News headlines for “Health Issues”

  1. Pakistan’s Dirty, Open Secret—Manual Scavenging

    - Inter Press Service

    KARACHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - A dark head emerges, followed by the torso. The balding man heaves himself up, hands on the sides of the manhole, as he is helped by two men. Gasping for breath, the man, who seems to be in his late 40s, sits on the edge, wearing just a pair of dark pants, the same color as the putrid swirling water he comes out from.

  2. Turning the Tide: Health Community Turns to UNFCCC for Inclusivity

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Jun 11 (IPS) - There is a rapid realization that climate change is impacting health, which is why the recently adopted World Health Organization's Climate Change and Health Resolution is considered pivotal.

  3. Lawmakers Deliberate on ICPD30, Water Security at Tajikistan Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    Jun 10 (IPS) - It's been 30 years since the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD30) was adopted in Cairo, transforming policy and thinking on population and development issues.

  4. At World Health Assembly, countries agree on efforts to boost pandemic preparedness

    - UN News

    Countries on Saturday agreed to a set of key actions to better guide and coordinate international efforts in preventing, detecting, and responding to public health risks, while also committing to finalize negotiations on a global pandemic agreement within a year at the latest.

  5. People at Risk Need Protection Before Another Hot Summer

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, May 29 (IPS) - Spring has traditionally brought a welcome new beginning: daylight increases, flowers bloom and temperatures are pleasantly warm. However, in recent years, it’s also brought justified fears about extreme heat with summers in Southern Europe getting increasingly hot because of climate change. Older people, children, people with disabilities, and people with mental health conditions are among those at higher risk.

  6. Gaza: Rafah camp attack heightens focus on dwindling health resources

    - UN News

    UN agencies on Tuesday reiterated their call for an urgent ceasefire and humanitarian access in Gaza following Israeli air strikes on Sunday that hit a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah, killing 45 people, according to the Hamas-run Ministry of Health.

  7. COVID-19 eliminated a decade of progress in global level of life expectancy

    - UN News

    Data crunched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the COVID-19 emergency reversed more than a decade of gains in life expectancyreinforcing the need for countries to agree on a global pandemic treaty to protect future generations.

  8. WHO report reveals major health disparities between European teens

    - UN News

    A report published on Thursday from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European region has revealed alarming health disparities in young people, especially those from less affluent families, representing a “vicious cycle of disadvantage”.

  9. International Community Urged to End Impunity for Violence Against Healthcare in Conflicts

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, May 22 (IPS) - Governments and international agencies must do more to end impunity for violence against healthcare, campaigners have urged, as a new report shows that attacks on healthcare during conflicts reached a new high last year.

  10. Stories from the UN Archive: Magic suitcases for 1960s midwives

    - UN News

    Can a magic suitcase save lives?

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