Say what? Wales to “play a leading role” in tackling climate change by banning ROAD construction
(Natural News) A small country in Northwestern Europe is under pressure to tackle climate change around the world. Wales is being pressured by the United Nations to cut climate warming gases by 100 percent. Climate scientists refer to this as a “net zero target.” In order to achieve this goal by 2045, Wales will have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Accessibility of Vaccines & Commitment to Ceasefire - Priority Focuses for 75th UNGA
[IPS] United Nations -- Key focuses of the upcoming 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Week will be the accessibility of vaccines and a renewed plea for a global ceasefire. "I will make a strong appeal to the international community to mobilise all efforts for the global ceasefire to become a reality by the end of the year," U.N. Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day
The United Nations is marking the first ever International Equal Pay Day, on Friday, drawing attention to the gender pay gap – the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man, for work of equal value – and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: The Culture of Peace - Change Our World for the Better in the Age of Covid-19
[IPS] United Nations -- Last year, we paid tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Declaration of the Program of Action on a Culture of Peace. Today, we need to ask ourselves if we had genuinely carried out our moral responsibilities to transition from a culture of hatred and violence to a culture of tolerance and peace. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mental health in times of the pandemic
(Leopoldina) In May 2020, the United Nations warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has the seeds of a major mental health crisis if action is not taken. International experts will discuss this topic at an English-language virtual panel discussion jointly organized by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academy of Science of South Africa on Monday, September 28, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CEST. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen
The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive health services, and the impact of domestic violence during lockdowns. Credit: Bhuwan Sharma/IPS By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 2020 (IPS) The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) International Conference on P Source Type: news

Protect lives, mitigate future shocks and recover better: UN-wide COVID-19 response  
Over the course of 2020 thus far, the coronavirus has taken hundreds of thousands of lives, infected millions of people, and wreaked socio-economic, humanitarian and human rights havoc, the United Nations said in a new report released on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leveraging Research for Solution-driven Policymaking in the Era of COVID-19
By Sudip Ranjan Basu, Monica Das, Alexandra Boakes Tracy and Achim WennmannBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The United Nations has tasked the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) to lead the research roadmap to identify priorities that will support an equitable global socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 within the broader framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the world grapples with the impacts of COVID-19, identifying the research agenda and partnering with academic institutions and think tanks have become more essential than ever before. S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sudip Ranjan Basu - Monica Das - Alexandra Boakes Tracy - Ac Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Accountability in protection of children against violence: monitoring and measurement - Vaghri Z, Samms-Vaughan M.
Violence against children (VAC) is a pervasive and persistent injustice around the world. Thirty years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the right of children to be protected against all forms of violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children
Mary RobinsonBy Mary RobinsonDUBLIN, Sep 16 2020 (IPS) The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception. The pandemic has resulted in increased rates of violence against women and has exacerbated challenges in accessing justice. Women are losing their livelihoods faster than men. Millions of women are assuming disproportionate responsibility for caregiving. Many women have found themselves unable to access contraception and other sexual and reproductive health services. UN experts predict that as many as 13 million more child marriages could take place over the next 10 years because of COVID-19 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Robinson Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Dual calamity as floods hit India ’s Bihar state amid pandemic
BIHAR, India – Life has come to a standstill in much of India ’s Bihar State as a ferocious monsoon season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nigeria: 32% of Under-5 in Nigeria Stunted, Second Highest in the World - UNICEF
[Vanguard] With Nigeria having the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with a national prevalence rate of 32 per cent of children under five, according to the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, nutritionists have raised the alarm that malnutrition is now an epidemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

INTERVIEW: the top diplomat shepherding the General Assembly through its 75th year
H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President-elect of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy External SourceNEW YORK, Sep 14 2020 (IPS) The Turkish diplomat elected to be the president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, is taking on the role as the Organization grapples with an unprecedented pandemic, and questions surrounding the future direction it should take. Mr. Bozkir, a highly experienced public servant, and recently Minister for European Affairs, with almost 50 years of professional experience, was elected from the Western European and Others (WEOG)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Demand for Afghanistan ’s midwives unflagging during COVID-19 pandemic
KABUL, Afghanistan –“When I returned home from work, I had to isolate myself,” described Suhaila Sadat, a midwife at the Malalai Maternity Hospital in Afghanistan. “My parents were worried about me because I interact with patients all day at the hospital. The risk of COVID-19 infection exists here.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Africa: World Risks Losing Entire Generation of Children, Nobel Laureates Warn
[IPS] United Nations -- The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of millions of people worldwide, accounted for over 869,000 deaths, destabilised the global economy and triggered a marked rise in poverty and hunger in the developing world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Global Health Star Under Fire
Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Tuberculosis Workplace Hazards and Violations Black People Race and Ethnicity Hiring and Promotion Discrimination Bullies Ethics and Official Misconduct United Nations Africa Mexico Stop TB Partnership Source Type: news

The Debt the Government Does Not Want to Recognize
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) The national occupation and employment survey prepared by INEGI, with figures updated to July 2020, shows an improvement that has occurred in the last two months. However, the employment situation, compared with the data existing before the pandemic still shows serious problems: Saul Escobar ToledoOf the 12 million who left the labor market since the beginning of April, 7.2 have already returned; the other 4,800,000 declared they needed a job, but they are not looking for one. In addition, another important portion of the workforce became part of the people characterize...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Thursday
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion US more for the World Health Organization's ACT Accelerator program to back vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for the novel coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Factsheet - Vulnerable populations during COVID-19 response - People experiencing homelessness (July 2020), WHO
People experiencing homelessness are particularly at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations Secretary-General emphasized that homeless people and those living in inadequate housing should not be “negatively impacted by virus containment measures”. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights have both highlighted the necessity of ensuring protection for people experiencing homelessness (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Thursday
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion US more for the World Health Organization's ACT Accelerator program to back vaccines, treatments and diagnostics against COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Overtakes India As World Capital for Under-Five Deaths
[This Day] Nigeria has overtaken India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Prioritizing women ’s and girls’ needs in wake of Beirut explosion
BEIRUT, Lebanon – A month after theBeirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are anestimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

The Rohingya influx, three years on
COX ’S BAZAR, Bangladesh –The 25th of August marked a tragic anniversary: three years since the mass influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar.Today, there are around 1 million Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. Nearly 90 per cent of them are living in a network of 30-plus camps in Cox ’s Bazar District, where crowding and sanitation conditions leave them vulnerable to the COVID-9 pandemic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Pandemic Threatens Gains in Reducing Preventable Childhood Deaths
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic threatens decades of progress in reducing preventable deaths in children worldwide, a new United Nations/World Bank paper warns. The paper said that preventable deaths in children younger than 5... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing decades of work in reducing preventable childhood deaths, new report finds
Preventable deaths in children under 5 were at the lowest number on record in 2019 at just over 5 million, down from 12.5 million in 1990, according to a new United Nations/ World Bank report released Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Financing Economic Recovery
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 8 2020 (IPS) As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific, finance ministries are continuing their relentless efforts to inject trillions of dollars for emergency health responses and fiscal packages. With continued lockdown measures and restricted borders, economic rebound seems uncertain. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaCompared to 2019’s e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

United Nations forced to admit that vaccines from Bill Gates are spreading polio throughout Africa
(Natural News) A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), a branch of the United Nations (UN), confirms everything we have long been saying about the deadly nature of Bill Gates’ vaccination programs in the Third World. Entitled, “Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Sudan,” the report outlines how polio vaccines from the Bill... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Lessons from the Losses
Clementine, a community health volunteer, meets with a mother and child. Credit: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, KenyaBy Dr Patrick AmothNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 2020 (IPS) If countries considered Universal Health Coverage (UHC) a central policy in their health systems, the COVID-19 has surely demonstrated the need for its urgent and widespread roll out. The pandemic has upended world systems in a manner that no scientists or sophisticated global intelligence could have foreseen. Having been tapped to join the World Health Organization’s Executive Board to represent Africa midst this global crisis, I am persuaded...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr Patrick Amoth Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Africa: Gender Central to Africa's Covid-19 Economic Recovery Initiatives
[Ethiopian Herald] Unless a gender perspective is embraced in COVID-19 recovery initiatives, the ongoing global health pandemic will amplify existing gender disparities leading to worse outcomes for women in terms of livelihoods and well-being, according to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

“Hidden” Costs of Our Food Systems
SOFI launch event. Credit: FAOBy Zoltán KálmánROME, Sep 3 2020 (IPS) Five years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda we are far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the recently launched SOFI Report (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020), we are not on track to eradicate poverty, hunger and malnutrition. On the contrary, with the current trends, the global number of undernourished people in 2030 would exceed 840 million. Moreover, WHO has reported alarming rates of overweight and obesity, globally affecting 39% and 13% of the adult population, res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mobile health teams bring critical services to women in remote Afghanistan
BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan – It has been a harrowing year for women and girls in Afghanistan. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Trump Administration Will Redirect $62 Million Owed to World Health Organization
The money, part of $120 million owed in annual dues, will go to other agencies fighting flu and buying vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Humanitarian Aid World Health Organization State Department United States Agency for International Development United Nations Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

US cuts remaining dues payment to WHO after Trump pullout
The Trump administration says it won't pay more than $60 million in dues it owes to the World Health Organization and will use the money instead to pay down assessments it owes to the United Nations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Children Across Europe Are Going Back to School. Here ’s How 3 Countries Are Managing It
Around the world, students are returning to school as countries experiment with new educational models and social distancing protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While preliminary research suggests children are less vulnerable to COVID-19 than adults, there remain concerns that schools will become breeding grounds for infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cautioned that “full sized, in-person classes, activities and events” will likely lead to the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Opening schools in some countries has already proven to be hazardous. In Israel, for instance, s...
Source: TIME: Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Wednesday
The coronavirus pandemic will widen the poverty gap between women and men, pushing 47 million more women and girls into impoverished lives by next year, the United Nations says. Here's a look at what's happening with the coronavirus around the world. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

A Pandemic Cannot Justify Child Labour
A child cleans the floor instead of going to school. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS.By Puja MarwahaMUMBAI, India, Sep 2 2020 (IPS) For the past five months, our screens have been flooded with distressing imagery of one catastrophe after another: From the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities, to cyclones in West Bengal, Odisha, and Maharashtra. From locust attacks in the central and northwestern plains, to the floods in Assam and Bihar. All of these have had disastrous effects on the Indian economy—millions in the country lost their jobs or were forced to take pay cuts, economic activity in rural India c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Puja Marwaha Tags: Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

It Is Time to End the Controversial World Bank ’s Doing Business Report
By Isabel Ortiz and Leo BaunachNEW YORK and WASHINGTON D.C. , Sep 2 2020 (IPS) On 27 August the World Bank announced that it will suspend the Doing Business Report over data irregularities, until it conducts a review and audit. The halting of the report was welcomed by trade unions, academics and human rights groups. The World Bank’s Doing Business Report ranks countries based on business regulations in 190 economies. The more regulations are slashed, the better a country does in the ranking. Most indicators are based on a standardized case study such as the conditions facing a small firm in the largest commercial c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz and Leo Baunach Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Sudan: Covid-19 and Ongoing Violence Has Catastrophic Impact On Civilians
[IPS] United Nations -- Large-scale intercommunal violence on civilians in the Jonglei and greater Pibor regions in South Sudan has led to the mass displacement of thousands of people who are living in the open without health care, adequate food, shelter, water or sanitation in the middle of the rainy season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women ’s access to stimulus packages and post Covid-19 gender equality
Women in the informal economy have been especially hard-hit by the pandemic. Photo: Sk Enamul HaqBy Fahmida HasanSep 1 2020 (IPS-Partners) All crises—natural disasters, wars, pandemics—affect different sections of people in different ways. Like any other crisis, Covid-19 has differing impacts on society. It has affected men and women, rich and poor, and adults and children differently. Since the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic vary across people, measures towards the recovery from this crisis should also be focused towards each section of society distinctively. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, seve...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fahmida Hasan Tags: Gender Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Technology Meets Creativity on Women ’s Empowerment Platform
Artist Ayushi Chauhan’s painting on the Fuzia website. Credit: https://www.fuzia.com/By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) Eight years ago, and at the age of 11, Fuzia co-founder Riya Sinha decided to start the online platform for girls and women. Her story and Fuzia’s DNA are intrinsically wrapped around each other – and highlight how even in the age of feminism where women’s voices tend to be drowned out, a platform for them can become a global success. Sinha in an exclusive interview with Inter Press Service explains that Fuzia, with 4-million majority-female followership, was started after ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Arts Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news

Trump Undermines WHO, UN System
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) After accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of pro-China bias, President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the UN agency. Although the US created the UN system for the post-Second World War new international order, Washington has often had to struggle in recent decades to ensure that it continues to serve changing US interests. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Invisible virus trumps POTUS In early July, Washington gave the required one-year notice officially advising the UN of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, created by the US as t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Needs Strong Institutions and Smart Policies
[Africa Renewal] Dr. K.Y. Amoako spent two decades as a leading economist at the World Bank. He was also an Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). He is the founder and President of the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), a think tank based in Accra, Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Men's and women's views on acceptability of husband-to-wife violence and use of corporal punishment with children in 21 low- and middle-income countries - Lansford JE, Zietz S, Putnick DL, Deater-Deckard K, Bradley RH, Costa M, Esposito G, Bornstein MH.
BACKGROUND: Monitoring violence against women and children, and understanding risk factors and consequences of such violence, are key parts of the action plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like?
This article was originally published by Work in Progress The post Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like? appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Gary Rynhart, Specialist, Employers’ Activities, DWT/CO-Pretoria, International Labour Organization (ILO) The post Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gary Rynhart Tags: Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Viet Nam releases landmark follow-up study on violence against women
HANOI, Viet Nam –“On my body, there are still traces of my husband. I have permanent scars all over my face so I can never forget him.” These were the words of Tuyen*, a woman in her 50s living in rural Viet Nam. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Thursday
The United Nations children's agency says a third of the world's children missed remote learning amid pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

All that glitters is not gold: Misuse of AI by big tech can harm developing countries
(Qatar University, College of Law) The debate on the risks and benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is still ongoing, but one thing is certain: without appropriate regulatory measures, AI is potentially dangerous. A recent study explores how AI can be a threat to the society, especially developing nations, if left unregulated. The study also talks about why AI should comply with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, to ensure that it benefits the society as a whole. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Standing Up to Myths and Misinformation in Nigeria During the Pandemic
Credit: Barinedum AGARA/IOM LagosBy Chylian AzuhLAGOS, Aug 26 2020 (IPS) ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a common and seemingly harmless saying. But what happens when commonly eaten foods like pepper, garlic and ginger are wrongfully said to prevent COVID-19? What can we do to fight harmful misinformation? During the first two weeks of the lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria, a lot of people were afraid of contracting the virus. They wore gloves, face masks and practised physical distancing as instructed by the World Health Organization (WHO). For some, the conspiracy theories being peddled on social media and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chylian Azuh Tags: Africa Headlines Health Source Type: news

Katiba at 10: A Landmark Constitution and a Blueprint for Deepening Democracy
Credit: William Oeri / NATION MEDIA GROUPBy External SourceNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 2020 (IPS) On 27 August 2020, we mark the tenth anniversary of the New Constitution of Kenya – a landmark social contract inspired by citizens’ desire for a country characterised by participatory governance, inclusive development, human rights and the rule of law. The Katiba is ground-breaking in many ways. First and foremost, it was borne out of extensive consultation by a wide cross-section of Kenyans who debated intensely and passionately to ensure a real people’s constitution. As recognised in Article 1, sovereign powe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Human Rights Peace Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news