Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations
Press releaseYemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian OrganizationsNovember 08, 2017SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 8, 2017—The Saudi-led coalition has not allowed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) flights intoYemen for the past three days, directly hindering the organization's ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a population already in dire need.MSF is calling on the Saudi-led coalition to immediately allow unhindered access so that humanitarian assistance can reach those most in need in Yemen. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

MSF says closing most cholera centers in Yemen as epidemic wanes
GENEVA (Reuters) - The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is closing most of its 37 cholera treatment centers in Yemen, saying the epidemic appears to have peaked. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: MSF Reduces Cholera Response as Admissions Drop
Field newsYemen: MSF Reduces Cholera Response as Admissions DropOctober 30, 2017The number of cholera cases reported in Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment centers (CTCs) inYemen has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak. As a result, the international medical humanitarian organization is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centers or reducing their capacity.The weekly number of admissions in MSF CTCs in Yemen shrank from 11,139 in the third week of June —at the peak of the outbreak—to 567 in the second week of October. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Deliberate Famine Should Be a War Crime, UN Expert Says
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2017 (IPS)The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert. In a new report, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver examined the right to food in conflict situations and found a grim picture depicting the most severe humanitarian crisis since the UN was established.Hilal Elver. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider“Contrary to popular belief, causalities resulting directly from combat usually make up only a small proportion of deaths in conflict zones, with most individuals ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Images reveal the horrific toll of malnutrition in Yemen
A quarter of the 28 million population are starving, with half a million children under the age of five severely malnourished and at least 2,135 people killed by cholera. This photo series shows the impact. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovering from severe malnutrition in Yemen
HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - Smiling and sitting down to bread and milk with her family, Yemeni teenager Saida Ahmed Baghili is barely recognizable a year on from the photo of her emaciated frame that came to symbolize the country's humanitarian crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nobel Laureate Says Human Suffering Must End in'Forgotten Land' of Yemen Nobel Laureate Says Human Suffering Must End in'Forgotten Land' of Yemen
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

'I felt like death:' Cholera epidemic spreads Yemen misery
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'I felt like death:' Cholera epidemic spreads misery in Yemen
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery
HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WNYC: Yemen's Public Health Struggles Mount as Civil War Continues
In the NewsWNYC: Yemen's Public Health Struggles Mount as Civil War ContinuesOctober 06, 2017Dr. Tankred Stoebe has just spent one month in Yemen. On NPR's The Takeaway, he discusses the  issues still affecting the country. Even with 1,800 aid workers in the country, Doctors Without Borders/Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) continues to face many logistical difficulties. View external media. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Press Intern Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news

Yemen's cholera crisis laid bare in new hospital footage
New footage from inside several hospitals in Yemen reveals the crisis facing the war-torn country as it battles to contain one of the world's worst ever outbreaks of cholera. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN: More should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen
The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the U.N. agency and its partners could have acted faster and mobilized more vaccine to fight a massive and deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN says more should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen
The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the U.N. agency and its partners could have acted faster and mobilized more vaccine to fight a massive and deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 1 Million by Year-End Yemen Cholera Cases Could Hit 1 Million by Year-End
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a"catastrophe", and cholera cases could reach a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region
International Day of Non-Violence – 2 October 2017By Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al QassimGeneva/Dubai, Oct 2 2017 (IPS)The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim“The Arab region is witnessing yet again a wave of extremist violence owing to the proliferation of local and inter...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

'Unprecedented' cholera outbreak could reach 1 million in Yemen
The number of cholera cases in Yemen could reach 1 million by the end of this year, according to the International Red Cross. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by year-end: Red Cross
GENEVA (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a "catastrophe", and cholera cases could reach a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yemen: Government Health Staff are Saving Lives Without Salaries
In the middle of a cholera epidemic, public health staff are not being paid, and medical services are on the brink of collapse.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Propping Up Yemen ’s Health System Without Pay
Field newsPropping Up Yemen ’s Health System Without PaySeptember 28, 2017Dozens of staff in the emergency room ofYemen’s Al Kuwait hospital continue to work without pay. The hospital is the only public structure in the capital, Sana’a, providing services free of charge. Most of the staff have not received their regular salaries from the Ministry of Public Health and Population in over a year, and are unable to cover their needs. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Yemen: Government Health Staff are Saving Lives Without Salaries in War-Torn Country
Press releaseYemen: Government Health Staff are Saving Lives Without Salaries in War-Torn CountrySeptember 28, 2017Yemen ’s public health staff have not received their regular salaries in a year, bringing medical services to the edge of collapse, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a report released today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Doctors and Nurses in Yemen Struggle to Survive
VideoDoctors and Nurses in Yemen Struggle to SurviveSeptember 28, 2017 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Leaders urge access to reproductive health supplies in crisis settings
Language EnglishUNITED NATIONS, New York/TAIZZ, Yemen –“My husband and I agreed to use family planning and not have more kids, but he was pressured by our family and I got pregnant again,” said Ahlam, a mother of two in Yemen, earlier this year. When she went into labour, she was forced to travel almost eight hours to give birth; medical assistance was unavailable in her hometown of Taizz, where most health facilities have been destroyed by the ongoing conflict. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments On President Trump ’s Travel Ban
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides to weigh in by Oct. 5 about what to do with the case. The court had been ready to hear argument about the legality of a 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and a 120-day ban on refugees from around the world. The ban expired Sunday and was replaced by a new policy that affects eight counties and has no expiration date. Those countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, Nort...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

President Trump Added Three New Countries to His Travel Ban. Here ’s What to Know About Them
President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday restricting citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S., replacing the expiring ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The new travel ban, which will take effect on Oct. 18, will continue to impact citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria but will now also include travelers from Chad, North Korea and certain individuals from Venezuela. “Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday. The new restrictions vary from country to country and ran...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news

Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee and Green Day Rouses the Crowd at Global Citizen Festival
Over 60,000 people came together in Manhattan’s Central Park on Saturday to sing, dance and sweat in early fall heat for the sixth annual Global Citizen Festival. More than six hours of music from acts like Stevie Wonder and Green Day was interspersed with speeches and calls to action from dignitaries and celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra and Senator Chuck Schumer. Main headliner Stevie Wonder, sauntering onstage as the closeout act, drilled home the politically-charged nature of the festival by echoing NFL star Colin Kaepernick and taking a knee. “Tonight I’m taking a knee for America,&rdquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized global citizen festival Music Stevie Wonder Source Type: news

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 22, 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