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  1. Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Remittances in Latin America

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    CARACAS, May 18 (IPS) - Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession.

  2. Without Universal Health Coverage We Are Sitting Ducks When the next Pandemic Strikes

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 (IPS) - We live in a different world to the one we inhabited six short months ago.

    With more than 4 million people infected and over 280,000 dead globally by mid May 2020, Covid-19 has ruthlessly exposed the vulnerability of a globalised world to pandemic disease. People are slowly coming to terms with the frightening and heartbreaking death toll, and we are still not out of the danger.

  3. The Commonwealth’s Response to COVID-19

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    TORONTO, May 13 (IPS) - The Coronovirus pandemic has been an unforgiving test of advanced economies. Health systems in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK have been put under immense pressure, with shortages of doctors, ventilators, personal protective equipment and the capacity to test for the virus. Their economies have been battered and the consequences are spoken of in terms of the Great Depression.

  4. Healthy Oceans: Keeping Asia and the Pacific Afloat

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 13 (IPS) - Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we remain at home. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific. For generations, the region has thrived on our seas. Our namesake bears a nod to the Pacific Ocean, a body of water tethered to the well-being of billions in our region. The seas provide food, livelihoods and a sense of identity, especially for coastal communities in the Pacific island States.

  5. Why Some National Health Care Systems Do Better than Others

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    BERLIN, May 13 (IPS) - In public health discussions, it is generally recognized that the social returns to health care investments are greater than the private returns, and much of such investments should be financed by the state.

  6. COVID-19: Why We Must Reset Our Thinking

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Oxford University, May 12 (IPS) - Covid-19 is the most significant event since the Second World War. It changes everything.

    It brings great sadness to many of us as we lose loved ones, as we see people losing their jobs, and as we see people around the world suffering immensely.

  7. Women Taking Charge during COVID-19

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 11 (IPS) - As the COVID-19 mayhem carries on in most countries, the role of mothers, daughters, and female caregivers have been affected the most. Besides looking after the household and home schooling children, they are also working on the front lines, actively or passively caring for their respective communities.

  8. Religion & its Discontents: Considerations Around COVID-19 & Africa

    Friday, May 08, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 08 (IPS) - COVID-19 has spread to many nations around the world, and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. In the global south, the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched the available medical and health resources, triggered economic shocks, and caused social upheavals and insecurity in many countries and localities.

  9. Black Americans are Bearing the Brunt of Coronavirus Recession – This Should Come as no Surprise

    Thursday, May 07, 2020

    May 07 (IPS) - As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in April, many Americans were shocked by the extent that black Americans were being disproportionately impacted: higher infection rates, more deaths and greater job loss.

    But many black Americans were not surprised.

  10. COVID-19 & Human Health Risks Linked to Wildlife Trade Practices

    Thursday, May 07, 2020

    CAMBRIDGE, UK, May 07 (IPS) - At the time of writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is raging worldwide, causing human mortality and socio-economic disruption on a massive scale and it appears highly likely that profound impacts will continue for many years to come.

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