News headlines for “Health Issues”

  1. A Trump Doctrine of Hypocrisy

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - In his first address on the global stage of the General Assembly, United States' President Donald Trump touted an "America First" approach at the very institution that is meant to inspire collaboration between nations.

  2. Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country's Rohingya community.

  3. Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 (IPS) - Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded.

  4. Rohingya: A Trail of Misfortune

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Sep 18 (IPS) - Forsaken and driven out by their home country Myanmar, tens of thousands of Rohingyas are struggling to survive in Bangladesh's border districts amid scarcities of food, clean water and medical care, mostly for children and elderly people.

  5. Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 (IPS) - Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International.

  6. Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts... When Climate Sets the Agenda

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    ROME, Sep 11 (IPS) - When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia, strongest ever hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and catastrophic droughts striking the Horn of Africa, among the most impacting recent events.

  7. Refugee Camps “bursting at the seams” in Bangladesh

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - A dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing Myanmar is placing a huge strain on already very limited resources in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

  8. Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    WALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 08 (IPS) - The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organizationwas responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.

  9. How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) - In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN's Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history. The Office, instead of sending out massive aid packages, distributed cash vouchers to families who could spend it to buy goods according to their needs.

  10. Cholera in North-Eastern Nigeria: An Endemic Outbreak

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 06 (IPS) - A recent cholera outbreak in North-Eastern Nigeria has resulted in at least 186 suspected cases and 14 deaths as of Sep. 1, according to Borno State's Ministry of Health.

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