Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour
Delegates at the Youth Forum at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in Durban, South Africa, demanded that all forums in the future include their participation. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPSBy Lyse CominsDurban, May 20 2022 (IPS) Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine. Her work resume might be impressive to some – street trader, farmworker and tailor – but she, like 160 million children around the world, is trappe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyse Comins Tags: Africa Child Labour COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Human Rights Human Trafficking Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Durban IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

As COVID Wanes, Tuberculosis Deaths Must Become Visible
Tuberculosis has killed 1,5 million people in 2020 - mostly in African and Asian countries - while two million people died of COVID-19 worldwide during the same period. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPSBy Angelique Luabeya Kany KanyCAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 19 2022 (IPS) It is time to treat the scourge of Tuberculosis scourge with the same urgency as we did the COVID-19 pandemic. As we emerge from the devastating toll of the pandemic on people’s lives and on global economies, we must wake up to face the staggering toll of 1.5 million Tuberculosis deaths and 10 million new infections recorded in 2020. And these deaths wer...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angelique Luabeya Kany Kany Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Nigeria: One in Seven Children Born With HIV Globally Is a Nigerian - UNAIDS
[Vanguard] A more transmissible and damaging sub-type of HIV, has been isolated, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Medicines May Help End AIDS – but High Prices & Monopolies Could Keep the Poor Locked Out
A man is tested for HIV at a health centre in Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: UNICEF/Frank DejonghBy Matthew Kavanagh and Eamonn MurphyWASHINGTON DC, May 18 2022 (IPS) Here’s the good news: there are a new set of breakthrough medicines to prevent and treat HIV, known as “long actings” because they can be taken every few months instead of every day, and they are coming on-stream. If, as they are rolled out, they are made available at scale, they could help save many lives and help end the AIDS pandemic. But here’s the bad news: on the current trajectory, most people who need them will not be able to get them an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Matthew Kavanagh and Eamonn Murphy Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour
Significant investments from the international community will be needed to get free quality education for every child. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS By Cecilia RussellDurban, May 17 2022 (IPS) “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour.” So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International’s African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting liberation icon and late South African president Nelson Mandela’s famous quote about how education can change the world. Sinyolo was participating in a themed discussion on education at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Child Labour COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production
Children working on tobacco farms in Chipangali District in Eastern Province of Zambia. Credit: Brenda Chitindi          “Most major tobacco producing countries use child labour in tobacco growing. Almost no cigarette can be          guaranteed to be free from child labour.”                                         British Medical Journal,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Judith Mackay and Leonce Dieudonne Leonce Tags: Child Labour Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

5 things you might not know about obstetric fistula
UNITED NATIONS, New York– First things first, what is obstetric fistula?   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable
Every year, 570 million tons of food are wasted at the household level people. Global food waste accounts for 8–10% of greenhouse gas emissions. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPSBy Baher KamalMADRID, May 13 2022 (IPS) Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night. And please don’t pretend you did not know that 20% of all humans –those who live in the wealthiest countries– waste about 35% of the food they buy, throwing it in the garbage. Poverty, armed con...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Pakistan ’s Campaign to Contain Polio in Face of Vaccine Hesitancy
Authorities in North Waziristan district in Pakistan, vaccinate children against polio. With one case reported, intensified efforts to eradicate the disease are underway. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Ashfaq YusufzaiPESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 12 2022 (IPS) Pakistan’s North Waziristan district authorities have launched an aggressive vaccination drive after a polio case surfaced after 15 polio-free months in the country. The disease was detected in a 15-month-old toddler about 15 kilometers away from the Afghanistan border. This area was considered a Taliban militant’s hub until 2014. The Taliban were against polio vacc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ashfaq Yusufzai Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Religion TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Polio vaccine hesitancy Source Type: news

Projections for a Pandemic Future: in Whose Interest?
The World Health Assembly (22-28 May) is expected to discuss the pandemic treaty.Credit: World Health Organization (WHO)By Nicoletta DenticoROME, May 12 2022 (IPS) In what has been defined a historic consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, on 1st December 2021, the special session of the World Health Assembly agreed to kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, the decision marked ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nicoletta Dentico Tags: COVID-19 Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Climate Change Will Make Droughts Longer, More Common, Says UN
The frequency and duration of droughts will continue to increase due to human-caused climate change, with water scarcity already affecting billions of people across the world, the United Nations warned in a report Wednesday. The U.N. desertification agency, which is currently hosting a conference of parties in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, estimates that roughly one third of the world’s population—2.3 billion people—is already facing water scarcity, with that number expected to double by 2050. Although no region is spared from drought, the report noted that Africa is the hardest hit continent, with the Americas...
Source: TIME: Science - May 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: WANJOHI KABUKURU / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything extreme weather healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Mozambique: UNHCR Raises Alarm Over Mozambique's 'Invisible' Crisis as Climate Shocks Worsen Displacement
[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by Grainne Ohara, Director of the Division of International Protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees -- to whom quoted text may be attributed -- at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about the ongoing violence and insecurity in northern Mozambique. Conflict and displacement, compounded by extreme weather events has led to surging protection needs -- physi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Those Who Dare: Voices of Women in the MENA Region
This report states, “Women resort to clandestine abortions that have a rate higher than in the rest of the world and are responsible for around 9700 deaths each year. Only 47% of women in the MENA region have access to a contraceptive method, while this percentage is 57% worldwide.” “MENA region is a very conservative region where religion and culture are very restrictive concerning women’s access to reproductive health. They are very conservative and restrict sexual relationships of women who are not married, even for married women it is not easy to talk about it openly. “We realized the situation of women in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa Multimedia Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Video Women in Politics Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Women and girls ’ rights are an unseen casualty of the crisis in Syria
ALEPPO, Syria/UNITED NATIONS, Brussels– “Life quickly became an open-air prison after the war,” a young woman from Aleppo told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Non-fatal drowning: measuring respiratory rate as part of "beach-side" clinical assessment of physiological respiratory stress - Quinlan D.
An average of 115 people drown in Ireland each year. Drowning is the third commonest cause of unintentional injury-related death globally. The United Nations 'Global Drowning Prevention' resolution was adopted in April 2021. The WHO recognises almost 360,0... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news