News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 2

  1. New global compact aims to drive down diabetes deaths, boost insulin access

    - UN News

    Increasing access to affordable insulin is among the objectives of the new Global Diabetes Compact, launched on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

  2. COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Millions of lives lost. Trillions of dollars in economic damage. Over 120 million more people pushed into extreme poverty. The human and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is almost unimaginable – a once-in-a-century catastrophe.

  3. WHO and partners urge countries to halt sales of wild mammals at food markets

    - UN News

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    The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have called for countries to suspend sales of live wild mammals in traditional food markets, also known as “wet markets”, in efforts to prevent the emergence of new deadly diseases, such as COVID-19. 

  4. New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 (IPS) - With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment.

  5. Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate Together in New Double Pyramid

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 12 (IPS) - Following an extensive scientific review, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) is preparing to launch a new food systems model which incorporates nutrition and climate.

  6. COVID ‘long way from over’ as cases and deaths surge – WHO

    - UN News

    The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be brought under control “within months”, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday. 

  7. FROM THE FIELD: providing hope for those living with HIV in Yemen

    - UN News

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    Living with HIV in Yemen, a country mired in a seemingly interminable conflict, is particularly challenging, with medical supplies hard to come by, and only around half of all health facilities fully operational.

  8. Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere

    - UN News

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented public health, economic and social crises, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions and exacerbating inequalities throughout the world, the World Bank said at the COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries event on Friday. 

  9. Low-income countries have received just 0.2 per cent of all COVID-19 shots given

    - UN News

    The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday. 

  10. COVID-19 equitable vaccine scheme reaches more than 100 countries and economies

    - UN News

    More than 100 countries and economies have now received COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-partnered equitable coronavirus-busting scheme, COVAX.

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