We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Ilze Brands KehrisGENEVA, Jan 18 2021 (IPS) A year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised. Inequalities and poverty have further deepened with devastating impact on the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities. Many other right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ilze Brands Kehris Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flights
Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people;UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter;German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters‘At the coalface’: what the Australian expert in WHO’s Covid mission in China hopes to find12.44amGMTHere ’s our story on a grim landmark. The world has now passed 2m deaths from Covid-19.“Our world has ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

The Latest: UN chief: Solidarity needed to vaccinate nations
The United Nations chief is urging the world to mark the “heart-wrenching milestone” of 2 million deaths from the coronavirus by acting with greater solidarity to ensure vaccines are affordable in all countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Top U.N. officials urge U.S. to revoke blacklisting of Yemen's Houthis, warn of famine
Three top United Nations officials all called on the United States on Thursday to revoke its decision to designate Yemen's Houthis a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps, UN says
A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh early Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Hits Culture Sector Even Harder Than Expected - Unesco
[Namibia Economist] The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Q & A: China Accused of Intimidating, Detaining Citizens Critical of COVID-19 Linked Abuses
Social distancing in a Macau Hospital waiting room. Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about human rights abuses being carried out under the guise of COVID-19 public health lockdowns in China. Photo by Macau Photo Agency on UnsplashBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 2021 (IPS) China must end its campaign against individuals seeking redress for COVID-19 linked abuses and the human rights lawyers and activists who help them, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said as reports ranging from allegedly trapping them inside their homes, to chaining alleged lock-down violators to metal posts emerge. This comes as the World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations China COVID-19 Source Type: news

The United Nations on Tuesday called on political leaders including US President Donald Trump not to incite violence, as Washington...
UN hoping for violence-free Biden inauguration (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: UN Agencies, Partners Establish Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile
[UN News] In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

UN agencies, partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile
In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN agencies and partners establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile
In a major milestone in the fight against deadly diseases, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners announced on Tuesday, the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile, to help control future epidemics by ensuring timely access to vaccines for populations at risk, during outbreaks.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TNCs Reviving TPP Frankenstein
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 12 2021 (IPS) The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better US economic management. Trade negotiations normally take years to conclude, if at all. Unsurprisingly, lobbyists are already urging the next US administration to quickly embrace and deliver a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jomo Kwame Sundaram Trump legacy Repackaging and reselling a TPP avatar will not be easy. Well before Trump’s election, even the official mid-2016 International Trade Commission’s assessment doubted Peterson Institute of Int...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Suffering in silence: sexual and gender-based violence against the Rohingya community and the importance of a global health response - Stoken JM.
The United Nations (UN) has referred to the Rohingya as the "most persecuted minority on earth". For decades, this predominantly Muslim ethnic group has been subjected to systematic discrimination, statelessness and intentional violence at the hands of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Shapes the Future World People Want
Respondents being questioned for the United Nations global conversation on the world they want. Many called for universal healthcare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy: United Nations By Nalisha AdamsBONN, Germany, Jan 11 2021 (IPS) The peoples of the world are unanimous – access to basic services such as universal healthcare must become a priority going forward. So too should global solidarity, helping those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing the climate change emergency. The collective thoughts of the world’s future by some 1.5 million people, including those from various organisa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Global Green Economy Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVI Source Type: news

Recovery: What Are We Talking About?
According to this study, the existence of a large informal sector, without access to social security and therefore very vulnerable, has had and will have a strong regressive impact on the income and quality of life of millions of people. Formal jobs were also affected as many people were laid off; others kept their jobs, but suffered a significant decrease in their income, due to the reduction of hours worked or to the fact that they were sent home with unpaid vacations or leave with lower wages. The effect of these measures was more severe in our country due to the absence of unemployment insurance. A remarkable phenomeno...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Small towns are bigger than we think
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Fewer than one percent of the global population live in truly remote hinterlands, sharpening the need for better understanding of how urban forms impact food systems and development opportunities, according to ground-breaking new research by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the University of Twente. Smaller cities and towns and their catchment areas play an outsized role in how people pursue livelihoods, especially in low-income countries where they are home to two-thirds of the population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN envoy: Britain is `gung ho' about world role after Brexit
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain’s new U.N. ambassador says the government is feeling “gung ho” about continuing its role as an important... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tales of the 21st Century: Rohingyas Without home
By Mohammad Rakibul HasanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 8 2021 (IPS) Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Bangladeshi documentary photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and visual artist who has been visiting the camps in Cox’s Bazaar to document the Rohingya refugee crisis. Rakibul Hasan is a recipient of the Lucie Awards Discovery of the Year 2018. He also received the 23rd Human Rights Press Awards from The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Journalists Association, for his series “The Looted Honor” which documents Rohingya refugee rape survivors. Rakibul Hasan has ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Slideshow TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.S. envoy to U.N. to visit Taiwan next week, China says playing with fire
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, will visit Taiwan on Jan. 13-15 for meetings with senior Taiwanese officials,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shifting Conversations in Multifaceted Policymaking
People walking in public space with medical masks on to protect themselves from coronavirus infection. Credit: iStock / DragonImagesBy Sudip Ranjan BasuBANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) As the people of Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga gear up as the first nations to welcome 2021, communities around the Asia-Pacific region and beyond look forward to bidding farewell to the most tumultuous year in recent decades. 2020 brought unparalleled human suffering that continued to devastatingly impact on the daily lives of people across all corners of the region. With the emergency authorization and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sudip Ranjan Basu Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is Primarily a ‘First World’ Virus, Why is the Global South in Lockdown?
A lockdown closer home. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walking the empty corridors of the UN Secretariat building in New York in 2020. Credit: United NationsBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) The currently available Covid-19 vaccines have been authorized for ‘emergency use ‘in Europe and North America. This is due to an apparent spike in Covid-19 flu cases in the northern hemisphere as winter advances. Highly advertised vaccines are being produced and rolled out at ‘warped speed’ by powerful pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies headquartered in Euro-Ameri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Updates from the International Society of Endocrinology
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE).ISE is committed to federating the endocrine community across the world as the“united nations of endocrinology”. They represent many large and smaller endocrine societies around the world with very different interests and levels of development.  They implement the initiatives outlined in the general assembly:   - to promote endocrine science and education internationally- to be a global advocate for endocrine prevention, diagnosis and management aro...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is High Tech a Danger to Humanity?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 6 2021 (IPS)   Oh, Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz. My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends. So, oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz.                                              Janis Joplin, 1970 COVID-19 has made several of us aware of the frailty of our bodies, the certai...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

ANTICOV Treatment Clinical Trial Crucial for Africa
Only a united Africa can defeat COVID-19. Credit: WHOBy Sam OtienoNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) The ANTICOV COVID-19 clinical trial, aimed at identifying treatments that prevent mild cases from progressing to severe forms of the disease, is crucial to Africa, researchers say. The trial will investigate home-based treatments to help prevent local health systems from being overwhelmed. Borna Nyaoke-Anoke, Senior Clinical Project Manager & Medical Manager for DNDi, says that the studies target mild and moderate cases of COVID-19 and are important to Africa because lower-income countries remain under-represented in COV...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sam Otieno Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Earthquake risk scenarios of the Ciutat Vella District in Valencia, Spain - Guardiola-V íllora A, Basset-Salom L.
According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction cities must take measures to anticipate disasters and mitigate their impact, protecting homes and cultural heritage, minimizing losses due to earthquakes and other threats. After the recent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Stand Tall, UN Humanitarians
By Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) Most people around the world were glad to see the back of 2020: From the devastating bushfires in Australia to the plagues of locusts through East Africa stretching across Arabia to Pakistan, extreme weather, melting ice sheets at the poles, and Covid-19 that still engulfs the globe. Trevor PageBut 2021 threatens to be even worse than 2020: The economic impact of lockdowns, inward-looking, wall-building governments with self-interest trumping internationally agreed values. And then to quote David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme: “We could be ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

2021: Year of Living Dangerously?
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) Goodbye 2020, but unfortunately, not good riddance, as we all have to live with its legacy. It has been a disastrous year for much of the world for various reasons, Elizabeth II’s annus horribilis. The crisis has exposed previously unacknowledged realities, including frailties and vulnerabilities. Jomo Kwame SundaramFor many countries, the tragedy is all the greater as some leaders had set national aspirations for 2020, suggested by the number’s association with perfect vision. But their failures are no reason to reject national projects. As Helen ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

This Is Not a Goodbye, Kenya – Asante na Kwaheri ya Kuonana
Siddharth Chatterjee with CS Eugene Wamalwa, Heads of Missions from the United Nations Mission and other development partners visited the Frontier Counties Development Council Counties with a view of leveraging on opportunities considering geographic proximities in addressing shared developmental challenges in the marginalized Counties. Credit: West Pokot County, February 2020By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 2021 (IPS)   Happy New Year, Kenya. Several milestones in my personal and professional life have made Kenya a cherished place for me. I started my UNICEF career in Rumbek, South Sudan in June 2000, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Women-centred Digital Platforms can Enhance Empowerment
This article is a sponsored feature.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post How Women-centred Digital Platforms can Enhance Empowerment appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Development & Aid Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Fuzia 2020 Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Cape Verde: Covid-19 Threatening Development Gains in Cape Verde - a UN Resident Coordinator Blog
[UN News] Progress made towards sustainable development by the Atlantic Ocean nation, Cape Verde, is under serious threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to the United Nations' most senior official in the country. In this blog, UN Resident Coordinator Ana Patricia Gra ça, explains how the UN is supporting the small island country to rebound from the impact of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: India ’s pandemic of violence against women
An increase in violence against women in India during the global COVID-19 outbreak has been described by the United Nations as a "shadow pandemic". (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 and residential care facilities: issues and concerns identified by the international network prevention of elder abuse (INPEA) - Beaulieu M, Cadieux Genesse J, St-Martin K.
PURPOSE The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the physical, psychological, social and financial health of older persons. On this subject, the United Nations published a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on older persons in May 2020. In line with this, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ethiopia: United Nations Agencies Deliver Lifeline Food Assistance to 25,000 Eritrean Refugees in Tigray
[WFP] Eritrean refugees in two camps in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia received a month's worth of food supplies through a joint distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Ethiopia's Agency for Refugees and Returnee Affairs (ARRA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2020 Year in Review: Top 5 stories affecting women and girls
UNITED NATIONS, New York – It comes as no surprise that Merriam-Webster declared “pandemic” the word of the year. The biggest stories all stemmed from one story: COVID-19, a disease that affects the respiratory system, is transmitted by breath and fittingly surrounds us like air. It touched everyone on the planet in some way – a devastating shared fate.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

World must be ready for the next pandemic, UN says on first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness
The United Nations is commemorating the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on Sunday, underscoring the need to learn lessons from the coronavirus pandemic, and urging greater investments in preparedness, to confront future health emergencies. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Response to sexual and gender-based violence against women during CoViD-19 - Vranda MN, Febna M.
COVID-19 is a global public health crisis. It has affected the lives of women and men differently. A recent report by United Nations Women1 revealed that the COVID-19 crisis has intensified gender inequality and gender discrimination worldwide. It has disp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reflecting Back and Imagining Forward
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Dec 24 2020 (IPS) What a challenging year 2020 has been! A year of living dangerously – “Tahun vivere pericoloso”- perhaps these words of late President Soekarno of Indonesia are the best description. Fortunately, I managed to remain sane, reading and writing op-eds (mostly about the pandemic, here, here). Anis ChowdhuryI began the year 2020 with an interview with New Age (Dhaka, 12 Feb.), headlined, “We need to Democratise Politics” where I highlighted the perils of growing inequality and how it could be a greater threat than the evolving pandemic for the human race...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The virus that shut down the world: 2020, a year like no other
COVID-19 is everywhere, literally, and during 2020 its spread and resulting impact has led to a global crisis of unprecedented reach and proportion. In a six-part series closing out this tumultuous year, UN News looks at the impact on people in every part of the world and some of the solutions that the United Nations has proposed to deal with the fall-out of the pandemic. In this first feature, we lay out some of the key events of the past 12 months. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the media on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging. No review of 2020, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migratio Source Type: news

Hope Thrives on Action
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) As Mohammed, a Palestine refugee with impaired vision who attends a specialized UNRWA programme for children with disabilities, told us during our mission to Lebanon a week ago: “I was worried. I was worried that I could not continue my education because the programme was going to be cut. Now I have hope that I can continue to study and make my dream come true.” As 2020 comes to a close and we reflect on Education Cannot Wait’s mission this past year, two things stand out: hope and action. Amidst multipl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Education Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

‘ We Might Have a Covid-21 or Covid-22 Coming Our Way ’
The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak. Credit: WHOBy Cristián SamperNEW YORK, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Cristián Samper is working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, an organization that concerns itself with the health of wildlife all over the globe. And he warned –even before the Covid-19 pandemic – about the danger...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cristian Samper Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news