Attacks on Houses of Worship over Last Decade
Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted for attack by extremists. Here are some of the deadly assaults over the last decade: Oct. 31, 2010: Al-Qaida in Iraq militants attack Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in Baghdad during Sunday night mass, killing 58 people in the deadliest assault targeting Christians since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion there. Al-Qaida in Iraq later became the Islamic State group. Dec. 15, 2010: Two suicide bombers from the Sunni extremist group Jundallah blow themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran, including six Revolutionary Guard commander...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

INGO statement on the attacks in Hajjah andrenewed fighting in Hodeidah
International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen strongly condemn the horrific attacks in Hajjah governorate on Sunday which according to the UN killed 22 people – twelve women and ten children – and injured many more. Hajjah has seen an increase in tensions and fighting in recent weeks; thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are in need of humanitarian aid and many more are reportedly trapped by the fighting and cannot flee to safety or reach help. These horrific incidents show that innocent civilians including children continue to pay the price for a conflict in which they hav...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

MSF-run hospital develops 3D printed prosthetics for war victims
A hospital in Jordan has given a victim of Yemen's war new hope for the future, thanks to the cutting edge technology of 3D printed prosthetics.   (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Joint INGOs Message – Yemen Pledging Conference, 26 February 2019
Since the escalation of conflict in Yemen almost four years ago, the humanitarian needs have increased drastically, with an estimated 24 million people or 80% of the population in need of some form of humanitarian assistance in 2019. [1] This figure represents an increase of 2 million people or 10% in just12 months contributed to by an almost total collapse of Yemen’s economy, conflict across the country, violations of international law, as well as increased destruction of civilian infrastructure, notably schools and hospitals, and denial of access to basic services which in turns contribute to deaths by preventable ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Spain Tops Italy as World ’s Healthiest Country While U.S. Falls: Report
Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. Four additional European nations were among the top 10 in 2019: Iceland (third place), Switzerland (fifth), Sweden (sixth) and Norway (ninth). Japan was the healthiest Asian nation, jumping three places from the 2017 survey into fourth and replacing Singapore, which dr...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lee Miller and Wei Lu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

In world ’s worst humanitarian crisis, the miracle of a safe birth
JARDAN, Yemen – Over a million pregnant women and new mothers require urgent aid in Yemen, the site of the world ’s worst humanitarian crisis. Mohsina was one of these women when she went into labour at the end of a complicated and painful pregnancy. Luckily, her story had a happy – and surprise – ending.Mohsina, 36, was already the mother of six children. She was expecting her seventh child in October, just after the family relocated to Shabwah Governorate.“During this pregnancy, I felt very heavy and had a lot of pain,” Mohsina remembered. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Survival in Yemen against all odds
Fawaz, just 18-months old, suffered from severe acute malnutrition and was on the brink of death. In war-torn Yemen, he was one of hundreds of thousands of children, more likely to die, than survive. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad
Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad died on Saturday after attempts to take them out of the war-ravaged country failed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Conjoined Twins Born in Yemen Need Treatment Abroad to Survive Conjoined Twins Born in Yemen Need Treatment Abroad to Survive
Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen are in urgent need of treatment abroad, but are unable to leave because the war there has closed the capital city's airport.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Yemen conjoined twins: Doctors appeal for help evacuating boys
The newborns need treatment abroad, but commercial planes cannot leave Sanaa because of a blockade. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents of conjoined twins worry only ONE of their children will survive
Twins Abdul-Khaliq and Abdul-Rahim were born conjoined at the neck in January. Doctors in the hospital in Sana'a, Yemen, have said they need care outside the war-striken country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. Delivers Food for 9.5 Million in Yemen Last Month, Shy of Target U.N. Delivers Food for 9.5 Million in Yemen Last Month, Shy of Target
The U.N. food agency delivered emergency food and vouchers for over 9.5 million people in Yemen in December, just shy of its 10 million monthly target in the famine-threatened country, a spokesman said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

How An Oil Boom in West Texas Is Reshaping the World
My view from the window seat of a small regional jet landing in Midland, Texas, is either a testament to the advances of human civilization or a sign of its impending demise, depending on your perspective. Countless oil wells, identified by their glowing red flames, dot the dark landscape. We are descending into the Permian Basin, the heart of American oil country, where the massive oil and gas boom is changing not just Texas but also the nation and the world. This year the region is expected to generate an average of 3.9 million barrels per day, roughly a third of total U.S. oil production, according to the U.S. Departmen...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

Yemen cholera epidemic strain 'came from eastern Africa'
Researchers believe the strain behind the worst epidemic in history was carried by migrants. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Yemen, world's worst cholera outbreak traced to eastern Africa
Scientists have found that a strain of cholera causing an epidemic in Yemen – the worst in recorded history – came from eastern Africa and was probably borne into Yemen by migrants. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mystery of Yemen cholera epidemic solved
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The most likely source of the cholera epidemic in Yemen has been discovered by scientists. Through the use of genomic sequencing, scientists estimate the strain of cholera causing the current outbreak in Yemen -- the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history -- came from Eastern Africa and entered Yemen with the migration of people in and out of the region. Genomics can enable researchers to estimate the risk of future cholera outbreaks and help better target interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yemeni mom wins travel ban waiver to see dying son in US
A Yemeni mother has won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Yemen's war is killing children — no weapons necessary
Yussuf Adel, 3, escaped some of the fiercest fighting in Yemen's civil war, but he's not out of danger (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Yemen ’s war is killing children – no weapons necessary
Three-year-old Yussuf Adel escaped some of the fiercest fighting in Yemen's civil war, but he's not out of danger (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholera in Yemen: A Case Study of Epidemic Preparedness and Response
The objective of this 108-page report from the Center for Humanitarian Health was to identify lessons learned from the preparedness and detection phase to the end of the second wave of the cholera epidemic in Yemen in 2016-2018 to better prepare for future outbreaks in Yemen and similar contexts. It discusses how prior to the outbreak, Yemen did not have a sufficient cholera preparedness and response plan, and makes 20 recommendations for future preparedness and response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Community heritage resources and crisis management in rural Nigeria - Nw.wo EA, Agboeze MU, Nwobi AU.
This study investigates the role of community heritage resources in crisis management in rural Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design and ethnographic method were adopted for the study. Although Yaro Yemen formula was used in downsizing the sample siz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

3 Astronauts Arrive Safely on International Space Station Following Previous Failed Launch
(BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan) — Three astronauts who were launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday entered the International Space Station nearly eight hours later, a relief to relatives and scientists months after a rocket failure aborted another mission. The hatch of the capsule carrying NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of Russian space agency Roscosmos was opened while the station was flying over the southern coast of Yemen. The three were greeted upon arrival Monday by the station’s current crew members, who had waited outside the ...
Source: TIME: Science - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: DMITRY LOVETSKY / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Yemen sterilizes Sanaa water supplies as cholera outbreak picks up again
Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks and houses to help stem the world's worst outbreak of cholera. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors of the World has been chosen by The BMJ for its Christmas appeal
The British Medical Journal is supporting the life saving work  of volunteer doctors who help the most vulnerable patients wherever they are; from Bangladesh to Bethnal Green, from Yemen to the Ukraine and much more. Your donation to the BMJ Christmas Appeal could feed families in Yemen, or help pregnant women give safe births in the UK, or Syrian refugees with mental health services in Jordan. Making sure nobody suffers or dies because they can’t access health care. Thank you Why are we raising funds? We believe that nobody should suffer or die because they can’t access healthcare. Yes, many people, a...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: dotw.admin Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

UNICEF, WHO launch polio vaccination campaign in Yemen
Aid agencies have launched a polio vaccination campaign in Yemen to inoculate up to five million children under the age of five across the impoverished Arab state whose healthcare system has been crippled by more than three years of war. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two physicians condemn use of disease and famine as weapons of war in Yemen
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Two Massachusetts General Hospital physicians call on medical and public health communities around the world to condemn the attacks on health care facilities and services in Yemen conducted by the Saudi-led coalition in the three-year-old war. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yemen crisis: 85,000 children 'dead from malnutrition'
Many thousands of under-fives have died from deprived diets due to the war, a leading charity warns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen urged to end ‘economic war’ on its people
Weak currency and withheld wages exacerbate impact of Saudi-led coalition’s bombing (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Looming famine threatens the lives of 2 million pregnant women in Yemen
SANA ’A, Yemen – Four years intoconflict, Yemen has become home to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Over 22 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. Two thirds of the population do not know when their next meal will come.  “Some days I cannot provide food [for my children],” said 28-year-old Umm, a mother of three. “My husband was killed in the war and left me to raise them. Every day gets worse.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Looming famine threatens the lives of 2 million pregnant women and new mothers in Yemen
SANA ’A, Yemen – Four years intoconflict, Yemen has become home to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Over 22 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. Two thirds of the population do not know when their next meal will come.  “Some days I cannot provide food [for my children],” said 28-year-old Umm, a mother of three. “My husband was killed in the war and left me to raise them. Every day gets worse.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Statement on Yemen by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Cairo, 8 November 2018 – The current violence in Al Hudaydah is placing tens of thousands of already vulnerable people at risk, and preventing WHO from reaching them with the help they urgently need. The violence, now in close proximity to the area hospitals, is affecting the movement and safety of health staff, patients and ambulances, as well as the functionality of health facilities, leaving hundreds without access to treatment. With only 50% of health facilities functioning across the country and no doctors in 18% of districts in Yemen, we cannot afford for one more health worker to lose their life, or one more ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Cholera Threatens a Comeback Worldwide
Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana'a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.By Anna KucirkovaTEXAS, USA, Nov 2 2018 (IPS)Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world. It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated water. However, cholera is making a comeback around the globe, and it could again become a major killer.Cholera is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated with the Vibrio cho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anna Kucirkova Tags: Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Gender inequality is driving the deaths of millions of girls under 5 across the world
Researchers from Queen Mary University London found Yemen has the worst gender inequality score out of 195 countries at 0.767 out of a possible one, compared to just 0.04 in Switzerland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N.
The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: as cholera surges again, UN and partners double down on vaccination efforts
Following an “important increase” in the number of suspected cholera cases recently in Yemen, a new vaccination campaign is underway in coordination with the government to prevent a third major outbreak, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak in Yemen accelerating again, WHO says
Yemen's cholera outbreak is accelerating again, with roughly 10,000 suspected cases now reported per week, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Yemen cholera outbreak accelerates to 10,000+ cases per week: WHO
Yemen's cholera outbreak - the worst in the world - is accelerating again, with roughly 10,000 suspected cases now reported per week, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district
UN, donors rush food to desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were living off leaves (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

User experiences of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse in Aden City, Yemen - Abood EA, Scott J, Wazaify M.
Khat chewing is commonplace in Yemen, but little else is known about the misuse of other drugs, especially how such misuse may intersect with Khat use. The aim of this study was to investigate misuse of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in comm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province
Saudi Arabia confirmed one cholera infection and three other suspected cases in an area bordering Yemen, where an epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people, state TV reported on Sunday, citing a health ministry official. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Statement attributable to Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern ...
7 September 2018 – The scale of human suffering and health needs in Yemen today is unprecedented. An entire country and its health infrastructure has been brought to its knees. People who have survived more than three and a half years of war now find themselves facing additional threats of hunger and disease.  Malnourished mothers are unable to breastfeed their equally malnourished babies. Parents have lost their children as entire families are afflicted by cholera and repeatedly infected with other diseases. People thrown into extreme poverty due to the war are unable to buy food for their families, ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 6, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

UN says 120,000 suspected cases of cholera in Yemen
The United Nations says nearly 120,000 suspected cases of cholera were reported in conflict-wracked Yemen between January and mid-August and the pace has been increasing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Met Office has helped to slash the number of cases of cholera in Yemen
The Met Office, alongside Nasa, is helping control the outbreak through its weather mapping technology. It monitors rainfall patterns to gauge the most vulnerable regions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen cholera epidemic 'controlled' by computer predictions
Cases are slashed thanks to a new system that predicts where outbreaks will occur. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using weather forecasts to stop outbreaks of deadly cholera
Cholera cases in Yemen have been slashed by a new system that predicts where outbreaks will occur. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients - the Other Victims of Yemen's War Cancer Patients - the Other Victims of Yemen's War
On Yemen's western coast, Mohammed al-Hosami receives support from the people of his village in al Mahwit to pay for his mother's cancer treatment in a clinic in nearby Hodeidah city.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

UN warns of a possible new cholera epidemic in Yemen
The United Nations is warning of a possible "third wave" of the cholera epidemic in Yemen, which is already "the largest outbreak on record." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World Humanitarian Day 2018
Statement by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari. WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean 19 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt The Eastern Mediterranean Region is witnessing an unprecedented number, magnitude and severity of emergencies, culminating in a major humanitarian tragedy. More than 70 million people are in need of health aid, including 16 million people displaced within their countries, and 32 million people who are food insecure. Behind the numbers are real people, each one caught up in the absurdity of war and facing daily hardships and challenges: the mother wondering where the next meal for her hungry children will co...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

“I felt I was in hell” – Escalating hostilities threaten thousands of pregnant women in Yemen’s Hodeidah
HODEIDAH, Yemen – Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city ’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls, UNFPA hasannounced. Some 14,000 of these women and girls are likely to encounter pregnancy-related complications requiring emergency care, but access to health services has been severely limited by the ongoing crisis.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news