News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 3

  1. Music Collective 'Megative' Dubs Out the Negative

    PARIS, Sep 02 (IPS) - Even as their income dries up and their touring opportunities disappear because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some artists are using their work to call out injustice, criticize inept leaders and spark social change.

  2. A Pandemic Cannot Justify Child Labour

    MUMBAI, India, Sep 02 (IPS) - For the past five months, our screens have been flooded with distressing imagery of one catastrophe after another: From the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities, to cyclones in West Bengal, Odishaand Maharashtra.

  3. It Is Time to End the Controversial World Bank’s Doing Business Report

    NEW YORK and WASHINGTON D.C., Sep 02 (IPS) - On 27 August the World Bank announced that it will suspend the Doing Business Report over data irregularities, until it conducts a review and audit. The halting of the report was welcomed by trade unions, academics and human rights groups.

  4. Technology Meets Creativity on Women’s Empowerment Platform

    NEW YORK, Sep 01 (IPS) - Eight years ago, and at the age of 11, Fuzia co-founder Riya Sinha decided to start the online platform for girls and women. Her story and Fuzia's DNA are intrinsically wrapped around each other – and highlight how even in the age of feminism where women's voices tend to be drowned out, a platform for them can become a global success.

  5. Trump Undermines WHO, UN System

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 01 (IPS) - After accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of pro-China bias, President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the UN agency. Although the US created the UN system for the post-Second World War new international order, Washington has often had to struggle in recent decades to ensure that it continues to serve changing US interests.

  6. Looking Back to Look Forward: What Does the Next Normal Look Like?

    PRETORIA, Aug 28 (IPS) - In the last 100 years there have been seven crises that have had a truly global impact. Two global wars (1914-18 & 1939-1945); two global health pandemics, the Spanish Flu (1918) and HIV/AIDS (1980s onwards); one major political crisis (1989 – the end of the cold war); and two financial crises (1929 and 2008).

  7. Standing Up to Myths and Misinformation in Nigeria During the Pandemic

    LAGOS, Aug 26 (IPS) - ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a common and seemingly harmless saying. But what happens when commonly eaten foods like pepper, garlic and ginger are wrongfully said to prevent COVID-19? What can we do to fight harmful misinformation?

  8. Katiba at 10: A Landmark Constitution and a Blueprint for Deepening Democracy

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 26 (IPS) - On 27 August 2020, we mark the tenth anniversary of the New Constitution of Kenya – a landmark social contract inspired by citizens' desire for a country characterised by participatory governance, inclusive development, human rights and the rule of law.

  9. Covid is a Great Unequaliser, But the Crisis Could Enable us to Build a More Equal Future

    ROME, Aug 26 (IPS) - Any of the first names that the media reported as having Covid were those of the rich and powerful, from movie stars to political leaders. Be ye ever so high, the virus is above thee – or so it seemed.

  10. Approval of a Coronavirus Vaccine Would Be Just the Beginning – Huge Production Challenges Could Cause Long Delays

    Aug 25 (IPS) - The race for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is well underway. It's tempting to assume that once the first vaccine is approved for human use, all the problems of this pandemic will be immediately solved. Unfortunately, that is not exactly the case.

Web feed for Health Issues news headlines