News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 2

  1. Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (IPS) - Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why?

    Having advocated ‘shock therapy', a ‘big bang', ‘sudden' or rapid post-Soviet transition, Jeffrey Sachs and others have claimed that the sudden collapse in Russian adult male life expectancy was due to a sudden increase in alcohol consumption, playing into popular foreign images of vodka-binging Russian men.

  2. The Right to Choose

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (IPS) - Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new report says.

  3. Zero Hunger: our actions today are our future tomorrow

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    ROME, Oct 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsJust three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal objective of the Agenda, a sine qua non condition for a safer, fairer and more peaceful world.

  4. Women & Youth Key to Achieving Agenda 2030 in South-South Cooperation

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.By 2050 Africa will have 830 million young people. Many countries in the global south, India included are seeing a youth(men and women) bulge. To reap a demographic dividend countries in the global south need to share and exchange knowledge to leapfrog socio-economic transformation.

  5. TB Remains World’s Single Largest Infectious Killer, says WHO

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 10 (IPS) - Mandy Slutsker is the policy and advocacy manager for ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership's Secretariat, Washington, D.C. A disease that we know how to prevent, treat, and cure has become the world's leading infectious killer: tuberculosis (TB), an airborne bacterial infection.

  6. Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   

  7. Deaf or Dead? The Unbearable Choice for some TB Patients

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    CAPE TOWN, Oct 03 (IPS) - Phumeza Tisile is a student at the University of Cape Town and an advocate working to help eradicate TBLike death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium.

  8. Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    ROME, Oct 03 (IPS) - More money, and better spent, is what we need to end hunger and malnutritionEverybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods.

  9. Local Communities in Mexico Show Ways to Fight Obesity

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 02 (IPS) - Manuel Villegas is one of the peasant farmers who decided to start planting amaranth in Mexico, to complement their corn and bean crops and thus expand production for sale and self-consumption and, ultimately, contribute to improving the nutrition of their communities.

  10. Entrepreneurial about Gender Equality

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - Hong Joo Hahm is Deputy Executive Secretary and Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).Asia and the Pacific needs more women entrepreneurs. Women's economic empowerment and gender equality depend on it, as does the inclusive economic growth needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This drives a new initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, generously supported by Global Affairs Canada, focused on improving women entrepreneurs' access to finance in our region.

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