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Global action keeping famine at bay but failing to prevent suffering, UN chief warns
Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General Ant ó nio Guterres warned today (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

These Are 40 of the Most Terrifying Words in Donald Trump ’s U.N. Address
President Donald Trump is poised to make one of the most fateful decisions of his White House tenure. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he lambasted the regime in Iran and, in a deeply misleading reference to the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, he said this of the United States: “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.” The President added: “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.” That threat is an apparent...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Glaser, Emma Ashford Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump politics world affairs Source Type: news

WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Nears 700,000 WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Nears 700,000
The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced toward 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Group of Refugees Are Staying in President Trump ’s Childhood Home
(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance. The three-story Tudor-style home in Queens that Trump’s father, Fred, built in 1940 is now a rental available on Airbnb that anyone can stay in for $725 a night. It was auctioned off to an unidentified buyer in March for $2.14 million, its second time going up for auction. The international anti-poverty organization Oxfam rented i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Mathis / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

How an Outlaw Became the ‘Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’
This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today. In the twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 100 years ago, a restless Turkish prisoner of war languished in Malta, then a British possession. With copious leisure time forced upon him, Eşref Bey began to write his adventures as an officer in the Ottoman army. His biography has not survived, yet, from the archival material that has, we can imagine what it might have included: a string of increasingly momentous assignments for the Committee of Union and Progress (Ottoman patriots opposed to the policies of the sultan) and...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin C. Fortna / History Today Tags: Uncategorized People Source Type: news

Yemen's Cholera Epidemic Hits 600,000, Confounding Expectations
The epidemic is the most explosive on record in terms of its rapid spread. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia Should Fund All Humanitarian Aid to Yemen: WFP Saudi Arabia Should Fund All Humanitarian Aid to Yemen: WFP
A top United Nations official said Saudi Arabia alone should fund steps to tackle widespread disease and hunger besetting Yemen, where the kingdom has been leading a military campaign for two and a half years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Yemen's cholera epidemic hits 600,000, confounding expectations
GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, and some districts are still reporting sharp rises in new cases, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen's health ministry showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen's cholera epidemic hits 600,000
GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of people hit by cholera in Yemen since an outbreak began in April has reached 612,703, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen's health ministry showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region
Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Sep 5 2017 (IPS)Extreme poverty remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

ASTMH 66th annual meeting: Preeminent meeting of infectious disease experts
(Burness) With Zika infection numbers falling but still threatening, cholera exploding in Yemen and East Africa, and an obscure mosquito-borne disease possibly on the move in South America, thousands of disease experts from around the world will gather in Baltimore in November for the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The conference provides a vital forum for sharing the latest research and strategies for tackling some of the world's most dangerous diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera spread slows in Yemen; locals pitch in to help curb outbreak & #8211 UN agency
The weekly number of reported new cholera cases in Yemen has declined by one third since late June, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today said, praising Yemenis for leading a“heroic daily fight” against the outbreak, which remains the worst in the world. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak
(Hokkaido University) Hokkaido University scientists has developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecast that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Saudi-led Coalition Responsible for'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen Saudi-led Coalition Responsible for'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Yemen's Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the 'worst cholera outbreak in the world'
(Queen Mary University of London) The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, published in The Lancet Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What's Not a Target
August 17, 2017Health workers are supposed to save lives and health facilities are supposed to be safe places for health and healing. They ’re protected by the rules of war, but are still being attacked.Health workers.It was really hard for me to get my head around at first —that someone would deliberately harm a health worker. A nurse, a doctor, a midwife. A community health worker delivering polio vaccines. Someone who spent years studying, practicing, sacrificing to save lives.I mean when Imeet a health worker, I ’m often tongue-tied. They practically have celebrity status. They’re doing somethin...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak
In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dangers to pregnant and breastfeeding women. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health and Nutrition in Emergencies: Lessons Learnt
Humanitarian Leadership Academy. 07/2017 This webinar discusses the key nutritional and health issues to consider during an emergency, and shares some key lessons learned and practical advice that could be used for current crises such as Yemen and Syria. It is the first in a webinar series that aims to provide in-depth contextualization of key issues within the humanitarian sector. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cholera in Yemen: What you need to know
Cholera has infected half a million people in Yemen so far this year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

MIT Tech Review names UMass Amherst computer scientist Phillipa Gill a top innovator
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Gill works on software to accurately identify and measure Internet censorship in high-risk locations. She is designing software meant to be deployed in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen, where a network of volunteers connect low-cost computers known as Raspberry Pis, loaded with the software, to the Internet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Veterans' Choice Renewed; FDA and Foreign Scientists; Cholera in Yemen
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Hit 500,000 (FREE)
By the Editors The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has reached 500,000, the World Health Organization announced on Monday. Nearly … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen
The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Cholera Yemen Source Type: news

Cholera crisis hits grim threshold in Yemen
Number of suspected cholera cases has reached 500,000, marking worst outbreak of disease in the world (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than A Half Million People Struck By Cholera In Yemen
Health workers haven't been paid in almost a year. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Nobody's bothered': Toronto human rights advocate pleads for peace in Yemen
Toronto resident and human rights advocate Zaid Al-Rawni was born in Yemen. Once one of the world's poorest countries, it now faces devastating conditions, its populace plagued by famine, disease, air raids and civic unrest. Al-Rawni spoke to CBC's Metro Morning about the atrocities in his homeland and his loved ones who remain there. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

WATCH: Inside a hospital treating cholera patients in Yemen
Nearly 2,000 people have died from cholera in Yemen since April. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: International Source Type: news

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months
The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen
The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The overall caseload nationwide has declined since early July, particularly in the worst affected areas. But suspected cases of the deadly waterborne disease continue to rage across the country, infecting an estimated 5000 people per day. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Yemen & #39s cholera epidemic surpasses half-million suspected cases, UN agency says
More than 500,000 people in Yemen are suspected of having cholera, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that the disease is spreading quickly due to a lack of clean water or health access. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aid Groups Say Yemen Airport Closure Hinders Aid, Traps Patients Aid Groups Say Yemen Airport Closure Hinders Aid, Traps Patients
Fifteen aid groups called on warring parties in Yemen to reopen the country's main airport, saying a year-long closure was hindering aid and preventing thousands of patients from flying abroad for life-saving treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Yemen national blood bank faces threat of closure
Yemen's national blood bank could shut down within a week after a medical aid charity said it would stop its two-year support (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground
Destruction from Yemen's two-year civil war has turned country into incubator for cholera (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.N. urges action to avert famine threatening 20 million people worldwide
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called on warring parties in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and urged countries to donate more money to avert famines threatening 20 million people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen Blood Bank May Be Forced to Shut by Lack of Funds - Director Yemen Blood Bank May Be Forced to Shut by Lack of Funds - Director
Yemen's national blood bank may be forced to close due to a lack of money after an international medical charity decided to end two years of support, the director of the blood bank said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NRC: Lack of getting medical help abroad kills more in Yemen
The Norwegian Refugee Council says the closure Sana'a airport has caused was more deaths than airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition because Yemenis have died from not being able to travel for specialized medical care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen and joint mission with UNICEF and World Food Programme
Ambassador Ali Mohamed Saeed Majawar, distinguished Ambassadors and representatives, thank you for the opportunity today to brief you on my recent mission to Yemen and the health situation there. It was not by chance that my first mission to a WHO country programme was to Yemen. The dire situation in Yemen explains my leadership priorities: we must strive to provide universal health care in the most fragile and complex settings, we must ensure health systems have the capacity to detect and respond to unplanned events and circumstances —particularly from infectious hazards, we must ensure that our WHO country offices ...
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Speech [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

Health and Nutrition in Emergencies: Lessons Learned
Humanitarian Leadership Academy. 07/25/2017 This 50-minute webinar details the key nutritional and health issues to consider during an emergency, and shares some key lessons learned and practical advice that could be used for current crises such as Yemen and Syria. Speakers discusses types of emergencies, the need for health and nutrition in emergencies, how health and nutrition are affected by emergencies, and public health priorities in emergencies. (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 - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Yemen: Urgent Need for Aid to Stop Cholera Deaths
 Four months into Yemen’s cholera outbreak, MSF is calling for an increase in aid.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Yemen: Urgent Need for Aid in Remote Areas to Stop Cholera Deaths
August 03, 2017SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, AUGUST 3, 2017—Though the number of new cholera cases acrossYemenhas slowed in the past 10 days, people living in remote areas are still dying needlessly and more will die unless aid is increased urgently and preventative measures are taken at the community level, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen conflict: Cholera risk for more than a million children
Charity warns children are severely malnourished in some of the areas worst hit by the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP Interview: Yemen factions said to have pledged easing aid
AP Interview: UN child welfare agency chief says Yemen's warring sides promise to clear obstacles to aid delivery (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Filth spreads Yemen's deadly cholera outbreak
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AP Interview: UN faces war, rains in Yemen cholera spread
AP Interview: The head of the U.N. child agency says trying to slow the spread of cholera in war-ravaged Yemen is "a race between us, and the rains and the continuing destruction and the fighting." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news