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

We Will Never Give Up the Slavery Reparations Fight, say Caribbean Rastafarians
Ras Bongo Wisely Tafari (far right) holds on to the CARICOM’s symbol of the reparatory justice movement, the reparations baton, in Castries, Saint Lucia. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishDOMINICA, Oct 18 2021 (IPS) The Rastafarian organizations in the Caribbean are determined that the issue of slavery reparations will emerge from the eclipse of COVID-19. As the world deals with the impacts of efforts to contain the virus’ spread and regional governments tackle vaccine hesitancy and a wave of misinformation, issues not directly related to COVID-19 have had to be temporarily shelved. However, members o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society COVID-19 Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations #HumanRights Reparations Slavery Source Type: news

Major hospital fire in Saint Lucia - Greenidge C, Cawich SO, Burt R, Francis T.
This paper provides a field report on a hospital fire at the St. Jude hospital in the Eastern Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia. The hospital was completely destroyed by the fire and three deaths were recorded. This paper analyses the emergency response to t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

130 Countries Promise to Protect and Invest in Health Care Workers
Members of a Community Health Nursing Team in Roseau, Dominica According to the World Health Organisation at least 115,000 health and care workers globally may have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 2021 (IPS) One hundred and thirty countries have signed a statement recognising the efforts of health care workers, first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic – “one of the greatest global challenges in the history of the United Nations”. The statement affirms their support for the World Health Organisation&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations first responders health care workers Source Type: news

Five Years since the Paris Agreement: The Race to Net Zero Is On
GGGI has been working closely with the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan supporting effective policymaking and planning to drive reduced deforestation and peatland degradation in the province, particularly in Utar Serapat which consists of 107,000 ha of peatlands. GGGI also supports Central Kalimantan in mobilizing public and private investment for sustainable and inclusive landscape-based projects designed to achieve low carbon development in the province. By Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth InstituteDec 17 2020 (...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frank Rijsberman -Ingvild Solvang - Kristin Deason Tags: Climate Change Environment Green Economy Health Humanitarian Emergencies Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 2020 Source Type: news

Welcome, Veronica Leigh Milliner!
Veronica Leigh Milliner On January 2, Veronica Leigh Milliner, MLIS, joined NNLM MAR in the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. Veronica will work within our region and in collaboration with other regional and national All of Us Program partners and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to develop, pilot, model, and evaluate All of Us community engagement activities with public libraries. Veronica previously worked as an Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where she extended library services into community-based settings, such as senior centers, the free clini...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML All of Us Source Type: news

Zika virus infection – Saint Lucia
On 7 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Saint Lucia notified PAHO/WHO of the first 2 confirmed cases of locally-acquired Zika virus infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: risk assessment [subject], travel [subject], travel and health, air travel, zika, zika, Disease outbreak news [doctype], Region of the Americas [region], Saint Lucia [country] Source Type: news