News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 2

  1. Women & Girls Up Front — the Humanitarian Response in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    GENEVA / JOHANNESBURG / KINSHASA, Feb 04 (IPS) - Eleven-year-old "Anne" went to a health facility with her mother in the conflict-affected province of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first, she could barely tell her story.

  2. A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation

    Monday, February 03, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 03 (IPS) - We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today's speed driven world.

    At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolving with advancement. One region affected today is affecting the global economy and population in frenzy of minutes, hours and days.

  3. Digital Civil Registration Can Reduce the Number of ‘Invisible’ People and Bring Kenya Closer to the SDGs

    Monday, February 03, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 03 (IPS) - A recent opinion piece in the New York Times titled, "Kenya's New Digital IDs May Exclude Millions of Minorities" raises an issue that the UN is passionate about: that the pursuit of sustainable development should leave no one behind.

  4. UN Staffers Rattled by Deadly Coronavirus Pandemic

    Monday, February 03, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 03 (IPS) - With over 37,500 staffers in its global Secretariat payroll, the United Nations has gone high alert as the deadly coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll worldwide.

  5. WHO Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency, Highlights Need to Support Countries ‘Weaker Health Systems’

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - Weeks into widespread panic about the "Coronavirus" that has so far killed at least 170 people in China, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared it a public health emergency. As of Friday, the disease had spread to all the regions in Mainland China, with more than 7,500 cases in the country alone, according to the BBC

  6. Our Message at Davos: Water & Sanitation Are a Critical Line of Defence Against Climate Change

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    LONDON, Jan 31 (IPS) - There was only one topic on everyone's lips at Davos this year – climate change. The headlines focused on the cold war between Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump, but there was much greater consensus among those gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  7. Coronavirus Spread Now a Global Emergency Declares World Health Organization

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - The rise in new coronavirus cases outside China, now constitutes a global health emergency, the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee declared on Thursday, calling on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.

  8. Kenya Leapfrogging on 4 SDGS- Building Bridges Between Silicon Savannah and Silicon Valley

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 (IPS) - One year ago, the UN began implementing reforms meant to make it more effective in delivering on sustainable development. Now, with the start of 2020, the global body has declared this as the "decade of action" to turn the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into a living reality for all humanity. But what does this look like, on the ground?

  9. Biofortified Crops Improve Farmers’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 27 (IPS) - Steven Seremwe, who is 57 years old, was retrenched from his job as an administrator at Lake Shore Missions in 2012. He decided to focus on farming, and he started growing various crops—white maize, sugar beans, and sweet potatoes, among others—for consumption and sale.

  10. Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? - A Migrant’s Story

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind.

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