Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: providing hope for those living with HIV in Yemen
Living with HIV in Yemen, a country mired in a seemingly interminable conflict, is particularly challenging, with medical supplies hard to come by, and only around half of all health facilities fully operational. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CBP deletes release about migrants on terrorism watch list over 'national security' concerns
US Customs and Border Protection officials removed a press release from their website that announced the arrest of two Yemeni nationals... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN World Food Program Director: Yemen heading toward biggest famine in modern history. "Without urgent intervention in Yemen this year,...
Iran-backed Houthi rebels reject latest Saudi truce offer, but say talks still possible. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US couple arrested while trying to join ISIS in Yemen
One of them had told an undercover agent he was willing to carry out an attack against a US target.. Read more at straitstimes.com. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemeni midwives help deliver hope during Ramadan
SANA'A, Yemen – Often heard throughout the global pandemic is that essential workers cannot work from home. But the world ’s worst humanitariancrisis calls for extraordinary measures. In a country ravaged by conflict, where only half of health facilities are operable and only one in five of those remaining offer maternal care, midwives are carving out space in their homes for makeshift maternity clinics. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Yemen: Arrival of COVID-19 vaccines a ‘gamechanger’
The arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in Yemen on Wednesday has been hailed by health experts as a “gamechanger” in the fight against coronavirus spread in the war-torn country.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yemen receives 360 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Facility
Aden, Yemen, 31 March 2021 – Today, Yemen received 360 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). The AstraZeneca vaccines licensed and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India will enable health workers and other priority populations vulnerable to COVID-19 to be protected against the virus. UNICEF Representative, Philippe Duamelle, and WHO Representative, Dr Adham Ismail, took delivery of the vaccines in Aden, together with the Minister of ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 31, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Arab Region Counts Cost of Devastating COVID-19 Pandemic
Delegates at the hybrid conference held virtually in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference discussed the impact of COVID-19 the regions’ ICPD25 commitments. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 29 2021 (IPS) More than eight million people moved onto the poverty line in the Arab region, a conference of Arab and Asian parliamentarians heard. The hybrid conference, held simultaneously in Beirut, Lebanon, and via video conferencing to delegates in Asia and the Arab region, was a follow up on earlier discussions on the regions’ ICPD25 Commitments. Dr Luay Shabaneh, Regional Director, UNFPA ASRO, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Sustainability Asian Po Source Type: news

Motherhood on the brink in Yemen
War, a humanitarian crisis, a looming famine, a health system close to collapse and the deepening impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a “catastrophic situation” in which a woman dies in childbirth every two hours in Yemen, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Death Falling From the Sky': Report Spotlights Civilian Harm From US Drone Strikes in Yemen
"The United States is failing to investigate credible allegations of violations, to hold individuals responsible for violations... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motherhood on the brink: Pregnant women in Yemen under famine and violence
CRATER, Yemen –  “It was the morning of a normal working day before fighting escalated close to the hospital. I heard a mother screaming at the gate,” midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed told UNFPA this week at the Al Shaab Hospital in the district of Crater, in Yemen. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

LEAKED: CIA Pressured Yemen to Release al-Qaeda Leader from Prison
More evidence of CIA support for al-Qaeda exposed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire plan to Yemen rebels
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen's Houthi rebels that includes reopening... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia announces new ceasefire offer to end Yemen war
Saudi Arabia announced on Monday an initiative to end Yemen's conflict and begin an immediate ceasefire with Iran-backed Houthi rebels. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN: Yemen conflict escalates as country speeds toward famine
The United Nations is warning that an offensive by Houthi rebels in Yemen has escalated the nearly six-year conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation as it “speeds towards a massive famine.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen faces famine as deadly as Ethiopia's in 1980s that left 1.2 million dead, says NGO chief
Jan Egeland called on the nations that had fought in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to join Europe and the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021Women Must Continue To Claim Power & Challenge The Unseen Barriers
The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day, March 8.By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Mar 6 2021 (IPS) Power is an intriguing concept and it means different things to different people. In simple words, power is the ability to influence the behavior of others to get what you want. Power distribution is usually visible in most societies when there is a clear and obvious division between the roles of the men and expectations from women. One can’t talk about power without talking about patriarchy – in which men always hold the power and women are largely excl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Identity Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Peace TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women's Health Internati Source Type: news

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they attacked a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Joe Amon and Christina WillePHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 3 2021 (IPS) In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joe Amon and Christina Wille Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

In Yemen ’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the price
Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani, remembers meeting Abia at Al Mawa Camp in Yemen’s Ibb Governorate. Abia was 15 years old and eight months pregnant. “I was very worried,” Ms. Al-Shurmani recalled. “She had a prolapsed uterus, and she was severely malnourished.”  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Yemen ’s man-made catastrophe, women and girls pay the heaviest price
IBB, Yemen – Midwife Lena Al-Shurmani remembers meeting Abia* at Al Mawa Camp in Ibb. Abia was 15 years old and eight months pregnant. “I was very worried,” Ms. Al-Shurmani recalled. “She had a prolapsed uterus, and she was severely malnourished.”Abia was worried, too.“Since I got pregnant, I had been living in constant fear,” she told UNFPA. “I heard of many girls in my village losing their lives and their babies giving birth at my age.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Yemen Faces World's Worst Famine in Decades, Warns U.N
Millions are going without food, says the U.N.'s humanitarian chief (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Why Was I Ever Born” – Righting the Wrong
The US announcement revoking the previous administration's terrorist designation of Yemen’s Houthi movement, formally known as Ansar Allah, will provide “profound relief” to millions in the country, who depend on international assistance and imports for their survival, the UN Spokesperson said on February 7, 2021. Credit: WFP/Reem NadaBy Alon Ben-MeirNEW YORK, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) The bombing continues unabated. The explosions are heard in the distance. A family with seven children is cowering in fear in a corner of their shack, not daring to step out, dreading instant death from shrapnel or a sniper’s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alon Ben-Meir Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Providing care under extreme adversity: the impact of the Yemen conflict on the personal and professional lives of health workers - Elnakib S, Elaraby S, Othman F, BaSaleem H, Abdulghani AlShawafi NA, Saleh Al-Gawfi IA, Shafique F, Al-Kubati E, Rafique N, Tappis H.
The war in Yemen, described as the world's 'worst humanitarian crisis,' has seen numerous attacks against health care. While global attention to attacks on health workers has increased significantly over the past decade, gaps in research on the lived exper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Peace in Yemen, But not Without Women ’s Role in Peacebuilding
Kawkab Al-ThaibaniBy Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Feb 15 2021 (IPS) The armed conflict in Yemen which has lasted six years, has killed and injured over thousands of civilians, displaced more than one million people and given rise to cholera outbreaks, medicine shortages and threats of famine. By the end of 2019, it is estimated that over 233,000 Yemenies have been killed as a result of fighting and the humanitarian crisis. With nearly two-thirds of its population requiring food assistance, Yemen is also experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis. The United Nations has called the humanitarian crisis in Ye...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

At least 400,000 Yemeni children under 5 could die of starvation this year
without urgent intervention amid soaring rates of severe... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Yemeni girl, married at the age of 12, rejected after 4 abusive years, got disfigured in an acid attack by her ex-husband for retaliation
SANAA: Married at the age of 12, rejected at 16, and then disfigured in an acid attack, Al-Anoud Hussain Sheryan's fate is a shocking... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran welcomes Biden move on Yemen, raises pressure over nuclear deal
Iran on Saturday praised the Biden administration’s decision to halt support for offensive operations in Yemen while pressuring it to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US plans to revoke terrorist designation for Houthi rebels
The State Department plans to revoke the Trump administration’s decision to label the Houthi movement in Yemen a terrorist organization... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. intends to revoke terrorist designation of Yemen's Houthis
The United States said on Friday it intends to revoke the terrorist designation for Yemen's Houthi movement in response to the country's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Reverses Trump Terrorist Designation for Houthis in Yemen
Critics of the Trump administration action said the penalties would punish the millions of starving people in Yemen more than the Houthi rebels. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to reverse Trump decision labeling Yemen ’s Houthis as terrorists
The move reinforces Biden’s swift new direction on Yemen policy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden Signals Break With Trump Foreign Policy in a Wide-Ranging State Dept. Speech
The president said that he would end support for Saudi Arabia in its intervention in Yemen and that the U.S. would no longer be “rolling... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An American Horror story
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 27 2021 (IPS) Occasionally some of us might suffer from a feeling of maximal overload, overwhelmed by COVID-19 and the reign of Donald Trump. It can maybe be conceived as far too euro-centric to be concerned about the disastrous situation in the U.S., with media stuffed to the brim by news about Donald Trump while the global environmental crisis is steadily getting worse and war, injustices and famine continue to agonize people in places like Darfur, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Syria. First Lady Melania Trump decorates Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Credit: Mario Tama...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour North America Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Biden to Finally Stop Support to Saudi Arabia in Yemen
The Trump administration had long overlooked and defended Saudi war crimes in exchange for massive arms purchases. Biden is reversing course. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden admin launches review of Trump decision to designate Yemen's Houthis as foreign terrorist organization
The State Department has initiated a review of the Trump administration's decision to designate Yemen's Houthi rebels as a foreign... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The next two years will be the Democratic Party at its most transparent
(Natural News) Joe Biden is now the president of the United States of America. His day one executive orders should have prioritized ending the single worst crisis in the world in Yemen, a war he campaigned on ending US involvement in, but they did not. (Article republished from CaitlinJohnstone.com) Ending US participation in the Yemen genocide could and should... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen: This doctor saw Covid hospital empty after fake death text
One doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone in Yemen after her colleagues fled. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top U.N. officials urge U.S. to revoke blacklisting of Yemen's Houthis, warn of famine
Three top United Nations officials all called on the United States on Thursday to revoke its decision to designate Yemen's Houthis a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Moves To Brand Houthis In Yemen A Terrorist Group
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pompeo to declare Houthis a terrorist group amid fears it will worsen Yemen crisis
An aid organization Monday warned the move would deal a further “devastating blow” to a country in the middle of a “full-blown”... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stand Tall, UN Humanitarians
By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) Most people around the world were glad to see the back of 2020: From the devastating bushfires in Australia to the plagues of locusts through East Africa stretching across Arabia to Pakistan, extreme weather, melting ice sheets at the poles, and Covid-19 that still engulfs the globe. Trevor PageBut 2021 threatens to be even worse than 2020: The economic impact of lockdowns, inward-looking, wall-building governments with self-interest trumping internationally agreed values. And then to quote David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme: “We could be ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Germany approves over €1 billion in arms deals to Middle East
Last year, the German government signed off on weapons exports to countries involved in the deadly conflicts in Yemen and Libya. Germany... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 things to know for December 31: Coronavirus, transition, stimulus, Brexit, Yemen
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the media on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging. No review of 2020, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migratio Source Type: news

Drug-induced liver injury caused by "khat," an herbal stimulant - Palacios Argueta P, Attar B, Sikavi C, Alagiozian-Angelova V, Mishra S.
We describe a case of Catha edulis (Khat) drug-induced liver injury in a 28-year-old man from Yemen. The patient presented with jaundice, fatigue, and anorexia. Extensive workup, including liver biopsy, was performed. This is the first reported case in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

After years of conflict, Yemen remains the world ’s worst humanitarian crisis, a UNFPA 2021 appeal shows
UNITED NATIONS, New York– A new Humanitarian Action Overview report released today by UNFPA names Yemen as the country where the needs of women and girls in humanitarian emergencies are greatest. Since internecine conflict escalated in 2015, conditions in the country have steadily collapsed, resulting in internal displac ement, food insecurity and cholera outbreaks — all exacerbated by COVID-19.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Yemen Pushes Polio Immunization in Bid to Stem Outbreak Yemen Pushes Polio Immunization in Bid to Stem Outbreak
Yemeni health worker Fairouz Sanad lugs a coolbox of polio vaccines from house to house, dripping the liquid into children's mouths hoping to stop an outbreak of the paralysing virus largely eradicated globally.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Press release: Doctors call for closure of military barracks housing asylum seekers amid health concerns
Housing asylum seekers and survivors of torture and modern slavery in military barracks during a global pandemic is clinically inappropriate and puts migrant lives and public health at risk, warn UK healthcare professionals. They have written to the Secretary of State for the Home Office and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to urge them to close barracks housing asylum seekers in England and Wales amid growing concern about conditions in the camps, residents’ complex health needs and poor access to healthcare, and the lack of COVID-19 measures in place. The joint letter has been coordinated by Doct...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news