U.N. Employee in Eastern Congo Tests Positive for Ebola - U.N. Memo U.N. Employee in Eastern Congo Tests Positive for Ebola - U.N. Memo
A United Nations employee in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the first such incident during the current outbreak, the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) there said on Friday in a letter to staff.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N.
The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Investing in rural women and girls, ‘essential’ for everyone’s future: UN chief
Marking International Day of Rural Women, on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres called on countries to ensure that women and girls living in rural areas can enioy their human rights as this would enable making “progress for all”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow
This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsThe post Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations World Food Day 2018 Source Type: news

Africa:United Nations Chooses Leading Marketplace Builder Arcadier to Defeat Non-Communicable Diseases Around the World
[PR Newswire] Singapore -Arcadier, a Singapore-headquartered online marketplace builder, has been chosen by the United Nations Office for Project Services' (UNOPS) Defeat-NCD (Non-Communicable Disease) Partnership as the partner for their Defeat-NCD Marketplace. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women & Youth Key to Achieving Agenda 2030 in South-South Cooperation
India and Kenya signed agreements in the field of agriculture during Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to New Delhi. Credit: G.N. JhaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 2018 (IPS)By 2050 Africa will have 830 million young people. Many countries in the global south, India included are seeing a youth(men and women) bulge. To reap a demographic dividend countries in the global south need to share and exchange knowledge to leapfrog socio-economic transformation. When the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Technical Cooperation Amongst Developing Countries (BAPA) was adopted, few would have predicted that onl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:UN Agencies Donate U.S.$3 Million Towards Cholera Outbreak
[The Herald] United Nations agencies on Friday donated more than $3 million towards the fight against cholera, which has killed 54 people mainly in Harare. The World Health Organisation poured in $1 004 088 for strengthening response to and management of cholera and other epidemic-prone diseases in Harare, while the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) weighed in with $755 030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PPR virus poses threat to conservation
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A team of conservationists from the Royal Veterinary College, WCS, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna published a letter in this week's edition of the journal Science on the threat of the virus peste des petits ruminants (PPR) to conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

U.N. employee in eastern Congo tests positive for Ebola
A plumber working for the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the health ministry said on Friday, the first case of a U.N. worker contracting the disease during the current outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.N. employee in eastern Congo tests positive for Ebola: U.N. memo
A United Nations employee in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the first such case during the current outbreak, the head of U.N. peacekeeping mission there said on Friday in a letter to staff. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mary Robinson on climate change: ‘Feeling “This is too big for me” is no use to anybody’
The former president of Ireland has a new raison d ’être: saving the planet. Yet, despite the dire warnings of this week’s IPCC report, she is surprisingly upbeatOn the morning that the world ’s leading climate scientists warn thatthe planet hasuntil 2030 to avert a global warming catastrophe, Mary Robinson appears suitably sombre. She wears black shoes, black trousers and a black sweater and perches at the end of a long table at her climate justice foundation, headquartered in an austere, imposing Georgian building opposite Trinity College Dublin. The only dash of brightness is a multicoloured broo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rory Carroll Tags: Climate change United Nations Ireland Politics Source Type: news

507 maternal deaths take place every day in emergencies, fragile settings, flagship report says
UNITED NATIONS, New York –  “The health and rights of women and adolescents should not be treated like an afterthought in humanitarian response,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director, said today at the launch of the agency’s flagship report,The State of World Population 2015, in London. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: unfpa_root_user Source Type: news

Committing to End TB in Children, Adolescents and Families
On the eve of the 73rd UN General Assembly, UNICEF, WHO and the Stop TB Partnership hosted a side-event to show commitment and accelerate action towards ending TB in children, adolescents and families. Co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, the Danish Ministry of Health, the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, TB Alliance, Louder Than TB, Treatment Action Group, Unitaid, the Global Fund, USAID, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, JHPIEGO, The Union, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and Every Woman Every Child, the event aimed to show commitment and accelerate action toward...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb Source Type: news

TB Remains World ’s Single Largest Infectious Killer, says WHO
A TB patient in a treatment facility in Liberia. Unlike him, many infected persons do not get the care they need. Credit: Francesco PistilliBy Mandy S.skerWASHINGTON DC, Oct 10 2018 (IPS)A disease that we know how to prevent, treat, and cure has become the world’s leading infectious killer: tuberculosis (TB), an airborne bacterial infection. A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), launched in New York on September 18, found for the fourth year in a row, that TB remains the world’s single largest infectious killer, responsible for 10 million infections and 1.6 million deaths in 2017.Still, in many c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandy Slutsker Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Inside The EPA: How Employees Are Reacting To The U.N. Climate Report
The United Nations released a climate report on Monday, but how does it fit with EPA policies? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis about how EPA employees are responding. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girls are saying no to FGM – and they need political champions
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “When I was young, I did not want to be cut,” said Aissata Camara, speaking at the High-Level Panel on Female Genital Mutilation, held during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.“I am one of those 200 million girls who have been cut,” said the Guinean-American activist and co-founder of the There Is No Limit Foundation. “I am here to speak for the 68 million that are now at risk.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day: IOM Honours Migrants ’ Resilience During and After Difficult Journeys
Image courtesy of the World Federation for Mental Health. Source: Twitter @WMHDayBy International Organization for MigrationGENEVA, Oct 9 2018 (IOM)Today, on World Mental Health Day, IOM would like to honour all the migrants who stand strong in the face of adversity and uphold human rights and values. Migration should be a positive experience, but often isn’t. As people move in search of opportunity, or in pursuit of new adventures, too often their journeys are characterized by insecurity and sometimes physical danger, especially for those who are pushed to leave their countries of origin due to abuse or human rights...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: International Organization for Migration Tags: Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Liberia:VP Taylor Wants More Trainings
[NEWS] Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor is proposing the training of Liberian technicians in the operation of the DNA machine recently donated to the Government of Liberia by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s What Humanity Must Do Immediately to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change, According to the New U.N. Report
A landmark United Nations report on Monday warned that sufficiently limiting man-made global warming will “require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” in order to avoid dramatic global consequences, including rising sea levels, dying coral reefs and human casualties due to extreme heat. The special report — published Monday by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — assessed what it will take to limit global temperature increase to no more than 2.7º F (1.5º C) above preindustrial levels, in accordance with the 2015 Paris Ag...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Co-Author Of United Nations' Climate Report Discusses Group's Findings
The United Nations' scientific panel released a report that paints a dire picture of the world in 2040. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with one of the co-authors, Professor William Solecki. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why We Keep Ignoring Even the Most Dire Climate Change Warnings
You’d think the end of the world would be enough to get us scared. Humans have always been an exceedingly risk-averse species—which is how we came to survive as a species at all. If there are lions on one part of the savannah, we go to another. If crocodiles keep coming out of the river, we fish somewhere else. So when it comes to the loss of the entire planet, well, we ought to take action. And yet we don’t; we never do. That odd contradiction is on display again, in the wake of an announcement by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that a catastrophe is nigh—that th...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment onetime Source Type: news

‘Stronger’ effort must be made to cement peace deal for South Sudanese women and girls: UN Women chief
Putting the  latest peace deal into real effect across South Sudan, must include addressing “in a stronger manner, the challenges facing women and girls”, said the UN’s leading voice for gender-equality, who is part of a joint United Nations-African Union delegation to the country this week. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The U.N. ’s Climate Report Exposes How Badly Wrong Leaders Like Trump Have Got Climate Change
Climate change is a global challenge demanding global solutions. No one country can face it alone, no matter that nation’s political, economic or military might. From the richest to the poorest, we all share one planet, and we all have a stake in its survival. This is why the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes for such alarming reading and demands immediate, concerted action from everyone — particularly our leaders. The report sets out starkly that, without a rapid change of course, global temperatures will rise above the 1.5°C level that scie...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ban Ki-moon Tags: Uncategorized climate change paris agreement Source Type: news

The IPCC global warming report spares politicians the worst details | Bob Ward
The dangers if governments ignore efforts to limit warming to 1.5C are more grave than the summary makes outA report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms the enormous wisdom thatgovernments showed in Paris in December 2015, when they agreed to the goal of “pursuing efforts” to limit global warming to 1.5C.The report ’s summary for policymakers paints a sobering picture of the potentially terrible impacts of allowing global mean surface temperature to rise by 2C compared with pre-industrial levels: more extreme weather,sea level rise andocean acidification, with detrimental effects on ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bob Ward Tags: Climate change Environment Science Politics UK news Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) World news United Nations Global climate talks Greenhouse gas emissions Source Type: news

Nigeria:Unicef Partners Bauchi to Curb Newborn Mortality
[Guardian] Bauchi -United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) has decided to partner Bauchi State government in reducing newborn mortality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Huge risk if global warming exceeds 1.5C, warns landmark UN report
Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCCIPCC climate change report – live updates and reactionThe world ’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday say urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which they sa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Global environment editor Tags: Climate change Environment Science United Nations World news Sea level Oceans Drought Poverty Flooding Natural disasters and extreme weather Water Society Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Source Type: news

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN
Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCCOverwhelmed by climate change? Here ’s what you can doThe world ’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday say urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which they sa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Global environment editor Tags: Climate change Environment Science United Nations World news Sea level Oceans Drought Poverty Flooding Natural disasters and extreme weather Water Society Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Source Type: news

A call to protect women and girls on the move
UNITED NATIONS, New York– Women and girls make upnearly half of the 258 million people worldwide who have crossed international borders to escape danger or pursue opportunity.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist helping victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN Goodwill Ambassador and Congolese doctor, highlighting sexual violence
Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist  who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Toyin Saraki Addresses United Nations at Launch of WHO Non-Communicable Diseases Declaration
[Wellbeing Foundation] New York -Toyin Saraki has addressed the United Nations General Assembly and outlined the key interventions which must be made to transform health outcomes for women, children and communities around the world. Mrs Saraki was requested to make her address at the launch of the Independent Accountability Panel report 'Private Sector: Who is Accountable,' as mandated by the UN Secretary-General. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Toyin Saraki Demands Better Treatment for Midwives & Frontline Health Workers
[Wellbeing Foundation] Toyin Saraki, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly this week, called on Governments and global institutions to provide better respect, recognition, regulation, remuneration and safety for midwives, frontline health workers (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Toyin Saraki Leads High-Level Child Health & Malaria Forum
[Wellbeing Foundation] New York -Toyin Saraki yesterday chaired the forum on Child Health and Malaria during the Access Challenge Universal Health Coverage Conference during the United Nations General Assembly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN-led tobacco control advocates denounce ‘increasingly vicious’ industry interference
Tobacco giants are adopting new ways and “disguises” to push their products, noxious both for people and the environment, and interfere with government efforts to regulate the sale and use of tobacco, the head of the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC, the United Nations-led tobacco control treaty, has told UN News. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Halfway On, World Off-Mark On Aids War - UNAIDS
[New Era] A senior United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) official says that although notable progress has been made globally against HIV and AIDS, the world is still off the mark with respect to targets related to combating the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:UNFPA Partners Cross River Government in VVF Repairs
[Premium Times] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership with the Cross River government is embarking on the repairs of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) on women suffering from the ailment in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS)A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and Uni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Farming Crisis: Filling An Empty Plate Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutr Source Type: news

Deaf or Dead? The Unbearable Choice for some TB Patients
Phumeza Tisile is a student at the University of Cape Town and an advocate working to help eradicate TBBy Phumeza TisileCAPE TOWN, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Like death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium. TB is curable, but some strains are resistant to first line treatment, which can be the beginning of a nightmare for the infected person, as I found out in 2010. I was in the first year of undergraduate studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Phumeza Tisile Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition
Graziano da Silva with a group of women who are participating in a vegetable-growing project in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. Credit: FAO/Carlos LaordenBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Oct 3 2018 (IPS)Everybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods. Along with these good intentions, we have in recent decades seen real efforts and c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Source Type: news

Viet Nam on track to End TB
Viet Nam Health Minister Nguy ễn Thị Kim Tiến joined Head of States, Ministers and other leaders at the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB on 26th September at the 2018 General Assembly in New York. She delivered a powerful statement of commitment to action during the plenary, and at a media briefing on the High Level Meeting. “Viet Nam warmly congratulates the United Nations for holding a successful High Level Meeting on ending TB,” said Madame Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, Health Minister of Viet Nam while speaking to journalists at the UN. “This event has great significance, while am...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb Source Type: news

Oversupply of drugs in Mekong, East Asia puts younger users at risk, U.N. says
Production and trafficking of illicit drugs have reached unprecedented levels in Southeast Asia's Mekong region and East Asia, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning that oversupply increases the risks for younger users. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Local Communities in Mexico Show Ways to Fight Obesity
A farmer harvests amaranth in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. This grain, of which two of the varieties originated in Mexico, is part of the country's traditional diet and can help boost nutrition among Mexicans, who have been affected by skyrocketing consumption of junk food. Credit: Courtesy of Bridge to Community HealthBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Oct 2 2018 (IPS)Manuel Villegas is one of the peasant farmers who decided to start planting amaranth in Mexico, to complement their corn and bean crops and thus expand production for sale and self-consumption and, ultimately, contribute to improving the nutrition of their...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Food and Agricu Source Type: news

Improving food nutrition and security, soil health: The U.N. encourages modified farming systems
(Natural News) Global food production has been a significant issue for years. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in its The future of food and agriculture – Trends and challenges report for 2018, lists the challenges that face modern agriculture. One of the challenges presented is the need to make food systems “more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Entrepreneurial about Gender Equality
Hong Joo Hahm is Deputy Executive Secretary and Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).By Hong Joo HahmUNITED NATIONS, Oct 1 2018 (IPS)Asia and the Pacific needs more women entrepreneurs. Women’s economic empowerment and gender equality depend on it, as does the inclusive economic growth needed to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This drives a new initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, generously supported by Global Affairs Canada, focused on improving women entrepreneurs’ acc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hong Joo Hahm Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

India's sanitation summit overshadows problems that persist
The United Nations is celebrating the sanitation gains made in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 at a summit this week in New Delhi, but struggles with open defecation remain in the heart in India's capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Leaders demand protection for women and girls affected by conflict
UNITED NATIONS, New York – In the wake of the migration crisis and otherhumanitarian emergencies, women and girls are experiencing unconscionable trauma. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Access to legal abortion services needed, to prevent 47,000 women dying each year - UN rights experts
States across the world should act now to decriminalise abortion and make every effort to ensure women and girls have the right to make their own decisions about pregnancy, said a group of United Nations human rights experts on Friday, in a statement marking International Safe Abortion Day. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A UN High-Level Meeting May See Hopes to End Tuberculosis
Bobby John is a New Delhi based physician and global health advocate. By Bobby John, MDNEW DELHI, Sep 28 2018 (IPS)In the early months of 1993, there was frenetic activity within the Geneva headquartered WHO’s Communicable Diseases program, to get Tuberculosis designated as a Global Emergency. While countries like India had instituted TB Control programs as early as 1962, and Tanzania in the late 1970’s had shown field level evidence of programmatic innovations like directly observed treatment would reduce TB related mortality, the global reality was things were not going too well as far as reducing incidence a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bobby John MD Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Deputy UN chief hails ‘political courage’ of Latin American countries ‘to confront and end femicide’
A 50 million euro investment aimed at helping to end the scourge of femicide – where women and girls are killed just because of their gender – was announced at United Nations Headquarters on Thursday, thanks to the ‘political courage’ of a group of Latin American countries, said the UN deputy chief. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Fight Against 'Vicious TB Epidemic Drastically Underfunded'
[UN] The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-Level TB Meeting, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news