Rwanda: FAO Hands 2 Million Doses of PPR Vaccines for Goats, Sheep to Rwanda
[New Times] The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), on May 21, 2024, handed two million doses of vaccines to government of Rwanda, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), so as to prevent Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious disease of sheep and goats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Central Africa East Africa Health and Medicine Rwanda Source Type: news

International Community Urged to End Impunity for Violence Against Healthcare in Conflicts
A health worker in Gaza continues with an inoculation campaign. The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition has called for international action to end violence against or obstruction of health care in conflicts. Credit: UNWRA/TwitterBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, May 22 2024 (IPS) Governments and international agencies must do more to end impunity for violence against healthcare, campaigners have urged, as a new report shows that attacks on healthcare during conflicts reached a new high last year. The report from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC), an umbrella organisation of health and human rights groups, docu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Armed Conflicts Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies International Justice Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations Gaza IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Myanmar Source Type: news

The World's Largest Tea Markets
Celebrated annually on May 21, International Tea Day honors the cultural and economic significance of tea around the world. The United Nations General Assembly designated this day in 2019, recognizing the long history of tea as a major source of employment and income for millions, especially in…#internationalteaday #camellia #brazil #southamerica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global child mortality falls to historic low - Irimu G, Gupta P, English M.
Target to end preventable deaths among under 5s is within reach, UN data show The 2023 report of the United Nations Interagency Group for Child Mortality Estimation shows a remarkable 51% fall in global mortality for children aged under 5 years between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Innovation Matters
a podcast of the United Nations Economic Cooperation and Integration Group interviews me on matters related to innovation. If productivity growth had continued on the WWII-1973 track we would today be living in the world of 2097 rather than the world of 2024. The education…#innovationmatters #relatedstories #lateadmissions (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malnutrition - Unicef Trains Gombe Mothers On Complementary Infant Feeding
[Daily Trust] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it has trained nursing mothers on complementary feeding projects in Gombe State, aimed at reducing malnutrition among infants and improving child survival. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

It's Not Too Late for the U.S. To Give Palestinians Hope for Statehood
Earlier this week, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly, 143 to 9 with 25 abstentions, to support a resolution widening the rights of the Palestinian delegation to the UN and ordering the Security Council to once again revisit the issue of granting full membership to the state…#palestinian #securitycouncil #palestine #israel #israeli #benjaminnetanyahu #jerusalem #democrats #bethlehem #palestinians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Temperatures Drive Human-Wildlife Conflict in Zimbabwe
Dry conditions and extreme heat are changing natural wildlife habitat and behavior. Credit: Ignatius Banda/IPSBy Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 17 2024 (IPS) Rising temperatures are being blamed for an increase in human-wildlife conflicts in Zimbabwe as animals such as snakes leave their natural habitat earlier than usual. High temperatures have also given rise to early fire seasons, driving wild animals into human-populated areas, authorities say, placing the lives of many in danger in a country with already compromised health services. This is also happening at a time when agencies such as the World Health Organiz...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ignatius Banda Tags: Africa Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Environment Featured Headlines Health Natural Resources Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Afghan Women Struggle with Soaring Mental Health Issues
Since the Taliban's return to Afghanistan in 2021, numerous women grapple with profound mental health challenges, often in silence, fearing repercussions for speaking out. Credit: Learning TogetherBy External SourceMay 16 2024 (IPS) Afghanistan is grappling with a growing crisis of mental illness, particularly among its women, as highlighted in a United Nations report. Officials from the mental health department at Herat regional hospital have observed a concerning uptick in the number of women afflicted by psychological disorders in the province. According to these officials, nearly eighty percent of individuals seeking t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 16, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Afghanistan mental health Taliban Source Type: news

SBSTTA and SBI —Biodiversity Meetings Crucial for the Global South Begin
Over 1,400 delegates, including 600 representing parties or signatories from over 150 countries and a significant delegation of Indigenous Peoples and other observer organizations, including women’s groups are attending two crucial biodiversity meetings in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNAIROBI, May 14 2024 (IPS) The 26th meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advisors (SBSTTA) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) started in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. Over 1,400 delegates, including 600 representing signatories or parties from over 150 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Biodiversity Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations and Technological Advisors (SBSTTA) IPS UN Bur Source Type: news

Qatar and WHO prepare new Country Cooperation Strategy
9 May 2024, Doha, Qatar – Yesterday, in Doha, the Ministry of Public Health concluded a 2-day joint workshop with WHO on the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2024–2030. The workshop involved senior officials from the Ministry of Public Health, other relevant ministries and agencies of Qatar, and representatives of WHO, United Nations (UN) agencies and partners. The joint workshop aimed to discuss and reach a consensus on the new CCS. During the event, health priorities and challenges were identified, and a strategic agenda established for cooperation between the Ministry of Public Health and WHO. CCS is a strategic...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 12, 2024 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

U.S. is one of just 9 countries to vote against granting new ‘rights and privileges’ to Palestine in UN General Assembly
The U.N. General Assembly voted by a wide margin on Friday to grant new “rights and privileges” to Palestine and called on the Security Council to reconsider Palestine’s request to become the 194th member of the United Nations. The world body approved the Arab and Palestinian-sponsored resolution…#ungeneralassembly #palestine #securitycouncil #194th #unitednations #arab #palestinian #israel #argentina #czechia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN General Assembly Votes to Grant Palestinians Additional Rights
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Friday to grant Palestinians additional rights at the world body, a largely symbolic show of international support amid growing calls for a cease-fire in Israel’s war against Hamas. The vote would allow Palestinians, which have held…#palestinians #israel #hamas #securitycouncil #palestine #subscribe #bloombergoriginals #bloombergquicktake #breakingnewson (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Monetary Fund Tells Nigeria To Regulate Crypto Trading Platforms
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommended on May 10 that Nigeria regulate crypto trading platforms amid the African nation’s detainment of two Binance executives, according to a United Nations Thursday staff report. Nigeria Should Regulate Crypto Trading Platforms, IMF Report Says “Staff…#nigeria #african #binance #unitednations #imfreport #imf #naira #binanceexecutives #nigeriancentralbank #olayemicardoso (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symbolic UN vote backs Palestine ’s bid for UN membership
Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from Shomrim, Haaretz, and The Times of Israel The News The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted Friday to back Palestine’s bid to become a UN member in a resolution that also granted more rights to Palestine within the international…#shomrim #haaretz #timesofisraelnews #palestine #unsecuritycouncil #israel #hungary #spain #ireland #slovenia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news