News headlines for “Health Issues”, page 5

  1. Salaries for Afghanistan health workers sends ‘message of hope’ to millions

    - UN News

    By the time the Taliban took over Afghanistan in mid-August, at the main hospital in Maidan Shar, a city of 35,000 in the center of the country, many of the staff had been paid in months. Essential supplies such as medicine and food were scarce and disappearing fast.

  2. COVID-19 pandemic brings global syringe shortage into sharp focus

    - UN News

    Efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccine production should be matched by access to the syringes needed to inject them - and there could even be a global shortage of needles for regular immunization campaigns next year - the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

  3. Vaccinating refugees in Indonesia, for the benefit of all

    - UN News

    Refugees in Indonesia, many of whom have fled Afghanistan’s mounting crises, have lagged far behind the rest of the population when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. The UN is helping to reverse this trend.

  4. Daughters of a Lesser God (II) 200 Million Girls Mutilated

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 05 (IPS) - While male circumcision is spread mainly among Muslim and other religious communities, and it is apparently accepted by some medical spheres, more than 200 million girls have already fallen prey to a dangerous, abhorrent practice, which is carried out in the name of social and religious traditions: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

  5. Zimbabwe's High-Risk Cross-Border Trade

    - Inter Press Service

    Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE, Nov 04 (IPS) - Thirty-six-year-old Thandiwe Mtshali* watched helplessly as her informal cross-border trading (ICBT) enterprise came to a grinding halt when the Zimbabwean authorities closed the border with South Africa as part of global efforts to stem the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.

  6. UN Food Systems Summit: Breakthrough or Missed Opportunity?

    - Inter Press Service

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    Gödöllő, Hungary, Nov 04 (IPS) - UNSG Antonio Guterres convened the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit which took place on 23-24 September. The Summit preparation had a well-designed structure with remarkable and appreciated leadership of Amina Mohammed, UN DSG. Due to the hard work of the UN Special Envoy, Agnes Kalibata, and her whole Team, the organisation and logistics of the Summit was excellent.

  7. COVID-19: Europe and Central Asia, epicentre of new rise

    - UN News

    About 22 months since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported, and almost a year since the first vaccines were approved, reported cases and deaths from the virus are increasing again. 

  8. Indian COVID-19 vaccine receives WHO approval

    - UN News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday approved an eighth vaccine against COVID-19, which follows a slight uptick in new cases globally.

  9. Step up vaccines against Group B strep, linked to baby deaths and disability

    - UN News

    New vaccines are urgently needed against a common bacterium which is a major cause of preterm births, disability and babies’ deaths globally, according to a UN-backed report published on Wednesday. 

  10. Fighting Dengue Virus with Biological Weapons

    - Inter Press Service

    Karachi, Nov 02 (IPS) - Twenty-three-year-old Sarah Tajammal felt a sense of “impending doom” as she fought high fever, nausea, bouts of vomiting and extreme fatigue after being diagnosed with dengue two weeks back.

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