News headlines for “Health Issues”

  1. Delta variant, a warning the COVID-19 virus is getting ‘fitter and faster’

    - UN News

    Cases and deaths resulting from COVID-19 continue to climb worldwide, mostly fuelled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has spread to 132 countries, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.

  2. What Public Health Officials Can Learn from a New Long COVID Survey

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Jul 30 (IPS) - A new survey on public awareness of long COVID by ‘Resolve to Save Lives” showed that among the 40% of Americans who were not vaccinated, seeing testimonials of those who suffer from long COVID inspired nearly two-thirds to consider the vaccine. A representative sample of nearly 2,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey between May 21 and June 10, 2021.

  3. DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans.

  4. COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa

    - UN News

    After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday. 

  5. Yemen: New World Bank funds offer lifeline to most vulnerable

    - UN News

    Three UN agencies on Thursday welcomed $127 million in new funding from the World Bank to provide lifesaving support to some of the country’s most hard hit rural families, struggling under the impact of multiple crises.  

  6. Countries urged to develop pandemic preparedness and response treaty

    - UN News

    A senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the need for a global treaty on pandemic preparedness and response, urging countries to “seize the moment” and support its development. 

  7. Water Scarcity: Coming Soon

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada, Jul 29 (IPS) - In 1995, a highly-respected water expert in South Africa, Bill Pitmanin very concise terms illustrated that the country, already battling a growing lack of water then, would likely run out in 25 years if it did not increase its supply.

  8. To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child

    - Inter Press Service

    DISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 (IPS) - Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels.

  9. Golden Rice: Triumph for Science

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    SINGAPORE, Jul 28 (IPS) - After almost two decades, Golden Rice was approved last week by the Philippines authorities for use as food. This together with the approval of the bioengineered Bt eggplant represents a landmark victory of science over misinformation; it will provide consumers with improved nutrition (Golden Rice) and safer food (Bt eggplant).

  10. On World Hepatitis Day, WHO calls to eliminate disease by 2030

    - UN News

    The UN health agency pointed out on Wednesday, World Hepatitis Day, that every 30 seconds a person dies from a hepatitis-related illness and called for all countries to work together to eliminate this preventable disease as a public health threat by 2030.  

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