News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 5

  1. Six ‘Signature Solutions’ - New Development Plan for a New Era

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    ROME, Nov 30 (IPS) - While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same - to leave no one behind - the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them.

  2. Clicktivism & Real Life Activism Potent Instruments Against Sexual Violence

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    NEW YORK, Nov 29 (IPS) - It's the fifth day of the 16 days campaign on violence against women but I feel like the campaign started months ago because of the powerful #MeToo campaign. While I applaud this campaign, I have some thoughts that I believe could make this a truly global watershed moment in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence.

  3. “Every Day Is a Nightmare"

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 29 (IPS) - Parul Akhtar,* a Rohingya woman in her mid-twenties, may never wish to remember the homeland she and her children left about three weeks ago.

  4. One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    ROME, Nov 28 (IPS) - Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one billion people who go to bed hungry every single night.

  5. “Ambition & Action” Needed to End Open Defecation

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?

  6. Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence

    Sunday, November 26, 2017

    INDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 (IPS) - Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.

  7. UN Agency Defers Action Cutting Ties to Tobacco Industry

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (IPS) - Back in November 2008, the 193-member General Assembly decided, by consensus, to ban smoking and tobacco sales at the UN headquarters in New York: a ruling observed by all affiliated agencies worldwide, including the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) which has severed links with the tobacco industry.

  8. Decent Toilets for Women & Girls Vital for Gender Equality

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    LONDON, Nov 16 (IPS) - This weekend marks World Toilet Day (November 19)-- and the news is disheartening. One in three people are still waiting for a toilet; still having to face the indignity and often fear of relieving themselves in the open or using unsafe or unhygienic toilets.

  9. Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    ROME, Nov 16 (IPS) - It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture --and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work?

  10. Girls in Afghanistan—and Everywhere Else—Need Toilets

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    LONDON/WASHINGTON DC, Nov 15 (IPS) - "I never come here, just because of boys," Atifa says, pointing at the door of the stall. "They're opening the door." Atifa, a sixth grader in Kabul, Afghanistan, attends a school of 650 girls. Since they study in tents in a vacant lot, the only toilets the girls have access to are on the far side of the boys' school next door. The school is one of a very few for girls in the area, so some students walk over an hour each way to get there.

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