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    greetings and welcome to the latest edition

    Greetings and welcome to

    the latest edition of the

    CGI Newsletter

    Dr. Chris Stout, Editor

    Gracie Wang, Asst-Editor

    Volume IV, Number 11 Winter 2017

    _____News, Tools, Reports and Shout-Outs______

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    kanthari is an accredited ‘leadership for social change’ training institute in Kerala, India. kanthari

    offers a 7-month leadership training program for those who carry a plan for social change. This course

    is also accessible for blind, visually impaired and/or people with physical disabilities.

    This training is for individuals who come from and/or are positioned at the margins of society and

    have overcome major adversities in their lives. The aim is to empower social visionaries who have

    gained strength from their adversities and, being a part of a target group similar to themselves, are

    intrinsically driven to create ethical social change.

    Leadership training course will start in May 2018, apply now!

    Location: Trivandrum, Kerala, India


    Tailor made empowerment program

    Training in project management, fundraising, public speaking and communication

    Access to mentoring

    Access to kanthari alumni network


    Following are the requirements to apply for the kanthari program;

    • Applicants need to be 22 years of age or older;

    • Must bring a plan to create an impactful social project/venture or initiative

    • Have Intermediary English skills (reading, writing and speaking) and

    • Basic knowledge of how to use a computer

    Eligible Regions: open for all


    To ensure high-quality training, Kanthari accommodates a maximum of 25 participants per academic

    year who are chosen through a stringent five-step selection process.


    step 1 application via online application form

    Step 1: Application via online application form

    kanthari will get a clear understanding of you, your project and vision for social change.

    Step 2: Initial interview

    In which the intake team will interview you over Skype to get a feel for your passion and clarity in

    regards to your chosen project. They will also answer any questions you may have about the program

    and application process.

    Step 3: Write up of an Essay

    In which you write about your history, your challenges, how you have dealt with these, and about your

    vision for social change.

    Step 4: Follow up Interview:

    This Skype interview will be conducted by an independent expert to determine your suitability for this

    very intense course by building a personality profile.

    Step 5: Final interview

    This Skype interview will be done with the management of kanthari before a final selection decision is


    Application via:


    The OECD Young Associates Programme 2017

    The Young Associates Programme (YAP) is a new two-year

    programme targeted at recent undergraduates who do not hold a

    Master’s degree. The programme is a unique immersion in the

    world of multilateral policymaking, research and analysis. It is

    designed to act as a springboard to future postgraduate study at

    top international universities. Applications are now open! Candidates have until 23.59 Paris time on

    Friday 8 December to apply. For more information, see



    senior program officer somalia united states

    Senior Program Officer – Somalia, United States Institute of Peace (Kenya Based)

    The Senior Program Officer (SPO) for Somalia will be responsible for researching, analyzing, and

    organizing activities and conducting research and

    analysis aimed at strengthening assistance to support an

    inclusive, credible Somalia National Police. The SPO

    will be responsible for writing reports and analyses as

    well as briefing U.S. government officials and the policy-

    making community on developments and findings

    related to the Somalia security sector. The SPO will

    report to the Director of the USIP Africa Program and

    work closely with other colleagues across USIP. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya,

    with regional and international travel required. For more information, see

    Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Saferworld, London

    Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict

    and build safer lives. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to

    encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy

    development, and through supporting the actions of others. The Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor

    will help advance Saferworld’s work on

    peacebuilding alternatives to current counter-

    terrorism (CT), countering/preventing violent

    extremism (C/PVE) and stabilisation approaches.

    Our past work on these themes identifies several

    common challenges. Reflecting on them suggests

    that the solution lies in new, more effective and

    sustainable strategies that are less reliant on military approaches and more strategic about peace,

    tougher on abuse, corruption and bad governance, and more focused on working with societies to

    achieve just and lasting peace. In addition to CT, C/PVE and stabilisation, and the Senior Advisor

    will help to deepen our focus on responses to forced displacement and the impact this is having on

    conflict dynamics. For more information, see


    Operations Manager, South Sudan, Carter Center

    Work with the South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP) Director, with The

    Carter Center Country Representative (CR), and Deputy Country Representative(DCR) under direct

    supervision by the Senior Operations Manager (SOM) to South Sudan, as well as with Ministry of

    Health (MOH) authorities to supervise and monitor the financial, transportation, procurement, and

    operational management of The Carter Center-supported programs by

    providing direct, day-to-day management and oversight of the

    aforementioned areas. Operations Managers are independent

    contractors and as such are offered short term contracts up to 180

    days (6 months). A contractor may be offered multiple successive

    contracts over time. The contract provides a daily honorarium

    commensurate with experience and education. The daily honorarium

    can vary, however, the starting rate per day is usually $150.00 based

    on work experience. The contract also provides a daily rate to provide


    for accommodation meals and incidentals

    for accommodation, meals, and incidentals. The transportation costs (transatlantic flights, in country

    flights and land movement) are provided as well. For more information, see

    Research Advisor – Governance and Peacebuilding, Saferworld, London

    Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict

    and build safer lives. We work with civil

    society, governments and international

    organisations to encourage and support

    effective policies and practices through

    advocacy, research and policy

    development, and through supporting

    the actions of others. The successful

    candidate will be expected to make a

    significant contribution to Saferworld’s understanding, strategy development and programming in

    relation to research quality and the interface of governance and peacebuilding. For more information,


    Skate Project Specialist, Skateistan, Berlin

    Skateistan is looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for non-profit work to join our

    award-winning organization as a Skate Project Specialist. Aiming

    to increase the global impact of Social Skate Projects across the

    world, the Skate Project Specialist will support Skateistan to share

    its programming knowledge in order to increase its impact to

    select programs in 2018. The 9-month pilot pilot will result in a

    set of training tools for use by Social Skate Projects worldwide, as

    well as develop recommendations for the future scaling of

    Skateistan’s activities through community support and knowledge

    sharing. For more information, see


    Safety and Security Advisor- Juba, South Sudan, Nonviolent Peaceforce

    The SSA is a member of the South Sudan Senior Management

    Team. He/she will advise oversee and drive the continuous

    development of NPs safety and security practice ensuring that

    policies remain current and the in-country mechanism for

    implementation and enforcement is functional and realistic.

    He/she will facilitate an ongoing culture of learning and improving

    as it relates to safety and security and will prioritize ongoing

    training as a key strategy for improved security conditions. For

    more information, see


    Academy Centre Director, East Africa, Humanitarian Leadership Academy

    We’re looking for an instinctive, strategic thinker and leader to join us as Academy Centre Director

    ensuring the delivery of the Academy’s sector-leading service to meet the country and the wider

    region’s humanitarian capacity needs. Based in Nairobi, you will have responsibility for leading the

    establishment of the Academy Centre’s network of learning centres and partnerships throughout East


    africa and for ensuring the well supported

    Africa, and for ensuring the well-supported and

    accountable delivery of the Academy’s sector-

    leading solutions to meet the country and the

    wider region’s humanitarian capacity needs.

    In this pivotal post you will report to the Chief

    Executive of the Humanitarian Leadership

    Academy and be responsible for a budget of

    approximately £1m. You will lead on the

    expansion of our activities across the region and

    the development of the Academy’s business

    model. You will also be responsible for setting

    the strategic direction of the Academy Centre, leading on the development of a strategic business plan

    and the delivery of the annual and long-term strategic priorities for the Academy Centre. For more

    information, see


    OTI Country Representative – Niger

    OTI’s Niger program seeks to further U.S. foreign policy

    objectives in Niger through support that targets drivers of

    instability in Niger and the region. Drivers may include, but are

    not limited to, political and economic exclusion, particularly

    among youth and marginalized groups, reintegration of returned

    workers and ex-combatants, the presence of extremist

    organizations, lack of state presence and/or good governance

    coupled with a lack of opportunities for political participation.

    OTI intends to address these critical issues through a flexible,

    small-grants mechanism that tailors approaches to the varied

    needs of communities in Niger. The program may utilize both

    “soft” (e.g. cultural and recreational activities, media and strategic

    communications) and “hard” (e.g. small-scale infrastructure)

    activities to strengthen linkages between communities, local actors, and the Nigerien government and

    to increase community cohesion. The program may also support national level activities, such as

    elections in 2016 or other emerging transition needs.

    The Country Representative – Niger is a member of the Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian

    Assistance (DCHA)/OTI Africa Regional Team, and reports to the Washington-based OTI Regional

    Team Leader or his/her designee. The Country Representative’s principle responsibility will be the

    development, oversight and management of DCHA/OTI’s Niger program. The Country

    Representative will be called upon to represent OTI’s mission and programs to senior-level

    government officials, in-country visitors, senior officials from other international organizations,

    bilateral donors and local government officials. For more information, see



    conferences courses and meetings certificate

    _____Conferences, Courses, and Meetings _____

    Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials, September 2017 –

    August 2018

    September 22, 2017 - August 25, 2018

    Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace,

    rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence.

    This postgraduate course provides a holistic understanding of civilian

    peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies and

    practices in:

    Peacebuilding & statebuilding

    Gender in conflict & peacebuilding

    Peacebuilding methodologies

    Peace mediation

    Dealing with the past & transitional justice

    Business, conflict & human rights

    For more information, see



    Data Management, Analysis and Graphics with R


    December 18 @ 9:00 Am - December 22 @ 5:00


    In this training, you will learn how to use R for

    effective data management and analysis. The

    training is job oriented and covers practical issues

    in statistical computing which includes

    programming in R, reading data into R, accessing R

    packages, and organizing and manipulating data.

    Topics in statistical data analysis will provide

    working examples.

    •Understand and appropriately use statistical terms and concepts

    •To introduce new users to using R statistical software

    •To empower participants in data management and data analysis

    •To broaden the knowledge of participants on understanding data types and making correct

    choices for data analysis

    •To facilitate participants’ understanding of the types of analysis to conduct on their datasets for


    •Convert data into various formats using appropriate software

    •Perform basic data analysis tasks with R

    •Perform simple to complex data management tasks using R

    •Correctly identify appropriate statistical test for basic analysis and perform them using R

    •Perform Advanced Statistical Analysis using R

    For more information, see



    panel data analysis with stata course december

    Panel Data Analysis with Stata Course

    December 18 @ 8:00 Am - December 22 @ 5:00 Pm

    This course focuses on the interpretation of panel-data estimates and the

    assumptions underlying the models that give rise to them. Both “real”

    data and simulation techniques will be used to build intuition for the

    methods covered in the workshop. The breadth of the lectures will be

    helpful if you want to learn about panel-data analysis or if you are familiar

    with the subjects.

    The concepts presented are reinforced with practical exercises at the end

    of each section. We also provide additional exercises and materials at the

    end of each lecture and access to our experts for any further questions.

    For more information, see


    Knowledge Management Course

    December 18 @ 9:00 Am - December 19 @ 5:00 Pm

    This Knowledge Management (KM) training course teaches

    you how to implement an efficient method of collecting and

    using the informational assets, and intellectual resources of

    the employees, for assisting in organizational success. This

    Knowledge Management course from pd training teaches you

    how to create a system that captures knowledge purposefully

    for incorporation into business strategies, policies, and

    practices at all levels of the organization.

    This course helps construct the knowledge base of the organization by improving, systematizing,

    retaining and making use of the intellectual resources of its employees. Such intellectual resources are

    acknowledged as an important competitive edge and a driver of effectiveness for every organization.

    This Knowledge Management (KM) training course can be delivered at your premises anywhere in

    Singapore by one of our expert local or international trainers. For more information, see

    Analysis of Labour Market Statistics Course

    December 18 @ 9:00 Am - December 20 @ 5:00 Pm

    Labour statistics are an important element in the measurement of economic growth and development

    and yet the data required to provide evidence-based decision making are scanty or non-existent. There

    is an identified lack of expertise in data analysis of labour

    market surveys as a major drawback in the production of

    labour force statistics in many countries. As a result, the data

    collected are not properly or fully analyzed, even sometimes

    not analyzed at all. This is due to a variety of reasons related to

    decisions and activities both before actual data collection and

    subsequent to it.

    This course aims at equipping participants with the necessary

    knowledge of ensuring regular collection and dissemination of

    basic labour statistics; improving the quality of labour market


    statistics and their analysis strengthening

    statistics and their analysis; strengthening the management of labour market information and poverty

    monitoring systems; and helping to disseminate key national labour statistics and methodological

    information. It also provides training in the use of statistical packages to analyze survey data, construct

    decent work indicators, establish a labour market profile and monitor labour market conditions.

    For more information, see

    Improving Health and Nutrition Course

    December 18 @ 9:00 Am - December 22 @ 5:00 Pm

    While most of us know that good nutrition is essential in

    helping us feel our best and reach our optimal health; finding

    time to eat a balanced diet on a daily basis seems a formidable

    task in this fast-paced affluent society. The good news is that by

    taking charge of your diet, you can improve your health while

    reducing your risk of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease or


    Good nutrition is, therefore, one of the keys to good health.

    This five day training is aimed at developing healthier communities by filling in the gaps between

    nutrition and health. For more information, see


    M & E, Data Management & Analysis for Health Sector Programmes Course

    December 18 @ 9:00 Am - December 22 @ 5:00 Pm

    Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills are fundamental to the process of designing and

    implementing programs, analyzing and using data, and conducting advocacy for population and health

    programs. In order to build the capacity of M&E

    professionals who are actively engaged in the

    health sector, this one week course will provide

    hands-on training in M&E systems and the

    application of M&E data to decision making in

    health programming. The workshop offers

    intensive training that will cover the fundamental

    concepts and tools for M&E in health programs.

    Data management and analysis will be done using

    Ms Excel and Stata but participant can also opt for

    either SPSS or R. This workshop also presents a

    practical guide for using a geographic information system (GIS) to integrate, visualize, and analyze

    geographically-referenced data extracted from key data sets to facilitate monitoring and evaluation

    (M&E) of HIV/AIDS and related health programs. For more information, see


    introduction to occupational health and safety

    Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Course

    December 18 @ 9:00 Am - December 22 @ 5:00 Pm

    World Health Organization (WHO), defines health as a state of

    physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and not merely the

    absence of a disease or infirmity. This training course at IRES

    prepares participants in development, promotion, and

    maintenance of workplace policies and programs that ensure the

    physical, mental, and social well-being of employees so as to

    enhance productivity, reduce health management cost, and lower

    the rate of absenteeism in the organization

    This training will bring you into the world of occupational health,

    by examples and facts about the size of the problem. You will also

    learn about legislation and different actors working on the topic occupational Health. For more

    information, see

    Food Safety and Hygiene Management Course

    December 18 @ 9:00 Am - December 22 @ 5:00 Pm

    Food-related illnesses affect tens of millions of people and kill

    thousands each year. A foodborne illness is caused by eating or

    drinking a contaminated food or beverage. The training course on

    foodborne illnesses and food hygiene at IRES- Kenya is dedicated to

    inform, educate and improve preparedness, response, and

    prevention of foodborne diseases within both the governing and

    industry workforce. Well informed food handlers provide safer foods, understand their responsibilities

    clearly and may improve the outcomes of the business, by reducing food waste and liability. For more

    information, see

    Installation, Use and Management of OPENHDS and ODK Course

    December 18 @ 9:00 Am - December 22 @ 5:00 Pm

    OpenHDS is an open source Android tablet application that enables

    community field workers to collect births, deaths, migrations,

    pregnancies, deliveries, immunization and other pertinent health

    information. Field workers can collect data “offline” and upload data to

    the OpenHDS server when they have mobile connectivity. Health

    program administrators and policy makers can thus have real time access

    to health and demographic information in the community. The web-enabled, tablet-based OpenHDS

    application allows users to efficiently select previously registered individuals and launch various

    OpenDataKit (ODK) forms to collect additional demographic, morbidity, and service delivery

    information. The mobile application facilitates the collection, through household interviews, of many

    health events that occur in the community (or outside the formal health system). Even with a relatively

    small target population, accurate and statistically significant health and demographic rates can be

    computed when health events are combined with ongoing population demographic information. In

    addition to computing demographic data, health administrators and researchers are able to assess

    health system utilization and the burden of disease for a given population over time. For more

    information, see



    dr greg martin s latest on global health

    _____Dr. Greg Martin’s Latest on Global Health _____

    Dr. Martin offers a playlist dealing specifically with various interest areas and potential employers;

    subscribe to his YouTube channel for more career advice and a wealth of other subjects. Catch his

    latest episode here:

    _____Newsletter in a Newsletter _____


    This is from our dear friends at APA’s Office of International Affairs.

    To send information items for the International news bulletin please write to

    APF Trauma Psychology Grant

    One grant of up to $3,000 for an early career psychologist who is engaged in innovative work to

    alleviate trauma. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018


    esther katz rosen fund grants

    Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

    Up to $50,000 for work related to the psychological

    understanding of gifted children and youth.

    Deadline: March 1, 2018

    Visionary Grants

    Up to $20,000 to seed innovation through

    supporting research, education, and intervention

    projects and programs.

    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award for Exceptional

    Contributions to Trans-Atlantic Psychology

    This award for exceptional contributions to trans-Atlantic

    psychology recognizes a significant record of trans-Atlantic

    research collaboration.

    Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018

    Frances M. Culbertson Travel Grant

    $2,000 to support women from developing countries who are

    in the early stages of their careers by providing travel funds to

    attend conferences in psychology.

    Deadline: Feb. 15, 2020

    Fulbright Scholar Program

    The 2017-18 academic year grants are currently

    accepting applications. Numerous Fulbright

    awards are available for all levels of scholars in all

    countries worldwide.

    Sponsor: United States Department of State

    Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    Div. 14 International Research and Collaboration (IRC) Small Grant

    A grant that provides funding for international, global or cross-cultural teams from at least two

    different continents. Research projects can be from any area of I-O psychology (e.g., leadership,

    selection, performance management, motivation, job

    satisfaction) as long as it as a significant international focus and


    Sponsor: Div. 14

    Call for Papers: Global Reach of Pediatric Psychology

    Consistent with the mission of Clinical Practice in Pediatric

    Psychology, this special issue is intended to highlight and

    disseminate knowledge related to clinical practice of pediatric

    psychology across the globe. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018


    call for papers international journal of play

    Call for Papers: International Journal of Play Therapy

    International Journal of Play Therapy

    Manuscripts are being accepted for publication on topics such as

    developmental differences and their impact on play therapy

    strategies or neuropsychology and play therapy. For more

    information, please visit the Call for Papers webpage.

    Calls for submissions: Psychology

    Psychology of of Women

    Psychology of Women Quarterly is a feminist, scientific, peer-reviewed

    journal that publishes empirical research, critical reviews and

    theoretical articles that advance a field of inquiry, brief

    reports on timely topics, teaching briefs and invited book

    reviews related to the psychology of women and gender.

    Call for papers: Caribbean

    Caribbean Journal

    Journal of of Psychology

    The vision of the Caribbean Journal of Psychology(CJP) is to be

    the premier outlet for psychological scholarship in an

    underserved region, and to promote psychological research in

    the academic and public arenas. The CJP is currently available

    as a free, open access publication. For more information

    contact CJP via email.

    Call for submissions: PsyCh

    PsyCh Journal


    PsyCh Journal was launched in 2012 as China's first

    international psychology journal. Edited by Lars-Göran Nilsson

    and Kan Zhang, it is the flagship journal of the Institute of

    Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences — the only national

    psychology research institute in China. The journal is published

    twice a year and includes peer reviewed research articles,

    research reports and integrated research reviews spanning the

    entire spectrum of scientific psychology and its applications.

    The content includes empirical and theoretical research in

    psychology and interdisciplinary sciences, with topics ranging

    from physiological and systems perspectives to individual, group

    and society approaches. It is devoted to exploring basic

    mechanisms of the human mind and behavior and applying

    psychological science to improve understanding of culture and society.


    Counselling Psychology

    Psychology Quarterly


    Counselling Psychology Quarterly is an international interdisciplinary

    journal presenting empirical research articles, research-based

    systematic reviews and research-informed conceptual papers, which

    are relevant to counselling psychology as a scientific discipline and

    profession. The journal welcomes submissions that reflect counselling psychology articles globally,

    including such topics as counselling, psychotherapy, approaches to mental and psychological health

    that encourage a non-pathologizing and empowering approach to consumers of the services, and

    international issues related to training in and practice of counselling psychology. The journal is

    particularly keen to encourage submissions that will be of immediate practical relevance to counselling

    Women Quarterly




    psychologists throughout the world the journal

    psychologists throughout the world. The journal welcomes submissions from diverse methodological

    and theoretical standpoints.


    Translational Issu

    This new APA journal, co-sponsored by APAGS, is looking for

    reviewers and accepting submissions for the first issues.

    Graduate students and early career psychologists are especially

    invited to participate. Translational Issues in Psychological

    Science (TPS, 2015), edited by Mary Beth Kenkel, PhD, of Florida

    Institute of Technology, is a unique mentoring journal that

    involves psychologists in training in all stages of the peer-review

    process. Students and early career psychologists will co-author

    the articles, serve as reviewers and have the chance to serve as an

    associate editor for one issue.

    The first volume will feature issues on the science of sleep, how

    psychological science can improve our classrooms, psychological and neuroscientific advances in

    obesity, and current perspectives in prejudice and discrimination. To sign up to review, psychologists

    in training should be enrolled in a doctoral program or serving as a postdoctoral scholar, be a member

    of APA or APAGS, and have experience with peer-reviewed journals (e.g. as a reviewer, or someone

    who has received a decision on a manuscript submitted to a peer-reviewed journal). To start the

    application process to become a reviewer for TPS, upload a two-page CV highlighting your peer-review

    experience to the APAGS Journal Reviewer website. The CV should include your affiliation and year

    of training, any manuscripts that you have submitted to a peer-reviewed outlet, and any service you

    have as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals or conference submissions. Learn more

    about Translational Issues in Psychological Science. Manuscripts are currently being accepted.

    UN Volunteer Service

    The United Nations offers an opportunity for international volunteer

    assignments of long term (12 months or longer), or short-term (three

    months or shorter) duration. Additionally, there are opportunities for

    online volunteer assignments that connect development organizations

    and volunteers over the Internet and supports their effective online


    Please visit UN Volunteers for more information.

    Issues es in in Psychological

    Psychological Science



    health volunteers overseas mental health program

    Health Volunteers Overseas: Mental Health Program in Bhutan

    Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the availability

    and quality of health care in developing countries through the training and education of local health

    care providers. HVO is currently recruiting volunteers for its Mental Health program in Thimphu,

    Bhutan. This program seeks to facilitate the training of mental health students to become remote

    village-based providers of mental health assessment, support and

    medication treatment and triage of critical cases to the National

    Referral Hospital. Volunteers also work to strengthen existing

    Bhutanese Mental Health services through daily clinical service,

    staff training, consultation and support services. Additionally,

    volunteers assist in developing the mental health curriculum for

    staff and students, as well as educational material for patients and

    families that integrate western mental health and indigenous

    Bhutanese cultural values and techniques. Volunteers must be

    licensed to practice psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy or

    clinical social work in the United States, Australia or the United

    Kingdom and have more than five years professional experience.

    Assignments have a three month minimum. For more information, contact the program department

    by email or by visiting the website.

    NGOabroad: Psychologists Needed Internationally

    NGOabroad helps professionals enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides

    customized international volunteer opportunities in Africa, Asia and South America. Currently,

    NGOabroad is in need of psychologists for volunteer positions in the following areas:

    •Greece: Syrian Refugees

    Help is needed with trauma counseling in refugee camp in Greece.

    •Sri Lanka: Post Conflict Trauma

    Do you have experience in trauma? Or grief and loss? Or gender-based violence? Or working

    with adults, children and families? Come help this counseling program to help heal the

    wounds in the north.

    •Kenya: Sexual Abuse

    While physical abuse/ domestic violence is beginning to be addressed throughout the world,

    sexual abuse is still taboo and unaddressed. Experienced in trauma, sexual abuse, gender based

    violence, EMDR and/or PTSD? Therapists with backgrounds in music, art or dance therapies

    especially helpful as Freudian based therapies and most talk therapy is very new and foreign in


    •Nepal: Trafficking

    Sex traffickers prey on young women in rural Nepal that want out of poverty. Come help in the

    remote rural villages: teach English and literacy to create another life for these girls. No

    experience necessary. Or if you have experience in counseling, help the women who have

    escaped prostitution to start life anew.


    uganda secondary school if youth do well

    •Uganda: Secondary School

    If youth do well on the national exam, they get a scholarship to Makerere, which is oftentimes

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    Style Over Substance

    The head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka blasted funding cuts as violence against

    women in conflict zones grows “worse than anything we’ve ever seen before.”

    Campaigners highlighted remarkable failures of the UK’s Angeline Jolie-fronted, 13-country

    violence prevention initiative, whose lagging response to the Rohingya crisis has prompted “a lot

    of questions” about its efficacy, says Human Rights Watch’s Hillary Margolis.

    Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Mlambo-

    Ngcuka called for action against gender-based violence that has become “normalized so it is

    hardly noticeable.”

    UN Women’s budget shrunk 5% from 2013-2016, with just 2% of money for conflict settings

    earmarked for improving women’s rights.

    The Guardian

    Related: UN groups want ‘specific steps’ to respond to violence against women in the Caribbean

    – Nation News

    Technology and Mental Health

    Deadly Devices

    Excessive screen time is linked to shocking spikes in depression and suicide in teen girls—but

    limiting it to 2 hours a day poses no mental health risks, according to an analysis combining US

    CDC data and 2 surveys of American teens’ thoughts.

    The study, published this month in Clinical Psychological Science, found that between 2010-

    2015—as smartphones became ubiquitous—suicide among 13-18 year old girls jumped 65%;

    severe depression increased 58%.

    Nearly half of teens who engaged in 5-plus hours of daily screen time were depressed and

    entertained suicidal thoughts—compared to 28% of who clocked less than an hour a day on a


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    The Chicago Tribune

    Related: With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit — The


    Environmental Health

    Killing 3 Birds with 1 Clinic

    1 in 10 in Indonesia’s North Kayong province live on less than $1 a day, and scores pay for

    scarce medical care through illegal logging in the Gunung Palung National Park.

    Tackling the problem for over a decade, non-profit Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) blends

    “healthcare, finances and conservation,” writes Yao-Hua Law.

    Ex-loggers get 70% off medical care. Chainsaws are exchanged “for farms, fish ponds and cafés.”

    Patients pay with native seedlings, which are used re-plant forests.

    But the long-term efficacy ASRI’s reforestation program will depend on whether locals “have a

    vested interest in keeping forests as forests,” says the Nature Conservancy’s Bronson Griscom.


    Curbing Avoidable Tragedies

    From a moment of silence at a crash-prone site in Accra to a flash mob in Fortaleza, Brazil, cities

    around the world marked a Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims yesterday.

    More than 1.25 million people die in traffic crashes annually— 90% in low- and middle-income

    countries, according to the WHO. 2 years ago, governments across the world set an ambitious

    goal to slash road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2020, explained Etienne Krug, chair of

    the UN Road Safety Collaboration, in a YouTube address.

    Vital Strategies and other partners supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety

    helped organize the awareness-raising efforts in 9 key cities yesterday.

    Mixed Bag at UN Talks

    The UN climate confab that ended this weekend saw progress on carbon cuts and the role of

    women and indigenous populations, but left financing holes for developing countries.

    Wealthy nations have promised $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poor countries fight climate

    change—but offered no real plan to deploy it.

    Harjeet Singh of ActionAid International warned that while "vulnerable communities were in

    the spotlight” at the talks, it “hasn't translated into the support that they need.”

    Latin America must shift from “more oil and gas” to a “Let's take the Paris Agreement seriously,”

    mindset, said Nivela’s Monica Araya.


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    To Know or Not to Know? That is the Question

    It’s becoming ever-easier to predict Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to new blood tests and a $100

    million cash injection from Bill Gates.

    The new tests to detect “pre-Alzheimer’s” plaque build-up in the brain will surely replace PET

    scans and expensive spinal taps. They come as studies show Alzheimer’s may be preventable after

    all, linked to a range of factors from a sedentary lifestyle to pollution.

    The information is hard to stomach, but thousands carrying the gene variant ApoE4 have built

    an online community to share information. If this army of patients “discuss their symptoms and

    participate in research, science benefits.”

    The New York Times


    A Disjointed Approach

    350 million people worldwide suffer from arthritis. In developing countries, weak health systems

    and safety nets take its toll beyond the physical: lowering productivity and GDP, and

    exacerbating poverty.

    In developing countries, years lost to disability traced to osteoarthritis rose 75% from 1990-2013.

    Groups like Operation Walk offer free hip and knee surgeries worldwide, but can’t meet


    NCDs should be added to the UN Development Goals, and health funds convinced that

    treating them improves “longevity, quality of life, and global GDP,” writes Carolyn Miller.

    Pacific Council


    Chemical Scientists Find Their Publisher Toxic

    In an unusual move, the editorial board of a small academic journal called for disciplinary action

    against its publisher for prioritizing “corporate interests over independent science in the public


    Taylor & Francis Group acquired the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental

    Health, known for calling out industry-commissioned studies defending their products’ safety, in

    2015. The new owner ousted its editor and withdrew a paper critiquing industry-funded research

    that staged worker exposure data for litigation purposes.

    In protest, IJOEH’s editorial board asked the National Library of Medicine to discipline Taylor

    & Francis Group, and requested the journal be rescinded from the influential Medline index.


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    Patent Unpending?

    India should overturn its August decision to grant Pfizer a patent on its pneumonia vaccine

    Prevnar13 (PCV13), Médecins Sans Frontières is arguing in a Delhi court today.

    The patent blocks India’s vaccine manufacturers from developing and marketing PCV13 until

    2026, and the lives of countless children hang in the balance. “The decision to give Pfizer a

    patent in India for this vaccine is unmerited and just a way for them to remain the only game in

    town by blocking more affordable pneumonia vaccines,” said Kate Elder of MSF’s Access


    MSF says high prices are the main reason pneumonia vaccines haven’t been introduced in

    standard vaccination packages for about a third of countries.



    Death on 2 Wheels

    Canadian researchers hope that their alarming findings on motorcycle injuries will spur

    policymakers and manufacturers to embrace tighter safety measures.

    Tracking motorcycle and car crashes in Ontario, Canada from 2007-2013, researchers found

    motorcycle injuries 3 times more common. They are also more severe—resulting in more

    hospitalizations and ICU visits—more deadly, and more expensive, according to the study

    published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

    The mean cost of automobile injuries was $2,995, compared to $5,825 for motorcycle injuries,

    and that’s likely a low estimate. The researchers only tracked injuries for 30 days—full

    rehabilitation often spans well beyond that timeframe.



    Data by the People, for the People?

    The Human Genome project carved out a new frontier of democratized data, bringing with it a

    legion of ethical questions.

    In The Postgenomic Condition, Jenny Reardon tracks genomics’s evolution to “a more

    participatory and diverse venture,” writes Rosario Isasi. In the process DNA data—an important

    resource—has fallen foul to what Reardon calls “the corporate corruption of science.”

    Reardon uses “worst-case scenarios to demonstrate the complexities of human genomics.” But

    she focuses more on political theory than practical suggestions, Isasi writes—in so doing, she


    ignores key medical advances of genomics like

    ignores key medical advances of genomics, like gene and cancer therapies—a “major




    Stopping Resistance at its Source

    The race is on to stop a drug-resistant malaria strain in Southeast Asia—where malaria deaths are

    rare—from reaching sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria kills 3,000 children daily.

    Falciparum malaria, resistant to mainstay drugs artemisinin and piperaquine, has cropped up in

    Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and now Vietnam. Considered on track to meet the WHO goal of

    eliminating falciparum malaria in Southeast Asia by 2030, Vietnam's success is not a given—and

    Kidong Park, the WHO’s representative in Vietnam, said “If we fail here, it will spread to other

    parts of the world.”

    Some researchers want the WHO to declare a global emergency. “Why are people so reluctant to

    call it that?” asks Lorenz von Seidlein, a researcher in Thailand, warning against “false

    confidence” that the right drugs will appear before catastrophe unfolds.

    The New York Times

    Related: Malaria prevalence metrics in low- and middle-income countries: an assessment of

    precision in nationally-representative surveys – Malaria Journal/BioMed Central

    Related: Drones scatter mosquitoes to fight diseases – BBC

    Infectious Diseases

    Controlling Cholera in Somaliland

    Coordinated responses, local volunteers, and swift action helped curb a major cholera outbreak

    in Somaliland.

    In 2016, cholera cases emerged across the drought-weary, self-declared state. After a rapid

    assessment, the Somali Red Crescent Society positioned emergency response units and launched

    a multi-faceted prevention education campaign. Trained local volunteers ran oral rehydration

    units where they could refer severe cases to treatment and collect data for daily SMS reports. The

    Somaliland government coordinated with the UN and local NGOs to share information and

    remove bureaucratic roadblocks.

    The robust response was successful in treating over 12,000 cholera cases and could be a helpful

    case study for other outbreaks.


    Related: Global Task Force on Cholera launched a strategy in October to globally reduce deaths

    from cholera by 90% by 2030 – Global Health NOW




    Mexico’s Embattled Community Police

    Mexico’s bungled war on organized crime has killed 150,000—and a legion of community police

    fighting corrupt officials and cartels alike have found themselves in the crosshairs.

    Growing 50-70% of poppies in Mexico—the world’s third largest opium producer—Guerrero state

    is a battleground for control of opium stocks that help fuel the heroin crisis. Community police

    patrol 54 of the state’s 81 municipalities—but despite being protected by law, volunteer officers

    have been arrested for crimes like robbery and kidnapping, shrinking their strength.

    “The government is trying to stop our work,” said Nestora Salgado, a community policing leader

    in Guerrero. “But we have to continue.”

    The New Yorker


    India Befriends the Condom

    Online condom distribution aims to curb contraception’s steep decline in India, linked to social

    stigma around purchasing birth control in public. India is likely to surpass China’s 1.37 billion

    population in 6 years.

    With almost 1 million condoms ordered so far, the scheme is showing promise. But making

    contraception socially acceptable is a more stubborn problem. India has under 6% condom

    usage compared to Europe’s 30%. Oral contraceptives and vasectomies are down over the past 8


    Health ministers need “new strategies to convince people of the effectiveness and benefits of

    condoms," said social scientist Probal Dasgupta.

    Deutsche Welle

    Thailand’s Left-Behind Children

    UBON RATCHATHANI—Children like Tat and Tew are known as “left-behind” children—their

    parents felt forced to migrate to cities for jobs, leaving them to be raised by grandparents.

    An estimated one-fifth of all Thai children (approximately 3 million in total) share their plight.

    These children are significantly more likely to show developmental delays, learning and behavior

    problems, to be malnourished, and to suffer the effects of physical violence.

    Governments and NGOs are developing interventions to help left-behind children cope—but

    parents need economic support and child development education early on, before they

    contemplate leaving, according to UNICEF’s Chris Hirabayashi.

    Carrie Arnold for Global Health NOW


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    Too Little, Too Late?

    After 18 years, a Big Tobacco lawsuit filed under President Bill Clinton materialized with TV

    spots advertising the lethal and addictive effects of smoking.

    Years of court appeals initially gummed up the 1999 ruling. In 2006, a federal judge upheld that

    Big Tobacco had “lied, misrepresented, and deceived the American public,” and demanded

    funding for the ads. The spots were released yesterday with content aimed at teens, even though

    under-25s now comprise only 5% of network TV viewership. Teens primarily consume content

    from social networking or online streaming sites.

    Philip Morris USA owner Altria Group, which spends over $8 billion annually on marketing,

    will fund the estimated $30 million campaign.

    ABC News

    Indonesia Keeps Tobacco on Top

    The sheer power of Indonesia’s tobacco industry has revealed itself once again through

    prohibitive new restrictions on e-cigarettes. Trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita suggested

    Indonesians can skirt the new rules if they “become regular smokers.”

    Indonesia, known for executing non-violent drug offenders, is the sole Asia-Pacific country not

    to sign the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco-linked illnesses kill

    200,000 each year in Indonesia, where over 5 million children smoke.

    The Washington Post


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