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Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip Read More

Refugee resettlement in Philadelphia, USA: Challenges and opportunities

Michelle Munyikwa is a MD/PhD (anthropology) candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research centers on the experiences of refugees resettling in Philadelphia, PA. In Read More

New app lets public help map disasters, conflicts and outbreaks

By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Swiping right or tapping on a mobile phone are not typical ways of helping poor communities, but a new app launched by a medical charity on Friday aims to use technology to help aid workers map areas at risk of conflict, disasters and disease. Using the latest

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Time to take the conversation on adolescent health out of airconditioned conference rooms, and…

From October 27th to 29th, New Delhi, a wonderfully vibrant, colorful and youthful city, hosted over 1000 delegates and 125 youths from 65 different countries exploring issues related to adolescent health. The 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health, themed “Investing in Adolescent Health – The Future is now” was organized by the International Association for Adolescent Health in partnership with donors and consortium partners. As two public health researchers working in the field of adolescent health in Tanzania, we were more than happy to be at the conference, as you can imagine. The event featured 8 keynote lectures, 4 plenaries, 3 debates, 81 oral presentations and over 100 poster presentations.


PBS NewsHour Features 2-Part Series On Efforts To Eliminate Polio From Pakistan

PBS NewsHour: Pakistan’s polio health workers make inroads toward eradication “Polio remains prevalent across Pakistan, one of only three countries in the world where the crippling viral disease is endemic. A campaign to dispense vaccinations have helped relieve the crisis, but threats of violence and misinformation from the Taliban are still hampering eradication efforts. In…More


Violence Continues To Cut Off Access To Health Care Throughout Afghanistan

IRIN: Afghan health care under siege as escalating conflict cuts off access “…Throughout Afghanistan,… an increasingly violent struggle for control is threatening access to vital health care. Pressure from a web of armed groups, including a resurgent Taliban, has seen medical workers targeted and health clinics commandeered or shut. This has obstructed access to lifesaving…More


U.S. Ambassador To U.N. Haley Warns S. Sudan President America Will Withdraw Aid Unless…

Reuters: U.S. has lost trust in S. Sudan, Trump envoy tells president “The United States has lost trust in South Sudan’s government for fueling the country’s civil war and must bring peace or risk losing support from Washington, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the nation’s President Salva Kiir…” (Nichols, 10/26). Washington…More


U.S. State Department Weighs Sanctions For Myanmar, Labeling Violence Against Rohingya Muslims…

Associated Press: U.S. declaration of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar on way “The Trump administration moved toward a condemnation of ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, as officials were preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to unequivocally use the term for the first time. Angry lawmakers on Tuesday demanded an immediate denunciation as…More


Children Make Up Most Of Rohingya Refugees, Lack Food, Water, Health Care, UNICEF Report Says

Associated Press: UNICEF: Rohingya Children Refugees Face ‘Hell On Earth’ “UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a ‘hell on earth’ in overcrowded, muddy, and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh…” (10/20). CBS News: “The magnitude of the challenge is…More


MSF’s Middle East Mental Health Specialist Discusses Access To Emergency Care In Devex…

Devex: Q&A: How humanitarian crises are reshaping emergency mental health care “The Middle East is facing a mental health emergency as Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis, and others cope with years of war, violence, and loss. … Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Devex sat down with [Dr. Gregory Keane, mental health referent in…More


165K Children In Mali Face Severe Acute Malnutrition In 2018, UNICEF Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rising number of children prey to deadly malnutrition in conflict-hit Mali: U.N. “Tens of thousands of children in Mali are prey to life-threatening malnutrition as violence and displacement fuel a deepening nutrition crisis in the West African nation, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Monday…” (Guilbert, 9/9). U.N. News Centre:…More


U.N., Bangladesh Health Ministry Begin Cholera Immunization Campaign Among Rohingya Refugees;…

Associated Press: U.N. starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya “U.N. agencies and Bangladesh’s health ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. No cases of the potentially life-threatening…More


844K People Vaccinated For Cholera In Northeast Nigeria; UNFPA Warns Pregnant Women Most…

U.N. News Centre: Amid cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, U.N. steps up aid, warns pregnant women most vulnerable “Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many — most worryingly, pregnant women and their unborn babies — vulnerable to cholera in…More


Nearly Three Quarters Of Children Worldwide Affected By Some Type Of Abuse Annually, Study…

The Guardian: Almost 75% of all children are subjected to violence each year, research finds “Nearly three out of four children experience violence each year, according to a global study that warns practices such as corporal punishment are widespread in both rich and poor countries. Around 1.7 billion children experience some form of abuse over…More


WHO, Partners Working To Provide Health Care, Immunizations To Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Devex: In Bangladesh, WHO hurries to thwart possible Rohingya refugee disease outbreak “…Over the past month, 440,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid an outbreak of brutal and targeted violence. The rapid increase in population coupled with low vaccination rates (many Rohingya had long been denied access to medical care in…More


Additional Funding, Political Will Needed To End Gender-Based Violence, Experts Say

Devex: $500M pledge on gender-based violence is a start, but won’t solve the ‘huge problem’ “The European Union has pledged $500 million for gender-based violence grants as the single biggest financial commitment to emerge during Global Goals Week. But experts in the sector point out it is still far from enough to solve such a…More


E.U., U.N. Launch ‘Spotlight Initiative’ To Eliminate All Forms Of Gender Violence

U.N. News Centre: European Union and U.N. launch new initiative to eliminate gender violence “The European Union and the United Nations [Wednesday] launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. … The E.U.-U.N.


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