Mental Health Achievements in Bangladesh
Meeting of the Working Group on the National Mental Health Strategic Plan, April 2019By Saima Wazed and Nazish ArmanDHAKA, Oct 27 2021 (IPS) Mental health is a state of well-being when both your body and your mind are in balance, and you are able to deal with the difficulties and challenges that come your way and easily find joy, peace, and happiness once the challenge is overcome. For many people though, the challenges often remain for too long – the pain of losing someone you dearly loved, being diagnosed with a chronic disease like cancer or a heart condition, losing your family/home/job or feeling like you failed...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed and Nazish Arman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

China says Taiwan has no right to join UN after US support
China on Wednesday said Taiwan has no right to join the United Nations after Secretary of State Antony Blinken indicated U.S. support... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck agrees to let other drugmakers produce its COVID-19 pill
Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drugmakers to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed at helping millions of people in poorer countries get access to the potentially life-saving drug, a United Nations-backed public health organization said on Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Merck Will Allow Other Drug Manufacturers to Produce Its COVID-19 Pill
(LONDON) —Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed at helping millions of people in poorer countries get access to the potentially life-saving drug, a United Nations-backed public health organization said on Wednesday. The Medicines Patent Pool said in a statement that it had signed a voluntary licensing agreement for molnupiravir with Merck and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. The agreement will allow the Medicines Patent Pool to grant further licenses to qualified companies who are approved to make the drug. Neither drug maker will receive ro...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Malawi: UNAIDS Rates Malawi Highly On HIV and Aids Prevention and Management
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has received a standing ovation from the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAIDS) for demonstrating high political will in the prevention and management of HIV and Aids, as the country accelerates towards the global target of ending the epidemic by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Egypt Must End State Oppression of Women and Girls
Egyptian women protesters behind bars. Credit: VOA News By Reem Abdellatif and Nimco AliCAIRO, Egypt, Oct 27 2021 (IPS) The fate of Egyptian women and girls delicately hangs in the balance as the country continues to have one of the worst records in the world for gender equality. With oppression often state-sanctioned, Egyptian women face a daily struggle against sexual harassment and other violations of their basic human rights, including institutionalised violence. Today, African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA) and The Five Foundation, The Global Partnership To End FGM, have come together with Equality Now, Democracy for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Reem Abdellatif and Nimco Ali Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World ’ s Deadliest Malaria Parasite Dominance in Africa Could Be Over – Experts
A child health consultation at Obunga Dispensary in Homa Bay, one of the eight counties participating in the malaria vaccine pilot program. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Oct 25 2021 (IPS) One morning in 2016, Lillian Nekesa’s 3-year-old woke up with flu-like classic symptoms of malaria. This was not Kevin’s first encounter with the killer disease. Kevin was nonetheless not immediately rushed to Busia County Referral Hospital for advanced treatment in keeping with his severe symptoms. Nekesa rushed him to a village dispensary because the referral hospital is an hour’s walk away fr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #MalariaVaccine Kenya Source Type: news

Leading global experts set to join charge against climate change at COP26
A team of University of Bristol experts on a wide range of hot topics spanning climate change, environmental justice, emissions, sustainable energy, green finance and the economy are poised to join the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP26. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, International, Public engagement, Postgraduate, Research; Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Finding joy after rare neurologic diagnosis
When Joy Carol finds something she is passionate about, she embraces it. A love of international development work and education led to a 35-year career working with international organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children and Child Fund. Although New York City was her home base, Joy visited and supervised programs in more than 40 developing countries. In 2013, just after her 75th birthday, Joy was visiting friends in Greece when she first realized her… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 24, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

For Girls, the Biggest Danger of Sexual Violence Lurks at Home
Girls' sexual and reproductive rights activist Mía Calderón stands on San Martín Avenue in San Juan de Lurigancho, the most populous municipality of Peru's capital. She complained that the pandemic once again highlighted the fact that sexual violence against girls comes mainly from someone close to home and that the girls are often not believed. CREDIT: Mariela Jara/IPSBy Mariela JaraLIMA, Oct 22 2021 (IPS) “During the pandemic, sexual violence against girls has grown because they have been confined with their abusers. If the home is not a safe place for them, what is then, the streets?” M&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariela Jara Tags: Civil Society COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Categories Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence Peru Sexual Abuse Sexual Violenc Source Type: news

In Sub-Saharan Africa and Elsewhere, We Need to Look Harder for Tuberculosis
COVID-19 cancelled out the last 12 years of advancements in finding and treating people with TB. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. By Morounfolu OlugbosiJOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 2021 (IPS) Before COVID-19 came along, tuberculosis (TB) was a primary focus of health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, approximately 1.4 million people were diagnosed with TB in the region, but epidemiologists estimated that 1 million more had TB but were neither diagnosed nor treated. The scope and intensity of the global TB epidemic is fueled by antiquated and inadequate TB drugs, most of which were developed more than 50 years ago. But, given ho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Morounfolu Olugbosi Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Exploring the shared experiences of Yazidis who survived genocide - Cook W, Kennedy TD, Chenail R, Detullio D, Edmonds WA.
In August 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Levant (ISIL) brutally attacked the Yazidi people and occupied Sinjar and other villages in Northern Iraq. The massacre of Yazidis that began in August 2014 was declared by the United Nations as geno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Taliban wins backing for aid at Moscow talks, with regional powers saying US and allies should pay
Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers won backing from 10 regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday for the idea of a United Nations... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Chaos Helped Spark the French Revolution —and Holds a Dire Warning for Today
Historians have long observed the links between the natural environment and the fate of civilization. Natural emergencies like droughts, floods and crop failure regularly plunge people into chaos. Long term changes in the earth’s climatic conditions lead flourishing societies like the Roman Empire to wither and fade. But perhaps there is no greater example of the explosive intersection of climate disruption and political upheaval than the period surrounding the French Revolution of 1789. Starting in the mid-13th century, the northern hemisphere entered a period of prolonged cooling known as the Little Ice Age. This ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mike Duncan Tags: Uncategorized climate change Sustainability TIME 2030 world affairs Source Type: news

Climate Chaos Helped Spark the French Revolution —and Holds a Dire Warning for Today
Historians have long observed the links between the natural environment and the fate of civilization. Natural emergencies like droughts, floods and crop failure regularly plunge people into chaos. Long term changes in the earth’s climatic conditions lead flourishing societies like the Roman Empire to wither and fade. But perhaps there is no greater example of the explosive intersection of climate disruption and political upheaval than the period surrounding the French Revolution of 1789. Starting in the mid-13th century, the northern hemisphere entered a period of prolonged cooling known as the Little Ice Age. This ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Duncan Tags: Uncategorized climate change Sustainability TIME 2030 world affairs Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Rwanda Trade Portal Offset Some Covid-19 Impact on Business
[New Times] During the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) quadrennial conference in Bridgetown, Barbados world leaders reiterated the importance of improving trade in accelerating the post-Covid-19 economic recovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guess Who ’s Behind Paralysis on COVID19 in the UN Committee on World Food Security
By Nora McKeonROME, Oct 19 2021 (IPS) ‘COVID 19 has multiplied hunger and malnutrition challenges. We need transformative action!’ The first speaker at the UN Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) 49th Plenary Session, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, turned the spotlight on the disastrous impacts of the pandemic that have afflicted communities around the world for close to two years. Nora McKeonHe was echoed by the presenter of the 2021 edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World for whom ‘COVID is only the tip of the iceberg’, while keynote speaker, Jeffr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nora McKeon Tags: Aid Civil Society COVID-19 Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Inflation Bogey Blocking Recovery
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 2021 (IPS) The bogey of inflation has been revived. Dubious pre-pandemic economic progress, fiscal constraints and vaccine apartheid were bad enough. Now, ostensibly anti-inflationary measures also threaten recovery and sustainable development. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised downwards its latest global growth forecast. Its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) warns of a “dangerous divergence” between richer and poorer countries. This has been exacerbated by, but has also worsened national fiscal disparities and the &lsqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Taliban backs WHO polio vaccination campaign across Afghanistan next month
The decision by the Taliban leadership to support the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan has been welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We Will Never Give Up the Slavery Reparations Fight, say Caribbean Rastafarians
Ras Bongo Wisely Tafari (far right) holds on to the CARICOM’s symbol of the reparatory justice movement, the reparations baton, in Castries, Saint Lucia. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishDOMINICA, Oct 18 2021 (IPS) The Rastafarian organizations in the Caribbean are determined that the issue of slavery reparations will emerge from the eclipse of COVID-19. As the world deals with the impacts of efforts to contain the virus’ spread and regional governments tackle vaccine hesitancy and a wave of misinformation, issues not directly related to COVID-19 have had to be temporarily shelved. However, members o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society COVID-19 Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations #HumanRights Reparations Slavery Source Type: news

Ghana: Japan Gives WFP U.S.$4.5 Million for Nutrition Project in Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] The Government of Japan has allocated a grant of $4.5 million to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to implement the Universal Nutrition and Health Coverage through Sustainable Systems for Nutrition Improvement project in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 19 Years On, Zim's Health Sector Can't Breathe
[The Herald] This year's anti sanctions day will be heralded by the United Nations' Special Rapporteur's visit to Zimbabwe. Dr Alena Douhan is coming to Zimbabwe to assess the impact of sanctions on Human Rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Easy Road Ahead to Recovery From Covid-19, Says Amina Mohammed
[This Day] Abuja -- United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has lamented that there seemed to be no easy road ahead to the recovery from COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olivier De Schutter and Donald Lee Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Supply chain issues, soaring food prices wreak havoc on US economy #EmptyShelvesJoe
(Natural News) Food prices in the United States have skyrocketed to their highest levels in a decade as compounding supply chain issues continue to wreak havoc on businesses everywhere. This is according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which releases a monthly Food Price Index (FFPI) that measures “the monthly change in international prices of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winning the Human Race, Together
By Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Oct 14 2021 (IPS) “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough. Yasmine SherifMaking this moral choice and adopting this legal imperative is more relevant today than ever. The estimated 75 million children and adolescents caught in emergencies and protracted crisis who suffer from disrupted education has now dramatically inc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Civil Society Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & R Source Type: news

The Energy Transition Is in Full Swing. It ’s Not Happening Fast Enough
Even if you follow these things closely, it can be hard to understand where the world’s fight against climate change stands. On the one hand, news abounds of the clean energy revolution, as wind farms and solar panels pop up in communities across the globe and automakers promise to go electric. On the other hand, scientists continue to warn that fossil fuels have placed the planet and everyone who lives on it on an unavoidable collision course with catastrophe. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) published Wednesday explains the dynamic in sharp detail: the world has begun a momentous shift in how...
Source: TIME: Science - October 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

"When it's a girl, they have a chance to have sex with them. when it's a boy …they have been known to rape them": perceptions of United Nations peacekeeper-perpetrated sexual exploitation and abuse against women/girls versus men/boys in Haiti - Bartels SA, King C, Lee S.
Peacekeeping missions have been marred by reports of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) against local community members. However, there is limited research on how SEA against women/girls versus men/boys is perceived in peacekeeping host societies. In 2017... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Atoll Nation of Tuvalu Adopts ‘Cubes’ to Step Up Nutritious Food Production
Tuvalu’s farmers have watched their crops destroyed by extreme tropical weather. They are now using Funafala 'food cubes' to have greater control over their harvests. By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of few countries in the world to have so far evaded the pandemic. But, while it has achieved a milestone with no recorded cases of COVID-19, its population of about 11,931 continues to battle food uncertainties and poor nutrition. These challenges, present long before the pandemic emerged, have been exacerbated by lockdown ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations #ClimateActi Source Type: news

World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict —it’s Time to Break the Cycle
Women sell fruit and vegetables on a sidewalk in the Philippines, where workers in the informal economy are in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the impacts of COVID-19. The UN will be commemorating World Food Day on October 16. Credit: ILO/Minette RimandoBy Farah Hegazi and Caroline DelgadoSTOCKHOLM, Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together. Despite steadily increasing global harvests...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farah Hegazi and Caroline Delgado Tags: Aid Climate Change Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock given United Nations role
The former minister will become a special representative for a United Nations body in Africa. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
The pandemic has forced more than 100 million people into poverty and left over four billion people with little or no social support, health care or income protection, the United Nations says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Oct. 12
The pandemic has forced more than 100 million people into poverty and left over four billion people with little or no social support, health care or income protection, the United Nations says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Better Late than Never, but Act Now
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 12 2021 (IPS) The world should now be more aware of likely COVID-19 devastation unless urgently checked. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an US$8 billion plan to quickly vaccinate many more people to expedite ending the pandemic. New WHO plan Perhaps frustrated after being ignored by rich country governments and major vaccine producers, the new WHO plan is relatively modest, but hopefully more realisable. Supported by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Vaccination Strategy seeks to reduce vaccine apartheid by inoculating 40% in all countries...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Latest: UN chief decries pandemic's harm to the poor
The United Nations chief says the pandemic has forced more than 100 million people into poverty and left over 4 billion people with little or no social support, health care or income protection (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fauci's policies are KILLING 10,000 children a month, plunging tens of millions of people into abject poverty and starvation all around the world
(Natural News) Do black lives matter to Tony Fauci? Not in the slightest. His Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) policies are killing tens of thousands of black children per month, it turns out. Fauci does not care about white lives either, just to be clear. But the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which focuses primarily on non-white... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health at a Cost, Inequality
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from mental illness, including depression. Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By External SourceOct 11 2021 (IPS) World Mental Health Day was on October 10, 2021. The theme for this year was “Mental Health in an unequal World”. This is an appropriate focus given the extreme inequities to access to mental health services that exist in our society. We are three providers committed to mental health equity across the globe-in India, Uganda and the United States. While our countries and contexts may differ, our commitment to equality in Mental Health is the same. We r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

NEC backs mobilisation for climate day of action
UNISON’s national executive council (NEC) is fully supporting plans for UK trade unions to mobilise around the country as part of the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on 6 November. The event is one of many aimed at putting pressure on world leaders ahead of the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26), which is taking place in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November – with the message that the time for talking is over and immediate action needed if governments are to successfully avert climate catastrophe. Back in 2015, at the COP25 in Paris, countries agreed to determine a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News green unison NEC Source Type: news

UNISON backs mobilisation for climate day of action
UNISON’s national executive council (NEC) is fully supporting plans for UK trade unions to mobilise around the country as part of the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on 6 November. The event is one of many aimed at putting pressure on world leaders ahead of the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26), which is taking place in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November – with the message that the time for talking is over and immediate action needed if governments are to successfully avert climate catastrophe. Back in 2015, at the COP25 in Paris, countries agreed to determine a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News green unison NEC Source Type: news

China and the UN at 50- What We Can Achieve Together
Delegation of the People’s Republic of China making its debut at the UN Assembly Hall. Credit: XinhuaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeBEIJING, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) China was one of the architects of the United Nations and was the first signatory of the UN Charter in San Francisco in 1945. But it was only in October 1971, with the Chinese delegation led by Mr. Qiao Guanhua, that China’s representation at the UN resumed. Since that time, the UN has had the great privilege of witnessing and supporting China in achieving one of the greatest periods of socio-economic progress in world history. Now, on the 50th anniversary of C...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Action Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Poverty & SDGs Te Source Type: news

When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight
2.2 billion young people below the age of 25 don't have internet connections at home, and girls are more likely to lack access. Young girls in Guinea. Credit: Karl Grobl/EDCBy Margaret Butler, Julia Fan, and Amy WestNEW YORK, Oct 11 2021 (IPS) This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generation, celebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology. The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind. For years, advocates of technology for development have been repeatin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Margaret Butler - Julia Fan - and Amy West Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malawi: The UN Agrees With Chakwera - 'Wealthy Nations Must Share Resources With the Poor'
[Nyasa Times] The head of the largest and powerful humanitarian organisation, the United Nations (UN) Ant ónio Guterres has endorsed Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera's remarks in calling on all wealthy and powerful nations around the globe to share their resources with the poor countries and improve on access to Covid-19 vaccines for poor countries around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pope Francis bows out of climate summit
Pope Francis is no longer planning to attend the critical United Nations climate summit that begins in three weeks in Glasgow, Scotland,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United Nations: China Denies Allegations Of Organ Harvesting
In September 2021, the United Nations published an official response it received from the Chinese Government concerning the issue of organ harvesting. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab, Contributor Tags: Policy /policy Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How to cut food waste, help the planet, AND boost your health at the same time! 
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: If food waste was a country, it would be the third-highest emitter of greenhouse gases after the U.S. and China, according to the United Nations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mounting Scramble for Coronavirus Vaccines in Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans readily join the COVID-19 vaccine queues, but the rollout hasn’t been smooth. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoHARARE, Zimbabwe , Oct 8 2021 (IPS) More than a month ago, she lost her parents, brother, and wife, to the coronavirus. Then her fiancé battled COVID-19, but 27-year-old Melinda Gavi said she had not contracted the disease. Gavi joined crowds scrambling to get vaccinated at Parirenyatwa hospital in the Zimbabwean capital Harare even though she was previously sceptical about getting vaccinated against the dreaded disease. Her parents, brother, and wife were equally sceptical of the C...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​ #ZImbabwe Vaccines WHO Source Type: news

Build Forward Fairer in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
A view of the city of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Credit: UN News/Vibhu MishraBy Windi AriniJAKARTA, Oct 8 2021 (IPS) Cities have been epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. City authorities have been the frontlines responders—from running testing stations, to managing food distribution, to disposing of corpses. Yet they are often under-resourced, and their critical role in policy implementation is often overlooked. Now a growing movement of Human Rights Cities is charting the way forward through pandemic recovery plans to not only ‘build back better’ but also ‘build forward fairer.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Windi Arini Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

International Day of the Girl Child
patwariThu, 10/07/2021 - 15:43In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution adopting 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls ’ rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face realizing them.UNFPA works to protect the health and rights of adolescent girls through access to sexual and reproductive health counselling, information and services; comprehensive sexuality education; and through encouraging girls' empowerment and participation in the decisions that most affect them. UNFPA also works with boys and men to advance gender equality, and to encourage ...
Source: UNFPA News - October 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: patwari Source Type: news

The CDC Turns Its Back on Migrants and Science
Credit: UNOHCR.By Jamile Tellez Lieberman and Joe AmonPHILADELPHIA, US, Oct 7 2021 (IPS) Last month, asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border appeared to have won a victory, however temporary, in their last-ditch bid for safety in the United States. It was also a victory for evidence-based public health policy. The 1,954-mile-long southern border has always been a magnet for debate, with deep political divides. Bolstered by Donald Trump during his presidency, long-simmering anti-immigrant rhetoric and xenophobia surrounding migration and immigration increased dramatically. Starting in 2016, under the previous admi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jamile Tellez Lieberman and Joe Amon Tags: Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Impact Pushing 1 in 6 Nigerian Young Adults Into Depression - UNICEF Report
[Vanguard] The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's mental health in Nigeria was rising, as one in six young adults aged between 15 and 24 years was currently experiencing depression. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news