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  1. Deadly Smoke: Feeding Children Kills Cafeteria Staff

    - Inter Press Service

    Seoul, Sep 28 (IPS) - During my summer break this year, I read a news article about five school cafeteria workers who had died of lung cancer. Due to these incidents, a union of cafeteria workers, wearing their aprons and holding their lunch trays, held a protest in front of the President’s office on a scorching summer day. And it made us think about the devastating working conditions for the school lunch employees. Isn’t it so disheartening that we eat our school lunch at the expense of their health?

  2. Aged Persons Haunted by Abuse in Zimbabwe

    - Inter Press Service

    Sep 28 (IPS) - At his house in Mabvuku, a high-density suburb in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, 86-year-old Tinago Murape claims his grandchildren starve him.

  3. Inflation Phobia Hastens Recessions, Debt Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 27 (IPS) - Inflation phobia among central banks (CBs) is dragging economies into recession and debt crises. Their dogmatic beliefs prevent them from doing right. Instead, they take their cues from Washington: the US Fed, Treasury and Bretton Woods institutions (BWIs).

  4. Build momentum to ‘finish the job’ and end COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres urges

    - UN News

    Senior UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres, took part in a High-Level event at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, noting the encouraging progress that has been made towards ending the COVID-19 pandemic, while acknowledging that work still needs to be done to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.

  5. The New Cold War Over Access To Safe Abortion in Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Fatuma is a 24 year old girl from Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She died in December 2021, from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. Her friend and a few of her neighbors found her bleeding profusely and unable to move. They rushed her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died before she could see the doctor.

  6. Seven Ebola cases, one death confirmed in Uganda, WHO scales up response

    - UN News

    The UN health agency, WHO, announced on Wednesday that it is speeding up efforts to respond to a fresh outbreak of the deadly, infectious Ebola disease in Uganda.

  7. The Swedish Elections: A Victory for Populism

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sep 22 (IPS) - After general elections on the 12th September, Sweden is on the threshold of a new era. The Sweden Democrats (SD) won almost 21 percent of the votes and thus became the largest in a bloc of right-wing parties that now have a collective majority in the parliament. A nation that for a long time prided itself of being a beacon of tolerance and openness will now experience a historical transformation. The Sweden Democrats was once founded by Nazi sympathisers and for decades shunned by mainstream politicians. However, SD has now tipped the political scale in a country previously known for its stable and predictable politics, and some of the party’s former foes are now willing to co-rule with them.

  8. Answering the Challenges Posed by Antimicrobial Resistance

    - Inter Press Service

    Sep 21 (IPS) - Staphylococcus aureus is the source of a skin infection that can turn deadly if drug resistant. Estimates regarding the most common resistant variation, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), exceed 100,000 deaths globally in 2019.

  9. Noncommunicable diseases now ‘top killers globally’ – UN health agency report

    - UN News

    From heart disease to cancer and diabetes, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) now outnumber infectious diseases as the “top killers globally,” the UN health agency said in a new report, released on Wednesday, with one person under 70 dying every two seconds from an NCD.

  10. Rare Ebola outbreak declared in Uganda

    - UN News

    An outbreak of Ebola virus has been declared in Uganda after a case was confirmed in Mubende district, in the centre of the country.

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