On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the U.N. Hears of a Little-Known Killing Field
Ralph Blumenthal has written extensively about the hunt for Nazi war criminals and the Holocaust. He covered West Germany for The New York Times in 1968-69. With the portraits of her grandparents flanking her, Karen Frostig tells the United Nations of her efforts to commemorate the concentration…#ralphblumenthal #nazi #holocaust #westgermany #karenfrostig #unitednations #jews #beilesamuelyfrostig #waltham #mass (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Destruction of Ukraine ’ s Healthcare Facilities Violates International Humanitarian Law – Report
On March 6, 2022, Izyum Central City Hospital (Kharkiv oblast) was attacked as a part of what appears to have been a large-scale carpet-bombing campaign. Reportedly, the hospital team had also marked the hospital with a big red cross that could be seen from the air. Credit: UHCBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Jan 27 2023 (IPS) While recent reports highlight the growing list of human rights abuses and war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, new research has laid bare the massive scale of arguably Russia’s most systematic and deadly campaign of rights violations in the country – the targeting and almost complete destruct...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Armed Conflicts Editors' Choice Europe Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Ukraine Source Type: news

The Year of Debt Distress and Damaging Development Trade-Off
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Jan 27 2023 (IPS) As the year 2022 drew to an end, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warned, “Developing countries face ‘impossible trade-off’ on debt”, that spiralling debt in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has compromised their chances of sustainable development. Anis ChowdhuryIn early December, an opinion piece in The New York Times headlined, “Defaults Loom as Poor Countries Face an Economic Storm”. And the World Bank’s International Debt Report highlighted rising debt-related risks for all developing economies—low- as well as middle-incom...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Sustainability Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Africa: As the #AfricaClimateCrisis Bites, Soil Needs Doctors Too
[IPS] Rome -- In a wiser world, the term 'treating someone like dirt' would be a good thing. After all, 15 of the 18 nutrients essential to plants are supplied by soils and around 95% of the food we eat comes directly or indirectly from them, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.N. forecasts fall in global economic growth to 1.9% in 2023
The United Nations forecast Wednesday that global economic growth will fall significantly to 1.9% this year as a result of the food and energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine, the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, persistently high inflation and the climate emergency. Painting a gloomy…#unitednations #ukraine #antonioguterres #worldbank #imf #davos #unitedkingdom #southasia #westernasia #africa (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Business Technology Transfer Provides Benefits for African Pharmaceutical Industry
The African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation will be hosted by Rwanda. It is part of the African Development Bank’s commitment to spend at least USD 3 billion over the next ten years to support Africa's pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing sector. Medical and pharmaceutical experts pose for a group photo with their colleagues during the forum to introduce the newly launched African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation last month in Kigali. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPSBy Aimable TwahirwaKIGALI, Jan 25 2023 (IPS) A few months after German biotechnology company BioNTech announced the establishment of the first-ever ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aimable Twahirwa Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Rwanda Source Type: news

Digital Politics: “Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities”
An activist during COP27 in Egypt. Credit: Oliver Kornblihtt / Mídia NINJABy Bibbi AbruzziniBRUSSELS, Jan 25 2023 (IPS) In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence ever for a peaceful activist. Fast forward and award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was charged with two counts of “offensive communication” after making unflattering remarks about the president and his son on Twitter. The message is clear: your well-crafted 280 characters can land you in jail. But what if, not only your online expr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Africa Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Pope, Sasakawa in Global Appeal for a Leprosy Free World
Pope Francis and Yohei Sasakawa, Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination led a global appeal to end leprosy and the stigmatization of those impacted. The pope’s statement was read to the second international symposium on Hansen’s Disease in Rome hosted by the Holy See, Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative, the French Raoul Follereau Fondation and the Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Jan 24 2023 (IPS) In the four years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, the spread of leprosy or Hansen’s disease, seemed to be losing steam. Between 2016 and early...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations #Sasakawa IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

FAO: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry
Growing numbers of people in Asia lack enough to eat as food insecurity rises with higher prices and worsening poverty, according to a report released Tuesday by the Food and Agricultural Organization and other United Nations agencies. Nearly a half-billion people, more than eight in 10 of them in…#unitednations #southasia #ukraine #fao #unicef #thais #southeastasian #worldbank #sridhardharmapuri #asiapacific (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Women are again unsafe": Preventing violence and poor maternal outcomes during current floods in Pakistan - Soomar SM, Arefin A, Soomar SM.
During the ongoing floods in Pakistan, women's vulnerability to violence and poor maternal outcomes reached an all-time high. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), over 6  000 000 women are expecting their pregnancies and around 70 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ukraine has strengthened French-German ties, and Britain can benefit
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Source: The Telegraph : Swine Flu A H1N1 - January 22, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Miguel Berger H élène Duchêne Tags: topics:places/france topics:places/germany topics:places/united-kingdom topics:in-the-news/ukraine-crisis topics:things/russion-invasion topics:organisations/united-nations structure:news structure:opinion structure:politics storytype:co Source Type: news

Nikki Haley teases 2024 run: " Time for new leadership "
Nikki Haley suggested she may challenge former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primary. Haley, who formerly served as Trump's ambassador to the United Nations and the governor of South Carolina, hinted at the challenge during a Fox News interview on Friday. Haley has…#nikkihaley #donaldtrump #trump #unitednations #southcarolina #haley #republicans #seanhannity #electoralcollege #hannity (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unintended consequences of lockdowns, COVID-19 and the Shadow Pandemic in India - Ravindran S, Shah M.
Violence against women is a problem worldwide, with economic costs ranging from 1% to 4% of global gross domestic product. During the coronavirus disease 2019 lockdowns, the United Nations coined the term the Shadow Pandemic to describe the increase in glo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Nikki Haley Teases 2024 Run Against Trump: ‘I’ve Never Lost a Race… Not Going to Lose Now’
(Photo by Kyle Mazza/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images) Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, confirmed to Fox News’s Bret Baier on Thursday she is indeed looking at challenging former President Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.…#kylemazzasipausasipa #apimages #unitednations #southcarolina #nikkihaley #foxnewss #bretbaier #donaldtrump #haley #trump (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: WFP Welcomes Funding From the United States to Support Refugees in Rwanda
[WFP] Kigali -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7.2 million from the United States (through USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance) to provide life-saving food assistance in the form of cash transfers and treatment for malnutrition including social and behavioral change initiatives for 113,500 refugees living in all five camps in Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news