan: health system review.
Authors: Khodjamurodov G, Rechel B Abstract The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of policy initiatives in progress or under development. HiTs examine different approaches to the organization, financing and delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in health systems; describe the institutional framework, process, content and implementation of health and health care policies; and highlight challenges and areas that require more in-depth analysis. Tajikistan is undergoing a complex transition from a health...
Source: Health systems in transition - November 11, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Effective use of naloxone among people who inject drugs in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan using pharmacy- and community-based distribution approaches - Kan M, Gall JA, Latypov A, Gray R, Alisheva D, Rakhmatova K, Sadieva AS.
BACKGROUND: Opioid overdose (OD) is a major cause of mortality among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Central Asia, and distribution of naloxone, an opioid antagonist, can effectively prevent these deaths. However, little is known about the use and wastag... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NASA data find some hope for water in Aral Sea basin
A new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that, although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. Once the fourth largest inland sea in the world, the Aral Sea has lost 90 percent of its water volume over the last 50 years. Its watershed -- the enormous closed basin around the sea -- encompasses Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prosecuting child abusers, respecting victims: a contrast of approaches in the UK, Tajikistan and Tanzania - Owen DM.
This article summarises child abuse as a global problem of increasing breadth and complexity. It reviews the development of procedures for prosecuting alleged abusers and treating complainants appropriately in the course of investigations, medical examinat... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

First New TB Drug Approved In 50 Years Must Be Made Widely Available
Tajikistan 2012 © Natasha Sergeeva/MSF A young patient in Tajikistan. NEW YORK/GENEVA , December 31, 2012—The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration of an important new tuberculosis treatment must lead to its availability in countries with high levels of the drug-resistant form of the deadly disease, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. The new drug, bedaquiline, is the first active agent against tuberculosis to be registered since 1963, and its approval was welcomed by MSF as it marks a major improv...
Source: MSF News - December 31, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

First New TB Drug In 50 Years Approved Must Be Made Widely Available
Tajikistan 2012 © Natasha Sergeeva/MSF A young patient in Tajikistan. NEW YORK/GENEVA , December 31, 2012—The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration of an important new tuberculosis treatment must lead to its availability in countries with high levels of the drug-resistant form of the deadly disease, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. The new drug, bedaquiline, is the first active agent against tuberculosis to be registered since 1963, and its approval was welcomed by MSF as it marks a major improv...
Source: MSF News - December 31, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news