News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 2

  1. 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.  

  2. COVID-19 infections rise, Delta variant spreads to 132 countries

    - UN News

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    COVID-19 infections rose eight per cent last week to more than 3.8 million, the UN health agency reported on Wednesday.  

  3. Water Poverty: The Political Connection

    - Inter Press Service

    LISBON, Portugal, Jul 28 (IPS) - The water we drink and the air we breathe are the basis of life. With universal access to clean water and sanitation, we will be healthier, our economies will be stronger, gender equality will be more achievable, and more children will stay in school.

  4. Progress on tobacco fight, but new nicotine products pose increasing threat

    - UN News

    While many countries are making progress in the fight against tobacco use, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report shows some are failing to address the problem of emerging nicotine and tobacco products.

  5. Child malnutrition expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar

    - UN News

    At least half a million children under five in drought-afflicted southern Madagascar are on the verge of acute malnourishment, two UN agencies warned on Monday. 

  6. Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

    - Inter Press Service

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    ROME, Jul 26 (IPS) - Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive.

  7. ‘Lack of global solidarity’, slow vaccination rates put Indonesia in COVID glare

    - UN News

    A “lack of global solidarity” including the hoarding of vaccines by richer nations as well as slow vaccination rate has contributed to Indonesia becoming the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in Asia, according to the UN’s top official in the country.

  8. Need for the Creation of a Real National Public Health System in Nepal

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jul 23 (IPS) - Following the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstall the House of Representatives and appoint-- after a prolonged and nasty legal battle-- a new Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, there is high probability that a government of national unity will be put together in Nepal.

  9. Its Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 22 (IPS) - “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school.

  10. COVID-19: Africa ‘third wave’ not yet over, while vaccine inequity threatens all

    - UN News

    Although new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed following an eight-week surge, this “small step forward” could be short-lived, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 

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