Exploring the differences between men's and women's perceptions of gender-based violence in rural Tajikistan: a qualitative study - Wood EA, Wilson KE, Jacobs KD.
BACKGROUND: Most women living in rural provinces of Tajikistan, specifically Khatlon, experience little to no opportunities for education and economic growth, making them vulnerable to gender-based violence (GBV). Unfortunately due to social norms that are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021
By Mandeep TiwanaNEW YORK, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo, Ugandan human rights lawyer and defender of persecuted members of the LGBTQI community and political opponents of the president was arbitrarily detained on trumped up charges of ‘money laundering.’ Nicholas Opiyo was granted bail on 30 December following an outpouring of global support for his activism for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandeep Tiwana Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Top Global Health Moments of 2020
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Community Health Nurse Olivia Yeboah thoroughly washes her hands at the Akropong Clinic in Ghana. Photo by Emmanuel Attramah, PMI Impact Malaria/US President ' s Malaria Initiative.December 17, 2020If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.  We all know that the onset of the coronavirus pandemic—first in China and then worldwide—overwhelmed news coverage this year. And with good reason. It’s the first large-scale global pandemic in 100 years. At the time this article was ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Nutrition Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifery 2020 Health Workers Source Type: news

Sanitation Improves, Malnutrition Drops among Women and Children in Tajikistan
November 11, 2020Over the past five years, Tajikistan improved health and nutrition for almost 250,000 women and 600,000 children and engaged almost 450,000 community members on agriculture management thanks to IntraHealth International’sFeed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity (THNA).Almost half of Tajikistan’s population is living below the national poverty line and one-third is affected by food insecurity. The remote Khatlon region has an agricultural sector that doesn ' t produce enough healthful, high-nutrient food, which leads topoor nutrition and maternal and child health. In 2012, the re...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Tajikistan Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Evaluation of Zindagii Shoista (Living with Dignity), an intervention to prevent violence against women in Tajikistan: impact after 30 months - Mastonshoeva S, Myrttinen H, Chirwa ED, Shonasimova S, Gulyamova P, Shai NJ, Jewkes R.
This report outlines the medium-term impacts of Zindagii Shoista (Living with Dignity) – a project to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Tajikistan – by determining levels of violence and measuring socioeconomic and emotional well-being... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pathways of change: qualitative evaluations of intimate partner violence prevention programmes in Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa and Tajikistan - Stern E, Willan S, Gibbs A, Myrttinen H, Washington L, Sikweyiya Y, Addo-Lartey A, Mastonshoeva S, Jewkes R.
A critical component of evaluations of the effectiveness of intimate partner violence prevention programmes involves understanding pathways of change among individuals who participate in such programmes, and the intervention or contextual elements that sup... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of mental health status among pre-hospital healthcare staff - Abbaspour S, Tajik R, Atif K, Eshghi H, Teimori G, Ghodrati-Torbati A, Zandi A.
This study was aimed to examine the mental health status of pre-hospital EMS workers a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Lifelines in Danger
Credit: URDEE IMAGE/ZUMA WIRE/ALAMY LIVE NEWSBy Antoinette Sayeh and Ralph ChamiJun 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will be magnified by the loss of remittances—money sent home by migrant and guest workers employed in foreign countries. Remittance flows into low-income and fragile states represent a lifeline that supports households as well as provides much-needed tax revenue. As of 2018, remittance flows to these countries reached $350 billion, surpassing foreign direct investment, portfolio in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Antoinette Sayeh and Ralph Chami Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

IntraHealth Mourns the Loss of Mavjuda Karimova, Beloved Colleague in Tajikistan
May 21, 2020We at IntraHealth International are mourning the loss of our colleague Mavjuda Karimova, who died on Saturday, May 16. Mavjuda, a district coordinator for IntraHealth in Tajikistan, is survived by her son Siyovush, 23, and daughter Noila, 10.“We are heartbroken by this terrible loss,” says IntraHealth president and CEO Polly Dunford.“Mavjuda’s family is in our thoughts this week as we mourn with our Tajikistan team and honor Mavjuda’s memory around the world.”Mavjuda was dedicated, kind, and compassionate. She was a highly respected leader whose humility and devotion to justi...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tajikistan Source Type: news

Improving Access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Leads to Healthier Communities in Tajikistan
By Khosiyatkhon Komilova, Former communications specialist, IntraHealth International The new school latrines in Yovon district, Tajikistan. Photo by  Komilova Khosiyatkhon for IntraHealth International.April 21, 2020Ruzigul Mamatkulova is a nurse at a primary health center in Muminobod of the Khatlon province, a village in the Nosiri Khusrav district in Tajikistan. She had never thought about the importance of latrines at medical facilities until the USAID-funded Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity organized a health fair for patients from the surrounding villages. The activity is working ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Community Engagement Community Health Workers Source Type: news

U.N. Releases Report on Socio-economic Effects of Coronavirus
A United Nations report states that the fact that women make up 70 percent of the global health workforce puts them at greater risk of infection. This is a dated photo of Catherine a nurse at Jinja referral hospital,in Uganda. Credit: Lyndal Rowlands/IPS.By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 3 2020 (IPS) As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, concerns are simultaneously growing about the current and long-term effects this will have on certain demographics — specifically, women, the youth, migrant workers, and many employees around the world.  This week, the United Nations launched a report “Shared Re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 International Organ Source Type: news

Community Health Workers Are Tackling Malnourishment in Remote Tajikistan
By Khosiyatkhon Komilova, Communications specialist, IntraHealth International Malika Pirimova poses with health volunteers and her son in Vakhsh District. Photo credit: Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity.March 11, 2020By 23, Malika Pirimova was caring for a two-year old daughter, a one-year old son, and was three-months pregnant with her third child. Navbunvod, the mountain village she lives in, has limited access to roads, public health centers, and hospitals. As such, Malika gave birth to her two older children without antenatal care and never took them to a pediatrician.When she became pregnant for a t...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Community Engagement Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Tajikistan suspends air links with Iran over coronavirus
Tajikistan has suspended flights to and from Iran due to the spread of the new coronavirus there, the Central Asian nation ’s government said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Addressing domestic violence as it relates to livelihoods in rural Tajikistan - Wood EA, Ludgate N, Mamadnazarova C.
This study investigates patterns of rural livelihoods in Khatlon Province, Tajikistan, as it relates to gender roles and responsibilities. This included a workshop in the train-the-trainer format for community workers to implement a violence participatory ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The Future of Health in Tajikistan Starts with Community Health Volunteers
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Roman Yorick , Chief of Party, Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Community health volunteers work across maternal and child health, hygiene, agriculture, and advocacy in Tajikistan ' s Khatlon region. Photo by Claudia Muir for IntraHealth International.December 18, 2019Roman Yorick and his team in Tajikistan have plenty to be proud of.Yorick leads IntraHealth International’s work there, where we address maternal and child health through nutrition and agricultural programs and work to improve hygiene and sanitation in health care faci...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Nutrition IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Community Health Workers Source Type: news