Mutated coronavirus variant from S.Africa found in UK, health minister says

Mutated coronavirus variant from S.Africa found in UK, health minister says

LONDON (Reuters) – A new, potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that causes …
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Mental Health in UN Peace Operations: Addressing Stress, Trauma, and PTSD among Field …

by Namie Di Razza The challenging environments where many contemporary UN peace operations are deployed can take a toll on the mental health of both uniformed and civilian personnel. This has led to increased attention to questions around mental health in peace operations, and in 2018, the UN made mental health and well-being a system-wide priority. Yet two years later, much remains to be done to improve mental health in UN missions. This paper looks at the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues among the military, police, and civilian personnel of UN peace operations. It analyzes the types of stressors and psychological factors affecting personnel in the field, explores the political and institutional challenges to instilling change, and reviews the UN’s response to the mental healthcare needs of field personnel. It concludes with recommendations for the UN to ensure its duty of care for field personnel: About the author Namie Di Razza, Senior Fellow and Head of Protection of Civilians Namie Di Razza joined IPI as a post-doctoral fellow in October 2016. She works on UN peace operations and protection of civilians with IPI’s Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations. Prior to… Read more articles Email: dirazza@ipinst.org
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Health Canada authorizes Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Today, Health Canada authorized the second COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, manufactured by Moderna. Dec…
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