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  1. Can Eswatini’s Traditional Healers Encourage HIV Testing Among People Not Accessible via Routine Healthcare Systems?

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    MBABANE, Mar 26 (IPS) - Doctor Khalishwayo is a traditional healer based in Nhlangano, a town in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini. His clients are people who consult him when they are suffering from different ailments. And he in turn diagnoses them using divine methods.

  2. East Asian Lessons for Controlling Covid-19

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 26 (IPS) - By the third week of March 2020, the number of Covid-19 deaths in Italy had overtaken the number of deaths in China. Authorities all over the world are restricting the movements of their populations as part of efforts to control the spread of Covid-19.

  3. COVID-19 in the Time of Insecurity

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    AMMAN, Jordan, Mar 26 (IPS) - Humankind has outlived multiple pandemics in the course of world history. The kingdoms and states of Central and Western Europe abolished the institution of serfdom once it had become clear that medieval rule in the aftermath of devastating pestilence would founder without ending the dependency and servitude that characterized the Dark Ages.

    The vulnerability of entire nations to the risk of total collapse in the absence of widespread access to the most basic healthcare in the Spanish Flu spurred governments to build the public health systems that have made the progress and development of the last hundred years possible. If the past is prologue, then continuity and survival command that we change.

  4. Health Workers Are the Frontline Soldiers Against Covid-19. Let’s Protect Them

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 (IPS) - Many soldiers have seen first-hand the horrors of war and, terrifying though it often was, they knew who they were fighting, and could recognise their enemy.

  5. Fighting Coronavirus: It’s Time to Invest in Universal Public Health

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    NEW YORK and LONDON, Mar 23 (IPS) - Austerity policies pushed by international financial institutions have weakened public health systems, despite current financial support packages, condemning many people to die.

  6. Plagues and People – The Coronavirus in a Historical Perspective

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 19 (IPS) - The human factor is intimately involved in the origin, spread, and mitigation of the Coronavirus and we cannot afford to ignore that our future existence depends on compassion and cooperation. Response matters!

  7. Why Nigeria Knows Better How to Fight Corona Than the US

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 (IPS) - The coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, was first reported in Wuhan, China on the last day of December 2019. When it began to spread rapidly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020.

  8. Why Rich Countries must Protect Developing Nations from Coronavirus Pandemic

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    BRASTISLAVA, Mar 16 (IPS) - Governments in wealthy, first world countries must not ignore the plight of poorer nations battling the coronavirus or the disease will not be brought under control, global development experts have said.

  9. Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    DENVER, Colorado, Mar 16 (IPS) - The panic resulting from the events starting with the deaths in Wuhan keeps spreading globally faster than the spreading of the virus itself. Quite apart from the immediate health dangers, now a new economic danger looms large globally.

    We are facing the prospects of a deep and lasting global recession regardless of the health policy and economic policy measures taken by China, the US and other countries unless there is timely global cooperation and coordination.

    What will be the global economic impact of COVID-19 if swift and effective action is not taken globally? Is there a way to find out through some kind of rigorous model-based economic analysis?

  10. Coronavirus Exposes Global Economic Vulnerability

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 04 (IPS) - As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 threatens a global pandemic, major stock markets around the world have suffered their worst performance since the 2008 financial crush.

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