Why It Feels So Hard to Understand What Really Happened at COP26
The overarching narrative emerging from COP26 is complicated. The deal that emerged—the Glasgow Climate Pact—wasn’t universally celebrated, nor was it universally condemned. It won’t save the world, but it does move the needle. “We made real and vital progress,” Tina Stege, climate envoy for the Marshall Islands, told me just after countries agreed to the deal on Saturday night. But, she added, “there continue to be gaps, and difficult things.” It’s even more complex if you include everything that happened on the sidelines of the official negotiations. The private secto...
Source: TIME: Science - November 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Russia resumes flights with more countries amid COVID surge
Russia says it will resume allowing air travel to Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mongolia starting Dec. 1 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why We ’re Only Just Starting to Talk About Actually Keeping Oil and Gas in the Ground
Speaking in Glasgow last week, Danish climate minister Dan Jorgensen emphasized that the international oil and natural gas phase-out agreement he shepherded wasn’t mere talk. “When I talk to scientists, citizens and activists, they all want one thing more than anything else: bold and tangible action,” Jorgensen said. “That is what the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance is here to deliver.” Launched by Denmark and Costa Rica in September, the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) added France, Greenland, Ireland, Quebec, Sweden and Wales as members on Nov. 11. The group constitutes one of the first inter...
Source: TIME: Science - November 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

At COP26, It ’s Domestic Politics, Stupid
In the weeks leading up to COP26, the U.N. climate conference now in its final hours in Glasgow, youth climate activists consistently expressed dismay at the lack of progress decarbonizing the global economy. Negotiators from countries around the world seemed poised to rebuff the youth demands for a dramatic intervention to avert the worst of climate change, and, in doing so, condemn them to face the worst effects of climate change. A week into the talks, Barack Obama arrived in Glasgow with a message of encouragement for the young climate activists: keep up the good work. Youth activists have moved the needle, “buil...
Source: TIME: Science - November 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland / Glasgow, Scotland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Source Type: news

There ’s Still One Part of the Paris Agreement That Hasn’t Been Finalized. She Wants to Change That
Countries have long agreed that emissions could be cut faster by allowing carbon trading—where one nation or business pays for projects that reduce emissions in another country, and then counts those reductions in their own targets. These carbon markets would funnel funds to the projects that cut emissions most efficiently—potentially reducing costs of meeting targets by up to 79%. But without strong rules, two countries might count the same emission cuts twice, or a business might be paid for doing things it would have done anyway. Andrea Meza, Costa Rica’s Minister of the Environment and Energy, is on a...
Source: TIME: Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

Guess Who ’s Behind Paralysis on COVID19 in the UN Committee on World Food Security
By Nora McKeonROME, Oct 19 2021 (IPS) ‘COVID 19 has multiplied hunger and malnutrition challenges. We need transformative action!’ The first speaker at the UN Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) 49th Plenary Session, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, turned the spotlight on the disastrous impacts of the pandemic that have afflicted communities around the world for close to two years. Nora McKeonHe was echoed by the presenter of the 2021 edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World for whom ‘COVID is only the tip of the iceberg’, while keynote speaker, Jeffr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nora McKeon Tags: Aid Civil Society COVID-19 Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ezekiel Elliot Narrates USMNT vs Costa Rica Hype Video
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the 14-Year-Old Girl Whose Solar-Powered Invention Is a Finalist for Prince William ’s Earthshot Prize
Tell Vinisha Umashankar that your teen years pale in comparison to hers, and she is quick to remind you that everyone has a different life journey. But the 14-year-old also knows that the future looks very different for her generation if the world doesn’t act to slow global warming and the effects of climate change. Still, she’s optimistic that “collective action” of people her age will turn the tide. That’s probably why Umashankar has already been doing more than her fair share. In Tiruvannamalai, a small temple town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, she designed an ingenious sola...
Source: TIME: Science - September 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Abhishyant Kidangoor Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 climate change India overnight TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Long-term neurological and psychological distress symptoms among smallholder farmers in Costa Rica with a history of acute pesticide poisoning - Farnham A, Fuhrimann S, Staudacher P, Quir ós-Lépiz M, Hyland C, Winkler MS, Mora AM.
Studies suggest that acute pesticide poisonings (APP) may be linked with long-term neurological effects. To examine long-term neurological and psychological distress symptoms associated with having experienced an APP, we conducted a cross-sectional study o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Coastal drowning in Costa Rica: incident analysis and comparisons between Costa Rican nationals and foreigners - Segura LE, Arozarena I, Koon W, Gutierrez A.
International and domestic tourism is a growing industry in Costa Rica, with the most attractive places located along the coast. Despite their beauty, Costa Rican beaches can pose a high risk for foreign visitors: Drowning is the primary cause of unintenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech, IVI launch Chikungunya Vaccine Phase 2/3 trial in Costa Rica
CEPI first partnered with IVI and Bharat Biotech in June 2020, providing up to USD 14.1 million for vaccine manufacturing and clinical development of the BBV87 vaccine candidate. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prioritising Profits Reversed Health Progress
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 2021 (IPS) Instead of a health system striving to provide universal healthcare, a fragmented, profit-driven market ‘non-system’ has emerged. The 1980s’ neo-liberal counter-revolution against the historic 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration is responsible. Alma-Ata a big step forward Neoliberal health reforms over the last four decades have reversed progress at the World Health Organization (WHO) Assembly in the capital of the then Socialist Republic of Kazakhstan, now known as Almaty. Anis ChowdhuryThen, 134 WHO Member States reached a histor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Landslide risk index map at the municipal scale for Costa Rica - Quesada-Rom án A.
Landslides are a common natural hazard worldwide with greater socioeconomic impacts in developing and tropical countries. In Central America and Costa Rica, this phenomenon is mainly triggered by seismicity and extraordinary rainfall. In order to portray t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Human behaviour in informal settlement fires in Costa Rica - Guevara Arce S, Jeanneret C, Gales J, Antonellis D, Vaiciulyte S.
Globally, 1 billion people live in informal settlements, which are typically highly susceptible to fire. Small fires can quickly evolve into large conflagrations causing significant losses of life and property, injuries, and subsequent exacerbation of resi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medical student training to tackle health disparities with language skills program
After studying abroad in Costa Rica as an undergraduate, Jonathan Dowell knew he wanted to work with Spanish-speaking patients as part of his medical career. “When I returned to the United States, I started volunteering at free clinics and saw that sometimes more than half of the patients in these clinics didn't speak English and needed interpreters,” Dowell said. “I found working with Spanish-speaking patients and the underserved Latinx communit y very rewarding but wasn’t sure how to keep… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Medical student training to tackle health disparities with language skills program
After studying abroad in Costa Rica as an undergraduate, Jonathan Dowell knew he wanted to work with Spanish-speaking patients as part of his medical career. “When I returned to the United States, I started volunteering at free clinics and saw that sometimes more than half of the patients in these clinics didn't speak English and needed interpreters,” Dowell said. “I found working with Spanish-speaking patients and the underserved Latinx communit y very rewarding but wasn’t sure how to keep… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Megan Fox says she went to 'hell for eternity' during ayahuasca experience in Costa Rica
Megan Fox opened up about the very odd and life-changing experience she had drinking the psychoactive tea ayahuasca with her boyfriend... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agroecology Under Threat
Credit: World Food Programme WFPBy Lauren BakerTORONTO, Canada, Jun 3 2021 (IPS) This week*, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is expected to endorse recommendations on agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable food systems, after an intense period of negotiation involving governments, UN agencies and institutions, Indigenous People’s organizations, civil society, and the private sector. As they do so, they must also take a stance against the creeping co-option and “greenwashing” of agroecology and uphold the social and political foundations of agroecology. It is these inher...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lauren Baker Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Blinken visits Central America as prolonged migrant crisis ramps up pressure on Biden-Harris administration
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to travel to Costa Rica on Tuesday in a push to stem the prolonged migrant crisis, as critics... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Costa Rican President, WHO Chief Call on Nations to Support the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool
[WHO] Open letter to all WHO Member States (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tyrese Gibson talks being Robopine on The Masked Singer
The celebrity under the Robopine mask reveals why he lied about being a 60-year-old grandpa from Costa Rica on 'The Masked Singer.' (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
Map of countries with projected austerity cuts in 2021-2022, in terms of GDP, based on IMF fiscal projections. Credit: I. Ortiz and M. Cummins, 2021By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsNEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 2021 (IPS) Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. But a global study just published by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, international trade unions and civil society organizations, sounds an alert of an emerging austerity shock: Mo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A deadly fungus is killing frogs, but the bacteria on their skin could protect them
(Microbiology Society) Researchers in Costa Rica have found that some bacteria on the skin of amphibians prevent growth of the fungus responsible for what has been dubbed 'the amphibian apocalypse'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

COVID-19 ’s Social & Economic Fallout Hits Women Harder
A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere. Responding to the pandemic is not just about rectifying long-standing inequalities, but also about building a resilient world in the interest of everyone with women at the centre of recovery. Credit: United NationsBy Constanza TabbushUNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 2021 (IPS) With over 90 million confirmed cases and 1.9 million deaths globally, and a second wave sweeping into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Constanza Tabbush Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ceylan Yeginsu Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel and Vacations Quarantines Quarantine (Life and Culture) Budget Travel Medicine and Health Surgery and Surgeons United States Mexico Costa Rica Europe medical tourism pandemic Source Type: news

Climate change doesn't spare the smallest
(University of Pennsylvania) With a combined century of experience in the tropics, the University of Pennsylvania's Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs have seen a striking contraction of insect numbers and diversity. They share new data suggesting that climate change is the culprit and a way to protect the survivors: a bioliteracy program that aims to educate Costa Rican residents about the diversity around them and empower them to conserve it. It's a model they hope catches on and spreads around the globe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Keeping Climate Ambition Alive: Challenges Remain but Signs of Progress Abound
By Pablo Vieira SamperWASHINGTON DC, Dec 3 2020 (IPS) For those of us in the international climate action community, 2020 isn’t ending the way we expected when we rang in the new year. Even before 2020 dawned, countries were hard at work planning for their first updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in line with the Paris Agreement’s five-year NDC revision cycle. NDCs are official statements, prepared by countries themselves, outlining the commitments they are making to reduce national emissions and adapt to climate change’s impacts. They are at the heart of putting the Paris Agreement into ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pablo Vieira Samper Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment NDC Partnership Source Type: news

Amphibian die-offs worsened malaria outbreaks in Central America
(American Geophysical Union) The global collapse of frogs and other amphibians due to the amphibian chytrid fungus exacerbated malaria outbreaks in Costa Rica and Panama during the 1990s and 2000s, according to new research. The findings provide the first evidence that amphibian population declines have directly affected human health and show how preserving biodiversity can benefit humans as well as local ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN Special Session on COVID-19 Must Recognize Right to Health & Access to Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Riccardo PetrellaBRUSSELS, Nov 30 2020 (IPS) The holding of this Special Session (the 37th in the history of the UN) is of considerable importance. It is a unique opportunity to define and implement joint actions at the global level to fight the pandemic in order to ensure the right to life and health for all the inhabitants of the Earth. As the President of the UN General Assembly wrote in his letter of convocation: “Let us not forg...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Riccardo Petrella Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Whether Californians vote may hinge on race, ethnicity, UCLA health survey finds
Ballots have been rolling in ahead of Election Day, but a big question remains: How many people will ultimately vote?  According to data from the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, or CHIS, an estimated 2.8 million eligible Californians never vote in national, state or local elections, and 7.7 million only vote sometimes — which could potentially leave more than 10 million ballots uncast. The findings on voter participation and other demographic and health-related topics are part of the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research ’s annual CHIS data release, which takes place online&...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Counting the species: how DNA barcoding is rewriting the book of life
We do not know how many species live on Earth. Barcoding could change that – and open the way for incredible discoveries Support Guardian journalism today, by making asingle or recurring contribution, orsubscribingGuanacaste conservation area in north-west Costa Rica is the most DNA barcoded place on Earth. On its western frontier, jaguars hunt turtles from the mangrove swamps that line the Pacific coast. Endangered spider monkeys swing through dry tropical forest, the remnants of a rapidly disappearing ecosystem that once ran from northern Mexico to Panama.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Greenfield Tags: Biodiversity Costa Rica Endangered species Insects Environment Genetics Biology Animals Conservation Science Wildlife Americas World news Source Type: news

Scientists Discover A Way To Prevent Illegal Trade Of Turtle Eggs
Wildlife poachers sometimes steal sea turtle eggs from their nests on Costa Rican beaches. Now scientists have a way to fight back: decoy eggs embedded with GPS trackers. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colors, Youth and Afro Descendant Power
SAN JOS É, Costa Rica - Speaking with Leonela is refreshing and inspiring.  At 22, she has that youthful attitude of wanting to embrace the world and make the best out of everything.  “I studied sociology and I have always been interested in getting involved in extracurricular activities and volunteering to enhance my knowledge,” she explains. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: hospitalisations of 15 to 49-year-olds rising, says WHO; 9,784 new cases in France
Average age of people infected with Covid-19 is coming down, says WHO expert;third-highest new caseload in France;local lockdowns in Madrid‘It’s getting worse by the day’: India’s Covid battle rages onWhy Covid may have already peaked in many African countriesSweden spared European surge as infections stay low‘I up-played it’: Trump disputes own admission on pandemicUS coronavirus updates – live7.28pmBST Latin America has started to resume normal social and public life at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic still requires major control interventions, theWorld Health Organization regi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Kevin Rawlinson, Haroon Siddique, Amy Walker and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans to Jungle Retreats
Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ernesto Londo ño and Adam Ferguson Tags: Alternative and Complementary Medicine Therapy and Rehabilitation Drug Abuse and Traffic Mental Health and Disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Veterans Depression (Mental) Antidepressants Veterans Affairs Department Costa Rica Ama Source Type: news

Tourism Trauma and COVID-19
By External SourceAug 21 2020 (IPS-Partners) Pandemic-related lockdowns, flight cancellations, and border closures may be putting a crimp on summer vacation plans. However, the precipitous drop in tourism will have an outsized impact on countries that rely on foreign travelers—with potentially large-scale effects on their economies’ national accounts. Costa Rica, Greece, Morocco, Portugal, and Thailand could be among the hardest hit with losses in tourism proceeds exceeding 3 percent of GDP, according to the IMF’s recently released 2020 External Sector Report. The chart calculates direct tourism impacts ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Put Climate at the Heart of COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plans
By Pablo Vieira SamperWASHINGTON DC, Jun 29 2020 (IPS) Cast your mind back. Six months ago—it seems like a lifetime—the world’s attention was on Madrid. The United Nations was meeting to take stock of international progress in fighting climate change. Headlines were dominated by young people pointing out—rightly—that governments were still not doing enough. They demanded urgent and ambitious action to cut emissions and help the most vulnerable. Pablo Vieira SamperFast forward to today. A then-unheard-of disease has swept around the world, with a death toll of almost half a million and climbin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pablo Vieira Samper Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Sweden-Costa Rica: Same Paths on Climate Change, Different on COVID-19
Cloud forest in Costa Rica. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPSBy René Castro Salazar and Brian HarrisROME/SANTIAGO, Jun 24 2020 (IPS) The lack of a coordinated international response had led to varying results worldwide in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Two countries that have long coordinated their response to global goals like promotion on democracy, human rights and environmental issues, Sweden and Costa Rica highlight how public policy matters. While with their similar approaches to climate change the two walk together, their different approaches to COVID-19 have reaped disparate results, and death tolls. Us...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ren é Castro Salazar and Brian Harris Tags: Climate Change Environment Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Costa Rica to halt reopening of economy as virus cases rise – as it happened
Country hits grisly milestone as WHO says pandemic is entering ‘new and dangerous phase’Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 1 million cases as Australia seeks to prevent second wave12.38amBSTWe are closing this blog down now but you can continue to seelive coverage on our new blog here. Thanks for reading.Related:Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 1 million cases as Australia seeks to prevent second wave12.37amBSTHere are the most recent updates globally:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now), and Nazia Parveen, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news China Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Women leaders take action for women and children during COVID-19
Women leaders from countries ranging from Estonia, New Zealand, Senegal and Costa Rica (full list below) convened to take action to protect some of the most vulnerable communities around the world in the context of COVID-19 and highlight the unique role of women and adolescents in responding to the pandemic. Meeting at a high-level roundtable event organized byEvery Woman Every Child (EWEC) alongsideThe Partnership for Maternal, Newborn& Child Health (PMNCH) andWomen Deliver, the leaders agreed that the pandemic represents an unprecedented threat to the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents worldwide...
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child Source Type: news

5 reasons Costa Rica is winning plaudits for fighting COVID-19: a Resident Coordinator ’s blog
Costa Rica is winning plaudits for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alice Shackleford, UN Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica, and WHO Representative María Dolores Pérez-Rosales, explain why the small Central American country is managing to keep the number of cases down, and its population healthy. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Costa Rica seeks unity for COVID fight as WHO assembly looms
Costa Rica’s president says the novel coronavirus can only be defeated if countries shun nationalism and aren’t “selfish.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Truck drivers test positive for virus at Costa Rica border
Costa Rican officials say that in the week since they began testing truck drivers entering the country from Nicaragua and Panama, 23 who were asymptomatic have tested positive and others who showed symptoms were turned away without tests (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Costa Rica and El Salvador clash over coronavirus testing numbers
A coronavirus war of words broke out between Costa Rica and El Salvador after Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele accused the fellow Central American country of massaging its statistics by deliberately carrying out fewer tests for the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Emergency response times and crash risk: an analysis framework for Costa Rica - Picado-Aguilar G, Aguero-Valverde J.
Background About 48% of the deaths due to motor vehicle crashes in Costa Rica occurred on the site of the accident, which could be attributed to an immediate death, or to a delayed response by the emergency systems. It is expected that improving the emerg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Costa Rica pushes back coronavirus, reducing current cases
While parts of Latin America enter the toughest phase of the coronavirus pandemic, Costa Rica has for the past week reported a steady fall in the number of people currently infected, in a sign the country's approach to the crisis may be paying off. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news