News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 2

  1. Cyclone Amphan – ‘We Didn’t Expect Devastation of Such a Scale’

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    HYDERBAD, India, May 21 (IPS) - Amid the social distancing measures posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, coastal communities of Bangladesh and India face a double threat while the record-breaking storm Cyclone Amphan made the landfall yesterday (May 20).

  2. COVID-19 - China Tells World Health Assembly They Did their Best

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - At the World Health Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said they did their "best to stem cross-border transmission" of COVID-19 and help other nations.This week's 73rd World Health Assembly had member states adopt a resolution to review the global response to the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) will also undergo  an evaluation for its response to the outbreak.

  3. Checkmate! China’s Coronavirus Connection

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    NEW DELHI, May 20 (IPS) - Coronavirus outbreaks in China and later across the globe have been unprecedented in both its scale and impacts. In the era of changing world order, this pandemic has drawn the global attention towards the threats posed by the non-traditional security challenges.

  4. HIV Services Take a Backseat to COVID-19 in Russia

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    BRATISLAVA, May 19 (IPS) - In Russia, which has one of the world's worst HIV/AIDS epidemics with the rate of new infections rising by 10-15 percent per year and at least 1.2 million people infected, an already fragile healthcare system is buckling under the pressure of dealing with COVID-19.

  5. EXCLUSIVE: In the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic We Are Only as Strong as the Weakest of Us

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    GENEVA, May 19 (IPS) - When the COVID-19 virus travelled from Wuhan, China halfway across the world through Europe, the Americas and beyond in the space of a few weeks, it gave us proof, if one was ever needed, of how tightly interconnected we all are.

  6. Covid-19 Straw Breaks Free Trade Camel’s Back

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 19 (IPS) - Economic growth is supposed to be the tide that lifts all boats. According to the conventional wisdom until recently, growth in China, India and East Asian countries took off thanks to opening up to international trade and investment.

  7. The Hotting-Up of the Sino-American Spat: Most Dangerous Side-Effect of Covid-19?

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    May 18 (IPS) - When the United States and China signed the First-Phase of their Trade Agreement in January this year, President Donald Trump called it a "momentous step", and the world believed they had stepped back from a dangerous brink. But, alas, to cite an idiom that is so current today, it was but a ‘false positive'. As the globe reels from the surgoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that the rapid deterioration of US-China relationship can become one of the worst side-effects of this raging virus.

  8. Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    CARACAS, May 18 (IPS) - Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession.

  9. United States Leads the World in Covid-19 Deaths

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 18 (IPS) - It's an indisputable fact: the United States leads the world in the number of Covid-19 deaths. As of 15 May, three months after the country's first confirmed coronavirus deaththe US death toll from the pandemic has reached a remarkable 88,000 deaths. That rising figure is more than double the number of coronavirus deaths of the next highest country, the United Kingdom at 34,000 deaths.

  10. South Africa Must Respond – & Lead-- on COVID-19 & SDGs

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 18 (IPS) - Sitting on the southern tip of Africa during a time of social distancing, while the entire planet fights Covid-19, we cannot help but reflect on how vulnerable our country is to this scourge.

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