Source: Hospital Infections In Greece
AIDS is the biggest killer of young women in southern Africa, where many are sexually abused. The CEO of a nonprofit ,Jeda Rosenberg, is trying to tip the balance to women with an unlikely tool: a vaginal ring.
Most important, Rosenberg says, it’s secretive.
“No one knows you have it. And it doesn’t interfere with the sexual experience,” Rosenberg says. “It can help a woman control her body and her health without necessarily challenging the man.”
Rosenberg has been working on the ring for more than a decade. She finally has evidence that it works.
At the International AIDS Conference this week in Durban, she and her colleagues announced results from a big clinical study of 2,600 women. The ring was up to 70 percent effective at stopping HIV when women wore it regularly.
Rosenberg is now trying to get the World Health Organization to approve the ring. She hopes to have it available for all women by 2018.
Source, by the NPR: New Clinical Study Shows Vaginal Ring Up To 70 Percent Effective At Stopping HIV : Goats and Soda : NPR
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It is almost three hundred migrants rescued only today by the Greek Coast Guard, while tragedy on its highest peak was the moment that coast guards brought up a dead toddler body. Two Syrian traffickers are arrested among them by the Greek Authorities which seem to be involved in international smugglers’ network
EU president Donald Tusk called an emergency summit on illegal immigration, which will take place Thursday, in Brussels and Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras is going to attend as European leaders called for action after 1000 and more migrants, among them war refugees drowned in the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant disaster yet.
In Greece, dozens of immigrants arrive ashore on the Aegean islands, every day, by having multiplied X30 the number of victims which are more than 1700 lives, till now, lost, since the start of this year, on their swim thriller to the world’s West
An Emergency Action plan has been decided by the Greek Governement on a broad meeting chaired by the PM Alexis Tsipras,Tuesday April 14, to discomfort the accute influx increase of immigrants ariving to the Aegean islands of the country
The decisions were announced by Gabriel Sakellaridis and concern the
- the urgent need for developing specific areas in camps and existing infrastructure, where we are all necessary medical examinations and compliance with all health and safety rules
- The identification of the newcomenrs and the sorting to undocumented migrants or refugees after their transferf to reception centers in the mainland Greece* The Syrian refugees entitled to asylum, Syrian refugees will receive “all necessary documents immediately, or by the soonest possible process, (without circumventing the European treaties) by the authorities responsible in Greece*The government to set as priority in view of the EU Summit and the Meeting of the European Ministers of relevant jurisdiction, all necessary steps by the Greek governmenet to be taken, as the better possible response to the migration and refugee flows towards Europe to be addressed, in the context of European solidarity, by a proportional allocation of the refugees to all EU countries.
On the national Plan meeting for the Rescue Response of Greece for the Human “Catastrophe” of migration as President Hollande called it later , Dimitris Avramopoulos was represented by Aristides Kalogeropoulos, the special advisor to the Commissioner of Immigration, Home Affairs and Citizenship.
In the meeting preceeded Gavriil Sakellaridis’ announcements, which was chaired by Alexis Tsipras, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis and Alternate Citizens’ Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis, took part , as well as the Christodoulopoulou and also coast guard officials.
“The refugee problem is international, not Greek,” Sakellaridis said. He stressed that most migrants arriving in Greece are fleeing war and deserves Greece’s and the international community’s solidarity and protection.
“Lately an increased refugee flow is observed thorugh the Mediterrannean Sea to our country, for reasons showing to be related to the the ever-worsening situation in Syria, and elsewhere. This is confirmed by the fact that during the very same period there was strongly marked an upward trend influx to Italy. The earliest records show that the motivation of the vast majority of these people are not primarily financially driven to immigrate, but due to the immediate danger fro their life, “and this is obviously a factor to be taken seriously.
“The refugee problem is international and not Greek. It requires seriousness, composure and above all humanity.
Greek Commissioner : “Europe will play its role…”
From the Greek commissioner ‘s part, there has been expressed, since the first moments of this crisis, to the Greek government, the acknowledgement that Europe should prepare for a difficult year of immigration -as Demetres Avramopoulos had concluded on this speech at the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament,
He had early said “The European Commission is ready to play the role it deserves to support and help member states – particularly those most affected and are most in need. “
Recalling that “the European Commission has recently provided emergency financial aid to certain Member States and is prepared to repeat if necessary”, he promised that the European Commission will contribute through Frontex protecting the EU’s external borders, “not only in Italy and along the Greek and Bulgarian borders. “
One day after the schocking Lampedusa disaster an extraordinary EU Summit for Migration was held, on which the Commissioner announced the ten points of Action for the humanitarian crisis in Aegean on Monday April 20,
Municipal authorities in Athens, where most migrants end up, after their arrest and detention on the islands, have demonstrated to the government their discomfort saying they were unable to host additional arrivals.Newborns in that vessel; In the middle of that Sea ditch while thousands souls and bodies, battle with life and death a Cameroun migrants brought to life these healthy twins..
The Alternate Immigration Policy Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou said around 100,000 immigrants are expected to enter Greece this year, adding that most were refugees merit protection.
Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, on the other side, has said Greece cannot handle such an endless influx of migrants, which threatens to augment more.
President Hollande, having heard just the possibility the victims drown at the Lampedusa disaster to be 700, -and not 1100+ as finally came out- said it would be “the worst catastrophe” in the Mediterranean in recent years.
United Nations prediced on April 21 that 30.000 deaths are expected through migrating proceedures in Mediterranean in 2015
The Dublin treaty has to be revised, said Prime Minister Tsipras after his meeting with the EU Commissioner on migration Demetris Avramoulos, who also said, that Europe is aware that “something has to be changed” with the migrants’ populations entering Greece. “The need of a national strategic on migration is more urgent than ever”, said Alexis Tsipras, emphasizing on the same moment, that migration in Geece is primarily a European solidarity issue. The “previous Greek governements have let the country transform to a warehouse of souls”, said the Prime Minister.
“Also the tackling of migration has been left during these years mainy to the Police, nurturing ,at the moment as a problem, the contradictory appoaches of far-left,”
The Aegean islands’ “migrant- tsunami” , Greece’s biological bomb
Yesteday , Monday 6, the police officers of Kos revealed the creepy situation and the pictures from the islands’ Polie Department , shoking enough fot the eyes of the world, just on the moment the 2015 tourists start to arrive, or plan their vacations to Greece
Nearly 3,900 illegal migrants that made their way to the Dodecanese islands of Kos, Leros and Kalymnos in the first three months of 2015 are being housed in abandoned buildings and in one isle’s police precinct courtyard.
In the police headquarters of Kos, 236 migrants, are staying on the moment speaking under abominable conditions. According to local press reports, the police officers on the eastern Aegean island, Kos, have refused to hold more than 35 illegal migrants in the station holding cells.
The report comes one week after the denouncemenet of the Lesvos island Coast Union, which revealed that over 3000 migrants have arrived on the island since the start of 2015.
Basic concern among Coast Guad and Police officers of the eastern Aegean islands, is the fact that the migrants remain unchecked for communcable diseases. The president of the Union of Police Employees of Kos Antonis Kydonakis, denounced that no health checks are performed on the migrants who hail from sub-Saharan Africa and were smuggled onto Greek territory, with the police unionist pointing to worries of communicable diseases for police staff and their families.
This situation violates the URGENT binding directives, sent in October 2014 by the Ministry of Health and the Greek Center for Disease Control (HCDCP), the Circular, that has been adressed to the staff of all the First Reception Centers and the Immigrants’ Detention Centers , the Coast Guard, the Greek Police, border guards and all the personnel involved in the procedures of the management of the illegal immigrants newcomers .
By the Circular, they’re described in detail all the preventive measures that are required, by clear and simple instructions,, primarily for the direct identification of the origin country of the incoming immigrants, and also for the necessity of making obligatory the immediate medical evaluation.
The Circular that had made obligatory the medical screening of the migrant populations upon arrival, was urgently activated on the Ebola scare period of 2014, even though the Communicable Diseases threats are much more than Ebola, and always urgent. Multiresistant tuberculosis is among the diseases that are detected on migrant populations that have entered Greece, and also locally acquired malaria ,since 2011 in Greece, brought by immigrant populations originating from malaria endemic countries. Transmittion of the communicable diseases from the migrants to the Greek poulation and the World Health Village, is considered a biological bomb for Greece, since the immunity of the trafficking populations has become very low , all their way to Greece through the trafficking roads.
As it has become obvious, even under the deadly scare of Ebola, medical screening of the migrants upon arrival has never been applied, despite the Strict Recommedations of the Greek CDC, setting in danger
Most of the illegal migrants landing on Greece’s islands are ferried by migrant smugglers operating in Turkey, although larger freighter aloaded with their human cargo have been identified as sailing from other points in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa.
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What a mess with Ebola Protection on the the Aegean islands. Worldwide Preparedness reveals on European Borders the so stinky gaps
Greek Man’s Death in Greece prompts dengue scare in the country, hit also by West Nile virus and malaria, while a new malaria-dengue combo sets India on the Alert
An 80 year old man from Agrinio , Western Greece, died in hospital on August 30, after contracting fever , which seems the first endemic infection in the country since 1920. The Greek Center of Disease Control has already set his family under dengue infection control testing , as also does to other villagers who undergo Blood tests to check for a possible endemic source in Greece
Dengue fever is spread particularly by the Asian tiger mosquito which has increasingly been seen in Europe. but is also considered the main carrier of West Nile Virus, which emerged in Greece since 2010 , and since then, hundreds of infections, and also deaths, have been reported in Greece.
Although health officials believe the elderly man in western Greece had contracted dengue fever, they are describing it as a probable rather than a definite infection, because of the complications of the case.
There was evidence of West Nile Virus in his blood when he died in hospital in Patras, Greek CDC specialists report, but the dengue fever findings were stronger.
He also had an infection and low platelets (thrombocytopenia) –, both of them, symptoms of the dengue viral disease.
“We are dealing with a disease we haven’t seen for several decades,” said Dr Sotirios Tsiodras of the Greek Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
“It might be an isolated case but we want to make sure there are no further cases. We need to take it very seriously,” he said.
As well as blood tests, mosquito traps have been set up in Agrinio as part of an entomological investigation.
People getting dengue, malaria together
Dr Khusrav Bajan, intensivist at PD Hinduja Hospital, said: “There is one per cent chances for a dengue patient to get malaria and vice-versa. This year, surprisingly, we are seeing people infected with both these diseases. The numbers are few but this is something we have not seen earlier.”
A 70 year old Greek man died on the last day of September, while standing on the bank queue to pay the “barbaric” Enfia tax, which was also accutely imposed by the government during the August (vacation) days, and was announced by a definite deadline for the Greek citizens, threatening them otherwise to let the bank system take the money straight from the Greeks’ accounts, or put in jail whoever was not able to pay .
The 70 year old man was patiently waiting for 1.5 hours and more to pay the ENFIA property tax, as the government had ordered, when he suffered a what it seems a heart attack, while waiting on a long queue at the bank , and no one knows if this was his last savings to get the coming month through, but was, definitely his last money of his life .
The emergency ambulance was called and came quite on time, but it seems that the episode was serious and acute enough, not to give him any chances to be saved . He was transferred to a nearby hospital but despite all efforts, the man passed away.
The incident occured at a branch of National Bank of Greece in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, and triggered an outrage.
A prosecutor intervened and asked on investigation for the reasons that led to the man’s death. A heart attack can happen to everyone while walking, sitting, standing, eating, sleeping. But when a sudden death occurs during a long queue at the bank to pay the property tax then the incident takes other dimensions… of Political, Social and criminal, may be, Responsibility.
On that nightmarish Tuesday, of September 30, the deadline for the payment of first installment of new property tax ENFIA was expiring, as the government had announced, and many thousands Greeks rushed to the banks to pay it , while many taxpayers had been waiting for the pension or salary to come first, at the end of September, actually the same day, with the deadline of their new imposed tax obligations.
The notifications for the property tax payments have been delayed after the Finance Ministry had to proceed to several modifications and correct calculation errors that had led to incredible high amounts even for collapsed houses or agricultural plots.
At the same time, this Tuesday it was the expire date for the payment of income tax.
The Metropolitan Social Clinic started an Unyielding and Uncompromising struggle vs. the Greek Ministry of Health trying to prove that Greeks are cannibalized by intention, by recording and bringing to light cases of people who have paid seriously by their health or even their lives the Greek austerity politics, due to the prolonged crisis and the lack of access to health services which have harmed their health. By the occasion of a recent German activists’ movement which has brought the Greek austerity health harm to the Greeks’ lives to Hague ,for a wide range of health detriment that the political measures have caused to the Greek population, the Metropolitan Social Clinic, invites all citizens of the country who belong to such social groups to contact the Social Clinic for registering all incidents and provide their cases to The Hague tribunal. “We collect data for these violations for more than one year now, since the operation the Health issues Observatory center has stared, and we systematically record all the developments in the field of health”.. as to stand next to the helpless Greeks who face their life scare due to politically addressed harsh and inhuman measures, who cut lives by cutting costs, underlines the recent announcement of the Metropolitan Center at Hellinikon, and asks all Greeks to address their problem on the Centers’ website ” Moreover, almost every day, we do continue fighting in many levels, as well as with the Ministry of Health and the public administrations of hospitals, so that our uninsured patients can receive the necessary medical care without paying any cost, being in most cases long-term, unemployed and completely destitute citizens. A few months ago, German activist Sarah Luzia Hassel-Reusing has filed a lawsuit to the International Criminal Court in Hague against anyone
who has cotributed to the harm of the Greek population lives, with the suspicion of crime against humanity, via the systematic and widespread damage to the the Greek population Health by intent. For more on how austerity is Killing the Greeks, visit our Genocide Page on greek2m.org