‘Aid Organizations Must Include the Youth Voice’ August 12, 2022—International Youth Day
By Yasmine Sherif and H.D. WrightNEW YORK, Aug 12 2022 (IPS) Today marks International Youth Day, a global celebration of the transformative power of young people. Introduced by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, the event was inaugurated not only to observe the power of the youth voice, but to serve as a promise from those in power to activate the power of youth across the development sector. Yasmine SherifSince then, the United Nations appointed a Youth Envoy, dedicated to the diffusion of the day’s promise, and many aid organizations have followed suit by including the voices of young people in social media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif and H.D. Wright Tags: Armed Conflicts Civil Society Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

UN ’s Education Summit: An Opportunity to Create a Bottom-Up Global Governance
Credit: United NationsBy Simone GalimbertiKATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug 10 2022 (IPS) The upcoming summit on Education, part of the UN Secretary General’s ambitious agenda, can truly bring accountability and participation to the inevitably new ways education will be imparted in the future. With scorching temperatures, uncontrolled flames and floods devastating our planet, millions of people are realizing that we are all going to pay a high price for climate inaction. The current climate crisis is furthering compounding the other emergency that is still affecting all of us, a public health crisis fully exposed by the Covid pand...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simone Galimberti Tags: Climate Change COVID-19 Education Environment Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

April Fool ’s Inflation Medicine Threatens Progress
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 2022 (IPS) The world economy is on the brink of outright recession, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Ukraine war and sanctions have scuttled recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 80 central banks have already raised interest rates so far this year. Except for the Bank of Japan governor, major central bankers have reacted to recent inflation by raising interest rates. Hence, stagflation is increasingly likely as rising interest rates slow the economy, but do not quell supply-side cost-push inflation. Anis ChowdhuryIMF U-turn...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Armed Conflicts COVID-19 Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Bringing Specialist Telemedicine to Children of Rural Kenya
A child has her teeth examined remotely. The Daktari Smart technology means children in rural Kenya are linked to specialist care in big centres. Credit: Daktari SmartBy Wilson OdhiamboNairobi, Aug 8 2022 (IPS) New telemedicine technology, Daktari Smart, aims to mitigate the gap between child patients and medical specialists in rural Kenya. Officially launched in November 2021, the system was built to help sick children have easy access to medical specialists minus the cost of being physically present (remote/digital access). According to them, this will help optimise the delivery of healthcare systems. Kenya Medical Pract...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wilson Odhiambo Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Kenya Source Type: news

‘ Positive Sei ’ Bringing Hope to Homes on the Airwaves
On the airwaves - DJ Ulu, Mama Nessa and Mama Trina (left to right).By External SourceTONGA, Aug 8 2022 (IPS-Partners) Tonga was still picking up the pieces after the Hunga volcanic eruption and tsunami waves when the pandemic reached its shores. The volcano’s ashfall had damaged roads, polluted water and destroyed crops. The tsunami waves battered homes and strewn debris inland. The telecommunications services connecting people to their families were just coming back online as news of the first COVID-19 cases broke. A lockdown was swiftly announced to curb an uncontrolled spread of the virus. Though a critical public h...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change COVID-19 Environment Pacific Community Climate Wire The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

A Demographic Snapshot of the Philippines: One Step Forward, a Half Step Back
Former President Rodrigo Duterte (on screens) of the Philippines addresses the UN General Assembly’s 76th session last year. Credit: UN Photo/Cia PakBy Barry MirkinDAVAO CITY, Philippines, Aug 3 2022 (IPS) With the national election and transfer of power in the Philippines from outgoing President Duterte to incoming President Marcos Jr. in July 2022, it seems an appropriate time to briefly take stock of the country’s current demographic situation, as well as recent related developments. According to the biennial global estimates and projections of world population issued by the United Nations Population Division in 2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Barry Mirkin Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

To End AIDS, We Need to End Punitive Laws Perpetuating the Pandemic
A man is tested for HIV at a health centre in Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: UNICEF/Frank DejonghBy Suki BeaversMONTREAL, Aug 2 2022 (IPS) This week, the global HIV response community is gathering in Montreal to address the crisis of stalling progress that is putting millions of people in danger. Delegates here are clear on two things: first, the world is not on track to end AIDS, second, the world can still get on track and end AIDS as a public health crisis by 2030, but only if leaders are bold. This includes removing laws which are perpetuating the pandemic. Punitive and criminalizing approaches to law have been c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Suki Beavers Tags: Aid COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Introducing Hope Over Fate: the Story of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and BRAC
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of BRAC and “one of the unsung heroes of modern times,” according to Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, authorized his own biography before dying of brain cancer in 2019. Author Scott MacMillan wrote Hope Over Fate based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Abed and his friends, family and co-workers. Credit: courtesy of BRACBy Scott MacMillanRedding Conn, USA, Aug 1 2022 (IPS) About seven years ago, I started working on a project with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of BRAC. It was originally supposed to be a memoir: the story of Abed, the mild-mannered accountant who would ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Scott MacMillan Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Migration & Refugees Trade & Investment Women & Economy IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Zimbabwe ’s Unsung Living HIV/AIDS Hero Spreads Message of Hope
Reki Jimu (51) has lived with HIV for nearly two decades. Here he shows a container of antiretroviral drugs to HIV/AIDS support group members at Chitungwiza government hospital outside Harare, the Zimbabwean capital. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS.By Jeffrey MoyoCHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe, Jul 29 2022 (IPS) In 2001, when Reki Jimu was 30 years old, his wife died aged 27. The now 51-year-old Jimu said the couple’s two sons died prematurely. Both were underweight and frail, although the couple had been previously blessed with a baby girl, Faith Jimu, who is now a 29-year-old mother of three. Jimu was born in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Not a World for Young People
It’s nice getting old, being young is far too horrible                                              Hjalmar SöderberghBy Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM, Jul 28 2022 (IPS) Many of us assume that an identification with a certain gender, race, nation or even age makes us particularly knowledgeable. When it comes to age, it is in most cultures of the world assumed that age and experience favour wisdom. I am not entir...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Education Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Inequality Labour Migration & Refugees Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Rising Sea Levels, Drought, Hurricanes and Deforestation Threaten Latin America and the Caribbean
Coastal view from the Kalinago Territory in Dominica. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2022 (IPS) The highest deforestation rates since 2009. The third most active hurricane season on record. Extreme rainfall, floods, and landslides displaced tens of thousands of people. Rising sea levels. Glaciers in Peru lost more than half their size. Add the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix, and 2021 was a challenging year for Latin America and the Caribbean. That’s according to the World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 202...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Biodiversity Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Latin America & the Caribbean Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

An Integrated Regional Response for the Sahel Crisis
Benoit Thierry, is Sahel Office Director of International Fund for Agriculture Development, DakarBy Benoit ThierryDAKAR, Senegal, Jul 25 2022 (IPS) The current Ukraine-Russia conflict is dominating the global media to the point of overshadowing longer protracted crisis that no longer make headlines, but are still rife. Such is the case with the on-going Sahel crisis, one of the world’s most neglected ones, where acute poverty, the dramatic effects of climate change and rising armed conflicts have become the norm for more than a decade. A situation further exacerbated by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Benoit Thierry...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Benoit Thierry Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Action Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Food and Agriculture Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nation Source Type: news

Abortion in Canada —Legal for Decades But Hindered by Stigma
While abortion in Canada has been legal for decades, procuring one is difficult for many. Credit: Gayatri Malhotra/UnsplashBy Juliet MorrisonOttawa, Jul 19 2022 (IPS) Toronto resident Miranda Knight describes her abortion experience as relatively simple. After finding out she was pregnant on a Wednesday in 2017, she booked an appointment at an available clinic and got one for the following Monday. She had the procedure that day and left the clinic by noon. But Knight’s experience is not the reality for all. As Canada’s most populous city, Toronto has several access points to abortion. Despite abortion being legal natio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliet Morrison Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Gender Health Human Rights Inequality North America Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Canada IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Reject CPTPP, Stay out of New Cold War
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Jul 19 2022 (IPS) Joining or ratifying dubious trade deals is supposed to offer miraculous solutions to recent lacklustre economic progress. Such naïve advocacy is misleading at best, and downright irresponsible, even reckless, at worst. TPP ‘pivot to Asia’ US President Barack Obama’s ‘pivot to Asia’ after his 2012 re-election sought to check China’s sustained economic growth and technological progress. Its economic centrepiece was the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jomo Kwame SundaramBut the US International Trade Commission (ITC) doubted th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Globalisation Headlines Labour TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Webinar: Lessons in Development from the Global South: 50 Years of BRAC
By External SourceJul 15 2022 (IPS-Partners)   This virtual event was hosted by BRAC, the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN, and the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN on the sidelines of the 2022 UN High Level Political Forum. This webinar reflects on BRAC’s role in generating development lessons in the Global South and Bangladesh’s remarkable progress towards meeting the UN SDGs. The panel will discuss SDGs 1: No Poverty; 4: Quality Education, 5: Gender Equality, and 17: Partnerships for the Goals. We hope this event will also promote the need for continued global cooperation in order to achieve the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Climate Change Education Gender Health Multimedia Video Source Type: news