Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty

Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their education due to school closures reported in over 188 countries. While governments have sought to implement solutions for children to continue learning from home using broadcast and Internet-based remote learning policies, nearly one third of children worldwide could not make use of these solutions. UNICEF notes that three quarters of these students either come from rural areas, belong to the poorest households, or both: these children have been left behind due to the digital divide. As a result, the organization estimates that more than one billion children are at risk of falling behind on education. Furthermore, many parents who had lost their source of income due to the pandemic had no choice but to remove their children from school so that they could help their families. Sadly, child labor has risen for the first time in two decades: 160 million children are ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Our results highlight the necessity of scientific and patient organizations in taking joint action to increase awareness on health-related issues during the pandemic and to provide accurate and up-to-date guidance for PwMS. Online information and communications technology (ICT) tools for polling public belief and behavior may prove valuable as means of retaining active routes of communication between stakeholders.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Shielding is likely to be effective in reducing Covid-19 transmission, but patients and carers require access to support and up-to-date information to minimise risk of infection and psychological burden.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Rehabilitation and chronic care Source Type: research
Quality, safe, gender-responsive and inclusive education for Africa’s children increasingly out of reach, say experts. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Nov 24 2021 (IPS) Kenya’s secondary schools’ administration has been in the eye of a storm since schools reopened in October 2021. Since then, students have set on fire 35 schools and counting, forcing the government to announce an unscheduled break from school – ahead of the planned December 23 closing. Sarah Kitana, a secondary school teacher in Kathiani, Machokos County, tells IPS that fewer students are in classrooms after a year o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations #Covid19 ​#SDG4​ Source Type: news
Assist Technol. 2021 Nov 23:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2021.1980836. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDuring the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, the use of technology to continue societal functions, maintain daily living, and gather information became near ubiquitous overnight. In the United States, universities moved to remote online education, non-essential personnel were asked to work from home, many businesses were forced to rapidly embrace online purchasing and even entertainers held concerts on social media platforms. Professional medical personnel, as well as state and local officials, held daily press briefings about the v...
Source: Assistive Technology - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
As UNISON’s LGBT+ conference entered its second – and final – day, there was a celebratory air in Brighton, as the group’s organisingaward was announced. Praised by vice-president Andrea Egan for the extraordinary work they did over the past year – not least because so much had to be done digitally as the pandemic continued – the award was shared by the Northern Ireland (pictured below) and North West (pictured above) regions and collected by delegates from Ms Egan. Earlier, the union’s other vice president, Kath Owen, had addressed delegates, “energised” by returning ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Article News 2021 National LGBT Conference equalities LGBT members Source Type: news
ConclusionThe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with chronic pain were not apparent in the short-term.Clinical trail registration: UMIN000043174
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Taiwo Owatemi MP, the shadow minister for women and equalities, and herself a UNISON member, spoke to the union’s LGBT+ conference virtually this afternoon (pictured), taking the opportunity to announce that a future Labour government would equalise hate-crime legislation to ensure that all such crimes see sentencing affected by the motive. The trained pharmacist whose worked in the NHS, thanked UNISON members for all they’ve done during the pandemic. And she looked back at the important role played by trade unions organising for LGBT+ equality. However, she stressed that there is still inequality. For example,...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Article News 2021 National LGBT Conference equalities LGBT members Source Type: news
Surg Clin North Am. 2022 Feb;102(1):169-180. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2021.09.014.ABSTRACTMass casualty incidents are increasingly common. They are defined by large numbers of patients arriving nearly simultaneously, overwhelming available resources needed for optimal care. They require rapid mobilization of resources to provide optimal outcomes and limit disability and death. Because the mechanism of injury in a mass casualty incident is often traumatic in nature, surgeons should be aware of the critical role they play in planning and response. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is a notable, resulting in a sustained surge o...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
We reported the proportion of participants who engaged in various living strategies at least 'a few times a week' or 'everyday' during the pandemic.RESULTS: Of the 63 respondents, 84% were men, median age 57 years, and 62% lived alone. During the pandemic the greatest disability severity was in the uncertainty [median 30; Interquartile range (IQR): 16, 43] and mental-emotional (25; IQR: 14, 41) domains. Among the 51 participants with pre-pandemic data, HDQ severity scores were significantly greater (worse) during the pandemic (vs prior) in all domains. Greatest change from prior to during the pandemic was in the mental-emo...
Source: AIDS Research and Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Surg Clin North Am. 2022 Feb;102(1):169-180. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2021.09.014.ABSTRACTMass casualty incidents are increasingly common. They are defined by large numbers of patients arriving nearly simultaneously, overwhelming available resources needed for optimal care. They require rapid mobilization of resources to provide optimal outcomes and limit disability and death. Because the mechanism of injury in a mass casualty incident is often traumatic in nature, surgeons should be aware of the critical role they play in planning and response. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is a notable, resulting in a sustained surge o...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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