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  1. Record profits, while COVID treatment often ‘out of reach’ for the poor

    - UN News

    While reported COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to decline, Omicron sub-variants are driving an increase in the Americas and Africa, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, noting the disparity between profits being made, and treatments available in the developing world. 

  2. Breaking Taboos around Menstruation and Leaving No Girl Behind

    - Inter Press Service

    Lake Chad, May 04 (IPS) - Fourteen-year-old Hadiza smiles as she clutches a purple bag in her hands. Inside the cloth bag is a Menstrual Hygiene Management kit, an essential item that gives her dignity and enables her to continue with school even when menstruating.

  3. Better prevention and targeting of root causes needed to combat food crises

    - UN News

    The number of people facing acute food insecurity, requiring urgent life-saving food assistance and livelihood support, continues to grow at an alarming rate, according to a joint UN report released on Wednesday.  

  4. Pacific Community-Led Health Missions Arrive with Critical Support to Tonga and Kiribati Grappling with COVID-19 Surges

    - Inter Press Service

    CANBERRA, Australia, May 03 (IPS) - Before the pandemic emerged in 2020, health services in many Pacific Island countries were under-resourced, under-funded and under-staffed. Now following recent outbreaks of COVID-19, advancing the capacity and development of health and medical services in vulnerable nations, such as Tonga and Kiribati, is increasingly urgent.

  5. WHO warns of worsening obesity ‘epidemic’ in Europe

    - UN News

    Obesity rates have reached “epidemic” proportions across Europe and are still rising, the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for the region said in a report published on Tuesday.

  6. Omicron-led Surge Tests China's Zero Covid Policy

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, May 03 (IPS) - When the Covid- 19 pandemic first broke out in Wuhan in 2020, no one imagined that it would wreak havoc on such a large scale. With over 6.2 million lives lost, countless infected and new variants emerging, the pandemic is still raging all around the world.

  7. First Person: A plea for the life-saving properties of vaccines

    - UN News

    For the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has focused global attention on the impact of vaccines in fighting the virus. During World Immunization Week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been raising awareness of the crucial role immunization has played in reducing or eliminating a host of deadly diseases.

  8. Commitment to African Medicines Agency Needs More Than Words

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG, Apr 29 (IPS) - Across Africa, local manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies are responding to the urgent need for locally produced medical products and technologies despite the existing regulatory challenges. We can support manufacturing capacity by expediting the establishment and operationalisation of the African Medicines Agency (AMA).

  9. INDIA: Healthcare Inequities Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, Apr 29 (IPS) - Public health specialists say that an ongoing wrangle between the Indian government and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the COVID-19 death toll in this country is symptomatic of a long-ailing public health delivery system.

  10. Extreme heat impacting millions across India and Pakistan

    - UN News

    With extreme heat gripping large parts of India and Pakistan, the two countries are working to roll out life-saving health action plans to combat the heatwave, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

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