Changing What It Means to Be a ‘Strong Farmer’ by Prioritizing Mental Health – The Allegheny Front

Changing What It Means to Be a ‘Strong Farmer’ by Prioritizing Mental Health - The Allegheny Front

Growing food or producing milk can be life-giving, but farmers also face unique challenges that can lead to anxiety and depression. While efforts to help are growing, there’s a push to get Pennsylvania to do more. LISTEN to the story https://www.alleghenyfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/AF043021_JG_FarmerMentalHealth.mp3 Third-generation farmer Layne Kind milks 350 Holstein and Jersey cows every morning and every […]

CPD: Next budget should stress health, social safety

CPD: Next budget should stress health, social safety

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Thursday said the national budget for 2021-22 should highlight several areas including ensuring better health facilities for Covid patients and enhancing social safety net programmes for poor, new poor and marginalised people. Besides, raising allocation for employment-enhancing infrastructure development projects and supporting agriculture, SMEs and export-oriented industries for […]

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said the lack of infrastructure, especially in the areas of ICT, health, and education is acutely felt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Therefore, it should be our urgent priority to build adequate infrastructure in all these areas,” she said. The envoy made remarks […]

Biden’s first budget fuels health, education spending in sharp change from Trump

US President Joe Biden asked Congress to sharply increase spending to combat climate change and gun violence and to support education in a budget that marks a sharp departure from his predecessor, Donald Trump. The $1.5 trillion budget, reflecting an 8% increase in base funding from the current year, would invest billions more in public […]

USAID hosts workshop on health reporters’ skill in Chittagong

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USAID will complete similar workshops, both online and in-person, in eight divisions across the country United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday organized the second workshop on enhancing the quality of development for Bangladeshi journalists.   This training was provided to the journalists working in the health and nutrition-related areas in Chittagong division. […]

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

(KMAland) — Ongoing economic conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on farm families and others in local communities. The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, through the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant program, has awarded nearly $7.2 million in investment funding for the North Central Farm […]

Experts review remedies as soil health declines in Barind region

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The training titled-Utilization of Updated Upazila Land and Soil Resource Guide, is organized by the Regional office of the Soil Resource Development Institute BSS The training titled “Utilization of Updated Upazila Land and Soil Resource Guide” was organized by the Regional office of the Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI) under the Strengthening of Soil Resource […]

CMHA Ontario launching mental health awareness training for the farm community

TORONTO, March 3, 2021 /CNW/ – A new mental health awareness training program specifically for farmers will soon be available to rural and agricultural communities across the province through a partnership of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), the University of Guelph and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division. In the Know is a mental […]

Major zoonotic diseases of public health importance in Bangladesh

1 INTRODUCTION Zoonotic diseases develop mild‐to‐severe illnesses in humans transmitted from vertebrate animals (Slingenbergh et al., 2004). The majority of the human diseases originate from animals (61%), and 70% of them are emerging diseases (Jones et al., 2008; Slingenbergh et al., 2004; Wang & Crameri, 2014). Most of the emerging zoonotic diseases, including highly pathogenic avian influenza, nipah virus, MERS‐CoV, SARS, COVID‐19 […]