News headlines for “Health Issues”

  1. School Meals Coalition Hopes to Provide a Meal to Every Child

    - Inter Press Service

    United Nations, Nov 26 (IPS) - Meals at schools not only give each child a nutritious meal but increase enrolments, among other benefits.

  2. WHO urges caution over travel bans linked to new COVID-19 variant

    - UN News

    The UN health agency has urged all countries to adopt a risk-based and scientific approach to travel bans linked to a new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa and Botswana.

  3. Are you sure you want to share that? Sorting online fact from fiction

    - UN News

    Since the creation of the World Wide Web, we have had access to more information than ever before. However, we are also bombarded with dangerous disinformation. The UN’s Verified campaign has launched an online course to help us decide which is which, and protect vulnerable people from potential harm.

  4. Ongoing Pandemic Push Africa's Children Out of School

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Nov 24 (IPS) - Kenya’s secondary schools’ administration has been in the eye of a storm since schools reopened in October 2021. Since then, students have set on fire 35 schools and counting, forcing the government to announce an unscheduled break from school – ahead of the planned December 23 closing.

  5. Antimicrobial effectiveness leaning towards ‘tipping point’ resistance – FAO

    - UN News

    We may soon reach “a tipping point” when antimicrobial resistance (AMR) becomes the leading cause of death – surpassing heart disease and other so-called lifestyle illnesses, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday.  

  6. COVID-19: European infection spike confirmed, vaccine advice for kids

    - UN News

    COVID-19 cases have increased in the last week with 3.6 million infections reported globally, as opposed to the 3.3 million over the previous seven days, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 

  7. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: What Went Wrong During Indias COVID-19 Response

    - Inter Press Service

    Nov 23 (IPS) - From its devastating economic impact and the migrant crisis to the startling death toll, the COVID-19 pandemic in India unfurled one crisis after the other. The glaring gaps in our system, which had always been there, became even more prominent during the pandemic. There is one question at the back of everyone’s mind that still remains unanswered: What went wrong?

  8. WHO updates guidelines on COVID-related organ inflammation in children

    - UN News

    Children who have developed organ inflammation linked to COVID-19 infection should be given steroid treatment in hospital, the World Health Organization, (WHO), said on Tuesday. 

  9. Protecting Environmental Water from Antimicrobial Resistance

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Canada, Nov 23 (IPS) - The overuse and misuse of antimicrobial medicines and chemicals has become the main driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and drug-resistant infections that threaten human health and the global economy.

  10. Corporate Fear Drives Caribbean Vaccine COVID-19 Mandates

    - Inter Press Service

    KINGSTON, Nov 22 (IPS) - When face-to-face Cabinet meetings resumed in Jamaica following more than a year of virtual meetings due to COVID-19, Ministers lined up to have their immunisation cards inspected.

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