China HIV Patients Risk Running Out of AIDS Drugs in Days -UNAIDS China HIV Patients Risk Running Out of AIDS Drugs in Days -UNAIDS
HIV patients in China risk running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks, United Nations AIDS agency said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

West Africa: "Engaging the international community on the issues of demography, peace and security in the Sahel region"
[UNFPA in WCA] Bamako, February 20, 2020, On Thursday, February 20, the Regional Office of the United Nations Population Fund  (UNFPA) for West and Central Africa (WCARO) is organizing a session on "Demography, Peace and Security" as part of the 20th edition of the Bamako Forum "Africa on the horizon 2040: between memories and futures" which is held from February 20 to 22, 2020 in Bamako, Mali under the High Patronage of the President of  the Republic of Mali, His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Simple urine test could improve early detection of bladder cancer – WHO study
A new study conducted by researchers from the United Nations health agency revealed that bladder cancer mutations can be detected in urine up to 10 years before clinically diagnosing the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Sudan: Deliberate Starvation and Corruption Hallmarks of Conflict in South Sudan Say UN Human Rights Experts
[United Nations Human Rights Council] Experts urge leaders to redouble peace efforts ahead of February 22 deadline (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: U.S. President's Global Gag Rule Has Negative Impact On Health - Report
[IPS] United Nations -A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump's 'Global Gag Rule' (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in Malawi, a country already hard hit with numerous climate change disasters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. President ’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report
A Malawian nurse at a training session. A report looking into the discontinuation of U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, says that the ban is affecting the population in Malawi. Credit:Claire Ngozo/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 2020 (IPS) A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Women's Health CHANGE Marie Stopes International (MSI) the Center for Health and Gender Equity Source Type: news

North Korea quarantines in place for coronavirus: envoy
North Korea has imposed a strict quarantine around foreigners or returning nationals who display fever on entering the country, but has found no cases of coronavirus yet, its envoy to the United Nations in Geneva said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China HIV patients risk running out of AIDS drugs in days: UNAIDS
HIV patients in China risk running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks, United Nations AIDS agency said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Short Takes
iDigBio, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) have opened registration for the Biodiversity Summit 2020 to be held September 20-25, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biodiversity-summit-2020-tickets-85264844445. Registration is free, but all participants must register and display credentials. Deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2020. For more information visit: https://www.idigbio.org/content/biodiversity-summit-2020. The Department of State is holding an information session...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

‘Working night and day’, UN health agency seeks to prevent global coronavirus crisis
As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, continues to spread, the head of the United Nations health agency said that there is still a chance to prevent a broader global crisis.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Strengthening Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition - the Key to Inclusive Socio-Economic Growth in Liberia
[Observer] After more than eight months without an Agriculture Minister, on February 5, 2020 a major transition was in sight, the senate committee held confirmation hearing for a nominee with strong institutional and sustainable reforms experience in the private sector and the United Nations system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective
A child wades through water on her way to school in Kurigram district of northern Bangladesh during floods in August 2016. Credit: UNICEF/AkashBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country. Bangladesh is renowned for the geomorphic features that include massive rivers flowing throughout the country. Within the border of Bangladesh lie the bottom reaches of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Africa: Not Just Emotional and Health Cost, Female Genital Mutilation Leads to $1.4 Billion Loss
[IPS] United Nations -When society doesn't act to prevent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) it has a massive economic cost -- over $1 billion -- on communities globally. And while the practice is starting to become less common over time, experts say a large number of women and girls still remain affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Frontline Health Workers Must Be a Priority in Coronavirus Response
By Hannah Webster, Advocacy communications intern, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 13, 2020As the latest number of confirmed cases in the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) updates multiple times a day, the world holds its breath, and health workers continue to fight the outbreak on the front lines. “If we can’t keep our doctors and nurses safe, how can they—and we—fight dangerous pathogens and keep us all alive?” said Dr. Leana S. Wen, a physician and health workforce equity advocate, in a piece published inUSA Today.The February 7death of 33-year-old Li Wenliang, the Chinese ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Infectious Diseases Policy & Advocacy Global Health Security Source Type: news

Female Genital Mutilation: Not just an Emotional and Health Impact on Women but a $1.4 Billion Dollar Cost to Communities
The post Female Genital Mutilation: Not just an Emotional and Health Impact on Women but a $1.4 Billion Dollar Cost to Communities appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Plan International World Health Organisation (WHO Source Type: news

S ão Tomé and Príncipe: Sao Tome and Principe and Ifad Partner to Improve Nutrition and Incomes in Face of Climate Change
[IFAD] The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced support for a new project to increase incomes, improve food and nutrition security and build the resilience of at least 34,800 rural farmers of Sao Tome and Principe, an island country highly affected by climate change. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Pacific Community launches the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest
By External SourceFeb 12 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Pacific Community (SPC) is calling for contestants to join the Pacific Healthy Recipe Contest and showcase their cooking skills and creativity to promote healthy eating and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Up to 75 per cent of deaths in Pacific countries are related to NCDs, such as diabetes and heart diseases, with unhealthy diets and lifestyles seen as important factors in their development. From observation, the Pacific diet has changed over time and consumption of local foods has transitioned into consumption of more imported processed foods that are high...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Food & Agriculture Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Consumers Waste Twice as Much Food as Experts Thought
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Much more food is wasted worldwide than commonly thought, a new study shows. In 2005, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimated that one-third of all food available for human consumption... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unicef Renovates 39 Primary Health Centres in Bauchi
[This Day] Bauchi -United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said it has renovated 39 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs), supplied standard health equipment and drugs to the 323 PHCs to ensure child survival and improve the healthcare infrastructure across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teenage girls' education, ‘an indispensable foundation’ for achieving development goals: Guterres
Promoting education for adolescent girls is an “indispensable foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”,  Secretary-General António Guterres declared at the launch event of the Drive for 5 education initiative at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, hosted by the Irish Mission to the United Nations. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
[IPS] United Nations -The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Do I Need Permission to Breathe? – A Migrant Woman ’ s Story
Although women and girls account for a far smaller share of total homicides than men, they bear by far the greatest burden of intimate partner/family‐related homicide, and intimate partner homicide. Source: UNODC reportBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) “I soiled my pants, I could feel the wetness seeping into my waistband, my eyes started to become blurry. Only the sound of the blaring television assured me that I was still alive. I tried to stop thinking and make my mind go completely blank. Over the years I have adapted and now I can make my mind go numb. But the only nagging question ringing on my mind d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
The $683 million will be used for efforts towards women’s reproductive and sexual health rights across 57 countries, of which about $300 million will be directed towards UNFPA’s projects in Arab state regions, including countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world.  At the Humanitarian Action Overview 2020, launched on Thurs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Sexual and Reproductiv Source Type: news

Africa: Female Genital Mutilation Costs U.S.$1.4 Billion Annually - UN Health Agency
[IPS] United Nations -Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Action plan seeks to reach 48 million women and girls in humanitarian crises
UNITED NATIONS, New York/SANA ’A, Yemen– When Yemen’s unrelenting conflict arrived in Taizz City late last year, Ashwaq saw her neighbourhood fall to pieces. Amid the bombardments, her house caught fire. She, her husband and their four children – including a son who is paralyzed – fled for their lives.When they arrived in Sana ’a, Yemen’s capital, Ashwaq found that the influx of displaced people had caused rents to skyrocket. She was unable to afford even the most basic accommodations.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

UNFPA seeks to reach 48 million women and girls in humanitarian crises
UNITED NATIONS, New York/SANA ’A, Yemen– When Yemen’s unrelenting conflict arrived in Taizz City late last year, Ashwaq saw her neighbourhood fall to pieces. Amid the bombardments, her house caught fire. She, her husband and their four children – including a son who is paralyzed – fled for their lives.When they arrived in Sana ’a, Yemen’s capital, Ashwaq found that the influx of displaced people had caused rents to skyrocket. She was unable to afford even the most basic accommodations.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Sexual and reproductive health and rights of refugee and migrant women: gynecologists' and obstetricians' responsibilities - Endler M, Al Haidari T, Chowdhury S, Christilaw J, El Kak F, Galimberti D, Gutierrez M, Ramirez-Negrin A, Senanayake H, Sohail R, Temmerman M, Gemzell Danielsson K.
Ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services is Target 3.7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Refugee and migrant women and children are at particular risk of being forgotten in the global momentum to ach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Women & Girls Up Front — the Humanitarian Response in Democratic Republic of Congo
Woman gives birth to healthy baby in …., Democratic Republic of the Congo, facilitated by the delivery that day of emergency reproductive health kits. Credit: UNFPABy Julitta Onabanjo, Shoko Arakaki and Sennen HountonGENEVA / JOHANNESBURG / KINSHASA, Feb 4 2020 (IPS) Eleven-year-old “Anne” went to a health facility with her mother in the conflict-affected province of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first, she could barely tell her story. Traumatized and frightened, she feared reprisal from her attackers. Painstakingly, she recounted the brutal rape she had suffered and the pa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Julitta Onabanjo and Sennen Hounton Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Environment Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

WHO Warns About Lack of R & D on Antimicrobial Resistance
Two recent reports by the World Health Organization (WHO) have found that the pipeline for new antibiotic agents is weak and that government intervention is required to address the global threat of drug-resistant microbes. “Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections,” stated WHO. According to a 2019 United Nations report, 700,000 deaths occur annually as a result of antimicrobial resistant infections, and this number is estimated to rise to 10 million by 2050 if the problem is not addressed. According to...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Due diligence to prevent foreseeable harm: the international human rights agenda on civilian gun violence - Frey B.
This article explains how firearms regulation became part of the United Nations's human rights agenda. In 2002, the author of this article was appointed by a U.N. sub-commission to prepare a comprehensive study on the prevention of human rights violations ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Digital Civil Registration Can Reduce the Number of ‘Invisible’ People and Bring Kenya Closer to the SDGs
Kenyans register Huduma-Namba. Credit: Reuters/Goran TomasevicBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) A recent opinion piece in the New York Times titled, “Kenya’s New Digital IDs May Exclude Millions of Minorities” raises an issue that the UN is passionate about: that the pursuit of sustainable development should leave no one behind. In seeking inclusivity of all in the development narrative. Kenya is making important gains in making the invisible, visible. The court ruling that gave the Government the green light to continue with digital civil registration- if implemented in an inclusiv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Concern Over Country's Preparedness to Coronavirus
[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has expressed concern over the country's preparedness to tackle the deadly coronavirus which has been declared a global emergency by the United Nations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN Staffers Rattled by Deadly Coronavirus Pandemic
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) With over 37,500 staffers in its global Secretariat payroll, the United Nations has gone high alert as the deadly coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll worldwide. The 39-storeyed Secretariat building is perhaps the only sprawling office space in New York city where thousands of staffers and diplomats from 193 countries either work or meet under one roof — along with hundreds of journalists and representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs). Patricia Nemeth, President of the UN Staff Union (UNSU) in New York, told IPS that staff members have “expressed...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Words into Action: Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response
Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). Published: 2/2020. This 35-page guideline, updated in February 2020, aims at promoting smooth operations between existing guidance and initiatives to provide direction for risk-informed disaster preparedness for response, which is required to achieve the goals of the Sendai Framework. It targets actors working to strengthen risk-informed disaster preparedness within and across sectors and at all administrative levels in a country; highlights the key principles and required actions outlined in the Sendai Framework to enhance disaster preparedness for effect...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Words into Action: Design and Conduct of Simulation Exercises - SIMEX
Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). Published: 2/2020. This 23-page guideline on design and conduct of simulation exercises (SIMEX) is a companion for implementing Sendai Framework Priority 4 on enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response. It consists of three main sections: General Information on Simulation Exercise, or SIMEX; the Process; and Existing Guidance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency, Highlights Need to Support Countries ‘Weaker Health Systems’
Colorised scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) Weeks into widespread panic about the “Coronavirus” that has so far killed at least 170 people in China, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared it a public health emergency. As of Friday, the disease had spread to all the regions in Mainland China, with more than 7,500 cases in the country alone, according to the BBC.  In a statement, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebrey...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news

Our Message at Davos: Water & Sanitation Are a Critical Line of Defence Against Climate Change
Credit: WaterAid/ DRIK/ Habibul HaqueBy Tim WainwrightLONDON, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) There was only one topic on everyone’s lips at Davos this year – climate change. The headlines focused on the cold war between Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump, but there was much greater consensus among those gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Forum itself updated its manifesto for responsible business – with climate right at its core. Among those calling for urgent action was WaterAid’s own president, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. It’s more than 30 years since he last...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tim Wainwright Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Coronavirus Spread Now a Global Emergency Declares World Health Organization
Passengers wear face masks while riding the subway in Shenzhen, China. Credit: UN News/Jing Zhang.By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) The rise in new coronavirus cases outside China, now constitutes a global health emergency, the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee declared on Thursday, calling on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease. Latest WHO figures state there are more than 7,800 confirmed cases globally, with 7,736 confirmed in China, and a further 12,167 suspected cases inside the country where the outbreak began in Wuhan, a city of around 11...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Kenya: Pneumonia Still the Leading Child-Killer Despite Advances in Medicine
[Nation] After every 39 seconds, the life of a child is lost to pneumonia. This is according to the latest data by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stepped-up efforts needed to combat pneumonia; save nearly nine million children ’s lives
Scaling up pneumonia-related interventions could save the lives of nearly nine million children during the course of the next decade, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya Leapfrogging on 4 SDGS- Building Bridges Between Silicon Savannah and Silicon Valley
The Government of Kenya and the UN Kenya team with their hosts on the roof of the LinkedIn HQ in San Francisco on 21 Jan 2019. Credit: UNBy Dr. Temina Madon and Radhika ShahNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 2020 (IPS) One year ago, the UN began implementing reforms meant to make it more effective in delivering on sustainable development. Now, with the start of 2020, the global body has declared this as the “decade of action” to turn the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into a living reality for all humanity. But what does this look like, on the ground? In countries like Kenya, there is widespread belief tha...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Temina Madon and Radhika Shah Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Biofortified Crops Improve Farmers ’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe
By Martha KatsiHARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 27 2020 (IPS) Steven Seremwe, who is 57 years old, was retrenched from his job as an administrator at Lake Shore Missions in 2012. He decided to focus on farming, and he started growing various crops—white maize, sugar beans, and sweet potatoes, among others—for consumption and sale. “I have always loved agriculture but because of work pressures, I was not practicing. But when I got retrenched from work, I decided to follow my heart and started farming,” he said. The problem was that every farming season, even with a bumper harvest, Seremwe`s income was falling ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martha Katsi Tags: Africa Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

United Nations award goes to company born out of university pollution project
(Aston University) An energy start-up in India, born out of an Aston University scheme aiming to tackle the international challenge of dealing with agricultural waste, has won a prestigious prize. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UN heath agency: Time is now to'act as one' in fighting infectious coronavirus
Following confirmed cases of the Novel coronavirus in Europe, the United Nations health agency released a statement on the  need for the international community to work together as one to combat the infectious disease.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency: Time is now to'act as one' in fighting infectious coronavirus
Following confirmed cases of the Novel coronavirus in Europe, the United Nations health agency released a statement on the  need for the international community to work together as one to combat the infectious disease.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? – A Migrant ’s Story
By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Jan 24 2020 (IPS) Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind. Migrations can be for asylum-seeking, for work, study, visa lottery, investing, etc. Another widely popular way to migrate is by marriage and by family-based immigration. People from developing countries strive to get their children married to someone who is from developed countries such as Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom, The United States and so on, in hope of someday ma...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Crisis Reaches Breaking Point
[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis has reached catastrophic levels with thousands of children in the country facing disease and death due to acute malnutrition. A recent report by the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur on the right to food stated that Zimbabwe is hurtling towards "man-made starvation". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news