Urgent support needed to provide health services for 15 million people in Yemen – UN
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners today appealed for $31 million to ensure the continuity of medical services for nearly 15 million people in Yemen affected by the ongoing conflict, following the collapse of the country’s health system. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NPR: International Community Brokers Ceasefire In Yemen
In the NewsNPR: International Community Brokers Ceasefire In Yemen December 16, 2015 Tarak Bach Baouab describes the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where conflict has left many people without access to medical care and other necessities. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

WHO: Urgent support needed to provide health services for 15 million people in Yemen
GENEVA, 15 December 2015 – The World Health Organization and health partners are appealing for US$ 31 million to ensure the continuity of health services for nearly 15 million people in Yemen affected by the ongoing conflict.  Funding is urgently needed as the Yemeni health system has collapsed, leaving millions of vulnerable people without the care and medications they urgently need.  “WHO is appealing to donors to help us meet the urgent, immediate humanitarian needs of the injured, pregnant women, malnourished children and elderly who are bearing the brunt of a collapsing health system,” says...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 15, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The WorldPost Maps the Global Conversation
To become a self-conscious "global thinking circuit," the virtual territory of the Internet needs a map that charts the currents and connects the dots of the worldwide conversation. Who are the most influential voices, and how do their ideas spread? This week, The WorldPost joined with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to produce such a map, the 2015 Global Thought Leaders Index, which, for the first time, analyzes not only the dominant English-language infosphere, but also the other top language areas of Spanish and Chinese, as well as German. One notable result, as I report in my summary of the proje...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: The WorldPost Maps the Global Conversation
To become a self-conscious "global thinking circuit," the virtual territory of the Internet needs a map that charts the currents and connects the dots of the worldwide conversation. Who are the most influential voices, and how do their ideas spread? This week, The WorldPost joined with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to produce such a map, the 2015 Global Thought Leaders Index, which, for the first time, analyzes not only the dominant English-language infosphere, but also the other top language areas of Spanish and Chinese, as well as German. One notable result, as I report in my summary of the projec...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

UN begins testing data collection system to help track, curb attacks against health workers
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it now testing a new system for collecting data to ensure that attacks against healthcare workers in the line of fire – from Afghanistan to Ukraine and Yemen – do not go unnoticed and that they are better protected from violence and harm. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

WHO Director-General addresses the Global Humanitarian Overview
Colleagues in the humanitarian community, contributors to our collective efforts, ladies and gentlemen, This year, the World Health Organization has responded to protracted emergencies and humanitarian crises in more than 30 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and South Sudan. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - December 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, health services [subject], hospitals [subject], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Yemen: Nine wounded in Saudi-led coalition airstrike on MSF clinic
Airstrikes in the Al Houban area have left nine people wounded including two MSF staff. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

Yemen: Nine Wounded in Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike on MSF Clinic in Taiz
The bombing of civilians and hospitals is a violation of international humanitarian law. Civilians seeking health care and medical facilities must be respected. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Nine Wounded in Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike on MSF Clinic in Taiz
Press releaseYemen: Nine Wounded in Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike on MSF Clinic in Taiz December 03, 2015 AMSTERDAM/TAIZ, YEMEN—Airstrikes carried out yesterday by the Saudi-led coalition hit a clinic in southern Yemen run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and wounded nine people, including two MSF staff members.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen faces dire health crisis with major funding gap and 15.2 million lacking care, UN warns
More than 15.2 million Yemenis now lack access to health care services, well over half the war-torn country’s total population, yet there is a 55 per cent gap in requested international funding to address the crisis, according to the United Nations health agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: Aiding People Affected by Cyclones in Hadhramaut Province
Field newsYemen: Aiding People Affected by Cyclones in Hadhramaut Province December 01, 2015 Two cyclones hit the southeast coast of Yemen in early November and did major damage, destroying houses, bridges and other infrastructure in the city of Mukalla, Hadhramaut province, and leaving hundreds of families homeless in the region. To provide access to health care, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) set up a mobile clinic in Mukalla city, where a doctor and nurse have provided more than 300 medical consultations. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Yemen: "The Situation is Devastating"
Voice from the FieldYemen: "The Situation is Devastating" November 24, 2015 As conflict between armed groups escalates and airstrikes continue, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) medical staff struggle to keep hospitals running in the face of fighting, bombing raids, and desperate shortages of medicine and fuel. Here, Afghan MSF doctor Mahmood Menapal describes the situation in Taiz, and remembers the conflict he grew up with in Afghanistan. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: “The air raids continued – 10 to 15 almost every day”
Project coordinator Miriam Czech describes what she saw in Haydan city following bombing that destroyed an MSF supported hospital. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

Yemen: Air Raids Continue, Haydan "Flattened" After Hospital is Destroyed
Voice from the FieldYemen: Air Raids Continue, Haydan "Flattened" After Hospital is Destroyed November 13, 2015 On October 26, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike destroyed the hospital in Haydan, Yemen, supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Here, Miriam Czech, MSF program coordinator in Yemen, describes what she saw in the town in the days following the bombing. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Yemen: "The Situation in Taiz is Devastating"
MSF emergency coordinator Karline Kleijer describes the situation in Taiz, a city on the frontline of Yemen's brutal seven-month-long conflict. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: "The Situation in Taiz is Devastating"
Voice from the FieldYemen: "The Situation in Taiz is Devastating" November 12, 2015 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Karline Kleijer recently returned from three weeks in Taiz, a city on the frontline of Yemen's brutal seven-month-long conflict. Here she describes her experience, and the situation. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Stop the violence. Protect health care
In the last few months, a number of attacks against health-care workers, medical transports and facilities have taken place in several countries, like Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen to mention a few. These incidents are taking place in countries with fragile health-care systems that are already struggling to treat the numbers of people affected by the ongoing conflicts there. In some cases, the situation is made yet worse by the restrictions placed on aid workers, preventing them from getting to the people who need them. Both the attacks themselves and their consequences are of serious concern. These were attacks on medical ...
Source: WHO news - November 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, violence [subject], violence prevention, violence [subject], violence prevention, Afghanistan [country], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

Tropical Cyclone Chapala Batters War-Torn Yemen's Southern Coast
Thousands flee war-torn Yemen as tropical cyclone Chapala batters its southern coast. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with journalist Iona Craig for the latest on the storm.» EMail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Yemen Was Hit by a Rare Tropical Cyclone
A rare tropical cyclone in the Middle East made landfall in Yemen early Tuesday, causing rain and flooding unseen in decades. The storm marks the latest surprise in an unusual year for tropical storms. The storm—named Cyclone Chapala—made landfall with wind speeds of approximately 100 mph near the seaport city of Mukalla before heading back to sea, according to a report from the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The storm has since moved back over land and is expected to lead to widespread flooding before weakening over the next 24 hours. “Flooding really is the big worry here, a phenomenal amount of flo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized weather Yemen Source Type: news

Yemen: Treating HIV/AIDS beneath the bombs
MSF is working in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, to help reduce the stigma faced by people living with HIV and improve their access to quality healthcare. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

Treating HIV/AIDS as Conflict Rages in Yemen
Voice from the FieldTreating HIV/AIDS as Conflict Rages in Yemen October 30, 2015 In Yemen, the poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula, more than 1,300 people living with HIV/AIDS are receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. Around half of them live in the capital, Sana’a. Ensuring that those who need treatment have access to their medicines is a critical challenge, especially with the outbreak of war in March 2015. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Yemen: Denial of Hospital Bombing by Saudi-Led Coalition Contradicts All Facts
Despite denials by the Saudi-led coalition, it is beyond doubt that it struck and destroyed a hospital supported by MSF on October 26. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Denial of Hospital Bombing by Saudi-Led Coalition Contradicts All Facts
Press releaseYemen: Denial of Hospital Bombing by Saudi-Led Coalition Contradicts All Facts October 29, 2015 PARIS/NEW YORK—Despite denials by the Saudi-led coalition, it is beyond doubt that it struck and destroyed a hospital supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Haydan, Yemen, on October 26, MSF said today, adding that the hospital had previously been damaged by coalition attacks. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF hospital destroyed by airstrikes
Airstrikes on MSF’s hospital in Haydan district in Saada leaves 200,000 people without access to lifesaving medical care. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rob Source Type: news

WHO condemns attack on MSF hospital in Yemen
WHO condemns the bombing of the Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF) supported hospital in Saada province in northern Yemen. MSF estimates that this will leave 200 000 people with no access to lifesaving medical care. The attack violates International Humanitarian Law. It is the second attack on an MSF-run health facility in a month. On 3 October, 30 people were killed when the MSF-supported medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan was bombed. Twenty-seven MSF staff were injured. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF Hospital Destroyed by Airstrikes
The small hospital, in the Haydan District in Saada Province, was hit by several airstrikes on October 26.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF Hospital Destroyed by Airstrikes
Press releaseYemen: MSF Hospital Destroyed by Airstrikes October 27, 2015 SANAA/PARIS/NEW YORK—Airstrikes carried out late last night by the Saudi-led coalition in northern Yemen destroyed a hospital supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), MSF announced today.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Medical Aid Blocked from Entering Besieged Area in Taiz
Despite weeks of intense negotiations with Ansarallah (Houthi) officials, MSF cannot deliver stocks of essential medical supplies to two hospitals in a besieged enclave of the city of Taiz. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Medical Aid Blocked from Entering Besieged Area in Taiz
Press releaseYemen: Medical Aid Blocked from Entering Besieged Area in Taiz October 25, 2015 TAIZ, YEMEN/AMSTERDAM—Despite weeks of intense negotiations with Ansarallah (Houthi) officials, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cannot deliver stocks of essential medical supplies to two hospitals in a besieged enclave of the city of Taiz, in southern Yemen, MSF said today, calling for vital supplies to be let in. MSF’s trucks have been stopped again today at Houthi checkpoints and denied access to the area. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Advent of the Third Industrial Revolution
The WorldPost strives every day to chronicle the ongoing contest between two competing futures. One future is a world coming together through the convergence of new technologies that promise ecological stability, the empowerment of diversity and opportunity for all. The other is a world falling apart through bitter partisanship, religious warfare and the return of geopolitical blocs. This week we begin a new series that takes sides. Futurist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a vision of "the Third Industrial Revolution" that, through digital connectivity, clean energy and smart transportation all tied together through the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Negotiating health and life: Syrian refugees and the politics of access in Lebanon - Parkinson SE, Behrouzan O.
In the context of ongoing armed conflicts in Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, it is vital to foster nuanced understandings of the relationship between health, violence, and everyday life in the Middle East and North Africa. In this article, we explore how he... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

NPR's Here & Now: A Closer Look At Yemen’s Civil War
In the NewsNPR's Here & Now: A Closer Look At Yemen’s Civil War October 22, 2015 Karline Kleijer discusses the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, including the war-torn city of Taiz. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

Yemen: 3.3 million people in need of critical aid in besieged Taiz, warns UN health agency
The top United Nations health official in Yemen is appealing for unrestricted access to Taiz, where “innocent lives are at risk” in the besieged highland city where more than 3.3 million people are in critical need of health assistance, safe drinking water, food and fuel. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

WHO responds to deteriorating health situation in Taiz, Yemen
WHO urgently needs US$ 60 million to continue its life-saving response operations across the country until the end of 201520 October 2015, Sana’a, Yemen – Ongoing violence and insecurity continue to limit the delivery of aid in Taiz governorate in Yemen, where more than 3.3 million people, including 300 585 internally displaced persons, are in critical need of health assistance.  “The situation in Taiz is alarming,” said WHO Representative in Yemen Dr Ahmed Shadoul. “Hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians need life-saving medicines and health services, food, safe water and fuel....
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 20, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Yemen: Firsthand Reports from the Conflict
MSF staff members describe the ongoing conflict in Yemen in their own words. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

More than half a million children now risk 'severe malnutrition' in Yemen – UNICEF
Yemen’s spiralling crisis has caused “alarming malnutrition levels” among children because of the limited availability of and lack of access to food due to blocked or damaged delivery routes and restrictions on food and fuel imports caused by the conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition: U.N.
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of famine grows, a senior official of the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: Reports from the Conflict
Voice from the FieldYemen: Reports from the Conflict October 15, 2015 Hear what doctors, logisticians, and project coordinators are seeing in Yemen every day. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Yemen: Firsthand Reports from the Conflict
Voice from the FieldYemen: Firsthand Reports from the Conflict October 15, 2015 Hear what doctors, logisticians, and project coordinators are seeing in Yemen every day. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht 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

The Epigenetics of Sexuality - Wrong on So Many Levels
Another day, another truly execrable epigenetic report. Epigenetics is the study of chemical modifications to our genetic material which influence how genes are expressed. It provides the mechanistic link between our genes and our environment, and is a beautiful area of biology. It is involved in phenomena as diverse as the flowering times of certain plants and the gender of crocodiles, and from novel treatments for cancer to the coat color of calico cats. In the last few years scientists have developed new techniques to analyze the patterns of epigenetic modifications on the genome, and there is a tsunami of papers emergi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Merck Congratulates Awardees of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Discovery Leading to River Blindness Treatment
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. Co-recipient Dr. William C. Campbell Conducted his Nobel Prize-winning Work at Merck Research Laboratories KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, proudly congratulates William C. Campbell, a retired scientist from Merck Research Laboratories, who was jointly named the 2015 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine with Satoshi Omura for the discovery of avermectin, which led to Merck’s development of Mectizan (ivermectin), a tr...
Source: Merck.com - Corporate News - October 5, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Corporate News Corporate Responsibility News Latest News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Syrian Refugee Crisis Triggers Bombs and Backlash
This week the refugee crisis caused by Syria's horrific civil war moved to the next stage. Though prompted into action to curb the carnage, the U.S. and Russia are at odds over whom to bolster and whom to bomb. With no end to the conflict in sight, the influx of asylum seekers in Europe continues to swell and the prospect of permanent settlement there for the displaced grows. In even the most welcoming countries a political backlash is in the making. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity at home is falling for the first time as compassion reaches its limits. In Sweden, the anti-immigrant right-wing party now tops th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence – UN
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and more than 1.7 million are at risk of malnutrition. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NPR's Morning Edition: As Yemen's Crisis Deepens, Saudi Bombings Blamed For Civilian Deaths
In the NewsNPR's Morning Edition: As Yemen's Crisis Deepens, Saudi Bombings Blamed For Civilian Deaths October 01, 2015 Hassan Boucenine speaks about an airstrike that killed at least 130 civilians, mostly women and children, at a wedding in Yemen as the conflict in the country continues. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tim Shenk Source Type: news

Treating Landmine Victims in Aden, Yemen
Since the beginning of August, the MSF hospital in Yemen has received more than 50 patients injured by landmines or unexploded ordnance. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

MSF Treats a Child Landmine Victim in Aden, Yemen
September 29, 2015 Landmines are increasingly becoming a problem in Aden, Yemen. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) is seeing more victims injured by the devices, including children like this boy. Read about MSF's work in Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Where Pope Francis and Xi Jinping Cross Paths
Pope Francis and President Xi Jinping were both in Washington and New York this week for engagements at the White House and the United Nations. They didn't meet. But their paths certainly crossed. The pope made the moral case for tackling poverty and climate change. President Xi affirmed he will intensify the "reform and opening up" policies that have lifted 500 million people in China out of poverty over the last 30 years -- a feat accomplished more rapidly than any other society in history. And, as the leader of the world's second-largest economy, he pledged to join forces with the U.S. and others to spearhead ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Human Toll of the Conflict in Yemen
MSF is working in several areas of the country to try to deliver lifesaving medical care. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news